The 2007 High Performance Computing & Simulation
(HPCS'07) Conference

June 4 - 6, 2007
Prague, Czech Republic

In conjunction with
The 21th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION
(ECMS 2007)

Co-Sponsored by SCS-Europe, IEEE Germany, ASIM, EUROSIM, CASS, JSST, PTSK, TSS
In Cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) (Pending)


Special Sessions

Special Session I: Parallel and Grid Computing for Optimization (PGCO'2007)
Submission Deadline: March 20, 2007 html pdf

Special Session II: Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PDSim'2007)
Submission Deadline: March 20, 2007 html pdf

Special Session III: High Performance Information Retrieval and Visualization: Algorithms and Applications
Submission Deadline: March 20, 2007 html pdf

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Session on
Parallel and Grid Computing for Optimization (PGCO'2007)

Submission Deadline: March 20, 2007

Purpose and Topics:

Plenty of hard problems in a wide range of areas, including engineering design, telecommunications, logistics, etc. have been modeled and tackled successfully with optimization approaches. These approaches fall into two major categories: meta-heuristics (evolutionary algorithms, scatter or swarm search, simulated annealing, Tabu search, etc.) and exact methods (Branch-and-X, dynamic programming, etc.). Nowadays, optimization problems become increasingly large and complex, forcing the use of parallel and grid computing for their efficient and effective resolution. The design and implementation of parallel and/or Grid-based optimization methods raise several issues related to the characteristics of these methods and those of the hardware execution support at the same time. This special session seeks to provide an opportunity for the researchers to present their original contributions on the joint use of advanced optimization methods and parallel and Grid computing, and any related issues.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Parallel models (island model, master-worker, multi-start, etc.) for meta-heuristics.
  • Parallel models (multi-parametric, parallel tree exploration, etc.) for exact methods.
  • Parallel mechanisms for hybridization of optimization methods.
  • Implementation of parallel optimization algorithms on clusters and multi-core processors.
  • Adaptation of parallel optimization algorithms to Grids or P2P systems.
  • Frameworks for the design and implementation of parallel and/or Grid-based optimization techniques.
  • Parallel simulation-based optimization algorithms.
  • Computational studies reporting results for hard/interesting problems.
  • Issues and novel approaches and experiments in solving real-world applications in engineering design, telecommunications, logistics, transport, etc.
  • Theory and performance metrics for parallel and/or Grid-based optimization algorithms.

  • Paper Submission:

    You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to parallel and/or grid-based optimization. Please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 7 double-column IEEE formatted pages, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 350 words. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS'07 conference for presenting the paper at the special session. Accepted papers will be published by SCS-Europe in the conference proceedings. Papers should be submitted as attachments to: melab@lifl.fr, talbi@lifl.fr.

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

    Important Dates:
    Full Paper Submission Deadline: March 20, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: April 2, 2007
    Camera-Ready Paper Due: April 17, 2007

    Special Session Organizers:

    Nouredine Melab & El-Ghazali Talbi
    Parallel Optimization Research Group
    CNRS/LIFL, INRIA Futurs
    Université de Lille1
    Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
    Phone: (33) 3.28.77.85.52
    Fax: (33) 3.28.77.85.37
    Emails:
    melab@lifl.fr, talbi@lifl.fr
    .

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

    E. Alba
    University of Malaga, Spain

    P. Bouvry
    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    A. Iamnitchi
    University of South Florida, USA

    J-T. Linderoth
    Lehigh University, USA

    N. Melab
    Université de Lille1, France

    S. Mostaghim
    Karlsruhe University, Germany

    C-C. Ribeiro
    University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    E-G. Talbi
    Université de Lille1, France

    If you have any questions about conference 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: Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu. For information about the HPCS conference in general, please contact the General Chairs: Domenico Talia, DEIS, Universita' della Calabria, Italy, talia@deis.unical.it and Mads Nygard, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, mads@idi.ntnu.no. The Multi Conference web site is at http://www.scs-europe.net/conf/ecms2007/.

