Preliminary Call for Papers and Participation

The 2020 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation
(HPCS 2020)

The 18th Annual Meeting

10 - 14 December 2020
Barcelona, Spain (Virtual/Online event)

Barcelona, Spain

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(Main Track Paper Submission Deadline: 17 September 2020 - Final Extension)

You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the 2020 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation to be held virtually in Barcelona, Spain, 10-14 December, 2020. 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 for main conference and its tracks include (but are not limited to):

Architectures and Systems
  • Cluster and Grid Computing
  • Enterprise and Federated Architectures
  • High Perf Computing & Architectures for Clouds and Edge Computing
  • Fine-Grain Parallelism and Architectures
  • Network and Security Processors
  • Scalable Computing
  • Distributed Shared Memory
  • Peer-to-Peer Architectures and Networks
  • High Performance Interconnection Networks
  • High Performance I/O
  • HPC Monitoring & Instrumentation
  • Data Flow Machines
  • Architectures for High Performance Ubiquitous & Pervasive Computing
  • Cloud and Edge Tensor Processing Units (TPUs)
  • Exascale Architectures
  • Multi-Core Architectures and Support
  • Instruction-, Thread- and Memory-Level Parallelism
  • Embedded and Application-Specific Architectures
  • Reconfigurable Computing & FPGA Based Architectures
  • Memory, Storage, and Warehousing
  • Energy/Power Aware HPC Architectures and Green Computing
  • HPC Architectures for Mobility 
  • Broadband and High Performance Networks
  • Sensors and High Performance Networks
  • Pervasive High Performance Computing
  • Nature Inspired HPC Architectures
  • Innovative HPC (Autonomic, Affective, Quantum, ...)
  • Neuro and Quantum Computing, Architectures, Networks, and Interconnects

  • Modeling, Simulation and Evaluation Techniques of HPC Systems
  • 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
  • Quantum Algorithms and Complexity
  • Modeling and Simulation using HPC Systems
  • Reliable Parallel, and Distributed Algorithms
  • Routing, Synchronization, Consistency
  • Resource Allocation, Sharing and Management
  • Coordination, Consensus, and Agreement
  • Fault Tolerance and Resilience in HPC Systems
  • Network and Systems Protocols
  • HLA, InfiniBand and Other Related Standards
  • High Performance Data Mining and Searching
  • HPC Security, Authentication, Access Control
  • Combinational Optimization Algorithms

Software and Middleware in HPC Systems
  • Operating Systems and Support
  • Compiler Design and Optimization
  • Name Services and Naming
  • Interprocess Communication
  • Transaction and Concurrency Control
  • Brokering Middleware
  • Enterprise Based Technologies
  • Benchmarking and Assessment
  • Web Ontologies and Semantics
  • Open CL Platforms and Developments
  • Virtualization and Virtual Machines
  • Programming Languages 
  • Accelerators Programming
  • Libraries and Programming Environments
  • Parallel and Distributed File Systems
  • Distributed Objects and Remote Invocation
  • Object-Oriented Programming & Design
  • Software Development Tools and Support
  • Software Monitoring and Measurement
  • Quantum Programming Languages, Operating Systems, and Compilers
  • Visualization, Scientific Visualization and Rendering

Applications-Oriented High Performance 
  • General-Purpose computation on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU)
  • Parallelization of Simulation
  • Bioinformatics and Biocomputing
  • High Performance Internet and Web Computing
  • Federated and Legacy Applications
  • Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics Systems
  • High Performance Knowledge Based Systems
  • Agent and Multi Agent Based Applications
  • Neural, Fuzzy, and Rough Sets in HPC
  • Large Scale Scientific Computing
  • e-Sciences
  • Service Oriented Applications
  • Applied Modeling and Simulation using HPC
  • Large Scale Systems for Computational Sciences (Biological, Chemical, Physical, Bioinformatics, Environmental, Transportation, Agriculture, etc.)
  • Clouds and Edge Computing and Applications
  • Smart Cities and Ambient Intelligence
  • Data Intensive Supercomputing
  • Big Data and Data Analytics
  • 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 High Performance Applications
  • HPC and Education
  • Cooperative Information Systems and Applications
  • Computer Supported Decision Making using HPC
  • Granular Computing and its Applications
  • HPC in Digital Signal and Image Processing and Vision
  • Vision, Image Processing, and Pattern Recognition
  • Business Intelligence Machine Learning Applications

Submission of Papers: 
Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and any other related HPCS topics are solicited. Manuscripts submitted should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference or venues. Submission should include a completed online web based form (can also include a cover page) with authors' names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses of all authors. Manuscripts templates are posted on the Author's Info page. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author(s), although all authors are equally responsible for the paper and its content. Include up to 7 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  Electronic submissions to main conference track will be accepted only in PDF format, uploaded to this web site (left menu). Please submit an electronic copy of your full draft manuscript, not to exceed 8 pages in the single-spaced, double-column format, including figures, tables, and references, according to the template posted on the HPCS 2020 web site using the conference web site submission link (Upload) at  Additional pages will be charged an additional fee. If accepted, the final camera-ready manuscript will follow the conference format template 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, soundness, contributions and significance, timeliness, relevance, flow and clarity of presentation, language and overall quality. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Papers are accepted based on these criteria and not those of the authors or their institutions. Submission implies the firm intent and willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. No withdrawal is permitted after the acceptance decision is sent unless there is a reasonable cause as determined by the conference organizers. All accepted papers in the conference are required to be presented virtually and will be included in the conference proceedings. People with a submission for the purpose of obtaining reviews only will be flagged and reported for the violation. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings papers have been historically included in the Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services. 

The Conference policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a manuscript under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge which that access provides. Contents of manuscripts submitted to the tracks program committees should be regarded as privileged as well and handled in the same manner and professional standards. The Conference Publications and Program Chairs shall require that all referees adhere to this practice. 

For information about the HPCS 2020 conference in general, please contact the conference organizers or consult the conference web site. 

Important Dates:

 Main Track Full Paper Submission Deadline17 September 2020+*- Final Extension
 Main Track Notifications of Acceptance start on 27 October 2020* - extended
 Main Track Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due 05 November 2020+* - extended
 Conference Dates 10-14 December 2020
              + 6:00pm New York time
              Other tracks have their own deadlines. Please check their respective web page.

Journals Opportunities
Plans are underway to have the best accepted papers be selected for publication in some journal special issue(s). Detailed information will soon be announced, and will be made available on the official conference website. 

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 July 31, 2020 as a Word file email attachment. See Tracks, Symposia, Workshops and Special Sessions web 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 25 September 2020. See Tutorials web 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 
25 September 2020. See Panels web 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 
25 September 2020.  See Posters web page for more information. 

Demos and experiential showcases of HPC and large scale computing 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 
25 September 2020.  See Demos web 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 prior to HPCS 2020 are invited to participate in the HPCS Doctoral Colloquium. Proposals for the Doctoral Colloquium are welcomed and should be submitted by 17 September
 2020. See DDC web page for more information. 

Exhibit booths will be available to virtually 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 
30 September 2020. See Exhibits web page for more information. 

Sponsorship and Industry Liaison

The HPCS 2020 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, accessing platforms, etc.). If an industry representative is interested in becoming an HPCS 2020 Industry Partner or would like to propose an event or activity at the conference, please contact the Industry Liaison Chairs. The conference will offer virtual capabilities. See Sponsorships web page for more information. 

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