HPDC 2022 : ACM HPDC 2022 (The 31th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing)
Conference Series : High Performance Distributed Computing
Call For Papers
The ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) is the premier annual conference for presenting the latest research on the design, implementation, evaluation, and use of parallel and distributed systems for high-end computing. The 31st HPDC will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 27-July 1, 2022.
Submissions are now open here (hpdc22.hotcrp.com).
Abstracts due: January 20th 11:59pm Anywhere on Earth (AoE), 2022
Papers due: January 27th 11:59pm Anywhere on Earth (AoE), 2022
Author notifications: March 31st, 2022
Camera-ready version: April 21, 2022
Conference dates: June 27 - July 1, 2022
Scope and Topics:
Submissions are welcomed on high-performance parallel and distributed computing (HPDC) topics including but not limited to: clouds, clusters, grids, big data, massively multicore, and extreme-scale computing systems. Experience reports of operational deployments that provide significantly novel insights for future research on HPDC applications and systems are also welcome.
In the context of high-performance parallel and distributed computing, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Datacenter, HPC, cloud, serverless, and edge/IoT computing platforms
Heterogeneous computing accelerators and non-volatile memory systems
File and storage systems, I/O, and data management
Operating systems and networks
System software and middleware for parallel and distributed systems
Programming languages and runtime systems
Big data stacks and big data ecosystems
Scientific applications, algorithms, and workflows
Resource management and scheduling
Performance modeling, benchmarking, and engineering
Fault tolerance, reliability, and availability
Operational guarantees, risk assessment, and management
Novel post-Moore computing technologies including neuromorphic, brain-inspired computing, and quantum computing.
New at HPDC 2022:
New paper submission categories:
This year, submissions to HPDC can be made in one of the following two categories: (1) regular papers, or (2) open-source tools and data papers. The primary focus of "regular papers" should be to describe new research ideas supported by experimental implementation and evaluation of the proposed research ideas. The primary focus of "open-source tools and data" should be to describe the design, development, and evaluation of new open-source tools or novel data sources. Submissions in the "regular papers" category are also encouraged to open-source their software or hardware artifacts.
The authors are required to indicate the category of the paper as a part of the submitted manuscript's title. The last line of the title should indicate the paper type by using one of the two phrases (1) Paper Type: Regular, or (2) Paper Type: Open-source tools and data paper.
Papers in the open-source tools and data papers category with relatively shorter length (e.g., 6 pages) are welcome, if the contributions can be well articulated and substantiated in 6 pages. However, all submissions in the tool and data category have the flexibility of using the maximum allowed number of pages, similar to the regular category papers.
The submissions in both categories will be evaluated to the same standards in terms of novelty, scientific value, demonstrated usefulness, and potential impact on the field. The nature of the contribution differs between the two categories (new research idea vs. new open-source tool/data) and papers will be evaluated based on the intended nature of the contribution, as declared by the chosen paper category at the time of the submission. The chosen category at the time of the submission can not be changed after the submission deadline.
Suggested formatting for Introduction section of the paper:
This year, HPDC authors are encouraged to structure their introduction section of the paper in the following format (as subsections or headings). The suggested length is two pages at maximum for this format.
[A] Motivation: Clearly state the objective of the paper and provide (quantitative) support to motivate the specific problem your submission is solving.
[B] Limitation of state-of-art approaches: Briefly review the most relevant and most recent prior works. Clearly articulate the limitations of prior works and how your approach breaks away from those limitations. A more detailed discussion should be reserved for the related work section. But, this section should be sufficient to help readers recognize the novelty of your approach.
[C] Key insights and contributions: Briefly articulate the major insights that enable your approach or make it effective. Clearly specify the novelty of these insights and how they advance state-of-the-art. Describe the key ideas of your approach and design. List the key contributions including flagship empirical results and improvement over the prior art as applicable.
[D] Experimental methodology and artifact availability: Clearly specify the key experimental / simulation infrastructure and methodological details. Support the experimental methodology choices (e.g., cite that most relevant and most recent prior works have evaluated their ideas using similar methodology). Include a line to indicate whether the software/hardware artifact will be available upon acceptance.
