PACT 2022   October 10–12, 2022
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PACT 2022

October 10–12, 2022
Discovery Partners Institute
200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

The 31st International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT) will be held during October 10–12, 2022. PACT is a long-running and unique conference at the intersection of classical parallel architectures and compilers that brings together researchers from architecture, compilers, programming languages, and applications to present and discuss their latest research results. Applications as a driver for innovations in architecture and compilers are an important theme of the conference.

  • Paper downloads are now available. (Password required)

News

  • October 16, 2022 And that's a wrap! PACT 2022 concluded on Wednesday. We hope you enjoyed the conference.

    As part of PACT 2022, the following contributions received awards:

    • Best Paper: Slice-and-Forge: Making Better Use of Caches for Graph Convolutional Network Accelerators (#520) M. Yoo, J. Song, H. Lee, J. Lee, N. Kim, Y. Kim, J. Lee (selected by the best paper selection committee)
    • ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), Graduate Division (selected by the SRC judges after participant selection by the SRC committee):
      • 1st prize: Automatically Translating Non-Affine Codes, Avery Laird (U. Toronto)
      • 2nd prize: A GPU Acceleration Flow for Parallel RTL Simulation and Hardware Testing, Dian-Lun Lin (U. Utah)
      • 3rd prize: SuperB-NoC: A Superconducting Buffering NoC, Rhys Gretsch (UC Santa Barbara)
    • ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), Undergraduate Division (selected by the SRC judges after participant selection by the SRC committee):
      • 1st prize: Understanding Correlated Error Events in Quantum Computers, Arpan Gupta (Rutgers U.)
      • 2nd prize: Independent Tenancy Model, Boyang Wang (U. Rochester)
  • October 10, 2022 PACT 2022 papers are now available for download. To access the papers repository, you will need a password that was posted throughout the venue.

  • October 9, 2022 Please see our arrival information page for important information on the Chicago Marathon as it pertains to PACT.
  • October 8, 2022 PACT 2022 is here! Tutorials start today at 2:15pm (note the change compared to earlier versions of the posted program). Please see our attendance page for important arrival information.
  • September 24, 2022 Applications for Student Travel Awards are now available.
  • September 12, 2022 The technical program for the main conference has been announced. Register now!
  • September 5, 2022 Registration for PACT 2022 is now open. See the attendance information page for details and to register.
  • August 24, 2022: Given that October 9 is the day of the Chicago Marathon, hotel bookings may be expensive. See the attendance page for advice on booking cost.
  • August 17, 2022: Submission for the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) at PACT is now open. See the SRC page for further information.
  • August 16, 2022: We are excited to announce the tutorials and workshops that will precede the main conference at PACT this year. See the program for details.
  • August 16, 2022: We are excited to announce the keynote speakers who will headline the technical program for PACT each day. See the program for details.
  • August 14, 2022: The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) returns to PACT 2022, and invites students to submit their work (abstracts due September 1).
  • August 5, 2022: LCPC 2022 will take place immediately after PACT 2022 in the same venue.
  • August 4, 2022: We are happy to share that the venue for PACT 2022 will be the Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago, with some sessions in the Illini Center, both at 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.
  • August 4, 2022: A call for posters is now open. See below for details.
  • May 12, 2022: Got a workshop or tutorial that would fit well with PACT22? Please email Manoj Kumar manoj1@us.ibm.com to start a discussion.
  • April 13, 2022: The submission site is now available. Please create an account on our HotCRP site to begin the submission process.
  • Mar 6, 2022: The call for workshops and tutorials is now posted. See the workshops/tutorials page.
  • Jan 27, 2022: PACT 2022 is on! The call for papers is below.

Call for Posters

PACT 2022 will be held on October 10–12, 2022 in Chicago, IL.

Submissions Due: September 1, 2022

Poster Session

The PACT 2022 in-person Poster Session is planned for October 10, 2022. This is an excellent opportunity to present your work and interact with the community. In addition to the live presentation session, authors of accepted posters will have the opportunity to publish a two-page extended abstract in the conference proceedings.

