[Haskell-cafe] CfP: Workshop on Functional High-Performance Computing 2018 at ICFP

Kei Davis kei at lanl.gov
Mon Mar 19 18:27:39 UTC 2018

                               CALL FOR PAPERS
                                  FHPC 2018
     7th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Functional High-Performance Computing
              September 29, 2018, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

The 7th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Functional High-Performance Computing 
(FHPC’18) is being held as in previous years in conjunction with the 
International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP’18) together 
with numerous other workshops/symposia, and as a first, colocated with 
Strange Loop, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Workshop Objectives

The FHPC’18 workshop seeks to bring together researchers and 
practitioners exploring uses of functional (or more generally, 
declarative or high-level) programming systems or concepts in 
application domains where high performance is essential. The aim of the 
meeting is to enable sharing of results, experiences, and novel ideas 
about how high-level, declarative specifications of computationally 
challenging problems can serve as maintainable and portable code that 
approaches (or even exceeds) the performance of machine-oriented 
(low-level) imperative implementations.

All aspects of performance-critical programming and parallel programming 
are in scope for the workshop, irrespective of hardware target. This 
includes both traditional large-scale distributed-memory scientific 
computing (HPC), as well as work targeting single node systems with 
SMPs, GPUs, FPGAs, or embedded processors. FHPC 2018 seeks to encourage 
a range of submissions, focusing on work in progress and facilitating 
early exchange of ideas and open discussion on innovative and/or 
emerging results. Original research, experience reports, case studies, 
and evaluations of programming systems are all welcome. Work on 
incorporation of functional programming concepts into more traditional 
(imperative) HPC applications is explicitly solicited.

This year FHPC provides authors the opportunity to submit for evaluation 
any relevant artifacts that accompany their papers. The dissemination of 
artifacts promotes reproducibility, and enables authors to build on top 
of each others’ work, while it can also help to more unambiguously 
resolve questions about cases not considered by the original authors.

For the purpose of FHPC, we plan to reward selected artifacts with 
additional presentation time in a dedicated slot during the workshop, 
for example, for demonstrating (i) reproducibility of results or (ii) 
practical usage of the framework (visualization, demos, etc).

Artifact Details

The artifact-evaluation committee (AEC) will accept any artifact that 
authors wish to submit. Obviously, the better the artifact is packaged, 
the more likely the AEC can actually work with it. We ask the authors to 
provide provide the title of the FHPC paper submission, together with 
three files:

   *      a .pdf file that provides detailed instructions to the
     reviewers about how to install the artifact and what to look for in
     the evaluations
   *      an archive .zip or .tar.gz containing the artifact
   *      the submitted FHPC’18 paper (.pdf file)

The artifact evaluation process is intended to encourage an open and 
constructive communication (via HotCRP) between (anonymous) reviewers 
and authors.

Submission of an artifact does not constitute tacit permission to make 
its content public. AEC members will be instructed that they may not 
publicise any part of your artifact during or after completing 
evaluation, nor retain any part of it after evaluation. Thus, you are 
free to include models, data files, proprietary binaries, and similar 
items in your artifact. The AEC organisers strongly encourage you to 
anonymise any data files that you submit.


The proceedings of FHPC’18 will be published by the ACM Digital Press.

Important Dates

   *      Submission Deadline: June 8, 2018 anywhere on Earth.
   *      Notification: early July (TBD)
   *      Camera ready: late July (TBD)
   *      Final version of proceedings available: Sept. 9
   *      FHPC 2018: Saturday Sept. 29, 2018.

Official website, submissions, registration details

Previous FHPC websites

ICFP and related workshops

Strange Loop

Questions or comments?
fhpc18 at gmail.com

Kei Davis and Mike Rainey, co-chairs

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