[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: Fourth international workshop on Interactive HPC (InteractiveHPC) at SC20

Rollin Thomas rcthomas at lbl.gov
Wed Jul 1 09:05:52 CDT 2020

                                                     CALL FOR PAPERS

      Fourth international workshop on Interactive HPC (InteractiveHPC)

             In conjunction with SC20
             November 15 or 16, 2020
             Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, USA

Website: https://www.interactivehpc.com
Twitter: @interactivehpc

Submission deadline: September 4, 2020 (AOE)
Author notification: September 26, 2020

We invite the submission of up to 10-page papers which will be peer reviewed.
We welcome original research, work-in-progress papers, and position papers
related to the interactive usage of high-performance computing.  Accepted
authors will both be invited to speak at the workshop and to submit their
papers for publication in SC20 workshop proceedings.

Interactive exploration and analysis of large data sets, intelligent
simulation workflows that combine interactive analysis and AI techniques
with modeling and simulation, interactive preparation and debugging of
large-scale scientific simulations, in-situ visualization, and
application steering are all compelling scenarios for High Performance
Computing systems. However, a range of technical, organizational, and
sociological challenges must be overcome to make these interactive
workflows mainstream in HPC centers: What simulation scenarios or
problem domains can benefit most from interactivity? How can we simplify
the toolchain? What center policies are needed to support highly
interactive workflows? The goal of this workshop is to bring together
domain scientists, tool developers, and HPC center administrators to
identify the scientific impact and technical challenges of highly
interactive access to HPC resources.

Call for Papers
We invite you to submit up to 10-page papers detailing original work or work in
progress.  Position papers are also welcome.  Appropriate topic areas include:

* Systems software: Tools and environments for interactive use of HPC
* Workflow and data driven approaches for HPC
* Use cases, user stories, and user demos of interactivity in supercomputing
* Implementation experiences and lessons learned by staff at HPC centers
* Maintaining security while providing interactivity in supercomputing
* Managing resource allocation (static or dynamic) for interactive use
* Role of edge services in support of interactive supercomputing
* Networking challenges in interactive supercomputing (internal,
external, SDN, etc.)
* Strategies for leveraging interactivity for reproducible science
* Impact of increased interactivity on how HPC centers operate
* Hybrid interactive/non-interactive workflows on supercomputers
* Interactive supercomputing for real-time experimental data analysis
* Intelligent simulation workflows that utilize interactive analytics or
AI techniques to optimize, enhance, or otherwise improve modeling and
simulation results and performance

Paper Submission Guidelines
Please submit up to 10-page papers on original work, work-in-progress, or
position papers via


Authors of selected papers will be invited to speak at the workshop
and to submit their papers for publication in SC20 workshop

Our contact details are available on the workshop webpage at

Rollin Thomas, Big Data Architect
Data and Analytics Services
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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