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November 14, 2014

Call for Papers: ASPLOS SRC 2015

Submitted by Onur Mutlu
http://asplos15.bilkent.edu.tr/ASPLOS_ACM_SrC.pdf
CALL FOR PAPERS – ASPLOS SRC 2015
ACM Student Research Competition

Important Dates
=============
Abstract submission: 11:59pm CST Friday November 14, 2014
Acceptance notification: 11:59pm CST Friday January 16, 2015
Poster Session for Accepts: Monday March 16, 2015
Presentations for Finalists: Monday March 16, 2015

ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research
spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and
compilers, operating systems and networking, as well as applications
and user interfaces. The 2015 conference will be held in Istanbul,
Turkey, a city where two continents meet on the blue waters of the
Bosphorus to offer an abundance of unique natural, historical,
cultural, and culinary experiences.

http://asplos15.bilkent.edu.tr

Overview
=======
The 20th International Conference on Architectural Support for
Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) invites
participation in the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC). Sponsored
by ACM and Microsoft Research, the SRC is a forum for undergraduates
and graduate students to share their research results, exchange ideas,
and improve their communication skills while competing for
prizes. Students accepted to participate in the SRC are entitled to a
travel grant (up to $500) to help cover travel expenses. The top 3
undergraduate and graduate winners will receive all of the following
prizes:

1. Monetary prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.

2. An award medal (gold, silver or bronze) and a two-year
complimentary ACM membership with a subscription to ACM’s Digital
Library.

3. The names of the winners and their placement will be posted on the
ACM SRC web site.

4. In addition, the first place winner in each category
(undergraduate, graduate) will receive an invitation to participate in
the SRC Grand Finals, an on-line round of competitions among the first
place winners of individual conference-hosted SRCs. The top three
graduate and undergraduate Grand Finalists will receive an additional
$500, $300, and $200, respectively, along with Grand Finalist medals
(gold, silver, bronze). Grand Finalists and their advisors will be
invited to the Annual ACM Awards Banquet for an all-expenses-paid
trip, where they will be recognized for their accomplishments, along
with other prestigious ACM award winners, including the winner of the
Turing Award.

The SRC consists of two rounds: a poster session and a presentation
session. A panel of judges will select a number of finalists from the
poster session, who will be invited to the presentation session at
ASPLOS 2015 and compete for the prizes. The evaluation will be
concentrated on the quality of both visual and oral presentation, the
research methods, and the significance of contribution. You can find
more information on the ACM Student Research Competition site
(http://src.acm.org/).

Eligibility
=======
A participant in the SRC must meet all following conditions:

* The participant must submit an up to 800-word abstract outlining the
content of a poster that is going to be presented during the
competition.

* The abstract must include the poster title, author names,
affiliations, and the name of the academic advisor.

* It should describe the research problem, motivation and background,
techniques and results, and the prospect for clearly and concisely
conveying the work in a poster format.

* It should state the novelty and contributions of the work
explicitly.

* The submission deadline is November 14th, 2014 at 23:59 CST.

* The abstract must have not appeared before. Novelty is one of the
criteria for selection.

* The abstract and the poster must be authored solely by the
participant.

* The participant can be from anywhere in the world, but must be an
ACM student member, and must maintain an undergraduate or graduate
student status as of November 14, 2014.

* In your submission, please indicate whether you are an undergraduate
or a graduate student.

* You may join ACM prior to entering. Basic student membership is $19
per year or less www.acm.org/membership.

For each accepted SRC poster, a one-page extended abstract in the ACM
format will be included in the ASPLOS 2015 conference proceedings. The
content, however, can be included in a future submission to other
conferences or journals.

Contact
======
For questions regarding the submission process, or for additional
information, clarifications, or questions, please contact the ACM
Student Research Competition Co-chairs, Eren Kursun
(erenkursun@gmail.com) and Gurhan Kucuk (gkucuk@cse.yeditepe.edu.tr).

