Call for Papers

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The 15th eScience Conference will be held in San Diego, California in the United States of America from September 24 – 27, 2019.

eScience 2019 welcomes the international community of researchers and software engineers from all disciplines to present and discuss their scientific practices involving data science and computing. Researchers from the humanities to physics, engaged in collaborative data- or compute-intensive research, are invited to attend. The objective of the eScience Conference is to promote innovation in collaborative, computationally- or data-intensive research across all disciplines, throughout the research lifecycle.

Science in a digital world presents new opportunities and challenges. One of these challenges is keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in computer science. Furthermore, some scientific disciplines are well advanced in exploiting computational technologies and data science, while others are just scratching the surface. The aim of this conference is cross-fertilization across scientific disciplines, to advance science by fully exploiting the use of technology and cyberinfrastructure. Disciplines include, but are not limited to: life sciences, health research, digital humanities and social sciences, physics, chemistry, astronomy, climate, environmental science, and earth science. Digital technologies include, but are not limited to: machine learning, natural language processing, real time data analysis, interoperability and linked data, multi-scale and multi model simulations, high performance computing, workflow technologies, reproducibility, visualization, open science and image processing.

The three-day conference program consists of two single track days open for all eScience contributions. This year, in addition to the main track, the conference offers focused tracks on Computing for Physics, eScience for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Smart Grid Measurement and Modeling, and Computer Science: Tools & Infrastructure. This call for papers is for full papers (10 pages) for oral presentations and short papers (2-4 pages) for poster presentations in all tracks of the conference, all in IEEE format. To be eligible for an oral presentation, you must submit the abstract of your full paper before Monday April 29, and your full paper before Monday May 6, 2019. Rejected full papers will also be considered for a poster presentation. All full and short papers are single-blind peer reviewed and if accepted published in the conference proceedings that will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library. It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference.

On the day prior to the conference there will be workshops and tutorials. Please refer to the call for workshops and call for tutorials separately.

In addition, this year, eScience is co-located with the Gateways conference. The two conferences will offer a shared keynote, presentations about mutually interesting topics, and a shared evening reception, as well as opportunities for mingling during the breaks. Conference attendees will have the option to register for one or both conferences, in full or in part. These two audiences share interests, content, and culture, and we will announce further details of our collaboration in 2019. This is an opportunity to attend both events!

We aim for a diverse audience. Therefore, we strongly encourage all researchers from all disciplines and backgrounds to submit:

  • state-of-the-art computer science work and demonstrate its application
  • research that shows the impact of computational technology and data sciences on science

Key Dates

Workshop Submissions Due: April 1, 2019
Workshop Acceptance Notification: April 22, 2019
Paper Abstracts Due: April 29, 2019
Paper, Tutorial and Poster Submissions: May 6, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: June 24, 2019
Camera-ready Papers: July 15, 2019

Paper Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit full conference papers (up to 10 pages excl. references) for an oral presentation using the IEEE 8.5 × 11 manuscript guidelines: double-column text using single- spaced 10-point font on 8.5 × 11 inch pages. Templates are available from IEEE.

Authors are invited to submit a short paper for a poster presentation using the same template, but limited to 2-4 pages including figures and references.

Contributions should be submitted in PDF format to easychair.