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April 27-29, 2020

Event is now over

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IWOCL and SYCLcon 2020 will now take place as a digital event starting the week of the 27th April. IWOCL will be contacting all our speakers and poster authors in the coming days with details of the new arrangements for recording their presentations for on-demand viewing. The proceedings will be published as planned and according to the schedules already announced.

Delegates who have already registered will be contacted and issued a refund. Registration for IWOCL / SYCLcon Digital will be free and will include access to those parts of the program that we plan to live broadcast (e.g. panel discussions).

Join us at the 8th International Workshop on OpenCL, including SYCLcon 2020, for three days of talks, workshops and community networking aimed at furthering the collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst the international community of high-performance computing specialist working with OpenCL, SYCL, SPIR and Vulkan Compute. The event provides a rich mix of hands-on tutorials, technical presentations, research papers, posters, panel discussions, networking and vendor discussions. It also provides a formal channel for community feedback to the Khronos Group, the industry body responsible for the standards.

IWOCL Conference

IWOCL is the premier forum for the presentation and discussion of new designs, trends, algorithms, programming models, software, tools and ideas for OpenCL. Additionally, IWOCL provides a formal channel for community feedback to Khronos the industry body responsible for the standard.

OpenCL & SYCL Topics at a Glance

The call for submissions is now open and we are seeking submissions related to any aspect of using OpenCL and SYCL, including, but not limited to:

  • Scientific and high-performance computing (HPC) application development
  • Machine Learning Training and Inferencing
  • The use of OpenCL and SYCL on CPU, GPU, DSP, NNP, FPGA and hardware accelerators for mobile, embedded, cloud, edge and automotive platforms
  • Development tools, including debuggers and profilers
  • HPC frameworks developed on top of OpenCL, SYCL or Vulkan
  • The emerging use of Vulkan in scientific and high-performance computing (HPC) and comparisons to OpenCL

Khronos Updates

LIVE WEBINAR from April 28th, 2020

Conference Program Register

Join us for our live webinar that will feature some significant announcements and updates from the Khronos Group on both OpenCL and SYCL. These will be followed by an open panel discussion, a session that is always a favorite with our audience. This lively and informative session puts leading members of the Khronos OpenCL, SYCL and SPIR Working groups on our ‘virtual stage’ alongside experts from the OpenCL development community to debate the issues of the day and answer questions from the online audience.

Panel Chair

Simon McIntosh-Smith, Conference Chair. Professor of High-Performance Computing and Head of the HPC Research Group, University of Bristol.

Khronos Announcements

  • Neil Trevett, Khronos President and OpenCL Working Group Chair, VP NVIDIA
  • Michael Wong, SYCL Working Group Chair. VP Research & Development, Codeplay Software


Our panel of experts are all leading figures in the OpenCL and SYCL community and play leading roles within the Khronos Working Groups and the wider development community.

  • Alastair Murray, Codeplay
  • Ben Ashbaugh, Intel
  • Dennis Adams, Sony Creative Software
  • Eric Berdahl, Adobe
  • Hal Finkel, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jeremy Kemp, Imagination
  • Kévin Petit, Arm
  • Martin Schreiber, Technical University of Munich
  • Ronan Keryell, Xilinx

How to Ask Your Questions

This sessions is driven by questions from the community. So don’t hold back, ask your probing questions now or during the event.

Everyone who has registered for this webinar will be sent full joining instructions a few days before the event. The instructions will include how to access the Slack workspace we are using to support the conference, including the channel to use to post your questions. Questions can also be asked during the panel discussion via the webinar platforms “Question” option. Alternatively send a direct twitter message to @IWOCL or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we will do our best to get them answered during the panel session.

Use this link to join the meeting and post your questions about OpenCL 3.0

To join the slack channels that are discussing this panel session and the other parts of the IWOCL & SYCLcon 2020 program you can register here.

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