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PPoPP 2017
Sat 4 - Wed 8 February 2017 Austin, Texas, United States

Following its long-standing tradition, PPoPP 2017 will host a variety of high-quality workshops, allowing their participants to meet and discuss research questions with peers, to mature new and exciting ideas, and to build up communities and start new collaborations. PPoPP workshops complement the main tracks of the conference and provide meetings in a smaller and more specialized setting. Workshops cultivate new ideas and concepts for the future, optionally recorded in formal proceedings.

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

We are soliciting proposals for workshops and tutorials that fall into the general scope of PPoPP. Workshops and tutorials will be held on Saturday–Sunday, February 4-5, 2017 and may be a half day or a full day in length. We encourage members of the community to consider submitting proposals for workshops that bring together researchers and practitioners working on research topics of significant current interest, as well as workshops that bring together researchers and practitioners working in particular areas. Please keep in mind that attendees of CGO 2017 and HPCA 2017 will also be able to register for your workshop or tutorial. Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Compilers and runtime systems for parallel and heterogeneous systems
  • Concurrent data structures
  • Development, analysis, or management tools
  • Fault tolerance for parallel systems
  • Formal analysis and verification
  • High-performance / scientific computing
  • Middleware for parallel systems
  • Parallel algorithms
  • Parallel applications and frameworks
  • Parallel programming languages
  • Parallel programming theory and models
  • Parallelism in non-scientific workloads: web, search, analytics, cloud
  • Performance analysis, debugging and optimization
  • Programming tools for parallel and heterogeneous systems
  • Software engineering for parallel programs
  • Software for heterogeneous architectures
  • Software productivity for parallel programming
  • Synchronization and concurrency control
  • Task-parallel libraries


Please submit your proposals to the PPoPP 2017 Workshops and Tutorials Chairs, Rajkishore Barik (rajkishore.barik@intel.com ). In order to encourage early planning, workshop and tutorial proposals will be evaluated on an ongoing basis, and early submissions are encouraged. The key dates are as follows:
  • Proposal submission deadline: September 9, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: September 26, 2016
  • Workshop/tutorial dates: February 4-5, 2017


All proposals must include the following information in a short pdf file (approximately 3 pages long):
  • Workshop program
    • Sample call for papers, including the workshop title, the scope, the format (e.g., keynote, panel discussion, etc) and the main topics of the workshop
    • Any invited or keynote speakers
    • Organizers bio and affiliation and a tentative list of PC members
    • Where and how the selected papers will be published
  • Tutorial program
    • The title and abstract of the tutorial
    • An outline of tutorial content and objectives
    • Prerequisite knowledge
    • A biography of the tutorial organizers and relevant experiences on the topic
  • The expected number of participants and duration of the program, i.e., 1/2 day or full day
  • Advertisement: how do you plan to solicit participation to your program (e.g., via social media communities, workshop/tutorial website, mailing lists etc)
  • Past workshop/tutorials on the same topic (if any): include information on the last workshop/tutorial of the same topic held in this or other conferences such as the year it was held and the number of attendees. For workshop, please also include the number of submissions and published papers. A link to past workshop/tutorial would be very helpful too.

The workshop proposals will be evaluated by a committee comprising the following members of the PPoPP 2017 organizing committee: Workshops and Tutorials Chair (Rajkishore Barik), Program Chair (Lawrence Rauchwerger), General Chair (Vivek Sarkar).

For more information, please contact the Workshops and Tutorials Chairs, Rajkishore Barik ( rajkishore.barik@intel.com ).