Special Session on Internet of Things and HPC:

Devices, Networks, and Applications

(IoT-HPC 2018)


As part of

The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) or

July 16 – 20, 2018

Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: April 12, 2018 - Extended

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


The convergence of high performance computing systems with cloud computing and big data paradigm is already having major impact on societies and individuals alike. IoT devices, networks and systems are contributing to this phenomenon. Consequently, it is important to investigate the relationship between these new technologies and systems and anticipate future solutions, trends and innovations. Such developments may call for new architectures, designs, algorithms, services and tools that will harness the power and capabilities of IoT-based solutions interfaced with cloud, high density data centers and HPC facilities.

It is estimated that the number of internet-connected things will reach about 40 billion by 2020. It is also projected that the amount of global information handled online will be more than 45 zettabytes around the same time of having the first exascale machine. These IoT devices provide critical real time information, identify potential problems almost instantly, and act or assist to remedy them using automation and autonomy strategies. However, traditional data centers and HPC systems are not capable of matching the kind of exponential growth that is predicted for the Internet of Things and Clouds. That is where the value of a modular approach to enable the scalability of high performance computing systems must be attained, simultaneously with the developments toward exascale age.

The IoT-HPC special session aims at presenting new and original contributions focusing on the application of IoT based systems and solutions that generate huge amount of raw data and incorporate Cloud and high performance computing technologies. We invite papers tackling the design, architecture, storage, algorithms and processing at all levels. All application areas are welcomed.

The IoT-HPC topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • IoT Foundations, Principles, Design and Technologies

    • Federated IoT Platforms, Devices and Services

    • IoT, Data Centers and High-Performance Computing

    • Integration of IoT with Cloud and Fog computing

    • Data centers management software

    • Interoperability solutions for IoT systems and platforms

    • Energy aware architecture and protocols for IoT assisted systems

    • Autonomous and self-organizing IoT systems

    • Modeling and simulation of large-scale IoT based scenarios

    • Security, privacy and trust for IoT Devices and Platforms

    • Blockchain schemes and the Internet of Things (IoT) systems

    • IoT system realization and deployment

    • Personal wearables

    • Smart home appliances

    • IoT enabled smart utility grid architectures and models

    • IoT domain applications in healthcare, disasters, security, smart buildings and cities, education, industry, manufacturing, logistics, intelligent transportation, and more

    • Case studies and prototypes


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Internet of Things and HPC: Devices, Networks, and Applications. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, 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) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. 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 to the special session paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Conference Policies

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission 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, language, and references. 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 2018 conference to present the paper at the special session as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2018 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 or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website.

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


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- 12 April 2018

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 01 May 2018

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 15 May 2018

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 16 – 20, 2018


Massimo Villari

Dept Scienze Matematiche e Informatiche, Scienze Fisiche e Scienze della Terra (MIFT)

Università di Messina

Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres, 31 - 98166 Messina, Italy

Phone: +39 090 397 7342

Fax: +39


Rajiv Ranjan

School of Computing Science

Newcastle University, U.K.

Phone: +44 191 208 7972

Fax: +44


Deepak Puthal

School of Computing and Communications

Sydney University of Technology, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9514 5928

Fax: +61


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 Proceedings.

  • Adam Barker, St. Andrews University, United Kingdom

  • Lydia Y. Chen, IBM Research Lab, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Alex Delis, University of Athens, Greece

  • Schahram Dustdar, TU Wein, Austria

  • Prem P. Jayaraman, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  • Omer Rana, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

  • Tejal Shah, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

  • Paul Watson, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

  • Lawrence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

  • Mazin Y. Yusif, T-Systems, California, USA

  • Arkady Zaslavsky, Data61, CSIRO, Australia

  • TBA, TBA

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized 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.