Reinventing HPC

ISC 2020 Workshops

PLEASE NOTE: The Call for Workshops is closed!

The ISC Workshops provide attendees with a focused and in-depth platform for presentations, discussions, and interactions on topics related to all aspects of high performance computing.

This year we will host two types of workshops:

  1. Workshops that want to disseminate their own call for papers and implement a peer-review process; Accepted papers will be published in post-conference proceedings.
  2. Workshops without a call for papers and without proceedings;


Chair - Heike Jagode

 Workshops Chair
Heike Jagode, University of Tennessee Knoxville
 Workshops Deputy Chair Hartwig Anzt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 Proceedings Chair Guido Juckeland, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
 Proceedings Deputy Chair
Hatem Ltaief, KAUST


Accepted Workshops

Full-Day Workshops (9:00 am – 6:00 pm)

Half-Day Workshops (9:00 am – 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm)


ISC 2020 Call for Workshops

PLEASE NOTE: The Call for Workshops is closed!

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.

Submitted workshop proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2020 Workshops Committee, which is headed by Dr. Heike Jagode, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA, with
Dr. Hartwig Anzt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, as Deputy Chair.


Stage 1:

 Submission for Workshops WITH proceedings Deadline
 Submission for Workshops WITH proceedings Notification December 11, 2019
 Submission for Workshops WITHOUT proceedings Deadline                 closed
 Submission for Workshops WITHOUT proceedings Notification                                 March 11, 2020

Stage 2:

 Submission of Final List of Speakers Deadline ** April 28, 2020
May 15, 2020
 Early-Bird Registration Deadline ***
May 5, 2020
 Workshop Day                                                                        
June 25, 2020
Half-day: 9 am - 1 pm
Full-day: 9 am - 6 pm

** Please note: Workshop organizers should set paper deadlines to end of March to adhere to the List of Speakers deadline.
*** Please note: Workshop organizers should set Paper Acceptance Notification deadlines prior to the Early-Bird deadline. Workshop organizers and speakers will require a Workshop Pass.

Stage 3:

 Submission of Final Presentation Slides Deadline
June 26, 2020             




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, sustainability of scientific software, 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.



Submission (The Call for Workshops is closed)

  • Proposal for workshops with their own call for papers: November 27, 2019 (closed)
  • Proposal for workshops without their own call for papers: February 12, 2020 (closed)
  • Upload as single PDF-file
  • Minimum 4 reviewers
  • Peer-review
  • Criteria: originality, significance, quality and clarity



  • By submitting a workshop proposal, you agree to organize and host the workshop at ISC 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Workshop organizers and speakers need to register for an ISC 2020 Workshop Pass. ISC will grant a 100 % discount on one workshop pass to accepted half-day workshops and two workshop passes to accepted full-day workshops.
  • The workshop organizers themselves commit to inform their speakers that they have to register for ISC 2020 Workshops and will not automatically receive a free workshop pass.
  • ISC 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.
  • ISC 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.
  • ISC will not be able to cover travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs.


The post-conference Workshop Proceedings will be published with Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

We will organize the proceedings in a lightweight fashion. The workshop proceedings (minimum 6 pages, maximum 12 pages per workshop paper, excluding references) 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.


ISC will make the presentation slides available online a week after the event, provided as PDF files. ISC 2020 attendees will receive an e-mail with the access link.

  • Michele Weiland, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Chair)
  • Sarah Neuwirth, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Germany (Deputy Chair)
  • Nick Brown, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Norbert Eicker, Juelich Supercomputing Centre, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
  • Norihisa Fujita, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Heike Jagode, University of Tennessee Knoxville, United States of America
  • Sandra Mendez, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Arnab Paul, BITS Pilani, Goa Campus, India
  • Ivy Peng, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Eva Siegman, Stony Brook University, AHUG, United States of America
  • Julien Sindt, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), United Kingdom
  • Miwako Tsuji, RIKEN, AHUG, Japan
  • Andy Turner, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), United Kingdom
  • Lipeng Wan, Georgia State University, United States of America
  • Bing Xie, Microsoft, United States of America