[hpc-announce] CFP for International Workshop on the Synergy between Parallel Computing, Optimization and Simulation (PaCOS 2020) part of HPCS2020
jan.gmys at inria.fr
Wed Aug 26 05:21:30 CDT 2020
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The 4th International Workshop on the Synergy between Parallel
Computing, Optimization and Simulation (PaCOS 2020)
CALL FOR PAPERS
As part of The 18th International Conference on High Performance
Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2020)
http://hpcs2020.cisedu.info or http://conf.cisedu.us/rp/hpcs20
December 10 – December 14, 2020
Barcelona, Spain (Online Event)
Submission Deadline: September 21, 2020
Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
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 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
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS
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. 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
to http://hpcs2020.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers-and-participation/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
Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair
paper submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pacos2020.
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 2020 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 2020 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 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: ---------------------------------------------
September 21, 2020
Acceptance Notification: --------------------------------------- October
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------------- October 16, 2020
Conference Dates: ----------------------------------------------
December 10-14, 2020
Dr. Gregoire DANOY
Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 46 66 44 53 06
Email: gregoire.danoy at uni.lu
Dr. Jan GMYS
INRIA Lille – Nord Europe
Phone: (+33) 3 59 35 86 49
Email: jan.gmys at inria.fr
ONERA – The French Aerospace Lab
Phone: (+33) 1 80 38 66 06
Email: ali.hebbal at onera.fr
International Program Committee*:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the symposium
technical program committee members following similar criteria used in
HPCS 2020 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2020 Proceedings.
(* IPC 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://hpcs2020.cisedu.info or http://conf.cisedu.us/rp/hpcs20 or
contact one of the Conference's organizers.
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