Sponsors
=======
The ACM Student Research Competition at ASPLOS 2015 is sponsored by
the ACM and Microsoft Research.

Start: November 14, 2014
End: November 14, 2014
Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

November 7, 2014

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Optimization of Parallel Scientific Applications with Accelerated HPC

Submitted by Javier Garcia
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-electrical-engineering/call-for-papers/cfp-optimization-of-parallel-scientific-applications-with-ac

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Optimization of Parallel Scientific
Applications with Accelerated HPC
International Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering

GENERAL SCOPE:

Since 2011, the most powerful supercomputers systems
ranked in the Top500 list have been hybrid systems composed
of thousands of nodes that includes CPUs and accelerators,
as Xeon Phi and GPUs. Programming and deploying applications
on those systems is still a challenge due to complexity of the
system and the need to mix several programming interfaces
(MPI, CUDA, Intel Xeon Phi) in the same application. This special
issue is aimed at exploring the state of the art of developing applications
in accelerated massive HPC architectures, including practical issues
of hybrid usage models with MPI, OpenMP, and other accelerators
programming models. The idea is to publish novel work on the use
of available programming interfaces (MPI, CUDA, Intel Xeon Phi)
and tools for code development, application performance optimizations,
application deployment on accelerated systems, as well as the
advantages and limitations of accelerated HPC systems. Experiences
with real-world applications, including scientific computing, numerical
simulations, healthcare, energy, data-analysis, etc. are also encouraged.

The topics of specific interest for this Special Issue include the following:

- Hybrid and heterogeneous programming with MPI and accelerators
- Performance evaluation of scientific applications based on accelerators
- Automatic performance tuning of scientific applications with accelerators
- Integrating accelerators on existing HPC run-times and middlewares
- Energy efficient HPC solutions based on accelerators
- Storage cache solutions based on SSD accelerators
- Real-world scientific and engineering applications using accelerated HPC

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

Submitted papers must be written in English and must describe
original research that has not been published, and is not currently
under review by other journals or for conferences. The papers should
be submitted via journal’s submission website and should adhere to
standard formatting requirements. The author guidelines for preparation
of manuscripts are available online. Manuscripts should be no longer
than 20 pages, including the title page, abstract, or references. All
manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted
through the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) at the location indicated.
The authors must choose the Article Type “SI-hpc” at the time of
submission.

The special issue will invite extended versions of the best papers
of ESAA 2014, “International Workshop on Enhancing Parallel
Scientific Applications with Accelerated HPC” at the EuropMPI/Asia
2014 on September 2014 in Kyoto, but it is also open to other authors.
For work that has been published previously in the workshop or conference,
it is required that submissions to the special issue have at least 30%
new content/contribution. Each submission will be peer-reviewed to
ensure a very high quality of papers selected for the Special Issue.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission of papers: November 1st 2014
Communication of first round of review results: January 15th 2015
Submission of revised manuscript: February 15th 2015
Notification of acceptance: April 1st 2015
Final paper due: May 1st 2015
Publication date: August 2015

GUEST EDITORS:

Jesus Carretero,
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Email: Jesus.carretero@uc3m.es

Javier Garcia-Blas,
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
E-mail: fjblas@arcos.inf.uc3m.es

Maya Neytcheva,
Uppsala University, Sweden
E-mail: Maya.Neytcheva@it.uu.se

Start: November 7, 2014
End: November 7, 2014

November 1, 2014

Call for Papers: IEEE Computer Special Issue on Irregular Applications

Submitted by Antonino Tumeo
http://www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/cocfp8

IEEE Computer Special issue on Irregular Applications

Full paper submission deadline: 1 February 2015
Publication date: August 2015
 

The broad class of irregular applications is characterized by unpredictable
memory access patterns, control structures, and/or network transfers. These
applications typically use pointers or linked list–based data structures
such as graphs, unbalanced trees, and unstructured grids. Their complex
behavior makes it difficult to fully exploit their significant latent
parallelism. In addition to performance concerns, dataset size presents a
challenge in emerging irregular applications because they often operate
on massive amounts of unstructured heterogeneous data that is
usually difficult to partition.

