Call for Tutorials


In CARLA 2023 we will offer tutorials and hands-on workshops for both introductory and advanced levels, specially driven to undergraduate and master students all over Latin- American countries. There will be two periods:

  • Introductory tutorials will be covered in virtual format the week before the conference.
  • Advanced tutorials will be held at the conference venue, the same week of CARLA 2023.


Each tutorial will have two or three sessions, according to the time needed by a specific topic. Also, each session will have two parts:

  1. A theory part: In this first part, the instructor uses recorded material such as videos, pdf documents and presentations, explaining workshop techniques and tools. All this material will be available in advance for students through RedClara platform, using Moodle (https://
  2. A practical session: In this scheduled part, students will interact with instructors using live platforms, such as Zoom or Moodle chats and videoconferences. This part would last about 90 to 120 minutes, and students will solve practical exercises. Specific platforms (clusters, remote access, etc.) for each tutorial will be prepared in advance, depending on topic and students’ registration.

In this way, each tutorial will cover from 8 to 16 hours long, with a minimum of four hours of practical (hands-on) work with instructor surveillance.


  • Tutorial proposal submission deadline: July 1st
  • Date of notification: July 28th
  • (Virtual) Fundamental Courses dates: September 11th to 15th, 2023
  • (On site) Advanced Courses dates: September 18th to 22th, 2023
  • Conference dates: September 18th to 22th, 2023


Professionals and researchers can propose courses and tutorials to be held the week before CARLA 2023, to cover basic and introductory topics on HPC areas.

Dates: September 18th - 22th (week before the conference).

We plan to offer at least four courses on HPC Fundamentals. Topics could include:

  • MPI
  • OpenMP
  • Introduction to GPU programming
  • AI fundamentals R language, etc

Courses should be organized to be delivered in 2 to 4 sessions

  • Each session (4 hours) to be organized as follows:
    • 1 hour of pre-recorded material or on-line delivery: available for
      students only
    • 1 hour for individual offline study
    • 2 hours of live guided “hands-on” practice
  • Reference and support materials, available with free licenses
  • Access to hardware and software platforms for each student
  • Fundamental courses can be delivered in Spanish/Portuguese/English, but all the material must be available in English


Professionals and researchers can propose tutorials of different length, depending on specific topics. These are driven to advanced students with previous experience, to enhance academic/ research topics of interest.

Topics could include:

  • HPC on the cloud.
  • Mathematical modelling.
  • Advanced tools for Data Analysis.
  • Advanced GPU programming.
  • AI specific tools and techniques, etc.
  • Energy workshop specific tools and techniques, etc.
  • HPC Management Workshop specific tools and techniques, etc.
  • BioCarla Workshop specific tools and techniques, etc.

Dates: September 18th - 22th, 2023 (same week of conference)

These tutorials are to be delivered on site and students will be invited to bring their own laptop.

Courses should be organized to be delivered in 2 to 4 sessions.

Each session must include at least 1 ½ hours of live guided “hands-on” practice and offer students reference and support materials, available with free licenses, and access to hardware and software platforms for each student.

Advanced courses must be delivered in English and all the materials must be available in English.


  • Pre-recorded and reading materials will be available only for registered students, through the RedClara platform, during courses and conference periods. Once CARLA finishes after September 30th, 2023, all materials will be available for public use. Authors must agree in advance to allow public access to their materials.
  • Pre-recorded lessons, videos and printed material must be in English. In the case of videos, it can be spoken in Spanish/Portuguese as far as English subtitles are provided (you should verify automatic online tools). Spanish and Portuguese subtitles for English spoken videos is desirable, but not mandatory.
  • The authors must coordinate with CARLA staff the availability of hardware and software resources needed for tutorials. All resources must be available for registered students free of charge, including cluster accounts, Cloud resources, and other materials. Once CARLA conference finishes, there is not any compromise to maintain those resources available.


Tutorial proposals should be in English and should contain no more than three (3) pages in length.

Tutorial proposals should conform to the following outline:

  • General information:Title of the tutorial. Organizers and Presenters names, affiliation, contact information, and brief bio. Language to be used.
  • Abstract: 1-2 paragraphs suitable for inclusion in the conference registration material.
  • Topic and relevance: A description of the tutorial topic, providing a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope, and a statement on why the tutorial is important and timely, how it is relevant to CARLA.
  • Resources and Duration: Please indicate the number of 4 hours’ sessions to be delivered. Specify the equipment needs for participants (eg. pre-installed software) and if the organizers plan to give access to students to a particular platform.
  • Audience: A description of the intended audience, prerequisite knowledge, and the expected learning outcomes.
  • Previous editions: If the tutorial was given before, where and when was it presented? Is there any novelty for this edition?