Sunday, 19 June 2016

Call for Papers: Second International Workshop on Representative Applications (WRAp 2016) - In Conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2016

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Second International Workshop on Representative Applications (WRAp 2016)
                  http://wrap-workshop.github.io/

          to be held in conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2016
              http://www.ieeecluster2016.org

             Paper submission deadline: July 25th 2016
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The Second International Workshop on Representative Applications is
concerned with the development and use of representative applications
(mini-applications or proxies) for all aspects of high-performance
computing.

The challenges posed by future systems: new architectures, programming
models, and machine scales; mean that representative applications as an
essential tool in the path towards exascale. These applications can be
used for acceptance testing, benchmarking, optimization evaluation, and
also investigating the performance of new architectures or programming
models. However, the development of such representative applications
must ensure they maintain some correspondence with their parent
application, so requires methods and tools for identifying the
performance critical aspects of a given code, or class of codes, and
also for verifying that the proxy effectively models the the target
behavior.

The main aim of WRAp is to provide a venue in which the wide range of
disciplines involved in creating and using representative applications
can share important discoveries and lessons learned from these
applications.

Topics of Interest:
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- Programming model and language explorations
- Design and generation of representative applications
- New representative applications
- Verification and validation of representative applications
- Optimizations, including:
- algorithmic improvements, and
- code optimization
- Scalability studies
- Hardware studies
- Case-studies of representative applications impacting their parent
code

Work which examines similar topics will also be considered for inclusion
in the workshop.

Dates:
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- Paper submission: 25th July 2016


Journal Special Issue:
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Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit revised manuscripts for
inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of High-Performance
Computing Applications [http://hpc.sagepub.com/].


Submission Instructions:
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Authors are invited to submit full papers with unpublished, original work of not
more than 8 pages of double column text using single spaced fonts on pages of 
8.5 x 11 inches (this limit includes all figures, content and references). 
All papers should be formatted according to the IEEE Cluster guidelines as 
published here: http://www.ieeecluster2016.org/AuthorInformation.html


All accepted papers (subject to post-review revisions) will be published in
the IEEE CLUSTER Conference Proceedings.

Papers should be submitted using EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wrap2016


Chairs:
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- Tom Scogland, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- David Beckingsale, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Any questions? Please contact us at: wrap-organizers@lists.llnl.gov
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