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PMBS 2020 : Virtual 11th International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems


When Nov 12, 2020 - Nov 12, 2020
Where Online
Submission Deadline Sep 14, 2020
Notification Due Oct 5, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 12, 2020
Categories    HPC   supercomputing   parallel computing   benchmarking

Call For Papers


PMBS 2020 :: Call for Papers

11th International Workshop on Performance Modeling,
Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems

held in conjunction with a virtual IEEE/ACM SC20, November 2020


The PMBS20 workshop is concerned with the comparison of high-performance
computer systems through performance modeling, benchmarking or through the use
of tools such as simulators.

We are particularly interested in research which reports the ability to measure
and make trade-offs in software/hardware co-design to improve sustained
application performance. We are also keen to capture the assessment of future
systems, for example through work that ensures continued application scalability
through peta- and exa-scale systems.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers, from industry and
academia, concerned with the qualitative and quantitative evaluation and
modeling of high-performance computing systems. Authors are invited to submit
novel research in all areas of performance modeling, benchmarking and
simulation, and we welcome research that brings together current theory and
practice. We recognize that the coverage of the term performance has broadened
to include power consumption and reliability, and that performance modeling is
practiced through analytical methods and approaches based on software tools and

We encourage submissions in the following areas:

* Performance modeling, analysis, and prediction of applications and HPC systems
* Novel techniques and tools for performance evaluation and prediction
* Advanced simulation techniques and tools
* Micro-benchmarking, application benchmarking and tracing
* Performance-driven code optimization and scalability analysis
* Verification and validation of performance models
* Benchmarking and performance analysis of novel hardware
* Performance concerns in software/hardware co-design
* Tuning and auto-tuning of HPC applications and algorithms
* Benchmark suites
* Performance visualization
* Real-world case studies
* Studies of heterogeneous architectures and many-core accelerators

Work which examines similar topics will also be considered.

=== Submission Guidelines ===

Authors are invited to submit full papers with unpublished, original work.
Submissions are limited to 10 pages using 10pt fonts in the IEEE format. The
10-page limit includes figures, tables, and your appendices, but does not
include references, for which there is no page limit. Reproducibility initiative
dependencies (Artifact Description or Computational Results Analysis) are also
not included in the 10-page limit.

A separate Late-Breaking Research and Preliminary Techniques stream is also
available for authors to submit 5-page papers describing initial research or
early first-of-a-kind results (this page limit does not include references but
includes all technical content and figures).

All accepted full-length papers (subject to post-review revisions) will be
published in the IEEE TCHPC Proceedings.

*************************** Journal Special Issue ****************************
* Authors of selected papers from 2019 and 2020 will also be invited to
* submit revised manuscripts for inclusion in a special issue of Concurrency
* and Computation: Practice and Experience

=== SC Transparency and Reproducibility Initiative ===

In line with the main Supercomputing conference, authors are asked to provide
an artifact description and an artifact evaluation appendix along with their
paper, describing the details of their software environments and computational
experiments to the extent that an independent person could replicate their

=== Important Dates ===

** September 14th ** 2020 (23:59 AoE) - Full Paper Submissions
October 5th 2020 - Full Paper Notifications
September 28th 2020 (23:59 AoE) - Short Paper Submissions
October 9th 2020 - Short Paper Notifications
October 12th 2020 - Camera Ready Papers Due
November 16th 2020 - PMBS20 Workshop

=== More Information ===

For more information consult the PMBS Workshop homepage at:

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