Reinventing HPC

ISC 2020 BoF Sessions

PLEASE NOTE: The Call for BoFs is 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 - Masha Sosonkina

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


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PLEASE NOTE: The Call for BoF's is now closed!

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.


Important Dates

 Submission Deadline 
 Notification of Acceptance
March 18, 2020
 BoF Sessions 
June 22 - 24, 2020



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


Submission & Review Process

Submission (closed)

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

Terms & Conditions

  • 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.
  • 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