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February 1, 2012 - HAC 2012 (1st International Workshop on Heterogeneous Architectures and Computing)

1st International Workshop on Heterogeneous Architectures and Computing HAC2012 Madrid, Spain, 10-13 July, 2012
When Feb 01, 2012
from 12:00 AM to 11:05 PM
Where Madrid, Spain
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1st International Workshop on Heterogeneous Architectures and Computing


Madrid, Spain, 10-13 July, 2012


In conjunction with the

10th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications

(ISPA 2012)

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2012



High performance computing (HPC) has significantly evolved during the last decades. The remarkable evolution of networks, the raise of multi-core technology and the use of hardware accelerators have made it possible to integrate up to hundreds of thousands cores into the current petaflop machines. This scenario has led to the emergence of massively parallel and heterogeneous systems composed of a variety of different types of computational units, such as distributed environments composed of multicore nodes some of which include hardware accelerators, like GPUs or FPGAs.

However, the design and implementation of efficient parallel algorithms for heterogeneous systems is still a very important challenge. The diverse architectures, interconnection networks, parallel programming paradigms as well as the presence of system heterogeneity have a pervasive impact on algorithm performance and scalability.

The traditional parallel algorithms, programming environments and development tools as well as theoretical models are not applicable to the high performance parallel heterogeneous systems currently available. Therefore, we need a thorough analysis of these new systems to propose new ideas, innovative algorithms and tools, as well as theoretical models for modeling and working properly and efficiently with heterogeneous clusters.

The 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 networks.


Authors are invited to submit papers of original and unpublished research in all areas related to parallel algorithms, tools and applications for heterogeneous and reconfigurable architectures, including multi-cores, and hardware accelerators like FPGAs and GPUs.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

*      Parallel programming paradigms and tools for Heterogeneous Systems

*      Parallel heterogeneous architectures

*      Parallel algorithms for efficient problem solving on heterogeneous platforms

*      Performance and scalability models for heterogeneous architectures

*      Parallel and distributed algorithms

*      High performance reconfigurable architectures

*      Fault tolerance on heterogeneous environments

*      Resource allocation and scheduling

*      Load balancing for heterogeneous environments

*      Communication performance models for high performance heterogeneous systems

*      Cluster, Grid and Cloud computing

*      Ubiquitous computing

*      Applications on heterogeneous parallel systems

*      Interconnection networks

*      Runtime support for parallel environments

*      High performance reconfigurable computing

*      Tools and libraries for developing parallel applications on heterogeneous systems

*      Task and communication scheduling

*      Task coordination and workflow


Submissions should not exceed 8 pages in IEEE CS proceedings paper format, including tables and figures. All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the workshop and present the work. Submissions will be conducted electronically on the conference website.


Workshop Chair:

Jose Luis Bosque, University of Cantabria, Spain.

Ramón Beivide, University of Cantabria, Spain.

Steering Committee:

Fernando Vallejo, University of Cantabria, Spain.

Carmen Martínez, University of Cantabria, Spain.

Enrique Vallejo, University of Cantabria, Spain.

Esteban Stafford, University of Cantabria, Spain.

Rafael Menéndez, University of Cantabria, Spain.

Emilio Castillo, University of Cantabria, Spain.

Cristóbal Camarero, University of Cantabria, Spain.

Pablo Fuentes, University of Cantabria, Spain.

Steering Committee:

Please visit the workshop web page.

Important dates:

Paper submission: February 1st, 2012

Author Notification: March 28th, 2012

Camera-ready: April 15th, 2012


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