Chair - Dr. Michele Weiland

  • Michele Weiland


Please note that the call for Tutorials is now closed!

The ISC tutorials are interactive courses focusing on key topics of high performance computing, networking and storage. Renowned experts in their respective fields will give attendees a comprehensive introduction to the topic as well as providing a closer look at specific problems. They will also incorporate hands-on components where appropriate.

Submitted tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2017 Tutorials Committee, which is headed by Dr. Michèle Weiland, EPCC – The University of Edinburgh, with Dr. Rosa Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, as Deputy Chair.

The tutorials will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2017 and will be either half-day (9:00 am – 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm) or full-day (9:00 am – 6:00 pm). Attendance will require a Tutorial Pass.

Important Dates

 Submission Deadline
 Notification of Acceptance
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
 Tutorials Sunday, June 18, 2017
 Final PDFs due for Proceedings
Friday, June 23, 2017

Areas of Interest

  • Tutorials are intended to cover all areas of interest as listed in the call for research papers.
  • We encourage tutorials of broad applicability over those that focus solely on the research in a limited domain or a particular group.
  • Tutorials may focus entirely on theoretical aspects; however, we encourage organizers to incorporate hands-on sessions where appropriate.
  • The ISC organizers will provide internet access and rooms with standard presentation equipment. Hands-on tutorials must be prepared to rely on laptops brought by the participants.
  • Finally, we expect proposers to primarily consider tutorials as educational events. Therefore they should plan to provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art in the tutorial’s topic before moving on to cover specific approaches in more depth.

Submission & Review Process

Tutorial proposals need to be submitted via the ISC 2017 submission site at by Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The following information needs to be provided in the online submission form:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Tutorial author information
  • Abstract (200 words maximum)
  • Topic area according to the list in the call for research papers
  • One to five keywords
  • Detailed description of the tutorial content (2 pages maximum)
    • Overview and goals of the tutorial (takeaways for the audience)
    • Detailed outline of the tutorial
    • URLs to sample slides and other material
  • Logistics
    • Length of the tutorial (half-day (3.5 hours) or full-day (7 hours))
    • Percentage of content split as beginner, intermediate, advanced
    • Requirements for attendees (e.g., laptop, remote server account)
    • Targeted audience
    • Estimated number of attendees
  • Travel funding request, if applicable (see "Travel Support" section below)

NOTE: All documents need to be uploaded as a single PDF; the title and abstract must also be entered on the submission form.

The Tutorials Committee will review and evaluate all submitted tutorial proposals based on their originality, significance, quality and clarity. Each proposal will be reviewed by at least four reviewers. New this year, the Tutorials Committee will look to include diversity in the balance of all tutorials. The Tutorials Committee will select the tutorials for presentation at ISC 2017 and allocate their time slots. ISC organizers will provide meeting room facilities and basic technical equipment for the tutorials.

Terms & Conditions

  • By submitting a tutorial proposal, you agree to organize and conduct the tutorial at ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Tutorial presenters need to be registered ISC 2017 participants. The ISC organizers will grant a 100% discount on the tutorial pass and a 30% discount on the full conference pass to the tutorial presenters.
  • Tutorial organizers are responsible for submitting the material to be given to attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material, software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions, etc.) to the Tutorials Committee Chair. The tutorial organizers agree to release these materials to the tutorial attendees.
  • The ISC organizers will provide meeting room facilities and basic technical equipment for the tutorials.
  • Travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs will not be covered by the ISC organizers.

Travel Support

In general, ISC does not cover travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs but tutorial presenters from academia may receive travel support as follows:

 Max. Travel Funding per Person
Germany Europe Others
 Full-Day Tutorial
125 Euro 250 Euro 500 Euro
 Half-Day Tutorial
100 Euro 200 Euro 400 Euro

Travel support will be granted to a maximum of two presenters from academia for half-day tutorials and four presenters from academia for full-day tutorials. Presenters holding two half-day tutorials are treated like presenters of full-day tutorials. All requests for travel funding need to be included in the tutorial proposal.

Slide Proceedings

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. Tutorial presenters 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.



From all tutorial proposals submitted, the Tutorials Committee selects the most popular topics to be presented at ISC.

  • Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain (Deputy Chair)
  • Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • James Dinan, Intel, USA
  • Adrian Jackson, EPCC – The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Alice Koniges, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Erwin Laure, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Christian Perez, INRIA, France
  • Enrique Quintana, Universidad Jaime I, Spain
  • Adrian Tate, Cray, USA
  • Michèle Weiland, EPCC – The University of Edinburgh, UK (Chair)