The 6th International Workshop on 
Advances in Parallel Programming Models and Frameworks for the
 Multi-/Many-core Era
(APPMM 2018)


As part of
The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018)
July 16 – 20, 2018
Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: April 12, 2018 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters

With multi- and many-core based systems, performance increase on the microprocessor side will continue according to Moore's Law, at least in the near future.  However, as the number of cores and the complexity of on-chip memory hierarchies increases, performance limitations due to slow memory access are expected to get worse, making it hard for users to fully exploit the theoretically available performance.  In addition, the increasingly sophisticated design of compute clusters, based on the use of accelerator components (GPGPUs by AMD and NVIDIA, Intel Xeon Phi, integrated GPUs etc.) add further challenges to achieving efficient programming of many-core-based HPC  and high-end embedded systems.  

Therefore, compute and data intensive tasks can only benefit from the hardware's full potential, if both processor and architecture features are taken into account at all stages - from the early algorithmic design, via appropriate programming models, up to the final implementation. 

The APPMM Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Novel programming models and associated frameworks, or extensions of existing programming models, to ease offloading and parallelization of computation to multi- and many-cores. 
  • Compiler, runtime and parallelization approaches to optimally exploit specific features of heterogeneous hardware (e.g., hierarchical communication layout, NUMA, scratchpad memory, accelerators, etc.) and to maximize performance, energy and other relevant metrics in many-core operation.
  • Architecture-assisted software design. Novel architectural concepts to boost software execution and to overcome scalability issues of current multi- and many-core systems. Hardware-assisted runtime environment services (e.g., synchronization, custom memory hierarchies, etc.)
  • Concepts for exploiting emerging vector extensions of instruction sets.
  • Software engineering, code optimization, and code generation strategies for parallel systems with multi- and many-core processors. 
  • Tools for performance and memory behavior analysis (including cache simulation) for parallel systems with multi- and many-core processors.
  • Performance modeling and performance engineering approaches for multi-thread and multi-process applications.
  • Application parallelization use cases, benchmarking and benchmark suites. Hardware-aware, compute- and memory-intensive simulations of real-world problems in computational science and engineering (for example, from applications in electrical, mechanical, civil, or medical engineering).
  • Manycore-aware approaches for large-scale parallel simulations in both implementation and algorithm design, including scalability studies. 

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Many-core computing, modeling and algorithms. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to  for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have.  Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Workshop paper submission site at  Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. 

Conference Policies
Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2018 conference to present the paper at the Workshop as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages. 

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2018 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the Workshop, please contact the workshop organizers. 


Paper Submissions: -------------------------------------------  April 12, 2018 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 26, 2018
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- May 11, 2018
Conference Dates:  -------------------------------------------- July 16 – 20, 2018 


Mathias Bourgoin 
    LIFO - Université d'Orléans
    Orléans, France
    Phone: +33 (0)2 38 41 70 11
    Fax:     +33 (0)2 38 41 71 37

Andrea Marongiu 
    Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI)
    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Phone: +39 051 209 3409
    Fax:     +39 

Sylvain Jubertie
    LIFO - Université d'Orléans 
    Orléans, France
    Phone:  +33 (0) 2 38 49 58 57
    Fax:      +33 (0) 2 38 41 71 37 

Giuseppe Tagliavini
    Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi"
    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Phone:  +39 051 20 9 2757
    Fax:      +39  

International Program Committee*:  
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 Proceedings. 
  • Victor Allombert, Université d'Orleans, France
  • Mahwish Arif, Queen's University Belfast, North Ireland
  • Paolo Burgio, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Alessandro Capotondi, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Marco Danelutto, Università di Pisa, Italy
  • Joel Falcou, Université Paris Sud, France
  • Bjoern Forsberg, ETHZ - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Lionel Lacassagne, Sorbonne University, France
  • Dimitra Papagiannopoulou, University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
  • Issam Said, NVIDIA, California, USA
  • Maria A. Serrano, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain
  • Michal Sojka, Czech technical university - Prague, Czech Republic
  • TBA, TBA

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL:  or  or contact one of the Conference's organizers.