Welcome

June 13-15, 2018:  Conference, Beijing, China (YouTube)

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

The Call For Papers (PDF Version) can be found here.

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: March 25, 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
Tarek Abdelrahman, University of Toronto
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, Michigan Technological University
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. CFP in Sigarch and Wiki.

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: March 25, 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

Guidelines for Submissions to ICS 2018

This document is intended to serve as a sample for submissions to the International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS)-2018. We provide some guidelines that authors should follow when submitting their papers to the conference.

1 Introduction

This document provides the formatting instructions for submissions to the International Conference on Supercomputing, 2018. In an effort to respect the efforts of reviewers and in the interest of fairness to all prospective authors, we request that all submissions to ICS-2018 follow the formatting and submission rules detailed below. Submissions that violate these instructions may not be reviewed, at the discretion of the program chair(s), in order to maintain a review process that is fair to all potential authors.

An example submission (formatted using the ICS-2018 submission format) that complies with the submission and formatting guidelines can be downloaded from Sample PDF. This document is generated from the ACM template by using the “sigconf” style.

Submission Site:

Please follow this link to submit your paper: https://ics18.hotcrp.com/.
Abstract/paper registration deadline:
January 19, 2018 (AOE)

Full paper submission deadline:
January 26, 2018 (AOE)

2 Paper Preparation Instructions

2.1 Paper Formatting

Papers must be submitted in PDF format and should contain a maximum of 10 pages of single-spaced two-column text, including references and appendixes. Please prepare your paper by using the “sigconf” style in the ACM template (For example, if you use LaTex, please download this sample: ICS-2018 Latex Template that was prepared with that template. Please NOTE: This sample package uses free packages and fonts available in all major TEX distributions like TEXLive, MikTEX, MacTEX 2015 and later. If you have older distributions your documents will have incorrect fonts.) If you use a different software package rather than LaTex or Word to typeset your paper, then please adhere to the guidelines mentioned in following table.

Field Value
File format PDF
Page limit 10 pages (including references/appendixes)
Paper size US Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Top margin 1.04in
Bottom margin 1.11in
Left margin 0.75in
Right margin 0.75in
Body 2-column, single-spaced
Body font 9pt
Abstract font 9pt (regular font)
Section heading font 11pt, bold, Capitalized
Subsection heading font 11pt, bold
Caption font 9pt, bold
References 7pt, within page limit, list all author’s names

Please ensure that you include page numbers with your submission. This makes it easier for the reviewers to refer to different parts of your paper when they provide comments.

2.2 Content

Author List. Reviewing will be double blind; therefore, please do not include any author names on any submitted documents except in the space provided on the submission form. You must also ensure that the metadata included in the PDF does not give away the authors. If you are improving upon your prior work, refer to your prior work in the third person and include a full citation for the work in the bibliography. For example, if you are building on your own prior work in the papers [1, 2, 3], you would say something like: "While the authors of [1, 2, 3] did X, Y, and Z, this paper additionally does W, and is therefore much better.” Do NOT omit or anonymize references for blind review. There is one exception to this for your own prior work that appeared in IEEE CAL, workshops without archived proceedings, etc. as discussed later in this document.

Figures and Tables. Ensure that the figures and tables are legible. Please also ensure that you refer to your figures in the main text. Many reviewers print the papers in gray-scale. Therefore, if you use colors for your figures, ensure that the different colors are highly distinguishable in gray-scale.

References. Please notice that the reference is within 10-page limitation. Each reference must explicitly list all authors of the paper. Papers not meeting this requirement will be rejected. Knowing all authors of related work will help find the best reviewers.

3 Paper Submission Instructions

3.1 Declaring Authors

Declare all the authors of the paper upfront. Addition/removal of authors once the paper is accepted will have to be approved by the program chair, since it potentially undermines the goal of eliminating conflicts for reviewer assignment.

3.2 Conflict Responsibilities

The authors must select the PC members who have conflicts of interest with the submission. This includes past advisors and students, people with the same affiliation, and any recent (~2 years) coauthors and collaborators. Conflicts are needed to ensure appropriate assignment of reviewers. If a paper is found to have an undeclared conflict that causes a problem OR if a paper is found to declare false conflicts in order to abuse or “game” the review system, the paper may be rejected.

3.3 Concurrent Submissions and Workshops

By submitting a manuscript to ICS-2018, the authors guarantee that the manuscript has not been previously published or accepted for publication in a substantially similar form in any conference, journal, or workshop. The only exceptions are (1) workshops without archived proceedings such as in the ACM digital library (or where the authors chose not to have their paper appear in the archived proceedings), or (2) venues, such as IEEE CAL, where there is an explicit policy that such publication does not preclude longer conference submissions. These are not considered prior publications. Technical reports and papers posted on public social media sites, Web pages, or online repositories, such as arxiv.org, are not considered prior publications either. In such exceptional cases, the submitted manuscript may ignore the above work to preserve author anonymity. This information must, however, be provided on the submission form – the program chair(s) will make this information available to reviewers if it becomes necessary to ensure a fair review. (This policy will be explicitly conveyed to the reviewers as well.) The authors also guarantee that no paper that contains significant overlap with the contributions of the submitted paper will be under review for any other conference, journal, or workshop during the ICS-2018 review period. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection. As always, if you are in doubt, it is best to contact the program chair(s).
Finally, we also note that the ACM Plagiarism Policy (http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism_policy) covers a range of ethical issues concerning the misrepresentation of other works or one’s own work.

Example References

[1] Leslie Lamport. LATEX: A Document Preparation System. Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 2nd Edition, 1994.
[2] Firstname1 Lastname1 and Firstname2 Lastname2. A very nice paper to cite. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation, 2012.
[3] Firstname1 Lastname1, Firstname2 Lastname2, and Firstname3 Lastname3. Another very nice paper to cite. In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, 2011.
[4] Firstname1 Lastname1, Firstname2 Lastname2, Firstname3 Lastname3, Firstname4 Lastname4, and Firstname5 Lastname5. Yet another very nice paper to cite, with many author names all spelled out. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture, 2011.

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 (YouTube).

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.