for our in situ workshop at this year’s Supercomputing
) we are still looking for submissions. So, if you
are doing work on visualizing or analysing the results of a NEST simulation while it is
running, you might consider submitting, quickly.
The deadline will be extended to August 27.
Please, find the CfP below.
Professor of Computer Science
Dept. Business Studies and Information Technology
Westphalian University of Applied Sciences
ISAV 2021: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-scale Analysis and Visualization
# Workshop Theme
The considerable interest in the HPC community regarding in situ analysis and
visualization is due to several factors. First is an I/O cost savings, where data is
analyzed/visualized while being generated, without first storing to a file system. Second
is the potential for increased accuracy, where fine temporal sampling of transient
analysis might expose some complex behavior missed in coarse temporal sampling. Third is
the ability to use all available resources, CPUs and accelerators, in the computation of
The workshop brings together researchers, developers and practitioners from industry,
academia, and government laboratories developing, applying, and deploying in situ methods
in extreme-scale, high performance computing. The goal is to present research findings,
lessons learned, and insights related to developing and applying in situ methods and
infrastructure across a range of science and engineering applications in HPC environments;
to discuss topics like opportunities presented by new architectures, existing
infrastructure needs, requirements, and gaps, and experiences to foster and enable in situ
analysis and visualization; to serve as a “center of gravity” for researchers,
practitioners, and users/consumers of in situ methods and infrastructure in the HPC
# Participation/Call for Papers
We invite two types of submissions to ISAV 2021: (1) short, 4-page (+references) papers
that present research results, that identify opportunities or challenges, and that present
case studies/best practices for in situ methods/infrastructure in the areas of data
management, analysis and visualization; (2) lightning presentation submissions, consisting
of a 1- or 2-page (+references) submission, for a brief oral presentation at the workshop.
Short papers will appear in the workshop proceedings and authors will be invited to give
an oral presentation of 15 to 20 minutes; lightning round submissions invited to present
at the workshop will have author names and titles included as part of the proceedings.
Submissions of both types are welcome that fall within one or more areas of interest.
Areas of interest for ISAV include, but are not limited to:
- In situ infrastructures: Novel designs for systems and libraries; Opportunities; Gaps
- System resources, hardware, and emerging architectures: Enabling Hardware; Hardware and
architectures that provide opportunities for In situ processing, such as burst buffers,
staging computations on I/O nodes, sharing cores within a node for both simulation and in
situ processing; Efficient use of heterogeneous architectures.
- Methods/algorithms: Best practices; Analysis: Feature detection, statistical methods,
temporal methods, geometric and topological methods; Visualization: information
visualization, scientific visualization, time-varying methods; Data
- Case Studies and Data Sources: Examples/case studies of solving a specific science
challenge with in situ methods/infrastructure; In situ methods/systems applied to data
from simulations and/or experiments/observations.
- Simulation and Workflows: Integration, data modeling, software-engineering; Resilience:
error detection, fault recovery; Workflows for supporting complex in situ processing
- Requirements and Usability: Reproducibility, provenance and metadata; Using in situ to
enable rapid and flexible post-processing; Simplified access to extreme heterogeneous