HiStencils 2016

HiStencils 2016

3rd International Workshop on High-Performance Stencil Computations

January 18, 2015 | Prague, Czech Republic

In conjunction with HiPEAC 2016, January 18-20, 2016

HiPEAC 2016

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 2016 is being organized in conjunction with with HiPEAC 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

HiStencils 2016 is kindly supported by the DFG priority
programme 1648 “Software for Exascale Computing”.


Call for papers (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). 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 (Please note that other venues may accept unpublished work only; being accepted for HiStencils may be regarded as being “published”.)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 13, 2015 AoE (anywhere on earth)
Notification of decision: December 20, 2015
Workshop: January 18, 2016

Special Issue

Selected submissions will be invited for a special issue of Computation after the workshop.

Keynote Speaker

Unfortunately, the keynote talk had to be cancelled.



The workshop is organized in conjunction with HiPEAC 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic.


Organizers and Program Chairs

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

Contact us

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