[hpc-announce] (Call For Papers) WACCPD 2020: Seventh Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives-Deadline Extended to August 28, 2020 AOE

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    Seventh Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives (WACCPD 2020) (in conjunction with SC20)    November 13, 2020 - https://www.waccpd.org
    *** UPDATE: The workshop will take place as a fully virtual event. Please also note that the event has been rescheduled to Friday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to    2 p.m. EST. ***
    Call for Participation

    The ever-increasing heterogeneity in supercomputing applications has given rise to complex compute node architectures offering multiple, heterogeneous levels of  massive parallelism. 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. Software abstraction-based programming models, such as OpenMP and OpenACC, have been raising the abstraction of code to reduce the burden on the programmer while improving productivity.

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 keynotes and panel. 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 others.

Toward this end, the workshop will highlight transformational work along with 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 others.

WACCPD2020 will be co-located with SC20, Atlanta. In the past six 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)
        - Application developers' experiences porting scientific applications to modern systems
        - Critical assessment of the possibilities and limitations of minimal- maintenance/performance and portability approaches -- Support the analysis with case studies
        - Compiler and runtime support for current and emerging architectures (e.g. heterogeneous architectures, low-power processors)
        - Prototypes of behaviors of parallelism constructs in the base language while used within accelerator routines
        - Design and development of directives created for complex parallel patterns
        - Abstract handling of complex/heterogeneous memory hierarchies
        - Extensions to and shortcomings of current directives for heterogeneous systems
        - Compare and contrast high-level and lower-level abstractions with respect to performance, tuning, programmer productivity and overall analysis
        - Modeling, verification and performance analysis tools
        - Auto-tuning and optimization strategies
        - Extending directive-based approaches to other environments such as Julia  or Python
        - Parallel computing using hybrid programming paradigms (e.g. MPI, OpenMP/OpenMP offloading,
        - OpenACC, OpenSHMEM, OneAPI)
        - 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
        - Paper Submission Deadline: August 28, 2020 AOE (Extended, firm deadline)
        - Author Notification: October 5, 2020
        - Workshop Ready Deadline: October 19, 2020 AOE
        - Camera Ready Deadline: December 4, 2020 AOE (Note: This deadline is after your presentation)


Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award will be selected on the basis of explicit recommendations of the reviewers and their scoring towards the paper's originality and quality. In order to be considered for the Best Paper Award, the authors must submit an Artifact Description appendix according to the reproducibility initiative of the SC20 technical papers.


Paper 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 Springer. The camera-ready version will be due after the workshop. The authors are expected to use this additional time for further refining their manuscript based on the feedback received from the workshop along with reviews from the peer-review process.


For publication in LNCS, the Springer guidelines must be followed:
    Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates,  either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form  should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made. Authors can use the Springer LNCS template provided on Overleaf if they want to prepare their submission using that service.


Steering Committee:
        Barbara Chapman (Stony Brook University, USA)
        Duncan Poole (OpenACC, USA)
        Jeffrey Vetter (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
        Kuan-Ching Li (Providence University, Taiwan)
        Oscar Hernandez (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)


General Chairs:
        Sunita Chandrasekaran (University of Delaware, USA)
        Guido Juckeland (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)


Program Chairs:
        Sridutt Bhalachandra (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)

        Sandra Wienke (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
Publicity Chair:
        Neelima Bayyapu (National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, India)


Web Chair:
        Shumpei Shiina (University of Tokyo, Japan)


Program Committee:
        Daniel Abdi (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA)
        James Beyer (Nvidia Corporation, USA)
        Maciej Cytowski (Pawsey Supercomputing Center, Australia)
        Christopher Daley (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL), USA)
        Joel Denny (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA)
        Johannes Doerfert (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), USA)
        Millad Ghane (Samsung Semiconductor Inc., USA)
        Priyanka Ghosh (Washington State University, USA)
        Haoqiang Jin (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
        Ronan Keryell (Xilinx, USA)
        Jeongnim Kim, (Intel, USA)
        John Leidel (Tactical Computing Laboratories LLC, Texas Tech University, USA)
        Ron Lieberman (AMD, USA)
        Kelvin Li (IBM Corporation, Canada)
        Meifeng Lin (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), USA)
        Chun-Yu Lin (National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), Taiwan)
        Zhao Liu (Tsinghua University, China; National Supercomputing Center, Wuxi, China)
        Stephen Lecler Olivier (Sandia National Laboratory, USA)
        Arpith Jacob (Google, USA)
        Andrew Richards (Codeplay, UK)
        Thomas Schwinge (Mentor Graphics, Germany)
        Bharatkumar Sharma (Nvidia Corporation, Bengaluru India)
        Ray Sheppard (Indiana University, USA)
        Gregory Stoner (Intel, USA)
        Cheng Wang (Microsoft Corporation, USA)
        Michael Wolfe (Nvidia Corporation, USA)
        Rengan Xu (Dell EMC, USA)
        Charlene Yang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)

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