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Call for participation - Application deadline: April 1, 2016

More than 100 participants have already applied!

Twelfth International Summer School on Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems (ACACES 2016)

Fiuggi, Italy | Sunday July 10 - Saturday July 16, 2016 |

Organized by the HiPEAC Network, sponsored by Horizon 2020

The ACACES Summer School is a one week summer school for computer architects and tool builders working in the field of high performance computer architecture, compilation and embedded systems. The school aims at the dissemination of advanced scientific knowledge and the promotion of international contacts among scientists from academia and industry. A distinguishing feature of this Summer School is its broad scope ranging from low level technological issues to advanced compilation techniques and entrepreneurship. In the design of modern computer systems one has to be knowledgeable about architecture as well as about the quality of the code, and how to improve it. This summer school offers the ideal mix of the two worlds, both at the entry level and at the most advanced level.

The ACACES Summer School is organized by the HiPEAC Network (, but it is open to everybody. However, previous training and/or experience in computer science as well as a background in computer architecture or compilation is indispensable.

The Summer School will take place in Fiuggi, a small town near Rome, Italy. Students and lecturers will be accommodated in private hotel rooms with standard hotel accommodation. There will be lots of opportunities for interaction among the participants, both in and out of the classrooms, during the meals, at the bar or at the swimming pool, in the fitness room, in the spa and in the city. Long after-the-lecture discussions are one of the major assets of this summer school. You will remember this summer school for a long time.

Scientific program

Sunday evening July 10:

Opening ceremony with keynote talk Edward Lee, UC Berkeley, "The Internet of Important Things"

Monday evening July 11:

Invited talk

Starting on Monday 11, 2016:

12 courses spread over two morning slots and two afternoon slots. Per slot there are three parallel courses of which one can be taken. The topics of this year's Summer School will be presented by the following world-class experts.

  • Uday Bondhugula, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India - Building High-Level Compiler Optimizers and Code Generators for the Multicore
  • Era Nikil Dutt, University of California, Irvine, USA - Self-Aware, Variation-Aware, Cross-Layer Embedded System Design
  • Jose Flich, Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain - Design of Efficient On-Chip Interconnects for Future Manycore Systems
  • Geoff Gregson, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Canada - Technology-based Entrepreneurship
  • Lizy John, University of Texas at Austin, USA - Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking
  • Rakesh Kumar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA - Memory Systems Resilience
  • Mikko Lispasti, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA - Superscalar Architecture
  • Shaolei Ren, University of California, Riverside, USA - Data Center Power Management: Green, Efficiency, and Beyond
  • Timothy Roscoe, ETH Zurich, Switzerland - What's happening to computer hardware, and what does it mean for the OS?
  • Simha Sethumadhavan, Columbia University, USA - Hardware-Up Security
  • Steve Wilton, University of British Columbia, Canada - Reconfigurable Computing: Technology and Practice
  • Huiyang Zhou, North Carolina State University, USA - Efficient GPU Computing

Wednesday afternoon: Poster session
Friday evening: Farewell dinner and party


All participants will receive a certificate of attendance with a description of the courses taken. Some universities will accept this certificate in their PhD program.

Poster Session

The poster session on Wednesday afternoon will provide an ideal opportunity for students to present their own work in progress and get feedback from senior researchers and fellow students, and can be the beginning of future collaboration. Aprinted booklet (with ISBN number) with a 1 to 4 page abstract per poster will be distributed to all summer school participants.


To stimulate maximum interaction between lecturers and participants, the steering committee of the Summer School will limit the attendance to about 200 participants. We aim for a 50/50 balance between PhD students and more senior attendants.

Important dates

  • April 1, 2016: deadline for application
  • April 15, 2016: notification of acceptance
  • June 1, 2016: deadline for payment June 1, 2016: deadline for poster abstract


1000 Euro, all inclusive:

  • Transfer from Rome FCO airport to Fiuggi by bus on Sunday July 10, 2016.
  • 6 nights in private room with bathroom.
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 5 three course lunches
  • 5 three course dinners
  • Farewell dinner on Friday evening
  • 2 half-hour coffee breaks per day
  • Registration for 4 top-quality courses + printed handouts
  • Student kit
  • Access to the poster session + book of abstracts
  • Free Internet during the duration of the summer school
  • Free access to the spa
  • Free transfer from Fiuggi to Rome FCO airport or to downtown Rome on Saturday July 17, 2016.

Steering Committee

  • Koen De Bosschere, Ghent University, Belgium, Chair Emre Ozer, ARM, UK
  • Mateo Valero, BSC, Spain Marc Duranton, CEA, France Luca Fanucci,
  • University of Pisa Per Stenstrom, Chalmers, Sweden Mike O'Boyle,
  • University of Edinburgh, UK Manolis Katevenis, FORTH, Greece Albert
  • Cohen, INRIA, France Rainer Leupers, RWTH Aachen, Germany Daniel Gracia
  • Perez, Thales R&T, France Christophe Toulemonde, JEMM Research