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SC16 Adds a Focus on the State-of-the-Practice
SC16 Technical Papers: Extended Paper Deadline Sunday, April 10
Tutorials Submissions due Sunday, April 17
Team Applications for Student Cluster Competition Extended to Friday, April 22
Panel Submissions Deadline Approaching - Proposals due Sunday, April 24
Reminder: Applications for Student Volunteers Due Wednesday, June 1
Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach and Ken Kennedy Awards Nominations due by Friday, July 1

SC16 Adds a Focus on the State-of-the-Practice

SC16 marks the beginning of a multi-year emphasis designed to advance the state-of-the-practice in the HPC community by providing a track for the professionals driving innovation and development in  designing, building, and operating the world's largest supercomputers, along with all of the system and application software that make them run effectively. We call this track the "State-of-the-Practice."

State-of-the-Practice submissions will add content about innovations and best practices development from the HPC service provider community into all aspects of the SC16 technical program, from tutorials and workshops to papers and posters.

Visit the SC Blog for the full article. 
Check the important dates page for upcoming submission deadlines.
 

SC16 Technical Papers:  Extended Paper Deadline Sunday, April 10

We thank the community for submitting 706 abstracts to SC16, which is a new SC conference record.   Reminder of the timeline of submission events:

  • March 27 at 23:59 AOE -- Abstracts due (required).
  • April 3 at 23:59 AOE -- Conflicts of interest due (required).
  • April 3 at 23:59 AOE, with automatic 1-week extension to Sunday,
  • April 10 -- Papers due (no further extensions will be granted).

That is, all papers must be submitted by April 10 at 23:59 AOE; no further extensions will be granted.

Recall that SC16 is using a double-blind peer review process. We have noticed that some early submissions are leaving the author names and institutions in the submitted PDF, which violates the double-blind guidelines. If you need a reminder, please refer to the "double-blind policy document" for additional guidance on how to make your submission double-blind compliant: http://sc16.supercomputing.org/submitters/technical-papers/

Email contact: papers@info.supercomputing.org



Tutorials Submissions due Sunday, April 17
Are you willing to share your HPC experience or expertise with others? SC16 is currently accepting proposals for half- and full-day tutorials. However, the deadline for submitting tutorials is approaching rapidly – Sunday, April 17. Please see http://sc16.supercomputing.org/submitters/tutorials for more information about what a proposal should include and how to submit it.

Submissions due: Sunday, April 17 (with automatic extension to April 24)
Email contact: tutorials@info.supercomputing.org



Team Applications for Student Cluster Competition Extended to Friday, April 22
Students interested in demonstrating their high-performance computing skills on a global stage are invited to team up and sign up to compete in the tenth annual Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the SC16Conference. The deadline for submitting applications has just been extended to Friday, April 22, to help those teams who weren’t sure if they wanted to compete.

To further help those teams, the SC16 SCC organizers have created a Q&A forum about putting together a team and submitting an application.  The forum is especially useful for teams that are struggling with a certain aspect of their submission or preparation or just want additional information about the submission process.

The Student Cluster Competition is a high-energy event featuring young supercomputing talent from around the world competing to build and operate powerful cluster computers.

Submissions due: Friday, April 22
Email contact: student-cluster-competition@info.supercomputing.org



Panel Submissions Deadline Approaching - Proposals due Sunday, April 24
Last call for Panels’ submissions at SC16! Panels bring together key thinkers and producers to consider, in a lively and rapid-fire context, some of the key questions challenging the HPC community.

Panels explore topics in depth by capturing the opinions of a wide range of people active in the relevant fields. Make sure your topics of interest are discussed in a SC16 panel. Submit your panel proposal before Apr 24th.

More Information: http://sc16.supercomputing.org/conference-components/technical-program-tues-fri/panels/

Submissions due: Sunday, April 24
Email Contact: panels@info.supercomputing.org



Reminder: Applications for Student Volunteers Due Wednesday, June 1
Applications for the SC16 Student Volunteers program are due Wednesday, June 1, and all undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. For SC16, the Student Volunteer program is being expanded both in the number of volunteer participants and the quality of the student programs in which the volunteers will have access. Student Volunteers play a key role in supporting the overall conference and conference attendees.  

Applications deadline: Wednesday, June 1
Email contact: student-vols@info.supercomputing.org
Web submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
Click here for more information about the Student Volunteers program



Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach and Ken Kennedy Awards Nominations due by Friday, July 1
Each year, SC showcases not only the best and brightest stars of high performance computing, but also its rising stars and those who have made a lasting impression. Some of the most prestigious awards given at SC are the Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach, and Ken Kennedy Awards that honor the memory of three greats in high performance computing. Each award winner will give a presentation on their work.

 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award
A crystal memento, illuminated certificate, and $10,000 honorarium are awarded to recognize innovative contributions to high performance computing systems that best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray.
Click here for more information on the Seymour Cray Computer Engineer award.

IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award
A certificate and $2,000 are awarded for outstanding contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches. 
Click here for more information on the Sidney Fernbach Award

ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award
A certificate and $5,000 honorarium are awarded jointly by the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society for outstanding contributions to programmability or productivity in high-performance computing together with significant community service or mentoring contributions.  
Click here for more information on the Ken Kennedy Award

Nomination Deadlines: Friday, July 1
Nomination Submission Site: http://awards.computer.org/ 
Email Contact:
 awards@computer.org


 


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