[ecoop-info] ICE 2010: First call for papers

A.M.Silva at cwi.nl A.M.Silva at cwi.nl
Mon Feb 8 10:16:17 CET 2010

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3rd Interaction and Concurrency Experience 
   ICE 2010: Guaranteed Interactions

  Satellite workshop of DisCoTec 2010
          10th of June 2010
      Amsterdam, The Netherlands


=== Highlights ===

- Innovative selection procedure 
- Travel grants for young researchers

=== Important Dates === 

- Abstract submission: 22 March 2010
- Full paper submission: 29 March 2010
- Reviews, rebuttal and PC discussion: 30 March - 28 April 2010
- Notification to authors: 30 April 2010

=== Scope ===

Interaction and Concurrency Experiences (ICEs) is a series of 
international scientific meetings oriented to theoretical 
computer science researchers with special interest in models, 
verification, tools and programming primitives for complex interactions. 

The general scope is to include theoretical and applied aspects of 
interactions and the synchronization mechanisms used among actors of 
concurrent/distributed systems, but every experience will focus on a 
different specific topic which affects several areas of computer science. 

The theme of ICE'10 is ***Guaranteed Interactions***, like guaranteeing 
safety, responsiveness, quality of service levels or satisfaction of 
analysis hypotheses. In this context, coordination can be viewed as 
imposing constraints on the interaction among the actors. Such constraints 
and guarantees of their satisfaction play an important role in the 
analysis of distributed systems. In order to provide such guarantees, a 
number of directions are being explored to develop appropriate models, 
methodologies and tools, like behavioural types, component-based model 
checking, assume-guarantee and “by construction” techniques such as glue 
synthesis. Considering interaction as a first class entity is crucial for 
overcoming complexity issues of distributed systems, such as state space 

Topics of interest include, but shall not be limited to:

- logic and types for interactions
- concurrent models and semantics
- techniques and tools for specification, analysis, verification of
  guaranteed interaction
- programming primitives for interactions
- languages, protocols and mechanisms for sound coordination
- "by construction" guarantees for interaction
- expressiveness results
- formal contract languages
- disciplined interactions inspired by emerging computational models
  (systems biology, quantum computing, etc.)

=== Selection Procedure ===

The workshop proposes an innovative paper selection mechanism based on an 
interactive discussion amongst authors and PC members. As witnessed by the 
past two editions of ICE, this considerably improves the accuracy of the 
feedback from reviews, the fairness of the selection, the quality of 
accepted papers, and the discussion during the workshop.

During the review phase, each submitted paper is published on a Wiki and 
associated with a discussion forum whose access will be restricted to the 
authors and to all the PC members not in conflict of interests. The PC 
members post comments / questions which the authors shall reply to.

=== The Public Wiki ===

After the notification, the accepted papers will be published on a public 
forum, the rationale being to initiate public discussions that will 
trigger and stimulate the scientific debate of the workshop. We argue that 
this will drive the workshop discussions and let perspective participants 
to interact with each other well in advance with respect to the modus 
operandi of more traditional events.

=== Submission Guidelines ===

Papers must report previously unpublished work and not be 
simultaneously submitted to other conferences / workshops with 
refereed proceedings. The ICE'10 post-proceedings will be published in 
Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science
(http://eptcs.org/). Depending on the quality of submissions a special issue in
a journal will be considered.

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair 
(http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ice2010) and should not 
exceed 15 pages with EPTCS style (http://style.eptcs.org/). 

Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

=== Program Committee ===

- Paolo Baldan (University of Padova, Italy)
- Ananda Basu (Verimag, France)
- Karthik Bhargavan (INRIA, France)
- Simon Bliudze (CEA LIST, France; co-chair)
- Andrea Bracciali (University of Pisa, Italy)
- Roberto Bruni (University of Pisa, Italy; co-chair)
- Pierre-Malo Deniélou (Imperial College London, UK)
- Erik de Vink (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands)
- Laurent Doyen (ENS Cachan, France)
- Carlo Furia (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Fabio Gadducci (University of Pisa, Italy)
- Julian Gutierrez (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Thomas Hildebrandt (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Daniel Hirschkoff (ENS Lyon, France)
- Barbara Jobstmann (CNRS/Verimag, France)
- Ivan Lanese (University of Bologna, Italy)
- Alberto Lluch Lafuente (IMT Lucca, Italy)
- Hernan Melgratti (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Madhavan Mukund (Chennai Mathematical Institute, India)
- Dejan Nickovic (IST, Austria)
- Sophie Quinton (Verimag, France)
- Alexandra Silva (CWI, Netherlands)
- Pawel Sobocinski (University of Southampton, UK)
- Ana Sokolova (University of Salzburg, Austria)
- Paola Spoletini (University of Insubria, Italy)
- Emilio Tuosto (University of Leicester, UK)
- Hugo Torres Vieira (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

=== ICEcreamers ===

- Simon Bliudze (CEA LIST, France; co-chair)
- Roberto Bruni (University of Pisa, Italy; co-chair)
- Davide Grohmann (Universita' di Udine; website and discussion forum)
- Alexandra Silva (CWI, Netherlands; local arrangements)

=== Contact ===

Please write to <ice2010 at di.unipi.it> for any additional information you 
may need.

=== Previous editions === 

The previous two editions of ICE have been held in:
– Reykjavik, Iceland, on July 6th, 2008, with focus on Synchronous and Asyn-
  chronous Interactions in Concurrent/Distributed Systems, co-located with
  ICALP’08 (http://ice08.dimi.uniud.it/). The post proceedings were published
in ENTCS (vol.229-3).
– Bologna, Italy, on August 31st, 2009, with focus on Structured Interactions,
  co-located with CONCUR’09 (http://ice09.dimi.uniud.it/). The post
proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.12) and a special issue of MSCS is
now in preparation. 

=== Sponsors ===

* CEA LIST (http://www-list.cea.fr)
* ArtistDesign network of excellence (http://www.artist-embedded.org)
* Institute for Programming research and Algorithmics (IPA - http://www2.win.tue.nl/ipa/)


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