[ecoop-info] CFP: AGERE! @ SPLASH 2013

Birger Møller-Pedersen birger at ifi.uio.no
Wed Jul 3 19:38:40 CEST 2013



3rd Int. Workshop on Programming based on  Actors, Agents, and 
Decentralized Control


ACM SIGPLAN sponsored Workshop held at SPLASH Conference 2013

Indianapolis, Indiana (US)
October 27-28, 2013

=====  Introduction

ăgo ăgo, ăgis, egi, actum, ăgĕre
latin verb meaning to act, to lead, to do,
common root for actors and agents

The fundamental turn of software into concurrency and distribution is 
not only a matter of performance, but also of design and abstraction. It 
calls for programming paradigms that, compared to current mainstream 
paradigms, would allow us to more naturally think about, design, 
develop, execute, debug, and profile systems exhibiting different 
degrees ofconcurrency, autonomy, decentralization of control, and 
physical distribution.

AGERE! is an ACM SIGPLAN workshop dedicated to focusing on and 
developing the research on programming systems, languages and 
applications based on actors, agents and any related programming 
paradigm promoting a decentralized mindset in solving problems and
in developing systems to implement such solutions.

The workshop is designed to cover both the theory and the practice of 
design and programming, bringing together researchers working on the 
models, languages and technologies, and practitioners developing 
real-world systems and applications.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published on the ACM Digital 
Library, as an official ACM SIGPLAN publication.

Topics include:

- Ideas, concepts, formalization of the computation and programming 
models for concurrent objects, actors, agents and decentralized control

- theory and practice of programming languages based on 
actors/concurrent objects/agents (typing, modularity, mechanism for 
extensibility, reuse, etc)
- libraries, frameworks and platform based on actors, concurrent 
objects, agents and high-level paradigms for 
concurrent/distributed/asynchronous programming
- programming techniques based on these paradigms
-- programming large scale actor/agent based systems
- actor-based / agent-based programming idioms
- integration with mainstream languages and technologies

- Design principles underlying relevant paradigms and bridging the gap 
betweendesign and programming
- Design patterns for actor/agent based systems

Validation and verification
- Theory and tools about testing, debugging, profiling, verifying and 
validating software systems based on such paradigms

- Design and development of real-world applications

- Experiences and reflections about using these paradigms in teaching 
programming (concurrent, distributed - but not only)

===== Contributions

AGERE! welcomes three kinds of contributions:

- Full papers

Length up to 10 pages (ACM format).  These papers should present new 
previouslyunpublished research in one or more of the topics identified 

- Short papers & position papers

Length up to 4 pages (ACM format).  These papers should introduce a 
contribution (an idea, a viewpoint, an argument, work in progress...) 
which may be in its initial stage and not fully developed but which is 
worth being presented given its relevance to the AGERE! topics, to 
trigger discussions and interactions.

- Reviews & surveys:

Length up to 10 pages (ACM format).  These papers should provide a good 
synthesis and reflections about some aspect (specific or general) 
relevant to topics of the workshop, contributing to discussions on the 
state of the art and open issues.

- Demos:

Length up to 4 pages (ACM format).  These contributions should be about 
a technology/system to be demonstrated during the workshop.

=====  Important dates and submission


- Abstracts:   August 4, 2013
- Papers:     August 11, 2013

Papers can be submitted here:


in PDF format. Submissions should use the ACM format, following the 
guidelines in

===== Organization and Committees


Nadeem Jamali, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Gera Weiss,  Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy
Akinori Yonezawa, Riken Advanced Institute of Computational Science, 
Kobe, Japan

Steering Committee

Gul Agha, University of Illinois-Urbana, US
Rafael Bordini, FACIN-UFRS, Brazil
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy
Assaf Marron, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Program Committee (partial list, other names are to be confirmed)

Philipp Haller, Typesafe, Switzerland
Marjan Sirjani, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Tom Van Cutsem, Vrije Universiteit, Belgium
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, University of Kaiserslautern
Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit, Belgium
Carlos Varela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
Assaf Marron, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
Rafael Bordini, FACIN-UFRS, Brazil
Birna van Riemsdijk, TUDelft, The Netherlands
Amal El Fallah Segrouchni, LIP6, Paris
Giovanni Rimassa, Whitestein, Switzerland
Mirko Viroli, Università di Bologna, Italy
Yoshiki Ohshima, VPRI, US

===== AGERE! @ SPLASH 2013

Codice Fiscale: 80007010376

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