The OpenSHMEM User Group Meeting's Work-in-Progress (WiP) session will be held on October 7, 2014.The WiP session will consist of a series of talks on ongoing research or ideas to improve the OpenSHMEM specification. This is a chance to present the ongoing research that is not yet ready for publication and to get feedback on your work from the experts in the field. The work should be original and have never been presented before. We are interested in the research that is novel and interesting, even if it is premature. A particular interest for this session are submissions in the form of outrageous ideas and work-in-progress.

Topics of interest for the WiP session include (but are not limited to):

  • Experiences in OpenSHMEM applications in any domain
  • Extensions to and shortcomings of current OpenSHMEM specification
  • Hybrid heterogeneous or many-core programming with OpenSHMEM and other languages or APIs (i.e. OpenCL, OpenACC, CUDA, OpenMP)
  • Experiences in implementing OpenSHMEM on new architectures
  • Low level communication layers to support OpenSHMEM or other PGAS languages/APIs
  • Power / energy studies of OpenSHMEM
  • Static analysis and verification tools for OpenSHMEM
  • Modeling and performance analysis tools for OpenSHMEM and/or other PGAS languages/APIs.
  • Auto-tuning or optimization strategies for OpenSHMEM programs
  • Runtime environments and schedulers for OpenSHMEM
  • Validation and verification suites for OpenSHMEM
  • Interoperability with other PGAS models such as UPC, and Co-Array Fortran

The WiP session talks will be selected on the basis of a two-page paper submitted on or before September 1, 2014.

Email notification of acceptance or rejection will be made by September 12, 2014.



Submission must be in PDF format through EasyChair.

Paper should be prepared following the IEEE guidelines



All accepted papers will be published on the conference website.

At least one of the author(s) of an accepted paper is expected to register for the meeting and present the paper.


Journal Special Issue:

The top rated papers from this session will be invited to submit an extended and revised version of the paper as a journal article. The journal article will be published in a special issue of Scientific Programming.

Camera Ready Instructions:

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 contact person's email address