Virtual (was Chicago IL)
Nov 16-17, 2020
This is the sixth in the HILT series of conferences and workshops, sponsored by ACM SIGAda, focused on the use of High Integrity Language Technology to address challenging issues in the engineering of highly complex critical software systems. High Integrity Language Technologies have been tackling the challenges of building efficient, safe, reliable software for decades. Critical software as a domain is quickly expanding beyond embedded real-time control applications to the increasing reliance on complex software for the basic functioning of businesses, governments, and society in general. HILT 2020 will focus on the growing importance of large-scale, highly parallel, distributed and/or cloud applications. Single-thread performance is reaching the limits of physics, and this has driven growth in parallel programming, massively distributed systems, and heterogeneous/ accelerated computing models. Once the domain of high-performance computing experts, parallel, distributed, and cloud computing are becoming fundamental technologies for all programmers. This workshop seeks to explore ways High Integrity Language Technologies can bring the capabilities of parallelism, distribution, and heterogeneity to a wider audience, without the associated increase in complexity.