14th International Workshop on
Compilers for Parallel Computers
(
http://research.ihost.com/cpc09)

Call for Participation (by invitation only)

We cordially invite you to participate in the 14th International Workshop on Compilers for Parallel Computers (CPC), organized by IBM Research (www.research.ibm.com).  The workshop will be held from the 7th to the 9th of January, 2009 at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory (www.zurich.ibm.com) in Rüeschlikon, Switzerland.

CPC 2009 is the fourteenth workshop in a series that started in 1989 in Oxford, England. It has been organized every one and a half years since and the other workshops have been located in Paris (1990), Vienna (1992), Delft (1993), Malaga (1995), Aachen (1996), Linkoping (1998), Aussois (2000), Edinburgh (2001), Amsterdam (2003), Chiemsee (2004), Coruña (2006) and Lisbon (2007).

The main goal of the workshop is to bring researchers in compilation and associated areas together in an informal setting and a relaxed atmosphere in order to exchange ideas and to foster collaboration. This workshop covers all area of parallelism and optimization; from embedded systems through to large scale parallel systems and computational grids. Thus, topics of interest include, but are not limited to,

  • Parallel programming models and languages
  • Parallelization techniques: user-directed, semi-automatic and automatic
  • Optimizations for exploiting the memory hierarchy
  • Optimizations for exploiting instruction level parallelism
  • Optimizations for power consumption
  • Profile directed and feedback assisted compilation
  • Program analysis and program understanding tools
  • High level specification and domain-specific languages compilation
  • Architectural models and performance prediction
  • Just-in-time compilation
  • Static and dynamic optimisation techniques for performance and scalability
  • Parallel runtime systems
  • Continuous program optimization
  • Program analysis frameworks and tools
  • Backend code generation and optimization
  • Compilation and optimization for multi-core systems
  • Performance modelling and tools for performance tuning
  • Architectural support for productive parallelization
  • Any other idea that can affect programmability, language development and performance optimisation

We encourage submission on new an emerging topics and reports on work that is still under development. To enable participation by as wide a range of research groups as possible, we will restrict contributions to a maximum of two papers per group.

Proceedings and Journal Special Issue:

In accordance with the previous events, papers need not be unpublished but should reflect your current research and interests. Local proceedings will be printed and distributed to the participants. Selected original papers presented in the workshop will be published either as a special issue of "Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience", or as a volume in Springer “Lecture Notes in Computer Science”, pending arrangements with the publishers.

Important dates:

July 15, 2008

Submission of presentation titles and abstracts

August 1, 2008

Full paper submission

September 8, 2008

Notification of acceptance

November 24, 2008

Final paper submission

December 10, 2008

Registration deadline

January 7-9, 2009

Workshop

Submission of presentation:

Please submit the title and abstract of your presentation and all enquiries to Calin Cascaval (cascaval at us dot ibm dot com) and José Moreira (jmoreira at us dot ibm dot com).

Organizers:

Calin Cascaval and José Moreira, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.

CPC Steering committee:

Alain Darte, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
Basilio B. Fraguela, Universidade A Coruña
Michael Gerndt, Technische Universitat Munchen
Tom Lake, InterGlossa Ltd.
Michael O'Boyle, The University of Edinburgh
David Padua, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Henk Sips, Delft University of Technology
Hans Zima, Jet Propulsion Lab


Instructions for Authors

Authors should submit a one-page abstract and title for consideration to Calin Cascaval (cascaval at us dot ibm dot com) and José Moreira (jmoreira at us dot ibm dot com) by July 15th, 2008. This should be followed by submission of the complete paper by August 1st, 2008 (firm deadline!!).

Camera ready papers not exceeding 15 pages will be published in local proceedings. Authors may chose to except their papers from publication by explicitly notifying the organizers.  The proceedings will be published either as a special issue of "Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience", or as a volume in Springer “Lecture Notes in Computer Science”, pending arrangements with the publishers. Please format your papers according to the Lecture Notes in Computer Science template. The necessary files for LaTeX2e can be found at Springer.

Authors should submit camera ready papers in PDF format of the final paper by sending an email to Calin Cascaval (cascaval at us dot ibm dot com) and José Moreira (jmoreira at us dot ibm dot com) by November 24th, 2008 (firm deadline!!).

To facilitate the edition of local proceedings, please send also a compressed file (zip, gzip, bzip2) including all source files (latex code, figures, etc) needed to generate the PDF camera ready paper.

At least one author of each accepted papers is expected to register and present the paper at the Workshop.   Failure to attend the workshop will result in removing the paper from the proceedings.