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Date: 2006-12-12 (09:57)
From: Frédéric_Gava <gava@u...>
Subject: PAPP 2007 Call for paper - deadline extension
 **** Deadline extension: December 20, 2006 ****
Fourth International Workshop on
Practical Aspects of High-level Parallel Programming (PAPP 2007)
part of The International Conference on Computational Science
May 27-30, 2007, University of Beijing, China

Aims and scope

Computational Science applications are more and more complex to develop
and require more and more computing power. Parallel and grid computing
are solutions to the increasing need for computing power. High level
languages offer a high degree of abstraction which ease the development
of complex systems. Moreover, being based on formal semantics, it is
possible to certify the correctness of critical parts of the applications.

Algorithmic skeletons, parallel extensions of functional languages such
as Haskell and ML, parallel logic and constraint programming, parallel
execution of declarative programs such as SQL queries, etc. have
produced methods and tools that improve the price/performance ratio of
parallel software, and broaden the range of target applications.

The PAPP workshop focuses on practical aspects of high-level parallel
programming: design, implementation and optimization of high-level
programming languages and tools (performance predictors working on
high-level parallel/grid source code, visualisations of abstract
behaviour, automatic hotspot detectors, high-level GRID resource
managers, compilers, automatic generators, etc.), applications in all
fields of computational science, benchmarks and experiments. Research on
high-level grid programming is particularly relevant.

The PAPP workshop is aimed both at researchers involved in the
development of high level approaches for parallel and grid computing and
computational science researchers who are potential users of these
languages and tools.


We welcome submission of original, unpublished papers in English on
topics including:

  * high-level models (CGM, BSP, MPM, LogP, etc.) and tools for
parallel and grid computing
  * high-level parallel language design, implementation and optimisation
  * functional, logic, constraint programming for parallel,
distributed and grid computing systems
  * algorithmic skeletons, patterns and high-level parallel libraries
  * generative (e.g. template-based) programming with algorithmic
skeletons, patterns and high-level parallel libraries
  * applications in all fields of high-performance computing (using
high-level tools)
  * benchmarks and experiments using such languages and tools

Paper submission and publication

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English
presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and
not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will go through a
rigorous reviewing process. Each paper will be reviewed by at least
three referees. The accepted papers will be published in the
Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, as part
of the ICCS proceedings.

Submission must be done through the ICCS website:
We invite you to submit a full paper of 8 pages formatted according to
the rules of LNCS, describing new and original results, no later than
December 20, 2006. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of
the authors to register and present the paper. An early email to
papp2007 at free.fr with your intention to submit a paper would be
greatly appreciated (especially if you have doubts about the relevance
of your paper).

Accepted papers should be presented at the workshop. Authors will be
invited to submit extended and revised versions of their papers.
Accepted manuscripts will be published in a special issue of Scalable
Computing: Practice and Experience.

Important Dates
  * December 20, 2006 - Full paper due
  * February 3, 2007 - Notification
  * February 19, 2007 - Camera-ready paper due
  * July 2007 - Journal version due
  * September 2007 - Referee reports
  * October 2007 - Revision of papers, final notification
  * November 2007 - Final paper due

Programme committee
  * Marco Aldinucci (Univ. of Pisa, Italy)
  * Anne Benoit (ENS Lyon, France)
  * Armelle Bonenfant (Univ. of St Andrews, UK)
  * Frédéric Gava (Univ. Paris XII Val de Marne, France)
  * Alexandros Gerbessiotis (NJIT, USA)
  * Clemens Grelck (Univ. of Luebeck, Germany)
  * Zhenjiang Hu (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
  * Rita Loogen (Univ. of Marburg, Germany)
  * Frédéric Loulergue (Univ. Orléans, France)
  * Susanna Pelagatti (Univ. of Pisa, Italy)
  * Casiano Rodriguez Leon (Univ. La Laguna, Spain)

  * Dr. Anne BENOIT
    Laboratoire d'Informatique du Parallelisme
    Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
    46 Allée d'Italie
    69364 Lyon Cedex 07 - France
  * Pr. Frederic LOULERGUE
    Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orléans
    Université d'Orléans
    Batiment IIIA - Rue Léonard de Vinci - BP6759
    45067 Orléans Cedex 2 - France

Anne Benoit