Call for Papers

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ExaMPI2017 - Workshop on Exascale MPI 2017

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Sunday November 12th, 2017

Denver, CO USA

Held in conjunction with SC17: The International Conference

for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis


* Paper submission: September 11, 2017 October 6th, 2017

Extensions to Monday October 9th, midnight AOE will be automatically given to all paper authors that submit a request to exampi.workshop@gmail.com with their paper title and first author listed.

* Acceptance notification: October 27th, 2017

* Short papers due: October 6th, 2017

* Short paper acceptance notification: October 27th, 2017

* Final papers due: November 8th, 2017


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The MPI standard and its implementations have proved surprisingly

scalable. Issues that hampered scalability have been

addressed in the MPI 2.1 – 2.2 definition process, and continued into

MPI 3.0 and 3.1. Thus MPI has been robust, and been able to evolve, without

fundamentally changing the model and specification. For this and many

other reasons MPI is currently the de-facto standard for HPC systems

and applications.

However, there is a need for re-examination of the message-passing

model for extreme-scale systems characterized by asymptotically

decreasing local memory and highly localized communication networks.

Likewise, there is a need for exploring new innovative and potentially

disruptive concepts and algorithms partially to explore other roads

than those taken by the recently released MPI 3.1 standard.

The aim of workshop is to bring together developers and researchers to

present and discuss innovative algorithms and concepts in Message

Passing programming models, in particular related to MPI.

This year’s theme is on concurrency in MPI and underlying networks and

we especially encourage submissions aligned with this theme.


Topics of interest (but are not limited to)

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* Development of scalable Message Passing collective operations.

* Communication topology mapping interfaces and algorithms.

* Innovative algorithms for scheduling/routing to avoid network congestion.

* Integrated use of structured data layout descriptors.

* One-sided communication models and RDMA-based MPI.

* MPI multi-threading and threading requirements from OSes.

* Interoperability of Message Passing and PGAS models.

* Integration of task-parallel models into Message Passing models.

* Fault tolerance in MPI.

* MPI I/O.


Paper submission and publication

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There are two submission categories:


* Regular research paper:

Regular paper submissions are limited to 20 pages (including figures, tables and references).

Templates can be found at:

http://www.cc-pe.net/journalinfo/issues/2017.html#EXAMPI2017 under the guidelines link.

Accepted regular research papers will be published in the Concurrency and Computation:

Practice and Experience (CCPE) Journal by Wiley.

Full research papers should be submitted using the CCPE manuscript central site at:

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cpe using the EXAMPI2017 special issue title in step 4

of the submission process. The paper must also be categorized as a special issue paper in

step 1 as well.


* Hot topic abstract: submission of an extended abstract. These submissions

target work-in-progress research on potentially controversial topics in

Message-Passing. Hot topic extended abstracts are limited to 3 single-space

pages: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. Accepted

hot topic extended abstracts will be published only on the ExaMPI17 website.


Extended abstracts should be submitted electronically at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=exampi2017


Important dates

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* Paper submission: September 11, 2017 October 6th, 2017

* Acceptance notification: October 27th, 2017

* Short papers due: October 6th, 2017

* Short paper acceptance notification: October 27th, 2017

* Final papers due: November 8th, 2017