[hpc-announce] WACCPD22 - Call For Papers

Diego Roa diegor at udel.edu
Mon Jun 20 13:35:05 CDT 2022

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Dear Colleague,

Call for papers for the Ninth Workshop on Accelerator Programming Using
Directives (WACCPD 2022 - waccpd.org) is now open! WACCPD is scheduled for
Friday, 18 November 2022, in conjunction with The International Conference
for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis
(Supercomputing 2022).

There are two significant challenges when programming for today's
GPU-accelerated supercomputers: 1). Different platforms consist of
accelerators from different vendors, 2). Compute nodes often feature
multiple accelerators. Given the trend of very fat compute 5nodes, it is
more important than ever to make effective use of the increased
acceleration potential. It is also highly desirable that application
programmers can use a single programming approach to target the
architectural components of a single compute node and across different
supercomputing platforms. Therefore, the focus of this workshop is on the
use of high-level programming methods that can exploit the maximum compute
capability out of such systems. Historically, the favored portable
approaches were OpenMP offloading and OpenACC, both based on directives.
Today, we recognize the evolution of other options to adapt to
heterogeneity and have extended the workshop to include standard
Fortran/C++, SYCL, DPC++, Kokkos, and RAJA among several alternatives that
can provide scalable as well as portable solutions without compromising on

The 9th WACCPD workshop will highlight the improvements over the state of
art through accepted papers and prompt discussion through keynotes and
panels. The workshop aims to showcase all aspects of accelerator
programming for heterogeneous systems such as innovative high-level
language or library approaches, lessons learned while using directives or
other portable approaches to migrate scientific legacy code to modern
systems, and compilation and runtime scheduling techniques.

In the past eight years of this workshop, WACCPD has been one of the major
forums at the Supercomputing Conference to bring together programming model
users, developers, and the 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 developer’s experiences porting scientific applications
to modern systems
- Critical assessment of the possibilities and limitations of
minimal-maintenance approaches with respect to achieved portability and
performance — Support the analysis with case studies
- Compiler and runtime support for current and emerging architectures (e.g.
heterogeneous architectures, low-power processors)
- Evaluation of alternative abstractions for expressing parallelism or
managing complex/heterogeneous memory hierarchies in base languages,
frameworks or directives-based programming languages
- Extensions to and shortcomings of current directives for heterogeneous
- Auto-tuning and optimization strategies leveraging high-level programming
- 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)
- Power/energy studies and solutions targeting accelerators or
heterogeneous systems

*Workshop Important Deadlines:*
- Paper Submission Deadline: *August 5, 2022*
- Author Notification: September 2, 2022
- Workshop Ready Deadline: September 23, 2022
- Camera Ready Deadline: September 30, 2022

WACCPD supports SC22’s reproducibility initiative. In contrast to the SC22
technical paper submission process, WACCPD is not requiring reproducibility
information, however, strongly encourages submitters to provide artifact
appendices in form of an Artifact Description (AD) and eventually artifacts
that can complete an Artifact Evaluation (AE).

WACCPD papers will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation at the
workshop. The paper presented will be published as post-proceedings in IEEE

More information about the paper submission guidelines, as well as the
requirements for the reproducibility initiative are available on the
website (waccpd.org).

We hope you'll also encourage your colleagues, research group members, and
fellow scientists to participate in this workshop.
Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Diego A. Roa Perdomo
Publicity Chair - WACCPD 2022

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Best regards,

- Diego Roa

Best regards,

- Diego Roa

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