Scientific Computing Infrastructure (SCI'18) workshop

Held in conjunction with the 18thInternational Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2018)
Melbourne, Australia, July 2-5, 2018

Call for papers

Advancements in computing platforms research allow building complex systems which help conduct virtual experiments: setup virtual testbeds, fetch input data, run a computing experiment, compare its output to outputs of similar experiments and organize obtained results in a convenient way for further retrieval and processing by other researchers. These systems are composed of a variety of distributed components and there are numerous ways to tie them together.

The majority of current computing architectures are based on virtualized components; thus one of the fundamental questions of building computing architectures is forming a virtual computing environment according to the computational problem and creating tools to control it.

The emergence of new types of processors and accelerators changes the paradigm of executing applications on computing systems. New approaches to the issues of using vector accelerators and matrix calculations in general are of high priority.

The objective of the workshop is to show modern techniques on constructing such complex computing systems and to share usage and maintenance experience.


The topics of the SCI’18 workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Distributed, grid and cloud information systems;
  • Distributed system and application performance monitoring;
  • Virtualization, application containers and delivery techniques;
  • Distributed databases, key-value stores and parallel file systems for high-performance computing;
  • Scientific and general workflow systems, scientific virtual experiment tracking and data provenance;
  • Application portability for heterogeneous and homogeneous distributed computer systems;
  • Infrastructure of specialized Learning Management Systems;
  • Computational environments for numerical modeling of complex natural phenomena and technical processes.

Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the conference proceedings that will be indexed in Scopus and Web of Science.

Important dates

March 5, 2018: Submission deadline
April 8, 2018: Notification of Acceptance and Early-bird Registration starts.
May 6, 2018: Early-bird Registration ends.
May 6, 2018: Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers
July 2-5, 2018: ICCSA 2018 Conference

Paper submission

To submit a paper, please connect to the submission site from the link provided at the ICCSA 2018 web site: Only papers submitted through the electronic system and strictly adhering to the relevant format will be considered for reviewing and publication.

The submission must fall into the following category: Scientific Computing Infrastructure (SCI 2018) workshop paper.

The submitted paper must be between 10 to 16 pages long for LNCS publication and should be formatted according to the LNCS rules, respectively. Please consult the URL for formatting information and templates. Each paper must deal with original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under responsibility of the authors). Each paper will be reviewed by at least three experts in the relevant field, ensuring the publication of only top quality contributions.

When a paper is accepted at least one of the authors has to register to the Conference and orally present the paper at the Workshop. Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Conference proceedings. Each participant will receive the electronic copy of all the proceeding volumes (LNCS) on a USB key. For a selected number of top quality papers, after the Conference, the authors will be requested to extend the paper in order to be published as special issues in Transactions on Computational Science.


Dr. Elena Stankova,
Dr. Vladimir Korkhov,

Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia