[TYPES/announce] PLACES 2012: 2nd Call For Papers

Simon Gay Simon.Gay at glasgow.ac.uk
Thu Nov 3 08:10:41 EDT 2011

                          2nd CALL FOR PAPERS
            Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency
                  and Communication-cEntric Software
                   31st March 2012, Tallinn, Estonia
                      (affiliated to ETAPS 2012)

Applications today are built using numerous interacting services; soon
off-the-shelf CPUs will host thousands of cores, and sensor networks
will be composed from a large number of processing units. Many
applications need to make effective use of thousands of computing
nodes. At some level of granularity, computation in such systems is
inherently concurrent and communication-centred.

To exploit and harness the richness of this computing environment,
designers and programmers will utilise a rich variety of programming
paradigms, depending on the shape of the data and control
flow. Plausible candidates for such paradigms include structured
imperative concurrent programming, stream-based programming,
concurrent functions with asynchronous message passing, higher-order
types for events, and the use of types for communications and data
structures (such as session types and linear types), to name but a
few. Combinations of these abstractions will be used even in a single
application, and the runtime environment needs to ensure seamless
execution without relying on differences in available resources such
as the number of cores.

The development of effective programming methodologies for the coming
computing paradigm demands exploration and understanding of a wide
variety of ideas and techniques. This workshop aims to offer a forum
where researchers from different fields exchange new ideas on one of
the central challenges for programming in the near future, the
development of programming methodologies and infrastructures where
concurrency and distribution are the norm rather than a marginal

** Topics of Interest **

Submissions are invited in the general area of foundations of
programming languages for concurrency, communication and
distribution. Specific topics include: language design and
implementations for communications and/or concurrency, program
analysis, session types, multicore programming, use of message passing
in systems software, interface languages for communication and
distribution, concurrent data types, concurrent objects and actors,
web services, novel programming methodologies for sensor networks,
integration of sequential and concurrent programming, high-level
programming abstractions for security concerns in concurrent,
distributed programming, and runtime architectures for concurrency,
scalability and/or resource allocations. Papers are welcome which
present novel and valuable ideas as well as experiences.

** Invited Speaker **

Benedict Gaster, AMD

** Submission Guidelines **

Authors should submit a title and a 200 word abstract by Wednesday
14th December 2011, to help the PC chairs assign reviewers to papers.
Papers of up to five pages in length should be submitted in PDF format
by Wednesday 21st December 2011 using the EasyChair proceedings
template available at:


Abstracts and papers should be submitted using EasyChair:


Preliminary proceedings will be available at the workshop. We intend
to publish a post-proceedings in EPTCS.

The submission deadline is strict and will not be extended.

Enquiries can be sent to the PC co-chairs.

** Important Dates **

Abstract (title & 200 words max): 14th December 2011
Paper Submission: 23:59 (GMT) 21st December 2011
Paper Notification: 23rd January 2012
Final versions of papers: 3rd February 2012

** Program Committee **

Alastair Beresford, University of Cambridge, UK
Mario Bravetti, University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Carbone, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Alastair Donaldson, Imperial College London, UK
Stephen Fink, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Kohei Honda, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Simon Gay, University of Glasgow, UK (co-chair)
Lee Howes, AMD
Paul Kelly, Imperial College London, UK (co-chair)
Anton Lokhmotov, ARM
David Pearce, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Franz Puntigam, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Nikhil Swamy, Microsoft Research, USA
Ana Lucia Varbanescu, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jan Vitek, Purdue University, USA

** Organizing Committee **

Alastair Beresford, University of Cambridge, UK
Kohei Honda, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Simon Gay, University of Glasgow, UK
Alan Mycroft, University of Cambridge, UK
Vasco Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Nobuko Yoshida, Imperial College London, UK

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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