SMCDC2020: Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference Data Challenge
Virtual Conference Dates: August 25-27, 2020
General chair: Jeff Nichols, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Data Challenge chair: Suzanne Parete-Koon, ORNL
Conference organizers: Becky Verastegui and Theresa Ahearn, ORNL
Media and communications: Scott Jones and Elizabeth Rosenthal, ORNL
Data Challenge team registration: Open from March 11, 2020 to June 22, 2020
This call is for papers detailing solutions to data analytics challenges based on eminent data sets at ORNL and beyond. These data sets come from scientific simulations and instruments in physical and chemical sciences, electron microscopy, bioinformatics, neutron sources, urban development, and other areas. The challenge questions for each data set will cover multiple difficulty levels. The first question in each challenge should be suitable for a novice, with each subsequent question increasing in difficulty and the series of questions ending with an advanced/expert level challenge question. This data challenge is part of the Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference (SMC2020). The current set of data challenges are available here: http://SMC-DATACHALLENGE.ORNL.GOV.
Scientists and researchers are encouraged to compete in these analytics challenges whether they are at the beginning stages of incorporating data analytics into their workflow or data analytics experts interested in applying novel data analytics techniques to data sets of national importance. Students and professionals will compete in separate categories.
To compete in SMCDC2020, register your team and select a challenge to solve. Participants may work in teams of up to 4 people and will be required to submit a paper describing their solution. See http://SMC-DATACHALLENGE.ORNL.GOV for details about the specific analytics challenges and categories of competition.
Papers should be between 6 and 8 pages in length and contain the following sections: a proposed solution to one of the data challenges, background and related work, approach and uniqueness, results, and contributions. Your code may be included as an appendix to the pdf beyond the page limit. Papers will be peer-reviewed and judged by the program committee based on how well they cover these aspects of the work. Selected contributions are planned to be published in SMC2020 proceedings in a CCIS Springer volume. A selected set of papers will become finalists and be invited to extend the work by incorporating reviewer feedback. The updated papers will be notified of final acceptance on September 1 and due during the camera-ready deadline.
Papers need to be formatted according to Springer’s single column style. Please use the paper templates available for LaTeX and Word (https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/conference-proceedings/conference-proceedings-guidelines). The copyright will need to be transferred to Springer. A copyright form will be provided, which allows users to self-archive.
Papers need to be uploaded here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smc2020.
Selected teams will be asked to create a 3-minute video and present a poster describing their solution at SMC2020. Teams must have one member or a proxy available to present a lighting talk/virtual poster on August 26th. Further details and logistics will be provided at the time of selection.