[ecoop-info] CfP - Multicore at ICSE 2010

Victor Pankratius pankratius at ipd.uni-karlsruhe.de
Tue Jan 19 09:39:14 CET 2010


Third International Workshop on Multicore Software Engineering

May 1, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa


co-located with the 32nd ACM/IEEE Int'l Conference on Software Engineering,
May 1-8, 2010

Aims and Scope
Multicore processors are ubiquitous, and every new computer is a truly
parallel machine. This is a fundamental change in the history of computing:
parallelism is not confined to scientific applications any more but becomes
available for everyone at low cost. Everyday applications and industry
applications will need to be parallel in order to exploit the full hardware
potential. As a consequence, software engineers now face the challenge of
parallelizing applications of all sorts. Compared to sequential
applications, our repertoire of tools and methods for cost-effectively
developing reliable and robust parallel applications is spotty. The purpose
of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners with
diverse backgrounds in order to advance the state of the art in multicore
software engineering.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners
tackling the upcoming software engineering challenges, such as creating
large-scale multicore applications or reengineering legacy applications. We
also aim to stimulate discussions between academia and industry to get a
better understanding of the software engineering problems we are currently
facing and how they could be solved. We welcome contributions making
connections between multicore software engineering and other fields, showing
how improvements in those fields lead to improvements in software
engineering. The workshop also explicitly addresses software engineering
researchers who have not worked in multicore before - but who have the
knowledge and expertise that are important to addressing software
engineering challenges posed by multicore - to contribute suggestions for
solutions or position statements that are written in a scientific approach
backed by arguments, experiments, or other empirical evidence. We solicit
original, previously unpublished papers of current or work-in-progress
research. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
    * Parallel patterns
    * Frameworks and libraries for multicore software
    * Parallel software architectures
    * Modeling techniques for multicore software
    * Software components and composition
    * Programming models and their impact on multicore software engineering
    * Testing and debugging parallel applications
    * Software reengineering for parallelism
    * Performance Tuning and Autotuning
    * Development environments and tools for multicore software
    * Process models for multicore software development
    * Experience reports from research projects or industrial projects
    * Position statements

Also, South Africa is famous for its breathtaking landscape. Don't miss this
opportunity for a visit.

Keynote Speaker

Wolfram Schulte, Research Area Manager, Microsoft 

Important dates

* Submission deadline: January 31, 2010
* Acceptance notification: February 12, 2010
* Camera-ready version: February 22, 2010
* Workshop: May 1, 2010


Please consult the workshop Web site 

Workshop Organizers

* Victor Pankratius, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
* Michael Philippsen, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany

Program Committee

* Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai (Intel, Santa Clara, USA)
* David Bader (GeorgiaTech, USA)
* Michael Bond (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
* John Cavazos (University of Delware, USA)
* Thomas Gross (ETH Zuerich, Switzerland)
* Mike Hind (IBM, USA)
* Mark Moir (Sun Labs, USA)
* Victor Pankratius (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
* Michael Philippsen (University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany)
* Simha Sethumadhavan (Columbia University, New York, USA)
* Walter Tichy (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
* Chris Vick (Sun Labs, USA)
* Jan Vitek (Purdue University, USA)

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