OpenSHMEM 2018: Fifth Workshop on OpenSHMEM and Related Technologies

Dates: August 21st-23rd, 2018
Location: Maryland (Baltimore Region)

Important Dates:

June 15th, 2018 - Papers submission
July 28th, 2018 - Notification to authors of acceptance
August 6th, 2018 - Camera ready copy

The OpenSHMEM Workshop is an annual event dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the OpenSHMEM programming interface and to help shape its future direction. It is the premier venue to discuss and present the latest developments, implementation technologies, tools, trends, recent research ideas and results related to OpenSHMEM. This year's workshop will explore the ongoing evolution of OpenSHMEM to interoperate with other programming models and heterogeneous architectures. The focus will be on future extensions to improve OpenSHMEM on current and upcoming architectures keeping in mind the trend towards heterogeneity. Although this is an OpenSHMEM specific workshop, we welcome ideas used for other PGAS languages/APIs that may be applicable to OpenSHMEM.

Topics of interest for paper submissions include (but are not limited to) the following areas as they relate specifically to OpenSHMEM:
* Extensions to support non-volatile, high-bandwidth, and other types of memory
* Scalable massive multithreading support
* Experiences with applications from any domain, especially dynamic and irregular applications
* Extensions to the current specification, including fault-tolerance
* Hybrid programming models: OpenSHMEM combined with task-based models (e.g. OCR, HPX, ParSEC, etc.)
or heterogeneous models (e.g. OpenCL, OpenACC, CUDA, OpenMP, etc.)
* Low-level communication layers to support OpenSHMEM or other PGAS languages/APIs
* Big data and I/O support
* Experiences implementing OpenSHMEM on new architectures
* Power / Energy studies
* Static analysis, and verification tools
* Performance analysis tools for OpenSHMEM and/or other PGAS languages/APIs
* Auto-tuning or optimization strategies
* Runtime environments and schedulers
* Benchmarks, performance evaluation, and validation suites


You are invited to submit papers in Springer LNCS style of up to 12-15 pages
describing recent work related to the workshop theme. Camera ready submissions must supply source files,
preferably as LaTeX files in addition to the PDF file. Please use a .tgz or .zip file to bundle
the files together. The submission should include the corresponding author’s email address.
Each paper will be reviewed by the program committee. All accepted papers will be published
in the workshop proceedings.

The papers will be published in a proceedings volume that will appear in Springer's LNCS series.

At least one of the authors of an accepted paper is expected to register for the
workshop and present the paper/poster. In case of any questions please contact the workshop organizers.
In case of any questions please contact the conference organizers. Please submit your contribution
via the EasyChair conference management system link

A Latex template for the Springer LNCS format for a conference paper can be found
at the Springer website (
Please use the version Proceedings and Other Multi-author Volumes - Using LaTeX2e
and skip the front matter part.

General Co-Chairs
Manjunath Gorentla Venkata, ORNL
Neena Imam, ORNL

Additional Members TBA

Technical Program Chair
Ferrol Aderholdt, ORNL
Manjunath Gorentla Venkata, ORNL

Additional Members TBA

Technical Program Committee


Web Chair, Daniel Pack, ORNL
Eric Mitchel, ORNL

OpenSHMEM 1.4 specification available

The new OpenSHMEM 1.4 specification is now available

SC17 Birds of a Feather (BOF): presentation slides available

Thanks to everyone who presented at, and attended, the BOF! We were pleased to get almost 50 people in the room.

Full information Quick info
here Wednesday, November 15th 5:15pm - 7pm, Rooms 501-502
Steve Poole
Sameer Shende
Sandia OpenSHMEM (Intel)
Jim Dinan/Sean Hefty
OpenSHMEM and OFI: Better Together
OSSS/Stony Brook University
Tony Curtis
The Reference Implementation on top of UCX
Los Alamos National Lab
Howard Pritchard
Progress on a verification and validation test suite for OpenSHMEM
Richard Graham
Pavel Shamis
Rice University
Max Grossman
HOOVER: Distributed, Dynamic Graph Modeling and Analysis on OpenSHMEM
Sreeram Potluri
NVSHMEM: OpenSHMEM for GPU-centric Communication
Oak Ridge National Lab
Manjunath Venkata
Overview of OpenSHMEM Activities @ ORNL
Argonne National Lab
Min Si/Pavan Balaji
OpenSHMEM over portable MPI RMA with asynchronous progress support

Open Community Discussion

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OpenSHMEM Reference Implementation 1.3

The OpenSHMEM reference implementation 1.3 is available here


Event Date: 
Tue, 2016/11/15 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

BOF details


The SC16 OpenSHMEM BOF will be held on Tuesday November 15 at the

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
150 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
2pm - 4pm

in the "Wasatch" room.

Graciously hosted by ARM

SuperComputing 2016

Event Date: 
Sun, 2016/11/13 - 12:00am - Fri, 2016/11/18 - 12:00am

OpenSHMEM @ SC16

OpenSHMEM Committee Procedures Document

Formalization of the committee procedures.

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The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Hanover, Maryland

Aug 2 - 4, 2016

OpenSHMEM 2016

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