The 27th International Conference on

Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT 2018)


October 27-31, 2018 - Limassol, Cyprus


Important Dates:



Call for papers: January 1, 2018  
Paper submission: April 15, 2018  
Author Response: June 4-6, 2018
Author Notification: June 20, 2018
Camera Ready: July 20, 2018

PACT 2018

Limassol, Cyprus, October 27-31

The purpose of PACT 2018 is to bring together researchers from architecture, compilers, applications and languages to present and discuss innovative research of common interest. PACT started as a Data Flow Workshop in conjunction with ISCA 1989 but quickly evolved into a unique venue at the intersection of classical parallel architecture and compilers.

Recently, PACT widened its scope to include insights useful for the design of machines and compilers from applications such as, but not limited to, machine learning, data analytics and computational biology. PACT solicits novel papers, workshops, tutorials, and entries to an ACM student research competition on a broad range of topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Parallel architectures and computational models
  • Compilers and tools for parallel computer systems
  • Multicore, multithreaded, superscalar, and VLIW architectures
  • Compiler/hardware support for hiding memory latencies
  • Support for correctness in hardware and software
  • Reconfigurable parallel computing
  • Dynamic translation and optimization
  • I/O issues in parallel computing and their relation to applications
  • Parallel programming languages, algorithms and applications
  • Middleware and run time system support for parallel computing
  • Application-specific parallel systems
  • Applications and experimental systems studies of parallel processing
  • Relevant aspects of distributed computing and mobile computing
  • Heterogeneous systems using various types of accelerators
  • Insights from modern parallel applications such as, but not limited to, machine learning, data analytics, and computational biology for the design of parallel architectures and compilers

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Limassol, Cyprus

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Submission Instructions And Proceedings

PACT 2018

PACT 2018 Paper Submissions: TBA

Submitted papers will be evaluated on technical merits and clarity of presentation. Papers must contain sufficient information and be organized in such a way that their technical contribution and significance can be understood by a wide audience of computer scientists.

Submitted papers must be original material that has not been previously published in another conference or journal, nor is currently under review by another conference or journal. Papers are to be submitted for double-blind review. This means that author names as well as hints of identity are to be removed from the submitted paper. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to formally submit their supporting materials to the Artifact Evaluation Committee. The task of this committee is to assess how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. Submission is voluntary. Papers that go through the artifact evaluation process successfully will receive a seal of approval which will be printed on the first page of the papers in the proceedings.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library or IEEE Xplore. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library or IEEE Xplore after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

Artifact Evaluation Process: Authors of accepted papers are invited to formally submit their supporting materials to the Artifact Evaluation process. This process is run by a separate committee whose task is to assess how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. Submission is voluntary. Papers that go through the Artifact Evaluation process successfully will receive a seal of approval printed on the papers themselves. Additional information TBA.
Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to make these materials publicly available upon publication of the proceedings, by including them as “source materials” in the ACM Digital Library.
For additional information regarding your artifact evaluation submission, please contact the Artifact Evaluation Chairs, Leonel Sousa (Technical University of Lisbon) or Trevor E. Carlson (National University of Singapore).

Paper submission instructions
Please make sure that your paper satisfies all of the following requirements before being submitted. Submissions not adhering to these submission guidelines will be rejected by the submission system.

