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Women in HPC: Call for Posters for SC'18 - Submit by Aug 01


As part of a Women in HPC (WHPC) workshop at the Supercomputing 2018 conference, WHPC is inviting submissions from women to present their HPC work to the HPC community as a short/lightning talk. There will be the opportunity to meet with leading employers from across the HPC community and discuss your work with them.

We are encouraging women who consider themselves to be ‘early career’ (i.e. still studying or within five years of graduation) to participate, however this opportunity is open to help everyone who feels they may benefit from presenting their work, irrespective of career stage.

Benefits of participating:

  • Networking: Build your HPC network, meet peers and potential employers.
  • Advice and mentoring: Receive expert advice and mentorship to help prepare for your presentation, including slides, how to structure a lightning talk for effective communication and how to make the most of the networking time afterwards.

How to Submit

Submissions are invited on all topics relating to HPC from users and developers. All abstracts should emphasize the computational aspects of the work, such as the facilities used, the challenges that HPC can help address and any remaining challenges etc. The deadline to submit is August 1, 2018.

To submit your abstract for a poster please prepare the following and submit via the SC18 submission site – make sure your choose ‘SC18 Workshop: Women in HPC’:

  • Author/presenter information (For all authors):
    • first and last name;
    • current institution(s);
    • short biography (max 300 words);
    • company/institution;
    • country; and
    • photograph for website publicity.

After submission, presenters will be provided with a mentor to aid in the preparation of their talk and and associate materials before the workshop. Submissions for talks are invited as extended abstracts (max 500 words) in any area that utilizes high performance computing. Successful authors will be asked to provide a copy-ready electronic version of their poster by June 11th 2018 for publication on the workshop website.

As an author you will have the opportunity to share your work with the workshop audience in a brief ‘elevator pitch’ talk. This will be followed by the coffee break where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss your work. All attendees will be given a ‘postcard’ outlining the key points of your work, to encourage networking with you.

  • Lightning talk information:
    • Title;
    • Extended abstract (up to 500 words).

Successful authors will notified by September 15, 2018 and be asked to prepare and submit a postcard design for use during networking at the event. For the work you intend to present, the postcard should include:

  • objectives of the work being discussed;
  • accomplishments so far;
  • goals of the work.

Final versions of the extended abstract and postcards will be due by October 1, 2018.

If you have questions please contact or visit the WHPC workshop information page.