Monday, May 11, 2015

[DMANET] [Deadline Extension till 15th May] CfP - 7th Workshop on Theory of Transactional Memory (WTTM) - co-located with PODC 2015

********** Call for papers ************

7th Workshop on the
Theory of Transactional Memory (WTTM)

July 20, 2015
Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

co-located with the
ACM Symposium on Principles of
Distributed Computing (PODC) 2015


The 7th Workshop on the Theory of Transactional Memory (WTTM) is a forum to
foster exchanges, discussions, and disseminations among researchers on
theoretical challenges and recent achievements in the context of concurrent
computing, with an emphasis on transactional memory.

Transactional Memory (TM) aims at making parallel programming more
programmer friendly by providing an alternative synchronization mechanism
to traditional lock-based concurrency. TM research has led to hardware TM
implementations on both commodity and high performance computing
microprocessors, as well as to TM integration in mainstream programming
languages (like C, C++) and in the world's leading open source compiler.

>From a theoretical perspective, the TM abstraction raises several
challenges in the way we view synchronization as well as in the way we
implement it. A major goal of the workshop is to explore new directions and
approaches for reasoning about Transactional Memory.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Models and semantics for concurrent computing
* Safety and liveness properties
* Tradeoffs in TM and concurrent computing
* TM algorithms and architectures
* Impossibility results and lower bounds
* TM performance and parallelism
* Speculation-friendly and transaction-friendly data structures and their
* Formal methods, semantics and verification of TM and concurrent systems
* TM for cluster, cloud, grid and high-performance computing
* Concurrent computing, synchronization, and shared memory
* Concurrent data structures and their algorithms
* Multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms

The Workshop website is available at this URL:

Program Committee

* Hagit Attiya, Technion, Israel
* Panagiota Fatourou, FORTH & University of Crete, Greece (PC Co-Chair)
* Vincent Gramoli, NICTA & University of Sydney, Australia
* Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL, Switzerland
* Tim Harris, Oracle Labs, Cambridge, UK
* Maurice Herlihy, Brown University, US
* Victor Luchangco, Oracle Labs, Massachusetts, US
* Maged Michael, IBM Watson Research Center, US
* Alessia Milani, LABRI & Universite Bordeaux 1, France
* Paolo Romano, University of Lisbon/INESC-ID, Portugal (PC Co-Chair)
* Eric Ruppert, York University, Canada
* Nir Shavit, MIT, US & Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Important dates
Submission deadline: 15 May 2015 (anywhere on earth)
Acceptance notification: 1 June 2015
Workshop date: 20 July 2015


We solicit submissions describing research results and/or position papers
relevant to the theory of concurrent computing with an emphasis on
transactional memory.
Submissions should be written in English and in PDF format. Submissions
should include: a title, the authors' names and their affiliations, and the
contact author's email. Each submission must not exceed four single-column
pages (excluding references) which will describe the results. Additional
necessary details may be included in an appendix which will be read at the
discretion of the program committee.

Papers are to be submitted electronically at:

The final version of the accepted papers will appear on the workshop's web
site. These papers will be available to the participants in electronic
format during the workshop. WTTM does not publish proceedings, so accepted
papers may appear in other venues as well.

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