Call for Contributions
PRACE would like to receive contributions for presentations of excellent scientific merit from scientists and researchers from academia and industry. Past and present users of PRACE resources are highly encouraged to send in a contribution based on their PRACE-supported project(s). But it is not necessary that your past or present work was / is supported by PRACE and / or DECI and / or SHAPE to be eligible for this Call.
Submissions should take the form of an extended abstract (one page), detailing the novelty or originality of the science or research project and the need for HPC to accomplish the results. The forward-looking achievements should demonstrate scientific discoveries, innovation in industry or address society’s grand challenges.
The conference programme provides space for presentations in parallel sessions organised by organisations, Centres of Excellence, and projects participating in the European HPC Summit Week 2017, including PRACEdays17. The maximum length of each presentation is 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for questions from the audience.
Applicants selected for a presentation will receive a free conference pass. Travel and accommodation will not be reimbursed. The standard conference fee is € 60,-
PRACE supports the Women in HPC initiative (http://www.womeninhpc.org.uk/) which works towards equal representation in High Performance Computing. The Scientific Steering Committee and Industrial Advisory Committee of PRACE encourage female researchers and scientists to submit their contribution to both the Call for Contributions and the Call for Posters.
Applicants are invited to send in contributions from scientific or industrial domains that use HPC. Examples are (in alphabetical order):
The domain should be clearly indicated on the submission. If several domains apply, the main one should be indicated, with the secondary domain(s) in brackets.
Please fill out the submission form on https://survey.niif.hu/index.php/661753?lang=en. The deadline for submission of contributions is
Submissions should include:
The one-page abstract should include:
For examples see http://www.prace-ri.eu/pracedays16-presentations/.
Submissions as well as the resulting presentations and posters should be tailored to a wide audience, using layperson’s terms and examples where possible.
A successful applicant has the right to decline participation until 30 January 2017, 12:00 (noon) CET, so that an adequate replacement can be found.
Criteria for selection
The PRACE Conference Programme Committee, consisting of members of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) will review all submissions with the goal of selecting the most excellent presentations across as wide a range of scientific and industrial domains as possible.
Submissions will be assessed based on the following criteria:
PRACE Award for Best Scientific Presentation
PRACE awards a prize to the best paper submitted to the PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference in one of the following areas:
The PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) selects the paper to receive the PRACE Award for Best Scientific Presentation, which will be announced at the Opening Session and presented at the closing session. The PRACE Scientific Award consists of a diploma and a token prize, as well as a voucher for € 1 500 which can be used to attend an HPC training or conference (based on reimbursement of real costs).
PRACE Award for Best Industrial Presentation
The objective of the PRACE Award for the Most Innovative Industrial High-Performance Computing in Europe is to award the boldest industrial HPC application and illustrate how far one can take this technology in changing the present paradigms of European industry. The competition is open to organisations from all fields of HPC, proposing:
The PRACE Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) selects the paper to receive the PRACE Award for Best Industrial Presentation, which will be announced at the Opening Session and presented at the closing session. The PRACE Award for Best Industrial Presentation consists of a diploma and a token prize, as well as a voucher for € 1 500 which can be used to attend an HPC training or conference (based on reimbursement of real costs).
In co-operation with the author, PRACE will publish the abstracts of the selected submissions on the conference webpage of the PRACE website (http://www.prace-ri.eu/pracedays17) together with a photo and details of the presenter (name, institution, country, short biography). An example of how this is done can be found here: http://www.prace-ri.eu/pracedays16-presentations/.