EC2 2011: Workshop on Exploiting Concurrency Efficiently and Correctly
Snowbird, Utah, USA
[Colocated with CAV 2011]
The multicore revolution has created both a verification and a programming crisis. This has led to a surge of concurrency-related research activity from different viewpoints, such as rethinking of programming abstractions and memory models; standardization and formalization of commonly used APIs (e.g., MPI, OpenMP); and new forms of hardware support for parallel processing.
While developing tools for verifying and debugging concurrent systems has been an important theme at CAV, we believe that formal methods research can go beyond checking existing code/systems, and play a role in identifying the "right" abstractions for concurrency. The goal of this workshop is to bring together CAV researchers with experts who are involved in developing multicore architectures, programming languages, and concurrency libraries.
The two-day workshop will include five invited talks, presentations of position papers, and discussion periods. The position papers will be distributed before-hand on the CAV memory stick.
We seek submissions of position statements between 2 and 5 pages. There are many possible themes for a position paper, including a survey of the authors' relevant recent research, a discussion of deficiencies in current languages and tools, challenges for future verification research, and/or a vision for change.
Prepare a 2-5 page position paper in PDF format using any tool you like. The title and the name of the authors should appear at the top of the first page. Please submit your papers through this URL. Those who do not have an Easy chair account will need to create one by visiting this URL.
There will be no formal workshop proceedings—therefore, the work will be considered "unpublished".
At least one author of each position paper is expected to register and attend to present the work.
The workshop program is now out.
EC2 2011 is colocated with CAV 2011.