CFP: HIPS'98 - Workshop on HL Programming Models, Orlando

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Date: 22 Jul 1997 20:59:37 -0400
Organization: Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH (KFA)
Keywords: parallel, conference, CFP

Call for Papers

                                    Third International Workshop
                            High-Level Parallel Programming Models
                                  and Supportive Environments

                                        held in conjunction with

                                                  IPPS/SPDP 1998
              12th International Parallel Processing Symposium
            9th Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing
                                        March 30 - April 3, 1998
                                                Orlando, Florida


HIPS'98 ( is a full-day workshop to
be held at the IPPS/SPDP 1998 focusing on high-level programming of
networks of workstations and of massively-parallel machines. Its goal
is to bring together researchers working in the areas of applications,
language design, compilers, system architecture, and programming tools
to discuss new developments in programming such systems.

Invited presentation

John Carter from the University of Utah, well known for his
contributions in the field of distributed shared memory systems, will
an overview of the current status of programming massively parallel
systems with global address space.


With the advent of the de facto standards Parallel Virtual Machine
(PVM) and Message Passing Interface (MPI), parallel programming using
the message-passing style has reached a certain level of
maturity. However, in terms of convenience and productivity, this
parallel programming style is often considered to correspond to
assembler-level programming of sequential computers.

One of the keys for a (commercial) breakthrough of parallel
processing, therefore, are high-level programming models that allow to
produce truly efficient code. Along this way, languages and packages
have been established which are more convenient than explicit message
passing and allow higher productivity in software development;
examples are High Performance Fortran (HPF), thread packages for
shared memory-based programming, and Shared Virtual Memory (SVM)

Yet, current implementations of high-level programming models often
suffer from low performance of the generated code, from the lack of
corresponding high-level development tools, e.g. for performance
analysis, and from restricted applicability, e.g. to the data parallel
programming style. This situation requires strong research efforts in
the design of parallel programming models and languages that are both
at a high conceptual level and implemented efficiently, in the
development of supportive tools, and in the integration of languages
and tools into convenient programming environments. Hardware and
operating system support for high-level programming, e.g. distributed
shared memory and monitoring interfaces, are further areas of

Workshop topics

This workshop provides a forum for researchers and commercial
developers to meet and discuss the various hardware and software
issues involved in the design and use of high-level programming models
and supportive environments.

Papers are invited in areas such as the following:

- Concepts and languages for high-level parallel programming.
- Concurrent object-oriented programming.
- Automatic parallelization and optimization.
- High-level programming environments.
- Performance analysis and debugging techniques and tools.
- Implementation techniques for high-level programming models.
- Distributed shared memory.
- Architectural support for high-level programming models.

Papers should describe the interaction of high-level programming
models with compilers, run time systems, and hardware
support. Specialized papers on the lower implementation levels might
also fit very well into other workshops, e.g. RTSPP; see


In 1998, the Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing
(SPDP) will join the International Parallel Processing Symposium
(IPPS) to hold a combined event referred to as IPPS/SPDP 1998. It
will be held March 30 - April 3, 1998 at the Delta Orlando Resort,
Orlando, Florida, USA. With continued sponsorship from
the Technical Committee on Parallel Processing, the symposium remains
the committee's primary forum for engineers and scientists from around
the world to present their latest research findings in the field.
For detailed information please refer to

Authors' Instructions

To submit an original research article, send an electronic version of
your complete manuscript in postscript format to:
Please make sure that the postscript file is viewable using the
"ghostview" tool. Papers must not exceed 17 double-spaced pages of text,
including title, author(s), abstract, five key words, figures, tables,
and references,
and using 12-point type on 8.5x11-inch pages.

All manuscripts will be reviewed. Manuscripts must be
received by November 1, 1997. Notification of review decisions
will be mailed by December 20, 1997. Camera-ready papers are due
January 31, 1998. The research articles will be published by
IEEE CS Press. Proceedings will be available at HIPS'98 and through
the publisher thereafter.

Please include your postal address, e-mail address, telephone and fax
numbers with any submission.

Workshop Organizer

Michael Gerndt
Research Centre Juelich
Central Institute for Applied Mathematics
D-52425 Juelich, Germany
Phone: +49-2461-616569
Fax: +49-2461 616656

Program Committee

Arndt Bode, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Helmar Burkhart, Universitaet Basel, Switzerland
John Carter, University of Utah, USA
Karsten Decker, Swiss Center for Scientific Computing, Switzerland
Dennis Gannon, Indiana University, USA
Michael Gerndt, Research Centre Juelich, Germany
Hermann Hellwagner, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Francois Irigoin, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France
Vijay Karamcheti, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Pete Keleher University of Maryland, USA
Ulrich Kremer, Rutgers University, USA
Ron Perrott, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom
Thierry Priol, INRIA, France
Klaus E. Schauser, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Domenico Talia, ISI-CNR, Italy
Hans P. Zima, University of Vienna, Austria

Important Dates

November 1, 1997: Paper Submission Deadline
December 20, 1997: Paper Review Decisions Mailed
January 31, 1998: Camera-ready Manuscript Due


Dr. Hans Michael Gerndt
Forschungszentrum Juelich
Zentralinstitut fuer Angewandte Mathematik
Tel: +49 2461 61 6569
Fax: +49 2461 61 6656
http: //

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