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Call for Participation: PEARC17 in New Orleans

The PEARC17 Conference has issued its Call for Participation. Formerly known as the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) annual conference, PEARC17 will take place July 9-13 in New Orleans.

The Technical Program for the PEARC17 includes four Paper tracks, Tutorials, Posters, a Visualization Showcase and Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions. All submissions should emphasize experiences and lessons derived from operation and use of advanced research computing on campuses or provided for the academic and open science communities. Submissions aligned with the conference theme—Sustainability, Success, and Impact—are particularly encouraged.

PEARC’s inaugural year will feature support from a number of community organizations and will continue building on prior conferences’ success and core audiences. Organizations who are supporting the new conference include the Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop (ARCC), XSEDE, the Science Gateways Community Institute. the Campus Research Computing (CaRC) Consortium, the ACI-REF consortium, the Blue Waters Project, ESnet, Open Science Grid, Compute Canada, the EGI Foundation, the Coalition for Advanced Scientific Computation (CASC), and Internet2. Organizations interested in joining the PEARC community can submit their interest here.

“PEARC will create a forum owned by the community to foster exchanges around the ‘state of the practice’ in advanced research computing—discussing challenges, opportunities, and solutions,” said John Towns, principal investigator for XSEDE. “Those who have attended the impactful annual XSEDE conference over the years will benefit and benefit from this new collaboration. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone at PEARC17.”

PEARC will allow for sharing the best practices as well as accomplishments and impacts, said Bill Kramer, project director and principal Investigator of the Blue Waters Project at the NCSA. “Furthermore, PEARC can be an important component in supporting the goals of the National Strategic Computing Initiatives, in particular the objectives for increasing the coherence between technology for modeling/simulation and data analytics, increasing the capacity and capability of an enduring national HPC ecosystem, and developing and/or expanding the U.S. government, industry, and academic collaborations to share the benefits of high performance research.”

Submission deadlines:

  • Monday, March 6 — Technical Papers and Tutorials submission deadline
  • Friday, March 31 — External Program & Workshop proposal deadline
  • Monday, April 3 — Notification of acceptance for Tutorials
  • Friday, April 14 — Notification of acceptance for Technical Papers
  • Monday, May 1 — Poster, Vis Showcase, Birds of a Feather submission deadline
  • Friday, May 19 — Poster, Vis Showcase, Birds of a Feather notification of acceptance
  • Friday, June 9 — Final camera-ready submissions due for Proceedings contributions

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