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Venue: Excelsior Hotel
PARENG2015
The Fourth International Conference on
Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering
Dubrovnik, Croatia
24-27 March 2015
Past Conference
Introduction
This is the fourth 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 and third conferences in this series were held in Pécs, Hungary and the second 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.

Themes
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
  • multicore and manycore 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, cloud and grid computing) to engineering are invited, including, but not limited to:

  • computational methods in science and engineering
  • large scale computing
  • 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.
Industry Poster Sessions
A limited number of conference participants from industry may present posters at the conference. For further details of the arrangements for posters see here.
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.

The list of special sessions is being assembled. Proposals for the organisation of a special session on your specialist topic including six or more papers and an optional special lecture are welcome.

Proposals for special sessions may be sent to the conference editors via ccmm2 AT civil-comp.com

The current list of special sessions includes:
  • PENG-S01: High Performance Computing in AEC,
    organised by Dr M. Dolenc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, (mdolenc AT itc.fgg.uni-lj.si)
  • PENG-S02: Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Large-Scale Problems,
    organised by Dr A. Bendali, UMR CNRS-INSA, UPS 5640, Toulouse, France, (abendali AT insa-toulouse.fr)
  • PENG-S03: Parallel Distributed Algorithms for Industrial and Theoretical Problems,
    organised by Dr J. Kruis, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, (jk AT cml.fsv.cvut.cz), and Professor T Kozubek, VSB Technical University, Ostrava, Czech Respublic, (tomas.kozubek AT vsb.cz)
  • PENG-S04: Engineering Computations in the Cloud,
    organised by Professor W. Gentzsch, The Ubercloud, Neutraubling, Germany, (wolfgang AT theubercloud.com)
  • PENG-S05: Computational Solid and Fluid Dynamics within PRACE,
    organised by Dr C. Moulinec, Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, United Kingdom, (charles.moulinec AT stfc.ac.uk) and Dr V. Vondrak, VSB Technical University, Ostrava, Czech Respublic, (vit.vondrak AT vsb.cz)
  • PENG-S06: Using Fortran Coarrays in Engineering ,
    (including all PGAS languages: Fortran Coarrays, UPC, Fortress, Chapel, X10, etc.) organised by Dr A. Shterenlikht, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, (mexas AT bris.ac.uk)
Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Chairmen are Prof. Peter Iványi (University of Pécs, Hungary) and Prof. Barry H.V. Topping (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary).

The members of the editorial board for this conference are: Dr H. Akiba, Japan; Dr N.E. Alaa, Morocco; Mr J.M. Alonso, Spain; Dr D. Andre, France; Dr G. Andreadis, Greece; Dr I. Ari, Turkey; Prof. E. Aulisa, USA; Dr L. Badea, Romania; Prof. B. Balachandran, USA; Prof. J.W. Baugh, USA; Dr R. Baxter, UK; Dr A. Bendali, France; Prof. M.L. Bittencourt, Brazil; Prof. H. Borouchaki, France; Dr X. Cai, Norway; Dr Y. Cai, China; Dr T. Çakar, Turkey; Prof. A.H. Chan, Australia; Dr P.G. Coelho, Portugal; Prof. R. Couturier, France; Prof. M. Damodaran, India; Prof. P. Devloo, Brazil; Dr M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Prof. Z. Dostal, Czech Republic; Dr D. Emerson, UK; Prof. D. Eyheramendy, France; Dr M. Ganzha, Poland; Prof. W. Gentzsch, Germany; Prof K. Giannakoglou, Greece; Dr B. Glut, Poland; Dr S.W. Gong, Singapore; Dr J.M. Gonzalez Vida, Spain; Prof. G.A. Gravvanis, Greece; Prof. O. Hassan MBE, UK; Prof. I. Herrera, Mexico; Dr D. Horak, Czech Republic; Prof. G. Houzeaux, Spain; Prof. P. Iványi, Hungary; Prof. B. Izzuddin, UK; Dr C. Janna, Italy; Prof. P.K. Jimack, UK; Prof. M.B. Juric, Slovenia; Dr A. Kaceniauskas, Lithuania; Dr G. Karypis, USA; Dr A.I. Khan, Australia; Prof. C. Kim, Korea; Dr R. Klinc, Slovenia; Prof. W.J. Knottenbelt, UK; Dr L. Komzsik, USA; Dr G. Kosec, Slovenia; Prof. T. Kozubek, Czech Republic; Prof. M. Krafczyk, Germany; Prof. J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Dr O. Kurc, Turkey; Dr A. Kuzelewski, Poland; Prof. P. Ladevèze, France; Prof. L. Laemmer, Germany; Dr M. Li, UK; Prof. S. Lo, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. F. Magoulès, France; Dr K. Margaritis, Greece; Dr C. Mateos Diaz, Argentina; Prof. K. Matsuno, Japan; Dr P.D. Michailidis, Greece; Prof. V. Migallon, Spain; Dr H.F. Migallon Gomis, Spain; Dr D. Milasinovic, Serbia; Dr C. Moulinec, UK; Dr N. Muhtaroglu, Turkey; Prof. D.T. Nguyen, USA; Prof. G.P. Nikishkov, Russia; Prof. I.K. Nikolos, Greece; Prof. P. Pagliosa, Brazil; Prof. J.B. Paiva, Brazil; Prof M. Paprzycki, Poland; Dr E. Patelli, UK; Prof. B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Dr G. Peretti Pezzi, Italy; Prof. C.D. Perez-Segarra, Spain; Dr R. Putanowicz, Poland; Prof. T. Rabczuk, Germany; Dr A. Rama Mohan Rao, India; Dr P. Ramet, France; Prof. J. Reese, UK; Prof. M.M. Resch, Germany; Prof. C. Rey, France; Prof. J.R. Roche, France; Dr J.J. Ródenas García, Spain; Prof. M.L. Romero, Spain; Dr D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Prof. L.M. Santos Castro, Portugal; Prof. M. Schaefer, Germany; Dr A. Shterenlikht, UK; 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; Dr G. Sutmann, Germany; Prof. J. Telles, Brazil; Prof. B.H.V. Topping, UK; Prof. V.V. Toropov, UK; Dr R. Trobec, Slovenia; Prof. D. Tromeur-Dervout, France; Dr V. Vondrak, Czech Republic; Dr C. Walshaw, UK; Dr L. Wang, USA; Dr T. Yamada, Japan; 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 Hotel Dubrovnik Excelsior *****, Croatia's iconic hotel overlooking the historic Old City of Dubrovnik. Special Rates are available for participants to stay in this outstanding hotel which an Adriatic Luxury Hotel.

The hotel is 18km from Dubrovnik Airport and just a short walk from the old town.

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

Accommodation
Accommodation is available at the conference venue (Dubrovnik Excelsior Hotel*****) and an adjacent hotel (Grand Villa Argentina*****) at special rates for further details click here.
Visas
Please check with your travel agent or the Croatian embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter Croatia. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the visa in good time. If you require a letter of invitation, you may contact the conference organisation. However, it is more usual for embassies to request proof that you have a firm booking for accommodation. Accordingly you should contact your hotel and if you make a booking using the procedure described here you may contact the agency.