[hpc-announce] PASC Conference (PASC20): Papers deadlines: 15 Oct / 15 Dec 2019

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                                CALL FOR PAPERS
                  Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing

                             University of Geneva
                             Geneva - Switzerland
                             29 Jun - 01 Jul 2020


                    Rolling deadlines for new submissions: 
                         Oct 15, 2019 (next deadline)
                         Dec 15, 2019 (last deadline)


The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) invites research paper 
submissions for PASC20, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery 
(ACM) and SIGHPC, which will be held at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, 
from June 29 to July 1, 2020.

PASC20 is the seventh edition of the PASC Conference series, an international 
platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and 
computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, 
application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance 

As in previous years, the technical program of PASC20 is organized around eight 
scientific domains:

* Chemistry and Materials
* Climate and Weather
* Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
* Emerging Application Domains (incl. but not limited to social sciences, 
finance, ...) 
* Engineering (incl. but not limited to CFD, computational mechanics, 
computational engineering materials, turbulent flow, ...)
* Life Sciences (incl. but not limited to biophysics, genomics, bioinformatics, 
systems biology, neuroscience and computational biology, ...)
* Physics (incl. but not limited to astrophysics, cosmology, plasma modelling, 
QCD, ...)
* Solid Earth Dynamics

PASC20 solicits high-quality contributions of original research related to 
scientific computing in all of these domains. Papers that engage with the theme 
of PASC20 – New Challenges, New Computing Paradigms – are particularly welcome, 
as are submissions that seek to define the state of the art in a particular 
application area.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Extreme scalable methods in computational science and engineering, such as 
algorithms and software for scalable multi-scale, multi-physics, and 
high-fidelity computational science and engineering problems.
* Numerical methods, algorithms, or large-scale simulations in computational 
fluid dynamics, computational mechanics, computational engineering materials, 
turbulent flow, and computational cosmology.
* Effective use of advanced computing systems for large-scale scientific 
applications, including modern multi- and many-core CPUs and accelerators with 
deep memory hierarchies, and energy-efficient architectures.
* Best practices and tools for productive and sustainable scientific and 
engineering software development.
* The integration of large-scale experimental and observational scientific data 
and high-performance data analytics and computing.
* Reproducibility for computational science and engineering.
* Verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification.
* Domain specific languages; toolchains for source-to-source 
* Runtime systems and middleware, such as task- and data-driven computation on 
heterogenous architectures.
* Algorithms and strategies for effective use of machine learning, deep 
learning or AI to accelerate computational science.
* Unstructured vs structured meshes for computational science applications at 
* Numerical algorithm development for exascale computing, including, but not 
limited to, communication avoiding algorithms, use of reduced or mixed 
precision, and integration of scalable numerical libraries in application 

Papers accepted for PASC20 will be presented as talks, and published in the 
Proceedings of the PASC Conference, accessible via the ACM Digital Library. A 
selection of the highest quality papers may be given the opportunity of a 
plenary presentation. In selecting papers for plenary presentation, the Papers 
Committee will place particular weight on impact, interdisciplinarity and 
interest to a broad audience.

The goal of the PASC Conference Papers Program is to advance the quality of 
scientific communication between the various disciplines of computational 
science and engineering in the context of high performance computing. The 
program was built from an observation that the computer science community 
traditionally publishes in the proceedings of major international conferences, 
while domain science communities publish primarily in disciplinary journals – 
and neither of which is read regularly by the other. The PASC Conference 
provides a unique venue that enables interdisciplinary exchange in a manner 
that bridges the two scientific publishing cultures.


The PASC20 Papers Program Committee 
(https://pasc20.pasc-conference.org/about/papers-program-committee/) is 
responsible for the paper evaluation process. The committee is chaired by 
Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware) and Ümit V. Çatalyürek (Georgia 
Institute of Technology) and comprised of domain chairs who are specialists in 
their scientific fields. Papers will be evaluated on their significance, 
technical soundness, originality, and quality of communication.

