[hpc-announce] CFP - CnC'14 Workshop

Feo, John T John.Feo at pnnl.gov
Thu Jul 10 15:49:04 CDT 2014

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Call for Abstracts:

 CnC-2014: The Sixth Annual Concurrent Collections Workshop

September 18-19, 2014 at Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR (co-located with LCPC'14)

Important Dates
Abstracts Due: August 8, 2014
Notification: August 22, 2014
Programming Contest Notice of Participation Due: August 15, 2014
Programming Contest Written Submissions Due: September 12, 2014
Workshop: September 18-19, 2014

The annual Concurrent Collections (CnC) workshop is a forum for researchers and
developers of parallel programs to interact on a variety of issues related to next-generation
parallel programming models. The focus is on fostering a community around the CnC
programming model; however, we also strongly encourage participation by anyone with an
interest in programming models inspired by dataflow and/or tuple space ideas as well as
current or emerging applications of such models.

Participation and Call for Abstracts
The workshop agenda will include CnC tutorials on current and future trends, talks selected
from contributed abstracts, and a programming contest. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to: language design and implementation, semantics and theory, application experiences,
and teaching of CnC.

If you would like to give a talk, please submit a short abstract (between 200 and 500 words
in length) by August. 8, 2014 to both workshop chairs at sanjay.chatterjee at intel.com<mailto:sanjay.chatterjee at intel.com> and
john.feo at pnnl.gov<mailto:john.feo at pnnl.gov>.

Programming Contest
This year for the first time, we are challenging small teams (as small as 1) of CnC developers to
compete in a programming contest. If you are interested in competing please send a team name,
list of team members, and a problem of choice by August 8, 2014 to both workshop chairs. We
encourage you to work with the workshop committee to define an appropriate problem. Solutions
will be judged on creativity, programming style, solution, and performance. A written report,
including source code, is due by September 12, 2014 to both workshop chairs. We will reserve a
session on the first day of the workshop for teams to present their work. While presenting is not
required, it is highly encouraged as it provides an opportunity for the committee and audience to
better understand your work. A significant prize will be awarded to the winning team at the close
of the workshop.

Background on CnC
CnC is a parallel programming model for mainstream programmers that differs from other
approaches in its philosophy. A CnC programmer doesn't specify parallel operations; instead,
he/she only specifies semantic ordering constraints. This provides a separation of concerns
between the domain expert and the tuning expert, simplifying the job of the domain expert
while providing more flexibility to the tuning expert. Details on CnC and related research can
be found at: http://intel.ly/concurrent-collections and http://habanero.rice.edu/cnc.

Prior workshops have served as a forum for users and potential users of CnC to discuss
experiences with CnC and a range of topics, including developments for the language,
applications, usability, performance, semantics, and teaching of CnC.

Need more information?

If you have any questions about logistics or participation, please contact the workshop chairs
at sanjay.chatterjee at intel.com<mailto:sanjay.chatterjee at intel.com> and john.feo at pnnl.gov<mailto:john.feo at pnnl.gov>.

Sanjay Chatterjee, Intel Corporation
John Feo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Organizing Committee
Zoran Budimlic, Rice University
Kath Knobe, Intel
Louis-Noel Pouchet, University of California, Los Angeles
Frank Schlimbach, Intel
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