ISC 2018 Call for PhD Forum

The ISC 2018 PhD Forum provides an opportunity for PhD students to present research results in a setting that sparks scientific exchange and lively discussions. It consists of two parts: a set of back-to-back short lightning talks followed by a poster presentation session. The lightning talk gives a swift, focused presentation of the PhD student’s research objectives and early results, while the poster provides a starting point for engaging discussions with more in-depth information.

The presenters will be granted a free conference day pass to one presenter per PhD Forum contribution for the day of their presentation (or an equivalent discount on the full conference pass) and are eligible for discounted registration fees for the other conference days.

Submitted PhD Forum proposals will be reviewed by the ISC 2018 PhD Forum Program Committee, which is headed by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wellein, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, with Prof. Dr. Florina Ciorba, University of Basel, as Deputy Chair.

The PhD Forum will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018. Attendance will require at least an Exhibition Pass.

Important Dates

 Submission Deadline
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:59 pm AoE
 Notification of Acceptance
Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Presentation Slides Due Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:59 pm AoE
 PhD Forum Monday, June 25, 2018

Areas of Interest

Topics may range from performance analysis to optimization, from tools to applications, and from software engineering to hardware architectures, with a cross-cut on reproducible and open-science research. Essentially, all areas covered in the call for research papers are also accepted for the PhD Forum submissions. We strongly encourage submissions by students in an early phase of their PhD track.

Submission & Review Process

PhD Forum proposals need to be submitted via the ISC 2018 submission site at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/isc_hpc/ by Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The following information needs to be provided in the online submission form:

  • Title
  • Author information
  • Summary of research objectives/early results (500 words maximum)
  • Topic area
  • One to five keywords
  • Draft of the poster as PDF file, 1 page maximum (the final poster may not exceed A0 portrait paper size (841 mm x 1189 mm/33.1” x 46.8”) or A1 landscape paper size (594 mm x 841 mm/23.4” x 33.1”) (accepted posters can be revised based on reviewer feedback)

The PhD Forum Program Committee will review and evaluate all submitted proposals based on their originality, significance, quality and clarity. Each proposal (that is, the title, summary of research objectives, topic area, keywords, and draft of the poster) will be reviewed double-blind (see ISC 2018 Double-Blind Review Guidelines) by at least three reviewers and should be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review. The PhD Forum Program Committee will select the proposals for presentation at ISC 2018.

Terms & Conditions

  • Students who wish to participate in the ISC 2018 PhD Forum must not have defended their PhD thesis by the time of the conference (June 2018).
  • By submitting a PhD Forum proposal, you agree to give a lightning talk and present a poster at the ISC 2018 PhD Forum in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • The lightning talk consists of exactly five slides; the slide presentation is automatic and provides exactly 48 seconds for each slide.
  • PhD Forum presenters need to be registered ISC 2018 participants, and only posters of registered presenters will be admitted. The ISC organizers will grant a 100% discount on the conference day pass to one presenter per PhD Forum contribution for the day of their presentation (or an equivalent discount on the full conference pass).
  • The presenters will have to provide a set of five slides (including a title slide) for their lightning talk by Monday, June 4, 2018 at the latest.
  • During the poster session, the presenters are required to be available at their posters for discussions.
  • Poster presenters are responsible for creating, printing and transporting their posters to the conference. The final poster may not exceed A0 portrait paper size (841 mm x 1189 mm/33.1” x 46.8”) or A1 landscape paper size (594 mm x 841 mm/23.4” x 33.1”).
  • The ISC organizers will provide poster boards, numbers, topic areas, tape etc. for the poster session.

The PhD Forum will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018. Attendance will require at least an Exhibition Pass.

Award

Detailed information will be available in November 2017.

Travel Support

Detailed information will be available in November 2017.

Presentation Slides for Attendees

The ISC organizers will make the posters/presentation slides available online a week after the event, provided as PDF files. ISC 2018 attendees will receive an e-mail with the access link. PhD Forum presenters are kindly requested to provide a PDF version of their posters/presentation slides to Ms. Tanja Grünter at tanjnulla.gruenter@isc-group.com by Friday, June 22, 2018 at the latest.

 

ISC 2018 PhD Forum Program Committee

The PhD Forum Program Committee is an international committee of HPC experts. From all PhD Forum proposals submitted, the Committee selects the best ones for presentation at ISC and one contribution to receive the “ISC 2018 PhD Forum Award".

  • Gerhard Wellein, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (Chair)
  • Florina Ciorba, University of Basel, Switzerland (Co-Chair)

The committee members will be named shortly.