Current high-performance architectures rely on data locality as well as regular
computations, structured data, and easily partitionable datasets; consequently,
they do not cope well with the computational and data requirements of
irregular applications. Furthermore, scaling on current supercomputing machines
is problematic, because of limits associated with fine-grained communication and
synchronization. These applications exist in well established and emerging
fields such as: CAD; bioinformatics; semantic graph databases; machine
learning; analysis of social, transportation, communication, and other types of
networks; and computer security. Addressing the many system-related issues
posed by irregular applications on current and future system architectures
is critical to solving future scientific challenges.

This special issue seeks to explore solutions for supporting the efficient
design, development, and execution of irregular applications. Practical
and theoretical topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Micro- and system-level architectures;
- Network and memory architectures;
- Many-core, hybrid, heterogeneous, and custom architectures
(tiled processors, GPUs, FPGAs);
- Modeling, evaluation, and characterization of architectures for
memory-intensive and irregular applications;
- Innovative algorithmic techniques;
- Combinatorial (graph) algorithms and their applications;
- Languages and programming models;
- Library and runtime support;
- Compiler and analysis techniques; and
- Case studies of irregular applications (for example,
semantic graph databases, data mining, security, bioinformatics).

Articles focused on approaches that span multiple levels of the stack
— ideally providing application-specific, end-to‐end solutions — are of
particular interest. Articles should provide context for their contributions
with respect to existing solutions as well as potential commercial impact.

GUEST EDITORS
Antonino Tumeo (antonino.tumeo@pnnl.gov), PNNL
John Feo (john.feo@pnnl.gov), PNNL

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Paper submissions are due 1 February 2015.

Only technical articles describing previously unpublished, original,
state-of-the-art research, and not currently under review by a conference
or a journal will be considered. Articles should be understandable to a
broad audience of computer science and engineering professionals,
avoiding a focus on theory, mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and
relevance to Computer’s readership. Accepted papers will be professionally
edited for content and style.

For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript,
visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/computer.

Start: November 1, 2014
End: February 1, 2015

Call for Papers: IJPP Special Issue on Workload Optimized Systems

Submitted by Parijat Dube
http://www.springer.com/10766

Springer International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP)
Special Issue on Workload Optimized Systems

 

The slowdown in Moore’s Law makes it increasingly important to optimize
systems around specific workloads. Such workload optimized systems have
hardware and/or software specifically designed to run well for a particular
workload or workload class. Such systems include, but are not limited to
traditional CPUs assisted with accelerators (ASICs, FPGAs, GPUs), memory
accelerators, I/O accelerators, hybrid systems, and IT appliances. This
workload optimized system approach contrasts to the broad general purpose
direction of computing over many decades. The workload optimized systems
approach is growing in importance, as we see in systems from cellphones to
tablets to routers to game machines to Top500 supercomputers, and IT
appliances such as IBM’s DataPower and Netezza, and Oracle’s Exadata. The
goal of this special issue is to foster awareness in industry and academic
community on workload optimized systems and to expose cross hw/sw stack
unique systems and software research challenges associated with such
systems. All submitted papers are subject to the same review process as those
papers accepted for publication in the regular issues. The special issue seeks
original papers on a range of topics related to workload optimized systems
including, but not limited to

- GPUs, FPGAs, ASIC Accelerators
- Memory and I/O accelerators
- Network accelerators
- Storage optimized systems
- System level accelerators
- IT Appliances
- Systems in specific domains like analytics, cloud, cognitive, mobile etc.
- Converged/Hybrid/Heterogeneous systems
- Cross hardware/software stack design and optimization
- Programming models for workload optimized systems
- Measurements and Experimentation
- Workload characterization and profiling
- Performance modeling and optimization
- Workload scheduling and orchestration
- Runtime management systems
- Industrial Experiences

IMPORTANT DATES
Manuscript due: March 27, 2015
First decision notification: June 5, 2015
Revision due: July 10, 2015
Final decision notification: August 14, 2015
Final version due: September 11, 2015

SUBMISSIONS
Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that
has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other
journals. All papers will be reviewed following standard reviewing
procedures for the Journal.
Papers must be prepared in accordance with the Journal guidelines:

http://www.springer.com/10766.

