The SC Papers program is the leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, groundbreaking ideas, and compelling insights on future trends in high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. Attend presentations of peer-reviewed technical papers on a wide range of topics over three inspiring days.
Papers ScheduleTuesday–Thursday, November 14–16, 2023
Papers Co-ChairÜmit V. Çatalyürek, Amazon Web Services, Georgia Institute of Technology
Papers Co-ChairKaren Devine, Sandia National Laboratories, ret.
Paper submissions open March 1, 2023.
MAR 30, 2023
Abstract Submissions Close
APR 6, 2023 (No Extensions)
Full Paper Submissions Close
APR 20, 2023
AD (mandatory)/AE (optional) Due
MAY 22–26, 2023
JUN 16, 2023
AUG 26, 2023
Final Paper Due
The SC Papers program is the leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, groundbreaking ideas, and compelling insights on future trends in high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. Technical papers are peer-reviewed and an Artifact Description is mandatory for all papers submitted to SC.
Submissions will be considered on any topic related to high performance computing within the areas below. Authors must indicate a primary area from the choices on the submissions form and are strongly encouraged to indicate a secondary area.
A paper submission has three components: the paper itself, an Artifact Description Appendix (AD), and an Artifact Evaluation Appendix (AE). The Artifact Description Appendix, or explanation of why there is no artifact description, is mandatory. The Artifact Evaluation Appendix is optional.
Papers that have not previously been published in peer-reviewed venues are eligible for submission to SC. For example, papers pre-posted to arXiv, institutional repositories, and personal websites (but no other peer-reviewed venues) remain eligible for SC submission.
Papers that were published in a workshop are eligible if they have been substantially enhanced (i.e., 30% new material).
Reproducible science is essential, and SC continues to innovate in this area. AD/AE Appendices will be integrated into the review process, with AD/AE Appendices considered at every stage of paper review. AD/AE Appendices will be auto-generated from author responses to a standard form that is embedded in the SC online submission system. While the Artifact Description Appendix, or explanation of why there is no Artifact Description Appendix, is mandatory, the Artifact Evaluation Appendix is optional.
Learn more about the Reproducibility Initiative.
Papers are peer-reviewed by a committee of experts. Each paper will have three to four reviews. The peer review process is double-blind for the paper and double-open for the Appendices. Paper reviewers do not have access to the names of authors. Appendices reviewers and authors will know each other’s names. While Papers Committee members are named on the SC23 Planning Committee page, the names of the individuals reviewing each paper are not made available to the paper authors. Learn more about the SC double-blind review policy, and see examples in the Papers FAQ.
Papers not respecting the submission guidelines will be subject to immediate rejection without review. Examples include papers not respecting the double-blind submission, papers exceeding the page limit, and papers not submitting the AD/AE artifacts.
From an author’s perspective, the following are the key steps:
Small-scale studies – including single-node studies – are welcome as long as the paper clearly conveys the work’s contribution to high performance computing.
The development, evaluation, and optimization of scalable, general-purpose, high performance algorithms.
The development and enhancement of algorithms, parallel implementations, models, software and problem solving environments for specific applications that require high performance resources.
All aspects of high performance hardware including the optimization and evaluation of processors and networks.
Cloud and system software architecture, configuration, optimization and evaluation, support for parallel programming on large-scale systems or building blocks for next-generation HPC architectures.
All aspects of data analytics, visualization, storage, and storage I/O related to HPC systems, Submissions on work done at scale are highly favored.
The development and enhancement of algorithms, systems, and software for scalable machine learning utilizing high performance computing technology. This area is primarily addressing the use of HPC to improve ML rather than the use of ML to improve any technology covered by other areas. Papers addressing the latter should be submitted to the respective areas.
Novel methods and tools for measuring, evaluating, and/or analyzing performance for large-scale systems.
Technologies that continue the scaling of supercomputing performance beyond the limits of Moore’s law, including system architecture, programming frameworks, system software, and applications.
Operating system, runtime system, technologies, and software building blocks that enable management of hardware resources and support parallel programming for large-scale systems.
All aspects of the pragmatic practices of HPC, including operational IT infrastructure, services, facilities, large-scale application executions and benchmarks. Papers are expected to capture experiences and ongoing practice relating to modern computing centers or HPC-related software. Papers do not need to cover novel research or developments, but they are expected to offer novel insights and lessons for HPC architects, developers, administrators, or users.
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.
This document aims to help authors, reviewers, and Papers Chairs understand the double-blind review process that the SC Conference Series has adopted. Please contact us with any questions or comments.
If you are an author, you should write your paper so as not to disclose your identity or the identities of your co-authors. The following guidelines are best practices for “blinding” a submission in a way that should not weaken it or the presentation of its ideas. These guidelines are broken up into the major submission and review phases: while writing (before submitting), at submission time, and during the rebuttal process.
These practices were distilled from McKinley (2015) and Snodgrass (2007).
At Submission Time
During the Review Period
You are not forbidden from disseminating your work via talks or technical reports. However, you should not try to directly or otherwise unduly influence program committee members who may be reviewing your paper.
During the Rebuttal Period
During the rebuttal period, authors should still assume double-blind review. Therefore, authors should not disclose their identities in their rebuttal to the reviewers. However, as with the original submission, authors will have the option of entering identity-revealing information in a separate part of the rebuttal form that will, by default, be visible only to non-conflicted Chairs, or their designee(s) in the case of conflicts.
The following is a set of guidelines for the Papers Co-Chairs or Area Co-Chairs (hereafter, “Chair”) and reviewers (i.e., Papers Committee members). Generally speaking, the procedures draw inspiration from the three principles suggested by Snodgrass:
“The first is that authors should not be required to go to great lengths to blind their submissions. The second is that comprehensiveness of the review trumps blinding efficacy. The final principle … is that [editors and chairs] retain flexibility and authority in managing the reviewing process.”
Before the Submissions Deadline
During the Program Committee Meeting
Chairs should observe and manage conflicts as they would in a single-blind review. For instance, they should avoid discussing a paper until all of the paper’s conflicted reviewers have left the room.
If your Paper is selected, at least one author must register for the Technical Program in order to attend the SC Conference and present the paper.
For an accepted paper to be included in the proceedings, the author has to present the paper at the conference (in person or virtually).
All accepted papers will be listed in the online SC Schedule.
Papers are archived in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore; members of SIGHPC or subscribers to the archives may access the full papers without charge. This publication contains the full text of all Papers and their Artifact Description appendices presented at the SC Conference.
Paper presentations will be held Tuesday–Thursday, November 14–16, 2023. Paper sessions are 30 minutes. Day, time, and location for each paper session will be published in the online SC Schedule by September.
Papers are assigned either a classroom or a theater room equipped with standard AV facilities:
Best Paper (BP), Best Student Paper (BSP), and Best Reproducibility Advancement (BRA) nominations are made during the review process and are highlighted in the online SC schedule. BP, BSP, and BRA winners are selected by a committee who attends the corresponding paper presentations, and winners are announced at the Thursday Awards ceremony.
SC has been a leader in tangible progress towards scientific rigor, through its pioneering practice of enhanced reproducibility of accepted papers. The SC23 initiative builds on this success by continuing the practice of using appendices to enhance scientific rigor and transparency.
The Reproducibility Initiative impacts technical papers and their submission and peer review. All paper submitters should review the information on the Reproducibility Initiative page, including the guidelines for AD/AE Appendices & Badges.
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 Paper submissions, please contact the program committee.
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