FastPath 2019 : International Workshop on Performance Analysis of Machine Learning Systems
Call For Papers
FastPath 2019 brings together researchers and practitioners involved in cross-stack hardware/software performance analysis, modeling, and evaluation for efficient machine learning systems. Machine learning demands tremendous amount of computing. Current machine learning systems are diverse, including cellphones, high performance computing systems, database systems, self-driving cars, robotics, and in-home appliances. Many machine-learning systems have customized hardware and/or software. The types and components of such systems vary, but a partial list includes traditional CPUs assisted with accelerators (ASICs, FPGAs, GPUs), memory accelerators, I/O accelerators, hybrid systems, converged infrastructure, and IT appliances. Designing efficient machine learning systems poses several challenges.
These include distributed training on big data, hyper-parameter tuning for models, emerging accelerators, fast I/O for random inputs, approximate computing for training and inference, programming models for a diverse machine-learning workloads, high-bandwidth interconnect, efficient mapping of processing logic on hardware, and cross system stack performance optimization. Emerging infrastructure supporting big data analytics, cognitive computing, large-scale machine learning, mobile computing, and internet-of-things, exemplify system designs optimized for machine learning at large.
FastPath seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas on performance analysis and evaluation of machine learning/AI systems and seeks papers on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:
Workload characterization, performance modeling and profiling of machine
GPUs, FPGAs, ASIC accelerators
Memory, I/O, storage, network accelerators
Efficient machine learning algorithms
Approximate computing in machine learning
Power/Energy and learning acceleration
Software, library, and runtime for machine learning systems
Workload scheduling and orchestration
Machine learning in cloud systems
Large-scale machine learning systems
Emerging intelligent/cognitive systems
Machine learning systems for specific domains, e.g., financial, biological, education, commerce, healthcare
FastPath 2019 Call for Papers is available here.
Prospective authors must submit a 2-4 page extended abstract electronically at:
Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to give a 30-min presentation at the workshop.
Submission: February 8, 2019
Notification: February 22, 2019
Final Materials / Workshop: March 24, 2019
General Chair: Erik Altman (IBM)
Program Committee Chairs: Zehra Sura (IBM), Parijat Dube (IBM)