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EduHPC: Workshop on Education for High-Performance Computing

EduHPC: Workshop on Education for High-Performance Computing

Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Website: http://cs.gsu.edu/~tcpp/curriculum/?q=edupdhpc

In conjunction with SC-14: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

http://sc14.supercomputing.org

CALL FOR PAPERS

The EduHPC Workshop is devoted to the development and assessment of  educational resources for undergraduate education in Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) and High Performance Computing (HPC).  Both PDC and HPC now permeate the world of computing to a degree that makes it imperative for even entry-level computer professionals to incorporate these computing modalities into their computing toolkits, no matter what aspect of computing they work on.  This workshop focuses on the state of the art in HPC and PDC education, by means of both contributed and invited papers from academia, industry, and other educational and research institutions.  Topics of interest include all topics pertaining to the teaching of PDC and HPC within Computer Science and Engineering, Computational Science, and Domain Science and Engineering curricula. The emphasis of the workshop is undergraduate education, but fundamental issues related to graduate education are also welcome. The workshop is coordinated by the CDER Center for PDC Education and highlights the NSF/TCPP curriculum initiative on PDC (http://www.cs.gsu.edu/~tcpp/curriculum).  

This workshop invites unpublished manuscripts from academia, industry, and government laboratories on topics pertaining to the needs and approaches for augmenting undergraduate and graduate education in Computer Science and Engineering, Computational Science and computational courses for STEM and business disciplines with PDC and high performance computing (HPC) requirements.

The workshop is particularly dedicated to bringing together stakeholders from industry (both hardware/software vendors and employers), government labs, funding agencies, and academia in the context of SC-14, so that each can hear the challenges faced by the others, can learn the various approaches to these challenges, and can generally have opportunities to exchange ideas and brainstorm solutions.  In addition to contributed talks, this workshop will feature panels, special sessions, and invited talks on opportunities for collaboration, resource sharing, educator training, internships, and other means of increasing cross-fertilization between industry, government, and academia, without "eating the seed corn."  Proposals for panels and special sessions are also welcome.

 Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Pedagogical issues in incorporating PDC and HPC into undergraduate and graduate education, especially in core courses

2. Novel ways of teaching PDC and HPC topics

3. Experience with incorporating PDC and HPC topics into core CS/CE courses

4. Pedagogical tools, programming environments, infrastructures, languages, and projects for PDC and HPC

5. Employers’ experiences with and expectation of the level of PDC and HPC proficiency among new graduates.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Papers: Authors are asked to submit 6-8 page papers in pdf format through the EasyChair submission site at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eduhpc14 choosing its “Paper” track.  Submissions should be formatted as single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. See style templates for details. Papers will be published in the conference workshop proceedings. 

LaTex Package   Word Template 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Aug 20, 2014: Abstract submission deadline

Aug 27, 2014: Paper submission deadline (update your abstract submission on EasyChair with manuscript)

Sept 20, 2014: Author notification

Oct 1, 2014:  Camera-ready paper deadline

Panels: Prospective organizers are asked to submit a proposal in PDF format through the EasyChair submission site at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eduhpc14 choosing its “Panel” track. Upload a single PDF file that describes the panel, which may include such information as description of the panel topic or position statements by the panelists. You must convince us that the panel will truly be an interactive session and not a series of presentations. Explain why the panel will attract a good audience and why the audience will feel that the panel was beneficial. Suggested length for this proposal is 1-2 pages.  Use font and style as for papers noted earlier.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Sept 15, 2014: Proposal for panels submission deadline
Oct 1, 2014: Notifications for panels

ORGANIZATION:
Workshop Chair:
Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State University

Program Committee (Tentative):
Allen, Gabrielle, Louisiana State University
Banicescu, Ioana, Mississippi State University
Brown, Richard, St. Olaf College
Buck, Scott, Intel
Crowder, Grace, National Security Agency
Dehne, Frank, Carleton University
Dongarra, Jack, University of Tennessee
Garland, Michael, NVIDIA
Gordon, Steven, Ohio Supercomputer Center
Gupta, Anshul, IBM Research
Kaeli, David, Northeastern University
Kant, Krishna, Intel Corporation
Kothapalli, Kishore, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
Lathrop, Scott, Shodor
Lumsdaine, Andrew, Indiana University
Pacheco, Peter, University of San Francisco
Padua, David, University of Illinois
Parashar, Manish, Rutgers University
Patt, Yale, The University of Texas at Austin
Phillips, Cynthia, Sandia National Laboratories
Prasad, Sushil, Georgia State University
Robert, Yves, ENS Lyon
Rosenberg, Arnold, Northeastern University
Sahni, Sartaj, University of Florida
Sussman, Alan, University of Maryland
Vivien, Frédéric, INRIA
Weems, Charles, University of Massachusetts
Wrinn, Michael, Intel 
Wu, Jie, Temple University
Yang, Yuanyuan, Stony Brook University