ISC 2019 Workshops

Are you interested in hosting a workshop at the ISC High Performance conference?

ISC is now accepting proposals for full- or half-day workshops. The goal of workshops is to provide attendees with a focused and in-depth platform for presentations, discussion and interaction in a particular subject area.

Chair - Dr. Sadaf Alam

  • Dr. Sadaf Alam

Submitted workshop proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2019 Workshops Committee, which is headed by Dr. Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS), with Dr. Heike Jagode, University of Tennessee Knoxville, as Deputy Chair, and Dr. Michèle Weiland, EPCC, as Workshop Proceedings Chair and Dr. Guido Juckeland, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, as Workshop Proceedings Deputy Chair.

The workshops will be held on Thursday, June 20, 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 Workshop Pass.

Important Dates

 Pre-submission Deadline*
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11:59 pm AoE (NO EXTENSIONS)
 Pre-Submission Notification Wednesday, December 12, 2018
 Final Submission Deadline Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 11:59 pm AoE
 Final Notification of Acceptance
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
 Workshops Thursday, June 20, 2019, 11:59 pm AoE

* The pre-submission deadline is for workshops that want to disseminate their own call for papers and implement a peer-review process. Proposals for “regular” workshops without calls for papers should be submitted by February 13, 2019.

Areas of Interest

We are inviting workshop proposals on topics related to all aspects of research, development, and application of large-scale, high-performance experimental and commercial systems. Topics include HPC computer architecture and hardware, programming models, system software, performance analysis and modeling, compiler analysis and optimization techniques, applications, deep learning, artificial intelligence, solutions for heterogeneity, reliability, and power efficiency of systems as well as how those areas relate to big data and cloud computing.

Early Deadline

For Workshops with Call for Papers & Peer Review Process

Proposals for workshops that want to disseminate their own call for papers and implement the peer-review process should be submitted by November 28, 2018. Proposals for “regular” workshops without call for papers should be submitted by February 13, 2019.


We will organize a joint Workshop Proceedings that will be published with Springer similar to the ISC 2019 research papers proceedings. The post-conference proceedings provide workshop organizers with the opportunity to tentatively accept papers for presentation at ISC and make the final acceptance during or shortly after ISC based on potentially revised papers.

We will organize the proceedings in a lightweight fashion. The workshop proceedings (minimum 6 pages, maximum 12 pages per workshop) will be published after the conference but we will collect preliminary versions of the papers and make them available during the workshop to your workshop attendees. Workshop organizers are also free to organize the publication of paper proceedings on their own.

Submission & Review Process

Workshop proposals need to be submitted via the ISC 2019 submission site at by Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (workshops with internal calls) or by Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (workshops with no internal calls). Proposals need to be uploaded as a single PDF file.

The Workshops Committee will review and evaluate all submitted workshop proposals based on their originality, significance, quality and clarity. Each proposal will be peer-reviewed by at least four reviewers. The Workshops Committee will select the workshops for presentation at ISC 2019 and allocate their time slots. ISC organizers will provide meeting room facilities and basic technical equipment for the workshops. 

Please note that the Workshops Committee will also make early acceptance decisions for workshops submitted to the pre-submission deadline. This will give workshop organizers more time to promote and prepare their workshops. We strongly encourage workshop organizers to submit their proposals as early as possible so that there is enough time to organize the workshop program before the conference.

Terms & Conditions

  • By submitting a workshop proposal, you agree to organize and host the workshop at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Workshop presenters need to be registered ISC 2019 participants. The ISC organizers will grant one free workshop pass to accepted half-day workshops and two free workshop passes to accepted full-day workshops.
  • The ISC organizers will provide meeting room facilities and basic technical equipment for the workshops. Workshop organizers/speakers will have to bring their own presentation laptops and adapters.
  • The workshop organizers will have to align their program with the workshop break schedule (morning sessions are from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, afternoon sessions are from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, with coffee breaks and lunch in between). Catering during coffee and lunch breaks will be provided to all registered workshop attendees.
  • The ISC organizers will promote the workshops as part of the regular conference publicity activities; however, it is recommended that workshop organizers use their own channels to further attract attendees to their events.
  • The ISC organizers will not be able to cover travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs.

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.


For more information please send email to 


ISC 2019 Workshops Committee
  • Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS), Switzerland (Chair)
  • Heike Jagode, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA (Deputy Chair)
  • Hartwig Anzt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Bruce D’Amora, IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA
  • Anthony Danalis, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA
  • Giuseppe Fiameni, CINECA, Italy
  • Joachim Hein, Lund University, Sweden
  • Andreas Knuepfer, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • John Linford, Arm, USA
  • Hatem Ltaief, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Shirley Moore, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Akihiro Nomura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Melissa Smith, Clemson University, USA
  • Jonathan Sparks, Cray Inc., USA
  • Ugo Varetto, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Australia
  • Edward Walker, National Science Foundation, USA