[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: International Workshop on Performance, Portability and Productivity in HPC (P3HPC)

John Pennycook john.pennycook at gmail.com
Wed Jun 30 08:21:03 CDT 2021

2021 International Workshop on
Performance, Portability, and Productivity in HPC (P3HPC)

Held in conjunction with SC21: The International Conference on High-Performance
Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

Sunday, November 14, 2021
9:00AM – 5:30PM Central/US

The International Workshop on Performance, Portability, and Productivity in HPC
(P3HPC) provides a forum for researchers and application developers to discuss
their successes and failures in tackling the compelling problems that lie at
the intersection of performance, portability and productivity (P3) and
High-Performance Computing (HPC).

We are particularly interested in research that addresses the complexities of
real-life applications and/or realistic workloads, the composability challenges
arising from the use of bespoke solutions, and the desire to “future-proof”
applications through an era of increased heterogeneity and new emerging
architectures.  The topic of P3 touches on many aspects of HPC software
development, and we expect the workshop program to reflect a wide range of
experiences and perspectives, including those of compiler, language and runtime
experts; performance engineers; and domain scientists.

Topics of Interest
Authors are invited to submit novel research from all areas concerned with
performance, portability, and productivity.  Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:

- Extensions to HPC languages (e.g. C/C++, Fortran), libraries and runtimes
- Directives, libraries, domain-specific languages, and other abstractions
- Algorithmic and application development techniques
- Techniques specifically designed for use with legacy codes
- Impact of increasing complexity of workflows on P3 analysis
- Preparing applications for future architectural changes
- Measuring and evaluating the success of P3 approaches
- Case studies using state-of-the-art P3 tools and techniques

Important Dates
- June 30: Submissions Open
- August 27: Abstract Submissions
- September 3: Paper Submissions
- September 24: Author Notification
- October 7: Camera-Ready Submissions
- November 14: P3HPC Workshop

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original papers of no more than 10 pages,
including tables, figures, and your appendices, but not including references
nor the reproducibility appendix.  Papers must be at least 6 pages long, not
including references and the reproducibility appendix.  All submissions should
be formatted according to the IEEE Conference Proceedings format (see

Papers must be submitted electronically via Linklings:

Full papers are expected to be published in the IEEE Xplore digital archive in
collaboration with IEEE TCHPC.

Reproducibility Initiative
The P3HPC workshop will follow a reproducibility initiative similar to SC
technical papers: authors are encouraged to submit an appendix of no more than
two pages detailing available artifacts and any steps taken to increase the
trustworthiness of their results (see

The nature of performance portability involves demonstrated performance across
multiple architectures, hence authors should describe artifact components
across all architectures employed, such as compiler, runtime and application
configurations.  Authors should clearly document and explain the reasoning
behind such configuration differences, to assist future researchers seeking to
reproduce their experiments on future architectures.

We are working closely with the SC organizers as they work through a safe and
effective means to hold workshops during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

More Information
For more information, please visit the P3HPC website at

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