[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: ScalA at SC19 - Papers due September 2

Engelmann, Christian engelmannc at ornl.gov
Mon Jul 29 13:10:16 CDT 2019

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The deadline for submissions is September 2, 2019.


           ScalA19: 10th Workshop on Latest Advances in
           Scalable Algorithms for Large-Scale Systems

                  held in conjunction with the
     SC19: 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 18, 2019, Denver, CO, USA


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

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 6 letter size (8.5in x 11in) pages and not
exceeding 8 pages, including figures, tables, and references using the IEEE
format for conference proceedings. Reference style files are available at

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not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. Papers should be
submitted electronically at https://submissions.supercomputing.org.

All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and judged on correctness, originality,
technical strength, and significance, quality of presentation, and interest
and relevance to the workshop attendees. Accepted papers will be published
with the IEEE Computer Society as part of the SC19 workshop proceedings in
the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. 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, Christian Engelmann at engelmannc at ornl.gov, for
more information.

Reproducibility Initiative

As part of a major initiative that aims to increase the level of reproducibility
and replicability of results, ScalA19 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.
- Appendices should not be used to circumvent the page limit.

Important Web Sites

- ScalA19 Website: <https://www.csm.ornl.gov/srt/conferences/Scala/2019>
- ScalA19 Submissions: <https://submissions.supercomputing.org>
- SC19 website: <http://sc19.supercomputing.org/>

Important Dates

- Full paper submission: September 2, 2019
- Notification of acceptance: September 23, 2019
- Final paper submission (firm): October 11, 2019
- Workshop/conference early registration: TBD
- Workshop: November 18, 2019

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 resilience

Workshop Chairs

- Vassil Alexandrov, Hartree Centre, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
- Al Geist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Workshop Program Chair

- Christian Engelmann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  Contact at engelmannc at ornl.gov

Program Committee

- Hartwig Anzt, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
- Rick Archibald, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Marco Berghoff, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
- 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
- Yasuhiro Idomura, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
- Kirk E. Jordan, IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA
- Dieter Kranzlmueller, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
- Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
- Paul Lin, Sandia National Laboratories
- Michael Mascagni, Florida State University, USA
- 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 / Home: www.christian-engelmann.info

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