Reinventing HPC


May 12 - May 16, 2024 - Hamburg, Germany

We have put together this manual to assist you in navigating both the in-person event, and Swapcard, our online platform. We hope that you will find all the necessary information. Should you require additional details, please feel free to reach out to us.



ISC High Performance hopes to provide a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Please adhere to our code of conduct. If you experience any violation of the code, please get in touch with us.


Please pick up your badge at the check-in terminals (entrance hall foyer) using your QR code (printed or digital). Badges are not mailed or shipped and must be picked up personally by the attendee. Please have a photo ID (i.e., driver's license or passport) ready for badge collection. Students should also present valid student IDs.

Check-in Opening Hours

The opening hours for tutorials, conference, exhibition, and workshop check-in are:

  Sunday, May 12 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  Monday, May 13 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  Tuesday, May 14 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  Wednesday, May 15 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  Thursday, May 16 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Badge Policy

You must wear your badge visibly within the event venue at all times.

The ISC 2024 badge grants admission to the event venue. Each badge is unique to the registered attendee and may not be sold, given, or transferred to another individual. There is a EUR 30 reprint charge to replace a lost badge, and you must show proof of identity.


By registering to ISC 2024 please be informed that you agree to the following ISC High Performance terms, conditions and policies:


The Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) is conveniently situated at the heart of the city, right next to the Dammtor mainline and commuter train station.



The Grand Elysée Hotel is the official partner of ISC High Performance 2024 in Hamburg. It is conveniently located near the Congress Center Hamburg and offers exclusive room rates to both ISC attendees and exhibitors.

Please mention the booking code when sending a request via email: ISC High Performance



The ISC 2024 booking partner has secured more room blocks across different price ranges and hotel categories.

Alternatively, you can send a booking request via email.



Starting January 1, 2023, the city of Hamburg imposes a culture and tourism tax for every overnight stay, regardless of whether it is a leisure activity or a business trip.

If you book a room at the Grand Elysée Hotel or through, the applicable culture and tourism tax amount will be indicated on the payment site.

Find more information here:


Please visit The Federal Foreign Office website to determine if you need a visa or are exempted from it by the Federal Republic of Germany.

We recommend starting your visa application process well in advance, depending on your country of residence ideally between three and six months before your planned travel date. This will help you avoid last-minute complications.

Invitation Letter for Visa Applications

It is essential to complete the online registration to obtain a visa invitation letter.

If you have questions regarding the ISC 2024 invitation letter process, contact us.

Modes of Transportation


Please note: Due to temporary construction activities, Dammtor train station is currently not serving as an ICE stop.
You should arrive at Hamburg Central Station and from there you can easily reach the CCH by taking the S21 commuter train going towards Elbgaustraße and getting off at Dammtor station, which is just one stop away. It will only take a two-minute walk from there to the CCH.

If you are taking the U-Bahn, get off Stephansplatz (Oper/CCH) or Messehallen, then walk through the Planten un Blomen park to reach the CCH.


Choose from various taxi providers such as Hansa Taxi and Taxi Hamburg, or explore an alternative experience with MOIA, Hamburg's electric ridesharing service. Accommodating up to 6 passengers, enjoy ample space, free Wi-Fi, and USB ports during your ride. Simply download the MOIA app, enter your destination, and the shared taxi will collect you from a designated meeting point.

Download the app - available on the  App Store and Google Play

Please make a note of the address for your taxi ride: Congressplatz 1, 20355 Hamburg. Be aware that the CCH is not located within the Hamburg fairgrounds.


If you are traveling to the CCH by car or motorcycle from outside Hamburg, we advise you to take the speedways, then follow the “Messe / CCH” signs.

Plan trip using Google Maps


The Hamburg Airport connects to 115 national and international destinations through more than 50 airlines. The airport is situated in the Fuhlsbüttel district of Hamburg.

To get to the CCH quickly, you can take the "S" train commuter service from the airport, which will take around 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can opt for a taxi or the MOIA ridesharing service (for more information see above). If the traffic is not congested, the car ride should only take 20 minutes.

Accessibility & Venue Maps

The state-of-the-art Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) is committed to modern inclusivity standards, ensuring a barrier-free experience for individuals with mobility issues. For detailed information, please visit the dedicated page on barrier-free access.

Conference & Exhibition Maps

Sustainability at CCH

CCH adheres strictly to international sustainability standards. If you would like to learn more about the sustainability efforts, please explore the following resources:

CCH Sustainability
Hamburg Messe Sustainability Report


The conference program is divided into Invited, Contributed, and Vendor Programs.

View our Guide to Sessions for an overview of the ISC 2024 program formats.


The easy-to-navigate ISC 2024 schedule offers comprehensive information on all conference sessions and speakers. Attendees can also use Swapcard to create their personalized schedules approximately two weeks before the event.


Conference materials (presentation slides, pre-recorded talks, and posters) are available as PDF files. They are open to all registered attendees on the event platform.

