[hpc-announce] CfP: ISC 2017 PhD Forum

Georg Hager georg.hager at fau.de
Fri Jan 13 04:10:12 CST 2017

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Call for contributions

PhD Forum at ISC High Performance 2017, Frankfurt, Germany,
June 19, 2017.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 11:59 pm AoE


The ISC High Performance conference is Europe’s largest international
conference and exhibition for high performance computing (HPC),
networking and storage. The ISC 2017 PhD Forum provides an opportunity
for PhD students to present research results in a setting that sparks
scientific exchange and lively discussions.

The PhD Forum will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017
and consists of two parts: a set of back-to-back four-minute
lightning talks followed by a one-hour poster session. The lightning
talk gives a quick, to-the-point presentation of research objectives
and early results, while the poster provides more in-depth
information as a starting point for intense discussions.

Everyone attending the conference is encouraged to attend the PhD
Forum to engage with future HPC experts, provide valuable feedback,
learn about future research developments, and to fathom promising
opportunities for collaboration.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline          Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 11:59 pm AoE
Notification of Acceptance   Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Presentation Slides Due      Monday, June 5, 2017, 11:59 pm AoE
PhD Forum                    Monday, June 19, 2017

Areas of Interest

Topics may range from performance analysis to optimization, from tools
to applications, and from software engineering to hardware
architectures. Essentially, all areas covered in the Call for Research
Papers (see http://www.isc-hpc.com/research-papers.html) are also
accepted for PhD Forum presentations. We strongly encourage submissions
by students in an early phase of their PhD work.

Submission & Review Process

PhD Forum proposals need to be submitted via the Linklings submission
site athttps://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/isc_hpc/  by Wednesday,
February 15, 2017, 11:59 pm AoE. Please provide the following
information in the Linklings submission form:

- Title
- Author information
- Summary of research objectives/early results (500 words maximum)
- Topic area
- One to five keywords
- Poster draft as PDF file (1 page maximum)

Students who wish to participate in the ISC 2017 PhD Forum must not
have defended their PhD thesis by the time of the conference (June

The submissions will be reviewed by the PhD Forum Program Committee –
an international committee of HPC experts led by Prof. Bill Gropp
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The committee will
select the best submissions for presentation at ISC 2017. The presenters
will have to provide a set of five slides (including a title slide) for
their three-minute lightning talk by Monday, June 5, 2017 at the latest.
During the poster session, the presenters are required to be
available at their posters for discussions.


After the poster session, the PhD Forum Program Committee will elect
one student to receive the "ISC 2017 PhD Forum Award”.  The winner
will receive a tablet computer and a 250 € book voucher from Springer.
The award is sponsored by Springer, the international publisher
specializing in science, technology and medicine.

Travel Support

A limited number of student travel awards, granted by the DFG Priority
Programme "Software for Exascale Computíng" (SPPEXA), will be available
for accepted presenters in the PhD Forum.

Slide Proceedings

The final PDF versions of the posters and presentation slides will be
included in the conference proceedings, which will be available to all
conference attendees a few days after the event.

Terms & Conditions

By submitting a proposal, you agree to give a three-minute lightning
talk and present a poster at the ISC 2017 PhD Forum in Frankfurt,
Germany.  Presenters need to be registered conference participants,
and only posters of registered presenters will be admitted.
Presenters are responsible for creating, printing and transporting
their posters to the conference.  The final poster may not exceed A0
portrait paper size (841 mm x 1189 mm/33.1” x 46.8”) or A1 landscape
paper size (594 mm x 841 mm/23.4” x 33.1”).

The PhD Forum presenters will be granted a free day conference pass
for the day of their presentation, Monday, June 19 (or an equivalent
discount on the full conference pass).

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