Research Paper Sessions

The Research Paper Sessions provide first class open forums for engineers and scientists to present and discuss issues, trends and results that will shape the future of high-performance computing (HPC).

This year, sixteen papers have been accepted for the Research Paper Sessions at ISC and have been published in a special edition of Computer Science – Research and Development, Springer Verlag, Germany.


Monday, June 18 – Research Paper Session 1


Tuesday, June 19 – Research Paper Session 2


In the Agenda Planner, Research Paper Sessions are marked in dark blue; to attend these sessions, you need a Conference Pass or Exhibition Pass.


Call for Papers – Closed



Please note that the call for papers is now closed.

The Research Paper Sessions provide first class open forums for engineers and scientists to present and discuss issues, trends and results that will shape the future of high-performance computing (HPC).

For the first time, we will feature the submission of a single topic in the new research thrust: in the 50k+ topic we encourage scientists to submit parallelization approaches which lead to scalable applications on more than 50,000 (CPU or GPU) cores.



The ISC'12 Call for Papers is supported by IEEE Germany Section.


Important Dates

Full Paper Submission


Notification of acceptance

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Camera-ready submission

Monday, March 19, 2012

Research paper sessions

June 18–19, 2012






Areas of Interest

We encourage submission of high-quality papers reporting original work in theoretical, experimental and industrial research and development in the following areas:



Storage & Data


Algorithms & Analysis


Software Engineering in HPC 


Large Scale Simulations


Supercomputing Facility 


Future Trends


Scalable Applications: 50k+

Submissions on other innovative aspects of HPC are also welcome.


Research Thrust: 50k+

The increasing number of processing elements is challenging for application developers – in order to achieve a high scalability of the massively parallel systems, codes must be designed carefully. This year, we encourage scientists to submit results which demonstrate scaling of an application on more than 50,000 cores. Results with GPGPU applications can be submitted as well. "Cores" may be CPU or GPGPU cores or any combination of them. Submitted papers should include the problem description, the parallelization approaches and benchmarks proving high scalability and efficiency of the application. We hope to encourage developers of different fields of science to submit and present their research in the conference.



Two awards are given to outstanding papers. The German Gauss Center for Supercomputing sponsors the Gauss Award, which will be assigned to the most outstanding paper in the field of scalable supercomputing.

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing will award the PRACE Award to the best scientific paper by a European student or scientist in the following areas:

The PRACE Award will be given to a paper submitted to ISC'12 or submitted to the PRACE Day. The PRACE Award will be presented at the ISC'12 Opening Session on Monday, June 18. The winner of the PRACE Award will receive sponsorship for participation in a training event or a conference relevant to petascale computing and will have the opportunity to give a keynote talk on their work during the PRACE Day on Sunday, June 17.



Full papers should be submitted via the EasyChair conference system by Sunday, January 22, 2012. We only accept submissions in PDF format which are correctly formatted using the Springer LaTeX style and do not exceed 8 pages. Incorrectly formatted papers will be excluded from the reviewing process. Papers will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers and will be evaluated based on their novelty, fundamental insights and potential for long-term contribution. For details on the author guidelines, please refer to Springer’s website. Please use Springer's two-column LaTeX macro package and choose the formatting option “twocolumn”.

By submitting a paper, you agree to present the paper at ISC'12 in Hamburg, Germany; presenters need to be registered ISC'12 participants.



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’12 from June 17 on.



ISC'12 Research Paper Committee

The Research Paper Committee sets up the Research Paper Sessions, based on a call-for-papers procedure.

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PRACE Scientific Steering Committee

The PRACE Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) will select the paper to receive the PRACE Award from all the papers submitted to the ISC Research Paper Sessions and the PRACE Day.

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Gauss Award Committee

From all papers accepted for the ISC’12 Research Paper Sessions, the Gauss Award Committee chooses the most outstanding paper in the field of scalable supercomputing to receive the Gauss Award.

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