[hpc-announce] @SC17 IEEE Fourth Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives (WACCPD) CFP OPEN

Sunita Chandrasekaran sunisg123 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 10:00:34 CDT 2017

 IEEE Fourth Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives (WACCPD)
*Monday, November 13, 2017*
co-located with
November 13-17, 2017

*Important Deadlines*
Submission Deadline: August 22, 2017
Author notification: September 30, 2017
Camera Ready papers due: TBD

*Call for Papers:*Technological advances in hardware have been instrumental
in analyzing and processing large volumes of data found in abundance in
several scientific fields including biology, climate science, nuclear
energy, national security and many others. One of the hard realities is
that the hardware continues to evolve very rapidly with varied memory
hierarchies, heterogeneous compute cores consisting of various types of
accelerators with primary design constraints being power consumption and
the cost of data movement. The HPC community has been in constant and dire
need for sophisticated software tools and techniques to port legacy code to
these emerging platforms.
Given the complexity in hardware, maintaining a single code base yet
achieving performance portable solution continues to pose a daunting task.
Directive-based programming models such as OpenACC, OpenMP have been
tackling this issue by offering scientists a high-level approach to
accelerate scientific applications and develop solutions that are portable
and yet do not compromise on performance or accuracy. Such programming
paradigm has facilitated complex heterogeneous systems to be classified as
first-class citizens for HPC!

To address the rapid pace of hardware evolution, software developers
continue to explore language features and abstractions and build high-level
directive-based programming models, its effective compiler and runtime
components thus reducing the programming burden on application scientists.
This workshop aims to solicit papers that explore innovative language
features and their implementations, stories and lessons learnt while using
directives to migrate scientific legacy code to parallel processors,
state-of-the-art compilation and runtime scheduling techniques, performance
optimization and analysis on state-of-the-art hardware and so on.

We are looking forward to continuing to host this workshop at SC17. WACCPD
in the past years has been one of the major forums at SC bringing together
users, developers, software and tools community together to share knowledge
and experiences to program emerging complex parallel computing systems.

*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
- 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

*Important Deadlines*
    •    Submission Deadline: August 22, 2017
    •    Author notification: September 30, 2017
    •    Camera Ready papers due: October 10, 2017 AoE

*Best Paper Award*: More details <TBD> (pls take a look at past winners on
the workshop webpage)

*Paper Submission Guidelines*Papers should be submitted electronically
via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=waccpd2017">
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=waccpd2017 Submitted papers should
not have appeared in or be under consideration for a different workshop,
conference or journal. In submitting the paper, the authors acknowledge
that at least one author of an accepted submission will register for and
attend the workshop.
Please await further details on submission guidelines and proceedings.

*Journal Special Issue: TBD Steering Committee:*
    •    Barbara Chapman (StonyBrook University, cOMPunity, USA)
    •    Michael Klemm (Intel, Germany)
    •    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,
    •    Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

*Program Committee:*
    David Berntholdt (ORNL, USA)
    James Beyer (NVIDIA, USA)
    Robert Dietrich (TU Dresden, Germany)
    Makus Eisenbach (ORNL, USA)
    Manisha Gajbe (Intel, USA)
    Mark Govett (NOAA, USA)
    Jeff Hammond (Intel Labs, USA)
    Si Hammond (SNL, USA)
    Christian Iwainsky (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
    Adrian Jackson (EPCC, UK)
    Arpith J. Jacob (IBM, USA)
    Henri Jin (NASA-Ames, USA)
    Wayne Joubert (ORNL, USA)
    Michael Klemm (Intel, Germany)
    Jeff Larkin (NVIDIA, USA)
    Seyong Lee (ORNL, USA)
    CJ Newburn (NVIDIA, USA)
    Antonio J. Pena (BSC, Spain)
    Will Sawyer (CSCS, Switzerland)
    Thomas Schwinge (Mentor Graphics, Germany)
    Sameer Shende (U Oregon, USA)
    Ray Sheppard(Indiana U, USA)
    Peter Steinbach (Scionics, Germany)
    Christian Terboven (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
    Xiaonan Tian (NVIDIA/PGI, USA)
    Veronica Vergarra Larrea (ORNL, USA)
    Cheng Wang (Microsoft, USA)
    Michael Wolfe (NVIDIA/PGI, USA)

*Contact: *
Pls email organizers at waccpd.org  for any questions.
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