CFP: 2nd Workshop on Runtime Systems for Parallel Programming (RTSPP, San Juan, 4/99)

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From: Pete Beckman <>
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Date: 5 Oct 1998 20:44:11 -0400
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Keywords: CFP, conference, parallel

                                                      CALL FOR PAPERS

      3rd Workshop on Runtime Systems for Parallel Programming (RTSPP)
                                San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 12, 1999

                                  to be held in conjunction with the
    13th International Parallel Processing Symposium ( IPPS/SPDP 1999 )


Runtime systems are critical to the implementation of parallel
programming languages and libraries. They provide the core
functionality of a particular programming model and the glue between
the model and the underlying hardware and operating system. As such,
runtime systems have a large impact on the performance and portability
of parallel programming systems.

Despite the importance of runtime systems, there are few forums in
which practitioners can exchange their ideas, and these are typically
forums showcasing peripheral areas, such as languages, operating
systems, and parallel computing. RTSPP provides a forum for bringing
together runtime system designers from various backgrounds to discuss
the state-of-the-art in designing and implementing runtime systems for
parallel programming. This one-day workshop includes technical
sessions of refereed papers and panel discussions.

The first two workshops (RTSPP'97 and RTSPP'98) were very successful
and generated a lot of interest. Both the reviewed papers and invited
talks were well received.


The focus of the workshop is on the design and implementation of
runtime systems for parallel programming languages and
libraries. While the problem domain is restricted to parallel
programming, papers that deal with fundamental issues in runtime
systems that are applicable to parallel programming systems are also

The topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to, the

    - Techniques to reduce the tension between portability and
            efficiency in runtime systems
    - Relationship between runtime systems and programming models
    - Interfaces between compiler-generated code and runtime systems
    - Operating system support for runtime systems
    - Performance evaluation of runtime systems
    - The design and implementation of runtime systems for [PC] clusters
            and high-speed networks
    - The design and implementation of thread systems
    - Runtime systems for distributed shared memory
    - Extensibility and adaptability in runtime systems

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that demonstrate original
and unpublished research in the area of runtime systems that support
parallel programming. Accepted papers will be published by the
IPPS/SPDP organization, both on paper and CD-ROM. One of the authors
will be required to attend the workshop and present the work.

RTSPP focuses on low-level issues in implementing parallel programming
systems. Another workshop, HIPS, also in conjunction with IPPS/SPDP
1999, is directed towards higher-level language issues.

Submission Instructions

All submissions must be completed papers whose length --- including
abstract, figures, bibliographies, and appendices --- does not exceed
3 US letter (8.5" x 11"; no A4 please) pages; papers longer than 3
pages will be summarily rejected. Text must be set in no smaller than
a 10 pt font, be single-spaced and single-columned, and include page
numbers. Each paper will be reviewed by the program committee. It is
expected that Springer-Verlag will publish the accepted papers (which
will be given additional pages) in their Lecture Notes series.

Submit an electronic version of your complete manuscript in uuencoded,
gzipped, postscript format to:

Please do not send your paper as an attachment (e.g., MIME). Please
use standard postscript fonts (Times, Helvetica, Courier) and ensure
that the postscript file is viewable using the "ghostview" tool. The
corresponding author is requested to include at the start of the
message containing the paper:

    1. complete postal address
    2. e-mail address
    3. phone number
    4. fax number
    5.a list of keywords

Receipt of submissions will be promptly acknowledged by e-mail. Late
submissions will not be accepted; sorry, no exceptions. In cases where
electronic submission is not possible, please contact the program
chair (see below).

Important Dates

October 30, 1998: Papers due.
December 7, 1998: Notification sent to authors.
January 8, 1999: Final copies due for publication in the proceedings.

Program Committee

Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Pete Beckman, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Greg Benson University of San Francisco, USA
Matthew Haines University of Wyoming, USA
Laxmikant V. Kale, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Koen Langendoen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
David Lowenthal, University of Georgia, USA
Frank Mueller, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany
Ron Olsson, University of California, Davis, USA
Raju Pandey, University of California, Davis, USA
Alan Sussman, University of Maryland, USA


This workshop is being held as part of IPPS/SPDP 1999. All workshop
attendees are expected to pay for the IPPS/SPDP 1999 registration,
which includes access to all sessions and workshops, coffee break and
refreshments, as well as a number of lunches and
receptions. Information about IPPS/SPDP 1999 can be obtained over the
Web at the following URL: .

Workshop Organizers

Laxmikant V. Kale ( -- General Chair
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois
1304 W. Springfield
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Phone: 217-244-0094
Fax: 217-333-3501

Pete Beckman ( -- Co Chair
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Phone: 505-665-0800
Fax: 505-665-4939

Ron Olsson ( -- Program Chair
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8562, USA
Phone: 530-752-7004
Fax: 530-752-4767

[ This call for papers can be found at
| Peter H. Beckman | Advanced Computing Laboratory |
| Los Alamos National Laboratory | Phone: 505-665-0800 |
| CIC/ACL MS-B287 | Fax: 505-665-4939 |
| Los Alamos, NM 87545 | email: |

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