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HPCS 2012 : The 2012 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation


Conference Series : High Performance Computing Systems and Applications
When Jul 2, 2012 - Jul 6, 2012
Where Madrid, Spain
Submission Deadline Feb 26, 2012
Notification Due Mar 27, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 14, 2012
Categories    high performance computing   parallel processing   cloud computing   modeling and simulation

Call For Papers

You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the 2012 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation to be held in Madrid, Spain, July 2 - 6, 2012. The conference is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in high performance and large scale computing systems, their use in modeling and simulation, their design, performance and use, and their impact. Participation is extended to researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all related disciplines and specialties.

The conference will include invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as well as contributed paper presentations describing original work on the current state of research in HPC & simulation technologies and systems and related issues.
Topics include (but are not limited to):

Architectures and Systems Track

Grid and Cluster Computing
Cloud Computing & Architectures
Fine-Grain Parallelism and Architectures
Network, Cell and Security Processors
Scalable Computing
Distributed Shared Memory
Peer-to-Peer Architectures and Networks
High Performance Interconnection Networks
High Performance I/O
Enterprise and Federated Architectures
HPC Monitoring & Instrumentation
Energy Efficient HPC Systems

Multi-Core Architectures and Support
Instruction-, Thread- and Memory-Level Parallelism
Embedded and Application-Specific Architectures
Reconfigurable Computing & FPGA Based Architectures
Power Aware Architectures
Sensor, Broadband and High Performance Networks
Warehousing and Storage
Architectures for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
Nature Inspired HPC Architectures
Innovative HPC (Autonomic, Affective, Quantum, ...)
Architectures for Green Computing

Algorithms Track

Modeling, Simulation and Evaluation Techniques
Partitioning, Mapping, and Scheduling
Load Balancing and Sharing
Mutual Exclusion, Deadlock Detection
Causality and Time
Network Flow and Congestion
Message Passing
Query Processing and Information Retrieval
Learning and Intelligence Algorithms

Reliable Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
Routing, Synchronization, Consistency
Resource Allocation, Sharing and Management
Coordination, Consensus, and Agreement
Fault Tolerance, Replication
Network and Systems Protocols
HLA, InfiniBand and Other Related Standards
Data Mining and Searching
Security, Authentication, Access Control

Software and Middleware in HPC Systems Track

Operating Systems and Compilers
Operating Systems Support
Name Services and Naming
Interprocess Communication
Transaction and Concurrency Control
Brokering Middleware
Enterprise Based Technologies
Benchmarking and Assessment
Web Semantics and Ontologies
Open CL Platforms and Developments

Virtualization and Virtual Machines
Libraries and Programming Environments
File Systems
Distributed Objects and Remote Invocation
Object Oriented Programming & Design
Software Development Tools and Support
Markup Languages and their Applications
Software Monitoring and Measurement
Web 2.0 Infrastructure

Applications Oriented High Performance Track

General-Purpose computation on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU)
Parallelization of Simulation
Bioinformatics and Biocomputing
Internet and Web Computing
Federated and Legacy Applications
e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Learning
Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics Systems
Knowledge Based Systems
Agent and Multi Agent Based Applications
Neural, Fuzzy, and Rough Sets in HPC
Large Scale Scientific Computing
HPC and Education
Service Oriented Architectures
Large Scale Systems for Computational Sciences (Biological, Chemical, Physical, Bioinformatics, Environmental, Transportation, Agriculture, etc.)

