Shaping Tomorrow

ISC 2020 Call for BoFs

PLEASE NOTE: The call for BoFs is currently open for submission!

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.

Submitted BoF proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2020 BoFs Committee, which is headed by Prof. Masha Sosonkina, Old Dominion University, USA, with Roman Wyrzykowski, University of Czestochowa, Poland, as Deputy Chair.


Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, February 23, 2020.

Attendance will require an Exhibition Pass.
Please find the registration prices and pass entitlements here.

Important dates

 Submission Deadline 
February 23, 2020, 11:59 pm AoE (extended)
 Notification of Acceptance
March 18, 2020
 BoF Sessions 
June 22 - 24, 2020

Chair - Masha Sosonkina

 BoFs Chair 
Masha Sosonkina, Old Dominion University
 BoFs Deputy Chair
Roman Wyrzykowski, University of Czestochowa



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

Submission (February 23, 2020 - extended)



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 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


  • Minimum 3 reviewers
  • Criteria: originality, significance, quality, clarity and diversity and a clear concept for the required interactive nature of a BoF

Final decision (March 18, 2020)

  • Selection of BoFs
  • Allocation of the time slot
  • Notifications of authors
  • By submitting a BoF proposal, you agree to organize and host the BoF session at ISC 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • BoF presenters need to be registered ISC 2020 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.
  • Attendance will require at least an Exhibition Pass.
  • Masha Sosonkina, Old Dominion University, United States of America (Chair)
  • Roman Wyrzykowski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland (Deputy Chair)
  • Marc Baboulin, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI), France
  • Claudia Blaas-Schenner, TU Wien, VSC Research Center, Austria
  • Joshua Booth, University of Alabama, United States of America
  • Nahid Emad, University of Versailles, France
  • Dominik Göddeke, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh, NVIDIA, United Kingdom
  • Carola Kruse, Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS), France
  • Harald Köstler, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Iosif Meyerov, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novogorod, Russia
  • Lubomir Riha, IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Marie-Christine Sawley, Intel, France
  • Masha Sosonkina, Old Dominion University, United States of America
  • Vladimir Stegailov, JIHT RAS, Russia
  • Dave Turner, Kansas State University, United States of America
  • Roman Wyrzykowski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland