[hpc-announce] CUG2018 Call for Papers

Yun He yhe at lbl.gov
Mon Nov 6 16:08:47 CST 2017

Call for Papers

Cray User Group 2018 Conference, Visionary Computing
Stockholm, Sweden, May 20-24, 2018

CUG 2018 -- https://cug.org/CUG2018
Call for Papers -- https://cug.org/CUG2018-CFP

Abstract submissions for CUG2018 are now open. The CUG Conference is more
than computing, it represents users across all inter-connected and
inter-related High Performance Computing disciplines, including computing,
storage, networking, and analytics. You and your colleagues from CUG Member
sites around the world hold the key to sustaining this conference as an
invaluable source of information and technical interchange. Please consider
presenting at next year's conference in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted by the
PDC Center for High Performance Computing.

Important Dates:
-- Abstract Deadline - January 21, 2018
-- Acceptance Notifications - February 26, 2018
-- Early Registration Deadline - March 19, 2018
-- Paper and Presentation Deadline - April 15, 2018
-- Invitation for Journal Submission - April 28, 2018
-- Conference Dates - May 20-24, 2018
-- Special Journal paper Deadline - June 18, 2018

Tutorials, BoFs, and Technical papers related to any Cray product are
invited in the following suggested tracks and topics:

Applications and Programming Environments
-- Programming Environment
-- Compilers
-- Libraries
-- Tools
-- 3rd Party Applications
-- User Code Optimization
-- Utilization of Heterogeneous Systems
-- Application performance on Intel Xeon and Phi KNL Architecture

User Services
-- Account Administration
-- Consulting
-- Manage Cray and 3rd Party Software
-- Documentation
-- Training
-- User Support
-- Outreach

Systems Support
-- Operations
-- Environmental Monitoring, Cooling, and Power
-- Facilities and Site Preparation
-- Tuning and OS Optimization
-- System Operations
-- Architecture
-- Job Scheduling and Accounting
-- Mass Storage
-- Networking
-- System Interoperability
-- Resiliency, Reliability, Availability, Scalability

File Systems and I/O
-- Tuning and Performance
-- Problem Determination
-- Application Tuning for Optimal I/O Performance
-- Comparisons Using Different Filesystems on Cray systems
-- High Performance Storage Solutions for Big Data and Supercomputing
-- Cray DataWarp Configuration
-- Burst Buffer Usage Experiences
-- Novel/Emerging Use of Storage Devices such as NVM

Data Analytics
-- Data Analytics Frameworks and Workflows such as Spark and Hadoop
-- Real Time Data Analysis
-- Cray Graph Engine

To submit your abstract please see the Call for Papers (
https://cug.org/CUG2018-CFP) and follow the instructions. Abstracts for
papers, tutorials, and BoFs are due by January 21, 2018. For papers, there
is a requirement for a long abstract or outline of up to 1,000 words that
can be attached as a PDF of up to 2 pages.

Papers submitted by the Apr 15, 2018 deadline (midnight local Stockhome
time) will be furtherer reviewed and are eligible for the selection of the
Best Paper (to be awarded and presented at the conference in a plenary
session) and for publication in a special issue of the "Concurrency and
Computation Practice and Experience" (CCPE) Journal. We expect to accept
the best 8 to 10 papers to the CUG2018 special issue of the journal.

CUG2018 proceedings will be published in the public realm of cug.org
approximately 3 months after the conference unless you specifically request
your paper be published only in the members only realm. You may select this
option during the Program Materials submission stage.

Help us make CUG in 2018 the best yet. I hope to see you at CUG 2018,
"Visionary Computing" in Stockholm!

CUG Vice President and Program Chair
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