(CALL FOR PAPERS) PAW16: PGAS Applications Workshop‏‏


PAW16: PGAS Applications Workshop

November 14, 2016 - Salt Lake City, Utah

Held in conjunction with SC16
In cooperation with SIGHPC


The race towards Exascale computing is on, and a lot of stress 
is put on researchers to break the boundaries of productivity 
and efficiency imposed by traditional programming models. 
Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) languages are an 
effective alternative, and the most promising path towards
sustainable programming environments for exascale machines. 
Languages such as UPC, Fortran, Chapel, and X10 are now more 
widely available than ever, thanks to increased support
from vendors and open-source communities. PGAS models also 
take the form of meta-languages and libraries, such as 
Unified Parallel C++ (UPC++), Co-Array C++, OpenSHMEM, 
MPI-3 and Global Arrays. These have the benefit of being 
integrated with existing languages, simplifying the learning 
curve for existing programmers.

The increasing availability of PGAS compilers and support 
software opens up more opportunities than ever for researchers 
and developers to test new strategies and port applications to
more demanding requirements.


The scope of the PAW workshop is to provide a forum for exhibiting 
case studies of PGAS programming models in the context of real-world
applications as a means of better understanding practical applications 
of PGAS technologies. We encourage the submission of papers and talks
detailing practical PGAS applications, including characterizations of 
scalability and performance, of expressiveness and programmability, as 
well as any downsides or areas for improvement in existing PGAS models. 
In addition to informing other application programmers about the 
potential that is available through PGAS programming, the workshop is
designed to communicate these experiences to compiler vendors, library
developers, and system architects in order to achieve broader support 
for PGAS programming across the community.


Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Novel application development using the PGAS model
* Real-world examples demonstrating performance, compiler optimization,
error checking, and reduced software complexity.
* Performance evaluation of applications running under PGAS
* Algorithmic models enabled by PGAS model
* Compiler and runtime environments
* Libraries using/supporting PGAS and applications
* Benefits of hardware abstraction and data locality on algorithm


* Submission Deadline: July 31, 2016
* Author Notification: September 1, 2016
* Camera Ready: October 1, 2016
* Workshop Date: November 14, 2016


Submissions are solicited in two categories:

* Full-length papers presenting novel research results:

Full-length papers will be published in the workshop proceedings in 
cooperation with SIGHPC. Submitted papers must be original work 
that has not appeared in and is not under consideration for another 
conference or a journal. Papers shall not exceed eight (8) pages 
including text, appendices, and figures. References are not included.

* Extended abstracts summarizing published/preliminary results: 

Extended abstracts will be evaluated separately and are not intended to 
prevent the work from being submitted to other forums for publication. 
Extended abstracts shall not exceed four (4) pages. 

Submissions shall be submitted through EasyChair 
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=paw16); they must conform to
ACM Guidelines (https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template).
Accepted full-length papers will be given longer presentation slots 
at the workshop than the abstract-only option.

* Karla Morris - Sandia National Laboratory 

* Bradford L. Chamberlain - Cray Inc.
* Salvatore Filippone - Cranfield University
* Bill Long - Cray Inc.
* Katherine A. Yelick - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
* Yili Zheng - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

* Bill Long - Cray Inc. 

* Salvatore Filippone - Cranfield University 

* Gheorghe Almasi - IBM
* Bradford L. Chamberlain - Cray Inc.
* Daniel Chavarria - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
* Bert de Jong - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
* Salvatore Filippone - Cranfield University 
* Tarek El-Ghazawi - George Washington University 
* David Grove - IBM
* Jeff Hammond - Intel 
* Oscar Hernandez - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
* Amir Kamil - University of Michigan 
* John Mellor-Crummey - Rice University
* Karla Morris - Sandia National Laboratory
* Nick Park - DoD
* Damian W. I. Rouson - Sourcery Institute
* Lauren Smith - DoD 
* Katherine A. Yelick - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
* Yili Zheng - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

In case of questions please email us at: paw16@cranfield.ac.uk