ISAV 2018: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization
Held in conjunction with SC18: The International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
ISAV 2018 -- http://dav.lbl.gov/events/ISAV2018/
Full-day 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Monday 12 Nov 2018
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, CPUs and accelerators, in the computation of analysis products.
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 2018: (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:
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.
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 must be submitted in PDF format (readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and higher) and formatted for 8.5” x 11” (U.S. Letter).
We believe that reproducible science is essential, and that SC should be a leader in this effort. As a consequence ISAV 2018 participates in the SC reproducibility initiative and encourages submitters to include an appendix with reproducibility information. While we will not disqualify a paper based on information provided or not provided in this appendix, nor if the appendix is not available, the availability and quality of an appendix will be used in ranking a paper. For more information, see the ISAV 2018 reproducibility FAQ.
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://submissions.supercomputing.org.
Publication in proceedings, presentation at the workshop
All paper submissions that receive favorable reviews will be included as part of the workshop proceedings. Lightning round submission 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 completed.
Committees and Chairs
· E. Wes Bethel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
· Earl P.N. Duque, Intelligent Light, USA
· Nicola Ferrier, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
· Patrick O’Leary, Kitware, Inc., USA
· Gunther H. Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
· Matthew Wolf, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
To be announced
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