Clouds Applications
Data Intensive Supercomputing
Real-time and embedded P & D Applications
Distributed Multimedia Systems
Web Services and Applications
P & D Industrial and Manufacturing Applications
Databases, Repositories and Their Applications
Mobile and Wireless Applications
Cooperative Information Systems and Applications
Computer Supported Decision Making
Granular Computing and its Applications
HPC in Digital Signal and Image Processing and Vision
Vision, Image Processing, and Pattern Recognition

Submission of Papers:
Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and related HPC topics are solicited. Please submit an electronic copy of your full manuscript (not to exceed 7 double-column IEEE formatted pages, including figures, tables, and references). Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Please clearly indicate the corresponding author and include emails for all co-authors of the papers. Include up to 6 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 350 words. Papers must be submitted in .pdf format only via web at the following conference website: (Upload link More detailed submission procedures will be available on this website. If accepted, the final camera-ready manuscript will follow the format posted, which will be made available to all authors.

Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, timeliness, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers in the conference are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings. Manuscripts submitted should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference or venues.

For information about the HPCS 2012 conference in general, please contact the conference organizers: Geoffrey C. Fox, Indiana University, Indiana, USA (, José M. Peña ( and María S. Pérez (, CeSViMa, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, Mads Nygård (, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, and Waleed W. Smari, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp, Ohio, USA (

Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions
Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and special sessions on HPCS related topics are welcomed. A workshop or a special session proposal should include a title, topics covered by the workshop, organizers information, submission instructions, review process, important dates, total number of expected accepted papers, and any other information for the authors. Proposals for tracks, symposia, workshops and special sessions should be submitted by January 31, 2012 as a Word file email attachment. See Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions page for more information.

The conference will offer tutorials (typically 2-4 -hours) on state-of-the-art topics in HPCS. Each tutorial proposal should provide a title, topics to be covered, targeted audience, prerequisites, and a brief biography and qualifications of the instructor. All proposals should be submitted to Tutorials Chairs by February 26, 2012. See Tutorials page for more information.

Panels and Forums
Panel sessions and forums will examine innovative, promising, or controversial HPCS issues today. They will also address HPCS challenges and future prospects. Audience participation will be welcomed. If you have ideas or questions concerning Conference’s panels and forums, please contact Panels Chairs. Proposals are welcomed and should be submitted by February 26, 2012. See Panels page for more information.

Posters addressing preliminary results, innovative ideas, work in progress, late-breaking results, HPC tools, platforms and products, and other work not suitable for a formal paper and best presented in an interactive setting are solicited. Posters will be held in a special session where presenters will demonstrate their work directly to conference attendees. Proposals for posters are welcomed and should be submitted to Posters Co-Chairs by February 26, 2012. See Posters page for more information.

Demos and experiential showcases of HPC environments and tools are highly encouraged. These may include any of the themes outlined in the conference topics. If you have any questions, please contact Demos Chairs. Proposals for demos are welcomed and should be submitted by February 26, 2012. See Demos page for more information.

Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium
The HPCS Doctoral Colloquium is intended to bring together PhD students working on HPCS related topics, to provide them a friendly forum and an opportunity to present, discuss and illustrate their ongoing research in a constructively critical and informal atmosphere, to obtain valuable feedback from conference attendees, particularly senior researchers and experts in the field. Additionally, the colloquium is meant to facilitate the interaction and collaboration with other researchers. Doctoral students who have not defended their thesis before HPCS 2011 are invited to participate in the HPCS Doctoral Colloquium. Proposals for the Doctoral Colloquium are welcomed and should be submitted by February 26, 2012. See DDC page for more information.

Exhibit booths will be available to display your newest products and technologies. Make plans now to take advantage of this prime advertising opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact Exhibits Chairs. Proposals are welcomed and should be submitted by February 26, 2012. See Exhibits page for more information.

Sponsorship and Industry Liaison
The HPCS 2012 Conference seeks interested Industry Partners who would be willing to sponsor conference events or social activities (e.g., exhibits reception, speaker sponsorship, registration handout packets, special break snacks, etc.). If an industry representative is interested in becoming an HPCS 2012 Industry Partner or would like to propose an event or activity at the conference, please contact the Industry Liaison Chairs. See Sponsorships page for more information.

For further information or questions about the HPCS 2012 conference, please consult the web site at URL: or

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