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Workshop 08- APMM

International Workshop on New Algorithms and Programming Models for the Manycore Era

 (APMM 2011)

Call for Papers

As part of
The 2011 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation
(HPCS 2011)

In Conjunction With
The International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011)

July 4 – 8, 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

(Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011)


With multi- and many-core based systems, performance increase on the microprocessor side will continue according to Moore's Law, at least in the near future.  However, the already existing performance limitations due to slow memory access are expected to get worse with multiple cores on a chip, and complex hierarchies of cache memory will make it hard for users to fully exploit the theoretically available performance.  In addition, the increasingly hybrid and hierarchical design of compute clusters and high-end supercomputers, as well as the use of accelerator components (Cell BE or GPGPUs, e.g.) add further challenges to efficient programming in HPC applications.

Therefore, compute and data intensive tasks can only benefit from the hardware’s full potential, if both processor and architecture features are taken into account at all stages – from the early algorithmic design, via appropriate programming models, up to the final implementation.  

Our workshop will address all aspects related to these issues, including, but not limited to:  
  • Hardware-aware, compute- and memory-intensive simulations of real-world problems in computational science and engineering (for example, from applications in electrical, mechanical, civil, or medical engineering). 
  • Manycore-aware approaches for large-scale parallel simulations in both implementation and algorithm design, including scalability studies.
  • Parallelisation on HPC platforms; esp. platforms with hierarchical communication layout, multi-/many-core platforms, NUMA architectures, or accelerator components (Cell BE, GPU, FPGA).
  • Parallelisation with appropriate programming models and tool support for multi-core and hybrid platforms.
  • Software engineering, code optimisation, and code generation strategies for parallel systems with multi-core processors.  
  • Tools for performance and cache behavior analysis (including cache simulation) for parallel systems with multi-core processors.

Paper Submission, Registration, and Publication
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on one of the above topics, or on closely related topics in HPC and simulation.  Please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 7 double-column IEEE formatted pages, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 450 words.  Additional pages will be charged additional fee.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2011 conference for presenting the paper at the workshop.  Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be available at the time of the meeting. Papers should be submitted as PDF files only, and via email to Michael.Bader@ipvs.uni-stuttgart.de  and  Josef.Weidendorfer@cs.tum.edu.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.  

Important Dates:
 Full Paper Submission Deadline February 28, 2011
 Notification of Acceptance March 24, 2011
Extended Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due April 29, 2011
 Conference Date July 4-8, 2011


Michael Bader
  SimTech Cluster of Excellence - Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Josef Weidendorfer
  Institut für Informatik - Technische Universität München, Germany
  Email: weidendo@cs.tum.edu  

Technical Program Committee:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2011.  

•    Michael Bader, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
•    Alfredo Buttari, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Toulouse, France    
•    Rainer Buchty, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
•    Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, Germany
•    Ioan Lucian Muntean, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
•    Jan-Philipp Weiss, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
•    Gerhard Wellein, Regional Computing Center Erlangen, Germany
•    Richard Vuduc, Georgia Tech, Georgia, USA
•    Karl Fuerlinger, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
•    Stefan Lankes, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
•    Harald Koestler, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
•    Carsten Trinitis, Technische Universität München, Germany
•    Sverker Holmgren, Uppsala University, Sweden

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://hpcs11.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers.  If you have any questions about the HPCS 2011 conference paper submission, please contact Conference Program Chair:  Waleed W. Smari, Voice: +1 (937) 681-0098, Email: smari@arys.org.