Accepted research papers will be published with open access in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Post-conference Workshops Proceedings will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Workshop proceedings can be downloaded free of charge for a limited time after ISC 2024.

On-Demand Content

We will not offer an online program alongside the onsite event this year. So, if you are keen on participating in ISC, kindly register for the onsite event in Hamburg. However, we will provide a selection of content to the broader community at no cost after ISC.


The ISC 2024 Exhibition with over 150 HPC vendors, universities, and research organizations takes place from Monday, May 13 to Wednesday, May 15 (Hall H).

Monday, 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Exhibition Opening Reception: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Tuesday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Refer to the floor plan to see how our exhibitors will be placed.


Our event platform, Swapcard, is accessible to all attendees. Login information will be sent via email to registered attendees approximately two weeks before the event.

To enhance your event experience, we recommend downloading the Swapcard app from Google Play or the App Store onto your smart device.



We as organizers aim to continuously improve our event, and your feedback is essential for us to do so. So we encourage you to share your thoughts, improvement suggestions, criticism or praise with us during ISC 2024. This is how you can give feedback:

- Feedback boxes: At check-in and in selected lounge areas you will find pens, paper and little boxes for you to drop us quick notes. Here you can leave comments on anything that you think could be improved, went wrong or worked very well for you. We will look at these notes every day and might be able to address your suggestions already during the event.

- Attendee survey: As every year, we will be sending a survey to all attendees on Wednesday, May 15. Please check your inbox and take the time to answer the short questionnaire. We really appreciate every response as this will help us make the event even better next year!


ISC High Performance offers catering during event hours: snacks, full meals, and beverages will be provided.

We try to accommodate allergies and restrictions as best as possible by offering a selection of food choices at all meals.
The buffets will be labeled with the food icons on the left hand side.

In addition, the QR codes at the buffets are there to help you gain a quick overview of all allergens and additives.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please get in touch with our Operations Team.

Our sustainability commitment: to reduce the environmental impact of our catering, food, and drinks at the event are served on ceramic or glass tableware. Ingredients are, whenever possible seasonal and from regional sources. The majority of meals offered are vegetarian or vegan.


WiFi is available throughout the venue. The login data is printed on your badge. If you need assistance or have questions regarding internet connectivity, please get in touch with or the ISC Exhibitor Services desk at booth #M50 in the exhibition hall (Hall H).

Please respect our WiFi Policy
. Exhibitors and attendees are not permitted to operate any IEEE 802.11 wireless access point or any other equipment transmitting in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency range in the conference and exhibition venue during build-up hours and official event hours.

We reserve the right to impose a fine on anyone who violates this policy.

Power Supply for Mobile Devices

Power outlets for charging mobile devices are available across the venue, especially in the lounge areas (in Foyer 3+H, Foyer 4, and Foyer D-G). Additionally, each seat in the main conference hall (Hall Z) is equipped with a power outlet, ensuring your devices stay charged during sessions.

First Aid

In the event of a medical emergency, please get in touch with:

  • ISC Information Counter (foyer, main entrance hall)
  • Service Counter (foyer, main entrance hall)
  • Exhibitor Services Help Desk in the exhibition hall (booth #L1125 - Hall H)

If you cannot locate these, please call the CCH Hotline at +49 40 3569 444 or dial 112.


A cloakroom is available in Foyer 3+H (ground floor), next to the exhibition hall.

Opening hours:

  Sunday, May 12 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  Monday, May 13 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
  Tuesday, May 14 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  Wednesday, May 15 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
  Thursday, May 16 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Information Counter & Lost and Found

The ISC Information Counter is located in the main entrance hall foyer.

Opening hours: Sunday, May 12 - Thursday, May 16, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.

If you lose personal belongings, please ask at the Info Counter or contact us.

Accessible Toilets

Toilets for people with disabilities can be found in the following locations:

  • Ground Floor
    • Behind Elbe Lounge
    • Opposite of lifts (directions Hall H)
    • Room 4 (coming from Foyer 3+H)
  • First Floor
    • Behind Room X
    • Foyer A-C
  • Second Floor
    • Behind Saal Y
    • Foyer D-G
Speakers & Press Room

A combined speakers and press room is located in Hall D on the second floor.

Opening Hours:

  Sunday, May 12 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  Monday, May 13 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  Tuesday, May 14 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  Wednesday, May 15 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free Publications

Free HPC and IT magazines are available at the following points: near the service counter (main entrance hall, ground floor), in the exhibition hall (ground floor), and in foyer D-G (second floor).

Copy & Print Center

Data2000 GmbH provides copy and printing services at booth #M56 in the exhibition hall (Hall H).

Video Recordings

We will capture different sessions in photos and videos during the event and publish them on our website, Flickr, Youtube, and LinkedIn. Some images will appear in the event summary and distributed promotional materials. In some camera settings, the audience will be visible, and you might appear as a member of the audience (in sound, picture and video).