ISC Workshop CFP WOIV'20: 5th Workshop on In Situ Visualization 2020

Call for Participation

ISC Workshop On In Situ Visualization 2020


Large-scale HPC simulations with their inherent I/O bottleneck have made in situ
visualization an essential approach for data analysis, although the idea of
in situ visualization dates back to the golden era of coprocessing in the 1990s.
In situ coupling of analysis and visualization to a live simulation circumvents
writing raw data to disk for post-mortem analysis – an approach that is already
inefficient for today’s very large simulation codes. Instead, with in situ
visualization, data abstracts are generated that provide a much higher level of
expressiveness per byte. Therefore, more details can be computed and stored for
later analysis, providing more insight than traditional methods.

We encourage contributed talks on methods and workflows that have been used for
large-scale parallel visualization, with a particular focus on the in situ case.
Presentations on codes that closely couple numerical methods and visualization
are particularly welcome. Speakers should detail if and how the application
drove abstractions or other kinds of data reductions and how these interacted
with the expressiveness and flexibility of the visualization for exploratory
analysis. Presentations on codes that closely couple numerical methods and
visualization are particularly welcome. Speakers should detail frameworks used
and data reductions applied. They should also indicate how these impacted
the flexibility of the visualization for exploratory analysis.

For the submissions we are not only looking for success stories, but are also
particularly interested in those experiments that started with a certain goal
or idea in mind, but later got shattered by reality or insufficient

Submission Instructions

We accept submissions of papers with at most 12 pages (excluding references)
in Springer single column LNCS style, see LaTeX and Word templates at

The review process is single or double blind, we leave it to the discretion of
the authors whether they want to disclose their identity in their submissions.
Submissions are exclusively handled via EasyChair:

All submissions will undergo a peer-review process by experts in the field,
and will be evaluated according to relevance to the workshop theme, technical
soundness, thoroughness of success/failure comparison, and impactfulness of
method/results. Accepted papers will appear as post-conference workshop
proceedings in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
Preliminary (workshop-ready) versions will be made available to workshop
participants during ISC.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 6, 2020, anywhere on earth
  • Notification: May 4, 2020
  • Workshop material due: June 18, 2020
  • Workshop: June 25, 2020
  • Instructions for camera-ready version: July 6, 2020 (subject to change)
  • Camera-ready version due: July 22, 2020 (subject to change)


  • Steffen Frey, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Kenneth Moreland, Sandia National Labs, USA
  • Thomas Theussl, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Guido Reina, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Niklas Röber, German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), Germany
  • Tom Vierjahn, Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Bocholt, Germany

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