Through a careful selection of topics and presenters, we have assembled one of the largest tutorial programs at any computing-related conference in the world. These high-quality tutorials are a highlight of the SC Conference. You get to learn directly from leading experts in the most popular areas of high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis.
The tutorial sessions will also give you the opportunity to mingle and interact with your fellow attendees over coffee and lunch, which are provided on-site.
Tutorials ScheduleSunday–Monday, November 12–13, 2023
Tutorials ChairFranck Cappello, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), University of Illinois
Tutorials Vice ChairRuth Schöbel, Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Tutorials Vice ChairAnja Gerbes, Technische Universität Dresden, Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH)
Tutorial submissions open January 1, 2023.
APR 21, 2023
JUN 30, 2023
AUG 4, 2023
Final Materials Due
SEP 9, 2023
OCT 27, 2023
SC Tutorials is one of the largest tutorial programs at any computing-related conference. Submitting to the Tutorials program is highly competitive. To avoid procedural issues, please check the submission process and review criteria carefully.
The Tutorials Committee strongly promotes diversity and inclusivity in all aspects. We particularly welcome and encourage tutorial collaborations that include a diversity of presenters and institutional types, particularly those typically underrepresented at the conference.
As in previous years, the Tutorials Committee highly encourages “hands-on” tutorials – those that give attendees the chance to try pre-prepared demos or exercises during the tutorial. A well-done hands-on tutorial can provide a much richer learning experience to attendees than a non-interactive, lecture-only tutorial.
Typically, hands-on tutorials are full-day sessions, although half-day hands-on tutorials may be appropriate in some cases. Tutorials focused on software development and analysis tools are good candidates for hands-on demos, for example.
Tutorial Participant Designations
There are three roles in presenting tutorials.
Tutorial Participant Quotas
There is a limited number of presenters and assistants based on the length of the tutorial.
Tutorials may be proposed for either a full day (six hours) or a half day (three hours). Half-day tutorials on new and emerging technologies are encouraged.
Tutorials must last for the full three or six hours. If your topic can be covered in less than three hours you can combine multiple related subjects into a single “themed” submission.
Your information will be submitted via a web form and PDF file.
The file you upload should contain the following sections, each beginning on a separate page:
Additionally, submitting samples and/or descriptions of the slides, hands-on demos, and exercises (where applicable) is strongly encouraged. These samples can be submitted either as a stand-alone file or via a URL.
Submissions will be reviewed by the Tutorials Committee, which will consider, among other factors:
Each submission will receive at least three reviews. After the reviews are completed, the Tutorials Committee will discuss them and select the tutorials to be offered at the conference. A tutorial may be conditionally accepted, pending modifications requested by the Tutorials Committee.
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.
Stage 1: Original Submission Materials
The original materials sent to the submissions website.
Stage 2: Program Material Due August 4, 2023
Program material refers to content that will be listed in the online SC Schedule. This includes title, abstract, bios, and presenter photos. Please update your title and abstract to reflect any reviewer comments prior to submitting to Stage 2. We do not need your slides at this time.
In addition, you will be asked to confirm infrastructure needs (wired Ethernet) and honorarium and support (we need a rough estimate of how many people will be accepting honorariums and support).
Stage 3: Honorarium and Support Due September 9, 2023
You will be asked to provide detailed information on honorarium and support distributions amongst presenters, consent and release forms.
Stage 4: Handouts and Slides Due October 27, 2023
You will be asked to provide tutorial presentation materials (i.e., handouts and slides). The suggested format is 1920 x 1080 (16:9) for all presentation slides. Your Tutorial presentation materials will be made available to all Tutorial registrants for download.
Presenters receive a complimentary one-day Tutorial pass registration for the day of their tutorial. Half-day presenters may attend other half-day tutorials on the same day. Otherwise, presenters must register for the conference and/or any tutorials they wish to attend. Please refer to Registration for fees.
Assistant registrations are only available upon special request and require approval from the Tutorials Chair.
