Reinventing HPC

Birds of a Feather Submission

PLEASE NOTE: The Call for ISC BoFs is closed.

Like-minded ISC attendees come together in the Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions to discuss current HPC topics, network and share their thoughts and ideas. Each 60-minute BoF addresses a different topic and is led by one or more individuals with expertise in the area.

BoFs are informal compared to panels, technical paper sessions, tutorials, vendor talks, and other more presentation-oriented parts of the ISC program. They provide a platform for a dynamic conversation with peers, experts, leaders, and anybody from the HPC community sharing common interests.

Proposals should demonstrate a clear concept for the interactive nature of their BoF.

Information for speakers: Please look at our Speaker Manual, which provides guidance and information in preparing and delivering your upcoming presentation at ISC 2023.


Important dates

 Submission Deadline 
 Notification of Acceptance
February 28, 2023
 Submission of Final List of Speakers Deadline April 21, 2023
 Submission of Final Presentation Slides Deadline May 18, 2023 11:59pm AoE
 BoF Sessions  May 22 – May 24, 2023


Chair - Marta Garcia Gasulla

 BoF Chair
Marta Garcia Gasulla, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
 BoF Deputy Chair Brian Wylie, Juelich Supercomputing Center / University of Bonn

BoF presenters will require at least an exhibition pass. ISC 2023 registration fees will be published in early 2023.



Submitted BoF proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2023 BoF Committee, which is headed by Marta Garcia Gasulla, Barcelona Supercompting Center, Spain, as Chair.


BoFs are intended to cover all areas of interest as listed in the Call for Research Paper.


Submission & Review Process

Submission Guidelines

Required Information

  • Title of the BoF session
  • BoF organizer/speaker information
  • Short abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Topic area (as listed in the Call for Research Paper)
  • One to five keywords
  • Maximum intended fraction of time spent for presentations
  • Description of approach to make the BoF interactive
  • Targeted audience
  • Estimated number of attendees


  • Each proposal is expected to receive a minimum of 3 reviewers.
  • BoFs will be evaluated based on originality, significance, quality, clarity and diversity and a clear description of the required interactive nature of a BoF.

Final Decision (February 28, 2023)

  • Selection of BoFs
  • Allocation of the time slot
  • Notifications of authors


Terms & Conditions

  • ISC 2023 is planned as an in-person conference from May 21 to May 25, 2023, in Hamburg, Germany. By submitting a BoF proposal, the submitter agrees to host the BoF session at ISC 2023 on-site in Hamburg.
  • BoF presenters need to be registered ISC 2023 participants. They will require at least an exhibition pass.
  • The ISC organizers will provide meeting room facilities and basic technical equipment for the BoF sessions.
  • Travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs will not be covered by the ISC organizers.

The ISC organizers will make the presentation materials (slides) available within the event platform for registered attendees only.

  • Brian J. N. Wylie, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany (Chair)
  • David Boehme, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States of America (Deputy Chair)
  • Marta Garcia, BSC, Spain
  • Samar Aseeri, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Lilit Axner, EuroHPC JU, Luxembourg
  • George Beckett, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom
  • David Boehme, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States of America
  • Kalina Borkiewicz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America
  • Lois Curfman McInnes, ANL, United States of America
  • Murali Emani, Argonne National Laboratory, United States of America
  • Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Marta Garcia, BSC, Spain
  • Fouzhan Hosseini, Intel, United Kingdom
  • Aleksandar Ilic, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa; Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Rika Kobayashi, Australian National University, Australia
  • Marco Lapegna, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America
  • Jakob Luettgau, Inria, France
  • Sabine Mehr, GENCI, HQI, France
  • Peter Messmer, NVIDIA, Switzerland
  • Carla Osthoff, National Laboratory of Scientific Computing, Brazil
  • Tapasya Patki, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States of America
  • Heidi Poxon, Amazon, United States of America
  • Thomas Rauber, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Morris Riedel, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Esteban Rojas, National High Technology Center, Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Costa Rica
  • Will Sawyer, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, OpenACC, Switzerland
  • Miwako Tsuji, RIKEN, AHUG, Japan
  • Marion Weinzierl, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Brian J. N. Wylie, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany
  • Georg Zitzlsberger, IT4Innovations, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava; VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Contact the BoF Committee, if you have any questions.