[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
Fri Jun 30 08:02:49 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 eight 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:               Aug 14th, 2023 (11:59 PM, AoE)
Full paper submission deadline:        Aug 28th, 2023 (11:59 PM, AoE)
Author notification:                               Sept 6th, 2023
Camera-ready deadline:                        Oct 22nd, 2023 (11:59 PM, AoE)
Program Chairs
Hari Subramoni,                        The Ohio State University 
Aamir Shafi,                               The Ohio State University 
Kark 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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