HiStencils 2014

HiStencils 2014

1st International Workshop on High-Performance Stencil Computations

January 21, 2014 | Vienna, Austria

In conjunction with HiPEAC 2014, January 20-22, 2014

HiPEAC 2014

Stencil computations are an important class of codes used in a variety of application domains ranging from image and video processing to simulation and computational science applied in several areas of natural science. With consumer devices and high-end systems becoming increasingly powerful, stencil computations are playing an increasingly important role in research and in applications alike. Today, real-world stencil codes are often hand-tuned which requires a huge amount of engineering effort given the variety of stencil codes in use. Therefore, simplifying the task of constructing stencil codes that deliver high performance has become an important topic in research.

HiStencils is a workshop focusing on stencil computations from embedded environments to exascale computing and advanced software technology needed to simplify the construction of stencils codes delivering high performance. HiStencils is intended to bring together researchers, students and practitioners dealing with, among others, performance optimization, code generation and software technology for stencil computations. We strongly encourage submissions describing preliminary results, new ideas, position papers, experience reports, and available tools, with an aim to stimulate discussions, collaborations, and advances in the field. HiStencils 2014 is being organized in conjunction with with HiPEAC 2014 in Vienna, Austria as a full-day workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

HiStencils 2014 is kindly supported by the DFG priority
programme 1648 “Software for Exascale Computing”.


Call for papers (PDF), Poster (PDF)


Submissions should not exceed 8 pages (recommended 6 pages) formatted as per ACM proceedings format. Please use the following template (option 2 — “tighter alternate style”) when preparing your manuscript: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates
Submissions should be in PDF format and printable on US letter or A4 sized paper. Please send your submission by the deadline to:

Proceedings will be published online on the HiStencils website and in an online publication system (for long-term availability). In addition, printed copies will be distributed to the participants at the workshop. Publication at HiStencils will not prevent later publication in conferences or journals of the presented work.

Special Issue

Selected submissions will be invited for a special issue of “Parallel Processing Letters” after the workshop.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: October 25 November 1, 2013 AoE (anywhere on earth)
Notification of decision: November 29 December 9, 2013
Final version due: December 22, 2013
Workshop: January 21, 2014

Keynote Speaker

The HiStencils 2014 keynote will be given by Rochus Schmid (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).


The proceedings of HiStencils 2014 can be found here: [PDF] [bib]



The workshop is organized in conjunction with HiPEAC 2014 in Vienna, Austria.


Organizers and Program Chairs

Armin Größlinger, Universität Passau (armin.groesslinger@uni-passau.de)
Harald Köstler, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (harald.koestler@fau.de)

Program Committee

Contact us

Please send any questions or comments to Armin Größlinger and Harald Köstler: histencils@exastencils.org.