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Important dates and Deadlines

June 15, 2014

Broader Engagement applications due
HPC for Undergrad applications due
Student Volunteer applications due

July 1, 2014
IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award Nominations deadline
IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award Nominations deadline
ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award Nominations deadline

July 31, 2014
BOF submissions due
Emerging Technologies submissions due
All Poster submissions due
Doctoral Showcase applications due
Scientific Visualization Showcase submissions due

Engage in SC Through the HPCI Program!

StudentsSC14's HPC Interconnections (HPCI) program will be closing in just 11 days! Now is the perfect time to engage your students, or those who are new to HPC, to apply for the Broader Engagement, Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates, or the Student Volunteers programs. There are a wide variety of welcoming entry programs where folks can participate and create meaningful connections within the HPC community-don't be afraid to reach out!
Read more about the HPCI program.

Last Chance! Deadline for Broader Engagement, HPC for Undergrads, Student Volunteers

Sunday, June 15, is the deadline to apply for the SC14 HPC Interconnections program. HPC Interconnections provides a welcoming entry for attendees who may be new to the community or the conference. Don't hesitate to join us in one of our three initiatives!

Broader Engagement aims to increase the participation of individuals who have been traditionally under-represented in HPC. The Broader Engagement Program offers special activities to introduce, engage and support a diverse community at the conference and in HPC.
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Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates introduces undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above to HPC research topics and techniques. The program introduces various aspects of HPC research at SC14 to increase awareness of research and career opportunities. 

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Student Volunteers help with the administration of the conference and have the opportunity to participate in student-oriented activities. In exchange for volunteering, students receive complimentary conference registration and meals.
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July 31 is the Final Deadline for Emerging Technologies, Posters, Sci Viz, ACM SRC, Doctoral Showcase and BoFs!

Show Off Your Next-Gen Innovations in Emerging Technologies Track
Have a "cool" technology to present but do not have booth space on the exhibits floor? SC14 will once again host the Emerging Technologies Track of the Technical Program to showcase high-risk, high-reward hardware and software technologies that may significantly change the world of HPC in the next ten years. Submissions selected by a peer-review process will receive free exhibit floor space in a high visibility location for high impact demonstrations and discussions with the SC participants.

More information:
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Share Your Cutting-edge Research in an SC14 Poster!
SC14 is soliciting submissions for posters in cutting-edge, interesting research and education in high performance computing under these two categories:

• Research Posters: these posters display cutting-edge, interesting research and work in progress in high performance computing, storage, networking and analysis.
• Education Posters:
these posters put emphasis on curriculum development and pedagogy, and best teaching practices of interest to undergraduate HPC educators.

Posters provide an excellent opportunity for short presentations and informal discussions with conference attendees. Authors of accepted posters will have the opportunity to prepare extended abstracts. A Best Poster Award will also be presented based on quality of research work and quality of poster presentation.

More information about all posters can be found at:
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Students: Don't Miss the Opportunity to Present Your Poster at the SC14 ACM Student Research Competition
SC14 is inviting graduate and undergraduate students to submit their work to the SC14 ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). Sponsored by ACM and Microsoft Research, submitted posters should display cutting-edge, interesting research in high performance computing, storage, networking and analytics. SRC is an excellent forum for students to share research results, engage in short presentations and informal discussions with conference attendees, exchange ideas with their peers, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes. The top 3 undergraduate and graduate winners will receive prizes such as: monetary awards up to $500, a two-year ACM membership with ACM Digital Library subscription, winners' names and abstracts posted on ACM's SRC web site, and an invitation to the SRC Grand Finals, an online competition among the winners of conference-hosted SRCs.

More information about SRC posters can be found at:
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BoFs: Engage with Your HPC Community
The Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) program, long an SC mainstay, enables community building and interaction in broad topic areas ranging from hardware and software technologies to education, policy and even research funding initiatives. For SC14, we plan to continue this strong SC BoF tradition. Specifically, the selection committee will focus on establishing a program comprised of timely and compelling BoF sessions anticipated to solicit significant community interest.

We have created an FAQ to help BoF organizers better understand what we are looking for and what accommodations we can provide. Please check this FAQ throughout the submission period for updates.

More information:
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Submit Your Best Movies to the Scientific Visualization Showcase!
We encourage everyone to consider submitting their best movies from the past year to the Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase Program at SC14, which has a new format this year. The top six entries will compete for the Best Visualization Award, with each entry presenting his or her movie during a dedicated session at SC14 in a 15-minute presentation. We are seeking movies that illuminate science, are of the best visualization quality, and use innovative techniques in creation of the movie. The accepted submissions will appear as short papers on the SC14 webpage and archive.

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Showcase Your HPC Dissertation
The Doctoral Showcase Program invites graduating Ph.D. students in high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis to present their dissertation research and engage in stimulating discussions with the SC community. This program provides a unique opportunity for you, the graduate students, to engage and get feedback from other students, senior researchers and future employers! Don't be afraid to show off your HPC talents! Submit your application at SC14.

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SCinet's Innovating Networks Workshop:
Calls for Participation Now Open

Call for Demos
SCinet together with the SC14 Tech Program are inviting network researchers and innovators to submit proposals for demonstrations on innovative network subjects like optical networking, software-defined networking, network architecture, etc. Submissions will be peer-reviewed as part of the Tech Program. A panel of engineering experts will work with accepted participants to develop, customize, and integrate the demonstration with SCinet, SC14's network infrastructure. Submissions may be up to two pages with a description of the technology and proposed demonstrations.

For more information, visit:

Call for Network Research Papers
SCinet and the SC14 Technical Program are soliciting papers from past innovative network research projects that will be published in the Future Generation Computer Systems Journal. We invite participants to submit an abstract describing research from a previous year's demonstration in the SC13 Network Research Exhibition or the SCinet Research Sandbox; or a planned demonstration for SC14. Selected abstracts will be asked to submit papers and present their SC demonstration results at a special half-day SC14 Workshop titled, "Innovating the Network for Data-Intensive Science" taking place on Friday, November 21, 2014. Abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed and selected by an SC14 Review Committee. Accepted full papers will be presented at the SC14 Workshop and may be up to ten pages in length.

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Submission Deadlines for Paper and Demo Abstracts: July 11, 2014
Questions? Email
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Exhibitor Forums Open June 9

Looking for fellow exhibitors and potential customers during SC? Then SC14 encourages you to submit proposals to the Exhibitor Forum. Every year, the Exhibitor Forum provides manufacturers, vendors and HPC service providers with the opportunity to present new products, services and roadmaps in a technically oriented venue. Last year's Exhibitor Forum presented 42 talks and this year will be even better with topic areas focused on:

• Hardware and Architecture
• Moving, Managing and Storing Data
• Effective Application of HPC
• Software for HPC
• HPC Futures and Exascale

Be a part of this exciting Exhibits Program and be the company to wow the SC attendees!

Submissions Open: Monday June 9, 2014
Proposal Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014
Questions? Contact:
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