[hpc-announce] Deadline Extension - ProTools 2023: Workshop on Programming and Performance Visualization Tools

Weidendorfer, Josef Josef.Weidendorfer at in.tum.de
Fri Aug 4 14:45:11 CDT 2023

        Call for Papers: ProTools 2023
Workshop on Programming and Performance Visualization Tools
        Held in conjunction with SC23.
              Denver, CO, USA
             November 12, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE - August 18, 2023

Understanding program behavior is critical to overcome the expected
architectural and programming complexities, such as limited power budgets,
heterogeneity, hierarchical memories, shrinking I/O bandwidths, and performance
variability, that arise on modern HPC platforms. To do so, HPC software
developers need intuitive support tools for debugging, performance measurement,
analysis, and tuning of large-scale HPC applications. Moreover, data collected
from these tools such as hardware counters, communication traces, and network
traffic can be far too large and too complex to be analyzed in a
straightforward manner. We need new automatic analysis and visualization
approaches to help application developers intuitively understand the multiple,
interdependent effects that algorithmic choices have on application correctness
or performance.

The Workshop on Programming and Performance Visualization Tools (ProTools)
brings together HPC application developers, tool developers, and
researchers from the visualization, performance, and program analysis fields
for an exchange of new approaches to assist developers in analyzing,
understanding, and optimizing programs for extreme-scale platforms.

Workshop Topics:

Topics include, but are not limited to:
* Performance tools for scalable parallel platforms
* Scalable displays of performance data
* Debugging and correctness tools for parallel programming paradigms
* Case studies demonstrating the use of performance visualization in practice
* Program development tool chains (incl. IDEs) for parallel systems
* Methodologies for performance engineering
* Data models to enable scalable visualization
* Graph representation of unstructured performance data
* Tool technologies for extreme-scale challenges (e.g., scalability, resilience, power)
* Tool support for accelerated architectures and large-scale multi-cores
* Presentation of high-dimensional data
* Visual correlations between multiple data source
* Measurement and optimization tools for networks and I/O
* Tool infrastructures and environments
* Human-Computer Interfaces for exploring performance data
* Multi-scale representations of performance data for visual exploration
* Application developer experiences with programming and performance tools

Paper Submission:

We solicit papers that focus on performance, debugging, and correctness tools
for parallel programming paradigms as well as techniques and case studies at
the intersection of performance analysis and visualization.

Authors must submit their papers in PDF format using the new ACM proceedings
template available at

Templates are available for Word and LaTeX. Authors should also use the
2012 ACM Computing Classification System, CCS2012, see
to classify their papers.
Papers must have between 6 and 12 pages, including references and figures.

Please submit papers through the Supercomputing 2023 Linklings site:

Important Dates:
* Extended submission deadline: August 18, 2023 (AoE)
* Notification of acceptance: September 8, 2023 (AoE)
* Camera-ready deadline: October 5, 2023 (AoE)
* Workshop: November 12, 2023 (8:30am-12:00pm CST)

Workshop Chairs:
- David Boehme, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
- Anthony Danalis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
- Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Rechenzentrum, Munich, Germany

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