ISC 2018 Call for Workshops

Are you interested in hosting a workshop at the ISC High Performance conference?

ISC is now accepting proposals for full- or half-day workshops. The goal of workshops is to provide attendees with a focused and in-depth platform for presentations, discussion and interaction in a particular subject area.

Chair - John Shalf

  • John Shalf

Submitted workshop proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2018 Workshops Committee, which is headed by John Shalf, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, with Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS), as Deputy Chair and Dr. Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, as Workshop Proceedings Chair with Dr. Michèle Weiland, EPCC – The University of Edinburgh as Workshop Proceedings Deputy Chair.

The workshops will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 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 Workshop Pass.

Important Dates

Please note that the pre-submission deadline is over but you can still submit to the regular workshops until February 21, 2018!

 Pre-Submission Deadline(*)
 Pre-Submission Notification
Thursday, December 21, 2017
 Final Submission Deadline Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:59 pm AoE
 Final Notification
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
 Workshops Thursday, June 28, 2018
 Final PDFs due for Proceedings Friday, June 29, 2018

(*) The pre-submission deadline of December 7, 2017 is meant for workshops that want to disseminate their own call for papers and implement a peer-review process. Proposals for “regular” workshops without call for papers should be submitted by February 21, 2018.

Areas of Interest

We are inviting workshop proposals on topics related to all aspects of research, development, and application of large-scale, high-performance experimental and commercial systems. Topics include HPC computer architecture and hardware, programming models, system software, applications, deep learning, artificial intelligence, solutions for heterogeneity, reliability, and power efficiency of systems as well as how those areas relate to big data and cloud computing.

Early Deadline

for Workshops with Call for Papers & Peer Review Process

Proposals for workshops that want to disseminate their own call for papers and implement the peer-review process should be submitted by December 7, 2017. Proposals for “regular” workshops without call for papers should be submitted by February 21, 2018.


We will organize a joint Workshop Proceedings that will be published with Springer similar to the ISC 2018 research papers proceedings. The post-conference proceedings provide workshop organizers with the opportunity to tentatively accept papers for presentation at ISC and make the final acceptance during or shortly after ISC based on potentially revised papers.

We will organize the proceedings in a lightweight fashion. The workshop proceedings will be published after the conference but we will collect preliminary versions of the papers and make them available during the workshop to your workshop attendees. Workshop organizers are also free to organize the publication of paper proceedings on their own.

Submission & Review Process

Workshop proposals need to be submitted via the ISC 2018 submission site at by Thursday, December 7, 2017 (workshops with internal calls) or by Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (workshops with no internal calls). Proposals need to be uploaded as a single PDF file.

The Workshops Committee will review and evaluate all submitted workshop proposals based on their originality, significance, quality and clarity. Each proposal will be peer-reviewed by at least four reviewers. The Workshops Committee will select the workshops for presentation at ISC 2018 and allocate their time slots. ISC organizers will provide meeting room facilities and basic technical equipment for the workshops. 

Please note that the Workshops Committee will also make early acceptance decisions for workshops submitted to the pre-submission deadline. This will give workshop organizers more time to promote and prepare their workshops. We strongly encourage workshop organizers to submit their proposals as early as possible so that there is enough time to organize the workshop program before the conference.

Terms & Conditions

  • By submitting a workshop proposal, you agree to organize and host the workshop at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Workshop presenters need to be registered ISC 2018 participants. The ISC organizers will grant one free workshop pass to accepted half-day workshops and two free workshop passes to accepted full-day workshops.
  • The ISC organizers will provide meeting room facilities and basic technical equipment for the workshops. Workshop organizers/speakers will have to bring their own presentation laptops and adapters.
  • The workshop organizers will have to align their program with the workshop break schedule (morning sessions are from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, afternoon sessions are from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, with coffee breaks and lunch in between). Catering during coffee and lunch breaks will be provided to all registered workshop attendees.
  • The workshop organizers will provide basic workshop information to ISC for inclusion in the online conference program (title, abstract, targeted audience, names of all speakers and chairpersons, a URL to an external workshop webpage with the detailed workshop agenda), ideally before the start of the ISC online registration but no later than mid-April.
  • The ISC organizers will promote the workshops as part of the regular conference publicity activities; however, it is recommended that workshop organizers use their own channels to further attract attendees to their events.
  • The ISC organizers will not be able to cover travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs.


ISC 2018 Workshops Committee

From all workshop proposals submitted, the Workshops Committee will select the workshops for presentation at ISC.


  • John Shalf, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA (Workshops Chair)
  • Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Switzerland (Workshops Deputy Chair)
  • Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • François Bodin, IRISA, France
  • Bronis R. de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol, UK
  • Bernd Mohr, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany
  • Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, USA
  • Antonino Tumeo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Didem Unat, Koç Universitesi, Turkey
  • Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Heike Jagode, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Diana Moise, Cray, Basel
  • Bilel Hadri, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Carsten Trintis, TU Munich