Call for Papers: PPHPS 2012 Conference

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Analysis of Performance and Power for Highly Parallel Systems
 Special issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
 This special issue will be focused on how performance and power
 properties of modern highly parallel systems can be analyzed using
 state-of-the-art modeling and analysis techniques, and real-world
 applications and tools.
 Complex, hierarchical architectures are now the standard for almost all
 highly parallel computer systems. Without a good grip on relevant
 performance limitations any optimization attempt is just a shot in the
 Hence, it is vital to fully understand the performance properties and
 bottlenecks that come about with clustered multi- & many-core,
 multi-socket nodes. Another crucial aspect of modern systems is the
 complex interplay between power constraints and the need for compute
 The challenges ahead are many-fold as systems scale in size. While
 parallelism is increasing, memory systems, interconnection networks,
 storage, and uncertainties in programming models all add to the
 complexities. More rapid realization of energy savings will require
 significant increases in measurement resolution and optimization
 techniques. The interplay between performance, power, and reliability
 also leads to complex trade-offs.
 Of particular interest are papers that identify and analyze novel ideas
 rather than providing incremental advances in the following areas:
   * Performance modeling techniques at core, socket, node, and system
   * State-of-the-art tools for analyzing performance and power
   * Novel techniques that enable power and/or energy optimizations
   * Experiences from current large-scale systems and applications
   * Analysis of future technologies that will provide improved energy
 Submission Guidelines
 Work that is submitted to this special issue must not have been
 previously published or currently being considered by other journal or
 conference venues. However, the papers that have been previously
 published with reputed conferences can be considered for publication in
 the special issue if they are substantially revised with at least 30%
 new content. Every submitted paper will receive at least three reviews.
 There is a 20 page max length limit (12 point single space, inclusive
 of figures and tables). Wiley has LaTeX templates that can be used by
 Either LaTeX or Word submissions will be accepted. Submissions should
 be made through Manuscript Central (
 cpe) and must refer to "PPHPS 2012 special issue" in step 4 of the
 submission process. The CCPE submission guidelines can be found at
 Please also note the additional instructions for submission to CCPE
 special issues at    
 Important Dates
 Submission deadline:        July 30th 2012     
 Notification of acceptance: September 16th 2012
 Final Papers due:           November 11th 2012 
 Final Decisions:            December 14th 2012 
 Special Issue Guest Editors
 Georg Hager        University of Erlangen, Germany           
 Darren J. Kerbyson Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
 Abhinav Vishnu     Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
 Gerhard Wellein    University of Erlangen, Germany           

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