ACM Logo ACM Logo


X10 Workshop (X10'16)

co-located with PLDI'16
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Workshop Program

Call for Papers

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 -- dealing 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, active messaging, hierarchical and elastic resources, as well as application-level resilience. X10 implementations are available on a wide range of systems ranging from laptops, to clusters, to supercomputers.

The X10 Workshop is intended as a forum for X10 programmers, developers, researchers, and educators. We anticipate the program of the workshop to combine keynotes and presentations of selected papers with ample time for discussions. We are soliciting both short papers (4-6 pages) and extended talk abstracts (2 pages). We encourage submissions on all aspects of X10, including theory, design, implementation, practice, curriculum development and experience, applications and tools. This will be a full day workshop.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts: Friday, March 11, 2016 (Anywhere on Earth)
  • Submissions: Sunday, March 20, 2016 (Anywhere on Earth)
  • Notification: Friday, April 15, 2016
  • Final version: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • Workshop: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Submission Guidelines

Papers can be submitted at:

Submissions should present original research. There are two types of papers:

  • Short paper: four to six pages in ACM SIGPLAN proceedings style (9-point type, all inclusive),
  • Extended abstract: two pages in ACM SIGPLAN proceedings style (9-point type, all inclusive).

Submissions must be in PDF and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. During the workshop, extended abstracts will receive a shorter presentation and discussion period.

Accepted papers will be hosted on the X10 website. Additionally, authors of all accepted papers have the option of including their work in the proceedings that will be published by the ACM up to two weeks before the conference (no further selection process).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum development using X10 and experience
  • Applications and experience, X10 programming pearls
  • High-level frameworks and libraries: map reduce, parallel matrix and graph libraries, global load balancing frameworks
  • Development and use of APGAS library
  • Performance analysis, comparison between performance of X10 application in managed environment vs native environment
  • Foundations: weak-memory models, models of imperative concurrency, reasoning techniques for dynamic concurrency
  • Extensions: fault-tolerance, dynamic places, hierarchical places
  • Type systems for concurrency and alias management
  • Deterministic computation, phased computations -- clock-based concurrency, stream-based computation
  • Static analyses for atomicity violations, race conditions, deadlock-freedom
  • Compilation techniques: code generation, compilation for work-stealing, concurrency and communication optimizations, compilation for scale
  • Runtime systems, interoperability with Java, MPI
  • Design and evaluation of JVM extensions for X10
  • Distributed garbage collection
  • Design and experience with development tools (IDEs) for X10
  • Performance analysis and monitoring tools
  • Testing, bug detection and program understanding tools
  • Debugging frameworks, including large-scale debugging, differential debugging

Organizing Committee

Program Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Fohry, Universität Kassel, Germany (Chair)
  • Prof. Laurie Hendren, McGill University, Canada
  • Dr. Vivek Kumar, Rice University, USA
  • Dr. Josh Milthorpe, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Prof. Nate Nystrom, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Dr. Jeeva Paudel, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Dr. Olivier Tardieu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Dr. Tomofumi Yuki, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France

Previous Workshops



ACM Special Interest Group on
Programming Languages (SIGPLAN)