HLPP 2020

13th International Symposium on High-level Parallel Programming and Applications

Porto, Portugal, July 9-10, 2020

Covid‑19 (Coronavirus)

We are closely monitoring the ongoing outbreak, and following recommendations and guidelines from the World Health Organqization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

The safety of all conference participants is our main priority. In this perspective, regardless of the outbreak outcomes in July, we will maintain the regular publication activities, i.e., accepted papers will be selected for IJPP, and we will lift the requirement of attending the conference to the authors of the accepted papers.

The assessment of the outbreak's impact in HLPP2020 will be done at June, 15th. By that time, we will make an announcement, on this webpage, about HLPP2020's new format (schedulement, registration values, etc).

For the moment, we have extended the submission deadline to May, 4th (AoE).

Stay safe!

Aims and Scope

As processor and system manufacturers increase the amount of both inter- and intra-chip parallelism it becomes crucial to provide the software industry with high-level, clean and efficient tools for parallel programming. Parallel and distributed programming methodologies are currently dominated by low-level techniques such as send/receive message passing, or equivalently unstructured shared memory mechanisms. Higher-level, structured approaches offer many possible advantages and have a key role to play in the scalable exploitation of ubiquitous parallelism.

Since 2001 the HLPP series of workshops/symposia has been a forum for researchers developing state-of-the-art concepts, tools and applications for high-level parallel programming. The general emphasis is on software quality, programming productivity and high-level performance models. The 13th Symposium on High-Level Parallel Programming and Applications will be held in Porto, Portugal.

Bem vindos ao Porto!


HLPP 2020 invites papers on all topics in high-level parallel programming, its tools and applications including, but not limited to, the following aspects:
  • High-level programming and performance models (BSP, CGM, LogP, MPM, etc.) and tools
  • Declarative parallel programming methodologies
  • Algorithmic skeletons and constructive methods
  • Declarative parallel programming languages and libraries: semantics and implementation
  • Verification of declarative parallel and distributed programs
  • Software synthesis, automatic code generation for parallel programming
  • Model-driven software engineering with parallel programs
  • High-level programming models for heterogeneous/hierarchical platforms
  • High-level parallel methods for large structured and semi-structured datasets
  • Applications of parallel systems using high-level languages and tools
  • Formal models of timing and real-time verification for parallel systems

Important Dates


Local Organization (Program Chairs)

Publicity Chair

Program Committee

Paper Submission

Papers submitted to HLPP 2020 must describe original research results and must not have been published or simultaneously submitted anywhere else.

Manuscripts must be prepared with the Springer IJSS latex macro package using the single column option (\documentclass[smallextended]{svjour3}) and submitted via the EasyChair Conference Management System as one pdf file. The strict page limit for initial submission and camera-ready version is 20 pages in the aforementioned format.

Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews by members of the international technical program committee. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and quality of presentation. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the HLPP 2020 symposium and present the paper.

After the symposium you have ample time to revise the paper incorporating potential comments and remarks of your colleagues. We expect the HLPP 2020 special issue of the International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP) to appear online-first by the end of the year and the printed edition in mid-2021.

Accepted Papers

Symposium Program

July, 9th July, 10th
08:30-09:00 Registration/Opening Registration
09:00-10:30 Keynote Presentation
Session 4
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session 1 Session 5
12:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 2 Session 6
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Session 3 Closing
20:00 Social Event


Accepted papers will be distributed as informal draft proceedings during the symposium. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in a special issue of the International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP).



HLPP 2020 will be hosted by the Dept. of Computer Science (GPS coords 41.152545, -8.640758 see Google maps) of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP).

Participants may reserve rooms in several of the nearby Hotels. As the symposium will be held in the tourist season, the organizers recommend a timely reservation of rooms.

Steering Committee