Call for Lightning Talks: NOW CLOSED
A cornerstone of our workshop is inviting submissions from early career persons who identify as a member of an underrepresented group to present their work in HPC as a short lightning talk. For those who are chosen to present, there will be the opportunity to meet with leaders and employers from across the HPC community at this workshop, giving you an opportunity to discuss your work with them.
Submissions for talks are invited as extended abstracts (up to 2 pages) in any area that utilizes High-Performance Computing. Successful authors will be asked to provide a version of their work highlighting its goals, accomplishments, and impact to present on no more than three slides. Authors are also expected to give a short lightning talk (3 minutes) at the workshop itself.
We encourage anyone from an underrepresented group who considers themselves to be ‘early career’ (i.e., still studying, within five years of graduation, or within five years of transition into the field) to participate. However, this opportunity is open to help everyone who feels they may benefit from presenting their work, irrespective of career stage. As HPC is a large community that encompasses many different roles, we welcome both technical and non-technical contributors to submit about their work in order to broaden the knowledge of all those to attend our workshop.
TRAVEL, ATTENDANCE AND FELLOWSHIPS
Please note, both digital and in-person presentation options are possible for the workshop at this year’s SC23 conference. Those authors who are successful must make their preference known within your initial submission. Would you like to present in-person but are concerned about cost? We are pleased to announce that successful Early Career speakers will be eligible to apply for a travel fellowship thanks to our Champions, DoITNow! This fellowship will be able to cover up to £3,000 in costs for two our our successful lightning talk speakers. To apply:
- Submit your talk abstract.
- Once you have been accepted you will be invited to apply for the fellowship.
- The application is simple statement of intent as to why we should select you as the bursary recipient.
- Your talk abstract score and your fellowship submission score will be added together and averaged to come up with a final score for your application.
- The two authors with the highest total average will be awarded the fellowships.
Past fellowship recipients have put great care into both their speaking and fellowship submissions. Each woman clearly outlined what they hoped to gain in attending and how they would best utilise the time spent at conference. Need a bit more inspiration? Check out an interview from one of our most recent Early Career speaker and award-winner, by heading to the ISC May 22, 2023 video from HPCWire!
BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
- Present: Successful authors will present their work in a supportive environment, including an audience of peers and leading women across the international HPC community.
- Networking: build your HPC network, make new contacts and chat with potential employers.
- Advice and mentoring: Receive expert advice and mentorship to help prepare for your presentation, including slides, how to deliver effective, in-person communication and how to make the most of the networking time available.
Submissions are invited on all topics relating to HPC from users and developers. All abstracts should emphasize the impact of the work, such as the problem you are seeking to solve, the community benefits from investigating this work with or alongside HPC, the computational resources and/or facilities used, any challenges noted and/or overcome, as well as any other challenges you wish to highlight.
There are three key areas we would like you to highlight in your lightning talk. These are:
- Objectives of the work being discussed;
- Accomplishments so far;
- Goals of the work.
You will be asked to send us your slides in advance of the workshop.
Details to be made available on that process soon.
READY TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT?
See details for the submission on: http://submissions.supercomputing.org
Our submission section is located at the bottom of the main page (after login) under ‘Women in HPC’ Workshop. Please note, you will need to set-up an account to make a submission. Once done this account will remain active for this and any future Supercomputing Conference (SC) submissions you choose to make.
Important dates and deadlines:
- Workshop: November 13, 2023
- Networking Reception: November 14, 2023
- Poster Submissions Open: June 23, 2023
- Poster Submissions CLOSE:
August 4, 2023extended August 18, 2023
- Notification Date: September 8, 2023
- Programme Publication: September 18, 2023
- Final Materials Due: September 29, 2023
Full details on preparation of talks will be send to successful authors – information coming soon.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org