Workshop 20-WFDA

International Workshop on Fusion Distributed Applications

(WFDA 2012)


As part of

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

July 2 – July 6, 2012

Madrid, Spain

Extended Submission Deadline: March 12, 2012

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


Fusion is an outstanding discipline due to its applicability to plasma physics research as well as to other scientific disciplines and industrial plasma uses, the results of which can be derived from the challenges obtained in fusion. This is so because such a research implies the development of new devices and apparatus for studying several phenomena in the field of plasma confinement. In order to improve all these usages, a deep research on the permanent objective of knowing the theoretical background that happens underneath and models the aforementioned phenomena should be added.

Moreover, theoretical modelling and computer simulation are crucial steps in the design of such new large facilities in order to optimise the characteristics that would rule them, as well us in understanding plasma dynamics in all the possible ranges of plasma parameters. For example, the design and construction of ITER, the tokamak to be built in the south of France that is expected to demonstrate the feasibility of commercial fusion, requires intensive simulations of Plasma Physics, the different components and their interaction.

With growing size and complexity of the understanding of theories, modelling and simulation often exceed the computational capabilities of local infrastructures. Parallel and distributed technologies such as Grid, GPGPU, High Performance and Cloud computing represent emerging solutions and promise researchers new scalable computational platforms. Current activities concentrate on utilizing new computing paradigms and infrastructures for the fusion community. As a consequence, this community is one of the more active in scientific computation.

The aim of this workshop is to present the latest efforts in parallel and distributed fusion applications and to bring together physicists and computer scientists. The program committee invites you to contribute to this special session by submitting original papers in one or more of the categories outlined below.

The Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Grid, GPGPU, HPC and Cloud architectures optimized for physics of plasmas applications

    • System infrastructure

    • Parallel algorithms, parallel and large scale applications

    • Comparison of algorithms

    • Code optimization

    • Modelling

    • User interfaces

    • Visualization of large data sets

    • Data mining

    • Interactive access

    • Workflow orchestration


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to fusion distributed applications. 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 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 preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2012 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 are projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

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


Extended Paper Submissions: ---------------------------------- March 12, 2012

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

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

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


Workshop Organizing Committee

    • Francisco Castejón, Asociación EURATOM-CIEMAT, Spain

    • Rafael Mayo-García, CIEMAT, Spain

    • Raquel Muñoz, CIEMAT, Spain (Chair)

    • Manuel Rodríguez-Pascual, CIEMAT, Spain

    • Antonio J. Rubio-Montero, CIEMAT, Spain

Primary Contacts

Rafael Mayo-García Raquel Muñoz


Avda. Complutense, 40, Madrid, Spain Avda. Complutense, 40, Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 91 34 66 000 Phone: +34 91 34 66 460

Fax: +34 91 34 66 537 Fax: +34 91 34 66 082

Email: Email:

Francisco Castejón


Avda. Complutense, 40, Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 91 34 66 504

Fax; +34 91 34 66 124


International Program Committee:

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

  • Roberto Barbera, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy

    • Francisco Castejón, Asociación EURATOM-CIEMAT, Spain

    • David Coster, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (MPI-IPP), Germany

  • Antonio Gómez, Asociación EURATOM-CIEMAT, Spain

    • Marcus Hardt, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany

    • Yasuhiro Idomura, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan*

    • Adrian Jackson, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

  • Tiago Ribeiro, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany

    • Rainer Stotzka, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (FZK), Germany

    • Víctor Tribaldos, Universidad Carlos III, Spain

    • David Tskhakaya, University of Innsbruck, Austria

    • Tomohiko Watanabe, National Institute For Fusion Science (NIFS), Japan

    • Jan Westerholm, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

(* Partial TPC. To be confirmed 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 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: