Call for Participation: HPCA-19

Submitted by Lixin Zhang
February 23 to February 27, 2013

Submitted by Lixin Zhang

The program committee has put together a strong technical program with a
record number of accepted papers (51 regular papers + 4 industrial session
papers). We also have scheduled five tutorials and four workshops. We look
forward to your participation in this important event. For more
information, please visit our conference website.

Call for Tutorial/Demo/Special Sessions: NOCS 13

Submitted by Carole Wu
April 21 to April 24, 2013

Submitted by Carole Wu
Call for Tutorials, Demos and Special Sessions
Seventh ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip, April 21-24, 2013
Tempe, Arizona, USA

A. General Information

Researchers from both academia and industry are invited to submit proposals for
Tutorials, Demo and Special Sessions for the NOCS 2013 conference, to be held
April 21-24 in Tempe, Arizona, USA. See below for each specific call. Proposals
must be sent via e-mail (in either pdf or plain ascii text form) to Prof.
Zhonghai Lu, Tutorial/Demo/Special Session Chair ( While
submitting a proposal, please indicate whether the proposal is for a tutorial,
demo or special session.

Important dates:
– Tutorial/ Demonstration/Special Session proposals due: Jan 20th 2013
– Acceptance notification: Feb 10th 2013

In general, tutorial, demo and special session proposals will be evaluated in
terms of their quality and technical/scientific contribution. Sessions
strengthening and/or extending the conference program will be prioritized. The
Demo/Tutorial/Special Session Chair reserves the right to refuse proposals in
case of logistic constraints.

B. Tutorials

The purpose of tutorials is to educate attendees about specific topics or to
provide the background necessary to understand technical advances in relevant
areas. The tutorial should be attractive to a wide audience with interests in
NoC research. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to, a
wide variety of NoC related areas from multicore architecture and programming,
to circuit-level design and emerging architectures based on 3D integration,
optical interconnects and on-chip RF/wireless communications, from industrial
case studies, design methodology to performance analysis. There will be two
tutorial sessions, each of half day duration.

The tutorial proposal (length limit: 2 pages in 10-point font) should include:
– Title of the tutorial
– Contact information for the presenter(s) (name, email address, affiliation)
– Keywords
– Short description of the target audience
– A detailed outline of the tutorial
– A short biography of the presenter(s)
– If the tutorial has been offered previously at a conference, the proposers
need to provide the conference information (location, date) and number of

The evaluation of the proposal will include its general interest for NOCS
attendees, the quality of the proposal, and the expertise of the presenters.

Further, the selected tutorials are expected to adhere to the following
– Speakers are required to provide tutorial material to the Chair one month
prior to the conference.
– The NOCS conference will reproduce the tutorial material for the attendees.
– The NOCS conference committee reserves the right to cancel any tutorial if too
few attendees are registered for a given tutorial.

C. Demos

The purpose of the demo session is to exhibit the latest results related to NoC
research and developments. A complete conference session will be devoted to the
demonstrations. The conference chairs encourage CAD tool, circuit and integrated
system demonstrations, and FPGA prototyping of their latest developments in the
domains of NoC architectures and design methodology. The evaluation of the demo
proposal will consider its general interest for NOCS attendees, the quality and
significance of the demonstration. A demonstration table, a poster board, and
electrical plug will be available for each selected demo. A Best Demonstration
Award will be conferred at the end of the session.

The demo proposal should include:
– Title, abstract (50 words) and description of the demonstration (limit:
1 page in 10 point format)
– Contact information for the presenter(s) (name, email address, affiliation)
– Any special demo requirements (Electrical appliance, scope, …)

D. Special Sessions

Special session is devoted to either a traditional core NoC topic, or a topic of
future interest to the audience. The topic should be presented from a viewpoint
that does not overlap with content from traditional research manuscripts.
-A complete submission should list at least three inspiring speakers who can
address the various issues within the topic.
-Special session proposals require an overall title, abstract for the special
session plus a title, short abstract, and name of the speaker (with full
contact information and short biography) for each of the proposed talks.
Note that the organizer/submitter of the special session may also be a
speaker for the session.

Call for participation: ADAPT 2013 @ HiPEAC 2013

Submitted by Grigori Fursin
January 22, 2013 at 14:00

Submitted by Grigori Fursin
ADAPT: 3rd International Workshop on Adaptive Self-tuning Computing Systems

22 January 2013, Berlin, Germany
(co-located with HiPEAC 2013)


* Keynote sponsored by Microsoft Research:
“Program Synthesis for Performance”,
Markus Püschel, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

* Best paper/presentation award sponsored by Nvidia

* Early registration deadline: 21 December 2012:
Make sure to tick the box for the ADAPT workshop

PROGRAM: (full program available on the website)
Tuesday afternoon (14:00-18:00), 22 January 2013

