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                 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
                          PLACES'11
         Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency
               and communication-cEntric Software
                 2nd April 2011, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany
                      Affiliated with ETAPS 2011
                     http://places11.di.fc.ul.pt/


PROGRAMME

The programme for the workshop is available from:

http://places11.di.fc.ul.pt/programme

REGISTRATION

Registration is through the ETAPS registration page:

http://www.etaps.org/registration

Details on the venue, local information and accommodation are also available
through the ETAPS site:

http://www.etaps.org

INVITED SPEAKER

Charting the course to a many core future: HW, SW and the parallel programming 
problem.
Timothy G Mattson, Intel Corporation

THEME AND GOALS

Applications on the web today are built using numerous interacting
services; soon off-the-shelf CPUs will host hundreds of cores; and
sensor networks will be composed from a large number of processing
units.  Much normal software, including applications and system-level
services, will soon need to make effective use of thousands of
computing nodes. At some level of granularity, computation in such
systems will be inherently concurrent and communication-centred.

To exploit and harness the richness of this computing environment,
designers and programmers will utilise a rich variety of programming
paradigms, depending on the shape of the data and control
flow. Plausible candidates for such paradigms include structured
imperative concurrent programming, stream-based programming,
concurrent functions with asynchronous message passing, higher-order
types for events, and the use of types for communications and data
structures (such as session types and linear types), to name but a
few. Combinations of these abstractions will be used even in a single
application, and the runtime environment needs to ensure seamless
execution without relying on differences in available resources such
as the number of cores.

The development of effective programming methodologies for the coming
computing paradigm demands exploration and understanding of a wide
variety of ideas and techniques.  This workshop aims to offer a forum
where researchers from different fields exchange new ideas on one of
fithe central challenges for programming in the near future, the
development of programming methodologies and infrastructures where
concurrency and distribution are the norm rather than a marginal
concern.

Topics of Interest

Submissions are invited in the general area of foundations of
programming languages for concurrency, communication and
distribution. Specific topics include: language design and
implementations for communications and/or concurrency, program
analysis, session types, multicore programming, use of message passing
in systems software, interface languages for communication and
distribution, concurrent data types, concurrent objects and actors,
web services, novel programming methodologies for sensor networks,
integration of sequential and concurrent programming, high-level
programming abstractions for security concerns in concurrent,
distributed programming, and runtime architectures for concurrency,
scalability and/or resource allocations. Papers are welcome which
present novel and valuable ideas as well as experiences.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Marco Carbone, IT University of Copenhagen
Swarat Chaudhuri, Pennsylvania State University
Alastair Donaldson, Oxford University
Tim Harris, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Alan Mycroft, University of Cambridge
Jens Palsberg, University of California, Los Angeles
Vijay A. Saraswat, IBM Research
Vivek Sarkar, Rice University (co-chair)
Vasco T. Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon (co chair)
Jan Vitek, Purdue University
Nobuko Yoshida, Imperial College London

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