[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: 11th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Transactional Computing (TRANSACT 2016)

Paolo Romano romano at inesc-id.pt
Tue Oct 20 14:02:02 CDT 2015

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11th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Transactional Computing
March 12, 2016, Barcelona, Spain
In conjunction with the 21st ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and 
Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP 2016)

Website: http://conf.researchr.org/track/PPoPP-2016/TRANSACT-2016

** Overview **

The past decade has seen an explosion of interest in programming 
languages, systems, and hardware to support transactions, speculation, 
and related alternatives to classical lock-based concurrency. Recently, 
transactional memory has crossed two important thresholds. First, IBM 
and Intel are now shipping processors with hardware support for 
transactional memory (TM). Second, the C++ Standard Committee has been 
working intensively to integrate TM as a new language feature. On the 
other hand, the post-release discovery of an erratum in Intel’s hardware 
TM implementation has brought upfront the need for effective TM 
verification mechanisms. Overall, these developments highlight the 
demand for continued high quality transactional memory research.

Transact 2016, the eleventh in its series, will provide a forum to 
present and discuss the latest research on all aspects of transactional 
computing. The scope of the workshop is intentionally broad, with the 
goal of encouraging interaction across the languages, architecture, 
systems, database, and theory communities. Papers may address 
implementation techniques, foundational results, applications and 
workloads, or experience with working systems. Environments of interest 
include the full range from multithreaded or multicore processors to 
high-end parallel and distributed computing platforms.

** Topics **

The workshop seeks papers on topics related to all areas of software and 
hardware for transactional computing. Specific topics of interest 
include but are not limited to:

    * Run-time systems
    * Hardware support
    * Applications, workloads, and test suites
    * Experience reports
    * Language mechanisms and semantics
    * Memory models
    * Transactions for non-uniform and non-cache coherent memory systems 
(e.g., NUMA, GPUs, RDMA, distributed transactions)
    * Formal verification
    * Speculative concurrency
    * Conflict detection and contention management
    * Debugging and tools
    * Static analysis and compiler optimizations
    * Checkpointing and failure atomicity
    * Persistence and I/O
    * Nesting and exceptions

Papers should present original research. As transactional memory spans 
many disciplines, papers should provide sufficient background material 
to make them accessible to the broader community. Papers focused on 
foundations should indicate how the work can be used to advance 
practice; papers on experiences and applications should indicate how the 
experiments reinforce or reflect principles.

** Submissions **

Please use EasyChair 
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=transact16) to submit a paper 

Papers must be submitted in PDF, and be no more than 8 pages in standard 
two-column SIGPLAN conference format including figures and tables but 
not including references. Shorter submissions are welcome. The 
submissions will be judged based on the merit of the ideas rather than 
the length. Submissions must be made through the on-line submission 
site. Final papers will be available to participants electronically at 
the meeting, but to facilitate resubmission to more formal venues, no 
archival proceedings will be published, and papers will not be sent to 
the ACM Digital Library.

Authors will have the option of having their final paper accessible from 
the workshop website. Authors must be familiar with and abide by 
SIGPLAN’s republication policy, which forbids simultaneous submission to 
multiple venues and requires disclosing prior publication of closely 
related work.

At the discretion of the program committee and with the consent of the 
authors, particularly worthy papers may be recommended for a special 
journal issue.

Additional information (e.g., templates for papers’ submission) can be 
found at the workshop’s webpage:


For any additional information, do not hesitate to contact the PC Chair, 
Paolo Romano:

    romano at inesc-id.pt

** Important dates **

     14 November        Paper Submission deadline
     4 January          Author notification

** Travel Awards **

PPoPP 2016 has received funds to support travel to Barcelona for student 
authors of Transact’16 papers. Student authors will be contacted after 
acceptance of their paper on how to apply for these funds.

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