Symposium 01-InterCloudHPC

International Symposium on Cloud Computing and Services for

High Performance Computing Systems

(InterCloud-HPC 2012)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2012) or

July 2 – July 6, 2012

Madrid, Spain

Submission Deadline: March 06, 2012

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


“Cloud” is a common metaphor for an Internet accessible infrastructure, hiding most of the implementation and deployment details of the system from users. Cloud computing delivers IT-related capabilities as services over the Internet, allowing resources be managed and accessed in an Internet scale. Cloud computing has been envisaged to be one of the main-stream powering technologies of future IT systems.

This symposium focuses on techniques, experiences, applications, and lessons learned for interoperable services in the cloud, particularly in the realms of high performance computing. For instance, HPC may be used for the construction of mathematical models and numerical solutions and techniques for solving scientific, socio-scientific and engineering problems. It often requires a huge number of computing and storage resources to perform large-scale analyses and experiments. Users could get access to their own virtualized HPC cluster in a self-service, dynamically scalable and fully configurable environment. Cloud computing can address many of the aforementioned concerns. Such a computing paradigm shift provides a flexible high performance computing environment.

The symposium aims at providing a forum to bring together researchers and scientists to share and exchange cloud computing related research, technologies, experiences, and lessons for building various types clouds with interoperability and coordination capabilities in a high performance and high availability setting.

The Symposium topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Middleware Frameworks

    • Cloud Architectures

    • Cloud Interoperability and Federation Protocols

    • Programming Models for HPC Clouds

    • Semantic Web Services Definitions for Clouds

    • Directory of Services for Clouds

    • Management of Interoperability and Federation for Clouds

    • Interoperable and Federated Cloud Security and Trust

    • Cloud Interoperability and Federation Governance and Regulatory

    • HPC Cloud-based Services

    • QoS/SLA in Interoperable and Federated Clouds

    • Converged Implementations of Clouds and Grids

    • Geo-balancing in Interoperable and Federated Clouds

    • Common Programming Models across Clouds

    • Cloud Broker, Exchange, Arbitrage architectures

    • Semantic Web for Clouds

    • Cloud Protocols

    • Virtualization Technologies and Techniques

    • Virtualization Techniques for HPC GPU/Multicore Systems

    • Management of Clouds

    • Performance Evaluation and Monitoring of HPC Clouds

    • Scalable Fault Resilience Techniques for HPC Clouds

    • Cloud Application

    • Experiences and Lessons


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Cloud Computing and Services for High Performance Computing Systems. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the symposium paper submission site Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the symposium. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be available at the time of the meeting.

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the HPCS conference and present the paper in the symposium. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

All accepted papers will be published as ISBN proceedings by the IEEE, and will be available online through IEEE Xplore (EI indexing).

If you have any questions about paper submission or the symposium, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submissions: ----------------------------------------- March 06, 2012

Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------------- March 28, 2012

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: --------------------- April 25, 2012

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------------- July 2 – 6, 2012


Justin Y. Shi

Computer and Information Sciences Department

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Phone: +1 (215) 204-6437

Fax: +1 (215)


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the symposium technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2012.

  • Abdallah Khreishah, Temple University, USA

  • Moussa Taifi, Temple University, USA

  • TBA

* To Be Confirmed

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 or contact one of the Conference's organizers.

If you have any questions about the HPCS 2012 conference paper submission, please contact Conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Voice: +1 (937) 681-0098, Email: