International Workshop on

High Performance Mission Critical System Development

(HiPMiC 2017)


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

Genoa, Italy

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2017 - Extended

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

July 17 – July 21, 2017


High Performance Mission Critical systems are becoming increasingly relevant in many applications. Flight control systems, power systems, medical systems and command and control systems are just a few examples of software systems requiring real-time or near real-time control, high precision and accuracy, and a high degree of fault tolerance.

This workshop aims to be a forum to discuss the most pressing issues and to present the latest advances in the development of high performance mission critical systems.

The HiPMiC Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Formal development methods

  • Agile development for mission critical systems

  • Fault tolerance

  • Round-trip engineering and traceability

  • Multi-core development

  • Life-cycle management

  • Quality assessment and maintenance

  • Standards and Certification


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to high performance mission critical software development. 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 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 - Extended

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

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

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


Prof. Luigi Benedicenti

University of Regina, Canada

Phone: +1 306-585-4705

Fax: +1 306-585-4855


Prof. Alberto Sillitti

Innopolis University, Russian Federation

Phone: +7 (843)

Fax: +7 (843)


International Program Committee*:

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

  • Abdulaziz Alhubaishy, University of Regina, Canada, and Saudi Electronic University, KSA

  • Sultan Alshehri, Majmaah University, Al Majma'ah, Saudi Arabia

  • Pierre Bourque, École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Montreal, Québec, Canada

  • Angelo Messina, Innopolis University, Russian Federation

  • Malek Mohoub, University of Regina, Canada

  • Hausi Muller, University of Victoria, Canada

  • Francesco Poggi, University of Bologna, Italy

  • Alan Rogers, Innopolis University, Russian Federation

  • Davide Rossi, University of Bologna, Italy

  • Nikolai Shilov, Innopolis University, Russian Federation

(* 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.