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TRANSACT 2016 : 11th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Transactional Computing


When Mar 12, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Nov 28, 2015
Notification Due Jan 24, 2016
Final Version Due Jan 24, 2016
Categories    parallel computing   databases   high performance computing

Call For Papers

11th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Transactional Computing
March 12, 2016, Barcelona, Spain
In conjunction with the 21st ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP 2016)


** Overview **

The past decade has seen an explosion of interest in programming languages, systems, and hardware to support transactions, speculation, and related alternatives to classical lock-based concurrency. Recently, transactional memory has crossed two important thresholds. First, IBM and Intel are now shipping processors with hardware support for transactional memory (TM). Second, the C++ Standard Committee has been working intensively to integrate TM as a new language feature. On the other hand, the post-release discovery of an erratum in Intel’s hardware TM implementation has brought upfront the need for effective TM verification mechanisms. Overall, these developments highlight the demand for continued high quality transactional memory research.

Transact 2016, the eleventh in its series, will provide a forum to present and discuss the latest research on all aspects of transactional computing. The scope of the workshop is intentionally broad, with the goal of encouraging interaction across the languages, architecture, systems, database, and theory communities. Papers may address implementation techniques, foundational results, applications and workloads, or experience with working systems. Environments of interest include the full range from multithreaded or multicore processors to high-end parallel and distributed computing platforms.

** Topics **

The workshop seeks papers on topics related to all areas of software and hardware for transactional computing. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Run-time systems
* Hardware support
* Applications, workloads, and test suites
* Experience reports
* Language mechanisms and semantics
* Memory models
* Transactions for non-uniform and non-cache coherent memory systems (e.g., NUMA, GPUs, RDMA, distributed transactions)
* Formal verification
* Speculative concurrency
* Conflict detection and contention management
* Debugging and tools
* Static analysis and compiler optimizations
* Checkpointing and failure atomicity
* Persistence and I/O
* Nesting and exceptions

Papers should present original research. As transactional memory spans many disciplines, papers should provide sufficient background material to make them accessible to the broader community. Papers focused on foundations should indicate how the work can be used to advance practice; papers on experiences and applications should indicate how the experiments reinforce or reflect principles.

** Submissions **

Please use EasyChair ( to submit a paper to TRANSACT!.

Papers must be submitted in PDF, and be no more than 8 pages in standard two-column SIGPLAN conference format including figures and tables but not including references. Shorter submissions are welcome. The submissions will be judged based on the merit of the ideas rather than the length. Submissions must be made through the on-line submission site. Final papers will be available to participants electronically at the meeting, but to facilitate resubmission to more formal venues, no archival proceedings will be published, and papers will not be sent to the ACM Digital Library.

Authors will have the option of having their final paper accessible from the workshop website. Authors must be familiar with and abide by SIGPLAN’s republication policy, which forbids simultaneous submission to multiple venues and requires disclosing prior publication of closely related work.

At the discretion of the program committee and with the consent of the authors, particularly worthy papers may be recommended for a special journal issue.

Additional information (e.g., templates for papers’ submission) can be found at the workshop’s webpage:

For any additional information, do not hesitate to contact the PC Chair, Paolo Romano:

** Important dates **

14 November Paper Submission deadline
4 January Author notification

** Travel Awards **

PPoPP 2016 has received funds to support travel to Barcelona for student authors of Transact’16 papers. Student authors will be contacted after acceptance of their paper on how to apply for these funds.

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