Extended Deadline Early Adopters PhD Workshop at SC11

Early Adopters PhD Workshop at Supercomputing 2011, Seattle

Submissions extended till 31st August 2011

We cordially invite you to submit a poster paper to the Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop 2011: Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists. The workshop will be held at the SC11 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, in Seattle, Washington, USA.

High performance computing (HPC) has become an essential tool to study real world problems of significant scale or detail, and is now applied in a wide range of fields. However, successfully applying HPC can be a challenging undertaking to newcomers from fields outside of computing/computer science. For example, a graduate structural biologist might not be thoroughly aware of parallelisation techniques, data management strategies or visualisation approaches.

This workshop provides graduate students who are adopting HPC an opportunity to present early stage research and gain valuable feedback. A group of expert reviewers with significant experience will be invited to come and critique students’ work and provide constructive feedback. The goal of this workshop is to help students identify shortcomings, introduce new approaches, discuss new technology, learn about relevant literature or define their future research goals.

This workshop is relevant to a range of students, include those that:
* Are from fields outside of computing/computer science and are applying HPC tools or techniques in their domain; or
* Are applying HPC to a field where it has not traditionally been used; or
* Are new to the field of HPC and wish to present their early research outcomes.

Domain-specific applications of HPC disciplines such as parallel computing, grid computing, workflows, data management and visualisation are all considered highly relevant.

Applicants are invited to submit a one page abstract for review by small program committee. Poster presentations at the workshop should be A1 size (or approximately 2 x 3 ft) in portrait orientation. 

This workshop is an initiative of the SC Ambassador’s program, aimed to increase SC engagement from international participants.

The Early Adopters Workshop successfully held in 2009 and 2010 at Supercomputing in Portland and New Orleans. Together, these two workshops have attracted almost 100 students from across Asia, USA and Europe, and as many reviewers. Please see the website for photos and details of previous events.

International Advisory Committee
David Abramson, Monash University
Wojtek James Goscinski, Monash University
Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
Karen Haines, University of Western Australia
David Gavaghan, University of Oxford
Dieter Kranzlmueller, LMU Munich
Hong Ong, MIMOS Berhad
Depei Qian, Beihang University
Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Centre
Ron Perrott, Queen’s University, Belfast
Jennifer Teig von Hoffman, Boston University

Expert Reviewers
Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Ilkay Altintas, UCSD
Gabrielle Allen, Louisiana State University
Mark Baker, University of Reading
Shawn T. Brown, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Chris Hines, iVEC
Robert Ferraro, NASA
Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory
Karen L. Karavanic, Portland State University
Weidong Liao, Shepherd University
Amit Majumdar, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Louis Moresi, Monash University
Radha Nandkumar, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University
Thillai Raj Ramanathan, MIMOS Berhad
Barry Schneider, National Science Foundation
Anne Trefethen, Oxford e-Research Centre
Geoffrey Vallee, Oak Ridge National Lab 

One page abstract in PDF format –

Key Dates
Abstract submission – 31st August
Workshop – Monday, November 14th, Seattle, USA (Time and date to be confirmed)