[hpc-announce] ACACES 2015: Application deadline: April 1, 2015

Koen De Bosschere Koen.DeBosschere at elis.UGent.be
Mon Mar 23 03:40:19 CDT 2015

ACACES 2015 Call for participation

Application deadline: April 1, 2015
NEW: Keynote by Peter-Frans Pauwels, co-founder of TomTom

Eleventh In ernational Summer School on 
Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation 
for High-Performance and Embedded Systems

Fiuggi, Italy
Sunday July 12 - Saturday July 18, 2015

Organized by the HiPEAC Network of Excellence 
sponsored by the 7th European framework programme  

The ACACES Summer School is a one week summer school for computer architects 
and tool builders working in the field of high performance computer 
architecture, compilation and embedded systems. The school aims at the 
dissemination of advanced scientific knowledge and the promotion of 
international contacts among scientists from academia and industry. 
A distinguishing feature of this Summer School is its broad scope ranging 
from low level technological issues to advanced compilation techniques. In 
the design of modern computer systems one has to be knowledgeable about 
architecture as well as about the quality of the code, and how to improve 
it. This summer school offers the ideal mix of the two worlds, both at 
the entry level and at the most advanced level. 

The ACACES Summer School is organized by the HiPEAC Network of Excellence 
(http://www.HiPEAC.net), but it is open to everybody. However, previous 
training and/or experience in computer science as well as a background in 
computer architecture or compilation is indispensable. 

The Summer School will take place in Fiuggi, a small town near Rome, Italy. 
Students and lecturers will be accommodated in private hotel rooms with 
standard hotel accommodation. There will be lots of opportunities for 
interaction among the participants, both in and out of the classrooms, 
during the meals, at the bar or at the swimming pool, in the fitness room, 
in the spa and in the city. Long after-the-lecture discussions are one of
the major assets of this summer school. You will remember this summer
school for a long time.

Scientific program
Sunday evening July 12: Opening ceremony with keynote talk 

Monday evening July 13:
  Invited talk by Peter-Frans Pauwels, co-founder of TomTom

Starting on Monday 13, 2015:
12 courses spread over two morning slots and two afternoon slots. Per slot 
there are three parallel courses of which one can be taken. The topics 
of this year's Summer School will be presented by the following world-class 

Tor Aamodt, University of British Columbia
    GPU Computing Architecture
Jason Anderson, University of Toronto
    Computing with FPGA-based accelerators
Todd Austin, University of Michigan
    Building Secure Hardware and Software
Valeria Bertacco, University of Michigan
    Reliable Systems Design
Koen Bertels, Delft University of Technology
    From solo performance to a symphonic orchestra
Reetuparna Das, University of Michigan
    Scalable interconnects for many-core systems
Chen Ding, University of Rochester
    Theory and Practice of Multicore Cache Optimization
Tal Garfinkel, Stanford University
    Virtualization and Security: Architecture and Synthesis
Benjamin Lee, Duke University 
    Datacenter System Design and Management
Fabrice Rastello, Inria
    SSA based compiler design 
Eric Rotenberg, North Carolina State University
    Microarchitecture of Superscalar Processors
Tullio Vardanega, University of Padua
    Time matters in multicore processors

Wednesday afternoon:  Poster session 
Friday evening: Farewell dinner and party

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance with a 
description of the courses taken. Some universities will accept
this certificate in their PhD program.

Poster Session
The poster session on Wednesday afternoon will provide an ideal 
opportunity for students to present their own work in progress 
and get feedback from senior researchers and fellow students, 
and can be the beginning of future collaboration. A booklet with 
a 1 to 4 page abstract per poster will be distributed to all 
summer school participants. 

To stimulate maximum interaction between lecturers and 
participants, the steering committee of the Summer School will 
limit the attendance to about 200 participants. We aim for a 50/50 
balance between PhD students and more senior attendants.

Important dates
April 1, 2015: deadline for application
April 15, 2015: notification of acceptance
June 1, 2015: deadline for payment
June 1, 2015: deadline for poster abstract

1000 euro, all inclusive:
- Transfer from Rome FCO airport to Fiuggi by bus on Sunday July 12, 2015. 
- 6 nights in private room with bathroom. 
- 6 breakfasts 
- 5 three course lunches 
- 5 three course dinners 
- Farewell dinner on Friday evening 
- 2 half-hour coffee breaks per day 
- Registration for 4 top-quality courses + printed handouts 
- Student kit 
- Access to the poster session + book of abstracts 
- Free Internet during the duration of the summer school 
- Free access to the spa
- Free transfer from Fiuggi to Rome FCO airport or to downtown Rome on 
  Saturday July 19, 2015. 

Steering Committee 
Koen De Bosschere, Ghent University, Belgium, Chair 
Emre Ozer, ARM, UK 
Mateo Valero, BSC, Spain 
Marc Duranton, CEA, France 
Per Stenstrom, Chalmers, Sweden 
Mike O'Boyle, University of Edinburgh, UK 
Johan Eker, Ericsson, Sweden 
Manolis Katevenis, FORTH, Greece 
Dorit Nuzman, IBM Haifa, Israel 
Albert Cohen, INRIA Futurs, France 
Gerard Rauwerda, Recore Systems, The Netherlands 
Rainer Leupers, RWTH Aachen, Germany 
Giuseppe Desoli, STMicrolectronics, Italy 
Daniel Gracia Pérez, Thales R&T, France 

Contact information
Koen De Bosschere
acaces at hipeac.net

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