[TYPES/announce] PLACES 2012 Call For Participation

Simon J. Gay Simon.Gay at glasgow.ac.uk
Thu Jan 26 13:41:04 EST 2012

                       CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
           Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency
                 and Communication-cEntric Software
                  31st March 2012, Tallinn, Estonia
                     (affiliated to ETAPS 2012)

** Information **

Applications today are built using numerous interacting services; soon
off-the-shelf CPUs will host thousands of cores, and sensor networks
will be composed from a large number of processing units. Many
applications need to make effective use of thousands of computing
nodes. At some level of granularity, computation in such systems is
inherently concurrent and communication-centred.

To exploit and harness the richness of this computing environment,
designers and programmers will utilise a rich variety of programming
paradigms, depending on the shape of the data and control
flow. Plausible candidates for such paradigms include structured
imperative concurrent programming, stream-based programming,
concurrent functions with asynchronous message passing, higher-order
types for events, and the use of types for communications and data
structures (such as session types and linear types), to name but a
few. Combinations of these abstractions will be used even in a single
application, and the runtime environment needs to ensure seamless
execution without relying on differences in available resources such
as the number of cores.

The development of effective programming methodologies for the coming
computing paradigm demands exploration and understanding of a wide
variety of ideas and techniques. This workshop aims to offer a forum
where researchers from different fields exchange new ideas on one of
the central challenges for programming in the near future, the
development of programming methodologies and infrastructures where
concurrency and distribution are the norm rather than a marginal

** Invited Speaker **

Benedict Gaster, AMD

(title to be confirmed)

** Accepted Papers **

QIRAL: A High Level Language for Lattice QCD Code Generation
  Denis Barthou (University of Bordeaux, France)
  Gilbert Grosdidier (Laboratoire de l'Accelerateur Lineaire, France)
  Michael Kruse (INRIA Saclay, France)
  Olivier Pène (Université Paris-Sud, France)
  Claude Tadonki (Mines ParisTech/CRI, France)

An event-based model for contracts
  Massimo Bartoletti (University of Cagliari, Italy)
  Tiziana Cimoli (University of Cagliari, Italy)
  G. Michele Pinna (University of Cagliari, Italy)
  Roberto Zunino (University of Trento, Italy)

Mapping the Join Calculus to Heterogeneous Hardware
  Peter Calvert (University of Cambridge, UK)
  Alan Mycroft (University of Cambridge, UK)

Merging Multiparty Protocols in Multiparty Choreographies
  Marco Carbone (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  Fabrizio Montesi (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Specifying stateful asynchronous properties for distributed programs
  Tzu-Chun Chen (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  Kohei Honda (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Typing Context-Dependent Behavioural Variation
  Pierpaolo Degano (University of Pisa, Italy)
  Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Pisa, Italy)
  Letterio Galletta (University of Pisa, Italy)
  Gianluca Mezzetti (University of Pisa, Italy)

Stratified Protocols in Session-Types
  Romain Demangeon (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Modularizing and Specifying Protocols among Threads
  Sung-Shik T.Q. Jongmans (CWI Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  Farhad Arbab (CWI Amsterdam and University of Leiden, Netherlands)

Variant-Frequency Semantics for Green Futures
  Yu David Liu (SUNY Binghamton, USA)

Work-streaming compilation of futures
  Antoniu Pop (INRIA, France)
  Albert Cohen (INRIA, France)

** Registration **

Please register through the ETAPS registration site. The early
registration deadline is 29th January.

** Program Committee **

Alastair Beresford, University of Cambridge, UK
Mario Bravetti, University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Carbone, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Alastair Donaldson, Imperial College London, UK
Stephen Fink, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Kohei Honda, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Simon Gay, University of Glasgow, UK (co-chair)
Lee Howes, AMD
Paul Kelly, Imperial College London, UK (co-chair)
Anton Lokhmotov, ARM
David Pearce, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Franz Puntigam, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Nikhil Swamy, Microsoft Research, USA
Ana Lucia Varbanescu, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jan Vitek, Purdue University, USA

** Organizing Committee **

Alastair Beresford, University of Cambridge, UK
Kohei Honda, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Simon Gay, University of Glasgow, UK
Alan Mycroft, University of Cambridge, UK
Vasco Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Nobuko Yoshida, Imperial College London, UK

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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