Workshop 04-HPIN

International Workshop on High Performance Interconnection Networks

(HPIN 2013)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2013) or

July 1 – July 5, 2013

Helsinki, Finland

Extended Submission Deadline: March 14, 2013

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Computational, storage, accelerators, and sensing resources are required to be interconnected in efficient ways in most complex systems such as data-centre and cloud infrastructures, data centers, cyber –physical –security systems, many-core processors, and reconfigurable platforms.

This workshop is concerned with the design of high performance interconnection networks for such complex systems. Also of interest is to explore systems using HPIN.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together the researchers from academia and the experts from industry to present and discuss innovative ideas and solutions in high performance interconnection networks.

Selected high-quality papers from the workshop will be invited for extension and publication in special issues in the International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS) or the Springer’s computing journal.

The workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Multi-core on-chip Interconnects, Clusters interconnects, Systems interconnects, and Data centers Interconnects

    • Hardware and software architectures and implementations for interconnection networks

    • On/Off-chip interconnection network architecture (topology, routing, arbitration, ...)

    • (Self-aware) Quality of Service

    • Design, implementation, and evaluation of interconnect standards (InfiniBand, Ethernet, PCI-Express, HyperTransport)

    • Performance and power management issues

    • System modelling and simulation

    • Reliability, scalability, availability, and fault tolerance

    • (Self-aware) reconfigurability issues

    • Memory system design and optimizations

    • Implementing HPIN with FPGAs

    • HPIN in cyber physical systems

    • HPIN in cyber security

    • Application specific HPIN

    • HPIN for data centers


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to high performance interconnection networks and hot interconnects. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column IEEE formatted pages, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s). Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be accepted. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Workshop EasyChair link at Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours.

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2013 conference to present the paper at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2013 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the track organizers.


Paper Submissions: ---------------------------- March 14, 2013

Acceptance Notification: ------------------------ March 31, 2013

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: -------- April 25, 2013

Conference Dates: ---------------------------- July 1 – 5, 2013


Jouni Isoaho

University of Turku, Finland

Phone: +


Masoumeh Ebrahimi

University of Turku, Finland

Phone: +



Masoud Daneshtalab

University of Turku, Finland

Phone: +




All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2013.

  • Nader Bagherzadeh, University of California-Irvine, USA

  • Mohamed Bakhouya, Aalto University, Finland

  • Julien Bourgeois, University of France-Comte, France

  • Eugen Dedu, University of Franche-Comté, France

  • Farshad Khunjush, Shiraz University, Iran

  • Lauri Koskinen, Aalto University, Finland

  • Pejman Lotfi-Kamran, EPFL, Switzerland

  • Samia Loucif, AlHosn University, UAE

  • Mehdi Modarressi, Tehran University, Iran

  • Mohammad H. Neishaburi, Synopsys, Canada

  • Maurizio Palesi, Kore University, Italy

  • Juha Plosila, University of Turku, Finland

  • Sven-Arne Reinemo, Simula, Norway

  • Xiaohang Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.