18th December 2007
Tutorial I (8am - 12pm)
Prof. Dharma P. Agrawal
OBR Distinguished Professor of Computer Science,
University of Cincinnati, USA
Half Day tutorial
The objective of this tutorial is to fully understand issues in designing Sensor Networks.
The impact of coverage area of each sensor will be presented and communications requirements
will be established. The energy consumed by a sensor unit will be quantified and different ways
of optimizing energy consumption will be explained. Several possible applications of sensor networks
in many civilian areas will be explored and ways of collecting sensed data will be examined.
Protocols used for medium access, link layer and routing layer will be considered. Both flat
and hierarchical topologies will be explored. The attendees will not only understand and
position themselves in this hot area of sensor networks, but will also able to develop new
capabilities, enhance skills and share their knowledge.
Tutorial II (2pm - 6pm)
Programming Models and Compiler Optimizations for GPUs and Multi-core Processors
Prof. J. Ramanujam
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Louisiana State University, USA
Prof. P. Sadayappan
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
The Ohio State University, USA
Half Day tutorial
Commodity computing components are exhibiting increasing degrees of on-chip parallelism,
making parallel execution a characteristic of mainstream computing. A single GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)
now has a peak performance of around 0.5 Teraflops for general-purpose computing, using 128 floating-point units
on a single chip. As commodity computing platforms all go parallel, an important issue is that of programming them
to attain high performance. There has been considerable recent interest both in developing programming models that
explicitly expose the programmer to parallelism, as well as compiler optimization frameworks to automatically
transform sequential programs for parallel execution. This tutorial will provide an introductory survey covering
both these aspects.
Additional information about the tutorials will be posted soon.