Call for Participation:


Early Registration Deadline
March 31, 2013

Submitted by Koen De Bosschere

Ninth International Summer School on
Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation
for High-Performance and Embedded Systems

Fiuggi, Italy
Sunday July 14 – Saturday July 20, 2013

Organized by the HiPEAC Network of Excellence
sponsored by the 7th European framework programme

The ACACES Summer School is a one week summer school for computer architects
and tool builders working in the field of high performance computer
architecture, compilation and embedded systems. The school aims at the
dissemination of advanced scientific knowledge and the promotion of
international contacts among scientists from academia and industry.
A distinguishing feature of this Summer School is its broad scope ranging
from low level technological issues to advanced compilation techniques. In
the design of modern computer systems one has to be knowledgeable about
architecture as well as about the quality of the code, and how to improve
it. This summer school offers the ideal mix of the two worlds, both at
the entry level and at the most advanced level.

The ACACES Summer School is organized by the HiPEAC Network of Excellence
(, but it is open to everybody. However, previous
training and/or experience in computer science as well as a background in
computer architecture or compilation is indispensable.

The Summer School will take place in Fiuggi, a small town near Rome, Italy.
Students and lecturers will be accommodated in private hotel rooms with
standard hotel accommodation. There will be lots of opportunities for
interaction among the participants, both in and out of the classrooms,
during the meals, at the bar or at the swimming pool, in the fitness room,
in the spa and in the city. Long after-the-lecture discussions are one of
the major assets of this summer school. You will remember this summer
school for a long time.

Scientific program
Sunday July 14: Opening ceremony with a keynote.
Monday July 15: Invited talk.

Starting on Monday 15, 2013:
12 courses spread over two morning slots and two afternoon slots. Per slot
there are three parallel courses of which one can be taken. The topics
of this year’s Summer School will be presented by the following world-class

Arvind, MIT, USA
Computer architecture: a constructive approach
Emery Berger, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Software fault tolerance and correction
Henrik Berglund, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Creating new business based on innovative technology
Luis Ceze, University of Washington, USA
Approximate computing from programming language to hardware
Samarjit Chakraborty, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Cyber-physical systems
Alex Garthwaite, CloudPhysics, USA
Memory hierarchies and their impact on virtualization
Jesus Labarta, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Parallel programming with OmpSs
Hsien-Hsin Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
2.5D and 3D IC electronic systems
Sam Midkiff, Purdue University, USA
Automatic parallelization for computer architects
Onur Mutlu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Scalable many-core memory systems
Lesley Shannon, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Computing system design for reconfigurable platforms
Anand Sivasubramaniam, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Datacenter power management

Wednesday afternoon: Poster session
Friday evening: Farewell dinner and party

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance with a
description of the courses taken. Some universities will accept
this certificate in their PhD program.

Poster Session
The poster session on Wednesday afternoon will provide an ideal
opportunity for students to present their own work in progress
and get feedback from senior researchers and fellow students,
and can be the beginning of future collaboration. A booklet with
a 1 to 4 page abstract per poster will be distributed to all
summer school participants.

To stimulate maximum interaction between lecturers and
participants, the steering committee of the Summer School will
limit the attendance to about 200 participants. The application
form is on the website, and the deadline for application is
March 31, 2013.

Important dates
March 31, 2013: deadline for admission application
April 15, 2013: notification of admission
May 15, 2013: deadline for payment
June 1, 2013: deadline for poster abstract

1000 euro, all inclusive:
– Transfer from Rome FCO airport to Fiuggi by bus on Sunday July 14, 2013.
– 6 nights in private room with bathroom.
– 6 breakfasts
– 5 three course lunches
– 5 three course dinners
– Farewell dinner on Friday evening
– 2 half-hour coffee breaks per day
– Registration for 4 top-quality courses + printed handouts
– Student kit
– Access to the poster session + book of abstracts
– Free Internet during the duration of the summer school
– Free access to the spa
– Free transfer from Fiuggi to Rome FCO airport or to downtown Rome on
Saturday July 20, 2013.

Steering Committee
Koen De Bosschere, Ghent University, Belgium, Chair
Philippe Bonnot, Thales, France
Giuseppe Desoli, ST, Italy
Marc Duranton, CEA, France
Paul Heysters, Recore, The Netherlands
Manolis Katevenis, FORTH, Greece
Rainer Leupers, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Bilha Mendelson, IBM, Haifa
Mike O’Boyle, University of Edinburgh, UK
Emre Ozer, ARM, UK
Per Stenstrom, Chalmers, Sweden
Olivier Temam, INRIA, France
Adras Vajda, Ericsson, Sweden
Mateo Valero, UPC, Barcelona, Spain

Contact information
Koen De Bosschere