Repara 2018

The 4th International Workshop on Reengineering for Parallelism in Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms

In conjunction with 24th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par) 2018 

Turin, Italy
August 28th, 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 Interests

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • High-level parallel programming models, libraries and languages for heterogeneous platforms
    • Description languages for Heterogeneous Parallel Platforms
    • Parallel patterns for Heterogeneous Platforms
    • Autonomic management of Power/Performance tradeoffs
    • Automated parallel kernel identification and assessment in existing, sequential code
    • 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 in 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

Workshop publication

Accepted paper will be published in a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer) with all other EuroPara 2018 workshop papers.

Journal Publication

Extended version of selected papers from the workshop will be invited by the RePara2018 program committee for publication, after further revision, in an special issue of Journal of Supercomputing (Springer, ISSN: 0920-8542, Impact Factor 2016: 1.326).

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May, 4th, 2018.
  • Submission deadline: May, 15th, 2018.
  • Hard submission deadline: May, 27th, 2018. [No further extensions]
  • Notification of acceptance: June, 25th, 2018.
  • Informal proceedings camera-ready: July, 20th, 2018.
  • Workshop dates: August 28th, 2018
  • Submission of Camera ready papers: October, 3th, 2018.

Contact

Please email inquiries concerning the workshop to J. Daniel Garcia.