[hpc-announce] CALL FOR PAPERS - Submission due August 22, 2019

Ms. Neelima B NMAMIT - CSE neelimareddy at nitte.edu.in
Sat May 25 08:10:02 CDT 2019

Sixth Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives (WACCPD 2019)
(in conjunction with SC19)
November 18, 2019 - https://waccpd.org

Call for Papers
The ever-increasing heterogeneity in supercomputing applications has
given rise to complex compute node architectures offering multiple,
heterogeneous levels of massive parallelism. As a result, the 'X' in
MPI+X demands more focus. Exploiting the maximum available parallelism
out of such systems necessitates sophisticated programming approaches
that can provide scalable as well as portable solutions without
compromising on performance. A programmer's expectation from the
scientific community is to deliver solutions that would allow
maintenance of a single code base whenever possible avoiding duplicate

Raising the abstraction of the code is one of the effective
methodologies to reduce the burden on the programmer while improving
productivity. Software abstraction-based programming models, such as
OpenMP and OpenACC, have been serving this purpose over the past
several years as the compiler technology steadily improves. These
programming models address the 'X' component by providing programmers
with high-level directive-based approaches to accelerate and port
scientific applications to heterogeneous platforms.

Recent architectural trends indicate a heavy reliance of future
Exascale machines on accelerators for performance. Toward this end,
the workshop will highlight the improvements over state-of-art through
the accepted papers and prompt discussion through keynote/panel that
draws the community's attention to key areas that will facilitate the
transition to accelerator-based high- performance computing (HPC). The
workshop aims to showcase all aspects of heterogeneous systems
discussing innovative high-level language features, lessons learned
while using directives to migrate scientific legacy code to parallel
processors, compilation and runtime scheduling techniques among

WACCPD2019 will be co-located with SC19, Denver. In the past five
years of this workshop, WACCPD has been one of the major forums at SC
to bring together programming model users, developers, and tools
community to share knowledge and experiences to tackle emerging
complex parallel computing systems.

Topics of interest for workshop submissions include (but are not limited to)
* Programming experiences porting applications in any scientific domain
* Compiler and runtime support for current and emerging architectures
(e.g. heterogeneous architectures, low-power processors)
* Experiences in implementing compilers for accelerator directives on
newer architectures
* Language-based extensions and its prototype for directive-based
programming models
* Abstract handling of complex/heterogeneous memory hierarchies
* Extensions to and shortcomings of current directives for heterogeneous systems
* Comparisons against lower or higher-level abstractions
* Application performance evaluation, validation, and lessons learned
* Modeling, verification and performance analysis tools
* Auto-tuning and optimization strategies
* Parallel computing using hybrid programming paradigms (e.g. MPI,
OpenMP, OpenACC, OpenSHMEM)
* Asynchronous execution and scheduling (task-based approaches)
* Scientific libraries interoperability with directive-based models
* Power/energy studies and solutions targeting accelerators or
heterogeneous systems

Workshop Important Deadlines
Submission Deadline: August 22, 2019 AOE
Author notification: September 30, 2019
Workshop Ready Deadline: October 10, 2019 AOE
Camera Ready papers due: December 10, 2019 AoE

Submission Process & Proceedings
WACCPD papers will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation at
the workshop. The paper presented will be published as
post-proceedings in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) with
Papers should be submitted electronically via the SC19 Submission Page
and follow the Springer LNCS format. Submissions are limited to 20
pages. The 20-page limit includes figures, tables, and appendices, but
does not include references, for which there is no page limit. Authors
are encouraged to provide an artifact appendix similar to SC19's
reproducibility initiative. If an Artifact Description (AD) is
provided, the paper is considered to get the Best Paper Award.

Further information can be found on the WACCPD web page: https://www.waccpd.org

Sandra Wienke (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and Sridutt
Bhalachandra (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA), WACCPD
Program Chairs
Email: organizers at waccpd.org

Steering Committee
* Barbara Chapman (Stony Brook, USA)
* Duncan Poole (OpenACC, USA)
* Jeffrey Vetter (ORNL, USA)
* Kuan-Ching Li (Providence University, Taiwan)
* Oscar Hernandez (ORNL, USA)

Program Committee
* Adrian Jackson (Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, University of
Edinburgh, UK)
* Andreas Herten (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
* Arpith Jacob (Google, USA)
* Cheng Wang (Microsoft, USA)
* Chris J. Newburn (NVIDIA, USA)
* Christian Iwainsky (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
* Christian Terboven (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
* Christopher Daley (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
* David Bernholdt (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
* Giuseppe Congiu (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
* Haoqiang Jin (NASA-Ames, USA)
* Jeff Larkin (NVIDIA, USA)
* Kelvin Li (IBM, USA)
* Manisha Gajbe (Intel, USA)
* Michael Wolfe (NVIDIA/PGI, USA)
* Ray Sheppard (Indiana University, USA)
* Ron Lieberman (AMD, USA)
* Ronan Keryell (Xilinx, USA)
* Seyong Lee (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
* Simon Hammond (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
* Sameer Shende (University of Oregon, USA)
* Thomas Schwinge (Mentor Graphics, Germany)
* Tom Scogland (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
* William Sawyer (CSCS, Switzerland)

Publicity Chair: Neelima Bayyapu (NMAM Institute of Technology,
Karnataka, India)
Web Chair: Shu-Mei Tseng (University of California, Irvine, USA)

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