Together with Mary Hall and Martin Kong I am co-chairing OMASE 2019. Colocated with CGO 2019 OMASE will take place in February 2019 in Washington DC, USA. Find below the full call for papers:

OMASE’19 Workshop: Optimization, Modeling, Analysis and Space Exploration

Held in conjunction with CGO’19, The Code Generation and Optimization Conference Washington DC, February 2019.

Important Dates:

  • Submission site opens: October 17, 2018
  • Call for papers: November 7, 2018
  • Abstract registration: December 21, 2018 -> extended to January 4th
  • Submission deadline: December 28, 2018 -> extended to January 8th
  • Notifications: January 11, 2019
  • Workshop: February 17, 2019

Workshop Overview:

Current hardware and software trends are proving to be extremely complex and heterogeneous. This poses a serious challenge for developers and scientists when implementing their application code for a wide variety of architectures, network interconnects, deep memory hierarchies, accelerators, stacked run-time layers, among many other features.

This workshop aims to highlight research that automates the derivation of architecture-specific code, thus simplifying the porting, adaptation, and deployment process of applications. Such research encompasses techniques that systematically explore search spaces describing possible optimization strategies to derive the best target implementation. This includes architecture-specific transformations and optimization algorithms, performance and energy modeling, and automatic and hybrid exploration of the search spaces of strategies.

We are interested in research that spans one or more performance factors such as the synergistic behavior of compile-time and runtime optimizations, application to architecture mapping, and the characterization of input-sensitive programs. The goal of the proposed workshop is to bring together academics, researchers, application scientists and programmers to share their preliminary research in all aspects of tuning and auto-tuning systems.

Workshop Topics:

  • Compiler auto-tuning frameworks
  • Application characterization
  • Program optimization for performance and/or power constraints
  • Model-driven analysis and optimizations
  • Program generators
  • Space exploration techniques
  • Domain specific languages
  • Adaptive run-times and frameworks

Submission and Registration:

Abstracts and papers should be submitted via the EasyChair conference system

OMASE will accept full papers (8 pages) and short/position papers (5 pages). Please use version 1.54 or above of the following template to prepare your manuscrip: ACM Template

with 10pt font. Make sure to use the sigplan subformat. Visit the SIGPLAN Author Resources page for further information on SIGPLAN manuscript formatting.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format (readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and higher) and formatted for 8.5” x 11” (U.S. Letter).

Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient background material to make them accessible to the broader community. It should not be submitted in parallel to any other conference or journal.

Acceptance of a paper commits at least one of the authors to register at CGO’19 and present the work.


OMASE will not have formal proceedings. We will however, share accepted papers in the Workshop’s website.


  • Mary Hall (University of Utah)
  • Martin Kong (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Tobias Grosser (ETH Zurich)

Program Committee:

  • Hal Finkel (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Michel Steuwer (University of Glasgow)
  • Daniele Spampinato (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Florina Ciorba (Univ. of Basel, Switzerland)
  • Shoaib Kamil (Adobe)
  • Michael Kruse (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Tze Meng (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Franz Franchetti (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Richard Veras (Louisiana State Univ)


The OMASE Organizing Committee.