International Workshop on High Performance Platform Management

(HPPM 2017)


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

Genoa, Italy

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

July 17 – July 21, 2017

Recent years have seen a powerful increase in large-scale, high-performance distributed infrastructures that reach across organizational and national borders. The strong trends to data centre re-centralization, catalyzed by the advent of virtualized infrastructures, compound the range of high-performance platforms and have spawned new commercial computing options, e.g., Cloud Computing. While creating new opportunities for applications, this proliferation also presents challenges to the operation of management of the resulting high-performance IT platforms.

More and more applications exploit large-scale data-centre infrastructure: Cloud offerings promise scalable commercial services, while high-performance computing clusters support the growing demand of computational science applications.

The construction and operation of these High-Performance Platforms poses challenges in many aspects, e.g.:

- the efficient management of their resources;

- the security of the infrastructure;

- the trust of users in the integrity and privacy provided by the platform;

- reliability and survivability;

- the performance of the platform;

- scalability; and

- ease-of-use.

The HPPM 2017 track aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from the domains of distributed large-scale computing applications, operations and management. The workshop will include presentations of contributed high-quality papers in these areas.

The HPPM Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

We request submissions from researchers and practitioners on the following Workshop topics:

Performance and Control

    • Scheduling

    • Resource management

    • Workflows

    • Benchmarking


    • Infrastructure and data security

    • Trust

    • Privacy

Scalability and Construction

    • Monitoring

    • Fault management

    • Configuration

Networks in the Data Centre

    • Software-defined Networks (SDN)

    • Low-latency networks

    • Network protocols

Interaction with Users

    • Management of accounts

    • Accounting of used resources



You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to high performance platform management. 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 workshop paper submission site at In the form you fill out, please indicate that the submission is for HPPM 2017 in the Notes/Comments field of the uploading form. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the form's Comments field. 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 workshop.


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 workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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.