The 4th International Workshop on Reengineering for Parallelism in Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms (REPARA 2018)
In conjunction with 24th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par) 2018
August, 28, 2018
Submission deadline: May, 4th, 2018.
Notification of acceptance: June, 15th, 2018.
Informal proceedings camera-ready: July, 20th, 2018.
Workshop dates: August 28th, 2018
Submission of proceedings Camera ready papers: October, 3rd, 2018.
In recent years, traditional processors have not been able to directly translate chip fabrication technology advances intro performance gains. To keep satisfying the demand for computing power, there is a shift from homogeneous machines to heterogeneous highly parallel architectures combining different kinds of processors (CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, and other accelerators). While this approach has allowed significant performance and energy efficiency benefits, heterogeneous systems are often highly difficult to program with existing tools. To reduce the cost of system development, reengineering techniques emerge as a solution which may help to balance ease-of-development with better performance, better reliability, and lower maintenance costs.
The RePara 2018 workshop aims to join experts from related disciplines to share recent advances in different areas contributing to better transformation of new and legacy applications to different programming models for diverse computing devices in the context of parallel heterogeneous architectures.
SCOPE AND TOPICS
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
+ High-level parallel programming models, libraries and languages for Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms.
+ Compiler support for Heterogeneous Parallel Systems.
+ Description languages for Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms.
+ Parallel patterns for Heterogeneous Platforms.
+ Autonomic management of Power/Performance trade-offs.
+ Automated kernel identification and assessment.
+ Software refactoring approaches for parallel programming models.
+ Transformations from source code to reconfigurable hardware.
+ Integration of FPGA accelerators into refactored software.
+ Runtimes for software coordination and task mapping in Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms.
+ Scheduling for Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms.
+ Performance modeling and prediction in Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms.
+ Energy efficiency monitoring and prediction in Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms.
+ Software quality assessment in parallel programming models with special attention to maintainability.
+ Applying partitioning and mapping for parallel Heterogeneous computing architectures.
+ Application experiences of refactoring to software in industrial domains.
Accepted paper will be published in a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer) with all other EuroPar 2018 workshop papers.
Extended version of selected papers from the workshop will be invited by the RePara 2018 program committee for publication in an international journal special issue after further revision.
All previous editions of RePara workshop have led to special issues at Journal of Supercomputing (Springer, ISSN: 0920-8542, Impact Factor 2016: 1.326). We are currently negotiating a new special issue in this journal ofr RePara 2018.
Papers submitted to the workshop should be written in English conforming Lecture Notes in Computer Science format. The paper should be submitted through the workshop submission system at EasyChair. The length of the papers should bet at least 10 pages and not exceed 12 pages.
Accepted papers that are presented at the workshop will be published in revised form in a special Euro-Par Workshop Volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series after the Euro-Par conference.
Submitting a paper to the workshop means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the workshop and present the paper.
Please email inquiries concerning the workshop to J. Daniel Garcia (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marco Danelutto (email@example.com).