PLEASE NOTE: Due to global health trends, ISC 2021 will be an online-only event; the information below has been updated to reflect this.
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, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics.
Submitted research papers will be reviewed by the ISC 2021 Research Papers Committee, which is headed by Dr. Bradford Chamberlain, HPE, USA, with Dr. Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, as Deputy Chair.
The ISC organizers will again sponsor the Hans Meuer Award, which recognizes the most outstanding research paper as selected by members of the papers committee. The Hans Meuer Award includes a cash prize of 3,000 Euros for the paper’s authors.
*ISC will grant a complimentary one-day Full Conference Pass to one author per accepted paper for the day of its presentation.
Chair - Brad Chamberlain
Research Papers Chair
Dr. Bradford Chamberlain, HPE, USA
Research Papers Deputy Chair
Dr. Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. Hatem Ltaief, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Proceedings Deputy Chair
Piotr Luszczek, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA
AREAS OF INTEREST
The Research Papers Committee encourages the submission of high-quality papers reporting original work in theoretical, experimental, and industrial research & development. The ISC submission process will be divided into five tracks this year, as follows:
Architecture, Networks, & Storage
HPC Algorithms & Applications
Big data & data science at scale
Exascale systems & architectures
File systems & storage architecture
Heterogeneous system design
Large data visualization
Memory technologies & systems
Network technology & architecture
Next-generation processors, accelerators, & chips for HPC
The PC reserves the right to reject incorrectly formatted papers
Papers cannot have been previously published or simultaneously under review
Each paper is expected to receive a minimum of 4 reviews
Double-blind peer-review will be used
Papers will be evaluated based on novelty, fundamental insights, clarity of presentation, and potential for long-term impact
Rebuttal phase (Feb 10–17, 2021):
Initial reviewer comments will be made available to authors
Authors can respond to clarify misunderstandings and answer questions
Rebuttals will be submitted in written format and will have a tight deadline
Authors will receive additional instructions via email
Final decision (Mar 2, 2021):
All reviews and rebuttals will be considered by the paper’s track committee
Live reviewer discussions will occur during the research paper committee meeting
A consensus-driven approach will be used to select the strongest papers
Notification of the papers’ outcomes will be sent to authors after the PC meeting
Submission deadlines: abstracts Dec 10, 2020; papers Dec 21, 2020 (closed)
TERMS & CONDITIONS
ISC 2021 will be a digital event taking place from June 24 until July 2.
Paper presenters need to be registered ISC 2021 participants, though one author will be granted a complimentary Full Conference Pass for the day of their presentation.
Registration fees for other days or authors, and other such expenses will not be covered by the ISC organizers.
PRESENTATION MATERIAL FOR ATTENDEES
All accepted research papers will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. There are no fees related to the publication of accepted papers by Springer. The papers will also be available to download from Springer’s website for a limited time after ISC 2021 (June 24 - July 24, 2021).
Authors may also opt to publish open access versions of their papers through Springer if desired—please refer to Springer’s website for further information and pricing.
Paper submissions are required to be no more than 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
PRESENTATION MATERIAL FOR ATTENDEES
The ISC organizers will make the conference materials (videos/slides) available for attendees.
ISC 2021 Research Papers Committee
Bradford L. Chamberlain, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, United States of America (Chair)
Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (Deputy Chair)
Architecture, Networks, and Storage
Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America (Chair)
Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America
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
Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States of America
Dhabaleswar Panda, Ohio State University, United States of America
Maria S. Perez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
John Shalf, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL, United States of America
Tor Skeie, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
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
Machine Learning, AI, and Emerging Technologies
Aparna Chandramowlishwaran, UCI, United States of America (Chair)
Yufei Ding, University of California Santa Barbara, United States of America
Amir Gholami, UC Berkeley, United States of America
Gurbinder Gill, Katana Graph Inc., United States of America
Jiajia Li, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 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
Edgar Solomonik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
Sofia Vallecorsa, CERN, Switzerland
Abhinav Vishnu, AMD, United States of America
Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yang You, National University of Singapore, Singapore
HPC Algorithms & Applications
Florina Ciorba, University of Basel, Prometeus GmbH, Switzerland (Chair)
Florina Ciorba, University of Basel, Prometeus GmbH, Switzerland
Stratos (Efstratios) Dimopoulos, UCSB, Apple, United States of America
Pierre Fortin, University of Lille, France
Lin Gan, Tsinghua University, National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China
Georgios Goumas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece