[hpc-announce] Call for Participation: 8th UCF Annual Meeting and Workshop 2022 (UCF 2022) (Full Virtual)

Guo, Yanfei yguo at anl.gov
Tue Sep 13 10:56:46 CDT 2022

# Free registration for the event
# Zoom / Virtual event registration
    Register: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022 https://nvidia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Me2IxUC6SZW56FcOkkucbg
    Register: Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022 https://nvidia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ge20giFlTRWBghzg5wUVrw
    Register: Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 https://nvidia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NQBAHhFNSluHjl34ACVpOg

ZOOM link will be provided through zoom registration

# Agenda
    Event agenda available at https://github.com/openucx/ucx/wiki/UCF-2022-Schedule

# Call for Participation
This is a call for participation for the UCF consortium for its 8th annual meeting and workshop (UCF 2022) which will be held virtual 2022. 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-Jave, 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.
* Application experiences with network offload
* Submissions will be done via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucf2022

Invitation to Participate Submissions are in the form of a 500-word abstract, where the participant proposes a topic and a type of submission. The submission types are:

* Technical presentations
* Tutorials
* Lightning talks
* Birds of a Feather (BoF) or Panel discussions
* All the submissions will be peer-reviewed by the UCF 2022 program committee. Important Dates

Deadline for submissions August 15th, 2022
Acceptance notifications September 1st, 2022
Presentation materials at the event
Video Recordings September 9th, 2022 . See Video Recordings’ section below for details
Program Committee Members:

Pavel Shamis, Arm
Gilad Shainer, NVIDIA
Steve Poole, LANL
Jeff Kuehn, AMD
Yanfei Guo, ANL
Perry Schmidt, IBM
Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda, OSU
Oscar Hernandez, NVIDIA
Pavan Balaji, Facebook
Matthew Baker, Voltron Data

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 to 1,000-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 is 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 presenter information, the expected outcome and how you plan to organize the session. These are scheduled to last 60 mins.

Video Recording (optional):
Speakers can submit a video recording for their talks. We recommend using Zoom record the talk. Information on how to record a Zoom talk can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXgJWxGpl3o

Yanfei Guo
Assistant Computer Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory

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