Call for Participation

The ACM PEARC22 Technical Program Committee (TPC) invites you to submit technical content proposals for the ACM PEARC22 Conference – Revolutionary: Computing, Connections, You which will be held from July 10 to July 14, 2022. Submissions may address any topic related to advanced research computing and data, but topics consistent with one or more of the three technical tracks described below are of particular interest. Submissions may take several forms, also indicated below. Authors need to plan for onsite delivery of their presentations.

Students are welcome and encouraged to submit papers, posters, and panel proposals through the normal process.

Those interested in volunteering as Technical Reviewers can sign up here.

Technical Tracks for PEARC22

Workforce Development, Training, Diversity, and Education: Papers in this track will be of interest to educators, research computing and data (RCD) professionals, executive leadership, early career professionals, and students. Papers will focus on practice and experience in developing and sustaining advanced research computing as a profession, and developing a highly proficient workforce that realizes the full potential of people in all demographic groups. 

Examples of relevant topics include training in advanced research computing; curriculum development for STEM, computer science, data science, and computational sciences; learning technologies; case studies involving underserved communities and groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields; career and workplace improvement (leadership opportunities, coaching and/or mentoring opportunities as part of a leadership development experience, community recognition of the value of research computing and data professionals, creating an inclusive environment); professional development in relevant professional and technical skills; and defining research computing and data career tracks.

Applications and Software: Papers in this track will be of interest to researchers, software developers, students, and educators. Papers will focus on practice and experience relating to the use of advanced research computing to address problems in the physical and life sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, computer science, engineering, education, manufacturing, government, and other fields. 

Examples of relevant topics include development of domain-specific software; applications of and application software for GPUs, novel CPUs, FPGAs, or other advanced hardware; optimization, parallelization, or other enhancements to existing software; advanced visualization techniques; science gateways and other novel ways to access advanced computing; workflow management systems; cost-effective use of cloud and on-premise HPC resources; advanced user support; scientific results, insights, or breakthroughs enabled by research computing; tools, libraries, middleware, and frameworks that lead to more effective use of computational and data resources; approaches to scientific code design patterns, security, and reusability; and applications of machine learning techniques.

Systems and System Software: Papers in this track will be of interest to system administrators, network administrators, and cybersecurity specialists. Papers will focus on practice and experience related to physical or virtual systems (compute, storage, visualization, instruments, and networking); system software for managing hardware; middleware and interoperability; virtualization and containerization; and operating distributed cyberinfrastructures and research computing environments. 

Examples of relevant topics include containerized solutions; job scheduling; monitoring and usage analysis; fault detection and repair; software stack management; experience with advanced storage systems; hardware and systems for data-centric computing; networking challenges; design and use of visualization environments; design, deployment, and maintenance of virtualized environments; funding and operating of advanced research computing facilities (including considerations of cost of locally-sited hardware vs. remote hardware such as cloud facilities); systems procurement; systems administration; cybersecurity; practice and experience in facilitating the acquisition, operation, and use of advanced hardware, software, networks and services to advance research, scholarship, and creativity securely and sustainably; operational performance comparisons and performance aspects of cloud environments. Submissions covering both established state of practice as well as novel research in operations are welcome.  

Submission Requirements for PEARC22

As a published ACM author, you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects.

General guidelines and submission timeline: Submissions for PEARC22 are now being accepted in EasyChair. Manuscripts must be submitted to EasyChair by the deadline for each submission type shown below. All submissions will be peer reviewed for quality and relevance to the ACM PEARC community. Authors should submit to the track that best fits their subject, but may be re-assigned by the TPC based on track-relevance. We expect that the proceedings will be published when the conference opens.

Full and Short Paper Authors: Please read the ACM Author Representation Policy. Also note that at least one author of an accepted Full or Short paper must attend the conference to present the work.

Authors should prepare their Full and Short Papers using the two-column ACM Primary Article Template. This is the publication format and should be used for authoring to ensure your Full and Short Papers conform to the length constraints described below. 

ACM has partnered with Overleaf, a free cloud-based collaborative authoring tool, to provide an ACM LaTeX authoring template. For more information on this, please see the ACM Publication workflow page. Note that Overleaf can import .bib bibliography files (e.g., from EndNote); see this article for details. For those having difficulty working with the templates, please reach out for support via pearc22-proceedings@googlegroups.com before the submission deadline.

