IBM Research

GREPS 2007 Workshop


Call for Papers and Participation

GREPS: International Workshop on GCC for Research in Embedded and Parallel Systems
in conjunction with
16th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)

Brasov, Romania
September 16, 2007

Overview and Scope

GREPS focuses on current challenges in research and development of compiler analyses and optimizations based on the free GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). The goal of this workshop is to bring together people from industry and academia that are interested in conducting research based on GCC and enhancing the compiler suite to better support embedded and parallel/multicore systems. The workshop will promote and disseminate compiler research (recent, ongoing or planned) with GCC, as a robust industrial-strength vehicle that supports free and collaborative research.

The topics of the workshop include any issue related to innovative compiler analysis and/or optimizations with GCC targeting embedded and parallel/multicore systems, including but not limited to:

  • Classical compiler analyses, transformations and optimizations
  • Power-aware analyses and optimizations
  • Language/Compiler/HW cooperation
  • Optimizing compilation tools for parallel/multicore systems
  • Profiling, dynamic analysis, and feedback-directed optimization
  • Case studies and performance evaluations
  • Techniques and tools to improve application and compiler quality

Organizing Committee

  • Albert Cohen, INRIA, France
  • Ayal Zaks, IBM Haifa Research Lab

Program Committee

  • Arutyun I. Avetisyan, Russian Academy of Science
  • Albert Cohen, INRIA, France
  • Tom Conte, North Carolina State University
  • David Edelsohn, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Jan Hubicka, SuSE CR
  • Diego Novillo, Google
  • Dorit Nuzman, IBM Haifa Research Lab
  • Sebastian Pop, AMD
  • Mark Shinwell, Code Sourcery
  • Kenneth Zadeck, NaturalBridge
  • Ayal Zaks, IBM Haifa Research Lab


  • Paul H J Kelly
    Imperial College, London
    Title: GCC in software performance research: just plug in
  • Benoit Dupont de Dinechin
    ST Microelectronics, Grenoble, France
    Title: GCC for Embedded VLIW Processors: Why Not?


Submissions must include an abstract. Please include your postal address, email, phone and fax numbers. An early email with your intention to submit a paper would be greatly appreciated. The authors are free to provide related documents (technical report, article) with additional details on their research work. The workshop will not have proceedings (abstracts will be provided online from GREPS 2007 Workshop) so that presentation of already published work does not raise copyright issues. Slides and full articles will be provided online if provided by authors.

Formatting: Submissions are to be 6 - 12 pages long, formatted according to the ACM proceedings format. Templates for ACM format are available at Submissions should be in PDF (preferably); for other formats see submission site. Papers are mainly for review purposes, and will be available online only with authors consent.

Important Dates

Papers due August 07, 2007 1 week (final) extension
Acceptance notices August 13, 2007
Workshop date September 16, 2007