Call for Papers - EPHAM 2008 (Workshop on Exploiting Parallelism with Transactional Memory and other Hardware Assisted Methods, Boston, Apr 08)
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Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 21:03:46 -0800 (PST)
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        Workshop on Exploiting Parallelism with Transactional Memory
                and other Hardware Assisted Methods

                to be held in conjunction with CGO 2008
                        April 6, 2008, Boston, MA

EPHAM 2008 will provide a forum for compiler and processor
architecture researchers to exchange ideas for leveraging hardware
assistance to break down traditional barriers to exploiting
parallelism. The workshop will focus on compilation techniques for
exploiting parallelism in emerging multi-core and multi-threaded
architectures with a particular focus on the use of transactional
memory to overcome traditional barriers to parallelization. Current
trends in micro-processor architecture clearly point to a tapering off
of clock frequencies, and a shift toward supporting many cores and
threads. This change makes the compiler's task of extracting and
exploiting parallelism in applications even more
important. Recognizing various difficulties in parallelization,
implementations are emerging that attempt to provide various forms of
hardware assist for the same. One of these techniques, transactional
memory, has drawn significant interest in both industry and
academia. Transactional memory will be a focus, but other techniques
to solve this problem are also of interest. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to the following.

        * Novel optimizations using transactional memory
        * Speculative parallelization and other speculative methods
        * Ideas for implementing transactional memory in hardware or
        * Hybrid techniques for designing and using transactional memory
        * Language constructs to enable programming with transactional
        * Run-time techniques to overcome memory aliasing using
            transactional memory
        * New ideas for transaction failure control and avoidance
        * Debugging programs that exploit transactional memory
        * Performance analysis and tools related to transactional
        * Other hardware-assisted methods for extracting and exploiting

*Important Dates*

        Extended abstract due: Monday, January 28, 2008
        Acceptance Notification: Monday, February 18, 2008
        Final version due: Monday, March 3, 2008

*Submission Guidelines*

Extended abstracts of 6-10 pages may be submitted using any format.
The abstract should clearly state the problem being studied, the
methods used, and the results. If the results are preliminary, the
authors should state their expectation for the final results. To
submit, please send a pdf of your submission to Final
submissions should use the standard ACM conference format (two columns
with 9 pt Times Roman font, etc.).

*More Information*

        EPHAM 2008 website:
        CGO 2008 website:

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