Full Papers (6-8 pages as laid out in the 2-column publication format including references) are expected to represent significant, novel work relevant to the ACM PEARC conference community. Some (but not necessarily all) Full Paper submissions that are not judged by reviewers to meet the threshold for acceptance may be invited to edit (for length) and resubmit as a Short Paper. The invitation to re-submit does not guarantee acceptance, and the re-submitted Short Paper is still subject to the standard review process.

Full Paper submissions are due February 18, 2022.

Short Papers (3-4 pages as laid out in the 2-column publication format including references) describe work in progress or less substantial results (e.g., lacking full implementation or evaluation, etc.).

Short Paper submissions are due April 8, 2022.

Student Papers: To qualify as a student paper (either a Full or Short Paper), the primary author must be a student, and the work must be primarily that of the primary author and collaborating students (although staff and faculty collaborators are allowed). At least one student author of an accepted student paper must attend the conference to present the work.

Camera-Ready Manuscripts: Authors of accepted Full and Short Papers should address reviewer comments for the final version, and must provide camera-ready final versions using the ACM Template by May 20, 2022. If you experience difficulties uploading your camera-ready files into the ACM TAPS (The ACM Publishing System) platform, email TAPS support at confsupport@aptaracorp.com or reach out to pearc22-proceedings@googlegroups.com as soon as possible; someone will be able to help you with your submission.

Paper Novelty (applies only to Full Papers and Short Papers): ACM PEARC will review all papers in accordance with published SIGHPC policy and the ACM Plagiarism Policy. Under no circumstances should authors submit previously published work, submit the same work simultaneously to multiple venues, or submit papers that plagiarize the work of other authors. These rules also apply to self-plagiarization without proper attribution. Like other conferences and journals, ACM PEARC prohibits these practices and may take action against authors who engage in them. In some cases, the program committee may share information about submitted papers with other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the integrity of papers under consideration. If the Technical Program Committee discovers a violation of these principles, sanctions may include, but are not limited to, contacting the authors’ institutions and publicizing the details of the case.

The ACM policy on simultaneous submission considers technical reports as not a concurrent publication.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

Layout guidelines for all submission types other than Full and Short Papers (which must use the ACM templates as described above): no template for these submission types is required, but authors should use standard letter-sized pages (8 ½” by 11”), at least a 10 pt. font, no more than 6 lines per inch, and at least 1-inch margins on all sides.

Tutorials and Workshops: These may be proposed as either a full-day (6-hour) session or a half-day (3-hour) session, and should allow for breaks (which are in addition to the 3 or 6 hours of material). Submissions must be 2-4 pages in length (following the layout guidelines above), and include a detailed description of the tutorial/workshop; the length, structure and format; goals; target audience and expected background and/or skill levels; expected attendance; and relevance to ACM PEARC22 attendees. A list of proposed instructors/speakers and their roles must also be provided, along with a list of recent offerings of similar tutorials/workshops by the same or similar organizers.

  • Tutorials: Tutorials provide participants with in-depth training in the use, facilitation, or operation of research computing and data resources and services. Tutorials should emphasize hands-on, practical content over lecture content, should specify the amount of hands-on activities, and specify the target audience as Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced in the proposed topic. While the internet is expected to be available in session rooms during the tutorials, authors should be prepared to conduct tutorials without internet connectivity in case of an outage.
  • Workshops: Workshops provide a focused, in-depth venue for presentations, discussion, and interaction. Submissions will be selected with a preference for topics that inspire deep and interactive dialogue on important topics within the research computing and data communities. 

Tutorial and Workshop submissions are due January 21, 2022. Tutorial and Workshop submissions are not included in proceedings.

Panels: Panel sessions are 90-minutes long and will be scheduled as part of the technical sessions. Panel submissions should give the names of the organizer(s) and panelists, and describe the specific contributions of each organizer or panelist. For panels that are similar to those presented previously by the same or similar organizer(s), the submission should identify the venues of recent offerings and differentiate the ACM PEARC22 submission from prior offerings. Panel submissions should be 2-4 pages in length (following the layout guidelines above).

Panel submissions are due April 29, 2022. Panel submissions are not included in proceedings. 

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions: BoF sessions are one hour in length and gather community members to discuss a topic of shared interest. BoF submissions should include the proposed topic, list the names of the organizer(s) and panelists/presenters (if any), and describe the specific contributions of each organizer or panelist/presenter (if any). For BoF sessions that have been presented previously by the same or similar organizer(s), the submission should identify the venues of recent offerings and differentiate the PEARC22 submission from prior offerings. BoF submissions should be 2-4 pages in length (following the layout guidelines above).

BoF submissions are due April 29, 2022. BoF submissions are not included in proceedings.

