Mar 23 – 26, 2020
Porto, Portugal
Europe/Lisbon timezone

PRACEdays20 Call for Contributions - Closed


PRACE invites contributions for presentations of excellent scientific merit from scientists and researchers from academia and industry. Past and present users of PRACE resources, awardees of PRACE Project Access, DECI or SHAPE calls, are kindly requested to submit a contribution whenever they have scientific results to report. Scientists who did not benefit from PRACE allocations are besides eligible for the present Call for Contributions.

The conference programme provides space for presentations in a limited number of parallel sessions under PRACEdays20. The maximum length of each presentation is 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for questions from the audience.

PRACE supports diversity and inclusivity in HPC, and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to submit their application to the PRACEdays20 Call for Contributions, the PRACEdays20 Call for Posters, and the PRACEdays20 Hands-on Workshops for Students.


The PRACEdays20 Call for Contributions is open for submission to fill parallel tracks with the following topics:


  • Astrophysics
  • Energy / Renewable energy
  • Third track will be open for all other scientific domains


The Selection Committee is interested to receive submissions from industry (SMEs and large(r) companies) as well, to fill a track with industrial presentations.

The relevant 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.

Submissions to PRACEdays20

Please fill out the submission form below .
The deadline for submission of contributions is
10 January 2020, 18:00 CET.

Submissions should include:

  • A meaningful title for your contribution.

  • An abstract, ~about 500 words

  • 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 150 words).

  • 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 relevance to scientific discoveries, innovation in industry or addressing society’s grand challenges.

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

We encourage PhD students, postdocs, and co-PIs / collaborators to apply as well.

Criteria for selection

The EHPCSW 2020 and PRACEdays20 Organisation & Programme Committee (OPC) delegates to its members which representing the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) the review of all submissions and to select excellent presentations across a wide range of scientific and industrial domains.

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.


In co-operation with the author, PRACE will publish the abstracts of the selected proposals  and the presentation slides on the conference website, together with a photo and details of the presenter (name, institution, country, short biography, see an example here:

Important Dates

  •  The deadline for submission of Contributions is extended to 10 January 2020, 18:00 CET
  • The outcome of the Call will be communicated to all applicants, whether successful or not, by 19 December 2019  22 January 2020 24 January 2020
  • A successful applicant has the right to decline participation until 20 December 2019, 24 January 2020, 27 January 15:00 CET, so that an adequate replacement can be found.
Call for Contributions Submission Form

The EHPCSW 2020 receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 800957 (EXDCI-2). PRACEdays20 receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 823767 (PRACE-6IP).