Transforming the Future

ISC 2022 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, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics.

Attendance requires a Conference Pass. Please click here to view our registration fees.


Chair - Ana Lucia Varbanescu

 Research Papers Chair Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Twente, The Netherlands
 Research Papers Deputy Chair Abhinav Bhatele, University of Maryland, USA
 Proceedings Chair Piotr Luszczek, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA
 Proceedings Deputy Chair Marc Baboulin, Université Paris-Saclay, France


Accepted Research Papers
  • A Motivating Case Study on Code Variant Selection by Reinforcement Learning
  • A Subset of the CERN Virtual Machine File System: Fast Delivering of Complex Software Stacks for Supercomputing Resources
  • Accelerated Simulated Quantum Annealing with GPU and Tensor Cores
  • Accelerating MPI All-to-All Communication with Online Compression on Modern GPU Clusters
  • Comparative Evaluation of Performance Profiling Tools for Parallel Programs
  • Dynamic task fusion for a block-structured finite volume solver over a dynamically adaptive mesh with local time stepping
  • Efficient Application of Hanging-Node Constraints for Matrix-Free High-Order FEM Computations on CPU and GPU
  • "Hey CAI" - Enhancing User Productivity through a Conversational AI Enabled User Interface for HPC Tools
  • Hy-Fi: Hybrid Five Dimensional Parallel DNN Training on High-Performance GPU Clusters
  • Hybrid Parallel ILU Preconditioner in Linear Solver Library GaspiLS
  • LLM: Realizing Low-Latency Memory by Exploiting Embedded Silicon Photonics for Irregular Workloads
  • m-Cubes: An efficient and portable implementation of multi-dimensional integration for GPUs
  • MAPredict: Static Analysis Driven Memory Access Prediction Framework for Modern CPUs
  • NVIDIA's Quantum network congestion control technology and its impact on application performance
  • Rapid Execution Time Estimation for Heterogeneous Memory Systems through Differential Tracing
  • Remote OpenMP Offloading
  • SU3\_Bench on Programmable Integrated Unified Memory Architecture (PIUMA) and How it Differs From Standard NUMA CPUs
  • Understanding Distributed Deep Learning Performance by Correlating HPC and Machine Learning Measurements
ISC 2022 Call for Research Papers


Submitted research papers will be reviewed by the ISC 2022 Research Papers Committee, which is headed by Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Twente, The Netherlands, as Chair, and Abhinav Bhatele, University of Maryland, USA as Deputy Chair.

The ISC organizers will again sponsor the Hans Meuer Award, which recognizes the most outstanding research paper, selected by members of the research papers committee. The Hans Meuer Award includes a cash prize of 3,000 Euros for the paper’s authors.


Important Dates

  Abstract Submission Deadline closed
  Full Submission Deadline closed
  Author Rebuttals January 21 – 26, 2022
  Notification of Acceptance February 11, 2022
  Camera-Ready Submission March 25, 2022 11:59pm AoE
  Research Paper Sessions Monday May 30 – Wednesday June 1, 2022
  Final Presentation Slides in PDF due May 10, 2022



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:

Architectures, Networks, & Storage   HPC Algorithms & Applications
  • Next-generation processors, accelerators, and chips for HPC
  • Heterogeneous system design
  • Network technology & architecture
  • Domain-specific architectures
  • Memory technologies & systems
  • File systems & storage architecture
  • Databases & data-intensive applications
  • In situ data analysis
  • Big data and data science at scale
  • Exascale computing
  • Novel algorithms for HPC
  • Algorithmic-based fault tolerance
  • Communication-reducing & synchronization-reducing algorithms
  • Time-space trade-offs in algorithms and applications
  • High-performance applications
  • Energy-efficient algorithms & apps
  • Convergence of simulations & big data
  • Scalability on future architectures
  • Workflow management
  • Coupled simulations
  • Implementations on GPUs & accelerators
Programming Environments & Systems Software   Machine Learning, AI, & Emerging Technologies
  • Parallel programming models, languages, and compilers
  • Tools and libraries for performance & productivity at scale
  • Scalable application frameworks
  • Runtime systems for HPC
  • Resilience / System robustness
  • Operating systems & workload management
  • Tools for system monitoring & administration
  • Power, energy management, and scheduling
  • AI/Machine learning & HPC
  • HPC system design for AI & machine learning ​
  • I/O, domain-specific languages, and tools for scalable machine learning
  • Applied machine learning studies
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Quantum computing architecture, algorithms, and software
  • Other cutting edge or emerging HPC technologies
Performance Modeling, Evaluation, & Analysis    
  • Performance models and prediction
  • Performance engineering and optimizations
  • Performance measurement tools and techniques
  • Power and energy consumption, measurement, and modeling


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 five above for your submission.



Submission (The Call for Research Papers is closed!)


Submissions will take place in two phases:

(1) submission of the paper’s title, authors, and abstract for planning purposes;

(2) submission of the paper itself.

Paper submissions are required to be formatted using LNCS style (see Springer’s website):

Review Process:

  • 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 (January 21 – 26, 2022):

  • 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 (February 11, 2022):

  • 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



  • ISC 2022 is planned as an in-person conference from May 29 to June 2, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. By submitting a research paper the submitter agrees that one of the authors of the paper will present the work at ISC 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. In case circumstances that the submitter/speaker cannot control prevent them from attending the event, the submitter/speaker should contact ISC organizers and the Research paper chair as soon as possible to discuss different options.
  • The research paper sessions will be held from Monday, May 30 through Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
  • All research paper sessions will be streamed and recorded. Presentations will be available within the event platform for registered attendees only.
  • Paper presenters need to be registered ISC 2022 participants. For accepted papers, one author is eligible for a complimentary conference participation pass.
  • Travel, accommodation, registration fees for other authors, and other such expenses will not be covered by the ISC organizers.



All accepted research papers will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) seriesThere 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 2022.

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 two extra pages 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 materials available within the event platform for registered attendees only.

  • 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