[ecoop-info] SFM-16:QUANTICOL first call for participation (Bertinoro, 20-24 June 2016)

Marco Bernardo bernardo at sti.uniurb.it
Mon Jan 11 17:12:50 CET 2016

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*               16th International School on              *
*             Formal Methods for the Design of            *
*      Computer, Communication and Software Systems:      *
*  Quantitative Evaluation of Collective Adaptive Systems *
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*           Bertinoro (Italy), 20-24 June 2016            *
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*     http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm16quanticol/     *
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*                 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION                  *
*                (deadline: 21 March 2016)                *


Formal methods are emerging in computer science as a prominent
approach to the rigorous design of computer, communication and
software systems.

The aim of the SFM series is to offer a good spectrum of
current research in foundations as well as applications of
formal methods, which can be of interest for graduate students
and young researchers who intend to approach the field.

This year SFM is devoted to the quantitative evaluation of
collective adaptive systems and covers topics such as
self-organization in distributed systems, scalable quantitative
analysis, spatio-temporal models, and aggregate programming.


The school features the following lectures:

   "Self-Organization in Distributed Computing Systems"
     Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo (U Geneve, CH)

   "Formal Analysis of Robust Adaptive Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems"
     Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, US)

   "Dependability of Adaptable and Evolvable Distributed Systems"
     Carlo Ghezzi (Politecnico Milano, IT)

   "Scalable Quantitative Analysis: Fluid and Hybrid Approximations"
     Nicolas Gast (INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes, FR)
     Luca Bortolussi (U Trieste, IT)

   "Modeling and Analysis of Collective Adaptive Systems with CARMA and its Tools"
     Michele Loreti (U Firenze, IT)

   "Spatial Representations and Analysis Techniques"
     Vashti Galpin (U Edinburgh, UK)

   "Spatial Logic and Spatial Model Checking"
     Mieke Massink (CNR-ISTI Pisa, IT)
     Vincenzo Ciancia (CNR-ISTI Pisa, IT)

   "Spatio-Temporal Model Checking"
     Radu Grosu (TU Wien, AT)

   "Tool Support for Collective Adaptive Systems Modeling"
     Mirco Tribastone (IMT Lucca, IT)

   "Aggregate Programming"
     Jake Beal (BBN Technologies, US)

All participants will receive a copy of a tutorial book published by
Springer as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.


SFM-16:QUANTICOL will be held in the medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro.

This place is in Emilia Romagna, about 70 km south-east of Bologna,
at an elevation of about 230 m. It can be reached in a couple of
hours from the international airport "G. Marconi" of Bologna by
shuttle (from the airport to the railway station) + train (from
Bologna to Forli`) + bus/taxi (from the railway station to Bertinoro).

Bertinoro is close to many splendid locations such as Urbino,
Gradara, San Leo, and the Republic of San Marino, as well as some
less well-known locations like the thermal springs of Fratta Terme.
Bertinoro can also be a base for visiting some of the better-known
Italian locations such as Bologna, Modena, Parma, Rimini, Ravenna,
Ferrara, Padova, Venezia, Verona, Firenze, Pisa, Lucca, and Siena.

Bertinoro itself is picturesque, with its narrow streets and
walkways winding around the central peak. The school will be held
at the Centro Residenziale Universitario (CRU), an ex-episcopal
fortress that has been converted into a modern conference center.
>From the fortress, it is possible to enjoy a beautiful vista stretching
from the Apennines to the Adriatic Coast and the Alps over the Po Valley.


Scientific directors:
* Marco Bernardo       (U Urbino, IT)
* Rocco De Nicola      (IMT Lucca, IT)
* Jane Hillston        (U Edinburgh, UK)

* Monica Michelacci    (CRU Bertinoro, IT)


Prospective participants should send by 21 March 2016
the application form, available on the school website,
to the two e-mail addresses below:

   Marco Bernardo
   marco.bernardo AT uniurb.it

   Monica Michelacci
   mmichelacci AT ceub.it

The registration fee is 300 euros and includes the school material.

The accommodation fee is 350 euros and covers the period
June 19-25 (6 nights), double room (to share with another participant),
half board (breakfast and lunch from June 20, lunch of June 25 excluded).

The reduced accommodation fee for participants who do not need
a room is 100 euros and covers the period June 20-24 (5 lunches).

A very limited number of grants is available to cover
the registration fee (no grant can be requested
to cover the accommodation fee or the travel expenses).

Notification of accepted/rejected applications and
grant requests will be communicated by March 31.

Registration to the school, including payment of fees,
is due by April 20.

No refund is possible for cancellation after May 15.

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