[hpc-announce] CFP: ACM HPDC 2022 (The 31th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing)

Ali Anwar ali at vt.edu
Fri Jan 7 15:15:59 CST 2022

The ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and
Distributed Computing (HPDC) is the premier annual conference for
presenting the latest research on the design, implementation, evaluation,
and use of parallel and distributed systems for high-end computing. The
31st HPDC will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 27-July 1, 2022.


Submissions are now open here (hpdc22.hotcrp.com).


Abstracts due: January 20th 11:59pm Anywhere on Earth (AoE), 2022

Papers due: January 27th 11:59pm Anywhere on Earth (AoE), 2022

Author notifications: March 31st, 2022

Camera-ready version: April 21, 2022

Conference dates: June 27 - July 1, 2022

Scope and Topics

Submissions are welcomed on high-performance parallel and distributed
computing (HPDC) topics including but not limited to: clouds, clusters,
grids, big data, massively multicore, and extreme-scale computing systems.
Experience reports of operational deployments that provide significantly
novel insights for future research on HPDC applications and systems are
also welcome.

In the context of high-performance parallel and distributed computing, the
topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Datacenter, HPC, cloud, serverless, and edge/IoT computing platforms

Heterogeneous computing accelerators and non-volatile memory systems

File and storage systems, I/O, and data management

Operating systems and networks

System software and middleware for parallel and distributed systems

Programming languages and runtime systems

Big data stacks and big data ecosystems

Scientific applications, algorithms, and workflows

Resource management and scheduling

Performance modeling, benchmarking, and engineering

Fault tolerance, reliability, and availability

Operational guarantees, risk assessment, and management

Novel post-Moore computing technologies including neuromorphic,
brain-inspired computing, and quantum computing.

New at HPDC 2022

New paper submission categories:

This year, submissions to HPDC can be made in one of the following two
categories: (1) regular papers, or (2) open-source tools and data papers.
The primary focus of "regular papers" should be to describe new research
ideas supported by experimental implementation and evaluation of the
proposed research ideas. The primary focus of "open-source tools and data"
should be to describe the design, development, and evaluation of new
open-source tools or novel data sources. Submissions in the "regular
papers" category are also encouraged to open-source their software or
hardware artifacts.

The authors are required to indicate the category of the paper as a part of
the submitted manuscript's title. The last line of the title should
indicate the paper type by using one of the two phrases (1) Paper Type:
Regular, or (2) Paper Type: Open-source tools and data paper.

Papers in the open-source tools and data papers category with relatively
shorter length (e.g., 6 pages) are welcome, if the contributions can be
well articulated and substantiated in 6 pages. However, all submissions in
the tool and data category have the flexibility of using the maximum
allowed number of pages, similar to the regular category papers.

The submissions in both categories will be evaluated to the same standards
in terms of novelty, scientific value, demonstrated usefulness, and
potential impact on the field. The nature of the contribution differs
between the two categories (new research idea vs. new open-source
tool/data) and papers will be evaluated based on the intended nature of the
contribution, as declared by the chosen paper category at the time of the
submission. The chosen category at the time of the submission can not be
changed after the submission deadline.

Suggested formatting for Introduction section of the paper

This year, HPDC authors are encouraged to structure their introduction
section of the paper in the following format (as subsections or headings).
The suggested length is two pages at maximum for this format.

[A] Motivation: Clearly state the objective of the paper and provide
(quantitative) support to motivate the specific problem your submission is

[B] Limitation of state-of-art approaches: Briefly review the most relevant
and most recent prior works. Clearly articulate the limitations of prior
works and how your approach breaks away from those limitations. A more
detailed discussion should be reserved for the related work section. But,
this section should be sufficient to help readers recognize the novelty of
your approach.

[C] Key insights and contributions: Briefly articulate the major insights
that enable your approach or make it effective. Clearly specify the novelty
of these insights and how they advance state-of-the-art. Describe the key
ideas of your approach and design. List the key contributions including
flagship empirical results and improvement over the prior art as applicable.

[D] Experimental methodology and artifact availability: Clearly specify the
key experimental / simulation infrastructure and methodological details.
Support the experimental methodology choices (e.g., cite that most relevant
and most recent prior works have evaluated their ideas using similar
methodology). Include a line to indicate whether the software/hardware
artifact will be available upon acceptance.