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    Special Session on
    Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PDSim'2007)

    Submission Deadline: March 20, 2007

    Purpose:

    The aim of this special session is to focus on parallel and Distributed Simulation with emphasis on the understanding of parallel and distributed simulation techniques (including optimistic, conservative, real-time and interactive synchronization, synthetic environments, virtual reality, DIS and HLA, and web-based simulation) and their use in real-world situations and problems.

    Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Algorithms and methods for parallel/distributed simulation
  • Models of parallel/distributed simulation
  • Methodology for parallel/distributed simulation
  • Parallel/distributed simulation languages and models
  • Performance of parallel/distributed simulation
  • Application of parallel/distributed simulation
  • Web based distributed simulation
  • Distributed Interactive Simulation

  • Results of both theoretical and practical significance will be considered.

    Paper Submission:

    You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to parallel and distributed simulation. Please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 7 double-column IEEE formatted pages, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 350 words. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS'07 conference for presenting the paper at the special session. Accepted papers will be published by SCS-Europe in the conference proceedings. Papers should be submitted as attachments to: kabalan@aub.edu.lb.

    If you have any questions about paper submission or the special session, please contact the organizer.

    Important Dates:

    Full Paper Submission Deadline March 20, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: April 2, 2007
    Camera-Ready Paper Due: April 17, 2007

    Special Session Organizers:

    Professor Karim Kabalan
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    American University of Beirut
    Bliss St.
    Beirut 1107 2020
    Lebanon
    TEL: +961 (0) 1 374 444 Extension 3528
    FAX: +961 (0) 1 744 462
    Email:
    kabalan@aub.edu.lb

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

    (To be announced later)

    If you have any questions about conference 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: Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu. For information about the HPCS conference in general, please contact the General Chairs: Domenico Talia, DEIS, Universita' della Calabria, Italy, talia@deis.unical.it and Mads Nygard, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, mads@idi.ntnu.no. The Multi Conference web site is at http://www.scs-europe.net/conf/ecms2007/.

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    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Special Session on
    High Performance Information Retrieval and Visualization: Algorithms and Applications

    Submission Deadline: March 20, 2007

    Topics

    We seek high quality contributions in the area of high performance computing and simulation with application to information retrieval and visualization. Topics include (but are not limited to) new algorithms, applications, approaches, case studies, performance optimization and evaluation, and advanced techniques and tools for information visualization.

    Paper Submission:

    Please submit an electronic copy of your full manuscript (not to exceed 15 double-spaced pages or 7 double-column IEEE formatted pages, including figures, tables, and references). Please clearly indicate the corresponding author. Include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Papers must be submitted - in .pdf (preferred) or word.doc format via web at the website: http://ud-ece-project.no-ip.org/CoMPRaSS20/conf/HPIRV/index.php. More detailed submission procedures are available on this website. If accepted, the final camera-ready manuscript will follow the ECMS 2007 format, which is available at the ECMS 2007 web site: http://www.scs-europe.net/conf/ecms2007/. .

    Evaluation Process:

    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 which will be published by ECMS. .

    If you have any questions about paper submission or the special session, please contact the organizer.

    Important Dates:

    Full Paper Submission Deadline March 20, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: April 2, 2007
    Camera-Ready Paper Due: April 17, 2007

    Special Session Organizers:

    Frederick C. Harris, Jr.
    Univ of Nevada, Reno
    USA

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

    Brian Beck
    Center for Bioinformatics, Univ of Nevada, Reno, USA

    Tim Brown
    Desert Research Institute, USA

    Kendra Cooper
    University of Texas at Dallas, USA

    Sergiu Dascalu
    Univ of Nevada, Reno, USA

    Walter Dosch
    University of Luebeck, Germany

    Phil Goodman
    Univ. of Nevada Medical School, USA

    Vic Grout
    University of Wales, Wrexham, UK

    Marcel Karam
    American University, Beirut, Lebanon

    Andrew Rau-Chaplin
    Dalhousie University, Canada

    Pierre Tiako
    Langston University, USA

    Gregory Vert
    Univ of Nevada, Reno, USA

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