6th International Workshop on Large-scale HPC Application Modernization

This workshop is held as one of co-located workshops of CANDAR'18.

The code size and complexity of an HPC application inevitably increase for exploiting the system performance as well as for simulating physical phenomena more faithfully and precisely. We have to invest more time and effort in modernizing such a large-scale HPC application code whenever a new HPC system becomes available. As the complexity of HPC system architectures is also increasing today, there is a strong demand for streamlining HPC application modernization. The International Workshop on Large-scale HPC Application Modernization offers an opportunity to share practices and experiences of modernizing practical HPC application codes, and also discuss ideas and future directions for supporting the modernization.

In particular, we will focus on the following topics of interest, but not limited to:

  • Programming models, languages and frameworks for facilitating HPC software evolution and refactoring.
  • Algorithms and implementation methodologies for future-generation computing systems, including manycores and accelerators (GPUs, Xeon Phi, etc).
  • Automatic performance tuning techniques, runtime systems and domain-specific languages for hiding the complexity of underlying system architectures.
  • Practices and experiences on porting of legacy applications and libraries.

Paper format

  • Regular paper: 5-7 pages
  • Poster paper: 3-4 pages

Submission Instruction

Important dates

  • Abstract submission due: August 30, 2018.
  • Paper submission due : September 4, 2018.


The conference and workshop proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Service and submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL digital libraries. Also they are submitted for indexing through INSPEC, EI (Compendex), Thomson ISI, and other indexing services.


Special Issue

We plan to publish extended versions of selected papers from CANDAR'18 main conference and workshops. Please see Special Issue for the details.


Workshop PC Chair

  • Hiroyuki Takizawa, Tohoku University, Japan

Program Committee

  • Muhammad Alfian Amrizal, Tohoku University, Japan.
  • Ritu Arora, The University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  • Anshu Dubey, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
  • Ryusuke Egawa, Tohoku University, Japan.
  • Toshio Endo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
  • Keiichiro Fukazawa, Kyoto University, Japan.
  • Jing Gong, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • José Gracia, High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Mary Hall, University of Utah, USA.
  • Akihiro Hayashi, Rice University, USA.
  • Shoichi Hirasawa, NII, Japan.
  • Fumihiko Ino, Osaka University, Japan.
  • Kazuhiko Komatsu, Tohoku University, Japan.
  • Atsushi Kubota, Hiroshima City University, Japan.
  • Kiyoshi Kumahata, RIKEN AICS, Japan.
  • Seyong Lee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.
  • Takeshi Nanri, Kyushu University, Japan.
  • Masao Okita, Osaka University, Japan.
  • Reiji Suda, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • Daisuke Takahashi, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Vadim Voevodin, RCC MSU, Russia.
  • Cheng Wang, University of Houston, USA.


E-mail: lham2018 .at. sc.cc.tohoku.ac.jp (replace “.at.” with “@” in the email address)