Call for Participants: Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC17)






PEARC17 Call for Participation seeks contributions from advanced research computing community. 

Managers, system administrators, user support staff, computational scientists, students, and educators are invited to contribute to discussions on the operation and use of campus and national advanced research computing centers at the 2017 Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference (PEARC17), which will be held in New Orleans, July 9–13, 2017.

PEARC17 Call for Participation can be viewed here.

With the backing of more than a dozen community organizations, PEARC17 provides a forum for community-wide discussions of research computing’s challenges, opportunities, and solutions.

Submissions aligned with the conference theme of Sustainability, Success, and Impact are particularly encouraged. The theme reflects key objectives for the advanced research computing community – sustainability of the infrastructure environment, measuring and ensuring success for organizations that provide and use advanced research computing, and impact of these technologies on the workforce on science, and on scholarship.

PEARC17 seeks full papers or extended abstracts in each of four technical tracks. Other participation opportunities include tutorials, posters, a Visualization Showcase, Birds of a Feather sessions, and a student program. Student poster and paper submissions are welcome. All submissions should emphasize results and lessons derived from support of or use of advanced research computing on campuses or provided for the academic and open science communities.

The first submission deadline is March 6 for technical papers and tutorials. For more information about PEARC17 and the detailed Call for Participation see Submission-related questions should be directed to

Updated 3/3/17: The first submission deadline has been extended from March 6, 2017, to March 13, 2017.

Updated 3/24/17: PEARC17 Mentorship Opportunity Announced

Make a difference in the lives of next-generation scientists and science leaders at PEARC17—Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017 in New Orleans, July 9-13. As a mentor, you will give students the opportunity to learn from your expertise as they explore a variety of related issues, such as differing specialties, postgraduate training, and work/life balance; plus enjoy Monday’s complimentary student-mentor dinner. Many mentorships turn into lifetime friendships and have countless benefits.
Check “I want to be a mentor” when you register for the PEARC17 conference, which will take place in New Orleans, July 9-13. The conference is open to professionals and students in advanced research computing. Registration for the conference and hotel are now open.

See for more information, or follow PEARC on Twitter at (PEARC_17) and on Facebook (PEARChpc).

Updated 3/30/17: Travel Support Available for PEARC17 Student Contributors

PEARC17, Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017, is now offering financial support opportunities for students with submissions to the main conference program—thanks to support from XSEDE, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and through the fundraising efforts of STEM-Trek and Virginia Tech. The deadline to apply is May 25, 2017.

Funding is available to cover costs of airfare, shared lodging, and registration fees. Due to funding constraints, participation in the PEARC17 Student Program is limited to students at U.S. and Canadian institutions, and partial support is requested from the student’s institution.
To receive travel support for the PEARC17 Student Program, students need to APPLY HERE no later than May 25, and are required to participate in all student activities, including the volunteer program. Student authors will be notified of accepted papers by mid-April and accepted posters by mid-May.
Learn more about the PEARC17 Student Program and participation opportunities here
Updated 4/5/17: Poster, Visualization Showcase, and Birds-of-a-Feather Deadline is May 1
The deadline for Poster, Visualization Showcase, and Birds-of-a-Feather submissions for the 2017 Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference (PEARC17) is May 1.

Submissions should emphasize experiences and lessons derived from operation and use of advanced research computing on campuses or provided for the academic and open science communities. Submissions aligned with the conference theme—Sustainability, Success, and Impact—are particularly encouraged.

All submissions must be submitted through EasyChair, which can be found on the PEARC17 Call for Participation page. Submission-related questions should be directed to

Updated 4/13/17: Tutorials Schedule Announced for PEARC17

PEARC17 organizers announced 20 full-day and half-day tutorials for attendees at PEARC17.

All tutorials will be held Monday, July 10. Of two full-day tutorials, one focuses on enabling and advancing on-campus research computing and the other on manycore programming. Half-day tutorials are scheduled on topics ranging from using science gateways, cloud computing, virtual clusters, programming, and managing scientific data to visualization, data sharing, and building data portals.

When registering for tutorials day, registrants will be asked to select the tutorials they are likely to attend. While attendees may ultimately choose to attend different tutorials on site, tutorials selected by fewer than five attendees during the registration period may be canceled.

Anyone interested in advanced research computing challenges is encouraged to review the schedule and register soon.

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