Effective Concurrency Europe 2010

Last May, I gave a public Effective Concurrency course in Stockholm. It was well-attended, and a number of people have asked if it will be offered again. The answer is yes.

I’m happy to report that Effective Concurrency Europe 2010 will be held on May 5-7, 2010, in Stockholm, Sweden. There’s an early-bird rate available for those who register before March 15.

I’ll cover the following topics:

  • Fundamentals: Define basic concurrency goals and requirements • Understand applications’ scalability needs • Key concurrency patterns
  • Isolation — Keep work separate: Running tasks in isolation and communicate via async messages • Integrating multiple messaging systems, including GUIs and sockets • Building responsive applications using background workers • Threads vs. thread pools
  • Scalability — Re-enable the Free Lunch: When and how to use more cores • Exploiting parallelism in algorithms • Exploiting parallelism in data structures • Breaking the scalability barrier
  • Consistency — Don’t Corrupt Shared State: The many pitfalls of locks–deadlock, convoys, etc. • Locking best practices • Reducing the need for locking shared data • Safe lock-free coding patterns • Avoiding the pitfalls of general lock-free coding • Races and race-related effects
  • High Performance Concurrency: Machine architecture and concurrency • Costs of fundamental operations, including locks, context switches, and system calls • Memory and cache effects • Data structures that support and undermine concurrency • Enabling linear and superlinear scaling
  • Migrating Existing Code Bases to Use Concurrency
  • Near-Future Tools and Features

I hope to see some of you there!

5 thoughts on “Effective Concurrency Europe 2010

  1. The course material isn’t for sale separately at this point. However, I’ll be teaching another EC course in the Seattle, WA, USA area at the end of June — I’ll announce it here on the blog soon. And the EC articles are freely available.

  2. Hello Herb,
    I enjoyed reading your articles. I am unable to attend the course. But I’m wondering where I can buy the course material, or will the contents of the course be in your new book on this subject?

    By the way, when will the book come out?



  3. Hi,
    I would love to come; but these PC-Ware guys don’t offer any english web page to book or view any details… HAve you got more information?


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