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HPM4MMS 2016 : High-Level Programming Methods and Directives for Multicore and Manycore systems (HPM4MMS)


When Jan 20, 2016 - Jan 20, 2016
Where Prague, Czech Republic
Submission Deadline Oct 15, 2015
Notification Due Dec 4, 2015
Final Version Due Dec 11, 2015
Categories    directives   standards   compiler   tools

Call For Papers


As heterogeneous node architectures are becoming more prevalent for mainstream computing systems, the requirement for simple and platform portable programming methods manifests in a number of different programming strategies. Application developers that want to migrate existing to or develop new applications for these novel platforms, are looking for best-practice approaches that offer a reasonable results in a short period of development time. As a result domain specific languages as well as directive based programming methods are welcome strategies when targeting heterogeneous system architectures, since they can abstract the underlying hardware specific details of low-level programming approaches and have shown to offer very good productivity. The holy grail for all such strategies is to achieve not only a platform portability but also offer an application performance the is comparable to the low-level programming models on multiple platforms without code changes. The proposed workshop will solicit papers and presentations both on the methodology of these approaches as well as best-practice experiences from early adopters.

Topics of interest for workshop submissions include (but are not limited to):

Directives-based programming models for current and emerging systems
Ideas and implementations for language extensions
Language extensions or programming strategies for memory hierarchies
Interoperability and Composability with low-level APIs
Users’ experiences and implementations
Scientific libraries interoperability with directive-based programming models
Exploring high-level prescriptive or descriptive programming approaches
Hybrid programming approaches (OpenMP + MPI, MPI +X, MPI + OpenACC and so on)
Task-based programming (asynchronous execution, scheduling)
Translating to low-level API, design approaches and challenges
Experiences developing applications for current and emerging systems
Challenges in maintaining a portable yet single code base
Debugging, performance evaluation and benchmark studies
Energy/Power-aware compiler and runtime optimizations for current and emerging systems

Papers Submission Guidelines:

Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient background material to make them accessible to the broader community.

Format: Submissions are limited to 10 pages in the IEEE format (see The 10-page limit includes figures, tables, and appendices, but does not include references, for which there is no page limit.

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Proceedings to be published (under discussion). 
Program Chair and Co-Chairs

Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Guido Juckeland, TU Dresden, Germany
Robert Henschel, Indiana University, USA
Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, USA

Steering Committee

Matthias Muller, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Rosa Badia, BSC, Spain
Barbara Chapman, University of Houston, USA
Jeff Vetter, ORNL, USA

Program Committee
Wei Ding (AMD, USA)
Torsten Hoefler (ETH, Zurich) 
Michael Klemm (Intel, Germany)
Mark Govette (NOAA, USA)
Costas Bekas (IBM, Switzerland)
Sandra Wienke (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Adrian Jackson (EPCC, UK)
Andreas Knuepfer (TU Dresden, Germany)
Felix Wolf (TU, Darmstadt)
Saber Feki (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
Bora Ucar (CNRS and ENS Lyon, France) 
Toni Collis (EPCC, UK)
Luc Bouge (ENS Cachan, France)
Steven Olivier (Sandia National Laboratory, USA)
Henri Jin (NASA-Ames, USA)
Will Sawyer (CSCS, ETH, Zurich)

Questions?  Please contact one of the workshop organizers:
Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Guido Juckeland, TU Dresden, Germany
Robert Henschel, Indiana University, USA
Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, USA

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