Specific topics for this issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

Category 1: HPC

  • Multi-Scale / Multi- Physics HPC applications
  • Exploration of large data sets on HPC systems
  • Multicore/manycore architectures in scientific applications
  • GPU support for applications
  • Cluster, Grid and Cloud Computing in scientific applications
  • Parallelization of compute or data-intensive tasks in scientific applications
  • Data handling, integration and visualization in scientific applications
  • Programming paradigms for high performance computing in scientific applications
  • Scheduling in high performance computing for scientific applications
  • Tools and programming environments supporting high performance computing in scientific application

Category 2: Clouds

  • self-management in Clouds and federation of Clouds
  • interoperability between Clouds
  • portability of Cloud based applications
  • architectures for automatic management of applications based on multiple Clouds
  • model-driven architectures for multiple Cloud usage scenarios tools, frameworks and processes to enable the transition from the
  • traditional IT delivery model to the (multi)cloud delivery model
  • reliability and security of Cloud services (applications)
  • open-source support for Cloud computing
  • Cloud provider selection mechanisms to achieve performance and other non-functional requirements
  • applications using multiple Clouds

Submitted papers must be properly formatted according to the journal's instructions, which can be foud at: http://www.scpe.org/index.php/scpe/about/submissions#authorGuidelines 

The SCPE journal has a rigorous peer-review process and your extended paper will be send to at least two independent academic referees. However, papers that do not merit publication (for any reason) can be rejected by te Special Issue Editor without further review.

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not under review in any other journal or conference (submissions that violate this requirement will be regarded as self-plagiarism and treated accordingly).


Important deadlines:

Paper submission: March 3, 2014 (strict deadline)

Decision Notification: April 4, 2014 (extended)

Final papers due: April 11, 2014 (extended)


Special Issue Editor:

Florin Fortis, West University of Timisoara, Romania