[hpc-announce] Deadline Extended: Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation (PMBS), Supercomputing 2018 (SC18), Dallas, TX

Steven Wright steven.wright at york.ac.uk
Mon Aug 20 04:37:55 CDT 2018

9th International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking
and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems (PMBS18)

held as part of SC18, Dallas, TX, November 2018


The PMBS18 workshop is concerned with the comparison of
high-performance computing systems through performance modeling,
benchmarking or through the use of tools such as simulators.

We are particularly interested in research which reports the
ability to measure and make tradeoffs in software/hardware
co-design to improve sustained application performance. We are
also keen to capture the assessment of future systems, for
example through work that ensures continued application
scalability through peta- and exa-scale systems.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers, from
industry and academia, concerned with the qualitative and
quantitative evaluation and modeling of high-performance
computing systems. Authors are invited to submit novel research
in all areas of performance modeling, benchmarking and
simulation, and we welcome research that brings together current
theory and practice. We recognize that the coverage of the term
'performance' has broadened to include power consumption and
reliability, and that performance modeling is practiced through
analytical methods and approaches based on software tools and

=== Topics of Interest ===

We encourage submissions in the following areas:

- Performance modeling, analysis, and prediction of applications
   and high-performance computing systems
- Novel techniques and tools for performance evaluation and
- Advanced simulation techniques and tools
- Micro-benchmarking, application benchmarking and tracing
- Performance-driven code optimization and scalability analysis
- Verification and validation of performance models
- Benchmarking and performance analysis of novel hardware
- Performance concerns in software/hardware co-design
- Tuning and auto-tuning of HPC applications and algorithms
- Benchmark suites
- Performance visualisation
- Real-world case studies
- Studies of many-core architectures such as NVIDIA GPUs

Work which examines similar topics will also be considered.

=== Submission Guidelines ===

Authors are invited to submit full papers with unpublished,
original work. Submissions are limited to 10 pages using 10pt
fonts in the IEEE format. The 10-page limit includes figures,
tables, and your appendices, but does not include references,
for which there is no page limit. Reproducibility initiative
dependencies (Artifact Description or Computational Results
Analysis) are also not included in the 10-page limit.

A separate Late-Breaking Research and Preliminary Techniques
stream is also available for authors to submit 5-page papers
describing initial research or early first-of-a-kind results
(this page limit does not include references but includes all
technical content and figures).

=== SC Reproducibility Initiative ===

Authors are asked to provide an artifact description appendix
(up to two pages) along with their paper, describing the
details of their software environments and computational
experiments to the extent that an independent person could
replicate their results.

All accepted full-length papers (subject to post-review
revisions) will be published in the IEEE TCHPC Proceedings.

Authors of selected papers will also be invited to submit
revised manuscripts for inclusion in a special issue journal
publication (pending).

Papers should be submitted using Linkings at:

=== Important Dates ===

Full Paper Submissions - *** Extended to August 31st 2018 (23:59 AoE) ***
Full Paper Notifications - September 28th 2018
Late Breaking/Short Paper Submissions - September 26th 2018
Camera Ready Papers Due - October 5th 2018
Late Breaking/Short Paper Notifications - October 5th 2018
PMBS18 Workshop - November 12th 2018

=== More Information ===

For more information consult the PMBS Workshop homepage at:

Dr. Steven Wright
CSE/140, Department of Computer Science
University of York, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325 583

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