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PPoPP 2020 : Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming


When Feb 22, 2020 - Feb 26, 2020
Where San Diego, California, USA
Abstract Registration Due Jul 31, 2019
Submission Deadline Aug 6, 2019
Notification Due Nov 19, 2019
Final Version Due Jan 2, 2020

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

PPoPP 2020: 25th ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming

San Diego, California, USA. (collocated with HPCA-2020 and CGO-2020) Dates: Sat 22 - Wed 26 February 2020.

Conference URL:
Important dates

Paper registration and abstract submission: July 31, 2019
Full paper submission: August 6, 2019
Author response period: October 28–31, 2019
Author Notification: November 19, 2019
Artifact submission to AE committee: November 25, 2019
Artifact notification by AE committee: December 20, 2019
Final paper due: January 2, 2020

All deadlines are at midnight anywhere on earth (AoE), and are firm.


PPoPP is the premier forum for leading work on all aspects of parallel programming, including theoretical foundations, techniques, languages, compilers, runtime systems, tools, and practical experience. In the context of the symposium, “parallel programming” encompasses work on concurrent and parallel systems (multicore, multi-threaded, heterogeneous, clustered, and distributed systems; grids; data centers; clouds; and large scale machines). Given the rise of parallel architectures in the consumer market (desktops, laptops, and mobile devices) and data centers, PPoPP is particularly interested in work that addresses new parallel workloads and issues that arise out of extreme-scale applications or cloud platforms, as well as techniques and tools that improve the productivity of parallel programming or work towards improved synergy with such emerging architectures.

Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Compilers and runtime systems for parallel and heterogeneous systems
Concurrent data structures
Development, analysis, or management tools
Fault tolerance for parallel systems
Formal analysis and verification
High-performance / scientific computing
Middleware for parallel systems
Parallel algorithms
Parallel applications and frameworks
Parallel programming for deep memory hierarchies including nonvolatile memory
Parallel programming languages
Parallel programming theory and models
Parallelism in non-scientific workloads: web, search, analytics, cloud, machine learning
Performance analysis, debugging and optimization
Programming tools for parallel and heterogeneous systems
Software engineering for parallel programs
Software for heterogeneous architectures
Software productivity for parallel programming
Synchronization and concurrency control

Papers should report on original research relevant to parallel programming and should contain enough background materials to make them accessible to the entire parallel programming research community. Papers describing experience should indicate how they illustrate general principles or lead to new insights; papers about parallel programming foundations should indicate how they relate to practice. PPoPP submissions will be evaluated based on their technical merit and accessibility. Submissions should clearly motivate the importance of the problem being addressed, compare to the existing body of work on the topic, and explicitly and precisely state the paper’s key contributions and results towards addressing the problem. Submissions should strive to be accessible both to a broad audience and to experts in the area.

Paper Submission

All submissions must be made electronically through the conference web site and include an abstract (100–400 words), author contact information, the full list of authors and their affiliations. Full paper submissions must be in PDF formatted printable on both A4 and US letter size paper.

All papers must be prepared in ACM Conference Format using the acmart format: use the SIGPLAN proceedings template acmart-sigplanproc-template.tex for Latex,and interim-layout.docx for Word. You may also want to consult the official ACM information on the Master Article Template and related tools. Important note: The Word template (interim-layout.docx) on the ACM website uses 9pt font; you need to increase it to 10pt.

Papers should contain a maximum of 10 pages of text (in a typeface no smaller than 10 point) or figures, NOT INCLUDING references. There is no page limit for references and they must include the name of all authors (not {et al.}). Appendices are not allowed, but the authors may submit supplementary material, such as proofs or source code; all supplementary material must be in PDF or ZIP format. Looking at supplementary material is at the discretion of the reviewers.

Submission is double blind and authors will need to identify any potential conflicts of interest with PC and Extended Review Committee members, as defined here: (ACM SIGPLAN policy).

PPoPP 2020 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. To facilitate this process, submissions should not reveal the identity of the authors in any way. Authors should leave out author names and affiliations from the body of their submission. They should also ensure that any references to authors’ own related work should be in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”). The purpose of this process is to help the PC and external reviewers come to an initial judgment about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible for them to discover the authors if they were to try. Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult. In particular, important background references should not be omitted or anonymized. In addition, authors should feel free to disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally would. For instance, authors may post drafts of their papers on the web or give talks on their research ideas. Authors with further questions on double-blind reviewing are encouraged to contact the Program Chair by email.

Submissions should be in PDF and printable on both US Letter and A4 paper. Papers may be resubmitted to the submission site multiple times up until the deadline, but the last version submitted before the deadline will be the version reviewed. Papers that exceed the length requirement, that deviate from the expected format, or that are submitted late will be rejected.

All submissions that are not accepted for regular presentations will be automatically considered for posters. Two-page summaries of accepted posters will be included in the conference proceedings (authors must decide by December 15, 2019 if they want to submit a poster).

To allow reproducibility, we encourage authors of accepted papers to submit their papers for Artifact Evaluation (AE). The AE process begins after the acceptance notification, and is run by a separate committee whose task is to assess how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. Artifact evaluation is voluntary and will not affect paper acceptance, but will be taken into consideration when selecting papers for awards. Papers that go through the AE process successfully will receive one or several of the ACM reproducibility badges, printed on the papers themselves. More information will be posted on AE website.

Deadlines expire at midnight anywhere on earth.

Publication Date

The titles of all accepted papers are typically announced shortly after the author notification date (late November 2019). Note, however, that this is not the official publication date. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. ACM will make the proceedings available via the Digital Library for one month, up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

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