Developing Competency in Parallelism: Techniques for Education and Training

Final Submission Deadline
August 24, 2012

Submitted by Ed Gehringer
Call for Papers – Due Friday, August 24, 2012

With the increasing penetration of parallelism into computing,
programmers of all stripes need to acquire competencies in parallel
programming. This workshop will concentrate on discussing and
disseminating resources for gently introducing parallelism into
programmers’ skill sets.

Audience: Academic faculty and industrial trainers.

Due on: Friday, August 24, 2012
Notifications: Friday, September 7, 2012
Camera-ready copy due: Friday, October 5, 2012
Workshop date: Monday, October 22, 2012
Format: ACM Proceedings format
Submit to: dcp-pc@lists.ncsu.edu
Contact: Dick Brown and Ed Gehringer (chairs)

The program will include multiple refereed paper sessions, as well as

– a separate hands-on session (contributed by organizers) presenting
an example body of materials for teaching and training in parallel
programming, and

– an “unconference” session; you may submit topics for discussion in
advance by filling out this form.

We are seeking paper submissions along the following lines:

– Training materials from developers and vendors of programming languages
– Short “killer” parallel application examples that can be used in
academic or training environments

– Short modules that can be used in short courses for practicing
programmers, or dropped into academic courses dealing with some
aspect of programming

– Tools for visualizing or teaching parallelism in programming. (A
tools submission should include expository illustrations, screen
shots, and/or accompanying video(s) that portray the functionality
and value of that tool for pedagogy and training; test access to a
tool is optional.)

We especially seek papers related to

– GPU, or hybrid (GPU+CPU) programming, or
– productive parallel-programming frameworks scuh as Hadoop/MapReduce.


Papers of up to 8 pages should be submitted in ACM Proceedings format,
to dcp-pc@lists.ncsu.edu.

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions
please contact the workshop organizers at dcp-pc@lists.ncsu.edu.


Dick Brown, St. Olaf College, rab@stolaf.edu
Ed Gehringer, North Carolina State University, efg@ncsu.edu


Joel Adams, Calvin College
Dennis Brylow, Marquette University
David Bunde, Knox College
Dan Ernst, Cray Research
Jens Mache, Lewis & Clark College
Dennis Mancl, Alcatel-Lucent
Bina Ramamurthy, SUNY at Buffalo