A complete collection of Tutorials presentation materials (handouts and slides) is provided to each Tutorials registrant. Presentation materials are hosted on a password-protected download site for registered Tutorials attendees.
Organizers must also explicitly agree to the release of their tutorial presentations for this purpose as part of the tutorial proposal submission. We will not produce hard copies of tutorial presentations.
You will be required to upload your materials to the SC submissions website before October 27, 2023.
Tutorials will be held on Sunday, November 12 and Monday, November 13, 2023.
Tutorial presenters are expected to attend the Tutorial Breakfast on the day of their presentation. Final instructions are given and honoraria are disbursed at this breakfast. Presenters are expected to alert the Tutorials Chair if they are unable to attend. Note that assistants and attendees are not eligible to attend the Tutorial breakfast.
Surveys play a crucial role in shaping the tutorial program. Tutorial surveys are entirely electronic. No paper forms are used to gather attendee feedback. You will be asked to provide a specific QR code and evaluation URL on one of your presentation slides. We ask that you remind participants prior to break(s) and at the end of your tutorial to provide feedback.
Tutorials are assigned either a classroom or a theater room equipped with:
Those tutorials that requested wired Ethernet will also have wired Ethernet at classroom tables in their room.
Current SC Conference policies and procedures DO NOT include the following in your tutorial room:
The conference will provide SCinet wireless network access to all tutorial rooms, and may provide wired Ethernet to classroom-style seating for “hands-on” tutorials upon request. Tutorials requesting wired Ethernet must include a clear justification for the request in their proposal.
There will be a student volunteer present throughout your tutorial to help with AV and general infrastructure needs. Student volunteers will have means to directly contact the Tutorials Chair and AV support staff in case any issues arise.
During Tutorials, two 30-minute coffee breaks, at 10 am and 3 pm, are provided on Sunday and Monday.
Lunch is provided for attendees, presenters, and assistants with Tutorials registration on their badge.
Breakfast is provided for presenters only on the day of their tutorial. Note that assistants and attendees are not eligible to attend the Tutorial breakfast.
What are the expectations of tutorial presentations at SC?
Tutorial abstracts must clearly describe the tutorial content (including, where applicable, hands-on elements), what will be taught, and how. The tutorial presentation at SC is expected to closely follow the proposed content and hands-on exercises. Tutorial presenters are expected to deliver professional presentations and to treat tutorial attendees with respect. Each tutorial will be evaluated in detail by attendees after the session, and these evaluations will play a crucial role in the evaluation of future-year tutorial submissions.
Can I make changes to my tutorial materials after I have submitted them?
Tutorial presenters are generally expected to use the material submitted, with no changes. Minor extensions may be granted to enable a presenter to include more timely material, or to comply with conditions beyond the presenter’s control (e.g., new decisions adopted by standards bodies). In such cases, the submitted material should be as close to a final version as possible, and clearly indicate where changes are anticipated.
Is the peer-review process double-blind?
No. Reviewers have access to the names of tutorial submitters. While Tutorials Committee members are named on the Planning Committee page of the conference website, the names of the individuals reviewing each proposal are not made available to the authors.
Will tutorial materials be provided on a USB?
No. Tutorial materials will be available for download in a password-protected repository.
Are vendors allowed to submit tutorials focused specifically on their products?
No. Commercial products are not appropriate subject matter for the SC Tutorials program. Proprietary product discussions belong in the Exhibitor Forum, or as a parallel activity outside the conference by the vendor.
If the tutorials schedule results in the “double-booking” of one of our presenters, can our tutorials be rescheduled to avoid this?
Occasionally, an individual may be presenting in multiple tutorials. We consider and accommodate this as much as possible when scheduling tutorials. However, ultimately some conflicts are unresolvable. You should consult and strategize with your (potential) co-presenters regarding their participation in other tutorial submissions to anticipate any possible overlap and to help to alleviate this challenge.
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 Tutorial submissions, please contact the program committee.
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