Session 03-HPBench

(HPBench 2015)

Special Session on High Performance Computing for Application Benchmarking and Optimization


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2015) or

July 20 – July 24, 2015

The Hilton Amsterdam Hotel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Extended Submission Deadline: April 24, 2015

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


Benchmarks are used to quantify the ability of computers to solve problems effectively. Widely used benchmarks enable comparison between different computers, yet there are also cases where performance on many benchmarks is needed to assess performance of a particular application without running that particular application. Community agreement on a good choice of candidate benchmarks to fully evaluate parallel and distributed systems is lacking.

Many algorithms have been proposed and appear in the state of the art of many application domains such as image processing, cryptography, pattern recognition, signal processing, document analysis, etc… In order to quantify the performance and the benefits of a new algorithms, it is necessary to benchmark them and compare them to older algorithms. The computer architecture on which the benchmark is run is also important since it may favor some kinds of algorithms over other algorithms.

In most cases, the benchmark problem size is really important. One wants to understand what computational resources will effectively solve the problem quickly and correctly for different problem sizes.

This special session focuses on research works aimed at benchmarking parallel and distributed systems for solving real world problems. Furthermore, benchmarking related contributions concerning the definition of new open platforms, studies on the distribution of computation tasks and applications in different fields in computer science or from other domains 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, Clusters, Supercomputers

  • Benchmarking Performance of I/O

  • Benchmarking Web Services

  • Virtualization for Distributed Benchmarking

  • Data Distribution for Benchmarking

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

  • Scalability of Parallel Applications on Parallel and Distributed Systems

  • Benchmarking Scientific and Business Parallel Applications

  • Performance Measurements, Monitoring, Modeling and Simulation

  • Applications (not limited to): image processing, pattern recognition, cryptography, biometrics, solution of differential equations, etc.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to benchmarking and high performance computing systems and cloud computing for benchmarking. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author(s) is responsible for correspondence must be indicated. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their full manuscript to the special session Easy Chair link at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript.

Only PDF files will be accepted using the link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented 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 2015 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 to be published as ISBN proceedings by the IEEE and will be available online through IEEE Digital Library and indexed by major indexing services accordingly (e.g., EI indexing).

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



Prof. Eero Vainikko

University of Tartu, Liivi 2, Tartu 50409 - Estonia

Phone: (+372) 737-5454

Fax: (+372) 737-5468


Dr. Samar Aseeri

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory

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 2015.

  • Saber Feki, KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory, Saudi Arabia

  • Amnir Hadachi, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia

  • Bilel Hadri, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

  • Ravi Samtaney, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

  • Robert Speck, Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Germany

  • Jerome Vienne, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), UT Austin, TX, USA

  • Rio Yokota, Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo, Japan

  • TBA, TBA

* Pending confirmation. The TPC will be completed 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.