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iWAPT 2009 : The Fourth International Workshop on Automatic Performance Tuning


When Oct 1, 2009 - Oct 2, 2009
Where Tokyo, Japan
Submission Deadline Jun 29, 2009
Notification Due Jul 17, 2009
Final Version Due Jul 27, 2009
Categories    high performance computing   autonomic computing   parallel computing   software engineering

Call For Papers


The Fourth international Workshop on
Automatic Performance Tuning
iWAPT 2009
October 1-2, 2009
Koshiba Hall, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Recent advances in computer architecture and computing systems (such as,
multicore processors and hybrid systems with accelerators) have made it very
challenging for programmers to reach the performance potential of current
systems. In addition, recent advances in numerical algorithms and software
optimizations have tremendously increased the number of alternatives for
solving a problem, which further complicates the software tuning process.
These issues have led researchers to the idea of software systems that can
automate the performance tuning process by running a large set of empirical
evaluations to configure applications and libraries on the targeted computing

The Fourth international Workshop on Automatic Performance Tuning (iWAPT2009)
is an International workshop that provides opportunities for researchers and
practitioners in all fields related to automatic performance tuning to
exchange ideas and experiences on algorithms, libraries, and applications
tuned for recent computing platforms. This workshop will consist of a few
invited speaker presentations from leading researchers in academia or
industry, and several presentations of peer-reviewed papers that report the
latest results in auto-tuning research.

Papers are solicited in following areas of automatic performance tuning
including, but not limited to:

- Performance modeling
- Adaptive algorithms
- Numerical algorithms and libraries
- Scientific applications
- Parallel and distributed computing
- Computing with GPGPU and accelerators
- Database management system
- Numerical precision and stability
- Resource restrictions (real-time, memory etc.)
- Low-power computing
- Empirical Compilation
- Automatically-tuned Code Generation
- Frameworks and theories of automatic tuning and software optimization
- Autonomic computing and context-aware computing

*** Paper Submission Guidelines ***
File format - PDF format
Paper length - maximum 15 pages
Paper style - Springer LNCS format: Latex templates ara available at:

Submission must be made through the web form. See:

Proceedings: An informal collection of the papers to be presented will
be distributed at the workshop. Questions regarding the workshop
proceedings should be forwarded to

All accepted papers will appear on the workshop website.

*** Important Dates ***

Paper submission due: June 29th, 2009
Accept notification: July 17th, 2009
Final paper submission: July 27th, 2009
Workshop: October 1-2, 2009

Program Chair: Keita Teranishi, Cray, Inc., USA
Program Vice-Chair: John Cavazos, University of Delaware, USA

Program Committee (to be expanded):

Sanjukta Bhowmick, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Francois Bodin, CAPS enterprise, France
Victor Eijkhout, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas, USA
Grigori Fursin, INRIA, France
Domingo Jimenez Canovas, University of Murcia, Spain
Mary Hall, University of Utah, USA
Shoji Itoh, RIKEN, Japan
Takeshi Iwashita, Kyoto University, Japan
Russ Joseph, Northwestern University, USA,
Takahiro Katagiri, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Dinesh Kaushik, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Osni Marques, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Vivek Narasayya, Microsoft Corp., USA
Boyana Norris, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Markus Puschel, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Xipeng Shen, College of William & Mary, USA
Reiji Suda, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Daisuke Takahashi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hiroyuki Takizawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Richard Vuduc, Georgia Institue of Technology, USA
Masahiro Yasugi, Kyoto University, Japan
Mohamed Zahran, City University of New York, USA

Organizing Comittee:

Ken Naono, General Chair, Hitachi Ltd., Japan
Takahiro Katagiri, Finance Chair, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Keita Teranishi, Program Chair, Cray, Inc., USA
John Cavazos, Program Vice-Chair, University of Delaware, USA
Reiji Suda, Local Arrangement Chair, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Yusaku Yamamoto, Publicity Chair, Nagoya University, Japan
Hisayasu Kuroda, Web Administrating Chair, Ehime University, Japan

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