The ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional High-Performance and Numerical Computing aims to bring together researchers and practitioners exploring or employing the use of functional or declarative programming languages or techniques in scientific computing, and specifically in the domains of high-performance computing and numerical programming.

The purpose of the meeting is to enable sharing of results, experiences, and novel ideas about how high-level, declarative techniques can help make high-performance, distributed/parallel, or numerically-intensive code dealing with computationally challenging problems easier to write, read, maintain, or portable to new architectures. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, relevant compiler technologies, runtime systems (including fault tolerance mechanisms and those supporting distributed or parallel computation), domain-specific languages (embedded or otherwise), type systems, formal methods, and libraries (e.g. for exact or interval arithmetic).

This event, now in its second year, is originally a merge of two workshops that took place during previous editions of ICFP : FHPC (Functional High-Performance Computing) and NPFL (Numerical Programming in Functional Languages), and as such it aims to foster the exchange of ideas between the two communities.

Call for Papers

Satellite event of the 25th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2020) 23 - 28 August, 2020

The ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional High-Performance and Numerical Computing aims to bring together researchers and practitioners exploring or employing the use of functional or declarative programming languages or techniques in scientific computing, and specifically in the domains of high-performance computing and numerical programming.

The purpose of the meeting is to enable sharing of results, experiences, and novel ideas about how high-level, declarative techniques can help make high-performance, distributed/parallel, or numerically-intensive code dealing with computationally challenging problems easier to write, read, maintain, or portable to new hardware architectures. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • relevant compiler technologies
  • runtime systems (including fault tolerance mechanisms and those supporting distributed or parallel computation)
  • domain-specific languages (embedded or standalone)
  • type systems
  • formal methods
  • software libraries (e.g. for exact or interval arithmetic).

Submission details

Submissions should fall into one of two categories:

  • Regular research papers (up to 12 pages)
  • Extended abstracts (1 - 2 pages)

The bibliography will not be counted against the page limits for either category.

Regular research papers are expected to present novel and interesting research results, and will be included in the formal proceedings. Extended abstracts should report work in progress that the authors would like to present at the workshop; they will be evaluated primarily for relevance and interest. Extended abstracts will be distributed to workshop attendees but will not be published in the formal proceedings.

We welcome submissions from PC members (with the exception of the PC Chair(s)), but these submissions will be held to a higher standard.

Submission is handled through the HotCRP site. All submissions should be in portable document format (PDF) and formatted using the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines. Submissions written with LaTeX are required to use the acmart format and the two-column sigplan subformat (not to be confused with the one-column acmlarge subformat!).

Extended abstracts must be submitted with the label ‘Extended abstract’ clearly in the title.

Publication

The proceedings of FHPNC 2020 will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

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