[hpc-announce] Call for Submissions: Women-in-HPC workshop at SC'21

Mariam Umar mariamuk at vt.edu
Wed Jul 14 16:59:31 CDT 2021

Call for lightning talks:


         **Women in HPC at SC21: Diversifying the HPC Community and
Engaging Male Allies*
                        Sunday, 14th November, 9AM – 5:30PM CST

Call for Participation

The 12th annual international Women in HPC workshop will be held in
conjunction with the Supercomputing conference (SC21), at St. Louis,
MO, USA. Once again Women in HPC, our advocates, allies, supporters,
and anyone interested in improving diversity across the HPC community
is welcome to join us to discuss the challenges the community faces.
Activities will bring together women and male allies from across the
international HPC and extended community, provide opportunities to
network, showcase the work of inspiring women, and discuss how we can
all work towards improving the under-representation of women in
supercomputing. Previous Women in HPC workshops at SC have been great
successes, with over 150 attendees in the past year, and many
submissions from early/mid-career women in the past two years.

As part of the workshop, we invite submissions from women to present
their research in the HPC, AI, ML domain to the HPC community as a
short/lightning talk. This is a great opportunity to interact with
leading experts and employers across the HPC community from both
academia and industry and discuss your work with them. We encourage
women who are in their ‘early career’ (i.e. pursuing a graduate degree
or within five years of graduation) to participate, however this
opportunity is open to help everyone who feels they may benefit from
presenting their work, irrespective of career stage.

Each submission will be reviewed by a committee and authors shall
receive 2-4 sets of review comments as feedback along with
instructions needed to prepare for the talk and associate materials
prior to the workshop.

Submissions for the talks are comprised of a two-page submission with
preliminary results, in any areas including but not limited to:

- High performance computing
- Data science
- Machine learning/AI
- Big data
- Languages and runtimes
- Algorithms

Authors will be expected to give a short lightning talk (5 minutes) at
the workshop.

Benefit of Participating:

- Networking: build your HPC network, meet peers and potential employers
- Advice and mentoring: Receive expert advice and mentorship to help
prepare for your presentation, including slides, how to structure a
lightning talk for effective communication and how to make the most of
the networking time afterwards.


All submitted abstracts should emphasize the computational aspects of
the work, such as the facilities used, the challenges that HPC, ML/AI
can help address and any additional research highlights etc. As an
author you will have the opportunity to share your work with the
workshop audience in a brief ‘elevator pitch’ talk. Depending on
whether the SC workshops are held in person or online this year, all
authors should be prepared, if accepted, to submit a 5-6 minute video
presentation by October 7th, 2021.

To submit your extended abstract (2 page) please prepare the following
and submit via the SC21 Linklings submission site – make sure your
choose ‘SC21 Workshop: Women in HPC’:

Author/presenter information (For all authors):

- First and last name
- Current institution(s)
- Short biography (max 300 words)
- Company/institution
- Photograph for website publicity.

Lightning talk information

- Title
- Two-page submission with extended abstract (up to 500 words) and
preliminary results

 Please use the standard fonts/formatting in the ACM conference
proceedings template
(https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template). Submissions
should be a maximum of two (2) pages, not including references.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: September 8th, 2021
Notification of acceptance: October 1st, 2021
Camera Ready: October 7th, 2021

Workshop Committee:

Workshop Chair: Mariam Umar, Intel
Workshop Co-Chair: Jo Adegbola, Amazon Web Services
Workshop Vice Chair: Misbah Mubarak, Amazon Web Services


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