The OpenCL Call for Papers is now CLOSED.

Important Dates

  • Closing Date for Full Papers* and Non-Paper Abstracts: Friday 17 February, 2017 (23:59 AOE) Friday 3rd February
  • Acceptance Notifications: Within 4 weeks of the final closing date
  • Final Posters, Technical Presentations and Tutorials: At the conference

* The selection of research papers will be based on the full paper.  All other submissions (posters, technical presentations and tutorials) will be based on the submitted short abstract.

OpenCL Call for Papers / Submissions

  1. Full Academic Papers. These will undergo peer review, with accepted papers being published in the ACM international conference proceedings series after the conference.
  2. Technical Presentations. These are an opportunity to talk about work in progress or more industrial work. Submission only requires an abstract, with slide sets being made available online via the conference website after the workshop.
  3. Tutorials. We are inviting proposals for half day or full day tutorials on OpenCL-related topics.
  4. Posters. These will be on show during the whole workshop. Submission is via an abstract and we will exhibit as many of high-quality posters as we can.

Published Proceedings

IWOCL will publish formal proceedings of the accepted submissions in The ACM International Conference Series (ACM ICPS).

Selection Criteria

The IWOCL Technical Committee will select OpenCL Call for Papers / submissions based on the following criteria;

  • Concept of the submission and its relevance and timeliness
  • Technical Depth
  • Clarity of the submissions; clearly conveying what your presentation
  • Research findings and results of your work
  • Your credentials and expertise in the subject matter

Full Academic Papers

We solicit the submission of full-length unpublished academic/technical papers detailing original research related to OpenCL. All topics related to OpenCL are of interest, including OpenCL applications from any domain (e.g., scientific computing, video games, computer graphics, multimedia, information retrieval, optimization, text processing, data mining, finance, signal and image processing and numerical solvers), OpenCL performance analysis and modeling, OpenCL performance and correctness tools and proposed OpenCL extensions. Please submit full papers, which should be no longer than 12 pages using the ACM SIG proceedings style (LaTeX and Word templates available here:

Technical Presentations

We solicit the submission of technical presentations detailing the innovative use of OpenCL. All topics related to OpenCL are of interest, including but not limited to applications, software tools, programming methods, extensions, performance analysis and verification. Please Submit an Abstract which should not exceed 4 pages. The accepted presentations will be published in the online workshop proceedings.

Workshops & Tutorials

IWOCL includes a day of tutorials that provide OpenCL users an opportunity to spend more time exploring a specific OpenCL topic. Tutorial submissions should assume working knowledge of OpenCL by the attendees and can for example cover OpenCL itself, any of the related APIs such as SPIR and SYCL, the use of OpenCL libraries or parallel computing techniques in general using OpenCL. Please Submit an Abstract which should not exceed 4 pages. Please include the preferred length of the tutorial or workshop (e.g. 2, or 4 hours).


To encourage discussion of the latest developments in the OpenCL community, there will be a poster session running in parallel to the main sessions and open during the breaks and lunch sessions. The abstracts of the accepted posters will be published in the form of short communications in the workshop proceedings, provided that at least one of the authors has registered for the workshop. Please Submit an Abstract which should not exceed 2 pages.

Printing Guide: Posters should be either A1 or A0 and can be displayed at the venue in either Landscape or Portrait mode and will be displayed during the two conference days.  Please bring accepted posters to the registration desk to be advised on the best location which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Note: A1 = 594 x 841mm (23.4 x 33.1 in), A0 = 841 x 1189mm (33.1 x 46.8

Vendor Submissions

If your OpenCL Call for Papers submission would be focused on a service, technology, or a new product your company is offering, please contact us for information on sponsored sessions, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Recording Release Forms

We ask that all speakers complete and return the “Recording Consent and Copyright Release Form” so that the presentations can be made available to the OpenCL development community under a Creative Commons license.  read more.