Reinventing HPC


FRANKFURT, Germany, October 1, 2018 – Submissions are now open for the ISC High Performance (ISC 2019) Research Paper Sessions. These sessions aim to provide first-class opportunities for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present their work in the area of high performance computing, networking, storage and AI/machine learning. Submissions will be accepted through December 12.

The Research Paper Sessions will be held from Monday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the conference, which will be held in Frankfurt, Germany. Next year’s conference expects over 3,500 international attendees and 160 exhibitors.

All submitted research papers will be peer-reviewed double-blind by at least four reviewers. The 2019 Research Papers Committee is headed by Dr.-Ing. Carsten Trinitis, TU Munich, as Chair and Saday Sadayappan, Ohio State University, as Deputy Chair, along with Dr. Michèle Weiland, EPCC, as Proceedings Chair and Guido Juckeland, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, as Proceedings Deputy Chair.

The ISC organizers will grant a 100 percent discount on the conference day pass to one presenter per paper for the day of their presentation. Two prestigious awards, the ISC-sponsored Hans Meuer Award and the German Gauss Center for Supercomputing GAUSS Award await the two best submissions.


Areas of Interest

The Research Papers Committee encourages the submission of high-quality papers reporting original work in theoretical, experimental, and industrial research and development. The ISC submission process will be divided into eight tracks this year.

Architectures, Networks & Infrastructure   Data, Storage & Visualization
  • Future design concepts of HPC systems
  • Multi-core & many-core systems
  • Heterogeneous systems
  • Other paradigms (including data flow computing, FPGAs, etc.)
  • Network technology
  • Domain-specific architectures
  • Memory technologies
  • Trends in the HPC chip market
  • Exascale computing
  • From big data to smart data
  • Memory systems for HPC & big data
  • File systems & tape libraries
  • Data-intensive applications
  • Databases
  • Visual analytics
  • In-situ analytics
HPC Applications   HPC Algorithms
  • Highly scalable applications
  • Convergence of simulations & big data
  • Scalability on future architectures
  • Workflow management
  • Coupled simulations
  • Industrial simulations
  • Implementations on GPUs & other accelerators
  • Innovative algorithms, discrete or continuous
  • Algorithmic-based fault tolerance
  • Communication-reducing & synchronization-reducing algorithms
  • Time-space trade-offs in algorithms
  • Energy-efficient algorithms
Programming Models & Systems Software   Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Parallel programming paradigms
  • Tools & libraries for performance & productivity
  • Job management
  • Monitoring & administration tools
  • Productivity improvement
  • Power & energy management & scheduling
  • Resilience
  • Neural networks & HPC
  • Machine learning & HPC
  • AI & machine learning-oriented hardware​
  • Devising benchmarks for machine learning
  • Use cases
Performance Modeling & Measurement   Emerging Technologies
  • Performance models
  • Performance prediction & engineering
  • Performance measurement
  • Power consumption
  • Energy measurement & modelling
  • Quantum computing architecture
  • Software for quantum computing
  • Quantum algorithms
  • Quantum annealing

NOTE: Submissions on other innovative aspects of high performance computing are also welcome. You will be asked to pick a primary and a secondary track from the eight above for your submission. Please refer to the web page for full submission guidelines.


  Full Submission Deadline  Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  Author Rebuttals Monday, February 11 - Thursday, February 14, 2019
  Notification of Acceptance Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  Camera-Ready Submission Monday, March 25, 2019
  Research Paper Sessions Monday, June 17 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019



The publication of the papers is managed by Proceedings Chair Dr. Michèle Weiland, EPCC, and Proceedings Deputy Chair Guido Juckeland, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.

All accepted research papers will be published in the Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.For the camera-ready version, authors are automatically granted one extra page to incorporate reviewer comments. The papers can be downloaded for free from Springer’s website for a limited time after ISC 2019. The proceedings will be indexed in the ISI Web of Science, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), ACM Digital Library, DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus and Zentralblatt MATH.

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About ISC High Performance

First held in 1986, ISC High Performance is the world’s oldest and Europe’s most important conference and networking event for the HPC community. It offers a strong five-day technical program focusing on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments. ISC High Performance attracts engineers, IT specialists, system developers, vendors, scientists, researchers, students, journalists, and other members of the HPC global community. The exhibition draws decision-makers from automotive, finance, defense, aeronautical, gas & oil, banking, pharmaceutical and other industries, as well those providing hardware, software and services for the HPC community.


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