[ecoop-info] COORDINATION 2022 Call For Papers

Giorgio Audrito giorgio.audrito at unito.it
Thu Dec 23 19:09:57 CET 2021


24th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages
13-17 June 2022, Lucca, Italy


COORDINATION 2022 is one of the three conferences of DisCoTec 2022

=== COVID-19 ===

COORDINATION 2022 is planned as a physical, in-person event, with certain
support for remote presence, both for speakers and for other participants
who are unable or unwilling to come. Depending on the pandemic situation,
we may have to make a decision whether to cancel the physical component of
the event or not.

=== Scope ===

Modern information systems rely increasingly on combining concurrent,
distributed, mobile, adaptive, reconfigurable and heterogeneous components.
New models, architectures, languages and verification techniques are
necessary to cope with the complexity induced by the demands of today’s
software development. Coordination languages have emerged as a successful
approach, in that they provide abstractions that cleanly separate behaviour
from communication, therefore increasing modularity, simplifying reasoning,
and ultimately enhancing software development. Building on the success of
the previous editions, this conference provides a well-established forum
for the growing community of researchers interested in models, languages,
architectures, and implementation techniques for coordination.

=== Main topics ===

Topics of interest encompass all areas of coordination, including (but not
limited to) coordination related aspects of:

- Theoretical models and foundations for coordination: component
composition, concurrency, mobility, dynamic, spatial and probabilistic
aspects of coordination, logic, emergent behaviour, types, semantics;
- Specification, refinement, and analysis of architectures: patterns and
styles, verification of functional and non-functional properties, including
performance and security aspects;
- Dynamic software architectures: distributed mobile code, configuration,
reconfiguration, networked computing, parallel, high-performance and cloud
- Nature- and bio-inspired approaches to coordination;
- Coordination of multi-agent and collective systems: models, languages,
infrastructures, self-adaptation, self-organisation, distributed solving,
collective intelligence and emerging behaviour;
- Coordination and modern distributed computing: web services, peer-to-peer
networks, grid computing, context-awareness, ubiquitous computing, mobile
- Coordination platforms for infrastructures of emergent new application
domains like IoT, fog- and edge-computing;
- Cybersecurity aspects of coordinated systems, coordinated approaches to
- Programming methodologies, languages, middleware, tools, and environments
for the development and verification of coordinated applications;
- Tools, languages and methodologies for secure coordination;
- Industrial relevance of coordination and software architectures:
programming in the large, domain-specific software architectures and
coordination models, case studies;
- Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination;
- Industry-led efforts in coordination and case studies.

=== Special topic ===

We seek contributions that enable the cross-fertilisation with other
research communities in computer science or in other engineering or
scientific disciplines. Depending on the quality of the contributions, we
plan to have a dedicated session in the program, possibly together with a
panel discussion.

- Microservices (in collaboration with the Microservices Community)

The microservices architectural style is a recent paradigm that pushes the
ideas of service-oriented computing to the extreme. In this style,
applications are compositions of microservices: loosely-coupled entities
that can be executed independently. A microservice should be small enough
to be easily managed, modified, and if needed removed and rewritten from
scratch. The aim is to obtain high flexibility, reconfigurability, and
scalability, thanks also to the exploitation of container technologies
(such as Docker). In this setting, coordination is essential: an
application works only if the microservices coordinate well with each
other, in order to reach their common goal. Establishing coordination
techniques for obtaining the desired behaviour out of a system of
microservices is therefore of the utmost importance.

Contacts: Ivan Lanese and Fabrizio Montesi

=== Tool papers ===

We welcome tool papers that describe experience reports, technological
artefacts and innovative prototypes (including engines, APIs, etc.), for
coordinating, modelling, analysing, simulating or testing systems, as well
as educational tools in the scope of the research topics of COORDINATION.
In addition, we welcome submissions promoting the integration of existing
tools relevant to the community. Submissions to the tool track must include
(in addition to the paper) a link to a demo video that previews the
potential tool presentation at the conference.

=== Submissions ===

= Important dates =
- Abstract submission: January 28, 2022
- Paper submission: February 4, 2022
- Paper notification: March 25, 2022
- Artefact submission: April 6, 2022
- Artefact notification: April 24, 2022
- Camera-ready: April 24, 2022
- DisCoTec conference: June 13-18, 2022
Deadlines expire at 23:59 anywhere on earth on the dates displayed above.

= Submission site =

= Publication =
Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PostScript or PDF
using a two-phase online submission process. Registration of the paper
information and abstract (max. 250 words) must be completed according to
the above DisCoTec submission dates and submissions are handled through the
EasyChair conference management system, accessible from the above
submission site.

Contributions must be written in English and report on original,
unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP’s Author
Code of Conduct, see http://www.ifip.org/ under Publications/Links). The
submissions must not exceed the total page number limit (see below)
prepared using Springer’s LNCS style. Submissions not adhering to the above
specified constraints may be rejected without review.

NOTE: a lightweight rebuttal will be introduced during the reviewing phase,
allowing reviewers to ask for a quick rebuttal in case of a clearly
identifiable issue that seems decisive for the review outcome and which can
likely be quickly clarified by the authors. The rebuttal is only used when
such questions arise, so not necessarily for all papers.

