Call for Workshops

CALL FOR WORKSHOP/TUTORIALS CONTRIBUTIONS

The organizers of the 35th ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS-2021) call for proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held virtually in conjunction with ICS-2021 on June 14 2021.

Proposals for both half-day and full-day tutorials and workshops are solicited on any topic that is relevant to the ICS audience.

Tutorials that focus on tools and techniques that enable research across layers of the computational stack are strongly encouraged. Tutorials may have one of the following goals:

  • Describe an important piece of research infrastructure
  • Educate the community on an emerging topic

Workshops should provide forums for discussion among researchers and practitioners on focused topics or emerging research areas relevant to the community of High Performance Computing (HPC). Workshop organizers may structure workshops as they prefer, including invited talks, panel discussions, presentations of work in progress, fully peer-reviewed papers, or some combination of the above. Workshops could be scheduled for half a day or a full day on June 14th, 2021, depending on interests, space constraints, and the organizer’s preference. Organizers should design workshops for approximately 20-40 participants, to balance the impact and effective discussion.

The deadline for submission of a proposal is February 28th, 2021. We strongly encourage workshop and tutorials organizers to submit their proposals early so that there is enough time to organize the program before the conference. We also encourage proposals for new events that have not been held before. Notification of acceptance will be on March 8th, 2021.

Workshop and tutorials proposals should include the following items:

  • The title (and acronym, if applicable) of the workshop/tutorial
  • 1-3 page description (for evaluation), including:
    • Scope and objectives
    • Topics of interest to be covered
    • Scheduling and format of the sessions of the workshop (papers, invited talks, panel discussions, etc.) or tutorial (lecture, hands-on, etc.)
    • Proposed duration (full day, half day)
    • How the workshop/tutorial will work in the virtual format (videos, zoom live call, etc.) and how to foster interactivity and discussions in such scenario.
    • Description (one paragraph) on the relevance ot the topics for ICS
    • Target audience
    • Expected number of attendees
    • If the workshop/tutorial has been held previously, the location (i.e., conference), date, number of attendees, link to website (if applicable)
  • The names and affiliations of the workshop/tutorial organizers, and if applicable, the name and affiliation of the PC chair, and of a significant portion of the program committee
  • A description (0.5-1 page) of the theme of the workshop/tutorial, suitable for tutorial publicity
  • A publicity plan for attracting submissions and attendees
  • Follow-up plans (if any) to disseminate the ideas from the workshop/tutorial. For example, through position paper or special-issues in a journal

Please, send proposals by e-mail to the ICS-2021 Workshops and Tutorials Co-Chairs list,
ics21chairs@gmail.com

Your submission will be received by the Workshops and Tutorials co-chairs:

  • Antonino Tumeo, PNNL
  • Miquel Moreto, UPC and BSC

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the suitability of a workshop for ICS-2021 or for any other related matters.