[hpc-announce] 2nd Call for Submissions - OpenMPCon 2018

Schmidl, Dirk dirk.schmidl at atos.net
Mon Jun 4 10:05:19 CDT 2018

2nd Call for Submissions - OpenMPCon 2018
International OpenMP Developers Conference

September 24-26, 2018
Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain


Abstract Deadline:  June 15, 2018


OpenMPCon is organized by the OpenMP community for the community, so we invite the community to present. We want to hear how you use OpenMP, and others want to learn from your experience. Give a tutorial, present a poster, give a technical talk and describe your work, show a crazy idea, or just hang out.

What's the schedule?

- Call for Submissions: Open
- Deadline for the submission of abstracts: June 15, 2018
- Notifications: July 27, 2018
- Presentation materials due date: At the event, September 24-26

Who should submit?

You. If you have something interesting to share with the OpenMP community then consider presenting. Our goal is to create the best program that we can and we feel that there must be room for both seasoned presenters and new voices. Do you have something to say? Submit your idea in the form of a short abstract and if accepted you can have your own session at OpenMPCon.

Submissions are requested from industry experts, developers, and academia on all topics related to OpenMP, including but not limited to: application development from any discipline, algorithms, performance analysis, tools and libraries, optimization, verification, portability and education.

Submissions can be in the form of:
- Technical presentations
- Tutorials and workshops
- Posters
- Panel discussions

What types of submissions are we looking for?

We target a technical audience so we are looking for technical sessions or posters that are likely to appeal to OpenMP developers.  OpenMPCon submissions are not limited to un-published research, but should be topical and of a technical nature.  If you are looking to submit unpublished research papers we would recommend that in the first instance you apply to the IWOMP Conference.

All submissions should be in the form of short abstracts (minimum 300 words, maximum 1,000 words) and must be made as PDF documents via the easychair system. All submissions will go through a peer review process. Session material will be posted on the OpenMPCon website and will be available to conference attendees.


Generally, we are interested in any OpenMP-related topics but if you need some inspiration take a look at the topics list below - but you're certainly not limited to these ideas!
- How you Use OpenMP
- Guidelines of OpenMP
- Tips, tricks, gotchas of OpenMP
- Performance of OpenMP
- Conformance, build, options of OpenMP compilers/runtime implementations
- Latest OpenMP and older releases and how it changes life for users
- Accelerator, and heterogeneous computing (GPUs, accelerators, FPGA, etc.)
- Tasks, task groups and task dependencies
- Scientific, HPC workloads
- Commercial, analytic workload
- Oil and Gas use of OpenMP
- Research on OpenMP (although a good research paper should be submitted to IWOMP)
- Manufacturing, games, graphics, operating system, device drivers, and networking domains for OpenMP
- Comparisons with other parallel languages
- Future of OpenMP
- Reduction
- Base language (C++, C, Fortran) with OpenMP
- Affinity
- SIMD and vectors
- Memory model, atomics, locks, mutexes, barriers and critical sections in OpenMP
- OpenMP APIs and environment variables
- Cancellation and Error Model
- Technical Reports
- Arrays shaping in OpenMP
- OpenMP concurrency and parallelism
- OpenMP designs
- Cancellation
- Interoperability
- Event programming, futures
- Governance, ARB, committee logistics
- OpenMP website, discussion groups, forums, twikis
- Conferences, language meetings, IWOMP
- Speculative execution and transactional memory
- Software development tools for OpenMP
- Relation with other (MPI, OpenCL, OpenACC, ISO, etc)
- History of OpenMP
- Tutorial-style sessions

  Michael Klemm, OpenMP ARB CEO and Intel

  Dirk Schmidl, Atos
  Vicenç Beltran, BSC

  James Beyer, NVIDIA
  Michael Klemm, Intel
  Naoya Maruyama, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  Helen He, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  Alice Koniges, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

  Matthjis van Waveren

  Kathleen Mattson
  Tim Lewis

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