The FHPC workshop aims at bringing together researchers exploring uses of functional (or more generally, declarative or high-level) programming technology in application domains where large-scale computations arise naturally and high performance is essential. Such computations would typically -- but not necessarily -- involve execution on highly parallel systems ranging from multi-core multi-processor systems to graphics accelerators (GPGPUs), reconfigurable hardware (FPGAs), large-scale compute clusters or any combination thereof. It is becoming apparent that radically new and well founded methodologies for programming such systems are required to address their inherent complexity and to reconcile execution performance with programming productivity.

The aim of the meeting is to enable sharing of results, experiences, and novel ideas about how high-level, declarative specifications of computationally challenging problems can serve as highly transparent, maintainable, and portable code that approaches (or even exceeds) the performance of machine-oriented imperative implementations.

Each FHPC workshop proposes a particular theme for applications where high-performance computing and/or functional programming technology can be applied. For FHPC 2013, the theme is "Large-Scale Simulation", traditionally one of the main driving forces behind supercomputing.
A large fraction of compute cycles in supercomputers worldwide is spent on simulation tasks, for various engineering tasks, drug design and other medical simulations, and in different natural science domains. Declarative languages have potential to radically change development practice and workflow for simulation software in these areas. Hence, we particularly encourage submission of application-oriented contributions in the area of simulation. 
As a general rule, while proposing the theme, the workshop welcomes submissions from all relevant application domains as well as those describing general work on the theory and practice of declarative high-performance computing.

Accepted papers will be published by the ACM and will appear in the ACM Digital Library.

  • Submission Deadline: 19 June 2013 (anywhere on earth) -- extended
  • Author Notification: 11 July 2013
  • Final Papers Due   : 25 July 2013

Contributions should be submitted via Easychair:
Submitted papers must be in portable document format (PDF), formatted according to the ACM SIGPLAN style guidelines (2 column, 9pt format). See for more information and style files. The page limit is 12 pages. Submission deadlines and page limit are firm.
The FHPC workshops adhere to the ACM SIGPLAN policies regarding programme committee contributions and republication. Any paper submitted must adhere to ACM SIGPLAN's republication policy. PC member submissions are  welcome, but will be reviewed to a higher standard.

Travel Support:
Student attendees with accepted papers can apply for a SIGPLAN PAC grant to help cover travel expenses. PAC also offers other support, such as for child-care expenses during the meeting or for travel costs for companions of SIGPLAN members with physical disabilities, as well as for travel from locations outside of North America and Europe. For details on the PAC programme, see its web page (

Programme Committee:
Umut Acar (co-chair), Carnegie Mellon U., PA, USA
Arvind, MIT, MA, USA
Jost Berthold (co-chair), U. of Copenhagen, Denmark
Guy Blelloch, Carnegie Mellon U., PA, USA
Hassan Chafi, Oracle Labs, CA, USA
Dan Spoonhower, Google, CA, USA
Sergei Gorlatch, U. Münster, Germany
Clemens Grelck, U.  of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vinod Grover, NVidia, USA
Torsten Grust, U.Tübingen, Germany
Zhenjiang Hu, National Inst. of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
Suresh Jaganathan, Purdue U., USA
Gabriele Keller, U.New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Yaron Minsky, Jane Street Capital, NY, USA
Jens Palsberg, U.California, CA, USA
Leaf Peterson, Intel, USA
Mike Rainey, MPI-SWS,Kaiserslautern, Germany
Sven-Bodo Scholz, Heriot-Watt U., Edinburgh, UK
Guy Steele, Oracle Labs, Burlington, MA, USA

General Chairs:
Clemens Grelck, University of Amsterdam, NL
Fritz Henglein, University of Copenhagen, DK