Context and scope: The SC tutorials program is one of the highlights of the SC Conference series, and it is one of the largest tutorial programs at any computing-related conference in the world. It offers attendees the chance to learn from and to interact with leading experts in the most popular areas of high performance computing (HPC), networking, and storage.
SC tutorials cover a wide range of topics. The tutorials committee is soliciting proposals for full-day (six hours) or a half-day (three hours) tutorials on topics in the following areas (as well as others):
◾Basic and introductory topics for expanding broader engagement
◾Applications and application frameworks
◾Algorithms, numerical methods, and libraries
◾Software engineering for portable performance and scalability
◾Parallel programming methods, models, languages and environments
◾Software tools for accelerators (co-processors, GPGPUs, FPGA, etc.)
◾Algorithmic, tools and runtime support for heterogeneous systems
◾Performance evaluation and/or optimization tools
◾Debugging and correctness tools
◾High performance I/O, storage, archive, and file systems
◾Scalable data mining and machine learning
◾High performance networking technology
◾Scientific and information visualization
◾Systems, tools and techniques for energy efficiency
◾Large systems administration and/or resource management
◾Computer and network security
◾Fault-tolerance, reliability, maintainability, and adaptability
◾High performance computer architecture
◾Clusters and distributed systems
◾Embedded- and/or reconfigurable systems
◾“Hot Topics” of current interest to the SC17 community
Review Process: Submissions will be reviewed by the SC17 tutorials committee, which will consider among other factors:
◾Insights offered, in breadth and/or depth
◾Quality of the proposal (clarity, completeness, and cohesiveness of the proposal, quality of the visual aids)
◾Relevance for the SC17 audience and appropriateness for a tutorial
◾Timeliness of the topic
◾Potential audience appeal
◾Presentation history and teaching/speaking experience of the presenters
◾For “hands-on” tutorials, evidence that demos or live exercises have been thoroughly tested
Proposal preparation guidelines: Tutorial slots at SC17 are highly competitive, so carefully consider the Review Process guidelines above and the How to Submit instructions below as you prepare your proposal.
Your proposal should clearly describe the target audience and what they will learn. It should discuss in details the tutorial content, schedule, and organization.
If your tutorial proposal is a joint effort between presenters from more than one institution, include evidence in your description that the tutorial will be cohesive, and not just a disparate set of talks. Your proposed “detailed course outline” will be the most critical part of your submission.
Submitting samples of visual aids is strongly encouraged, either via a file upload or via a URL.
Copyright: We will create a digital copy containing all tutorial notes (no hard copies). The digital copy will be issued to all tutorial attendees, and it will be made available to all conference attendees for an additional fee. All tutorial proposals must explicitly agree to the release of the tutorial notes for this purpose.
Hands-on Tutorials: As in previous years, the SC17 tutorial committee encourages “hands-on” tutorials – those that give attendees the chance to try pre-prepared demos or exercises during the tutorial. Hands-on tutorials will be considered for full-day tutorials only. Tutorials focused on software development and analysis tools are good candidates for hands-on demos, but others may be as well.
If you propose a demo- or exercise-based tutorial, you must include an extra section in your tutorial proposal to convince the tutorials committee that your demo and/or exercises have been thoroughly tested and debugged in a variety of settings, to ensure completely smooth operation at the conference. SC17 will provide wired Internet access but no other equipment (other than standard AV for presentations). The demos and exercises may be run on attendees’ laptops (if they have them).
How to submit: Tutorials may be proposed for either a full-day (six hours) or a half-day (three hours). Full-day proposals may include up to four presenters, and half-day proposals may include at most two presenters. Half-day tutorials on new and emerging technologies are encouraged.
Tutorial proposals must be submitted electronically via the web site using a combination of web form and file upload. Some of your information must be in both the web form and in the file upload. The file you upload should contain the following sections, each beginning on a separate page:
1. Abstract in text format (200-word maximum).
2. A detailed description of the proposed tutorial (2 pages maximum) with the following sections: ◾Tutorial goals – specifically how attendees will benefit;
◾Why the topic is relevant to SC17 attendees;
◾Targeted audience (researchers, students, developers, practitioners, etc.);
◾Content level (% beginner, % intermediate, % advanced)
◾General description of tutorial content;
◾If your presenters are from different institutions, how you will ensure cohesive tutorial content; and
◾If your tutorial has been presented previously, list when and where and how you will update it for SC17.
3. Detailed outline of the tutorial (1 page maximum in outline form).
4. A statement about “hands on” exercises.
5. Resume or Curriculum Vitae for each presenter (4 presenters maximum, 2-pages maximum each). Make sure this includes a list of short courses the presenter has taught.
6. A statement agreeing to release the notes for the SC17 tutorial digital copy.
7. A request for travel support, if any.
Although not required, you are strongly encouraged to submit samples of your visual aids. You may upload these in PDF format separately or as an addendum to your detailed proposal, or you may supply a URL at which the samples may be found.
Honoraria and Support: For each full-day tutorial, a $2,800 honorarium will be shared among presenters; for each half-day tutorial the (shared) honorarium is $1,400. Tutorial presenters each will get a fixed travel stipend towards their travel and accommodation expenses. Travel reimbursement is limited to airfare only. (The honorarium has been increased from previous years to offset this new policy.) SC17 full-day tutorial presenters (up to a maximum of four per tutorial) may request a travel stipend of US$600 per North American presenters and up to $1000 per presenter outside North America, with half-day tutorial presenters up to a maximum of two per tutorial. Presenters are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Note that a full-day tutorial may have only 6 presenters and half-day tutorials may have only 3 presenters (and additional presenters above these limits must pay the tutorial fee).
If your proposal is accepted: Tutorial submissions may be conditionally accepted, pending certain modifications recommended by the committee. You will be required to supply copies of your viewgraphs about 2 months before the conference. Please note: the visual quality of both the screen and printed versions of the handouts continues to be a concern for tutorial attendees. You are requested to provide a 1-4 minute video pitch for your tutorial, which will be posted on the SC17 website, well in advance of the conference. Doing so will increase your shared honorarium to $3,200 for a full day or $1,600 for a half day tutorial, rather than $2,800 or $1,400.
Submission Deadline: April 17, 2017 (auto-one-week extension to April 24, 11:59pm anywhere on earth)
Conditional Notification: June 15, 2017
Conference Dates: November 12-17, 2017
Tutorial Dates: November 12-13, 2017
Be sure to send your questions well in advance of the April 17, 2017 deadline for submitting tutorial proposals.
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