SC11 Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop: Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists

Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop: Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists 

UPDATE: Join us at the SC11 Early Adopters Ph.D Workshop!
Workshop - Monday, November 14th, Seattle, USA
Room - Grand Hyatt Grand Hyatt Portland A/B -- *Room changed*
Time - 2PM till 4PM

The program committee has accepted 35 proposals for posters from students applying computational modelling, high performance computing cloud computing and new architectures to a range of fields including astronomy, computational chemistry, computer science, data mining, environmental management, geoscience, genetics, computational fluid dynamics, image processing, chemistry, network analysis, genetics, geoscience, life sciences, mathematics, meteorology, molecular dynamics, proteomics, paleontology, neuroscience, resource management, visualisation, and water management.
See below for a full list of accepted poster papers.

  • Ahsan Raja Chowdhury - “Gridifying” Decoupled S-System Model for Reverse Engineering GRN with Cellular Trigonometric Differential Evolution
  • Aleatha Parker-Wood and Darrell D.E. Long - File System Management Through Rich Metadata and Provenance
  • Bhaskar Prasad Rimal, Ester López Berga and Admela Jukan - SLA Negotiation and Composition in Virtualized Cloud Systems with High Performance Networking
  • Bryce Thomas - Using MapReduce to explore the opportunities for packet-granularity data sharing in Internet-based mobile ad hoc networks
  • Christina Strong - Improved Search in High Performance Computing using Provenance
  • Fan Zhang - A distributed data sharing and tasks execution framework for in-situ coupled simulation workflow
  • Gaurav Mitra - Data Processing on Novel, Cost Effective and Low Powered Device Architectures
  • Geng Ping Jiang, Dan Li and Zhe Liu - Molecular Insight of Electric Double Layer of Graphene Supercapacitor
  • Jin Shang, Zhe Liu and Paul Webley - Probing the controllable molecular sieving mechanism on chabazite for CO2/N2/CH4 separation
  • Kazuya Matsumoto - The Algebraic Path Problem on Hybrid CPU-GPU Systems
  • Ken Mclean, Margarete Jadamec, Patricia Durance and Louis Moresi - Interaction of 3D mantle flow vectors at a slab edge–spreading centre junction: Buoyancy-driven instantaneous finite element geodynamic models of Newtonian mantle rheology
  • Maryam Shirmohammadi, Prasad Yarlagadda, Yuantong Gu and Vladis Kosse - The Role of HPC in Finite Element Modelling and Simulation of Tissue Damage during Mechanical Peeling of Tough Skinned Vegetables
  • Md Jahangir Alam and Dushmanta Dutta - Use of High Performance Computing in Regional Scale Modelling of nutrient dynamics and transport process
  • Md Tanzim Khorshed, Shawkat Abm Ali and Saleh Wasimi - A survey on gaps, threats remediation challenges and some thoughts for proactive attack detection in cloud computing
  • Michael Wang - A Massively Parallel Lattice Monte Carlo Algorithm in CUDA for Thermal Conduction Simulations
  • Minh Ngoc Dinh - Data-centric Parallel Debugging Technique for Peta-scale Computers
  • Mitra Abbasi - Experimental evaluation of mutation operators in an agent-based model
  • Mohd Izzat Mohd Thiyahuddin, Rory Gover and Yuan Tong Gu - HPC Involvement in Advancing Coupled SPH/FEM Analysis of Road Safety Barriers
  • Nano Nagle and Robert John Mitchell - Mitochondrial DNA diversity among tribes of the Malaysian States of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo
  • Paul Mignone - The Use of HPC in the Multi-Scale Modelling of Material Erosion in Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics
  • Reza Hassanzadeh - Anomaly detection in Online Social Networks using Combination of Online Social Networks and graph characteristics
  • Ricardo Portillo - Adaptive Energy Management of GPU-accelerated SAR Image Processing
  • Rumana Nazmul - A Novel Approach to Protein Structure Prediction with Parallel Computation based on Optimal Hydrophobic Core
  • Rune E. Jensen and Anne C. Elster - Auto-tuning for Performance
  • Sarat Sreepathi and G. Kumar Mahinthakumar - Parallel Multi-Swarm Optimization Framework for Search Problems in Water Distribution Systems
  • Scott Clark and Peter Frazier - EPI: Expected Parallel Improvement
  • Stefan Westerlund - A Parallel Source Finder For Searching Radio Astronomy Images using High Performance Computing
  • Stephan Lau, John Wagner, David B. Grayden, Simon J. Vogrin, Mark J. Cook and Jens Haueisen - Electromagnetic brain imaging in epilepsy using parallelised finite element models
  • Stephanie Jones - Integrating Data Provenance into High Performance Computing
  • Subha Kalyaanamoorthy and Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen - Nanoseconds Scale Molecular Dynamics Simulations to Reveal Drug Association & Dissociation Mechanisms of Cancer Targets
  • Terrence Tricco - Lua Driven Workflows of a Generalized Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Framework
  • Viet Hai Ha and Eric Renault - Towards an efficient implementation of OpenMP on Distributed Memory Systems using CAPE with Discontinuous Incremental Checkpointing
  • Xiaozheng Mu, Andrew Hung, Binu John and Peter Smooker - An Integrated approach to identify Campylobacter proteins that interact with the chicken immune system
  • Yipkei Kwok - Proportional Sharing on Parallel File Systems with Throughput Optimization

