Dear Colleagues,

please notice the deadline extension for our
INFOCOMP 2018 conference in order to enter the peer review:

  >>> March 23, 2018 <<<

Looking forward to your contributions and hopefully seeing you in Barcelona!
Wish you all the best with your research and beyond!

Kind regards,
Dr. Claus-Peter Rueckemann
INFOCOMP General Chair and Chair of the Steering Committee


Dear Colleagues,

we are very happy to welcome new contributions for the next
INFOCOMP events, coming to BARCELONA, Spain, in 2018!

Thank you so much for the excellent contributions and for the
support from all participants, speakers, panelists, committees,
peer reviewers, and all the other contributors
and volunteers! Your contributions and support have made the
INFOCOMP conferences a successful and most lively event
over the past years!

Please consider to contribute to The Eighth International Conference on
Advanced Communications and Computation (INFOCOMP 2018) and events
and/or forward to your colleagues and to the appropriate groups.

INFOCOMP 2018 continues a successful series of events
dedicated to advanced communications and computing aspects, covering academic
and industrial achievements and visions. We solicit both academic, research,
and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research
and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific
proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry
consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of
the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals. Tracks
feature trends and advances, application scenarios, state of the art, and
outreach developments of advanced scientific computing, supercomputing, HPC,
and communication from present to future architectures, integrated systems,
beyond cloud, and reaching exaflop: large scale and fast computation,
networks/systems communications, measurement, control and management, advanced
applications from geosciences, scientific data processing, natural sciences,
archaeology, planetology, spatial and environmental sciences, geoprocessing,
integrated information and computing systems, intelligent systems, mobility,
legal informatics, database applications, as well as tracks on evaluation
context, biometry, security, access technologies, algorithms, and applications.

In 2018 INFOCOMP again also hosts The International Symposium
on Modeling and Optimization (MODOPT 2018).

The conference aims on bringing together world's leading international experts,
researchers, computational scientists, developers, system managers, users,
doctoral students, and industry and business affiliates for sharing
experiences, publishing and presenting new research results and discussing
recent developments, challenges, and future advancements and collaboration in
exciting keynotes, expert panels, workshops, special sessions, and tutorials.

In this context, in addition to the Call for Papers
please also note the chance for proposals on

Wish you all the best with your research and beyond!

Looking forward to your contributions and hopefully seeing you in Barcelona!

Kind regards,
Dr. Claus-Peter Rueckemann
INFOCOMP General Chair and Chair of the Steering Committee


Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity
to submit and publish original scientific results to:
  *INFOCOMP 2018*, The Eighth International Conference on
                   Advanced Communications and Computation,
The submission deadline is *March 23, 2018*.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions for a journal.


INFOCOMP 2018, The Eighth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation


MODOPT 2018 The International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization

For General Page, Call for Papers and topics, submission, committees,
and program for INFOCOMP please see:

Event schedule: July 22 - 26, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain

- regular papers [in proceedings and digital library]
- short papers (work in progress) [in proceedings and digital library]
- ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
- extended abstracts: two pages [in proceedings and digital library]
- posters: two pages [in proceedings and digital library]
- posters:  slide only [slide-decks will be posted]
- presentations: slide only [slide-decks will be posted]
- demos: two pages
- doctoral forum submissions: [in proceedings and digital library]

Submission deadline: March 23, 2018

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts,
state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments,
applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit
complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference
or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of
Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business
presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

INFOCOMP 2018 conference tracks:

Trends and advances on architecture/methods

Intensive computing and Big Data; Performance portability; Trading off locality
and load balancing; Complex multi-physics models; Multiscale methods;Emerging
programming models;Hybrid parallel programming; APGAS (Asynchronous Partitioned
Global Address Space) programming model; Resiliency and elasticity approaches;
Scalable petascale data-driven approach; Extreme scale technologies; Task
characterization-driven scheduling; Data analytics and visualization; HPC in
IoT (Internet of Things) systems; Observational data and simulations; Complex
scientific data sets; Massively scalable task parallelism; Routing-aware tasks;
Multi-tenant cloud workloads; Soft error resiliency

Trends and advances on disciplines/applications

Urban Simulations; Scalable cortical computing; Molecular dynamics
supercomputing; Petascale biomolecular simulations; Data-centric parallel
systems; Lithospheric dynamics; Graph computation; Genome-scale gene networks;
Scale free graphs; Migratable objects; Quantum simulations; Metascalable
quantum molecular dynamics simulations; Real-time data analytics; Uncertain
execution scales; Sharing in IaaS clouds; Large-scale visualization;
Distributed NoSQL data stores

Large scale and fast computation

Developments in information and computing systems; Grid computing; Cloud
computing; Pervasive / ubiquitous computing; Services computing and
Opportunistic computing; High Performance Computing (HPC); Fast data
processing; Real-time processing; Fast switching and routing protocols;
Parallelization of algorithms and applications; Energy-efficient High
Performance Computing; Large scale data visualization; Tools for
parallelization; High performance codes; Optimization; Innovative
architectures; Distributed systems, dynamical systems; Future architectures,
integrated systems, beyond cloud, reaching exaflop; Supercomputing
architectures, operation, and management; Petascale, Exascale; Big data,
dCache; HPC centers, data centers; Benchmarking; Green500, Graph500, Top500;
Service provisioning; Green computing, cooling techniques

