Workshop on Visual Analytics in Supercomputing and Performance Engineering

International Workshop on Visual Analytics in Supercomputing and Performance Engineering (VASPE ‘19)

https://vaspe.gitlab.io/vaspe19/

Held in conjunction with ICPE ‘19: The 10th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering

Both high performance computing (HPC) and performance engineering (PE) experts are facing the challenge of analyzing, comparing, visualizing, and reasoning about ever increasing volumes of performance-related data. While HPC typically deals with massively parallel simulation codes being executed on supercomputers, PE focuses on distributed, reliable software systems.

Due to the scale of performance-related data and the open-ended nature of analyzing it, visualization (VIS) and data analytics are often the only feasible tools to comprehend, debug, and improve the performance behavior of systems and/or codes. This is becoming ever more important, since the scale of performance-related data keeps rapidly growing. However the research communities in HPC, PE, and VIS are mostly disjunct.

VASPE ‘19 aims at gathering experts from (i) the HPC community, (ii) the PE community, and (iii) the VIS community in order to breed cross-community algorithms, techniques, and systems for analyzing and visualizing performance-related data.

Call for Papers
We solicit 6–8 page full papers and 2–4 page short papers that focus on techniques at the intersection of the three communities HPC, PE, and VIS that either use visualization techniques to display large scale performance data or that develop new visualization or visual analytics methods that help create new insights. We welcome submissions presenting novel and experimental ideas as well as tool descriptions.

Papers must be submitted as a PDF file in the ACM Standard proceedings format, and formatted for 8.5” x 11” (U.S. Letter). The 4-page and 8-page limits include figures, tables, and references.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee and accepted papers will be published by ACM as part of ICPE 2019 proceedings. Accepted papers will also be presented during the workshop as a paper talk (~20 min) or a lightning presentation (~10 min).

All papers must be submitted through EasyChair.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Jan 7, 2019
Notification of acceptance: Feb 1, 2019
Camera-ready deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Workshop: TBD, one day between 6th and 12th April 2019

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HPC Visualisation Specialist – Australia

DST Group is seeking a HPC Visualisation Specialist at the S&T5 (Executive Level 1) grade — $100,946 to $113,886 pa — to be located at either Edinburgh (South Australia) or Fishermans Bend (Victoria).

Attached is the Position Description.

Applications will ONLY be accepted through Defence APS Careers website ( https://defencecareers.nga.net.au/ ).

I’m happy to field any questions you might have – my contact details are on the first page of the Position Description.

Cheers,

Heath James.
heath.a.james@gmail.com

DST0393018-08-Nov-2018.Defence – Information Pack – DSTG

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VL/HCC 2018 Program

The  VL/HCC 2018 2018 program is available including 31 papers (plus lots of show pieces and posters) and three keynotes by Jason Hong, Geraldine Fitzpatrick, and Rodrigo Coutinho. It is going to be an exciting time in Lisbon, Portugal!

https://vlhcc18.github.io/program.html

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VISSOFT 2018 Program

The VISSOFT 2018 program is available including 16 papers and two keynotes by Aaron Quigley and Helen Purchase. It is going to be an exciting time in Madrid! http://vissoft18.etsii.urjc.es/program.html

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Frappe – Visualizing Code Dependency Graphs

Frappé: Querying and managing evolving code dependency graphs by David Meibusch, Nathan Hawes (Oracle Labs Australia)

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Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data (VOILA) 2018 Call for Papers

Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data (VOILA)
4th International Workshop co-located with ISWC 2018, October 8, 2018, Monterey, CA, USA

http://voila2018.visualdataweb.org/

Motivation and Objectives

A picture is worth a thousand words, we often say, yet many areas are in demand of sophisticated visualization techniques, and the Semantic Web is not an exception. The size and complexity of ontologies and Linked Data in the Semantic Web constantly grows and the diverse backgrounds of the users and application areas multiply at the same time. Providing users with visual representations and intuitive interaction techniques can significantly aid the exploration and understanding of the domains and knowledge represented by ontologies and Linked Data.

