How to Submit
- Preparing Your Submission
- Where to Submit
- Transparency and Reproducibility Initiative
- Review Criteria
- Conflict of Interest
How to Submit
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
The SC Conference does not provide a poster template. Poster size, style, layout, font, and content are left to the discretion of the author(s). SC provides one display board that is four feet high and eight feet wide – the only formatting requirement is that your poster mounts properly on its display board. Your poster does not need to cover the entire display board; the poster size should be appropriate for your content.
You can embed additional multimedia elements into your poster by placing QR (Quick Response) codes anywhere you want to link to external content. Such elements may include a 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.
At the time of submission, the poster content does not need to be in its final form. You may make changes to your poster after acceptance, but your submission must be a representative draft of the final poster.
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
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.
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.
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.
Schedule and Location
Research Posters will be displayed Tuesday–Thursday, November 17–19, 2020.
Research Posters must be mounted between 2 pm and 5 pm on Monday, November 16, 2020 and should remain mounted until 5 pm on Thursday, November 19, 2020. This allows conference attendees to browse posters outside the Posters sessions.
Each poster is given a designated space with a display board. Before the conference, poster authors are sent a directory that maps assigned display boards. The title of each poster will also be printed on its display board in the Posters area to help you locate your space.
The display board includes a designated space for a QR code. This QR code links the poster to the SC20 Technical Program Archive, where each poster has its own web page and the most updated version of the material. Hiding or removing the QR code will prevent attendees from easily accessing your poster in the SC Technical Program Archive. You do not have to generate these QR codes. We generate one QR code for each poster that links to your submitted content. This code is attached to the display board by the time you arrive at SC.
Pushpins are provided for affixing all poster materials to display boards. Mounting your poster on foam core is not recommended.
The conference does not provide any support for printing posters. Typically, authors print their posters ahead of the conference at their home institution or via a commercial printing company (e.g., a Fedex office). The convention center’s business office may offer printing services. You can look for details at the Atlanta Convention Center’s website.
The Posters Reception on Tuesday evening provides food and drink to registered Technical Program attendees. Poster presenters must be available at their posters to answer questions and discuss their work for the duration of the reception.
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.