Euro-Par 2022 PhD Symposium

The EuroPar Doctoral Symposium is a welcoming and supportive forum for PhD students to present their work, meet and interact with peers, and to receive constructive feedback about their work from experts in the EuroPar community.

The program will feature technical presentations by PhD students, and discussions in panel and open formats.

Contributions accepted to the Doctoral Symposium will appear in the EuroPar companion proceedings.

Keynote

Title: "Doing Post-doc in Industry", by Dr Michio Honda (University of Edinburgh)

Abstract: It's common to think about working for industry after finishing PhD. In this talk I will discuss my experience of doing so, including my research trajectory, which expanded from networking to operating systems, and general problems and solutions I faced during that period.

Bio: Michio Honda is a researcher in computer networks and operating systems. He has been a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh since 2020; before that, he worked for NetApp and NEC Labs Europe after finishing his PhD at Keio University, Japan in 2012. His best known work is identifying TCP extensibility against middlebox interference (IMC'11) and building the first TCP/IP network stack for persistent memory (NSDI'18). His current projects include networking/storage co-design (HotNets'21), I/O stacks for accelerators (HotStorage'20), and transport scale-out (NSDI'21). He is a recipient of ISOC/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (2011), Facebook Research Award (2021) and Google Research Scholar Award (2022).

Programme

Location:  Yudowitz Room, Wolfson Medical Building 
Date: Monday 22nd August

 9.00 Welcome
 9.10 Keynote (see details above)
10.00 Coffee break 
10.30 Efficient Algorithms for Resource Allocation in Wireless Communications (Peace Ayegba, University of Glasgow)
10.45 FPGAs in Supercomputers: Performance through dataflow programming and flexibility (Gabriel Rodriguez-Canal, University of Edinburgh)
11.00 Coupe: A modular, multi-threaded mesh partitioning platform (Hubert Hirtz, Université Paris-Saclay)
11.15 Frugal Deep Learning for Neuromuscular Tissue Analysis for Tomorrow’s Gene Therapies (Marie Reinbigler, Télécom SudParis)
11.30 A Stochastic Programming Approach for an Enhanced Performance of a Multi-committees Byzantine Fault Tolerant Algorithm (Yifei Xie, University of Edinburgh)
11.45 Machine Learning methodologies to support HPC systems operations: Anomaly detection (Martin Molan, University of Bologna)
12.00 Benchmarking Parallelism in Unikernels (Akilan Selvacoumar, Heriot-Watt Univeristy)
12.15 Open Q&A
12.25 Closing remarks
12.30 Lunch

Location:  Wolfson Medical Building Foyer 
Date:  Wednesday 24th August

16:00 - 17:30 Poster session

 

Call for Applications

We invite submissions from PhD students at any stage of their doctoral studies. Applicants must be officially enrolled in a PhD Program at the time of submission, and each submission MUST be backed by an endorsement from the official PhD adviser(s). Required submission files are as follows:

  1. Proposal (in Springer LNCS format, no longer than 6 pages with references) including:
    - Title of work, author and affiliation
    - Abstract of the work
    - Brief description of work being/planned to be done, including the problem being addressed, the research methodology, and preliminary results (if any)

  2. Adviser Statement of Support on institutional letterhead (no longer than 2 pages), including:
    - Declaration that the applicant is their PhD student, and the length of time of this relationship
    - Confirmation of support for applicant’s participation
    - The applicant's expected academic contributions
    - The level of work that has been achieved by the student (in the course of or before the PhD work)
    - How the student will prepare for the event
    - How the student plans to attend the event (i.e. in person or online)
    - How travel and accommodation costs are to be met, if planning to attend in person
    - The expected impact of attending the event on the student's work

Registration Studentships

We are happy to announce that we can cover the registration fees of 28 student attendees. These are detailed as follows:

  • 14 awards funded by SICSA. To qualify, you should be a PhD student currently studying Informatics and Computing Science within a SICSA institution.
  • 14 awards funded by the Euro-Par Foundation. To qualify, you should be a PhD student studying Informatics and Computing Science at the time of the event.

On top of the above specific criteria for each studentship, the following criteria will be used:

  • Explicit recommendation by the advisor(s) is paramount, as awards will be given based on the strength of the advisor(s) letter.
  • Priority will be given to in-person attendees.

Successful applicants may be asked to undertake some tasks to assist the running of Euro-Par'22.

Key Dates

Submission

     27 May 2022 (extended)

Notification

     27 June 2022

Camera-Ready Version

     15 July 2022

 

Submission Guidelines

The submission consists of:

  • Proposal: A manuscript that address item 1 of the call -- see above.

  • Adviser letter: A statement of support from the applicant's adviser(s) as described in the call.

    Both elements are to be submitted together as a single PDF to EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=europar2022 

Review of applications

The symposium committee members will review the submitted applications based on originality, technical strength, quality of presentation, and relevance to the conference. Submitted documents that do not meet the above requirements might be rejected without a review. All submitted proposals will be checked for originality by Springer iThenticate (proposals which show an insufficient originality might be rejected without a review).

PhD Symposium Committee

Chair

Members

Gold Sponsors

Red Hat
sicsa

Silver Sponsors

Xilinx