Ontology visualization is not a new topic and a number of approaches have become available in recent years, with some being already well-established, particularly in the field of ontology modeling. In other areas of ontology engineering, such as ontology alignment and debugging, although several tools have been developed, few provide a graphical user interface, not to mention navigational aids or comprehensive visualization and interaction techniques.

In the presence of a huge network of interconnected resources, one of the challenges faced by the Linked Data community is the visualization of multidimensional datasets to provide for efficient overview, exploration and querying tasks, to mention just a few. With the focus shifting from a Web of Documents to a Web of Data, changes in the interaction paradigms are in demand as well. Novel approaches also need to take into consideration the technological challenges and opportunities given by new interaction contexts, ranging from mobile, touch, and gesture interaction to visualizations on large displays, and encompassing highly responsive web applications.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution but different use cases demand different visualization and interaction techniques. Ultimately, providing better user interfaces, visual representations and interaction techniques will foster user engagement and likely lead to higher quality results in different applications employing ontologies and proliferate the consumption of Linked Data.

Special Theme & Topics of Interest

This year, we plan to have a dedicated look on empirical evidence on the benefits and limitations of visualizations and interactions in the context of the Semantic Web. We are particularly interested in success and failure stories, in learning which visualization and interaction approaches work and which do not – to which extent and in which contexts. We would like to hear about novel research findings and insights, backed with empirical data from user studies and use cases. Submissions addressing this special theme could include one or more of the following:

  • success stories
  • failure stories
  • empirical studies

We also welcome other research contributions providing empirical evidence that advances the field.

Apart from that – and as in the last years -, we are looking for submissions addressing one or more of the following topics, subjects, and contexts (or related ones):

Topics:

  • visualizations
  • user interfaces
  • visual analytics
  • requirements analysis
  • case studies
  • user evaluations
  • cognitive aspects

Subjects:

  • ontologies
  • linked data
  • ontology engineering (development, collaboration, ontology design patterns,
  • alignment, debugging, evolution, provenance, etc.)

Contexts:

  • classical interaction contexts (desktop, keyboard, mouse, etc.)
  • novel interaction contexts (mobile, touch, gesture, etc.)
  • special settings (large, high-resolution, and multiple displays, etc.)
  • specific user groups and needs (people with disabilities, domain experts, etc.)

Submission Guidelines

Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic via EasyChair. The papers should be written in English, following the Springer LNCS format, and be submitted in either PDF or in HTML on or before June 1, 2018. Abstracts are due on on or before May 25, 2018. All deadlines are midnight Hawaii time.

For details on the PDF submission format, see Springer’s LNCS guidelines. For HTML submission guidance, see the HTML submission guide of ISWC 2018.

The following types of contributions are welcome. The recommended page length is given in brackets. There is no strict page limit but the length of a paper should be commensurate with its contribution.

  • Full research papers (8-12 pages);
  • Experience papers (8-12 pages);
  • Position papers (6-8 pages);
  • Short research papers (4-6 pages);
  • System papers (4-6 pages).

It is recommended to include a (persistent) URL to a working implementation or an (annotated) screencast for submissions presenting interactive visualizations, user interfaces, tools, etc.

Accepted papers will be published as a volume in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series. See CEUR-WS volume 1947 for the proceedings of last year’s VOILA workshop.

Note that for the second time this year ISWC offers a registration *only* for the workshops and tutorials days. For details please visit the ISWC registration page.

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VISSOFT 2018 Call for Papers

The sixth IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT 2018) builds upon the success of the previous four editions of VISSOFT, which in turn followed after six editions of the IEEE International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis (VISSOFT) and five editions of the ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SOFTVIS). In 2018, VISSOFT will again be co-located with ICSME in Madrid, Spain.

http://vissoft18.etsii.urjc.es/

Call for Papers

Software visualization is a broad research area whose general goal is to enhance and promote the theory, realization, and evaluation of approaches to visually encode and analyze software systems, including software development practices, evolution, structure, and software runtime behavior. Software visualization is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing on theories and techniques from information visualization and computer graphics and applying these in the software engineering domain.

