The Computational Science and Engineering area has earned prominence through advances in electronic and integrated technologies beginning in the 1940s. Current times are very exciting and the years to come will witness a proliferation in the use of various advanced computing systems. It is increasingly becoming an emerging and promising discipline in shaping future research and development activities in academia and industry, ranging from engineering, science, finance, economics, arts and humanitarian fields, especially when the solution of large and complex problems must cope with tight timing schedules. This year’s edition will take place in Bucharest, Romania, between 29 and 31 October, 2018, the year that marks 100 years since the formation of the modern Romanian state.

In this edition we emphasize in particular the relation between Big Data platforms, datacenters, modelling and simulation and resilient communications in the presence of disaster-based disruptions of all types for existing and future communication network architectures. As such, we welcome the participation of the cHiPSet and RECODIS COST Actions and from H2020 Data4Water project. Modelling and Simulation (MS) offer suitable abstractions to manage the complexity of analysing different systems in various scientific and engineering domains. For example, the simulation of large systems in the case of faults can offer a better understanding of systems modelling with high performance capabilities.

Smart solutions based on different data (collected from satellites, in-situ observations, from wireless sensor networks, etc.) can be applied in different domains: natural disasters, and environmental monitoring (e.g. water resource management), human centric solutions (e.g. smart habitats for older adults, enhanced living environments), Cloud-based solutions for robots’ interactions (social robots, assistive robots, intelligent cars, etc.), complex Big Data applications in science, engineering, medicine, healthcare, finance, business, law, education, transportation, retailing, telecommunication. Effective solutions require appropriate ICT algorithms, architectures and platforms, having in view the advance of science in this area and the development of new and innovative connected solutions (particularly in the area of Cloud and mobile systems). The CSE conference aims, as such, to provide a platform for the dissemination of recent research efforts that explicitly aim at addressing these challenges and supports the presentation of advanced solutions in these areas.

CSE 2018 is the next event, in a series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Engineering, held mainly as the International Workshop on High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing for 13 editions, mostly in conjunction with International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), as COATA-98 (Orlando, USA, 1998), HPSEC-99 (Fukushima, Japan, 1999), HPSEC-00 (Toronto, Canada, 2000), HPSEC-01 (Valencia, Spain, 2001), HPSEC-02 (Vancouver, Canada, 2002), HPSEC-03 (Kaohsing, Taiwan, 2003), HPSEC-04 (Montreal, Canada, 2004), HPCSE-04 with WCC-04 (Toulouse, France, 2004), HPSEC-05 (Oslo, Norway, 2005), HPSEC-06 (Columbus, USA, 2006) and CSE-08 (São Paulo, Brazil, 2008). The previous CSE-09, CSE-10, CSE-11, CSE-12, CSE-13 and CSE-14 were held in Vancouver, Canada, 2009, Hong Kong, China, 2010, Dalian, China, 2011, Paphos, Cyprus, 2012, Sydney, Australia, 2013, Chengdu, China, 2014, Porto, Portugal, 2015, Pairs, France, 2016 and in Guangzhou, China, 2017.

CSE 2018 will be held in Bucharest, Romania on 29 – 31 October, 2018. It is to bring together computer scientists, industrial engineers, and researchers to discuss and exchange experimental and theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress, experience, case studies, and trend-setting ideas in the areas of advanced computing for problems in science and engineering applications and inter-disciplinary.

Update on Journal Special Issues

Please note that distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be considered for possible publication in several SCI & EI indexed special issues of prestigious international journals. The organisers are planning Special Issues in Sensors (IF: 2.677), Future Generation Computer Systems (IF: 3.997), Information Sciences (IF: 4.832), and few others. These Special Issues will be announced soon!