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Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency
and communication-cEntric Software
2nd April 2011, Saarbrücken, Germany
Affiliated with ETAPS 2011


Theme and Goals

Applications on the web today are built using numerous interacting services; soon off-the-shelf CPUs will host hundreds of cores; and sensor networks will be composed from a large number of processing units.Much  normal software, including applications and system-level services, will soon need to make effective use of thousands of computing nodes. At some level of granularity, computation in such systems will be 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 concern.


Topics of Interest

Submissions are invited in the general area of foundations of programming languages for concurrency, communication and distribution. Specific topics include: language design and implementations for communications and/or concurrency, program analysis, session types, multicore programming, use of message passing in systems software, interface languages for communication and distribution, concurrent data types, concurrent objects and actors, web services, novel programming methodologies for sensor networks, integration of sequential and concurrent programming, high-level programming abstractions for security concerns in concurrent, distributed programming, and runtime architectures for concurrency, scalability and/or resource allocations. Papers are welcome which present novel and valuable ideas as well as experiences.


Invited Talk


Timothy G Mattson, Intel Corporation, Charting the course to a many core future: HW, SW and the parallel programming problem


Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit a five-page abstract in PDF format using the EasyChair proceedings template available here.

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted using EasyChair:

Preliminary proceedings will be available at the workshop. Post-proceedings will be published in a journal (the past post-proceedings were published in ENTCS and EPTCS).


Important Dates

Deadline for 5-page abstracts: Sunday 16th Jan 2011 (deadline extended)

Notification: Wednesday 2nd Feb 2011

Camera Ready for pre-proceedings: Wednesday 9th Feb 2011


Program Committee

Marco Carbone, IT University of Copenhagen

Swarat Chaudhuri, Pennsylvania State University

Alastair Donaldson, Oxford University

Tim Harris, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Alan Mycroft, University of Cambridge

Jens Palsberg, University of California, Los Angeles

Vijay A. Saraswat, IBM Research

Vivek Sarkar, Rice University (co-chair)

Vasco T. Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon (co chair)

Jan Vitek, Purdue University

Nobuko Yoshida, Imperial College London
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