Turrialba, Costa Rica, September 25-27, 2019
Web: http://carla2019.ccarla.org/
Contact: carla2019@cenat.ac.cr

The use and development of High Performance Computing in Latin America is steadily growing. The capabilities provided by clusters, grids, and distributed systems promote research and innovation. At the same time, many applications heavily rely on HPC infrastructure. Building on the great success of the previous five editions, this year the Latin America High Performance Computing Conference (CARLA) will be held in Turrialba, CostaRica, from September 25 to 27, 2019. The main goal of CARLA 2019 is to provide a regional forum fostering the growth of the HPC community in Latin America through the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques, and research in HPC and its applications areas.


CARLA 2019 will feature two exciting tracks: HPC (High Performance Computing) and BIP(BioInspired Processing). The later is a new addition to the regular CARLA program and focuses on the synergies between Biological Sciences and Computer Science. These synergies are of course bidirectional. On one hand, bioinspired computing applies computational paradigms inspired in Biological Sciences (e.g., genetic algorithms, cellularautomata, neural networks) to solve a large variety of problems in multiple domains. On the other hand, Computer Science has been applied successfully and is now considered indispensable to solve many biological problems. In both cases, the complexity of biological systems often requires the use of of HPC to tackle realistic problems where both the amount of data and the number of relationships among data elements could be monumental. The conference program includes keynote and invited talks from academy and industry, full-paper and poster sessions (presenting both mature work and new ideas in research), workshops, tutorials, discussion spaces, and more.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline (extended): June 7, 2019
Paper author notification: July 15, 2019
Poster submission deadline: August 2, 2019
Poster author notification: August 16, 2019
Camera-ready version: August 16, 2019
Conference dates: September 25-27, 2019


Track #1: High Performance Computing (HPC)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Track #2: BIoInspired Processing (BIP)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Submission Guidelines

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates,either for LaTeX or for MSWord, for the preparation of their papers:
Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form, through which the copyright for their paper is transferred to Springer.

General Chairs

Esteban Meneses, National High Technology Center and Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Francisco Siles, University of Costa Rica

Steering Committee

Mateo Valero , Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Gonzalo Hernández, University of Santiago, Chile
Carla Osthoff, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil
Philippe Navaux, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Isidoro Gitler, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute,Mexico
Esteban Mocskos, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nicolas Wolovick, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Sergio Nesmachnow, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Álvaro de la Ossa Osegueda, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Esteban Meneses, National High Technology Center, Costa Rica
Carlos Jaime Barrios Hernández, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia
Harold Enrique Castro Barrera, University of Los Andes, Colombia
Gilberto Javier Díaz Toro, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia
Luis Alberto Núñez de Villavicencio Martínez, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia

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