Guidelines for Papers submissions - for publication in the ACM Digital Library

    The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) is inviting submissions for the Papers Session of its next conference (PASC16) cosponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to be held from June 8 to 10, 2016 at the SwissTech Convention Center, located on the campus of the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    PASC's structure enables efficient communication between various areas arranged in the following eight domain-specific tracks:

    • Climate and Weather
    • Computer Science and Mathematics
    • Emerging Domains
    • Engineering
    • Life Sciences
    • Materials
    • Physics
    • Solid Earth

    The PASC papers program is soliciting high-quality contributions in all of these areas. Papers will be presented in 30-minute talks during the PASC16 Conference and published in the ACM Digital Library associated with the PASC conference series. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

    • Implementation strategies for computational science applications
    • Programming languages and models for science domains
    • Tools for application development
    • Domain-specific libraries or frameworks
    • Use of heterogeneous or advanced computing for scientific applications

    To ensure the highest quality contributions, the ACM publication process includes multiple stages of review.

    The PASC16 online submissions portal is now open.

    Authors should first submit an abstract for their paper; the abstracts will not be reviewed but are necessary for logistical reasons.

    Authors will be required to submit their full paper (pdf) soon after abstract submission. The papers will undergo a first round of review, and the strongest papers will be selected for a second round of review. Authors will have the opportunity to revise their manuscripts based on feedback prior to the second round of reviews.

    Submissions will be evaluated double blind (authors should not be listed in the (pdf) paper; references to own previous work should be in the third person). Papers should be in the ACM proceedings format and should be no more than 10 pages in length (including everything besides references, for which there is no limit). We suggest using "An Author", "Another Author", etc. in the ACM templates, and leaving affiliations and contact details blank.

    Please note that if you submission has been accepted, you are expected to register for the conference and are subject to the corresponding registration fee.

    Submission Deadlines

    To ensure a timely dissemination of research results, contributors are required to work according to the following schedule:

    • By January 15, 2016: Provide authors' data, and title and abstract of the paper (maximum 500 words)
    • By January 22, 2016: Provide the full paper (maximum 10 pages)
    • By February 26, 2016: First review notification
    • By March 11, 2016: Provide the revised paper (if the submission has been invited to go forward to the second round of review)
    • By April 7, 2016: Final review notification

    The PASC16 online submissions portal is now open.

    We look forward to receiving your applications!

    Review Process

    The review process is organized in tracks. The editor of each track selects appropriate reviewers who are experts in the relevant area.

    Submissions will be evaluated double blind: you must not include any information on the full paper (pdf) that reveals the identities of the authors or their affiliations.

    Papers Chairs

    • Torsten Hoefler (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
    • David Keyes (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)

    Editorial Board of the Scientific Tracks

    • Climate and Weather: Michael Wehner (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & University of California, USA)
      Solid Earth: Jeroen Tromp (Princeton University, USA)
    • Life Sciences: Ioannis Xenarios (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland)
    • Physics: George Lake (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
    • Computer Science and Mathematics: David Keyes (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
    • Engineering: George Biros (The University of Texas, USA)
    • Materials: Mark van Schilfgaarde (King's College London, UK)
    • Emerging Domains: Omar Ghattas (The University of Texas, USA)