Annual Conference: Communicating Process Architectures
Communicating Process Architectures 2015,
the 37th. WoTUG conference on concurrent and parallel systems, takes place from
Sunday August 23rd. to Wednesday August 26th. 2015 and is hosted by the
School of Computing,
University of Kent.
Accommodation and evening Fringe sessions will be at
a few minutes walk from the School.
WoTUG provides a forum for the discussion and promotion of concurrency ideas,
tools and products in computer science.
It organises specialist workshops and annual conferences that address
key concurrency issues at all levels of software and hardware granularity.
WoTUG aims to progress the leading state of the art in:
and to stimulate discussion and ideas on the roles concurrency will play in the future:
theory (programming models, process algebra, semantics, ...);
practice (multicore processors and run-times, clusters, clouds, libraries, languages, verification, model checking, ...);
education (at school, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, ...);
applications (complex systems, modelling, supercomputing, embedded systems, robotics, games, e-commerce, ...);
Of course, neither of the above sets of bullets are exclusive.
for the next generation of scalable computer infrastructure (hard and soft) and application,
where scaling means the ability to ramp up functionality (stay in control as complexity increases)
as well as physical metrics (such as absolute performance and response times);
for system integrity (dependability, security, safety, liveness, ...);
for making things simple.
A database of papers and presentations from WoTUG conferences is here.
The Abstract below has been randomly selected from this database.
PAR and STARTP Take the Tanks
The article describes how SPoC (Southampton Portable occam Compiler) has been used -- together with hand-written C -- in Autronica's new GL-100 radar-based fluid gauge. The final C-code is running on a Texas TMS320C32 DSP. Some 2600 lines of C code have been automatically translated from the occam sources. SPoC's non-preemptive scheduling filled our needs with a few exceptions. The main problem has been aligning occam 2 and ANSI-C data abstractions. A realtime system based on language support of high-level concurrency abstractions (as opposed to separate real-time kernel and use of library calls without direct language support) is soon to monitor worldwide charging and discharging of oil tankers.