Call For Papers

The third edition of ESPM2 workshop, being proposed to be held as a full-day meeting with the Supercomputing (SC'2017) conference in Denver, Colorado, focuses on programming models and runtimes for extreme scale systems. Next generation extreme scale systems will support high concurrency, multi-level hierarchy and heterogeneity, high performance networks and accelerator based computing. This event will serve as a forum for discussion in the areas of programming models and runtimes, language design, compilers, and application development. It will provide a timely forum for scientists and engineers to present the latest ideas and findings in these rapidly evolving areas. The workshop will focus primarily on innovative approaches in the areas of emerging programming models for large-scale parallel systems and many-core architectures.

Topics of interest to the ESPM2 workshop include (but are not limited to):

  • New programming models, languages and constructs for exploiting high concurrency and heterogeneity
  • Experience with and improvements for existing parallel languages and run-time environments such as:
    • MPI
    • PGAS (OpenSHMEM, UPC, CAF, Chapel, UPC++, etc.)
    • Directive-based programming (OpenMP, OpenACC)
    • Asynchronous Task-based models (Charm++, OCR, Habanero, Legion, X10, HPX, etc)
    • Hybrid MPI+X models
    • BigData (Hadoop, Spark, etc), and
    • Deep Learning (Caffe, Microsoft CNTK, Google TensorFlow)
  • Parallel compilers, programming tools, and environments
  • Software and system support for extreme scalability including fault tolerance
  • Programming environments for heterogeneous multi-core systems and accelerators such as KNL, OpenPOWER, ARM, GPUs, FPGAs, MICs and DSPs

Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient background material to make them accessible to the broader community.

Important Dates

Technical paper submission deadlineSeptember 11th, 2017 (11:59 PM, AoE)
Author notificationOctober 7th, 2017
Camera-ready deadlineOctober 13th, 2017 (11:59 PM, AoE)
WorkshopSunday, November 12th, 2017

Submission Information

Abstracts and papers need to be submitted via the EasyChair conference system.

Submissions should not exceed 8 pages using ACM format with 10pt font. Each submission must be a single PDF file.

Submissions must be ACM formatted:

  • ACM SigHPC will publish the workshop proceedings which will be available through the ACM Digital Library
  • The papers must contain original content and should not have been previously published or submitted to a peer-reviewed journal/conference
  • Papers must be submitted in PDF format (readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and higher) and formatted for 8.5" x 11" (U.S. Letter).
  • The manuscript should be formatted according to ACM format (see

At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a participant of the workshop and present the paper at the workshop, in order to have the paper published in the proceedings.

Organizing Committee

Program Chairs

Program Committee