26th High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2018)

April 15–18, 2018| The Grand, Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor | Baltimore, MD, USA

part of the SCS Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (SpringSim'18) in cooperation with ACM/SIGSIM

Call for Papers

Workshop proposal submission September 29, 2017
Full paper submission December 14, 2017
Extended submission date January 8, 2018
Notification of acceptance February 5, 2018
Camera-ready paper February 23, 2018
(Note that there is a new paper kit this year.)


Best Paper Award
Qiong Chang, Masaki Onishi and Tsutomu Maruyama: "Fast Convolution Kernels on Pascal GPU with High Memory Efficiency", in Proceedings of the 2018 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (SPRINGSIM), 2018.


The 2018 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference will feature the 26th High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2018), 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 2018 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, supercomputing centers, and national laboratories about new developments in system modeling, high performance computing and communication, scientific computing as well as simulation.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • High performance computing issues in Big Data analytics
  • High performance/large scale application case studies
  • GPU for general purpose computations (GPGPU)
  • Accelerator and co-processor computing
  • Multicore and many-core computing
  • Exascale challenges
  • Power aware computing
  • Cloud, distributed, and grid computing
  • Asynchronous numerical methods and programming
  • Hybrid system modeling and simulation
  • Hybrid parallel or distributed algorithms
  • Large scale visualization and data management
  • Tools and environments for coupling parallel codes
  • Parallel algorithms and architectures
  • High performance software tools and techniques
  • Resilience at the simulation level
  • Reproducibility of application performance results


Contributed papers are a maximum of 12 pages long with single column format (5 pages at minimum). They will be peer reviewed and – if accepted and presented at the conference – submitted to the ACM Digital Library. 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 SpringSim'18 review process. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the symposium and must present the paper at the symposium. There is also a possibility to submit to Work in Progress or Posters tracks; more details will be announced on the website. All submissions will be peer reviewed, evaluated on relevance, technical quality, and exposition, and feedback will be provided. Submit a paper at this link.


Proposals for tutorials, panels, and special sessions are welcome; submit such proposals to the general or program chairs by September 29, 2017. Early submissions are appreciated.


The symposium proceedings will be available on a USB flash drive, and published 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. The last year's award winners are listed at the HPC 2017 website.


General Chair Layne Watson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA
General Vice-Chair Masha Sosonkina, Old Dominion University, USA
Program Chair William Thacker, Winthrop University, USA
Program Vice-Chair Josef Weinbub, TU Wien, Austria
Publicity Chair Karl Rupp, Freelance Computational Scientist


Jack Dongarra University of Tennessee & Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Fang “Cherry” Liu Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Lois Curfman McInnes Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Lukás Polok Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic


Mario AntoniolettiEPCC, UK
Eric AubanelUniversity of New Brunswick, Canada
Siddharth Bhargav
Jordi BlascoNew Zealand eScience Infrastructure, New Zealand & HPCNow!, Spain
Brett BodeNational Center for Supercomputing Applications, USA
Bruno CarpentieriFaculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Laura CarringtonSan Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
Jing-Ru C. "Ruth" ChengU.S. Army Research and Development Center
Frédéric DesprezINRIA, France
David EasterlingAir Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, USA
Norbert EickerJülich Research Centre, Germany
Nahid EmadUniversity of Versailles, France
Rui FanNanyang Technological University, Singapore
Samantha FoleyUniversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA
Jing GongKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Apala GuhaIndraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India
Georg HagerUniversity Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Phillip HammondsNorthrop Grumman, USA
Christopher HarrisPawsey Supercomputing Centre, Australia
Gary HowellNorth Carolina State University, USA
Saurabh HukerikarOak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Jim JonesFlorida Institute of Technology, USA
Michael KlemmIntel, USA
Tan LiVMware Inc., USA
Piotr LuszczekUniversity of Tennessee, USA
Azamat MametjanovArgonne National Laboratory, USA
Michael MascagniFlorida State University, USA
Gabriel MateescuVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Christian PerezINRIA, France
Thomas RauberUniversity of Bayreuth, Germany
Jill ReeseAppalachian State University, USA
Li ShiSnap Inc., USA
Hayk ShoukourianLeibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany
Steve StevensonClemson University, USA
Alan StewartUniversitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Vaibhav SundriyalOld Dominion University, USA
Massimo TorquatiUniversity of Pisa, Italy
Qin XinUniversity of the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands
Shun YaoGoogle, USA