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Call for Papers: 4th Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel Programming

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March 17, 2013
Houston, TX

Submitted by Joseph Devietti
WODET 2013
Fourth Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel Programming

Houston, Texas, 17 March 2013
Co-located with ASPLOS 2013

Call for Papers


Submission deadline: Monday, 17 December 2012
Notification: Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Final version due: Friday, 1 March 2013


There is a growing consensus that parallel programming can benefit from safety
properties such as determinism and race freedom, but the debate over which
properties to provide, and how to provide them, is far from settled. Many open
questions remain: What are the performance and programmability trade-offs for
providing a particular safety property? Which properties strike the right
balance between eliminating or identifying bugs and restricting the programmer?
How can we support code that needs to violate safety properties for performance
or expressivity reasons? How can each layer of the system stack contribute to
these goals? These questions are increasingly urgent as more and more computing
goes parallel, from cell phones to data centers.

The Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel Programming (WoDet) is
an across-the-stack forum to discuss the role of a wide range of correctness
properties in parallel and concurrent programming. While determinism is an
important theme, the scope of the workshop includes other correctness properties
for parallel programs and systems. The workshop will be a full day event with
invited talks and technical sessions for short peer-reviewed papers discussing
ideas, positions, or preliminary research results.


In addition to answers to the questions above, topics of interest include:
* Language support for disciplined parallel programming
* Architecture, operating system, runtime system and compiler support for
parallel program correctness
* Concurrency debugging techniques
* New properties of parallel programs
* Limit studies and empirical studies of the cost of safety properties
* Studies of the applicability of correctness properties in parallel programs
and algorithms
* Concurrency bug avoidance techniques
* Real-world experience with safe parallel programming models, systems, or tools


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work that exposes a new
problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on actual experience. Papers
should be submitted using the standard two-column ACM SIG proceedings or SIG
alternate template, and are limited to 6 pages (including figures, tables and

Final papers will be made available to participants electronically at the
meeting, but to facilitate resubmission to more formal venues, no archival
proceedings will be published, and papers will not be sent to the ACM Digital
Library. Authors will be given the option of having their final paper accessible
from the workshop website.


Robert Bocchino, Carnegie Mellon University
Joseph Devietti, University of Pennsylvania


Vikram Adve, UIUC
Lars Birkedal, IT University of Copenhagen
Robert Bocchino, Carnegie Mellon University
Sebastian Burckhardt, MSR
Luis Ceze, University of Washington
Joseph Devietti, University of Pennsylvania
Steven Freund, Williams College
Ranjit Jhala, UCSD
Satish Narayanasamy, University of Michigan
Kunle Olokutun, Stanford University
Josep Torellas, UIUC
Edwin Westbrook, Rice University