[hpc-announce] The 8th International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL), and SYCLcon 2020 - Call for Submissions

Tim Lewis tl17424 at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Nov 7 08:41:50 CST 2019

The call for submissions is now open for the 8th International Workshop on OpenCL and SYCLcon 2020, the first International workshop dedicated to the SYCL open-standard for heterogeneous parallel computing using C++.

* April 27-29, 2020
* LRZ, (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre), Munich, Germany.
* Proceedings published in the ACM Digital Library
* Submissions Deadline: Sunday January 19, 2020. 23:59
* https://www.iwocl.org

IWOCL is the annual gathering of international community of OpenCL, SYCL and SPIR developers, researchers, suppliers and Khronos Working Group members to share best practice and to promote the evolution and advancement of the Open Computing Language (OpenCL) standard. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in contributing to and participating in the community and is the premier forum for the presentation and discussion of new designs, trends, algorithms, programming models, software, tools and ideas relating to OpenCL. Additionally, the conference provides a formal channel for community feedback to the Khronos Group, the industry body responsible for the standard.

SYCLcon is where the industry’s leading experts in SYCL gather to support the SYCL standard for C++ programming of heterogeneous platforms and its ecosystem. The conference offers the opportunity for the community to come together to present, discuss and learn all aspects of using SYCL, from integration and performance to programmability benefits. The presentations will cover a range of topics including research, reference implementations, supporting libraries, frameworks and application development. SYCLcon is an integral part of IWOCL.
* All submissions: Sunday January 19, 2020. 23:59
* Author notifications: Friday February 14, 2020
* Camera ready for research papers and posters: Friday March 6, 2020 

Submissions related to any aspect of using OpenCL and SYCL (including other parallel C++ paradigms, SPIR, Vulkan and OpenCL/SYCL-based libraries) are of interest, including, but not limited to: case-studies of their use in applications, software tools, programming methods, debugging, performance analysis, and integration.

* Scientific and high-performance computing (HPC) applications
* Machine Learning Training and Inferencing
* The use of OpenCL and SYCL on CPU, GPU, DSP, NNP, FPGA and hardware accelerators for mobile, embedded, cloud, edge and automotive platforms
* Development tools, including debuggers and profilers
* HPC frameworks developed on top of OpenCL, SYCL or Vulkan
* The emerging use of Vulkan in scientific and high-performance computing (HPC)
The conference supports four types of submissions all of which will undergo peer review by at least three members of the program committee comprising world-leaders in the field of OpenCL. The following types of submission are welcome:

* Full Academic Papers  -  We solicit the submission of full-length unpublished academic/technical papers detailing original research related to OpenCL, SYCL and related topics. Please submit full papers for review, which should be no longer than 12 pages using the ACM SIG proceedings style. The LaTeX and Word templates are available here (for LATEX select the SIGCONF template).
* Technical Presentations  -  Submissions require a 1-page abstract. Additional supporting materials may be submitted as a single .pdf document. The technical presentation are 20-25 mins in length with an additional 5 mins for Q&A. Final versions of the presentation are required to be provided to the organisers at the conference (please bring ppt and pdf format slides on a USB stick).

* Tutorials   -   The agenda includes a day of tutorials that provide developers an opportunity to spend more time exploring a specific OpenCL or SYCL related topic – Submissions require a 1-page abstract and should include the preferred length of the session (1/4 , 1/2 or full day). Additional supporting materials may be submitted as a single .pdf document

* Posters  -  To encourage discussion of the latest developments in the OpenCL community, there is a poster session running in parallel to the conference. Please submit an abstract which should not exceed 500 words. Additional supporting materials may be submitted as a single .pdf document. All accepted posters will be included in the proceedings. Posters should be either A1 or A0 and can be displayed at the venue in either Landscape or Portrait mode. The organisers request that all accepted authors arrange printing of their poster and that it should be brought to the registration desk of the conference where you will advised on the best location for the poster, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: A1 = 594 x 841mm (23.4 x 33.1 in), A0 = 841 x 1189mm (33.1 x 46.8).

The selection of research papers will be based on the full paper and should cover original, unpublished work. All other submissions (posters, technical presentations and tutorials) will be selected based on the submitted short abstract and do not have to cover unpublished work but should be topical and be appropriate for a technical audience. The IWOCL program committee will review submissions based on the criteria below.  A full list of program members can be found at: https://www.iwocl.org/about-iwocl/committees/
* Concept of the submission and its relevance and timeliness
* Technical depth
* Clarity of the submission 
* Research findings and results of your work

The IWOCL conference proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library.

Use the IWOCL and SYCLCon 2020 Easychair link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwocl2020
All presenters must register for the conference at the prevailing rate to present the material and to have their submission included in the published proceedings.

* Conference Chair: Simon McIntosh-Smith, Professor of High-Performance Computing and Head of the HPC Research Group, University of Bristol
* Local Co-Chair: Martin Schreiber, Chair for Computer Architectures and Parallel Systems, Department of Informatics, Technical University of Munich.
* Local Co-Chair: Christoph Riesinger, Application Engineer, Intel.
* SYCLcon Chair: Michael Wong, VP Research & Development, Codeplay Software
* Conference Organiser: Tim Lewis, IWOCL

All questions about submissions should be emailed to Tim Lewis c/o: submissions at iwocl.org

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