Workshop 03-WEHA

International Workshop on Exploitation of Hardware Accelerators

(WEHA 2014)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014) or

July 21 – July 25, 2014

The Savoia Hotel Regency

Bologna, Italy

Extended Submission Deadline: March 31, 2014

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


The hardware accelerators (GPUs, co-Processors, FPGAs, ...) have become a fundamental component for computationally demanding disciplines such as realistic 3D computer graphics and high-performance scientific computing. The use of these accelerators for General-Purpose computation allow applications to achieves speedups and energy gains of orders of magnitude vs. optimized (single-core) CPU implementations. They have become powerful, capable, and inexpensive coprocessors useful for a wide variety of computation.

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, including hardware architecture, software tools, and applications.

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

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

  • Novel Accelerator Architectures

  • Languages and Compilers for Hardware Accelerators

  • Libraries and Tools to Simplify the Programming of Hardware Accelerators

  • Manual and Automatic Optimization Techniques

  • Application Development Experience

  • Benchmarking of Hardware Accelerators

  • Modeling and Performance Prediction for Hardware Accelerators

  • Application-specific Acceleration Hardware/Software

  • Case Studies


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to exploitation of hardware accelerators. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author(s) is responsible for correspondence must be indicated. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

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

Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2014 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 to be published as ISBN proceedings by the IEEE and will be available online through IEEE Digital Library and indexed by major indexing services accordingly (e.g., EI indexing).

A planned special issue of the Journal Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience will be available for selected papers of the workshop. Best papers will be invited to submit an extended version.

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


Extended Paper Submissions: -------------------------- March 31, 2014

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------- April 15, 2014

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----- May 12, 2014

Conference Dates: ------------------------------------- July 21 – 25, 2014


Andrea Bartolini

MicrelLab (DEI) - University of Bologna, Italy

Phone: +39

Fax: +39


Carlo Cavazzoni

SuperComputing Applications and Innovation (SCAI) - CINECA, Bologna, Italy

Phone: +39 051 6171 595

Fax: +39


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS. 2014.

  • Matthias Gries, Germany Microprocessor Lab, Intel Labs, Germany

  • Germain Haugou, STMicroelectronics, Grenoble, France

  • Andrea Marongiu, University of Bologna, Italy

  • Hans Pabst, Intel Corp. - Zurich, Switzerland

  • Francesco Paterna, University of California - San Diego, California, USA

  • Martino Ruggiero, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

  • TBA, TBA

(*TPC 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.