Chair - Dona Crawford

  • Pawan Balaji


Please note that the call for BoFs is now closed!

Like-minded ISC attendees come together in our informal Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions to discuss current HPC topics, network and share their thoughts and ideas. Each 60-minute BoF session addresses a different topic and is led by one or more individuals with expertise in the area.

Submitted BoF proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2017 BoFs Committee, which is headed by Dona Crawford, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, with Dr. Georg Hager, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, as Deputy Chair.

The BoF sessions will be held from Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Attendance will require at least an Exhibition Pass.

Important Dates

 Submission Deadline


 Notification of Acceptance
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
 BoF Sessions Monday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 21, 2017
 Final Presentation Slides in PDF due Friday, June 23, 2017

Areas of Interest

BoF sessions are intended to cover all areas of interest as listed in the call for research papers.

Submission & Review Process

BoF proposals need to be submitted via the ISC 2017 submission site at by Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The following information needs to be provided in the online submission form:

  • Title of the BoF session
  • BoF organizer/speaker information
  • Short abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Topic area (as listed in the call for research papers)
  • One to five keywords
  • Targeted audience
  • Estimated number of attendees

The BoFs Committee will review and evaluate all submitted BoF proposals based on their originality, significance, quality and clarity. Each proposal will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. New this year, the BoFs Committee will look to include diversity in the balance of all BoFs. The BoFs Committee will select the BoFs for presentation at ISC 2017 and allocate their time slots.

Terms & Conditions

  • By submitting a BoF proposal, you agree to organize and host the BoF session at ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • BoF presenters need to be registered ISC 2017 participants.
  • The ISC organizers will provide meeting room facilities and basic technical equipment for the BoF sessions.
  • Travel, accommodation, registration fees and other such costs will not be covered by the ISC organizers.

Presentation Slides for Attendees

The ISC organizers will make the presentation slides available online a week after the event, provided as PDF files. ISC 2017 attendees will receive an e-mail with the access link. BoF authors are kindly requested to provide a PDF version of their presentation slides to Ms. Tanja Grünter at by Friday, June 23, 2017 at the latest.



The BoFs Committee reviews all BoF proposals submitted and selects the sessions to be presented at ISC.

  • David Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Toni Collis, EPCC, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dona Crawford, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA (Chair)
  • Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California, USA
  • Alba Dieguez Alonso, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Fernanda Foertter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Horst Gietl, ISC Group, Germany
  • Gerard Gorman, Imperial College London, UK
  • Georg Hager, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (Deputy Chair)
  • Peter Kogge, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Bernd Mohr, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany
  • Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Kengo Nakajima, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Marie-Christine Sawley, Intel, France
  • Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Happy Sithole, Centre for High Performance Computing, South Africa
  • Vladimir Voevodin, Moscow State University, Russia
  • Heike Walther, ISC Group, Germany
  • Jan Wender, science+computing, Germany
  • Andreas Wierse, SICOS BW, Germany
  • Roman Wyrzykowski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland