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ISC HPC 2017 : ISC High Performance 2017


When Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017
Where Frankfurt, Germany
Submission Deadline Dec 16, 2016
Notification Due Feb 27, 2017
Final Version Due Mar 27, 2017
Categories    high performance computing   HPC   computer science

Call For 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.


* Extended Full Submission Deadline: Friday, December 16, 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


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 HPC

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.


- Paper proposals need to be submitted via the ISC 2017 submission site at by Friday, December 16, 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 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.


- 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.


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, Jülich 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.


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 ( 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.


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 by Friday, June 23, 2017 at the latest.

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