[hpc-announce] Call For Papers [Updated Information]: ESPM2 at SC17 - Third International Workshop on Extreme Scale Programming Models and Middleware

Hari Subramoni subramoni.1 at osu.edu
Tue Aug 15 10:44:58 CDT 2017

                          Call For Papers

          Third International IEEE Workshop on Extreme Scale
                Programming Models and Middleware
                            (ESPM2 2017)

                  November 12, 2017, Denver, Colorado

                   to be held in conjunction with
              SuperComputing 2017, November 12 - 16, 2017
                          Denver, Colorado


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.
This workshop focuses on different aspects of programming models such as
task-based parallelism (Charm++, OCR, Habanero, Legion, X10, HPX, etc),
PGAS (OpenSHMEM, UPC, CAF, Chapel, UPC++, etc.), BigData (Hadoop, Spark,
etc), Deep Learning (Caffe, Microsoft CNTK, Google TensorFlow),
directive-based languages (OpenMP, OpenACC) and 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 ultimate objective of the ESPM2 workshop is to serve as a forum that
brings together researchers from academia and industry working in the areas
of programming models, runtime systems, compilers, programming languages,
application developers.

ESPM2 2017 will be held as a full day workshop in conjunction with the
SuperComputing (SC 2017), Denver, Colorado, USA, Sunday, November 12th,


ESPM2 2017 welcomes original submissions in a range of areas, including but
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:
        - MPI
        - PGAS (OpenSHMEM, UPC, CAF, Chapel, UPC++, etc.)
        - Directive-based programming (OpenMP, OpenACC)
        - Asynchronous Task-based models (Charm++, OCR, Habanero, Legion,
          X10, HPX, etc)
        - Hybrid MPI+X models
        - BigData (Hadoop, Spark, etc), and
        - Deep Learning (Caffe, Microsoft CNTK, Google TensorFlow)
    * Parallel compilers, programming tools, and environments
    * Software and system support for extreme scalability including fault
    * Programming environments for heterogeneous multi-core systems and
      accelerators such as KNL, OpenPOWER, 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.

Best Paper Award

Intel has generously offered to sponsor the Best Paper Award. 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.

Keynote Speakers

We are happy to announce that Prof. William D. Gropp, Interim Director and
Chief Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and
the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science at the University of
Illinois Urbana-Champaign will deliver the keynote address at ESPM2'17.

Panel Information

Panel Topic     : Effective Programming Models for Deep Learning at Scale
Panel Moderator : Daniel Holmes, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
Panel Members   : Coming soon!

Paper Submission and Registration

Abstracts and papers need to be submitted via the EasyChair conference

EasyChair URL for ESPM2'17:

Submissions should not exceed 8 pages using ACM format with 10pt font.
Each submission must be a single PDF file.

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

Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient
background material to make them accessible to the broader community. It
should not be submitted in parallel to any other conference or journal.

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.

Each research paper will be taken through a comprehensive peer review
process by an internationally recognized group of experts in the field.
Papers will be evaluated along the metrics of a) Quality of Presentation;
b) Novelty / Originality; c) Relation to State of the Art; d) Technical
Strength; e) Significance of Work; and f) Relevance to Workshop. Every
effort will be made to ensure that each paper receives multiple reviews.

Please contact the Program Chairs for any questions/clarifications

Proceedings Information

ACM SigHPC will publish the workshop proceedings which will be available
through the ACM Digital Library.  The camera-ready versions need to be
submitted via the EasyChair conference management system. The link to the
submission site will be provided soon.

Please contact the Program Chairs for any questions/clarifications.

Important Dates

Technical paper submission deadline : 11:59 PM, AoE, August 31, 2017
Author notification                 : October 1, 2017
Camera-ready deadline               : 11:59 PM, AoE, October 7, 2017
Workshop                            : Sunday, November 12, 2017

ESPM2'17 Workshop Organizers

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

Program Committee

 * Guang R. Gao, University of Delaware
 * Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK
 * Jeff Hammond, Intel Labs
 * Michael A. Heroux, Sandia National Laboratories
 * Costin Iancu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
 * Darren Kerbyson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
 * Guangming Tan, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of
Sciences, China
 * Olivier Tardieu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
 * Daniel Tian, The Portland Group
 * Sean Treichler, NVIDIA Corporation
 * Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Further Information

See the ESPM2'17 website at

The ESPM2'17 Organizing Committee.
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