How to Submit
How to Submit
State of the Practice Talks offer a venue to deliver practical, up-to-the-minute improvements in all areas of interest to SC attendees. Presentations cover best practices across a broad range of topics at the forefront of HPC, including system management, networking, education, and data management.
The State of the Practice Talks topic areas include, but are not limited to:
- Managing systems and storage
- Managing facilities
- HPC project management
- Moving, managing and sharing data
- HPC in the cloud
- Networking and cybersecurity
- HPC training and education strategies
State of the Practice Talk sessions are 90 minutes. Four presentations within each session are 20 minutes each (15 minutes for the talk and five minutes for questions). At the end of each session the four speakers from that session will be asked to participate in a ten minute joint question and answer panel.
Submissions close August 7, 2020.
Preparing Your Submission
A State of the Practice Talk submission has two main components: a two-page extended abstract in the IEEE format, and an optional Artifact Description Appendix. The extended abstract should contain links to public material supporting the practice (such as to code on GitHub). Accepted submissions are required to submit their final presentation by the final material deadline.
Where to Submit
State of the Practice Talk submissions are reviewed by experts and are evaluated on the following criteria:
- Alignment of content to the topic areas listed in the overview above and the SC20 conference theme, “More Than HPC”
- Demonstrated or potential impact on HPC
- Relevance of presented innovation(s)
The first two points of criteria are valued at 30 points each. The second two are valued at 20 points each. A perfect submission would receive 100 points total.
All other factors, including order of submissions, will have no bearing on acceptance. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Conflict of Interest
Please review the SC Conference Conflict of Interest guidelines before submitting your proposal.
Please review the IEEE guidelines on identifying plagiarism.
If your State of the Practice Talk submission is accepted, the presenter must register for the Technical Program in order to attend the SC Conference and present the talk. Please refer to Registration for fees.
Finalizing Accepted State of the Practice Talks
Your session information (title, abstract, and speaker bios) will be included in the SC20 Technical Program Archive and will be available for conference attendees.
Schedule and Location
State of the Practice Talks will be held Tuesday–Thursday, November 17–19, 2020. Each State of the Practice Talk is 90 minutes and presentations are 20 minutes each (15 minutes for the talk and five minutes for questions).
At the end of each session, the four speakers from that session will be asked to participate in a 10 minute joint question and answer panel.
Please arrive at the room designated for your session at least 15 minutes before your session starts. Refer to the online SC Schedule to identify your session’s room number.
State of the Practice Talks are assigned either a classroom or a theater room equipped with standard AV facilities:
- Microphone and podium
- Wireless lapel microphone and wireless handheld microphone
- Projection screen
Current SC Conference policies and procedures do not include the following in your session room:
- Poster boards
- Round tables
- Wired Ethernet connection
- Power strips on the tables or under the chairs
- Recording of your session
Questions about State of the Practice Talk Submissions?
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