CDP 2014 call for participation

13th Compiler-Driven Performance Workshop

Wednesday, Nov 5 2014
Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre

Associated with CASCON 2014
(Nov 3-5 2014)

Dear Colleague:

We would like to invite you to participate in the 13th Compiler-Driven
Performance Workshop (CDP14) including the J. Gregory Steffan Memorial
Session (see below), which will be held during the IBM Center for
Advanced Studies Conference (CASCON) 2014 in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

In the past twelve years we had very successful one-day (10am to 5pm)
events in which faculty members, students and practitioners presented
their recent work and research plans.

The technical topics to be discussed in the workshop include, but are
not limited to:

* innovative analysis, transformation, and optimization techniques

* languages, compilers, and optimization techniques for multicore processors
and other parallel architectures

* compiling for streaming or heterogeneous hardware

* dynamic compilation for high-performance and real-time environments

* compilation and optimization for scripting languages

* compilation techniques for reducing power

* program safety

* whole system optimization and analysis

* tools and infrastructure for compiler research

This year we will hold a short memorial session for the late
J. Gregory Steffan, a long-time friend and CDP attendee who passed
away unexpectedly this summer. You are invited to speak briefly to
remember him and his work. We plan to prepare a video record for his
family and post speaker photos on the workshop web page


As soon as possible, but NO LATER THAN Wednesday September 24,
we would like to hear from you if you would like to give a talk about
your research or to volunteer a student to do so. Please send, by
email to, your talk title, the author list with
affiliations, and a brief abstract. Please also identify the presenter
and include a 1 to 2 sentence biography.

Please note that the number of presentation slots is limited. Once we
have a list of title/speakers, we will let you know if your presentation has
been selected.

CDP does not publish proceedings. Presenters are required to provide
an electronic copy of their slides. The slides will be available on a
website soon after the workshop. Work that has been recently published
or submitted for publication is welcome.

CASCON has a very well organized exhibit section that is an excellent forum to
display students’ current work and allow for discussions. We would like to
suggest that you encourage some of your students to participate in the exhibit

We also would like to encourage all participants to gather during the lunch and
coffee breaks for more informal interactions. The workshop does not have funds
to defray the travel/lodging costs for participants/speakers. However
registration for CASCON is free, and lunch is provided to all attendees.

We look forward to your participation in CDP14!

Steering Committee:
Tarek Abdelrahman – University of Toronto
Roch Archambault – IBM Toronto Lab
Chen Ding – University of Rochester
Mark Stoodley – IBM Toronto Lab
Olivier Tardieu – IBM T. J. Watson Lab