Guidelines for minisymposia and posters
The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) is inviting submissions for minisymposia and posters for PASC17, cosponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The Conference will be held from June 26 to 28, 2017 at the Palazzo dei Congressi, in Lugano, Switzerland.
Researchers from academia and industry are encouraged to participate and present their research in the following scientific fields:
- Chemistry and Materials
- Climate and Weather
- Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
- Emerging Domains
- Life Sciences
- Solid Earth Dynamics
Proposals should be submitted through the PASC17 online submissions portal, which is now open.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Please note that if your submission is accepted you must register for the conference and are subject to the corresponding registration fee.
Please find below the guidelines for abstract submission.
Guidelines for Minisymposium Submissions
A minisymposium at PASC17 is a two-hour session of four presentations on a single topic of current importance that address research topics related to domain science, applied mathematics, computer science or software engineering in the context of high performance computing.
Each speaker has twenty-five minutes for her/his presentation, with an additional five minutes for questions. The session should include speakers from more than one country, and be designed such that the speakers bring a range of different perspectives and views to the topic. Submissions that propose multiple speakers from the same institution or organization will not be accepted. Organizers are strongly encouraged to include women and/or members of other underrepresented groups in their proposals.
The organizer of a minisymposium takes an "active chair" role in their session - that is, they should present a brief overview of the themes of the minisymposium and the state of the art, introduce the speakers and their topics, and facilitate a lively and interactive discussion amongst the speakers and audience throughout the session. The minisymposium organizer may also give one of the four presentations her/himself.
Note: PASC is unable to reimburse the expenses or waive the registration fees of minisymposia organizers and speakers. All minisymposium organizers and speakers must register for the conference and are subject to the corresponding registration fee.
A minisymposium proposal consists of a title and a short overview of the minisymposium, along with a list of proposed speakers and presentation titles.
Title: Describe the subject of the minisymposium in no more than 20 words.
Organizer details: Full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Summary: Describe the minisymposium in no more than 500 words. The summary will be published in the program and should be written so as to attract those who work directly in the field and in related areas. The summary will:
- Outline the scope of the minisymposium, describing the problem(s) being addressed and their importance
- Discuss current directions of research and methods being developed to solve these problem(s)
Your proposal will be assessed based on the following criteria:
- The research should be of the highest scientific quality in the respective field, or should be applicable to a wide range of domain scientists (e.g. numerical libraries)
- The research should have been performed with state-of-the-art numerical methods; the use of supercomputers is not a firm requirement, however
Presenter details: Full name, affiliation, and address of each speaker, along with the title of her/his presentation. If the minisymposium proposal is accepted the speakers will be requested to provide abstracts for their presentations.
- November 27, 2016 January 8, 2017 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth): Submissions close
- By January 10, 2017 February 1, 2017: Provisional decision notifications
- By February 7, 2017, March 1, 2017: Abstracts due for all minisymposium presentations
- By April 18, 2017: Final schedule published
Guidelines for Poster Submissions
Posters are an essential element of PASC17 as they provide the ideal opportunity for exchange of ideas and expertise within and between the various scientific disciplines represented at the conference.
Presenters will be given the possibility to "pitch" their posters to the conference audience in a rapid-fire flash session held before the two-hour scheduled poster session. Posters with the most stimulating content will be recognized in an award ceremony on the final day of the conference.
Poster boards will accommodate A0-sized posters in portrait orientation (119 cm tall by 84 cm wide).
The proposal should include the following information:
Title: Describe the subject of the poster in no more than 20 words.
Author details: Full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Abstract: Describe the work in no more than 150 words. The abstract will be published in the program and should be written to attract those who work directly in the field and in related areas.
- February 9, 2017 February 23, 2017 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth): Submissions close
- By March 28, 2017: Decision notifications
Upon notification of the acceptance of your abstract you will be requested to upload a PDF image of the poster to confirm your participation.
Minisymposia and Posters Co-Chairs
- Rolf Krause, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
- Stefan Goedecker, University of Basel, Switzerland
Minisymposia and Posters Committee
- Chemistry and Materials: Anatole von Lilienfeld, University of Basel, Switzerland
- Climate and Weather: Peter Bauer, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, UK
- Computer Science and Applied Mathematics: Bastien Chopard, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Emerging Domains: Martin Weiser, Zuse Institute, Germany
- Engineering: Michael Puso, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
- Life Science: Igor Pivkin, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
- Physics: Lucio Mayer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Solid Earth Dynamics: Dimitri Komatitsch, University of Aix-Marseille, France