[hpc-announce] CFP: PACT'23 Vienna, Austria Oct 21-25

Hari Sundar hari at cs.utah.edu
Mon Feb 27 11:25:04 CST 2023

PACT 2023 will be held in Vienna, Austria, during October 21–25, 2023.

Submissions due: April 1, 2023


## Scope

The International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation
Techniques (PACT) is a unique technical conference sitting at the
intersection of hardware and software, with a special emphasis on
parallelism. The PACT conference series brings together researchers from
computer architectures, compilers, execution environments, programming
languages, and applications, to present and discuss their latest research

PACT 2023 will be held as an in-person event in the beautiful city of
Vienna. At least one of the authors of accepted papers will be required to
attend the conference, and we encourage all the authors to participate.

Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Parallel architectures
- Compilers and tools for parallel computer systems
- Applications and experimental systems studies of parallel processing
- Computational models for concurrent execution
- Multicore, multithreaded, superscalar, and VLIW architectures
- Compiler and hardware support for hiding memory latencies
- Support for correctness in hardware and software
- Reconfigurable parallel computing
- Dynamic translation and optimization
- I/O issues in parallel computing and their relation to applications
- Parallel programming languages, algorithms, and applications
- Middleware and run time system support for parallel computing
- Application-specific parallel systems
- Distributed computing architectures and systems
- Heterogeneous systems using various types of accelerators
- In-core and in-chip accelerators and their exploitation
- Applications of machine learning to parallel computing
- Large scale data processing, including computing in memory accelerators
- Insights for the design of parallel architectures and compilers from
modern parallel applications
- Neuromorphic computing both as an application for and a tool applied to
architectures and compilers.

## Submitting your work

Paper submissions are due April 1, 2023 by posting on the
conference submission site. Please make sure that your paper satisfies all
the following requirements before being submitted. Submissions not adhering
to these submission guidelines will be rejected by the submission system
and/or subject to an administrative rejection.

- The paper must have an abstract under 300 words.
- The paper must be original material that has not been previously
published in another conference or journal, nor is currently under review
by another conference or journal. You may submit material presented
previously at a workshop without copyrighted proceedings.
- The submission is limited to ten (10) pages in the ACM 8.5” x 11” format
(US letter size paper) using 9pt font, with no more than 7 lines per inch.
This page limit applies to all content NOT INCLUDING references, and there
is no page limit for references. Your paper must print satisfactorily on
both Letter paper (8.5”x11”) and A4 paper (8.27”x11.69”). The box
containing the text should be no larger than 7.15”x9” (18.2cm x 22.9cm).
Templates are available on the ACM Author Gateway.
- Paper submission is double-blind to reduce reviewer bias against authors
or institutions. Thus, the submissions cannot include author names,
institutions or hints based on references to prior work. If authors are
extending their own work, they need to reference and discuss the past work
in third person, as if they were extending someone else’s research. We
realize that for some papers it will still reveal authorship, but as long
as an effort was made to follow these guidelines, the submission will not
be penalized.
- Anonymized supplementary material may be provided in a single PDF file
uploaded at paper submission time, containing material that supports the
content of the paper, such as proofs, additional experimental results, data
sets, etc. Reviewers are not required to read the supplementary material
but may choose to do so.
- Please make sure that the labels on your graphs are readable without the
aid of a magnifying glass.
- The paper must be submitted in PDF. We cannot accept any other format,
and we must be able to print the document just as we receive it. We suggest
that you use only the four widely used printer fonts: Times, Helvetica,
Courier and Symbol.

Poster submissions must conform to the same format restrictions, but may
not exceed 2 pages in length. Paper submissions that are not accepted for
regular presentations will automatically be considered for posters; authors
who do not want their paper considered for the poster session should
indicate this in their abstract submission. Two-page summaries of accepted
posters will be included in the conference proceedings.

Please submit your work via the conference submission site.

## Conflicts of interest

Authors must identify any conflicts-of-interest with PC members and
external members of the community. We ask all authors of a submitted paper
to register their conflicts at the submission site. If a paper is found to
have an undeclared conflict that causes a problem OR if a paper is found to
declare false conflicts in order to abuse or game the review system, the
paper may be rejected. Conflicts of interests are defined according to
ACM’s conflict of interest policy.

## Artifact evaluation

Authors of accepted PACT 2023 papers are encouraged to formally submit
their supporting materials for Artifact Evaluation. The Artifact Evaluation
process is run by a separate committee whose task is to assess the
availability, functionality, and reproducibility of the work and
experimental results described in the paper. Submission is voluntary. We
strongly encourage authors to consider submitting artifacts for their work,
including simulators for new architectural designs and extensions.

We encourage authors to prepare their artifacts for submission and make
them more portable, reusable and customizable using open-source frameworks
including Docker, OCCAM, reprozip, CodeOcean and CK.

Papers that successfully go through the Artifact Evaluation process will
receive a seal of approval printed on the papers themselves. Authors of
such papers will have an option to include their Artifact Appendix to the
final paper (up to 2 pages). Authors are also encouraged to make their
artifacts publicly available.

## Key dates

- Abstract submission deadline: Mar 25, 2023
- Paper submission deadline: Apr 1, 2023
- Round 1 rebuttal period: Jun 6-9, 2023
- Round 2 rebuttal period: Jul 5-7, 2023
- Author notification: Aug 1, 2023
- Artifact submission: Aug 4, 2023
- Camera ready papers: Sep 1, 2023

All deadlines are firm at midnight anywhere on earth (AoE).

## Code of Conduct

All individuals participating in PACT or involved with its organization are
expected to follow the

- ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct;
- The IEEE Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct; and the
- Policy Against Harassment at ACM activities.

## Publication policies

PACT is supported by both ACM and IEEE and articles accepted for
publication are available on both the ACM digital library and IEEE Xplore.
By submitting your article to an PACT, you are hereby acknowledging that
you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies,
including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human
Participants and Subjects, and the IEEE Publication Policies. Alleged
violations of these policies will be investigated by officers of ACM or
IEEE and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to
other potential penalties, as per their policies.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can
complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been
involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to
collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process
has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are
committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and
contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your
ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

More information about the hpc-announce mailing list