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Call For Participation

LAST UPDATED: Nov. 1, 2012.

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Overview

As the premier distributed cyberinfrastructure for open scientific research in the United States, XSEDE delivers digital resources – supercomputers, visualization systems, high-throughput systems, data collections, science gateways, and more. Thousands of researchers, educators, and students use these resources every month.

XSEDE13, the second annual conference for the XSEDE community, will showcase the discoveries, innovations, and achievements of those who use, build, and support XSEDE resources and other cyberinfrastructure resources around the world. The theme of XSEDE13 is Gateway to Discovery, which highlights the impact of community-designed web interfaces that provide transparent access to XSEDE resources and services. However, submissions on non-gateway topics in science and engineering research; systems and middleware technology; software and software environments; and training, education and outreach services (TEOS) are welcome in all parts of the conference.

Three new features are being added to the conference for XSEDE13:

Bullet. A half-day devoted to the biosciences
To highlight important new application areas for high-end infrastructure, as well as to leverage industry strengths in the San Diego region, the conference will feature a half day devoted to new discoveries, software and technology developments, and educational activities in the biosciences. The half day will feature plenary talks from bioscience leaders in academia and industry and a panel discussion regarding latest research in the field.

Bullet. A "Lightning Talk" plenary session
XSEDE13 is excited to introduce a new 90-minute plenary session format featuring "lightning talks." The lightning talks will showcase papers and abstracts from the four technical program tracks – Science and Engineering, Technology, Software and Software Environments, and TEOS. Outstanding papers and abstracts will be selected for this plenary session by the program committee, based on broad appeal and potential impact on the entire XSEDE community. Each lightning talk will consist of two components: (1) an eight-minute presentation highlighting the research, and (2) a special poster session immediately following the lightning talk session. Authors selected for the lightning talk session will be informed when acceptances are issued.

Bullet. Publication of selected papers in a journal
Selected papers from all the tracks will be invited to extend the manuscripts to be considered for publication in a special issue of the journal of Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience. After the XSEDE13 conference, the program committee will connect with the authors of these papers regarding formatting, submission, and review requirements for the journal.

It should be noted that the biosciences focused half-day and the lightning talk plenary session are not tracks, and authors should submit to the appropriate tracks (see below) of their choice and follow the submission and formatting guidelines.

Students are strongly encouraged to submit their research work to XSEDE13. To be considered as a student submission, the main work must be done by the student, the student must be the primary author, and the student must present the paper/abstract or the poster at the conference. Some student financial assistance may be available upon NSF grant funding. See "Students" in the "Participate" section of the conference website at: https://www.xsede.org/web/xsede13/students for details and information on how to apply for assistance.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be archived.

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Call for Participation

Submissions are sought in the following areas/tracks as well as on broader topics that span multiple of these areas. Authors are encouraged to consider the special features of XSEDE13 such as the biosciences focus half-day, the lightning talk session, and the Gateway to Discovery theme.

Bullet. Science and Engineering: This track will be about science and engineering research, first and foremost, highlighting important discoveries that were enabled by XSEDE or campus-level resources that serve to bridge campuses with national resources. Submissions will be accepted based on their merit and should highlight what resources were used and how they enabled the discoveries. Submissions should clearly articulate the problem and outcomes; describe the computational methods (algorithms, techniques, software); and explain what resources were used and how the resources aided the accomplishments. Submissions are welcome from anyone, but, for this track, scientists and engineers using XSEDE are especially encouraged to submit full papers. Submissions to this track may emphasize the computational methods and how cyberinfrastructure resources enabled the research, while reserving detailed discussion of original research results for publication elsewhere. Papers will be given preference over abstract-only submissions.
Submission types: Paper or Abstract; papers strongly preferred.

Bullet. Technology (Systems and Middleware): Technology is the focal point of this track, particularly systems and middleware. Submissions should present technology developments and capabilities that enable increased performance, capability, productivity, and/or reliability of XSEDE resources. Submissions should describe the technology in detail, discuss achieved or potential impact, and articulate future plans. Submissions describing work done on any large-scale cyberinfrastructure are invited, particularly if there are useful comparisons that can be drawn related to XSEDE or lessons from which XSEDE can learn. Papers will be given strong preference over abstract-only submissions.
Submission types: Paper or Abstract; papers strongly preferred.

Bullet. Software and Software Environments (Gateways, Bridging, and Application Developers): This track will be focused on the software that enables scientific user communities to use cyberinfrastructure in an optimal way. Submissions should present software approaches and associated research and may describe classes of scientific problems addressed by a particular type of software, and how the software enables accessing XSEDE resources. Of particular interest are submissions from software developers or software vendors regarding challenges and opportunities in the development, deployment, integration and use of software on XSEDE resources, as well as considerations on how the software is innovative and how it is sustained. The track emphasizes on the conference theme of Science Gateway and papers/abstracts related to Gateways using XSEDE, other grids, academic and commercial cloud resources are particularly invited. Papers will be given strong preference over abstract-only submissions.
Submission types: Paper or Abstract; papers strongly preferred.