  • The paper must have an abstract under 300 words.
  • The paper must be original material that has not been previously published in another conference or journal, nor is currently under review by another conference or journal. You may submit material presented previously at a workshop without copyrighted proceedings.
  • The submission is limited to eleven (11) pages in the IEEE 8.5" x 11" (US letter size paper) Two-Column Format using 10pt font. This page limit applies to all content NOT INCLUDING references, and there is no page limit for references. Your paper must print satisfactorily on both Letter paper (8.5"x11") and A4 paper (8.27"x11.69"). The box containing the text should be no larger than 6.5"x9" (16.5cm x 22.9cm). An example of latex template can be found in: TBA
  • Papers are to be submitted for double-blind review. Blind reviewing of papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by outside referees. Author names as well as hints of identity are to be removed from the submitted paper.
  • Use care in naming your files. Source file names, e.g., Joe.Smith.dvi, are often embedded in the final output as readily accessible comments. In addition, do not omit references to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer unable to grasp the context. Instead, if you are extending your own work, you need to reference and discuss the past work in third person, as if you were extending someone else's research.
  • We realize in doing this that for some papers it will still be obvious who the authors are. In this case, the submission will not be penalized as long as a concerted effort was made to reference and describe the relationship to the prior work as if you were extending someone else's research.
    For example, if your name is Joe Smith:
    "In previous work [1,2], Smith presented a new branch predictor for …. In this paper, we extend their work by …" Bibliography
    [1] Joe Smith, "A Parallel Architecture for …," Proceedings of PACT 2004.
    [2] Joe Smith, "A Compilation Technique for …," Proceedings of PACT 2005.
  • Your submission must be formatted for black-and-white printers and not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.
  • Please make sure that the labels on your graphs are readable without the aid of a magnifying glass.
  • Please number the pages.
  • The paper must be submitted in PDF. We cannot accept any other format, and we must be able to print the document just as we receive it. We suggest that you use only the four widely-used printer fonts: Times, Helvetica, Courier and Symbol.

Conflicts of Interest
To ensure a fair and high quality reviewing process we ask ALL authors of a submitted paper to register their conflicts on submission site. If a paper is found to have an undeclared conflict that causes a problem OR if a paper is found to declare false conflicts in order to abuse or game the review system, the paper may be rejected. Please declare a conflict of interest with the following people for any author of your paper. Do not limit yourself to only the PC members. A conflict occurs in the following cases:

  • Between adviser and advisee forever.
  • Between family members forever.
  • Between people who have collaborated in the last 5 years. This collaboration can consist of a joint research or development project, a joint paper, or when there is direct funding from the potential reviewer (as opposed to company funding) to an author of the paper. Co-participation in professional activities, such as tutorials or studies, is not cause for conflict. When in doubt, the author should check with the PC chair.
  • Between people from same institution or who were in the same institution in the last 5 years.
  • Between people whose relationship prevents the reviewer from being objective in his/her assessment. Service collaborations, such as co-authoring a report for a professional organization, serving on a program committee, or co-presenting tutorials, do not themselves create a conflict of interest. Co-authoring a paper that is a compendium of various projects with no true collaboration among the projects does not constitute a conflict among the authors of the different projects.

Camera-ready Submision
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Additional notes:
  • At least one author of each paper and poster needs to register for the conference - Registration link (TBA)
  • For any additional information regarding your submission, please contact the Submissions Chair, Paul Carpenter (BSC)



Workshop and Tutorials Submission
The 27th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT) is seeking proposals for workshops and tutorials to accompany the conference. We encourage members of the community to consider submitting proposals for workshops and tutorials that bring together researchers and practitioners working on research topics of interest to the PACT community.

  • Proposal Deadline: TBA
  • Acceptance Notification: TBA

All proposals should be no longer than one page, in PDF format and must provide the following information:
  • Workshop or tutorial name along with a brief 150 to 200-word abstract describing the event suitable for the conference web site.
  • If applicable, provide a description of past versions of the activity, including dates, organizers, submission and acceptance counts, attendance, and information with which conference the workshop/tutorial was co-located.
  • Brief rationale for the event and for co-locating with PACT.
  • Names and affiliations of main organizers and, where relevant, tentative composition of the committees (as complete as possible).
  • Event format, i.e., length of event (half-day or full-day), expected number of presented papers, invited talks, panels, demonstrations, number of days, etc.
  • Expected number of submissions and participants.
  • For workshops: In addition to the information above, please include a draft Call For Papers (CFP), as complete as possible and submission/reviewing deadlines (internal and external).

