The concurrency and scale-out era is upon us. Application programmers need to confront the architectural challenge of multiples cores and accelerators, clusters and supercomputers. A central need is the development of a usable programming model that can address these challenges -- deal with thousands of cores and peta-bytes of data.
The open-source X10 programming language is designed to address these twin challenges of productivity and performance. It is organized around four basic principles of asynchrony, locality, atomicity and order, developed on a type-safe, class-based, object-oriented foundation. This foundation is robust enough to support fine-grained concurrency, Cilk-style fork-join programming, GPU programming, SPMD computations, phased computations, active messaging, MPI-style communicators, cluster programming. X10 implementations are available on Power and x86 clusters, on Linux, AIX, MacOS, Cygwin and Windows.
The X10 Workshop is intended as a forum for X10 programmers, developers, researchers and educators. The program may include presentation of invited and selected papers, panels and a late evening X10 hackathon with programming challenges and prizes.
Original papers are invited on all aspects of X10, including theory, design, implementation, practice, curriculum development and experience, applications and tools. Accepted authors will have the option of having their paper in the proceedings that will be published by the ACM.
Topics of interest include:
Submissions may not exceed 10 pages formatted according to the ACM proceedings format. These 10 pages include everything (i.e., it is the total length of the paper). Templates for ACM format are available for LaTeX and Word at http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/authorInformation.htm (use the 9 pt template). Submissions should be in PDF and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper.
Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere, including journals and proceedings of refereed conferences and workshops (c.f., http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/republicationpolicy.htm). Authors of accepted papers will have the option of having their paper published in the ACM proceedings and including in the ACM Digital Library. Such authors will be required to sign an ACM copyright release.
Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and designated reviewers, and judged on scientific merit, innovation, readability, and relevance. Papers previously published or already being reviewed by another conference are not eligible; if a closely related paper has been submitted to a journal, the authors must notify the program chair (see the SIGPLAN republication policy).
The SIGPLAN Profession Activities Committee (PAC) provides competitive awards for student author travel to attend X10'11. These travel awards are funded by SIGPLAN. Awards are also available to child care or companion travel for SIGPLAN members. Further details, including the application form can be found at http://www.sigplan.org/PAC.htm
ACM Special Interest Group on
Programming Languages (SIGPLAN)