Welcome

June 13-15, 2018:  Conference, Beijing, China

Sponsored by ACM/SIGARCH

ICS is the premier international forum for the presentation of research results in high-performance computing. The 2018 conference will be held in Beijing, China.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of research, development, and application of high-performance computing systems, including but not limited to the following:

  • Computer architecture and hardware, including multicore, many-core and multiprocessor systems from small to very large scales, components in such systems such as accelerators, memory systems, storage architectures, interconnection networks at various levels, and heterogeneous systems;
  • Programming and execution models for high-performance computing, including new paradigms, languages, task creation and specification models, domain-specific language/programming support;
  • Static and dynamic compilation: optimization techniques to exploit all aspects of high performance architectures and auto-tuning techniques;
  • Runtime and system software support for high-performance computing, including task and resource management at chip-level, cluster-level, up to the scale of large-scale academic/commercial computing service infrastructure, debugging, fault-tolerance, power/energy management, file systems, and performance evaluation/monitoring;
  • New computational algorithms and their applications for high performance computing systems;
  • Workload characterization and empirical studies especially those on new scientific and commercial applications that pose significant challenges, and studies of highly experimental real systems;
  • Data intensive high performance computing: system support, algorithm design and application development for high performance computing that deal with large-scale collected data sets.

Call for Papers

The full version should be a PDF file following the submission guidelines that will be made available at easychair. New-idea papers as well as papers that significantly advance established areas are strongly encouraged.Submissions should be a maximum of ten (10) pages, including references.

The review process will include a rebuttal period. The important dates are given below:

Abstract submission: January 11, 2018 AOE
Paper submission: January 18, 2018 AOE
Rebuttal period: March 24, 2018 AOE
Author notification: April 1, 2018 AOE

Call for Workshops

Workshops could be scheduled for half a day or a full day on June 12th, 2018, depending on interests, space constraints, and the organizer’s preference. The deadline for submission of a proposal is November 1st,2017. We strongly encourage workshop organizers to submit their proposals early so that there is enough time to organize the workshop program before the conference. We also encourage proposals for new workshops that have not been held before.

Important Dates:

Workshop Proposals Due: November 1st, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: November 15th, 2017

Organizing Committee (Tentative)

General Chairs:
Michael Gschwind, IBM
Lei Liu, ICT, CAS

Program Chair:
Avi Mendelson, Technion

Workshop Chairs:
P-C Yew, UMN
Shigang Li, ICT, CAS

Publicity Chairs:
Wenguang Chen, Tsinghua
Kelly Shaw, Richmond
Yuan Xie, UCSB
Yunquan Zhang, ICT, CAS

Travel Grant Chair:
Gagan Agrawal, Ohio

Registration Chair:
Yang Hu, UT Dallas

Submission Chair:
Bin Ren, College of W&M

Web Chair:
Hongna Geng , ICT, CAS

Sponsor Chair:
Wenguang Wang, WMware, USA

Publication Chair:
Shuaiwen Leon Song, PNNL

Local Arrangements:
Mengyao Xie, ICT, CAS

Program Committee
TBD

Steering Committee

Utpal Banerjee, USA
Laxmi Bhuyan, University of California Riverside, USA
Fred Chong, University of Chicago, USA
Kemal Ebcioglu, Global
Kyle Gallivan, Florida State University, USA
Michael Gerndt, Technical University of Munich, Germany
James Goodman, USA
Michael Gschwind, IBM, USA
Mahmut Kandemir, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Sally A. McKee, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jose Moreira, IBM, USA
Onur Mutlu, CMU, USA
Alex Nicolau, University of California Irvine, USA
Ozcan Ozturk, Bilkent University, Turkey
Constantine Polychronopoulos, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Lawrence Rauchwerger, Texas A&M University, USA
Valentina Salapura, IBM, USA
Vivek Sarkar, Rice, USA
John Sopka, EMC, USA
Per Stenstrom, Chalmers University, Sweden
Mateo Valero, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Alex Veidenbaum, University of California Irvine, USA
Harry Wijshoff, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Call for Papers

June 13-15, 2018:  Conference, Beijing, China

Sponsored by ACM/SIGARCH

ICS is the premier international forum for the presentation of research results in high-performance computing. The 2018 conference will be held in Beijing, China.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of research, development, and application of high-performance computing systems, including but not limited to the following:

  • Computer architecture and hardware, including multicore, many-core and multiprocessor systems from small to very large scales, components in such systems such as accelerators, memory systems, storage architectures, interconnection networks at various levels, and heterogeneous systems;
  • Programming and execution models for high-performance computing, including new paradigms, languages, task creation and specification models, domain-specific language/programming support;
  • Static and dynamic compilation: optimization techniques to exploit all aspects of high performance architectures and auto-tuning techniques;
  • Runtime and system software support for high-performance computing, including task and resource management at chip-level, cluster-level, up to the scale of large-scale academic/commercial computing service infrastructure, debugging, fault-tolerance, power/energy management, file systems, and performance evaluation/monitoring;
  • New computational algorithms and their applications for high performance computing systems;
  • Workload characterization and empirical studies especially those on new scientific and commercial applications that pose significant challenges, and studies of highly experimental real systems;
  • Data intensive high performance computing: system support, algorithm design and application development for high performance computing that deal with large-scale collected data sets.

