The PASC17 Conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), will be held from June 26 to 28, 2017, at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, Switzerland.
The PASC Conference is an interdisciplinary event in high-performance computing that brings together domain science, applied mathematics and computer science – where computer science is focused on enabling the realization of scientific computation.
The PASC17 Conference invites participants from academia, research laboratories and industry to discuss the state-of-the-art in computational science in the context of high-performance computing.
The PASC Conference offers three days of stimulating and thought-provoking technical sessions, including keynote presentations, minisymposia, peer-reviewed papers, panels and poster sessions. The conference is co-sponsored by ACM SIGHPC, and papers are published in the ACM Digital Library.
Researchers from academia and industry are encouraged to participate and present their research in the form of papers, minisymposia and posters.
PASC17 welcomes submissions in the following scientific fields:
- Chemistry and Materials
- Climate and Weather
- Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
- Emerging Domains in HPC (Special topic: Precision Medicine)
- Life Sciences
- Solid Earth Dynamics
The goal of the PASC papers initiative is to advance the quality of scientific communication between the various disciplines of computational science and engineering. The initiative is built from an observation that the computer science community traditionally publishes in the proceedings of major international conferences, while domain science communities publish primarily in disciplinary journals – neither of which is read regularly by the other disciplinary community. PASC papers presents a remedy to this situation that enables interdisciplinary exchange in a manner that bridges scientific publishing cultures and is useful to individual and community research goals.
The PASC17 papers program is soliciting high-quality contributions of original research relating to high-performance computing in the eight domain-specific tracks mentioned above.
Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
- The use of advanced computing systems for large-scale scientific applications
- Implementation strategies for science applications in energy-efficient computing architectures
- Domain-specific languages, libraries or frameworks
- The integration of large-scale experimental and observational scientific data and high-performance data analytics and computing
- Best practices for sustainable software development and scientific application development
- December 12, 2016: Submissions close
- January 31, 2017: First review notification
- March 1, 2017: Revised submissions close
- April 11, 2017: Final review notification
Conference Participation and Proceedings
Accepted manuscripts will be published in the ACM Digital Library on the first day of the conference. Authors will be given 30-minute presentation slots at the conference, grouped in topically focused, parallel sessions.
Post-Conference Journal Submission
Following the conference, authors will have the opportunity to develop their papers for publication in a relevant, computationally focused, domain-specific journal.
Authors thus stand to benefit from the rapid and broad dissemination of results afforded by the conference venue and associated proceedings, and, from the impact associated with publication in a high-quality scientific journal.
Please refer to PASC17 website for further details. A flyer advertising the call for papers can be downloaded and forwarded to colleagues and collaborators who might be interested in submitting their research to PASC17.
A minisymposium at PASC17 is a two-hour session of four presentations on a single topic of current importance that brings together domain science, applied mathematics, and computer science and software engineering in the context of high-performance computing.
The session should include speakers from more than one country, and be designed such that the speakers bring a range of different perspectives and views to the topic. Organizers are strongly encouraged to include women and/or members of other underrepresented groups in their proposals.
Please visit our website for submission guidelines.
Deadlines for minisymposium submissions
- November 27, 2016: Submissions close
- January 10, 2017: Acceptance notifications
Posters are an essential element of PASC17 as they provide the ideal opportunity for exchange of ideas and expertise within and between the various scientific disciplines represented at the conference. Presenters will be given the possibility to “pitch” their posters to the conference audience in a rapid-fire flash session held before the scheduled poster session.
Please visit our website for submission guidelines.
Deadlines for posters submissions
- February 9, 2017: Submissions close
- March 28, 2017: Acceptance notifications
Olaf Schenk (Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland)
Horst Simon (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
Jack Wells (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
Torsten Hoefler (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
MINISYMPOSIA AND POSTERS CO-CHAIRS
Rolf Krause (Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland)
Stefan Goedecker (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Please refer to PASC17 website for further information about the conference and the supporting organization.