[hpc-announce] CFP for International Workshop on the Synergy between Parallel Computing, Optimization and Simulation (PaCOS 2019) part of HPCS2019

Tiago Carneiro carneirouece at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 05:37:47 CST 2019

Please accept our apologies if you got multiple copies of this CFP.


International Workshop on the Synergy between Parallel Computing,
Optimization and Simulation
(PaCOS 2019)


As part of
The 17th International Conference on High Performance Computing &
Simulation (HPCS 2019)
http://hpcs2019.cisedu.info/  or  http://conf.cisedu.info/rp/hpcs19

July 15 – 19, 2019
Dublin, Ireland

Paper Submission Deadline: 15 March 2019

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


Plenty of hard optimization problems in a wide range of areas such as
health, manufacturing and production, logistics and supply chain
management, energy, engineering, etc. are increasingly large and complex in
terms of number of input parameters, decision variables, objective
functions and landscape complexity. These problems are often tackled using
optimization approaches including greedy algorithms, exact methods (dynamic
programming, Branch-and-X, constraint programming, A∗, etc.) and
metaheuristics (evolutionary algorithms, particle swarm, ant or bee
colonies, simulated annealing, Tabu search, etc.). Solving efficiently and
effectively large and complex problems requires the joint use of these
approaches and massively parallel heterogeneous computing.

In addition, for many real-world problems (e.g. in engineering design) the
evaluation of the objective function(s) often consist(s) of the execution
of an expensive simulation as a black-box complex system. This is for
instance typically the case in aerodynamics where a CFD-based simulation
may require several hours. Optimization algorithms, even if combined with
parallel computing, fail to solve these simulation-based optimization
problems. A typical approach to deal with the computational burden is to
use (instead of exact values) cheaper data-driven approximations of the
objective function(s) so-called surrogates or meta-models. A wide range of
surrogates was applied during the last decade including: classical
regression models such as polynomial regression or response surface
methodology, support vector machines, artificial neural networks (ANN),
radial basis functions, and kriging or Gaussian process. ANN is probably
the most prevalent of them with the recent “explosion” of the deep learning
popularized thanks to GPGPUs.

The PaCOS Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
The PaCOS workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for researchers to
present their original contributions on the joint use of advanced single-
or multi-objective optimization methods, simulation and/or its data-driven
approximation, and distributed and/or parallel multi/many-core computing,
and any related issues. The PaCOS topics include (but are not limited to)
the following:

- Simulation-based optimization.
- Parallel exact optimization/metaheuristics for solving complex problems
on multi-core processors, accelerators/co-processors (e.g. GPU), clusters,
grids/clouds, etc.
- (Parallel) hybrid algorithms combining optimization and simulation.
- (Parallel) surrogate-assisted optimization.
- Implementation issues of methods combining optimization, simulation
and/or parallel computing.
- Software frameworks for the design and implementation of parallel and/or
distributed simulation and/or surrogate-assisted techniques.
- Simulation-based optimization applications including healthcare,
manufacturing, logistics, biological applications, advanced big data
analytics, engineering design, etc.
- Computational/theoretical studies reporting results on solving complex
problems using the joint use of parallel computing, optimization and

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
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=pacos2019 .
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 soundness
and clarity, 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 2019 conference to present the paper
at the special session 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 2019 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 (e.g. JoCS
in 2018). 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: -------------------------------------------- 15
March 2019
    Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 05
April 2019
    Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------------------ 19
April 2019
    Conference Dates:  -------------------------------------------- 15–19
July 2019


Nouredine Melab
   Université de Lille /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-lille.fr

Bernabé Dorronsoro
   Universidad de Cádiz
   Cádiz, Spain
   Phone: +34 956483354
   Email:   bernabe.dorronsoro at uca.es

Jan Gmys
   Université de Mons / Faculté Polytechnique
   Mons, Belgium
   Phone:  +32 65/37 46 94
   Email:   jan.gmys at umons.ac.be

Tiago Carneiro Pessoa
   INRIA Lille - Nord Europe
   Lille, France
   Phone: +33 7 69 99 36 45
   Email:  tiago.carneiro-pessoa at inria.fr

International Program Committee*:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical
program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2019 and
will be published as part of the HPCS 2019 Proceedings.


(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

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://hpcs2019.cisedu.info/
or  http://conf.cisedu.info/rp/hpcs19  or contact one of the Conference's
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