[hpc-announce] CFP: ERROR 2015 (at eScience) papers due in a month

Ketan Maheshwari ketan at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Apr 15 06:52:19 CDT 2015


ERROR 2015, E-science ReseaRch leading tO negative Results
at eScience 2015 Munich, Germany, Thursday September 3 2015
Submissions due Fri May 15 2015


Call for papers:

1st Workshop on
E-science ReseaRch leading tO negative Results (ERROR)
in conjunction with
eScience 2015 Munich, Germany, 3 September 2015

Researchers invest a significant amount of time and efforts in their
Similarly, funders significantly invest to cover the costs of research. New
techniques and technologies influence approaches, methods, and scale in a
rapidly changing e-science landscape. Researchers must deal with novelty in
multiple dimensions, some of which are beyond their control.  Consequently,
is likely that some of the obtained results will not be useful : they are
negative (deviating from initial hypothesis), abnormal (anomalous to results
from similar studies), or otherwise unexpected.

Under normal circumstances, such negative results and why they were obtained
are seldom discussed, analyzed and published. Useful lessons are thus lost
the community. Yet ignoring such results and the process by which they were
obtained poses a risk of repetition. The fact that other researchers likely
face the same situations and the same pitfalls further increases the cost of
research, a cost that would have been avoided if the negative results were
brought forward and discussed in-depth within and across communities.

Following is a non-exhaustive list of topics for the workshop:

-  Unforeseen technology/problem/technique misfits
-  Institutional policies (on rejected research)
-  Failures and obstacles faced during a successful research work
-  Controversial results because of undiscovered technological/technical
-  Unconventional results which contradict theoretical expectations
-  Discovery of better approaches after significant efforts spent on
-  Inadequate or misconfigured infrastructure
-  Abnormal and anomalous results
-  Ongoing research with setbacks and lessons learned
-  A hypothesis with one or more limiting assumptions
-  Discovery of unexpected behavior in hardware, networks or platforms
-  Data size that is too big or too small for the applied technique
-  Implementation of simulation tools based on incorrect physical
-  Defect in software design, architecture and/or user interface
-  Software and platform incompatibilities
-  Zero defect software policy and its implications

Keynote Speaker
Ioan Raicu, IIT, Chicago

Journal Publication Opportunity

Selected papers from the workshop will be invited to submit an extended
to a special issue of *"Concurrency and Computation: Practice and
*(CCPE)"* journal. Papers will be selected based on scientific rigor,
significance and presentation. All extended versions will undergo reviews
must represent original unpublished research work.

General Chair and Contact

Ketan Maheshwari, Argonne National Laboratory,
ketan at anl.gov

Steering Committee

Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
Silvia Olabarriaga, University of Amsterdam
Justin M. Wozniak, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
Douglas Thain, Notre Dame University

Paper Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit a maximum of 8-page manuscripts describing
original and unpublished work surrounding the aforementioned topics. The
of the paper should be of double column text using single spaced 10 point
on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines.
are available from
Authors should submit a PDF file that will print on a postscript printer to
easychair conference system at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=error2015. The proceedings will be
published through the IEEE Digital Library.

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: 15 May 2015 (Fri)

Paper acceptance notification: 10 June 2015

Camera ready version: 21 June 2015

Workshop day: 3 September 2015


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