ISC 2019 Call for Research Papers

The ISC research paper sessions provide world-class opportunities for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present and discuss issues, trends, and results that will shape the future of high performance computing (HPC), Networking, Storage and AI/Machine Learning. Submissions will be accepted through December 12, 2018. 

Submitted research papers will be peer-reviewed double-blind by at least four reviewers. This year’s Research Papers Committee is headed by Dr.-Ing. Carsten Trinitis, TU Munich, as Chair and Saday Sadayappan, Ohio State University, as Deputy Chair as well as Dr. Michèle Weiland, EPCC as Proceedings Chair and Guido Juckeland, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, as Proceedings Deputy Chair.

The research paper sessions will be held from Monday, June 17, through Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Attendance will require a Conference Pass. The ISC organizers will grant a 100% discount on the conference day pass to one presenter per paper for the day of their presentation.

The ISC organizers as well as the German Gauss Center for Supercomputing will again sponsor the call for research papers with two awards for outstanding research papers: the Hans Meuer Award and the GAUSS Award.

Chair - Dr.-Ing. Carsten Trinitis

  • Carsten Trinitis

Important Dates

  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
  Final Presentation Slides in PDF due Friday, June 21, 2019



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 and 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.

  • Papers need to be submitted via the ISC 2019 submission site at by Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
  • We accept only submissions which are formatted correctly in LNCS style (single column format) using either the LaTeX document class or Word template. For details on the author guidelines, please refer to Springer's website. Incorrectly formatted papers will be excluded from the reviewing process.
  • Paper submissions are required to be within 18 pages in the above mentioned LNCS style. This includes all figures and references.
  • Each paper will be peer-reviewed double-blind (see ISC High Performance Double-Blind Review Guidelines) by at least 4 reviewers and should be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review. Papers will be evaluated by reviewers based on their novelty, fundamental insights and potential for long-term contribution.
  • Papers will go through a rebuttal phase to give authors the chance to respond to reviewer comments and to discuss them with the Research Papers Committee. During this phase, the reviews of your paper would be made available to you and you will have the opportunity to address any questions from the reviewers or aspects that you feel the reviewers might have misunderstood. The rebuttal will be in written format, and further instructions will be emailed to the authors. After the rebuttal period has closed, the Research Papers Committee members and chairs will have an opportunity to look through the author rebuttals and would be able to change their reviews based on this information. Final decisions will be made taking the reviews and rebuttals into consideration.
  • At an in-person Research Papers Committee meeting, each paper will be discussed before the acceptance decisions are made.
  • By submitting a paper, you agree to present the paper at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Paper presenters need to be registered ISC 2019 participants. The ISC organizers will grant a 100% discount on the conference day pass to one presenter per paper for the day of their presentation.
  • Travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs will not be covered by the ISC organizers.

The ISC organizers will make the presentation slides available online a week after the event, provided as PDF files. ISC 2019 attendees will receive an e-mail with the access link. 


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

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 publication is free of charge. The papers can be downloaded from Springer’s website for a limited time after ISC 2019. The proceedings are 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.

ISC 2019 Research Papers Committee

The Research Papers Committee sets up the research paper sessions, based on a call-for-papers procedure. 

  • Carsten Trinitis, TU Munich, Germany (Research Papers Chair)
  • Saday Sadayappan, Ohio State University, USA (Research Papers Deputy Chair)

Architectures, Networks & Infrastructure

  • Antonino Tumeo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA (Track Chair for Architectures & Networks)
  • to be announced soon

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Xipeng Shen, North Carolina State University, USA (Track Chair for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)
  • to be announced soon

Data, Storage & Visualization

  • Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA (Track Chair for Data, Storage & Visualization)
  • André Brinkmann, University of Mainz, Germany
  • Toni Cortes, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, UPC, Spain
  • Hideyuki Kawashima, University of Tsukuba, Center for Computational Sciences, Japan
  • Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
  • Suzanne McIntosh, New York University, USA
  • Osamu Tatebe, University of Tsukuba, Center for Computational Sciences, Japan
  • Tom Vierjahn, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

HPC Algorithms

  • Didem Unat, Koç Universitesi, Turkey (Track Chair for HPC Algorithms)
  • Mehmet E Belviranlı, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Xing Cai, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Anshu Dubey, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago, USA
  • Xiaohu Guo, STFC, UK
  • Kamer Kaya, Sabancı University, Turkey
  • Hatem Ltaief, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Philipp Neumann, German Climate Computing Center, University Hamburg, Germany
  • Tan Nguyen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Lena Oden, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
  • Catherine Olschanowsky, Boise State University, USA
  • Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

HPC Applications

  • Srinivas Aluru, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (Track Chair for HPC Applications)
  • to be announced soon

Performance Modeling & Measurement 

  • Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Centre, (Track Chair for Performance Modeling & Measurement)
  • Alexandru Calotoiu, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Jan Eitzinger, Erlangen Regional Computing Center, Germany
  • Marc-André Hermanns, Juelich Supercomputing Centre, Germany
  • Daniel Holmes, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Arnaud Legrand, LIG - Bâtiment IMAG, France
  • Fabrizio Petrini, Intel Corporation, Parallel Computing Labs, USA
  • Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre / TU Munich, Germny

Programming Models & Systems Software 

  • Brad Chamberlain, Cray, USA (Track Chair for Programming Models & Systems Software)
  • to be announced soon

Emerging Technologies

  • Damian Steiger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Track Chair for Emerging Technologies)
  • to be announced soon