Call for Demos


The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation

(HPCS 2017)

July 17 – 21, 2017

Genoa, Italy or

Demo Proposal Submission Deadline: 20 March, 2017


The HPCS 2017 Conference, to be held in Genoa, Italy, July 17 - 21, 2017, is an important opportunity for both business and academic sectors to network with the HPC & Simulation communities and collaborating projects investigators and developers, to exchange information, ideas, techniques, hardware and software platforms and tools on how to advance the state of the art in this rapidly evolving field, in order to support the scientific research and education as well as industrial applications and implementations.

Demos and experiential showcases of HPC environments, tools and simulation are highly encouraged to be part of this meeting. We welcome demo proposals on all subjects related to HPCS. Topics include the themes outlined in the conference topics as well as distributed data management, grid and HPC, Cloud applications, Big Data, challenging HPC applications, modeling and simulation techniques and solutions using HPC systems, etc.

Demos will be scheduled throughout the Conference, with dedicated sessions and times as will be indicated in the Program. For demos, this will give authors the opportunity to present their work to a wide audience. It will also provide an excellent opportunity to market products and services as well as present announcements.

Real experimentation has proven to be a fundamental methodology to evaluate HPC technologies and systems as well as modeling and simulation. Early prototyping is an outstanding way to understand real user requirements and help adoption of technologies by the mass market. In addition, the demo sessions showing real-systems prototypes at work will naturally complement the technical sessions, thus stimulating discussions among attendees.

As in every year, the HPCS 2017 Conference will feature state-of-the-art set of demo presentations. The HPCS 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals and ideas for demos to be held in conjunction with the Conference. Topics may cover different levels, ranging from introductory to highly advanced. Demos will address relevant subject areas within HPC and simulation. Typically, 30-minute demos are planned but others will be considered. Proposals will be evaluated by members of the Organizing Committee.

If you are interested in presenting a demo at this conference or you have an idea for a demo you would like to see offered, please contact the Demos Co-Chairs.

TOPICS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

All HPCS related topics.


We invite you to prepare an abstract following the proposed templates below. Please submit your abstract by email to the Co-Chairs (make sure that the subject of the e-mail says "HPCS 2017 Demos Submission.")

The abstracts of accepted demo proposals will be disseminated to the wider HPCS 2017 community and included in the conference proceedings. Hence we invite you to prepare the abstracts with care. The organizing committee will review and select submissions for demo sessions and notify authors about acceptance by April 01, 2017.

A proposal to present a demo at HPCS 2017 should contain the following information:

  • Demo Title

  • Full Name(s), Affiliation(s) and Contact Information of the Instructor(s)

  • Keywords from the list of topics in the Conference Call (up to 6)

  • Extended Abstract (500-1000 words or 2-4 pages) detailing (a) the technical subject, (b) its importance and originality, (c) its relevance and benefits to HPCS 2017 attendees, and (d) demo objectives

  • Demo detailed Outline in a medium level of granularity including sections and subsections as well as bibliography (as applicable)

  • Intended audience profile and prerequisites (if any)

  • Expected duration of the demo. Typically, 30-minute demos are planned but others will be considered.

  • Expected demo format. (i.e., talks, or talks + demo, etc.)

  • Audio/Visual requirements

  • Biography of the Instructor(s) (100-200 words)

If the demo or its earlier version has been given before, please indicate those respective events in full, with dates, and content. This is an important requirement.

Authors of all accepted demos are invited to provide an updated final DEMO EXTENDED ABSTRACT (up to 3 pages) describing the demo features. Demo Extended Abstracts will be included in the Conference proceedings frontal material.


Demo Proposal Submission Deadline ----------------20 March 2017

Demo Notification of Acceptance by ----------------- 01 April 2017

Exhibits Proposal Submission Deadline ------------- 01 April 2017

Registration & Proceedings Manuscript Due ------- 11 May 2017

Conference Dates -------------------------------------- 17-21 July 2017

For information or questions about demos, please contact Demos Co-Chairs:

Gabriele Costa

Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy

Phone: +39 010 353 - 6545

Fax: +39 010 353 - 2948



Alberto Dassatti

Institut REDS - Reconfigurable Embedded Digital Systems, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Phone: +41 24 557 61 60

Fax: +41 24 557 62 64


Horacio Gonzalez-Velez

National College of Ireland (NCI), Dublin, Northern Ireland

Phone: +353 1 449 8529

Fax: +353


Gabor Kecskemeti

Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, U.K.

Phone: +44 0151 231 2855


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