Programming models

Programming languages and parallel algorithms; Message Passing Interface (MPI),
OpenMP; Massively Parallel Processing, Symmetric Multi-Processing; PGAS, GASPI,
CAF (Co-array Fortran), UPC (Unified Parallel C); X10, Chapel, CUDA, OpenCL,
OpenACC, OpenHMPP, Lime, OmpSs, OpenStream; Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM);
Programming paradigms; Manycore, multicore; CPU, GPU, FPGA, accelerators; Chip
design, architectures, and programming; Fault tolerance, troubleshooting,
debugging; High end issues, latency, concurrency

Networks/systems communications

Cross-layer design and optimization; Cyber-physical systems and networks; Data
centers, virtualization, and cloud networks; Delay/disruption tolerant
networks; Future Internet broadband services; Software Defined Networks (SDN);
Fast networks / InfiniBand architectures for future interactive multicore
applications; Sensor networks and embedded systems; Ad hoc mobile networks;
Access technologies; P2P networks; Optical networks; Cellular and broadband
wireless networks; Mobility models and mobile networks; Multicast, broadcast
and anycast; Multimedia protocols and networking; Software defined radio and
cognitive radio networking; Content-based network service; Certification,
public key infrastructures, data integrity; Privacy and anonymity

Networks/systems measurement, control and management

Networks/systems measurement, simulation and emulation; Network-, system-, and
application-management; Congestion control and capacity planning; Dynamic
spectrum management; Addressing and location management; Quality of Service
(QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE); Quality of Data (QoD) and Quality of
Context (QoC); e-Commerce, accounting, pricing and billing; Highly parallel
file systems, Lustre, GPFS; Interconnects, high speed ethernet; Use of
distributed compute and storage resources; Energy-aware mechanisms for control
and management; Configuration, reuse of software components; Resource
allocation and management; Denial of service mitigation and prevention; System
and data security; Communication visualization

Advanced applications

Scientific, theoretical, methodological, practical, and technical
contributions; Advanced scientific computing; Simulation and modelling
(scientific applications, engineering, industry); Mathematical and numerical
algorithms and methods; Computer science and geoinformatics; e-Energy,
geosciences, prospection, exploration, oil and gas; Mobility and logistic
services; Geoscientific Information Systems (GIS); Remote sensing and satellite
imaging; Cartography, hydrology; Climatology and environmental sciences;
Molecular dynamics simulation; Genetic algorithms; Physics and chemistry
applications; Medicine, genetics, epidemiology, medical geology;
Multi-dimensional data visualization; Search engines and scientific discovery;
Online social networking; Vehicular, underground and underwater networks and
applications; Scientific data processing; Computation frameworks and tools;
Mathematica, SAGE, Maple, Matlab, Scilab, Gromacs, ANSYS, Fluent, etc.);
Database applications and development; Information and database systems;
Education, e-Learning, and e-Science; ICT business evaluation and management;
Legal informatics, Open Access, Science / Copyright, Patents; Earth and
planetary sciences; Archaeology, cultural heritage; Knowledge discovery,
documentation, and classification; Data intensive computing, data science;
Methdodology and case studies regarding computing and communication scenarios;
Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) applications; Computer Aided Engineering
(CAE) applications

Turbulence modeling and simulation

Fundamental turbulence; Complex flows; Turbulence modeling; Environmental
turbulence; Simulation of solid-liquid systems; Heat/cooling transfer modeling;
Transitional flows models;  Flows simulation; Particle simulations; Turbulent
multi-phase flows; Oscillations; Stability and instability; Turbulent air-water
flows;  Liquid/Liquid interface turbulence; Aeroacoustics

Evaluation context

Energy-aware and energy-efficient networks; Implementation and experimental
testbeds; Traffic measurement and traffic patterns; Characterization of
topology dynamics; Access and biometric technologies, performance, and cost
prediction; Web services and performance; Performance measurement and
benchmarking; Energy-aware and energy-efficient High Performance Computing;
Usability studies; Social and ethic consequences with biometry and data
security; Standards, benchmarks, protocols

Biometry, security, access technologies, algorithms, and applications

Technologies and advances in biometric algorithms and interfaces (gait,
electrocardiography, iris, image, fingerprint, palm veins, multi-modality);
Biometric systems; Integration of biometrics with other technologies; Challenge
response; Simplified enrollment; NFC support, spoofing, and countermeasures;
Single sign on (SSO); Adaptive trust; Template protection (protection of
reference data); Large and scalable biometric systems using cloud services;
Deployed solutions and applications; Experience reports and systems;
Description in physical and logical access control; information system access,
immigration and border control, law enforcement, entertainment, finance, life
science, healthcare, forensics); Distributed and mobile devices; Public Key
Infrastructures; Digital Forensics; Quantum cryptography theory and application
for commercial usage; topology of information (braid group approach)