[hpc-announce] PPoPP 2018 Call for Papers

Jesper Larsson Träff traff at par.tuwien.ac.at
Fri May 26 09:05:45 CDT 2017

Call for Papers: PPoPP 2018: 23rd ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium
on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming

Vienna, Austria, Feb 24 -- 28, 2018
(collocated with HPCA-2018 and CGO-2018)

  Full paper submission: August 25, 2017
  Author response period I:  October 13--17, 2017
  Author response period II: November 14--17, 2017
  Author Notification: December 6, 2017
  Artifact Evaluation by AE committee: December 6, 2017 -- January 14, 2018
  Final paper due: January 15, 2018

PPoPP is the premier forum for leading work on all aspects of parallel
including theoretical foundations, techniques, languages, compilers, runtime
tools, and practical experience. In the context of the symposium, "parallel
encompasses work on concurrent and parallel systems (multicore, multi-threaded,
heterogeneous, clustered, and distributed systems; grids; datacenters; clouds;
and large
scale machines). Given the rise of parallel architectures in the consumer
(desktops, laptops, and mobile devices) and data centers, PPoPP is particularly
in work that addresses new parallel workloads and issues that arise out of
applications or cloud platforms, as well as techniques and tools that improve
productivity of parallel programming or work towards improved synergy with such

Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

+ Compilers and runtime systems for parallel and heterogeneous systems 
+ Concurrent data structures 
+ Development, analysis, or management tools 
+ Fault tolerance for parallel systems 
+ Formal analysis and verification 
+ Libraries
+ Middleware for parallel systems 
+ Parallel algorithms 
+ Parallel applications and frameworks 
+ Parallel programming languages 
+ Parallel programming theory and models 
+ Parallelism in non-scientific workloads: web, search, analytics, cloud 
+ Performance analysis, debugging and optimization 
+ Programming tools for parallel and heterogeneous systems 
+ Software engineering for parallel programs 
+ Software for heterogeneous architectures 
+ Software productivity for parallel programming 
+ Synchronization and concurrency control 

Papers should report on original research relevant to parallel programming and
contain enough background materials to make them accessible to the entire
programming research community. Papers describing experience should indicate
how they
illustrate general principles or lead to new insights; papers about parallel
foundations should indicate how they relate to practice.

PPoPP submissions will be evaluated based on their technical merit and
accessibility. Submissions should clearly motivate the importance of the
problem being
addressed, compare to the existing body of work on the topic, and precisely
state the
paper’s key contributions and results towards addressing the problem.
Submissions should
strive to be accessible to both, broad audiences, as well as experts in the

Paper Submission:
All submissions are due August 25, 2018 and must be made electronically
through the conference web site and include an abstract (100--400 words),
author contact
information, the full list of authors and their affiliations. Full paper
submissions must
be in PDF formatted printable on A4 and US letter size paper. No extensions
will be granted. 

Papers should 
contain a maximum of 10 pages of text or figures, NOT
INCLUDING references. There is no page limit for references and they must
include the name
of all authors (not {et. al.}). Submission is double blind and authors will
need to
identify any potential conflicts of interest with PC and Extended Review
members, as defined here: http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Policies/Review/
(ACM SIGPLAN policy). Detailed instructions for electronic submission and other
ACM SIGPLAN Policies will be posted on the PPoPP conference web sitehttp://

PPoPP'18 uses two review rounds.  Authors of papers that are not considered for
Round II
will be informed by October 25. All submissions that are not accepted for
presentations will automatically be considered for posters. Two-page summaries
of posters
will be included in the conference proceedings (authors must decide by December
15 if they
want to submit a poster).

For additional information regarding paper submissions, please contact the
Program Chair,
Thomas R. Gross <thomas.gross at inf.ethz.ch <mailto:thomas.gross at inf.ethz.ch>>. 

Artifact evaluation has been included in recent PPoPP conferences
and will be continued in PPoPP 2018. Authors of accepted papers will
be invited to formally submit their supporting materials to the Artifact
process. The Artifact Evaluation process is run by a separate committee whose
task is to
assess how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. This
submission is
voluntary and will not influence the final decision regarding the papers.
Papers that go
through the Artifact Evaluation process successfully will receive a seal of
printed on the papers themselves. Authors of accepted papers are encouraged
(but not
obliged) to make these materials publicly available upon publication of the
by including them as source materials in the ACM Digital Library. 

The titles of all accepted papers are typically announced shortly after the
author notification date (around mid-December 2017). Note, however, that this
is not
the official publication date. The official publication date is the date the
are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to one month
prior to
the first day of the conference. Therefore, the official publication date, also
known as
the official public dissemination date, may be as early as January 2018.
The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent
filings related to published work. 

Organizing Committees 
General Chair: Andreas Krall, TU Wien
Program Chair: Thomas Gross, ETH Zurich
Workshops & Tutorials Chair:  Siegfried Benkner, Universität Wien

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