Shaping Tomorrow


PLEASE NOTE: All Calls for Contributed Program are currently open for submission!

The ISC 2020 Topics explicitly address current developments critical to high performance computing, machine learning and data analytics, as well as the future advances that will shape these technologies.

All conference sessions fall under the Invited Program or the Contributed Program.

The Contributed Program consists of sessions that are built on call for submissions. Each session has a chair and a co-chair, aided by their committee members. They are fully responsible for reviewing and accepting submissions of the highest quality.

The ISC Invited Program entails five different areas that are key to the development of HPC. Each area has a Track Leader, who lend their expertise to ensure a diverse and attractive Invited Program in 2020.

ISC 2020 Program Chair & Deputy

ISC 2020 Topics

System Architecture
  • New Memory Technologies
  • Exascale Systems - The Show Must Go On
  • Containers for HPC
  • Key Extreme-Scale Applications: Astrophysics, Systems Biology
  • In-Memory Computing
Emerging Technologies
  • Quantum Computing: Architectures, System Software, Appropriate Applications
  • How the Chiplet Model is Changing Modern Processors
Parallel Programming Models & Performance Modelling
  • Data Movement in Heterogeneous Memory Systems
  • Parallel Processing for Extreme-Scale Graphs
Machine Learning Day
  • The Rise of AI-Enabled Chips
  • Discovering New Materials with HPC and AI
  • Performance Benchmarks for ML and AI


ISC 2020 Calls

The ISC High Performance 2020 Contributed Program is open to diverse submission opportunities. It is the community’s participation that makes our contributed program grow stronger each year.

In return, contributors will enjoy sharing their ideas, knowledge and interests in a dynamic setting and have the chance to meet a wide network of people representing various organizations in the HPC space. ISC 2020 expects to attract over 3,700 attendees.


All Deadlines at a Glance


 ISC 2020 Opportunities

Submission Deadlines

Notification of Acceptance

 Research Papers

October 21, 2019, 11:59 pm AoE February 5, 2020

 Pre-submitted Workshops

November 27, 2019, 11:59 pm AoE December 11, 2019

 Regular Workshops

February 12, 2020, 11:59 pm AoE March 11, 2020

 Project Posters

February 12, 2020, 11:59 pm AoE April 1, 2020


February 12, 2020, 11:59 pm AoE March 18, 2020

 Birds of a Feather

February 19, 2020, 11:59 pm AoE March 18, 2020

 PhD Forum

February 19, 2020, 11:59 pm AoE April 1, 2020

 Research Posters

March 4, 2020, 11:59 pm AoE April 1, 2020


ISC 2020 Chairs

Led by ISC 2020 Program Chair Prof. David Keyes, Director of the Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST, the ISC chairs and their individual committees play an active role in designing the contributed program and special tracks. They also actively assess all submissions, select presenters and award recipients.


ISC 2020 Track Leaders

The newly formed Invited Program Committee (IPC) is responsible for structuring and organizing the ISC High Performance Invited Program, which will focus on five areas of interest: system architecture, applications/algorithms, emerging technology, parallel programming & performance modelling and machine learning.

The IPC consists of the following members:

  • ISC program team (with Gerhard Wellein & Georg Hager)
  • ISC 2020 Program and Deputy Program Chairs (David Keyes & Martin Schulz)
  • Five newly appointed track leaders

The five track leaders are well-known researchers in their respective fields within the HPC domain. They will be lending their expertise in organizing the ISC Invited Program for the term 2020/2021.