The VISSOFT conference is principally a venue for publishing and discussing research related to software visualization. VISSOFT brings together a community of researchers from software engineering, information visualization, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction to discuss theoretical foundations, algorithms, techniques, tools, and applications related to software visualization.

This year’s VISSOFT, co-held with ICSME, encourages a variety of submissions that address outstanding challenges in software systems using visualization. This includes technical papers, empirical studies, applications, case studies, and papers that present novel ideas and tools.

Topics of interest include:

  • Innovative visualization and visual analytics techniques for analysis of software engineering data. This includes source code, dependencies, repositories, developer social networks like StackOverflow and GitHub, mobile app reviews, documentation, runtime logs, and DevOps data.
  • Visualization to support software development activities, including design, requirements engineering, program comprehension, software testing, and debugging.
  • Interaction techniques and algorithms for software visualization.
  • Visualization-based techniques in software engineering education.
  • Integration of software visualization tools with development environments.
  • Empirical evaluation of software visualizations.
  • Industrial experience with using software visualization.
  • Applications of new technologies to enhance software visualization, including virtual reality, augmented reality, gamification, and machine learning.

We solicit papers that present original, unpublished research results. Papers will be rigorously reviewed by an international program committee. In addition to technical papers, VISSOFT features a New Ideas or Emerging Results (NIER) track and a Tools track. All accepted submissions will appear in the conference proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library.

Submission Types

Technical papers

A technical paper contribution must describe an in-depth and mature research result relevant to software visualization. The content of a technical paper can be at a maximum 10 pages long (including all figures, tables, and appendices). However, the 10 page limit does not include the bibliography, which is not limited in length.

The submission of a video (up to 5 minutes in length) to accompany the paper is highly encouraged to show interaction possibilities. Authors who wish to submit a video can submit the video together with their paper if the size of the video is smaller than 50 MB, otherwise a URL to the video should be provided.

Authors will be given the opportunity to provide a response to reviewer requests for clarifications before a final decision is made.

After the notification, authors can also submit an artifact (tool, data, model, etc.). The following section provides more info about it.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission date: May 1, 2018
Paper Submission date: May 8, 2018
Author Response Period: June 1 – June 5, 2018
Notification: June 15, 2018
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2018

Artifacts:

Traditionally, technical research papers are published without including any artifacts (such as tools, data, models, videos, etc.), even though the artifacts may serve as crucial and detailed evidence for the quality of the results that the associated paper offers. Following the effort initiated at ESEC/FSE’11, authors of accepted technical papers at VISSOFT 2018 can have their artifacts evaluated by the program committee. Positively evaluated artifacts will be reflected in the paper publication, presentation, and be formally announced during the conference. A paper with an accepted artifact will have five extra minutes of presentation which can be used to present the artifact. The authors will also be invited to demo the artifact during the interactive informal demo session organized for the tool demo track.

Given the short time between the acceptance notification and the deadline to submit the artifact, we suggest the authors to start preparing it beforehand.

Finally, for more information about the artifact evaluation process visit http://www.artifact-eval.org.

Important Dates:

Artifact Submission: June 22, 2018
Artifact Notification: July 11, 2018
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2018

NIER and Tool papers

We accept two types of paper submissions: NIER contributions (New Ideas and Emerging Results) and Tool contributions.

The NIER contributions describe work-in-progress and preliminary exciting results. Authors should include open questions and even provocative hypotheses to get early feedback on their research ideas or even support through new research collaborations. NIER papers have to be maximum 5 pages long (including bibliography).

Tool contributions describe the design or actual utilization of software visualization tools, with a focus on relevant tool construction aspects or the use of the tool for gaining new insights. Authors should be prepared to demonstrate their tool at the conference. The submission may also contain a link to a screencast (e.g., YouTube or Vimeo video). Tools papers have to be maximum 5 pages long (including bibliography).

Important Dates:

Paper submission date: June 11, 2018
Notification: July 2, 2018
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vissoft2018

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