[hpc-announce] CfP - 8th Workshop on the Theory of Transactional Memory (WTTM) - co-located with PODC'16

Paolo Romano romano at inesc-id.pt
Thu Feb 18 04:45:49 CST 2016

           [Apologies in case of cross-posting]

            ********** Call for papers ************

                 8th Workshop on the
           Theory of Transactional Memory (WTTM)

                    July 25, 2016
                 Chicago, Illinois,USA

                co-located with the
            ACM Symposium on Principles of
            Distributed Computing (PODC) 2016


The 8th Workshop on the Theory of Transactional Memory (WTTM) is a forum 
to foster exchanges, discussions, and disseminations among researchers 
on theoretical challenges and recent achievements in the context of 
concurrent computing, with an emphasis on transactional memory.

Transactional Memory (TM) aims at making parallel programming more 
programmer friendly by providing an alternative synchronization 
mechanism to traditional lock-based concurrency. TM research has led to 
hardware TM implementations on both commodity and high performance 
computing microprocessors, as well as to TM integration in mainstream 
programming languages (e.g., C, C++) and leading open source compilers 
(e.g., GCC).

 From a theoretical perspective, the TM abstraction raises several 
challenges in the way we view synchronization as well as in the way we 
implement it. A major goal of the workshop is to explore new directions 
and approaches for reasoning about Transactional Memory.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Models and semantics for concurrent computing
* Safety and liveness properties
* Tradeoffs in TM and concurrent computing
* TM algorithms and architectures
* Impossibility results and lower bounds
* TM performance and parallelism
* Speculation-friendly and transaction-friendly data structures and 
their algorithms
* Formal methods, semantics and verification of TM and concurrent systems
* TM for cluster, cloud, grid and high-performance computing
* Concurrent computing, synchronization, and shared memory
* Concurrent data structures and their algorithms
* Multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms

The Workshop website is: 

Program Committee

Hagit Attiya,    Technion, Israel
Michael Bond, Ohio State University, USA
Vincent Gramoli, NICTA and University of Sydney, Australia
Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL, Switzerland
Danny Hendler,     Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Maurice Herlihy,    Brown University, USA
Alex Kogan, Oracle Labs, USA
Alexander Matveev, MIT, USA
Sebastiano Peluso, Virginia Tech, USA
Binoy Ravindran, Virginia Tech, USA (PC Chair)
Michael Spear, Lehigh University, USA

Important dates
Submission deadline: 13 May 2016 (anywhere on earth)
Author notification:  10 June 2016
Workshop:            25 July 2016


We solicit submissions describing research results and/or position 
papers relevant to the theory of concurrent computing with an emphasis 
on transactional memory.

Submissions should be written in English and in PDF format. Submissions 
should include: a title, the authors' names and their affiliations, and 
the contact author’s email. Each submission must not exceed four 
single-column pages (excluding references). Additional necessary details 
may be included in an appendix which will be read at the discretion of 
the program committee.

Papers are to be submitted electronically at:


The final version of the accepted papers will appear at the workshop’s 
web site. The papers will be available to the participants in electronic 
format during the workshop. WTTM does not publish proceedings, so 
accepted papers may appear in other venues.

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