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REPARA 2016 : The 2nd International Workshop on Reengineering for Parallelism in Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms


When Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 21, 2016
Where Toulouse
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2016
Notification Due May 15, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2016
Categories    heterogeneous   refactoring   parallel programming models   transformations of source co

Call For Papers

The 2nd International Workshop on Reengineering for Parallelism in Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms

Held in conjunction with IEEE ScalCom 2016

Toulouse, France
July 18-21, 2016

In recent years, traditional processors have not been able to directly translate chip fabrication technology advances intro performance gains. To keep satisfying the demand for computing power, there is a shift from homogeneous machines to heterogeneous architectures combining different kinds of processors (CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, and other accelerators). While this approach has allowed significant performance and energy efficiency benefits, heterogeneous systems are often highly difficult to program with existing tools. To reduce the cost of system development, reengineering techniques emerge as a solution which may help to balance ease-of-development with better performance, better reliability, and lower maintenance costs.

The RePara2016 workshop is organized in cooperation with the REPARA European Project and it aims to join experts from related disciplines to share recent advances in different areas contributing to better transformation of new and legacy applications to different programming models for diverse computing devices in the context of parallel heterogeneous architectures.

Scope and Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- High-level parallel programming models, libraries and languages for heterogeneous platforms
- Description languages for Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms
- Parallel patterns for Heterogeneous Platforms
- Autonomic management of Power/Performance tradeoffs
- Automated kernel identification and assessment
- Software refactoring approaches for parallel programming models
- Transformations from source code to reconfigurable hardware
- Integration of FPGA accelerators into refactored software
- Runtimes for software coordination in heterogeneous parallel platforms
- Performance modeling and prediction in heterogeneous parallel platforms
- Energy efficiency monitoring and prediction in heterogeneous parallel platforms
- Software quality assessment in parallel programming models with special attention to maintainability
- Applying partitioning and mapping for parallel heterogeneous computing architectures
- Application experiences of refactoring to software in industrial domains

Journal Publication

Extended version of selected papers from the workshop will be invited by the RePara2016 program committee for publication, after further revision, in an special issue of a Journal (approval pending).

Submission Instructions

Papers submitted to the workshop should be written in English conforming to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Format (8.5″ x 11″, Two-Column). The paper should be submitted through the workshop submission system (pending) at the workshop website. The length of the papers should not exceed 6 pages.

Accepted and presented papers will be included into the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS CPS and submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE CS after the conference. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be recommended to special issues of reputable SCI/EI-indexed journals.

Submitting a paper to the workshop means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the workshop and present the paper.

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference website ( with PDF format. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.


Please email inquiries concerning the workshop to J. Daniel Garcia ( and Javier Garcia Blas (

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