[hpc-announce] Call for Applications: GI Dagstuhl Seminar on “Visualizing Systems and Software Performance”

Kate Isaacs kisaacs at cs.arizona.edu
Tue Nov 7 08:33:44 CST 2017


Call for Applications


GI Dagstuhl Seminar on

“Visualizing Systems and Software Performance”

July 9-13, 2018

Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany



Application deadline: December 15, 2017


Young researchers (students through assistant-professor level, PhD in 2010
or later) working on performance engineering, software visualization or
high-performance computing, are invited to apply for participation in the
GI-Dagstuhl seminar on “Visualizing Systems and Software Performance
(VSSP)”. VSSP will take place from July 9 until July 13 (Mon-Fri), 2018, in
Dagstuhl, Germany. <http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/about-dagstuhl/>Schloss
Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics is a castle situated at the
scenic countryside of Saarland. It is a world-renowned meeting place for
computer scientists.

The seminar addresses the problem of visualizing large-scale performance
data. Visualization of large-scale performance data is a topic that is
studied by the performance engineering, software visualization, and
high-performance computing communities. However, these research communities
are mostly disjoint and mutually beneficial knowledge is rarely shared
between them. In addition, the development of a new visualization technique
is an iterative process, which requires continual back-and-forth feedback
between visualization and performance researchers (or practitioners) to
evaluate the applicability of the technique to a real-world problem. The
gap between research communities hinders the evaluation of new techniques.
The main goal of the GI seminar is to bring together young researchers (PhD
students, postdocs or assistant professors) in the areas of (i) performance
engineering, (ii) software visualization, and (iii) high-performance
computing. Each field will present their current research efforts, and
exchange experience and expertise, to discuss research challenges, and to
develop ideas for future collaborations.

The seminar will be divided into two parts: (i) The first two days of the
seminar will focus on getting up to speed with the newest work in the
different research areas and (ii) the last three days of the seminar will
be used to bootstrap collaborations by working on concrete topics in small
breakout groups. During the first part of the seminar, the participants
will give a short (5-10 minutes) presentation about their research
interests and latest work. In addition, we will have spots for (1-hour)
tutorials given by the participants. These tutorials will allow the
participants to go in more depth and get hands-on experience with the
latest performance engineering or visualization techniques and tools. We
expect these tutorials will inform the bootstrap collaborations, giving
participants the background necessary to incorporate real data into the
breakout sessions.

GI-Dagstuhl Seminars are sponsored by the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
Accommodation and full board is 50 EUR per person and day (250 EUR total),
excluding travel to Dagstuhl.

Applications to the seminar will be collected via Easychair


Applications are evaluated by the organizers of the seminar. To apply,
please upload a single PDF file containing:

(1) A short (max. 1 page) cover letter addressing why you think you will

   benefit from participation in the seminar and how your

   participation will benefit the seminar. Specifically address prior

   work relevant to the topic of the seminars in addition to plans for

   future research.

(2) A maximum of 10 references of previous relevant projects, publications
and experiences.

(3) A current academic CV including current position and affiliation, a

   full publication list, and optionally a link to an online profile

   (e.g., DBLP, Google Scholar).

Please note that GI Dagstuhl seminars specifically cater to young
researchers (later-stage graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and
assistant professors). Hence, we limited the PhD date to 2010 or later.
Application selection will favor young researchers. If you are in doubt
whether you still qualify, please contact the organizers per email prior to

The deadline for applications is Dec 15, 2017. Notifications will be sent
out on or before January 15, 2018.

The organizers,

Fabian Beck, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile

Cor-Paul Bezemer, Queen's University, Canada

Katherine Isaacs, University of Arizona, USA

Kate Isaacs
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
University of Arizona
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