HPCS 2005: The New HPC Culture
The 19th International Symposium on
High Performance Computing Systems and Applications

Call for Papers (Closed January 3, 2005, see FAST ABSTRACTS)


HPCS is a multi-disciplinary meeting to discuss new and exciting scientific and technical work involving High Performance Computing. Researchers from all disciplines in the sciences, engineering, mathematics and applied human sciences are invited to participate. All papers will be refereed. Both oral presentations and posters sessions will be available.

Students are particularly encouraged to submit papers.

There will be multiple parallel paper sessions as well as poster presentations, industrial events and discussion forums.

HPCS 2005 has designated eight themes but all relevant HPC and HPC-related research will be considered. The themes are (but are not restricted to):

1. Computational Sciences and Engineering
2. Computational Mathematics
3. Computational Challenges (frontier computations)
4. Computational Infrastructure (hardware, architecture, grid, wireless environment)
5. HPC Tools and Software
6. Algorithms, Complexity and Theory
7. Applications of HPC (computational finance, economics, modelling)
8. HPC in the Life Sciences

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings to be published by the IEEE.

There is a 7 page limit on papers. Paper format.

To submit papers OR for more information, please email hpcs2005@sharcnet.ca

The 3rd annual OSCAR (Open Source Cluster Application Resources) Symposium will be held in conjunction with HPCS 2005, as per below

The 3rd Annual Symposium on Open Source Cluster Application Resources (OSCAR)

Call for Papers

With over 130,000 downloads since its first public release in April 2001, OSCAR’s popularity speaks to its effectiveness in providing cluster installation, management, and computing software stack. OSCAR is a snapshot of best-known methods for building, programming and using clusters. OSCAR started as a traditional Beowulf software stack, has expanded in recent years to embrace numerous cluster computing styles including diskless, high-availability, scalable systems, and single system image. The project is an open effort among industry, academic and research groups to help simplify the setup and management of computing clusters. Further information is available at the OSCAR web site, http://oscar.openclustergroup.org/.

Topics of interest:

Authors are encouraged to submit papers related to OSCAR software stack – including but not limited to the following:

* Experiences using the OSCAR environment
* Packages to consider adding to the OSCAR software stack
* Clustering Frameworks
* Cluster and Grid as it relates to OSCAR
* Experiences creating OSCAR packages
* Proposals for new OSCAR projects or distributions
* Experiences creating new OSCAR distributions
* Cluster tools
* Design proposals
* Experiences in cluster and grid computing

Submit papers via oscar05@mailhub.ornl.gov

Submission Guidelines:

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings to be published by the IEEE. Formatting information will be available on the conference website. Papers will be limited to 7-pages.


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: JANUARY 3, 2005
Acceptance Notification: FEBRUARY 9, 2005
Revision Deadline: MARCH 1, 2005

For more information, please email us.



Paper specifications

The IEEE has strict document specifications that must be adhered to. Please refer to the IEEE Authors Guidelines. Papers not submitted in the specified format will not be accepted.

All accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings and must be formatted using the IEEE 2-column conference format. (The necessary style files for LaTeX and Word are available at here.

Note that the style files given at this link contain both sample proceedings and transactions style files. Please use the "bare_conf.tex" file for your paper. Word users, please do not use any running header (or paper identification and page numbers) as shown in the "trans-jour.doc" template.

ONLY PostScript or PDF files will be accepted.

If you use PDF, the distiller setting MUST be changed so PDF files are:

- Optimized
- Set to Acrobat 4.0 compatibility
- All graphics are set to least 300 dpi resolution
- ALL fonts MUST be embedded and subset
- Page size is 612.0 x 792.0 points (8.5" x 11").

Most default settings for PDF distillers are NOT set-up to create PDF files that meet both printing and archiving specifications (graphics resolution, font embedding, etc.). The most common PDF distiller defaults are set-up to distill files to screen defaults. The screen defaults (low resolutions and no embedded fonts) do not reproduce well and do not match the quality of PDF files needed for print reproduction and archiving into IEEE digital libraries.

PLEASE NOTE: Authors should check their final postscript or PDF files before submission to verify that all fonts have been properly embedded and subset. Some font manufacturers now flag their fonts to not embed. These fonts should be avoided.


Fast Abstracts/Short Communications format

Submissions should be 1-2 pages, 11pt font, single-spaced with 1-inch margins in PDF format only.

Poster format

Please refer to the above instructions to format your short paper. There is a limit of 3 pages per short paper in this format which is included in the cost of your registration.