Workshop 25-PCNN

International Workshop on Parallel Computations for Neural Networks

(PCNN 2014)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014) or

July 21 – July 25, 2014

The Savoia Hotel Regency

Bologna, Italy

Extended Submission Deadline: March 27, 2014

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


The track on Parallel Computations for Neural Networks provides an international forum for reporting progress and recent advances in parallel computing techniques, hardware and software tools for speeding-up functioning and training of traditional and bio-inspired neural network models on the modern high-performance computing systems.

The PCNN Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Specialized computing hardware, transputers and FPGA-implementations for neural networks

  • Parallel training algorithms for feed-forward, recurrent, RBF, recirculation and other neural networks

  • Parallel supervised and unsupervised training and reinforcement learning algorithms

  • Parallelization of neural network algorithms on many-core systems, clusters, grids and clouds

  • GPU-based implementations of neural networks

  • Coarse-grain parallelization of neural networks

  • Parallel training algorithms for deep-belief networks

  • Parallelization of cognitive neural models

  • Parallel implementations and training algorithms for spiking neural networks

  • Grid-based frameworks for neural networks execution and parallelization

  • Modeling of large-scale neural models using parallel computing techniques

  • Neural simulators in neuroscience using parallel computing

  • Computational neuroscience using parallel architectures

  • Neural network simulation tools and libraries using parallel computing

  • High-performance machine intelligence


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Parallel Computations for Neural Networks. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column IEEE formatted pages, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s). Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be accepted. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript using the Workshop Easy Chair link at Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2014 conference to present the paper at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2014 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Extended Paper Submissions: ----------------------------- March 27, 2014

Acceptance Notification: ---------------------------------- April 15, 2014

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------- May 12, 2014

Conference Dates: ---------------------------------------- July 21 – 25, 2014


Volodymyr Turchenko

Research Institute for Intelligent Computer Systems

Ternopil National Economic University, Ternopil, Ukraine

Phone: +380-352-475 050 Ext. 12-234

Fax: +380-352-475 053



Masoud Daneshtalab

University of Turku, Finland

Phone: +358-23 33 69 41



Martin Bogdan,

University of Leipzig, Germany

Phone: + 49 (341) 97-32208

Fax: + 49 (341) 97-32252




All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2014.

  • Schikuta Erich, University, of Vienna Austria

  • Akihiro Hirano, Kanazawa University, Japan

  • Andrei Jalba, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

  • Eero Lehtonen, University of Turku, Finland

  • David Lester, University of Manchester, U.K.

  • Lyle N. Long, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Sandeep Pande, National University of Ireland, Ireland

  • Jussi Poikonen, Aalto University, Finland

  • Jose-Hiroshi Saito, University of São Carlos, Brasil

(*The TPC is pending and will be confirmed shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.