[hpc-announce] ISC 2017: Call for Research Papers
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ISC 2017 CALL FOR RESEARCH 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.
Submitted research papers will be reviewed by the ISC 2017 Research
Papers Committee, which is headed by Dr. Pavan Balaji, Argonne National
Laboratory, with Prof. Dr. David Keyes, KAUST, as Deputy Chair and Dr.
Julian Kunkel, Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, as Proceedings Chair and
Dr. Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, as Proceedings Deputy Chair.
The ISC organizers as well as the German Gauss Center for Supercomputing
will again sponsor the call for research papers with two awards for
outstanding research papers: the Hans Meuer Award and the GAUSS Award.
The research paper sessions will be held from Monday, June 19, through
Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Attendance will require a Conference Pass.
* Full Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016, 11:59 pm AoE
* Author Rebuttals: Monday, February 6 - Thursday, February 9, 2017
* Notification of Acceptance: Monday, February 27, 2017
* Camera-Ready Submission: Monday, March 27, 2017
* Research Paper Sessions: Monday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 21, 2017
AREAS OF INTEREST
We encourage the submission of high-quality papers reporting original
work in theoretical, experimental and industrial research and
development. The ISC submission process will be divided into four tracks
this year for better manageability:
Architectures & Networks
- Future design concepts of HPC systems
- Multicore/manycore systems
- Heterogeneous systems
- Network technology
- Domain-specific architectures
- Memory technologies
- Trends in the HPC chip market
- Exascale HPC
Applications & Algorithms
- Scalability on future architectures
- Performance evaluation & tuning
- Innovative domain-specific algorithms
- Workflow management
- Data analysis & visualization
- Coupled simulations
- Industrial simulations
- Scalable Applications: 50k+
Data, Storage & Visualization
- From big data to smart data
- Memory systems for HPC & big data
- File systems & tape libraries
- Data intensive applications
- Visual analytics
- In-situ analytics
Programming Models & Systems Software
- The art of parallel programming
- Tools and Libraries for Performance and Productivity
- Application of methods
- Batch job management
- Monitoring & administration tools
- Production efficiency
- Energy efficiency
Note: Submissions on other innovative aspects of high performance
computing are also welcome.
You will be asked to pick a primary and a secondary track for your
SUBMISSION & REVIEW PROCESS
- Paper proposals need to be submitted via the ISC 2017 submission site
at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/isc_hpc/ by Friday, December 2,
- 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 at
Incorrectly formatted papers will be excluded from the reviewing process.
- Paper submissions are required to be within 18 pages in the above
mentioned LNCS style. This includes all figures and references.
- Each paper will be peer-reviewed double-blind by at least 4 reviewers
and should be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review. Papers
will be evaluated by reviewers based on their novelty, fundamental
insights and potential for long-term contribution.
- 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. During this phase, the reviews of your paper would be
made available to you and you will have the opportunity to address any
questions from the reviewers or aspects that you feel the reviewers
might have misunderstood. The rebuttal would be in written format, and
further instructions will be emailed to the authors. After the rebuttal
period has closed, the Research Papers Committee members and chairs will
have an opportunity to look through the author rebuttals and would be
able to change their reviews based on this information. Final decisions
will be made taking the reviews and rebuttals into consideration.
- At an in-person Research Papers Committee meeting, each paper will be
discussed before the acceptance decisions are made.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- By submitting a paper proposal, you agree to present the paper at ISC
2017 in Frankfurt, Germany.
- Paper presenters need to be registered ISC 2017 participants. The ISC
organizers will grant a 100% discount on the conference day pass to one
presenter per paper for the day of their presentation (or an equivalent
discount on the full conference pass).
- Travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs will not
be covered by the ISC organizers.
The following two awards will be given to outstanding research papers:
Hans Meuer Award
The Hans Meuer Award honors the most outstanding 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
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
5,000 Euros, an award certificate, and a free conference pass for ISC
High Performance in 2017.
The Gauss Award is sponsored by the German Gauss Center for
Supercomputing, which is a collaboration of the German national
supercomputing centers at Garching, Jülich and Stuttgart.
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.
The publication of the papers is managed by Proceedings Chair Dr. Julian
Kunkel with Dr. Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, as
Proceedings Deputy Chair.
All accepted research papers will be published in the Springer’s Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (http://www.springer.com/lncs).
For the camera-ready version, authors are automatically granted one
extra page to incorporate reviewer comments. The publication is free of
charge. The papers can be downloaded from Springer’s website for a
limited time after ISC 2017. 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 make the proceedings available online, with
presentation slides provided as PDF files, a week after the event. ISC
2017 attendees will receive an e-mail with the access link. Paper
authors are kindly requested to provide a PDF version of their
presentation slides to Ms. Heike Walther at heike.walther at isc-group.com
by Friday, June 23, 2017 at the latest.
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