International Workshop on Exploitation of high performance Heterogeneous Architectures and Accelerators

(WEHA 2017)


As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017) or

Genoa, Italy

Submission Deadline: April 20, 2017

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

July 17 – July 21, 2017


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 may 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 and design of high performance heterogeneous architectures. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. 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 via email to the workshop organizers at and Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

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 2017 conference to present the paper 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 2017 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 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: ------------------------------------------- April 20, 2017

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 30, 2017

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- May 11, 2017

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 17 – 21, 2017


Ramón Doallo Biempica

Facultade de Informática, Universidade da Coruña (UDC)

Campus de Elviña, s/n, A Coruña, Spain

Phone: +34 881 011 220, ext. 1220

Fax: +34-981-167160


Jorge González-Domínguez

Facultade de Informática, Universidade da Coruña (UDC)

Campus de Elviña, s/n, A Coruña, Spain

Phone: +34-981-167000, ext. 6076

Fax: +34-981-167160


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2017 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2017 Proceedings.

  • Basilio B. Fraguela, Universidade da Coruña, Spain

  • Nicolás Guil, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

  • Jan C. Kässens, Christian Albrechts Universität-Kiel, Germany

  • Yongchao Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia, USA

  • Enrique S. Quintana Ortí, Universidad Jaime I, Spain

  • Bertil Schmidt, Johannes Gutenberg Universität-Mainz, Germany

  • Federico Silla, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

  • Lars Wienbrandt, Christian Albrechts Universität-Kiel, Germany

  • TBA, TBA

(* Committee formation 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.