[hpc-announce] CfP: 1st Int. Workshop on High-Performance Stencil Computations (HiStencils 2014)

Armin Größlinger armin.groesslinger at uni-passau.de
Thu Aug 22 06:35:16 CDT 2013

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1st Int. Workshop on High-Performance
Stencil Computations (HiStencils 2014)
Vienna, Austria, January 21, 2014

in conjunction with HiPEAC 2014 (Jan 20-22, 2014)

Submission deadline: October  25, 2013
Author notification: November 29, 2013
Final version due:   December 15, 2013

Stencil computations are an important class of codes used in a variety
of application domains ranging from image and video processing to
simulation and computational science applied in several areas of
natural science. With consumer devices and high-end systems becoming
increasingly powerful, stencil computations are playing an
increasingly important role in research and in applications
alike. Today, real-world stencil codes are often hand-tuned which
requires a huge amount of engineering effort given the variety of
stencil codes in use. Therefore, simplifying the task of constructing
stencil codes that deliver high performance has become an important
topic in research.

HiStencils is a workshop focusing on stencil computations from
embedded environments to exascale computing and advanced software
technology needed to simplify the construction of stencils codes
delivering high performance. HiStencils is intended to bring together
researchers, students and practitioners dealing with, among others,
performance optimzation, code generation and software technology for
stencil computations. We strongly encourage submissions describing
preliminary results, new ideas, position papers, experience reports,
and available tools, with an aim to stimulate discussions,
collaborations, and advances in the field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- performance optimization of stencil computations
- auto-tuning and machine learning for stencil codes
- software technology for stencil computations
- stencil code generation for GPUs, accelerators and distributed systems
- stencil applications in embedded systems
- hardware/high-level synthesis for stencil codes
- harnessing stencil computations for exascale performance
- static analysis and verification of stencil codes
- theoretical aspects of stencil computations
- multigrid stencil methods
- tool demonstration


Submissions should not exceed 8 pages (recommended 6 pages) formatted
as per ACM proceedings format. Please use the "tighter alternate
style" (option 2) available from

Submissions should be in PDF format and printable on US Letter or A4
sized paper. Proceedings will be published online and distributed to
the participants. Publication at HiStencils will not prevent later
publication in conferences or journals of the presented work. Please
send your submission by the deadline to:
   histencils at exastencils.org

Post-Proceedings Special Issue:
Selected submissions will be invited for a special issue of
"Parallel Processing Letters" (ISSN 0129-6264) after the workshop.


Organizers and Program Chairs:
Armin Groesslinger (University of Passau, DE)
Harald Koestler (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE)
Contact: histencils at exastencils.org

Program Committee (confirmed members):
Sven Apel (University of Passau, DE)
Matthias Bolten (University of Wuppertal, DE)
Francisco Gaspar (Universidad de Zaragoza, ES)
Dominik Goeddeke (TU Dortmund, DE)
Frank Hannig (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE)
Paul Kelly (Imperial College London, UK)
Hatem Ltaief (KAUST, SA)
Olaf Schenk (Universita della Svizzera Italiana, CH)
Jan Treibig (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE)

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