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

The use and development of High Performance Computing in Latin America is steadilygrowing. The capabilities provided by clusters, grids, and distributed systems promoteresearch and innovation. At the same time, many applications heavily rely on HPCinfrastructure. Building on the great success of the previous five editions, this year the LatinAmerica 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 aregional forum fostering the growth of the HPC community in Latin America through theexchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques, and research in HPC and itsapplications 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 andfocuses on the synergies between Biological Sciences and Computer Science. Thesesynergies are of course bidirectional. On one hand, bioinspired computing appliescomputational paradigms inspired in Biological Sciences (e.g., genetic algorithms, cellularautomata, neural networks) to solve a large variety of problems in multiple domains. On theother hand, Computer Science has been applied successfully and is now consideredindispensable to solve many biological problems. In both cases, the complexity of biologicalsystems often requires the use of of HPC to tackle realistic problems where both the amount ofdata and the number of relationships among data elements could be monumental. Theconference 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: May 5, 2019
Paper author notification: July 1, 2019
Poster submission deadline: July 7, 2019
Poster author notification: July 29, 2019
Camera-ready version: July 29, 2019
Conference dates: September 25-27, 2019


Track #1: High Performance Computing (HPC)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Parallel Algorithms-Multicore Architectures and Accelerators
  • Parallel Programming Techniques-Grid, Cloud, and Edge Computing
  • HPC Education and Outreach
  • HPC Infrastructure and Datacenters
  • Large-scale Distributed Systems-Scientific and Industrial Computing
  • High Performance Computing Applications and Tools
  • Big Data, Data Management, and Visualization

Track #2: BIoInspired Processing (BIP)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Biodiversity Informatics (application of ICT to biodiversity conservation)
  • Image and Signal Detection, Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning in Astrophysics and eScience
  • Ambient Computing
  • Visual Analytics for Biological Information
  • Ecoinformatics
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Evolutionary Computing
  • Pattern Recognition for Biological and Related Signals
  • Bioinformatics, Biocomputing, and Computational Systems Biology

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:< ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/svproc/guidelines/Springer_Guidelines_for_Authors_of_Proceedings.pdf >Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, thecorresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, mustcomplete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form, through which the copyright for their paper istransferred to Springer.

  • Paper Submissions must be in English, the only official language of the conference.
  • Regular papers should not exceed 15 pages (including references).
  • They must be formatted in the LNCS style of Springer Verlag LNCS style: https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines
  • All submitted research papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.
  • Only contributions that are not submitted elsewhere or currently under review will be considered.
  • Only accepted contributions that are presented at the conference will be included in the proceedings. Remote presentations will not be allowed.
  • Paper submission is handled electronically with Springer’s Online Conference System: https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/CARLA2019
  • All papers accepted for publication will be included in the CARLA 2019 Proceedings,to be published in Springer CCIS Series-Communications in Computer and Information Science.CCIS is abstracted/indexed in Scopus,DBLP,Google Scholar,EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews and SCImago. CCIS volumes are also submitted to be included in ISI Proceedings .

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, University of the Republic, Uruguay
Alvaro 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