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


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

Each submitted paper will be read by the program committee and designated reviewers and judged on scientific merit, readability, originality and relevance. Informal proceedings with the camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be available at the symposium. 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 HLPP.

Important dates

Paper submission: closed
Notification: 24 May 2019
Poster submission: 4 June 2019
Early/author registration: 15 June 2019
Camera-ready: 26 June 2019 (for the informal pre-symposium proceedings)
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
E-mail contact: hlpp2019 (at) lists.liu.se

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. Techn., 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. Glasgow, UK
  • Massimo Torquati, Univ. 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)


The HLPP-2019 symposium is supported by the Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden.

The HLPP-2019 symposium is arranged in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society, Swedish Section.

Page responsible: Christoph Kessler
Last updated: 2019-07-05