HPCS 2012

Preliminary Call for Papers and Participation

The 2012 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation

(HPCS 2012)

July 2 – 6, 2012

Madrid, Spain

In Cooperation with the ACM, IEEE, IFIP


Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Extended Paper Submission Deadline: March 01, 2012

http://hpcs2012.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs12

IEEE DIGITAL LIBRARY http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6260982

DBLP: http://dblp.uni-trier.de/db/conf/ieeehpcs/

NEW: The HPCS conference would be held in the abba Castilla Plaza Hotel.

NEW Please refer to the Registration page for info on registration and to Author's Info page for formatting and templates.

Symposia (All are refereed. May have different deadlines)

SYM01: Cloud Computing and Services for HPC Systems (InterClouds-HPC 2012)

SYM02: International Symposium on High Performance Mobile and Wireless Networks (MWN 2012)

SYM03: International Symposium on Information Systems and Engineering (ISE 2012)

Workshops (All are refereed. May have different deadlines)

W01: Dependable Multi-Core Computing (DMCC 2012)

W02: Optimization Issues in Energy Efficient Distributed Systems (OPTIM 2012)

W03: Exploitation of Hardware Accelerators (WEHA 2012)

W04: Multiprocessor Systems on (Programmable) Chips (MPSoC 2012)

W05: High Performance Interconnection Networks (HPIN 2012)

W06: High Performance Platform Management (HPPM 2012)

W07: New Algorithms and Programming Models for the Manycore Era (APMM 2012)

W08: Modeling and Simulation of Peer-to-Peer Architectures and Systems (MOSPAS 2012)

W09: Parallel Satisfiability Solving: SAT and beyond SAT, Parallel Solving on New Architectures (WPSS 12)

W10: Autonomic and High Performance Computing (AHPC 2012)

W11: Security and High Performance Computing Systems (SHPCS 2012)

W12: Security and Performance in Cloud Computing (SPCLOUD 2012)

W13: High-Performance and Distributed Computing for Financial Applications (HPDFA 2012)

W14: Parallel Evolutionary Computation (PEC 2012)

W15: Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Applications (MLPRA 2012)

W16: Sensor Networks Theory and Applications for Environmental Issues (SeNTApE 2012)

W17: HPC Systems for Biomedical, Bioinformatics, and Life Sciences (BILIS 2012)

W18: High Performance Computing and Collaborative Networking for Real Time Agricultural Applications (AgrApps2012)

W19: Dynamic Reconfigurable Network-on-Chip (DRNoC 2012)

W20: Fusion Distributed Applications (WFDA 2012)

W21: Workshop on European Union Research Opportunities – Bid (EURO-BW 2012)

Special Sessions (All are refereed. May have different deadlines)

SS01: Trusted Ubiquitous Networks & Multimedia Contents Protection (TUN-MM 2012)

SS02: Digital Home Networks & Multimedia Contents Protection (DHN-MM 2012)

SS03: High Performance Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (HPPD-DM 2012)

SS04: Cellular Automata, Algorithms and Architectures (CAAA 2012)

SS05: High Performance Computing for Benchmarking (HPBench 2012)

SS06: Advances in Computational Methods in Electromagnetics (ACME 2012)


(*To be confirmed)


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

    • Languages

    • 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

    • e-Sciences

    • 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: http://hpcs2012.cisedu.info (Upload link http://cisedu.us/cis/hpcs/12/users/upload.jsp). 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 complete 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 (gcfexchange@gmail.com), José M. Peña (jmpena@fi.upm.es) and María S. Pérez (mperez@fi.upm.es), CeSViMa, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, Mads Nygård (mads@idi.ntnu.no), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, and Waleed W. Smari, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp, Ohio, USA (Smari@arys.org).

Important Dates:

* Please note that completing the Notifications will take several days.

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 March 01, 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 March 27, 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 March 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 March 14, 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 2012 are invited to participate in the HPCS Doctoral Colloquium. Proposals for the Doctoral Colloquium are welcomed and should be submitted by April 06, 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 March 30, 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: http://hpcs2012.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs12.