3rd International Workshop on High-Performance and Distributed Computing for Business Analytics and Financial Applications

(with applications in economics, finance and management)

(HPC-BAFA 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


The use of computational methods to support applications in economics, finance and management is now well-established. HPC, data-mining and data-warehousing, distributed computing techniques are playing a central role in the fast growing body of interactions between financial activity, information providers and social interaction networks.

The HPC-BAFA workshop is intended to promote interaction between research academics and industry specialists to share views and compare technical developments on their relative merits for computer-based business analytics systems as well as and Financial Applications.

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

    • Real-time Computing for Business and Finance

    • Stream-processing for Trading Systems

    • Market Microstructure

    • Data Analytics for Financial Applications

    • Business Intelligence Analytics

    • Stochastic Control

    • Parallel Computing for Financial Models

    • Financial Libraries

    • Genetic and Computational Algorithms for Finance

    • Efficient Mapping of Business and Financial Applications to Parallel Systems

    • Very-large Datasets, Data-mining for Businesses and Finances

    • Financial Big Data and Behavioral Economics

    • High-frequency Trading

    • Financial Econometrics

    • Financial Forecasting

    • Risk Management Systems

    • Fast Algorithms for Trading and High Frequency Risk Management

    • Economic and Financial Networks

    • Firm Operations and Management

    • High-bandwidth/Low-latency Streaming of Market Data

    • Large Production Systems, Supply Chains

    • Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding

    • Government and the Public Sector

    • Computational Methods for Insurance and Actuarial Valuation

    • Stock Market Applications and Tools


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to High-Performance and Distributed Computing for Business Analytics and Financial Applications (with applications in economics, finance and management). 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 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 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

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


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.

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(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)




Phone: +


International Program Committee*:

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.