[Mpi-forum] CFP relevant to MPI

William Gropp wgropp at illinois.edu
Thu Feb 11 13:51:26 CST 2010

           ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Advances in Message Passing (AMP)
                    Languages, Compilers, and Run-time Support
at the SIGPLAN 2010 Conference on Programming Language Design and
                                June 6, 2010
                               Toronto, Canada

                               CALL FOR PAPERS
                         Submission: March 20, 2010
                         Notification: April 25, 2010
                         Final paper: May 16, 2010
As feature sizes in electronics grow smaller, physical issues such as  
bounds on
the speed of light, pin counts and 2-dimensional network layouts  
threaten to
constrain improvements in communication bandwidth and latency even as
increasing core counts improve compute performance. The resulting  
limitations force
application and system developers to explicitly optimize communication
locality and timing sensitivity by using explicit communication  
primitives such
as point-to-point sends/receives, puts/gets and collective operations
such as broadcast.  Today message passing is supported by a wide  
variety of
APIs, including run-time libraries such as MPI, network interfaces  
such as
TCP/IP and Internet protocols such as HTTP.  However, relatively  
little attention
has been paid to the connection between message-passing runtimes and  
languages and compilers.

Programming a message-passing system involves the fundamental tasks of
computation partitioning, data partitioning, and data communication.
It poses a distinct set of challenges in the analysis, transformation,  
support of such programs.  Significant advances have been made in the  
areas programming
languages, compiler support, and run-time systems for message passing
programs. Such progress can be accelerated by integrating and sharing  
results, and tools, enabling new parallel programming techniques and  
improving the
performance and maintainability of scientific applications as well as
collaboration software.

The AMP workshop brings together researchers in academia, industry and
government research institutes to discuss the shared challenges and  
present state-
of-art research results.  It aims to become a focused forum on  
subjects in the
interaction of programming language, program analysis, and run-time
support of message passing systems.  The topics of interest include  
but are not
limited to
  o algorithms and applications
  o parallel languages and programmability studies
  o compiler and run-time techniques for improving locality,
scalability, and    reliability
  o performance, testing, and debugging tools
  o program analysis tools for message passing programs
  o programming constructs to improve the usability of message-passing
AMP is soliciting both position papers (3 pages) and research papers
(10 pages)
report previously unpublished work. Papers must be PDF files in ACM
proceedings format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/authorInformation.htm 
, 9 pt
template), printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper.

   Greg Bronevetsky, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    greg at bronevetsky.com
   Chen Ding, University of Rochester
    cding at cs.rochester.edu
   Sven-Bodo Scholz, University of Hertfordshire
    S.Scholz at herts.ac.uk
   Michelle Strout, Colorado State University
    mstrout at cs.colstate.edu

William Gropp
Deputy Director for Research
Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies
Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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