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.

Chair - Dr. Pavan Balaji

  • Pawan Balaji

From all papers submitted to the conference, 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, has selected the following papers for presentation at ISC 2017.

Finalists for the Hans Meuer Award: 

  • An Overview of MPI Characteristics of Exascale Proxy Applications
  • Designing Dynamic and Adaptive MPI Point-to-point Communication Protocols for Efficient Overlap of Computation and Communication

Other Research Papers: 

  • Extreme Event Analysis in Next Generation Simulation Architectures
  • Neuromapp: a Mini-Application Framework to Improve Neural Simulators
  • Alleviating I/O Interference through Workload-Aware Striping and Load-Balancing on Parallel File Systems
  • EvoGraph: On-The-Fly Efficient Mining of Evolving Graphs on GPU
  • Fully Resolved Simulations of Dune Formation in Riverbeds
  • The Investigation of the ARMv7 and Intel Haswell Architectures Suitability for Performance and Energy-Aware Computing
  • Global Extensible Open Power Manager: A Vehicle for HPC Community Collaboration Toward Co-Designed Energy Management Solutions
  • gearshifft – The FFT Benchmark Suite for Heterogeneous Platforms
  • Tile Low Rank Cholesky Factorization for Climate/Weather Modeling Applications on Manycore Architectures
  • Fast matrix-free discontinuous Galerkin kernels on modern computer architectures
  • Metrics for Energy-Aware Software Optimisation
  • Incremental SVM on Intel Xeon Phi Processors
  • Accelerating Seismic Simulations using the Intel Xeon Phi Knights Landing Processor
  • A Framework for Out of Memory SVD Algorithms
  • A new Parallel Research Kernel to Expand Research on Dynamic Load-Balancing Capabilities
  • An analysis of core- and chip-level architectural features in four generations of Intel server processors
  • EDGE: Extreme Scale Fused Seismic Simulations with the Discontinuous Galerkin Method
  • Diagnosing Performance Variations in HPC Applications Using Machine Learning
  • LAMMPS' PPPM Long-Range Solver for the Second Generation Xeon Phi
  • Communication Reducing Algorithms for Distributed Hierarchical N-Body Problems with Boundary Distributions


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.

Presentation Slides for Attendees

The ISC organizers will make the presentation slides available online a week after the event, provided as PDF files. 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. Tanja Weber at by Friday, June 23, 2017 at the latest.


Call for Papers

Please note that the call for research papers is now closed!


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.

Important Dates

 Full Submission Deadline
 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 Presentation Slides in PDF due
Friday, June 23, 2017

Areas of Interest

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   Data, Storage & Visualization
  • 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 Computing
  • 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
Applications & Algorithms   Programming Models & Systems Software
  • Scalability on future architectures
  • Performance evaluation & tuning
  • Innovative domain-specific algorithms
  • Workflow management
  • Data analysis & visualization
  • Coupled simulations
  • Industrial simulations
  • Scalable Applications: 50k+
  • 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.

Submission & Review Process

  • 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. 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 (see ISC 2017 Double-Blind Review Guidelines) 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.

Terms & Conditions

  • 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 Research Papers Committee sets up the research paper sessions, based on a call-for-papers procedure.

  • Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA (Research Papers Chair)
  • David Keyes, KAUST, Saudi Arabia (Research Papers Deputy Chair)

Architectures & Networks

  • Hans Eberle, NVIDIA, USA
  • Holger Fröning, University of Heidelberg, Germany (Track Chair for Architectures & Networks)
  • Pedro Garcia, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Wolfgang Karl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Sébastien Rumley, Columbia University, USA
  • Federico Silla, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
  • Tor Skeie, Simula Labs & University of Oslo, Norway
  • Carsten Trinitis, TU München, Germany
  • Peter Ziegenhein, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Applications & Algorithms

  • Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputing Center, USA
  • Yuefan Deng, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Vassil Dimitrov, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Jacek Kitowski, AGH University of Science & Technology, Poland
  • Scott Klasky, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Axel Klawonn, Universität zu Köln, Germany
  • Marek Michalewicz, ICM, University of Warsaw, Poland (Track Chair for Applications & Algorithms)
  • Gabriel Noaje, HPE-SGI, Singapore
  • Lena Oden, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Ulrich Rüde, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Sven-Bodo Scholz, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK
  • Thomas Sterling, Indiana University, USA
  • Antonio Tumeo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Marian Vajtersic, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Priya Vashishta, University of Southern California, USA

Data, Storage & Visualization

  • Thomas Bönisch, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany
  • Mahdi Bohlouli, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Luc Bougé, ENS Rennes, France
  • André Brinkmann, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • Matthieu Dorier, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Steffen Frey, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Dean Hildebrand, IBM, USA
  • Hideyuki Kawashima, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratory, USA
  • Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Maria S. Perez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Judy Qiu, Indiana University, USA
  • Shinji Sumimoto, Fujitsu, Japan
  • Ryousei Takano, AIST, Japan
  • Osamu Tatebe, University of Tsukuba, Japan (Track Chair for Data, Storage, and Visualization)

Programming Models & Systems Software

  • Abdelhalim Amer, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, USA (Track Chair for Programming Models & Systems Software)
  • Adrian Jackson, EPCC, UK
  • Guido Juckeland, HZDR, Germany
  • Michael Klemm, Intel, Germany
  • Arthur Barney Maccabe, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Naoya Maruyama, RIKEN AICS, Japan
  • Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol, UK
  • CJ Newburn, NVIDIA, USA
  • Will Sawyer, CSCS, Switzerland
  • Sangmin Seo, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, USA
  • Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Sandra Wienke, RWTH Aachen University, Germany