Manuscripts must be submitted to: http://IJPP.edmgr.com.
Choose “S.I.: Workload Optimized Systems” as the article type.

GUEST EDITORS
Erik Altman, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY. ealtman@us.ibm.com
Parijat Dube, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY. pdube@us.ibm.com

 

Start: November 1, 2014
End: October 1, 2015

October 26, 2014

Call for Papers: IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization

Submitted by Jian Li
http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2014/index.html
IISWC-2014
October 26 (Sun) – 28 (Tue), 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Important Dates

Abstracts Submission : April 18, 2014   
Paper Submission : April 25, 2014   
Acceptance Notification : June 17, 2014 

This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of
workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and
programming paradigms continue to emerge rapidly as the diversity and
performance of computers increase. On one hand, improvements in computing
technology are usually based on a solid understanding and analysis of existing
workloads. On the other hand, computing workloads evolve and change with
advances in microarchitecture, compilers, programming languages, and networking
communication technologies. Whether they are smart phones and deeply embedded
systems at the low end or massively parallel systems at the high end, the
design of future computing machines can be significantly improved if we
understand the characteristics of the workloads that are expected to run on
them. This symposium will focus on characterizing and understanding emerging
applications in consumer, commercial and scientific computing.

General Chair
  Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University
 
Program Chair 
  Lixin Zhang, Inst of Comp Tech, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan
 
Workshop/Tutorial Chair
  Lisa Hsu, Qualcomm
 
Finance Chair
  Carole-Jean Wu, Arizona State University
 
Local Arrangements Chair
  James Tuck, North Carolina State University
 
Publications Chair
  Mark Hempstead, Drexel University
 
Publicity Chair
  Jian Li, IBM Research
 
Registration Chair
  Xin Fu, University of Kansas
 
Submissions Chair
  TBA
 
Web Chair
  Yi Yang, NEC Laboratories America
Topics of Interest
We solicit papers in all areas related to characterization of computing
system workloads. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
 
Characterization of applications in areas including
o Search engines, e-commerce, web services, databases, file/application servers
o Embedded, mobile, multimedia, real-time, 3D-Graphics, gaming, telepresence
o Life sciences, bioinformatics, scientific computing, finance, forecasting
o Machine Learning, Analytics, Data mining
o Security, reliability, biometrics
o Grid and Cloud computing
o Emerging big data applications
Characterization of OS, Virtual Machine, middleware and library behavior
o Virtual machines, Websphere, .NET, Java VM, databases
o Graphics libraries, scientific libraries
Characterization of system behavior, including
o Operating system and hypervisor effects and overheads
o Hardware accelerators (GPGPU, XML, crypto, etc)
o User behavior and system-user interaction
o Impacts of scale-up and scale-out of systems, applications, and inputs
o Instrumentation methodologies for workload verification and characterization
o Techniques for accurate analysis/measurement of production systems
Implications of workloads in design issues, such as
o Power management, reliability, security, performance
o Processors, memory hierarchy, I/O, and networks
o Design of accelerators, FPGA’s, GPU’s, etc.
o Novel architectures (non-Von-Neumann)
Benchmark creation, analysis, and evaluation issues, including
o Multithreaded benchmarks, benchmark cloning
o Profiling, trace collection, synthetic traces
o Validation of benchmarks
Analytical and abstract modeling of program behavior and systems
Emerging and future workloads
o Transactional memory workloads; workloads for multi/many-core systems
o Stream-based computing workloads; web2.0/internet workloads;
cyber-physical workloads
 
