PEARC17 Call for Participation seeks contributions from advanced research computing community

Managers, system administrators, user support staff, computational scientists, students, and educators are invited to contribute to discussions on the operation and use of campus and national advanced research computing centers at the 2017 Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference (PEARC17), which will be held in New Orleans, July 9-13, 2017.
With the backing of more than a dozen community organizations, PEARC17 provides a forum for community-wide discussions of research computing's challenges, opportunities, and solutions.
Submissions aligned with the conference theme of Sustainability, Success, and Impact are particularly encouraged. The theme reflects key objectives for the advanced research computing community—sustainability of the infrastructure environment, measuring and ensuring success for organizations that provide and use advanced research computing, and impact of these technologies on the workforce, on science, and on scholarship.
PEARC17 seeks full papers or extended abstracts in each of four technical tracks. Other participation opportunities include tutorials, posters, a Visualization Showcase, Birds of a Feather sessions, and a student program. Student poster and paper submissions are welcome. All submissions should emphasize results and lessons derived from support of or use of advanced research computing on campuses or provided for the academic and open science communities.
The first submission deadline is March 6 for technical papers and tutorials. For more information about PEARC17 and the detailed Call for Participation, see http://pearc17.pearc.org. Submission-related questions should be directed to pearc17@easychair.org.
Technical Paper Tracks—Full papers (strongly preferred) or extended abstracts
  • The Technology track will focus on technology and infrastructure developments, practices, and experiences that enable increased performance, capability, productivity, usability. or reliability of advanced digital resources.
  • The Software and Data track will focus on practices and experiences related to software and data environments that enable the effective and efficient use of advanced research computing.
  • The Workforce, Diversity, and Evaluation track will focus on workforce development and diversity efforts for engaging and sustaining a diverse scientific, academic and industrial workforce in all fields of study.
  • The Accelerating Discovery track will emphasize practices and experiences in enabling and facilitating research projects via advanced research computing.
Tutorials—Tutorials give participants in-depth training in how to effectively use and manage advanced research computing resources and services. Tutorials may be proposed as full-day, half-day, or quarter-day sessions.
Posters—Posters should present new results or promising work in progress, ideally aligned with topics that are relevant to the paper tracks and/or aligned with the conference theme. Student posters are especially encouraged.
Visualization Showcase—The Visualization Showcase presents innovative digital imagery that demonstrates the analytic potential of advanced computing technologies and the transformative impact that such images have on scientific discovery.
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions—BoF sessions are intended to engage attendees in informal discussions devoted to topics drawn from relevant areas of the conference.
Student Program—The Student Program includes formal mentoring and networking events, student-oriented tutorials, a day-long modeling activity, a volunteer program, and opportunities for student papers and posters in the Technical Program.
About PEARC17:
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) annual conference, most recently held as XSEDE16 in Miami last July, has transformed into an independent entity designed to unite the high-performance computing and advanced digital research community. The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference (PEARC) will welcome all who care about using advanced digital services for research. The PEARC17 Conference will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 9-13, 2017.
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