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PAPP 2010 : Seventh International Workshop on Practical Aspects of High-level Parallel Programming


When May 31, 2010 - Jun 2, 2010
Where University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Submission Deadline Jan 11, 2010
Notification Due Feb 15, 2010
Final Version Due Mar 1, 2010
Categories    parallel programming   languages

Call For Papers


PAPP 2010
Seventh International Workshop on
Practical Aspects of High-level Parallel Programming

part of

ICCS 2010
The International Conference on Computational Science
May 31- June 2, 2010, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Computational Science applications are more and more complex to develop and require more and more computing power. Bill McColl's post "Sequential Computing Considered Harmful" is an excellent summary
of today's situation. Sequential computing cannot go further. Major companies in the computing industry now recognizes the urgency of reorienting an entire industry towards massively parallel
computing (Think Parallel or Perish).

Parallel and grid computing are solutions to the increasing need for computing power. The trend is towards the increase of cores in processors, the number of processors and the need for scalable
computing everywhere. But parallel and distributed programming is still dominated by low-level techniques such as send/receive message passing. Thus high-level approaches should play a key role in
the shift to scalable computing in every computer.

Algorithmic skeletons, parallel extensions of functional languages such as Haskell and ML, parallel logic and constraint programming, parallel execution of declarative programs such as SQL queries,
genericity and meta-programming in object-oriented languages, etc. have produced methods and tools that improve the price/performance ratio of parallel software, and broaden the range of target
applications. Also, high level languages offer a high degree of abstraction which ease the development of complex systems. Moreover, being based on formal semantics, it is possible to certify the
correctness of critical parts of the applications.

The PAPP workshop focuses on practical aspects of high-level parallel programming: design, implementation and optimization of high-level programming languages, semantics of parallel languages, formal
verification, design or certification of libraries, middlewares and tools (performance predictors working on high-level parallel/grid source code, visualisations of abstract behaviour, automatic
hotspot detectors, high-level GRID resource managers, compilers, automatic generators, etc.), application of proof assistants to parallel applications, applications in all fields of computational
science, benchmarks and experiments. Research on high-level grid programming is particularly relevant as well as domain specific parallel software.

The aim of all these languages and tools is to improve and ease the development of applications (safety, expressivity, efficiency, etc.). Thus the Seventh PAPP workshop focuses on applications.

The PAPP workshop is aimed both at researchers involved in the development of high level approaches for parallel and grid computing and computational science researchers who are potential users of
these languages and tools.


We welcome submission of original, unpublished papers in English on
topics including:

* applications in all fields of high-performance computing and
visualisation (using high-level tools)

* high-level models (CGM, BSP, MPM, LogP, etc.) and tools for parallel
and grid computing

* Program verification and Formal verification of parallel applications/
libraries/languages or parallel computing in
computer-assisted reasoning

* high-level parallel language design, implementation and

* modular, object-oriented, functional, logic, constraint programming
for parallel, distributed and grid computing systems

* algorithmic skeletons, patterns and high-level parallel libraries

* generative (e.g. template-based) programming with algorithmic
skeletons, patterns and high-level parallel libraries

* benchmarks and experiments using such languages and tools

* industrial uses of a high-level parallel language


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English
presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and
not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will go through a
rigorous reviewing process. Each paper will be reviewed by at least
three referees. The accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access
Procedia Computer Science series, as part of the ICCS proceedings.

Submission must be done through the ICCS website:
We invite you to submit a full paper of 10 pages formatted according to
the rules of Procedia Computer Science (see, describing
new and original results, no later than January 11, 2010 -HARD DEADLINE.
Submission implies the willingness of at least one
of the authors to register and present the paper. An early email to
"gava at" with your intention to submit a paper would
be greatly appreciated (especially if you have doubts about the
relevance of your paper).

Accepted papers should be presented at the workshop and extended and
revised versions could be published in a special issue of Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, provided revisions suggested by the
referees are made.


* January 11, 2010 - Full paper due (HARD DEADLINE)
* February 15, 2010 - Notification
* March 1, 2010 - Camera-ready paper due
* September, 2010 - Journal version due


* Marco Aldinucci (University of Torino, Italy)
* Anne Benoit (ENS Lyon, France)
* Umit V. Catalyurek (The Ohio State University, USA)
* Emmanuel Chailloux (University of Paris 6, France)
* Frédéric Dabrowski (University of Orléans, France)
* Frédéric Gava (University Paris-East (Paris 12), France)
* Alexandros Gerbessiotis (NJIT, USA)
* Clemens Grelck (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
* Hideya Iwasaki (The University of Electro-communications, Japan)
* Christoph Kessler (Linkopings Universitet, Sweden)
* Rita Loogen (University of Marburg, Germany)
* Kiminori Matsuzaki (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
* Samuel Midkiff (Purdue University, USA)
* Susanna Pelagatti (University of Pisa, Italy)
* Bruno Raffin (INRIA, France)
* Casiano Rodriguez-Leon (University La Laguna, Spain)


Laboratoire d'Informatique du Parallélisme
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
46 Allée d'Italie
69364 Lyon Cedex 07 - France

Dr. Frédéric GAVA
Laboratoire d'algorithmique, complexité et logique
Université de Paris-Est (Paris 12)
61 avenue du Général de Gaulle
94010 Créteil cedex - France

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