Document and Presentation Guidelines for:

NCSA Blue Waters Symposium
for Petascale Science and Beyond

May 12-15, 2014

 

This event will bring together leaders in scientific and computational research at the petascale level and will be a tremendous opportunity for showcasing the work and results enabled by Blue Waters. We therefore ask that you send a 150-word summary addressing the activities and findings related to your Blue Waters project by March 31. This summary will be posted publicly on the symposium website.

We also plan to produce a book featuring the work of the science and engineering teams running on Blue Waters. For this publication we ask for an extended abstract, following the guidelines provided below, to be sent to NCSA by April 15, 2014

 

Presentation Submissions

 

 

Presentation Guidelines

PI's, or desingated presenters will be provided with a specific time and duration for his/her presentation.  Presentations will 20 minutes.  This time includes time for Q&A.

Presentations should cover:

o   Key Challenges: description of the science/engineering problem being addressed

o   Why it Matters: description of the potential impact of solving this research problem

o   Why Blue Waters: explanation of why you need the unique scale and attributes of Blue Waters to address these challenges

o   Accomplishments: explanation of results you obtained

Submissions:

 

150-Word Summary

Extended Abstract Submission 

Detailed guidelines provided below

Extended Abstract Submission Guidelines

Each team using the Blue Waters system is invited to submit an extended abstract detailing their research results. These abstracts will be collected and published soon after the annual symposium. The collection will be distributed to all Blue Waters users, to the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies, to university leaders, and to others in the computational science community.

Each text submission must include:

·      Name and institution of principal investigator

·      Names and affiliations of collaborators

·      Executive summary (150 words)

·      Description of research activities and results (approx. 800-1,200 words). This must include:

o   Key Challenges: description of the science/engineering problem being addressed

o   Why it Matters: description of the potential impact of solving this research problem

o   Why Blue Waters: explanation of why you need the unique scale and attributes of Blue Waters to address these challenges

o   Accomplishments: explanation of results you obtained

·      List of publications associated with this work

·      Caption and credit for accompanying image (see below)

This information should be submitted in a single Word or other text document; please do not submit PDFs. There are no specific formatting instructions, as the text will be re-formatted during the design of the publication.

Visualization and images

Along with your text submission, please also send a visualization or other image related to the research work. The ideal size/resolution is 8.5" w x 11" h at 300 dpi; if this is not available, please provide the highest size/resolution that you have.

If you have questions, please contact Kjellrun Olson at kjellrun@illinois.edu, your team's point of contact, or the Blue Waters support staff at help+bw@ncsa.illinois.edu.

Submissions: