Highlights of Parallel Computing

Nantes, France. June 17 - 21, 2024.

to be held in conjunction with ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA’24)


With recent advances in hardware, parallelism is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, and work on parallelism now regularly appears at dozens of conferences and communities. Motivated by the now ubiquitous nature of parallelism, we believe it is an opportune time to host a workshop focused on the Highlights of Parallel Computing (HOPC) at SPAA.

In this workshop which will be co-located with SPAA, 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 conference focusing on theory, historically it has also been placing a strong emphasis on research which combines theory and practice. This workshop aims to provide a unique platform for both theoretians 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 interesting work on parallel computing that was accepted to a publication venue up to 3 years before the date of this conference (i.e., June 2021 onward). The scope includes both theory (algorithms, lower bounds, etc.) and practice (parallel systems, evaluations of emerging hardware, software performance engineering, etc.). For more information, please see the Call For Papers page.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline April 18 April 25
Author Notification May 18
Camera-Ready June 01
Poster Presentation June 17 (SPAA Reception)
Oral Presentation June 17

All deadlines are AoE.


If an author has any questions, please contact Laxman Dhulipala (laxman AT umd DOT edu) or Yihan Sun (yihans AT cs DOT ucr DOT edu).


Laxman Dhulipala, (co-chair), University of Maryland, College Park

Yihan Sun (co-chair), University of California, Riverside

Program Committee

  • Dan Alistarh (IST Austria)
  • Naama Ben-David (Technion)
  • Rezaul Chowdhury (Stony Brook University)
  • Laxman Dhulipala (University of Maryland)
  • Xiaojun Dong (University of California, Riverside)
  • Siddhartha Jayanti (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Quanquan Liu (Yale University)
  • Ulrich Meyer (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Peter Sanders (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Christian Schulz (Heidelberg University)
  • Julian Shun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Yihan Sun (University of California, Riverside)
  • Jesper Larsson Träff (Technische Universität Wien)
  • Yuanhao Wei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Brian Wheatman (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Helen Xu (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Huanchen Zhang (Tsinghua University)
  • Jakub Łącki (Google Research)