UPDATE: Submissions extended till Wednesday 31st of August

Date - Monday 14th of November 2011, Seattle at Supercomputing 2011 
Time - 2PM till 4PM'''

We cordially invite you to submit a poster paper to the Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop 2011: Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists. The workshop will be held at the SC11 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, in Seattle, Washington, USA.

High performance computing (HPC) has become an essential tool to study real world problems of significant scale or detail, and is now applied in a wide range of fields. However, successfully applying HPC can be a challenging undertaking to newcomers from fields outside of computing/computer science. For example, a graduate structural biologist might not be thoroughly aware of parallelisation techniques, data management strategies or visualisation approaches.

This workshop provides graduate students who are adopting HPC an opportunity to present early stage research and gain valuable feedback. A group of expert reviewers with significant experience will be invited to come and critique students’ work and provide constructive feedback. The goal of this workshop is to help students identify shortcomings, introduce new approaches, discuss new technology, learn about relevant literature or define their future research goals.

This workshop is relevant to a range of students, include those that:

  • Are from fields outside of computing/computer science and are applying HPC tools or techniques in their domain; or
  • Are applying HPC to a field where it has not traditionally been used; or
  • Are new to the field of HPC and wish to present their early research outcomes.

Domain-specific applications of HPC disciplines such as parallel computing, grid computing, workflows, data management and visualisation are all considered highly relevant.

Applicants are invited to submit a one page abstract for review by small program committee. Poster presentations at the workshop should be A1 size (or approximately 2 x 3 ft) in portrait orientation.

This workshop is an initiative of the SC Ambassador’s program, aimed to increase SC engagement from international participants.

The Early Adopters Workshop was 2009 and 2010 SC09 at Supercomputing in Portland and New Orleans. Together, these two workshops have attracted almost 100 students from across Australia, USA and Europe, and as many reviewers. Please see here for photos and other details of our previous two workshops - SC09 Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop: Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists and SC10 Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop: Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists.

International Advisory Committee (To be confirmed)

David Abramson, Monash University
Wojtek James Goscinski, Monash University
Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
David Gavaghan, University of Oxford
Dieter Kranzlmueller, LMU Munich
Hong Ong, MIMOS Berhad
Depei Qian, Beihang University
Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Centre
Ron Perrott, Queen's University, Belfast
Jennifer Teig von Hoffman, Boston University

Expert Reviewers (To be confirmed)

Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Ilkay Altintas, UCSD
Gabrielle Allen, Louisiana State University
Shawn T. Brown, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Chris Hines, iVEC
Robert Ferraro, NASA
Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory
Karen L. Karavanic, Portland State University
Weidong Liao, Shepherd University
Amit Majumdar, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Louis Moresi, Monash University
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University
Thillai Raj Ramanathan, MIMOS Berhad
Ian Reid, Numerical Algorithms Group
Barry Schneider, National Science Foundation
Geoffrey Vallee, Oak Ridge National Lab


Wojtek James Goscinski, Monash University,


One page abstract in PDF format - 

Key Dates

Abstract submission - 15th August
Acceptance notification - 30th August
Workshop - Monday, November 14th, Seattle, USA (Time and date to be confirmed)