Keynote Talk: Program Synthesis for Performance,
Markus Püschel, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Paper presentations:
* Application-Level Voltage and Frequency Tuning Of Multi-Phase Program
on the SCC
* Bio-inspired Self-Tuning Mechanism for Distributed Computing
* Evolving Advanced Neural Networks
on Run-Time Reconfigurable Digital Hardware Platform
* Adaptive OpenCL (ACL) Execution in Heterogeneous Architectures
* Weak Heterogeneity as a way of Adapting Multicores to Real Workloads
* Code Specialization For Red-Black Tree Management Algorithms
* Sambamba: Runtime Adaptive Parallel Execution

* Christophe Dubach (University of Edinburgh, UK)
* Grigori Fursin (INRIA Saclay, France)

* Erik Altman (IBM TJ Watson, USA)
* Marisa Gil (UPC, Spain)
* Vijay Janapa Reddi (UT Austin, USA)
* Timothy Jones (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Jaejin Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
* Anton Lokmotov (ARM, UK)
* Chi-Keung Luk (Intel, USA)
* Tipp Moseley (Google, USA)
* Lasse Natvig (NTNU, Norway)
* David Padua (UIUC, USA)
* Markus Püschel (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
* Juergen Teich (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
* Chengyong Wu (ICT, China)

* Microsoft Research
* NVidia

* 2nd EXADAPT 2012 at ASPLOS 2012, London, UK
ACM DL Proceedings:

* 1st ACM SIGPLAN EXADAPT 2011 at PLDI 2011/FCRC 2011, San Jose, CA, USA
ACM DL Proceedings:

Call for Papers: Special Issue on NOCS

Submitted by Carole Wu
December 11 to January 18, 2013

Submitted by Carole Wu
ACM Transactions on Design Automation on Electronic Systems Special
Section on Networks on Chip: Architecture, Tools, and Methodologies

Continuous technology scaling has enabled the integration of hundreds of
processing cores on the same silicon substrate, therefore allowing for the
concurrent execution of multiple applications on a chip. For such systems,
traditional solutions for on chip communication are likely unable to scale,
thereby requiring a departure from classic on-chip communication paradigms.
The Networks-on-Chip (NoC) approach has emerged as the most promising
communication paradigm for massively integrated multicore systems.
This special section will report on recent advances in development of on-chip
communication technology, architecture, design methods and applications while
encouraging innovation from inter-related research communities, including
computer architecture, networking, circuits and systems, embedded systems,
and design automation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Network architecture (topology, routing, arbitration)
• Network design for 3D stacked logic and memory
• Mapping of applications onto NoCs
• Power and energy issues
• Timing, synchronous/asynchronous communication
• NoC reliability issues
• OS support for NoCs
• Programming models
• Multi/many-core workload characterization & evaluation
• Network interface issues
• NoC case studies, application-specific NoC design
• Modeling, simulation, and synthesis of NoCs
• NoC support for memory and cache access
• NoC design methodologies and tools
• NoC Quality of Service
• NoCs for FPGAs and structured ASICs
• NoC support for CMP/MPSoCs
• Novel interconnect links/switches/routers
• Optical & RF for on-chip/in-package interconnects
• Signaling and circuit design for NoC links
• Physical design of interconnect and NoC
• Verification, debug & test of NoCs
• Metrics and benchmarks for NoCs

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality research contributions that will
not require major revisions. Extensions of papers presented at the NOCS 12 –
the International Symposium on Networks on a Chip, Copenhagen, Denmark,
May 9-11, 2012 ( ) are especially encouraged.
Please identify clearly the additional material from the original symposium
paper in your submitted manuscript. Submissions of relevant original work
not presented at NOCS 12 are also welcome. All manuscripts are subject to
standard ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems
review process. Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts
electronically on the TODAES Web site:

Authors should clearly identify their papers as submissions for the Special
Section on NOC:ATM 2012 on their manuscript and in the Note to Editor field
of the web submission form. Instructions on how to submit a paper can be
found at and authors can contact
Annie Yu at for further assistance.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: January 18, 2013
Notification Date: April 26, 2013
Final Version Due: June 7, 2013

Guest Editors:
Diana Marculescu
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Chita Das
Penn State University
State College, PA

Call for Papers: PACT 2013

Submitted by Ioana Baldini
September 7 to September 11, 2013

Submitted by Ioana Baldini

Call for Papers
The Twenty-Second International Conference on
Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques
PACT ’13
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
7 – 11 September 2013

Conference Objectives:

The purpose of PACT is to bring together researchers from architecture,
compilers, applications and languages to present and discuss innovative
research of common interest. PACT solicits novel papers on a broad
range of topics that include, but are not limited to:

* Parallel architectures and computational models
* Compilers and tools for parallel computer systems
* Multicore, multithreaded, superscalar, and VLIW architectures
* Compiler/hardware support for hiding memory latencies
* Support for correctness in hardware and software (esp. with concurrency)
* Reconfigurable computing
* Dynamic translation and optimization
* I/O issues in parallel computing and their relation to applications
* Parallel programming languages, algorithms and applications
* Middleware and run time system support for parallel computing
* High performance application specific systems
* Applications and experimental systems studies
* Non-traditional computing systems topics

Detailed instructions for electronic submission and other important dates will
be posted on the PACT conference web site. For additional information
regarding paper submissions, please contact the Program Chairs).

