[hpc-announce] CFP: Facing the Multicore Challenge III

Rainer Keller rainer.keller at hft-stuttgart.de
Fri Jul 6 10:00:17 CDT 2012

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                            CALL FOR PAPERS
                    Conference for Young Scientists
                  Facing the Multicore Challenge III
                         HfT-Stuttgart & KIT


                        September 19-21, 2012
                   HFT-Stuttgart, Schellingstr. 24
                      70174 Stuttgart, Germany

You are cordially invited to submit a paper with unpublished and original work.
Furthermore, ongoing research can be presented in a short talk or poster.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: July 28, 2012
Author Notification: August 17, 2012
Camera-ready Papers & Abstracts: September 10, 2012
Conference:          September 19-21, 2012

Conference topic:
The trend for increased compute capability and more diverse hardware with its
evermore complex topologies continues: In recent systems parallelism spreads over
several levels of the system and heterogeneity is growing on the node as well as
on the chip level.  Data is kept across a nested hierarchy of memory stages and
data locality becomes even more important.  Most applications and algorithms are
not yet ready to utilize available capabilities and a tremendous effort is
required to close the gap.  Different technologies and processing models, non-
adjusted interfaces, and incomplete tool chains complicate holistic programming
approaches and impede programmer’s productivity.  On the other hand, resource
contention, data conflicts and hardware bottlenecks keep performance away from
theoretical peak.  At the current state of the art in technologies and
methodologies an interdisciplinary approach is required to tackle the obstacles
in manycore computing.  Compute- and memory-intensive applications can only
benefit from the full hardware potential if all features on all system levels
are taken into account in a holistic approach.

This conference is the 3rd in a series, starting in 2010 in Heidelberg at the
Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (HAW) and 2011 in Karlsruhe at the Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology and the Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab.
It aims to combine new aspects of multi-/manycore microprocessor technologies,
parallel applications, numerical simulation, software development and tools.
Contributions are welcome from all participating disciplines.
Particular emphasis is placed on the support and advancement of young scientists.

Submission topics:
Topics of interest for conference submissions include (but are not limited to):
- Emerging hardware architectures (manycore CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, accelerators, ...)
- Aspects of microprocessor technologies and prospect of manycore technologies
- Parallel programming models and languages (MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenCL, PGAS, ...)
- Hardware-aware computing and architecture-aware approaches for parallel
 numerical simulations, implementation and algorithm design
- Heterogeneous computing, adaptive and reconfigurable computing
- Mathematical modeling, design of parallel algorithms and scalability issues
- Parallelization strategies in hybrid and hierarchical setups
- Autotuning strategies; portability and flexibility of software solutions
- Library and tool support for parallel applications
- Performance analysis and modeling
- Novel programming tools for parallel programming
- Compiler techniques and code optimization strategies for parallel systems
- Virtualization strategies and hardware transparency
- Memory behavior analysis, parallel data access and parallel data structures
- Efficient parallel numerical methods
- Parallel applications (e.g. numerical simulation, image processing)
- Parallelism for non-numerical and non-HPC applications
- Practice and experience of multicore programming
- Benchmarking results of scientific applications
- Interdisciplinary approaches and theoretical concepts

Submission guidelines:
You are invited to submit papers in Springer LNCS style of up to 12 pages
describing recent work related to the conference theme.  Submission must be in PDF 
format.  Please follow the submission instructions.  The submission should include 
the contact person's email address. The program committee will review each paper.  
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.  At least one 
of the author(s) of an accepted paper is expected to register for the conference 
and present the paper. In case of any questions please contact the conference 

Short talks:
Graduate students and Ph.D. students are encouraged to give a short talk on their
current research project.  Please submit a one-page abstract of your work.

If you would like to present a poster of your research work please submit your
abstract, description or draft as PDF. Accepted Posters are expected to submit a
two-page description for the proceedings.

Conference proceedings:
Papers are peer-reviewed by the members of the Program Committee. Accepted Papers
will be published in the proceedings Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
The previous proceedings are
2010: http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-642-16232-9/
2011: http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-642-30396-8/

In case of any questions, please contact the organizers by sending your request
to info at multicore-challenge.org

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