PGAS 2011
Fifth Conference on Partitioned Global Address Space
Programming Models

General Chairs

Barbara Chapman, U. Houston

Vivek Sarkar, Rice U.

Program Chair

John Mellor-Crummey, Rice U.

Program Committee

Pavan Balaji, ANL

Megan Cason, DOD ERDC

Daniel Chavarria, PNNL

Brad Chamberlain, Cray

Guojing Cong, IBM Research

Alan D. George, U. Florida

David P. Grove, IBM Research

Paul H. Hargrove, LBNL

Costin Iancu, LBNL

Laxmikant V. Kale, UIUC

Jeffrey Kuehn, ORNL

Craig Rassmussen, LANL

P. Sadayappan, OSU

Mitsuhisa Sato, U. Tsukuba

Steven Seidel, Michigan Tech

Sayantan Sur, Intel

Vinod Tipparaju, ORNL

Abhinav Vishnu, PNNL

Brian Wibecan, HP

Hans P. Zima, JPL

Publicity Chair

Yonghong Yan, U. Houston

Steering Committee

William Carlson, IDA

Tarek El-Ghazawi, GWU

Lauren Smith, DoD

Kathy Yelick, UC Berkeley

Important dates

Full papers: July 29, 2011

Notification: Aug 29, 2011

Final papers: Sep 26, 2011

October 15 - 18, 2011

Tremont House, Galveston Island, Texas, USA

Deadline for Early Conference Registration and Discounted Hotel Rate: September 24, 2011

Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) programming models offer HPC programmers a shared address space model that simplifies programming while exposing data/thread locality to enhance performance. This facilitates the development of programming models that can deliver both productivity and performance. The PGAS conference is a forum to present and discuss ideas and research developments in the area of PGAS models, languages, compilers, runtimes, applications and tools. Papers, posters and demos are solicited in related areas, including but not limited to:

  • Applications: New innovative applications that are uniquely enabled by the PGAS model, existing applications that can take advantage of the PGAS model, effective application development practices for PGAS codes, and comparative performance of applications over various programming models.

  • Models and Language Development: Extensions to the PGAS basic model. New PGAS languages. New models and language extensions to address new architectures, such as multicore, heterogeneous, and reconfigurable processors.

  • Tools: Integrated Development Environments, performance analysis tools, and debuggers.

  • Compilers and Implementations: Compiler optimizations for PGAS languages, low level libraries, memory consistency models, hardware support for PGAS languages, performance studies and insights, productivity studies, and language interoperability.

The Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) Programming Models Conference is the premier forum dedicated to the presentation and discussion of research work in this field. Papers should report on original research, and should include enough background material to make them accessible to the entire PGAS research community. Papers describing experiences should indicate how they illustrate general principles; papers about parallel programming foundations should indicate how they relate to practice.

PGAS 2011 will be held during October 15-18 on Galveston Island, Texas, following PACT 2011 (October 10-14). PGAS 2011 tutorials and workshops will be held during October 15-16, and the main conference will be held during October 17-18. PGAS 2011 conference attendees may also be interested in attending the PGAS-X workshop to be held on Friday, October 14th as part of the PACT conference.

Galveston Island is a 45-minute drive from Houston Hobby airport, and offers a number of indoor and outdoor attractions. The conference hotel for PGAS 2011 is the Tremont House, located near the Strand in the historic part of the city.

All submissions must be made electronically through the submission link. Abstracts must include contact information, the full list of authors and their affiliations, and a summary description (100-300 word abstract) of the anticipated content of the paper. Full papers should follow the ACM SIGPLAN style and be no more than 10 pages in length. Papers must be submitted in PDF format and must be viewable by Adobe Acrobat Reader. Selected PGAS 2011 papers will be published in a special issue of the Parallel Computing journal.

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