[hpc-announce] [Call for Papers] ACM/IEEE 8th International Workshop on Extreme Scale Programming Models and Middleware (ESPM2-2023)

Abduljabbar, Mustafa abduljabbar.1 at osu.edu
Wed Jul 19 13:08:26 CDT 2023

                                   Call For Papers
                   2023 ACM/IEEE 8th International Workshop on
        Extreme Scale Programming Models and Middleware (ESPM2-2023)
                                 In conjunction with SC'23
                                        Denver, Colorado

The eighth edition of the ESPM2 workshop, being proposed to be held as a
full-day meeting with the Supercomputing (SC23) conference in Denver,
Colorado focuses on programming models and runtimes for extreme-scale
systems. Next generation architectures and systems being deployed are
characterized by high concurrency, low memory per-core, and multiple
levels of hierarchy and heterogeneity. These characteristics bring out
new challenges in energy efficiency, fault-tolerance and, scalability.
It is commonly believed that software has the biggest share of the
responsibility to tackle these challenges. In other words, this
responsibility is delegated to the next generation programming models
and their associated middleware/runtimes. This workshop focuses on
different aspects of programming models such as task-based parallelism
(Charm++, Legion, X10, HPX, etc), PGAS (OpenSHMEM, UPC,
CAF, Chapel, UPC++, etc.), Machine  Learning (NVIDIA RAPIDS,
Scikit-learn etc.), Deep Learning (Caffe, Microsoft CNTK, Google
TensorFlow, Facebook PyTorch), directive-based
languages (OpenMP, OpenACC) and Hybrid MPI+X, etc. It also focuses on
their associated middleware (unified runtimes, interoperability for
hybrid programming, tight integration of MPI+X, and support for
accelerators/FPGAs) for next generation systems and architectures.

The ultimate objective of the ESPM2 workshop is to serve as a forum
that brings together researchers from academia and industry working
in the areas of programming models, runtime systems, compilation and
languages, and application developers.

ESPM2 2023 will be held as a full day workshop in conjunction with the
SC23 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Topics of interest to the ESPM2 workshop include (but not limited to):
-New programming models, languages, and constructs for exploiting
high concurrency and heterogeneity
-Experience with and improvements for existing parallel languages
and run-time environments such as:
--PGAS (OpenSHMEM, UPC, CAF, Chapel, UPC++, etc.),
--Directive-based programming (OpenMP, OpenACC),
--Asynchronous Task-based models (Charm++, Legion, X10, HPX, etc)
--Hybrid MPI+X models
-Machine Learning (NVIDIA RAPIDS, Scikit-learn etc.), and
-Deep Learning (TensorFlow, PyTorch, LBANN)
-Parallel compilers, programming tools, and environments
-Programming environments for heterogeneous multi-core systems
and accelerators such as OpenPOWER, ARM, GPUs, etc.

Submission Procedure:
Abstracts and papers need to be submitted via the Linklings conference
system. After logging in, please select the "Make a New Submission"
tab on the top. Click on the "SC23 Workshop: ESPM2 2023" link among the
available options to submit your work.

Submissions should not exceed 8 pages using IEEE conference format with
10pt font. Each submission must be a single PDF file.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format (readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader
5.0 and higher) and formatted for 8.5" x 11" (U.S. Letter).

Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient
background material to make them accessible to the broader community.
It should not be submitted in parallel to any other conference or

At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a
participant of the workshop and present the paper at the workshop.

Each research paper will be taken through a comprehensive peer review
process by an internationally recognized group of experts in the field.
Papers will be evaluated along the metrics of
a) Quality of Presentation; b) Novelty / Originality;
c) Relation to State of the Art; d) Technical Strength;
e) Significance of Work; and f) Relevance to Workshop. Every effort
will be made to ensure that each paper receives multiple reviews.

Please contact the Program Chairs for any questions / clarifications.

Reproducibility Initiative
For all technical papers submitted to ESPM2'23, we request the
authors to include an "Artifact Description Appendix".
More information can be found in the CFP:

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline:                August 14th, 2023 (11:59 PM, AoE)
Full paper submission deadline:       August 28th, 2023 (11:59 PM, AoE)
Author notification:                                  September 6th, 2023
Camera-ready deadline:                          October 22nd, 2023 (11:59 PM, AoE)

Program Chairs
Hari Subramoni,                          The Ohio State University
Aamir Shafi,                                  The Ohio State University
Karl Schulz,                                   AMD
Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda,      The Ohio State University

Web and Publicity Chair
Mustafa Abduljabbar,                 The Ohio State University

Further Information
See the ESPM2 '23 website at: https://nowlab.cse.ohio-state.edu/espm2_cfp/

The ESPM2 '23 Organizing Committee.

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