[hpc-announce] Call for Submissions - 9th International Workshop on OpenCL and SYCL (IWOCL & SYCLcon 2021)

Tim Lewis tl17424 at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Sep 15 09:00:09 CDT 2020

Call for Submissions and Participation

9th International Workshop on OpenCL and SYCL
(IWOCL & SYCLcon 2021)

27-29 APRIL 2021
MUNICH, GERMANY (LRZ Supercomputing Centre)

https://www.iwocl.org | Twitter: @iwocl

IWOCL & SYCLcon 2021 will be the 9th annual gathering of the international community of developers, researchers, suppliers and Khronos Working Group members to share best practice, and to advance the use and evolution of the Open Computing Language (OpenCL), and the SYCL standard for C++ programming of heterogeneous platforms and their associated ecosystems.

This pioneering workshop has been attracting an International audience of leading academic and industrial experts since 2013 and is the premier forum for the community to present, discuss and learn about applying OpenCL and SYCL to address the issues faced in High Performance Computing across a wide range of application domains.  Additionally, the workshop provides a formal channel for community feedback to the Khronos Group, the industry body responsible for the standards.

You are cordially invited to contribute and participate in this workshop through a paper, talk, special session / tutorial, or poster. The workshop will include invited presentations by experts from academia and industry and a panel discussion.

Topics of Interest
Topics for 2021 include (but are not limited):

+ Scientific and high-performance computing (HPC) applications
+ Machine Learning Training and Inferencing
+ Development tools, including debuggers, profilers, and reference implementations
+ HPC frameworks and supporting libraries developed on top of OpenCL, SYCL, SPIR-V, Vulkan and other parallel C++ paradigms.
+ The use of OpenCL and SYCL on CPU, GPU, DSP, NNP, FPGA and hardware accelerators on mobile, embedded, cloud, edge, and automotive platforms

Important Dates
+ Deadline for all submission types:     Friday January 15, 2021
+ Author notifications:                  Monday February 15, 2021
+ Camera ready for papers and posters:   Friday March 12, 2021
+ Video presentations:                   Friday April 9, 2021
+ Presentations at the event:            Bring to the Event

All deadlines end at 23:59 anywhere on earth.

Covid-19 Update
The workshop is planned to be an in-person event, hosted by TUM (Technical University of Munich), and taking place at the LRZ supercomputing centre in Munich, Germany. We are constantly monitoring the International pandemic and if necessary, will go fully or partially virtual/online, as we did in 2020. Authors will be required to submit video recordings of their presentations. Registration fees will be adjusted accordingly and posted on the website.

Additional Information
For further details and updates, please consult the event web site at URL: http://www.iwocl.org, contact one of the organisers or email submissions at iwocl.org

Submission Types and Author Guidelines
The workshop welcomes the following four types of submissions, all of which will undergo peer review by at least three members of the Program Committee comprising world-leaders in OpenCL and SYCL.

1. Research Papers
2. Technical Presentations
3. Tutorials (1/4 , 1/2 or full day)
4. Posters

All presenters must register for the workshop at the prevailing rate to present the material and to have their submission included in the published proceedings. To enable us to provide all the IWOCL and SYCLcon submissions as on-demand video presentations we require that all authors provide a video recording of their presentations (papers, talks and posters). Video submission deadlines and guidelines can be found on the website.

1. 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. Links to the LaTeX and Word templates are available on the website. Papers will be included in the proceedings published in the ACM Digital Library.

2. Technical Presentations / Talks
These submissions require a 500-1000 word abstract. Additional supporting materials may be submitted as a single pdf document. The final presentation slides are required to be provided to the organisers at the workshop. All technical presentations will be published on the IWOCL website.

3. Tutorials & Special Sessions
The agenda includes a day of tutorials and special sessions that provide developers an opportunity to spend more time exploring a specific OpenCL or SYCL related topic. Tutorial or Special Session leaders are asked to submit a 500-1000 word abstract and 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.

4. Posters
To encourage discussion of the latest developments in the OpenCL and SYCL community, a poster session runs in parallel to the workshop. Authors should submit a 500-1000 word abstract outlining the planned poster. Additional supporting materials may be submitted as a single pdf document. Posters will be included in the proceedings published in the ACM Digital Library. Posters should be either A1 or A0 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 on arrival. Note: A1 = 594 x 841mm (23.4 x 33.1 in), A0 = 841 x 1189mm (33.1 x 46.8).

