Artifact Evaluation for PPoPP'15

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Prizes for 2 highest ranked artifacts

1st place sponsored by
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2nd place sponsored by
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"Nvidia Quadro K6000" for
"The SprayList: A scalable relaxed priority queue"
Justin Kopinsky, Dan Alistarh, Jerry Li  and Nir Shavit

"Acer C720P" for
"A graph-based higher-order intermediate representation"
Roland Leißa, Marcel Köster and Sebastian Hack 

Important dates

  • PPoPP paper decision:
    10 Nov 2014
  • Artifact submission:
    18 Nov 2014 AoE
  • Technical clarification:
    10-12 Dec 2014
  • Decision announced:
    16 Dec 2014
  • Public discussion:
    9 Feb 2015 [ Slides ]

Packaging guidelines

We use the following guidelines for artifacts. Because we want to encourage as many of you as possible to submit, these are only guidelines, not hard rules. Of course, if the material you want us to evaluate is fairly standard, following these suggestions will greatly simplify our lives. After all, remember: You want us to be able to evaluate your artifact, don't you?

How to submit

Please read the guidelines on what to submit. Please upload your submission to EasyChair (common with CGO).

Review process

The review process is described in detail here.

Prior Artifact Evaluation

Artifacts have been already evaluated at several conferences and workshops including recent PLDI 2014, OOPSLA 2014 and ADAPT 2014. Our eventual goal is to develop the common evaluation methodology gradually and collaboratively. See and for more details.

Artifact Evaluation Committee (AEC)


Advisory board:

Committee members:

  • David Boehme, LLNL, USA
  • Santiago Bock, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Lingda Li, Rutgers University, USA
  • Lin Ma, Huawei America Research Lab, USA
  • Yiannis Nikolakopulos, Chalmers University, Sweden
  • Jeeva Paudel, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Paul Thomson, Imperial College London, UK
  • Peter Libic, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dave Wilkinson, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Weiwei Chen, Qualcomm, USA
  • Riyadh Baghdadi, ENS and University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Na Meng, University of Texas Austin, USA
  • Arun Raman, Qualcomm, USA
  • Bapi Chatterjee, Chalmers University, Sweden
  • Martin Maas, University of California Berkeley, USA
  • Vojtech Horky, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vasileios Trigonakis, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Mahdi Eslamimehr, SAP Labs, USA
  • Yuhao Zhu, University of Texas Austin, USA
  • Melanie Kambadur, Columbia University, USA
  • Michael Laurenzano, UMich, USA

Above threshold

List of papers with artifacts above threshold:

  • NUMA-aware Graph-structured Analytics
    Kaiyuan Zhang, Rong Chen and Haibo Chen
  • Predicate RCU: An RCU for Scalable Concurrent Updates
    Maya Arbel and Adam Morrison
  • Scalable and Efficient Implementation of 3D Unstructured Meshes Computation: A Case Study on Matrix Assembly
    Loïc Thébault, Eric Petit and Quang Dinh
  • VirtCL: A Framework for OpenCL Device Abstraction and Management
    Yi-Ping You, Hen-Jung Wu, Yeh-Ning Tsai and Yen-Ting Chao
  • Dynamic deadlock verification for general barrier synchronisation
    Tiago Cogumbreiro, Raymond Hu, Francisco Martins and Nobuko Yoshida
  • Low-Overhead Software Transactional Memory with Progress Guarantees and Strong Semantics
    Minjia Zhang, Jipeng Huang, Man Cao and Michael Bond
  • The SprayList: A Scalable Relaxed Priority Queue
    Justin Kopinsky, Dan Alistarh, Jerry Li and Nir Shavit
  • Performance Implications of Dynamic Memory Allocators on Transactional Memory Systems
    Alexandro Baldassin, Edson Borin and Guido Araujo
  • More than You Ever Wanted to Know about Synchronization
    Vincent Gramoli
  • Cache-Oblivious Wavefront: Improving Parallelism of Recursive DP Algorithms without Losing Cache-efficiency
    Yuan Tang, Ronghui You, Haibin Kan, Jesmin Tithi, Pramod Ganapathi and Rezaul Chowdhury


We consider AE as a continuous learning curve. If you have questions or comments and suggestions on how to improve packaging and reviewing process, please get in touch or use our public Google or LinkedIn groups. We will hold a joint public CGO/PPoPP AE discussion session on February 9th, 2015.

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