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AsHES 2018 : The Eighth International Workshop on Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems w/ PARCO Special Issue (Extended Deadline: February 9, 2018)


When May 21, 2018 - May 21, 2018
Where Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2018
Notification Due Feb 23, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 12, 2018
Categories    parallel programming   accelerator   heterogeneous systems

Call For Papers

The Eighth International Workshop on Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems (AsHES)
May 21th, 2018

To be held in conjunction with 32st IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

++ DEADLINE EXTENSION: New Paper Submission Deadline: February 9, 2018. (Final Deadline) ++

Workshop Scope and Goals
Current and emerging systems are deployed with heterogeneous architectures and accelerators of more than one type (e.g., GPGPU, Intel® Xeon Phi™, FPGA) along with hybrid processors of both lightweight and heavyweight cores (e.g., APU, big.LITTLE). Such architectures also comprise hybrid memory systems equipped with stacked/hierarchical memory and non-volatile memory in addition to regular DRAM. Programming such a system can be a real challenge along with locality, scheduling, load balancing, concurrency and so on.

This workshop focuses on understanding the implications of accelerators and heterogeneous designs on the hardware systems, porting applications, performing compiler optimizations, and developing programming environments for current and emerging systems. It seeks to ground accelerator research through studies of application kernels or whole applications on such systems, as well as tools and libraries that improve the performance and productivity of applications on these systems.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners who are involved in application studies for accelerators and other heterogeneous systems, to learn the opportunities and challenges in future design trends for HPC applications and systems.

Topics of interest for workshop submissions include (but are not limited to):

* Strategies for programming heterogeneous systems using high-level models such as OpenMP, OpenACC, low-level models such as OpenCL, CUDA;
* Methods and tools to tackle challenges in scientific computing at extreme scale;
* Strategies for application behavior characterization and performance optimization for accelerators;
* Techniques for optimizing kernels for execution on GPGPU, Intel® Xeon Phi™, and future heterogeneous platforms;
* Models of application performance on heterogeneous and accelerated HPC systems;
* Compiler Optimizations and tuning heterogeneous systems including parallelization, loop transformation, locality optimizations, Vectorization;
* Implications of workload characterization in heterogeneous and accelerated architecture design;
* Benchmarking and performance evaluation for accelerators;
* Tools and techniques to address both performance and correctness to assist application development for accelerators and heterogeneous processors;
* System software techniques to abstract application domain-specific functionalities for accelerators;

Important Dates (AoE)
Paper Submission: Feb. 9, 2018
Paper Notification: Feb. 23, 2018
Camera-Ready: March. 12, 2018

The proceedings of this workshop will be published electronically together with IPDPS proceedings via the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Papers Submission Guidelines
Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient background material to make them accessible to the broader community.

Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 10 single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. See the style templates for latex or word for details.

Submissions will be judged based on relevance, significance, originality, correctness and clarity.

Submission site:

Journal Special Issue
The best papers of AsHES 2018 will be invited to a Special Issue on Topics on Heterogeneous Computing of the Elsevier International Journal on Parallel Computing (PARCO).

Keynote Speaker

Best Paper Award

Steering Committee
Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Yunquan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Jiayuan Meng, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Xiaosong Ma, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Barbara Chapman, Stony Brook University, USA
Guang R. Gao, University of Delaware, USA
Xinmin Tian, Intel, USA
Michael Wong, Codeplay, UK
James Dinan, Intel Corporation

General Chair
Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, USA

Program Co-Chairs
Antonio J. Peña, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Min Si, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Program Committee
Ashwin Aji, AMD, USA
James Beyer, NVIDIA Corporation, USA
Sridutt Bhalachandra, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Huimin Cui, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, China
Jing Gong, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Khaled Hamidouche, AMD, USA
Jeff Hammond, Intel Corporation, USA
Gabriele Jost, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Guido Juckeland, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Seyong Lee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
John Leidel, Texas Tech University, USA
Piotr Luszczek, University of Tennessee, USA
Naoya Maruyama, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Lena Oden, Juelich Supercomputing Center, Germany
Stephen Olivier, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Barry L. Rountree, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Kelly Shaw, University of Richmond, USA
Xipeng Shen, North Carolina State University, USA
Bronis de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Pedro Valero-Lara, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Hao Wang, Virginia Tech, USA

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