[hpc-announce] OPTIM'2018 - Optimization of Energy Efficient HPC & Distributed Systems

Nuno Roma Nuno.Roma at inesc-id.pt
Mon Mar 12 04:05:11 CDT 2018

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OPTIM'2018 - Int. Workshop on Optimization of Energy Efficient HPC & 
Distributed Systems

July 16 - July 20, 2018

Orléans, France


Submission Deadline: March 19th, 2018

Energy efficiency optimization has gradually become one fundamental 
constraint and requisite in the design of High Performance Computing 
(HPC) and Distributed Systems, comprehending several prominent research 
domains embracing the processor architectures (homogeneous/heterogeneous 
many-core GPPs), the processing accelerators and co-processors (e.g., 
APUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc.), the distributed infrastructures (clusters, 
grids, data centers, etc.), the distributed platforms (application 
models, framework runtimes and virtual machines), and the underlying 
network and communication subsystem. Moreover, even in the embedded 
domain, saving energy in battery-supplied devices is established as a 
fundamental issue in mobile, hand-held and wireless applications and in 
most pervasive systems.

Accordingly, due to the often imposed thermal, power and energy 
constraints, an effective minimization and optimization of the energy 
consumption surpasses the obvious economic impact of the energy cost, 
since it also directly affects other aspects of the overall 
infrastructure with a significant influence on its viability, including 
the power supply and its distribution, cooling mechanisms (cost and 
space overhead) and management techniques, etc.

These new challenges require innovative and effective solutions to 
attain an effective optimization and/or minimization of the power 
consumption in HPC and distributed systems, including energy-efficient 
architectures, scheduling and mapping algorithms, load-balancing and 
scalability studies, and communication protocols.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together active researchers who 
are interested in prevailing issues and prominent challenges related to 
optimizing computing systems power consumption, energy efficient 
systems, power-aware distributed systems, and green computing.

The OPTIM workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) 
the following:
*** Computer architecture trends for energy efficiency: Heterogeneous 
parallel processing architectures (e.g., ARM big.LITTLE); ISA diversity 
and morphable structures; run-time reconfiguration/adaptation and 
dynamic scalability; CPU‑accelerator co-design (GPUs, APUs, FPGAs, 
etc.); approximate computing techniques and architectures.
*** Energy/power management and control: Run-time power/energy 
monitoring and sensing; heat/power/energy models; Dynamic Voltage and 
Frequency Scaling (DVFS) and power/clock gating strategies; performance 
vs. power/energy scaling and management.
*** Energy-aware large scale distributed systems: energy-efficient 
grids, clouds and data centers; exascale computing systems; energy-aware 
virtualization techniques for energy efficiency; energy-aware 
frameworks; virtual machines and network infrastructure management.
*** Energy-aware communication: energy-efficient models, protocols and 
routing algorithms applied in the physical (PHY), data-link (MAC), 
network (IP), transport (TCP/UDP) and middleware layers above; 
energy-efficient cross-layer protocols; energy trade‑offs between 
communication and computation; energy-efficient network services and 
*** Tools and algorithms: Programing languages, compilers and models for 
energy-aware computing; profiling and simulation tools for 
heat/power/energy estimation; power- and thermal-aware scheduling, 
mapping and task/thread migration policies for energy efficiency; 
energy-aware resource management; operating system support and energy 
management tools.
*** Green Computing: models, methodologies and paradigms; sustainable 
computing; management and balance between performance, reliability and 
energy consumption; standardization and benchmarking for energy-aware 
systems; integration with smart grids.
Both theoretical papers and papers describing systems implementations 
and real-world practical experiences will be welcome.

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on 
above and other topics related to optimization issues in energy 
efficient high performance and distributed computing systems.  Submitted 
papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation 
addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Indicate 
clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the 
above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  The 
full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column format. 
Additional pages will be charged additional fee.  Short papers (up to 4 
pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to HPCS’2018 webpage for 
the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. In 
case of multiple authors, an indication of which author(s) is 
responsible for correspondence must be indicated. Please include page 
numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide 
helpful comments.

Submit your manuscript to the Workshop submission site: 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. 
Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be 
selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical 
clarity and presentation, and references.  Submission implies the 
willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the 
paper, if accepted.  At least one of the authors of each accepted paper 
will have to register and attend the HPCS’2018 conference to present the 
paper at the Workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. 
Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted 
on the HPCS’2018 web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings 
formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time 
of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the 
IEEE Digital Library and indexed in major indexing services accordingly.

- Paper Submissions (EasyChair):    March 19, 2018
- Acceptance Notification:          April 15, 2018
- Camera Ready Papers:              May 3, 2018
- Registration Due:                 May 3, 2018
- Conference Dates:                 July 16 – 20, 2018

- Nuno Roma, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Univ. Lisboa 
(Nuno.Roma at inesc-id.pt)
- Luís Veiga, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Univ. Lisboa 
(Luis.Veiga at inesc-id.pt)

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please 
contact the workshop organizers.

Nuno Roma, PhD
INESC-ID, IST, Universidade de Lisboa
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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