[hpc-announce] Call for Participation: 7th UCF Annual Meeting and Workshop 2021 (UCF 2021) (deadline in 1 week)

Guo, Yanfei yguo at anl.gov
Fri Oct 22 10:49:40 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<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feasychair.org%2Fconferences%2F%3Fconf%3Ducf2021&data=04%7C01%7Coscarh%40nvidia.com%7C23e7b9196e5548d66ffd08d985404fba%7C43083d15727340c1b7db39efd9ccc17a%7C0%7C0%7C637687334004792026%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=wrkblNI8E3l6tAhDZNHTY5aw%2BD4or73vlQrvzHMgMWY%3D&reserved=0>

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<mailto: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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Yanfei Guo
Assistant Computer Scientist
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S Cass Ave, Lemont, IL 60439

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