Important Dates:

* Abstract submission 11 March 2013
* Paper submission (firm) 15 March 2013
* Workshop/Tutorial Proposals 22 March 2013
* Rebuttal Period 28-30 April 2013
* Author notification 20 May 2013
* ACM SRC Abstract submission July 2013

Tutorials / Workshops:

Proposals are solicited for tutorials and workshops to be held immediately
before the conference. Proposals for Tutorials and Workshops are
due 22th March 2013. Interested individuals are invited to contact the
Workshops/Tutorials Chairs.

ACM Student Research Competition

PACT 2013 calls for participation in the ACM Student Research
Competition (SRC). All eligible participants are entitled to
travel grant. Winners will receive monetary prizes and others.
The expected submission deadline is in July 2013. Please see the
PACT web site for details.

Location Information:

PACT 2013 will take place at the Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh
and the Lothians is a region of iconic landmarks, world-famous festivals and
exciting possibilities.

PACT’13 Organizing Committees

General Chair:
Michael O’Boyle, U of Edinburgh

Organization Chair:
Christian Fensch, U of Edinburgh

Program Co-Chairs:
Andre Seznec, Inria Rennes
Francois Bodin, Irisa/CAPS Entreprise

Finance Committee:
Chair Timothy Jones, U of Cambridge
Joanne Pennie, U of Edinburgh

Tutorials/Workshop Co-Chairs:
Natalie Enright Jerger, U of Toronto
Tom Wenisch, U of Michigan

ACM Student Research Competition Chair:

Local Arrangements Chair:
Christophe Dubach, U of Edinburgh

Industrial Liaison Chair:
John Cavazos, U of Delaware

Publicity Chairs:
Americas: Ioana Baldini, IBM
Pacific: Kei Hiraki, U of Tokyo
China: Wenguang Chen, Tsinghua U
India: Uday Khedker, Indian Inst. of Tech at Bombay
Europe: Chronis Xekelakis, Intel

Publication Chair:
Hiroshi Sasaki, Kyushu U

Web Chair:
Emily Blem, U of Wisconsin – Madison

Submission Chair:
Damien Hardy, U de Rennes I/IRISA

Registration Chairs:
Vijay Nagarajan, Edinburgh U

Student Travel Award Chair:

Steering Committee:
SangYeun Cho, Samsung/U of Pittsburgh
Michel Cosnard, INRIA
Luiz DeRose, Cray
Kemal Ebcioglu (Chair), Global Supercomputing
Jean Luc Gaudiot, UC Irvine
David Lilja, U of Minnesota
Lawrence Rauchwerger, Texas A&M U
Vivek Sarkar, Rice U.
Gabriel Silberman, CA Technologies
Pen-Chung Yew, U of Minnesota

Program Committee:

Aamer Jaleel, Intel
Ahmed Louri, U of Arizona
Amirali Baniasadi, U of Victoria
Ayal Zaks, Intel
Barbara Chapman, U of Houston
Ben Juurlink, Berlin U of Technology
Bilha Mendelson, IBM
Brad Beckman, AMD
Bronis R. de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Bryan Catanzaro, NVIDIA
Cedric Bastoul, U Paris-Sud
Chita Das, Pennsylvania State U
Cliff Young, D.E. Shaw Research
Damien Hardy, U de Rennes I/IRISA
David August, Princeton U
David Whalley, Florida State U
Emre Ozer, ARM
Eric Rotenberg, North Carolina State U
Erik Hagerstern, Uppsala U
Evelyn Duesterwald, IBM
Federico Silla, Technical U of Valencia
Gilles Pokam, Intel
Haibo Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong U
Jason Mars, UC San Diego
Jenq Kuen Lee, National Tsing Hua U
John Cavazos, U of Delaware
Keshav Pingali, U of Texas at Austin
Kunle Olukutun, Stanford U
Lawrence Rauchwerger, Texas A&M U
Linda Torczon, Rice U
Marcelo Cintra, U of Edinburgh and Intel
Maria Garzaran, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Moinuddin Qureshi, Georgia Tech U
Onur Mutlu, Carnegie Mellon U
Paolo Faraboschi, HP
Per Stenstrom, Chalmers U of Technology
Qing Yang, U of Rhode Island
Qing Yi, U of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Raymond Namyst, U of Bordeaux 1
Robert Hundt, Google
Roger Espasa, Intel
Rudolf Eigenmann, Purdue U
Sandhya Dwarkadas, U of Rochester
Siegfried Benkner, U of Vienna
Timothy Jones, U of Cambridge
Walid Najjar, UC Riverside
Yanos Sazeides, Cyprus U

ACM Student Research Competition Selection Committee:

1st December 2012 Digest of SIGARCH Messages

Submitted by Kevin Lim

Submitted by Kevin Lim
This is the 1st December 2012 Digest of SIGARCH Messages (sigarch-dec12a):

* Call for Papers: NOCS 2013, extended deadline
Submitted by Carole Wu

* Call for Papers: International Conference on Autonomic Computing 2013
Submitted by Martina Maggio

* Call for Papers: EuroMPI 2013
Submitted by Javier Garcia Blas

* Call for Workshops: EuroMPI2013
Submitted by Javier Garcia Blas

* Call for Papers: APRES2013
Submitted by Martina Maggio

* Call for Papers: Journal of Systems Architecture
Submitted by Miguel A. Vega-Rodriguez

Please view the SIGARCH website ( for the latest postings.

