Programming for the Large 2018

by Joeri De Koster, Dec. 20, 2017

In the last decade we have witnessed a new kid on the block in the programming (language) community: programming “large computers”. Such computers include many-core machines, clusters of raspberry-pies, industry-scale cluster machines, cloud infrastructure, CUDA and MPI-based supercomputers etc. This workshop seeks to gather researchers that contribute to the simplification of the software stack that will be used to program such machinery in the near future. The main focus of the workshop is "Programming for the Large". Nonetheless, this workshop aims to bring together researchers from many disciplines: distributed programming, big data processing, distributed database engineering, etc. This workshop welcomes any contribution that advances the state-of-the-art in the design, implementation and engineering of runtime systems for cluster architectures.

Programming for the Large 2018

1st International Workshop on Programming Technology for Large Systems
Co-located with the <Programming> conference 
April 9, Nice, France

Call for Papers

We solicit contributions related to topics that may include but are not restricted to:
  • PGAS languages, HPC languages, DSLs for HPC.
  • Big Data processing frameworks
  • Programming language design for HPC computing 
  • Distributed runtime engineering: garbage collection, scheduling, etc.
  • Tool support for distributed runtimes: IDEs, debuggers, etc.
  • Formal verification of distributed program properties
  • Applications and case studies or empirical research that evaluates the state-of-the-art
  • Patterns and best-practices

Workshop Format and Submissions

Authors are invited to submit their papers in PDF using the submission system at

The workshop welcomes two main kinds of contributions:
  • Mature contributions: full papers of up to 10 pages presenting new previously unpublished research in one or more of the topics identified above. They will be published on the ACM Digital Library as an official ACM SIGPLAN publication.
  • Position papers and work-in-progress contributions: short papers of up to 5 pages introducing a contribution (an idea, a viewpoint, an argument, work in progress…) which may be in its initial stage and not fully developed but which is worth being presented given its relevance to the topics, to trigger discussions and interactions. They will be included in the informal proceedings on the website.
More information:

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: 26 January 2018
  • Full paper submission: 2 February 2018
  • Position paper and work-in-progress paper submission: 13 February 2018
  • Author notification: 23 February 2018

Workshop Organizers

Joeri De Koster, Software Languages Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Wolfgang De Meuter, Software Languages Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Shigeru Chiba, Grad. School of Info. Science & Technology, University of Tokyo

Program Committee (to be completed)

Phillip Haller, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Vasco T. Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Tobias Wrigstad, Uppsala University, Sweden
Yukinori Sato, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan