HPC-E5: Workshop on Extreme Data Parallel Processing, Exascale Systems Engineering and Energy Efficiency

in conjunction with SYNASC 2015
jointly organized with COST Action NESUS

23-24 September 2015


The purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the state-of-the-art in implementing the exascale system concept, and in particular in what concerns the engineering of such systems, the energy-aware algorithms and programming, as well as the capabilities enhancements for processing extreme data.

Furthermore, during the workshop the participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share the latest research in parallel and distributed high performance computing systems applied to scientific problems on modern computing platforms, including multicore and manycore architectures, GPGPUs, and clusters.


Specific topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fault-tolerant MPI and checkpointing
  • APIs for auto-tuning performance or energy
  • Metrics, analysis techniques and models for exascale systems
  • Non-conventional parallel programming
  • Inspection of data locality at exascale level
  • On-the-fly data analysis, data mining
  • Hardware resilient exascale storage
  • Big Data and HPC integrated software stack
  • Problem-solving environments for large data
  • Scalable scheduling enhancement with execution environment and data provisioning integration
  • Multi-criteria adaptive algorithms for heterogeneity- memory- and locality-awareness
  • Energy/power-aware implementations/algorithms
  • Energy/power-aware job dispatch tools.
  • Power-efficient numerical libraries
  • Benchmarks and mini-apps for new parallel programming models/languages
  • Runtime support for communication optimization: data-locality management, caching, and pre-fetching
  • Management and monitoring of runtime systems in dynamic environments.
  • APIs for auto-tuning performance or energy
  • Performance tools using programming model abstractions
  • Specific languages / language extensions or development frameworks for exascale programming
  • Interactive Data Exploration
  • Multicore/manycore architectures and GPU support for applications

Workshop Chairs:

  • Dana Petcu – West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Jesus Carretero – University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  • Ralf-Peter Mundani – Technische Universität München, Germany

Programme Committee:

  • Stergios Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • Nick Brown, EPCC, UK
  • Francisco De Sande, University de La Laguna, Spain
  • Anne C. Elster, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Jérôme Frisch, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Christos Kartsaklis, OAK Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Alexey Lastovetsky, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Svetozar Margenov, IICT – Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
  • Maria Martin, University of Coruna, Spain
  • Ioan Lucian Muntean, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Jean-Marc Pierson, University of Toulouse, IRIT, France
  • Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Doallo Ramón, University of Coruna, Spain
  • Thomas Rauber, University Bayreuth, Germany
  • Gudula Ruenger, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
  • Karolj Skala, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
  • Emil Slusanschi, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Roman Trobec, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • Roman Wyrzykowski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland


  • Call for papers: May 2015
  • Full paper submissions:  30 June 2015 14 July 2015
  • Notifications: 30 July 2015 3 August 2015
  • Registrations: 1 Sept 2015
  • Revised papers: 8 Sept 2015
  • Event: 23-24 Sept 2015
  • Publication in post-proceedings of SYNASC 2015: Jan 2016
  • Extended version of selected papers for SCPE: Feb 2016
  • Notifications: March 2016
  • Publication of selected papers in SCPE: April 2016

Submission system:

Papers presenting original results are welcomed.
The papers selected according to their evaluation for presentations and publication will be included in SYNASC proceedings, published by CPS (Conference Publishing Service).
The papers should have maximum 8 pages in CPS Format submitted in the Easychair account of SYNASC workshops available here. Details about the format is available on SYNASC 2015 pages.