[ecoop-info] ETAPS 2020 1st joint call for papers

Tarmo Uustalu tarmo at cs.ioc.ee
Mon Jul 29 10:58:27 CEST 2019


                      JOINT CALL FOR PAPERS

23rd European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software
                           ETAPS 2020

                Dublin, Ireland, 25-30 April 2020




ETAPS is the primary European forum for academic and industrial
researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS,
established in 1998, is a confederation of four annual conferences,
accompanied by satellite workshops. ETAPS 2020 is the twenty-third
event in the series.

-- MAIN CONFERENCES (27-30 April) --

   * ESOP: European Symposium on Programming
       (PC chair: Peter Müller, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
   * FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
       (PC chairs: Heike Wehrheim, Universität Paderborn, Germany,
       and Jordi Cabot, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
   * FoSSaCS: Foundations of Software Science
       and Computation Structures
       (PC chairs: Barbara König, Univ Duisburg-Essen, Germany,
       and Jean Goubault-Larrecq, LSV, ENS Paris-Saclay, France)
   * TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for
       the Construction and Analysis of Systems
       (PC chairs: Armin Biere, Johannes-Kepler-Univ Linz, Austria,
       and David Parker, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
TACAS '20 will host the 9th Competition on Software Verification

POST, which was an ETAPS conference 2012-2019, has been discontinued.


   * Unifying speakers:
     Lars Birkedal (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)
     Jane Hillston (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
   * ESOP invited speaker:
     Isil Dillig (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
   * FASE invited speaker:
     Willem Visser (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)


   * Papers due: 24 October 2019 23:59 AoE (=GMT-12)
   * Rebuttal (ESOP, FoSSaCS and, for selected papers, TACAS):
        9 December 00:01 AoE - 10 December  23:59 AoE
   * Notification: 23 December 2019
   * Camera-ready versions due: 22 February 2020


The four main conferences of ETAPS 2020 solicit contributions of the
following types:

  * ESOP: regular research papers of max 25 pp (excl bibl)
  * FASE: regular research papers and empirical evaluation papers of
    max 18 pp (excl bibl),
    tool demonstration papers of 6+6 pp
  * FoSSaCS: regular research papers of max 18 pp (excl bibl)
  * TACAS: regular research papers, case study papers and regular tool
    papers of max 16 pp (excl bibl),
    tool demonstration papers of 6 pp

For definitions of the different paper types and specific
instructions, where they are present, see the webpages of the
individual conferences.

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings and have
presentations during the conference. A condition of submission is
that, if the submission is accepted, one of the authors attends the
conference to give the presentation.

Submitted papers must be in English presenting original research. They
must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. In
particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to
multiple ETAPS conferences is forbidden.

Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines of Springer's LNCS
and be submitted electronically in pdf through the Easychair author
interface of the respective conference. Submissions not adhering to
the specified format and length may be rejected immediately.

FASE will use double-blind reviewing. Authors are asked to omit their
names and institutions; refer to own prior work in the third person;
not to include acknowledgements that might identify them.

Regular tool paper and tool demonstration paper submissions to TACAS
must be accompanied by an artifact. The artifact will be evaluated and
the outcome will be taken into account in the acceptance decision of
the paper. 

ESOP and FoSSaCS will use an author rebuttal phase. TACAS will have
rebuttal for selected papers. 


The proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research in
Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of Springer's LNCS
series. The proceedings volumes will appear in gold open access, so
the published versions of all papers will be available for everyone to
download from the publisher's website freely, from the date of online
publication, perpetually. The copyright of the papers wiil remain with
the authors.

-- SATELLITE EVENTS (25-26 April) --

A number of satellite workshops will take place before the main

  * 25-26 April (two days):
    CMCS, GALOP, SynCoP, VerifyThis, VPT, WADT, WRLA

  * 25 April:

  * 26 April:


Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath) is the capital and largest city of the
Republic of Ireland. It is situated on the East coast of Ireland, at
the mouth of the River Liffey, at the centre of the Greater Dublin
area with 1.9 million inhabitants. Dublin is a historical and
contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration and
industry. As of 2018 the city was listed by the Globalization and
World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city, with a ranking
of Alpha-, which places it among the top thirty cities in the world.

ETAPS 2020 is organised by the University of Limerick in cooperation
with Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre spanning 9 Universities
and ITs in the Republic of Ireland.


General chair: Tiziana Margaria (University of Limerick and Lero,

Workshop chairs: Falk Howar (Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany)
and Peter Höfner (Data61, Australia)

Practical organization: Easy Conferences


Please do not hesitate to contact the general chair at
<tiziana.margaria at lero.ie>.

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