[NotiAMCA] IMPAR 2008 - Impact of New Architectures on Parallel Programming

Victorio Sonzogni sonzogni en intec.unl.edu.ar
Sab Ene 26 10:20:26 ART 2008

 IMPAR 2008
             The Impact of New Architectures on Parallel Programming
         (in conjunction with the conference CSE'08 - July 16-18, 2008
                               Sao Paulo - Brazil)

Although parallel programming has been a concern for decades, the new
generation of processors has fostered the research in the area. Multicore 
have become a standard, without any clear new solution to program them, 
OpenMP, Posix Threads and MPI. Moreover, the increase in the number of cores
that is expected within the chips has already raised the issue of the
performance. For instance, the scalability of  parallel programs running on
chips multicores, with clear bottlenecks such as a unique memory bus, is an
issue. The treatment of Non-Uniform Memory Accesses in the current parallel
languages or libraries is an other open point which may turn crucial as the
number of cores increases. Finally, Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are also
emerging as a new source of parallel platforms.

This workshop aims at discussing the renewed problematics of  parallel
programming, given these new trends in processor architecture. It is open to
all researchers, academic or industrial, who are working in the field of
Parallel Programming. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 - Parallel Languages and Libraries.
 - Tools for parallel programming: debuggers, libraries and performance 
 - Compilers.
 - Scheduling.
 - Influence of the architectural design on the performance of a parallel 
 - Models for Parallel Programming.
 - Programmation of GPUs.
 - Performance Evaluation.
 - Parallel Applications.

The authors are invited to submit original papers of 6 pages maximum, in PDF
format with 5-10 keywords following the IEEE two-column format (available at
http://www.computer.org/portal/pages/cscps/cps/cps_forms.html). The final
version of the accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society 
with the proceedings of the CSE-08 workshops. 

The papers should be submitted through the Easy Chair system, following the 
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=impar08. Submission implies the
willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.
For no-show authors, their papers will be removed from the digital library
after the conference and their affiliations will receive a notification.

Important dates:
 * Paper submission due: March, 1st.
 * Notification of Acceptance: April, 1st.
 * Final Camera Ready paper: April, 25th.

Program Committee (preliminary version):
 - Nicolas Maillard, UFRGS, Brazil (chairman).
 - Jose Nelson Amaral, University of Alberta, Canada.
 - Gerson Cavalheiro, UFPel, Brazil.
 - Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA.
 - Alfredo Goldman, USP, Brazil.
 - Hans-Ulrich Heiss, TU Berlin, Germany.
 - Odej Kao, TU Berlin, Germany.
 - Pierre Manneback, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium.
 - Jean-Francois Mehaut, LIG, France.
 - Raymond Namyst, LABRI, France.
 - Philippe O. A. Navaux, UFRGS, Brazil.
 - Jairo Panetta, INPE/CPTEC, Brazil.
 - Jean-Louis Roch, LIG, France.

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