International Workshop on Exploitation of high performance Heterogeneous Architectures and Accelerators

(WEHA 2018)


As part of

The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) or

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


For the last years, we have seen significant changes in processor architectures to improve computing performance and to overcome the physical limitations of increasing the clock frequency. The importance of hardware accelerators (GPUs, co-processors, FPGAs, etc.) has rapidly increased, especially in the computationally demanding disciplines such as realistic 3D computer graphics and high-performance scientific computing. The use of these accelerators for General-Purpose computation achieves speedups of orders of magnitude versus optimized CPU implementations, as well as reduces energy requirements. They have become powerful, capable, and inexpensive co-processors useful for a wide variety of computation.

Moreover, it has become a common trend to see the development of clusters and supercomputers, where nodes include not only CPU cores but also accelerators. An efficient exploitation of these heterogeneous systems requires sharing the work among all available resources.

The aim of this workshop is to strongly encourage the exchange of experiences and knowledge in novel solutions exploiting and defining new trends in hardware accelerators and/or heterogeneous systems, including hardware architecture, resource management, software tools, and applications.

The authors of the papers selected for the workshop will be invited to submit extended versions of their manuscripts to be considered for publication in a journal special issue.

The WEHA Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Languages and Compilers for Hardware Accelerators

  • Programming Models for Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Resource Management of Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Libraries and Tools to Simplify the Programming of Hardware Accelerators and/or Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Manual and Automatic Performance Optimization Techniques for Hardware Accelerators and/or Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Application Development Experience on Hardware Accelerators and/or Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Benchmarking of Hardware Accelerators

  • Modeling and Performance Prediction for Hardware Accelerators and/or Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Application-specific Acceleration Hardware/Software

  • Algorithms and hardware architectures for reduced power, energy and heat

  • Accelerated Computing and Energy

  • Energy-Efficient Programming models for computing paradigms

  • Novel Accelerator and Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Case Studies related to Hardware Accelerators and/or Heterogeneous Architectures


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to exploitation of hardware accelerators and Energy-aware design of high performance heterogeneous architectures. 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: ------------------------------------------- 12 April 2018 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 01 May 2018

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 15 May 2018

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 16 – 20, 2018


Victor Viñals-Yúfera

Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Phone: +34 976 762 108

Fax: +34 976 761 914


Darío Suárez Gracia

Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Phone: +34 976 762 103

Fax: +34 976 761 419


Rubén Gran Tejero

Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Phone: +34 976 762 341

Fax: +34 976 761 419


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.

  • Shaizeen Aga, AMD Research, Santa Clara, California, USA

  • Jorge Albericio, Nvidia, California, USA

  • Rafael Asenjo Plaza, University of Malaga, Spain

  • Sandro Bartolini, University of Siena, Italy

  • Jose Luis Bosque, University of Cantabria, Spain

  • Benedict R. Gaster, University of West of England, U.K.

  • Mª Angeles González Navarro, University of Malaga, Spain

  • Maria Jesús Garzarán, Intel, Illinois, USA

  • Ulya Karpuzcu, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA

  • Tushar Kumar, Qualcomm Research, California, USA

  • Xavier Martorell, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • Aravind Natarajan, Qualcomm Research, California, USA

  • Tony Nowatzki, University of California-Los Angeles, California, USA

  • Jose Nunez-Yanez, University of Bristol, U.K.

  • Vasileios Papaefstathiou, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece

  • Javier Resano, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

  • Andres Rodriguez Moreno, University of Malaga, Spain

  • Alejandro Valero Breso, University of Zaragoza, Spain

  • María Villarroya Gaudó, University of Zaragoza, Spain

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.