[hpc-announce] CfP ONLINE / Deadline Extension: eScience 2021: 17th IEEE International eScience Conference

Philipp Gschwandtner philipp.gschwandtner at uibk.ac.at
Mon Mar 29 08:41:12 CDT 2021

eScience 2021 will be held as an *online* conference. Proceedings
will be published as usual. The *submission deadline* for papers,
abstracts and tutorials has been *extended* (see below).

Call For Papers

17th IEEE International eScience Conference (eScience 2021)
September 20-23, 2021 Innsbruck, Austria


Conference Information
Workshop Submissions Due: Monday March 15, 2021
Workshop Acceptance Notification: Tuesday March 30, 2021

Paper/Abstract & Tutorial Submissions Due: Thursday April 15, 2021
Notification of Paper/Abstract and Tutorial Acceptance: Thursday, June 
10, 2021

Poster Submissions Due: Tuesday June 15, 2021
Notification of Poster Acceptance: Tuesday June 22, 2021

All Camera-ready Submissions Due: Sunday July 25, 2021

Conference Dates: September 20-23, 2021

Conference & Submission Link

Call for Papers
The 17th IEEE eScience Conference will be held in Innsbruck, Austria on 
September 20 – 23, 2021.

eScience 2021 brings together leading interdisciplinary research 
communities, developers, and users of eScience applications and enabling 
IT technologies. The objective of the eScience Conference is to promote 
and encourage all aspects of eScience and its associated technologies, 
applications, algorithms, and tools with a strong focus on practical 
solutions and open challenges. eScience 2021 interprets eScience broadly 
as enabling and driving innovation in data- and compute-intensive 
research across all domains ranging from traditional areas in the 
physical and earth sciences to emerging disciplines such as the social 
sciences, arts and humanities, and artificial intelligence for a wide 
variety of target architectures including HPC, cloud, and IoT 

Science in all domains is becoming increasingly digital – from capturing 
and analyzing data in large scale experiments and simulations to the 
exploitation of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques. 
However, many researchers face significant challenges in developing and 
using e-Infrastructures and associated software and workflows for their 
problems. Interdisciplinary approaches, combining numerical methods, 
computer science, and domain science, are needed to tackle these 
challenges. eScience 2021 provides a forum for researchers and engineers 
across scientific domains to meet and discuss their challenges and 
latest developments. Domains include, but are not limited to, life 
sciences, health research, digital humanities, and social sciences, 
engineering, physics, chemistry, astronomy, climate science, 
environmental science, and earth science. The conference targets, but is 
not limited to, the innovative application of digital technologies to 
research problems, the development of application software, tools, and 
libraries that enhance the efficiency and capabilities in the scientific 
process; and the development of e-Infrastructures providing the required 
hardware capacities and capabilities.

This year, the conference is soliciting three types of contributions:

- Abstracts (about 300 words) outlining early ideas on a possible 
research topic or more mature interdisciplinary developments
- Full papers (8 - 10 pages, IEEE format) presenting previously 
unpublished research achievements or eScience experiences and solutions
- Posters (2 pages, IEEE format) to showcase early stage results and 

All submissions will be peer reviewed; selected abstracts and full 
papers will receive a slot for an oral presentation. Posters will be 
presented during a poster reception. Full papers and poster papers will 
be published in the conference proceedings through the IEEE Digital Library.

To be eligible for an oral presentation, authors must submit their full 
paper or abstract before Thursday April 15, 2021. Rejected full papers 
can be re-submitted for a poster presentation. All full papers are 
single-blind peer reviewed and, if accepted, published in the conference 
proceedings that will be made available online through the IEEE Digital 
Library. It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted 
paper, abstract or poster attends the conference.

While we continue to monitor updates on the Covid-19 pandemic, eScience 
is still planned as an in-person conference to be held in Innsbruck, 
Austria. The safety and well-being of our attendees and volunteers is of 
the upmost importance to us which means that if we will be unable to go 
forward with our in-person conference, we will switch to either a hybrid 
(in-person and virtual) or fully virtual format. Information about the 
final conference format will be announced in due time. Independently 
from the format, accepted papers and posters will be published in the 
conference proceedings and will be made available through the IEEE 
digital library.

Workshops and tutorials will be held on Monday, September 20 and 
Thursday, September 23, 2021. Please refer to the call for workshops and 
call for tutorials for further information.

Paper Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit conference papers (8–10 pages) for an oral 
presentation using the IEEE 8.5x11 manuscript guidelines: double-column 
text using single-spaced 10-point font on 8.5x11-inch pages. Templates 
are available from 

Authors are invited to submit a 2-page paper for a poster presentation 
using the same template as for papers including figures and references.

Contributions should be submitted in PDF format to EasyChair: 

Abstract Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit abstracts (about 300 words) via the online 
form on https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=escience2021.

General Chair
- Thomas Fahringer (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Program Chairs
- Sinéad Ryan (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
- Erwin Laure (Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Germany)

Publicity and Web Chairs
- Philipp Gschwandtner, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Rafael Ferreira da Silva, University of Southern California, Los 
Angeles, CA, USA

Workshop Chairs
- Michela Taufer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
- Flavio Vella, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Tutorial Chairs
- Peter Thoman, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Kento Sato, RIKEN R-CCS, Kobe, Japan

Poster Chair
- Carsten Trinitis, Technical University Munich, Germany

Local Chairs
- Philipp Gschwandtner, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Peter Thoman, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Industry Chair
- Sai Narasimhamurthy, Seagate Technology LLC, UK

Finance Chairs
- Manuela Resch, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Silvia Haid, University of Innsbruck, Austria

eScience Steering Committee
- See eScience Steering Committee page 


Philipp Gschwandtner, PhD
Senior Scientist

University of Innsbruck
Research Center High Performance Computing

Room 2W05, Technikerstrasse 21a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

phone +43 512 507-53233
fax +43 512 507-53226

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