[hpc-announce] Call For Papers: ESPM2 2016 at SC'16 - Second International Workshop on Extreme Scale Programming Models and Middleware

khaled hamidouche hamidouc at cse.ohio-state.edu
Sat Jun 25 23:57:38 CDT 2016


ESPM2 2016: Second International Workshop on Extreme Scale Programming
Models and Middleware
In conjunction with the International Conference on High Performance
Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC’16), Salt Lake City, Utah,
USA, Friday, November 18th, 2016
Held in cooperation with ACM SIGHPC



Next generation architectures and systems being deployed are characterized
by high concurrency, low memory per-core, and multiple levels of hierarchy
and heterogeneity. These characteristics bring out new challenges in energy
efficiency, fault-tolerance and scalability. It is commonly believed that
software has the biggest share of the responsibility to tackle these
challenges. In other words, this responsibility is delegated to the next
generation programming models and their associated middleware/runtimes.
ESPM2 focuses on different aspects of programming models such as task-based
parallelism (X10, OCR, Habanero, Legion, Charm++, HPX), PGAS (OpenSHMEM,
UPC, UPC++, CAF, Chapel, etc.), Directive-based languages (OpenMP,
OpenACC), Accelerator programming (CUDA, OpenCL), Hybrid MPI+X, etc. It
also focuses on their associated middleware (unified runtimes,
interoperability for hybrid programming, tight integration of MPI+X, and
support for accelerators) for next generation systems and architectures.
The objective of ESPM2 workshop is to serve as a forum that brings together
scientists, researchers and software/hardware designers from academia,
industry and national laboratories to share their knowledge and experience
and to learn the opportunities and challenges in designing programming
models, runtime systems, compilers and languages for next-generation HPC
Systems and applications.

The Second ESPM2 workshop, to be held with the Supercomputing (SC'2016)
conference in Salt Lake City, Texas, will serve as an event for discussion
in the areas of programming models and runtimes, language design,
compilers, and application development. It will provide a timely meeting
for scientists and engineers to present the latest ideas and findings in
these rapidly evolving areas. The workshop will particularly focus on
innovative approaches in the areas of emerging programming models for
large- scale parallel systems and many-core architectures. Topics of
interest for the ESPM2 workshop include (but are not limited to):


   New programming models, languages and constructs for exploiting high
   concurrency and heterogeneity

   Experience with and improvements for existing parallel languages and
   run-time environments such as:

           o MPI

           o PGAS (UPC, OpenSHMEM, Chapel, CAF, UPC++...)

           o Directive-based programming (OpenMP, OpenACC..)

           o Asynchronous Task-based models (X10, OCR, Habanero, Legion,
Charm++, HPX) and

           o Hybrid MPI+X models


   Parallel compilers, programming tools, and environments

   Software and system support for extreme scalability including fault

   Programming environments for heterogeneous multi-core systems and
   such as KNC, KNL, ARM, GPUs, FPGAs, MICs and DSPs

Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient
background material to make them accessible to the broader community.

Important Dates

Technical paper submission deadline: August 26th 2016 (11:59 PM, EST)

Author notification:                             October 7th 2016

Camera-ready deadline:                       September 30th, 2016

Workshop:                                            November 18th, 2016


Abstracts and papers need to be submitted via the EasyChair conference
system. (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=espm22016)

Submissions are accepted under the following two categories:


   Full Paper: Should not exceed 8 pages using ACM format with 10pt font.
   Each submission must be a single PDF file.

   Short Paper: Should not exceed 4 pages using ACM format with 10pt font.
   Each submission must be a single PDF file.

   Submissions must be ACM formatted:


   ACM SigHPC will publish the workshop proceedings which will be available
   through the ACM Digital Library

   The papers must contain original content and should not have been
   previously published or submitted to a peer-reviewed journal/conference

   Papers must be submitted in PDF format (readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader
   5.0 and higher) and formatted for 8.5" x 11" (U.S. Letter).

   The manuscript should be formatted according to ACM format (see

At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a
participant of the workshop and present the paper at the workshop, in order
to have the paper published in the proceedings.

Organizing Committee Program Chairs

• Khaled Hamidouche, The Ohio State University
• Karl Schulz, Intel Corporation
• Hari Subramoni, The Ohio State University
• Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda, The Ohio State University

Program Committee

• Francois Bodin, University of Rennes and INRIA, France

• Guang R. Gao, University of Delaware

• Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK

• Jeff Hammond, Intel Labs

• Zhigang Huo, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of
Sciences, China

• Darren Kerbyson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

• Olivier Tardieu, IBM T.J Watson Research Center

• Rajeev Thakur, Argonne National Laboratory

• Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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