Come hear thoughtful and insightful discussions among experts on topics vital to HPC – from software to hardware, education to applications, research to systems experience. Panels include ample time for the community to ask hard questions and debate the issues.
Panels ScheduleTuesday–Friday, November 14–17, 2023
Panels Co-ChairJeffrey K. Hollingsworth, University of Maryland
Panels Co-ChairScott Pakin, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Panel submissions open January 1, 2023.
APR 28, 2023
JUN 9, 2023
SEP 8, 2023
Final Materials Due
Panels are limited to a moderator and no more than five panelists.
Panels create an opportunity for the community to engage in discussion on current HPC challenges and solutions. The goal of the Panels program is to gather diverse viewpoints share insightful perspectives, engage the broader community in dialogue, and make concrete progress toward a specific collaborative goal. Panels start with opening statements by the panelists (not to exceed 30 minutes total) and then move to a question and answer period. After initial questions posed by the moderator, panelists respond to questions from the audience.
Each panel session is 90 minutes.
Your panel information will be submitted via a web form (an abstract of no more than 150 words) and a file upload (a detailed description of your panel). The detailed description PDF file upload should be one to two pages and should include the following:
Keywords and Phrases
In the web form, submitters are asked to choose at least one but not more than three from the list of keywords and phrases to describe their panel:
The names of the moderator and panelists should appear exactly as you want them to appear in the online SC schedule.
Panels are peer-reviewed by a committee of experts. Each panel proposal will have at least three reviewers. Panel reviews are single-blind: reviewers will see moderator and panelists names, but moderators and panelists will not see reviewer names. Panels are evaluated on the following criteria:
Please be aware of, and adhere to, these SC Conference guidelines regarding potential conflicts of interest and disclosure.
A potential conflict of interest occurs when a person is involved in making a decision that:
Program Committee members will be given the opportunity to list potential conflicts of interest during each program’s review process. Program Committee chairs and area chairs will make every effort to avoid assignments that have a potential COI.
According to the SC conference you have a conflict of interest with the following:
Note that “service” collaborations, such as writing a DOE, NSF, or DARPA report, or serving on a program committee, or serving on the editorial board of a journal, do not inherently create a COI.
Other situations can create COIs, and you should contact the Technical Program Chairs for questions or clarification on any of these issues.
Please review the ACM guidelines on identifying plagiarism.
All Panels participants must register and pay for the Technical Program. Panel moderators and panelists do not receive free or discounted admission to any conference sessions. By submitting a panel proposal to SC, you are making a commitment to register for the Technical Program and attend the conference upon acceptance of your submission.
Your panel information (title, abstract, and panelist bios) will be included in the online SC schedule. The panel moderator and panelists will be allowed to update this information within the SC submissions website until September 8, 2023.
Your panel information (title, abstract, and panelist bios) will be included in the Technical Program Archives and will be available for conference attendees.
Panels will be held Tuesday–Friday, November 14–17, 2023. Each panel session is 90 minutes. Please arrive at the room designated for the panel at least 15 minutes before the panel starts. Refer to the online SC Schedule to identify your panel’s room number. We ask the moderator and the panelists to leave the room at the end of the 90-minute session in order to allow time for the next panel organizers to set up.
Panels are assigned either a classroom or a theater room equipped with standard AV facilities:
Current SC Conference policies and procedures DO NOT include the following in your panel room:
What is a panel?
A panel is composed of a moderator and panelists and provides a forum that promotes lively, highly interactive discussions on a wide variety of topics among the panelists and audience. A panel is not a set of mini-presentations that do not leave time for discussion with the audience. A panel is non-commercial.
The panel proposal may include information such as a description of the panel topic or position statements by the panelists. You must convince the Panels review committee that the panel will truly be an interactive session and not deteriorate into long-winded, disjointed, and boring mini-presentations or fluffy entertainment. Do not waste space giving a technical history; instead, explain why the panel will attract a good audience and why the audience will find the panel to be insightful and impactful.
Can I submit more than one panel proposal?
You are welcome to submit multiple proposals. A committee of peers selects panels in a peer-review process. Because a limited number of slots are available, any individual may be a member (i.e., contact, moderator, or panelist) of at most two accepted panels.
Do I need to secure permission from all panel participants (moderator and panelists) before submitting a proposal?
Yes. You must secure permission from all participants in the panel, as well as their agreement to register and attend the conference upon acceptance, prior to making your submission. If the submission is accepted for presentation, all panelists must register for the Technical Program.
What conference support is provided during panels?
A student volunteer will be present at the panel and will assist organizers in contacting technical personnel in case of problems.
Where can I find the Panels program online?
The program for Panels will be posted in the online SC schedule.
Create an account in the online submission system and complete the form. A sample form can be viewed before signing in.
If you have questions about Panel submissions, please contact the program committee.
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