The 2006 High Performance Computing & Simulation
(HPC&S) Conference

May 28 - 31, 2006
Bonn, Germany

In conjunction with
(ECMS 2006)

Call for Papers

Extended Submission Deadline: February 17, 2006


You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the 2006 High Performance Computing & Simulation Conference to be held in Bonn, Germany, May 28-31, 2006 in conjunction with the 20th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2006). The conference is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in high performance and large scale computing systems, their modeling and simulation, design 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 from 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
  • Peer-to-Peer Systems and Networks
  • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing Systems
  • Sensor Networks
  • Reconfigurable Computing & FPGA Based Architectures
  • Broadband and High Performance Networks
  • Enterprise and Federated Architectures
  • Application-Specific Architectures
  • Scalable Computing
  • Instruction Level Parallelism
  • Fine-Grain Parallelism and Architectures
  • Cell, Network and Security Processors
  • Power Aware Architectures
  • High Performance Interconnection Networks
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • High Performance I/O
  • Distributed Shared Memory
  • HPC Monitoring &Instrumentation
  • Innovative HPC (Autonomic, Affective, Quantum, Autonomous,...)
  • Nature Inspired HPC
  • Algorithms Track
  • Data Mining and Searching
  • Partitioning, Mapping, and Scheduling
  • Routing, Synchronization, Consistency
  • Network Flow and Congestion
  • Network and Systems Protocols
  • Message Passing
  • Load Balancing and Sharing
  • Resource Allocation, Sharing and Management
  • Security, Authentication, Access Control
  • Fault Tolerance, Replication
  • Mutual Exclusion, Deadlock Detection
  • Causality and Time
  • Query Processing and Information Retrieval
  • Coordination, Consensus, and Agreement
  • Modeling Simulation and Evaluation Techniques
  • Reliable Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Learning and Intelligence Algorithms
  • HLA, InfiniBand Architecture (IBA), and Related Standards
  • Software and Middleware in HPC Systems Track
  • Operating Systems and Compilers
  • Languages
  • Libraries and Programming Environments
  • File Systems
  • Name Services and Naming
  • Operating Systems Support
  • Distributed Objects and Remote Invocation
  • Interprocess Communication
  • Transaction and Concurrency Control
  • Brokering Middleware
  • Object Oriented Programming & Design
  • Software Development Tools and Support
  • Benchmarking and Assessment
  • CORBA Based Technologies
  • Markup Languages and their Applications
  • Web Semantics
  • High Performance Applications Track
  • Parallelization of Simulation
  • Distributed Multimedia Systems
  • Real-time and embedded P & D Applications
  • Biocomputing and Bioinformatics
  • Internet and Web Computing
  • Web Services
  • Mobile and Wireless Applications
  • Large Scale Scientific Computing & Applications
  • Granular Computing, Neural, Fuzzy, and Rough Sets
  • Cooperative Information Systems and Applications
  • Agent and Multi Agent Based Applications
  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • Databases, Repositories and Their Applications
  • Computer Supported Decision Making
  • Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics Systems
  • HPC in Digital Signal and Image Processing and Vision
  • Federated and Legacy Applications
  • P & D Industrial and Manufacturing Applications
  • E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Learning
  • Large Scale Systems for Computational Sciences (Biological, Chemical, Physical, Bioinformatics, Environmental, Transportation, etc.)
  • HPC in Education
  • 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 15 double-spaced pages or 8 double-column IEEE formatted pages, including figures, tables, and references). Please clearly indicate the corresponding author. Include up to 6 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Papers must be submitted - in .pdf (preferred) or word.doc format via web at the following conference website: More detailed submission procedures will be available on this website. If accepted, the final camera-ready manuscript will follow the ECMS 2006 format, 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, timeliness, significance, 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.

    If you have any questions about paper submission, please contact conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-0226, USA, Voice: (937) 229-2795, Fax: (937) 229-4529, Email: For information about the HPCS conference in general, please contact the General Chair: Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece,

    Important Dates:

    Full Paper Submission Deadline February 17, 2006
    Notification of Acceptance March 10, 2006
    Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due April 10, 2006

    Workshops and Special Sessions:

    Workshops and special sessions on HPCS related topics are welcomed too. 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 workshops and special sessions should be submitted to Program Chair by December 2, 2005.

    For further information or questions about the conference, please consult the web site at URL: For information about ECMS 2006, consult the ECMS'06 web site at URL: or contact ECMS'06 General Chair: Wolfgang Borutzky at