Developing parallel or distributed applications is a difficult task and it requires adequate programming abstractions and models, efficient design tools, high performance languages and libraries, and experimental validation. This topic provides a forum for presentation of new results and practical experience in this domain. It emphasizes research that facilitates the design and development of high-performance, correct, portable, and scalable parallel programs.
Related to these central needs, we also welcome contributions that assess programming abstractions, models and methods for reusability, performance prediction, scalability, self-adaptation, rapid prototyping and fault-tolerance, as needed, for instance, in dynamic heterogeneous parallel and distributed infrastructures. We urge authors to include quantitative evaluations to substantiate their claims.
Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
João Luís Sobral, University of Minho, Portugal
Ana Varbanescu, University of Amesterdam, Netherlands
Christian Perez, INRIA, ENS-Lyon, France
Fabrice Huet, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Marco Danelutto, University of Pisa, Italy
Peter Kilpatrick, Queen's University Belfast, UK