Bullet. Training, Education and Outreach Services (TEOS): This track will focus on TEOS efforts for sustaining a large and diverse scientific, academic, and industrial workforce. TEOS efforts in all STEM domains are welcome as well as those that emphasize the use of XSEDE cyberinfrastructure and impact the field of bioscience. Submissions should represent successful efforts that help advance computational and data-enabled science and engineering by recruiting and preparing current and future generations to advance scientific discovery through the use of cyberinfrastructure. Submissions are especially encouraged that address the inclusion of traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities (including women, minorities, and people with disabilities), institutions, and disciplines. Papers will be given strong preference over abstract-only submissions.
Submission types: Paper or Abstract; papers strongly preferred.

Bullet. Posters: Posters should present new results or promising work in progress dealing with the use of XSEDE for scientific research and/or the development of new technologies for scientific computing that have the potential to enhance the capabilities of XSEDE resources or the broader XSEDE cyberinfrastructure.
Submission type: Abstract and optional mockup.

Bullet. Visualization Showcase: The Visualization Showcase provides a digital gallery of the powerful, evocative imagery associated with XSEDE's most exciting and compelling results. Submissions should have used XSEDE resources to generate data, produce the visualization, or both, and should be the result of work accomplished within the past year.
Submission type: Abstract.

Bullet. Birds of a Feather (BOF): The BOF's are intended to engage attendees in exciting, informal, interactive sessions devoted to forward-looking topics drawn from the areas described in the submission guidelines for the conference.
Submission type: Proposal.

Bullet. Tutorials: Half- and full-day tutorials provide participants with in-depth training to effectively use XSEDE high-performance computing resources and services. Topics may cover a broad range of expertise and topics, including gateways, visualization, grid environments, data-intensive science, data management (within and across XSEDE resources), how to maximize productivity, computational science, parallel programming, optimization, systems management, the allocations process, and writing proposals.
Submission type: Proposal and draft tutorial content.

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Student Participation

Bullet. Student Papers: Undergraduate and graduate students who are working on research projects that use XSEDE resources are invited to submit papers describing their research. Student papers (where the main work is done by the student, the student is the primary author, and the student will present the research if the paper is accepted) should be submitted to one of the four tracks - Science and Engineering, Technology, Software and Software Environments, and TEOS. Student authors should check the "Student paper (science-engineering, technology, software, TEOS)" box in the EasyChair under the "Title, Abstract and Other Information" section of the submission page. Student papers will be presented as an integrated part of the program. An XSEDE13 award will recognize the best student paper.
Submission type: Paper.

Bullet. Student Posters: Undergraduate, graduate, and high-school students may submit posters demonstrating how they have used computational science -- including models, simulations, and visualizations -- to solve science, engineering, or mathematics problems. Efforts that emphasize the use of XSEDE resources and cyberinfrastructure are of particular interest. Student posters should be submitted to the Posters track in EasyChair. Student poster submitters, depending on their student status, should check one of the three boxes – High-School student poster, Undergraduate student poster or Graduate student poster – in the EasyChair under the "Title, Abstract and Other Information" section of the submission page. Awards will recognize the best poster in each of the three categories: High-School, Undergraduate and Graduate.
Submission type: Abstract.

Bullet. Other Student Participation Opportunities: Student technical submissions (student papers and student posters) are part of a wider set of student programs. Further details, including potential student travel funding, can be found at https://www.xsede.org/web/xsede13/students.

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Submission and Formatting Guidelines

Bullet. Authors should all be listed in paper/abstract submissions and in the EasyChair forms using the exact spelling in both places. In the LaTeX template, if you would like to have more than six authors listed in the XSEDE13 publications, please specify all authors in the \author section exactly as in the author section of the EasyChair submission. Do not use the "\additionalauthors" section. Similarly, for the Word template, please specify all the authors on the front page under the title and nowhere else (such as footnote). In all XSEDE13 publications, such as the program schedule and proceedings, author names and affiliations will be specified exactly as they are listed in EasyChair.

Bullet. All initial submissions should be in PDF or Word doc. Final camera-ready papers should be submitted in Word or Latex format, following ACM format templates. Initial and final submissions should be made at www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=xsede13 Word and LaTeX templates are available on the ACM website at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

Bullet. Abstracts submitted to the Science, Technology, Software, or TEOS tracks should be one to two pages in length, providing sufficient detail for reviewers to make informed judgments about the work. Inclusion of figures is encouraged. Abstracts should include the names and affiliations of all co-authors.