– Kevin Lim
Researcher, HP Labs
SIGARCH Information Director

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* Call for Papers: NOCS 2013, extended deadline
Submitted by Carole Wu

Call for Papers [Deadline Extension]
The 7th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip
April 21-24, 2013
Tempe, Arizona, USA

The International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS) is the premier
event dedicated to interdisciplinary research on on-chip and
chip-scale communication technology, architecture, design methods,
applications and systems. NOCS brings together scientists and
engineers working on NoC innovations and applications from
inter-related research communities, including computer architecture,
networking, circuits and systems, embedded systems, and design
automation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

NoC architecture and implementation
– Network architecture (topology, routing, arbitration)
– NoC Quality of Service
– Timing, synchronous/asynchronous communication
– NoC reliability issues
– Network interface issues
– NoC design methodologies and tools
– Signaling & circuit design for NoC links
– Physical design of interconnect & NoC

NoC analysis and verification
– Power, energy & thermal issues (at the NoC, un-core and/or system-level)
– Benchmarking & experience with real NoC-based hardware
– Modeling, simulation, and synthesis of NoCs
– Verification, debug & test of NoCs
– Metrics and benchmarks for NoCs

NoC application
– Mapping of applications onto NoCs
– NoC case studies, application-specific NoC design
– NoCs for FPGAs, structured ASICs, CMPs and MPSoCs
– NoC designs for heterogeneous systems, fused CPU-GPU architectures, etc
– Network design for 2.5D & 3D stacked logic and memory

NoC at the un-core and system-level
– Design of memory subsystem (un-core) including memory controllers, caches,
cache coherence protocols & NoCs
– NoC support for memory and cache access
– OS support for NoCs
– Programming models including shared memory, message passing and novel
programming models
– Multi/many-core workload characterization & evaluation
– Optical, RF, & emerging technologies for on-chip/inpackage interconnects
– Issues related to large-scale systems (datacenters, supercomputers) with
NoC-based systems as building blocks

Electronic paper submission requires a full paper, up to 8
double-column IEEE format pages, including figures and references. The
program committee in a double-blind review process will evaluate
papers based on scientific merit, innovation, relevance, and
presentation. Submitted papers must describe original work that has
not been published before or is under review by another conference at
the same time. Each submission will be checked for any significant
similarity to previously published works or for simultaneous
submission to other archival venues, and such papers will be rejected.
Furthermore, NOCS will notify the technical chair of the venue where
the duplicate was submitted. Please see the paper submission
instructions for details.

Proposals for tutorials, special sessions, and panels are also
invited. Please see the detailed submission instructions for paper,
tutorial, special sessions, and panel proposals at the submission
page. A special section related to the theme of the conference will be
organized in one of the IEEE journals.

Abstract registration deadline Dec. 4, 2012
Full paper submission deadline Dec. 7, 2012
Proposals for tutorials, special sessions and panels Jan 11, 2013
Notification of acceptance Feb 1, 2013
Final version due Mar 1, 2013

Organizing Committee
General Co-Chairs:
Karam S. Chatha, Arizona State University, USA
Chita R. Das, Penn State University, USA
Finance Chair:
Sudeep Pasricha, Colorado State, USA
Registration Chair:
Mohammed Al Faruque, UC-Riverside, USA
Publicity Chair:
Carole Jean Wu, Arizona State University, USA
Program Co-Chairs:
John Bainbridge, Sonics Inc., USA
Natalie Enright Jerger, University of Toronto, CA
Publications Chair:
Paul Gratz, Texas A&M, USA
Tutorials/Demo Chair
Zhonghai Lu, KTH, Sweden
Industrial Chair
Umit Ogras, Intel, USA

Contact Information
Karam Chatha,
John Bainbridge,
Chita Das,
Natalie Enright Jerger,


* Call for Papers: International Conference on Autonomic Computing 2013
Submitted by Martina Maggio

Paper registrations (title and abstract) due: February 25, 2013, 11:59 p.m. PST
Paper submissions due: March 4, 2013, 11:59 p.m. PST
Notification to authors: April 8, 2013
Final paper files due: May 22, 2013

ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing techniques,
foundations, and applications. Large-scale systems of all types, such
as data centers, compute clouds, sensor networks, embedded or
pervasive environments, and the Internet of Things are becoming
increasingly complex and burdensome for people to manage. Autonomic
computing systems reduce this burden by managing their own behavior in
accordance with high-level goals. In autonomic systems, resources and
applications are managed to maximize performance and minimize cost,
while maintaining predictable and reliable behavior in the face of
varying workloads, failures, and malicious threats. Achieving
self-management requires and motivates research that spans a wide
variety of scientific and engineering disciplines, including
distributed systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning,
modeling, control theory, optimization, planning, decision theory,
user interface design, data management, software engineering, emergent
behavior, and bio-inspired computing. ICAC brings together researchers
and practitioners from disparate disciplines, application domains, and
perspectives, enabling them to discover and share underlying
commonalities in their approaches to making resources, applications,
and systems more autonomic.

