[hpc-announce] HPCS/POMCO'2016 Intlernational Workshop + Special issue in JPDC journal

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                                            CALL FOR PAPERS

International Workshop on Parallel Optimization using/for Multi and

Many-core High Performance Computing (POMCO 2016)


As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing &
Simulation (HPCS 2016)

July 18 – July 22, 2016

The University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria

*Submission Deadline: April 14, 2016*

On the road to exascale, multi-core processors and many-core
accelerators/coprocessors are increasingly becoming key-building blocks of
many computing platforms including laptops, high performance workstations,
clusters, grids, and clouds. On the other hand, plenty of hard problems in
a wide range of areas including engineering design, telecommunications,
logistics and transportation, biology, energy, etc., are often modeled and
tackled using optimization approaches. These approaches include greedy
algorithms, exact methods (dynamic programming, Branch-and-X, constraint
programming, A*, etc.) and meta-heuristics (evolutionary algorithms,
particle swarm, ant or bee colonies, simulated annealing, Tabu search,
etc.). In many research works, optimization techniques are used to address
high performance computing (HPC) issues including HPC hardware design,
compiling, scheduling, auto-tuning, etc. On the other hand, optimization
problems become increasingly large and complex, forcing the use of parallel
computing for their efficient and effective resolution. The design and
implementation of parallel optimization methods raise several issues such
as load balancing, data locality and placement, fault tolerance,
scalability, thread divergence, etc.

This workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for the researchers to
present their original contributions on the joint use of advanced (discrete
or continuous, single or multi-objective, static or dynamic, deterministic
or stochastic, hybrid) optimization methods and distributed and/or parallel
multi/many-core computing, and any related issues.

*The POMCO Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following*:

   - Parallel models (island, master-worker, multi-start, etc.) for
   optimization methods revisited for multi-core and/or many-core (MMC)
   - Parallelization techniques and advanced data structures for exact
   (e.g. tree-based) optimization methods.
   - Parallel mechanisms for hybridization of optimization algorithms on
   MMC environments
   - Parallel strategies for handling uncertainty, robustness and dynamic
   nature of optimization methods.
   - Implementation issues of parallel optimization methods on MMC
   workstations, MMC clusters, MMC grids/clouds, etc.
   - Software frameworks for the design and implementation of parallel
   and/or distributed MMC optimization algorithms
   - Computational/theoretical studies reporting results on solving
   challenging problems using MMC computing
   - Energy-aware optimization for/with MMC parallel and/or distributed
   optimization methods
   - Optimization techniques for efficient compiling, scheduling, etc. for
   MMC environments
   - Optimization techniques for scheduling, compiling, auto-tuning for MMC
   clusters, MMC grids/clouds, etc.

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above
and other topics related to *Parallel Computing and Algorithms for
Simulation and Optimization*. Submitted papers must not have been published
or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.  For Regular papers, please submit a
PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted
pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more
than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission
should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax
numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate
clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally
responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers
and posters (please refer to
http://hpcs2016.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers/call-for-posters for posters
submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of
submission you have.  Please include page numbers on all preliminary
submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop paper submission
EasyChair site at  <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pohpc2016>
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pohpc2016.  Acknowledgement will be
sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above.
 Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be
selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical
clarity and presentation, and references.  Submission implies the
willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the
paper, if accepted.  At least one of the authors of each accepted paper
will have to register and attend the HPCS 2016 conference to present the
paper at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings.
Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on
the HPCS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings
formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of
the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE
Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

Selected best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their
work in a special issue of the Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed

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

*Paper Submissions: ---------------------------------------- April 14, 2016*
*Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------------- April 28,
*Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: -----------  May 15, 2016*
*Conference Dates:  ----------------------------------------  July 18 – 22,


*Albert Y. Zomaya    *The University of Sydney
   Sydney, Australia
   Phone:  +61-2-9351 6442
   Fax:     +61-2-9351 3838
   Email:    <albert.zomaya at sydney.edu.au>albert.zomaya at sydney.edu.au

*Nouredine Melab*
   Université Lille 1/INRIA Lille - Nord Europe/CNRS CRIStAL
   Lille, France
   Phone: +33 3 59 57 78 86
   Fax:     +33 3 28 77 85 37
   Email:    <nouredine.melab at univ-lille1.fr>nouredine.melab at univ-lille1.fr

*Imen Chakroun    *Exascience Life Lab, IMEC Research Center
   Leuven, Belgium
   Phone:  +32 16 28 81 89
   Fax:      +32
   Email:   imen.chakroun at imec.be <imen.chakroun at imec.be>

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop
International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in
HPCS 2016 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2016 Proceedings.

   - *Ahcène Bendjoudi,* CERIST-Centre de recherche sur l'information
   scientifique et technique, Algeria
   - *Pascal Bouvry,* University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
   - *Imen Chakroun,* IMEC, Leuven, Belgium
   - *Peter Korosec,* Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
   - *Bertrand Le Cun,* Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense,
   - *Andrew Lewis,* Griffith University, Australia
   - *Gabriel* *Luque,* University of Malaga, Spain
   - *Pierre Manneback,* University of Mons, Belgium
   - *Mohand Mezmaz,* University of Mons, Belgium
   - *Celso C. Ribeiro,* Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
   - *Catherine* * Roucairol,* Université de Versailles
   Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
   - *Franciszek Seredynski,* Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw,
   - *Giandomenico Spezzano,* University of Calabria, Italy
   - *Patricia Stolf,* Université de Toulouse, France
   - *Dirk Sudholt,* University of Sheffield, U.K.
   - *El-Ghazali Talbi,* Université Lille 1, France
   - *TBA*

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission,
tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels
and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information
about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please
consult the Conference’s web site at URL:  <http://hpcs2016.cisedu.info/>
http://hpcs2016.cisedu.info/ or  <http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs16>
http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs16  or contact one of the Conference's organizers.
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