Session 05- HPBench

Special Session on High Performance Computing For Benchmarking

(HPBench 2011)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2011 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation

(HPCS 2011)

July 4 – 8, 2011

Istanbul, Turkey or

In Conjunction With

The International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011)

(Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011)


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 algorithm, it is necessary in general to test it on a large benchmark. In most cases, the size of existing benchmarks is really important. As an example, in the filed of biometrics, the performance of a matching algorithm is estimated through one million of comparisons on a benchmark dataset containing biometric samples of a large number of individuals. It becomes difficult to achieve this testing in a research lab or in an engineering department due to computational constraints and lack of adequate resources. One solution is to use high performance computing systems such as those employed in grid computing. Most recently, cloud computing has been getting popular. This special session focuses on research works aimed at defining high performance computing systems and cloud computing for benchmarking. Furthermore, 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 topics of the session include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Open Platforms for Distributed Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking on the Cloud

    • Benchmarking Web Services

    • Virtualization for Distributed Benchmarking

    • Data Distribution for Benchmarking

    • Evaluation Platforms

    • Performance of Benchmarking Applications on Clouds (Ex: NAS parallel benchmarks)

    • Scalability of Parallel Applications on Public or Private Clouds

    • Benchmarking Scientific Parallel Applications

    • Performance Measurements, Monitoring, Modeling and Simulation

    • Distributed Troubleshooting and Best Practices

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


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 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. 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 via email to the special session organizers at and

Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. 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 which will be made available at the time of the meeting.

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

Important Dates:


Prof. Christophe Rosenberger

Address: ENSICAEN – GREYC, 6 boulevard Maréchal Juin, 14000 Caen - France

Phone: (+33) 2-31-53-81-35

Fax: (+33) 2-31-53-81-10


Prof. Eero Vainikko

Address: University of Tartu. Address: Liivi 2, Tartu 50409 - Estonia

Phone: (+372) 737-5454

Fax: (+372) 737-5468


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2011.

    • Mohamed Achemlal, Orange, France

    • Bernadette Dorrizi, Telecom Sud Paris – France *

    • Jean-Jacques Schwartzmann, Orange, France

    • Waleed W. Smari, University of Dayton, OH, USA

    • Satish Narayana Srirama, University of Tartu, Estonia

    • Gianluigi Zanetti, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia (CRS4), CA, Italy

    • Taieb Znati, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA *

  • 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 contact one of the Conference's organizers. If you have any questions about the HPCS 2011 conference paper submission, please contact Conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Voice: +1 (937) 681-0098, Email: