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Information for Authors


Papers presented at CUG Conferences and Workshops shall be original works and may not be works submitted for other conferences or publications.

Authors are required to submit both a complete paper and the accompanying presentation. The abstract, paper, and presentation will be published in the associated CUG Proceedings. Conference attendees will have authenticated access to the CUG Program and Proceedings shortly after the associated conference.

Authors may appropriately mark abstracts, papers and presentations that contain time-sensitive and/or proprietary material. In the absence of such markings, the abstracts, paper, and presentation will be published online and made publically available approximately six months after the conference.


The deadline for submitting both the paper and presentation for a CUG Conference is no later than 1 month before the first day of the conference. Minor updates to the material to be published will continue to be accepted via the submissions system through the end of the conference.

Best Paper Award

During the CUG Conference General Session, CUG will announce nominations from each Special Interest Group and recognize the conference's Best Paper. To be eligible, papers must be submitted in electronic format in accordance with the deadline listed in the call for papers. Late papers will not be considered for the Best Paper Award.

Selected Papers for an HPC Journal Special Issue (under work)

We are actively working with several peer-reviewed HPC journals for a possibility to publish a special issue for selected CUG2017 proceeding papers. Stay tuned for more information …

Guidelines for Papers

The suggested paper size is 7,000 words or less. This is equivalent to approximately 15 pages, including all figures, tables, references, and appendices. The Cray User Group has adopted the IEEE Computer Society Style Guide for all published papers. Additional information for authors is available directly from the IEEE CPS, including both Microsoft Word and LaTex template packages. Use the double column 8.5" x 11" Microsoft Word (IEEE CPS Word Template) or LaTex (IEEE CPS LaTex Template) files. Papers must be submited in PDF format.

CUG Conference Submission System

The Submission System is available from the Opening Date for Submissions through the last day of each CUG Conference. During that time, the capabilities available to Authors will change to reflect existing deadlines. There will be specific windows of time for Submissions, Paper and Presentation Upload, and Paper and Presentation Updates. All submission should be done through the CUG Conference Submission System. Authors must establish an account within the submission system that may then be used to manage their submission materials.

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