[hpc-announce] Last Mile: HMEM at SC23 - 4th Workshop on Heterogeneous Memory Systems

Antonio J. Peña antonio.pena at bsc.es
Fri Aug 4 03:34:34 CDT 2023

Deadline is quickly approaching (August 11th). Please note that this is 
a non-proceedings workshop, so no paper necessary to disseminate your 
work :)



In conjunction with SC’23, Denver, CO, USA, November 17th, 2023


Overview and scope


The 4th HMEM workshop serves as a forum to present and discuss ongoing 
research around heterogeneous memory systems. The scope of the workshop 
encompasses all the layers of system and software stack, from computer 
architectures, operating system, middleware, programming models, runtime 
systems, tools, to applications.

Heterogeneous memory infrastructure design has become a dominating trend 
in today’s HPC scene. Different memory technologies are emerging such 
as: NVM, HBM, Persistent memories, and CXL, that can help mitigate the 
memory bottleneck by offering opportunities for benefiting applications 
that process large amounts of data. Such opportunities can be realized 
across all the layers of system and software stack: from computer 
architectures, operating system, middleware, programming models, runtime 
systems, tools, up to applications.

As in previous years, the Workshop on Heterogeneous Memory Systems 
(HMEM) will bring together different research efforts and expertise to 
the end of integrating different approaches and democratizing the use of 
heterogeneous memory systems to benefit applications not only in terms 
of performance, but also energy efficiency, and cost-tradeoffs. The main 
goal of the workshop is to push the research frontiers forward by 
exchanging knowledge and debating ideas through keynote speeches, 
technical paper presentations, and interactive discussions. Overall, 
topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Data allocation and placement techniques in heterogeneous memories

- Caching for heterogeneous memories

- Programming Model and Tools for complex/heterogeneous memory hierarchies

- Software-defined far memories

- Disaggregated memory and in-memory computing

- Data movement in heterogeneous memory systems

- Memory consistency and persistency models

- Data structures for heterogeneous memory infrastructures

- Abstractions and support for failure-atomicity in persistent memory

- Use cases, early experiences and performance evaluations



This is a traditional-style workshop without formal proceedings. The 
authors of accepted submissions will give a talk at the workshop and 
participate in the closing discussion panel. Additionally, authors will 
be invited to (optionally) upload their submitted paper (PDF) to be 
shared on the workshop website. A paper accepted to the HMEM workshop 
does not preclude its future publication at a major conference.

Submissions must use the ACM proceedings template (for Latex users, 
version 1.90 (last update April 4, 2023) is the latest template, and 
please use the “sigconf” option).

We accept two types of submissions.

A first type of submission includes position papers as well as papers 
that describe completed or early-stage work. Such submissions are 
limited to 12 pages including references and figures.

Extra pages can be included in a clearly marked appendix (to be read at 
the discretion of the reviewers). Submitted papers must not include 
author names (double-blind review).

We also welcome 2-page abstracts that summarize recently 
accepted/published at top-tier conferences/journals. In this case, the 
author names and references to the published works should be included in 
the abstract.

Submission link: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/

Important dates


Submission deadline: August 11th, 2023

Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2023

Presentation Preparation open: September 18th, 2023

Presentation Preparation deadline: October 27th, 2023

Workshop: November 17th, 2023

AOE (Anywhere One Earth)

Organization committee


Harald Servat, Intel

João Barreto, INESC-ID, Universidade de Lisboa

Antonio J. Peña, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

Program commitee


Adrian Jackson, EPCC, UK

Alexandro Baldassin, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brasil

Andy Rudolf, Intel, USA

Gokcen Kestor, PNNL, USA

Gulay Yalcin, Abduallah Gul University, Turkey

Ivy Peng, LLNL, USA

Maciej Maciejewski, Huawei, Poland

Marc Jordá, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Michael Hennecke, Intel, Germany

Petar Radojkovic, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Thaleia Doudali, IMDEA, Spain

Tim Dykes, HPE, UK


Ying Huang, Intel, China

Antonio J. Peña (PhD), Ramón y Cajal Fellow
Group Manager, Accelerators and Communications for HPC | Teaching and Research Staff
Leading Researcher, Computer Sciences Department       | Computer Architecture Department
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)                  | Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Looking for job opportunities? Open positions in my group (linked to ERC Grant). Please contact me.

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