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July 20, 2010

Workshop Invitation – Early Adopters @ SC10

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Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop (EAPW2010): Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists
November 15, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

We cordially invite you to submit a poster paper to the Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop 2010: Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists. The workshop will be held at the SC10 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

High performance computing (HPC) has become an essential tool to study real world problems of significant scale or detail, and is now applied in a wide range of fields. However, successfully applying HPC can be a challenging undertaking to newcomers from fields outside of computing/computer science. For example, a graduate structural biologist might not be thoroughly aware of parallelisation techniques, data management strategies or visualisation approaches.

This workshop provides graduate students who are adopting HPC an opportunity to present early stage research and gain valuable feedback. A group of expert reviewers with significant experience will be invited to come and critique students’ work and provide constructive feedback. The goal of this workshop is to help students identify shortcomings, introduce new approaches, discuss new technology, learn about relevant literature or define their future research goals.

This workshop is relevant to a range of students, include those that:
* Are from fields outside of computing/computer science and are applying HPC tools or techniques in their domain; or
* Are applying HPC to a field where it has not traditionally been used; or
* Are new to the field of HPC and wish to present their early research outcomes.

Domain-specific applications of HPC disciplines such as parallel computing, grid computing, workflows, data management and visualisation are all considered highly relevant.

Applicants are invited to submit a one page abstract for review by small program committee. Poster presentations at the workshop should be A1 size (or approximately 2 x 3 ft) in portrait orientation.

This workshop is an initiative of the SC Ambassador’s program, aimed to increase SC engagement from international participants.

The Early Adopters Workshop was first run in 2009 at SC09 in Portland, Oregon. It attracted 35 students from across Australia, USA and Europe, and as many reviewers. Please see here for photos and other details of last years workshop –

International Advisory committee
Professor David Abramson, Monash University
Wojtek James Goscinski, Monash University
Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
Karen Haines, University of Western Australia
David Gavaghan, University of Oxford
Dieter Kranzlmueller, LMU Munich
Hong Ong, MIMOS Berhad
Depei Qian, Beihang University
Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Centre
Ron Perrott, Queen’s University, Belfast

Expert reviewers
Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Gabrielle Allen, Louisiana State University
Mark Baker, University of Reading
Shawn T. Brown, University of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Robert Ferraro, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Amit Majumdar, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Univ. of California San Diego
Manish Parashar, Rutgers & National Science Foundation
Thillai Raj Ramanathan, MIMOS Berhad
Barry Schneider, National Science Foundation
Geoffrey Vallee, Oak Ridge National Lab
more TBA

Wojtek James Goscinski, Monash University,

One page abstract in PDF format –

Key Dates
Abstract submission – 31st of July 2010
Acceptance notification – 10th of August 2010
Workshop – Monday, November 15, 2010 from 1:30 – 5:00 pm, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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