Special Session: Auto-Tuning for Multicore and GPU (ATMG)

in Conjunction with the IEEE  MCSoC-12

The University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan
September 20-22, 2012


*** News
    June 19, 2012: ATMG Workshop Advance Program is opened.
    May 15, 2012: The paper submission due is extended to May 27, 2012.

*** Session Aim
Recent computer architectures and computer systems are getting complicated. Multicore processors and heterogeneous computing system, such as processors with accelerator, give programmers severe challenges to optimize the performance on their programs.
Auto-tuning is one of promising technologies to solve the performance issues on multicore and heterogeneous computing environments. Especially, several research works on methodology and software with auto-tuning facilities have been
conducted for numerical computations. Now, the areas of its adaptation are extending to wide areas in computer science field, such as embedded systems and exascale computing.

With the above background, this special session "Auto-Tuning for Multicore and GPU (ATMG)" makes a chance for discussing the state-the-art of auto-tuning research to the authors and audiences.

*** Topics of Interest
Papers are solicited in following areas of auto-tuning technologies for multicore and GPU computing, but not limited to:
   -Optimized Algorithms for Numerical Libraries
   -Automatic Code Generation and Empirical Compilation
   -Hybrid Programming for Threads and Processes
   -Communication Optimization
   -Mixed Precision and Accuracy Assurance for Numerical Computing
   -Power Consumption Optimization
   -Fault Tolerance

*** Important Dates
 - Full papers submission:  May 16, 2012  (23:59, JST) -> May 27, 2012  (23:59, JST)
 - Acceptance notification: May 30, 2012 -> June 8, 2012
 - Camera-ready papers:  June 22, 2012
 - MCSoC-12: September 20-22, 2012

*** Workshop Program
  ATMG Workshop Advance Program (June 19, 2012)  New!

*** Submission Guideline
The papers should be prepared according to the IEEE CS format, and no longer than 8 pages. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and will be evaluated based on originality, relevance to Session's theme, organization, and technical quality.
Submission of a paper implies that at least one of the authors will have a full registration to the symposium upon acceptance of the paper. Proceedings of the symposium will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.
All submitted papers to the ATMG should be submitted online. click here to submit online

*** Publication
All accepted papers in the special session will be published by IEEE CSP and
included to the IEEE digital Library.

*** Contact Person
Takahiro Katagiri
Information Technology Center, the University of Tokyo, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5841-2743
Fax:   +81-3-5841-2708

E-mail:  { katagiri (at) cc.u-tokyo.ac.jp } (Please replace "at" by @.)

*** Program Committee
PC Chair
Takahiro Katagiri, the University of Tokyo, Japan

PC Vice-Chair
Yusaku Yamamoto, Kobe University, Japan

Domingo Jimenez Canovas, University of Murcia, Spain
John Cavazos, University of Delaware, USA
Franz Franchetti, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Toshiyuki Imamura, the University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Hisayasu Kuroda, Ehime University, Japan
Naoya Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Satoshi Ohshima, the University of Tokyo, Japan
Serge G. Petiton, Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, France
Reiji Suda, the University of Tokyo, Japan
Daisuke Takahashi, Tsukuba University, Japan
Hiroyuki Takizawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Richard Vuduc, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

*** Financial Supports
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), Research on Software Foundations
for General Purpose Automatic Tuning Mechanisms

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Exa-scale Adaptation to Sparse
Iterative Library with Run-time Auto-tuning Facility