September 22-27, 2019
University Residential Center
Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena), Italy

ScalPerf aims at taking an integrated look at the opportunities and constraints on the road to ever higher performance and productivity of computing systems. Distinguished researchers are invited to exchange their perspectives on different areas that can contribute to scalable computing.

The workshop will include invited talks and discussion sessions. The talks can cover established results as well as brain storm on future research directions. The discussion sessions are two, each consisting of a first part to sharpen the formulation of the issues and a second part to explore answers. This year, the topic of discussion is

Open problems and future opportunities for high performance and high productivity computing

Performance of computing systems has kept on an exponential curve (with respect to several metrics) for about seven decades. This trend has been enabled by spectacular technological developments, but it has also required considerable conceptual innovations in the areas of machine architecture and organization, of system software, of languages and compilers, of application software, of tools, of models of computation, and of algorithms. In spite of tremendous progress, several questions, some of which of a fundamental nature, have not yet been answered satisfactorily.

The discussion sessions of the workshop will aim at identifying the main open problems, both among those already relevant in current technologies and among those that may become relevant in the context of emerging technologies. An attempt will be made to rank the identified problems, both in terms of difficulty and in terms of potential impact on the performance of future systems.

ScalPerf'19 attendees are encouraged to address one or more of these issues in their presentations.

Participants will be also be invited to submit suggestions for specific issues to be included in the discussion, a few weeks before the workshop.

In addition to the invited speakers, participation of other interested researchers, particularly graduate students and junior researchers, is welcome. An expression of interest can be sent to, including a brief CV.