The 2nd Special Session on

High Performance Mission Critical System Development

(HiPMiC 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

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


High Performance Mission Critical systems are becoming increasingly relevant in many applications. Flight control systems, power systems, Infrastructure, medical systems and command and control systems are just a few examples of software systems requiring real-time or near real-time control, high precision and accuracy, and a high degree of fault tolerance.

This special session aims to be a forum to discuss the most pressing issues and to present the latest advances in the development of high performance mission critical systems.

The HiPMiC track topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Formal development methods

  • Agile development for mission critical systems

  • Fault tolerance and resilience

  • Round-trip engineering and traceability

  • Multi-core development

  • Life-cycle management

  • Critical infrastructures for cyber-physical systems

  • Smart household appliances

  • multi-physics simulation for critical systems driven product development

  • Embedded security in critical infrastructures

  • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems

  • Critical infrastructure IoT security

  • Critical infrastructure surveillance, interception, blocking and sovereignty

  • Quality assessment and maintenance

  • Standards and Certification

  • Domains (Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste; Healthcare and Public Health; Water, dams, and Wastewater Systems; Food and Agricultural Systems; Financial Services; etc.)


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to high performance mission critical software development and systems. 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 xxx . 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


Robert Duncan

School of Business

University of Aberdeen, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0)1224 274 466

Fax: +44





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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.

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(* 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.