WOLFHPC: Fourth International Workshop on
Domain-Specific Languages and High-Level Frameworks for High Performance Computing

November 17, 2014

Full-day workshop in conjunction with

SC14: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Held in cooperation with ACM SIGHPC


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Workshop Description

Multi-level heterogeneous parallelism and deep memory hierarchies in current and emerging computer systems make their programming for high-performance applications very difficult. The task is made more challenging by the changing landscape of system architecture mandated by power and micro-architecture considerations. Domain-specific languages (DSLs) and high-level frameworks (HLFs) provide convenient abstractions, shielding application developers from much of the complexity and variability of explicitly programming in standard programming languages like C/C++/Fortran. Effective design of such abstractions for the high-performance computing context requires close interaction between researchers developing such languages and frameworks and domain experts with a deep understanding of the problem to be solved.

While a number of other venues exist that address domain-specific languages and high-level programming abstractions, none of them focus on the challenges to performance optimization and implementation on parallel systems. This workshop seeks to bring together developers and users of DSLs and HLFs to identify challenges and discuss solution approaches for their effective implementation and use on a variety of platforms, including massively parallel systems.

We solicit submissions on all aspects relating to domain-specific languages and high-level frameworks for the HPC context, including, but not limited to, the design, implementation, evaluation, or use of:

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be two or more pages in pdf format but less than 10 pages (all inclusive) and follow ACM conference formatting guidelines. In addition to new ideas, experience stories, challenges faced, and overview of prior work are encouraged.

At least one of the authors of each accepted submission is expected to attend and present at the workshop. The final manuscripts of papers will be archived in co-operation with ACM SIGHPC.

Submissions can be made online at easychair.

Important Dates

Submission deadline : 31 Aug 2014
Author notification : 20 Sep 2014 21 Sep 2014
Copyright due: 8 Oct 2014
Final papers due : 10 Oct 2014 9 Oct 2014
WOLFHPC workshop : 17 Nov 2014

Workshop Organization

Organizing Committee

Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
J. (Ram) Ramanujam, Louisiana State University
P. (Saday) Sadayappan, The Ohio State University

Program Committee

Gagan Agrawal, The Ohio State University
Muthu Baskaran, Reservoir Labs
Brad Chamberlain, Cray
Anthony Danalis, University of Tennessee Knoxville
James Dinan, Intel
Anshu Dubey, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Franz Franchetti, Carnegie Mellon University
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama
Jeff Hammond, Intel Labs
Paul H.J. Kelly, Imperial College London
Rishi Khan, Extreme Scale Solutions
Milind Kulkarni, Purdue University
Christian Lengauer, University of Passau
Wenjing Ma, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kamesh Madduri, Penn State University
Bryan Marker, University of Texas at Austin
Pat McCormick, Los Alamos National Lab
Manu Shantharam, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Xipeng Shen, College of William & Mary
Didem Unat, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Yonghong Yan, University of Houston


Please contact the program chairs at: wolfhpc14@easychair.org