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The Third International Conference on
Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering
Pécs, Hungary
25-27 March 2013

in association with
Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering
University of Pécs

Final call-for-papers
This is the third in a series of conferences concerned with new developments and applications of high performance computing (including parallel, distributed, grid and cloud computing) in engineering. The inaugural conference in this series was also held in Pécs, Hungary and the second in the series was held in Ajaccio, Corsica.

The conference will consider mathematical, computer science and engineering developments that impact on the use of HPC in engineering analysis, design, and simulation. Engineering is interpreted in its widest sense to include aeronautical, civil, mechanical, electrical, materials, bioengineering, geotechnical, structural and environmental fields.

The range of topics considered by the Conference will include: The mathematical and computer science aspects include, but are not limited to:
  • parallelization
  • domain decomposition
  • solution methods
  • partitioning
  • message passing systems
  • grid technology
  • distributed systems
  • computer architecture
  • parallel and distributed system architectures
  • parallel and distributed software technologies
  • parallel and distributed algorithms
  • peer-to-peer computing
  • grid and cluster computing
  • cloud computing
  • performance evaluation and measurement
  • tools and environments for software development
  • petaflop computing
  • parallellisation of sequential/legacy codes
  • GPU - CPUGPU - CUDA architectures

Papers describing applications of HPC (parallel, distributed and grid computing) to engineering are invited, including, but not limited to:

  • engineering simulation
  • engineering design
  • engineering assessment
  • visualization and VR
  • computational steering
  • neural networks
  • genetic algorithms
  • evolutionary computing
  • cellular automata
  • data mining
  • meta-heuristics
  • optimization
  • high-performance scientific and engineering computing
  • bioinformatics
  • computational engineering on special
  • purpose hardware (e.g. GPUs)
Papers describing the use of parallel, distributed, grid and cloud computing in all aspects of engineering are included. Engineering areas include: solid mechanics, computational fluid mechanics, geomechanics, soil structure interaction, fluid structure interaction, multi-physics simulation, optimization, environmental engineering, etc.
Young Researcher Best Paper Competition
To encourage young researchers to attend the conference two 500 Euro Young Researcher Best Paper Prizes will be awarded to the best paper presented at the conference. The two prizes will be for the best papers in the categories: (1) engineering and (2) mathematics or computer science. To read the full terms and conditions of this competition, please click here.
Special Sessions
A number of special sessions will be organised at this Conference. If you wish to participate in a special session please indicate this when you submit your abstract. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date. Please also notice the important dates.
  • PARENG2013-S01: Parallel Computing of Engineering Problems,
    organised by Prof. J.I. Ramos, Universidad de Malaga, Spain (jirs AT
  • PARENG2013-S02: The Use of High Performance Computing to Solve Intractable Problems with Metaheuristic Algorithms,
    organised by Dr M. Leps, CTU Prague, Czech Republic (leps AT
  • PARENG2013-S03: Parallel solution of sparse linear systems arising in engineering applications,
    organised by Dr C. Janna, University of Padova, Italy (janna AT
  • PARENG2013-S04: Non-overlapping domain decomposition methods in engineering,
    organised by Dr J. Kruis, CTU Prague, Czech Republic (jk AT and Dr T. Kozubek, VSB Ostrava, Czech Republic (tomas.kozubek AT
  • PARENG2013-S05: PRACE in engineering,
    organised by Dr C. Moulinec, STFC, Daresbury Laboratory, UK (charles.moulinec AT
  • PARENG2013-S06: GPGPU Computing Systems,
    organised by Prof. M. Yakobovskiy, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow, Russia (lira AT

Proposals for the organisation of a special session on your specialist topic including ten to sixteen papers and an optional special lecture are welcome. Proposals for special sessions may be sent to the conference editors via pareng2013 AT

Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Chairmen are Prof. Barry H.V. Topping (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary) and Dr Peter Iványi (University of Pécs, Hungary).

