[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: PASC17 Conference

Robinson Tim robinson at cscs.ch
Wed Oct 19 07:16:45 CDT 2016


                            CALL FOR PAPERS

              Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing

                         Palazzo dei Congressi
                          Lugano, Switzerland
                           June 26-28, 2017


                Submission Deadline: December 12, 2016


The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) is inviting 
submissions for the PASC17 Conference, co-sponsored by the Association 
for Computing Machinery (ACM) and SIGHPC, which will be held at the 
Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, Switzerland, from June 26 to 28, 2017.

The PASC Conference is an interdisciplinary event in high performance 
computing that brings together domain science, applied mathematics and 
computer science - where computer science is focused on enabling the 
realization of scientific computation.

The goal of the PASC papers initiative is to advance the quality of 
scientific communication between the various disciplines of 
computational science and engineering. The initiative is built from an 
observation that the computer science community traditionally publishes 
in the proceedings of major international conferences, while domain 
science communities publish primarily in disciplinary journals - 
neither of which is read regularly by the other disciplinary community. 
PASC papers presents a remedy to this situation that enables 
interdisciplinary exchange in a manner that bridges scientific 
publishing cultures and is useful to individual and community research 


The PASC17 papers program is soliciting high-quality contributions of 
original research relating to high performance computing in eight 
domain-specific tracks:

- Climate and Weather
- Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
- Emerging Domains in HPC
- Engineering
- Life Sciences
- Materials Science and Chemistry
- Physics
- Solid Earth Dynamics

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

- The use of advanced computing systems for large-scale scientific 
- Implementation strategies for science applications in energy-
efficient computing architectures
- Domain-specific, languages, libraries or frameworks
- The integration of large-scale experimental and observational 
scientific data and high-performance data analytics and computing
- Best practices for sustainable software development and scientific 
application development

We invite paper submissions for PASC17 of page length between 5 and 10 
pages. The page limits include figures, tables, and appendices, but not 
references, for which there are no limits. 

The PASC17 Papers Committee, chaired by Dr. Jack Wells (Oak Ridge 
National Laboratory) and Prof. Torsten Hoefler (ETH Zurich), is 
responsible for reviewing submitted papers. The goal of the paper-
selection process is to combine the strengths of the conference and 
journal publication schemes in order to execute an effective, high-
quality publication venue in large-scale computational science. We use 
four key principles to design a paper selection process for PASC17: (1) 
no pre-selected committee, (2) short revision process, (3) double-blind 
peer-review, and (4) expert reviewers suggested by primary reviewers. 
For a more detailed discussion of this process and its implementation 
within PASC16, please see T. Hoefler, "Selecting Technical Papers for 
an Interdisciplinary Conference: The PASC Review Process", in the 
Proceedings of the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing 
Conference (2016) [1]. 

As submissions will be evaluated double blind, authors should not be 
named, and references to an author's own previous work should be in the 
third person. Papers should be in the ACM proceedings format [2]. We 
suggest using "An Author", "Another Author", etc., in the ACM 
templates, and leaving affiliations and contact details blank.

Contributions should be submitted using the PASC17 online submissions 
system, which will open in late October 2016.

Please refer to http://www.pasc17.org for further details.


The review process is designed in the following stages:

- December 12, 2016: Submissions close
- January 31, 2017: First review notification
- March 1, 2017: Revised submissions close
- April 11, 2017: Final review notification


Accepted manuscripts will be published in the ACM Digital Library at 
the time of the PASC17 Conference, June 26-28, 2017. Authors will be 
given 30-minute presentation slots at the conference, grouped in 
topically focused, parallel sessions.


Following the conference, authors will have the opportunity to develop 
their papers for publication in a relevant, computationally focused, 
domain-specific journal. The journal paper would be an expanded version 
of the conference paper allowing authors to present a more complete 
description of the work - a fuller introduction, deeper project 
description, additional results, and so on. Authors can thus benefit 
from the rapid and broad dissemination of results afforded by the 
conference venue and associated proceedings, and, from the impact 
associated with publication in a high-quality scientific journal. 

We look forward to receiving your submissions. Please subscribe to 
receive future alerts from the PASC Conference at 

With very best regards,

Jack Wells and Torsten Hoefler 
PASC17 Papers Chairs

Tim Robinson 
PASC17 Proceedings Chair

info at pasc-conference.org

[1]: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2929908
[2]: http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/proceedings-

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