The Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing (LCPC) has been since its founding in 1988, a leading venue for research on parallel languages and compilers and many related topics related to parallel computing including parallelizing compilers, parallel programming models, runtime systems, and tools with a diverse domain of application. The wide scope of the workshop is unique in that spans the spectrum from foundational principles to practical experience, and from early ideas to polished results. LCPC encourages submissions that go outside its original scope of scientific computing to diverse areas that are enable or enhanced by the power of parallel systems such as mobile computing, big data, relevant aspects of machine learning, data centers, cognitive computing, etc. LCPC strongly encourages personal interaction and technical discussions along the initial material presented at the workshop and published its revised proceedings in LNCS later, after the meeting.

Call for paper

Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-08-07

Abstract submission deadline:2018-08-07

Author guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Research papers that report on original, novel research. The length is limited to 15 pages in the Springer LNCS format.
  • Blue Sky Ideas papers that describe visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in research that are outside of the current mainstream topics of the field and which will provoke discussion or debate. The length is limited to 6 pages in the Springer LNCS format.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format. There will be a pre-workshop, informal proceedings as well as a post-workshop one in LNCS series of Springer Verlag. Authors of accepted papers and posters will be required to sign the Springer copyright form. Instructions for preparing papers for the proceedings will be emailed to authors of accepted papers.

For detailed instructions please see:

LNCS templates can be downloaded from Springer (LaTex2e class, LaTex2e sample, and MS Word).

Bibliography is unlimited and reviewing is double blind (so no author names !)

All submissions must be made electronically through the submission web site.

Topics of submission

  • Compilers for parallel computing
  • Static, dynamic, and adaptive optimization of parallel programs
  • Parallel programming models and languages
  • Formal analysis and verification of parallel programs
  • Parallel runtime systems and libraries
  • Performance analysis and debugging tools for concurrency
  • Parallel algorithms and concurrent data structures
  • Parallel applications for Big Data, Machine Learning, Embedded Systems, Bio, IoT.
  • Software engineering for parallel programs
  • Fault tolerance for parallel systems
  • Parallel programming and compiling for heterogeneous systems


Program Co-Chairs

     Mary Hall & Hari Sundar, University of Utah

Program Committee

  • Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, University of Utah

  • Maria Garzaran, Intel

  • Chunhua Liao, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Eric Mercer, Brigham Young University

  • Saurav Muralidharan, Nvidia

  • Cathie Olschanowsky, Boise State University

  • Santosh Pande, Georgia Tech

  • Vivek Sarkar, Georgia Tech

  • Jun Shirako, Georgia Tech

  • Hiroyuki Takizawa, Tohoku University


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Contact information

  • Hari Sundar

Sponsored By

  • University of Utah