[ecoop-info] CFP: Foundations of Coordination Languages and Software Architectures (Deadline: June 3)

Mousavi, M. M.R.Mousavi at tue.nl
Sat Apr 23 16:39:06 CEST 2011

The 10th International Workshop on the

Foundations of Coordination Languages and Software Architectures (FOCLASA 2011)

A Satellite Workshop of CONCUR 2011

Aachen (Germany), September 10, 2011


Submission Deadline: June 3rd, 2011
                                 (Abstract: May 27th, 2011)


Computation nowadays is becoming inherently concurrent, either because of characteristics of the hardware (with multicore processors becoming omnipresent) or due to the ubiquitous presence of distributed systems (incarnated in the Internet). Computational systems are therefore typically distributed, concurrent, mobile, and often involve composition of heterogeneous components.

To specify and reason about such systems and go beyond the functional correctness proofs, e.g., by supporting reusability and improving maintainability, approaches such as coordination languages and software architecture are recognised as fundamental.

The goal of the FOCLASA workshop is to put together researchers and practitioners of the aforementioned fields, to share and identify common problems, and to devise general solutions in the context of coordination languages and software architectures.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

        * Theoretical models (of coordination, of component composition, of open, concurrent, and distributed systems)
        * Specification, refinement, and analysis of software systems (architectures, patterns and styles, verification of functional and non-functional properties via logics or types)
        * Languages for interaction, coordination, architectures, and interface definition (syntax and semantics, implementation, usability, domain-specific languages)
        * Dynamic software architectures (mobile agents, self-organizing/adaptive/reconfigurable systems)
        * Tools and environments for the development of applications.

In particular, practice, experience and methodologies from the following areas are solicited as well:
        * Service-Oriented computing
        * Multi-agent systems
        * Peer-to-peer systems
        * Grid computing
        * Component-based systems

Invited Talk

    Joe Armstrong, Ericsson, Sweden.


   FOCLASA 2011 is a satellite workshop of the 22nd International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2011). It provides a venue where researchers and   practitioners on the topics given below can meet, exchange ideas and problems, identify some of the key and fundamental issues related to coordination languages and software architecture, and explore together and disseminate solutions.

    Submissions must describe authors' original research work and their results. Description of work-in-progress with concrete results is also encouraged. The contributions should not exceed 15 pages formatted according to the style of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS), and should be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) files using the EasyChair submission site: click here.

Important Dates

      Abstract submission: May 27th, 2011

      Paper submission: June 3rd, 2011

      Notification: July 4th, 2011

      Final version due: July 18th, 2011

      Workshop: September 10th, 2011

    Submitting an abstract does not put any obligation on the authors to submit a full paper. Abstracts without an accompanying full paper by the paper submission deadline are automatically considered withdrawn; the authors are, however, encouraged to explicitly withdraw their abstract, if they decide not to submit a full paper.

    All submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee who will make a selection among the submissions based on the novelty, soundness and applicability of the presented ideas and results. Concurrent submission to other venues (conferences, workshops or journal) and submission of papers under consideration elsewhere are not allowed. A printed version of the proceedings will be distributed among participants during the workshop. The proceedings of the workshop will be published as a volume in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) series.

    Participants will give a presentation of their papers in twenty minutes, followed by a ten-minute round of questions and discussion on participants' work.

    Following the tradition of the past edition, a special issue of an international scientific journal will be devoted to FOCLASA 2011. Selected participants will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers after the workshop. These extended versions will be reviewed by an international program committee, which will decide on their final publication on the special issue. In the last few editions of FOCLASA, a special issue of Science of Computer Programming has been dedicated to this workshop and we plan to devote a special issue of the same journal to FOCLASA 2011.

Program Committee Chairs

    MohammadReza Mousavi
    Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

    António Ravara
    New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Program Committee

        Jonathan Aldrich, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
        Luis Barbosa, University of Minho, Portugal
        Bernhard Beckert, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
        Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
        Carlos Canal, University of Málaga, Spain
        Vittorio Cortellessa, University of L'Aquila, Italy
        Gregor Goessler, INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, France
        Ludovic Henrio, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
        Paola Inverardi, Università dell'Aquila, Italy
        MohammadReza Mousavi, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
        Jaco van de Pol, University of Twente, The Netherlands
        António Ravara, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
        Gwen Salaün, Grenoble INP - INRIA - LIG, France
        Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA
        Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK
        Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy

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