February 14, 2014

SC14 Technical Program Now Accepting Submissions

Feb. 14 — Technical Program submissions opens today, February 14th for Research Papers, Posters (Regular, Education, and ACM Student Research Competition), Panels, Tutorials, BOF Sessions, Scientific Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase, Emerging Technologies, and Doctoral Showcase.

With the addition of new initiatives (think big data, visualization and data analytics, as well as innovative emerging technologies in HPC) alongside the traditional program elements that our community has come to rely upon, SC14 will continue to be HPC’s most informative, exciting, and stimulating event of the year. Every aspect will continue to be rigorously peer-reviewed, providing an informative technical program that meets the highest academic standards.


  • November 16-21, 2014
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/

Technical Papers

  • Abstracts due: April 4, 2014 (Abstract required for paper submission. No extensions on abstract submissions will be made)
  • Full Papers due: April 11, 2014  (Up to a one week extension from this date is automatic)
  • Review Rebuttal Period: June 5-9, 2014
  • Notification: June 30, 2014

The Technical Papers Program at SC is the leading venue for presenting the highest quality original research, from the foundations of HPC to its emerging frontiers. The Conference Committee solicits submissions that introduce new ideas to the field and stimulate future trends on topics such as applications, systems, parallel algorithms, data analytics and performance modeling. SC also welcomes submissions that make significant contributions to the “state-of-the-practice” by providing compelling insights on best practices for provisioning, using and enhancing high performance computing systems, services, and facilities.

  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
  • Email Contact: papers@info.supercomputing.org
  • More Information: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/technical-papers


  • Proposals due: March 31, 2014
  • Notification: July 1, 2014

The SC Tutorials program is one of the highlights of the SC Conference series, and it is one of the largest tutorial programs at any computing-related conference in the world. SC14 invites internationally recognized experts in the most popular areas of high performance computing (HPC), networking, storage, and analysis to submit high-quality half- or full-day tutorial proposals.

  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
  • Email Contact: tutorials@info.supercomputing.org
  • More Information: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/tutorials


Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs)

  • Submissions due: July 31, 2014
  • Notification: September 8, 2014

The Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) program invites you to submit a proposal if you are interested in holding a session that emphasizes audience interaction and open discussion on non-commercial HPC topics of mutual and current interest within the HPC community. A strong emphasis should be placed on audience-driven discussion and participation. BOF sessions are an excellent opportunity to connect and interact with other attendees with whom you share a mutual interest. SC14 will feature BOF sessions about many HPC-related topics such as accelerators, programming models, big data, and education.

  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
  • Email Contact: bofs@info.supercomputing.org
  • More Information: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/birds-feather-sessions-bofs

Emerging Technologies

  • Submissions due: July 31, 2014
  • Notification: August 31, 2013

In the Emerging Technologies feature of the Technical Program, SC14 will examine those technologies that may significantly change the world of HPC in the next five to fifteen years. Consisting of panel sessions and competitively selected exhibits, Emerging Technologies will showcase technologies that are innovative, but not currently available from industry as products. Technologies like reconfigurable computing, new SoC designs, alternative programming languages, and novel cooling techniques may offer near-term benefits, while new device technologies, like carbon nanotubes, non-volatile memory, quantum computing, and chip-level optical interconnects offer potentially paradigm-changing benefits over the long term.

We invite submissions from industry, academia, and government researchers for this Emerging Technologies Exhibit Showcase. Submissions will be evaluated on several criteria including potential impact on performance, productivity, power, reliability, and cost of HPC systems, and novelty. Submissions with exceptional merit may be offered the opportunity to present them at an Emerging Technology panel session.

  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
  • Email Contact: emerging-technologies@info.supercomputing.org
  • More Information: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/emerging-technologies


  • Submissions due: April 25, 2014

Panels bring a rare opportunity for mutual engagement of community leaders and broad mainstream contributors in a face-to-face exchange through audience participation and questioning. Surprises are the norm at panels, which makes for exciting and lively hour-and-a-half sessions. Panels can explore topics in-depth by capturing the opinions of a wide-range of people active in the relevant fields. Panels represent state of the art opinions, and can be augmented with social media technologies including Twitter, LinkedIn, and video feeds-even real,time audience polling. Please plan on actively participating in one or more of the panel offerings at SC14. We look forward to your help, through your participation, in making panels at SC14 a major success and lots of fun.

