[hpc-announce] UK OpenMP Users' Conference

James Cownie jcownie at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 13:19:38 CDT 2017

UK OpenMP Users' Conference 2018


This inaugural event is intended to become the annual meeting of the growing UK-based community of developers who use OpenMP, with the aims being to:
	• Share OpenMP programing knowledge and best practise amongst UK users.
	• Network with fellow developers.
	• Help to promote the evolution of the OpenMP standard.
	• Provide a feedback channel to the OpenMP Architecture Review Board, so that the OpenMP language reflects the needs of the programmers who use it.
	• Enable the exchange of ideas with vendors of OpenMP hardware, software and tools.
The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in participating in, or contributing to, the UK community of OpenMP developers.

Call for Submissions
Submissions, in the form of short abstract (max 500 words) are requested for consideration by the program committee. Submissions related to any aspect of using OpenMP are of interest, including (but not limited to): case-studies of OpenMP use in applications, software tools, programming methods, debugging, performance analysis, and integration.
Submissions will be evaluated on their merit based on their relevance to OpenMP users. They do not have to cover new or un-published work, but should be topical and be appropriate for a technical audience. 

Three formats of presentation are available:
	• Technical Presentations and Research Papers (30 min presentations)
	• Tutorials & Workshops (1/4 or 1/2 Day)
	• Posters (Displayed during the breaks)
The final deadline for all submissions is: 31st January, 2018.
	• Submit via EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=openmpukusers2018 

Conference Program
	• The conference program will be published in full by the end of February 2018.
	• We expect to publish details of invited keynote presentations and tutorials before this date.

In addition to the technical sessions we will be scheduling extended breaks during the event to ensure that there is plenty of time to meet and network with other member of the OpenMP community to discuss and share knowledge and experience of parallel programming with OpenMP. We also expect to include an panel discussion to include members of the OpenMP ARB, vendors and most importantly: OpenMP users.

Conference Dinner
	• There will be a conference dinner on the evening of Monday 21st May..


All the presentations, tutorials and posters presented at the meeting will be collated into a set of electronic proceedings and made available on-line. All presenters must register for the conference at the prevailing rate and must attend the conference to be included in the proceedings.

Program Committee
	• Conference Chair: Simon McIntosh-Smith, Prof. in High Performance Computing, University of Bristol
	• Program Co-Chair: Dr Mark Bull, Architect (Research and Training), EPCC
	• Program Co-Chair: Jim Cownie, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd.
	• Local Organiser & Marketing Chair: Tim Lewis, Croftedge Marketing Limited

If your company is interested in promoting your products to the UK OpenMP community please contact the organiser to discuss the various Sponsorship Opportunities available. Packages start at £200. Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us build the UK OpenMP community.

About OpenMP
Jointly defined by a group of major computer hardware vendors, software vendors, and researchers, the OpenMP API is a portable, scalable model that gives parallel programmers a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from embedded systems and accelerator devices to multicore systems and large-scale shared-memory machines.
The OpenMP Architecure Review Board (ARB) has a mission to standardize directive-based multi-language high-level parallelism that is performant, productive and portable. The OpenMP ARB owns the OpenMP brand, oversees the OpenMP specification, and produces and approves new versions of the specification. Further information can be found at http://www.openmp.org/

-- Jim
James Cownie <jcownie at gmail.com>
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