PACT 2011

International Conference on 
Parallel Architecture and Compilation Techniques
Galveston Island, Texas, USA
Oct 10-14, 2011

Important Dates

  • March 18, 2011: Abstract submission deadline
  • March 25, 2011: Paper submission deadline
  • April 8, 2011: Tutorial & Workshop proposal deadline
  • June 1, 2011 to June 3, 2011: Rebuttal Period
  • June 17, 2011: Author Notification
  • July 15, 2011: ACM SRC Abstract submission deadline
  • July 29, 2011: ACM SRC Acceptance Notification
  • September 12, 2011: Early Registration Deadline & Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • October 10-14, 2011: PACT 2011

  • PACT 2011 Organization:

    Conference Committees

    General Chair:
    Lawrence Rauchwerger (Texas A&M U.)

    Program Chair:
    Vivek Sarkar (Rice U.)

    Steering Committee:
    Jean Luc Gaudiot, Chair (UC Irvine)
    Michel Cosnard (INRIA)
    Bronis de Supinski (LLNL)
    Kemal Ebcioglu (Global Supercomputing)
    Michael Gschwind (IBM USA)
    Jens Knoop (Vienna U. Technology)
    Sally McKee (Chalmers U. Technology)
    Frank Mueller (NC State U.)
    Valentina Salapura (IBM USA)
    Martin Schulz (LLNL)
    Gabriel Silberman (CA, Inc.)

    Previous PACTs:

    Technical Sponsors
    Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture

    IFIP WG 10.3
    IEEE Computer Society
    IEEE Computer Society

    Academic Sponsors

    Address questions to: pact [at]

    The Twentieth International Conference on
    Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)
    Galveston Island, Texas, USA
    October 10-14, 2011

    PACT 2011 Information

    Keynote Speakers

    Best Paper/Poster Awards

    • PACT Paper Awards
      • Best Paper: DeNovo: Rethinking the Memory Hierarchy for Disciplined Parallelism, Byn Choi (UIUC), Rakesh Komuravelli (UIUC), Hyojin Sung (UIUC), Robert Smolinski (UIUC), Nima Honarmand (UIUC), Sarita V. Adve (UIUC), Vikram S. Adve (UIUC), Nicholas P. Carter (Intel), and Ching-Tsun Chou (Intel)
      • Best Student Paper: Optimizing Data Layouts for Parallel Computation on Multicores, Yuanrui Zhang (Penn State), Wei Ding (Penn State), Jun Liu (Penn State), and Mahmut Kandemir (Penn State)
    • PACT Poster Awards
      • First Place: rPRAM: Exploring Redundancy Techniques to Improve Lifetime of PCM-based Main Memory, Jie Chen (GWU), Zachary Winter (GWU), Guru Venkataramani (GWU), and H. Howie Huang (GWU)
      • Second Place: Prediction Based DRAM Row-Buffer Management in the Many-Core Era, Manu Awasthi (Utah), David Nellans (Utah), Moinuddin K. Qureshi (IBM), Rajeev Balasubramonian (Utah), Al David (Utah)
      • Third Place: Building Retargetable and Efficient Compilers for Multimedia Instruction Sets, Serge Guelton (Telecom Bretagne), Adrien Guinet (Telecom Bretagne), and Ronan Keryell (HPC Project)
    • ACM Student Research Competition Awards
      • First Place: Improving Run-Time Scheduling for General-Purpose Parallel Code, Alexandros Tzannes (University of Maryland)
      • Second Place: Probabilistic Models towards Optimal Speculation of DFA Applcations, Zhijia Zhao (College of William and Mary)
      • Third Place: An Architecture to Enable Lifetime Full Chip Testability in Chip Multiprocessors, Rance Rodrigues (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

    About PACT

    The purpose of PACT is to bring together researchers from architecture, compilers, applications and languages to present and discuss innovative research of common interest. PACT features cutting-edge research on a broad range of topics, that include, but are not limited to:
    • Parallel architectures and computational models
    • Compilers and tools for parallel computer systems
    • Multicore, multithreaded, superscalar, and VLIW architectures
    • Compiler/hardware support for hiding memory latencies
    • Support for correctness in hardware and software (esp. with concurrency)
    • Reconfigurable computing
    • Dynamic translation and optimization
    • I/O issues in parallel computing and their relation to applications
    • Parallel programming languages, algorithms and applications
    • Middleware and run-time system support for parallel computing
    • High performance application specific systems
    • Applications and experimental systems studies
    • Non-traditional computing systems topics

    Location Information

    PACT 2011 will take place at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas. The historic Hotel Galvez & Spa is a Wyndham Grand Hotel located on the Gulf of Mexico on Galveston Island. Information regarding room reservations and rates is available here.

    PGAS 2011 was held immediately after PACT 2011 in Galveston.

    Student Travel Grants

    Travel and registration grants for students will be funded by PACT 2011 financial sponsors. Application information and links to the on-line application are available here.


    PACT technical sponsors include ACM SIGARCH, IEEE CS, and IFIP WG 10.3.

    PACT 2011 financial sponsors include Intel, NSF, Samsung, ACM SIGARCH, Chevron, IEEE TCCA , National Instruments, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, AMD, CAPS, E.T. International, Inc., IBM Research, IEEE TCPP and Google. PACT 2011 is also sponsored by the Parasol Lab, CSE@TAMU. We are currently seeking additional sponsors; please contact the conference general chair if you are interested in sponsoring PACT 2011.

    PACT 2011 Financial Sponsors

    Gold Sponsors
    NSF homepage
    Silver Sponsors
    Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture
    Bronze Sponsors