[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: ScalA at SC 2018 - Papers due September 2

Christian Engelmann engelmannc at computer.org
Mon Aug 13 08:31:38 CDT 2018

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The deadline for submissions is September 2, 2018.


         ScalA18: 9th Workshop on Latest Advances in
         Scalable Algorithms for Large-Scale Systems

                held in conjunction with the
   SC18: The International Conference on High Performance
         Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

   in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society Technical
      Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC)

            November 12, 2018, Dallas, TX, USA

    <http://www.csm.ornl.gov/srt/conferences/Scala/2018 <http://www.csm.ornl.gov/srt/conferences/Scala/2018>>

Novel scalable scientific algorithms are needed in order to enable key
science applications to exploit the computational power of large-scale
systems. This is especially true for the current tier of leading petascale
machines and the road to exascale computing as HPC systems continue to scale
up in compute node and processor core count. These extreme-scale systems
require novel scientific algorithms to hide network and memory latency, have
very high computation/communication overlap, have minimal communication, and
have no synchronization points.

Scientific algorithms for multi-petaflop and exa-flop systems also need to be
fault tolerant and fault resilient, since the probability of faults increases
with scale. Resilience at the system software and at the algorithmic level is
needed as a crosscutting effort. Finally, with the advent of heterogeneous
compute nodes that employ standard processors as well as GPGPUs, scientific
algorithms need to match these architectures to extract the most performance.
This includes different system-specific levels of parallelism as well as
co-scheduling of computation. Key science applications require novel
mathematical models and system software that address the scalability and
resilience challenges of current- and future-generation extreme-scale HPC

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts in English structured as technical 
papers at a length of at least 8 letter size (8.5in x 11in) pages and not
exceeding 8 pages, including figures, tables, and references using the IEEE
format for conference proceedings. Submissions not conforming to these
guidelines may be returned without review. Reference style files are
available at <http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html <http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html>>.

All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on correctness, originality,
technical strength, and significance, quality of presentation, and interest
and relevance to the workshop attendees. Submitted papers must represent
original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any
other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be
rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not
limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the
authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due
date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not
be considered. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for
and present the paper at the workshop. Authors may contact the workshop
program chair for more information. Papers should be submitted electronically
at <https://submissions.supercomputing.org <https://submissions.supercomputing.org/>>. Full papers will be published
with the SC18 workshop proceedings in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Reproducibility Initiative

As part of a major initiative that aims to increase the level of
reproducibility and replicability of results, ScalA'18 invites authors of
technical papers to submit optional appendix information that can promote
better reproducibility of computational results. Authors are highly
encouraged to provide a 2-page Artifact Description Appendix, which will
not count toward the page limit of the submission. Notes:

- A paper cannot be disqualified based on information provided or not
provided in this appendix, nor if the appendix is not available.
- The availability and quality of an appendix can be used in ranking a paper.
In particular, if two papers are of similar quality, the existence and
quality of the appendices can be part of the evaluation process.

Important Web Sites

- ScalA18 Website: <https://www.csm.ornl.gov/srt/conferences/Scala/2018 <https://www.csm.ornl.gov/srt/conferences/Scala/2018>>
- ScalA18 Submissions: <https://submissions.supercomputing.org <https://submissions.supercomputing.org/>>
- SC18 website: <http://sc18.supercomputing.org/ <http://sc18.supercomputing.org/>>

Important Dates

- Full paper submission: September 2, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: September 24, 2018
- Final paper submission (firm): October 7, 2018
- Workshop/conference early registration: TBD
- Workshop: November 12, 2018

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

- Novel scientific algorithms that improve performance, scalability,
resilience, and power efficiency
- Porting scientific algorithms and applications to many-core and
heterogeneous architectures
- Performance and resilience limitations of scientific algorithms and
applications at scale
- Crosscutting approaches (system software and applications) in addressing
scalability challenges
- Scientific algorithms that can exploit extreme concurrency (e.g. 1 billion
for exascale by 2020)
- Naturally fault tolerant, self-healing, or fault oblivious scientific
- Programming model and system software support for algorithm scalability and

Workshop Chairs

- Vassil Alexandrov, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
- Al Geist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Workshop Program Chair

- Christian Engelmann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Program Committee

- Hartwig Anzt, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
- Rick Archibald, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Technical University of Munich, Germany
- Franck Cappello, Argonne National Laboratory and
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
- James Elliott, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
- Nahid Emad, University of Versailles SQ, France
- Wilfried Gansterer, University of Vienna, Austria
- Kirk E. Jordan, IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA
- Aneta Karaivanova, IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
- Dieter Kranzlmueller, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
- Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
- Ignacio Laguna, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
- Ying Liu, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Piotr Luszczek, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
- Michael Mascagni, Florida State University, USA
- Ron Perrot, University of Oxford, UK
- Yves Robert, ENS Lyon, France
- Stuart Slattery, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Keita Teranishi, Sandia National Laboratories, USA


Christian Engelmann, Ph.D.

Senior R&D Staff Scientist
Computer Science Research Group
Computer Science and Mathematics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mail: P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6173, USA
Phone: +1 (865) 574-3132 / Fax: +1 (865) 576-5491
e-Mail: engelmannc at ornl.gov <mailto:engelmannc at ornl.gov> / Home: www.christian-engelmann.info <http://www.christian-engelmann.info/>
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