For further information, please contact the General or Program Chair:
   General Chair
         Huiyang Zhou, NC State University ( hzhou@ncsu.edu )
    Program Chair
         Lixin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences    (zhanglixin@ict.ac.cn)
         Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan    (lingjia@umich.edu)

Start: October 26, 2014
End: October 28, 2014
Venue: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Call for Papers: IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization 2014

Submitted by Jian Li
http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2014/index.html
IISWC-2014
October 26 (Sun) – 28 (Tue), 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Important Dates

Abstracts Submission : April 25, 2014   
Paper Submission : May 2, 2014   
Acceptance Notification : June 17, 2014 

This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of
workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and
programming paradigms continue to emerge rapidly as the diversity and
performance of computers increase. On one hand, improvements in computing
technology are usually based on a solid understanding and analysis of existing
workloads. On the other hand, computing workloads evolve and change with
advances in microarchitecture, compilers, programming languages, and networking
communication technologies. Whether they are smart phones and deeply embedded
systems at the low end or massively parallel systems at the high end, the
design of future computing machines can be significantly improved if we
understand the characteristics of the workloads that are expected to run on
them. This symposium will focus on characterizing and understanding emerging
applications in consumer, commercial and scientific computing.

General Chair
  Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University
 
Program Chair 
  Lixin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy
of Science
  Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan
 
Workshop/Tutorial Chair
  Lisa Hsu, Qualcomm
 
Finance Chair
  Carole-Jean Wu, Arizona State University
 
Local Arrangements Chair
  James Tuck, North Carolina State University
 
Publications Chair
  Mark Hempstead, Drexel University
 
Publicity Chair
  Jian Li, IBM Research
 
Registration Chair
  Xin Fu, University of Kansas
 
Submissions Chair
  TBA
 
Web Chair
  Yi Yang, NEC Laboratories America

Topics of Interest
We solicit papers in all areas related to characterization of computing system
workloads. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
 
Characterization of applications in areas including
o Search engines, e-commerce, web services, databases, file/application servers
o Embedded, mobile, multimedia, real-time, 3D-Graphics, gaming, telepresence
o Life sciences, bioinformatics, scientific computing, finance, forecasting
o Machine Learning, Analytics, Data mining
o Security, reliability, biometrics
o Grid and Cloud computing
o Emerging big data applications

Characterization of OS, Virtual Machine, middleware and library behavior
o Virtual machines, Websphere, .NET, Java VM, databases
o Graphics libraries, scientific libraries

Characterization of system behavior, including
o Operating system and hypervisor effects and overheads
o Hardware accelerators (GPGPU, XML, crypto, etc)
o User behavior and system-user interaction
o Impacts of scale-up and scale-out of systems, applications, and inputs
o Instrumentation methodologies for workload verification and characterization
o Techniques for accurate analysis/measurement of production systems

Implications of workloads in design issues, such as
o Power management, reliability, security, performance
o Processors, memory hierarchy, I/O, and networks
o Design of accelerators, FPGA’s, GPU’s, etc.
o Novel architectures (non-Von-Neumann)

Benchmark creation, analysis, and evaluation issues, including
o Multithreaded benchmarks, benchmark cloning
o Profiling, trace collection, synthetic traces
o Validation of benchmarks
o Analytical and abstract modeling of program behavior and systems

Emerging and future workloads
o Transactional memory workloads; workloads for multi/many-core systems
o Stream-based computing workloads; web2.0/internet workloads; cyber-physical
workloads
 
For further information, please contact the General or Program Chair:
   General Chair
         Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University   
( hzhou@ncsu.edu )
    Program Chair
         Lixin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese
Academy of Science    (zhanglixin@ict.ac.cn)
         Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan    (lingjia@umich.edu)

Start: October 26, 2014
End: October 28, 2014
Venue: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Call for Tutorials & Workshops: IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization

Submitted by Jian Li
http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2014/index.html
Call for Tutorial and Workshop Proposals

IISWC-2014 solicits proposals to be organizes in conjunction with the main
conference, to be held on October 26, 2014 (Sunday).

