Workshops Focus: An Impressive Line-up for SC18

Once again, the HPC community responded strongly to our call for insightful and engaging content for workshops. As a reminder or for those who are new, workshops provide a focused, in-depth venue for HPC presentations, discussions, interactions, and hands-on activities.

Guillaume Aupy
Guillaume Aupy

Many workshops run “mini-conferences” on a specific theme. Workshop proposals are peer-reviewed and selected with a preference for submissions that inspire deep and interactive dialogue on topics of interest to the HPC community. They are held November 11–12 and on November 16 during SC18.

Here are some interesting data points from this year. I personally would like to extend my gratitude to not only the submitters, but also the reviewers on the committee.

Background Data Points:

  • 28 members on the committee (average load: 8 reviews per member)
  • 47 workshop proposals were received
  • 78% acceptance rate
  • There were no guaranteed legacies

The Results:

  • 37 workshops selected (Sun, Mon, Fri AM)
  • 23 full-day
  • 14 half-day
  • 18 workshops are new to the conference
  • Diversity of topics as broad as SC’18, itself (tools, applications, best practices, workforce)

What’s New:

  • Reproducibility: Workshops were encouraged, but not required, to include a reproducibility initiative.
  • Inclusivity: Workshop programming committees were encouraged to include diverse participation.
  • Proceedings: TCHPC will be publishing SC workshop proceedings, with more stringent requirements on the number of papers in each proceedings and page counts.

How it Works:

  • We try to allow for flexibility. You can add workshops access to a technical program registration for $90 (or $40 for students/retirees) or there is an option for workshop-only registration for $200 ($100 for students/retirees). Keep in mind, this workshop registration also includes:
  • HPC Inspires Plenary (Mon)
  • Keynote (Tue)
  • Panels (Friday only)
  • Workshops (Sun, Mon, Fri)

In Summary:

Don’t just take my word for it. Please check out the variety and the depth of topics by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

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