May 15 – 18, 2017
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Call for Posters

Call for Posters

PRACE invites you to present the results of your research or innovation in a poster.

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 number of selected posters will depend on their scientific excellence. Applicants selected for a poster 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 ( 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):

  • Aeronautics/Aerospace
  • Astrophysics
  • Automotive/Transport
  • Chemistry
  • Energy / Renewable Energy
  • Engineering / Manufacturing / SMEs
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finances
  • HPC Vendors / ISV
  • Life Sciences
  • Material Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Oil & Gas
  • Telecommunications/Electronics

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 The deadline for submission of contributions is 03 January 2017, 18:00 CET. extended until 8 January 2017, 23:59 CET

Submissions should include:

  • A meaningful title for your contribution.
  • The details of the author and co-authors:
    • Name and contact details, photo and a brief CV/biography of the (main) author especially his/her current position and area of interest. Please note that the CV/biography should be short (about ¼ page in minimum 12 point font type).
  • The main domain and possible sub-domains to which the presentation pertains.

The one-page abstract should include:

  • A description of the novelty / originality of the science/research project.
  • A description of the need for HPC / how HPC was instrumental in obtaining the results.
  • A forward-looking statement demonstrating scientific discoveries, innovation in industry or addressing society’s grand challenges.

For examples see

Submissions as well as the resulting presentations and posters should be tailored to a wide audience, using layperson’s terms and examples where possible.

All applicants, whether successful or not, will be notified of the outcome of the Call by 27 January 2017. Applicants will receive feedback on their submission after 6 February 2017.

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.

Please do not forget to indicate on the submission form if you wish to run for the PRACE Award for Best Poster or the PRACE Award for Best Student Poster.

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:

  • Novelty / originality of the science/research project.
  • The need for HPC to accomplish the results and the way this is highlighted.
  • The forward-looking achievements in scientific discoveries or in innovation in industry that should lead to solutions for society’s grand challenges.

PRACE Award for Best Poster & Best Student Poster

The poster session is the perfect venue to share a provocative opinion, interesting established or preliminary work, or a cool idea that will spark discussion. There will be a dedicated Poster Session during which poster presenters can discuss their work, get exposure, and receive feedback from attendees.

The PRACE Award for Best Student Poster will be awarded to an undergraduate or post-graduate student. The PRACE Award for Best Poster will be awarded to a senior project leader.

The PRACE Scientific Steering Committee and the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee will select three favourites for each Award, who will be asked to present their poster at the end of the plenary session on Tuesday 16 May 2017. Each presenter will have three minutes of speaking time.

The PRACE Award for Best Poster and the PRACE Award for Best Student Poster each consist 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).

All posters will be on display during the entire conference. The Poster Session will take place on Tuesday 16 May 2017. Authors of posters are requested to be near their poster to answer questions from the audience.


In co-operation with the author, PRACE will publish the abstracts of the selected posters on the conference webpage of the PRACE website ( 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: