1. Call for Papers and Participation
Technically Sponsored by IEEE, IEEE France Section
Patrons/supporters: ACM, Orléans Val de Loire Technopole - OVLT, Université d'Orléans, Laboratoire D'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orléans - LIFO, Informatique Centre Val de Loire - ICVL, CNRS, CEA, IFIP, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), Calcul Scientifique et Modélisation Orléans Tours (CaSciModOT), Région Centre-Val de Loire, Conseil Départemental du Loiret, Graduate School Orléans Numérique (GSON), ASIM, EUROSIM, CASS, JSST, LSS, PTSK, TSS
(Main Track Paper Submission Deadline: 07 April, 2018 - Extended)
You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the 2018 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) to be held in Orléans, France, July 16 – 20, 2018 (tentative). The conference is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in high performance and large scale computing systems, their use in modeling and simulation, their design, performance and use, and their impact. Participation is extended to researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all related disciplines and specialties.
The conference will include invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as well as contributed paper presentations describing original work on the current state of research in HPC & simulation technologies and systems and related issues.
Topics for main conference and its tracks include (but are not limited to):
Architectures and Systems
Cluster and Grid Computing
Enterprise and Federated Architectures
High Perf Computing & Architectures for Clouds and Edge Computing
Fine-Grain Parallelism and Architectures
Network and Security Processors
Distributed Shared Memory
Peer-to-Peer Architectures and Networks
High Performance Interconnection Networks
High Performance I/O
HPC Monitoring & Instrumentation
Data Flow Machines
Architectures for High Performance Ubiquitous & Pervasive Computing
Multi-Core Architectures and Support
Instruction-, Thread- and Memory-Level Parallelism
Embedded and Application-Specific Architectures
Reconfigurable Computing & FPGA Based Architectures
Memory, Storage, and Warehousing
Energy/Power Aware HPC Architectures and Green Computing
HPC Architectures for Mobility
Broadband and High Performance Networks
Sensors and High Performance Networks
Pervasive High Performance Computing
Nature Inspired HPC Architectures
Innovative HPC (Autonomic, Affective, Quantum, ...)
Neuro and Quantum Computing
Modeling, Simulation and Evaluation Techniques of HPC Systems
Partitioning, Mapping, and Scheduling
Load Balancing and Sharing
Mutual Exclusion, Deadlock Detection
Causality and Time
Network Flow and Congestion
Query Processing and Information Retrieval
Learning and Intelligence Algorithms
Modeling and Simulation using HPC Systems
Reliable Parallel, and Distributed Algorithms
Routing, Synchronization, Consistency
Resource Allocation, Sharing and Management
Coordination, Consensus, and Agreement
Fault Tolerance and Resilience in HPC Systems
Network and Systems Protocols
HLA, InfiniBand and Other Related Standards
High Performance Data Mining and Searching
HPC Security, Authentication, Access Control
Combinational Optimization Algorithms
Software and Middleware in HPC Systems
Operating Systems and Support
Compiler Design and Optimization
Name Services and Naming
Transaction and Concurrency Control
Enterprise Based Technologies
Benchmarking and Assessment
Web Ontologies and Semantics
Open CL Platforms and Developments
Virtualization and Virtual Machines
Libraries and Programming Environments
Parallel and Distributed File Systems
Distributed Objects and Remote Invocation
Object-Oriented Programming & Design
Software Development Tools and Support
Software Monitoring and Measurement
Visualization, Scientific Visualization and Rendering
Applications-Oriented High Performance
General-Purpose computation on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU)
Parallelization of Simulation
Bioinformatics and Biocomputing
High Performance Internet and Web Computing
Federated and Legacy Applications
Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics Systems
High Performance Knowledge Based Systems
Agent and Multi Agent Based Applications
Neural, Fuzzy, and Rough Sets in HPC
Large Scale Scientific Computing
Service Oriented Applications
Applied Modeling and Simulation using HPC
Large Scale Systems for Computational Sciences (Biological, Chemical, Physical, Bioinformatics, Environmental, Transportation, Agriculture, etc.)
