Workshop 07-APMM

2nd International Workshop on New Algorithms and

Programming Models for the Manycore Era

(APMM 2012)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2012) or

July 2 – July 6, 2012

Madrid, Spain

Extended Submission Deadline: March 12, 2012

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


With multi- and many-core based systems, performance increase on the microprocessor side will continue according to Moore's Law, at least in the near future. However, the already existing performance limitations due to slow memory access are expected to get worse with multiple cores on a chip, and complex hierarchies of cache memory will make it hard for users to fully exploit the theoretically available performance. In addition, the increasingly hybrid and hierarchical design of compute clusters and high-end supercomputers, as well as the use of accelerator components (Cell BE or GPGPUs, e.g.) add further challenges to efficient programming in HPC applications.

Therefore, compute and data intensive tasks can only benefit from the hardware's full potential, if both processor and architecture features are taken into account at all stages - from the early algorithmic design, via appropriate programming models, up to the final implementation.

The Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Hardware-aware, compute- and memory-intensive simulations of real-world problems in computational science and engineering (for example, from applications in electrical, mechanical, civil, or medical engineering).

    • Manycore-aware approaches for large-scale parallel simulations in both implementation and algorithm design, including scalability studies.

    • Parallelisation on HPC platforms; esp. platforms with hierarchical communication layout, multi-/many-core platforms, NUMA architectures, or accelerator components (Intel MIC, Cell BE, GPU, Tilera, FPGA).

    • Parallelisation with appropriate programming models and tool support for multi-core and hybrid platforms.

    • Software engineering, code optimisation, and code generation strategies for parallel systems with multi-core processors.

    • Tools for performance and cache behavior analysis (including cache simulation) for parallel systems with multi-core processors.

    • Performance modelling and peformance engineering approaches for multi-thread and mutli-process applications.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to . Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at and

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2012 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Extended Paper Submissions Deadline: --------------------- March 12, 2012

Acceptance Notification: --------------------------------- March 28, 2012

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----------------- April 25, 2012

Conference Dates: ------------------------------------- July 2 – 6, 2012


Alexander Heinecke

Technische Universität München, Germany

Phone: +49 89 289 18619

Fax: +49 89 289 18607


Dr. Harald Koestler

Universität Erlangen-Nürernberg, Germany

Phone: +49 9131 85 28359

Fax: +49 9131 85 28928


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2012.

  • Michael Bader, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

  • Rainer Buchty, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany

  • Alfredo Buttari, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Toulouse, France

  • Karl Fuerlinger, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

  • Sverker Holmgren, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • Michael Klemm, Intel GmbH, Germany

  • Stefan Lankes, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • Ioan Lucian Muntean, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Carsten Trinitis, Technische Universität München, Germany

  • Richard Vuduc, Georgia Tech, Georgia, USA

  • Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, Germany

  • Jan-Philipp Weiss, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany

  • Gerhard Wellein, Regional Computing Center Erlangen, Germany

(*To be announced shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at or contact one of the Conference's organizers.

If you have any questions about the HPCS 2012 conference paper submission, please contact Conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Voice: +1 (937) 681-0098, Email: