WoTUG - The place for concurrent processes

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.

About WoTUG

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:

  • 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, ...);
and to stimulate discussion and ideas on the roles concurrency will play in the future:
  • 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.
Of course, neither of the above sets of bullets are exclusive.

WoTUG publications

A database of papers and presentations from WoTUG conferences is here. The Abstract below has been randomly selected from this database.

A Proposal for an Operating System for a Multi-Processor StrongARM System

By E. W. K. Liew, Brian C. O'Neill, Adam K. L. Wong, S. Clark, P. D. Thomas, R. Cant

This paper describes real-time software features to support parallel processing. Synchronized channel communications are implemented as a basic operating system function for a distributed memory multi-processor StrongARM system. Inter-processor communications are handled using the ICR C416 packet router switch, which makes the system scalable. The system will provide a considerable layer of software abstraction and support to the end-users for developing their applications. The kernel layers, inter-process communications, control flow of application software, and the stages involved in application development for end-users, are described here. Some performance considerations are briefly discussed.

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