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AI4S
The 2nd Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Scientific Applications

Workshop Overview

IEEE Cluster 2021 and its workshops will no longer take place in Portland, Oregon, USA and will instead be operated virtually.

The 2nd Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Scientific Applications will be held in conjunction with Cluster 21 on September 7, 2021. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together computer scientists and domain scientists from academia, government, and industry to share recent advances in the use of AI/ML to various scientific applications, introduce new scientific application problems to the broader community, and stimulate tools and infrastructures to support the application of AI/ML in scientific applications.


Call for Papers

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together computer scientists and domain scientists from academia, government, and industry to share recent advances in the use of AI/ML to various scientific applications, introduce new scientific application problems to the broader community, and stimulate tools and infrastructures to support the application of AI/ML in scientific applications. The workshop will be organized as a series of plenary talks based on peer-reviewed paper submissions accompanied by keynotes from distinguished researchers in the area and a panel discussion. We encourage participation and submissions from universities, industry, and DOE National Laboratories.
Artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) is a game-changing technology that has shown tremendous advantages and improvements in algorithms, implementation, and applications. We have seen many successful stories of applying AI/ML to scientific applications, such as predicting extreme weather events, identifying exoplanets in trillions of sky pixels, and accelerating numerical solvers in fluid simulation. However, there are a number of problems remaining to be studied to enhance the usability of AI/ML to scientific applications. For example, how to systematically and automatically apply AI/ML to scientific applications? How to incorporate domain knowledge (e.g., conservation laws, invariants, causality and symmetries) into AI/ML models? How to make the models interpretable and robust for HPC? How to make AI/ML more approachable to the HPC community? Addressing the above problems will bridge the gap between AI/ML and scientific applications and enable wider employment of AI/ML in HPC.

Topics will include but will not be limited to:

  • Innovative AI/ML models to analyze, accelerate, or improve performance of scientific applications in terms of execution time and simulation accuracy;
  • Innovative methods to incorporate complex constraints imposed by physical principles to scientific applications;
  • Innovative methods to completely or partially replace first-order computation with efficient AI/ML models;
  • Tools and infrastructure to improve the usability of AI/ML to scientific applications;
  • Performance characterization and study on the possibility of using AI/ML to specific scientific applications;
  • Workflow of applying AI/ML to scientific applications;
  • Innovative methods to make AI models interpretable and robust for scientific applications.
  • Submission

    Authors are invited to submit manuscripts in English structured as technical papers up to 6 pages, both of letter size (8.5in x 11in) and including figures, tables, and references. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. Your paper should be formatted using IEEE conference format which can be found from here
    All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, and significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the workshop attendees. Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for and attend the workshop. Authors may contact the workshop organizers for more information.
    Papers should be submitted electronically at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ai4s
    The accepted papers are planned to be published by IEEE as part of the Cluster2021 Proceedings.

    Workshop Program


    AI4S 2021 will be held online on September 7, 2021. The schedule is provided below. All times are in Pacific Daylight Time (the timezone of Portland, Oregon, USA).

    7:00-7:10AM Welcome and Intro
    7:10-8:30AM Chair: Gokcen Kestor
    Keynote: Dr. Jianfeng Zhan (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences) slides
    8:30-10:00AM Chair: Dong Li
    Paper: AMR-Net: Convolutional Neural Networks for Multi-resolution Steady Flow Prediction
    ( Yuuichi Asahi, Sora Hatayama, Takashi Shimokawabe, Naoyuki Onodera, Yuta Hasegawa and Yasuhiro Idomura. )
    Paper: A Deep Learning-Based Particle-in-Cell Method for Plasma Simulations
    (Xavier Aguilar and Stefano Markidis.)
    Paper: Higgs Boson Classification: Brain-inspired BCPNN Learning with StreamBrain
    (Martin Svedin, Artur Podobas, Wei Der Chien and Stefano Markidis.)
    10:00-10:15AM Break
    10:15-11:15AM Chair: Stefano Markidis
    Paper: Special function neural network (SFNN) models
    ( Yuzhen Liu and Oana Marin. )
    Paper: Hybrid workflow of Simulation and Deep Learning on HPC: A Case Study for Material Behavior Determination
    (Li Zhong, Dennis Hoppe, Naweiluo Zhou and Oleksandr Shcherbakov. )
    11:15AM-12:15PM Chair:Stefano Markidis
    Panel lists: Oana Marin, Jianfeng Zhan, Roberto Gioiosa and Artur Podobas.



    Call for Papers

    The purpose of this workshop is to bring together computer scientists and domain scientists from academia, government, and industry to share recent advances in the use of AI/ML to various scientific applications, introduce new scientific application problems to the broader community, and stimulate tools and infrastructures to support the application of AI/ML in scientific applications. The workshop will be organized as a series of plenary talks based on peer-reviewed paper submissions accompanied by keynotes from distinguished researchers in the area and a panel discussion. We encourage participation and submissions from universities, industry, and DOE National Laboratories.
    Artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) is a game-changing technology that has shown tremendous advantages and improvements in algorithms, implementation, and applications. We have seen many successful stories of applying AI/ML to scientific applications, such as predicting extreme weather events, identifying exoplanets in trillions of sky pixels, and accelerating numerical solvers in fluid simulation. However, there are a number of problems remaining to be studied to enhance the usability of AI/ML to scientific applications. For example, how to systematically and automatically apply AI/ML to scientific applications? How to incorporate domain knowledge (e.g., conservation laws, invariants, causality and symmetries) into AI/ML models? How to make the models interpretable and robust for HPC? How to make AI/ML more approachable to the HPC community? Addressing the above problems will bridge the gap between AI/ML and scientific applications and enable wider employment of AI/ML in HPC.

    Topics will include but will not be limited to:

  • Innovative AI/ML models to analyze, accelerate, or improve performance of scientific applications in terms of execution time and simulation accuracy;
  • Innovative methods to incorporate complex constraints imposed by physical principles to scientific applications;
  • Innovative methods to completely or partially replace first-order computation with efficient AI/ML models;
  • Tools and infrastructure to improve the usability of AI/ML to scientific applications;
  • Performance characterization and study on the possibility of using AI/ML to specific scientific applications;
  • Workflow of applying AI/ML to scientific applications;
  • Innovative methods to make AI models interpretable and robust for scientific applications.
  • Submission

    Authors are invited to submit manuscripts in English structured as technical papers up to 8 pages, both of letter size (8.5in x 11in) and including figures, tables, and references. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. Your paper should be formatted using IEEE conference format which can be found from here The workshop also encourage submitters to include transparency and reproducibility information, using Transparency and Reproducibility Initiative for SC'20 Technical Papers as guideline.
    All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, and significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the workshop attendees. Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for and attend the workshop. Authors may contact the workshop organizers for more information.
    Papers should be submitted electronically at: https://submissions.supercomputing.org, choose "SC20 Workshop: AI4S'20: Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Scientific Applications".
    The final papers are planned to be published through IEEE TCHPC. Published proceedings will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

    Important Dates

    Submission Deadline

    July 9, 2021 July 5, 2021

    Notification of acceptance

    July 26, 2021

    Camera Ready

    July 30, 2021

    Organizers

  • Gokcen Kestor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Dong Li, University of California, Merced
  • Stefano Markidis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Technical Program Committee

  • Murugan Natarajan Arul, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Kevin Barker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Bin Ren, William & Mary
  • Sutanay Choudhury, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Aleksandr Drozd, RIKEN
  • Murali Emani, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Tushar Krishna, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ivy Peng, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Artur Podobas, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Min Si, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Arvind Sujeeth, SambaNova
  • Abhinav Vishnu, AMD