Posters: Posters summarize projects, information, research, etc., concisely and attractively to help publicize it and generate discussion. The poster is usually a mixture of a brief text mixed with tables, graphs, pictures, and other presentation formats. Accepted posters will be presented in a poster session at PEARC22; authors are present while other participants can view the presentation and interact with them. A poster submission has two main components: the poster itself and an extended abstract of the work presented in the poster. Posters should be in PDF format with a maximum size of 10MB. There are no restrictions on dimensions, but keep in mind that while it is possible to zoom in on any section of the poster, we recommend keeping the poster to a size that is comprehensible on a screen. We also recommend keeping text to a minimum and using a large font size (e.g., 18-24 pt) to facilitate comprehension. Extended abstracts are 1-2 pages (following the layout guidelines above) and will be included in proceedings. Proposers are encouraged to include a preliminary mockup of the poster presentation (as a third page of the submission), and to add a link or QR code to multimedia elements within the poster, linking to results, videos, graphics, datasets, code, etc. The goal is to advance the presentation of work in the poster.

Poster submissions are due April 8, 2022.

Student Posters: To qualify as a student poster, the primary author must be a student, and the work must be primarily that of the primary author and collaborating students (although staff and faculty collaborators are allowed). At least one student author of an accepted student poster must attend the conference to present the work.

Hints for new Poster authors: 

  • State the contribution and originality of your work clearly and explicitly: What is the problem? How does your approach help? Why is it better than other available approaches? 
  • Focus on the contribution of your work rather than the background, including just enough background to make clear how your work differs from significant prior work.

Poster submissions may be accepted based either on the significance of the problem or on the originality of your approach. 

PEARC Interact! (formerly Visualization Theater): PEARC22 marks 16 years since the first TeraGrid/XSEDE/PEARC conference. In that time, many transformational visual and Web technologies have emerged, revolutionizing the ways that researchers, decision-makers, and the general public experience large and complex data. From real-time dashboards to online 3D experiences, from immersive media to mobile mixed reality apps, expectations around how audiences can and should visualize, interact with, and understand data have evolved tremendously. For 2022, the PEARC Visualization Showcase is reimagined as PEARC Interact! to meet the opportunities presented by these new technologies and expectations.

Rather than the traditional videos of past years, PEARC22 Interact! seeks submissions of interactive, online data presentations in a variety of formats. Submissions may include (but are not limited to) real-time dashboards and visual notebooks; WebxR and mobile experiences; 360 and branching videos; ultra-resolution and multi-view imagery; annotated Web-based 3D models and environments; and interactive, Web-based scientific and information visualizations. The general requirements for all submissions is that they be:

  1. Interactive – Submissions should encourage the viewer to manipulate and interact with the data and visualizations, rather than passively viewing them after pushing “play”.
  2. Web-accessible – At a minimum, submissions should be accessible and usable via a computer-based, HTML5- and WebGL-compliant browser, and ideally, via a modern smartphone or tablet. (Unlike past years, there will be no dedicated monitors for the showcase, so presenters and viewers will be encouraged to bring their own devices.)
  3. Informative – Through the visual content, narration, or annotations, submissions should tell the story of how the data, computation, and concepts impact research, decision-making, or public understanding.

In addition to inviting users to interact more deeply with the data presentations, this format is also intended to encourage deeper interaction between viewers and content creators. Consistent with past years, submissions should be accompanied by a 1-2 page abstract with details of the work. 

Additional information and examples will be provided on the PEARC Interact! website.

PEARC Interact! submissions are due May 13, 2022. Interact! submissions are not included in proceedings.

Note that these dates are final and will not slip! Really.We must maintain these dates to ensure a fair and equitable review process for all authors, and to ensure we meet the ACM proceedings deadlines. Submissions are now being accepted in EasyChair. Submissions received after posted deadlines will not be considered.
Submission TypeSubmission DeadlineAuthor NotificationCamera-Ready manuscript due
Tutorials and WorkshopsJanuary 21, 2022February 18, 2022n/a
Full PapersFebruary 18, 2022March 25, 2022May 20, 2022 
Short PapersApril 8, 2022April 29, 2022May 20, 2022 
PanelsApril 29, 2022May 27, 2022n/a
Birds of a FeatherApril 29, 2022May 27, 2022n/a
PostersApril 8, 2022April 29, 2022May 20, 2022
Interact! (formerly Visualizations)May 13, 2022June 10 ,2022n/a

Note: All submission deadlines will be at 11:59 PM anywhere on Earth on the specified date.

Last Updated 9/23/21