[hpc-announce] 2nd CFP: PPoPP 2020 (Abstract deadline: July 31)

Aparna Chandramowlishwaran amowli at uci.edu
Tue Jul 9 17:09:05 CDT 2019

Call for Papers

PPoPP 2020 <https://ppopp20.sigplan.org/>: 25th ACM SIGPLAN Annual
Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming

San Diego, California, USA. (collocated with HPCA-2020 and CGO-2020)

Dates: Sat 22 - Wed 26 February 2020.

Conference URL: https://ppopp20.sigplan.org
Important dates

   - Paper registration and abstract submission: July 31, 2019
   - Full paper submission: August 6, 2019
   - Author response period: October 28–31, 2019
   - Author Notification: November 19, 2019
   - Artifact submission to AE committee: November 25, 2019
   - Artifact notification by AE committee: December 20, 2019
   - Final paper due: January 2, 2020

All deadlines are at midnight anywhere on earth (AoE), and are firm.

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

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
   - High-performance / scientific computing
   - Libraries
   - Middleware for parallel systems
   - Parallel algorithms
   - Parallel applications and frameworks
   - Parallel programming for deep memory hierarchies including nonvolatile
   - Parallel programming languages
   - Parallel programming theory and models
   - Parallelism in non-scientific workloads: web, search, analytics,
   cloud, machine learning
   - 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 should contain enough background materials to make them accessible to
the entire parallel programming research community. Papers describing
experience should indicate how they illustrate general principles or lead
to new insights; papers about parallel programming foundations should
indicate how they relate to practice. PPoPPsubmissions 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 explicitly and precisely state
the paper’s key contributions and results towards addressing the problem.
Submissions should strive to be accessible both to a broad audience and to
experts in the area.
Paper Submission

Conference submission site <https://ppopp20.hotcrp.com/>

All submissions 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 both A4 and US letter size paper.

All papers must be prepared in ACM Conference Format using the acmart
<http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/> format: use the SIGPLAN
proceedings template acmart-sigplanproc-template.tex
Latex, and interim-layout.docx
Word. You may also want to consult the official ACM information on the Master
Article Template <http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template> and
related tools. Important note: The Word template (interim-layout.docx) on
the ACM website uses 9pt font; you need to increase it to 10pt.

Papers should contain a maximum of 10 pages of text (in a typeface no
smaller than 10 points) or figures, NOT INCLUDING references. There is no
page limit for references and they must include the name of all authors
(not {et al.}). Appendices are not allowed, but the authors may submit
supplementary material, such as proofs or source code; all supplementary
material must be in PDF or ZIP format. Looking at supplementary material is
at the discretion of the reviewers.

Submission is double-blind and authors will need to identify any potential
conflicts of interest with PC and Extended Review Committee members, as
defined here: http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Policies/Review/ (ACM
SIGPLAN policy).

PPoPP 2020 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. To
facilitate this process, submissions should not reveal the identity of the
authors in any way. Authors should leave out author names and affiliations
from the body of their submission. They should also ensure that any
references to authors’ own related work should be in the third person
(e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the
work of …”). The purpose of this process is to help the PC and external
reviewers come to an initial judgment about the paper without bias, not to
make it impossible for them to discover the authors if they were to try.
Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission
or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult. In particular,
important background references should not be omitted or anonymized. In
addition, authors should feel free to disseminate their ideas or draft
versions of their paper as they normally would. For instance, authors may
post drafts of their papers on the web or give talks on their research
ideas. Authors with further questions on double-blind reviewing are
encouraged to contact the Program Chair by email.

Submissions should be in PDF and printable on both US Letter and A4 paper.
Papers may be resubmitted to the submission site multiple times up until
the deadline, but the last version submitted before the deadline will be
the version reviewed. Papers that exceed the length requirement, that
deviate from the expected format, or that are submitted late will be

All submissions that are not accepted for regular presentations will be
automatically considered for posters. Two-page summaries of accepted
posters will be included in the conference proceedings (authors must decide
by December 15, 2019 if they want to submit a poster).

To allow reproducibility, we encourage authors of accepted papers to submit
their papers for Artifact Evaluation (AE). The AE process begins after the
acceptance notification and is run by a separate committee whose task is to
assess how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. Artifact
evaluation is voluntary and will not affect paper acceptance, but will be
taken into consideration when selecting papers for awards. Papers that go
through the AE process successfully will receive one or several of the ACM
reproducibility badges, printed on the papers themselves. More information
will be posted on the AE website.

Deadlines expire at midnight anywhere on earth.
Publication Date

The titles of all accepted papers are typically announced shortly after the
author notification date (late November 2019). Note, however, that this is
not the official publication date. The official publication date is the
date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. ACM
will make the proceedings available via the Digital Library for one month,
up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official
publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to
published work.

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