We solicit contributions in a broad range of topics, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Parallel architectures and computational models
  • Compilers and tools for parallel computer systems
  • Multicore, multithreaded, superscalar, and VLIW architectures
  • Compiler/hardware support for hiding memory latencies
  • Support for correctness in hardware and software
  • Reconfigurable parallel computing
  • Dynamic translation and optimization
  • I/O issues in parallel computing and their relation to applications
  • Parallel programming languages, algorithms, and applications
  • Middleware and run time system support for parallel computing
  • Application-specific parallel systems
  • Applications and experimental systems studies of parallel processing
  • Relevant aspects of distributed computing and mobile computing
  • Heterogeneous systems using various types of accelerators
  • In-core and in-chip accelerators and their exploitation
  • Applications of machine learning to parallel computing
  • Insights for the design of parallel architectures and compilers from modern parallel applications
  • Future parallel systems for beyond Moore's law and/or beyond Exascale
  • Quantum computing architecture and technology
  • Programming quantum computers, including compilation, languages, and control software
  • Simulation of quantum circuits

Please submit a single PDF of your poster for review via our submission and review system:

Submit a Poster »

You will have to print and bring your own poster to the conference.

Key Dates

  • Poster Submission Deadline: September 1, 2022
  • Author Notification: September 15, 2022
  • Extended Abstract: September 29, 2022
  • Poster Session: October 10, 2022

ACM Publication Policies

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM's new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

Call for Papers

PACT 2022 will be held on October 10–12, 2022 in Chicago, IL.

Submissions Due: April 25, 2022

For further details, and to submit your work, please see the conference web site at https://pact22.cs.illinois.edu.

Scope

2022 will mark the 31st edition of the International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT). PACT is a unique technical conference that sits at the intersection of parallel architectures and compilers. The PACT conference series brings together researchers from architecture, compilers, execution environments, programming languages, and applications, to present and discuss their latest research results.

Our current plan is to hold PACT 2022 as an in-person event, after two consecutive virtual conferences. However, because of the uncertainty on the evolution of the pandemic and various travel restrictions, we still may need to revise those plans. We will make this decision some time in the Spring of 2022.

We solicit contributions in a broad range of topics, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Parallel architectures and computational models
  • Compilers and tools for parallel computer systems
  • Multicore, multithreaded, superscalar, and VLIW architectures
  • Compiler/hardware support for hiding memory latencies
  • Support for correctness in hardware and software
  • Reconfigurable parallel computing
  • Dynamic translation and optimization
  • I/O issues in parallel computing and their relation to applications
  • Parallel programming languages, algorithms, and applications
  • Middleware and run time system support for parallel computing
  • Application-specific parallel systems
  • Applications and experimental systems studies of parallel processing
  • Relevant aspects of distributed computing and mobile computing
  • Heterogeneous systems using various types of accelerators
  • In-core and in-chip accelerators and their exploitation
  • Applications of machine learning to parallel computing
  • Insights for the design of parallel architectures and compilers from modern parallel applications
  • Future parallel systems for beyond Moore's law and/or beyond Exascale
  • Quantum computing architecture and technology
  • Programming quantum computers, including compilation, languages, and control software
  • Simulation of quantum circuits

Submitting your work

Paper submissions are due April 25, 2022. Please make sure that your paper satisfies all the following requirements before being submitted. Submissions not adhering to these submission guidelines will be rejected by the submission system and/or subject to an administrative reject.

  • The paper must have an abstract under 300 words.

  • The paper must be original material that has not been previously published in another conference or journal, nor is currently under review by another conference or journal. You may submit material presented previously at a workshop without copyrighted proceedings.

  • The submission is limited to ten (10) pages in the ACM 8.5" x 11" format (US letter size paper) using 9pt font, with no more than 7 lines per inch. This page limit applies to all content NOT INCLUDING references, and there is no page limit for references. Your paper must print satisfactorily on both Letter paper (8.5"x11") and A4 paper (8.27"x11.69"). The box containing the text should be no larger than 7.15"x9" (18.2cm x 22.9cm).

    Submission template

  • Anonymized supplementary material may be provided in a single PDF file uploaded at paper submission time, containing material that support the content of the paper, such as proofs, additional experimental results, data sets, etc. Reviewers are not required to read the supplementary material but may choose to do so.

  • Papers are to be submitted for double-blind review. Blind reviewing of papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by outside referees. Author names as well as hints of identity are to be removed from the submitted paper.

  • Use care in naming your files. Source file names (e.g., Joe.Smith.dvi) are often embedded in the final output as readily accessible comments. In addition, do not omit references to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer unable to grasp the context. Instead, if you are extending your own work, you need to reference and discuss the past work in third person, as if you were extending someone else's research.

