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Call for Papers

The Twenty Sixth International 

In conjunction with IPDPS 2017, May 29, 2017, Orlando, USA

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society,
through the Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP),
and by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR).

Most modern computing systems are heterogeneous, either for organic reasons because components grew independently as it is the case in desktop grids, or by design to leverage the strength of specific hardware as it is the case in accelerated systems. In any case, all computing systems have some form of hardware or software heterogeneity that must been managed, leveraged and understood. HCW is a venue to discuss and innovate in all theoretical and practical aspects of heterogeneous computing: programmability, modeling, design,applications, efficient utilization, algorithms, etc.. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on topics including but not limited to:

Heterogeneous Systems and Architecture. Accelerated systems (GPUs,Xeon Phi, FPGAs,big.LITTLE, ...). Heterogeneous distributed systems (grid, desktop grid, cloud, hybrid clusters) including software heterogeneity. Deep-memory hierarchies (HDD,DRAM, cache, NUMA) and novel explicit memory systems (SSD, NVRAM, 3D stacked memory).

Programming Models and Tools. Code reusability. Performance-abstraction tradeoff. Interoperability of heterogeneous software environments. Middleware and runtime systems. Workflows. Dataflows.

Algorithms for Heterogeneous Parallel System. Parallel algorithms for solving problems on heterogeneous systems. Algorithms for managing heterogeneous resources including allocation and scheduling.

Performance. Modeling, optimizing, improving the time to solve a problem (throughput, latency, runtime), the electric consumption (power, energy) and failure management (fault tolerance, recovery,reliability).

Applications on Heterogeneous System. Case studies. Confluence of Big Data systems and heterogeneous systems. Data-intensive computing. Deep Learning. Scientific computing.

We also recall that heterogeneous systems must consist of several different architectures working together.



Areas or research interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Parallel algorithms for heterogeneous and hierarchical systems, including manycores and hardware accelerators (FPGAs, GPUs, etc.)
  • Parallel algorithms for efficient problem solving on heterogeneous platforms (hybrid clusters, Grids or Clouds)
  • Performance models and their use in the design of parallel and distributed algorithms for heterogeneous platforms
  • Programming paradigms and tools for heterogeneous systems
  • Paradigms, algorithms, and techniques for failure management in high performance heterogeneous com- puting systems and applications
  • Resource management in heterogeneous systems including allocation and scheduling
  • Heterogeneity in computer architectures
  • Performance evaluation and management of heterogeneous systems and applications
  • Ubiquitous computing with heterogeneous systems
  • Application case studies
  • Task coordination and workflow issues in heterogeneous systems
  • Confluence of big data and heterogeneity, including big data for heterogeneous data sets, and exploitation of heterogeneity in data-intensive computing for analytics
  • Interoperability of heterogeneous software systems


  • Paper submission: January 23, 2017
  • Author notification: February 17, 2017
  • Camera Ready: March 22, 2017



Submissions will be done through the EasyChair.


General Chair:    Erik Saule, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Program Chair:    Emmanuel Jeannot, Inria, France

  Steering Committee:

  • Behrooz Shirazi, Washington State University, U.S.A., Chair
  • John Antonio, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A.
  • Francine Berman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A.
  • Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, U.S.A.
  • Jerry Potter, Colorado State University, U.S.A.
  • Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
  • Yves Robert, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France
  • H. J. Siegel, Colorado State University, U.S.A.
  • Vaidy Sunderam, Emory University, U.S.A
  • Uwe Schwiegelshohn, TU Dortmund University, Germany

   Technical Program Committee:

Questions may be sent to the program chair: Emmanuel Jeannot


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