Call for papers

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Workshop date: 02/16/2014 (Sunday)




While GPU has gained wide-spread attention in the research community in recent years, the design of “traditional” Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) and vector processing units for modern processors (ARM, POWER, X86) have also quietly gone through an evolution to increase processing power, relax programmability constraints, and expand application domains.  It is time to take a fresh look at the programming interface design of SIMD/vector units, some of which may sound last century like SIMD intrinsics, while others increasingly resemble programming interfaces for GPU.


Scope


The purpose of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia and industry alike to discuss issues, solutions, and opportunities in enabling end users (developers) to effectively exploit SIMD/vector processing in modern processors. We seek submissions that cover all aspects of SIMD/vector processing.  Topics of interests include, but are not restricted to:

  • Programming models for SIMD/vector processing:

    • C/C++/Fortran extensions for SIMD (e.g., OpenMP, OpenACC, OpenCL, SIMD intrinsics)

    • New data parallel or streaming programming models for SIMD

  • Exploitation of SIMD/vector in Java, scripting languages, and domain-specific languages

  • Compilers & tools to discover and optimize SIMD parallelism
  • Application frameworks for developing SIMD/vector applications

  • Case study, experience report, and performance analysis of SIMD/vector applications


Submission


Submitted papers must be no more than 8 pages in length. Authors are encouraged to use the ACM two column format here. Each submission will receive at least three reviews from the technical program committee and authors of selected submissions will have 30 minutes to present their work at the workshop.


Authors must register and submit the paper through online submission system, if you have problems accessing the system, e-mail your submission to wpmvp2014@easychair.org.


Important dates


* Submission deadline: 11:59pm EST, November 15

* New submission deadline: 11:59pm EST, December 2

* Author notification: December 20
* Final version due: January 20

* Workshop date: Feb 16 (Sunday)


Organizers


Gabriel Tanase (igtanaseatus.ibm.com), Peng Wu, Jose Moreira (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center) and Joel Falcou (MetaScale, Université Paris Sud).


Program Committee

  • Vikas Aggarwal (Oracle Research Labs)
  • Luiz DeRose (Cray)

  • Joel Falcou (MetaScale, Université Paris Sud)

  • Franz Franchetti (CMU)

  • Sebastian Hack (Saarland University)

  • Maria Garzaran (UIUC)

  • Peng Tu (Intel)

  • Gabriel Tanase (IBM research)

  • Peng Wu (Huawei US research)

  • Chuck Zhao (Samsung lab)