HiPC 2021 Instructions for Main Conference Authors


November 22nd Update to HiPC 2021 Main Conference Authors


After review of submissions to the conference by the HiPC 2021 Program Committee, a total of 51 papers were accepted for publication: 36 FULL papers and 15 SHORT papers. They will be presented in the conference program to be held on December 17th and December 18th.


1) To Authors of Full Papers


Authors of FULL papers will be presenting their work in seven technical sessions to be held in a hybrid manner on December 17th and 18th. In each session, the paper will be presented briefly in a four (4) minute video, after which the authors will participate in a live Q&A session. The full schedule of sessions and the papers assigned to each will be available on the website after November 22nd. The authors of FULL papers will be contacted directly with instructions to prepare and submit the four (4)-minute video and to arrange live participation in their assigned technical session. Instructions that follow are not for those short videos.


2) To All Main Conference Authors – Full and Short Papers


  • Below are instructions for authors of both FULL and SHORT papers to submit a presentation slides PDF file to the CPS paper upload site by November 29th. This file will accompany their paper in the proceedings. This will be mandatory for all authors so that there is consistency and will be required as a condition of publication of the paper.


  • Authors of FULL and SHORT papers may optionally upload a 25 min (full paper) or 15 min (short paper) video to an FTP website hosted by CPS by December 6th. These videos will be available to all registrants for viewing asynchronously. See instructions below.



REQUIRED: Instructions to Upload Presentation Slides as a pdf file to CPS


The deadline for uploading presentation slides PDF files to CPS paper site is November 29th.


  1. See Guidelines below for preparing your slides. 
  2. The file of presentation slides should be saved as a pdf and the name should start with hipc2021_presentation and include last name of first author and a version number or date. Example: hipc2021_presentation_Jones_23nov.pdf
  3. The presentation slides pdf file should be uploaded at the same site as the paper under the Supplemental Material heading. See the CPS Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions for HiPC Conference AUTHORS link below. This is where you uploaded your paper for publication.


CPS Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions for HiPC Conference AUTHORS



EduHiPC Authors Please go to CPS Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions for HiPC Workshop AUTHORS




  • The slides should serve to introduce the work and provide a high-level overview in 10-15 slides. In that sense, they are expected to be different from the set of slides used in a live presentation.


  • Those viewing the slides will have immediate access to the paper, the “next best thing” to having the author presenting in person.


  • The first slide should include title, authors, and reference to HiPC 2021. The final page should include authors’ contact information for follow-up questions.



OPTIONAL: Instructions for Preparation of Video Presentation


The deadline for uploading video files to the CPS FTP server is December 6th December 10th.



The FTP server for CPS will only recognize files saved as .mp4 using the H.264 encoding.


These talks – 25min (full paper) or 15min (short paper) video – will be available to all registrants for asynchronous viewing. 


Authors will receive email with full instructions for upload before November 29th. 


Please note: The video does not replace your participation in the live paper session where your paper is scheduled.



Many applications can be used to record video, but Zoom offers a simple solution that provides solid results. The settings described in the pdf file and video of instructions below are specific to Zoom, although the basic guidance should work for any app you choose.



The FTP server will only recognize files saved as .mp4 using the H.264 encoding.