Call for papers

Workshop theme

Heterogeneity is emerging as one of the most profound and challenging characteristics of today's parallel systems. From the macro level, where networks of distributed computers, composed of diverse node architectures, are interconnected with potentially heterogeneous networks, to the micro level, where deeper memory hierarchies and various accelerator architectures are increasingly common, the impact of heterogeneity on all computing tasks is increasing rapidly. Traditional parallel algorithms, programming environments and tools, designed for legacy homogeneous multiprocessors, will at best achieve a small fraction of the efficiency and the potential performance that we should expect from parallel computing in tomorrow's highly diversified and mixed environments. New ideas, innovative algorithms, and specialized programming environments and tools are needed to efficiently use these new and diversified parallel architectures. The HeteroPar workshop is intended to be a forum for researchers working on algorithms, programming languages, tools, and theoretical models aimed at efficiently solving problems on heterogeneous environments. It includes broad range of topics pertaining to high performance heterogeneous computing from heterogeneous parallel programming paradigms, and algorithms, models and tools for performance and energy optimization on heterogeneous platforms to fault tolerance of parallel computations on heterogeneous platforms.

Authors are encouraged to submit original, unpublished research or overviews on Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms. Manuscripts should be limited to 12 pages (including references) in Springer LNCS stylesheet and submitted through the EasyChair Conference/Workshops System. Accepted papers that are presented at the workshop will be published in revised form in a special Euro-Par Workshop Volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series after the Euro-Par conference. The minimum length of the papers to be included in the formal proceedings is 10 pages.

Special issue of Wiley's Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience journal

Authors of selected papers accepted for presentation at HeteroPar'2020 will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a Special Issue of Wiley's Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience journal.

Workshop scope

The topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Heterogeneous parallel programming paradigms and models;
  • Scheduling on heterogeneous resources;
  • Languages, libraries, and interfaces for different heterogeneous parallel programming models;
  • Performance models and their integration into the design of efficient parallel algorithms for heterogeneous platforms;
  • Parallel algorithms for heterogeneous and/or hierarchical systems, including manycores and hardware accelerators (e.g. FPGAs, GPUs, AI accelerators);
  • Parallel algorithms for efficient problem solving on heterogeneous platforms (e.g. numerical linear algebra, nonlinear systems, fast transforms, computational biology, data mining, artificial intelligence, multimedia);
  • Software engineering for heterogeneous parallel systems;
  • Real-world applications on heterogeneous platforms;
  • Algorithms, models and tools for energy optimization on heterogeneous platforms;
  • Multi-objective optimization of applications on heterogeneous platforms;
  • Integration of parallel and distributed computing on heterogeneous platforms;
  • Experience of porting parallel software from supercomputers to heterogeneous platforms;
  • Fault tolerance of parallel computations on heterogeneous platforms.