Call for Papers

We encourage the submission of original contributions to foster the adoption of environmentally sustainable HPC, such as sustainable HPC algorithms, platforms, programming paradigms, and theoretical models. We welcome papers between 6 to 12 double-column pages (including references).

Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:

  • sustainability of parallel and high-performance scientific algorithms
  • sustainability of  decentralized algorithms
  • sustainable AI
  • sustainable machine learning algorithms
  • theoretical models for algorithm’s environmental footprint
  • theoretical models for sustainability
  • sustainability-oriented parallel programming paradigms
  • sustainability-oriented HPC schedulers and tools

 All submissions will undergo a peer-review process consisting of three reviews by experts in the field. Submissions should be single-blinded, i.e. authors' names should be included in the submissions. Papers will be evaluated according to relevance to the workshop theme, technical soundness, originality, and impact of the method. Submissions of full research papers must be in English, in PDF format, between 6 to 12 double-column pages (U.S. letter – 8.5″x11″), including the references and figures, using the ACM proceedings template ( For Latex users, version 1.90 (last update April 4, 2023) is the latest template, and please use the “sigconf” option (use of the “review” option is recommended but not required). Word authors can use the “Interim Layout”.

In order to submit the paper to the workshop, the same submission procedure used by the main conference will be used; an account will have to be created in the online submission system ( Then, under the tab "Make a new submission" locate the link to "SC23 Workshop: SHiPS" and complete the required form. A sample form can be viewed here before signing in.

No minor or major revisions are accepted after the reviewing phase, and no rebuttal phase is forecast.

At least one of the authors should register and take part in the conference to make the presentation.

Reproducibility Initiative

The organizers share the same view as the SC board and committee on the need to value reproducible science. Therefore, the authors are encouraged to submit reproducibility material as supplementary material. The availability of such additional material will be considered when ranking the paper.

Further information on the SC Reproducibility initiative can be found here.

The reproducibility initiative is organized in conjunction with the European Project AI4Europe (HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01-02-AI4Europe, g.a. 101070000). AI4Europe aims to support and facilitate a sustainable digital platform and experimentation environment through the creation of open research channels and mechanisms that foster the European AI research ecosystem. Ensuring reproducibility is crucial to this end, as it is a necessary step for trustworthiness and robustness, key aspects to encourage AI adoption.  In addition, AI4Europe is helping extend the SC23 reproducibility initiative to provide accurate and detailed descriptions of heterogeneous datasets, in order to foster their reuse by other researchers and to make them more reliable.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: (extended) 28 July 2023 (AoE)
  • Notification to authors: 8 September 2023
  • Camera-Ready submission: 26 September 2023


Proceedings and Post Proceedings

All accepted papers are planned to be published in the SC Workshops Proceedings volume.

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