The review process will include a rebuttal period, and the papers will be judged based on novelty, technical soundness, and potential impact on the field.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: January 11, 2018 AOE
Paper submission: January 18, 2018 AOE
Rebuttal period: March 24, 2018 AOE
Author notification: April 1, 2018 AOE

AOE (Anywhere on Earth) dates shown above mean the deadlines are at 11:59pm UTC -12:00 of the days. The above dates are tentative and subject to change. Consult the conference website for the most up-to-date scheduling information.

Submissions

The submission site is at easychair. Use the “sigconf” style in the ACM 2018 template. Extensive documentation can be found at the ACM site . Submissions should be a maximum of ten (10) pages, including references.

Submissions (both abstract and paper) should be prepared for double blind review, i.e., without author names, or other identifying material in the submission. Authors should refer to themselves in the 3rd person when citing their own work.

The submission system requests information about the authors. This information will not be given to the reviewers.

Call for Workshop Proposals

The organizers of the 32nd ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS'18) call for proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with ICS'18. Workshops should provide forums for discussion among researchers and practitioners on focused topics or emerging research areas relevant to the community of high-performance computing. Workshop organizers may structure workshops as they see fit, including invited talks, panel discussions, presentations of work in progress, fully peer-reviewed papers, or some combination of the above. Workshops could be scheduled for half a day or a full day on June 12th, 2018, depending on interests, space constraints, and the organizer’s preference. Organizers should design workshops for approximately 20-40 participants, to balance the impact and effective discussion.

The deadline for submission of a proposal is November 1st,2017. We strongly encourage workshop organizers to submit their proposals early so that there is enough time to organize the workshop program before the conference. We also encourage proposals for new workshops that have not been held before.

Workshop proposals should include the followings:

  • The name and the acronym of the workshop
  • A description (0.5-1 page) of the theme of the workshop
  • A description (one paragraph) on the relevance of the theme of the workshop to ICS
  • A list of topics of interest
  • The names and affiliations of the workshop organizers, and if applicable, of a significant portion of the program committee
  • A description of the expected structure of the workshop (papers, invited talks, panel discussions, etc.)
  • Data about previous offerings of the workshop (if applicable), including the attendance, the numbers of papers or presentations submitted and accepted, and the links to the corresponding websites
  • A publicity plan for attracting submissions and attendees. Please also include expected number of submissions, accepted papers, and attendees that you anticipate for a successful workshop.

Workshop co-chairs

  • Pen-Chung Yew, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
  • Shigang Li, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Important Dates

Workshop Proposals Due: November 1st, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: November 15th, 2017

Financial Support

ICS 2018 encourages sponsorship from industry, government, and institutions. Sponsorship can take the form of monetary and in-kind contributions. In general, contributions are used for various purposes ranging from honoraria for keynote speakers, prizes for best papers / posters, improved social events (receptions, conference dinner), special consideration on registration costs, and travel support for students. Targeted sponsorship for specific ICS 2018 support is welcomed and a list of opportunities is provided below.

Sponsorship Levels

There are four ranges of sponsorship levels for ICS 2018. These are listed below along with their specific benefits. All sponsorships will be acknowledged in announcements before the event, on the ICS 2018 web site, during the conference, and in the proceedings.

Platinum ($5,000+)

  • Each platinum sponsor will be named as the exclusive sponsor for one ICS main social event or other sponsorship opportunity, and identified as such through a public announcement and a poster.
  • All platinum sponsors may supply a limited amount of materials to be given to each attendee at registration (for example a pamphlet, a CD, or token gift)
  • All platinum sponsors will be listed (by logo) at the top of a list of sponsors that will be shown on the conference web site, the conference program, on the conference bag, and a poster at the conference registration area.
  • All platinum sponsors receive one complimentary full registration, which includes tutorials and workshops.
  • All platinum sponsors are given the opportunity to reserve a poster panel to be displayed at the poster session on Wednesday evening.
  • Platinum sponsors will also have the opportunity to display materials on an industrial table set up during the main technical paper sessions. 

Gold ($3,000 – $4,999)

  • The gold sponsor will be named as the exclusive sponsor for an ICS lunch, and identified as such through public advertisement at the event.
  • All gold sponsors may supply a limited amount of materials to be given to each attendee at registration (for example a pamphlet, a CD, or token gift)
  • All gold sponsors will be listed (by logo) in the middle of a list of sponsors that will be shown on the conference web site, the conference program, the conference bag, and a poster at the conference registration area.
  • All gold sponsors receive one complimentary registration for the conference technical program.
  • All gold sponsors are given the opportunity to reserve a poster panel to be displayed at the poster session on Wednesday evening.

Silver ($1,000 – $2,999)

  • Silver sponsors will be named as a sponsor of a day’s morning and afternoon breaks, or a tutorial/workshop breakfast, and identified as such through public advertisement at the event.
  • All silver sponsors will be listed (by logo) at the bottom of a list of sponsors that will be shown on the conference web site, the conference program, the conference bag, and a poster at the conference registration area.
  • All silver sponsors receive one complimentary registration for the conference technical program.
  • All silver sponsors are given the opportunity to reserve a poster panel to be displayed at the poster session on Wednesday evening.

Bronze ($500 – $999)

  • All bronze sponsors will be listed (by logo) at the bottom of a list of sponsors that will be shown on the conference website, the conference program, the conference bag, and a poster at the conference registration area.

For more information about ICS sponsorship, please see the ICS website or contact Lei Liu (liulei2010@ict.ac.cn), the General Chair for ICS 2018.