|San Francisco, CA, USA
|Date: January 9, 2008
Parallelism is going mainstream. Many chip manufactures are turning to multicore processor designs rather than scalar-oriented frequency increases as a way to get performance in their desktop, enterprise, and mobile processors. This endeavor is not likely to succeed long term if mainstream applications cannot be parallelized to take advantage of tens and eventually hundreds of hardware threads. Multicore architectures will differ in significant ways from their multisocket predecessors. For example, the communication to compute bandwidth ratio is likely to be higher, which will positively impact performance. More generally, multicore architectures introduce several new dimensions of variability in both performance guarantees and architectural contracts, such as the memory model, that may not stabilize for several generations of product.
Programs written in functional or (constraint-)logic programming languages, or even in other languages with a controlled use of side effects, can greatly simplify parallel programming. Such declarative programming allows for a deterministic semantics even when the underlying implementation might be highly non-deterministic. In addition to simplifying programming this can simplify debugging and analyzing correctness.
DAMP is the third (see DAMP07 and DAMP06) in a series of one-day workshops seeking to explore ideas in programming language design that will greatly simplify programming for multicore architectures, and more generally for tightly coupled parallel architectures. The emphasis will be on functional and (constraint-)logic programming, but any programming language ideas that aim to raise the level of abstraction are welcome. DAMP seeks to gather together researchers in declarative approaches to parallel programming and to foster cross fertilization across different approaches.
Specific topics include, but are not limited to:
Papers must be submitted using the EasyChair DAMP 2008 site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=DAMP2008
All papers must be written in English and must be no longer than 15 pages. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the LNCS paper formatting guidelines for their submission.Enquiries can be sent to email@example.com
Koen De Bosschere (U. of Gent, Belgium)
For additional information about papers and submissions, please contact the Program Chair:
For additional information about the conference please contact the General Chairs:
Call for papers
ProceedingsThe informal proceedings of DAMP08.
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