Call for Demos

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation

(HPCS 2018)

The 16th Annual Meeting

July 16 – 20, 2018

Orléans, France

(Tentative) or


Demo Proposal Submission Deadline: 27 April 2018 - Extended


The HPCS 2018 Conference, to be held in Orléans, France, July 16 - 20, 2018, is an important opportunity for both business and academic sectors to network with the HPC & Simulation communities and collaborating projects investigators and developers, to exchange information, ideas, techniques, hardware and software platforms and tools on how to advance the state of the art in this rapidly evolving field, in order to support the scientific research and education as well as industrial applications and implementations.

Demos and experiential showcases of HPC environments, tools and simulation are highly encouraged to be part of this meeting. We welcome demo proposals on all subjects related to HPCS. Topics include the themes outlined in the conference topics as well as distributed data management, grid and HPC, Cloud applications, Big Data, Smart World, challenging HPC applications, modeling and simulation techniques and solutions using HPC systems, etc.

Demos will be scheduled throughout the Conference, with dedicated sessions and times as will be indicated in the Program. For demos, this will give authors the opportunity to present their work to a wide audience. It will also provide an excellent opportunity to market products and services as well as present announcements.

Real experimentation has proven to be a fundamental methodology to evaluate HPC technologies and systems as well as modeling and simulation. Early prototyping is an outstanding way to understand real user requirements and help adoption of technologies by the mass market. In addition, the demo sessions showing real-systems prototypes at work will naturally complement the technical sessions, thus stimulating discussions among attendees.

As in every year, the HPCS 2018 Conference will feature state-of-the-art set of demo presentations. The HPCS 2018 Organizing Committee invites proposals and ideas for demos to be held in conjunction with the Conference. Topics may cover different levels, ranging from introductory to highly advanced. Demos will address relevant subject areas within HPC and simulation. Typically, 30-minute demos are planned but others will be considered. Proposals will be evaluated by members of the Organizing Committee.

If you are interested in presenting a demo at this conference or you have an idea for a demo you would like to see offered, please contact the Demos Co-Chairs.

TOPICS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

All HPCS related topics.


We invite you to prepare an abstract following the proposed templates below. Please submit your abstract by email to the Co-Chairs (make sure that the subject of the e-mail says "HPCS 2018 Demos Submission.")

The abstracts of accepted demo proposals will be disseminated to the wider HPCS 2018 community and included in the conference proceedings. Hence we invite you to prepare the abstracts with care. The organizing committee will review and select submissions for demo sessions and notify authors about acceptance by May 04, 2018.

A proposal to present a demo at HPCS 2018 should contain the following information:

  • Demo Title

  • Full Name(s), Affiliation(s) and Contact Information of the Instructor(s)

  • Keywords from the list of topics in the Conference Call (up to 6)

  • Extended Abstract (500-1000 words or 2-4 pages) detailing (a) the technical subject, (b) its importance and originality, (c) its relevance and benefits to HPCS 2018 attendees, and (d) demo objectives

  • Demo detailed Outline in a medium level of granularity including sections and subsections as well as bibliography (as applicable)

  • Intended audience profile and prerequisites (if any)

  • Expected duration of the demo. Typically, 30-minute demos are planned but others will be considered.

  • Expected demo format. (i.e., talks, or talks + demo, etc.)

  • Audio/Visual requirements

  • Biography of the Instructor(s) (100-200 words)

If the demo or its earlier version has been given before, please indicate those respective events in full, with dates, and content. This is an important requirement.

Authors of all accepted demos are invited to provide an updated final DEMO EXTENDED ABSTRACT (up to 3 pages) describing the demo features. Demo Extended Abstracts will be included in the Conference proceedings frontal material.


Demo Proposal Submission Deadline ----------------27 April 2018 - Extended

Demo Notification of Acceptance by -----------------04 May 2018

Exhibits Proposal Submission Deadline ------------- 27 April 2018 - Extended

Exhibits Notification of Acceptance by -------------- 04 May 2018

Registration & Proceedings Manuscript Due ------- 21 May 2018

Conference Dates -------------------------------------- 16-20 July 2018

For information or questions about demos, please contact Demos Co-Chairs:

Marc Baaden

Laboratoire de Biochimie Théorique, CNRS - UPR 9080

Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, France

Phone: +33 1 58 41 51 76

Fax: +33


Alberto Dassatti

Institut REDS - Reconfigurable Embedded Digital Systems, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Phone: +41 24 557 61 60

Fax: +41 24 557 62 64




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