Welcome to ESPM2 2015

Next generation architectures and systems being deployed are characterized by high concurrency, low memory per-core, and multi-levels of hierarchy and heterogeneity. These characteristics bring out new challenges in energy efficiency, fault-tolerance and scalability. It is commonly believed that software has the biggest share of the responsibility to tackle these challenges. In other words, this responsibility is delegated to the next generation programming models and their associated middleware/runtimes. This workshop focuses on different aspects of programming models such as Task-based parallelism (X10, OCR, Habanero, Legion, Charm++, HPX), PGAS (OpenSHMEM, UPC, CAF, Chapel, etc.), Directive-based languages (OpenMP, OpenACC), Accelerator programming (CUDA, OpenCL), Hybrid MPI+X, etc. It also focuses on their associated middleware (unified runtimes, interoperability for hybrid programming, tight integration of MPI+X, support for accelerators) for next generation systems and architectures. Objective of ESPM2 workshop is to serve as a forum that brings together researchers from academia and industry to share knowledge and their experience, on working in the areas of programming models, runtime systems, compilation and languages, and application developers.

ESPM2 Workshop 2015 edition will be held in conjunction with the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC 2015), Austin, Texas, USA on Sunday, November 15th, 2015.

Call For Papers

The First ESPM2 workshop, to be held as a full-day meeting with the Supercomputing (SC'2015) conference in Austin, Texas, focuses on programming models and runtimes for extreme scale systems. Next generation extreme scale systems will support high concurrency, multi-level hierarchy and heterogeneity, high performance networks and accelerator based computing. This event will serve as a forum for discussion in the areas of programming models and runtimes, language design, compilers, and application development. It will provide a timely forum for scientists and engineers to present the latest ideas and findings in these rapidly evolving areas. The workshop will particularly focus on innovative approaches in the areas of emerging programming models for large-scale parallel systems and many-core architectures. Topics of interest to the ESPM2 workshop include (but are not limited to):

Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient background material to make them accessible to the broader community.

Keynote Speaker

  • Katherine Yelick, University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Title: Solved Problems, Unsolved Problems, and Non-Problems in Exascale Programming Models
  • Invited Talk

  • Olivier Tardieu, Research Staff Member T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown, NY, USA
  • Title: Resilient and Elastic APGAS
  • Panel

  • Panel Moderator : Karl Schulz, Intel Corporation
  • Panel Topic : Programming Models for Exascale Systems: What, When and How?
  • Panel Members:
  • Submission Info

    Abstracts and papers need to be submitted via the EasyChair conference system.

    Submissions are accepted under the following two categories:

  • 1. Full Paper: Should not exceed 8 pages using ACM format with 10pt font. Each submission must be a single PDF file.
  • 2. Short Paper: Should not exceed 4 pages using ACM format with 10pt font. Each submission must be a single PDF file.
  • Submissions must be ACM formatted:

  • ACM SigHPC will publish the workshop proceedings which will be available through the ACM Digital Library
  • The papers must contain original content and should not have been previously published or submitted to a peer-reviewed journal/conference
  • Papers must be submitted in PDF format (readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and higher) and formatted for 8.5" x 11" (U.S. Letter).
  • The manuscript should be formatted according to ACM format (see http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates)
  • At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a participant of the workshop and present the paper at the workshop, in order to have the paper published in the proceedings.

    Important Dates

    Technical paper submission deadline :

    Author notification :

    Camera-ready deadline :

    Workshop :

    September 7th 2015 (11:59 PM, EST) (EXTENDED)

    September 30th, 2015

    October 7th, 2015

    Sunday, November 15th, 2015

    Organizing Committee

    Program Chairs

    Program Committee

  • Sadaf Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Switzerland
  • Francois Bodin, University of Rennes and INRIA, France
  • Almadena Y. Chtchelkanova, National Science Foundation
  • Guang R. Gao, University of Delaware
  • Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK
  • Zhigang Huo, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Laxmikant Kale, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Darren Kerbyson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Bernd Mohr, J├╝lich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Germany
  • Vivek Sarkar, Rice University
  • Mitsuhisa Sato, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Rajeev Thakur, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Katherine Yelick, University of California at Berkeley / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Travel and Stay