[TYPES/announce] Second call for contributions: CALCO-Jnr 2011: CALCO Young Researchers Workshop (Winchester, UK)

Corina Cirstea cc2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Mar 24 18:44:14 EDT 2011

[Apologies for multiple copies]

!!! Please forward to PhD students and young researchers !!!


                          CALCO Young Researchers Workshop

                            August 29, 2011, Winchester, UK

                                                    part of
    4th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science
                     August 29-September 2, 2011, Winchester, UK        
                     Abstract submission:   May        8, 2011
                     Author notification:   May       30, 2011
                     Final abstract due:    June      30, 2011
                     Full paper submission: September 30, 2011               

CALCO 2011 will be preceded by the CALCO Young Researchers Workshop,
CALCO-Jnr, dedicated to presentations by PhD students and by those who
completed their doctoral studies within the past few years.

CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests
in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging uses of algebras
and coalgebras in computer science. The study of algebra and coalgebra
relates to the data, process and structural aspects of software systems.
This is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces
and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods
in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic Development
Techniques). Previous CALCO editions took place in Swansea (Wales, 2005),
Bergen (Norway, 2007) and Udine (Italy, 2009). The fourth edition will be
held in the city of Winchester (England), a historic cathedral city and the
ancient capital of Wessex and the Kingdom of England.

The CALCO Young Researchers Workshop, CALCO-Jnr, is a CALCO satellite
workshop dedicated to presentations by PhD students and young researchers.
Attendance at the workshop is open to all - it is anticipated that many
CALCO conference participants will want to attend the CALCO-Jnr workshop
(and vice versa).

Topics of Interest
The CALCO Young Researchers Workshop invites submissions on the same
topics as the CALCO conference: reporting results of theoretical work on
the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can
support methods and techniques for software development, as well as
experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial
practice. In particular, the workshop encourages submissions related
to the topics listed below.

* Abstract models and logics
- Automata and languages,
- Categorical semantics,
- Modal logics,
- Relational systems,
- Graph transformation,
- Term rewriting,
- Adhesive categories

* Specialised models and calculi
- Hybrid, probabilistic, and timed systems,
- Calculi and models of concurrent, distributed,
  mobile, and context-aware computing,
- General systems theory and computational models
  (chemical, biological, etc)

* Algebraic and coalgebraic semantics
- Abstract data types,
- Inductive and coinductive methods,
- Re-engineering techniques (program transformation),
- Semantics of conceptual modelling methods and techniques,
- Semantics of programming languages

* System specification and verification
- Algebraic and coalgebraic specification,
- Formal testing and quality assurance,
- Validation and verification,
- Generative programming and model-driven development,
- Models, correctness and (re)configuration of
- Process algebra

CALCO-Jnr presentations will be selected according to originality, 
significance, and general interest, on the basis of submitted 2-page 
abstracts. A booklet with the abstracts of the accepted presentations
will be available at the workshop.

Submissions will be handled via the EasyChair system (http://www.easychair.org).
The use of LNCS style (see http://www.springer.de/compo/lncs/authors.html)
is strongly encouraged.

After the workshop, the author(s) of each presentation will be invited to
submit a full 10-15 page paper on the same topic. They will also be asked
to write (anonymous) reviews of papers submitted by other authors on
related topics. Additional reviewing and the final selection of papers 
will be carried out by the CALCO-Jnr PC.

The volume of selected papers from the workshop will be published as a
technical report of the University of Southampton. Authors will retain 
copyright, and are also encouraged to disseminate the results reported at 
CALCO-Jnr by subsequent publication elsewhere.

Important Dates
May        8, 2011  Deadline for 2-page abstract submission
May       30, 2011  Notification of abstract selection decision
June      30, 2011  Final version of abstract due
August    29, 2011  CALCO-Jnr, CALCO Young Researchers Workshop
August 30
-September 2, 2011  CALCO technical programme

September 30, 2011  Deadline for 10-15 page paper submission
November  15, 2011  Notification of paper selection decision
November  30, 2011  Final version of paper due

Programme Committee
* Corina Cirstea, University of Southampton, UK
* Magne Haveraaen, University of Bergen, NO
* John Power, University of Bath, UK
* Monika Seisenberger (chair), Swansea University, UK
* Toby Wilkinson, University of Southampton, UK

* Low quality (for online viewing)
* High quality (for printing)

CALCO-Jnr 2011: http://calco2011.ecs.soton.ac.uk/workshops/calco-jnr.html
CALCO 2011: http://calco2011.ecs.soton.ac.uk/

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