Call for Participation

9th International Workshop on
High-Level Parallel Programming Models and
Supportive Environments

held in conjunction with

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, April 26 2004

Program for HIPS 2004

Call for Papers in ASCII.


HIPS 2004 is a full-day workshop to be held at the IPDPS 2004 focusing on high-level programming of component architectures for parallel and grid computing. Its goal is to bring together researchers working in the areas of applications, computational models, language design, compilers, system architecture, and programming tools to discuss new developments in programming component-based systems. While this year's workshop focuses on component-based programming, contributions on other high-level programming models and supportive environments for parallel and distributed systems are equally welcome.

One of the keys for the advancement of parallel processing are the existence of high-level programming models and abstractions that allow one to more easily produce truly efficient applications across a range of parallel architectures. The adoption of a component programming model offers the promise of increased programmer specialization through a clear separation of the boundaries between program elements. This clear separation enhances the opportunity for software reuse as well as the enhancing the opportunity for unit testing. However, current implementations of component-based system for high-performance computing often suffer from restricted applicability (limiting reuse), from the lack of corresponding high-level development tools (e.g., performance analysis and debugging), and from poor performance. This situation requires strong research efforts in the design of parallel programming models and languages supporting component-based systems that are both at a high conceptual level and implemented efficiently, in the development of supportive tools, and in the integration of languages and tools into convenient programming environments.

Topics of interest:

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Papers should describe the interaction of high-level programming models with compilers, run time systems, and hardware support.

Schedule and Submission Procedure:

Papers, not exceeding 8 pages in IEEE style, are requested by December 5, 2003. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF or Postscript format (PDF preferred) to All accepted papers will be published by IEEE CS-Press in separate HIPS 2004 proceedings.


Previous HIPS Workshops:

Craig Rasmussen,, 13th August 2003.