Prof. Castrillon and Sven Karol organized a thematic session on "Program transformation and analysis approaches for future computing systems" at the Spring 2016 HiPEAC Computing Systems Week in the wonderful city of Porto. The session comprised three invited talks and one keynote. The keynote was given by Eric Verhulst (Altreonic) on a more industrial perspective on formal methods and interacting entities in the VirtuosoNext RTOS. Christophe Dubach from the University of Edinburgh presented the recent work of his group on "High performance GPU Code Generation using Rewrite Rules". Manuel Carro (IMDEA Software Institute) talked about "Program Transformations for Heterogeneous Architectures: the POLCA Project" describing recent results of the POLCA project. Sven Karol from the CC Chair gave a talk on "Using Rewritable Attribute Grammars for Semantic-Aware Code Transformations" which describes his very recent work on applying attribute grammars and rewriting in the domain of chemical information processing.
We are currently seeking for an excellent PhD student for the next phase of the "Rolebased Software Infrastructures for continuous-context-sensitive Systems" (RoSI) research training group. Deadline for applications is on April 28th. Please have a look at our vacancies page for more information.
We welcome Gerald Hempel to the Chair for Compiler Construction. Gerald will play a key role in a collaborative project between the Orchestration Path and the Biological Systems Path in Cfaed, that seeks to apply Bio-inspired algorithms (e.g., from the MOSAIC group) to the problems of Software Synthesis we deal with at the chair. Gerald has a background in Computer Science from the TU Dresden and is about to obtain his PhD from the same institution (under the supervision of Prof. C. Hochberger). During his PhD, Gerald worked on a compiler that automatically generates hardware accelerators for FPGA-SoC architectures. We are glad to have Gerald on board and are looking forward for exciting results in this collaboration!
The Orchestration Path and the Chair for Compiler Construction welcome Dr. Fazal Hameed to the TU Dresden. Fazal has a background in electronic engineering and computer science. He obtained his PhD in department of Computer Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany, at the group of Prof. Jörg Henkel, in February, 2015. Fazal worked on DRAM-aware last level cache policies for multi-core systems and has ample experience with emerging memory technologies. In the Orchestration Path, Fazal will work on system-level integration of components that will be built in the future on top of the technologies under development in the material paths of Cfaed. We are very glad to welcome Fazal to the chair team and the larger Orchestration Team!
In conjunction with ESWeek the 1st International Workshop on Resiliency in Embedded Electronic Systems was held on 8 October in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. On this occasion Norman Rink presented his work on code generation for resilient software. The workshop drew a wide international audience from both academia and industry. Presentations covered many aspects of hardware faults and resilience across the entire hardware and software stacks. Keynote talks were interspersed with lively and fruitful poster discussions, during one of which the picture was taken.