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7th ICCS/ALCHEMY track on Heterogeneous Computing
Quinta-feira, 31 Janeiro 2019

7th ALCHEMY Track, as part of ICCS 2019

12-14th June, 2019, Faro, Algarve, Portugal


Architecture, Languages, Compilation and Hardware support for EMerging and Heterogeneous sYstems




Submission deadline: 31 January, 2019


The International Conference on Computational Science is an annual conference that brings together researchers and scientists from mathematics and computer science as basic computing disciplines, researchers from various application areas who are pioneering computational methods in sciences such as physics, chemistry, life sciences, and engineering, as well as in arts and humanitarian fields, to discuss problems and solutions in the area, to identify new issues, and to shape future directions for research.


ICCS is an A-rank conference in the CORE classification.

All accepted papers will be included in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.



Call for Papers



The future aims toward increasing parallelism and heterogeneity of systems to tackle the so-called power-wall while permitting a roadmap of increased performance. Several challenges rise for programming such systems. The ALCHEMY workshop goal is to show some of these relevant challenges and finding ways to tackle them, while permitting programmers to focus on important part of application designs and letting compilers or runtime optimization do most of the work toward good performance.


ALCHEMY is the track of ICCS addressing new distributed and parallel systems for compute-intensive applications, including heterogeneous aspects. It is also a good place of exchange between the traditional HPC domain of research and all the emerging HPES (High-Performance Embedded Systems) domain, since the programming issues are mostly the same, with a relatively high cost of communication and the difficulty to program hundreds of cores often under performance and power usage constraints.


Original high quality submission are encouraged on all topics related to parallel and distributed programming issues including (but not limited to):






* High-level Programming

* Programming models and languages

* Compilers for programming languages

* Runtime generation for parallel programming

* Handling heterogeneity in parallel and distributed systems


* Operational research and optimizations

* Application, runtime, system and hardware sizing

* Task scheduling

* Task placement, application mapping


* System and runtime

* New operating systems, dedicated OS

* Dedicated runtimes

* Shared memory, data consistency models and protocols


* Hardware architecture

* Architecture support for massive parallelism management

* Specific or reconfigurable accelerators (use of FPGA), many-cores

* Enhanced communications

* New memory technologies (NVRAM)


* Security

* Accelerators for security

* Crypto systems


* In-situ systems and user experiments

* User feedback on existing architectures

* Heterogeneous integration within HPC systems (micro-servers)

* Coping with heterogeneity at the user level






The manuscripts of 10-14 pages, written in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS templates, should be submitted electronically via EasyChair. Templates are available for download in EasyChair horizontal menu “Templates”. Papers must be based on unpublished original work and must be submitted to ICCS only. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All accepted papers will be included in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series and indexed by Scopus, EI Engineering Index, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in ISI Web of Science), and several other indexing services.


Please use the ICCS submission system hosted by EasyChair and select the Architecture, Languages, Compilation and Hardware support for Emerging and Heterogeneous sYstems track.



General Chair




Stéphane LOUISE, CEA, LIST, France



Program Chair






Program Committee



(to be extended)


Giovanni AGOSTA, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Jeronimo CASTRILLON, CFAED, TU Dresden, Germany

Camille COTI, Université de Paris-Nord, France


Vianney LAPOTRE, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France

Stéphane LOUISE, CEA, LIST, France

Marco MATTAVELLI, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Raymond NAMYST, INRIA, Université de Bordeaux, France

Eric PETIT, Intel, France

Erwan PIRIOU, CEA, LIST, France

Antoniu POP, University of Manchester, UK

Mario PORRMANN, CITEC, Universität Bielefeld, Germany

Jason RIEDY, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Johanna SEPULVEDA, Institute for Security in Information Technology, TU Munich, Germany