Friday, March 1, 2013

Big Data/Big Compute conference, Ottawa, 2-6 Jun 2013

Dear Colleague:

HPCS2013 will be held on the University of Ottawa campus this year June 2-6.  The topic of the conference is the intersection of Big Data and high performance computing.  Please distribute this second call for papers to members of your department that might be interested.

Many thanks,

For the HPCS2013 Program Committee,

  Jonathan Dursi

HPCS2013 Second Call for Submissions

HPCS (the High Performance Computing Symposium),,  is Canada's foremost supercomputing conference - a multidisciplinary conference where computational researchers from all disciplines in industry and academia, computer scientists, and vendors exchange new tools, techniques and interesting results in and for HPC computational research.

HPCS2013, "Big Data + Big Compute = Big Insight", will take place in Ottawa, 2-6 June. The first two days (Sunday and Monday) will consist of tutorial workshops covering introductory and advanced tools for high performance computing, and the technical sessions of the symposium will take place Tuesday through Thursday. Further information can be found at the conference website, .

Submissions are open for contributed works relating to our theme.  We are particularly interested in policy-relevant work at the intersection of HPC and Big Data across all sectors: Society (including topics such as Medicine, Privacy, and the Power grid), Industry (including such topics such as Data mining, Oil and Gas, and business analytics), Government (including such Traffic modelling, data mining for internal), and Academia (from the physical sciences to digital humanities).

Submissions for contributed works will be due on 2 April.  There will be two streams for submissions - full-paper works and abstracts. Submissions will be refereed and notifications of acceptance will go out by 3 May.  Proceedings will be published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, an open-access, indexed, refereed journal.   Both full-paper submissions to the conference and its proceedings, and extended abstract submissions to the conference will be accepted.

HPCS2013 will have a "best visualization" prize for accepted technical submissions.  We encourage those submitting to the conference to submit along, with their paper or extended abstract, any particularly great visualizations or movies (max 3 per submission) resulting from the work, along with a caption and brief for-the-public blurb about the work, as part of their submission.  These materials will not influence the peer review of the technical submission.  After acceptance, a separate panel will judge the visualizations, and particularly compelling visualizations will be used in publicity material to promote the work and the conference.

Submissions are accepted at .

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