Below is a compiled list of questions regarding organization, program, registration, catering and press for the ISC High Performance conference. If you have any questions that are not listed, our operations team will be happy to assist you. Please contact


General Information

What is ISC High Performance?

The ISC High Performance conference is Europe’s largest international conference and exhibition for high performance computing (HPC), networking and storage. It provides a 5-day platform for learning and networking with over 3,500 HPC researchers, technology leaders, scientists and IT decision makers. The exhibition showcases over 160 exhibitors of HPC vendors, universities and research organizations.


Where and when will ISC High Performance 2019 take place?

The ISC High Performance conference will be held from June 16-20, 2019, at Messe Frankfurt. More information can be found at


What are the important dates of ISC High Performance 2019? 

Tutorials: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Conference: Monday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Exhibition: Monday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Workshops: Thursday, June 20, 2019


What is the common language spoken at ISC High Performance?

The official language of the conference is English, and all presentations will be held in English. Translation services will not be provided.


Where and when will future ISC High Performance conferences take place?

ISC 2020: June 21-25, 2020, Messe Frankfurt, Germany
ISC 2021: June 27 - July 1, 2021, Messe Frankfurt, Germany



When will the registration start?

Online registration starts in spring 2019.


What are the registration fees?

Registration fees will be issued in January 2019. 


Is there a deadline for registration?

No. You can register through the last day of the conference. However, fees are lower if you register earlier.


What payments do you accept for online registration?

When registering online, you may only pay by credit card.


Are meals included in the registration fee?

The registration fee includes lunch, coffee breaks and finger food at the ISC Welcome Party. Beverages will be provided throughout the day.


Can I register and pay on-site by cash?

When registering on-site, you can pay either by cash (Euros) or credit card.


Why is VAT (Value Added Tax) charged in ISC invoices?

According to the German Laws we, as a German company, need to charge VAT on the ISC participation fees. All prices are therefore subject to the statutory rate of VAT valid in Germany.


What are the on-site registration hours during ISC 2019?

The Registration Desk will be open from Sunday, June 16 to Thursday, June, 20 2019. The opening hours are as below:

Hall 3 Foyer

June 16, 2019 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
June 17, 2019 7:30 am to 6:00 pm  (subject to change)
June 18, 2019 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
June 19, 2019 7:30 am to 4:00 pm 

Marriott Hotel - Workshops

June 20, 2019 7:00 am to 2:00 pm



Will WiFi be available at ISC High Performance?

Yes, free WiFi will be available in the conference center and exhibition hall for attendees and exhibitors. In order to provide the most robust wireless internet service possible, the organizers have developed a WiFi Policy. This policy is binding for all participants of ISC High Performance.



I am interested in exhibiting and/or sponsoring at the ISC show. Where do I get more information, e.g. about costs?

Please contact Ms. Anna Schachoff (Sponsorship Sales) or Mr. Josiah Tabor (Exhibit Sales) for more information.


Conference Program

How can I contribute to the ISC conference program?

ISC offers various opportunities to contribute actively to the conference program.


Contributed Program

Speakers of these sessions are recruited via a call for participation. You need to submit a proposal by a certain deadline, and the relevant Committee reviews all proposals and selects the ones admitted to ISC.

  • Research Papers
  • PhD Forum
  • Project Posters
  • Birds of a Feather
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops


Sessions for Vendor Participation

If you are an HPC vendor and interested in a speaking opportunity, you might want to consider sponsoring; our sponsorship packages include various speaking opportunities.

  • Vendor Showdown (Platinum, Gold & Silver Sponsors)
  • Exhibitor Forum Sessions (Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsors)


Vendor Events

Vendor Events are events that are organized and hosted by our sponsors and affiliates and take place during the ISC High Performance conference week.



Do I need a visa to travel to Germany?

Visas are required for some nationalities. To find out if you need a visa for Germany, visit

You may need an invitation letter for your visa application. When you register online for ISC 2019, you can request an invitation letter be e-mailed as a PDF to you free of charge or sent as a hard copy to you by DHL Express at a handling fee of 50.00 € plus VAT.


How do I get to the Messe Frankfurt from the airport or to downtown hotels?

Directions can be found under our ‘Getting There’ section of our Travel & Stay site.


What is the climate for Frankfurt in June?

Frankfurt is located in one of the warmer areas of Germany. Just like in any other part of Germany, the temperatures are very much influenced by a constant airflow from the Atlantic Ocean. This means that temperatures almost never get unbearable.

Summer months in Frankfurt are busy, with many festivals and outdoor events taking place. You can expect warm temperatures in June, with average daily highs of around 24°C and comfortable nights of 14°C. Occasionally a heat wave will push high temperatures to the low 30s Celsius.

For more detailed information regarding weather forecasting, please visit



Will ISC also serve vegetarian meals?

Yes, we will serve vegetarian meals for lunch every day.



How do I obtain press accreditation for attending ISC High Performance?

To request a press or analyst pass, please contact: Nages Sieslack.