[hpc-announce] [CFP] The 6th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on AI-Inspired and Empirical Methods for Software Engineering on Parallel Computing Systems (AI-SEPS)

Ehsan Atoofian eatoofia at lakeheadu.ca
Sat Jul 13 18:38:04 CDT 2019

Call for Paper
The 6th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on AI-Inspired and Empirical
Methods for Software Engineering on Parallel Computing Systems (AI-SEPS)
(Co-located with SPLASH 2019 as an ACM SIGPLAN-approved workshop)

22 October 2019 Athens, Greece

General Scope:
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a stable forum for researchers
and practitioners dealing with compelling challenges and issues of the
software development life cycle on modern parallel platforms and HPC
systems. The increased complexity of parallel applications on modern
parallel platforms (e.g. multicore/manycore, distributed/hybrid systems)
requires more insight into engineering of parallel software for targeting
the underlying parallel systems.  Rapidly emerging artificial
intelligence-related technologies and machine learning, and their
application to software engineering and parallel computing systems will be
promising approaches to tackle these issues as well as approaches using
traditional empirical and experimental methods.  The workshop "AI-Inspired
and Empirical Methods for Software Engineering and Parallel Computing
Systems (AI-SEPS)” emphasizes on this trend for rapidly growing research
interests on AI-inspired software engineering techniques for performance.
We aim to advance the state of the art in all aspects of techniques on
software engineering and parallel computing systems such as requirements
engineering and software specification; design and implementation; program
analysis; performance analysis, profiling and tuning; testing and debugging.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* AI and machine learning for parallel programming and high-performance
* Software analytics for parallel programs
* Tools and environments for all aspects of engineering parallel software
and their enhancement through AI-related  technologies and machine learning
* High-performance deep learning
* Design of parallel programs and parallel design patterns
* Software development process and requirement engineering of parallel
* Parallel software architectures
* Performance modeling techniques on parallel systems
* Profiling and event trace analysis
* Refactoring and reengineering
* Performance analysis and auto-tuning
* Machine learning for performance analysis and auto-tuning
* Energy-efficient parallel computing
* Testing and debugging of parallel applications
* Case studies and experience reports

The workshop welcomes the following types of submissions:
    * “Work in progress” - abstract submissions (max. 800 words)
    * Position papers (max. 2 pages) and short papers (max. 4 pages)
        - Industrial and practical experiences
        - Tool presentations/demonstration
        - Early results & novel ideas without a comprehensive/extensive
        - Preliminary and exploratory work with unconventional approaches
or wild and crazy ideas
    * Original, unpublished regular papers on current research (max. 10

The format of the workshop will be a full-day, SIGPLAN-approved workshop.
Especially, we encourage work in progress or early-stage works as abstract
submissions, which could be accepted for the presentation at the workshop
without including in the proceedings publication. A concise and factual
abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the
research, the major results and conclusions (max. 800 words). Also
presentation of the position papers on ongoing research are central in
AI-SEPS 2019, and could be accepted for the formal proceeding publications
in the ACM Digital Library by the peer-review process (in addition to short
papers and long papers).

Submission: Papers and abstracts submitted to AI-SEPS 2019 must not have
been published or simultaneously submitted anywhere else. Contributions
should be submitted electronically in PDF format.

For further information, please check the format instructions for authors:
All of paper submissions must be done using the submission site:

Publication: All accepted papers will be published in as formal proceedings
in the ACM Digital Library.

Registration: Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and
present their papers at the Workshop.

Important Dates:
Paper submission:         August 2, 2019
Acceptance Notification:  September 2, 2019
Camera Ready Due:         September 9, 2019
Workshop Day:             October 22, 2019

Steering Committee members:
Ali Jannesari, Iowa State University, USA
Yukinori Sato, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Organizing Committee members:
Ehsan Atoofian, Lakehead University, Canada
Hiroyuki Takizawa, Tohoku University, Japan

Program Committee members:
Jeffrey C. Carver, University of Alabama, USA
Jose Gracia, HLRS, Germany
Mary Hall, University of Utah, USA
Akihiro Hayashi, Rice University, USA
Ali Manzak, University of Detroit Mercy, USA
Mohammad Javad Rashti, Chamran University, Iran
Michael Ringenburg, Cray, Inc., USA
Hiroyuki Takizawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Mojtaba Valinataj, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran
Masahiro Yasugi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Xinghui Zhao, University of Washington, USA
Pablo de Oliveira Castro, University of Versailles, France

Contact SEPS 2019 Organizing Committee <seps2019 at googlegroups.com> with any
questions or concerns.

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