Programming Language Approaches to
Concurrency- and Communication-cEntric Software
Workshop affiliated with ETAPS 2016
Friday 8th of April 2016, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Themes and goals
Modern hardware platforms, from the very small to the very large, increasingly provide parallel computing resources which software may use to maximise performance. Many applications therefore need to make effective use of tens, hundreds, and even thousands of compute nodes. Computation in such systems is thus inherently concurrent and communication centric.
Effectively programming such applications is challenging; performance, correctness, and scalability are difficult to achieve. Various programming paradigms and methods have emerged to aid this task, including structured imperative concurrent programming, stream-based programming, concurrent functions with asynchronous message passing, automatic parallelisation, and the use of types to describe communications and data structures (such as session and linear types), to name but a few. To fully exploit a (possibly heterogeneous) parallel computing environment often requires these approaches to be combined, depending on the shape of the data and control flow. All the while, the underlying runtime environment must ensure seamless execution without relying on differences in available resources such as the number of cores.
The development of effective programming methodologies for this increasingly parallel landscape therefore demands exploration and understanding of a wide variety of foundational and practical ideas. This workshop offers a forum where researchers from different fields can exchange new ideas on this key challenge to modern and future programming– where concurrency and distribution are the norm rather than a marginal concern.
The workshop aims to span disciplines, from foundations of concurrency in programming language theory, to systems research, to application areas, such as scientific computing. The unifying theme is however the use of programming languages to address the challenges of concurrent computing.
Submissions will be 6-page extended abstracts in EPTCS format and can also include an appendix of up to 4 pages and should be submitted in PDF format to EasyChair. There will be a post-proceedings special issue in JLAMP after the workshop, which will be open to anyone with a further round of reviewing.
We are very pleased to have Peter Müller giving the keynote at PLACES this year.
|Welcome and opening
Dominic Orchard (PC co-chair)
|Session 1 (Chair: Dominic Orchard)
|Formalization of Phase Ordering
Tiago Cogumbreiro, Jun Shirako and Vivek Sarkar
|Future-based Static Analysis of Message Passing Programs
Wytse Oortwijn, Stefan Blom and Marieke Huisman
|From Events to Reactions: A Progress Report
|Session 2 (Chair: Alex Summers)
|Parallel Monitors for Adaptive Sessions
Mario Coppo, Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini and Betti Venneri
|Reversible Sessions Using Monitors
Claudio Antares Mezzina and Jorge A. Pérez
|Event-driven adaptation in COP
Pierpaolo Degano, Gianluigi Ferrari and Letterio Galletta
|Session 3 (Chair: Nobuko Yoshida)
|Invited talk: Reasoning about Concurrent Programs in Viper
|Program Execution on Reconfigurable Multicore Architectures
|Session 4 (Chair: Jorge A. Pérez)
|Multiparty compatibility for concurrent objects
Roly Perera, Julien Lange and Simon Gay
|Secure Multiparty Sessions with Topics
Ilaria Castellani, Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini and Ugo De’Liguoro
|Type-checking Availability in Choreographic Programming (presentation only)
Hugo A. López, Flemming Nielson and Hanne Riis Nielson
|8 January 2016
|15 January 2016 (Extension: Monday 18 January 2016)
|12 February 2016 (17 February 2016)
|24 February 2016 (1 March 2016)
|ETAPS early-registration deadline:
|1 March 2016
|8 April 2016
Submission deadlines are “anywhere on Earth”.