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Aims & Scope

Multicore processors are ubiquitous and every new computer is a truly parallel machine. This is a fundamental change in the history of computing: parallelism is not confined to scientific applications any more but becomes available for everyone at low cost. Everyday applications and industry applications will need to be parallel in order to exploit the full hardware potential. As a consequence, software engineers now face the challenge of parallelizing applications of all sorts. Compared to sequential applications, our repertoire of tools and methods for cost-effectively developing reliable and robust parallel applications is spotty. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners with diverse backgrounds in order to advance the state of the art in multicore software engineering.

Where & When

ICSE 2010

When: May 1, 2010
Where: Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Room 1.4(2)
Registration: Ballroom West

co-located with the 32nd International Conference on Software Engineering, May 1-8, 2010



This workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners tackling the upcoming software engineering challenges, such as creating large-scale multicore applications or reengineering legacy applications. We also aim to stimulate discussions between academia and industry to get a better understanding of the software engineering problems we are currently facing and how they could be solved. We welcome contributions making connections between multicore software engineering and other fields, showing how improvements in those fields lead to improvements in software engineering. The workshop also explicitly addresses software engineering researchers who have not worked in multicore before - but who have the knowledge and expertise that are important to addressing software engineering challenges posed by multicore - to contribute suggestions for solutions or position statements that are written in a scientific approach backed by arguments, experiments, or other empirical evidence. We solicit original, previously unpublished papers of current or work-in-progress research. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Parallel patterns
  • Frameworks and libraries for multicore software
  • Parallel software architectures
  • Modeling techniques for multicore software
  • Software components and composition
  • Programming models and their impact on multicore software engineering
  • Testing and debugging parallel applications
  • Software reengineering for parallelism
  • Performance Tuning and Autotuning
  • Development environments and tools for multicore software
  • Process models for multicore software development
  • Experience reports from research projects or industrial projects
  • Position statements (2 pages)



Available here.



Wolfram Schulte

Wolfram Schulte
Research Area Manager
Microsoft Research
Redmond, USA

Dr. Wolfram Schulte is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond and the founding manager of that lab's Research in Software Engineering area.



All presenting authors and attendees need to register for the workshop using the registration system of the ICSE conference: For travel information, visa requirements and enquiries, please check this page on the ICSE web site.

We recommend booking your hotel early. Some hotels are suggested on the ICSE Web site.



Dr. Victor Pankratius
Dr. Victor Pankratius
Victor Pankratius
University of Karlsruhe - KIT, Germany
Michael Phillipsen
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Program Committee

  • Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai (Intel, Santa Clara, USA)
  • David Bader (GeorgiaTech, USA)
  • Michael Bond (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • John Cavazos (University of Delware, USA)
  • Thomas Gross (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Mike Hind (IBM, USA)
  • Mark Moir (Sun Labs, USA)
  • Victor Pankratius (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Michael Philippsen (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
  • Simha Sethumadhavan (Columbia University, New York, USA)
  • Walter Tichy (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Chris Vick (Sun Labs, USA)
  • Jan Vitek (Purdue University, USA)

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 7, 2010
  • Acceptance notification: February 15, 2010
  • Camera-ready version: February 22, 2010
  • >Workshop: May 1, 2010




All accepted papers will be published electronically and will be available at the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. The proceedings will also be available on the ICSE USB stick.



GI This workshop is supported by the working group Software Engineering for parallel Systems (SEPARS) of the German Computer Science Society (Gesellschaft fuer Informatik e.V.)