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 19–21, 2024
Technical Papers ChairDidem Unat, Koç University, Turkey
Technical Papers Vice ChairAparna Chandramowlishwaran, University of California, Irvine
Paper submissions open March 1, 2024.
MAR 26, 2024
Abstract Submissions Close
APR 2, 2024 (No Extensions)
Full Paper Submissions Close
APR 16, 2024
AD (mandatory)/AE (optional) Due
MAY 20–24, 2024
JUN 14, 2024
AUG 23, 2024
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-anonymous for the paper and double-open for the Appendices. Appendices reviewers and authors will know each other’s names. Learn more about the SC double-anonymous review policy.
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 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.
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. It is particularly designed for papers that have a strong ML component and that need to be evaluated by ML experts. 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.
Compilers, programming languages, libraries, programming models, and runtime systems 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.
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.
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 IEEE guidelines on identifying plagiarism.
The use of artificial intelligence AI–generated text in an article shall be disclosed in the acknowledgements section of any paper submitted to SC. The sections of the paper that use AI-generated text shall have a citation to the AI system used to generate the text. Utilizing Large Language Models (LLMs) is permissible as a general-purpose writing assistance tool. Authors are expected to acknowledge their complete accountability for the contents of their papers, including content generated by LLMs that could be interpreted as plagiarism or scientific misconduct (e.g., fabrication of facts). LLMs are not eligible for authorship.
This document aims to help authors, reviewers, and Papers Chairs understand the double-anonymous 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 anonymizing 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).
In addition, the paper evaluation draws inspiration from the three principles suggested by 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.
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 19–21, 2024. Paper sessions are 30 minutes. Day, time, and location for each paper session will be published in the online SC Schedule by September 2024.
Papers are assigned 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. This year’s 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.
The submission system will switch to SC24 on November 26, 2023.
If you have questions about Paper submissions, please contact the program committee.
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