DAMP 2010 Final Call For Papers

Leaf Petersen leaf.pub1@REDACTED
Sat Sep 5 05:15:28 CEST 2009

Apologies if this is not the appropriate place to post this.  We would love
to get more submissions and participation from the Erlang community this
year - if you are working on something that might be of interest please
consider submitting!


Leaf Petersen (General Chair)

DAMP 2010: Workshop

Declarative Aspects of Multicore Programming

Madrid, SPAIN

(colocated with POPL 2010)

January 19, 2010



The  advent  of multicore architectures  has profoundly  increased the
 importance of research  in parallel  computing. Modern  platforms  are
becoming more complex and heterogenous and novel solutions  are needed to
account for their peculiarities.

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 in other highly declarative 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 2010 is the  fifth in  a series of  one-day  workshops seeking to
explore  ideas in  declarative  programming  language design that will
greatly  simplify programming for  multicore  architectures, and  more
generally  for tightly  coupled parallel  architectures.  The emphasis will
be  on (constraint-)logic and  functional  programming, but  any declarative
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

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

 * investigation  of applications  of logic,  constraint logic, and
   functional programing to multicore programing

 * run-time issues of exploitation of parallelism using declarative
   programming approaches (e.g., garbage collection, scheduling)

 * architectural   impact  on  exploitation  of  parallelism   from
declarative languages

 * type systems and analysis for accurately detecting dependencies,
 aliasing, side effects, and impure features

 * language level declarative constructs for expressing parallelism

* declarative language  specification for  the description of data placement
and distribution

 * compilation   and   static analysis   techniques   to    support
exploitation  of  parallelism from declarative  languages (e.g.,

   granularity control)

 * practical  experiences  and  challenges  arising  from  parallel
declarative programming

 * technology for debugging parallel programs

 * design  and   implementation   of  domain-specific   declarative
languages for multicore programming


  Submitted  papers  papers  should  not  exceed  10  pages  in ACM

  SIGPLAN conference format. Submission is electronic via:


  Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital  Library and  in a
physical  proceedings.  Papers must  adhere to  the  SIGPLAN Republication


  Concurrent submissions to other conferences,  workshops, journals,   or
similar forums of  publication are  not allowed.  However, DAMP  is
intended to  be  a  venue for  discussion and  exploration of
works-in-progress, and so publication of a paper  at DAMP  2010 is not
intended to preclude later publication as appropriate.

  Additional information  about the submission process can be  found at the
conference web site.

Important dates:

  Abstract submission:     Sept. 21

  Paper submission:        Sept. 25

  Notification to authors: Oct.  26

  Camera ready:            Nov.   9

Program Chair:

  Enrico Pontelli

  New Mexico State University

General Chairs:

  Leaf Petersen

  Intel Corporation

  Santa Clara, CA, USA

Program Committee:

   Manuel Carro           Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

   Clemens Grelck         University of Hertfordshire

   Haifeng Guo            University of Nebraska at Omaha

   Gabriele Keller        University of New South Wales

   Hans-Wolfgang Loidl    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen

   Leaf Petersen          Intel Corporation

   John Reppy             University of Chicago

   Ricardo Rocha          University of Porto

   Kostis Sagonas         National Technical University of Athens

   Vitor Santos Costa     University of Porto

   Satnam Singh           Microsoft Research

   Philip Trinder         Heriot-Watt University

   Pascal Van Hentenryck  Brown University

URL:  http://damp10.cs.nmsu.edu

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