Call for Position Papers

Workshop on Modeling & Simulation of Systems and Applications
August 12-14, 2015 ♦ University of Washington, Seattle

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Meeting the performance, energy-efficiency, and resilience requirements of systems and applications at all scales—from embedded to exascale—will require rapid, accurate, and dynamic evaluations of trade-offs. To provide these capabilities, significant advances in predictive modeling and simulation methods are required. Models are key tools in the area of application/system co-design. As applications and systems evolve, models must be able to track complex changes, predicting the impact of design choices for both hardware and software. While today’s methods tend to focus on application performance as the primary metric of concern, modeling methods must evolve to consider performance, power consumption, and reliability in concert. It is critical to develop tools and techniques that will allow modeling capability to spread into the larger computational science community, where it will have the greatest possible impact. Simulation and emulation capabilities also must expand along multiple directions, including scalability improvements, interoperability, potential additional dimensions for co-design (such as thermal), support for system design (from embedded to the extreme scale), and interfaces with modeling tools.

To promote such advancements, we are soliciting community input in the form of abstracts that describe and/or propose new techniques and tools for the co-design of performance, power, and reliability modeling and simulation for extreme-scale computing. If accepted, the abstract’s author(s) will be invited to offer presentations or posters at the 2015 ModSim Workshop.

Submitted abstracts must address the area of integrated modeling and simulation of performance, power, and reliability of systems and applications. To be considered for a paper or poster, novel techniques, ideas, and tools described in the abstract must address unified modeling of, at least, two aspects of the performance/power/reliability triad.


Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words. The ModSim Workshop Organizing Committee will review these abstracts and invite selected contributors to participate in the workshop to be held August 12-14, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Once extended, the invitation will specify whether a presentation or poster is required. Responsive submissions will be made public via the workshop website, and selected papers may be included in a post-workshop proceedings (pending final publication decision).

Submission Due Date: Monday, June 01, 2015 Now Closed.
The Organizing Committee will send notifications on acceptance to authors by Wednesday, July 01, 2015.
All authors of accepted papers and posters have been notified.

The 2014 ModSim workshop report can be downloaded here.