[E] Limitations of the proposed approach: Almost all scientific contributions have limitations and scope for improvement. Clearly articulate all the major limitations of the proposed approach and identify conclusions that are sensitive to specific assumptions made in the paper.
Please note this suggested format is not a requirement for submission and authors have the flexibility to choose what they see fit to articulate their contributions. We hope that this structured format achieves two purposes: (1) helps authors state their contributions clearly and concisely, and (2) allows reviewers to judge the contributions more objectively. While this structure is encouraged, the authors will not be penalized for not following this format.
Authors are invited to submit technical papers of at most 11 pages in PDF format, excluding references. Accepted papers will have the flexibility to use an additional page in the camera-ready to incorporate feedback from the reviewers. Papers should be formatted in the ACM Proceedings Style and submitted via the conference submission website. Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration for another conference or a journal.
Reviewing for HPDC 2022 will be double-blind.
HPDC will use double-blind reviewing this year. Please make a good faith attempt to anonymize your submission. Avoid identifying yourself or your institution explicitly or by implication (e.g., through the references or acknowledgments). The first page should use the paper ID assigned during registration in place of the author names.
Use care in referring to your own related work. Do not omit references to your prior work, as this would make it difficult for reviewers to place your submission in its proper context. Instead, reference your past work in the third person, just as you would any other piece of related work. In some cases, it is not credible to refer to your related work in the third person. For example, your submission may extend a previous workshop paper, or it may relate to a submission currently under review at HPDC or another venue. In these cases, you must still explain the differences between your HPDC submission and the other work, but you should cite the other work anonymously and e-mail the deanonymized work to the PC chairs.
If your submission reports on experiences with a system at your institution, you should refer to the system anonymously but describe the properties of the system that are needed to evaluate the work (e.g., size of the user base, volume of requests, etc.). We recognize that, in some cases, these properties may allow a reviewer to identify your institution.
All tool/data papers should also adhere to the double-blind submission policy. If the described tool/dataset framework is already widely used by the research community, consider describing the framework using a different name and not sharing the open-source code repository in the paper.
Optional Supplemental Information about Revisions:
Authors can upload a document listing the improvements made in response to the reviews received from a previously submitted version. Authors have three options: (1) not provide this information, (2) provide this information but the visibility is set to the PC chairs only, and (3) provide this information and the visibility is set to all the reviewers. The intent is to improve the efficiency of the over-burdened review process and benefit the authors who faithfully revise the paper to incorporate feedback from previous reviewers. Additional implementation details related to this policy are available on the submission website.
Papers containing information that is subject to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) will not be considered for review.
arXiv Submission Policy:
Please note that having an arXiv paper does not prohibit authors from submitting a paper to HPDC 2022. arXiv papers are not peer-reviewed and not considered as formal publications, hence do not count as prior work. Authors are not expected to compare against arXiv papers that have not formally appeared in previous conference or journal proceedings. If a submitted paper is already on arXiv, please continue to follow the double-blind submission guidelines. Authors are encouraged to use preventive measures to reduce the chances of accidental breach of anonymity (e.g., use a different title in the submission, not upload/revise the arXiv version during the review period after the submission deadline).
Author list after acceptance:
Please note that the author list cannot be changed after acceptance.
Conflict of Interest Declaration:
At the time of submission, all authors must indicate their conflict of interest with the PC members. A conflict of interest may be institutional, collaborative, or personal. Please see detailed guidelines about how to accurately declare a conflict of interest on the submission website.
If your research describes a new security-related attack, please consider adding information about the responsible disclosure. Overall, as appropriate and relevant, the paper should follow the ethical principles and not alter the security/privacy/equality expectations of the associated human users.
Inclusive Description of Research Contributions:
Please consider making your research contribution description inclusive in nature. For example, consider using gender-neutral pronouns, consider using examples that are ethnicity/culture-rich, consider engaging users from diverse backgrounds if your research involves a survey, etc. Best efforts should be made to make the paper accessible to visually impaired or color-blind readers.