[hpc-announce] CFP: **Deadline Extended** SC18 Vis Showcase

Moreland, Kenneth kmorel at sandia.gov
Wed Jul 25 15:16:44 CDT 2018


			      Call for Papers

	  SC18 Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase

 The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking,
	  Storage, and Analysis, November 11-16, Dallas, TX, USA


		  *** Submissions due August 7, 2018 ***

	       Contact: vis_showcase at info.supercomputing.org


SC18's Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase provides a forum
for the year's most instrumental movies in HPC.  Selected entries will be
displayed live in a museum/art gallery format. Six accepted finalists will
compete for the Best Visualization Award, and each finalist will present
his or her movie during a dedicated 15-minute presentation. Movies are
judged by overall quality, how they illuminate science, and for creative
innovations in the movie production process.

**Accepted submissions will be published in a virtual special issue of
Parallel Computing.** There will also be both a live display throughout the
conference so that attendees can experience and enjoy the latest in science
and engineering HPC results expressed through state-of-the-art
visualization technologies and a session at SC18 dedicated to the accepted


Submissions need to include a movie (up to 1GB in size) and a short paper
(up to 6 pages including references). The short paper should describe the
scientific story conveyed by the movie, how the visualization helps
scientific discovery, and the "state-of-the-practice" information behind
making the movie.

Each submission will be peer reviewed by the Visualization & Data Analytics
Showcase Committee. Criteria for review include:

  * How effective is the visual communication of the data?
  * How relevant to the HPC community is the visualization?
  * What is the impact of the science story and how well is it told?
  * What visualization techniques were necessary to create the movie?

Finally, submissions should consider SC18's overall theme "HPC Inspires."


All submissions comprise a video and accompanying manuscript. The video
submitted should be in MP4, MOV, or AVI format and use a codec that will
play in typical desktop computer media players. There is no hard limit on
video length, but typical videos are less than 10 minutes long, and the
submitted file should be no more than 1GB.

The manuscript must be no more than 6 pages including references. The
manuscripts should be formatted according to the guidelines for the
Parallel Computing journal. Please use one of the following two templates
when formatting your manuscript:

  * LaTeX template (preferred):
  * Word template:

The manuscript should be uploaded as a pdf for the initial submission.
Authors of accepted submissions will have to send the original material
(.tex or .docx files and any source image files) to Parallel Computing's

Visualization showcase entries are submitted through the SC Submission Site
(https://submissions.supercomputing.org/). Sign in, click the "Make a New
Submission" tab, and then select the "Scientific Visualization & Data
Analytics Showcase" link.


The manuscripts of the six accepted submissions will be published in a
special virtual issue of Parallel Computing. Because the Parallel Computing
journal does not have the same publisher as the proceedings of the rest of
the SC conference, authors will have to resubmit their content. (There will
not, however, be a separate review process.)


After accepted authors present their work, a select committee will choose
among them for the Best Visualization Award. The winner of the Best
Visualization Award will be presented during the SC Awards Session.


Video/Manuscript Submission:    August 7, 2018
Notifications Sent:             September 15, 2018
Final Material Deadline:        October 31

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