DAMP 2010: Call for Papers

From: Enrico Pontelli <epontell_at_cs.nmsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:34:21 -0600

DAMP 2010: Workshop

Declarative Aspects of Multicore Programming

Madrid, SPAIN

(colocated with POPL 2010)

January 19, 2010




The advent of multicore architectures has profoundly increased the
importance of research in parallel computing. Modern platforms are
becoming more complex and heterogenous and novel solutions are needed to
account for their peculiarities.

Multicore architectures will differ in significant ways from their
multisocket predecessors. For example, the communication to compute
bandwidth ratio is likely to be higher, which will positively impact
performance. More generally, multicore architectures introduce several new
dimensions of variability in both performance guarantees and
architectural contracts, such as the memory model, that may not
stabilize for several generations of product.


Programs written in functional or (constraint-)logic programming
languages, or in other highly declarative languages with a controlled use
of side effects, can greatly simplify parallel programming. Such
declarative programming allows for a deterministic semantics even when
the underlying implementation might be highly non-deterministic. In
addition to simplifying programming this can simplify debugging and
analyzing correctness.


DAMP 2010 is the fifth in a series of one-day workshops seeking to
explore ideas in declarative programming language design that will
greatly simplify programming for multicore architectures, and more
generally for tightly coupled parallel architectures. The emphasis will
be on (constraint-)logic and functional programming, but any declarative
programming language ideas that aim to raise the level of abstraction are
welcome. DAMP seeks to gather together researchers in declarative approaches
to parallel programming and to foster cross fertilization across different


Specific topics include, but are not limited to:


 * investigation of applications of logic, constraint logic, and
functional programing to multicore programing

 * run-time issues of exploitation of parallelism using declarative
programming approaches (e.g., garbage collection, scheduling)

 * architectural impact on exploitation of parallelism from
declarative languages

 * type systems and analysis for accurately detecting dependencies,
aliasing, side effects, and impure features

 * language level declarative constructs for expressing parallelism

* declarative language specification for the description of data placement
and distribution

 * compilation and static analysis techniques to support
exploitation of parallelism from declarative languages (e.g.,

   granularity control)

 * practical experiences and challenges arising from parallel
declarative programming

 * technology for debugging parallel programs

 * design and implementation of domain-specific declarative
languages for multicore programming




  Submitted papers papers should not exceed 10 pages in ACM

  SIGPLAN conference format. Submission is electronic via:




  Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library and in a
physical proceedings. Papers must adhere to the SIGPLAN Republication




  Concurrent submissions to other conferences, workshops, journals, or
similar forums of publication are not allowed. However, DAMP is
intended to be a venue for discussion and exploration of
works-in-progress, and so publication of a paper at DAMP 2010 is not
intended to preclude later publication as appropriate.


  Additional information about the submission process can be found at the
conference web site.


Important dates:


  Abstract submission: Sept. 21

  Paper submission: Sept. 25

  Notification to authors: Oct. 26

  Camera ready: Nov. 9


Program Chair:


  Enrico Pontelli

  New Mexico State University


General Chairs:


  Leaf Petersen

  Intel Corporation

  Santa Clara, CA, USA


Program Committee:


   Manuel Carro Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

   Clemens Grelck University of Hertfordshire

   Haifeng Guo University of Nebraska at Omaha

   Gabriele Keller University of New South Wales

   Hans-Wolfgang Loidl Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen

   Leaf Petersen Intel Corporation

   John Reppy University of Chicago

   Ricardo Rocha University of Porto

   Kostis Sagonas National Technical University of Athens

   Vitor Santos Costa University of Porto

   Satnam Singh Microsoft Research

   Philip Trinder Heriot-Watt University

   Pascal Van Hentenryck Brown University


URL: http://damp10.cs.nmsu.edu


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