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PPoPP is the premier forum for leading work on all aspects of parallel programming, including theoretical foundations, techniques, languages, compilers, runtime systems, tools, and practical experience. In the context of the symposium, “parallel programming” encompasses work on concurrent and parallel systems (multicore, multi-threaded, heterogeneous, clustered, and distributed systems; grids; datacenters; clouds; and large scale machines). Given the rise of parallel architectures in the consumer market (desktops, laptops, and mobile devices) and data centers, PPoPP is particularly interested in work that addresses new parallel workloads and issues that arise out of extreme-scale applications or cloud platforms, as well as techniques and tools that improve the productivity of parallel programming or work towards improved synergy with such emerging architectures.

Call for Brief Announcements

PPoPP 2020: 25th ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming

San Diego, California, USA. (collocated with HPCA-2020 and CGO-2020) Dates: Sat 22 - Wed 26 February 2020.

Conference URL: https://ppopp20.sigplan.org

Submission URL: https://ppopp20posters.hotcrp.com

** Important dates

  • Brief Announcement Submission: November 1, 2019
  • Author Notification: December 2, 2019
  • Final Version Due: January 6, 2020

All deadlines are at midnight anywhere on earth (AoE), and are firm.

** Scope

PPoPP is the premier forum for leading work on all aspects of parallel programming, including theoretical foundations, techniques, languages, compilers, runtime systems, tools, and practical experience. PPoPP Brief Announcements are expected to discuss thought-provoking research that is not yet mature enough for publication as a full paper. The specific topics of interest for PPoPP Brief Announcements include, but are not limited to, those listed for the main conference (see https://ppopp20.sigplan.org/track/PPoPP-2020-papers#Call-for-Papers).

** Brief Announcement Submission

All submissions must be made electronically through the conference web site. Brief Announcements must report original research that has not yet been published, and which is not under review for publication at another venue. Submissions should be no more than 2 pages, including references, using the SIGPLAN proceedings template. Appendices are not allowed, but the authors may submit supplementary material, such as proofs or source code; all supplementary material must be in PDF or ZIP format. Looking at supplementary material is at the discretion of the reviewers. Accepted Brief Announcements will appear in the PPOPP proceedings. Please note that publishing a Brief Announcement does not prevent an author from publishing a full manuscript on the same topic at a later time.

Submission is double blind and authors will need to identify any potential conflicts of interest with the Brief Announcement Program Committee, as defined in the ACM SIGPLAN policy at http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Policies/Review/. Submissions should not reveal the identity of the authors in any way. Authors should leave out author names and affiliations from the body of their submission. They should also ensure that any references to authors’ own related work should be in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”). The purpose of this process is to help the PC and external reviewers come to an initial judgment about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible for them to discover the authors if they were to try. Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult. In particular, important background references should not be omitted or anonymized. In addition, authors should feel free to disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally would. For instance, authors may post drafts of their papers on the web or give talks on their research ideas. Authors with further questions on double-blind reviewing are encouraged to contact the Program Chair by email.

Submissions should be in PDF and printable on both US Letter and A4 paper. Papers may be resubmitted to the submission site multiple times up until the deadline, but the last version submitted before the deadline will be the version reviewed. Papers that exceed the length requirement, that deviate from the expected format, or that are submitted late will be rejected.

** Publication Date

The titles of all accepted Brief Announcements are typically announced shortly after the author notification date. Note, however, that this is not the official publication date. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. ACM will make the proceedings available via the Digital Library for one month, up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

** Presentation and Poster Session Details

At least one author of each Brief Announcement must register for and attend the conference. Each accepted Brief Announcement will be expected to give a short presentation of their work (length TBD) during the conference, and also to present a poster during the PPoPP research poster session.

** Program Committee

  • James Bornholt, UT Austin
  • Dave Dice, Oracle
  • Dimitar Dimitrov, ETH
  • Dana Drachsler-Cohen, Technion
  • Jeff Huang, Texas A&M
  • Ang Li, PNNL
  • Umang Mathur, UIUC
  • Sasa Misailovic, UIUC (co-chair)
  • Bin Ren, WM
  • Tao B Schardl, MIT
  • Mike Spear, Lehigh (co-chair)
  • Robert Utterback, Monmouth State