The members of the editorial board for this conference are: Prof. H. Adeli, USA; Prof. R.K. Agarwal, USA; Dr H. Akiba, Japan; Dr N.E. Alaa, Morocco; Prof. S. Aliabadi, USA; Prof. O. Allix, France; Mr J.M. Alonso, Spain; Prof. E. Aulisa, USA; Dr L. Badea, Romania; Prof. B. Balachandran, USA; Prof. J.W. Baugh, USA; Prof. M.L. Bittencourt, Brazil; Prof. H. Borouchaki, France; Prof. P. Bouvry, Luxembourg; Dr J. Brozovsky, Czech Republic; Dr X. Cai, Norway; Prof. A.H. Chan, UK; Prof. H.M. Chen, Taiwan; Prof. B.N. Chetverushkin, Russia; Dr K.W. Cho, Korea; Dr P.G. Coelho, Portugal; Prof. J.Y. Cognard, France; Prof. R. Couturier, France; Dr T.N. Croft, UK; Prof. M. Damodaran, India; Prof. P. Devloo, Brazil; Dr C. Di Napoli, Italy; Dr J. Dobias, Czech Republic; Dr M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Dr D. Emerson, UK; Dr J. Erhel, France; Prof. D. Eyheramendy, France; Dr V. Galiano, Spain; Dr M. Ganzha, Poland; Prof. L. Giraud, France; Dr B. Glut, Poland; Dr J.M. Gonzalez Vida, Spain; Dr G.A. Gravvanis, Greece; Prof. A. Groenwold, South Africa; Prof. O. Hassan MBE, UK; Prof. I. Herrera, Mexico; Dr D. Horak, Czech Republic; Dr F. Hulsemann, France; Dr C. Ierotheou, UK; Dr P. Iványi, Hungary; Prof. B. Izzuddin, UK; Dr C. Janna, Italy; Prof. B. Jeremic, USA; Prof. P.K. Jimack, UK; Mr W.E. Johnston, USA; Prof. M.B. Juric, Slovenia; Dr A. Kaceniauskas, Lithuania; Prof. P. Kacsuk, Hungary; Dr A.I. Khan, Australia; Prof. C.W. Kim, Korea; Dr W.J. Knottenbelt, UK; Dr L. Komzsik, USA; Dr T. Kozubek, Czech Republic; Prof. M. Krafczyk, Germany; Dr J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Dr O. Kurc, Turkey; Prof. P. Ladevèze, France; Prof. L. Laemmer, Germany; Prof. F. Lau, Hong Kong; Dr F. Ledoux, France; Dr M. Leps, Czech Republic; Prof. S. Lo, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. F. Magoulès, France; Dr K. Margaritis, Greece; Dr C. Mateos Diaz, Argentina; Prof. H.G. Matthies, Germany; Dr P.D. Michailidis, Greece; Prof. V. Migallon, Spain; Dr H.F. Migallon Gomis, Spain; Dr G.F. Moita, Brazil; Dr C. Moulinec, UK; Prof. U. Naumann, Germany; Prof. D.T. Nguyen, USA; Dr T. Nguyen, France; Prof. G.P. Nikishkov, Japan; Prof. P. Pagliosa, Brazil; Prof. J.B. Paiva, Brazil; Prof M. Paprzycki, Poland; Prof. B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Prof. J. Penades, Spain; Prof. J.I. Ramos, Spain; Prof. A.R.M. Rao, India; Prof. J. Reese, UK; Prof. M.M. Resch, Germany; Prof. C. Rey, France; Prof. M.L. Romero, Spain; Prof. D. Roose, Belgium; Dr D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Prof. M. Schaefer, Germany; Prof. M. Snir, USA; Prof. V. Sonzogni, Argentina; Dr I. Spence, Ireland; Prof. P. Spiteri, France; Dr V. Stankovski, Slovenia; Dr D.C. Sternel, Germany; Dr S.i. Sugimoto, Japan; Prof. J. Telles, Brazil; Prof. B. Topping, UK; Dr R. Trobec, Slovenia; Prof. D. Tromeur-Dervout, France; Prof. B. Vinter, Denmark; Dr C. Walshaw, UK; Dr L. Wang, USA; Prof M. Yakobovskiy, Russia; Prof. C.T. Yang, Taiwan; Dr J. Zeman, Czech Republic;

Conference Proceedings
The conference proceedings which will be available on the first day of the conference will be published by Civil-Comp Press.

A selection will be made of the best papers presented at the conference, as chosen by the conference chairman and members of the editorial board. The authors of these papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for publication in special issues of Advances in Engineering Software.

Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pécs, Hungary.

The University of Pécs was founded in 1367 and is the oldest in Hungary. The Pollack Mihály College of Engineering, which was granted University Faculty status in 2004, provides degree course in information technology, architectural, civil, mechanical, environmental, and electrical engineering.

Pécs, the fifth largest city of Hungary, lies in the southern part of Transdanubia and is the seat of Baranya County. It is the largest city of the western region of the country, a gateway to Croatia, the Balkans and the North-Italian region. Mysterious Roman crypts, domed Turkish mosques and a slender minaret, fine Zsolnay porcelain, grand Csontváry paintings, decorative Vasarely patterns, almonds trees in full blossom early spring, pleasant restaurants and cafés. Pécs, is a 2000 year-old city at the foot of the Mecsek hills with a Mediterranean climate and atmosphere.

Pécs, called Sopianae in the Roman era, was a significant center of early Christianity. The necropolis consisting of sixteen graves is a unique monument complex that was recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage in 2000. Pécs was a European Capital of Culture in 2010. At the same time Pécs is the city of grapes and good wine. One of the first champagne companies was established here, and wine-making is still a living tradition in the area. The city is also renowned for its rich artistic life and multi-colored festivals. Several universities, research institutions, and significant scientific and professional achievements enhance the reputation of Pécs the world over.

All presentations, lunches and coffees will be at this location. For information on how to get to the venue, click here.

Accommodation is available at several hotel in the city of Pécs. Bookings should be made directly with the hotel of your choice. For a list of hotel details, indicative rates and a map indicating the venue and hotel locations, click here.
Please check with your travel agent or the Hungarian embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter Hungary. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the visa in good time.

With the current international situation it is difficult for many countries to issue visas without undertaking a lengthy process. In the case of Hungary, we understand that you may require a letter of invitation from a Hungarian organisation. This assistance can be provided by Dr Peter Iványi to registered participants on request to the conference administrator (pareng2013 AT