[vtkusers] Deadline Extended: ISAV2016: Call for Participation -- August 22, 2016

Utkarsh Ayachit utkarsh.ayachit at kitware.com
Tue Aug 2 11:42:50 EDT 2016

** Paper deadline extended to Aug 22, 2016 ***

Call for Participation: ISAV 2016

ISAV2016: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis
and Visualization

In cooperation with SIGHPC and held in conjunction with SC16: The
International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking,
Storage and Analysis, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

Full-day Sunday November 13th, 2016

ISAV 2016 Web Site: http://vis.lbl.gov/Events/ISAV-2016/

Workshop Theme

The considerable interest in the HPC community regarding in situ
analysis and visualization is  due to several factors. First is an I/O
cost savings, where data is analyzed/visualized while  being
generated, without first storing to a file system. Second is the
potential for increased  accuracy, where fine temporal sampling of
transient analysis might expose some complex behavior missed in coarse
temporal sampling. Third is the ability to use all available
resources, CPU’s and accelerators, in the computation of analysis

The workshop brings together researchers, developers and practitioners
from industry, academia, and government laboratories developing,
applying, and deploying in situ methods in extreme-scale, high
performance computing. The goal is to present research findings,
lessons learned, and insights related to developing and applying in
situ methods and infrastructure across a range of science and
engineering applications in HPC environments; to discuss topics like
opportunities presented by new architectures, existing infrastructure
needs, requirements, and gaps, and experiences to foster and enable in
situ analysis and visualization; to serve as a “center of gravity” for
researchers, practitioners, and users/consumers of in situ methods and
infrastructure in the HPC space.

Participation/Call for Papers and Oral Presentations

We invite two types of submissions to ISAV 2016: (1) short, 4-page
papers that present research results, that identify opportunities or
challenges, and that present case studies/best practices for in situ
methods/infrastructure in the areas of data management, analysis and
visualization; (2) lightning presentation submission, consisting of a
1- or 2-page submission, for a brief oral presentation at the
workshop. Short papers will appear in the workshop proceedings and
will be invited to give an oral presentation of 15 to 20 minutes;
lightning round submissions that are invited to present at the
workshop will have author names and titles included as part of the
proceedings. Submissions of both types are welcome that fall within
one or more areas of interest, as follows:

Areas of interest for ISAV, include, but are not limited to:

In situ infrastructures
        * Current Systems: production quality, research prototypes
        * Opportunities
        * Gaps

System resources, hardware, and emerging architectures
        * Enabling Hardware
        * Hardware and architectures that provide opportunities for In situ
          processing, such as burst buffers, staging computations on I/O nodes,
          sharing cores within a node for both simulation and in situ processing

Methods/algorithms/applications/Case studies
        * Best practices
        * Analysis: feature detection, statistical methods, temporal methods,
          geometric methods
        * Visualization: information visualization, scientific
visualization, time-
          varying methods
        * Data reduction/compression
        * Examples/case studies of solving a specific science
challenge with in situ

        * Integration:data modeling, software-engineering
        * Resilience: error detection, fault recovery
        * Workflows for supporting complex in situ processing pipelines

        * Preserve important elements
        * Significantly reduce the data size
        * Flexibility for post-processing exploration

Review Process

All submissions will undergo a peer-review process consisting of three
reviews by experts in the field, and evaluated according to relevance
to the workshop theme, technical soundness, creativity, originality,
and impactfulness of method/results. Lightning round submissions will
be evaluated primarily for relevance to the workshop.

Submission Process

Authors are invited to submit papers of at most 4 pages in PDF format,
excluding references, and lightning presentations of at most 2 pages
in PDF format, excluding references. Papers should be formatted in the
ACM Proceedings Style (templates available at
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template) and submitted
via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isav2016). No
changes to the margins, spacing, or font sizes as specified by the
style file are allowed.

Papers must be self-contained and provide the technical substance
required for the program committee to evaluate their contributions.
Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is
not under consideration for another conference or a journal. See the
ACM Prior Publication Policy for more details. Papers can be submitted
at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isav2016.

Publication in proceedings, presentation at the workshop

All paper submissions that receive favorable reviews will be included
as part of the workshop proceedings, which will be published through
SIGHPC along with other SC16 workshop proceedings in the ACM Digital
Library and IEEE Xplore. Lightning round submissions will not be
included as part of the proceedings.

Subject to the constraints of workshop length, some subset of the
accepted publications will be invited to give a brief oral
presentation at the workshop. The exact number of such presentations
and their length will be determined after the review process has been

Timeline/Important Dates

        22 August 2016              Paper submission deadline
        15 September 2016        Author notification
        30 September 2016        Camera ready copy due
        15 October 2016             Final program posted to ISAV web page
        13 November 2016         ISAV 2016 workshop at SC16

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