HiPC 2021 Call For Papers


Program Chairs 

HPC: Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands ([email protected])
Data Science: Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, India ([email protected])


Program Vice-Chairs

Algorithms: Sanjukta Bhowmick, University of North Texas, USA
Applications: Abhinav Bhatele, University of Maryland, USA
Architecture: Michela Becchi, North Carolina State University, USA
System Software: Sathish Vadhiyar, Indian Institute of Science, India

Data Science:
Scalable Algorithms and Analytics: Zeyi Wen, University of Western Australia, Australia
Scalable Systems and Software: Min Si, Argonne National Laboratory, USA


HiPC 2021 will be the 28th edition of the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, Analytics, and Data Science. HiPC serves as a forum to present current work by researchers from around the world as well as highlight activities in Asia in the areas of high performance computing and data science. The meeting focuses on all aspects of high performance computing systems, and data science and analytics, and their scientific, engineering, and commercial applications.

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of high performance computing, and data science and analytics, covering all traditional areas and emerging topics including from machine learning, big data analytics and blockchain. Each submission should be submitted to one of the six tracks listed under the two broad themes of High Performance Computing and Data Science.

Up to two best paper awards will be given for outstanding contributed papers.


High Performance Computing


Algorithms: This track invites papers that describe original research on developing new parallel and distributed computing algorithms, and related advances. Examples of topics that are of interest include (but not limited to):

  • New parallel and distributed algorithms and design techniques;
  • Advances in enhancing algorithmic properties or providing guarantees (e.g., fault tolerance, resilience, concurrency, data locality, communication-avoiding);
  • Algorithmic techniques for resource allocation and optimization (e.g., scheduling, load balancing, resource management);
  • Provably efficient parallel and distributed algorithms for advanced scientific computing and irregular applications (e.g., numerical linear algebra, graph algorithms, computational biology);
  • Classical and emerging computation models (e.g., parallel/distributed models, quantum computing, neuromorphic and other bioinspired models).

Architecture: This track invites papers that describe original research on the design and evaluation of high performance computing architectures, and related advances. Examples of topics of interest include (but not limited to):


  • High performance processing architectures (e.g., reconfigurable, system-on-chip, many cores, vector processors);
  • Networks for high performance computing platforms (e.g., interconnect topologies, network-on-chip);
  • Memory, cache and storage architectures (e.g., 3D, photonic, Processing-In-Memory, NVRAM, burst buffers, parallel I/O);
  • Approaches to improve architectural properties (e.g., energy/power efficiency, reconfigurable, resilience/fault tolerance, security/privacy);
  • Emerging computational architectures (e.g., quantum computing, neuromorphic and other bioinspired architectures).


Applications: This track invites papers that describe original research on the design and implementation of scalable and high performance applications for execution on parallel, distributed and accelerated platforms, and related advances. Examples of topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Shared and distributed memory parallel applications (e.g., scientific computing, simulation and visualization applications, graph and irregular applications, data-intensive applications, science/engineering/industry applications, emerging applications in IoT and life sciences, etc.);
  • Methods, algorithms, and optimizations for scaling applications on peta- and exa-scale platforms (e.g., co-design of hardware and software, heterogeneous and hybrid programming);
  • Hardware acceleration of parallel applications (e.g., GPUs, FPGA, vector processors, manycore);
  • Application benchmarks and workloads for parallel and distributed platforms.


Systems Software: This track invites papers that describe original research on the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems software for high performance computing platforms, and related advances. Examples of topics of interest include (but not limited to):


  • Scalable systems and software architectures for high-performance computing (e.g., middleware, operating systems, I/O services);
  • Techniques to enhance parallel performance (e.g., compiler/runtime optimization, learning from application traces, profiling);
  • Techniques to enhance parallel application development and productivity (e.g., Domain-Specific Languages, programming environments, performance/correctness checking and debugging);
  • Techniques to deal with uncertainties, hardware/software resilience, and fault tolerance;
  • Software for cloud, data center, and exascale platforms (e.g., middleware tools, schedulers, resource allocation, data migration, load balancing);
  • Software and programming paradigms for heterogeneous platforms (e.g., libraries for CPU/GPU, multi-GPU clusters, and other accelerator platforms).

