With the rapid growth in computing and communications technology, the past decade has witnessed a proliferation of powerful parallel and distributed systems and an ever increasing demand for practice of high performance computing and communications (HPCC). HPCC has moved into the mainstream of computing and has become a key technology in determining future research and development activities in many academic and industrial branches, especially when the solution of large and complex problems must cope with very tight timing schedules.

Among a series of highly successful International Conferences on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), the HPCC-2018 conference is the 20th edition of a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to address the resulting profound challenges and to present and discuss their new ideas, research results, applications and experience on all aspects of high performance computing and communications. IEEE HPCC-2018 is sponsored by IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC).

The 2018 High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-2018) will provide a high-profile, leading-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present state-of-art advances and innovations in theoretical foundations, systems, infrastructure, tools, testbeds, and applications for the HPCC, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future.

HPCC-2018 will be hosted in Exeter, the capital city of Devon and provides the county with a central base for education, medicine, religion, commerce and culture. The city is also home to the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times. Exeter is also ideally placed to base a trip to branch out visiting places such as the famous Dartmoor National Park and the unspoilt beaches of the North and South Devon coastlines.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers to HPCC-2018. All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and will be indexed by Engineering Index (EI). The authors of selected best papers will be invited post conference to extend their contributions for special issues of prestigious journals to be planned in conjunction with the conference.

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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Track 1: High Performance Computing and Applications

  • High performance computing theory
  • High performance computing architectures
  • Parallel programming paradigms, models and languages
  • Parallel algorithms
  • Domain-specific parallel and distributed algorithms
  • System software and middleware
  • System software support for scientific workflows
  • Storage and I/O systems
  • Resource management
  • Job scheduling
  • Fault tolerance and resilience
  • Exascale systems
  • Instruction-level and thread-level parallelism
  • Performance modeling and evaluation
  • Languages and compilers for high performance computing
  • Quantum computing
  • Massively multicore systems
  • Future novel computing platforms
  • Database applications and data mining
  • High performance computing for bioinformatics
  • High performance computing for big data analytics
  • High performance computing for data mining
  • High performance computing for artificial intelligence
  • High performance computing for block chains
  • Green (power efficient) high performance computing

Track 2: Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems

  • Parallel and distributed system architectures
  • Parallel and distributed software technologies
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms
  • Data center architectures
  • Resource virtualization
  • Web services and Internet computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Utility computing
  • Grid and cluster computing
  • Peer-to-peer computing
  • Biological/molecular computing
  • Resource management for parallel and distributed systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Distributed systems and applications
  • Collaborative and cooperative environments
  • Pervasive/ubiquitous computing and intelligence
  • Tools and environments for parallel and distributed computing
  • MapReduce, Hadoop, Spark, scalable computing and storage platforms
  • Distributed Graphics and VR/AR/MR Systems
  • Distributed AI and Soft/Natural Computing
  • Power-efficient and green computing systems
  • Parallel and distributed computing for big data
  • Parallel and distributed computing for data mining
  • Parallel and distributed computing for artificial intelligence

Track 3: Communications and Networking

  • Network and interconnect architectures
  • Communications and synchronization on parallel and distributed systems
  • Mobile computing and wireless communications
  • Computer Networks
  • Internet architectures and protocols
  • Telecommunications
  • Autonomic computing, reliability, and fault-tolerance
  • Trust, security, and privacy
  • Energy-aware computing and networking
  • 5G networks
  • Software defined networking
  • network functions virtualization
  • Machine learning and deep learning
  • Social networking and computing
  • Performance evaluation and measurement
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  • Feb 23 2018

    Abstract Submission Deadline

  • Mar 23 2018

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Apr 15 2018

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • May 15 2018

    Final Paper Deadline

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