Tutorial Proposals:

Proposals for both half- and full-day tutorials are solicited on any topic that
is relevant to the IISWC audience. Tutorials that focus on the primary topics of
interest for IISWC are strongly encouraged. Examples of successful formats
include educating the community on tools, or on emerging topics.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Friday, August 1, 2014
Notification: Friday, August 8, 2014

Submission Procedures
Proposals should provide the following information:
· Title of the tutorial
· List of organizer(s) and presenter(s), including contact information
and short bios
· Tutorial abstract
· Short description (for evaluation). This should include:
o Tutorial scope and objectives,
o Topics to be covered,
o Target audience
· Proposed duration (full day, half day).
· If the tutorial has been held previously, the location (i.e.,
conference), date, and number of attendees.

Proposals should take the form of a PDF document, and be submitted via e-mail to
Lisa Hsu (hsul@qti.qualcomm.com) , with the subject “IISWC 2014 Tutorial
Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Call for Workshop Proposals

Proposals for half- and full-day workshops are solicited on any topic that is
relevant to the IISWC audience. Proposals relating to power/energy/performance
analysis and workload characterization as relating to computer architecture,
systems, compilers, or programming languages, particularly as related to mobile
computing (either from the mobile side or the servers supporting mobile
computing); datacenters; or the Internet of Things, are encouraged.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: Friday, August 1, 2014
Notification: Friday, August 8, 2014

Submission Procedures
Please include in your proposal
· Title of the workshop
· Organizers and their affiliations
· Sample call for papers
· Duration – Half-Day or Full Day
· If the workshop was previously held, the location (conference), date,
and number of attendees

Proposals should take the form of a PDF document, and be submitted via e-mail to
Lisa Hsu (hsul@qti.qualcomm.com) , with the subject “IISWC 2014 Workshop
Proposal”. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Start: October 26, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
Venue: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Call for Participation: IISWC 2014

Submitted by Jian Li
http://www.iiswc.org/iiswc2014/index.html
CALL FOR PARTICIPATIONS – IISWC 2014
IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization
October 26 (Sun) – 28 (Tue), 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of
workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and
programming paradigms continue to emerge rapidly as the diversity and
performance of computers increase. On one hand, improvements in computing
technology are usually based on a solid understanding and analysis of existing
workloads. On the other hand, computing workloads evolve and change with
advances in microarchitecture, compilers, programming languages, and networking
communication technologies. Whether they are smart phones and deeply embedded
systems at the low end or massively parallel systems at the high end, the
design of future computing machines can be significantly improved if we
understand the characteristics of the workloads that are expected to run on
them. This symposium will focus on characterizing and understanding emerging
applications in consumer, commercial and scientific computing.

General Chair
Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University

Program Chair
Lixin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science
Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan

