International Workshop on Data Analytics and Parallel Performance (DAPPER ‘18)

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

April 2, 2018

Held in conjunction with ISPASS 2018: IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software

Optimizing high performance computing (HPC)/data centers, and applications running at these centers presents a unique set of challenges, and an opportunity to automate complex optimization tasks. The use of machine learning and statistical techniques to model and characterize performance data is gaining traction in the parallel community. The International Workshop on Data Analytics and Parallel Performance provides a forum for sharing academic and industrial research work focused on applying data analytics to performance analysis, debugging and optimization/tuning of parallel software and systems.

Workshop Topics

Authors are invited to submit novel research as well as ongoing work pertaining to:

  • Deep learning, neural networks
  • Supervised/unsupervised machine learning
  • Classification, regression, clustering
  • Dimensionality reduction
  • Data-driven modeling

applied to

  • Performance analysis
  • Debugging, performance debugging
  • Performance optimization, auto-tuning


  • Parallel benchmarks, proxy applications, and production codes
  • Scientific workflows
  • HPC workloads/Full system
  • HPC/Data center facilities

Call for Papers

We solicit 8-page full papers as well as 4-page short papers that focus on techniques at the intersection of parallel performance and data analytics. The 8-page full papers should describe original unpublished work, while 4-page short papers can be original unpublished work or ongoing work.

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). Submissions are limited to 8 pages in the IEEE format, using the conference option. The 8-page limit includes figures, tables, and references.

All papers must be submitted through Easychair at:

A few selected accepted papers that describe unpublished work will be invited to submit to a special issue of The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications.


Important Dates

  • Submission deadline (extended): February 23, 2018 (AoE)
  • Notification of acceptance: March 5, 2018 (AoE)

Technical Program



Workshop Chairs

Abhinav Bhatele, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Marc Casas, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Nikhil Jain, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Program Committee

Jose Luis Bosque, University of Cantabria
Dmitry Duplyakin, University of Utah
Mathieu Faverge, INRIA Bordeaux
Dario Garcia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Markus Geimer, Jülich Supercomputing Center
Vitus Leung, Sandia National Laboratories
Cristiano Malossi, IBM Research
Aniruddha Marathe, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Xiang Ni, IBM Research
Jayaraman J. Thiagarajan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Abhinav Vishnu, AMD Research
Matthias Weber, TU Dresden