[hpc-announce] [Deadline approaching] CFP for International Workshop on the Synergy of Parallel Computing, Optimization and Simulation Special (PaCOS 2018) part of HPCS2018

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International Workshop on the Synergy of Parallel Computing, Optimization
and Simulation (PaCOS 2018)


As part of The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing
& Simulation (HPCS 2018) http://hpcs2018.cisedu.info/  or

July 16 – 20, 2018

Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: *March 25, 2018*

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or


Most real-world problems are complex and stochastic and, thus, hard to
approach. Such problems originate from a wide range of areas including
manufacturing and production, logistics and supply chain management,
healthcare, and many more. Simulation and optimization have traditionally
been considered separately as alternative approaches to deal with such
problems. The recent advances in computational power have promoted the
proliferation of hybrid techniques that combine both approaches. The
challenge is to design efficient and effective hybridization mechanisms
taking advantage of great details provided by simulation as well as the
ability of optimization methods to provide (near-)optimal solutions.

Simulation-optimization (SO) approaches include, but are not limited to:

-        statistical selection methods such as ranking and selection, and
multiple comparison procedures;

-        black-box search methods that directly make use of the simulation
estimates of the objective function like random search algorithms,
simulation-based single- and multi-objective metaheuristics (e.g. local
search or evolutionary algorithms) (also called simheuristics), probability
distribution model–based methods;

-        meta-model based methods such as first- and second-order
regression models and neural networks;

-        gradient-based methods like stochastic approximation, etc.

On the other hand, SO applications can/might become increasingly large
(parameter, variable, and objective spaces) and complex (cross-disciplinary
and mixed discrete-continuous optimization), requiring the use of parallel
computing techniques for efficient and effective execution. However, the
design and implementation of parallel SO methods raise several issues such
as problem decomposition, parallel sampling, synchronization between
simulation and optimization processes, load balancing, scalability, etc.

This workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for researchers to present
their original contributions on the joint use of advanced single- and
multi-objective optimization methods, simulation and distributed and/or
parallel multi/many- core computing, and any related issues.

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

-        Parallelization techniques and advanced data structures for SO

-        Parallel mechanisms for the hybridization of optimization and

-        Implementation issues of parallel SO on multi-core processors,
accelerators, clusters, grids/clouds, etc.

-        Energy- and thermal-aware implementation of parallel SO methods.

-        Software frameworks for the design and implementation of parallel
and/or distributed SO techniques.

-        SO applications including healthcare, manufacturing, logistics,
biological applications, advanced big data analytics, engineering design,

-        Computational/theoretical studies reporting results on solving
complex problems using SO techniques.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above
and other topics related to synergy between parallel computing,
optimization and simulation. Submitted papers must not have been published
or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings,
in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. 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
ion/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
site at *https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pacos2018
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pacos2018>*.  Acknowledgement will
be sent within 48 hours of submission.

*Conference Policies*

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, language, 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 2018 conference to present the paper at the
Workshop as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all
authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication
and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional
codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring
organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and
Registration Info pages.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings.
Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on
the HPCS 2018 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 or
ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected
for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed
information will soon be announced and will be made available on the
conference website.

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


Paper Submissions: -------------------------------------------  *March 25,

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 15,

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- May 03, 2018

Conference Dates:  -------------------------------------------- July 16 –
20, 2018


Nouredine Melab

   Université Lille 1/INRIA Lille - Nord Europe/CNRS CRIStAL

   Lille, France

   Phone: +33 3 59 57 78 86 <03%2059%2057%2078%2086>

   Fax:     +33 3 28 77 85 37 <03%2028%2077%2085%2037>

   Email:   nouredine.melab at univ-lille1.fr

Imen Chakroun

   Exascience Life Lab, IMEC Research Center

   Leuven, Belgium

   Phone:  +32 16 28 81 89 <+32%2016%2028%2081%2089>

   Fax:      +32

   Email:   imen.chakroun at imec.be

Peter Korošec

   Jožef Stefan Institute

   Ljubljana, Slovenia

   Phone: +386 1 477 3460 <+386%201%20477%2034%2060>

   Fax:     +386

   Email:  peter.korosec at ijs.si


   Université de Mons / Faculté Polytechnique

   Mons, Belgium

   Phone:  +32 65/37 46 94 <+32%2065%2037%2046%2094>

   Fax:      +32

   Email:   jan.gmys at umons.ac.be

* International Program Committee:  *

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical
program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2018 and
will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 Proceedings.

   - Mathieu Balesdent, ONERA, France
   - Soumya Banerjee, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, India
   - Ahcène Bendjoudi, CERIST, Algeria
   - Loic Brevault, ONERA, France
   - Bernabe Dorronsoro, Universidad de Cadiz, Spain
   - Andreas Fischbach, Technische Hochschule Köln, Cologne, Germany
   - Roberto Santana Hermida, University of the Basque Country, Spain
   - Andrew Lewis, Griffith University, Australia
   - Gabriel Luque, University of Malaga, Spain
   - Pierre Manneback, University of Mons, Belgium
   - Gregor Papa, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
   - Tiago Carneiro Pessoa, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil
   - Patricia Stolf, Université de Toulouse, France
   - El-Ghazali Talbi, Université de Lille, France
   - Daniel Tuyttens, University of Mons, Belgium
   - Takeshi Yamada, NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
   - Martin Zaefferer, TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences, Germany









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