First Workshop on the High Performance Scripting Languages

In conjunction with PPoPP 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

San Francisco, California

Workshop Program


Scripting languages have become a major tool. During their initial design, performance was not a major concern, but their heavy use in web-based applications and their increasing popularity for a wide range of applications including scientific computing has made performance a significant issue. This workshop is devoted to the discussion of techniques for improving the performance of programs written in scripting languages and language design strategies that lead to higher performance without harming the advantages for programmability of scripting languages.


The workshop will feature both invited talks and submitted talks. Those interested in giving a talk at the workshop should submit an extended abstract of two pages or less. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:



Extended abstracts should be submitted via e-mail by December 12, 2014 to Notifications of acceptance will be sent by December 20, 2014.


Organizing Committee:


Maria J. Garzaran, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Samuel Midkiff, Purdue University

David Padua, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign