ROME 2022

Workshop on Runtime, Operating Systems and Middleware for Emerging Systems

Workshop on Runtime, Operating Systems and Middleware for Emerging Systems (ROME)

held in conjunction with ARCS 2022
September 13 - 15, 2022
Heilbronn, Germany



High-performance computing itself is a well-established scientific domain. However, to pave the way towards exascale, further evolutionary steps are currently required to be taken by moving away from common multi-/many-core clusters towards novel and innovative heterogeneous architectures. Such systems, equipped with a significantly higher number of (heterogeneous) cores than today’s supercomputers, pose challenges in both hardware and software design. On the hardware side, new processor and accelerator architectures, complex on-chip networks, deep memory-hierarchies and interconnect technologies will enrich the respective research areas. However, in keeping with its tradition, the ROME workshop focuses on the software side because without complying system software, runtime and operating system support, all these new hardware facilities cannot be exploited. Hence, the challenges in hardware/software co-design are to step beyond traditional approaches and to venture new strategies for runtime, middleware and operating system designs in order to exploit the theoretically available performance of upcoming hardware features as effectively and energy-consciously as possible. For gaining the required power-efficiency, scalability and manageability an exascale system will demand for, both virtualization as well as machine-oriented optimization will have to be exploited jointly. For doing so, customized operating systems, hypervisors and unikernels will be required to leverage an efficient employment of virtualization and an effective machine optimization on a broader scale – which has of course to be supported and enhanced by a corresponding runtime and middleware.

Topics and Call for Papers

Authors from all related disciplines are invited to submit unpublished papers of their work on software research regarding operating systems and runtime environments in the domain of high-performance and parallel computing. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • New approaches for operating systems on novel (heterogeneous) architectures
  • Lightweight/specialized operating systems, unikernels and hypervisors
  • Virtualization techniques (e. g. containers) for HPC
  • Management, deployment of virtualized environments and orchestration
  • System software for enabling parallelism at an extreme scale
  • Message-passing interfaces and middleware for extreme scale computing
  • Heterogeneity-, modularity- and/or hierarchy-aware middleware for HPC
  • Software stacks for new concepts of compute acceleration by GPUs, FPGAs and many-core architecture
  • Middleware for performance and power analysis on massive parallel systems
  • Runtime support and kernel extensions for power-aware HPC
  • System noise analysis and prevention for massive parallel systems

Paper Submission, Paper Style, and Proceedings

The workshop will be held as special track within the main conference ARCS and the papers will be published as part of the ARCS proceedings. Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers via EasyChair. ROME 2022 uses a double-blind reviewing system. Manuscripts must not identify authors or their affiliation. When citing own work, it must be done in a neutral form (i.e., avoiding “our”, “we”, “previous work”, etc.). Papers must be submitted in PDF format, formatted according to Springer LNCS style and must not exceed 15 pages, including references, appendices and figures.

Important Dates

  • July 10 July 27, 2022: Submission deadline
  • July 20, 2022: Abstract registration deadline
  • August 21, 2022: Notification of acceptance
  • September 4, 2022: Camera-ready deadline

Program Committee

  • Brice Goglin, INRIA, France
  • Jörg Nolte, BTU Cottbus, Germany
  • Pierre Olivier, University of Manachster, United Kingdom
  • Oliver Sinnen, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Josef Weidendorfer, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany

Workshop Organizers