[hpc-announce] CFP: 5th IEEE Workshop on Extreme Scale Programming Models and Middleware (ESPM2 2020) - Deadline Extension
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Sun Aug 30 00:32:42 CDT 2020
Call For Papers (Virtual Workshop)
Fifth International IEEE Workshop on Extreme Scale
Programming Models and Middleware
to be held in conjunction with
SuperComputing 2020, November 11, 2020
The fifth edition of ESPM2 workshop, being proposed to be held as a full-day
meeting with the Supercomputing (SC'2020) conference in Atlanta, Georgia
focuses on programming models and runtimes for extreme scale systems. Next
generation architectures and systems being deployed are characterized by high
concurrency, low memory per-core, and multiple levels of hierarchy and
heterogeneity. These characteristics bring out new challenges in energy
efficiency, fault-tolerance and, scalability. It is commonly believed that
software has the biggest share of the responsibility to tackle these
challenges. In other words, this responsibility is delegated to the next
generation programming models and their associated middleware/runtimes. This
workshop focuses on different aspects of programming models such as task-based
parallelism (Charm++, OCR, Habanero, Legion, X10, HPX, etc), PGAS (OpenSHMEM,
UPC, CAF, Chapel, UPC++, etc.), BigData (Hadoop, Spark, Dask etc), Machine
Learning (NVIDIA RAPIDS, Scikit-learn etc.), Deep Learning (Caffe, Microsoft
CNTK, Google TensorFlow, Facebook PyTorch), directive-based languages (OpenMP,
OpenACC) and Hybrid MPI+X, etc. It also focuses on their associated middleware
(unified runtimes, interoperability for hybrid programming, tight integration
of MPI+X, and support for accelerators/FPGAs) for next generation systems and
The ultimate objective of the ESPM2 workshop is to serve as a forum that
brings together researchers from academia and industry working in the areas
of programming models, runtime systems, compilers, programing languages, and
ESPM2 2020 will be held (virtually) as a full day workshop in conjunction with the
SuperComputing (SC 2020), on Wednesday November 11th in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
ESPM2 2020 welcomes original submissions in a range of areas, including but
not limited to:
* New programming models, languages and constructs for exploiting high
concurrency and heterogeneity
* Experience with and improvements for existing parallel languages and
run-time environments such as:
- PGAS (OpenSHMEM, UPC, CAF, Chapel, UPC++, etc.)
- Directive-based programming (OpenMP, OpenACC)
- Asynchronous Task-based models (Charm++, OCR, Habanero, Legion,
X10, HPX, etc)
- Hybrid MPI+X models
- BigData (Hadoop, Spark, Dask etc.)
- Machine Learning (NVIDIA RAPIDS, Scikit-learn etc.)
- Deep Learning (Microsoft CNTK, TensorFlow, PyTorch)
* Parallel compilers, programming tools, and environments
* Software and system support for extreme scalability including fault
* Programming environments for heterogeneous multi-core systems and
accelerators such as KNL, OpenPOWER, ARM, GPUs, FPGAs, MICs, and DSPs
Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient
background material to make them accessible to the broader community.
Bill Carlson, IDA Center for Computing Sciences
Details coming soon!
Paper Submission and Registration
Abstracts and papers need to be submitted via the Linklings
conference system (https://submissions.supercomputing.org).
After logging in, please select the "Make a New Submission"
tab on the top. Click on the "SC20 Workshop: ESPM2 2020"
link among the available options to submit your work.
Submissions should not exceed 8 pages using IEEE conference format
with 10pt font. Each submission must be a single PDF file (see
Papers must be submitted in PDF format (readable by Adobe Acrobat
Reader 5.0 and higher) and formatted for 8.5" x 11" (U.S. Letter).
Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient
background material to make them accessible to the broader community. It
should not be submitted in parallel to any other conference or
For all technical papers submitted to ESPM2'20, we request
the authors to include an "Artifact Description Appendix".
Please use the following Artifact Description Template
template to create the appendix
The appendix can be uploaded as a separate PDF document in
the submission site.
Please note the following:
1. The completed appendix must be at most 2 pages
2. The appendix is meant to provide information about the computing
environment you used to produce your results, reducing barriers for
future replication of your results by others in the community.
3. If a new software package is developed as part of the publication, it
software must be downloadable by anyone without restriction to enable
replication of your results by others in the community.
- Note that this does not require you to make your code available in an
open source manner.
4. A paper cannot be disqualified based on information provided or not
provided in this appendix, nor if the appendix is not available.
5. The availability and quality of an appendix can be used in ranking a
paper. In particular, if two papers are of similar quality, the
existence and quality of the appendices can be part of the evaluation
The workshop proceedings will be published through IEEE TCHPC and
included in the the IEEE Xplore digital library.
Each research paper will be taken through a comprehensive peer review
process by an internationally recognized group of experts in the field.
Papers will be evaluated along the metrics of a) Quality of Presentation;
b) Novelty / Originality; c) Relation to State of the Art; d) Technical
Strength; e) Significance of Work; f) Relevance to Workshop; and g)
Availability and quality of the "Artifact Description Appendix". Every
effort will be made to ensure that each paper receives multiple reviews.
At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a
participant of the workshop and present the paper at the workshop, in order
to have the paper published in the proceedings.
Please contact the Program Chairs for any questions/clarifications
Technical paper submission deadline : 11:59 PM, AoE, August 31, 2020 (11:59 PM, AoE, Sept 7, 2020)
Author notification : October 1, 2020
Camera-ready deadline : 11:59 PM, AoE, October 7, 2020
Workshop : Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
ESPM2'20 Workshop Organizers
Hari Subramoni, The Ohio State University
Karl Schulz, University of Texas at Austin
Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda, The Ohio State University
Web and Publicity Chair
Aamir Shafi, The Ohio State University
Program Committee (Confirmed so far)
* Ritu Arora, University of Texas, San Antonio
* Samar Aseeri, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
* Martin Berzins, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah
* Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware
* Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK
* William D. Gropp, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
* Jeff Hammond, Intel Labs
* Nusrat Islam, Intel Corporation
* Laxmikant V (Sanjay) Kale, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
* Ian Karlin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
* Martin Schulz, Technical University of Munich, Germany
* Olivier Tardieu, IBM Research
* Daniel Tian, The Portland Group
* Sean Treichler, NVIDIA Corporation
* Abhinav Vishnu, AMD Research
* Jeremiah Wilke, Sandia National Laboratory
See the ESPM2'20 website at
The ESPM2'20 Organizing Committee.
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