Workshop/Tutorial Chair
Lisa Hsu, Qualcomm

Finance Chair
Carole-Jean Wu, Arizona State University

Local Arrangements Chair
James Tuck, North Carolina State University

Publications Chair
Mark Hempstead, Drexel University

Publicity Chair
Jian Li, Huawei Technologies

Registration Chair
Xin Fu, University of Kansas

Submissions Chair
TBA

Web Chair
Yi Yang, NEC Laboratories America

Topics of the symposium include (but are not limited to):
Characterization of applications in areas including
o Search engines, e-commerce, web services, databases, file/application servers
o Embedded, mobile, multimedia, real-time, 3D-Graphics, gaming, telepresence
o Life sciences, bioinformatics, scientific computing, finance, forecasting
o Machine Learning, Analytics, Data mining
o Security, reliability, biometrics
o Grid and Cloud computing
o Emerging big data applications
Characterization of OS, Virtual Machine, middleware and library behavior
o Virtual machines, Websphere, .NET, Java VM, databases
o Graphics libraries, scientific libraries
Characterization of system behavior, including
o Operating system and hypervisor effects and overheads
o Hardware accelerators (GPGPU, XML, crypto, etc)
o User behavior and system-user interaction
o Impacts of scale-up and scale-out of systems, applications, and inputs
o Instrumentation methodologies for workload verification and characterization
o Techniques for accurate analysis/measurement of production systems
Implications of workloads in design issues, such as
o Power management, reliability, security, performance
o Processors, memory hierarchy, I/O, and networks
o Design of accelerators, FPGA’s, GPU’s, etc.
o Novel architectures (non-Von-Neumann)
Benchmark creation, analysis, and evaluation issues, including
o Multithreaded benchmarks, benchmark cloning
o Profiling, trace collection, synthetic traces
o Validation of benchmarks
Analytical and abstract modeling of program behavior and systems
Emerging and future workloads
o Transactional memory workloads; workloads for multi/many-core systems
o Stream-based computing workloads; web2.0/internet workloads;
cyber-physical workloads

For further information, please contact the General or Program Chair:
General Chair
Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University ( hzhou@ncsu.edu )
Program Chair
Lixin Zhang, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of
Science (zhanglixin@ict.ac.cn)
Lingjia Tang, University of Michigan (lingjia@umich.edu)

Start: October 26, 2014
End: October 28, 2014
Venue: Raleigh, NC, USA

October 21, 2014

Call for Papers: Dynamic Languages Symposium

Submitted by Edd Barrett
http://www.dynamic-languages-symposium.org/dls-14/
Dynamic Languages Symposium 2014
October 21, 2014

Co-located with SPLASH 2014, Portland, OR, USA

The 10th Dynamic Languages Symposium (DLS) at SPLASH 2014 is the premier
forum for researchers and practitioners to share knowledge and research on
dynamic languages, their implementation, and applications. The influence of
dynamic languages — from Lisp to Smalltalk to Python to Javascript — on
real-world practice, and research, continues to grow.

DLS 2014 invites high quality papers reporting original research, innovative
contributions, or experience related to dynamic languages, their
implementation, and applications. Accepted papers will be published in the
ACM Digital Library, and freely available for 2 weeks before and after the
event itself. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

* Innovative language features and implementation techniques
* Development and platform support, tools
* Interesting applications
* Domain-oriented programming
* Very late binding, dynamic composition, and run-time adaptation
* Reflection and meta-programming
* Software evolution
* Language symbiosis and multi-paradigm languages
* Dynamic optimization
* Hardware support
* Experience reports and case studies
* Educational approaches and perspectives
* Semantics of dynamic languages

Submissions

Submissions should not have been published previously nor be under review at
other events. Research papers should describe work that advances the current
state of the art. Experience papers should be of broad interest and should
describe insights gained from substantive practical applications. The program
committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its relevance,
significance, clarity, length, and originality.

Papers are to be submitted electronically at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=dls14 in PDF format. Submissions
must be in the ACM format (see http://www.sigplan.org/authorInformation.htm)
and not exceed 12 pages. Authors are reminded that brevity is a virtue.

DLS 2014 will run a two-phase reviewing process to help authors make their
final papers the best that they can be. After the first round of reviews,
papers will be rejected, conditionally accepted, or unconditionally accepted.
Conditionally accepted papers will be given a list of issues raised by
reviewers. Authors will then submit a revised version of the paper with a
cover letter explaining how they have / why they have not addressed these
issues. The reviewers will then consider the cover letter and revised paper
and recommend final acceptance / rejection.

