Transforming the Future

ISC 2022 Call for Tutorials

PLEASE NOTE: The call for Tutorials is currently open for submission!

Attention all potential proposal submitters! We are committed to hosting ISC 2022 on-site and will fulfill all the safety standards prescribed by the German government and health authorities pertaining to Covid-19. Therefore, we strongly encourage submissions from people who plan to attend the conference in person.

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.

Submitted tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2022 Tutorials Committee, which is headed by Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA as chair with Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA, as Deputy Chair.


  Submissions will be accepted through January 20, 2022.

Attendance will require a Tutorial Pass. The ISC organizers will grant a 100% discount on the tutorial pass to the tutorial presenters.
ISC 2022 registration fees will be published in early 2022.

Important dates

 Submission Deadline
January 20, 2022 11:59pm AoE (no extensions!)
 Notification of Acceptance March 4, 2022
 Working Materials for Tutorial Attendees due
May 20, 2022 11:59pm AoE

May 29, 2022
Half-day: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Full-day: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

 Final Presentation Slides in PDF due
June 2, 2022


Chair - Kathryn Mohror

 Tutorials Chair Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
 Tutorials Deputy Chair Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA


  • 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, e.g., large systems administration.
    • Innovative and emerging HPC technologies, e.g., cloud technologies for HPC, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are highly encouraged.
    • Introductory tutorials for attendees new to HPC
  • 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 (January 20, 2022)



Beside the information within the online submission form, the following information needs to be uploaded within a single PDF file:

  • 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)


  • Each tutorial will be reviewed by a minimum of 3 reviewers
  • Criteria for review include originality, significance, quality and clarity

Final decision (March 4, 2022)

  • Selection of tutorials (with the objective of covering the largest variety of topics)
  • Allocation of the time slot
  • Tutorials Committee reserves a right to assign a shepherd to some accepted submissions in order to ensure quality standards.
  • Notification of authors
  • ISC 2022 is planned as an in-person conference from May 29 to June 2, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. By submitting a tutorial proposal, you agree to organize and conduct the tutorial at ISC 2022 in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Tutorial presenters need to be registered ISC 2022 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 2022 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. Tutorial presenters will have to bring their own presentation laptops and adapters. 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).
  • Attendance will require a Tutorial Pass.

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.


ISC will make the presentation material available within the event platform for registered attendees only.

  • Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States of America (Chair)
  • Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, United States of America (Deputy Chair)
  • Rita Arora, The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States of America
  • Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Wahid Bhimji, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States of America
  • Philip Carns, Argonne National Laboratory, United States of America
  • James Dinan, NVidia, United States of America
  • Ann Gentile, Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America
  • Tanzima Islam, Texas State University, United States of America
  • Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Diana Moise, Cray, HPE, Switzerland
  • Sarah Neuwirth, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
  • CJ Newburn, NVIDIA, United States of America
  • Dhabaleswar Panda, Ohio State University, United States of America
  • Raghunath Raja Chandrasekar, Enfabrica, United States of America
  • Michela Taufer, University of Tennessee Knoxville, United States of America
  • Michele Weiland, EPCC - The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom