The 3rd International Workshop on Adaptive Self-tuning Computing Systems

January 22nd, 2013, Berlin, Germany
(co-located with HiPEAC 2013)

sponsored by

ADAPT'13 Program

This is the full program (acceptance rate 54%). All the papers can be downloaded from the ACM digital library.
Click on the title to see the abstract or expand/hide all.
Congratulations to the two winners of the Nvidia best paper/presentation award.

Session 1: 14:00-14:55

14:00 ▶ Keynote Talk: Autotuning Recursive Functions (sponsored by Microsoft Research)
Markus Pueschel (ETHZ, Switzerland)
▶ slides

Session 2: 14:55-16:00

14:55 ▶ Application-Level Voltage and Frequency Tuning Of Multi-Phase Program on the SCC
Kenneth Berry (Florida International University, FL, USA), Felipe Navarro (Florida International University, FL, USA) and Chen Liu (Clarckson University, NY, USA)

15:20 ▶ Bio-inspired Self-Tuning Mechanism for Distributed Computing
Ichiro Satoh (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan)

15:45 ▶ Position Paper: Evolving Advanced Neural Networks on Run-Time Reconfigurable Digital Hardware Platform
László BAKÓ (Sapientia University, Tirgu-Mures, Romania), Sándor-Tihamér BRASSAI (Sapientia University, Tirgu-Mures, Romania), Lajos LOSONCZI (Lambda Communication Ltd., Tirgu Mures, Romania) and László-Ferenc MÁRTON (Sapientia University, Tirgu-Mures, Romania)

Session 3: 16:30-18:00

16:30 ▶ Adaptive OpenCL (ACL) Execution in GPU Architectures
Winner best paper/presentation
Dan Connors, Kyle Dunn and Jeff Wiencrot (UC Denver, USA)

16:55 ▶ Position Paper: Weak Heterogeneity as a way of Adapting Multicores to Real Workloads
Winner best paper/presentation
Erik Tomusk and Michael O'Boyle (University of Edinburgh, UK)

17:10 ▶ Position Paper: Code Specialization For Red-Black Tree Management Algorithms
Alexandre Carbon, Yves Lhuillier and Henri-Pierre Charles (CEA, LIST, France)

17:25 ▶ Sambamba: Runtime Adaptive Parallel Execution
Kevin Streit, Clemens Hammacher, Andreas Zeller and Sebastian Hack (Saarland University, Germany)

17:50 ▶ Concluding remarks and Nvidia best paper/presentation award.

Registration, Accommodation and Travel

HiPEAC/ADAPT Registration (Make sure to tick the box for the ADAPT workshop)
Local arrangement (HiPEAC website)

Call for papers

Computing systems are rapidly evolving into heterogeneous machines featuring many processor cores. This leads to a tremendous complexity with an unprecedented number of available design and optimization choices for architectures, applications, compilers and run-time systems. Using outdated, non-adaptive technology results in an enormous waste of expensive computing resources and energy, while slowing down time to market.

The 3rd International Workshop on Adaptive Self-tuning Computing Systems is an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners, developers and application writers to discuss ideas, experience, methodology, applications, practical techniques and tools to improve or change current and future computing systems using self-tuning technology. Such systems should be able to automatically adjust their behavior to multi-objective usage scenarios at all levels (hardware and software) based on empirical, dynamic, iterative, statistical, collective, bio-inspired, machine learning and alternative techniques while fully utilizing available resources.

All papers will be peer-reviewed including short position papers and should include ideas on how to simplify, automate and standardize the design, programming, optimization and adaptation of large-scale computing systems for multiple objectives to improve performance, power consumption, utilization, reliability and scalability.

Submission guidelines

We invite papers in two categories:
  • Full papers should be at most 6 pages long (excluding bibliography). Papers in this category are expected to have relatively mature content.
  • Position papers should be between 1-2 pages long (excluding bibliography). Preliminary and exploratory work are welcome in this category, including wild & crazy ideas. Authors submitting papers in this category must prepend "Position Paper:" to the title of the submitted paper.
Submissions should be in PDF formatted with double column/single-spacing, using 10pt fonts and printable on US letter or A4 sized paper. Accepted papers will be published online on the conference website and it will not prevent later publication of extended papers.

Paper submission website:
For any questions/problems related to the submission please send an email here: christophe.dubach (_@_) .


  • Abstract: October 15, 2012
  • Paper submission: October 22, 2012 (no extension)
  • Notification: November 26, 2012
  • Final version: December 10, 2012
  • Workshop: January 22, 2013

Organisers / Program chairs

Program committee