Held as part of IEEE Cluster 2016, the Second International Workshop on Representative Applications is concerned with the development and use of representative applications (such as mini-applications or proxies) for all aspects of high-performance computing.

The challenges posed by future systems: new architectures, programming models, and machine scales; mean that representative applications as an essential tool in the path towards exascale. These applications can be used for acceptance testing, benchmarking, optimization evaluation, and also investigating the performance of new architectures or programming models. However, the development of such representative applications must ensure they maintain some correspondence with their parent application. Maintaining that correspodence requires methods and tools for identifying the performance critical aspects of a given code, or class of codes, and also for verifying that the proxy accurately models the the target behavior.

The main aim of WRAp is to provide a venue in which the wide range of disciplines involved in creating and using representative applications can share important discoveries and lessons learned from these applications.

We encourage submissions on all aspects of the design, creation and use of representative applications, including (but not limited to):

  • Programming model and language explorations.
  • Design and generation of representative applications.
  • New representative applications.
  • Verification and validation of representative applications.
  • Optimizations, including:
    • algorithmic improvements, and
    • code optimization.
  • Scalability studies.
  • Hardware studies.
  • Case-studies of representative applications impacting their parent code.

Work which examines similar topics will also be considered for inclusion in the workshop.


Paper submissions will be in PDF format and on US Letter paper size. Information on how to submit a paper including the correct format, page length and other constraints can be found here.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: July 29th 2016
  • Author notification: TBC
  • Camera-ready submission: August 25th 2016