ISC 2019 Tutorials

The ISC tutorials are interactive courses focusing on key topics of high performance computing, networking, storage, and data science. Renowned experts in their respective fields will give attendees a comprehensive introduction to the topic as well as providing a closer look at specific problems. Tutorials are encouraged to include a “hands-on” component to allow attendees to practice prepared materials.

Chair - Dr. Sandra Wienke

  • Dr. Sandra Wienke

Submitted tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2019 Tutorials Committee, which is headed by Dr. Sandra Wienke, RWTH Aachen University, with Dr. Janine Bennett, Sandia National Laboratories, as Deputy Chair.

The tutorials will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019 and will be either half-day (9:00 am 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm 6:00 pm) or full-day (9:00 am 6:00 pm).

Attendance will require a Tutorial Pass.

Important Dates

 Submission Deadline 
Wednesday, February 06, 2019, 11:59 pm AoE
 Notification of Acceptance
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
 Tutorials Sunday, June 16, 2019

Topics of Interest

  • Tutorials submissions are encouraged on the following topics:
    • Any area of interest listed in the call for research papers.
    • Additional topics that expand broader community engagement, g., large systems administration.
    • Innovative and emerging HPC technologies, g., quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are highly encouraged.
  • We encourage tutorials that serve a broad audience over tutorials that focus solely on the research in a limited domain or a particular group.
  • Practical tutorials are preferred to completely theoretical ones and we encourage organizers to incorporate hands-on sessions where appropriate.

Submission & Review Process

Tutorial proposals need to be submitted via the ISC 2019 submission site by Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The following information needs to be provided in the file uploaded to the submission website:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Tutorial author information
  • Abstract (200 words maximum)
  • Detailed description of the tutorial content (3 pages maximum)
    • Overview and goals of the tutorial (takeaways for the audience)
    • Targeted audience
    • Detailed outline of the tutorial (with time slots)
    • Description of hands-on activities, if applicable
    • Updates from previous presentations, if applicable
    • URLs to sample slides and other material
  • Logistics
    • Length of the tutorial (half-day (3.5 hours) or full-day (7 hours))
    • Percentage of content split as beginner, intermediate, advanced
    • Requirements for attendees (e.g., laptop, remote server account)
    • Estimated number of attendees (with short explanation if applicable)
  • Resume or CV of each presenter, including a list of recently taught courses or tutorials (2 pages maximum per presenter)
  • Travel funding request, if applicable (see "Travel Support" section below)

NOTE: This information needs to be uploaded as a single PDF file. Additionally, some details must be entered into the online submission form such as title, abstract, author information, topic area, keywords and some logistics.

The Tutorials Committee will review and evaluate all submitted tutorial proposals based on their originality, significance, quality and clarity. Each proposal will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. The Tutorials Committee will select the tutorials (with the objective of covering the largest variety of topics) and allocate selected tutorials' time slots. The Tutorials Committee reserves a right to assign a shepherd to some accepted submissions in order to ensure quality standards.

Terms & Conditions

  • By submitting a tutorial proposal, you agree to organize and conduct the tutorial at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Tutorial presenters need to be registered ISC 2019 participants. The ISC organizers will grant a 100% discount on the tutorial pass to the tutorial presenters.
  • Tutorial organizers are responsible for submitting the material to be given to attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material, software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions, etc.) via the ISC 2019 submission site The tutorial organizers agree to release these materials to the tutorial attendees.
  • The ISC organizers will provide meeting room facilities and basic technical equipment for the tutorials, including internet access. Hands-on tutorials must be prepared to rely on laptops brought by the participants.
  • Generally, ISC does not cover travel, accommodation, registration fees and such costs besides given exceptions (see “Travel Support" section below).

Travel Support

In general, ISC does not cover travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs but tutorial presenters from academia may receive travel support as follows:

 Max. Travel Funding per Person
Germany Europe Others
 Full-Day Tutorial
175 Euro 300 Euro 500 Euro
 Half-Day Tutorial
150 Euro 250 Euro 400 Euro

Travel support will be granted to a maximum of two presenters from academia for half-day tutorials and four presenters from academia for full-day tutorials. Presenters holding two half-day tutorials are treated like presenters of full-day tutorials. All requests for travel funding need to be included in the tutorial proposal.

Presentation Slides for Attendees

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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ISC 2019 Tutorials Committee
  • Sandra Wienke, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (Chair)
  • Janine Bennett, Sandia National Laboratories, USA (Deputy Chair)
  • Damian Alvarez, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany
  • Katie Antypas, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
  • Ritu Arora, Texas Advanced Computing Center, USA
  • Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Alejandro Duran, Intel, Spain
  • Robert Henschel, Indiana University, USA
  • David Lecomber, Allinea Software, UK
  • Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol, UK
  • CJ Newburn, NVIDIA, USA
  • Dhabaleswar Panda, Ohio State University, USA
  • Tapasya Patki, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Olga Pearce, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Christian Plessl, Paderborn University, Germany
  • Mohan Sarovar, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
  • William Barton Sawyer, CSCS, Switzerland
  • Paul Springer, NVIDIA, Germany
  • Michael Wong, Codeplay Software, UK