HLPP-2019 Call for papers

by Christoph Kessler, Feb. 20, 2019

12th International Symposium on High-Level Parallel Programming and Applications (HLPP-2019)

3-5 July 2019, Linköping, Sweden



12th International Symposium on High-Level Parallel Programming and Applications

July 3-5, 2019, Linköping, Sweden


Aims and scope of HLPP:

As processor and system manufacturers increase the amount of both inter- and intra-chip parallelism it becomes crucial to provide the software industry with high-level, clean and efficient tools for parallel programming. Parallel and distributed programming methodologies are currently dominated by low-level techniques such as send/receive message passing, or equivalently unstructured shared memory mechanisms. Higher-level, structured approaches offer many possible advantages and have a key role to play in the scalable exploitation of ubiquitous parallelism.

Since 2001 the HLPP series of workshops/symposia has been a forum for researchers developing state-of-the-art concepts, tools and applications for high-level parallel programming. The general emphasis is on software quality, programming productivity and high-level performance models. The 12th Symposium on High-Level Parallel Programming and Applications will be held in Linköping, Sweden.

HLPP 2019 invites papers on all topics in high-level parallel programming, its tools and applications including, but not limited to, the following aspects:

  • High-level parallel programming and performance models (e.g. BSP, CGM, LogP, MPM, etc.) and tools
  • Declarative parallel programming methodologies based on functional, logical, data-flow, actor, and other paradigms
  • Algorithmic skeletons, patterns, etc. and constructive methods
  • High-level parallelism in programming languages and libraries (e.g, Haskell, Scala, C++, etc.): semantics and implementation
  • Verification of declarative parallel and distributed programs
  • Efficient code generation, auto-tuning and optimization for parallel programs
  • Model-driven software engineering for parallel systems
  • Domain-specific languages: design, implementation and applications
  • High-level programming models for heterogeneous/hierarchical platforms with accelerators, e.g., GPU, Many-core, DSP, VPU, FPGA, etc.
  • High-level parallel methods for large structured and semi-structured datasets
  • Applications of parallel systems using high-level languages and tools
  • Teaching experience with high-level tools and methods

Papers submitted to HLPP-2019 must describe original research results and must not have been published or simultaneously submitted anywhere else. For formatting and submission see https://www.ida.liu.se/conferences/hlpp2019/submission.shtml
Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews by members of the program committee and designated reviewers. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity, and quality of presentation. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the HLPP 2019 symposium and present the paper. Informal proceedings with the camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be available at the symposium. After the symposium, there will be ample time to revise the paper incorporating reviewer comments. Authors of accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit a revised version of their paper for publication in a special issue of International  Journal of Parallel Programming (Springer).

HLPP-2019 will also include tutorials and an open poster session for ongoing (esp., European) research projects related to the scope of the symposium.

Important dates:

  • Paper submission: 5 April 2019
  • Notification: 24 May 2019
  • Poster abstracts: 1 June 2019
  • Tutorial(s): 3 July 2019 (afternoon)
  • Symposium: 4-5 July 2019 at Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  • Post-symposium special issue submission: 9 October 2019


  • Christoph Kessler, Linköping University, Sweden (program chair)
  • Suejb Memeti, Linköping University, Sweden

Program Committee

  • Marco Aldinucci, University of Torino, Italy
  • Ioana Banicescu, Mississippi State University, USA
  • Jost Berthold, Digital Asset, Australia
  • Murray Cole, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Frederic Dabrowski, LIFO/Univ. Orleans, France
  • Rudolf Eigenmann, University of Delaware, USA
  • Franz Franchetti, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Jose Daniel Garcia, Univ. Carlos III Madrid, Spain
  • Frederic Gava, Univ. Paris-East, France
  • Alex Gerbessiotis, New Jersey Inst. of Technology, USA
  • Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano, Univ. Valladolid, Spain
  • Sergei Gorlatch, Univ. of Münster, Germany
  • Clemens Grelck, Univ. of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dalvan Griebler, PUCRS/SETREM, Brasil
  • Gaetan Hains, Huawei Paris Research Center, France
  • Ludovic Henrio, CNRS Lyon, France
  • Peter Kilpatrick, Queen's Univ. Belfast, UK
  • Herbert Kuchen, Univ. of Münster, Germany
  • Frederic Loulergue, Northern Arizona University, USA
  • Kiminori Matsuzaki, Kochi Univ. of Technology, Japan
  • Aleksandar Prokopec, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Kostis Sagonas, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Michel Steuwer, Univ. of Glasgow, UK
  • Massimo Torquati, Univ. of Pisa, Italy
  • Jesper Larsson Träff, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
  • Ana Lucia Varbanescu, Univ. of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Steering Committee

  • Clemens Grelck (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Gaetan Hains (Huawei Technologies Paris, France)
  • Kiminori Matsuzaki (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
  • Frederic Loulergue (Northern Arizona University, USA)
  • Quentin Miller (Somerville College Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Alexander Tiskin (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)