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Fifth International Workshop on
aPpplications of declArative and object-oriented Parallel Programming (PAPP 2008)
part of
The International Conference on Computational Science
June 23-25, 2008, Krakow, Poland


Aims and scope

Computational Science applications are more and more complex to develop and require more and more computing power. Parallel and grid computing are solutions to the increasing need for computing power. High level languages offer a high degree of abstraction which ease the development of complex systems. Moreover, being based on formal semantics, it is possible to certify the correctness of critical parts of the applications.

Algorithmic skeletons, parallel extensions of functional languages such as Haskell and ML, parallel logic and constraint programming, parallel execution of declarative programs such as SQL queries, genericity and meta-programming in object-oriented languages, etc. have produced methods and tools that improve the price/performance ratio of parallel software, and broaden the range of target applications.

The PAPP workshop focuses on practical aspects of high-level parallel programming: design, implementation and optimization of high-level programming languages, libraries, middlewares and tools (performance predictors working on high-level parallel/grid source code, visualisations of abstract behaviour, automatic hotspot detectors, high-level GRID resource managers, compilers, automatic generators, etc.), applications in all fields of computational science, benchmarks and experiments. Research on high-level grid programming is particularly relevant as well as domain specific parallel software.

The aim of all these languages and tools is to improve and ease the development of applications. Thus the Fifth PAPP workshop focuses on applications.

The PAPP workshop is aimed both at researchers involved in the development of high level approaches for parallel and grid computing and computational science researchers who are potential users of these languages and tools.


We welcome submission of original, unpublished papers in English on topics including:

All the contributions should illustrate the proposed techniques on a significant application.

Paper submission and publication

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will go through a rigorous reviewing process. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three referees. The accepted papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, as part of the ICCS proceedings.

Submission must be done through the ICCS website: http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2008/papers/upload.php.
We invite you to submit a full paper of 8 pages formatted according to the rules of LNCS, describing new and original results, no later than January 20, 2008. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. An early email to papp at free.fr with your intention to submit a paper would be greatly appreciated (especially if you have doubts about the relevance of your paper).

Accepted papers

Accepted papers should be presented at the workshop. Authors will be invited to submit extended and revised versions of their papers. Accepted manuscripts will be published in a special issue of Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience.

Important Dates

Programme committee


Past PAPP Workshops