[hpc-announce] 2nd CfP: Workshop on Functional High-Performance Computing 2018 at ICFP

Kei Davis kei at lanl.gov
Sun May 20 13:46:54 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 
(FHPC 2018) is being held as in previous years in conjunction with the 
International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2018) together 
with numerous other workshops/symposia, and as a first, colocated with 
Strange Loop, in St. Louis, MO, USA.

Workshop Objectives

The FHPC 2018 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 

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. Work on incorporation 
of functional programming concepts into more traditional (imperative) HPC 
applications is explicitly solicited.

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 extant 
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 
   - .zip or .tar.gz containing the artifact the submitted FHPC paper (PDF)

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.

Paper Format and Submission

   - 12 page limit, shorter papers welcome
   - Latex format and instructions 
   - Paper submissions https://fhpc18.hotcrp.com/

Early Publication Notice

The official publication date is the date the papers are made available in 
the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the 
first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the 
deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


The proceedings of FHPC 2018 will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

   - Call for papers broadcast: late March, 2018
   - Submission Deadline: Midnight June 8, 2018 Anywhere on Earth.
   - Notification: early July (TBD)
   - Camera ready: August 5
   - 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

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