Call for Doctoral Colloquium

Call for Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium


The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation

(HPCS 2016)

July 18 – July 22, 2016

Innsbruck, Austria or

DDC Proposal Submission Deadline: March 22, 2016 - Extended


The 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2016) is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in high performance and large scale computing systems, their use in modeling and simulation, their design, performance and use, and their impact. The Conference will be held on July 18 - 22, 2016 in Innsbruck, Austria.

The conference will include a session for student doctoral work presentations.

The HPCS 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium is intended to bring together PhD students working on HPCS and Simulation related topics, to provide them a friendly forum and an opportunity to present, discuss and illustrate their ongoing research in a constructively critical and informal atmosphere, to obtain valuable feedback from conference attendees, particularly senior researchers and experts in the field. Additionally, the colloquium is meant to facilitate the interaction and collaboration with other researchers. Doctoral students who have not defended their thesis before HPCS 2016 are invited to participate in the HPCS 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium. Students at various stages of their PhD program are encouraged to submit their work, either as a DDC extended abstract or possibly as a full paper. Students presenting their work at HPCS 2016 may apply for Student Travel Grant that we hope to make available (tentative) as posted on the HPCS 2016 web site.

TOPICS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

All HPCS related topics


Students interested in participating in the HPCS 2016 Doctoral Colloquium are requested to submit an extended abstract of up to 3 pages (written in English, in the posted format, single-spaced, double-column, including figures, tables, and references) with the following: title, name, affiliation and contact information; name of dissertation adviser(s); an introduction to the research (problem definition, research motivations, background and literature review); method used and proposed solution (idea, existing and planned proposals, innovative aspects of the solution); current status of the research and expected results; plans to complete the research; and expected contributions. Include up to 6 keywords from the topics list. Add “Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium Extended Abstract” under the title, author and affiliation.

If interested in submitting a longer manuscript, please discuss with the DDC Chairs.

Students should also provide a reference letter by their dissertation adviser. Paper and letter should be sent electronically as WORD and pdf documents to Dissertation Colloquium Co-Chairs as email attachments. Also, include a note stating how you expect to benefit from attending the Doctoral Colloquium.

Contributions will be reviewed and selected based on quality, relevance, and research phase. The selection process will focus on opportunity to benefit from participation, rather than finished research. All accepted doctoral abstracts are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.


Doctoral Dissertation Paper Submission Deadline ------------ March 22, 2016 - Extended

Notification of Acceptance by ----------------------------------- April 23, 2016

Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due by ----------- May 21, 2016 - Extended

Conference Dates ------------------------------------------------- July 18 – 22, 2016

For information or questions about the Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium, please contact the Doctoral Dissertation Co-Chairs:

Domenico Talia

DIMES - Universita' della Calabria, Italy

Phone: +39 0984 494726

Fax: +39 0984 494713


Miroslav Zivkovic

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 525 75 29


the Conference’s organizers, or consult the Conference’s web site at URLs: or