[hpc-announce] CFP: SC16 workshop ISAV2016: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization

Wes Bethel ewbethel at lbl.gov
Tue May 31 13:24:03 CDT 2016

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ISAV2016: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis 
and Visualization

In cooperation with SIGHPC and held in conjunction with SC16: The 
International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, 
Storage and Analysis, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

Full-day Sunday November 13th, 2016

ISAV 2016 Web Site: http://vis.lbl.gov/Events/ISAV-2016/

Workshop Theme

The considerable interest in the HPC community regarding in situ 
analysis and visualization is  due to several factors. First is an I/O 
cost savings, where data is analyzed/visualized while  being generated, 
without first storing to a file system. Second is the potential for 
increased  accuracy, where fine temporal sampling of transient analysis 
might expose some complex behavior missed in coarse temporal sampling. 
Third is the ability to use all available resources, CPU’s and 
accelerators, in the computation of analysis products.

The workshop brings together researchers, developers and practitioners 
from industry, academia, and government laboratories developing, 
applying, and deploying in situ methods in extreme-scale, high 
performance computing. The goal is to present research findings, lessons 
learned, and insights related to developing and applying in situ methods 
and infrastructure across a range of science and engineering 
applications in HPC environments; to discuss topics like opportunities 
presented by new architectures, existing infrastructure needs, 
requirements, and gaps, and experiences to foster and enable in situ 
analysis and visualization; to serve as a “center of gravity” for 
researchers, practitioners, and users/consumers of in situ methods and 
infrastructure in the HPC space.

Participation/Call for Papers and Oral Presentations

We invite two types of submissions to ISAV 2016: (1) short, 4-page 
papers that present research results, that identify opportunities or 
challenges, and that present case studies/best practices for in situ 
methods/infrastructure in the areas of data management, analysis and 
visualization; (2) lightning presentation submission, consisting of a 1- 
or 2-page submission, for a brief oral presentation at the workshop. 
Short papers will appear in the workshop proceedings and will be invited 
to give an oral presentation of 15 to 20 minutes; lightning round 
submissions that are invited to present at the workshop will have author 
names and titles included as part of the proceedings. Submissions of 
both types are welcome that fall within one or more areas of interest, 
as follows:

Areas of interest for ISAV, include, but are not limited to:

In situ infrastructures
         * Current Systems: production quality, research prototypes
         * Opportunities
         * Gaps

System resources, hardware, and emerging architectures
         * Enabling Hardware
         * Hardware and architectures that provide opportunities for In 
situ processing, such as burst buffers, staging computations on I/O 
nodes, sharing cores within a node for both simulation and in situ 

Methods/algorithms/applications/Case studies
         * Best practices
         * Analysis: feature detection, statistical methods, temporal 
methods, geometric methods
         * Visualization: information visualization, scientific 
visualization, time-varying methods
         * Data reduction/compression
         * Examples/case studies of solving a specific science challenge 
with in situ methods/infrastructure.

         * Integration:data modeling, software-engineering
         * Resilience: error detection, fault recovery
         * Workflows for supporting complex in situ processing pipelines

         * Preserve important elements
         * Significantly reduce the data size
         * Flexibility for post-processing exploration

Review Process

All submissions will undergo a peer-review process consisting of three 
reviews by experts in the field, and evaluated according to relevance to 
the workshop theme, technical soundness, creativity, originality, and 
impactfulness of method/results. Lightning round submissions will be 
evaluated primarily for relevance to the workshop.

Submission Process

Authors are invited to submit papers of at most 4 pages in PDF format, 
excluding references, and lightning presentations of at most 2 pages in 
PDF format, excluding references. Papers should be formatted in the ACM 
Proceedings Style (templates available at 
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template) and submitted via 
EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isav2016). No changes 
to the margins, spacing, or font sizes as specified by the style file 
are allowed.

Papers must be self-contained and provide the technical substance 
required for the program committee to evaluate their contributions. 
Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is 
not under consideration for another conference or a journal. See the ACM 
Prior Publication Policy for more details. Papers can be submitted at 

Publication in proceedings, presentation at the workshop

All paper submissions that receive favorable reviews will be included as 
part of the workshop proceedings, which will be published through SIGHPC 
along with other SC16 workshop proceedings in the ACM Digital Library 
and IEEE Xplore. Lightning round submissions will not be included as 
part of the proceedings.

Subject to the constraints of workshop length, some subset of the 
accepted publications will be invited to give a brief oral presentation 
at the workshop. The exact number of such presentations and their length 
will be determined after the review process has been completed.

Timeline/Important Dates

         15 August 2016           Paper submission deadline
         15 September 2016        Author notification
         30 September 2016        Camera ready copy due
         15 October 2016          Final program posted to ISAV web page
         13 November 2016         ISAV 2016 workshop at SC16

Wes Bethel -- voice (510) 486-7353 -- fax (510) 486-5812 -- vis.lbl.gov

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