Shaping Tomorrow


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.


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 are open to diverse submission opportunities. It is the community‚Äôs 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


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

 Project Posters

March 12, 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.