Important dates

Submissions: June 8 2014 (FIRM DEADLINE)
First phase notification: July 14 2014
Revisions due: August 4 2014
Final notification: August 11 2014
Camera ready: August 15 2014
DLS: October 21 2014

Programme chair

Laurence Tratt, King’s College London, UK
e-mail: dls14@easychair.org

Publicity chair

Edd Barrett, King’s College London, UK

Programme committee

Gilad Bracha, Google, US
Jonathan Edwards, MIT, US
Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, DE
Roberto Ierusalimschy, PUC-Rio, BR
Sergio Maffeis, Imperial College London, UK
Stefan Marr, INRIA, FR
Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern, CH
James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University, US
Chris Seaton, University of Manchester, UK
Nikolai Tillmann, Microsoft Research, US
Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Indiana University, US
Jan Vitek, Purdue University, US
Christian Wimmer, Oracle Labs, US
Peng Wu, IBM Research, US

Start: October 21, 2014
End: October 21, 2014
Venue: Portland, OR, USA

October 1, 2014

Call for Papers: IEEE Transactions on Computers Special Issue on Transparent Computing

Submitted by Jimmy Cuo
http://www.computer.org/cms/Computer.org/transactions/cfps/cfp_tcsi_tc.pdf

Call for Papers: Special Issue in IEEE Transactions on Computers on “Transparent Computing”

At 2012 Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, Renee James, senior Vice
President and General Manager of Intels Software Services Group, delivered a
keynote speech “Next Era of Computing: Transparent Computing”, in which she
pointed out that “(transparent computing) represents for us the direction
that we believe we need to go as an industry. And it’s the next step really
beyond ubiquitous computing.”

The basic idea behind transparent computing is simple: give developers just
one basic platform on which to develop their applications, and make it
possible for these applications to run on any other platform. A formal model
of transparent computing has been proposed, which is a cloud-style paradigm.
As described by James, transparent computing “is really about allowing
experiences to seamlessly cross across different platforms, both
architectures and operating system platform boundaries”. The key idea of
transparent computing is to logically separate hardware and software
(including operating systems) and to separate computation and memory.
Specifically, all the required software and data are centralized on central
servers, and streamed to the clients on demand to carry out the computing
tasks leveraging the local CPU and memory resources. Compared with other
cloud computing models, transparent computing has the following desired
features: (1) user and application transparency; (2) heterogeneous OS
support; (3) streaming delivery; (4) supports of various devices; and (5)
enhanced security.

Transparent computing has proposed new challenges in the research of
computer software and systems:

From user’s perspectives:
_ user transparency (in paradigms, systems, applications, and services);
_ user machine’s efficiency and security;
_ privacy protection and system reliability; and
_ local resource scheduling and management.

From system’s perspectives:
_ standardized software-hardware interface;
_ device and user virtualization;
_ data consistence and security;
_ multiple-user system performance; and
_ operating system modularization.

This journal Special Issue in the IEEE Transaction on Computers will provide
the scientific community a dedicated forum for discussing new research and
development in transparent computing. The Special Issue invites original
research papers that make significant contributions to the state-of-the-art
that advance the fundamental understanding, technologies, concepts, and
applications in transparent computing.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Open for Submissions in ScholarOne Manuscripts: October 31, 2014
Closed for Submission: November 30, 2014
Results of First Round of Review: January 25, 2015
Submission of Revised Manuscripts: February 20, 2015
Results of Second Round of Review: March 15, 2015
Publication Materials Due: March 31, 2015

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Prospective authors are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically
after the open for submissions date, adhering to the IEEE Transactions on
Computers guidelines at

http://www.computer.org/portal/web/tc/author

Please submit your papers through the online system
(https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tc-cs) and be sure to select the special
issue or special section name. Manuscripts should not be published or
currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full
papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal. If
requested, abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the Guest Editors directly.

GUEST EDITORS:
Jianer Chen, Texas A&M University, USA, chen@cse.tamu.edu
Yaoxue Zhang, Central South University, P.R. China, zyx@csu.edu.cn

Start: October 1, 2014
End: November 30, 2014