Special Session on High Performance Computing for Application Benchmarking and Optimization

(HPBench 2017)


As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017)

Genoa, Italy

July 17 – July 21, 2017

Submission Deadline: April 20, 2017 - Extended

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

Twitter: @HPBench2017


Benchmarking is an essential aspect of modern computational science, and as such, it provides a means for quantifying and comparing the performance of different computer systems.

With a large combination of aspects to benchmark, all the way from the capability of a single core, to cluster configuration, and to various software configurations, the benchmarking process is more of an art than science. However, the results of this process, drive modern science and are vital for the community to draw sensible conclusions on the performance of applications and systems.

This special session focuses on research work aimed at benchmarking modern parallel and distributed systems for addressing a number of real world problems. As such, contributions concerning the definition of new open platforms, new benchmarks to match modern architectural evolutions, studies on the aspects of benchmarking different aspects of systems (from raw runtime performance to energy consumption to energy consumed per data movement) and mathematical foundations of benchmarking 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

    • Benchmarking of Clusters, Supercomputers, and large-scale systems

    • Benchmarking the Performance of I/O

    • Benchmarking of Energy and Energy Efficiency

    • Benchmarking Web Services

    • Virtualization for Distributed Benchmarking

    • Data Distribution for Benchmarking

    • Performance results of benchmarks on modern platforms

    • Scalability Aspects of Benchmarking Parallel Applications on Parallel and Distributed Systems

    • Benchmarking of Parallel Scientific and Business Applications

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

    • Techniques, frameworks and results concerning the benchmarking of library packages

    • Tools and frameworks for performance modeling systems and applications

    • Tools and frameworks for simulation, measurement and monitoring

    • Performance Measurements, Monitoring, Modeling and Simulation

    • Domain-specific benchmarks and applications (such as image processing, pattern recognition, cryptography, biometrics, differential equation solvers, signal processing and alike)

    • Mathematical Foundations of Benchmarking, Metrics and Heuristics


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, language, 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 2017 conference to present the paper at the special session.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2017 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 or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website.

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


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- April 20, 2017 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 28, 2017

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- May 11, 2017

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 17 – 21, 2017


Jeyarajan Thiyagalingam

Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

University of Liverpool

Liverpool L69 3GJ, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)151 795 8316

Fax: +44


Samar Aseeri

Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Phone: +966 544-700-705

Fax: +966


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2017 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2017 Proceedings.

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

  • Roger Downing, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), U.K.

  • Franz Franchetti, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Aleksandar Ilic, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

  • Sylvain Jubertie, University of Orleans, France

  • Bok Jik Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

    • Luke Mason, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), U.K.

    • Neil Morgan, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), U.K.

  • Mikael Mortensen, University of Oslo, Norway

    • Milos Puzovic, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), U.K.

  • Luca Spalazzi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

  • Daisuke Takahashi, University of Tsukuba, 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.