7th International Workshop on Computer Systems and Architectures (CSA'19)

To be held in conjunction with CANDAR'19.

The main goal of this workshop is to provide a timely forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques and research in the field of computer systems and architectures.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Computer hardware: logic circuits, memory systems, I/O systems, supercomputers, FPGA, multi-core processors, computer terminals,
  • VLSI computers: VLSI architectures, microcomputers, memory, SoC, NoC, multiprocessors
  • Computer systems: Next-generation computers, parallel processing systems, grid, PC clusters, distributed systems, embedded systems, autonomous system, computer communication, operation and maintenance control, storage systems, embedded systems, IoT, industrial systems, network-connected home appliances, smart home appliances
  • System software: operating systems, databases, language processors, compilers
  • Application software: computer graphics, CAD, production management systems, simulation
  • Computer networks: network interfaces, communication mechanism software, cloud computing
  • Computing techniques: edge computing, reconfigurable computing, approximate computing, machine learning, high performance computing, real-world computing, real-time processing

Special Session on on Large-scale HPC Application Modernization (LHAM)

We plan to organize CSA special session on Large-scale HPC Application Modernization (LHAM).

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.

Submission to special session

Please select ``Special session on LHAM'' if a paper is intended to submit to the special session on LHAM.

Paper format

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

Submission Instruction


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.

Important dates

Please see Schedule for the workshop abstract submission due and the workshop paper submission due.


Workshop co-chair

  • Akira Asato, Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Hiroyuki TAKIZAWA, Tohoku University (LHAM)

Program co-chair

  • Akihiro Fujii, Kogakuin University (LHAM)
  • Koji Nakano, Hiroshima University
  • Takeshi Ohkawa, Tokai University
  • Kanemitsu Ootsu, Utsunomiya University

Program Committee

  • Muhammad Alfian Amrizal (Tohoku University)
  • Ritu Arora (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • Naoki Fujieda (Aichi Institute of Technology)
  • Keiichiro Fukazawa (Kyoto University)
  • Masaru Fukushi (Yamaguchi University)
  • Masahiro Goshima (Information Systems Architecture Science Research Division, National Institute of Informatics)
  • Andreas Grapentin (Hasso Plattner Institute)
  • Mikio Hashimoto (Corporate R&D Center, Toshiba Corporation)
  • Akihiro Hayashi (Rice University)
  • Hidetsugu Irie (The University of Tokyo)
  • Hideyuki Kawashima (University of Tsukuba)
  • Mutsumi Kimura (Ryukoku University)
  • Ryohei Kobayashi (University of Tsukuba)
  • Michihiro Koibuchi (National Institute of Informatics)
  • Kazuhiko Komatsu (Tohoku University)
  • Atsushi Kubota (Hiroshima City University)
  • Kiyoshi Kumahata (RIKEN AICS)
  • Seyong Lee (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Shinobu Miwa (The University of Electro-Communications)
  • Takashi Miyoshi (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.)
  • Takashi Nakada (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Hironori Nakajo (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
  • Yasuhiko Nakashima (NAIST)
  • Takeshi Nanri (Kyushu University)
  • Hiroaki Nishi (Keio University)
  • Shugo Ogawa (Hitachi, Ltd.)
  • Masao Okita (Osaka University)
  • Max Plauth (Hasso Plattner Institute)
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto (The University of Tokyo)
  • Yukihiro Sasagawa (Socionext Inc.)
  • Ryota Shioya (The University of Tokyo)
  • Reiji Suda (The University of Tokyo)
  • Jubee Tada (Yamagata University)
  • Daisuke Takahashi (University of Tsukuba)
  • Hiroyuki Tomiyama (Ritsumeikan University)
  • Tomoaki Ukezono (Fukuoka University)
  • Vadim Voevodin (RCC MSU)
  • Cheng Wang (University of Houston)
  • Celimuge Wu (The University of Electro-Communications)
  • Akimasa Yoshida (Meiji University)