[TYPES/announce] [First CFP] AGERE! @ SPLASH 2013 - 3rd Int. Workshop on Programming based on Actors, Agents and Decentralized Control

Alessandro Ricci a.ricci at unibo.it
Wed Jun 12 12:09:52 EDT 2013

=====  1st CALL FOR PAPERS: AGERE! @ SPLASH 2013


3rd Int. Workshop on Programming based on
Actors, Agents, and Decentralized Control

ACM SIGPLAN sponsored Workshop held at SPLASH Conference 2013

Indianapolis, Indiana (US)
October 27-28, 2013

=====  Introduction

ăgo ăgo, ăgis, egi, actum, ăgĕre
latin verb meaning to act, to lead, to do,
common root for actors and agents

The fundamental turn of software into concurrency and distribution is not only a matter
of performance, but also of design and abstraction. It calls for programming paradigms
that, compared to current mainstream paradigms, would allow us to more naturally think
about, design, develop, execute, debug, and profile systems exhibiting different degrees
of concurrency, autonomy, decentralization of control, and physical distribution.

AGERE! is an ACM SIGPLAN workshop dedicated to focusing on and developing the research
on programming systems, languages and applications based on actors, agents and any
related programming paradigm promoting a decentralized mindset in solving problems and
in developing systems to implement such solutions.

The workshop is designed to cover both the theory and the practice of design and
programming, bringing together researchers working on the models, languages and
technologies, and practitioners developing real-world systems and applications.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published on the ACM Digital Library, as an
official ACM SIGPLAN publication.

Topics include:

- Ideas, concepts, formalization of the computation and programming models for
  concurrent objects, actors, agents and decentralized control
- theory and practice of programming languages based on actors/concurrent objects/agents
  (typing, modularity, mechanism for extensibility, reuse, ...)
- libraries, frameworks and platform based on actors, concurrent objects,
  agents and high-level paradigms for concurrent/distributed/asynchronous programming
- programming techniques based on these paradigms
-- programming large scale actor/agent based systems
- actor-based / agent-based programming idioms
- integration with mainstream languages and technologies
- Design principles underlying relevant paradigms and bridging the gap between
  design and programming
- Design patterns for actor/agent based systems
Validation and verification
- Theory and tools about testing, debugging, profiling, verifying and validating
  software systems based on such paradigms
- Design and development of real-world applications
- Experiences and reflections about using these paradigms in teaching programming
  (concurrent, distributed - but not only)

===== Contributions

AGERE! welcomes three kinds of contributions:

- Full papers

  Length up to 10 pages (ACM format).  These papers should present new previously
  unpublished research in one or more of the topics identified above.

- Short papers & position papers

  Length up to 4 pages (ACM format).  These papers should introduce a contribution
  (an idea, a viewpoint, an argument, work in progress...) which may be in its initial
  stage and not fully developed but which is worth being presented given its relevance
  to the AGERE! topics, to trigger discussions and interactions.

- Reviews & surveys:

  Length up to 10 pages (ACM format).  These papers should provide a good synthesis
  and reflections about some aspect (specific or general) relevant to topics of the
  workshop, contributing to discussions on the state of the art and open issues.

- Demos:

  Length up to 4 pages (ACM format).  These contributions should be about a
  technology/system to be demonstrated during the workshop.

=====  Important dates and submission


- Abstracts:    August 4, 2013
- Papers:       August 11, 2013

Papers can be submitted here:


in PDF format. Submissions should use the ACM format, following the guidelines in

===== Organization and Committees


Nadeem Jamali, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Gera Weiss,  Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy
Akinori Yonezawa, Riken Advanced Institute of Computational Science, Kobe, Japan

Steering Committee

Gul Agha, University of Illinois-Urbana, US
Rafael Bordini, FACIN-UFRS, Brazil
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy
Assaf Marron, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Program Committee (partial list, other names are to be confirmed)

Philipp Haller, Typesafe, Switzerland
Marjan Sirjani, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Tom Van Cutsem, Vrije Universiteit, Belgium
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, University of Kaiserslautern
Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit, Belgium
Carlos Varela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
Assaf Marron, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
Rafael Bordini, FACIN-UFRS, Brazil
Birna van Riemsdijk, TUDelft, The Netherlands
Amal El Fallah Segrouchni, LIP6, Paris
Giovanni Rimassa, Whitestein, Switzerland
Mirko Viroli, Università di Bologna, Italy
Yoshiki Ohshima, VPRI, US

===== AGERE! @ SPLASH 2013

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