[hpc-announce] Deadline Extension: International Workshop on Performance, Portability and Productivity in HPC (P3HPC)

John Pennycook john.pennycook at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 13:52:13 CDT 2018

We are pleased to announce the first International Workshop on
Performance, Portability and Productivity in HPC (P3HPC); an
opportunity for researchers to share ideas, practical experiences, and
methodologies for tackling the compelling problems that lie at the
intersection of performance, portability and productivity.

We are particularly interested in research that addresses the
complexities of real-life applications and/or realistic workloads, the
composability challenges arising from the use of bespoke solutions,
and the desire to "future-proof" applications in the long term.

Authors are invited to submit novel research from all areas concerned
with performance, portability and productivity.  The workshop is
anticipated to attract a diverse and cross-disciplinary audience from
industry and academia, bringing together: compiler, language and
runtime experts; performance engineers; and domain scientists.  Input
from such a variety of experiences is critical to developing effective
and productive solutions to performance portability, and tracking the
highlights and lowlights of community experiences is key to
identifying common themes and best practices.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include:
- Extensions to standard languages, libraries and runtimes such as
C/C++, Fortran, OpenMP, OpenACC, OpenCL
- Algorithmic and application development techniques
- Software tools, libraries, domain specific languages and other abstractions
- Case studies documenting efforts to run across multiple diverse
platforms using state-of-the-art tools and techniques
- Achieving performance portability for legacy codes
- Preparing applications for unexpected changes in architecture
- Definitions of and metrics for measuring performance portability
- Productivity concerns related to performance portability

Important Dates (**UPDATED**)
- June 4: Submissions Open
- **September 3: Submission Deadline**
- **September 24: Author Notification**
- October 8: Camera Ready Submissions
- November 11-16: Supercomputing 2018

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original papers of no more than 10
pages, including tables, figures and your appendices, but not
including references nor the reproducibility appendix.  All
submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE Conference
Proceedings format (see

Papers should be submitted electronically via Linklings:

Full papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore digital archive in
collaboration with IEEE TCHPC.

Reproducibility Initiative
The P3HPC workshop will follow a reproducibility initiative similar to
SC technical papers: authors are encouraged to submit an appendix of
no more than two pages detailing available artifacts and any steps
taken to increase the trustworthiness of their results (see

The nature of performance portability involves demonstrated
performance across multiple architectures, hence authors should
describe artifact components across all architectures employed, such
as compiler, runtime and application configurations.  Authors should
clearly document and explain the reasoning behind such configuration
differences, to assist future researchers seeking to reproduce their
experiments on future architectures.

More Information
For more information, please visit the P3HPC website at:

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