Session02-HPBench

The 7th Special Session on High Performance Computing Benchmarking and Optimization
(HPBench 2020)

CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION

As part of 
The 18th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2020)
10 - 14 December 2020
Barcelona, Spain (Virtual/Online event)



 Paper Submission Deadline: 28 September 2020 - Extended

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



SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Benchmarking is an essential aspect of modern high performance computing and computational science, and as such, it provides a means for quantifying and comparing the performance of different computer systems.

With a large combination of aspects to benchmark, all the way from the capability of a single core, to cluster configuration, and to various software configurations, the benchmarking process is more of an art than science. However, the results of this process drive modern science and are vital for the community to draw sensible conclusions on the performance of applications and systems. 

This special session focuses on research work aimed at benchmarking modern parallel and distributed systems for addressing a number of real-world problems.  As such, contributions concerning the definition of new open platforms, new benchmarks to match modern architectural evolutions, studies on the aspects of benchmarking different aspects of systems (from raw runtime performance to energy consumption to the energy consumed per data movement) and mathematical foundations of benchmarking are sought. 

 
The HPBench topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Open Platforms for Parallel and Distributed Application Benchmarking and Optimization
  • Benchmarking on the Cloud
  • Benchmarking of Clusters, Supercomputers, and large-scale systems
  • Benchmarking the Performance of I/O
  • Benchmarking of Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Benchmarking Web Services
  • Virtualization for Distributed Benchmarking
  • Data Distribution for Benchmarking
  • Performance results of benchmarks on modern platforms
  • Scalability Aspects of Benchmarking Parallel Applications on Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Benchmarking of Parallel Scientific and Business Applications
  • Performance of Benchmarking Applications  (Eg: NAS parallel benchmarks)
  • Techniques, frameworks and results concerning the benchmarking of library packages
  • Tools and frameworks for performance modeling systems and applications
  • Tools and frameworks for simulation, measurement and monitoring
  • Performance Measurements, Monitoring, Modeling and Simulation
  • Domain-specific benchmarks and applications (such as image processing, pattern recognition, cryptography, biometrics, differential equation solvers, signal processing and alike)
  • Mathematical Foundations of Benchmarking, Metrics and Heuristics

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS 
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to benchmarking and high performance computing systems, including applications and cloud computing for benchmarking. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwiseSubmission can be 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 an 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), please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 4 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 an 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.
-  Poster papers and Posters (please refer 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 helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the special session paper submission site at  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hpbench2020. An 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 soundness, 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 (virtually) the HPCS 2020 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

Proceedings
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 are projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

SPECIAL ISSUE
Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended versions, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as a 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 special session, please contact the special session organizers. 

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- 28 September 2020 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 06 October 2020
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 16 October 2020
Conference Dates: --------------------------------------------- 10-14 December 2020

SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZERS

Samar Aseeri   
   Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC)
   King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
   Phone: +966 544-700-705
   Fax:     +966 
   Email:   samar.aseeri@kaust.edu.sa

Jordi Blasco
   HPCNow!
   34 Fernly Rise, 2019, Auckland, New Zealand
   Phone: +64 (0)22 344 2801
   Fax:     +64 
   Email:  jordi.blasco@hpcnow.com

Luigi Iapichino   
   Leibniz-Rechenzentrum
   High Performance Systems Division
   Boltzmannstr. 1, 85748 Garching, Germany
   Phone: +49 89 35831 7824 
   Fax:     +49  
   Email:  luigi.iapichino@lrz.de


International Program Committee*:  
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2020 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2020 Proceedings.
  • Cosimo Anglano, Universitá del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
  • Fabio Baruffa, Intel, Germany
  • Ben Blamey, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA 
  • Paul Carpenter, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Jesus Carretero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Douglas Doerfler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA
  • Zhiyi Huang, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Clay Hughes, Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, USA
  • Aleksandar Ilic, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Vasileios Karakasis, CSCS Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Switzerland
  • Bok Jik LeeSeoul National University, Korea
  • Sebastian LührsJülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany
  • Ravi Reddy Manumachu, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara (UVT), Romania
  • Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA


(* 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://hpcs2020.cisedu.info/  or  http://conf.cisedu.info/rp/hpcs20  or contact one of the Conference's organizers.


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