Call for Contributions
CHPC National Meeting 2013
As one of the three pillars within the Department of Science and Technology's (DST's) national cyber-infrastructure initiative, the core mission of the CHPC is to increase the competitiveness of South Africa through promoting the adoption of high performance computing (HPC) and data technologies and tools across all sectors. In order to satisfy DST's grand vision, the CHPC attempts to foster a multi-array of vibrant and productive computational research communities alongside experimentalists. The CHPC aims to leverage its computational platforms, expertise and funding to facilitate the advancement of South Africa - from bioinformatics, engineering and astronomy to humanities, finance, and arts - in both public and private sectors.
FORMAT AND SUBMISSIONS
Conference contributions are in two-fold:
For the Plenary Session, split between the three main conference days 04 - 06 December 2013, oral presentations will be by invitation only.
The breakaway sessions on 04 - 06 December 2013 are open to researchers from academia, industry and government for oral and poster presentations. The breakaway sessions will occur in parallel and will be coordinated by session organizers.
Abstracts must be submitted by Monday, 30 September 2013. The presentations must focus on one of the following topics: PC Technologies, Techniques & Operations; Materials Science, Computational Chemistry & Physics; Astronomy: Science, Software & Instrumentation; Space Science; Health, Medical & Life Sciences; Engineering & Industrial Applications; Human & Social Sciences; Earth Systems: Oceanography & Climatology; Q&A Session: CHPC ICT Support; Other sciences and HPC related fields.
In addition to Powerpoint (PPT) or Open Office Presentation (ODP) file, provide a PDF of your slides. PDFs are more portable, the fonts and images are all embedded in the file, and you can usually be sure the slides will display as on your own computer.
If you include videos with your presentation, also bring along the videos as separate files in case the embedded video does not play. The recommended format for videos is MPEG-2 which is widely supported, or AVI using the XviD codec. The video should preferably not have sound, but if it does, normalise the audio track to avoid sudden changes between soft and loud and keep the volume to a normal conversational level.
Readability is Most Important
Be aware of aspect ratio
The data projector will have a resolution of 1024x768 and a 4:3 aspect ratio. Most laptops and many desktops have widescreen displays with aspect ratios of 16:9 or 16:10. Check your slides display properly at 1024x768 and confirm that the font and images do not look squashed or stretched.
Bring your files with you on a USB flash drive. Preferably, on more than one drive. And email everything to us before, just in case.
Abstract submission guidelines are as follows:
Abstracts submission deadline: Monday, 30 September 2013
Presentations acceptance notification: Friday 01 November 2013.
Kindly submit all abstracts and posters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTER SUBMISSION GUIDLLINES
Poster display boards will be provided by the CHPC and will be setup in the exhibition area. Display boards will be 900mm high by 900mm wide and posters should be in portrait A1 size. Please note that posters must be in English and must have a title, author's name and affiliation. Delegates, especially students are encouraged to bring posters relating to the theme of the conference or their field of study. All posters should be setup before 13:00 on the 03 December 2013 and be removed at 16:30 on 06 December 2013.