Call for papers:

18th  Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing  (PDP  2010)  

17-19  February  2010

Pisa, Italy

Special Session on Grid and High Performance Computing for Nuclear Fusion Applications


Deadline extension: 

Paper submission until August 10th, 2009



The development of nuclear fusion devices e.g. in the international ITER experiment, has reached a state in which the feasibility to generate electrical power has to be demonstrated. In the design of such devices theoretical modelling and computer simulation are crucial steps. Especially the design and construction of ITER requires intensive simulations of plasma physics, the different components and their interaction.
With growing size and complexity of future devices modelling and simulation often exceed the computational capabilities of local infrastructures.
Parallel and distributed tech­nologies such as Grid, High Performance and Cloud computing represent emerging solutions and promise researchers new scalable computational platforms. Current activities concentrate on utilizing new computing paradigms and infrastructures for the fusion community.
The aim of this special session is to present the latest efforts in parallel and distributed nuclear fusion applications and to bring together fusion and computer scientists. We invite you to contribute to this special session by submitting proposals in one or more of the categories outlined below. Topics of interest for fusion applications include, but are not limited to:

  • Grid, HPC and Cloud architectures optimized for fusion applications
  • System infrastructure
  • Parallel algorithms, parallel and large scale applications
  • Comparison of algorithms
  • Code optimization
  • Modelling
  • User interfaces
  • Visualization of large data sets
  • Data mining
  • Interactive access
  • Workflow orchestration 


Supporting project: EUFORIA

EUFORIA (EU Fusion fOR Iter Applications) is a project funded by the European Union (FP7) which will provide a comprehensive framework and infrastructure for core and edge transport and turbulence simulation, linking Grid and High Performance Computing (HPC), to the fusion modelling community.

Paper Submission
Authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 5000 words in length and including a 150-200 word abstract.
Proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS).
Papers submitted for the workshops or special sessions must be submitted through the conference submission system with an indication of the name of the workshop/special session. Papers must adhere to the formatting rules of the conference and will undergo the same review process as other papers submitted to the conference. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present the paper at the Workshop.

Important dates

Papers due:                             August 10th, 2009
Acceptance notification:           October 19th, 2009
Camera-ready versions:           November 3rd, 2009

Session Chairs

Rainer Stotzka
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
+49 7247 82-4738

Jan  Westerholm
Åbo Akademi University
+358 2 2154044

Program Committee

Mats Aspnäs, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Don Batchelor, ORNL, USA 
Isabel Campos Plasencia, CISC, Spain
John Cary University of Colorado, USA
Francisco Castejón CIEMAT, Spain
Choong-Seock Chang, New York University, USA
David Coster, MPI-IPP, Germany
José MªCela Espín, BSC, Spain
Bernard Guillerminet, CEA, France 
Yasuhiro Idomura, JAEA, Japan 
Adrian Jackson, University of Edinburgh, UK
Stephan C. Jardin, Princeton University, USA 
Marcin  Plóciennik, PSNC, Poland 
Frank Schmitz, FZK, Germany
Eric Sonnendrücker, University of Strasbourg, France 
Pär  Strand, Chalmers  University, Sweden
Tomohiko Watanabe, NIFS, Japan