Call for Papers

 Important Dates
  • July 11, 2016 – extended abstract (4+ pages) due
  • August 3, 2016 – author notification
  • October 4-5, 2016 – symposium
  • October 30, 2016 – camera-ready full paper due
General Information

The first JARA-HPC Symposium will take place in Aachen, Germany, October 4-5, 2016.

Current HPC systems consist of complex configurations with a huge number of components, very likely heterogeneous, and typically with not enough memory. The hard- and software configuration can change dynamically due to fault recovery or power saving procedures. Deep software hierarchies of large, complex software components are needed to make efficient use of such systems. On the applications side, HPC systems are increasingly used for data analytics and complex workflows. Successful application development therefore requires collaboration between the domain scientists on one side, and computer science / HPC experts on the other.

JARA-HPC is the High Performance Computing section of JARA, the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance. JARA represents a cooperation between RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich and is a model that is unique in Germany, overcoming the mere juxtaposition of university and non-university research and teaching. Scientists from JARA-HPC combine the knowledge of massively parallel computing on supercomputers with the respective expert competences in different research fields.

JARA-HPC organizes this symposium to motivate lively discussions on the various aspects of the development of HPC applications among experts. Participants will have the opportunity for an in-depth exchange with colleagues from different research fields, who also make use of HPC systems in their scientific work.

Specifically, visualization methods, performance optimization, and data management topics will be discussed in connection with application development in Engineering-, Materials-, and Neuroscience.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Efficient multi-physics coupling strategies in CFD
  • Large materials simulation for energy applications
  • Integration of HPC numerical libraries in ab-initio codes
  • Provenance tracking for reproducibility of workflows and data in science
  • Scalable I/O for massively parallel applications
  • Scalable parallel visualization methods
  • In-situ visualization solutions
  • Scalable algorithms in Simulation Science
  • Performance portability / porting applications
Submission Instructions

JHPCS 2016 is now open to authors for submissions via EasyChair at:

We are accepting submissions as extended abstracts with a minimum of 4
pages in Springer LNCS style, structured like the final paper. The
extended abstract should clearly specify the content that will be added
for the final paper in comments for the reviewers.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to give a presentation at
the JARA-HPC Symposium and will have the chance to extend the initial
submission to a full paper of 8 to 10 pages LNCS style to be published
in the LNCS Symposium proceedings after the symposium.