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TRANSACT 2017
12th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Transactional Computing / 9th Workshop on 
the Theory of Transactional Memory
February 5, 2017
Austin, Texas, USA
In conjunction with the 22nd ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and 
Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP 2017)

Website: http://transact2017.cse.lehigh.edu/



** 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.

In 2017, Transact will be merged with the Workshop on the Theory of 
Transactional Memory (WTTM); this will mark the twelfth Transact and 
ninth WTTM. Transact 2017, 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, 
hardware, and formal foundations 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
* Formal 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
* Machine Learning and Transactional Memory
* Nesting and exceptions
* Impossibility results and lower bounds
* Concurrent data structures and algorithms

Papers should present original research. The final version of the 
accepted papers will appear on the workshop's web site. These papers 
will be available to the participants in electronic format during the 
workshop. Transact/WTTM does not publish proceedings, so accepted papers 
may appear in other venues as well. 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 
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=transact2017) 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:

     http://transact2017.cse.lehigh.edu/

For any additional information, do not hesitate to contact the PC Co-Chairs:

     Aleksandar Dragojevic, [log in to unmask]
     Idit Keidar, [log in to unmask]


** Important Dates **

Submission Deadline: December 9, 2016
Author Notification: January 19, 2017

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