Data Science

Scalable Algorithms and Analytics: This track invites papers that describe original research on developing scalable algorithms for data analysis at scale, and related advances. Examples of topics of interest include (but not limited to):


  • New scalable algorithms for fundamental data analysis tasks (supervised, unsupervised learning, and pattern discovery);
  • Scalable algorithms that are designed to address the characteristics of different data sources and settings (e.g., graphs, social networks, sequences, data streams);
  • Scalable algorithms and techniques to reduce the complexity of large-scale data (e.g., streaming, sublinear data structures, summarization, compressive analytics);
  • Scalable algorithms that are designed to address requirements in different data-driven application domains (e.g., life sciences, business, agriculture);
  • Scalable algorithms that ensure the transparency and fairness of the analysis;
  • Case studies, experimental studies, and benchmarks for scalable algorithms and analytics;
  • Scaling and accelerating machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision applications.

Scalable Systems and Software: This track invites papers that describe original research on developing scalable systems and software for handling data at scale and related advances. Examples of topics of interest include (but not limited to):


  • New parallel and distributed algorithms and design techniques;
  • Design of scalable system software to support various applications (e.g., recommendation systems, web search, crowdsourcing applications, streaming applications)
  • Scalable system software for various architectures (e.g., OpenPower, GPUs, FPGAs);
  • Architectures and systems software to support various operations in large data frameworks (e.g., storage, retrieval, automated workflows, data organization, visualization, visual analytics, human-in-the-loop);
  • Systems software for distributed data frameworks (e.g., distributed file system, virtualization, cloud services, resource optimization, scheduling);
  • Standards and protocols for enhancing various aspects of data analytics (e.g., open data standards, privacy-preserving, and secure schemes).



Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 June, 2021 8 July, 2021
Paper Submission Deadline: 11 June, 2021 16 July, 2021 (hard deadline)
Notification of Initial Decisions: 27 August, 2021 27 September, 2021
Deadline for Revised Submission: 17 September, 2021 18 October, 2021
Notification of Final Decisions: 1 October, 2021 25 October, 2021
Camera Ready Due (for all accepted papers): 15 October, 2021  15 November, 2021


All Deadlines are by 11:59 pm AOE (UTC-12)


Manuscript and Submission Guidelines

Abstracts of no more than 300 words must be submitted by the abstract submission deadline. The title and abstract submitted by this deadline should have sufficient detail and not just be a placeholder.

Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5×11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. The submitted paper should list the authors and their affiliations.

The IEEE conference style templates for MS Word and LaTeX provided by IEEE eXpress Conference Publishing are available for download. See the latest versions here. Electronic submissions must be in the form of a readable PDF file.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Papers must be submitted under one of the 6 technical tracks listed above. The topics listed under each track are representative, but not exhaustive. A published proceeding will be available at the conference. Authors may contact the Program Chair at the email address above for further information or clarification.

At least one author of each paper must be registered for the conference in order for the paper to be published in the proceedings. Presentation of an accepted paper in person is a requirement of publication for a physical conference. Depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic situation evolves, the presentation may be in person or in a virtual format. Details of these will be specified at the time of paper acceptance. Any paper not meeting requirements will not be included in the conference proceedings under IEEE Xplore.

Authors of selected high-quality papers in HiPC 2021 will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for possible publication in a special issue of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.

Submit your paper: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hipc2021.


Review Process 


All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance of the problem to the conference theme, technical strength, rigor in analysis, quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper. Authors are highly encouraged to list the key contributions of their paper, for example in a separate paragraph in the introduction of the paper. The review process is “single-blind” (i.e., authors can list their names on the paper), and that there will be a rebuttal period.

The initial decision for the submission may be Accept, Reject or Revise. Papers that are recommended for revision will have to address the comments from the reviewers, and submit a revised article along with a summary of changes. This will go through a light review and the final decision will be communicated.