[hpc-announce] CFP: Worskshop on Optimizing Stencil Computations 2013

Shoaib Kamil skamil at mit.edu
Tue Aug 27 11:50:09 CDT 2013

Workshop on Optimizing Stencil Computations (WOSC)
At SPLASH, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 27, 2013

Stencil computations describe a computational pattern that occurs
in a wide variety of computing applications, from scientific
simulations and solvers to image processing and filtering. Though
conceptually simple, these computations have been traditionally
difficult for general compilers to optimize, due to their
difficult-to-analyze dependence structure and because the
computations span many domains, each with different requirements
for optimization. As a result, much effort has gone into creating
strategies for optimizing these computations, including new
compiler transformations, cache oblivious algorithms, and several
domain-specific languages and compilers, along with software
support systems including stencil-specific libraries and

This workshop aims to create a discussion between the many
efforts to optimize stencil computations as well as the various
domains that could benefit from these efforts, in order to
evaluate the current state-of-the-art as well as pushing new
research ideas influenced by the target domains. To ensure a
high-quality level of discussion, the mini-conference will
consist of invited papers from the various stakeholders
interested in stencil applications and optimizations, followed by
discussion sessions to synthesize lessons learned.

We are accepting a small number of submitted papers in addition to the
invited presentations, with a focus on application developers who wish to 
convey the specific difficulties of optimizing their stencil-based application 
codes.  Please submit abstracts (2-pages or shorter, PDF format or plain 
text) via email to skamil AT mit dot EDU.

Important Dates
	• Abstract Deadline: 7 September 2013
	• Notification: 17 September 2013
	• Tentative Schedule: 20 September 2013

	• Shoaib Kamil, MIT CSAIL, Cambridge, USA
	• Saman Amarasinghe, MIT CSAIL, Cambridge, USA
	• Katherine Yelick, UC Berkeley EECS Dept and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA
	• P. (Saday) Sadayappan, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

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