Call for Papers:

ARCS 2024: HPC – Challenges for Sustainable Computing

Final Submission Deadline
February 29, 2024

ARCS 2024
37th GI/ITG International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems
May 14-16, 2024, Potsdam, Germany

THIS YEAR’S FOCUS: *HPC – Challenges for Sustainable Computing*

The ARCS conferences series has over 36 years of tradition reporting leading edge research in computer architecture and operating systems.

High performance computing represents an important tool for tackling climate change. In many other HPC application fields, the need for more high computing power has increased enormously in recent years, especially due to the high demand of AI-specific workloads. The
operation of correspondingly powerful computing systems therefore represents an increasing problem in terms of energy requirements and
the associated CO2 emissions. HPC is therefore not only part of the solution to tackling climate change, but also part of the overall problem.

Heterogeneous computer architectures promise a significant increase in the energy efficiency of HPC systems. The selection of different
accelerator architectures can contribute significantly to increasing efficiency, but there is currently a lack of appropriate concepts for their seamless and scalable integration, as well as the support through appropriate programming models.

The focus of the ARCS’24 conference will be on novel accelerator architectures, which are suited for the integration into HPC systems. This includes fine and coarse grain reconfigurable architectures as well as new ideas for their integration to achieve higher energy efficiency as typical homogeneous architectures. In addition, the topics cover HPC-specific research at the level of computer architectures, runtime and operating systems, design tools and HPC programming models and algorithms.

In addition to the main conference, ARCS will host special tracks on Organic Computing and Dependability and Fault Tolerance.

The proceedings of ARCS 2024 will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series. A best paper and best presentation award will be presented at the conference.

Important Dates
* Paper submission deadline: February 29, 2024
* Notification of acceptance: March 28, 2024
* Camera-ready papers: May 2, 2024
* Conference (in Potsdam, Germany): May 14 – 16, 2024

Topics of Interest
Paper submission: Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers on one or more of the following topics:

**Hardware Architectures**
* HPC-workload specific accelerator architectures
* Reconfigurable architectures
* Advanced computing architectures
* System-on-chip
* Distributed systems
* High performance systems
* Heterogeneous multi- and many-core architectures
* Architectures for real-time and mixed-criticality systems
* Coarse- and fine-grained reconfigurable architectures
* Flexible I/O support
* Advanced computing architectures
* Using new non-volatile memory for energy-efficient architectures
* New smart network technologies (e.g. SmartNICs, SmartSwitches)

**Programming Models and Runtime Environments**
* HPC programming models for heterogeneous computing
* Tools to monitor and to optimize the power consumption of HPC architecture
* Operating systems, programming models, algorithms, and data structures for heterogeneous HPC architectures
* Operating systems, hypervisors and middleware for homogeneous and heterogeneous multi-/many-core computing platforms
* System management including but not limited to scheduling, memory management, power/thermal management, and RTOS
* Domain-specific languages and programming models
* Architecture specific code generation and optimization
* Architectural simulation

**Cross-sectional Topics**
* Near-memory and in-memory computing
* Memory and network compression technologies
* Organic computing
* Pervasive systems
* Autonomous systems
* Approximate Computing
* Mixed-criticality systems
* Support for safety and security
* Hardware in the loop simulations

Submission guidelines
Submissions should be done through the link that is provided on the conference website
Papers must be submitted in PDF format.

They should be formatted according to Springer LNCS style (see: and must not exceed 15 pages, including references and figures.


General Chairs
Dietmar Fey, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Benno Stabernack, Universität Potsdam / Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut

Program Chairs
Stefan Lankes, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Mathias Pacher, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Proceedings Chair
Thilo Pionteck, Magdeburg University, Germany

Publicity and Web Chair
Lars Bauer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany