EduHiPC-2019 2nd Workshop on Education for High Performance Computing, 17 December 2019: Call for Papers

August 12, 2019

The 2nd EduHiPC-2019 workshop will be held in conjunction with the HiPC conference to be held in Hyderabad, India from 17-20 December. The workshop is scheduled on Tuesday, 17 December. The workshop is particularly dedicated to bringing together stakeholders from industry, government labs, and academia in the context of HiPC-19. The goal is for each to hear the challenges faced by others, to learn about various approaches to addressing these challenges, and to have opportunities to exchange ideas and solutions. The EduHiPC-2019 workshop invites unpublished manuscripts from academia, industry, and government laboratories on topics pertaining to needs and approaches for augmenting undergraduate and graduate education in in Computer Science and Engineering, Computational Science, and computational courses for both STEM and business disciplines with PDC and HPC concepts. Additionally, we highly encourage manuscripts that validate their innovative approaches through the systematic collection and analysis of information to evaluate their performance and impact.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Pedagogical issues in incorporating PDC and HPC in undergraduate and graduate education, especially in core courses
  2. Novel ways of teaching PDC and HPC topics
  3. Data Science and Big Data aspects of teaching HPC/PDC, including early experience with data science degree programs
  4. Evidence-based educational practices for teaching HPC/PDC topics that provide evidence about what works best under what circumstances
  5. Experience with incorporating PDC and HPC topics into core CS/CE courses and in domains
  6. Experience and challenges with HPC education in developing countries, especially in India, its vicinity, and Asia
  7. Computational Science and Engineering courses
  8. Pedagogical tools, programming environments, infrastructures, languages, and projects for PDC and HPC
  9. Employers' experiences with and expectation of the level of PDC and HPC proficiency among new graduates
  10. Education resources based on higher-level programming languages and environments such as X10, Chapel, Haskell, Python, Cilk, CUDA, OpenCL, OpenACC, Hadoop, and Spark
  11. Parallel and distributed models of programming and computation suitable for teaching, learning, and workforce development
  12. Issues and experiences addressing the gender gap in computing and broadening participation of underrepresented groups

Abstract Submission Deadline: 8 September 2019
Paper Submission Deadline: 15 September 2019
Paper Notification: 14 October 2019
Camera-ready paper Deadline: 28 October 2019
Peachy Assignment submission Deadline: 30 September 2019
Peachy Assignment notification: 20 October 2019
Poster submission Deadline: 30 September 2019
Poster notification: 20 October 2019

Additionally, there will be a full-day hands-on training on how to integrate parallel and distributed computing (PDC) in undergraduate CS and CE curriculum on December 16. The training is targeted for faculty who teach undergraduate CS/CE classes and do not have expertise in PDC December 16th. The training will be jointly conducted by Scientist from CDAC, Faculty expert from Tennessee Tech University and University of Texas San Antonio, USA. C-DAC India will pay the registration fee for 20 participants for the training workshop. Interested faculty are encouraged to apply to participate in the workshop by completing the application.

We will highly appreciate if you kindly distribute this email to all faculties in your department and others you seem appropriate.

Ashish Kuvelkar, C-DAC, India, Program Co-Chair
Sheikh Ghafoor, Tennessee Tech University, Program Co-Chair
Sushil Prasad, University of Texas San Antonio, General Chair