[hpc-announce] CfP: ROME 2016 - 4th Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era

Lankes, Stefan SLankes at eonerc.rwth-aachen.de
Tue Feb 23 00:09:25 CST 2016

                        CALL FOR PAPERS

                      The 4th Workshop on
   Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era
                           (ROME 2016)

             August 22/23, 2016, Grenoble, France

                        held in conjunction with
             Euro-Par 2016, August 22 - 26, 2016
                            Grenoble, France



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This year, too, authors from all related disciplines are invited to submit unpublished papers regarding software for novel many-core hardware architectures.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:

* New approaches for operating systems on novel many-core architectures
* Operating system extensions for addressing many-core related issues
* Many-core aware runtime support for large-scale applications
* Bare-metal programming and system software for many-cores
* Dealing with legacy software on novel many-core architectures
* Virtualization solutions to deal with hardware limitations on many-cores
* Support for interactivity with and between many-core applications
* Heterogeneity- and/or hierarchy-aware many-core middleware
* Concepts and methods for exploiting deep memory hierarchies
* Operating system extensions for non-volatile memory support
* Software stacks for new concepts of compute acceleration on many-cores
* Interfaces for performance and power analysis on many-core systems
* Runtime support for power-aware many-core computing

Paper Submission, Registration, and Publication

Workshop papers must not exceed 10 single-spaced, single-column pages in LNCS proceedings style. Submission implies that at least one author will register for the workshops at Euro-Par 2016 and present the paper in the workshop session, if accepted. Upload your PDF to the Euro-Par 2016 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 2016, part of the LNCS series of Springer.

Important Dates

* May 6, 2016: Submission deadline
* June 17, 2016: Notification of acceptance
* July 31, 2016: Workshop paper (for informal workshop proceedings)
* October 3, 2016: Workshop camera-ready papers due

Program Committee

* Jens Breitbart, TU München
* André Brinkmann, Johannes Gutenberg Universität
* Carsten Clauss, ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH
* Christos Kartsaklis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
* Florian Kluge, Universität Augsburg
* Stefan Lankes, RWTH Aachen University
* Timothy G. Mattson, Intel Labs
* Jörg Nolte, BTU Cottbus
* Lena Oden, Argonne National Laboratory
* Antonio J. Peña, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
* Andreas Polze, Hasso-Plattner-Institute
* Bettina Schnor, University of Potsdam
* Oliver Sinnen, University of Auckland
* Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen University
* Josef Weidendorfer, TU München
* Carsten Weinhold, TU Dresden

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'16 website at http://www.rome.eonerc.rwth-aachen.de

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