Call for Papers

ACM SIGPLAN 2005 Symposium on
Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming
(PPoPP 2005)

June 15-17, 2005, Chicago, Illinois

The goal of the Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming is to provide a forum for papers on the principles and foundations of parallel programming, tools and techniques for parallel programming, and experiences in using parallel programming to solve applications problems. In the context of PPoPP, "parallel programming" should be construed broadly to include the development of software for high performance, distributed, grid, concurrent, and multithreaded systems.

PPoPP seeks papers on topics relevant to all areas of software for parallel, distributed, and concurrent systems. Topics of interest include:

Papers should report on original research relevant to any of these areas of parallel programming, and should contain enough background material to make them accessible to the entire parallel programming research community. PPoPP is an appropriate forum for all research relevant to the development of this class of software. Experience papers should indicate how the experiments illustrate general principles; papers oriented towards foundations should indicate how the work illuminates and influences practice.

PPoPP'05 will be co-located with PLDI'05 at the Palmer House Hilton hotel in downtown Chicago.

Important Dates:

These are hard deadlines.


Papers should not exceed 6,000 words (excluding figures and references), and must be submitted electronically using the submission form available at Submissions must be in pdf or postscript format.

Proceedings will be published by ACM Press. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign the ACM copyright form. Instructions for preparing papers for the proceedings will be emailed to the authors of accepted papers.

For additional information about submission procedures, please contact the Program Co-chairs Kathy Yelick (U.C. Berkeley and LBNL, and Andrew Grimshaw (University of Virginia,

Online Conference Information:

This Call for Papers and additional information about the conference can be obtained at the following URL:

General chair:
Keshav Pingali, Cornell

Program co-chairs:
Kathy Yelick, U.C. Berkeley and LBNL
Andrew Grimshaw, University of Virginia

Program committee:
Pete Beckman, University of Indiana
Denis Caromel, Univ. of Nice, CNRS/I3S, INRIA, IUF, France
Brad Chamberlain, Cray Inc.
Mootaz Elnozahy, IBM
Andrew Grimshaw, University of Virgina
Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Martin Rinard, MIT
Lawrence Rauchwerger, Texas A&M
Vivek Sarkar, IBM
Rob Schreiber, HP
David Snelling, Fujitsu
Josep Torrellas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kathy Yelick, U.C. Berkeley and LBNL
Hans Zima, University of Vienna

Publicity Chair:
Rudi Eigenmann, Purdue University

Treasurer/Registration Chair:
Chen Ding, University of Rochester