International Workshop on

High Performance Interconnection Networks and Interconnects

(HPINI 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


Computational, storage, accelerators, and sensing resources are required to be interconnected in efficient ways in most complex systems such as data-centers and cloud infrastructures, data centers, cyber physical security systems, many-core processors, HPC and reconfigurable platforms.

This workshop is concerned with the design of high performance interconnection networks and interconnects for such complex systems. Also of interest is to explore systems using HPIN. It is intended to serve as a forum to bring together researchers from academia and the experts from industry to present and discuss innovative ideas and solutions in high performance interconnection networks. These will be also critical on the march to Exascale era.

Selected high-quality papers from the workshop will be invited for extension and publication in a special issue in the International Journal Microprocessors and Microsystems and other well established scientific journals.

The HPINI Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Multi-core on-chip Interconnects, Clusters Interconnects, Systems Interconnects, and Data Centers Interconnects

  • Hardware and software architectures and implementations for interconnection networks

  • On/Off-chip interconnection network architecture (topology, routing, arbitration, ...)

  • (Self-aware) Quality of Service

  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of interconnect standards (InfiniBand, Ethernet, PCI-Express, HyperTransport)

  • Performance and power management issues

  • Asynchronous interconnect designs

  • System modelling and simulation

  • Reliability, scalability, availability, and fault tolerance

  • (Self-aware) reconfigurability issues

  • Memory system design and optimizations

  • Flow control and congestion management

  • Implementing HPIN with FPGAs

  • HPIN in cyber physical systems

  • HPIN in cyber security

  • Application specific HPIN

  • HPIN for data centers

  • Reconfigurable/Programmable interconnect components

  • Impact of the interconnect on application performance


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to high performance interconnection networks and interconnects. 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 Workshop 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 Workshop 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 Workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


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

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

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

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


Dr. Mohamed Bakhouya

Department of Computer Science

International University of Rabat, Morocco

Phone: +212 654 362 211

Fax: +212


Dr. Khalid Zine-Dine

Department of Computer Science

Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco

Phone: +212 661 085 854

Fax: +212


Dr. Damien Gros

Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA)

Bruyeres-le-Chatel, France

Phone: +33

Fax: +33


International Program Committee*:

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

  • Abdessadek Aaroud, Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco

  • Mohamed Riduan Abid, Alakhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

  • Chakib Ben Njima, University of Sousse, Tunisia

  • Ulrich Brüning, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • Rodrigo Castro, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Susumu Date, Osaka University, Japan

  • Mohamed Essaaidi, IEEE Morocco Section & Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

  • Jaafar Gaber, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard, France

  • Abdelkrim Haqiq, FST, Hassan 1st University, Morocco

  • Miaoqing Huang, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, USA

  • Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France

  • Esteban Mocskos, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Ahmed Nait-Sidi-Moh, Picardie Jules Verne University, France

  • 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.