Second SISAL Meeting Announcement (Tom DeBoni)
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From: (Tom DeBoni)
Organization: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1992 21:15:20 GMT
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Keywords: conference, CFP, parallel, functional


The Second Sisal Users Conference

Hyatt Islandia Hotel

San Diego, CA

October 4-6, 1992

Presented by

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

with support from

the US Department of Energy

Sisal (Streams and Iterations in a Single-Assignment Language) is a
general-purpose functional language that supports the development of
determinate, machine-independent parallel software. The Sisal project has
achieved significant successes over the past nine years, in many areas of
computer science and parallel computing. Among these are the development
of the Sisal language and the IF1 intermediate dataflow graph
representation, the implementation of a runtime system for parallel
execution on conventional shared memory computers, optimizations for
functional languages, the achievement of Fortran-like performance, and the
establishment of the Sisal Scientific Computing Initiative. The latter of
these has involved researchers from many areas of science and engineering
in the use of Sisal as an application programming language. In this
meeting we will discuss uses of the language, the current state of the
project, and its future directions.

Who Should Attend?

All Sisal users, implementers, and researchers, and those who are
interested in the Sisal language or functional programming are invited to
attend this meeting. We also welcome those involved in the various other
aspects of parallel computing.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of extended abstracts of five to ten pages in length
by August 15, 1992. Decisions on acceptance will be made by September 1,
1992. Full papers will be due at the conference, and will appear in a
published proceedings. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to)
the following:

* Sisal language
* Sisal implementations
* Sisal execution platforms
* Sisal applications
* Sisal programming tools
* Research involving IF1
* Functional languages
* Functional programming
* Dataflow computing
* Hybrid languages (e.g. object-oriented and functional combinations)


The cost of this conference is $150, and includes lunches both days and a
reception the first night. Guest lunch tickets are available.


Lodging is available at a special rate of $70 (US) per room, single or
double occupancy, at the Hyatt Islandia Hotel, phone (800) 233-1234.


Shuttle service is available between the San Diego airport and the Hyatt
Islandia Hotel.

Tentative Schedule
Sunday, October 4, 1992
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception

Monday and Tuesday, October 5 and 6, 1992
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Meetings and papers
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 12 Noon Meetings and papers
12 Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Meetings and papers
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Meetings and papers

The Second Sisal Users Conference

October 4-6, 1992

Registration Form

Name _________________________________________________________________________

Affiliation __________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________



Badge Name ___________________________________________________________________

Email Address ________________________________________________________________

Telephone ____________________________________________________________________

Fax __________________________________________________________________________

Fees: Conference Attendance (x $150) ________________________________________

                  Extra Lunch Tickets (x $15) ________________________________________

                                                                Total ________________________________________

Registration is due by August 15, 1992
        Payment by check or money order, in US dollars and drawn on US Banks,
should be made payable to
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
We are unable to accept credit cards.
Cancellations: Fee is not refundable after September 15, 1992

Send payment to Judy Michels
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P. O. Box 808, L-316
Livermore, CA 94551
(510) 422-4236

Lodging can be arranged through Hyatt Islandia Hotel
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109-7898
Telephone: (800) 233-1234
FAX: (619) 224-0348
Telex: 697844

For more information contact John Feo or Tom DeBoni
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, L-306
Livermore CA 94550
(415) 422-6389 or (510) 423-3793
FAX: (415) 423-2993 or

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