Bullet. Papers, including student papers, should be no more than eight pages and must conform to the guidelines specified for ACM proceedings. Papers should include the names and affiliations of all co-authors. Student authors should check the "Student paper (science-engineering, technology, software, TEOS)" box in the EasyChair under the "Title, Abstract and Other Information" section of the submission page. Papers should be original works, not already published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Extended papers for the special journal issue must have a minimum of 25% new content and must reference the publication in the XSEDE13 proceedings.

Bullet. Poster abstracts, including student poster abstracts, should be one page maximum containing the technical content; include the names and affiliations of all co-authors. An optional poster mockup may be submitted with the abstract. Student poster submitters, depending on their student status, should check one of the three boxes – High-School student poster, Undergraduate student poster or Graduate student poster - in the EasyChair under the "Title, Abstract and Other Information" section of the submission page.

Bullet. Visualization abstracts should be one page maximum and should include: title of the submission, names and affiliations of all contributors (both image creation and science content), indication of which author will be presenting, XSEDE resources used, description of the contribution the imagery makes to the science, and a Web or FTP link to view or download the animation or still image. NOTE: If submitters are unable to provide a Web link to movies and images, they can be uploaded to the following URL: ftp://ftp.ncsa.illinois.edu/incoming/NCSA/xsede13. Animations should be in a standard Windows- and Mac-compatible format such as MPEG, AVI, MOV, etc., preferably at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Still images can be in any generally used image format such as TIFF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, etc. No proprietary formats will be accepted, and a minimum resolution of 1280 x1024 pixels is recommended.

Bullet. Birds of Feather (BOF) proposals should be one page maximum and should specify: title and topic of the BOF, and names and affiliations of the organizer(s).

Bullet. Tutorial proposals should include a one-page summary with title and topic of the tutorial; names and affiliations of all instructors; software requirements; any prerequisites; whether the tutorial is half or full day; and whether the entire tutorial is introductory, intermediate, or advanced. On a second page, tutorial proposals should include a detailed agenda of the material to be covered. Proposers may include a partial or full set of draft slides to be used for the tutorials, as well as instructions for hands-on activities. Preference will be given to hands-on activities and proposals that include substantial to full drafts of the tutorial slides and exercises.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and accepted submissions will be expected to address reviewer comments.

Bullet. Accepted abstract-only submissions to Science and Engineering, Technology, Software and Software Environments, and TEOS tracks will be included in the conference program as either 30-minute track presentations or 8-minute presentations at the lightning talk plenary session immediately followed by a poster presentation at a special lightning talk poster session. Details on size/format of the posters will be provided closer to the conference date.

Bullet. Accepted submission of papers, including student papers, to Science and Engineering, Technology, Software and Software Environments, and TEOS tracks will be included in the conference program as either 30-minute track presentations or 8-minute presentations at the lightning talk plenary session immediately followed by a poster presentation at a special lightning talk poster session, and will appear in the conference proceedings. Details on size/format of the posters will be provided closer to the conference date.

Bullet. Accepted posters, including student posters, will be included in the poster session, and at least one project contributor is expected to be present. Details on size/format of the posters will be provided closer to the conference date. Abstracts describing accepted posters will be published on the conference website.

Bullet. Accepted visualization submissions will be displayed in the Visualization Showcase during the conference; at least one contributor to each accepted submission is expected to be present for the showcase. Abstracts describing accepted visualizations will be published on the conference website.

Bullet. Accepted BOF submissions are expected to have at least one of the submitters present to lead the discussion; BOFs will be cancelled when this is not the case.

Bullet. Accepted tutorial submissions will be scheduled for half- or full-day sessions held during the first day of the conference. Abstracts describing accepted tutorials, along with tutorial content, will be published on the conference website.

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Key Dates

Bullet. March 15, 2013: Tutorial proposals due. Abstract-only and papers, including student papers, submissions due for the four tracks: Science and Engineering, Technology, Software and Software Environments, and TEOS.

Bullet. April 12: Poster abstracts, including student poster abstracts, due.

Bullet. April 12 EXTENDED--APRIL 17: Visualization Showcase abstracts, BOF proposals due.

Bullet. April 19: Notification of acceptance of Tutorials. Notification of acceptance of abstract-only submissions, papers, including student papers, and lightning talk papers/abstracts-only for the four tracks: Science and Engineering, Technology, Software and Software Environments, and TEOS.

Bullet. April 26: Notification of Visualization Showcase, BOF and Poster, including student poster, acceptances.

Bullet. May 5: Early registration ends; standard registration pricing begins.

Bullet. June 14: Final camera-ready submissions due for abstracts-only submissions and papers to Science and Engineering, Technology, Software and Software Environments, and TEOS tracks.

Bullet. June 14: Regular registration closes; late registration opens.

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Contact Info for Questions

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