Supercomputing Frontiers Asia (SCFA)

Supercomputing Asia (SCA) is an inaugural annual conference that will encompass an umbrella of notable supercomputing events with the key objective of promoting a vibrant and relevant HPC ecosystem in Asian countries and will be held from 26 to 29 March 2018 at Resorts World Convention Centre, Singapore.

The scientific programme of SCA18 has its roots in Supercomputing Frontiers (SCF), which is Singapore’s annual international HPC conference inaugurated in 2015, and will be hosted by NSCC Singapore in 2018.

SCF17 was attended by over 450 delegates from over 12 different countries. Riding on the success from the previous year, Supercomputing Frontiers will be rebranded as Supercomputing Frontiers Asia (SCFA), which serves as the scientific programme for SCA18.


The scientific programme for SCA18 consists of four tracks:

  • Application, Algorithms & Libraries
  • Programming & System Software
  • Data, Storage & Visualisation
  • Architecture, Network/Communications & Management


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Application, Algorithms & Libraries

  • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Climate, weather and earth sciences
  • Materials science and chemistry
  • Scalable numerical methods
  • Fault-tolerant algorithms
  • Energy-efficient algorithms
  • Domain-specific, languages, libraries or frameworks
  • Sustainable software development

Programming & System Software

  • Compiler analysis and optimisation
  • Runtime systems
  • Parallel programming languages
  • Tools for parallel programme development
  • Resource and job management
  • HPC system software/operating systems
  • Energy-efficient middleware

Data, Storage & Visualisation

  • Scalable structured storage
  • Next-generation storage systems
  • Data intensive computing
  • Visualisation tools for Big Data
  • Middleware for Big Data management
  • Reliability and fault tolerance in storage
  • Big data application studies

Architecture, Network/Communications & Management

  • Novel memory architectures
  • Embedded and reconfigurable architectures
  • Scalable system architectures
  • Energy-efficient architectures
  • Interconnect technologies
  • Fault tolerant networks
  • Architecture for converged HPC/Big Data
  • Administration, monitoring and maintenance tools

Paper Submission

All submissions must follow Springer’s LNCS format (Click here for detail) without changing default margins, fonts, etc. The total page limit is 18 pages excluding references. Supplementary materials that facilitate verification of the results, e.g., source code, proof details, etc., may be appended without a page limit or uploaded as separate files, but reviewers are neither required to read them nor will they be printed in the proceedings. Hence submissions must be complete, intelligible and self-contained within the 18 pages bound. Papers should have page numbers to facilitate their review. In LaTeX, this can be achieved for instance using \pagestyle{plain}. Each submission must be a single PDF file. Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient background material to make them accessible to the broader community. It should not be submitted in parallel to any other conference or journal. All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, and significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference. At least one author of an accepted paper must attend SCA18 to present the paper.


The conference proceedings will be published in Springer Nature’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The camera-ready versions need to be submitted via Springer Nature’s Online Conference Service (OCS) system. The link to the submission site will be provided soon. Please contact the Programme Chairs for any questions/clarifications

Proceedings published by Springer. Click here

Programme Committee

Application, Algorithms & Libraries

Antonio Pena(Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

Aparna Chandramowlishwaran (University of California Irvine)

Ariful Azad (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Costas Bekas (IBM)

Emmanuel Agullo (INRIA)

Hal Finkel (Argonne National Laboratory)

Hari Sundar (University of Utah)

Michael Heroux (Sandia National Laboratories)

Johannes Langguth (Simula)

John Owens (UC Davis)

Piotr R Luszczek (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)

Maciej Malawski (AGH University of Science and Technology)

Michael Heroux (Sandia National Laboratories)

Min Si (Argonne National Laboratory)

Nathan Tallent (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Piotr R Luszczek (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)

Vivek Pallipuram (University of the Pacific)

Programming Models & System Software

Arthur Maccabe (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Bilel Hadri (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Christian Perez (INRIA)

CJ Newburn (NVIDIA)

Florina M. Ciorba (University of Basel)

Hatem Ltaief (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Miquel Pericas (Chalmers University of Technology)

Mohamed Wahib (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Naoya Maruyama (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Olivier Aumage (INRIA)

Raymond Namyst (University of Bordeaux)

Ronald Minnich (Google Inc.)

Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware)

Zbigniew Kalbarczyk (University of Illinois)

Data, Storage & Visualisation

Amelie Chi Zhou (INRIA)

Bogdan Nicolae (Huawei Technologies)

Bronis R. de Supinski(Lawrence Livermore NationalLaboratory)

Daniela Ushizima (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

David Pugmire (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Hai Jin (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Hideyuki Kawashima (University of Tsukuba)

Janine Bennett (Sandia National Laboratories)

Jon Woodring (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Mahdi Bohlouli (University of Koblenz)

Quincey Koziol (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Shinji Sumimoto (Fujitsu)

Steffen Frey (University of Stuttgart)

Suzanne McIntosh (New York University)

Shadi Ibrahim (INRIA)

Architecture, Network/Communications & Management

Ali R. Butt (Virginia Tech)

David Abramson (The University of Queensland)

Eishi Arima (The University of Tokyo)

Fausto Pedro Garcia (Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha)

George Michelogiannakis (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Jeremiah J. Wilke (Sandia National Laboratories)

John Kim (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

John Shalf (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Nikhil Jain (University of Illinois)

Ryota Shioya (Nagoya University)

Weikuan Yu (Florida State University)

SCFA18 Technical Paper Co-Chairs

Prof Rio Yokota
Associate Professor
Global Scientific Information and Computing Centre
Tokyo Institute of Technology


Prof Wu Weigang
Department of Computer Science
Sun Yat-Sen University

Call For Technical Papers (Closed)

16 Dec 2017: Abstract Submission Deadline

23 Dec 2017: Paper Submission Deadline

05 Feb 2018: Notification of Acceptance


To view the list of selected papers for SCFA 2018, click here


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