[hpc-announce] SC20 ISAV 2020 Workshop Call for Participation

Earl Duque epd at ilight.com
Mon Jun 1 16:55:34 CDT 2020

ISAV 2020: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-scale Analysis 
and Visualization

Held in conjunction with

SC20: The International Conference on High Performance Computing, 
Networking, Storage, and Analysis.

Monday 16 November 2020, 9:00am – 5:30pm

COVID-19 Notice

While the SC20 committee continues to monitor the feasibility of holding 
SC20 events in person, we on the ISAV 2020 Organizing Committee intend 
to proceed with with paper submissions and reviews according to the 
schedule below. Our intention is to conduct the ISAV 2020 event on the 
scheduled day and time, either in person if circumstances permit, 
otherwise as a virtual event with participation via videoconference.

The ISAV 2020 Organizing Committee wishes health and safety for you and 
your families during these challenging times.

For more information, please see the Coronavirus and SC statement on the 
SC website.

Workshop Theme

The considerable interest in the HPC community regarding in situ 
analysis and visualization is due to several factors. First is an I/O 
cost savings, where data is analyzed/visualized while being generated, 
without first storing to a file system. Second is the potential for 
increased accuracy, where fine temporal sampling of transient analysis 
might expose some complex behavior missed in coarse temporal sampling. 
Third is the ability to use all available resources, CPUs and 
accelerators, in the computation of analysis products.

The workshop brings together researchers, developers and practitioners 
from industry, academia, and government laboratories developing, 
applying, and deploying in situ methods in extremescale, high 
performance computing. The goal is to present research findings, lessons 
learned, and insights related to developing and applying in situ methods 
and infrastructure across a range of science and engineering 
applications in HPC environments; to discuss topics like opportunities 
presented by new architectures, existing infrastructure needs, 
requirements, and gaps, and experiences to foster and enable in situ 
analysis and visualization; to serve as a “center of gravity” for 
researchers, practitioners, and users/consumers of in situ methods and 
infrastructure in the HPC space.

Participation/Call for Papers

We invite two types of submissions to ISAV 2019: (1) short, 4-page 
(+references) papers that present research results, that identify 
opportunities or challenges, and that present case studies/best 
practices for in situ methods/infrastructure in the areas of data 
management, analysis and visualization; (2) lightning presentation 
submission, consisting of a 1- or 2-page (+references) submission, for a 
brief oral presentation at the workshop. Short papers will appear in the 
workshop proceedings and will be invited to give an oral presentation of 
15 to 20 minutes; lightning round submissions that are invited to 
present at the workshop will have author names and titles included as 
part of the proceedings. Submissions of both types are welcome that fall 
within one or more areas of interest. Areas of interest for ISAV, 
include, but are not limited to:

In situ infrastructures: Current Systems: production quality, research 
prototypes; Opportunities; Gaps

System resources, hardware, and emerging architectures: Enabling 
Hardware; Hardware and architectures that provide opportunities for In 
situ processing, such as burst buffers, staging computations on I/O 
nodes, sharing cores within a node for both simulation and in situ 

Methods/algorithms: Best practices; Analysis: feature detection, 
statistical methods, temporal methods, geometric and topological 
methods; Visualization: information visualization, scientific 
visualization, time-varying methods; Data reduction/compression.

Case Studies and Data Sources: Examples/case studies of solving a 
specific science challenge with in situ methods/infrastructure; In situ 
methods/systems applied to data from simulations and/or 

Simulation and Workflows: Integration, data modeling, 
software-engineering; Resilience: error detection, fault recovery; 
Workflows for supporting complex in situ processing pipelines.

Requirements and Usability: Reproducibility, provenance and metadata; 
Using in situ to enable rapid and flexible post-processing; Simplified 
access to extreme heterogeneous resources.

Review Process

All submissions will undergo a peer-review process consisting of three 
reviews by experts in the field, and evaluated according to relevance to 
the workshop theme, technical soundness, creativity, originality, and 
impactfulness of method/results. Lightning round submissions will be 
evaluated primarily for relevance to the workshop.

Submission Process

Authors are invited to submit papers of at most 4 pages in PDF format, 
excluding references, and lightning presentations of at most 2 pages in 
PDF format, excluding references. Papers must be submitted in PDF format 
(readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and higher) and

formatted for 8.5in x 11in (U.S. Letter). Please use the sigconf 
configuration in the new combined LaTeX template from ACM available at 

We believe that reproducible science is essential, and that SC should be 
a leader in this effort. As a consequence, ISAV 2019 participates in the 
SC reproducibility initiative and encourages submitters to include an 
appendix with reproducibility information. While we will not disqualify 
a paper based on information provided or not provided in this appendix, 
nor if the appendix is not available, the availability and quality of an 
appendix will be used in ranking a paper. For more information, see the 
ISAV reproducibility FAQ.

Papers must be self-contained and provide the technical substance 
required for the program committee to evaluate their contributions. 
Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is 
not under consideration for another conference or a journal. See the ACM 
Prior Publication Policy for more details. Papers may be submitted at: 
(a URL to appear closer to the paper submission deadline).

Publication in proceedings, presentation at the workshop

All paper submissions that receive favorable reviews will be included as 
part of the workshop proceedings, which will be published by the ACM, 
and will appear in the ACM Digital Library as part of the International 
Conference Proceedings Series. Lightning round submissions will not be 
included as part of the proceedings. Subject to the constraints of 
workshop length, some subset of the accepted publications will be 
invited to give a brief oral presentation at the workshop. The exact 
number of such presentations and their length will be determined after 
the review process has been completed.

Timeline/Important Dates

Early August 2020Paper submission deadline

Mid September 2020Author notification

Mid October 2020Camera ready copy due

Late October 2020Final program posted to ISAV web page

16 Nov 2020ISAV 2020 workshop at SC20

Committees and Chairs

General chair: Christoph Garth, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, 

General co-chair: Silvio Rizzi, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Program chair: Bruno Raffin, INRIA, France

Program co-chair: Sean Ziegeler, US Department of Defence HPC 
Modernization Program / GDIT, USA

Publicity chair: Earl Duque, Intelligent Light, USA

Publication chair: Nicola Ferrier, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Early Career Program Committee Chair: TBD

At-large Chair: Patrick O’Leary, Kitware, Inc., USA

Organizing Committee

E. Wes Bethel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Earl Duque, Intelligent Light, USA

Nicola Ferrier, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Christoph Garth, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Ken Moreland, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Patrick O’Leary, Kitware, USA

Gunther H. Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Matthew Wolf, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Contact Us

Christoph Garth, General Chair, garth at cs dot uni-kl dot de

Bruno Raffin, Papers Chair, bruno dot raffin at inria dot fr


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