[hpc-announce] CfP: ROME 2015 - 3rd Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era (deadline extension)

Lankes, Stefan SLankes at eonerc.rwth-aachen.de
Tue May 19 06:05:58 CDT 2015

                  CALL FOR PAPER (deadline extension)

                             The 3rd Workshop on
        Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era
                                  (ROME 2015)

                     August 25, 2015, Vienna, Austria

                           held in conjunction with
                 Euro-Par 2015, August 24 - 28, 2015
                                  Vienna, Austria


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, hybrid memory cubes, non-volatile memory and stacked memory, as well as deep cache-hierarchies and novel cache-coherence strategies will enrich the current research areas in the future.

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 operating system designs in order to exploit the theoretically available performance of future hardware as effectively and power-aware as possible.

This year, too, authors from all related disciplines are invited to submit unpublished papers regarding software for novel many-core hardware architectures.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 extensions for addressing may-core related issues
* Many-core aware runtime support for large-scale applications
* Virtualization solutions to deal with hardware limitations
* Tools for performance and energy consumption analysis on many-core systems
* Dealing with legacy software on novel many-core architectures
* Experiences in porting, running, or developing many-core applications
* Support for interactivity with and between many-core applications
* Traditional and new programming models for novel many-core hardware
* Concepts and methods for exploiting deep memory hierarchies
* Operating system and file system designs for non-volatile memories
* Heterogeneity- and/or hierarchy-aware many-core middleware
* Software stacks for new concepts of compute acceleration
* Bare-metal programming and system software
* Power-aware many-core computing

Paper Submission, Registration, and Publication

Workshop papers must not exceed 12 single-spaced, single-column pages in LNCS proceedings style. Submission implies that at least one author will register for the workshops at Euro-Par 2015 and present the paper in the workshop session, if accepted.Upload your PDF to the Euro-Par 2015 Workshop submission server, track "ROME - Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era“ at


It must not be simultaneously submitted to the main conference or any other publication outlet.
For the workshop, we will prepare handouts with the revised papers. These will be published after the conference in the workshop
proceedings of Euro-Par 2015, part of the LNCS series of Springer.

Important Dates
June 2, 2015    :  Submission deadline (extended deadline)
June 30, 2015  :  Notification of acceptance (extended deadline)
July 31, 2015   :  Camera ready, revised papers due

Program Committee

* Jens Breitbart, TU München, Germany
* Andre Brinkmann, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Germany
* Carsten Clauss, ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH, Germany
* Stefan Lankes, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
* Christos Kartsaklis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Timothy G. Mattson, Intel Labs, USA
* Jörg Nolte, BTU Cottbus, Germany
* Michael Riepen, IAV GmbH, Germany
* Bettina Schnor, University of Potsdam, Germany
* Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen Univeristy, Germany
* Theo Ungerer, Universität Augsburg, Germany
* Josef Weidendorfer, TU München, Germany

Workshop Organizers

* Stefan Lankes, Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
* Carsten Clauss, ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH, Germany

Further Information

See the ROME'15 website at http://www.rome.eonerc.rwth-aachen.de

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