This is the list of answers to most of the common questions people ask about ISC. The FAQ is intended as a first resource for attendees. However, if you do not find the solution to your request here, our Operations Team will be happy to answer any questions, explain a regulation or offer any special assistance you may require. Please contact us at support@isc-events.com

General ISC Information

What is ISC?

The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) is not only the world's oldest, but also an IEEE-recognized global conference and exhibition for high performance computing, networking and storage. 
It provides a platform for learning and networking for some 2,500 like-minded HPC researchers, technology leaders, scientists and IT-decision makers.

Where and when will ISC’14 take place?

The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) will be held from June 22–26, 2014, at the following venue:
Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) 
Messe-Allee 1
04356 Leipzig

What are the important dates of ISC’14?

Tutorials: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Conference: Monday, June 23 – Thursday, June 26, 2014
Exhibition: Monday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Online Registration: Friday, March 14, 2014

What is the common language spoken at ISC?

The official language of the conference is English, and all presentations will be held in English. Translation services will not be provided.


When will the registration start?

Online registration starts on Friday, March 14, 2014.

What are the registration fees?

For the 2014 registration fees, please refer to the Online Registration page.
Please note that the registration fee includes travel within Leipzig (zone 110) from June 22 through 26. Please wear your conference badge at all times when traveling on public transport.

Is there a deadline for registration?

No. You can register through the last day of the conference. However, fees are lower if you register earlier.

What payments do you accept for ISC’14 online registration?

When registering online, you may only pay by credit card.

Are meals included in the registration fee?

The registration fee includes lunch, coffee breaks and fingerfood at the ISC Welcome Party. Beverages will be provided the whole day.

Can I register and pay on-site by cash?

When registering on-site, you can pay either by cash (in Euros) or credit card.

Why is VAT (Value Added Tax) charged in ISC invoices?

According to the German Laws we, as a German company, need to charge VAT on the ISC participation fees. All prices are therefore subject to the statutory rate of VAT valid in Germany.

What are the on-site registration hours during ISC’14 ?

The Registration Desk will be open from Sunday, June 22 to Thursday, June 26, 2014. The opening hours are as below:


Will Internet stations be available onsite?

Yes, Internet stations will be provided along with Wi-Fi hot spots throughout the conference facility for paying attendees.


I am interested in exhibiting at the ISC show. Where do I get more information, e.g. about costs?

Please contact our Customer Relations Manager, Ms. Anna Schachoff, for more information at

Where can I find the costs and options for exhibiting and sponsoring at ISC’14?

Please contact our Customer Relations Manager, Ms. Anna Schachoff, for more information at

Conference Program

How can I contribute to the ISC conference program?

ISC offers various opportunities to contribute actively to the conference program:

Tutorials & Other Contributed Sessions

Speakers of the these sessions are recruited via a call for participation. You need to submit a proposal by a certain deadline, and the relevant Committee reviews all proposals and selects the ones admitted to ISC.

Industrial Sessions

If you are an HPC vendor and interested in a speaking opportunity, you might want to consider sponsoring; our sponsorship packagesinclude various speaking opportunities.

Satellite Events

Satellite Events are are events that are organized and hosted by our sponsors and affiliates and take place during the ISC conference week.


Do I need a visa to travel to Germany?

Visas are required for some nationalities. To find out if you need a visa for Germany, visit http://tinyurl.com/6kfqmy6
You may need an invitation letter for your visa application. When you register online for ISC'13, you can request an invitation letter be e-mailed as a pdf to you free of charge or sent as a hard copy to you by DHL Express at a handling fee of 45.00 € plus VAT. » More

How do I get to the Congress Center from the airport or downtown hotels?

Please open the following link:

What is the Leipzig climate in June?

The climate of Leipzig is often described as continental and is fairly stable throughout the majority of the year. With warm summer weather and reasonably cool winters, Leipzig experiences only occasional weather extremes and is at its most appealing between the months of May and September, when clear blue skies and high temperatures are most likely.

Leipzig's summer season is welcomed by the locals and many of the city's cafes, bars and restaurants begin to spill out onto the streets at this time, to take advantage of the sunny weather and warm evenings, often remaining busy well into the night.

However, do bear in mind that the climate in Leipzig can be a little unpredictable at best, with rainy spells being a distinct possibility in any month.

Leipzig Weather and Climate Chart






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Leipzig weather forecast:




Will ISC also serve vegetarian meals?

Yes, we will serve vegetarian meals for lunch every day.


How do I obtain press accreditation for attending ISC’14?

To request a press or analyst pass, please contact: Nages Sieslack.

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