Call for Tracks and Workshops

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation

(HPCS 2018)

The 16th Annual Meeting

July 16 – 20, 2018

Orléans, France

(Tentative) or

Call for Symposia, Tracks, Workshops and

Special Sessions

Track Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2018


The 2018 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) Organizing Committee invites proposals for symposia, tracks, workshops and special sessions to be held in conjunction with the 16th HPCS 2018 Conference.

Symposia, Tracks, Workshops and special sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present results and participate in focused discussions of timely topics on various areas of high performance computing systems and technologies as well as their applications and use in Modeling and Simulation domains. They are to establish a common understanding of a certain aspect, to share experiences, to foster research communities, to learn from each other, to identify open problems and/or to explore future directions of research.

A symposium or track will typically go for more than one day. A workshop will typically be a full day (about 10-12 papers). A special session will typically have 4-6 papers. Tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions may also have invited speakers, panels or forums, demos, etc. Symposia, tracks, workshops and special sessions will be fully refereed by at least three qualified reviewers and their accepted papers will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 proceedings and hence appear in the Digital Library.

The symposia, tracks, workshops and special sessions are considered part of the overall HPCS Conference and therefore included in the conference registration. For each symposium, track, workshop or special session, at least one organizer must commit to attending and running the respective track, symposium, workshop or special session. Track organizers adhere to conference policies and procedures. Track organizers are also committed to professional Code of Conduct and Ethics.

Requirements for submission of a symposium, track, workshop or special session proposal:

  • Title of the symposium, track, workshop or special session.

  • A brief technical description and scope of the symposium, track, workshop or special session, identification of specific technical issues/topics, focus, and motivations / justification of its timeliness.

  • Instructions for paper submission and a detailed description of the review process.

  • The names, postal addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the proposed (track, symposium, workshop or special session) organizing committee. This committee should consist of appropriate number of experienced members knowledgeable in the technical issues to be addressed by the track, symposium, workshop or special session. Please include the web site of each organizer and if appropriate a CV.

  • Primary contact(s) of the organizing committee (organizers, steering committee if any, etc.)

  • The Technical Program Committee members of the track, symposium, workshop, or special session. The TPC must comprise of highly qualified members in the area of focus. Students cannot be organizers or TPC members. The list should include names, affiliation, and full contact information of the members.

  • Estimated number of accepted papers, participants, length, and important dates of the track/symposium/workshop/special session.

  • The plans and means of publicity and soliciting participation that will be pursued.

  • Track format planned, if any (papers, demos, panel/forum, etc.)

  • Any resources that may be required, such as time (two days, one day or half day track, symposium, workshop, special session), expected room size, whether a panel setup is needed/planned, invited speakers, waived registrations requested, etc.

  • Information about the previous edition of the symposium/track/workshop/special session (if any): attendance, number of papers submitted, number of papers accepted, journal special issues, and so on.

  • A statement by the organizers that they will fully adhere to the policies, requirements, professional standards and code of conduct and ethics followed in HPCS and its sponsoring and co-sponsoring organizations.

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail as a .doc attachment. Samples of previous proposals can be found on the HPCS 2017 web site at under the Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions menu.

Tracks proposals will be reviewed by HPCS 2018 Tracks Chairs based on criteria such as: the likely interest and relevance of the track to HPCS and its attendees; the breadth and depth of the topic proposed, its timeliness, and objectives: the expertise and credential of the organizer(s) and the program committee; and the overall plan of the track.

If approved, the organizers agree to strictly follow all professional standards and ethics in performing their role as committed, as well as abide by the HPCS 2018 rules and policies, including its program and activities.


Proposal Submission Deadline no later than ------------------------ 30 January 2018

Proposal Acceptance Notification Deadline by ------------------------ 15 February 2018

Symposium/Track/Workshop /Special Session

Program, TOC and Organizers Message Due by ----------------- 08 May 2018

Symposium/Track/Workshop/ Special Session

Final Camera-ready Manuscripts and Registration Due by ---- 21 May 2018

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

For further information or questions, please consult the Conference web site at URL: or, or contact one of the Conference's Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions Co-Chairs:

Robert Duncan

School of Business, University of Aberdeen, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0)1224 274 466

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or the Conference’s General Co-Chairs and Program Co-Chairs.