[hpc-announce] CFP: EduHPC'21, November 14, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Alan Sussman als at cs.umd.edu
Tue Jun 15 20:44:55 CDT 2021


The 9th Workshop on Education for High-Performance Computing 
<https://tcpp.cs.gsu.edu/curriculum/?q=eduhpc21>(EduHPC-21) will be held 
in conjunction with SC21: The International Conference for High 
Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis 
<https://sc21.supercomputing.org/>, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 
*November 14, 2021*. The workshop is currently scheduled to be held *in 
person*. If you have never attended an SC conference, EduHPC offers an 
excellent opportunity to do so!

We invite the submission of unpublished manuscripts from academia, 
industry, and government laboratories on topics related to undergraduate 
and graduate HPC/PDC education in computer science, computer 
engineering, computational science, data science, and related courses in 
other disciplines (e.g., STEM, business). We are especially interested 
in novel pedagogical tools/approaches, educational resources, 
infrastructures, and other special projects related to HPC/PDC 
education. We especially welcome manuscripts that assess their 
approaches through the systematic collection and analysis of data to 
evaluate their performance and impact.

SC Reproducibility Initiative 
<https://sc21.supercomputing.org/submit/reproducibility-initiative/>: In 
light of SC’s focus on reproducibility, we also welcome manuscripts in 
which authors and/or students describe their attempts (or failures) to 
reproduce previously-published HPC/PDC research results.

In support of this initiative, we encourage paper authors to provide an 
artifact description appendix (up to two pages) with their manuscript, 
describing the details of their software environments and computational 
experiments so that an independent study can replicate their results. In 
the context of the educational research, the artifact description 
appendix may contain the detailed description of the tools or 
techniques, classroom evaluation settings, metrics, evaluation results, 
etc. More information on SC’s reproducibility initiative can be found 
here <https://sc21.supercomputing.org/submit/reproducibility-initiative/>.


EduHPC accepts submissions for three categories: Full papers (6-8 
pages), Lightning Talks (2-page abstract) and Peachy Parallel 
Assignments (1-2 page abstract). Please see the descriptions below and 
the workshop site <https://tcpp.cs.gsu.edu/curriculum/?q=eduhpc21>for 
additional details.

*1. Full Papers:*Authors should submit 6-8 page papers in PDF format 
through SC’s Linklings submission site 
Submissions should be formatted as single-spaced, double-column pages 
(IEEE format 
<https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html>), including 
figures, tables, and references. All submitted papers will be 
peer-reviewed and will be considered for a Best Paper award.

*2. Lightning Talks:*A Lightning Talk is a short (5-10 minute) 
presentation of a new or innovative idea, preliminary or ongoing 
research, prospects for partnership and collaboration, and/or 
preliminary HPC/PDC teaching experiences. Lightning Talk submissions are 
limited to a 2-page PDF document (IEEE format 
<https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html>) including 
the following elements: an abstract of 250 words, a description of the 
challenge / problem / educational need that your submission is 
addressing, a detailed description of the significance and novelty of 
the work, and lessons learned or potential insights to be drawn from 
your talk. The accepted lightning talks will be further curated to 
create a summary paper co-authored by the Lightning Talk chair and the 
talk authors.

*3. Peachy Parallel Assignments:*Peachy Parallel Assignments are HPC/PDC 
educational assignments that cover any topics related to HPC or PDC 
education, and are:

a) /Tested/ - Assignments should have been used successfully in a class.

b) /Adoptable/ - Preference will be given to assignments that are widely 
applicable and easy to adopt. Traits of such assignments include 
coverage of widely-taught concepts, use of common parallel languages and 
widely-available hardware, having few prerequisites, and (with 
variations) being appropriate for different levels of students.

c) /Engaging and Inspirational/ - Peachy assignments should be fun and 
inspiring for students, encouraging students to spend time with the 
relevant concepts. Ideal assignments are those that students want to 
demonstrate to their roommate.

Peachy assignments should be submitted through SC’s Linklings submission 
a 1-2 page PDF (IEEE format 
<https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html>) that 
includes a 250-word abstract describing the assignment and the context 
in which it was used, plus a link to a public web page containing the 
complete set of files actually given to students (assignment 
description, scaffolding code, etc.). The rest of the document should 
include the following: What is the main idea of the assignment? What 
concepts are covered?  Who are its targeted students?  In what context 
was it used? What prerequisites does it assume of the students?  What 
are its strengths and weaknesses?  Are there variations that may be of 
interest? Between the submission and the online materials, it should be 
clear what an instructor needs to do in order to use the assignment.

The accepted peachy assignments will be further curated to create a 
summary paper co-authored by the Peachy Assignments chair and the 
assignments’ authors.


We anticipate that accepted full papers, the Lightning Talks summary 
paper, and the Peachy Assignments summary paper will be published in the 
IEEE TCHPC Proceedings and will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital 
library. The accepted peachy assignment abstracts and course materials 
will also be published on the CDER website 


Limited travel support will be available for TCPP Early Adopters and 
attend EduHPC and SC’21.


Paper Submission deadline: *August 15*

Paper Author notification: September 15

Paper Camera-ready paper deadline: October 5

Lightning Talk submission deadline: *August 15*

Lightning Talk Author notification: September 15

Lightning Talk Camera Ready: October 1

Peachy Assignment submission deadline: *August 15*

Peachy Assignment Author notification: September 15

Peachy Assignment Camera Ready: October 1


Workshop Chair: Sushil Prasad

Program Chair: Joel Adams <adams at calvin.edu <mailto:adams at calvin.edu>>

Program Vice Chair: Henry Gabb <henry.a.gabb at intel.com 
<mailto:henry.a.gabb at intel.com>>

Peachy Assignments Chair: David Bunde <dbunde at knox.edu 
<mailto:dbunde at knox.edu>>

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