[concurrency-interest] International Workshop on Multicore Software Engineering (IWMSE)

Doug Lea dl at cs.oswego.edu
Mon Dec 17 20:17:01 EST 2007

Academic/researcher types on this list, especially those in Europe,
might be interested in the following:


International Workshop on Multicore Software Engineering (IWMSE)

May 11, 2008, Leipzig, Germany


co-located with the 30th International Conference on Software Engineering 
(ICSE), May 10-18, 2008

With the emergence of multicore computers, software engineers face the
challenge of parallelizing performance-critical applications of all sorts.
Compared to sequential applications, our repertoire of tools and methods for
cost-effectively developing reliable, parallel applications is spotty. The
purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
with diverse backgrounds in order to advance the state of the art in
software engineering for multi/manycore parallel applications.

The workshop is aimed at making parallelism available to a wide range of
applications using systematic software engineering methodology. We seek a
broad variety of work that furthers the knowledge and understanding of the
software engineering and parallel systems communities as a whole, continues
a significant research dialog, or pushes the architectural boundaries of
multicore software. We solicit original, previously unpublished papers of
current or work-in-progress research. Specific topics of interest include,
but are not limited to:

   * Parallel patterns
   * Frameworks and libraries for multicore software
   * Parallel software architectures
   * Modeling techniques for multicore software
   * Software components and composition
   * Programming languages/models for multicore software
   * Compilers for parallelism
   * Testing and debugging parallel applications
   * Parallel algorithms and data structures
   * Software reengineering for parallelism
   * Transactional Memory
   * Autotuning
   * Operating system support, scheduling
   * Visualization tools
   * Development environments for multicore software
   * Process models for multicore software development
   * Experience reports from research or industrial projects

In addition, we also seek express tutorials (30 min duration) that bring
participants up to speed in particular topics, such as OpenMP, Transactional
Memory, etc. A tutorial proposal should be 2-3 pages long.

Important dates

* Submission deadline: 24 January, 2008
* Notification deadline: 7 February, 2008
* Camera-ready version: 18 February, 2008


Please consult the workshop Web site http://www.multicore-systems.org/iwmse
for details.

Workshop Proceedings

All accepted papers and express tutorials will be published in ICSE
companion workshop proceedings. As the ICSE paper proceedings, workshop
paper proceedings will be published in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries.

Workshop Organizers

* Walter F. Tichy, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
* Victor Pankratius, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Program Committee

* Dennis Gannon (Indiana University, USA)
* Tim Harris (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
* Doug Lea (State University of New York at Oswego, USA)
* David Lowenthal (University of Georgia, USA)
* Timothy Mattson (Intel, USA)
* Victor Pankratius (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
* Erhard Ploedereder (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
* Adam Porter (University of Maryland, USA)
* Peter Sanders (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
* Walter Tichy (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
* Lawrence Votta (Sun Microsystems, USA)

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