Papers are solicited from all areas of autonomic computing, including
(but not limited to):
Self-managing components, such as compute, storage, and networking
devices; embedded and real-time systems; and mobile devices such as
smart phones
AI and mathematical techniques, such as machine learning, control
theory, operations research, probability and stochastic processes,
queuing theory, rule-based systems, and bio-inspired techniques, and
their use in autonomic computing
End-to-end design and implementations for management of resources,
workloads, availability, performance, reliability, power/cooling,
security, and others
Monitoring systems that can scale to large environments
Hypervisors, operating systems, middleware, or application support for
autonomic computing
Novel human interfaces for monitoring and controlling autonomic systems
Goal specification and policies, including specification and modeling
of service-level agreements, behavior enforcement, IT governance, and
business-driven IT management
Frameworks, principles, architectures, and toolkits, from software
engineering practices and experimental methodologies to agent-based
Automated management techniques for emerging applications, systems,
and platforms, including social networks, Big Data systems, multi-core
processors, and Internet of Things
Fundamental science and theory of self-managing systems for
understanding, controlling, or exploiting emergent system behaviors to
enforce autonomic properties
Applications of autonomic computing and experiences with prototyped or
deployed systems solving real-world problems in science, engineering,
business, or society

Papers will be judged on originality, significance, interest,
correctness, clarity and relevance to the broader community. Papers
are strongly encouraged to report on experiences, measurements, user
studies, and provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation if at all

Full papers (a maximum of 10 pages) and short papers (4 pages) are
invited on a wide variety of topics relating to autonomic
computing. Both full and short papers should be typeset in two-column
format in 10 point type on 12 point (single-spaced) leading, with the
text block being no more than 6.5″ wide by 9″ deep. Both kinds of
papers should be submitted via the Web submission form, which will be
available here soon. Complete formatting and submission instructions
can be found here. Authors are also encouraged to submit a poster or
demo that summarizes or augments their paper (see below).

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues,
submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes
dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical
conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may take
action against authors who have committed them. See the USENIX
Conference Submissions Policy for details. Papers accompanied by
nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. If you are
uncertain whether your submission meets USENIX’s guidelines, please
contact the program co-chairs,, or the USENIX

At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to present the
paper in person at the conference. The accepted papers will be
available online to registered attendees before the conference and
will also appear in proceedings distributed via USB drives at the
conference. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to
the event, please notify The papers will be
available online to everyone beginning on June 26, 2013. Accepted
submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on
the USENIX ICAC ’13 Web site; rejected submissions will be permanently
treated as confidential.

Special Tracks
To facilitate community collaboration and exchange of ideas in
emergent technological areas, ICAC ’13 will host two special tracks,
each of which will be reviewed by its own subcommittee. Dr. Levent
Gurgen will lead a special track on self-aware Internet of Things and
Dr. Karsten Schwan will lead a special track on management of Big Data

Posters, Demonstrations, and Exhibitions
ICAC ’13 will also feature a poster, demonstration, and exhibition
session consisting of research prototypes and technology artifacts
that demonstrate autonomic software or autonomic computing
principles. Please check back here for formatting and submission
instructions, plus the Web submission form specific to this session,
which will be available here soon.

PhD Thesis Digest Forum
Current PhD students who are working on topics relevant to autonomic
computing are invited to submit a short summary (up to 2 pages) of
their theses. Top selected submissions will be presented at a PhD
forum during the ICAC ’13 conference. Please check back here for
submission instructions.

General Chair
Jeffrey Kephart, IBM Research

Program Co-Chairs
Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware

Poster/Demo/Exhibit Chair
Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

PhD Forum Chair
Rean Griffith, VMware

Publicity Chairs
Martina Maggio, Lund University
Ming Zhao, Florida International University

Program Committee
Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Artur Andrzejak, Heidelberg University
Sara Bouchenak, INRIA
Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London
Yuan Chen, HP Labs
Charles Consel, INRIA
Alva Couch, Tufts University
Peter Dinda, Northwestern University
Joao E. Ferreira, University of Sao Paulo
Jose Fortes, University of Florida
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO
Rean Griffith, VMware
Xiaohui Gu, North Carolina State University
Yuxiong He, Microsoft Research
Tom Holvoet, KU Leuven
Jiman Hong, Soongsil University
Geoff Jiang, NEC Labs
Nagarajan Kandasamy, Drexel University
Yasuhiko Kanemasa, Fujitsu Labs
Jeff Kephart, IBM Research
Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Mike Kozuch, Intel Labs
Marin Litoiu, York University
Xue Liu, McGill University
Arif Merchant, Google
Tridib Mukherjee, Xerox Research
Onur Mutlu, Carnegie Mellon University
Priya Narashimhan, Carnegie Mellon University
Omer Rana, Cardiff University
Anders Robertsson, Lund University
Kai Sachs, SAP AG
Hartmut Schmeck, KIT
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology
Onn Shehory, IBM Research Haifa
Yasushi Shinjo, Tsukuba University
Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary
Christopher Stewart, Ohio State University
Ya-Yunn Su, National Taiwan University
Vanish Talwar, HP Labs
Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Pennsylvania State University
Mustafa Uysal, VMware
Xiaorui Wang, Ohio State University
Jianwei Yin, Zhejiang University
Kenji Yoshihira, NEC Labs
Jianfeng Zhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ming Zhao, Florida International University
Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado


