[hpc-announce] [CFP] D-HPC'23: The First International Workshop on Democratizing High-Performance Computing held in conjunction with SC23

Valero Lara, Pedro valerolarap at ornl.gov
Tue Jun 27 15:12:00 CDT 2023

D-HPC'23: The First International Workshop on Democratizing High-Performance Computing
held in conjunction with SC23, The International Conference on High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis
Denver, Colorado
November 12th-17th 2023
Workshop date: Sunday November 12th, 1:30pm-5pm MST

Call for Papers
D-HPC invites submissions of full technical papers for inclusion in the SC23 workshop proceedings. To meet our scientific goals, we require that the presented conclusions are based on rigorous analysis of empirical data, rather than anecdotal.
This implies quantifying the accessibility in experiences and uses cases with a strong focus on novel or practical solutions, challenges, and the impact of their before/after scenarios.

Topics of interest, but are not limited to :

* The impact of programming languages and models, compiler techniques, libraries, domain-specific languages (DSLs), communication, data frameworks, and ecosystems in improving access to HPC applications
* Making the convergence of HPC + AI more accessible
* HPC accessibility to big data experiments
* Accessible exascale and post-Moore heterogeneous hardware: quantum computing hardware, new architectures: many-core, accelerators, GPUs, file systems, neuromorphic systems, FPGA, chipsets, etc.
* AI techniques to improve HPC accessibility: generative AI tools, e.g. GPT, machine, and deep learning models.
* Multidisciplinary end-to-end co-design practices, processes, and paradigms that provide accessible HPC: e.g. fault tolerance designs, data reduction, porting to new architectures, proxy applications
* Virtualization techniques that provide performance portable cross-system access (e.g. containers)
* Proposed metrics and the theoretical framework for studies quantifying accessibility in future procurement systems based on existing empirical data
* Standards and ecosystem sustainability requirements based on empirical data for accessible future systems

Examples of metrics used for HPC accessibility are, but are not limited to:

* Scalable performance improvements from providing HPC access to new problems and communities
* The number of core hours, user or developer time, failure rates, time to the overall solution, and energy metrics as a result of leveraging the accessibility
* The economics, benefits, and impact of porting existing code to new architectures
* Technology adoption rates and communities impacted due to accessibility improvements

Out of Scope:

* Papers describing the technical merits of a particular technology or methodology without showing metrics that illustrate their impact on making HPC more accessible
* Position or review papers and papers highlighting the community or educational aspects only
* Papers describing the merits of advancing a specific scientific application domain rather than HPC access
* Papers that do not describe targeted HPC systems or communities benefiting from improved accessibility

Paper Format: This year SC is implementing workshop proceedings. Papers are encouraged to abide by the SC23 reproducibility initiative and provide an artifact description.

* Authors must use the new ACM proceedings templates
* Regular papers are between 6 to 12 pages, including the references and figures
* For Artifact Description and Evaluation appendices, include them in the regular paper page limits (i.e., up to a total of 12 pages)
*Papers submission and reviews are done through the SC23 linklings website (to be posted)

Best Paper Award: The best paper award will be selected by the technical committee based on the impact, relevance, and quality of the work.

Important Dates:
* Submission opens: June 1st
* Paper Submission deadline: August 4th
* Author Notification: September 10th
* Camera-Ready Submission: October 13th
* November: SC23 conference and D-HPC half-day workshop (TBD)

To be announced

Please contact the organizers for questions and if would like to participate in future committees

Program Organizers:
* William F Godoy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Pedro Valero-Lara, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Steering Committee:
* Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, USA
* Barbara Chapman, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, USA
* Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Hartmut Kaiser, Louisiana State University, USA
* Mary Ann Leung, Sustainable Horizons Institute, USA
* Manish Parashar, University of Utah, USA
* Antonio Pena, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
* Christian Trefftz, Grand Valley State University, USA
* Jeffrey S Vetter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Michael Wong, Codeplay Software, Canada

Technical Committee:
* Olivier Aumage, National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria), France
* Carlos Barrios Hernandez, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
* George Bosilca, University of Tennessee, USA
* Silvina Caino-Lores, University of Tennessee, USA
* Rocio Carratala-Saez, University of Valladolid, Spain
* Erin Carrier, Grand Valley State University, USA
* Jan Ciesko, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
* Patrick Diehl, Louisiana State University, USA
* Johannes Doerfert, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
* Todd Gamblin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
* Simon Garcia de Gonzalo, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
* Patricia Grubel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
* Gokcen Kestor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
* Nicholson Koukpaizan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Het Mankad, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Jose Manuel Monsalve, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
* Suzanne Parete-Koon, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Swaroop Pophale, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Raul Sirvent, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
* Miwako Tsuji, RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Japan
* Veronica Vergara-Melese, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

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