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Application deadline: April 1, 2016

Twelfth International Summer School on Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems

Fiuggi, Italy
Sunday July 10 - Saturday July 16, 2016
Organized by the HiPEAC Network, sponsored by Horizon 2020:

The ACACES Summer School is a one week summer school for computer architects and tool builders working in the field of high performance computer architecture, compilation and embedded systems. The school aims at the dissemination of advanced scientific knowledge and the promotion of international contacts among scientists from academia and industry.  A distinguishing feature of this Summer School is its broad scope ranging from low level technological issues to advanced compilation techniques and entrepreneurship. In the design of modern computer systems one has to be knowledgeable about architecture as well as about the quality of the code, and how to improve it. This summer school offers the ideal mix of the two worlds, both at the entry level and at the most advanced level.

The ACACES Summer School is organized by the HiPEAC Network (, but it is open to everybody. However, previous training and/or experience in computer science as well as a background in computer architecture or compilation is indispensable.

The Summer School will take place in Fiuggi, a small town near Rome, Italy.  Students and lecturers will be accommodated in private hotel rooms with standard hotel accommodation. There will be lots of opportunities for interaction among the participants, both in and out of the classrooms, during the meals, at the bar or at the swimming pool, in the fitness room, in the spa and in the city. Long after-the-lecture discussions are one of the major assets of this summer school. You will remember this summer school for a long time.

Scientific program
Sunday evening July 10: Opening ceremony with keynote talk
 Edward Lee, UC Berkeley, "The Internet of Important Things"

Monday evening 11 July:
 Invited talk

Starting on Monday 11 July 2016:
12 courses spread over two morning slots and two afternoon slots. Per slot there are three parallel courses of which one can be taken. The topics of this year's Summer School will be presented by the following world-class experts.

Uday Bondhugula, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
   Building High-Level Compiler Optimizers and Code Generators for the Multicore Era
Nikil Dutt, University of California, Irvine, USA
   Self-Aware, Variation-Aware, Cross-Layer Embedded System Design
Jose Flich, Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain
   Design of Efficient On-Chip Interconnects for Future Manycore Systems
Geoff Gregson, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Canada
   Technology-based Entrepreneurship
Lizy John, University of Texas at Austin, USA
   Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking
Rakesh Kumar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
   Memory Systems Resilience
Mikko Lispasti, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
   Superscalar Architecture
Shaolei Ren, University of California, Riverside, USA
   Data Center Power Management: Green, Efficiency, and Beyond
Timothy Roscoe, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
   What's happening to computer hardware, and what does it mean for the OS?
Simha Sethumadhavan, Columbia University, USA
   Hardware-Up Security
Steve Wilton, University of British Columbia, Canada
   Reconfigurable Computing: Technology and Practice
Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University, USA
   Efficient GPU Computing

Wednesday afternoon:  Poster session
Friday evening: Farewell dinner and party

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance with a description of the courses taken. Some universities will accept this certificate in their PhD program.

Poster Session
The poster session on Wednesday afternoon will provide an ideal opportunity for students to present their own work in progress and get feedback from senior researchers and fellow students, and can be the beginning of future collaboration. Aprinted booklet (with ISBN number) with a 1 to 4 page abstract per poster will be distributed to all summer school participants.

To stimulate maximum interaction between lecturers and participants, the steering committee of the Summer School will limit the attendance to about 200 participants. We aim for a 50/50 balance between PhD students and more senior attendants.

Important dates
April 1, 2016: deadline for application
April 15, 2016: notification of acceptance
June 1, 2016: deadline for payment
June 1, 2016: deadline for poster abstract

1000 Euro, all inclusive:
- Transfer from Rome FCO airport to Fiuggi by bus on Sunday July 10, 2016.
- 6 nights in private room with bathroom.
- 6 breakfasts
- 5 three course lunches
- 5 three course dinners
- Farewell dinner on Friday evening
- 2 half-hour coffee breaks per day
- Registration for 4 top-quality courses + printed handouts
- Student kit
- Access to the poster session + book of abstracts
- Free Internet during the duration of the summer school
- Free access to the spa
- Free transfer from Fiuggi to Rome FCO airport or to downtown Rome on
 Saturday July 17, 2016.

Steering Committee
Koen De Bosschere, Ghent University, Belgium, Chair
Emre Ozer, ARM, UK
Mateo Valero, BSC, Spain
Marc Duranton, CEA, France
Luca Fanucci, University of Pisa
Per Stenstrom, Chalmers, Sweden
Mike O'Boyle, University of Edinburgh, UK
Manolis Katevenis, FORTH, Greece
Albert Cohen, INRIA, France
Rainer Leupers, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Daniel Gracia Perez, Thales R&T, France
Christophe Toulemonde, JEMM Research

Contact information
ssh mail "mail -s '$1' Koen De Bosschere