[hpc-announce] ISC 2017: Call for Research Papers

Halim Amer aamer at anl.gov
Fri Sep 9 10:55:33 CDT 2016


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


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
- Databases
- 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 


- 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.


- 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 
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 
5,000 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, 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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