HiStencils 2015

HiStencils 2015

2nd International Workshop on High-Performance Stencil Computations

January 20, 2015 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In conjunction with HiPEAC 2015, January 19-21, 2015

HiPEAC 2015

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 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 2015 is being organized in conjunction with with HiPEAC 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands as a half-day workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

HiStencils 2015 is kindly supported by the DFG priority
programme 1648 “Software for Exascale Computing”
and NVIDIA Corporation.



Call for papers (PDF), Poster (PDF)

A word from NVIDIA Corporation: “NVIDIA awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. Researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. Pioneered in 2007 by NVIDIA, GPU accelerators power energy-efficient datacenters in government labs, universities, enterprises, and small-and-medium businesses around the world. GPUs are accelerating applications in platforms ranging from cars, to mobile phones and tablets, to drones and robots. NVIDIA has more than 5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing. Learn more: www.nvidia.com


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. HiStencils does not require copyright assignment, i.e., authors are free to republish their work elsewhere. (Please note that other venues may accept unpublished work only; being accepted for HiStencils may be regarded as being “published”.)

Important Dates

Submission deadline: December 5, 2014 AoE (anywhere on earth)
Notification of decision: December 21, 2014
Workshop: January 20, 2015

Special Issue

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

Keynote Speaker

The keynote at HiStencils 2015 will be given by Sanjay Rajopadhye from the Colorado State University.


The proceedings of HiStencils 2015 can be found here: [PDF] [bib]



The workshop is organized in conjunction with HiPEAC 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


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.