ICCS 2018

June 11-13, Wuxi, China

Urgent Computing Workshop at ICCS 2018

Science at the Intersection of Data, Modelling and Computation

Complex, large-scale, collaborative simulations are becoming more and more crucial for decision making in critical situations like floods, earthquakes, wildfires, terroristic attacks, epidemics, pandemics, instabilities in financial markets and similar. Very often they are run in almost real time. Urgent computing is a new interdisciplinary research area of computer science addressing algorithms, methods and tools enabling prioritized and immediate access to distributed, large compute and storage systems (computers, grids, clouds) for such emergency computations required for clever decision making. This type of simulation provides data to decision support systems enabling decision makers to choose an optimal behavior scenario in time limitations.

Urgent computing is still in development and the main aim of this workshop is to assess its current status and identify the most important challenges. In 2018 Urgent Computing workshop will take place for the 7th time in the framework of International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS).

We invite users and developers of time limited applications, scientists working on methods and tools for urgent computing, resources providers, and decision makers to submit papers addressing topics related to urgent computing.


We invite you to submit manuscripts reporting original, unpublished research and recent developments or innovative practical application in the area of urgent computing technologies and decision support systems for critical situations.

All accepted papers will be included in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series and indexed by Scopus, EI Engineering Index, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in ISI Web of Science), and several other indexing services. The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers.

As the conference theme this year is “Science at the Intersection of Data, Modelling and Computation”, papers highlighting the role of these three fundamental concepts in shaping modern science will be particularly welcomed.

The manuscripts of up to 10 pages, written in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS templates, should be submitted electronically via EasyChair. Templates are available for download in EasyChair horizontal menu “Templates”.

Papers must be based on unpublished original work and must be submitted to ICCS only. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

Deadlines for draft paper submission, notification of acceptance, camera-ready paper submission and registration may be found in the Important Dates section.

Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

the Journal of Computational Science

After the conference, the best papers will be invited for a special issue of the Journal of Computational Science.

Important dates

  • Paper submission: 31 January 2018 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance of papers: 12 March 2018
  • Camera-ready papers: 30 March 2018
  • Author registration: 12 March – 30 March 2018
  • Participant (non-author) early registration: 12 March – 20 April 2018
  • Participant (non-author) late registration: From 20 April 2018
  • Welcome Reception: To be defined
  • Conference sessions: 11-13 June 2018

Program Committee

Scope and Topics

  • applications requiring emergency computations, including (but not limited to): urgent computing in the medical environment, disaster prediction and preventing using urgent computing, urgent computing applications in science and engineering
  • algorithms and methods of providing immediate access to large scale compute and storage facilities
  • tools, environment and middleware for urgent computing
  • data placement, resource management and optimization for urgent computing
  • solutions enabling collaboration in urgent computing
  • decision support systems based on urgent computing
  • SLA and policies in urgent situations
  • methods implementing urgent computing on a voluntary user-by-user basis


199034, Russia, Saint-Petersburg, 4, Birzhevaya Liniya
Tel.: +7 (812) 337-6494

Anna Bilyatdinova bilyatdinova@mail.ifmo.ru
HPC Department, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia