[hpc-announce] CFP ACACES 2018, Fiuggi, Italy; deadline April 1

Koen De Bosschere koen.debosschere at ugent.be
Mon Mar 12 17:43:27 CDT 2018

ACACES 2018 Call for participation

Application deadline: April 1, 2018
Grants available for PhD students

Fourteenth International Summer School on Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems

Fiuggi, Italy
Sunday July 8 - Saturday July 14, 2018

The ACACES Summer School is a one week summer school for computer architects and tool builders working in the field of high performance computer architecture, compilation and embedded systems. The school aims at the dissemination of advanced scientific knowledge and the promotion of international contacts among scientists from academia and industry.  A distinguishing feature of this Summer School is its broad scope ranging from low level technological issues to advanced compilation techniques and entrepreneurship. In the design of modern computer systems one has to be knowledgeable about architecture as well as about the quality of the code, and how to improve it. This summer school offers the ideal mix of the two worlds, both at the entry level and at the most advanced level. 

The ACACES Summer School is organized by the HiPEAC Network (www.HiPEAC.net) in callaboration with the TETRAMAX Innovation Action (www.tetramax.eu), but it is open to everybody. However, previous training and/or experience in computer science as well as a background in computer architecture or compilation is indispensable. 

The Summer School will take place in Fiuggi, a small town near Rome, Italy.  Students and lecturers will be accommodated in private hotel rooms with standard hotel accommodation. There will be lots of opportunities for interaction among the participants, both in and out of the classrooms, during the meals, at the bar or at the swimming pool, in the fitness room, in the spa and in the city. Long after-the-lecture discussions are one of the major assets of this summer school. You will remember this summer school for a long time.

Scientific program
Sunday evening July 8: Opening ceremony with keynote talk by Partha Ranganathan, Google. 

Monday evening July 9: Invited talk 

Starting on Monday 11, 2018:
12 courses spread over two morning slots and two afternoon slots. Per slot there are three parallel courses of which one can be taken. The topics of this year's Summer School will be presented by the following world-class experts.

David Atienza, EPFL, Switzerland
    Ultra-Low Power Design of Edge Computing Systems in the Internet-of- Things (IoT) Era
Scott Baden, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
    Distributed memory programming and algorithms
Henrik Berglund, Chalmers, Sweden
    Business prototyping
Abhishek Bhattacharjee, Rutgers University, USA
    Architectural Support for Virtual Memory
Joel Emer and Vivienne Sze, NVIDIA and MIT, USA
    Hardware Architectures for Deep Neural Networks
Marcus Holgersson, Chalmers, Sweden
    Intellectual property strategy
Adwait Jog, College of William and Mary, USA
    GPU Architectures: From Basic to Advanced Concepts
Ramesh Karri, New York University, USA
    Is Hardware the Next Frontier in Cybersecurity?
Onur Mutlu, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Memory Systems and Memory-Centric Computing Systems: Challenges and Opportunities
Uday Phadke, Cartezia, UK
    Translating Technology into Commercial Products & Services
Christine Rochange, University of Toulouse, France
    Timing Analysis of Hard Real-Time Tasks
Sanjit Seshia, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Provably-Secure Computing through Formal Verification and Inductive Synthesis

Wednesday afternoon:  Poster session 
Friday evening: Farewell dinner and party

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance with a description of the courses taken. Some universities will accept this certificate in their PhD program.

Poster Session
The poster session on Wednesday afternoon will provide an ideal opportunity for students to present their own work in progress and get feedback from senior researchers and fellow students, and can be the beginning of future collaboration. A printed booklet (with ISBN number) with a 1 to 4 page abstract per poster will be distributed to all summer school participants. 

To stimulate maximum interaction between lecturers and participants, the steering committee of the Summer School will limit the attendance to about 200 participants. We aim for a 50/50 balance between PhD students and more senior attendants.

Important dates
April 1, 2018: deadline for application
April 15, 2018: notification of acceptance
June 1, 2018: deadline for payment
June 1, 2018: deadline for poster abstract


1000 Euro, all inclusive:
- Transfer from Rome FCO airport to Fiuggi by bus on Sunday July 8, 2018. 
- 6 nights in private room with bathroom. 
- 6 breakfasts 
- 5 three course lunches 
- 5 three course dinners 
- Farewell dinner on Friday evening 
- 2 half-hour coffee breaks per day 
- Registration for 4 top-quality courses + printed handouts 
- Student kit 
- Access to the poster session + book of abstracts 
- Free Internet during the duration of the summer school 
- Free access to the spa
- Free transfer from Fiuggi to Rome FCO airport or to downtown Rome on 
  Saturday July 14, 2018. 

Steering Committee 
Koen De Bosschere, Ghent University, Belgium, Chair 
Emre Ozer, ARM, UK 
Mateo Valero, BSC, Spain 
Marc Duranton, CEA, France 
Luca Fanucci, University of Pisa
Per Stenstrom, Chalmers, Sweden 
Mike O'Boyle, University of Edinburgh, UK 
Manolis Katevenis, FORTH, Greece 
Albert Cohen, INRIA, France 
Rainer Leupers, RWTH Aachen, Germany 
Daniel Gracia Perez, Thales R&T, France 
Christophe Toulemonde, JEMM Research

Contact information
Koen De Bosschere
acaces at HiPEAC.net

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