Selection Criteria
The selection of research papers will be based on the full paper and should cover original, unpublished work. All other submissions (posters, technical presentations, special sessions, and tutorials) will be selected based on the submitted short abstract and do not have to cover unpublished work but should be topical and appropriate for a technical audience.

The IWOCL & SYCLcon program committee will review submissions based on the following criteria.

+ Concept of the submission and its relevance and timeliness
+ Technical depth
+ Clarity of the submission
+ Research findings and results of your work
+ Your credentials and expertise in the subject matter

Published Proceedings
The IWOCL & SYCLcon proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library.  See: https://dl.acm.org/conference/iwocl/proceedings

How to Submit
Submit via: https://www.iwocl.org/call-for-submissions/
Submissions open: September 14, 2020

Workshop Chairs
+ Chair: Simon McIntosh-Smith, Professor of High-Performance Computing and Head of the HPC Research Group, University of Bristol.
+ Local Co-Chair: Martin Schreiber, Lecturer and Researcher at the Chair of Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems, Technical University of Munich.
+ Local Co-Chair: Christoph Riesinger, Application Engineer, Intel.
+ SYCLcon Chair: Michael Wong, VP Research & Development, Codeplay Software.
+ Proceedings Chair: Andrei Poenaru, Researcher, University of Bristol
+ Organising Chair: Tim Lewis, IWOCL.

Program Committee
+ Ben Ashbaugh – Intel – USA
+ Patrick Atkinson – NVIDIA – UK
+ David Beckingsale – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – USA
+ Thomasz Bednarz – CSIRO Data61 – Australia
+ Ben Bergen – Los Alamos National Laboratory – USA
+ Alex Bourd – Qualcomm – USA
+ Daniel Connors – University of Colorado State – USA
+ Tom Deakin – University of Bristol – UK
+ Dmitry Denisenko – Intel – USA
+ Alastair Donaldson – Google and Imperial College – UK
+ Benedict Gaster – University of the West of England – UK
+ Wayne Gaudin – PGI – USA
+ Leonardo Gomez – Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Spain
+ AJ Guillon – YetiWare – Canada
+ Vincent Hindriksen – StreamComputing – The Netherlands
+ Pekka Jääskeläinen – Tampere University of Technology – Finland
+ Adel Johar – Streamcomputing – The Netherlands
+ David Kaeli – Northeastern University – USA
+ Ronan Keryell – Xilinx – USA
+ Michael Kinser – Intel (FPGA) – USA
+ Anton Lokhmotov – dividiti – UK
+ Matt Martineau – NVIDIA – UK
+ Simon McIntosh-Smith – University of Bristol – UK
+ Richard Membarth – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) – Germany
+ Gaurav Mitra, Texas Instruments – USA
+ Jamal Mohd-Yusof – Los Alamos National Laboratory – USA
+ Laurent Morichetti – AMD – USA
+ Gihan Mudalige – University of Warwick – UK
+ Cedric Nugteren – TomTom – The Netherlands
+ Yiannis Papadopoulos – Neurala – USA
+ James Price – Google – UK
+ Istvan Reguly – Pázmány Péter Catholic University – Hungary
+ Ruyman Reyes – Codeplay – UK
+ Andrew Richards – Codeplay – UK
+ Christoph Riesinger – Intel – Germany
+ Robert Robey – Los Alamos National Laboratory – USA
+ Karl Rupp – Vienna University of Technology – Austria
+ Martin Schreiber – Technical University of Munich – Germany
+ Jakub Szuppe – NVIDIA – Poland
+ Neil Trevett – The Khronos Group and NVIDIA – USA
+ Carsten Trinitis – Technical University of Munich – Germany
+ Flavio Vella – University of Rome – Italy
+ Josef Weidendorfer – LRZ – Germany
+ Sarah Witt – Sony Europe – UK
+ Michael Wong – Codeplay, ISOCPP.org – Canada
+ Ferad Zyulkyarov – Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Spain

Please stay safe and healthy. We look forward to your contributions and meeting you in April 2021. Thank you very much.

Best Regards.

IWOCL & SYCLcon Organisers

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