Workshop 11- WEHA

Workshop on Exploitation of Hardware Accelerators

(WEHA 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 14, 2011)


The importance of hardware accelerators (GPUs, Cell, FPGAs, ...) is increasing rapidly, especially in the computationally demanding disciplines such as realistic 3D computer graphics and high-performance scientific computing. The use of these accelerators for General-Purpose computation achieves speedups of orders of magnitude vs. optimized CPU implementations. They have become powerful, capable, and inexpensive coprocessors useful for a wide variety of computation.

The aim of this workshop is to strongly encourage the exchange of experiences and knowledge in novel solutions exploiting and defining new trends in hardware accelerators, including hardware architecture, software tools, and applications.

The authors of the papers selected for the workshop will be invited to submit extended versions of their manuscripts to be considered for publication in a special issue of the Microprocessors and Microsystems Journal.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Languages and Compilers for Hardware Accelerators

  • Libraries and Tools to Simplify the Programming of Hardware Accelerators

  • Manual and Automatic Optimization Techniques

  • Application Development Experience

  • Benchmarking of Hardware Accelerators

  • Modeling and Performance Prediction for Hardware Accelerators

  • Novel Accelerator Architectures


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to exploitation of hardware accelerators. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at Acknowledgment will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation.

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the HPCS conference and present the paper in the workshop. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

A special issue of Wiley's journal Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience will be made available to authors of accepted papers in the workshop. Authors of best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscript for this special issue.

Important Dates:

  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: February 14, 2011

  • Notification of Acceptance: April 14, 2011

  • Extended Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due: April 29, 2011

  • Conference Date: July 4-8, 2011


  • Ramón Doallo (

  • Margarita Amor (

  • Basilio B. Fraguela (

  • Facultade de Informática, Universidade da Coruña

  • Campus de Elviña, s/n

  • A Coruña, Spain

  • Phone: +34-981-167000, ext. 1220, 1215, 1219

  • Fax: +34-981-167160

International Program Committee:

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

  • Montserrat Bóo, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • Michael Doggett, Lund University, Sweden

  • Franz Franchetti, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  • María J. Garzarán, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • José R. Herrero, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • Oscar Plata, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

  • Enrique S. Quintana Ortí, Universidad Jaime I, Spain

  • Bruno Raffin, INRIA - Laboratoire Informatique de Grenoble, France

  • Francisco F. Rivera, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • Leonel Sousa, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal

  • TBA

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

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: 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: