[ecoop-info] [Call for Papers] Coordination Models, Languages, and Applications (CM) Special Track at SAC 2010 (Sierre, Switzerland)

Matteo Casadei m.casadei at unibo.it
Fri May 29 17:33:49 CEST 2009

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Coordination Models, Languages, and Applications (CM)
Special Track at the 25th Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2010)
Sierre, Switzerland
March 22 - 26, 2010


Sep. 08, 2009: Paper submissions
Oct. 19, 2009: Author notification
Nov. 2, 2009: Camera-Ready Copy


For the past twenty-four years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing  
has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists,  
computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers  
from around the world.


Building on the success of the eleventh previous editions (1998-2009),  
a special track on coordination models, languages and applications  
will be held at SAC 2010. Over the last decade, we have witnessed the  
emergence of models, formalisms and mechanisms to describe concurrent  
and distributed computations and systems based on the concept of  
coordination.  The purpose of a coordination model is to enable the  
integration of a number of, possibly heterogeneous, components  
(processes, objects, agents) in such a way that the resulting ensemble  
can execute as a whole, forming a software system with desired  
characteristics and functionalities which possibly takes advantage of  
parallel and distributed systems. The coordination paradigm is closely  
related to other contemporary software engineering approaches such as  
multi-agent systems, service-oriented architectures, component-based  
systems and related middleware platforms. Furthermore, the concept of  
coordination exists in many other Computer Science areas such as  
workflow systems, cooperative information systems, distributed  
artificial intelligence, and internet technologies.

After more than a decade of research, the coordination paradigm is  
gaining increased momentum in state-of-the-art engineering paradigms  
such as multi-agent systems and service-oriented architectures: in the  
first case, coordination abstractions are perceived as essential to  
design and support the working activities of agent societies; in the  
latter case, service coordination, orchestration, and choreography are  
going to be essential aspects of the next generations of systems based  
on Web services.

The Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications  
takes a deliberately broad view of what constitutes coordination.  
Accordingly, major topics of interest this year will include:

- Novel models, languages, programming and implementation techniques
- Applications of coordination technologies
- Industrial points of view: experiences, applications, open issues
- Internet- and Web-based coordinated systems
- Coordination of multi-agent systems, including mobile agents,  
intelligent agents, and agent-based simulations
- Coordination in Service-oriented architectures and Web Services
- Languages for service description and composition
- Models, frameworks and tools for Group Decision Making
- Modern Workflow Management Systems and Case-Handling
- Coordination in Computer Supported Cooperative Work
- Software architectures and software engineering techniques
- Configuration and Architecture Description Languages
- Coordination Middleware and Infrastructures
- Coordination in GRID systems
- Self-Organization-Based Approaches to Coordination such as Those  
Based on Swarm and Stigmergy
- Coordination technologies, systems and infrastructures
- Relationship with other computational models such as object  
oriented, declarative (functional, logic, constraint), programming or  
their extensions with coordination capabilities
- Formal aspects (semantics, reasoning, verification)



Papers accepted for the Special Track on Coordination Models,  
Languages and Applications will be published by ACM both in the SAC  
2010 proceedings and in the Digital Library.



All papers should represent original and previously unpublished works  
that currently are not under review in any conference or journal.

The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the body of  
the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is  
to facilitate blind review. Only the title should be shown at the  
first page without the author's information

Submitted papers should be no longer than 5 pages, and should be in  
the ACM two-column page format (doc template, pdf template, latex  
template). It will be possible to have up to 3 extra pages in the  
proceeding at a charge of $80 per page (total 8 pages maximum).

Submission is entirely automated by an eCMS paper management tool,  
which is available from the main SAC Web Site:http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2010/ 
Authors must first register their own account by obtaining a password,  
and then follow the instructions.



Matteo Casadei,
Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita' di Bologna, Italy

Alan Wood,
University of York, UK

Michael Ignaz Schumacher,
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

Email contact : cm.at.sac at gmail.com


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