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HPCS 2013: First Call For Submissions - Big Data and Big Compute

HPCS (the High Performance Computing Symposium) is Canada’s foremost supercomputing conference – a multidisciplinary conference where computational researchers from all disciplines in industry and academia, computer scientists, and vendors exchange new tools, techniques and interesting results in and for HPC computational research.

HPCS 2013 will take place in Ottawa from June 2 - 6, 2013. The first two days (Sunday and Monday) will consist of tutorial workshops covering introductory and advanced tools for high performance computing, and the technical sessions of the symposium will take place Tuesday through Thursday. Information will be posted and updated at the HPCS 2013 website. We are seeking submissions for both contributed works and workshops, particularly as relating to our theme, `Big Data + Big Compute = Big Insight’. We are particularly interested in policy-relevant work at the intersection of HPC and Big Data across all sectors:

  • Society (including topics such as medicine, privacy, and the power grid, etc.)
  • Industry (including such topics such as data mining, oil and gas, and business analytics, etc.)
  • Government (including such topics as traffic modelling, data mining for internal, etc.)
  • Academia (ranging from the physical sciences to digital humanities)


Submissions for contributed works will be due on April 2, 2013. There will be two streams for submissions – full-paper works and abstracts. Submissions will be refereed and notifications of acceptance will go out by May 3, 2013. Proceedings will be published in a refereed, indexed venue. Submission information will be posted here.

Submissions for half-day or full-day tutorial workshop proposals will be due Feb 4, 2013, and should include an outline of the proposed curriculum, list of instructors, and what facilities would be required. Workshops with a strong hands-on component and connection to the themes of the conference are strongly preferred.

For more information on the conference, you can sign up for email udpates or follow HPCS 2013 on Twitter.