13th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on
Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP 2008)
February 20-23, 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah

(Co-located with HPCA-14)

Call for Papers

PPoPP is a forum for leading work on all aspects of parallel programming, including foundational results, techniques, tools, and practical experience. In the context of the symposium, "parallel programming" is construed to encompass work on concurrent, multithreaded, multicore, multiprocessor, and tightly-clustered systems, but typically not wide-area distribution. Given the rise of multicore processors, PPoPP is particularly interested in work that seeks to transition parallel programming into the computing mainstream.

Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Papers should report on original research relevant to parallel programming, and should contain enough background material to make them accessible to the entire parallel programming research community. Papers describing experiences should indicate how they illustrate general principles; papers about parallel programming foundations should indicate how they relate to practice. Poster submissions should meet similar criteria for originality and relevance, but may present emerging ideas or results that are not yet sufficiently developed for a full paper.


Abstract Submission:

August 13, 2007 (11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time)

Full Paper Submission:

August 20, 2007 (11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time)

Poster Submission:

August 20, 2007 (11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time; no separate abstract required)

Rebuttal Period:

October 3-5, 2007

Notification of Acceptance:   

October 19, 2007

All submissions must be made electronically through the conference web site. Abstracts must include contact information, the full list of authors and their affiliations, and a description (100-400 words) of the anticipated content of the paper.

Full paper submissions must be in PDF format, viewable by Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or higher, and formatted for US letter-size paper. They must not exceed 10 pages (all inclusive) in standard ACM two-column conference format with the following options: preprint mode, with page numbers, type size 10pt preferred (9pt acceptable). Over-length submissions will be summarily discarded by the Program Chair.

Submissions will be judged on relevance, originality, significance, clarity, and correctness.

Poster submissions must conform to the same format restrictions, but may not exceed 2 pages in length. Paper submissions that are not accepted for regular presentations will automatically be considered for posters; authors who do not want their paper considered for the poster session should indicate this in their abstract submission. Two-page summaries of posters will be included in the conference proceedings.

The proceedings will be published by ACM Press. Authors of accepted papers and posters will be required to sign the ACM copyright form. Instructions for preparing papers for the proceedings will be emailed to authors of accepted papers.

GENERAL CHAIR: Siddhartha Chatterjee, IBM Research

PROGRAM CHAIR: Michael L. Scott, Univ. of Rochester

Cristiana Amza, University of Toronto
Emery Berger, University of Massachussets
Greg Bronevetsky, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tim Harris, Microsoft
Liviu Iftode, Rutgers University
Vijay Karamcheti, New York University
Milo Martin, University of Pennsylvania
John Mellor-Crummey, Rice University
Maged Michael, IBM Research
Bratin Saha, Intel
Michael Scott, University of Rochester
Marc Shapiro, INRIA
Lauren Smith, U.S. Department of Defense
Nir Shavit, Sun, Tel Aviv University
Philippas Tsigas, Chalmers University
Jeff Vetter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Antonia Zhai, University of Minnessota
Yutao Zhong, George Mason University