Call For Posters

EuroMPI/USA 2020 will continue to increase its focus outside MPI, to include extensions or alternative interfaces for high-performance homogeneous/heterogeneous/hybrid systems, benchmarks, tools, parallel I/O, fault tolerance, and parallel applications using MPI and other interfaces. Through the presentation of contributed papers, posters and invited talks, the will provide ample opportunities for attendees to interact and share ideas and experiences to contribute to the improvement and furthering of message passing and related parallel programming paradigms.

The poster session at the EuroMPI/USA 2020 conference is an excellent opportunity to engage with the community and propose and discuss new ideas and latest results not yet ready to be full papers. We are soliciting poster submissions for EuroMPI/USA 2020 that show-case work on the Message Passing Interface (MPI) or work that is related to message-passing parallel computing. We invite submissions from users of MPI, developers of MPI, and researchers in the broader field of message-passing parallel computing. We particularly encourage graduate students to publicize their ongoing work.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Implementation Issues

  • Implementation improvements towards exascale computing, such as many-core, GPGPU, and heterogeneous architectures.
  • Performance bugs in MPI implementations.
  • Interaction between message-passing software and new high-performance hardware architectures.
  • New MPI-IO mechanisms and I/O stack optimizations.

Programming Models

  • API limitations of MPI; extensions to MPI.
  • Hybrid and heterogeneous programming; combining MPI with other interfaces.
  • MPI support for data-intensive parallel applications.
  • Fault tolerance in message-passing implementations and systems.
  • New programming paradigms implemented over MPI, like hierarchical programming and global address spaces.
  • MPI parallel programming in clouds.

Applications and Performance

  • Performance evaluation for MPI or MPI-based applications on HPC machines or using cloud resources.
  • Automatic performance tuning of MPI applications and implementations.
  • Verification of message-passing applications and protocols.
  • Applications using message passing, for example, in computational science and scientific computing.
  • New parallel algorithms expressed in the message-passing paradigm.

Posters will be reviewed for quality, originality, clarity, correctness, technical strength, and relevance to the topics of the meeting. Each poster will receive at least 3 reviews from members of the poster committee. Reviews are blind (but not double-blind), the names of the authors will be seen by the poster committee.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: July 25, 2020 (AOE)   August 1, 2020 (AOE)

Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2020

Submission Guidelines:

All posters need to be submitted through EasyChair:

All poster submissions must include:

  • A title and a short abstract (175 word maximum).
  • An extended abstract (3 pages maximum, including figures and references, and formatted according to the "sigconf" style in the ACM 2017 Template (
  • A poster draft. Note that complete results are not necessary. It is acceptable to have placeholders for last-minute results.
  • Poster page size can be the traditional A0 page size (either portrait or landscape) or any page format (including multi-page documents) that aids both the generation of the promotional video and the discussion during the poster session during the event. See the traditional poster size guide instructions for more details.
  • Poster document should be in PDF format.

The abstracts and posters will NOT be published in the conference proceedings. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the posters selected this year will have an entirely online presentation, divided in two parts: a promotioanl video discussing the poster, that will be posted on the EuroMPI/USA'20 website 2 weeks prior to the event. During the EuroMPI/USA'20 event, posters will be presented in an online session as part of the conference program, followed by discussions.

Accepted Posters

  • A report of MPI International Survey (A. Hori, T. Ogura, B. Gerofi, Y.Jie, Y.Ishikawa, G. Bosilca, and E. Jeannot) [Teaser] [Slides]
  • Towards an optimal allreduce communication in message-passing systems (Andreas Jocksch, No'e Ohana, Vasileios Karakasis, and Laurent Villard) [Poster] [Abstract] [Teaser] [Presentation] [Slides]
  • Serializing and deserializing MPI opaque objects with MPI Stages (Derek Schafer, Ignacio Laguna, Anthony Skjellum, and Kathryn Mohror) [Poster] [Slides]
  • A portable implementation of partitioned point-to-point communication primitives (Purushotham Bangalore, Andrew Worley, Derek Schafer, Ryan Grant, Anthony Skjellum, Sheikh Ghafoor) [Poster] [Abstract] [Presentation] [Slides]