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HLPP 2014 - International Symposium on High-level Parallel Programming and Applications

Date2014-07-03 - 2014-07-04


VenueAmsterdam, Netherlands, The Netherlands, The



Topics/Call fo Papers

As processor and system manufacturers increase the amount of both inter- and intra-chip parallelism it becomes crucial to provide the software industry with high-level, clean and efficient tools for parallel programming. Parallel and distributed programming methodologies are currently dominated by low-level techniques such as send/receive message passing, or equivalently unstructured shared memory mechanisms. Higher-level, structured approaches offer many possible advantages and have a key role to play in the scalable exploitation of ubiquitous parallelism.
Since 2001 the HLPP series of workshops/symposia has been a forum for researchers developing state-of-the-art concepts, tools and applications for high-level parallel programming. The general emphasis is on software quality, programming productivity and high-level performance models. The 7th Symposium on High-Level Parallel Programming and Applications will be held July 3-4 in the historic center of Amsterdam.
Accepted papers will be distributed as informal draft proceedings during the symposium. All accepted papers will be published by Springer in a special issue of the International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP).
Important dates:
Submission deadline: April 4
Author notification: May 1
Camera-ready paper due for draft proceedings: June 16
Symposium: July 3-4 (Thursday/Friday)
Camera-ready paper due for IJPP journal publication: Aug 1
HLPP 2014 invites papers on all topics in high-level parallel programming, its tools and applications including, but not limited to, the following aspects:
High-?level programming and performance models (BSP, CGM, LogP, MPM, etc.) and tools
Declarative parallel programming methodologies
Algorithmic skeletons and constructive methods
Declarative parallel programming languages and libraries: semantics and implementation
Verification of declarative parallel and distributed programs
Software synthesis, automatic code generation for parallel programming
Model-driven software engineering with parallel programs
High-level programming models for heterogeneous/hierarchical platforms
High-level parallel methods for large structured and semi-structured datasets
Applications of parallel systems using high?-level languages and tools
Teaching experience with high?-level tools and methods
Paper preparation and submission:
Papers submitted to HLPP2014 must describe original research results and must not have been published or simultaneously submitted anywhere else. Manuscripts must be prepared with the Springer IJSS latex macro package and submitted via the EasyChair Conference Management System. More detailed instructions for authors can be found at Springer's author instructions. The strict page limit for initial submission and camera-ready version is 20 pages in the aforementioned format.
Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews by members of the international technical programme committee (see below). Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and quality of presentation. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the HLPP 2014 symposium and present the paper.
Symposium venue:
The HLPP symposium will take place in the Doelenzaal of the University Library of the University of Amsterdam right in the historic heart of Amsterdam opposite the famous flower market. This location is only a short walk away from Amsterdam hotspots such as Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. It is in good walking distance from Amsterdam's central railway station (Amsterdam Centraal), the Royal Palace as well as the famous Museumplein with the recently re-opened Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and the van Gogh-Museum.
Information regarding registration to the symposium will be made available in due course.
Travel to Amsterdam:
Amsterdam's airport Schiphol is the 4th-largest air traffic hub in Europe. So, flying into Amsterdam should be easy wherever you are. Schiphol airport has a railway station right underneath the terminal building. Trains to Amsterdam Centraal depart every few minutes and take 15-20 minutes for less than 4 EUR. Taking a taxi is usually not a good idea: taxis are very expensive and much slower than trains. Taking a taxi from Amsterdam Centraal station to your hotel may be an option, still expensive compared with other countries though.
High speed rail services connect Amsterdam to Brussels (1h50), Paris (3h15), Cologne (2h30) and Frankfurt (4h00). Direct trains from Hannover and Berlin, sleeper services from Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, Prague, Munich and Zurich or the overnight ferry from Newcastle can be further alternatives to air travel. See Thalys for connections from Belgium and France, Deutsche Bahn for connections from Germany and the rest of Europe or Nederlandse Spoorwegen for domestic rail services.
Getting around in Amsterdam:
With about 800,000 inhabitants Amsterdam is by far the largest city of the Netherlands, but certainly one of the smaller capital cities in the world. Large parts of the historic center date back to the 17th and 18th century making Amsterdam an open air museum inviting you to stroll alongside the famous canals. Unless you have mobility issues, almost any distance in the historic center of Amsterdam, which can easily be identified on a map as anything inside the outermost canal ring, may be considered walking distance.
Notwithstanding, a large number of tram lines as well as a few bus lines criss-cross central Amsterdam with Amsterdam Centraal being the main hub of exchange. Tickets are available from either the tram driver (enter at the front of the tram or bus) or better from the conductor (enter at the rear part of the tram). Single tickets are fairly expensive. If you plan to make more extensive use of public transport within Amsterdam, there are attractive 24/48/72-hour tickets available from vending machines at Amsterdam Centraal metro station or the GVB office opposite the main entrance of Amsterdam Centraal station. All tickets are interoperable between tram, metro and city buses. See local transport operator GVB for more details.
The closest tram stop for the conference venue is Koningsplein (King's square) served by tram lines 1, 2 and 5 from Amsterdam Centraal, literally every few minutes.
Hotel information:
Despite more than 1600 hotels in Amsterdam, finding a good and reasonably priced place to stay is unfortunately not so easy, in particular during tourist season in summer. Early booking and careful reading of room descriptions as well as reports from previous guests is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. The hotel market is extremely volatile and thus it makes little sense to recommend specific places here. Also the range of hotels in easy walking distance from the symposium venue is in the hundreds. We recommend meta booking engines such as trivago for the best offers.
As a rule of thumb, avoid hotels in the red light district. Most of them are pretty shabby and the neighbourhood tends to be very noisy at night. Also be aware that many 3-star hotels in Amsterdam offer basic/economy/budget rooms without private bath room.
Programme committee:
Confirmations pending.
Organiser and programme chair:
Clemens Grelck (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)
HLPP steering committee:
Clemens Grelck (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Gaétan Hains (Université Paris-Est, France)
Kiminori Matsuzaki (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
Frédéric Loulergue (Université d'Orléans, France)
Quentin Miller (Somerville College Oxford, United Kingdom)
Alexander Tiskin (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
Previous HLPP symposia and workshops:
HLPP 2013, Paris, France
HLPP 2011, Tokyo, Japan
HLPP 2010, Baltimore, USA
HLPP 2005, Coventry, United Kingdom
HLPP 2003, Paris, France
HLPP 2001, Orléans, France

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