We employ a rigorous academic peer-review process: most notably, we allow the 
possibility for provisional acceptance (revision and author rebuttal), and 
specialized reviewers are solicited for each submission (there is no 
pre-selected standing committee of reviewers). The paper selection process thus 
combines the strengths of conference and journal publication schemes to provide 
an effective, high-impact publication venue in large-scale computational 

Contributions must be submitted through the PASC Conference online submission 
portal (https://submissions.pasc-conference.org). Submissions should include 
the following:

* Title: Maximum 20 words.
* Scientific Domain: Select a primary and optionally secondary scientific 
* Author details: Full names and contact details of author(s).
* Short Abstract: Maximum 200 words.
* Paper: Maximum 10 pages including figures, tables, and appendices. 

As submissions are evaluated double blind, authors should not be named in the 
paper itself (nor should their affiliations or funding bodies), and references 
to previous own work should be made in the third person. Papers must be 
submitted in the current ACM Article Template (sigconf proceedings) format [1].


The PASC Conference uses a rolling submission and review process. There are six 
submission deadlines every year, on the 15th day of even numbered months. The 
final deadline for PASC20 will be December 15, 2019. From February 15, 2020, 
submissions will be considered for PASC21. Deadlines are 11:59 pm anywhere on 
earth ('AoE' or 'UTC-12').

The submission system is open continuously throughout the year. Manuscripts 
will be assigned to reviewers at the date of the next submissions deadline; 
reviews will be returned to authors within 5 weeks with a decision of accept, 
reject or revision. Revisions will be due 4 weeks after notifications.

* 15 October 2019: Next rolling deadline for new submissions.
* 15 December 2019: Final rolling deadline for new submissions.


Authors of papers that are accepted for PASC20 will be given 20-30 minute 
presentation slots at the conference, grouped in topically-focused parallel 
sessions. A selection of the highest quality papers may be given the 
opportunity of a plenary presentation. Papers that are presented at PASC20 will 
be published in the Proceedings of the PASC Conference, accessible via the ACM 
Digital Library. Please note that speakers must register for the conference and 
are subject to the corresponding registration fee.


Following the conference, authors will have the opportunity to develop their 
papers, and, where appropriate, associated open-source software, for 
publication in a relevant, computationally focused, domain-specific journal. 
The journal paper should be an expanded version of the conference paper 
(consistent with the ACM policy for major revisions [2]) presenting a more 
complete description of the work – a fuller introduction, deeper project 
description, additional results, etc. and may be accompanied by associated 
open-source software.

To facilitate post-conference journal publications, the PASC Conference has 
formed collaborative partnerships with a number of high-quality scientific 
journals, including Computer Physics Communications (CPC) [3], the Journal of 
Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) [4], and ACM Transactions on 
Mathematical Software (ACM TOMS) [5]. Members of the journals' editorial boards 
will work with the Scientific Committee in reviewing PASC papers and in 
identifying papers to be extended and submitted to partner journals. Authors 
should communicate their interest in publishing with a partner journal during 
the submission process.


General Chairs
* Ümit V. Çatalyürek (Georgia Institute of Technology, US) 
* Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware, US) 

Chemistry and Materials
* Carlo Cavazzoni (CINECA, Italy)
* Zeila Zanolli (Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Spain)

Climate and Weather
* Katherine Evans (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US)
* Nils Wedi (ECMWF, UK)

Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
* Kathryn Mohror (Livermore National Laboratory, US)
* Laura Grigori (INRIA Paris, France)

Emerging Application Domains
* Michael Bussmann (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
* Luca Gelisio (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Germany)

* Richard Sandberg (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
* Philipp Schlatter (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Life Sciences
* Daniel Janies (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, US)

* Katrin Heitmann (Argonne National Laboratory, US)
* Stan Scott (Queen's University Belfast, UK)

Solid Earth Dynamics
* Monica Maceira (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US)
* Andreas Fichtner (ETH Zurich, Switzerland))

If you have any questions regarding the submission or reviewing process please 
email info at pasc-conference.org. 


[1]: www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/proceedings-template.html
[2]: To distinguish between a new derivative work and a minor revision, ACM 
uses, respectively, a rule of greater than or less than 25 percent changed
[3]: www.journals.elsevier.com/computer-physics-communications
[4]: agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1942-2466/
[5]: toms.acm.org

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