The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) is inviting submissions for the PASC17 Conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and SIGHPC, which will be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, Switzerland, from June 26 to 28, 2017.
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 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 eight domain-specific tracks:
- Life Sciences
- Climate and Weather
- Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
- Emerging Domains in HPC
- Materials Science and Chemistry
- Solid Earth Dynamics
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
We invite paper submissions for PASC17 of page length between 5 and 10 pages. The page limits include figures, tables, and appendices, but not references, for which there are no limits.
The PASC17 Papers Committee, chaired by Dr. Jack Wells (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and Prof. Torsten Hoefler (ETH Zurich), is responsible for reviewing submitted papers. The goal of the paper-selection process is to combine the strengths of the conference and journal publication schemes in order to execute an effective, high-quality publication venue in large-scale computational science. We use four key principles to design a paper selection process for PASC17: (1) no pre-selected committee, (2) short revision process, (3) double-blind peer-review, and (4) expert reviewers suggested by primary reviewers. For a more detailed discussion of this process and its implementation within PASC16, please see T. Hoefler, “Selecting Technical Papers for an Interdisciplinary Conference: The PASC Review Process”, in the Proceedings of the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference (2016) .
As submissions will be evaluated double blind, authors should not be named, and references to an author’s own previous work should be in the third person. Papers should be in the ACM proceedings format . We suggest using “An Author”, “Another Author”, etc., in the ACM templates, and leaving affiliations and contact details blank.
Contributions should be submitted using the PASC17 online submissions system, which will open in late October 2016.
Please refer to PASC17 website for further details.
The review process is designed in the following stages:
- December 12, 2016: Submissions close
- January 31, 2017: First review notification
- March 1, 2017: Revised submissions close
- April 11, 2017: Final review notification
PASC17 CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Accepted manuscripts will be published in the ACM Digital Library at the time of the PASC17 Conference, June 26-28, 2017. 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. The journal paper would be an expanded version of the conference paper allowing authors to present a more complete description of the work – a fuller introduction, deeper project description, additional results, and so on. Authors can thus 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.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
With very best regards,
Jack Wells and Torsten Hoefler, PASC17 Papers Chairs
Tim Robinson, PASC17 Proceedings Chair