We are very proud to announce the 3rd Workshop on High Performance Computing for Smart Cities (WHPCSC 2019) will be held as a workshop inside the SBAC PAD 2019, on October 15-18, Campo Grande, MS.

Call for papers

The interaction between humans have shaped our world, giving birth to modern societies, and cities. Machines are now a fundamental part of this development, sharing space with citizens in our cities, consuming and producing information. This new paradigm is being called the Smart Cities. The building blocks of a smart city are technological devices capable of communicating, processing information and becoming part of the decision-making, but this requires high-performance computing capabilities. Besides promoting a decentralization of the current system, the new cities open doors for different autonomous agents to optimize their own interests. In this context, combinatorial optimization plays a fundamental role for more precise, efficient and balanced decision making. In addition, interaction with citizens is not overlooked, new tools contribute to a more transparent society by promoting a participatory and developed economy. Transparency is also being explored through peer-to-peer technologies and distributed ledgers such as blockchain, where scalability currently poses big challenges to evolution of the systems. It is required that such advances take place in a sustainable manner, due to limited existing resources being harnessed, boosting the adoption of energy-efficient devices. This universe of possibilities opens doors for researchers to devise distinct environments of complex and multicriteria decisions.

Previous editions:

This workshop is strongly connected to four others on Smart City topic, organized since 2017 by the Creating.City group (see https://creating.city/proceedings). The HPC topic has always been a subject on past workshops, together with computational intelligence, so a more directed name was chosen this time to attract more of the HPC community.

Topics of interest include

Suggested topics but not limited to:

  • Applications of HPC to Smart Cities
  • Citizens and HPC Solutions on Smart Cities
  • Computational Intelligence on HPC devices
  • HPC for Autonomous and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • HPC for Consensus and Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT)
  • HPC for Decentralized Systems on Smart Cities
  • HPC for Decision-making on Green Logistics
  • HPC for Digital Signatures and Cryptography
  • HPC for Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Internet-of-Value (IoV)
  • HPC Systems and Analysis on Smart City scenarios
  • Scalability on Decentralized Ledgers
  • Smart Grid optimization using HPC


Submissions should be sent via EasyChair platform https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=whpcsc2019 no later than 31st of August.

Submissions must be in English, 8 pages maximum, following the IEEE conference formatting guidelines. To be published in the conference proceedings and to be eligible for publication at the IEEE Xplore, one of the authors must register at the full rate and present its work.

Contact workshop organizers

  • Igor Machado Coelho (Professor at State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Luiz Satoru Ochi (Professor at Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)
  • Thays Aparecida de Oliveira (PhD student at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
  • Vitor Nazário Coelho (Researcher at OptBlocks, Brazil)

Program committee

  • Alexandre Sena (IME/UERJ, Brazil)
  • Alexandre Nery (UFB, Brazil)
  • Bruno Nazário Coelho (UFSJ, Brazil)
  • Cristiana Bentes (Eng/UERJ, Brazil)
  • Cristiane Faria (IME/UERJ, Brazil)
  • Denise Stringhini (Unifesp)
  • Diego Brandao (CEFET-RJ, Brazil)
  • Esteban Clua (UFF, Brazil)
  • Eyder Rios (UESPI, Brazil)
  • Flavia Bernardini (UFF, Brazil)
  • Felipe França (COPPE Sistemas/UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
  • José Viterbo Filho (UFF, Brazil)
  • Leandro Marzulo (Google, USA)
  • Luciano Porto (IME/UERJ, Brazil)
  • Marcia Pasin (UFSM, Brazil)
  • Maria Clicia Castro (IME/UERJ, Brazil)
  • Miguel Oliver (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
  • Parimala Ruppa Thulasiram (UManitoba, Canada)
  • Pedro Henrique González (CEFET/RJ, Brazil)
  • Ruppa Thulasiram (University of Manitoba, Canada)
  • Said Hanafi (UPHF, France)
  • Simone Martins (UFF, Brazil)