[hpc-announce] Call for Participation: 7th UCF Annual Meeting and Workshop 2021 (UCF 2021)

Guo, Yanfei yguo at anl.gov
Mon Oct 4 10:15:04 CDT 2021

Call for Participation: 7th UCF Annual Meeting and Workshop 2021 (UCF 2021)
Virtual Event (Zoom)
Dates: Nov 30-Dec 2, 2021
This is a call for participation for the UCF consortium for its 7th annual
meeting and workshop (UCF 2021) which will be held virtually in December 2021.
The call is aimed at researchers, network technology implementers,
and users who are interested in sharing their ideas with a wider community about their state-of-the-art
developments, user experiences and research topics. The submissions can be for technical talks,
posters, and tutorials. We also welcome submissions for Birds of Feather (BoF) or Panel sessions
on topics of interests to the community.
The UCF annual meeting will cover multiple topics around the consortium’s
growing projects, such as (but not limited to):
Unified Communication X (UCX), UCX-Py, UCX-Java, UCX-Go
Unified Communication Collectives (UCC)
RDMA user-space and kernel subsystem
Data Processing Units (DPUs), SmartNIC APIs
Programming Models on top of UCF stack
Open MPI, MPICH, OpenSHMEM, Julia, UPC, OpenMP remote offload
Machine Learning and data sciences frameworks implemented on top of UCX
  Spark, BlazingSQL, Dask/RAPIDS, etc
Network offloading of scientific libraries
 FFTs, etc
Edge Computing and Scientific Instruments leveraging UCF technologies etc.
Cloud-native Supercomputing networking technologies
UCF the latest developments, usage, and futures of its software stack.
Submissions will be done via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucf2021
Invitation to Participate
Submissions are in the form of a 500-word abstract, where the participant proposes a topic and a type of submission.
Submission types are: 
*Technical presentations
*Lightning talks
*Birds of a Feather (BoF) or Panel discussions
All the submissions will be peer-reviewed by the UCF 2021 program committee.
*Important Dates
Deadline for submissions              November 1st, 2021
Acceptance notifications               November 14th, 2021
Presentation materials  November 30th - December 2nd, 2021
Video Pre-recordings*                   November 29th, 2021
*This is optional. Contact ucf2021 at easychair.org for more information.
Program Committee Members:
Pavel Shamis, Arm
Gilad Shainer, NVIDIA
Steve Poole, LANL
Jeff Kuehn, LANL
Brad Benton, AMD
Yanfei Guo, ANL
Matthew Dosanjh, SNL
Yanfei Guo, ANL
Bryant Lam, DoD
Nicholas Park, DoD
Matthew Baker, ORNL
Pavan Balaji, Facebook
Sameh Sharkawi
Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda, OSU
Perry Schmidt, IBM
Oscar Hernandez, NVIDIA
Information for Authors:
All submissions will be selected based on the submitted short abstract where the topic is appropriate for a technical audience.
The program committee will review submissions based on the following criteria.
Concept of the submission and its relevance
Technical depth and clarity
Findings and results of your work
Credentials and expertise in the subject matter
*Technical Talks. Require a 500-word abstract and the duration of the presentation can be 30mins or 60mins total
(Including Q&A). The final presentation slides are required to be provided to the organizers
 at the event.
*Tutorials can include half-day format tutorials on a topic that provides developers an opportunity to spend more
  time exploring a specific UCF topic. Tutorial submissions are asked to submit a 500–1000-word abstract, an agenda
   and the preferred length of the tutorial (hours). The tutorials will be presented live.
* Lightning talks require a 200-word abstract, and the duration of the presentation should be 5mins (2 slides). The goal of a
   lightning talk is to make the community aware of a given topic of the community. Lightning talks can be work in progress
   or new project announcements.
*BoFs and Panel Discussions. Require a 500-1,000 word abstract and should include the session's goal, topic, moderator information,
   panelists or presenters' information, the expected outcome and how you plan to organize the session. These are scheduled to last 60 mins.
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