[hpc-announce] ISC 2016: Call for Papers

Balaji, Pavan balaji at anl.gov
Fri Oct 9 10:35:36 CDT 2015

ISC 2016 Call for Papers

The 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 Laboratory.

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 PRACE ISC Award.

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



* Full Submission Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 11:59 pm AoE
* Author Rebuttal: Monday, February 15, 2016
* Author Notification: Monday, March 7, 2016
* Camera-Ready Submission: TBD
* Research Paper Sessions: Monday, June 20 ñ Wednesday, June 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Springerís website at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0. 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.
* 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 following awards will be given to outstanding papers:

Hans Meuer Award
In 2014, the organizers of the ISC High Performance conference reintroduced an ISC-sponsored award to encourage outstanding research in high performance computing and to honor the overall best research paper submitted to the conference. This annual award is now called the Hans Meuer Award in 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 research papers submitted, the Research Papers Committee will select one paper for the award. The award winner will be announced at the ISC 2016 Opening Session and will be given the opportunity to present a keynote talk on their work in the research paper sessions. The winner will also receive a cash prize of 3,000 Euro, an award certificate, and a free conference pass for the 2017 conference.

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, J¸lich and Stuttgart. From all papers accepted for the ISC 2016 Research Paper Sessions, the Gauss Award Committee will choose the most outstanding paper in the field of scalable supercomputing to receive the Gauss Award. The winner of the Gauss Award will receive a cash prize of 3,000 Euro, courtesy of the German Gauss Center for Supercomputing. The Gauss Award winner will be presented by Professor Michael Resch, chairman of the Gauss Award Committee, during the ISC 2016 Opening Session, and the award winner will have the opportunity to present a keynote talk on the 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 computing;
* an algorithm or implementation that achieves a significant improvement in scalability or performance;
* a novel approach to performance evaluation on a massively parallel architecture.
PRACE, with the help of its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) 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 articipation 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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