Transforming the Future

ISC 2020 Research Papers

PLEASE NOTE: The Call for Research Papers is closed!

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.

Chair - Saday Sadayappan

  Research Papers Chair      Saday Sadayappan, University of Utah and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  Research Papers Deputy Chair       Brad Chamberlain, CRAY
  Proceedings Chair      Guido Juckeland, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
  Proceedings Deputy Chair       Hatem Ltaief, KAUST


From all Research Papers submitted to the conference, the ISC 2020 Research Papers Committee, which is headed by Prof. Saday Sadayappan, University of Utah and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, with Brad Chamberlain, CRAY, USA, as Deputy Chair, has selected the following Research Papers for presentation at ISC High Performance 2020:

Monday, June 22

Research Paper Award Session

Research Paper Session - Machine Learning / Big Data

Tuesday, June 23

Research Paper Session - Accelerators

Research Paper Session - Architecture

Research Paper Session - Programming / Scheduling for Hybrid Memory Systems

Research Paper Session - Parallel Programming Models

Wednesday, June 24

Research Paper Session - Performance

Research Paper Session - Linear Algebra

Research Paper Session - Fault-Tolerance / Resilience

Research Paper Session - Scalable Applications


ISC 2020 Call for Research Papers

PLEASE NOTE: The Call for Research Papers is closed!

Submitted research paper proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2020 Research Papers Committee, which is headed by Prof. Saday Sadayappan, University of Utah and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, with Brad Chamberlain, CRAY, USA, as Deputy Chair.

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 GCS Award. Each accepted paper will be considered for the awards. 
The Hans Meuer Award and the GCS Award winner will receive a cash prize of 5,000 Euros each.


Important Dates

  Full Submission Deadline  closed
  Author Rebuttals January 22 - January 25, 2020
  Notification of Acceptance February 5, 2020
  Camera-Ready Submission April 17, 2020
  Research Paper Sessions June 22 - June 24, 2020
  Final Presentation Slides in PDF due June 26, 2020


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 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.


Submission & Review Process

Submission (The Call for Research Papers is closed!)


Only accepted style: LNCS style (Springer’s website)

  • Single column format
  • Maximum 18 pages (including figures and references)
  • LaTeX document class OR Word template
  • Suitable for anonymous review
  • Incorrectly formatted papers will be excluded

It's allowed to put papers on ArXiv before submitting to ISC.


Rebuttal phase (January 22-25, 2020)

  • Chance to respond to reviewer comments
  • Clarify misunderstandings
  • Written format
  • Authors receive instructions via email

Final decision (February 05, 2020)

  • Consideration of reviews and rebuttals
  • Discussion at research paper committee meeting
  • Notification of authors


Terms & Conditions

  • By submitting a paper, you agree to present the paper at ISC 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • The research paper sessions will be held from Monday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Attendance will require a Conference Pass. Paper presenters need to be registered ISC 2020 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 publication of the papers is managed by Proceedings Chair Guido Juckeland, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf with Hatem Ltaief , KAUST, as Proceedings Deputy Chair.



All accepted research papers will be published in the Springer‘s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS] series in Gold Open Access.


Gold OA makes the final version of a research paper freely and permanently accessible for everyone, immediately after publication. Paper submissions are required to be within 18 pages in LNCS style. For the camera-ready version, authors are automatically granted one extra page to incorporate reviewer comments.

Volumes published as part of the LNCS series are made available to the following indexing services: Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), part of Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), ACM Digital Library, DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, Zentralblatt MATH.]


The ISC organizers will make the presentation slides available online a week after the event, provided as PDF files. ISC 2020 attendees will receive an e-mail with the access link.

  • Ana-Lucia Varbanescu, University of Twente, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (Chair)
  • Abhinav Bhatele, University of Maryland, United States of America (Deputy Chair)

Architecture, Networks, and Storage

  • Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America (Chair)
  • Edson Borin, University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Elsa Gonsiorowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States of America
  • Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh, NVIDIA, United Kingdom
  • Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Michael Kuhn, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America
  • Preeti Malakar, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
  • Dhabaleswar Panda, Ohio State University, United States of America
  • Guangming Tan, Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), China
  • Osamu Tatebe, University of Tsukuba, Center for Computational Sciences, Japan
  • Carsten Trinitis, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Venkatram Vishwanath, Argonne National Laboratory, United States of America

HPC Algorithms & Applications

  • Didem Unat, Koç University, Turkey (Chair)
  • Sameh Abdulah, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Mehmet Belviranli, Colorado School of Mines, United States of America
  • Xing Cai, Simula Research Laboratory, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Lin Gan, Tsinghua University, National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China
  • Clemens Grelck, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Fuerlinger Karl, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU), Germany
  • Kamer Kaya, Sabancı University, Turkey
  • Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Gabriel Noaje, NVIDIA, Singapore
  • Lena Oden, Fernuniversität in Hagen, Forschungszentrum Jülich GMBH, Germany
  • Johann Rudi, Argonne National Laboratory, United States of America
  • TUĞBA TORUN, Koç University, Turkey
  • Miwako Tsuji, RIKEN, Japan

Machine Learning, AI, and Emerging Technologies

  • Theodore L. Willke, Intel Corporation, United States of America (Chair)
  • Nikoli Dryden, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Gurbinder Gill, Katana Graph Inc., United States of America
  • Jiajia Li, William and Mary College, United States of America
  • Maryam Mehri Dehnavi, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Bogdan Nicolae, Argonne National Laboratory, United States of America
  • Mostofa Patwary, NVIDIA, United States of America
  • Shaden Smith, Microsoft, United States of America
  • Edgar Solomonik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
  • Sofia Vallecorsa, CERN, Switzerland
  • Abhinav Vishnu, AMD, United States of America
  • Yang You, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Performance Modeling, Evaluation, and Analysis

  • Nathan Tallent, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States of America (Chair)
  • Ivy B. Peng, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States of America
  • Alexandru Calotoiu, ETH Zürich, Germany
  • Marc Casas, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Tom Deakin, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Seyong Lee, ORNL, United States of America
  • Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Xiaozhu Meng, Rice University, United States of America
  • Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Centre, Germany
  • Scott Pakin, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States of America
  • Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States of America
  • Jidong Zhai, Tsinghua University, China
  • Tianwei Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Programming Environments & Systems Software

  • Michele Weiland, EPCC - The University of Edinburgh, AHUG, United Kingdom (Chair)
  • Bilel Hadri, KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory, Saudi Arabia
  • Guido Juckeland, HZDR, OpenACC, Germany
  • Michael Klemm, AMD, OpenMP ARB, Germany
  • Pouya Kousha, The Ohio State University, United States of America
  • John Linford, NVIDIA, United States of America
  • István Z. Reguly, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Pázmány Péter Catholic University - Hungary, Hungary
  • Harvey Richardson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, United Kingdom
  • Martin Ruefenacht, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany
  • Roxana Rusitoru, Arm, United Kingdom
  • Thomas R.W. Scogland, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Green500, United States of America
  • Simon Smart, ECMWF, United Kingdom
  • Hiroyuki Takizawa, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Justs Zarins, EPCC, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom