Call for Papers

Seventh SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education (BPHTE20)

November 11, 2020 (10 a.m - 6:30 p.m EST)

Held in conjunction with SC20: The International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

https://sc20.supercomputing.org/

Due to concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the workshop will be Delivered VIRTUALLY; papers will still be published

Since 2014, the Best Practices for HPC Training workshop series at SC has provided a global forum for addressing common challenges and solutions for enhancing HPC training and education, for sharing information through large and small group discussions, and for fostering collaboration opportunities. The Seventh workshop (BPHTE20), an ACM SIGHPC Education Chapter coordinated effort, is a full day workshop focusing on extending collaborations among practitioners from traditional and emerging fields, exploring the challenges in developing and deploying HPC training and education, and identifying new challenges and opportunities for the latest HPC platforms. The workshop will provide opportunities for: disseminating results, understanding the recent challenges with effectiveness of HPC education and training materials and promoting collaborations among HPC educators, trainers and users. We are planning for papers, lightning talks and demos to be presented by members of the international community. The workshop papers, extended lightning talks and demo abstracts will be published in a special issue of Journal of Computational Science Education .

We are now inviting abstract submissions for papers, lightning talks and demos.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Submission Guidelines

The Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education (BPHTE20) follows a three-part submission process, with abstracts due by August 31, 2020, notification of acceptance by September 15, 2020, full papers due by October 9, 2020 and presentations (pre-recorded) by October 24, 2020 (There will be no extensions). Abstracts, papers and presentations must be submitted via the BPHTE20 online submissions system.

The workshop papers, extended lightning talks and demo abstracts will be published in a special issue of Journal of Computational Science Education For full consideration for publication, each paper and extended abstract should describe: :
Abstract Submission (due August 31, 2020)

The first stage of a three-stage submission process for the workshop. The first step is to submit an abstract (max 250 words) for your paper, lightning talk or demonstration submission. Upon submission of this abstract, a link will appear on your "My Submissions" page for you to upload your additional extended abstract (max 2 pages). Incomplete submissions (i.e., ones that do not include a file upload) will not be reviewed. Please view sample submission here.

Final Paper Submission (due October 9, 2020)

Upon acceptance of your abstract, the second stage of the two-stage submission process is to submit a full paper, updated abstract or demo files depending on your submission type, to the online submission system. Please view sample submission here.

Final Presentation Submission (due October 24, 2020)

Upon submission of your final paper, the third stage of the three-stage submission process is to submit a presentation depending on your submission type, to the online submission system. The authors will be provided a basic template to formulate the final presentations.

Selection Criteria

The submitted papers will be assessed based on their novelty, technical quality, potential impact, insightfulness, depth, clarity, and reproducibility. All the submissions will be required to follow the reproducibility template while preparing their manuscripts. The authors will be required to describe the algorithms and resources used in their paper as completely as possible to allow reproducibility. This includes experimental methodology, empirical evaluations, and results. The reproducibility factor will play an important role in the assessment of each submission. Moreover, authors will be strongly encouraged to make their code and data publicly available whenever possible.

Paper Format

The submitted paper must follow the Journal of Computational Science Education templates to generate your PDF: MS Word and LaTex. Papers that do not comply with ACM format and maximum 8 page length limit will be returned.

Review Process

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 individuals. After the preliminary notification date, authors may rebut reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, the Program Committee will notify authors of the final decision.

Submission types

All submissions must indicate the topic of interest listed above and the contribution types (full papers, lightning talks and demos). Please view sample submission here

The workshop papers, extended lightning talks and demo abstracts will be published in a special issue of Journal of Computational Science Education

Dual submission

Submission material cannot overlap substantially with any paper previously accepted for publication or under review by any conference or journal during the SC review process.

Paper submission is available online via: submissions link on the Workshop website.

Important Dates:
Submissions Open: May 22, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2020
Final paper submissions: October 9, 2020
Final Presentation (pre-recorded) Due: October 24, 2020


Workshop Chairs: Proceedings Chair: The organizing committee for Seventh SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education includes: About SIG HPC Education:

The SIGHPC Education chapter has as its purpose the promotion of interest in and knowledge of applications of High Performance Computing (HPC).

https://sighpceducation.acm.org