* Call for Papers: EuroMPI 2013
Submitted by Javier Garcia Blas

Recent Advances in Message Passing Interface. 20th European MPI Users’
Group Meeting (EuroMPI 2013)

EuroMPI 2013 is being held in cooperation with SIGHPC

Madrid, Spain, September 15-18, 2013

EuroMPI is the preeminent meeting for users, developers and
researchers to interact and discuss new developments and applications
of message-passing parallel computing, in particular in and related to
the Message Passing Interface (MPI). The annual meeting has a long,
rich tradition, and the 20th European MPI Users’ Group Meeting will
again be a lively forum for discussion of everything related to usage
and implementation of MPI and other parallel programming
interfaces. Traditionally, the meeting has focused on the efficient
implementation of aspects of MPI, typically on high-performance
computing platforms, benchmarking and tools for MPI, short-comings and
extensions of MPI, parallel I/O and fault tolerance, as well as
parallel applications using MPI. The meeting is open towards other
topics, in particular application experience and alternative
interfaces for high-performance heterogeneous, hybrid, distributed
memory systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– MPI implementation issues and improvements
– Extensions to and shortcomings of MPI
– Tools and environments for MPI
– Hybrid and heterogeneous programming with MPI and other interfaces
– Relation of MPI to alternative interfaces for hybrid/heterogeneous
distributed memory systems
– Interaction between message-passing software and hardware, in
particular new high performance architectures
– Fault tolerance in message-passing implementations and systems
– Performance evaluation for MPI and MPI based applications-
– Automatic performance tuning of MPI applications and implementations
– Verification of message passing applications and protocols
– Applications using message-passing, in particular in Computational
Science and Scientific Computing
– Non-standard message-passing applications
– Parallel algorithms in the message-passing paradigm
– Algorithms using the message-passing paradigm

The meeting will feature contributed talks on the selected,
peer-reviewed papers, invited expert talks covering upcoming and
future issues, a vendor session where selected vendors will present
their new developments in hybrid and heterogeneous cluster and
high-performance architectures, a poster session, and a tutorial day.

The scientific part of the conference is organized in cooperation with
ACM SIGHPC. Conference proceedings will be published in the ACM
Digital Library, which includes short and long papers, workshop
papers, and posters. Selected high quality papers will be published in
an international journals. There will also be a reward for the overall
best paper from the academic conference.

Contributors are invited to submit a full paper as a PDF document not
exceeding 6 pages in English. The title page should contain an
abstract of at most 100 words and five specific, topical keywords. The
paper must be formatted according to double-column ACM ICPS
proceedings style. The usage of LaTeX for preparation of the
contribution as well as the submission in camera ready format is
strongly recommended. Style files can be found at

New work that is not yet mature for a full paper, short observations,
and similar brief announcements are invited for the poster
session. Contributions to the poster session should be submitted in
the form of a two page abstract.

All contributions will be fully peer reviewed by the program
committee. Papers shall be submitted electronically via Easychair, see

There will be awards for the best paper and best student paper. These
awards will be chosen by the program committee. The best paper award
will be given to the paper judged to have the highest overall quality.

– Submission of full papers and poster: March 29th, 2013
– Author notification: May 11th, 2013
– Camera Ready papers due: June 15th, 2013
– Tutorial(s): September 15th, 2012
– Conference: September 16th-18th, 2013

Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA


Javier Garcia Blas, Carlos III University (
Jesus Carretero, Carlos III University (


Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory
Siegfried Benkner, University of Vienna
George Bosilca, Innovative Computing Laboratory – University of Tennessee
Gil Bloch, Mellanox Technologies
Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories
Darius Buntinas, Argonne National Laboratory
Franck Cappello, INRIA and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Yiannis Cotronis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Chi-Yin Chow, Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong
Anthony Danalis, University of Tennessee
Luiz Derose, Cray
Christian Engelmann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Edgar Gabriel, University of Houston
Brice Goglin, INRIA
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, University of Utah
David Goodell, Argonne National Laboratory
Richard Graham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
William Gropp, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rainer Keller, HFT Stuttgart, University of Applied Science
Julian Kunkel, Universitat Hamburg
Thomas Herault, University of Tennessee
Bronis De Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Thomas Ludwig, German Climate Computing Center and University of Hamburg
David E. Singh, University Carlos III of Madrid
Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich
Atsushi Hori, RIKEN AICS
Florin Isaila, University Carlos III of Madrid
Akihiro Inokuchi, Osaka University
Yutaka Ishikawa, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
/ Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo
Emmanuel Jeannot, INRIA
Dries Kimpe, Argonne National Laboratory
Jesper Larsson Traf, Vienna University of Technology
Alexey Lastovetsky, UCD School of Computer Science & Informatics
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA
Dong Li, Oak Rdige National Lab
Ewing Lusk, Argonne National Laboratory
Guillaume Mercier, ENSEIRB/INRIA
Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Center
Raffaele Montella, Department of Applied Science – University of
Naples Parthenope
Matthias Mueller, ZIH, TU Dresden
Jose Nelson Amaral, University of Alberta
Jaechun No, Sejong University
Maria S. Perez, Technical University of Madrid
Rolf Rabenseifner, HLRS, University of Stuttgart
Rolf Riesen, IBM
Gudula Runge, Chemnitz University of Technology
Mitsuhisa Sato, University of Tsukuba
Christian Siebert, RWTH Aachen University
Anna Sikora, DACSO – UAB
Shinji Sumimoto, Fujitsu Laboratories
Frederic Suter, IN2P3 Computing Center
Jeff Squyres, Cisco
Alexander Supalov, Intel GmbH
Domenico Talia, Universita della Calabria
Vinod Tipparaju, AMD
Rajeev Thakur, Argonne National Laboratory
Carsten Trinitis, University of Bedfordshire
Yuichi Tsujita, Kinki University
Denis Trystram, Grenoble university
Keith Underwood, Intel
Alan Wagner, University of British Columbia
Roland Wismulle, University of Siegen
Roman Wyrzykowski, Czestochowa University of Technology
Xin Yuan, Flroida State University


* Call for Workshops: EuroMPI2013
Submitted by Javier Garcia Blas

Recent Advances in Message Passing Interface. 20th European MPI Users’
Group Meeting – In-cooperation with ACM and SIGHPC
Madrid, Spain, September 15-18, 2013

Proposals are solicited for workshops to be held in conjunction with
the 20th European MPI Users’ Group Meeting – EuroMPI 2013.

Co-located workshops at EuroMPI 2013 conference are distinguished
meeting points for discussing ongoing work and latest ideas related to
MPI-based applications. Of particular interest are workshop proposals
with an interdisciplinary standpoint, proposals focusing on a specific
technology of general interest, or gathering a sub-community.

EuroMPI is the preeminent meeting for users, developers and
researchers to interact and discuss new developments and applications
of message-passing parallel computing, in particular in and related to
the Message Passing Interface (MPI). The annual meeting has a long,
rich tradition, and the 20th European MPI Users’ Group Meeting will
again be a lively forum for discussion of everything related to usage
and implementation of MPI and other parallel programming
interfaces. Traditionally, the meeting has focused on the efficient
implementation of aspects of MPI, typically on high-performance
computing platforms, benchmarking and tools for MPI, short-comings and
extensions of MPI, parallel I/O and fault tolerance, as well as
parallel applications using MPI. The meeting is open towards other
topics, in particular application experience and alternative
interfaces for high-performance heterogeneous, hybrid, distributed
memory systems.

Workshop proposals due: January 15, 2012
Workshop notification: January 30, 2013

The organizers of accepted workshops are required to advertise the
workshop and call for papers, solicit submissions, conduct the
reviewing process, and decide upon the final workshop program.

Workshop proposals and further inquiries should be sent to the EuroMPI
2013 Workshops Chairs:

EuroMPI Program Chairs (eurompi2013 [at]

The workshop proposal should include following information:

1. Title of the workshop: International Workshop on …
2. Workshop Organizers(s): name, affiliation, address, phone and fax
numbers, e-mail.
3. Brief description of the workshop (several hundred words) receiving
the notification.
5. Call for paper of the workshop (draft version – 1 page CFP MS Word version).
6. Tentative list of program committee members (Name, affiliation,
country, email address).
7. Your workshop web address (Tentative).

The decision on acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals will be
made on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal as well as of
how it fits in with the conference. The organizers of successful
workshops will be responsible for their own reviewing process,
publicity (e.g., website and call for papers), and proceedings
production. They will be required to closely cooperate with the
Workshops Chairs and the EuroMPI 2013 local organizers to finalize all
organizational details.


* Call for Papers: APRES2013
Submitted by Martina Maggio

5th Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems

Adaptive systems can respond to environmental changes including usage
conditions, hardware/software defects, resource allocation, and
non-continual feature usage. As such, adaptive systems can extend the
area of operations and improve efficiency in the use of system
resources. However, adaptability also incurs overhead in terms of
system complexity and requirements, as a result the adaptive system
needs careful design and usage testing. More precisely, an adaptive
system requires means for reconfiguration that allows it to adapt to
changes. These means and their mechanisms introduce additional
complexity to the design and the architecture, and they also require
additional resources such as computation, power, and also
communication bandwidth for distributed reconfiguration.

