21st High Performance Computing Symposia (HPC'13),
Part of the SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'13) in cooperation with ACM/SIGSIM
April 7 - 10, 2013 | Bahia Resort | San Diego, CA, USA
Call For Papers

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General Chair: Fang (Cherry) Liu, Georgia Tech
General Vice-Chair: Karl Rupp, Technische Universitat Wie / Argonne National Laboratory
Program Chair: Rhonda Phillips, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Program Vice Chair: Will Thacker, Winthrop University


Paper submission due: January 18, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 8, 2013
Revised manuscript due: March 11, 2013
Symposium: April 7--10, 2013


The 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference will feature the 21st High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2013), 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 2013 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. 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 2013 review process. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings as regular papers. Papers should be submitted electronically using the paper submission system linked from http://www.scs.org/springsim/2013/. Papers must use SCS format. Formatting instructions are available at http://www.scs.org/upload/documents/Formatting_Kit.pdf. 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 January 18th, 2013.


The symposium proceedings will be published in hard copy and on CD-ROM through SCS and will be 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.


For further information please visit the conference website at http://www.scs.org/springsim/2013/HPC or contact the symposium chairs.


Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) (http://www.scs.org/) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (http://www.acm.org/).


  • Marc Baboulin, Inria Saclay -- Ile-de-France and Universite Paris-Sud
  • Narsingh Deo, University of Central Florida
  • Julien Langou, University of Colorado Denver
  • Beth Plale, Indiana University
  • William Shoaff, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Masha Sosonkina, Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University
  • Niraj Srivastava, Raytheon Corporation
  • Layne Watson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute


  • Aron Ahmadia, King Abdullah University
  • Alex Aravind, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
  • Eric Aubanel, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Sanjutka Bhowmick, University of Nebraska
  • Brett Bode, Ames Laboratory
  • Ali Butt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Bin Cao, Teradata Corporation
  • Haiyang Cheng, Willamette University
  • Jing-Ru C. "Ruth" Cheng, U.S. Army Research and Development Center
  • Jose C. Cunha, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Nahid Emad, Universite' de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
  • Samantha Foley, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Gillian K. Groves, Raytheon Company
  • Phil Hammonds, RTSync Corporation
  • Azzam Haidar, University of Tennessee
  • Joshua Hursey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Jim Jones, Florida Tech
  • Michael Mascagni, Florida State University
  • Gabriel Mateescu, Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, Germany
  • John Michalakes, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • Lois Curfman McInnes, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jose Moreira, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
  • Saeid Nooshabadi, Michigan Technological University
  • Suely Oliveira, University of Iowa
  • Thomas Oppe, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Christian Perez, INRIA/ENS Lyon, France
  • Thomas Rauber, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Jill Reese, Mathworks
  • Cal Ribbens, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Gudula Ruenger, Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany
  • Alan Stewart, Queen's University, Belfast, UK
  • William A. Ward, CSC, NASA Greenbelt
  • Robert White, North Carolina State University
  • Pak Chung Wong, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Qin Xin, Universite' Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Ping Yang, Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Qi Hu, University of Maryland