The 27th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing

Tempe, Arizona, USA - June 11-15, 2018

Posters / Doctoral Consortium

Provided posterboards at the conference will be A0 size (33.11 × 46.81 inches, 841 × 1189 millimeters), hung in a vertical orientation.

Accepted Posters

An Intelligent Framework to Parallelize Hadoop Phases

Maleki, Rahmani, Conti
Computer Engineering of Science and Research Branch
Department of Mathematics

ATF: A Generic Auto-Tuning Framework

Rasch, Gorlatch
University of Munster

Performance Evaluation of a Toolkit for Sparse Tensor Decomposition

Tan, Imamura

Hermes: A Heterogeneous-Aware Multi-Tiered Distributed I/O Buffering System

Kougkas, Devarajan, Sun
Illinois Institute of Technology

Making Profit with Albatross: A Runtime System for Heterogeneous High-Performance-Computing Clusters

Honig, Eibel, Wagenhauser, Wagner, Schroder-Preikschat
Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU)

Lightweight Authentication of Fault-Tolerant Topic-Channel Queries in Distributed Systems

Behrens, Candan
Arizona State University

Are Existing Knowledge Transfer Techniques Effective to Support Deep Learning on Edge Devices?

Sharma, Biookaghazadeh, Zhao
Arizona State University

Exploring the Capabilities of Mobile Devices Supporting Deep Learning

Chen, Biookaghazadeh, Zhao
Arizona State University

Locality-driven MRC Construction and Cache Allocation

Fu, Arteaga, Zhao
National University of Defense Technology, ParallelM, Inc., Arizona State University

More About Doctoral Consortium Program

Participating Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to both present their research work and interact with senior academic and industry people in an informal setting. In addition, there will be mentoring sessions to help students improve communication skills, obtain valuable information for career planning, get familiar with a few of the trendy research topics, and make valuable contacts - all while enjoying the HPDC main conference and many associated workshops. The Doctoral Consortium will be scheduled so that the participating students can follow all the main scientific and social events of the conference, and it is open to all Ph.D. students, including the authors of papers presented at the conference.

Tentative Schedule:

Day Time Activity
Tuesday Morning Break Introduction and icebreakers
Tuesday Afternoon Break Workshop on poster presentation skills
Wednesday Morning Break Panel on research and career planning
Wednesday Evening Poster Session and Banquet
Thursday Morning Break Student Feedback and program evaluation

Workshop on poster presentation skills offers a chance for everyone to give a 3 minute talk about their poster and gain feedback from both the mentors and their peers. The goal is to be positive about the poster and provide constructive comments on both the poster material organization as well as the quick presentation.

Panel on research and career planning will include representatives from academia, research laboratories (non-industry), and industry. After a short presentation from each about what their job entails and why you might consider it, attendees are open to ask any questions to help guide what decision is the right one for them.

Students are encouraged to engage with conference attendees during the paper sessions. Making connections that help incorporate attendees into the community are an important additional goal. Mentoring aid, including introductions if necessary, will be offered to assist the process.

To participate in the Doctoral Consortium , students are expected to submit a poster to the poster track as the leading author. This is required as part of the presentation skills since every student will present their poster to friendly peers to get feedback prior to the whole conference poster event. We are less concerned that the poster represents new work than we are that the student get experience presenting material they are knowledgeable about to gain skills and confidence with speaking with establish members of the community.

Poster/Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Yong Chen Texas Tech university, USA (
Jay Lofstead Sandia National Laboratories, USA (

Program Committee and Mentors

Suren BynaLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Dmitry DuplyakinUniversity of Utah, USA
Brian KocoloskiWashington University in St. Louis, USA
Julian KunkelUniversity of Reading, USA
Carlos MaltzahnUC Santa Cruz, USA
Xuanhua ShiHuazhong University of Science and Technology
GuangZhong SunUniversity of Science and Technology of China
Andrew YoungeSandia National Laboratories, USA
Amelie Chi ZhouShenzhen University