Call for Participation
We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the 6th Workshop on High Performance Computational Finance (WHPCF’13) at SC13. The workshop will be held at the SC13 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in Denver. Recent years have seen the dramatic increase in compute capabilities across variety of systems. The systems have also become more complex with trends towards heterogeneous systems consisting of general-purpose cores and acceleration devices.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together practitioners, researchers, vendors, and scholars from the complementary fields of computational finance and high performance computing, in order to promote an exchange of ideas, discuss future collaborations and develop new research directions. Financial companies increasingly rely on high performance computers to analyze high volumes of financial data, automatically execute trades, and manage risk.
As financial market data continues to grow in volume and complexity, computational capabilities of emerging hardware also increases. Extracting high performance from emerging architectures requires a combination of domain knowledge and specialized technical skills. The workshop will explore how researchers, scholars, vendors and practitioners are collaborating to address high performance computing research challenges.
We seek submissions that cover various aspects of computational finance. In addition to submissions that deal with performance and programmability challenges, theoretical analysis, algorithms, and practical experience in computational finance, we also particularly encourage submissions that demonstrate or result from the collaboration between financial practitioners, and scholars, researchers, or vendors. Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not restricted to:
· Financial libraries and run-times
· Use of hardware accelerators (FPGA, Cell, GPUs) in computational finance
· Use of heterogeneous hardware in computational finance
· Financial applications of high performance computing: risk algorithms, derivative pricing, algorithmic trading, arbitrage
· High-bandwidth/low-latency streaming of market data
· Cluster computing for computational finance
· Financial data center engineering
· Computational algorithms for finance
· Move from capacity to capability computing in financial applications
Submitted papers must be no more than 8 pages in length. Authors are encouraged to use . Each submission will receive at least three reviews from the technical program committee and authors of selected submissions will have 30 minutes to present their work at the workshop. Papers should be submitted in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Dixon (HedgeFacts and University of San Francisco), David Daly and Jose Moreira (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center)