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EduHPC 2020 : Workshop on Education for High Performance Computing (EduHPC) 2020


When Nov 13, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020
Where Atlanta, GA
Submission Deadline Sep 7, 2020
Notification Due Sep 30, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 4, 2020
Categories    HPC   education   parallel computing   computer science education

Call For Papers


8th Workshop on Education for High-Performance Computing (EduHPC-20), in cooperation with TCHPC, held in conjunction with SC20: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.

We are pleased to invite you to submit unpublished manuscripts on topics pertaining to the needs and approaches for augmenting undergraduate and graduate education in Computer Science and Engineering, Computational Science, and courses for both STEM and business disciplines with PDC and HPC concepts. We are especially interested in novel pedagogical tools/approaches, educational resources, infrastructures, and projects for PDC, HPC, data science, and computational science education. We highly encourage manuscripts that validate their innovative approaches through the systematic collection and analysis of information to evaluate their performance and impact.

SC Reproducibility Initiative: Considering SC’s focus on reproducibility, we highly encourage authors to provide an artifact description appendix (up to two pages) along with their manuscript, describing the details of their software environments and computational experiments to the extent that an independent person could replicate their results. More information on the reproducibility initiative can be found here. In the context of the educational research, the artifact description appendix may contain the detailed description of the tools or techniques, classroom evaluation settings, metrics, evaluation results etc.


We are accepting submissions for three categories: Full papers (8-10 pages), Lightning Talks (2-page abstract) and Peachy Parallel assignments (2-page abstract). A summary paper of the accepted Peachy submissions and another of the Lightning Talks will be written by the respective chairs and will include, as co-authors, all authors of accepted Peachy and LT submissions. The proceedings of the workshop will be published by IEEE TCHPC and will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Please see the workshop’s site for additional details:

1.- Papers: Authors should submit 8-10 page papers in PDF format through the Linklings submission site. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Pedagogical issues in incorporating PDC and HPC in undergraduate and graduate education, novel ways of teaching PDC and HPC topics, Data Science and Big Data aspects of teaching HPC/PDC including early experience with data science degree programs, evidence-based educational practices for teaching HPC/PDC topics. Submissions should be formatted as single-spaced, double-column pages (IEEE format), including figures, tables, and references. All accepted papers will be published in the IEEE TCHPC Proceedings and will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

2.- Lightning talks: We are planning to have a lightning talk session to encourage the presentation of ongoing research, new and innovative ideas, or prospects for partnership and collaboration. Additionally, Lightning talks will be an appropriate track of submission for our large body of early adopters to present their curriculum adoption experiences, findings and recommendations. Documents should be limited to a 2-page PDF document (IEEE format) including the following elements: an abstract of 250 words, a description of the challenges/ educational need that your submission is addressing, a detailed description of the significance and novelty of the work, and lessons learned or potential insights to be drawn from your talk. The accepted talks will be further curated to create a summary paper authored by the track chairs and the talk authors. The summary paper will be published in the IEEE TCHPC Proceedings and will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

3.- Peachy Parallel Assignments: We seek assignments that are 1) Tested - All submitted assignments should have been used successfully in a class. 2) Adoptable - Preference will be given to assignments that are widely applicable and easy to adopt. Traits of such assignments include coverage of widely-taught concepts, using common parallel languages and widely-available hardware, having few prerequisites, and (with variations) being appropriate for different levels of students. 3) Cool and Inspirational - Peachy assignments should be fun and inspiring for students. They encourage students to spend time with the relevant concepts. Ideal assignments are those that students want to demonstrate to their roommate. Assignments can cover any topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing. Submissions should describe the assignment and its context of use, and include a link to a web page containing the complete set of files actually given to students (assignment description, supporting code, etc.). The document should cover the following items: What is the main idea of the assignment? What concepts are covered? Who are its targeted students? In what context have you used it? What prerequisite material does it assume they have seen? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Are there any variations that may be of interest? Between the document and the online materials, it should be clear what the instructor needs to do in order to use the assignment.

Submission site for regular papers:

Submission site for Lightning Talks:

Submission site for Peachy Parallel Assignments:


Paper Submission deadline: September 7th
Paper Author notification: September 28th
Paper Camera-ready paper deadline: October 5th

Lightning Talk submission deadline: September 14th
Lightning Talk Author notification: September 23rd
Lightning Talk Camera Ready: October 1st

Peachy Assignment submission deadline: September 14th
Peachy Assignment Author notification: September 23rd
Peachy Assignment Camera Ready: October 1st


Workshop Chair: Sushil Prasad
Program Co-Chair: Trilce Estrada (
Program Co-Chair: Joel Adams (
Peachy Assignments Chair: David Bunde (

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