[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: International Workshop on Representative Applications (WRAp 2018) - In Conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2018

David Alexander Beckingsale beckingsale1 at llnl.gov
Fri May 4 17:22:59 CDT 2018

Third International Workshop on Representative Applications (WRAp 2018)

            to be held in conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2018

               Paper submission deadline: July 1st 2018

The Third International Workshop on Representative Applications is
concerned with the development and use of representative applications
(mini-applications or proxies) for all aspects of high-performance

The challenges posed by future systems: new architectures, programming
models, and machine scales; mean that representative applications as an
essential tool in the path towards exascale. These applications can be
used for acceptance testing, benchmarking, optimization evaluation, and
also investigating the performance of new architectures or programming
models. However, the development of such representative applications
must ensure they maintain some correspondence with their parent
application, so requires methods and tools for identifying the
performance critical aspects of a given code, or class of codes, and
also for verifying that the proxy effectively models the the target

The main aim of WRAp is to provide a venue in which the wide range of
disciplines involved in creating and using representative applications
can share important discoveries and lessons learned from these

Topics of Interest:

- Programming model and language explorations
- Design and generation of representative applications
- New representative applications
- Verification and validation of representative applications
- Optimizations, including:
  - algorithmic improvements, and
  - code optimization
- Scalability studies
- Hardware studies
- Case-studies of representative applications impacting their parent

Work which examines similar topics will also be considered for inclusion
in the workshop.


- Paper submission: July 1st 2018

Submission Instructions:

Authors are invited to submit full papers with unpublished, original
work of not more than 8 pages of double column text using single spaced
fonts on pages of 8.5 x 11 inches (this limit includes all figures,
content and references).  All papers should be formatted according to
the IEEE Cluster guidelines as published here:

All accepted papers (subject to post-review revisions) will be published
in the IEEE CLUSTER Conference Proceedings.

Papers should be submitted using EasyChair:


- Tom Scogland, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- David Beckingsale, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Any questions? Please contact us at: wrap-organizers at lists.llnl.gov

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