[hpc-announce] [ERROR'23 at eScience] CFP: Deadline extended to 14 July

Maheshwari, Ketan maheshwarikc at ornl.gov
Tue Jun 27 08:29:58 CDT 2023

Call for papers:


3rd Workshop on

E-science ReseaRch leading tO negative Results (ERROR'23)

in conjunction with

eScience 2023 Limassol, Cyprus, October 10, 2023



Important dates

Paper submission deadline: 14 July 2023 AOE

Paper acceptance notification: 8 August 2023

Camera ready version: 14 August 2023

Workshop day: 10 October 2023

Escience researchers often invest significant time and effort in projects that can have unexpected outcomes. When results are obtained that do not fit the established molds expected by publishing venues, these results can be lost. The ERROR Workshop invites research results from computing and computational projects that encounter unexpected or negative results that would be difficult to report on elsewhere.

Novel technologies and methods (eg. AI / ML) are rapidly changing approaches and scale applied in escience domains. Researchers must deal with this novelty in multiple dimensions, many of which are beyond their control. Consequently, it is likely that some of the obtained results will not be of the expected form: they are negative (deviating from initial hypothesis), abnormal (anomalous to results from similar studies), or otherwise not useful in the established sense.

Under normal circumstances, such negative results and why they were obtained are seldom discussed, analyzed and published. Useful lessons are thus lost to the scientific community. Yet ignoring such results and the process by which they were obtained poses a risk of repetition. The fact that other researchers likely face the same situations, and the same pitfalls further increases the cost of research, a cost that would have been avoided if the negative results were brought forward and discussed in-depth within and across communities.

A non-exhaustive list of topics for the workshop:

- Unforeseen technology / problem / technique misfits

- Institutional policies (on rejected research)

- Failures and obstacles faced during a successful research work

- Controversial results because of undiscovered technological/technical glitch

- Unconventional results which contradict theoretical expectations

- Discovery of better approaches after significant efforts spent on research

- Inadequate or misconfigured infrastructure

- Abnormal and anomalous results

- Ongoing research with setbacks and lessons learned

- A hypothesis with one or more limiting assumptions

- Discovery of unexpected behavior in hardware, networks or platforms

- Data size that is too big or too small for the applied technique

- Implementation of simulation tools based on incorrect physical observations

- Defect in software design, architecture and/or user interface

- Software and platform incompatibilities

- Zero defect software policy and its implications

Paper Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit a maximum of 6-page manuscripts describing original and unpublished work surrounding the aforementioned topics. The format of the paper should be of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. Templates are available from http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/author_templates.html

Authors should submit a PDF file that will print on a postscript printer to the easychair conference system at:


Proceedings Publication

Accepted papers from the workshop will be published as part of eScience 2023 proceedings to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA and made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.

Workshop Committees


Ketan Maheshwari, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Justin M. Wozniak, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Program Committee

Tainã Coleman, University of Southern California, USA

Arnaud Legrand, CNRS, France

Ulf Leser, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany

Loïc Pottier, University of Southern California, USA

Tanu Malik, DePaul University, USA

Raül Sirvent, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Olga Kuchar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Kathryn Knight, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Ankit R. Patel, University of Minho, Portugal

Sean R. Wilkinson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

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