The 4th International Workshop on

Modeling and Simulation of Parallel and Distributed Systems

(MSPDS 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 02, 2018

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


Large parallel systems have become mainstream of both commercial and scientific computing. Shared-memory systems with hundreds of processors are commercially available, while a new generation of massively parallel systems have pushed the limits of scalability to unprecedented levels. Designing and understanding these systems requires new simulation and modeling approaches that can be effective at those scales. New software- and hardware-based simulation techniques have been developed to cope with those challenges.

The goal of this workshop is to promote the discussion and presentation of new research and development in the area of simulation and modeling of large parallel and distributed systems as well as simulation and modeling of applications that use HPC systems. We encourage original contributions from work on the following areas:

MSPDS Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to the following areas:

    • Simulation of Exaescale Systems

  • Simulation of Interconnection Architectures and Technologies

  • Workload Characterization to help Simulation Studies

    • Parallel and Distributed Simulators

    • Hardware accelerators for simulating parallel systems

    • Bootstraping: Using a current generation system to design the next generation

    • Modeling and simulation at the data centers level

    • Use of reconfigurable logic for simulation of parallel systems

    • Parallel and Distributed Discrete-Event Simulation

    • Machine learning for developing models of parallel systems

    • New and novel approaches to modeling and simulation of large and complex systems

    • Modeling techniques, including reuse of models, modeling languages, agent-based M&S, and spatially explicit M&S

    • M&S to manage and/or optimize operational systems and methodological challenges arising from these applications such as online simulation, symbiotic simulation, dynamic data-driven, real-time and embedded simulation, and emulation of real systems.

  • Simulation of breaking technologies (e.g. quantum computing, wireless photonics, etc)

  • Simulation and modeling of applications that use HPC systems

    • Evaluation Methods and Studies


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to modeling and simulation of high performance parallel and distributed computing systems 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 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: -------------------------------------------- 02 April 2018

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

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

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


Maria Engracia Gomez Requena

Departamento de Informática de Sistemas y Computadores

Universitat Politècnica de València

Camino de Vera, Valencia 46022 Spain

Phone: +34 96 387 70 07, Ext 75750

Fax: +34 96 387 75 79


Julio Sahuquillo Borrás

Departamento de Informática de Sistemas y Computadores (DISCA)

Universitat Politècnica de València

Camino de Vera, Valencia 46022 Spain

Phone: +34 96 387 75 77, ext. 77577

Fax: +34 96 387 75 79


Salvador Petit Martí

Departamento de Informática de Sistemas y Computadores (DISCA)

Universitat Politècnica de València

Camino de Vera, Valencia 46022 Spain

Phone: +34 96 387 70 07, ext. 85709

Fax: +34 96 387 75 79


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.

    • Manuel Acacio, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

    • Sandro Bartolini, Università de Siena, Italy

  • Josué Feliu, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

  • Pierfrancesco Foglia, Università di Pisa, Italy

  • Pedro Javier García, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain

  • Rubén Gran, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

  • Sonia López, University of Rochester, New York, USA

  • Roberto Montemanni, IDSIA - Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI), Switzerland

  • Javier Navaridas, The University of Manchester, U.K.

    • Jose Pascual-Saiz, The University of Manchester, U.K.

  • Antonio Portero, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain and University of Siena, Italy

    • Tor Skeie, IFI, University of Oslo, Norway

  • Rafael Ubal, Northeastern University, Massachusetts, USA

  • Alejandro Valero, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

    • 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.