Clouds and Edge Computing and Applications
Smart Cities and Ambient Intelligence
Data Intensive Supercomputing
Big Data and Data Analytics
Real-time and embedded P & D Applications
Distributed Multimedia Systems
Web Services and Applications
P & D Industrial and Manufacturing Applications
Databases, Repositories and Their Applications
Mobile and Wireless High Performance Applications
HPC and Education
Cooperative Information Systems and Applications
Computer Supported Decision Making using HPC
Granular Computing and its Applications
HPC in Digital Signal and Image Processing and Vision
Vision, Image Processing, and Pattern Recognition
Business Intelligence Machine Learning Applications
Submission of Papers:
Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and any other related HPCS topics are solicited. Manuscripts submitted should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference or venues. Submission should include a completed online web based form (can also include a cover page) with authors' names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses of all authors. Manuscripts templates are posted on the Author's Info page. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author(s), although all authors are equally responsible for the paper and its content. Include up to 7 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Electronic submissions to main conference track will be accepted only in PDF format, uploaded to this web site (left menu). Please submit an electronic copy of your full draft manuscript, not to exceed 8 pages in the single-spaced, double-column format, including figures, tables, and references, according to the template posted on the HPCS 2018 web site using the conference web site submission link (Upload) at http://hpcs2018.cisedu.info/. Additional pages will be charged an additional fee. If accepted, the final camera-ready manuscript will follow the conference format template posted, which will be made available to all authors.
Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, soundness, contributions and significance, timeliness, relevance, flow and clarity of presentation, language and overall quality. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Papers are accepted based on these criteria and not those of the authors or their institutions. Submission implies the firm intent and willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. No withdrawal is permitted after the acceptance decision unless there is reasonable cause as determined by the conference organizers. All accepted papers in the conference are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings. People with a submission for the purpose of obtaining reviews only will be flagged and reported. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings papers are usually indexed in all major indexing services.
The Conference policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a manuscript under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge which that access provides. Contents of manuscripts submitted to the tracks program committees should be regarded as privileged as well and handled in the same manner and standards. The Conference Publications and Program Chairs shall require that all referees adhere to this practice.
For information about the HPCS 2018 conference in general, please contact the conference organizers or consult the conference web site.
Plans are underway to have the best accepted papers be selected for publication in some journal special issue(s). Detailed information will soon be announced, and will be made available on the official conference website.
Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions
Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions on HPCS related topics are welcomed. A workshop or a special session proposal should include a title, topics covered by the workshop, organizers information, submission instructions, review process, important dates, total number of expected accepted papers, and any other information for the authors. Proposals for tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions should be submitted by January 30, 2018 as a Word file email attachment. See Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions web page for more information.
The conference will offer tutorials (typically 2-4 -hours) on state-of-the-art topics in HPCS. Each tutorial proposal should provide a title, topics to be covered, targeted audience, prerequisites, and a brief biography and qualifications of the instructor. All proposals should be submitted to Tutorials Chairs by 27 April 2018. See Tutorials web page for more information.
Panels and Forums
Panel sessions and forums will examine innovative, promising, or controversial HPCS issues today. They will also address HPCS challenges and future prospects. Audience participation will be welcomed. If you have ideas or questions concerning Conference’s panels and forums, please contact Panels Chairs. Proposals are welcomed and should be submitted by 27 April 2018. See Panels web page for more information.
Posters addressing preliminary results, innovative ideas, work in progress, late-breaking results, HPC tools, platforms and products, and other work not suitable for a formal paper and best presented in an interactive setting are solicited. Posters will be held in a special session where presenters will demonstrate their work directly to conference attendees. Proposals for posters are welcomed and should be submitted to Posters Co-Chairs by 27 April 2018. See Posters web page for more information.
Demos and experiential showcases of HPC and large scale computing environments and tools are highly encouraged. These may include any of the themes outlined in the conference topics. If you have any questions, please contact Demos Chairs. Proposals for demos are welcomed and should be submitted by 27 April 2018. See Demos web page for more information.
Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium
The HPCS Doctoral Colloquium is intended to bring together PhD students working on HPCS related topics, to provide them a friendly forum and an opportunity to present, discuss and illustrate their ongoing research in a constructively critical and informal atmosphere, to obtain valuable feedback from conference attendees, particularly senior researchers and experts in the field. Additionally, the colloquium is meant to facilitate the interaction and collaboration with other researchers. Doctoral students who have not defended their thesis prior to HPCS 2018 are invited to participate in the HPCS Doctoral Colloquium. Proposals for the Doctoral Colloquium are welcomed and should be submitted by 27 April 2018. See DDC web page for more information.
Exhibit booths will be available to display your newest products and technologies. Make plans now to take advantage of this prime advertising opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact Exhibits Chairs. Proposals are welcomed and should be submitted by 27 April, 2018. See Exhibits web page for more information.
Sponsorship and Industry Liaison
The HPCS 2018 Conference seeks interested Industry Partners who would be willing to sponsor conference events or social activities (e.g., exhibits reception, speaker sponsorship, registration handout packets, special break snacks, etc.). If an industry representative is interested in becoming an HPCS 2018 Industry Partner or would like to propose an event or activity at the conference, please contact the Industry Liaison Chairs. See Sponsorships web page for more information.