Call for Papers

HLPP 2017

The 10th International Symposium on High-Level Parallel Programming and Applications


July 10-11, 2017

Valladolid, Spain

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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 10th Symposium on High-Level Parallel Programming and Applications will be held July 10-11th in the cultural city of Valladolid, Spain.


HLPP 2017 invites papers on all topics in high-level parallel programming, its tools and applications including, but not limited to, the following aspects:

  • High-level programming, performance models (BSP, CGM, LogP, MPM, etc.) and tools
  • Declarative parallel programming methodologies based on functional, logical, data-flow, and other paradigms
  • Algorithmic skeletons, patterns, etc., and constructive methods
  •  High-level parallelism in programming languages and libraries (e.g, Haskell, Scala, PGAS, etc.): semantics and implementation
  • Verification of declarative parallel and distributed programs
  • Efficient code generation, auto-tuning, and optimization for parallel programming
  • 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, Xeon Phi, 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

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: April 15   Extended to April 21
  • Author notification: May 8  May 19-22
  • Camera-ready paper due for draft proceedings: June 9 June 16
  • Early registration deadline: May 31  June 16
  • Late registration deadline: June 30 (after this date the
    registration will be only possible paying by cash at the
    registration desk during the symposium)
  • Symposium: July 10-11
  • Camera-ready paper due for journal publication: September 15

Paper submission

Papers submitted to HLPP2017 must describe original research results and must not have been published or simultaneously submitted anywhere else. Manuscripts must be prepared with the Springer IJPP Latex macro package, using the single column option (\documentclass[smallextended]{svjour3}), and submitted via the EasyChair Conference System  <>, as one PDF file. The strict page limit for initial submission and camera-ready version is 18 pages in the aforementioned format. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews by members of the program committee. 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 2017 symposium and present the paper. After the symposium, you have ample time to revise the paper, incorporating potential comments and remarks of your colleagues.

Proceedings and Journal Special Issues

Accepted papers will be distributed as informal draft proceedings during the symposium. Additionally, accepted papers will be published in a special issue of a renowned international journal. Depending on their subject, some papers will be selected for the International Journal of Parallel Programming (Springer), while others will be selected for Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley). We expect the special issues to appear online-first by the end of 2017 and the printed edition in 2018.

Organization Committee

  • Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
  • Diego R. Llanos, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
  • Daniel Barba-Gutierrez, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
  • Ana Moreton-Fernandez, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
  • Eduardo Rodriguez-Gutiez, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Program committee

  • Chair: José Daniel García (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
  • Herbert Kuchen (University of Muenster)
  • Aleksandar Prokopec (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Kostis Sagonas (Uppsala University)
  • Massimo Torquati (University of Pisa)
  • Pedro Alonso (Universitat Politècnica de València)
  • Christoph Kessler (Linköping University)
  • Murray Cole (University of Edinburgh)
  • Susanna Pelagatti (University of Pisa)
  • Michel Steuwer (The University of Edinburgh)
  • Clemens Grelck (University of Amsterdam)
  • Gaétan Hains (Huawei France, R&D Center)
  • Dora Blanco (University of Santiago de Compostela)
  • Marco Danelutto (University of Pisa)
  • Peter Kilpatrick (Queen¿s University Belfast)
  • Marco Aldinucci (University of Pisa)
  • Kiminori Matsuzaki (Kochi University of Technology)
  • Sergei Gorlatch (University of Münster)
  • Francisco de Sande (Universidad de La Laguna)
  • Joel Falcou (NumScale, Universitè Paris Sud)
  • Kevin Hammond (University of St. Andrews)
  • Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano (Universidad de Valladolid)
  • Diego R. Llanos (Universidad de Valladolid)

HLPP steering committee

  • Clemens Grelck (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Gaétan Hains (Université Paris-Est, France)
  • Kiminori Matsuzaki (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
  • Frédéric Loulergue (SICCS, Northern Arizona University, USA )
  • Quentin Miller (Somerville College Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Alexander Tiskin (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)


HLPP 2017 will be hosted by Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.

The symposium will be held at “Palacio de Congresos Conde Ansurez”.

10th International Symposium on High-Level Parallel Programming and Applications