[Cfp] Workshop on Practical Aspects of High-level Parallel Programming (PAPP 2004)

F. Loulergue loulergue at univ-paris12.fr
Mon Oct 27 20:48:36 EST 2003

Workshop on Practical Aspects of High-level Parallel Programming (PAPP

part of The International Conference on Computational Science 

June 7-9, 2004, Kraków, Poland 

Aims and scope

Many applications of computing require performance levels 
attainable only on parallel architectures. Such systems are 
now readily available as their price/performance ratio 
continues to improve. The rapid development of affordable 
hardware for parallel computing makes the need to develop 
high-quality parallel software increasingly urgent. 

Sequential programming has long benefited from high-level 
programming techniques and tools that have made today's 
immense range of software economically viable. Two decades 
of research into high-level parallel programming (algorithmic 
skeletons, parallel extensions of functional languages, such 
as Haskell and ML, or parallel logic and constraint programming, 
parallel execution of declarative programs such SQL queries, 
etc.) has produced methods and tools that improve the 
price/performance ratio of parallel software, and broaden 
the range of target applications. Several emerging domains, 
such as Grid Computing, are currently raising new issues. 
GRIDs offer tremendous computing power. Nevertheless, this power 
is far from being effectively exploited. In addition to technical 
problems related to portability and access, Grid computing 
needs new programming paradigms. 

The PAPP workshop focuses on practical aspects of high-level 
parallel programming: design, implementation and optimization 
of high-level programming languages 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.), applications in all fields of high-performance computing, 
benchmarks and experiments. Research on high-level grid programming 
is particularly relevant. 


We welcome submission of original, unpublished papers in English 
on topics including:
- high-level programming models and tools for GRID computing 
- high-level parallel language design, implementation and optimisation 
- functional, logic, constraint programming for parallel, 
  distributed and Grid systems 
- algorithmic skeletons and high level parallel libraries 
- generative (e.g. template-based) programming with algorithmic 
  skeletons and high level parallel libraries 
- applications in all fields of high-performance computing 
  (using high-level tools) 
- benchmarks, experiments using such languages and tools 

Paper submission and publication

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 
two referees. The accepted papers will be published in the 
Springer-Verlag LNCS series, as part of the ICCS proceedings. 

Papers (PDF file) should be sent to loulergue at univ-paris12.fr with 
subject "[PAPP Workshop] Submission" no later than Monday 8 December
We invite you to submit a full paper of 6 to 10 pages (A4), describing
and original results. The submitted paper must be formatted according to

the rule of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Submission implies

the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present 
the paper. An early email with your intention to submit a paper would be

greatly appreciated (especially if you have doubts about the relevance 
of your paper). 

Important Dates

December 8, 2003 (FIRM DEADLINE) Full paper due 
January 9, 2004 Notification 
Februray 10, 2004 Camera-ready paper due 

Programme committee

Rob Bisseling (Univ. of Utrecht, The Netherlands) 
Matthieu Exbrayat (Univ. of Orléans, France) 
Clemens Grelck (Univ. of Lübeck, Germany) 
Kevin Hammond (Univ. of St. Andrews, UK) 
Zhenjiang Hu (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan) 
Frédéric Loulergue (Univ. Paris Val de Marne, France) 
Quentin Miller (Miller Research Ltd., UK) 
Susanna Pelagatti (Univ. of Pisa, Italy) 
Alexander Tiskin (Univ. of Warwick, UK) 

Chair and Organizer
Dr. Frédéric LOULERGUE
Laboratory of Algorithms, Complexity and Logic (LACL)
University of Paris Val de Marne
61, avenue du Général de Gaulle
loulergue at univ-paris12.fr

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