Communicating Process Architectures
Communicating Process Architectures 2014,
the 36th. WoTUG conference on concurrent and parallel systems, takes place from
Sunday August 24th to Wednesday August 27th 2014 and is hosted by the
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford.
Accommodation and evening Fringe sessions will be at
St. Anne's College,
a few minutes walk from the Department.
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.
An Object Oriented Style for the Computing Surface
During the development of a ray tracer on a Meiko Computing Surface, problems with poor flexibility of configuration and slow software development were encountered. In order to overcome these difficulties, and in order to facilitate experimental programming on the Meiko, a system to support an object-oriented style for Occam' programming was developed. The aim was to create a set of library modules that would allow user code to be quickly developed and integrated into existing programs, to support better debugging facilities than were currently available, and to allow program design to be based on a more flexible and dynamic model of concurrency than the process modelThis system has been rewritten in order to introduce new features and to take advantage of the availability of C. The new system is described, with the emphasis on how experience with the system influenced its redesign, and on the details of newer elements such as the improved facilities for monitoring and debugging.