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PRACEdays20 Call for Contributions

PRACE invites contributions for presentations of excellent scientific merit from scientists and researchers from academia and industry for PRACEdays20 to be held in Porto, Portugal, 23-27 March, 2020. Submission deadline extended to 10 January 2020.

Past and present users of PRACE resources, awardees of PRACE Project Access, DECI or SHAPE calls, are kindly requested to submit a contribution whenever they have scientific results to report. Scientists who did not benefit from PRACE allocations are also eligible for the present Call for Contributions.

The conference programme provides space for presentations in a limited number of parallel sessions under PRACEdays20. The maximum length of each presentation is 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for questions from the audience.

PRACE supports diversity and inclusivity in HPC, and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to submit their application to the PRACEdays20 Call for Contributions, the PRACEdays20 Call for Posters, and the PRACEdays20 Hands-on Workshops for Students.


The PRACEdays20 Call for Contributions is open for submission to fill parallel tracks with the following topics:


  • Astrophysics
  • Energy/renewable energy
  • A third track will be open for all other scientific domains


The Selection Committee is interested to receive submissions from industry (SMEs and large(r) companies) as well, to fill a track with industrial presentations.

The relevant domain should be clearly indicated on the submission. If several domains apply, the main one should be indicated, with the secondary domain(s) in brackets.

Submissions to PRACEdays20

Submissions should include:

  • A meaningful title for your contribution.
  • An abstract, ~about 500 words.
  • The details of the author and co-authors:
    • Name and contact details, photo and a brief CV/biography of the (main) author especially his/her current position and area of interest. Please note that the CV/biography should be short (about 150 words).
  • The main domain and possible sub-domains to which the presentation pertains.

The one-page abstract should include:

  • A description of the novelty/originality of the science/research project.
  • A description of the need for HPC/how HPC was instrumental in obtaining the results.
  • A forward-looking statement demonstrating relevance to scientific discoveries, innovation in industry or addressing society’s grand challenges.

Submissions as well as the resulting presentations should be tailored to a wide audience, using layperson’s terms and examples where possible.

We encourage PhD students, postdocs, and co-PIs/collaborators to apply.

Criteria for selection

The EHPCSW 2020 and PRACEdays20 Organisation & Programme Committee (OPC) delegates to its members which are represented by the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) the review of all submissions and selection of excellent presentations across a wide range of scientific and industrial domains.

Submissions will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Novelty/originality of the science/research project.
  • The need for HPC to accomplish the results and the way this is highlighted.
  • The forward-looking achievements in scientific discoveries or in innovation in industry that should lead to solutions for society’s grand challenges.


In co-operation with the author, PRACE will publish the abstracts of the selected proposals and the presentation slides on the conference website, together with a photo and details of the presenter (name, institution, country, short biography). See an example here.

Important dates

  • The deadline for submission of contributions is 10 January 2020, 18:00 CET
  • The outcome of the Call will be communicated to all applicants, whether successful or not, by 22 January 2020
  • A successful applicant has the right to decline participation until 24 January 2020, 12:00 (noon) CET, so that an adequate replacement can be found.

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