International Workshop on Converged Computing

May 25th, 13:00 - 18:00, 2023, HAMBURG, GERMANY

Introduction      CFP     Organizers      Program Committee      Submission      Program     

held in conjunction with ISC’23: The International Conference on High Performance Computing

Program 2:00PM - 6:00PM, CET, Thursday, May 25, Hall Y6 - 2nd Floor

16:50-17:45 Panel Discussion

Converged computing continuum on the horizon across HPC, Cloud, and Edge: Opportunities and Challenges

Moderator: Stefano Markidis (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)


The landscape of scientific computing is changing rapidly as complex, multi-stage pipelined workflows that combine traditional HPC computations with large-scale data analytics and AI are becoming increasingly common. These next-generation workflows not only seek to improve the efficiency and scale of traditional HPC simulations, but additionally aim to apply large-scale and distributed computing to domains with high societal impact such as autonomous vehicles, precision agriculture, or smart cities. Such complex workflows are expected to require the coordinated use of supercomputers and cloud data centers as well as edge-processing devices, leading to an era of Converged Computing that combines the best of these worlds.

Cloud computing technologies are gaining prevalence in HPC due to their benefits of resource dynamism, automation, reproducibility, and resilience. Similarly, HPC technologies for application performance optimization and sophisticated scheduling of complex resources are being integrated into modern cloud infrastructures. However, the convergence of HPC and cloud also raises a series of new challenges in areas of resource management, data transfers, storage and throughput. Modern cloud and HPC frameworks provide heterogeneous resources, including processors and accelerators, diverse types of memories and storage, and network links, to match the diversity in workloads. Similarly, cloud technologies for elasticity, resilience, and multi-tenancy need to be adopted in HPC while ensuring high performance and throughput. Converged software stacks will need to provide middleware and resource management to facilitate the use of heterogeneous hardware components, improve the system utilization, and provide seamless interfaces for users and application developers.

The First Workshop on Converged Computing (WOCC’23) will provide the edge, HPC and cloud communities a dedicated venue for discussing challenges and research opportunities, deployment efforts, and best practices in supporting complex workflows on coordinated use of supercomputers and cloud data centers as well as edge-processing devices. The workshop encourages interaction between participants who are developing applications, algorithms, middleware and infrastructure for converged environments. The workshop will be an ideal place for the community to define the current state-of-the-art, identify fundamental challenges and feasible future technologies and techniques. The workshop aims to start discussion on questions, including:

Important Dates


Program Committee

Topics of Interest

We invite both short paper (8 pages single column) or full paper (12 pages single column) of original works. Accepted papers will be included in the post-conference proceedings in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). We encourage works that are related to the following topics and accept other related topics.


EasyChair Submission Site is Open! https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wocc23
Paper submissions must be formatted using LNCS style (see Springer’s website and adhere to the following guidelines:

Use single-column format Text can be short paper (8 pages single column) or full paper (12 pages single column) of original works (including figures and references) with 2 possible extra pages after the review to address the reviewer’s comments. Use Springer’s LaTeX document class or Word template (see Springer’s Proceedings Guidelines) Papers must be suitable for double-blind review (see ISC High Performance Double-Blind Review Guidelines) Papers submitted to be included in the proceedings should not have been previously published or under review for a different venue Note that a membership on a program committee does not inherently create a conflict of interest to submit a paper.

Review Process

Each paper is expected to receive a minimum of 3 reviews Double-blind peer-review will be used Papers will be evaluated based on novelty, technical soundness, clarity of presentation, and impact The Research Paper Committee reserves the right to reject incorrectly formatted papers.