Submission categories:

- Regular long papers (7-15 pages, not counting references): describing
thorough and complete research results and experience reports.
- Regular short papers (4-6 pages, not counting references): describing
research in progress or opinion papers on the past of COORDINATION
research, on the current state of the art, or on prospects for the years to
- Short tool papers (4-6 pages, not counting references): describing
technological artefacts in the scope of the research topics of
COORDINATION. Short tool papers are not required to provide an account of
theoretical foundations and are not required to present the design and
implementation concerns. They should provide a clear account of the tool’s
functionality and discuss the tool’s practical capabilities. The paper must
contain a link to a publicly downloadable MPEG-4 demo video of at most 10
minutes length.
- Long tool papers (7-15 pages, not counting references): describing
technological artefacts in the scope of the research topics of
COORDINATION. A full-length tool paper should provide a brief account of
the theoretical foundations (including relevant citations), present the
design and implementation concerns (possibly including software
architecture and core data structures),  provide a clear account of the
tool’s functionality, discuss the tool’s practical capabilities (possibly
with reference to the type and size of problems it can handle), and (when
applicable) report on realistic case studies (possibly providing a rigorous
experimental evaluation). Papers that present extensions to existing tools
should clearly describe the improvements or extensions with respect to
previously published versions of the tool (possibly providing data on
enhancements in terms of resources and capabilities). The paper must
contain a link to a publicly downloadable MPEG-4 demo video of at most 10
minutes length.
- Survey papers (16-25 pages, not counting references): describing
important results and success stories that originated in the context of

ATTENTION: if you believe that your submission is related to the special
topic Microservices, then please indicate Microservices as the first of the
Author keywords in the online submission system.

The conference proceedings, formed by accepted submissions from any
category, will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

= Special Issues =
Following the tradition of previous editions of COORDINATION, depending on
the quality and number of the submissions, we will organise special issues
of selected papers in reputable journals like the journal of Science of
Computer Programming for tool papers and the journal of Logical Methods in
Computer Science for the remaining categories.

=== EAPLS Artefact Badging ===

To improve and reward reproducibility and to give more visibility and
credit to the effort of tool developers in our community, authors of
accepted (regular and tool, short and long) papers will be invited to
submit publicly available (using permanent repositories such as Software
Heritage, Zenodo, etc.) artefacts associated with their paper for
evaluation, and based on the result of the evaluation they may be awarded
one or more badges. See https://eapls.org/pages/artifact_badges/ for
details. Artefact submission is optional and the result of the artefact
evaluation will not alter the paper's acceptance decision. Detailed
guidelines for the preparation and submission of the artefacts will be made
available on the COORDINATION website.

=== Keynote speaker ===

to be announced

=== Organisation ===

= General Chair =
- Rocco De Nicola (IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy

= PC Chairs =
- Maurice H. ter Beek (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
- Marjan Sirjani (Mälardalen University, Sweden)

= Tool track chair =
- Ferruccio Damiani (University of Torino, Italy)

= Publicity chair =
- Giorgio Audrito (University of Torino, Italy)

= Program Committee =
- Erika Ábrahám (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
- Davide Basile (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
- Simon Bliudze (INRIA, France)
- Marcello Bonsangue (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
- Ornela Dardha (University of Glasgow, UK)
- Patricia Derler (National Instruments, USA)
- Adrian Francalanza (University of Malta, Malta)
- Vashti Galpin (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Fatemeh Ghassemi (University of Tehran, Iran)
- Einar Broch Johnsen (University of Oslo, Norway)
- Christine Julien (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
- Narges Khakpour (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
- eva Kühn (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
- Ivan Lanese (University of Bologna, Italy)
- Alberto Lluch Lafuente (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
- Michele Loreti (University of Camerino, Italy)
- Mieke Massink (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
- Hernán Melgratti (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Fabrizio Montesi (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
- José Proença (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)
- Rosario Pugliese (University of Florence, Italy)
- Cristina Seceleanu (Mälardalen University, Sweden)
- Meng Sun (Peking University, China)
- Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, USA)
- Hugo Torres Vieira (Evidence Srl, Italy)
- Emilio Tuosto (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
- Mirko Viroli (University of Bologna, Italy)

= Artefact Evaluation Committee =
* Gianluca Aguzzi (University of Bologna, Italy)
* Giorgio Audrito (University of Torino, Italy)
* Roberto Casadei (University of Bologna, Italy)
* Guillermina Cledou (University of Minho, Portugal)
* Giovanni Fabbretti (INRIA, France)
* Fabrizio Fornari (University of Camerino, Italy)
* Danilo Pianini (University of Bologna, Italy)
* Lorenzo Rossi (University of Camerino, Italy)
* Larisa Safina (INRIA, France)
* Alceste Scalas (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

= Local Organisation =
- Letterio Galletta (IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy) — chair
- Marinella Petrocchi (IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
- Simone Soderi (IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy)
- Francesco Tiezzi (University of Florence, Italy) - workshops and
tutorials chair

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