[hpc-announce] CFP: 3rd Annual Workshop on In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization (ISAV 2017)

Moreland, Kenneth kmorel at sandia.gov
Thu Jun 8 16:32:44 CDT 2017

ISAV 2017: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and 

In cooperation with SIGHPC and held in conjunction with SC17: The International 
Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

           ISAV 2017 - http://vis.lbl.gov/Events/ISAV-2017/

        Full-day 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Sunday November 12th, 2017

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, CPUs 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 2017: (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 processing
   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 must be submitted in PDF format (readable
by Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and higher) and formatted for 8.5" x 11" (U.S.
Letter). Submissions are required in the ACM format
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) using the
sample-sigconf template and submitted via EasyChair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isav17). 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 (http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/). Papers can be submitted
at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isav17.

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 SC17 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

   1 August 2017      Paper submission deadline
  15 September 2017   Author notification
  30 September 2017   Camera ready copy due
  15 October 2017     Final program posted to ISAV web page
  12 November 2017    ISAV 2017 workshop at SC17

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