Sunday, 9 October 2016

ISC HPC 2017: Call for Papers

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ISC 2017 CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

The ISC research paper sessions provide first-class open forums for
engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to
present and discuss issues, trends and results that will shape the
future of high performance computing.

Submitted research papers will be reviewed by the ISC 2017 Research
Papers Committee, which is headed by Dr. Pavan Balaji, Argonne
National Laboratory, with Prof. Dr. David Keyes, KAUST, as Deputy
Chair and Dr. Julian Kunkel, Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, as
Proceedings Chair and Dr. Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology,
as Proceedings Deputy Chair.

The ISC organizers as well as the German Gauss Center for
Supercomputing will again sponsor the call for research papers with
two awards for outstanding research papers: the Hans Meuer Award and
the GAUSS Award.

The research paper sessions will be held from Monday, June 19, through
Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  Attendance will require a Conference Pass.

IMPORTANT DATES

 * Full Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016, 11:59 pm AoE
 * Author Rebuttals: Monday, February 6 - Thursday, February 9, 2017
 * Notification of Acceptance: Monday, February 27, 2017
 * Camera-Ready Submission: Monday, March 27, 2017
 * Research Paper Sessions: Monday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
 * Final PDFs due for Proceedings: Friday, June 23, 2017

AREAS OF INTEREST

We encourage the submission of high-quality papers reporting original
work in theoretical, experimental and industrial research and
development. The ISC submission process will be divided into four
tracks this year for better manageability:

Architectures & Networks
 - Future design concepts of HPC systems
 - Multicore/manycore systems
 - Heterogeneous systems
 - Network technology
 - Domain-specific architectures
 - Memory technologies
 - Trends in the HPC chip market
 - Exascale Computing

Applications & Algorithms
 - Scalability on future architectures
 - Performance evaluation & tuning
 - Innovative domain-specific algorithms
 - Workflow management
 - Data analysis & visualization
 - Coupled simulations
 - Industrial simulations
 - Scalable Applications: 50k+

Data, Storage & Visualization
 - From big data to smart data
 - Memory systems for HPC & big data
 - File systems & tape libraries
 - Data intensive applications
 - Databases
 - Visual analytics
 - In-situ analytics

Programming Models & Systems Software
 - The art of parallel programming
 - Tools and Libraries for Performance and Productivity
 - Application of methods
 - Batch job management
 - Monitoring & administration tools
 - Production efficiency
 - Energy efficiency

Note: Submissions on other innovative aspects of high performance
computing are also welcome.

You will be asked to pick a primary and a secondary track for your
submission.

SUBMISSION & REVIEW PROCESS

 - Paper proposals need to be submitted via the ISC 2017 submission
   site at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/isc_hpc/ by Friday,
   December 2, 2016.

 - We only accept paper submissions which are formatted correctly in
   LNCS style (single column format) using either the LaTeX document
   class or Word template. For details on the author guidelines,
   please refer to Springer's website at
   http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0. Incorrectly
   formatted papers will be excluded from the reviewing process.

 - Paper submissions are required to be within 18 pages in the above
   mentioned LNCS style. This includes all figures and references.

 - Each paper will be peer-reviewed double-blind by at least 4
   reviewers and should be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous
   review. Papers will be evaluated by reviewers based on their
   novelty, fundamental insights and potential for long-term
   contribution.

 - Papers will go through a rebuttal phase to give authors the chance
   to respond to reviewer comments and to discuss them with the
   Research Papers Committee. During this phase, the reviews of your
   paper would be made available to you and you will have the
   opportunity to address any questions from the reviewers or aspects
   that you feel the reviewers might have misunderstood. The rebuttal
   would be in written format, and further instructions will be
   emailed to the authors. After the rebuttal period has closed, the
   Research Papers Committee members and chairs will have an
   opportunity to look through the author rebuttals and would be able
   to change their reviews based on this information. Final decisions
   will be made taking the reviews and rebuttals into consideration.

 - At an in-person Research Papers Committee meeting, each paper will
   be discussed before the acceptance decisions are made.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

 - By submitting a paper proposal, you agree to present the paper at
   ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany.

 - Paper presenters need to be registered ISC 2017 participants. The
   ISC organizers will grant a 100% discount on the conference day
   pass to one presenter per paper for the day of their presentation
   (or an equivalent discount on the full conference pass).

 - Travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs will
   not be covered by the ISC organizers.


AWARDS

The following two awards will be given to outstanding research papers:

Hans Meuer Award

The Hans Meuer Award honors the most outstanding research paper
submitted to the conference's Research Papers Committee. This award
has been introduced in the memory of the late Dr. Hans Meuer, general
chair of the ISC conference from 1986 through 2014, and co-founder of
the TOP500 project.

From all submitted research papers, the Research Papers Committee will
select the overall best paper for the award. The winner will be
announced at the ISC High Performance Opening Session and will be
given the opportunity to present a keynote talk on their work in one
of the research paper sessions. The winner will also receive a cash
prize of 5,000 Euros, an award certificate, and a free conference pass
for ISC High Performance in 2017.

Gauss Award

The Gauss Award is sponsored by the German Gauss Center for
Supercomputing, which is a collaboration of the German national
supercomputing centers at Garching, Julich and Stuttgart.

The winner will receive a cash prize of 3,000 Euros, courtesy of the
Gauss Center, which will be presented by Professor Michael Resch,
chairman of the Gauss Award Committee, during the ISC Opening
Session. The award winner will also have the opportunity to present a
keynote talk on their paper during one of the research paper sessions.


PUBLICATION

The publication of the papers is managed by Proceedings Chair
Dr. Julian Kunkel with Dr. Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology,
as Proceedings Deputy Chair.

All accepted research papers will be published in the Springer's
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series
(http://www.springer.com/lncs).  For the camera-ready version, authors
are automatically granted one extra page to incorporate reviewer
comments. The publication is free of charge. The papers can be
downloaded from Springer's website for a limited time after ISC
2017. The proceedings are indexed in the ISI Web of Science, EI
Engineering Index, ACM Digital Library, dblp, Google Scholar, IO-Port,
MathSciNet, Scopus, and Zentralblatt MATH.


SLIDE PROCEEDINGS

The ISC organizers will make the proceedings available online, with
presentation slides provided as PDF files, a week after the event. ISC
2017 attendees will receive an e-mail with the access link. Paper
authors are kindly requested to provide a PDF version of their
presentation slides to Ms. Heike Walther at
heike.walther@isc-group.com by Friday, June 23, 2017 at the latest.

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