Shaping Tomorrow


PLEASE NOTE: The call for Project Posters is currently open for submission!

The project poster session is an excellent opportunity to present information about your research ideas and projects at ISC 2020. With more than 3,500 participants, ISC has established itself as the HPC event in Europe to disseminate ongoing and future research work, as well as foster discussion within the community, and engage in international cooperation.

Submitted Project Poster proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2020 Project Poster Committee, which is headed by Prof. Dr. Philipp Neumann, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany, with Erwan Raffin, Atos, as Deputy Chair.

We introduced the project poster session as a new track in 2017 to give scientists a platform for information exchange and due to its success continue this session. For attendees the project posters are an opportunity to gain an overview of new developments, HPC research and engineering activities. In contrast to the dissemination of research results in the research poster session, project posters enable participants to present ongoing and emerging projects by presenting fundamental ideas, methodology and preliminary work. Researchers with upcoming and recently funded projects are encouraged to submit a poster of their work. Those with novel project ideas are invited to present as well.

PLEASE NOTE: In 2020 we will organize a project poster presentation session for the first time. Besides the informal poster presentations during the coffee breaks, every accepted project poster will have a short back-to-back lightning talk (swift, focused presentation of the project ).


Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, February 23, 2020. (extended)

Attendance will require an Exhibition Pass.
Please find the registration prices and pass entitlements here.

Important dates

 Submission Deadline 
February 23, 2020, 11:59 pm AoE (extended)
 Notification of Acceptance
April 1, 2020
 Final Presentation Slides in PDF June 8, 2020
 Project Posters on Display
June 23 – June 24, 2020
 Project Poster Short  Presentation June 24, 2020
 Informal Poster Presentation
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon during coffee breaks

Chair - Philipp Neumann

  Project Posters Chair      Philipp Neumann, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg
  Project Posters Deputy Chair       Erwan Raffin, Atos



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

Submission (February 23, 2020 - extended)



Required information:

  • Poster title
  • Poster author information
  • Short poster abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Topic area (as listed in the call for research papers)
  • One to five keywords
  • Draft of the poster as PDF file
    • 1 page maximum
    • A0 portrait paper size (841 mm x 1189 mm/33.1” x 46.8”) or A1 landscape paper size (594 mm x 841 mm/23.4” x 33.1”)
    • resolution: 2384 px × 3370 px at 72 dpi
    • maximum file size: 10 MB
  • As a guideline for the content, the following information is considered to be relevant:
    • Runtime of the project
    • Participating partners
    • Pursued approach and methodology
    • Current status of the project
    • Excerpt of intermediate/Preliminary results
    • Roadmap, in particular the next steps


  • Light-weight review to give many people the chance to present ideas and projects
  • Criteria: quality of the presentation and relevance for attendees (see guidelines above)
  • Committee feedback to improve submissions
  • Supported by shepherding to ensure high-quality posters

Final decision (April 1, 2020)

  • Selection of Project Posters
  • Notification of authors
  • By submitting a project poster proposal, you agree to give a lightning talk and to present the poster at ISC High Performance 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany. You also agree that ISC may publish your poster in the online conference program and the ISC 2020 conference proceedings.
  • Poster presenters need to be registered ISC 2020 participants, and only posters of registered presenters will be admitted.
  • Besides the project poster session there will be informal project poster presentations on Tuesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24, during the afternoon coffee breaks. Please ensure that at least one presenter from your team is available to present your project.
  • Poster presenters are responsible for creating, printing and transporting their posters to the conference. The final poster may not exceed A0 portrait paper size (841 mm x 1189 mm/33.1” x 46.8”) or A1 landscape paper size (594 mm x 841 mm/23.4” x 33.1”).
  • The ISC organizers will provide poster boards, numbers, topic areas, tape etc. for the poster session.
  • The presenters will have to provide a set of three slides for their lightning talk by Monday, June 08, 2020 at the latest.
  • The lightning talk consists of exactly three slides; the slide presentation is automatic and provides a fixed amount of time (typically 60s) for each slide.
  • Additionally, we will present the posters on interactive digital screens with various features.
  • Travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs will not be covered by the ISC organizers.
  • Attendance will require an Exhibition Pass.

In addition to publishing PDFs of the project posters in the online conference program, the ISC organizers will also include the posters/slides in the ISC 2020 proceedings, which will be made available to attendees a week after the event. ISC 2020 attendees will receive an e-mail with the access link.

  • Philipp Neumann, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany (Chair)
  • Erwan Raffin, Atos Bull, France (Deputy Chair)
  • Jean-Thomas Acquaviva, DDN, France
  • Alexander Breuer, University of California San Diego, United States of America
  • Apostolos Evangelopoulos, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Derek Groen, Brunel University, United Kingdom
  • Ludek Kucera, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Sebastian Kuckuk, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany
  • Michael Kuhn, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Hatem Ltaief, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Hitoshi Murai, RIKEN, Japan
  • Christian Perez, INRIA, France
  • Martin Schreiber, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Hiroyuki Takizawa, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Yu-hang Tang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States of America
  • Ben van Werkhoven, Netherlands eScience Center, Netherlands
  • Hitoshi Murai, RIKEN, Japan