  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
  • Email Contact: panels@info.supercomputing.org
  • More Information: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/panels

Posters (ACM Student Research Competition, Regular and Education Posters)

  • Submissions due: July 31, 2014
  • Notification: September 8, 2014

SC14 solicits poster submissions that display cutting-edge research and work-in-progress in high performance computing, storage, networking, algorithms, and applications. Following the success of last year’s education track, SC14 also solicits education posters of interest to undergraduate HPC educators, with an emphasis on curriculum development and best teaching practices.

Posters provide an excellent opportunity for short presentations and informal discussions with conference attendees, giving presenters a chance to showcase their latest results and innovations. The selected posters will be prominently displayed during the entire conference. They will be digitally archived and made publicly available after the conference. A Best Poster Award will be presented, based on the quality of the work and the quality of the poster presentation.

SC14 will also host the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). This competition will feature posters from undergraduate and graduate students showcasing original research. Only one student, who must be an active ACM member, must author each poster. The student’s advisor may be a co-author. The ACM SRC pre-selection will happen during the poster reception on Tuesday, and selected poster presenters will be given the opportunity to present their work in short talks on Wednesday. The ACM SRC committee will select a set of winners based on their poster content and presentation style.

  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
  • Email Contact: posters@info.supercomputing.org
  • More Information: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/posters

Scientific Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase

  • Submissions due: July 31, 2014
  • Notification: September 15th

The newly designed Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase Program at SC14 will provide a forum for the year’s most instrumental movies in HPC. Six finalists will compete for the Best Visualization Award. They will present their movies in a 15-minute presentation during a dedicated session at SC14. They will be judged by an ad-hoc committee for their video’s enabled science, techniques used, and innovative ideas. The winners will present their video during the Opening Session and at the Award Ceremony. The accepted submissions will appear as short papers on the SC14 webpage and archive.

We invite submissions including a movie (up to 250MB in size) and a short paper (up to 4 pages including references). The short paper should describe the scientific story conveyed by the movie, how the visualization helps scientific discovery, and the “state-of-the-practice” information behind making the movie.

  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
  • Email Contact: vis_showcase@info.supercomputing.org
  • More Information: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/scientific-visualization-showcase

Doctoral Showcase

  • Submissions due, July 31, 2014
  • Notification: September 8, 2014

The Doctoral Showcase Program invites graduating Ph.D. students in high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis to present a summary of their dissertation research and engage in stimulating discussions with the SC community. This program provides an ideal opportunity for prospective employers in academia, research laboratories and industry to interact with graduating Ph.D.s. In addition, it provides an opportunity to educate junior graduate students working in high performance computing areas. Everyone attending the conference is encouraged to attend the Doctoral Showcase Program. Come to see the latest and greatest dissertation work done by tomorrow’s HPC experts!

  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
  • Email Contact: doc-showcase@info.supercomputing.org
  • More Information: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/doctoral-showcase-program


ACM Gordon Bell Prize

  • Applications due: May 1, 2014
  • Notification: July 1, 2014

The ACM Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement in high performance computing. The purpose of the award is to track the progress of parallel computing over time, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in applied HPC applications in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. Prizes may be awarded for peak performance or special achievements in scalability and time-to-solution on important science and engineering problems. Financial support of a $10,000 award is provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high performance and parallel computing.

Individuals or teams may apply for the award by submitting a technical paper. Finalists present their work at the annual SC Conference, and their submissions are included in the conference proceedings.

  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
  • ACM Gordon Bell Prize Webpage: http://awards.acm.org/bell/


ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship

  • Applications due: May 1, 2014
  • Notification: July 1, 2014

We invite applications for this fellowship, named for pioneering computational scientist George Michael, from exceptional Ph.D. students whose research focus is on high performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers currently available.

Recipients of the George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship receive a $5,000 honorarium, travel and registration for SC14, and recognition at the SC14 Awards Ceremony. Sponsored by the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society, the fellowship seeks to address the critical issue of training the next generation of high performance computing scientists and engineers.

  • Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
  • ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC fellowship Webpage: http://awards.acm.org/hpcfell/


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