  • We realize in doing double-blind review that for some papers it will still be obvious who the authors are. In this case, the submission will not be penalized if a concerted effort was made to reference and describe the relationship to the prior work as if you were extending someone else's research. For example, if your name is Joe Smith:

    "In previous work [1,2], Smith presented a new branch predictor for .... In this paper, we extend their work by ..."

    Bibliography

    • [1] Joe Smith, "A Parallel Architecture for ...," Proceedings of PACT 2004.
    • [2] Joe Smith, "A Compilation Technique for ...," Proceedings of PACT 2005.
  • Your submission must be formatted for black-and-white printers and not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.

  • Please make sure that the labels on your graphs are readable without the aid of a magnifying glass.

  • Please number the pages.

  • The paper must be submitted in PDF. We cannot accept any other format, and we must be able to print the document just as we receive it. We suggest that you use only the four widely used printer fonts: Times, Helvetica, Courier and Symbol.

Please submit your work via the paper submission site at https://pact22.hotcrp.com/.

Conflicts of Interest

To ensure a fair and high-quality reviewing process we ask ALL authors of a submitted paper to register their conflicts at the submission site. If a paper is found to have an undeclared conflict that causes a problem OR if a paper is found to declare false conflicts in order to abuse or game the review system, the paper may be rejected. Please declare a conflict of interest with the following people for any author of your paper. Do not limit yourself to only the PC members. A conflict occurs in the following cases:

  • Between adviser and advisee forever.

  • Between family members forever.

  • Between people who have collaborated in the last 5 years. This collaboration can consist of a joint research or development project, a joint paper, or when there is direct funding from the potential reviewer (as opposed to company funding) to an author of the paper. Co-participation in professional activities, such as tutorials or studies, is not cause for conflict. When in doubt, the author should check with the PC chair.

  • Between people from same institution or who were in the same institution in the last 5 years.

  • Between people whose relationship prevents the reviewer from being objective in his/her assessment. Service collaborations, such as co-authoring a report for a professional organization, serving on a program committee, or co-presenting tutorials, do not themselves create a conflict of interest. Co-authoring a paper that is a compendium of various projects with no true collaboration among the projects does not constitute a conflict among the authors of the different projects.

Artifact Evaluation

Authors of accepted PACT 2022 papers are invited to formally submit their supporting materials for Artifact Evaluation. Submission is voluntary. The Artifact Evaluation process is run by a separate committee whose task is to assess if artifacts supporting the work described in the papers are available and functional, and (some of) experimental results are reproducible.

We encourage authors to prepare their artifacts for submission and make them more portable, reusable and customizable using open-source frameworks including OCCAM, Docker, reprozip, CodeOcean and CK.

Papers that successfully go through the Artifact Evaluation process will receive a seal of approval printed on the papers themselves. Authors of such papers will have an option to include their Artifact Appendix to the final paper (up to 2 pages). Authors are also encouraged to make their artifacts publicly available, for example using the Code Ocean platform.

Key Dates

  • Abstracts Deadline: April 18, 2022
  • Full Papers Deadline: April 25, 2022
  • Round 1 Rebuttal Period: June 6-9, 2022
  • Round 2 Rebuttal Period: July 11-14, 2022
  • Author Notification: July 29, 2022
  • Artifact Submission: August 5, 2022
  • Camera Ready Papers: August 26, 2022

Code of Ethics and Policy Against Harrassment

All individuals participating in PACT or involved with its organization are expected to follow the

ACM Publication Policies

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM's new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.


Download the Call for Papers in plain text/Markdown form, e.g. for dissemination in email: cfp-pact-2022.txt

Important Dates and Deadlines

Conference Papers:

  • Abstracts: April 18, 2022
  • Full Papers: April 25, 2022
  • Round 1 Rebuttal: June 6–9, 2022
  • Round 2 Rebuttal: July 11–14, 2022
  • Author Notification: July 29, 2022
  • Camera Ready Papers: August 26, 2022

Posters:

  • Poster Submission Deadline: September 1, 2022
  • Author Notification: September 15, 2022
  • Extended Abstract: September 29, 2022
  • Poster Session: October 10, 2022

ACM Student Research Competition:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: September 8, 2022
  • Author Notification: September 16, 2022
  • SRC Poster Session: October 11, 2022
  • SRC Finalist Presentations: October 12, 2022

Student Travel Awards:

  • Application Deadline: October 5, 2022

Workshops and Tutorials:

  • Workshops/Tutorials: October 8–9, 2022

Conference: October 10–12, 2022


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