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TeraGrid '11 Call for Submissions

The TeraGrid 2011 conference will showcase the capabilities, achievements, and impact of the TeraGrid in research and education. The conference will also mark the beginning of the National Science Foundation’s eXtreme Digital Resources for Science and Engineering program and will give scientists and engineers information on the resources and services to be provided through this successor to the TeraGrid.

 

Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings, which will be archived by ACM. The TeraGrid 2010 Proceedings are available at: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1838574&picked=prox.

 

Submissions are sought in the following areas:

  • Science: Submissions should demonstrate the impact of the TeraGrid through scientific results or the emergence of new communities. Submissions should: articulate the scientific problem; describe the scientific and computational methods (algorithms, techniques, software) and TeraGrid resources used; and present results, impact of the TeraGrid, and future plans.
  • Technology: Submissions should present technology developments and capabilities that enable increased performance, capability, productivity, and/or reliability of TeraGrid users, applications, and resources. Submissions should describe the technology in detail, discuss achieved or potential impact, and articulate future plans. Submissions describing work done on other large-scale cyberinfrastructures (e.g., OSG or DEISA) that is relevant to the TeraGrid will also be considered.
  • Gateways: Submissions should highlight either scientific successes from researchers using a gateway or technology approaches to gateway design, development, and enhancement. Gateway science submissions should briefly describe the scientific problem, the computational methods, TeraGrid resources used, and aspects of the gateway that makes this possible. Gateway technology submissions can address all types of technical solutions relevant to gateways-fault tolerance, accounting practices, the use of new technologies to reach new communities, novel interactive approaches to scheduling, and visualization, etc.
  • Training, Education, and Outreach (TEO): Submissions should represent innovative learning and workforce development applications of TeraGrid resources that help prepare current and future generations to advance scientific discovery. Submissions are especially encouraged that address the inclusion of under-represented communities (including women, minorities, and people with disabilities), institutions, and disciplines.
  • Posters: Posters should present new results or promising work in progress dealing with the use of the TeraGrid for scientific research and/or the development of new technologies for scientific computing.
  • Visualization Showcase: The Visualization Showcase provides a digital gallery of the powerful, evocative imagery associated with the TeraGrid's most exciting and compelling results. Submissions should have used TeraGrid resources to generate data, to produce the visualization, or both and should be the result of work accomplished within the past year.
  • Birds of a Feather (BOFs): The BOFs 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.
  • Tutorials: Half- and full-day tutorials will provide participants with in-depth training to effectively use TeraGrid 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 TeraGrid resources), how to maximize productivity, computational science, parallel programming, optimization, systems management and the allocations process and writing proposals.
  • Student Poster Contest: High school, undergraduate, and graduate students can submit posters demonstrating how they use computational science, including models, simulations, and visualizations, to solve science, engineering or mathematics problems. Awards will recognize the best poster in each of three categories:  high school, undergraduate, and graduate.
  • Student Research Papers: Undergraduate and graduate students who are working on research projects that use TeraGrid/XD or Open Science Grid (OSG) resources are invited to submit papers describing their research. Submit to one of the conference tracks (Science, Technology, Gateways or Education, Outreach and Training) and indicate that you are a student in your submission.

 

SUBMISSION & FORMATTING GUIDELINES

  • For Science, Technology, Gateways, and TEO, work that has been previously published or presented in another venue or that is currently under consideration at another conference may be submitted only as an abstract. Abstracts should be 1 page maximum; please include the names and affiliations of all co-authors, indicating which author will be presenting. If applicable, please indicate (with bibliographic information) where the material has been previously published, to help the reviewers and readers. Abstracts that are not accepted can be re-submitted as posters.
  • For Science, Technology, Gateways, and TEO, work that has not been previously published or presented in another venue and that is not currently under consideration at another conference may be submitted as a paper. Papers should be no more than 8 pages and must conform to the guidelines specified for ACM proceedings. The guidelines are available at: (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). Please include the names and affiliations of all co-authors, indicating which author will be presenting. Papers that are not accepted can be re-submitted as posters.
  • Poster and Student Poster abstracts should be 1 page maximum; include the names and affiliations of all co-authors, indicating which author will be present during the poster session. All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and accepted submissions will be expected to address reviewer comments.
  • Visualization abstracts should be 1 page maximum and should include: title of the submission; names and affiliations of all contributors (both image creation and science content), indicating which author will be presenting; TeraGrid 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. Animations should be in a standard Windows and Mac compatible format, such as MPEG, AVI, MOV, etc. Still images can be in any generally used image format, such as TIFF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, etc. No proprietary formats will be accepted. A minimum resolution of 1280x1024 is recommended.
  • Birds of a Feather (BOF) proposals should be 1 page maximum and should specify: topic/title of the BOF, names and affiliations of the organizer(s).
  • Tutorial proposals should be 1 page maximum and should specify: topic/title of the tutorial; proposed agenda; names and affiliations of all instructors; software requirements; any prerequisites; whether the tutorial is a half or full day; and whether the material is introductory, intermediate, or advanced. Preference will be given to hands-on activities.

 

All documents should be submitted as PDFs at http://www.teragrid.org/tg11/submissions.

 

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

 

  • Accepted Science, Technology, Gateways, and TEO submissions will be included in the conference program as 30-minute presentations. Science, Technology, Gateways, and TEO papers will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be archived by ACM. Science, Technology, Gateways, and TEO abstracts will be published on the conference website.
  • Accepted poster submissions will be included in the poster session, when 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.
  • Accepted BOF submissions are expected to have at least one of the submitters present to lead the discussion.
  • 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.

 

KEY DATES

  • Science, Technology, Gateways, and TEO abstracts and papers due: April 15 Extended to April 22
  • Tutorial proposals due: May 6
  • Notification of acceptance for Science, Technology, Gateways, and TEO abstracts and papers and tutorials: May 20
  • Poster and Visualization Showcase abstracts and BOF proposals due: June 3
  • Student Poster, Student Research Paper submissions due: June 3
  • Notification of poster and visualization showcase acceptance: June 10
  • Notification of BOF acceptance: June 14
  • Final Science, Technology, Gateways, TEO, poster, and visualization abstracts due for online publication: June 17
  • Final Science, Technology, Gateways, and TEO camera-ready papers due for proceedings: June 17
  • Final tutorial materials due: June 17