Call for Papers

Fifth SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education (BPHTE18)

Monday, November 12th, 9 A.M - 5:30 P.M

Held in conjunction with SC18: The International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

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 Fifth workshop (BPHTE18), 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 (BPHTE18) follows a three-part submission process, with abstracts due by August 3, 2018, notification of acceptance by August 20, 2018, full papers due by September 28, 2018 and presentations by October 10, 2018 (There will be no extensions). Abstracts, papers and presentations must be submitted via the BPHTE18 online submissions system.

For full consideration for publication, each paper and extended abstract should describe: :
Abstract Submission (due August 3, 2018)

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 September 28, 2018)

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 10, 2018)

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 Template and LaTex Template Papers that do not comply with JOCSE 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

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: April 22, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 3, 2018
Notification of acceptance: August 20, 2018
Final paper submissions: September 28, 2018
Final Presentation Due: October 10, 2018

The organizing committee for Fifth SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education includes: Workshop Chairs: Proceedings Chair: Program Committee (Tentative): 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).