30 November 2022 to 2 December 2022
CSIR ICC
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Abstract Guide

IMPORTANT DATES

  • The Call for Abstracts closes on Monday 17 October 2022.
  • Poster and micro-talk abstracts are welcome.
  • Authors will be notified by 21 October 2022
  • Early-bird Registration closes on 31 October 2022
  • Last day for Online Registration is 29 November 2022

THERE WILL BE NO DISCOUNT FEES FOR ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

There are no fees for the virtual conference.

Guide for Presentations

The breakaway sessions are open to researchers from academia, industry and government for oral presentations. The breakaway sessions will occur in parallel and will be coordinated by session organisers.

Please address queries regarding abstracts to helpdesk@chpc.ac.za.

HPC Content: please include a brief description of the HPC aspects of your work, which summarizes the use of HPC or the application to HPC. For example, include information on HPC application code used, problem size, core counts, memory, scaling, use of OpenMP or MPI, computational challenges, etc.

 

Note that both the video and slides of your presentation will be made publicly available from the start of the conference and on the CHPC web site thereafter. Make sure to only include information that can be made public in both.

 

Presentations

The technical programme will be devoted to high performance computing and related fields within the National Cyberinfrastructure Initiative and consists of  the following tracks divided among the main parallel sessions:

HPC Technology

  • HPC Technology and Computer Engineering
  • HPC Techniques and Computer Science
  • Storage and IO
  • Cognitive Computing and Machine Learning
  • Other HPC related fields

HPC Applications

  • Astronomy and the SKA
  • Astrophysics and Space Physics
  • Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Earth System Modelling
  • Material Science
  • Other sciences using HPC

SA NREN

  • National Research and Education Networks
  • Cyber Security

DIRISA

  • Data Intensive Research

GUIDELINES FOR FULL TALKS

  • Each delegate will only be allocated 20 minutes per presentation.

File Formats

Provide a PDF of your slides. PDFs are more portable, the fonts and images are all embedded in the file, and you can usually be sure the slides will display as on your own computer.

Readability is Important

  • Use high contrast between text and background colours.
  • White or light colour backgrounds with black text work best.
  • Avoid using an image for the background of slides as this makes the text harder to read.
  • Use a sanserif font (e.g., Ariel, Helvetica, or CM Bright) and avoid serif fonts (like Times).
  • Use a large enough font size so that your text and equations are still legible at medium resolution (1024×576).

Be concise:

  • Talks are 20 minutes long which means approximately 15 slides, including the title and conclusion.

Time will be strictly adhered to as the schedule is tight.

Hybrid Conference

Presenters may choose to attend physically and make their oral presentation at the conference venue, or present digitally on the virtual conference platform. However, the programme committee will give preference to in-person presentations during evaluation of the abstracts.

Slide Formats for Physical or Virtual Presentations

Presentation slides for the physical conference should be provided as PDF, PPTX or ODF files and delivered to the venue before the start of the session.  Note that PPTX and ODP files will be converted to PDF and also uploaded to the conference web site.  We discourage the use of own laptops as time is wasted connecting and disconnecting them from the projector between presentations.  Please bring your slides file on a flash drive to the conference and upload to the venue laptop before the start of your session. You may also email the file ahead of time to the programme committee.

Video Formats for Streaming

All accepted talks for the virtual conference platform should be pre-recorded as a screencast (slide show with narration) and the video uploaded along with your presentation slides ahead of time. In case of technical and/or network problems this video will be used instead of the live stream.

The recommended file format for videos is MP4 or MKV, with AVC or x264 codecs for video, and AAC, Ogg Vorbis or MP3 for audio.  The video file should not be too large, around 500MB in size.  It is recommended that 720p be used, and not higher than 1080p, to ensure all details of the slides are legible.  The aspect ratio must be 16:9. 

Please normalise the audio track to avoid sudden changes between soft and loud and keep the volume to a normal conversational level.

Note that both the video file and slides PDF file of your presentation will be made publicly available for download from the start of the conference and on the CHPC web site thereafter. Make sure to only include information that can be made public in both.

 

Student Poster & Micro-talk Competition

All  full-time students will automatically be entered into the CHPC Student Poster & Micro-talk Competition.  Prizes will be awarded on Friday during the Closing session.

Each micro-talk will be a 5 minute video presentation. Posters shoulde be A2 in size.  Please see the separate Poster and Micro-talk Guide for details.

HPC Content: include comments on the HPC aspects of your work, which summarizes the use of HPC or the application to HPC. For example, include information on the HPC application code used, problem size, core counts, memory, scaling, use of OpenMP or MPI, computational challenges, etc.

Failure to include HPC content will most likely lead to rejection.

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