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HPCe 2011 : High Performance Computing with application in environment


When Sep 26, 2011 - Sep 29, 2011
Where Timisoara, Romania
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2011
Notification Due Jul 31, 2011
Final Version Due Sep 8, 2011
Categories    high performance computing   parallel computing   computational science   environment

Call For Papers


The purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the state-of-the-art in high-performance scientific computing with applications in environment. Thus, the presentations will focus on environmental application needing high-performance computing, physical modeling of large-scale problems, and the development of scalable algorithms for solving large scale problems on modern parallel and distributed high-performance computing platforms, including multicore architectures, GPGPUs/GPUs, and clusters.

Furthermore, during the workshop the participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share the latest research in parallel and distributed high performance computing systems applied to problems in environmental sciences - e.g. meteorology, various life-sciences, geology, geography, seismology, geophysics, etc. The emphasis of this workshop will be on running complex realistic applications at sustained performance in production-grade HPC environments. Scalability studies of complex computing codes on HPC platforms and the tools and development environments facilitating improved scalability are among the expected contributions.

Workshop deadlines

+ Submission of papers: July 1, 2011
+ Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2011
+ Final paper: September 08, 2011
+ Registration: September 1, 2011
+ Symposium starts: September 26, 2011
+ Revised papers for special issue: November 30, 2011

Workshop Chairs

Emil Slusanschi - University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania, emil.slusanschi at
Ralf-Peter Mundani - Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen, mundani at
Ioan Lucian Muntean - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Ioan.Lucian.Muntean at


Specific topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

+ Multicore/manycore architectures in environmental applications
+ GPU support for environmental applications
+ Cluster, Grid and Cloud Computing in environmental applications
+ Parallelization of compute- or data-intensive tasks in environmental applications
+ Data handling, integration and visualization in environmental applications
+ Distributed infrastructures for environmental applications
+ Programming paradigms for high-performance computing in environmental applications
+ Tools and programming environments supporting high-performance computing in environmental applications
+ Scheduling in high-performance computing for environmental applications
+ Workflow management and remote collaboration in environmental applications
+ System level support for high-performance computing in environmental applications
+ Fault-tolerance of distributed environmental applications
+ Scalability of infrastructures and applications in environmental applications

Paper Submission

We invite submissions in the form of:

+ research papers,
+ extended abstracts

Papers of up to 8 pages (IEEE conference style, must be submitted electronically through EasyChair (

Research papers must contain original research results not submitted and not published elsewhere.
Authors which want to present work in progress or discuss new aspects or a survey of their older research results at the workshop are welcome to submit an extended abstract (up to 4 pages).
Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the Workshop topics.


The papers accepted for presentation will be included in a locally edited proceedings (electronic version on a memory stick).

Accepted research papers should be presented at the conference and the best papers will be selected for publication in the post proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society - Conference Publishing Services (ISI Proceedings).

Extended versions of the papers accepted and presented at the workshop will be considering to be published as a special issue in the Mathematics and Computer Science Annals of the West University of Timisoara ( or in SCPE - Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience ( (under ISI Thomson evaluation).

Other possibilities for publication will be formulated soon after the workshop.

Local Workshop organizers

Dana Petcu - West University of Timisoara, Romania, petcu at
Marc Frincu - West University of Timisoara, Romania, mfrincu at

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