The Third International Workshop on Extreme Scale Computing APplication Enablement - Modeling and Tools (ESCAPE)

to be held in conjunction with

The 15th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC 2013)

Zhangjiajie, China, Nov. 13-15, 2013

Silicon based technology has advanced in the past two decades as Moore's law predicted. A large number of computing cores, complex memory subsystems, and I/O devices are now packed onto modern VLSI chips such that the computational power per unit area has grown tremendously. To deliver petascale performance today, huge amounts of resources are being deployed via interconnected computing units, while programming languages and paradigms are being pushed beyond their initial designs to explore maximal parallel efficiency. As a consequence, work on application enablement has become an extremely challenging task. Furthermore, in the foreseeable future, exa- and higher scale computing systems are expected to incorporate even more massive numbers of multi-core processors and accelerators, such as the Graphics Processing Units (GPU) and co-processors Xeon Phi, which will pose critical challenges for enabling, optimizing and tuning applications on these systems. Therefore, there will be an increasingly urgent need to have efficient performance modeling, tuning, and enablement tools that address such challenges in extreme scale computing. 

The goal of this workshop is to promote community-wide discussion identifying the methodologies, analysis, and software tools, which can enable effective and scalable performance evaluation for extreme scale computing systems. We seek submissions of papers that invent new techniques, introduce new methodologies, propose new research directions and discuss approaches for unsolved issues.  In particular, contributions presenting novel, original work in all areas of GPU from hardware abstractions to specific applications in clouds are welcome.

The topics of this workshop are related to methodological aspects as well as practical of the application enablement in extreme scale computing. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013
Author Notification: September 1, 2013
Final Manuscript Due: September 15, 2013
Registration Due: September 15, 2013
Workshop Date: November 13-15, 2013

Submission Instructions

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent related developments. The length of the papers should not exceed 6 pages + 2 pages for overlength charges (IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, 10-point font), including figures and references. You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines.

Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be published in 10 SCI and EI indexed special issues, which will be shared by the IEEE HPCC 2013 conference and its symposiums and workshops. (Details)

At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper.

Submission Link:

Workshop Co-Chairs

I-Hsin Chung IBM Research, USA

Hai Jiang
Arkansas State University, USA

Che-Rung Lee  National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Workshop Committee

Abhinav Bhatele Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Bernd Mohr Julich Research Center, Germany

Ching-Hsien Hsu (Robert) Chung Hua University, Taiwan

Darren Kerbyson Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Felix Wolf RWTH Aachen University, Germany

James Sexton IBM Research, USA

Joe SC Wu American Online, USA

Martin Schultz Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Seetharami Seelam IBM Research, USA

Wyatt Spear University of Oregon, USA

Yun-Che Wang National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Hong An,
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Zhou Lei Shanghai University, China

Kuan-Ching Li Providence University, Taiwan

Xiaoming Li University of Delaware, USA

Yanqing Ji Gonzaga University, USA

Xiandong Meng Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Antonio Sanz Montemayor Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Jorg Peters University of Florida, USA

Phil Pratt-Szeliga Syracuse University, USA

Quan Qian Shanghai University, China

Meikang Qiu University of Kentucky, USA

Da-Qi Ren Ansys, USA

Xiaoying Wang Qinghai University, China

John Paul Walters University of Southern California, USA

Yinglong Xia IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Chao-Tung Yang Tunghai University, Taiwan

Zhifeng Yun Louisiana State University, USA

Zheng (Eddy) Zhang Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA


Please email inquiries concerning ESCAPE 2013 to: Dr. Che-Rung Lee (cherung AT gmail DOT com)