[hpc-announce] CFP: ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Functional High-Performance Computing at ICFP 2018

Kei Davis kei at lanl.gov
Tue Apr 3 11:22:04 CDT 2018

                              CALL FOR PAPERS
                                  FHPC 2018
     7th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Functional High-Performance Computing
              September 29, 2018, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

The 7th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Functional High-Performance Computing 
(FHPC18) is being held as in previous years in conjunction with the 
International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP18) together with 
numerous other workshops/symposia, and as a first, colocated with Strange 
Loop, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Workshop Objectives

The FHPC18 workshop seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners 
exploring uses of functional (or more generally, declarative or 
high-level) programming systems or concepts in application domains where 
high performance is essential. The aim of the meeting is to enable sharing 
of results, experiences, and novel ideas about how high-level, declarative 
specifications of computationally challenging problems can serve as 
maintainable and portable code that approaches (or even exceeds) the 
performance of machine-oriented (low-level) imperative implementations.

All aspects of performance-critical programming and parallel programming 
are in scope for the workshop, irrespective of hardware target. This 
includes both traditional large-scale distributed-memory scientific 
computing (HPC), as well as work targeting single node systems with SMPs, 
GPUs, FPGAs, or embedded processors. FHPC 2018 seeks to encourage a range 
of submissions, focusing on work in progress and facilitating early 
exchange of ideas and open discussion on innovative and/or emerging 
results. Original research, experience reports, case studies, and 
evaluations of programming systems are all welcome.

NEW THIS YEAR:  Work on incorporation of functional programming concepts 
into more traditional (imperative) HPC applications is explicitly 

This year FHPC provides authors the opportunity to submit for evaluation 
any relevant artifacts that accompany their papers. The dissemination of 
artifacts promotes reproducibility, and enables authors to build on other 
work, while it can also help to more unambiguously resolve questions about 
cases not considered by the original authors.

For the purpose of FHPC, we plan to reward selected artifacts with 
additional presentation time in a dedicated slot during the workshop, for 
example, for demonstrating (i) reproducibility of results or (ii) 
practical usage of the framework (visualization, demos, etc).

Artifact Details

The artifact-evaluation committee (AEC) will accept any artifact that 
authors wish to submit. Obviously, the better the artifact is packaged, 
the more likely the AEC can actually work with it. We ask the authors to 
provide provide the title of the FHPC paper submission, together with 
three files:

   * a .pdf file that provides detailed instructions to the
     reviewers about how to install the artifact and what to look for in
     the evaluations
   * an archive .zip or .tar.gz containing the artifact
   * the submitted FHPC18 paper (.pdf file)

The artifact evaluation process is intended to encourage an open and 
constructive communication (via HotCRP) between (anonymous) reviewers and 

Submission of an artifact does not constitute tacit permission to make its 
content public. AEC members will be instructed that they may not publicise 
any part of your artifact during or after completing evaluation, nor 
retain any part of it after evaluation. Thus, you are free to include 
models, data files, proprietary binaries, and similar items in your 
artifact. The AEC organisers strongly encourage you to anonymise any data 
files that you submit.


The proceedings of FHPC18 will be published by the ACM Digital Press.

Important Dates

   * Submission Deadline: June 8, 2018 anywhere on Earth.
   * Notification: early July (TBD)
   * Camera ready: late July (TBD)
   * Final version of proceedings available: Sept. 9
   * FHPC 2018: Saturday Sept. 29, 2018.

Official website, submissions, registration details

Previous FHPC websites

ICFP and related workshops

Strange Loop

Questions or comments
fhpc18 at gmail.com

Kei Davis and Mike Rainey, co-chairs

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