[E] Limitations of the proposed approach: Almost all scientific
contributions have limitations and scope for improvement. Clearly
articulate all the major limitations of the proposed approach and identify
conclusions that are sensitive to specific assumptions made in the paper.

Please note this suggested format is not a requirement for submission and
authors have the flexibility to choose what they see fit to articulate
their contributions. We hope that this structured format achieves two
purposes: (1) helps authors state their contributions clearly and
concisely, and (2) allows reviewers to judge the contributions more
objectively. While this structure is encouraged, the authors will not be
penalized for not following this format.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit technical papers of at most 11 pages in PDF
format, excluding references. Accepted papers will have the flexibility to
use an additional page in the camera-ready to incorporate feedback from the
reviewers. Papers should be formatted in the ACM Proceedings Style and
submitted via the conference submission website. Submitted papers must be
original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration for
another conference or a journal.

Reviewing for HPDC 2022 will be double-blind.

Anonymizing Submissions

HPDC will use double-blind reviewing this year. Please make a good faith
attempt to anonymize your submission. Avoid identifying yourself or your
institution explicitly or by implication (e.g., through the references or
acknowledgments). The first page should use the paper ID assigned during
registration in place of the author names.

Use care in referring to your own related work. Do not omit references to
your prior work, as this would make it difficult for reviewers to place
your submission in its proper context. Instead, reference your past work in
the third person, just as you would any other piece of related work. In
some cases, it is not credible to refer to your related work in the third
person. For example, your submission may extend a previous workshop paper,
or it may relate to a submission currently under review at HPDC or another
venue. In these cases, you must still explain the differences between your
HPDC submission and the other work, but you should cite the other work
anonymously and e-mail the deanonymized work to the PC chairs.

If your submission reports on experiences with a system at your
institution, you should refer to the system anonymously but describe the
properties of the system that are needed to evaluate the work (e.g., size
of the user base, volume of requests, etc.). We recognize that, in some
cases, these properties may allow a reviewer to identify your institution.

All tool/data papers should also adhere to the double-blind submission
policy. If the described tool/dataset framework is already widely used by
the research community, consider describing the framework using a different
name and not sharing the open-source code repository in the paper.

Optional Supplemental Information about Revisions

Authors can upload a document listing the improvements made in response to
the reviews received from a previously submitted version. Authors have
three options: (1) not provide this information, (2) provide this
information but the visibility is set to the PC chairs only, and (3)
provide this information and the visibility is set to all the reviewers.
The intent is to improve the efficiency of the over-burdened review process
and benefit the authors who faithfully revise the paper to incorporate
feedback from previous reviewers. Additional implementation details related
to this policy are available on the submission website.

Confidential Information

Papers containing information that is subject to a non-disclosure agreement
(NDA) will not be considered for review.

arXiv Submission Policy

Please note that having an arXiv paper does not prohibit authors from
submitting a paper to HPDC 2022. arXiv papers are not peer-reviewed and not
considered as formal publications, hence do not count as prior work.
Authors are not expected to compare against arXiv papers that have not
formally appeared in previous conference or journal proceedings. If a
submitted paper is already on arXiv, please continue to follow the
double-blind submission guidelines. Authors are encouraged to use
preventive measures to reduce the chances of accidental breach of anonymity
(e.g., use a different title in the submission, not upload/revise the arXiv
version during the review period after the submission deadline).

Author list after acceptance

Please note that the author list cannot be changed after acceptance.

Conflict of Interest Declaration

At the time of submission, all authors must indicate their conflict of
interest with the PC members. A conflict of interest may be institutional,
collaborative, or personal. Please see detailed guidelines about how to
accurately declare a conflict of interest on the submission website.

Ethical Guidelines

If your research describes a new security-related attack, please consider
adding information about the responsible disclosure. Overall, as
appropriate and relevant, the paper should follow the ethical principles
and not alter the security/privacy/equality expectations of the associated
human users.

Inclusive Description of Research Contributions

Please consider making your research contribution description inclusive in
nature. For example, consider using gender-neutral pronouns, consider using
examples that are ethnicity/culture-rich, consider engaging users from
diverse backgrounds if your research

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