[hpc-announce] SC16 Workshop: DEADLINE EXTENDED: 3rd Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives (WACCPD)

Sunita Chandrasekaran sunisg123 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 08:16:59 CDT 2016

<Scroll down for more details on the Best Paper Award and Journal Special

Third Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives (WACCPD)


 In cooperation with ACM SIGHPC

Monday, November 14, 2016

co-located with

SC16: The International Conference for High Performance Computing,
Networking, Storage and Analysis <http://sc16.supercomputing.org/>

November 13-18, 2016

*Call for Papers*

One of the hard realities is that the hardware continues to evolve very
rapidly with diverse memory subsystems or cores with different ISAs or
accelerators of varied types. The HPC community is in constant need for
sophisticated software tools and techniques to port legacy code to these
emerging platforms. Maintaining a single code base yet achieving
performance portable solution continues to pose a daunting task.
Directive-based programming models such as OpenACC, OpenMP tackle this
issue by offering scientists a high-level approach to accelerate scientific
applications and develop performance portable solutions. This enables
accelerators to be first-class citizens for HPC!

To address the rapid pace of hardware evolution, developers continue to
explore and add richer features to the various (parallel) programming
standards. Domain scientists continue to explore the programming and tools
space while preparing themselves for future Exascale systems.

This workshop aims to solicit papers that explore innovative language
features – their implementations, compilation & runtime scheduling
techniques, performance optimization strategies, auto-tuning tools
exploring the optimization space and so on.

WACCPD has been one of the major forums for bringing together the users,
developers and tools community to share their knowledge and experiences of
using directives and similar approaches to program emerging complex systems.

*Important Deadlines*

   - Submission Deadline: August 22nd, 2016 AoE, August 29th, 2016 AoE
   - Author notification: September 30th, 2016
   - Camera Ready papers due: October 2nd, 2016 AoE

* Topics of interest for workshop submissions include (but are not limited

   - Compiler and Runtime support for current and emerging architectures
   - Language-based extensions
   - Memory management using directives
   - Performance evaluation and lessons learnt
   - Auto-tuning and optimization strategies
   - Programming experience porting applications in any domain
   - Extensions to and shortcomings of current accelerator directives APIs
   - Hybrid heterogeneous or many-core programming with accelerator
   directives with other models (i.e. OpenMP, MPI, OpenSHMEM)
   - Scientific libraries interoperability with accelerator directives
   - Experiences in implementing compilers for accelerator directives on
   newer architectures
   - Low level communication APIs or runtimes that support accelerator
   - Asynchronous execution and scheduling (heterogeneous tasks)
   - Power / energy studies
   - Static analysis and verification tools
   - Modeling and performance analysis tools
   - Benchmarks and validation suites

*Best Paper Award:*

NVIDIA has generously offered to sponsor the ‘Best Paper Award’ with
NVIDIA’s newest *Pascal compute capable card*.  This award will be given to
the author(s) of  the paper selected by the Technical Program Committee and
the Program Chairs. The award will be determined from viewpoints of the
technical and scientific merits, impact on the science and engineering of
the research work and the clarity of presentation of the research contents
in the paper.

*Paper Submission Guidelines*

Submissions are limited to 10 pages. They must follow the ACM format
(see http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates).
The 10-page limit includes figures, tables, and appendices, but does not
include references, for which there is no page limit.

Papers should be submitted electronically via EasyChair:

Submitted papers should not have appeared in or be under consideration for
a different workshop, conference or journal. It is also expected that all
accepted papers will be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

*Journal Special Issue*

A Special issue of the International Journal of High Performance Computing
and Networking  <http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijhpcn>(IJHPCN)
titled ‘High Level Programming Approaches for Accelerators’ will feature
invited contributions from the workshop. These special issues will be
edited by Sunita Chandrasekaran and Guido Juckeland. The submission to this
special issue is by invitation only.

* Steering Committee:*

   - Barbara Chapman (StonyBrook University, cOMPunity, USA)
   - Oscar Hernandez (ORNL, USA)
   - Kuan-Ching Li (Providence University, Taiwan)
   - Satoshi Matsuoka (Titech, Japan)
   - Duncan Poole (OpenACC)
   - Thomas Schulthess (ORNL, USA)
   - Jeff Vetter (ORNL, USA)

*Program Co-Chairs:*

   - Guido Juckeland, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany
   - Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

*Program Committee:*

   - Christopher Bergstorm (Pathscale)
   - James Beyer (NVIDIA, USA)
   - Henri Callandra (TOTAL, USA)
   - Robert Dietrich (TU Dresden, Germany)
   - Fernanda Foertter (ORNL, USA)
   - Mark Govette (NOAA, USA)
   - Georg Hager (FAU, Germany)
   - Jeff Hammond (Intel, USA)
   - Christian Iwainsky (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
   - Arpith J. Jacob (IBM, USA)
   - Henri Jin (NASA-Ames, USA)
   - Wayne Joubert (ORNL, USA)
   - Michael Klemm (Intel, Germany)
   - Seyong Lee (ORNL, USA)
   - CJ Newburn (NVIDIA, USA)
   - Antonio J. Pena (BSC, Spain)
   - William Sawyer (CSCS, Switzerland)
   - Thomas Schwinge (MentorGraphics, Germany)
   - Ray Sheppard (Indiana University, USA)
   - Peter Steinbach (Scionics, Germany)
   - Christian Terboven (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
   - Michael Wolfe (NVIDIA, USA)

*Keynote Speaker:*

*Jack Wells*, the Director of Science for the Oak Ridge Leadership
Computing Facility (OLCF), will give the Keynote at the workshop.

OLCF is a DOE Office of Science national user facility, and the Titan
supercomputer is located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Wells is responsible for the scientific outcomes of the OLCF’s user
programs. Wells has previously lead both ORNL’s Computational Materials
Sciences group in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division and the
Nanomaterials Theory Institute in the Center for Nanophase Materials
Sciences. Prior to joining ORNL as a Wigner Fellow in 1997, Wells was a
postdoctoral fellow within the Institute for Theoretical Atomic and
Molecular Physics at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Wells has a Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt University, and has authored
or co-authored over 80 scientific papers and edited 1 book, spanning
nanoscience, materials science and engineering, nuclear and atomic physics
computational science, applied mathematics, and text-based data analytics.

*Contact: *

Pls email organizers at waccpd.org  for any questions
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