Proposals should be emailed to: Chris Fensch (Heriot-Watt University) or Miquel Pericàs (Chalmers University of Technology).

For additional information, clarification, or questions, please contact the Workshop/Tutorials Chairs, Chris Fensch (Heriot-Watt University) or Miquel Pericàs (Chalmers University of Technology).

Organizers

CONFERENCE CHAIRS and COMMITTEES
General Chair: Skevos Evripidou
  University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Program Chairs: Per Stenström
  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Michael O’Boyle
 University of Edinburgh, UK
ACM SRC Chair: Pedro Moura Trancoso
  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Artifact Evaluation Chairs: Leonel Sousa
  Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Trevor E. Carlson
  National University of Singapore
Finance Chair: Eraklis TBA
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Local Arrangements Chair: Giorgos Matheou
  University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Publications Chair: Michalis Loupis
  University of Applied Sciences in Central Greece, Greece
Publicity and Industrial Liaison Chairs: Albert Cohen
  INRIA, France
Jaejin Lee
  Seoul National University, South Korea
Cristina Silvano
  Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Registration Chair: Costas Kyriacou
  Frederick University, Cyprus
Student Travel Grant Chairs: Jennifer B. Sartor
  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Erik Altman
  IBM, USA
Tushar Krishna
  Georgia Tech, USA
Submissions Chair: Paul Carpenter
  Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Workshops and Tutorials Chairs: Chris Fensch
  Heriot-Watt University, UK
Miquel Pericàs
  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Website Chair: Andreas Diavastos
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
E-mail:

Steering Committee: Kemal Ebcioglu (Chair)  Global Supercomputing
Lawrence Rauchwerger (Vice Chair)  Texas A&M University
Ravi Iyer  Intel
David Padua  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ayal Zaks  Intel/Technion
Bilha Mendelson  Optitura
Erik Altman  IBM
Gabriel Silberman  Dell Research
Guang Gao  University of Delaware
Jean Luc Gaudiot  University of California
Mateo Valero  UPC Barcelona
Michel Cosnard  INRIA
Skevos Evripidou  University of Cyprus
Valentina Salapura  IBM
Vivek Sarkar  Rice University
Wen-Mei Hwu  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Yale Patt  University of Texas at Austin
Program Committee: David Black-Schaffer  Uppsala University, Sweden
Retuparna Das  University of Michigan, USA
Michel Dubois  University of Southern California, USA
Yasuko Eckert  AMD, USA
Murali Emani  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Maria Garzaran  Intel, USA
R. Govindarajan  Indian Institte of Science, India
David Gregg  Trinity College, Ireland
Rui Hou  Chinese Academy of Sciences, PRC
Ravi Iyer  Intel, USA
Alexandra Jimborean  Uppsala University, Sweden
David Kaeli  Northeastern University, USA
John Kim  KAIST, Korea
Andreas Moshovos  University of Toronto, Canada
Lena Olson  Google, USA
Santosh Pande  Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Vassilis Papaefsthatiou  FORTH/University of Crete, Greece
J. Ramanujam  Louisiana State University, USA
Bin Ren  College of William and Mary, USA
Bruno Rodin  University of Edinburgh, UK
Alberto Ros  University of Murcia, Spain
Valentina Salapur  IBM, USA
Jennifer B. Sartor  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
André Seznec  INRIA, France
Cristina Silvano  Polytechnico di Milano, Italy
Yan Solihin  North Carolina State University, USA
Uma Srinivasan  Twitter, USA
Zehra Sura  IBM, USA
Kenjiro Taura  University of Tokyo, Japan
Pedro Trancoso  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Zheng Wang  University of Lancaster, UK
Peng Wu  Huawei, USA
Pen-Chung Yew  University of Minnesota, USA
Qing Yi  University of Colorado, USA
External Review Committee:

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