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The Twenty Seventh International 



May 21 – May 25, 2018
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA


Heterogeneous computing systems comprise growing numbers of increasingly more diverse computing resources that can be local to one another or geographically distributed. The opportunity and need for effectively utilizing heterogeneous computing resources has given rise to the notions of cluster computing, grid computing, and cloud computing. HCW encourages paper submissions from both the research and industry communities presenting novel ideas on theoretical and practical aspects of computing in heterogeneous computing environments.

HCW papers will be encouraged to submit an extended version to Concurrency and Computation practice and Experience (CCPE).

The proceedings of the HCW 2018 are distributed at the conference and are submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library after the conference.

For details about registration, location, and accommodation please see the IPDPS 2018 Website.

The HCW'18 program is now LIVE


Managing Heterogeneity at Extreme Scales: A Data Perspective

Manish Parashar
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey University


Data-related challenges are dominating computational and data-enabled sciences and are limiting the potential impact of scientific application workflows enabled by extreme scale computing environments. While data staging and in-situ/in-transit data processing have emerged as attractive approaches for supporting these extreme scale workflows, the increasing heterogeneity of the storage hierarchy, coupled with increasing data volumes and complex and dynamic data access/exchange patterns, are impacting the effectiveness of this approach. In this talk I will discuss these challenges and explore how autonomic runtime techniques are being explored to address them. I will then present autonomic policies as well as cross layer mechanisms that are part of DataSpaces, an extreme scale data staging service. This research is part of the DataSpaces project at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute.

About the speaker:

Manish Parashar is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Rutgers University. He is also the founding Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2). He is currently on an IPA appointment at the National Science Foundation. His research interests are in the broad areas of Parallel and Distributed Computing and Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering. Manish is the founding chair of the IEEE Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC), Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He has received a number of awards for his research and leadership, and is Fellow of AAAS, Fellow of IEEE/IEEE Computer Society and ACM Distinguished Scientist. For more information please visit

Challenges and Opportunities in Heterogeneous Computing – Applications Perspective

Umit Catalyurek
Professor and Associate Chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


Heterogeneity in computing has been with us for a long time, and it is here to stay for a foreseeable future too. In this talk, with some diverse set of application examples, ranging from histopathology image analysis to graph analytics, we will discuss the challenges of application developers for developing efficient, scalable and maintainable applications for heterogeneous systems, and associated opportunities for systems researchers in this field.

About the speaker:

Ümit V. Çatalyürek is currently a Professor and the Associate Chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in Computer Engineering and Information Science from Bilkent University, Turkey, in 2000, 1994 and 1992, respectively. Dr. Çatalyürek is a Fellow of IEEE, member of ACM and SIAM, and the elected Chair for IEEE TCPP for 2016-2019, and Vice-Chair for ACM SIGBio for 2015-2018 term. Dr. Çatalyürek currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Parallel Computing, and as an editorial board member for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing. He also serves on the program committees and organizing committees of numerous international conferences. Dr. Çatalyürek is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award and is the primary investigator of several awards from the NSF, DTRA, DoE, and NIH.  He has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, invited book chapters and papers. His main research areas are in parallel computing, combinatorial scientific computing and biomedical informatics. More information about Dr. Çatalyürek and his research group can be found at


IEEE IPDPS 2017 is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, through the Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP), and is held in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committees on Computer Architecture (TCCA) and Distributed Processing (TCDP), and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH).

HCW 2018 is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and by IEEE IPDPS 2018.

U.S. Office of Naval Research

IEEE Computer Society, through the Technical Committee on Parallel Processing


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