[hpc-announce] CfP: ROME2014 - 2nd Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era

Lankes, Stefan SLankes at eonerc.rwth-aachen.de
Sun May 25 13:27:37 CDT 2014

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           CALL FOR PAPER

               2nd Workshop on
     Runtime and Operating Systems
            for the Many-core Era 
                  (ROME 2014)

            held in conjunction with
Euro-Par 2014, August 25 - August 29, 2014
                  Porto, Portuga


Submission deadline: May 30, 2014


Since the beginning of the multicore era, parallel processing has become prevalent across
the board. However, in order to continue a performance increase according to Moore's Law, a
next step needs to be taken: away from common multicores towards innovative many-core
architectures. Such systems, equipped with a significant higher amount of cores per chip than
multicores, pose challenges in both hardware and software design. On the hardware side,
complex on-chip networks, scratchpads and memory interfaces as well as cache-hierarchies,
cache-coherence strategies and the building of coherency domains have to be taken into

However, the ROME workshop focuses on the software side because without complying
system software, runtime and operating system support, all these new hardware facilities
cannot be exploited. Hence, the new challenges in hardware/software co-design are to
step beyond traditional approaches and to wage new programming models and OS designs
in order to exploit the theoretically available performance as effectively and
power-aware as possible.

The focus of the ROME workshop stands in the tradition of a successful series of events
originally hosted by the Many-core Applications Research Community (MARC). Prior
MARC Symposia took place at ONERA research center in Toulouse, at the Hasso Plattner
Institute in Potsdam and at the RWTH Aachen University. Last year, this successful
series has been continued by the 1st ROME workshop at the Euro-Par 2013 conference
as a thematically related follow-up event for a broader audience. 


This year, too, authors from all related disciplines are invited to submit unpublished
papers regarding software for novel many-core hardware architectures. The call for papers
especially emphasizes on the challenges and research questions arising from the upcoming
generation of heterogeneous and/or massive parallel systems stepping towards a many-core
dominated exascale era. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Operating system support for novel many-core architectures
- Software stacks for new concepts of compute acceleration
- Many-core aware runtime support for large-scale applications
- Virtualization solutions to deal with hardware limitations
- Tools for performance analysis on many-core systems
- Dealing with legacy software on novel many-core architectures
- New approaches for leveraging on-die messaging facilities
- Experiences porting, running, or developing applications
- Traditional and new programming models for novel many-core hardware
- Heterogeneity- and/or hierarchy-aware many-core middleware
- Bare-metal programming and system software
- Power-aware many-core computing

Paper Submission, Registration, and Publication

Workshop papers must not exceed twelve single-spaced, single-column pages (LNCS style).
On acceptance of the submission, at least one author is required to register for workshop
attendance at Euro-Par 2014 and present the paper in the workshop session.
Upload your submission to the submission server 
(http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=europar2014ws) in PDF format. It must not
be simultaneously submitted to the main conference or any other publication outlet

For the workshop, we will prepare hand-outs with the accepted papers. The revised version
will be published after the conference in the workshop proceedings of Euro-Par 2014, part
of the LNCS series of Springer. 

Important Dates

May 30, 2014: Submission deadline
July 4, 2014: Notification of acceptance
July 25, 2014: Workshop early registration
October 3, 2014: Workshop camera-ready papers due

Program Committee
- Carsten Clauss, ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH
- Stefan Lankes, RWTH Aachen University
- Timothy G. Mattson, Intel Labs
- Jörg Nolte, BTU Cottbus
- Eric Noulard, ONERA, France
- Andreas Polze, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany
- Michael Riepen, IAV GmbH, Germany
- Bettina Schnor, University of Potsdam, Germany
- Oliver Sinnen, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen Univeristy, Germany
- Carsten Trinitis, TU München
- Theo Ungerer, Universität Augsburg
- Josef Weidendorfer, TU München

Workshop Organizers

- Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Lankes 
  Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems,
  E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University 
- Dr.-Ing. Carsten Clauss
  ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH 

Further Information

See the ROME'14 website at http://www.rome.eonerc.rwth-aachen.de

Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Lankes
Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems
E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University
Mathieustraße 10
52074 Aachen, Germany
E-Mail: slankes at eonerc.rwth-aachen.de

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