(HPBench 2016)

Special Session on High Performance Computing for Application Benchmarking and Optimization


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2016) or

July 18 – July 22, 2016

Innsbruck, Austria

Submission Deadline: April 07, 2016 - Extended

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


Benchmarks are used to quantify the ability of computers to solve problems effectively. Widely used benchmarks enable comparison between different computers, yet there are also cases where performance on many benchmarks is needed to assess performance of a particular application without running that particular application. Community agreement on a good choice of candidate benchmarks to fully evaluate parallel and distributed systems is lacking.

Many algorithms have been proposed and appear in the state of the art of many application domains such as image processing, cryptography, pattern recognition, signal processing, document analysis, etc… In order to quantify the performance and the benefits of a new algorithms, it is necessary to benchmark them and compare them to older algorithms. The computer architecture on which the benchmark is run is also important since it may favor some kinds of algorithms over other algorithms.

In most cases, the benchmark problem size is really important. One wants to understand what computational resources will effectively solve the problem quickly and correctly for different problem sizes.

This special session focuses on research works aimed at benchmarking parallel and distributed systems for solving real world problems. Furthermore, benchmarking related contributions concerning the definition of new open platforms, studies on the distribution of computation tasks and applications in different fields in computer science or from other domains 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, Clusters, Supercomputers

  • Benchmarking Performance of I/O

  • Benchmarking Web Services

  • Virtualization for Distributed Benchmarking

  • Data Distribution for Benchmarking

  • Performance of Benchmarking Applications (Eg: NAS parallel benchmarks)

  • Scalability of Parallel Applications on Parallel and Distributed Systems

  • Benchmarking Scientific and Business Parallel Applications

  • Performance Measurements, Monitoring, Modeling and Simulation

  • Domain-specific benchmarks and applications (not limited to): image processing, pattern recognition, cryptography, biometrics, solution of differential equations, etc.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to benchmarking and high performance computing systems, applications and cloud computing for benchmarking. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. 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 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), poster papers and posters (please refer to 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 Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

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 presentation, 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 the HPCS 2016 conference to present the paper at the Special Session.


Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be made available at the time of the meeting. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2016 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 is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the special session, please contact the special session organizers.



Samar Aseeri

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Phone: +966 544-700-705

Fax: +966


Jeyarajan Thiyagalingam

Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

University of Liverpool

Liverpool L69 3GJ, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)151 795 8316

Fax: +44


Jerome Vienne

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

Phone: +1 512-475-9322

Fax: +1 512


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2016 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2016 Proceedings.

  • Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA

  • Mihai Duta, The University of Oxford, U.K.

  • Gihan Mudalige, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, U.K.

  • Milos Puzovic, Science & Technology Facilities Council, Hartree Centre, Cheshire, U.K.

  • Istvan Reguly, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

  • Albert Solernou, University of Leeds, U.K.

  • Steven Wright, University of Warwick, U.K.

  • Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

(*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: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.