High Performance Computing in Modeling and Simulation





The development of models through which computers can simulate the evolution of artificial and natural systems is fundamental for the advancement of Science. In the last decades, the increasing power of computers has allowed to considerably extend the application of computing methodologies in research and industry, but also to the quantitative study of complex phenomena. This has permitted a broad application of numerical methods for differential equation systems (e.g., FEM, FDM, etc.) on one hand, and the application of alternative computational paradigms, such as Cellular Automata, Genetic Algorithms, Neural networks, Swarm Intelligence, etc., on the other. These latter have demonstrated their effectiveness for modelling purposes when traditional simulation methodologies have proven to be impracticable.


Following the success of our past HPCMS workshops which were held in Turin, Turku and Crete, we are glad to invite you to our fourth edition which will take place in St. Petersburg (Russia).


An important mission of the HPCMS Workshop is to provide a platform for a multidisciplinary community composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, practitioners and experts from world leading Universities, Institutions, Agencies and Companies in Computational Science, and thus in the High Performance Computing for Modelling and Simulation field.

HPCMS intent is to offer an opportunity to express and confront views on trends, challenges, and state-of-the art in diverse application fields, such as engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, ecology, sociology, traffic control, economy, etc.






As for previous editions, organizers of the HPCMS session are planning a Special Issue of an important international ISI Journal, based on distinguished papers that will be accepted for the session. For instance, a selected number of papers of the past workshop editions have been published on the ISI Journals “International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications” and “Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience”.



Programme Co-chairs:


William Spataro, University of Calabria, Italy, spataro[AT]unical[DOT]it


Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, gsirak[AT]ee[DOT]duth[DOT]gr


Giuseppe A. Trunfio, University of Sassari, Italy, trunfio[AT]uniss[DOT]it


Donato D'Ambrosio, University of Calabria, Italy, d[DOT]dambrosio[AT]unical[DOT]it



Program Committee:


Angelos Amanatiadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Gianluigi Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy

Mario Cannataro, University of Catanzaro, Italy

Louis D'Alotto, York College - CUNY, UK

Ioakeim Georgoudas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Yaroslav Sergeyev, University of Calabria, Italy

Rocco Rongo, University of Calabria, Italy

Pawel Topa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Marco Villani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Jaroslaw Was, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Massimo Cafaro, University of Salento, Italy


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