[hpc-announce] EduHPC-15 held in conjunction with SC-15

Banicescu, Ioana ioana at cse.msstate.edu
Mon Aug 3 12:16:30 CDT 2015

Mon, Nov 16, 2015

Held in conjunction with SC-15: The International Conference on High
Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis
Nov 15-20, 2015 <http://sc15.supercomputing.org>


Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) along with High Performance
Computing (HPC) has become pervasive, from supercomputers and server
farms containing multicore CPUs and GPUs, to individual PCs, laptops,
and mobile devices. Even casual users of computers depend on parallel
processing nowadays. It is now necessary for every computer user -and
especially every programmer -to understand how parallelism and
distributed computing affect problem solving. It is now essential to
impart a range of PDC and HPC knowledge and skills at various levels
within the educational fabric woven by Computer Science (CS), Computer
Engineering (CE), and related computational curricula. Companies and
laboratories need people with these skills and are finding that they
must do extensive on-the-job training. However, rapid changes in
hardware platforms, languages, programming environments, and advances
in research increasingly challenge educators to decide what to teach
and how to teach it, in order to prepare students for careers that are
increasingly likely to involve PDC.

This workshop invites unpublished manuscripts from academia, industry,
and government laboratories on topics pertaining to the needs and
approaches for augmenting undergraduate and graduate education in
Computer Science and Engineering, Computational Science, and
computational courses for STEM and business disciplines with PDC and
high performance computing (HPC) concepts.

The workshop is particularly dedicated to bringing together
stakeholders from industry (both hardware vendors and employers),
government labs, funding agencies, and academia in the context of
SC-15, so that each can hear the challenges faced by the others, can
learn the various approaches to these challenges, and can generally
have opportunities to exchange ideas and brainstorm solutions. In
addition to contributed talks, this workshop will feature panels,
special sessions, and invited talks on opportunities for
collaboration, resource sharing, educator training, internships, and
other means of increasing cross-fertilization between industry,
government, and academia, without "eating the seed corn."  Proposals
for panels and special sessions are also welcome.

This effort is in coordination with the NSF/TCPP curriculum initiative
on Parallel and Distributed Computing and the Center for Parallel and
Distributed Computing Curriculum Development and Educational Resources

TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to:

1. Pedagogical issues in incorporating PDC and HPC in undergraduate
1. Pedagogical issues in incorporating PDC and HPC in undergraduate
and graduate education, especially in core courses
2. Novel ways of teaching PDC and HPC topics
3. Experience with incorporating PDC and HPC topics into core CS/CE
4. Pedagogical tools, programming environments, infrastructures,
5. Employers' experiences with and expectation of the level of PDC and
HPC proficiency among new graduates
6. Education resources based on higher level programming languages
such as PGAS, X10, Chapel, Haskell, Python and Cilk, and emerging
environments such as CUDA, OpenCL, OpenACC, and Hadoop
7. Parallel and distributed models of programming/computation suitable
for teaching, learning and workforce development.


PAPERS: Authors are asked to submit 6-8 page papers in pdf format
through the EasyChair submission site at
choosing its "Paper" track.  Submissions should be formatted as
single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11
inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and
references. See style templates available from IEEE for details. Paper
will be published in the conference workshop proceedings.


Aug 28, 2015: Paper submission deadline

Sept 25, 2015: Author notification

Oct 9, 2015: Camera-ready paper deadline

PANELS: Prospective organizers are asked to submit a proposal in PDF
format through the EasyChair submission site at
  <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eduhpc15>, choosing
its "Panel" track. Upload a single PDF file that describes the panel,
which may include such information as description of the panel topic
or position statements by the panelists. You must convince us that the
panel will truly be an interactive session and not a series of
presentations. Explain why the panel will attract a good audience and
why the audience will feel that the panel was beneficial. Suggested
length for this proposal is 1-2 pages. Use font and style as for
papers noted earlier.

SPECIAL SESSIONS: A session will consist of 2-3 talks on a coherent
theme spanning about an hour. Organizers are asked to submit a
proposal in pdf format through the EasyChair submission site at
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eduhpc15>, choosing
its "Special Session" track. Use font and style as for papers
noted earlier. Upload a single PDF file (1-2 pages) that describes the
session: (i) session goals -specifically how attendees will benefit,
(ii) target audience, (iii) why the topic is relevant to workshop and
SC attendees, (iv) general description of session content, and (v)
links to resume or curriculum vitae for each presenter.

Sept 21, 2015: Proposal for panels or special sessions submission deadline
Oct 16, 2015: Notifications for panels/special sessions


Workshop Chair:
Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State University

Program Chair:
Ioana Banicescu, Mississippi State University

Proceedings Chair:
Satish Puri, Georgia State University

?Program Committee (Tentative):

Gabrielle Allen, University of Illinois
Ioana Banicescu, Mississippi State University
Scott Buck, Intel
Grace Crowder, National Security Agency
Frank Dehne, Carleton University
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee
Michael Garland, NVIDIA
Steven Gordon, Ohio Supercomputer Center
Anshul Gupta, IBM Research
David Kaeli, Northeastern University
Krishna Kant, Intel Corporation
Kishore Kothapalli, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
Scott Lathrop, Shodor
Andrew Lumsdaine, Indiana University
Peter Pacheco, University of San Francisco
David Padua, University of Illinois
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University
Yale Patt, The University of Texas at Austin
Cynthia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories
Sushil Prasad, Georgia State University
Satish Puri, Georgia State University
Yves Robert, ENS Lyon
Arnold Rosenberg, Northeastern University
Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida
Alan Sussman, University of Maryland
Frederic Vivien, INRIA
Charles Weems, University of Massachusetts
Michael Wrinn, Intel
Jie Wu, Temple University
Yuanyuan Yang, Stony Brook University

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