Moreover, to take advantage of adaptability, new specification methods
are needed, to define acceptable adaptation ranges which will be
explored by the system at run-time to improve a given performance
metric. However, current operating systems and network protocols are
not designed to support such flexible requirements, and generally do
not support complementary reflexive mechanisms that are needed to
allow the application to adjust itself to the current
configuration. Finally, programming such systems also needs adequate
middleware layers that provide adequate interfaces for the development
of adaptive applications. Building such middleware so that it
preserves adaptability while providing performance guarantees together
with satisfying other usual goals, such as modularity, reusability and
scalability, is a challenge still to be conquered.

This workshop brings together researchers in the development and use
of adaptive and reconfigurable embedded systems and from the embedded
systems community at large. Of particular interest are new concepts
and ideas for modeling and analyzing tradeoffs of embedded and
real-time systems, novel algorithms and mechanisms to realize
adaptation and reconfigurability, and experience reports with
practical case studies.

Any topics of interest to embedded, real-time and dependable systems
research in the areas of systems, languages, software, theory,
networking, control and analysis with specific focus on
reconfigurability and adaptivity.

Paper submission: January 13, 2013
Notification of acceptance: March 4, 2013
Camera ready: March 14, 2013
Workshop: April 8, 2013


* Call for Papers: Journal of Systems Architecture
Submitted by Miguel A. Vega-Rodriguez

Special Issue on: Design Space Exploration of Embedded Systems

The special issue is open to any topic related with embedded systems,
but from a design space exploration approach.

All the details (format, submission system, deadline, etc.) at:


Call for Papers: ACM e-Energy 2013

Submitted by Vincenzo Mancuso
May 21 to May 24, 2013

Submitted by Vincenzo Mancuso

Call for Papers:

ACM e-Energy 2013

Date and location:
May 21-24 2013, Berkeley CA

Computing and communication technologies impact energy systems in two
distinct ways. The exponential growth in deployment of these
technologies has made them large-scale energy consumers. Therefore,
new architectures, technologies and systems are being developed and
deployed to make computing and networked system more energy efficient.
Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, these technologies are at
the center of the on-going revolution in next-generation ‘smart’ and
sustainable energy systems. They measure, monitor and control energy
systems such as the smart grid; inform and shape human demand; aid in
the prediction, deployment, storage and control of energy resources;
and determine how utilities, generators, regulators, and consumers
measure, analyze, and collectively control system elements.

The fourth International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM
e-Energy), to be held in Berkeley, CA in May 2013, aims to be the
premier venue for researchers working in the broad areas of computing
and communication for smart energy systems (including the smart grid),
and in energy-efficient computing and communication systems. By
bringing together researchers in a high-quality single-track
conference with significant opportunities for individual and
small-group interaction, it will serve as a major forum for
presentations and discussions that will shape the future of this area.

We solicit high-quality papers in the area of computing and
communication for the Smart Grid and energy-efficient computing and
communications. We welcome submissions describing theoretical advances
as well as system design, implementation and experimentation. ACM
e-Energy is committed to a fair, timely, and thorough review process
providing authors of submitted papers with sound and detailed

Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to the

– Advances in monitoring and control of smart homes and buildings
– Sensing, monitoring, control, and management of energy systems
– Energy-efficient computing and communication, including
energy-efficient data centers
– The impact of storage integration on the smart grid
– Electric Vehicle monitoring and control
– Distribution and transmission network control techniques
– Microgrid and distributed generation management and control
– Modeling, control, and architectures for renewable energy generation resources
– Smart grid communication architectures and protocols
– Privacy and security of smart grid infrastructure
– Innovative pricing and incentives for demand-side management
– Novel technologies to enhance reliability and robustness of energy systems
– HCI for energy monitoring, management, and awareness
– User studies and behavioral change enabled by computing and
communication technologies
– Data analytics for the smart grid and energy-efficient systems

Two type of contributions are solicited:
– Full papers, up to 12 pages in ACM double-column format, should
present original theoretical and/or experimental research in any of
the areas listed above that has not been previously published,
accepted for publication, or is not currently under review by another
conference or journal.
– Poster/demo descriptions, up to 2 pages in ACM double-column format
showcasing works-in-progress; accepted posters/demos will be presented
at the conference. Topics of interest are the same as research topics
listed above. Preference will be given to posters/demos where the
primary contribution is from one or more students.

Full submission details can be found at the conference website:

Important Dates:
– January 15, 2013: paper submission deadline
– March 19, 2013: Author notification
– April 7, 2013: Camera ready papers due
– May 21-24 2013, Berkeley CA: 2013 e-Energy conference

Organizing Committee:
– General Co-chairs: David Culler (UC Berkeley, USA), Catherine
Rosenberg (U. Waterloo, Canada)
– TPC Co-chairs: S. Keshav (U. Waterloo, Canada), Jim Kurose (U.
Massachusetts, USA)
– Local chair: Barath Raghavan (Google, USA)
– Registration Chair/Treasurer: Sarvapali Ramchurn (U. Southampton, UK)
– Publicity Chair: Vincenzo Mancuso, (IMDEA, Spain)
– Publication chair: Anirban Mahanti, (NICTA Australia)
– Web administrator: Omid Ardakanian (U. Waterloo, Canada)