[hpc-announce] ISC 2016: Final CFP

Balaji, Pavan balaji at anl.gov
Sun Dec 13 03:22:39 CST 2015


The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) research paper sessions provide first-class open forums for
engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to
present and discuss issues, trends and results that will shape the
future of high performance computing.

ISC is now calling for excellent contributions in all HPC-related
fields, such as computer architecture, algorithms, performance
analysis, storage, extreme parallelism and software
engineering. Submitted work will be reviewed by the ISC 2016 Research
Papers Committee, which is headed by Prof. Jack Dongarra, University
of Tennessee & ORNL, and Dr. Pavan Balaji, Argonne National

The ISC organizers as well as the German Gauss Center for
Supercomputing and PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in
Europe, will again sponsor the call for papers with three awards for
outstanding papers: the Hans Meuer Award, the GAUSS Award and the

The research paper sessions will be held from Monday, June 20, through
Wednesday, June 22.



* Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 11:59 pm AoE
* Full Submission Deadline (final extended deadline): Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 11:59 pm AoE
* Author Rebuttal: Monday, February 15, 2016
* Author Notification: Monday, March 7, 2016
* Camera-Ready Submission: Thursday, May 12, 2016
* Research Paper Sessions: Monday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This year, we are planning a significant revamp of the research paper
review process. Apart from a longer review cycle, allowing for more
thorough reviews, we have an in-person Research Papers Committee
meeting where each paper will be discussed before the acceptance
decisions are made. We hope that this will allow us to further improve
the quality of the research paper session.



We encourage the submission of high-quality papers reporting original
work in theoretical, experimental and industrial research and
development in the following areas:

* Future design concepts of HPC systems
* Multicore/manycore systems
* Heterogeneous systems
* Network technology
* Programming models

Storage & Data
* From big data to smart data
* Memory systems for HPC & big data
* File systems & tape libraries
* Data intensive applications
* Databases

Algorithms & Analysis
* Scalability on future architectures
* Performance evaluation & tuning
* Innovative domain-specific algorithms

Software Engineering in HPC
* The art of parallel programming
* Application of methods
* Surveys

Large Scale Simulations
* Workflow management
* Data analysis & visualization
* Coupled simulations
* Industrial simulations
* Scalable Applications: 50k+

Data Centers
* Batch job management
* Job mix & system utilization
* Monitoring & administration tools
* Production efficiency
* Energy efficiency

Future Trends
* Trends in the HPC chip market
* Exascale HPC
* HPC in the cloud

NOTE: Submissions on other innovative aspects of high performance
computing are also welcome.



* Abstracts and papers need to be submitted via the Linklings
 submission site at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/isc_hpc/.

* We only accept paper submissions which are formatted correctly in
 LNCS style (single column format) using either the LaTeX document
 class or Word template. For details on the author guidelines, please
 refer to Springer's website. Incorrectly formatted papers will be
 excluded from the reviewing process.

* Papers submissions are required to be within 18 pages in the above
 mentioned LNCS style. This includes all figures and references.

* The submissions are "single-blind", i.e. submissions are allowed to
 include the author names.

* Research papers will be peer-reviewed by the Research Papers
 Committee. Papers will be evaluated by reviewers based on their
 novelty, fundamental insights and potential for long-term
 contribution. Borderline papers will go through a rebuttal phase to
 give authors the chance to respond to reviewer comments and to
 discuss them with the Research Papers Committee.

* By submitting a paper, you agree to present the paper at ISC High
 Performance 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. Presenters need to be
 registered participants.



The proceedings are managed by the proceedings chair, Dr. Julian

All accepted research papers will be published in the Springer's
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The publication is
free of charge to paper authors regardless of the number of pages. The
papers can be downloaded from Springer's website for a limited time
after ISC 2016, and a limited number of hardcopies will also be
available during ISC 2016. The proceedings are indexed in the ISI Web
of Science, EI Engineering Index, ACM Digital Library, dblp, Google
Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and Zentralblatt MATH.

The ISC organizers will include the presentation slides, if provided
to them as PDF files no later than Monday, June 27, in the conference
proceedings, which will be available online to ISC 2016 attendees a
few days after the event.



* Hans Meuer Award

The Hans Meuer Award honors the most outstanding ISC research paper
submitted to the conference's Research Papers Committee. This award
has been introduced in the memory of the late Dr. Hans Meuer, general
chair of the ISC conference from 1986 through 2014, and co-founder of
the TOP500 project.  From all submitted research papers, the Research
Papers Committee will select the overall best paper for the award. The
winner will be announced at the ISC High Performance Opening Session
and will be given the opportunity to present a keynote talk on their
work in one of the research paper sessions. The winner will also
receive a cash prize of 3,000 Euros, an award certificate, and a free
conference pass for ISC High Performance in 2017.

* Gauss Award

The Gauss Award is sponsored by the German Gauss Center for
Supercomputing, which is a collaboration of the German national
supercomputing centers at Garching, Julich and Stuttgart.

>From all papers accepted for the ISC Research Paper Sessions, the
Gauss Award Committee will choose the most outstanding paper in the
field of scalable supercomputing. The winner will receive a cash prize
of 3,000 Euros, courtesy of the Gauss Center, which will be presented
by Professor Michael Resch, chairman of the Gauss Award Committee,
during the ISC Opening Session. The award winner will also have the
opportunity to present a keynote talk on their paper during one of the
research paper sessions.


PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, will award a
prize to the best paper submitted to the ISC Research Paper Sessions
in one of the following areas:

* a breakthrough in science achieved through high performance
* an algorithm or implementation that achieves a significant
 improvement in scalability or performance;
* a novel approach to performance evaluation on a massively parallel

PRACE, with the help of its Scientific Steering Committee will select
the paper to receive the award, which will be announced at the ISC
Opening Session. The winner of the PRACE ISC Award will receive
sponsorship for participation in a training event, or a conference
relevant to petascale computing, and will have the opportunity to give
a keynote talk on their work during the Research Papers Sessions.

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