Special Session on

High Performance Computing in Modelling and Simulation

The development of models through which computers can simulate the evolution of artificial and natural systems is fundamental for the advancement of Science. In the last decades, the increasing power of computers has allowed to considerably extend the application of computing methodologies in research and industry, but also to the quantitative study of complex phenomena. This has permitted a broad application of numerical methods for differential equation systems (e.g., FEM, FDM, etc.) on one hand, and the application of alternative computational paradigms, such as Cellular Automata, Genetic Algorithms, Neural networks, Swarm Intelligence, etc., on the other. These latter have demonstrated their effectiveness for modelling purposes when traditional simulation methodologies have proven to be impracticable.
Following the success of our past HPCMS workshops at PDP (since 2014), we are glad to invite you to our sixth edition which will take place in Västerås (Sweden).
An important mission of the HPCMS Workshop is to provide a platform for a multidisciplinary community composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, practitioners and experts from world leading Universities, Institutions, Agencies and Companies in Computational Science, and thus in the High Performance Computing for Modelling and Simulation field. HPCMS intent is to offer an opportunity to express and confront views on trends, challenges, and state-of-the art in diverse application fields, such as engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, ecology, sociology, traffic control, economy, etc.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • High-performance computing in computational science: intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research applications
  • Complex systems modelling and simulation
  • Cellular Automata, Genetic Algorithms, Neural networks, Swarm Intelligence implementations
  • Integrated approach to optimization and simulation
  • MPI, OpenMP, GPGPU applications in Computational Science
  • Optimization algorithms, modelling techniques related to optimization in Computational Science
  • High-performance Software developed to solve science (e.g., biological, physical, and social), engineering, medicine, and humanities problems
  • Hardware approaches of high performance computing in modeling and simulation

As for previous editions, organizers of the HPCMS session are planning a Special Issue of an important international ISI Journal, based on distinguished papers that will be accepted for the session. For instance, a selected number of papers of the past workshop editions have been published on the ISI Journals “Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing”, “International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications” and “Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience”



  • William Spataro – University of Calabria, Italy
  • Georgios Sirakoulis - Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Giuseppe A. Trunfio – University of Sassari, Italy
  • Rocco Rongo, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Andrea Giordano, ICAR-CNR, Italy

Programme Committee:

  • Angelos Amanatiadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Donato D’Ambrosio, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Pawel Topa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Gianluigi Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
  • Lou D’Alotto, York College/CUNY, New York, USA
  • Antonios Gasteratos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Ioakeim Georgoudas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Marco Beccutti, University of Torino, Italy
  • Rolf Hoffmann, Darmstadt University, Germany
  • Ioannis Karafyllidis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Yaroslav Sergeyev, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Antisthenis Tsompanas, University of the West of England, UK
  • Rocco Rongo, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Georgios Sirakoulis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • William Spataro, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Giuseppe A. Trunfio, University of Sassari, Italy
  • Marco Villani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Jaroslaw Was, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Davide Spataro, ASML, The Netherlands
  • Massimo Cafaro, University of Salento, Italy
  • Andrea Giordano, ICAR-CNR, Italy
  • Mario Cannataro, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
  • Gihan R. Mudalige, University of Warwick, UK
  • Alessio De Rango, University of Calabria, Italy

Submission of Papers:

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in the Conference proceedings format (double-column, 10pt) to the conference main track or to the Special Sessions through the EasyChair conference submission system with an indication of the main track or the name of the Special Session.


Double-blind review: the paper should not contain authors names and affiliations; in the reference list, references to the authors' own work entries should be substituted with the string "omitted for blind review”.

Publication: Proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS). All accepted papers will be included in the same volume, published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions will be published after the notification of acceptance. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be submitted to IEEE explore, CDSL, and for indexing among others, to DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

About Euromicro

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W. Spataro

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Calabria
e-mail: spataro at unical.it