[hpc-announce] [CFP] APPMM 2018 (deadline extension): Advances in Parallel Programming Models and Frameworks for the Multi-/Many-core Era

Mathias Bourgoin mathias.bourgoin at univ-orleans.fr
Wed Mar 28 03:33:26 CDT 2018

We apologize for multiples copies.


The 6th International Workshop on
Advances in Parallel Programming Models and Frameworks for the
Multi-/Many-core Era (APPMM 2018)

As part of The 16th International Conference on High Performance
Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) http://hpcs2018.cisedu.info/
or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs18 July 16 -- 20, 2018
Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: April 12, 2018 - Extended
Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or


With multi- and many-core based systems, performance increase on
the microprocessor side will continue according to Moore's Law,
at least in the near future.  However, as the number of cores and
the complexity of on-chip memory hierarchies increases,
performance limitations due to slow memory access are expected to
get worse, making it hard for users to fully exploit the
theoretically available performance.  In addition, the
increasingly sophisticated design of compute clusters, based on
the use of accelerator components (GPGPUs by AMD and NVIDIA,
Intel Xeon Phi, integrated GPUs etc.) add further challenges to
achieving efficient programming of many-core-based HPC and
high-end embedded systems.

Therefore, compute and data intensive tasks can only benefit from
the hardware's full potential, if both processor and architecture
features are taken into account at all stages - from the early
algorithmic design, via appropriate programming models, up to the
final implementation.

The APPMM Workshop topics of interest include (but are not
limited to) the following:

- Novel programming models and associated frameworks, or
   extensions of existing programming models, to ease offloading
   and parallelization of computation to multi- and many-cores.
- Compiler, runtime and parallelization approaches to optimally
   exploit specific features of heterogeneous hardware (e.g.,
   hierarchical communication layout, NUMA, scratchpad memory,
   accelerators, etc.) and to maximize performance, energy and
   other relevant metrics in many-core operation.
- Architecture-assisted software design. Novel architectural
   concepts to boost software execution and to overcome
   scalability issues of current multi- and many-core
   systems. Hardware-assisted runtime environment services (e.g.,
   synchronization, custom memory hierarchies, etc.)
- Concepts for exploiting emerging vector extensions of
   instruction sets.
- Software engineering, code optimization, and code generation
   strategies for parallel systems with multi- and many-core
- Tools for performance and memory behavior analysis (including
   cache simulation) for parallel systems with multi- and
   many-core processors.
- Performance modeling and performance engineering approaches for
   multi-thread and multi-process applications.
- Application parallelization use cases, benchmarking and
   benchmark suites. Hardware-aware, compute- and memory-intensive
   simulations of real-world problems in computational science and
   engineering (for example, from applications in electrical,
   mechanical, civil, or medical engineering).
- Manycore-aware approaches for large-scale parallel simulations
   in both implementation and algorithm design, including
   scalability studies.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works
on above and other topics related to Many-core computing,
modeling and algorithms. Submitted papers must not have been
published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears
in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified
otherwise. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your
full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages
per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no
more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional
fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names,
affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all
authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the
corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally
responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages),
poster papers and posters (please refer to
for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please
specify the type of submission you have.  Please include page
numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for
reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Workshop paper
submission site at
Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Conference Policies

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, language, 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 as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS
conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference
paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well
as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including
those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more
information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration
Info pages.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference
proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and
requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2018 Conference 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 or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing
services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version,
selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as
special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and
will be made available on the conference website.

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


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------  April 12, 2018
Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------- April 26, 2018
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- May 11, 2018

Conference Dates:  ------------------------------------- July 16 -- 20, 2018


Mathias Bourgoin
LIFO - Université d'Orléans
Orléans, France
Phone: +33 (0)2 38 41 70 11
Fax:     +33 (0)2 38 41 71 37
Email:  mathias.bourgoin at univ-orleans.fr

Andrea Marongiu
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI)
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Phone: +39 051 209 3409
Fax:     +39
Email:  a.marongiu at unibo.it

Sylvain Jubertie
LIFO - Université d'Orléans
Orléans, France
Phone:  +33 (0) 2 38 49 58 57
Fax:      +33 (0) 2 38 41 71 37
Email:    sylvain.jubertie at univ-orleans.fr

Giuseppe Tagliavini
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione
"Guglielmo Marconi"
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Phone:  +39 051 20 9 2757
Fax:      +39
Email:    giuseppe.tagliavini at unibo.it

International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop
technical program committee members following similar criteria
used in HPCS 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018

Victor Allombert, Université d'Orleans, France
Mahwish Arif, Queen's University Belfast, North Ireland
Paolo Burgio, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Alessandro Capotondi, University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Danelutto, Università di Pisa, Italy
Joel Falcou, Université Paris Sud, France
Bjoern Forsberg, ETHZ - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich,
Lionel Lacassagne, Sorbonne University, France
Dimitra Papagiannopoulou, University of Massachusetts - Lowell,
Massachusetts, USA
Issam Said, NVIDIA, California, USA
Maria A. Serrano, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain
Michal Sojka, Czech technical university - Prague, Czech Republic

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission,
tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos,
panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any
other information about the conference location, registration,
paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference's
web site at URL: http://hpcs2018.cisedu.info or
http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs18 or contact one of the Conference's

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