NSF Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems - Jan. deadline

Sponsor Deadline: 

Jan 23, 2023


National Science Foundation Dir. for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Intel Corp.

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Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS) program
NSF 22-507  https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2022/nsf22507/nsf22507.htm
Full Proposal Deadline(s):        January 24, 2022  Planning grants and LARGE grants
     January 23, 2023, Fourth Monday in January, Annually Thereafter  LARGE grants only

The objective of the Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS) program is to build a community of researchers who will work symbiotically to perform basic research on scalability, performance, and correctness and accuracy of modern applications, systems, and toolchains built on heterogeneous architectures. PPoSS expects coordinated progress at the intersection of multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, computer architecture, HPC, programming languages and compilers, machine programming, security and privacy, systems, and theory and algorithms. All the cross-cutting concerns listed below must be addressed from the outset in all aspects of systems design and implementation, and must be tackled with respect to the full hardware and software stack:

  • Scalability and performance (including, but not limited to, portability, resource usage, and energy efficiency);
  • Correctness and accuracy (including, but not limited to, emerging techniques for programming, analysis, testing, debugging, probabilistic reasoning and inference, verification); and
  • Heterogeneous architectures (including, but not limited to, systems with many cores and heterogeneous computing components such as Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), Tensor Processing Units, Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), continually changing memory systems (e.g., Non-Volatile Random Access Memories).

New research area: Machine Programming