Welcome

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

Sponsored by ACM/SIGARCH

ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS) is the premier international forum for the presentation of research results in high-performance and supercomputing. The 32nd conference (ICS 2018) will be held on June 13-15 in Beijing, China.

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

  • Programming and execution models for high-performance computing;
  • Static and dynamic compilation optimization techniques to exploit all aspects of high performance architectures;
  • Computer Architectures and accelerators aiming to support high-performance computing;
  • Runtime and system software support for high-performance and heterogeneous computing;
  • New computational models and algorithms for high performance computing systems;
  • Security aspect of datacenters; how can we protect datacenters and how can we use them to expose security weaknesses;
  • New applications and workload analysis;
  • The use of machine learning to design/analyze large-scale computing system.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers [PDF]

The full version should be a PDF file following the submission guidelines that is available at HotCRP. 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 19, 2018 AOE
Paper submission: January 26, 2018 AOE
Rebuttal period: March 12-19, 2018 AOE
Author notification: April 1, 2018 AOE
Camera Ready May 1, 2018

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 January 15th, 2018. 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. Please send your proposal in PDF format via email to the ICS'18 Workshops Chairs (yew@umn.edu and shigangli.cs@gmail.com)

Important Dates:

Workshop Proposals Due: November 1st, 2017
January 15th, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: November 15th, 2017
January 30th, 2018

Organizing Committee (Tentative)

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

Program Chair:
Avi Mendelson, Technion
Guangming Tan, ICT, CAS

Workshop Chairs:
P-C Yew, University of Minnesota
Shigang Li, ICT, CAS

Publicity Chairs:
Wenguang Chen, Tsinghua University
Kelly Shaw, University of Richmond
Yuan Xie, University of California, Santa Barbara
Yunquan Zhang, ICT, CAS
Amro Award, University of Central Florida

Travel Grant Chair:
Gagan Agrawal, Ohio-State University

Registration Chair:
Yang Hu, University of Texas, Dallas

Submission Chair:
Bin Ren, College of William & Mary

Web Chair:
Hongna Geng , ICT, CAS

Sponsor Chairs:
Wenguang Wang, VMware, USA
Zhenman Fang, University of California, Los Angeles & Xilinx
Yang Chen, MSRA

Publication Chair:
Shuaiwen Leon Song, PNNL

Local Arrangements:
Mengyao Xie, ICT, CAS
Xiaobing Feng, ICT, CAS

Program Committee
Gagan Agrawal, Ohio-State University
Hong An, USTC
Taisuke Boku, Tausyke University
Zoran Budimlic, Rice University
Anton Burtsev, University of California, Irvine
Ali R. Butt, Virginia Tech
Marc Casas, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Wenguang Chen, Tsinghua University
Chen Ding, University of Rochester
Mattan Erez, University of Texas, Austin
Yaoqing Gao, Huawei
Saugata Ghose, CMU
Maike Gilliot, Teratec, France
Minyi Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Rajiv Gupta, University of California, Riverside
Howie Huang, George Washington University
Jose Joao, ARM
David Kaeli, Northeastern University
Yun (Eric) Liang, Peking University
Chu-Cheow Lim, University of California, Berkeley
Mieszko Lis, University of British Columbia
David Liu, University of Birmingham
Weifeng Liu, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Sally McKee, Chalmers University
Saurav Muralidharan, Nvidia
Onur Mutlu, ETH, Zurich
Sreepathi Pai, University of Rochester
Dhabaleswar Panda, Ohio-State University
Gennady Pekhimenko, University of Toronto
Alex Rico, ARM
Martin Schulz, TU Munich
Min Si, Argonne National Laboratory
Lavanya Subramanian, Intel
Nathan Tallent, PNNL
Osman Unsal, UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Hans Vandierendonck, Queen's University Belfast
Anand Venkat, Intel
Keval Vora, University of California, Riverside
Hao Wang, Virginia Tech
Zhenlin Wang, University of Michigan
Zane Wei, Huawei
Guoqing Xu, University of California, Irvine
Qing Yi, University of Colorado
Zhibin Yu, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS
Eddy Zhang, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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 University, 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

ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS) is the premier international forum for the presentation of research results in high-performance and supercomputing. The 32nd conference (ICS 2018) will be held on June 13-15 in Beijing, China.

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

  • Programming and execution models for high-performance computing;
  • Static and dynamic compilation optimization techniques to exploit all aspects of high performance architectures;
  • Computer Architectures and accelerators aiming to support high-performance computing;
  • Runtime and system software support for high-performance and heterogeneous computing;
  • New computational models and algorithms for high performance computing systems;
  • Security aspect of datacenters; how can we protect datacenters and how can we use them to expose security weaknesses;
  • New applications and workload analysis;
  • The use of machine learning to design/analyze large-scale computing system.

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 19, 2018 AOE
Paper submission: January 26, 2018 AOE
Rebuttal period: March 12-19, 2018 AOE
Author notification: April 1, 2018 AOE
Camera Ready May 1, 2018

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 HotCRP. Please use the “sigconf” style in the ACM template. 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 January 15th, 2018. 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. Email address: yew@umn.edu
  • Shigang Li, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Email address: shigangli.cs@gmail.com

Proposal Submission

  • Please send your proposal in PDF format via email to the ICS'18 Workshops Chairs (yew@umn.edu and shigangli.cs@gmail.com)

Important Dates

Workshop Proposals Due: November 1st, 2017
January 15th, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: November 15th, 2017
January 30th, 2018

Traveling

The 2018 conference will be held in Beijing. Beijing is the capital of China, the political and cultural center of the country and the hub of international exchanges. It is also an ancient capital of more than 3,000 years. There are many historical sites and cultural landscapes. We will visit the Palace Museum during the conference.

The Palace Museum

The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, is The Ming and Qing Dynasties Palace. It is the largest and most complete existing ancient buildings in China.


Treasures

The Palace Museum contains a large number of treasures.


Beijing Opera

The Beijing Opera is the art treasures of the Chinese nation. For its infinite artistic charm, the Beijing Opera is called the national essence.

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.