[hpc-announce] Call For Papers: WOLFHPC12

Krishnamoorthy, Sriram sriram at pnnl.gov
Fri Sep 14 09:49:16 CDT 2012

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                        CALL FOR PAPERS


                Second International Workshop on
       Domain-Specific Languages and High-Level Frameworks
                 for High Performance Computing

               November 16th, 2012, Salt Lake City
                     In conjunction with the
         2012 ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference (SC'12)



Multi-level heterogeneous parallelism and deep memory hierarchies in
current and emerging computer systems make their programming for
high-performance applications very difficult. The task is made more
challenging by the changing landscape of system architecture mandated
by power and micro-architecture considerations. Domain-specific
languages (DSLs) and high-level frameworks (HLFs) provide convenient
abstractions, shielding application developers from much of the
complexity and variability of explicitly programming in standard
programming languages like C/C++/Fortran. Effective design of such
abstractions for the high-performance computing context requires close
interaction between researchers developing such languages and
frameworks and domain experts with a deep understanding of the problem
to be solved.

While a number of other venues exist that address domain-specific
languages and high-level programming abstractions, none of them focus
on the challenges to performance optimization and implementation on
parallel systems. This workshop seeks to bring together developers and
users of DSLs and HLFs to identify challenges and discuss solution
approaches for their effective implementation and use on a variety of
platforms, including massively parallel systems.

We solicit submissions on all aspects relating to domain-specific
languages and high-level frameworks for the HPC context, including,
but not limited to, the design, implementation, evaluation, or use of:

* Application frameworks
* Domain-specific languages and libraries
* High-level data structures
* High-level aspects of programming languages
* Directive-based optimization approaches


Extended abstracts should be two or more pages in pdf format and
follow IEEE conference formatting guidelines. In addition to new
ideas, experience stories, challenges faced, and overview of prior
work are encouraged.

At least one of the authors of each accepted submission is expected to
attend and present at the workshop. The final manuscripts of papers
will be made available in IEEExplore as part of SC12 proceedings. The
authors of accepted papers will be also invited to submit extended
versions of their work to a special issue of the Journal of Parallel
and Distributed Computing (JPDC) on High-level Languages and
Frameworks for High Performance Computing that is planned for
publication in 2013.

Submissions can be made online at



  Submission deadline :  1 Oct 2012
  Author notification :  8 Oct 2012
  WOLFHPC workshop    : 16 Nov 2012
  Final papers due    : 26 Nov 2012


Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
J. (Ram) Ramanujam, Louisiana State University
P. (Saday) Sadayappan, The Ohio State University


Bronis de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
James Dinan, Argonne National Lab
Paul H.J. Kelly, Imperial College London
Rishi Khan, ET International
Rob Knauerhase, Intel
Kamesh Madduri, Penn State University
Robert van de Geijn, University of Texas at Austin


Please contact the program chairs at: wolfhpc12 at easychair.org

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