[hpc-announce] COLOC Worksop co-located with Europar2020

Didem Unat dunat at ku.edu.tr
Wed Apr 1 08:06:59 CDT 2020

Dear all,

The deadline of the workshop is May 8th.

Please, do not hesitate to circulate this CFP and to submit a paper

Best regards,
---Didem Unat

COLOC: 4th workshop data locality In conjunction with Euro-Par 2020,
Warsaw, August 24 or 25, 2020
Submission deadline : May 8, 2020

A well-known handicap for HPC applications running on modern highly
and heterogeneous HPC platforms is that an increasing amount of time is
spent in
communication and data transfers; thus, it is necessary to design,
implement and
validate new approaches to optimize process placement and data locality

Website: https://project.inria.fr/coloc

*Steering **Committee*

   - Emmanuel Jeannot <http://www.labri.fr/perso/ejeannot/>, Inria France (
   emmanuel.jeannot at inria.fr
   <emmanuel.jeannot at inria.fr?Subject=Coloc%20Workshop>)

*Program chair*

   - Didem Unat, Koç University, Turkey (dunat at ku.edu.tr
   <dunat at ku.edu.tr?Subject=Coloc%20Workshop>)

*Program Committee *

   - George Bosilca, UTK, USA
   - Xing Cai, Simula Research Lab, Norway
   - Florina Ciorba, University of Basel, Switzerland
   - Matthias Diener, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
   - Anshu Dubey, Argonne Natl Lab, USA
   - Karl Fuerlinger, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, München, Germany
   - Brice Goglin, Inria, France
   - Aleksandar Ilic, INESC-ID/IST, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
   - Vitus Leung, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
   - Hatem Ltaief, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
   - Allen Malony, Institution: University of Oregon, USA
   - Naoya Maruyama, LLNL, USA
   - Lawrence, Mitchell, Durham University, UK
   - Hartmut Mix, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
   - Marc Perache, CEA, France
   - Eric Petit, Intel, France
   - Mohamed Wahib, AIST, Japan
   - Buse Yılmaz, Koç University, Turkey

Call for Paper

The COLOC workshop seeks contribution targeting (i) developing methods and
tools enabling to model all resources of a computing platform using a
topology that describes the characteristics of these resources (ii)
upper software layers (resource manager; data communication libraries;
performance analysis tools) to better manage data placement, thereby
application performance, and (iii) validating data-locality optimization,
applications from different domains. The aim of this workshop is to present
main recent results in the domain of parallel computing where locality and
topology is used to enhance performance. Concerning, application domain, we
seek contributions from several fields. First, we will target
computing. However, we also look at contributions on data locality and
efficiency, data locality in the context of BigData or deep learning


Areas or research interest include, but are not limited to:
        • Modeling node topology
        • Modeling network and communication
        • Performance analysis of applications to understand affinity
        • Affinity metrics
        • Runtime support for extracting affinity from application
        • Code analysis in order to understand communication pattern
        • Algorithm to improve locality
        • Language, abstraction and compiler support for data locality
        • Data structure and library support to better manage memory access
        • Runtime-system and dynamic locality management
        • System-scale locality optimization
        • Validating locality optimization at thread or process level
        • Memory management
        • Locality management in large-scale application

Targeted audience:
        • HPC application developers interested in exploring new ways to
optimize their code.
        • HPC centers and clusters managers to enhance cluster usage and
application efficiency.
        • Academics and researchers in scientific computing.

Important date:

   - Workshop papers due: May 8, 2020
   - Workshop author notification: June 30, 2020
   - Informal Camera-ready version : July 10, 2020
   - Workshop date: Monday August 24 or 25, 2020
   - Camera ready version of the paper: October 11, 2020

What and how to submit a paper

Paper, in PDF format, should be submitted the workshop through easychair.
should be formatted according to the LNCS style that can be downloaded from
springer website. Page limit is 12. It includes everything (text, figures,
references) and will be strictly enforced by the submission system. Complete
LaTeX sources must be provided for accepted papers. Papers should be typeset
using the single column format. All submitted research papers will be
peer-reviewed. Only contributions that are not submitted elsewhere or
under review will be considered. Authors of accepted papers will have to
sign a
Springer copyright form. Short papers (2-4 pages) are also accepted
submission. However, only paper which camera-ready version will be longer
10 pages will be included in the proceedings published by Springer in the
ARCoSS/LNCS series.

Submission link:

 https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=europar2020workshop (choose COLOC
– Workshop on Data Locality).

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