Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig

We organized the so-called Scientific Day, which is, in my opinion, a very important step forward for the ISC because it brings more theoretical science, or practical-oriented science, to this event, which makes it even more attractive.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig, Director & CEO, German Climate Computing Center

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is closed now!


The Scientific Sessions on Monday, May 31, 2010, are first-class open forums for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present and discuss issues, trends and results that will shape the future of high performance computing and networking. We encourage submission of high-quality papers reporting original work in theoretical, experimental and industrial research and development in the following areas:

Innovative Architectures

  • GPGPU and accelerator-based systems
  • Multicore/Manycore systems

Applicability of New Programming Concepts

  • PGAS
  • OpenCL

Data Management and Storage Systems

  • HSM/ILM for HPC
  • Tape libraries
  • I/O workflow
Paper Submission

Papers will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers and will be evaluated based on their novelty, fundamental insights and potential for long-term contribution. By submitting a paper, you agree to present the paper at ISC’10 in Hamburg, Germany; presenters need to be registered ISC’10 participants.

Important Dates
Full Papers Submission Deadline Closed
Notification of Acceptance February 22, 2010
Scientific Sessions May 31, 2010



A maximum of 24 accepted papers will be published in a special edition of "Computer Science – Research and Development", Springer Verlag, Germany, which will be available at ISC’10 from May 31 on. For details on the author guidelines, please click here.

ISC Award

For the traditional ISC Award, the ISC Award Committee selects the best paper from all papers accepted for the Scientific Sessions on May 31. The Scientific Program Committee decides on which submitted papers are accepted for the Scientific Sessions. The ISC’10 Award will be sponsored by the Gauss Center for Supercomputing (GCS) and awarded to the winning paper during the Opening Session of ISC’10.


It will be the third time the PRACE Award will be presented at the ISC Opening Session. PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, will award a prize to the best scientific paper by a European student or young scientist in one of the following areas:

  • Algorithms or implementations that can expose scalability on many thousands of processors
  • A breakthrough in science achieved with massively parallel high performance or hybrid computing resources
  • Novel approaches to evaluate the performance of applications on massively parallel or hybrid architectures

The winner chosen by the ISC Award Committee will receive a PRACE sponsorship for the participation in a training event or a conference relevant to petascale computing. The PRACE Award 2010 will be presented by Professor Lennart Johnson, Member of the PRACE Board of Directors.

The authors of the ISC and PRACE Award winning papers will have the opportunity to give a keynote talk on their work during the Scientific Sessions on Monday, May 31, 2010.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

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