[hpc-announce] HPDC 2018 Call for Posters / Doctoral Consortium

Song, Shuaiwen Shuaiwen.Song at pnnl.gov
Fri Mar 9 14:44:29 CST 2018

The 27th ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC’18) is soliciting submissions for posters that report cutting-edge research and work-in-progress in parallel and distributed systems for high-end computing. Poster submissions with a Ph.D. student as the leading author are also qualified for participating in the Doctoral Consortium program.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: clouds, clusters, grids, big data, massively multicore, extreme-scale computing systems, and other forms of parallel and distributed systems. Posters provide an excellent opportunity for short presentations and informal discussions with HPDC’18 conference attendees.

Posters will be prominently displayed at the HPDC’18 conference and presenters will have the chance to showcase their latest R&D results and innovations. Poster presentations will also be coordinated with Doctoral Consortium activities at the conference. The accepted posters will be digitally archived and made publicly available. A Best Poster Award will be presented based on the quality of research work and the quality of poster presentation.

Submission Guidelines

Poster submissions must include a 150-word abstract, a draft of the poster (can have place holders), and an up to two-page extended abstract including references. Please submit via the conference web site by the submission deadline. Posters will be reviewed and selected by a committee.

Important Dates
Submission due: April 6, 2018
Author Notifications:   April 10, 2018
Camera Ready:   April 12, 2018 (optional, if the authors choose to have the poster appear in the conference supplemental proceedings)
Conference Dates:       June 11 - 15, 2018
More About Doctoral Consortium Program

Participating Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to both present their research work and interact with senior academic and industry people in an informal setting. In addition, there will be mentoring sessions to help students improve communication skills, obtain valuable information for career planning, get familiar with a few of the trendy research topics, and make valuable contacts - all while enjoying the HPDC main conference and many associated workshops. The Doctoral Consortium will be scheduled so that the participating students can follow all the main scientific and social events of the conference, and it is open to all Ph.D. students, including the authors of papers presented at the conference.

Tentative Schedule:
Day     Time    Activity
Tuesday Morning Break   Introduction and icebreakers
Tuesday Afternoon Break Workshop on poster presentation skills
Wednesday       Morning Break   Panel on research and career planning
Wednesday       Evening Poster Session and Banquet
Thursday        Morning Break   Student Feedback and program evaluation

Workshop on poster presentation skills offers a chance for everyone to give a 3 minute talk about their poster and gain feedback from both the mentors and their peers. The goal is to be positive about the poster and provide constructive comments on both the poster material organization as well as the quick presentation.

Panel on research and career planning will include representatives from academia, research laboratories (non-industry), and industry. After a short presentation from each about what their job entails and why you might consider it, attendees are open to ask any questions to help guide what decision is the right one for them.

Students are encouraged to engage with conference attendees during the paper sessions. Making connections that help incorporate attendees into the community are an important additional goal. Mentoring aid, including introductions if necessary, will be offered to assist the process.

To participate in the Doctoral Consortium , students are expected to submit a poster to the poster track as the leading author. This is required as part of the presentation skills since every student will present their poster to friendly peers to get feedback prior to the whole conference poster event. We are less concerned that the poster represents new work than we are that the student get experience presenting material they are knowledgeable about to gain skills and confidence with speaking with establish members of the community.

Poster/Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
Yong Chen       Texas Tech university, USA (yong.chen at ttu.edu<mailto:yong.chen at ttu.edu>)
Jay Lofstead    Sandia National Laboratories, USA (gflofst at sandia.gov<mailto:gflofst at sandia.gov>)

Shuaiwen Leon Song
Senior Staff Scientist and TL
HPC Group, Advanced Computing, Mathematics, and Data Division,
Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL);
Adjunct Scholar, CS department, College of William and Mary
HomePage: https://sites.google.com/site/shuaiwenleonsongresearch/

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