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International Supercomputing Conference issues call for papers


ISC '08, the 23rd meeting of the International Supercomputing Conference, is seeking papers from researchers in computing and scientific disciplines reporting original work in theoretical, experimental and industrial research and development. The deadline for submissions is 19 February 2008.


ISC '08 will be held 17-20 June 2008 in Dresden, Germany. Selected papers will be presented on 17 June 2008 as part of its Scientific Day: an open forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present and discuss issues and trends that will shape the future of high performance computing and networking.


The conference is seeking papers reporting original work in theoretical, experimental, and industrial research and development on the following topics:


  • Advances in very large-scale applications of science and engineering modelling, simulation and design.
  • Successful implementation and deployment of large-scale grid-enabled systems.
  • Computation pipelines and workflows for life sciences, especially computational biology and biological data integration.
  • High performance computer architectures.
  • Data-intensive and I/O computing.
  • Scalable tools for performance analysis and tuning for hundreds and thousands of PE.
  • High-speed system area networks for large computer system architectures.
  • Measurement and modeling of grid middleware and applications.


Two papers will be selected for awards and the authors of the winning papers will each receive a high-end workstation based on the latest IntelR XeonR processor or IntelR CoreT2 Quad processor.


The conference also plans to publish selected papers in a special issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.


ISC offers a three-day technical program with a wide range of speakers and exhibits from research centres and vendors.


A number of events complement the technical programme and exhibits, including Scientific Day, Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, a poster session, Exhibitor Forum and the 'Hot Seat Sessions' featuring leaders from industry and research centres.


The conference has experienced growth over the last few years, attracting a record 1,213 participants from 47 countries in 2007. All conference programmes are presented in English.


Professor Hans Werner Meuer, conference chairman and from the University of Mannheim, said: ‘The size of our conference and the mix of people who attend allows for some very interesting discussions and productive interactions. Scientific Day should be particularly exciting, and we look forward to papers on research results that will shape the future of high performance computing and networking.’

Papers should be submitted in English and extended abstracts of not less than four pages but not more than 6,000 words should be submitted in electronic form (pdf or doc) to by 19 February 2008.

Abstracts should clearly describe the contents, relevance and originality of the contribution. The topic area should be indicated and important references must be included.

All papers will be refereed and authors will receive notification of acceptance by 1 May 2008.


ISC '08 will be held in Dresden, Germany.


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