Reinventing HPC

ISC 2018 Call for BoFs

Please note that the call for BoFs is now closed!

Like-minded ISC attendees come together in our informal Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions to discuss current HPC topics, network and share their thoughts and ideas. Each 60-minute BoF session addresses a different topic and is led by one or more individuals with expertise in the area. BoFs are different in nature from panels, technical paper sessions, tutorials, vendor talks, and other, more presentation-oriented parts of the ISC program. Proposals that cannot demonstrate a clear concept for the intended interactivity of their BoF will be rejected. During and after the conference, attendees will be asked for feedback on all program components, including BoFs. The amount of interactivity will be given special attention in the survey.

Chair - Dr. Georg Hager

  • Georg Hager

Submitted BoF proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2018 BoFs Committee, which is headed by Dr. Georg Hager, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, with Prof. Simon McIntosh-Smith from the University of Bristol as Deputy Chair.

The BoF sessions will be held from Monday, June 25th through Wednesday, June 27th , 2018.

Attendance will require at least an Exhibition Pass.

Important Dates

 Extended Submission Deadline


 Notification of Acceptance
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
 BoF Sessions Monday, June 25 – Wednesday, June 27, 2018
 Final Presentation Slides in PDF due Friday, June 29, 2018

Areas of Interest

BoF sessions are intended to cover all areas of interest as listed in the call for research papers.

Submission & Review Process

BoF proposals need to be submitted via the ISC 2018 submission site at  by Sunday, March 11, 2018. The following information needs to be provided in the online submission form: 

  • Title of the BoF session
  • BoF organizer/speaker information
  • Short abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Topic area (as listed in the call for research papers)
  • 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

The BoFs Committee will review and evaluate all submitted BoF proposals based on their originality, significance, quality, clarity, and diversity with respect to the overall diversity goals of the conference. Proposals must also show a clear concept for the required interactive nature of a BoF. Each proposal will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. The committee will select the BoFs for presentation at ISC 2018 and allocate their time slots.

Terms & Conditions

  • By submitting a BoF proposal, you agree to organize and host the BoF session at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • BoF presenters need to be registered ISC 2018 participants.
  • 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.

Presentation Slides for Attendees

The ISC organizers will make the presentation slides available online a week after the event, provided as PDF files. ISC 2018 attendees will receive an e-mail with the access link. BoF authors are kindly requested to provide a PDF version of their presentation slides to Ms. Iris Stöhr at  by Friday, June 29, 2018 at the latest.


ISC 2018 BoFs Committee

The BoFs Committee reviews all BoF proposals submitted and selects the sessions to be presented at ISC. 

  • Georg Hager, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (chair)
  • Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol, UK (deputy chair)
  • David Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Claudia Blaas-Schenner, TU Wien, VSC Research Center, Austria
  • Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, USA
  • Dona Crawford, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Anne C. Elster, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Nahid Emad, University of Versailles, France
  • Dominik Göddeke, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Gerard Gorman, Imperial College London, UK
  • José Gracia, University of Stuttgart, HLRS Germany
  • Harald Köstler, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Oana Marin, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Lawrence Mitchell, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Marie-Christine Sawley, Intel, France
  • Masha Sosonkina, Old Dominion University, USA
  • Hinnerk Stüben, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Vladimir Voevodin, Moscow State University, Russia
  • Jan Wender, Atos BDS science+computing AG, Germany
  • Andreas Wierse, SICOS BW GmbH, Germany
  • Xingfu Wu, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago, USA
  • Roman Wyrzykowski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland