23rd High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2015)

April 12-15, 2015 | The Westin Alexandria | Alexandria, VA, USA

part of the SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'15) in cooperation with ACM/SIGSIM

Call for Papers

Abstract submissionSeptember 12, 2014
Feedback to authorsSeptember 19, 2014
(Submission of abstract not compulsory)
Paper submission November 22, 2014
Extended submission date December 6, 2014
Notification of acceptance January 20, 2015
Revised manuscript February 20, 2015

The 2015 Spring Simulation Multiconference will feature the 23rd High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2015), devoted to the impact of high performance computing and communications on computer simulations.

Advances in multicore and many-core architectures, networking, high end computers, large data stores, and middleware capabilities are ushering in a new era of high performance parallel and distributed simulations. Along with these new capabilities come new challenges in computing and system modeling. The goal of HPC 2015 is to encourage innovation in high performance computing and communication technologies and to promote synergistic advances in modeling methodologies and simulation. It will promote the exchange of ideas and information between universities, industry, and national laboratories about new developments in system modeling, high performance computing and communication, and scientific computing and simulation.

Topics of interest include:

  • High performance/large scale application case studies
  • GPU for general purpose computations (GPGPU)
  • Multicore and many-core computing
  • Power aware computing
  • Cloud, distributed, and grid computing
  • Asynchronous numerical methods and programming
  • Hybrid system modeling and simulation
  • Large scale visualization and data management
  • Tools and environments for coupling parallel codes
  • Parallel algorithms and architectures
  • High performance software tools
  • Resilience at the simulation level
  • Component technologies for high performance computing


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers (up to 8 pages, double column format) on topics related to the areas listed above. Submission of an abstract is not compulsory, yet authors who submit an abstract will receive a quick feedback by the symposium chairs for their full paper submission.

Submissions will be evaluated on relevance, technical quality, and exposition. Papers must not have appeared before (or be pending) in a journal or conference with published proceedings, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the HPC 2015 review process. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings as regular papers. Abstract and papers should be submitted electronically using the SpringSim paper submission system for HPC 2015.

Papers must use SCS format. (Formatting instructions)

At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the symposium and must present the paper at the symposium.


Proposals for tutorials, panels, and special sessions are welcome; submit such proposals to the general or program chairs by October 25, 2014. Early submissions are appreciated.


The symposium proceedings will be published in hard copy, on CD-ROM through SCS and in the ACM Digital Library.


At least one paper from each symposium will be chosen for a Best Paper Award, which will be recognized in an awards ceremony before a plenary lecture.


General Chair Layne T. Watson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
General Vice-Chair Josef Weinbub, Vienna University of Techology
Program Chair Masha Sosonkina, Ames Laboratory & Old Dominion University
Program Vice-Chair Will Thacker, Winthrop University
Publicity Chair Karl Rupp, Vienna University of Techology


Marc Baboulin Inria Saclay -- Ile-de-France and Universite Paris-Sud
Gary Howell North Carolina State University
Fang “Cherry” Liu Georgia Institute of Technology
Niraj Srivastava Raytheon Corporation


Alex AravindUniversity of Northern British Columbia
Eric AubanelUniversity of New Brunswick, Canada
Sanjutka Bhowmick University of Nebraska
Brett Bode Ames Laboratory
Ali Butt Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Bruno Carpentieri CERFACS, France
Haiyan ChengWillamette University
Jing-Ru C. "Ruth" Cheng U.S. Army Research and Development Center
Jose C. Cunha Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Matt DixonUniversity of San Francisco
Nahid Emad Universite' de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Samantha Foley Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Apala GuhaUniversity of Chicago
Azzam HaidarICL, University of Tennessee
Phil Hammonds RTSync Corporation
Gary HowellNorth Carolina State University
Qi HuFacebook
Joshua Hursey Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jim Jones Florida Tech
Piotr Luszczek University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Asif MahmoodUniversity of Bridgeport
Michael MascagniFlorida State University
Gabriel Mateescu Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, Germany
Phil MooreUniversity of South Carolina
Thomas Rauber University of Bayreuth, Germany
Jill Reese Appalachian State University
Cal Ribbens Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Gudula Ruenger Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany
Fan Rui Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yang Song IBM Almaden Research Center
Steve StevensonClemson University
Alan Stewart Queen's University, Belfast, UK
Peter TangIntel Corporation
William A. Ward CSC, NASA Greenbelt
Qin Xin Universite' Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Ping Yang Pacific Northwest National Lab
Dongping ZhangAMD Corporation
Yaxiong ZhaoGoogle