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SC’s Research Posters program provides a venue for researchers in industry, academia (including students), and government to present cutting-edge research ideas and late-breaking results. Posters are peer-reviewed by a committee which also selects a poster for the Best Research Poster award based on quality of research and poster presentation. Some posters form the foundation for papers presented at future conferences.

Note: Students who are not ACM members may submit to Research Posters. Students who want to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition or Doctoral Showcase should refer to ACM Student Research Competition Submissions or Doctoral Showcase Submissions. Confused about which poster track to submit to? See flow chart on Poster Submissions.

Preparing Your Submission

A research poster submission has three main components: the poster itself, a two-page extended abstract in the IEEE format, and an optional Artifact Description Appendix.

Poster Format

The SC Conference does not provide a poster template for your Thesis Canvas. Poster size, style, layout, font, and content are left to the discretion of the author(s). For SC20, posters are digital-only – no printed poster is required.

You may embed multimedia elements into your poster, including a 5-minute video narration of the poster by the author, links to results, movies, graphics, datasets, codes, etc. The goal of embedded multimedia elements should be to enhance the presentation of research in the poster. Note that extended versions of the poster or related publications are not considered acceptable multimedia elements in this context.

HPC Education Posters

Posters focusing on HPC education are considered within the scope of Research Posters; there is no separate education track. Education posters should be submitted using the Research Posters submission form.

Where to Submit

Research posters are submitted via the SC submissions website. View a sample form.

Authors submitting a research poster should take care to select the correct submission type within the SC submissions website. Once submitted, the poster type cannot be changed.

Transparency and Reproducibility Initiative

We believe that reproducible science is essential, and that SC is a leader in this effort. Moving in this direction, we encourage authors to submit reproducibility information in the form of an Artifact Description (AD) Appendix along with their other submission materials in the SC submissions website.

Review Criteria

All research posters are peer-reviewed by a committee of experts. Poster reviews are single-blind: reviewers will see author names, but authors will not see reviewer names.

Conflict of Interest

Please review the SC Conference Conflict of Interest guidelines before submitting your poster.


Please see the IEEE guidelines on identifying plagiarism. Authors should submit new, original work that represents a significant advance from even their own prior publications.

Upon Acceptance


If your research poster is accepted, the presenter must register for the Technical Program in order to attend the SC Conference and present the poster.

Finalizing Accepted Research Posters

If your poster is accepted, you may update the poster content, the optional artifact description appendix, and the two-page extended abstract.

Your research poster will be included in the online SC Schedule provided you upload your final poster to the SC submissions website before October 9, 2020.


Research Posters are made available in the SC20 Technical Program Archives, upon submission of the final poster to the SC submissions website before October 9, 2020.

Virtual Program


Research Posters will be displayed Tuesday–Thursday, November 17–19, 2020.


Posters will be displayed in the virtual Posters channel. Each poster will appear on its own page, with a section for a brief pre-recorded video presentation by the author.

Posters must be submitted in high-resolution to ensure readability.

Speakers/Presenters will receive instructions and more information on recording and uploading their videos and presentations well in advance of the conference.


The Research Posters Committee nominates Best Poster candidates during the review process. At the conference, an ad-hoc committee judges poster content, including the optional artifact description appendix, and poster presentations during a Best Posters Presentation Session and the Posters Reception. After the reception, this committee convenes and selects a single best poster.

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