Dear colleagues,

We are running a new workshop on the Highlights of Parallel Computing (HOPC) at SPAA (co-located with FCRC) this year. Please find the call for papers below and consider submitting any of your recently published papers to present at the workshop.

Best wishes,

Laxman and Yihan


Call for Papers: HOPC’23  


Highlights of Parallel Computing

Orlando, Florida. June 16-19, 2023

to be held in conjunction with ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA’23)

also part of ACM FCRC


The Highlights of Parallel Computing (HOPC) is a workshop that will be co-located with SPAA’23. It is also part of ACM FCRC. In HOPC, participants will present talks on recent papers on parallel computing (both theory and practice) that did not appear at SPAA to the SPAA community. This will be an opportunity for the SPAA community to interact with researchers who (perhaps) do not usually submit their work to SPAA, and vice versa.

Although SPAA is a conference focusing on theory, historically it has also placed a strong emphasis on research which combines theory and practice. This workshop aims to provide a unique platform for both theoreticians and practitioners to discuss how to implement practically-efficient parallel algorithms based on theoretical results, as well as to understand what theory is needed in practical large-scale applications.

The scope of HOPC consists of any work on parallel computing that was accepted to a publication venue up to 3 years before the date of this conference (i.e., June 2020 onward). We especially welcome papers published during the pandemic years. For more information, please see the Call For Papers page at 

Submission Guidelines


Papers must be submitted in the form of a 2-page (maximum) abstract, including bibliography. The review process is single-blind. The authors need to specify their names, affiliations, as well as the original conference version of this paper on the first page.

We recommend the authors use the ACM template with “sigconf” format (i.e., the same as the SPAA conference papers). This is a single-spaced double-column format for US-letter paper, with 9-point font size. Submissions must be in PDF format.

An accepted paper will be invited to a poster presentation at the reception of the SPAA conference. Selected papers will give oral presentations during SPAA.

Important Deadlines (AOE) and Dates


Submission Deadline: April 18

Author Notification: May 9

Camera-ready: May 20

Poster Presentation: June 16 (SPAA Reception)

Oral Presentation: TBD

Submission Link


Please visit this link : to make paper submissions.



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HOPC 2023 Program Committee Co-Chairs: Laxman Dhulipala ([log in to unmask], University of Maryland, College Park) and Yihan Sun ([log in to unmask], University of California, Riverside)


Yan Gu
Assistant Professor,
Computer Science and Engineering Department,
University of California, Riverside

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