[TYPES] cfp: COSMICAH 2005

Dino Distefano ddino at dcs.qmul.ac.uk
Mon Feb 14 16:42:05 EST 2005

========================== CALL FOR PAPERS ===========================

			     COSMICAH 2005
First international workshop on verification of COncurrent Systems with 
dynaMIC Allocated Heaps

July 10, 2005, Lisboa, Portugal (a satellite workshop of ICALP 2005)



The ongoing growth in complexity of concurrent  programs requires new
techniques capable of predicting their runtime errors.  One of the 
this complexity arises is the use of dynamic memory allocation and of
recursive data structures in a concurrent setting.  This is the case of 
object-oriented languages with support for multithreading, where
communication between threads is performed via shared objects 
various synchronization policies.

  Over the past decade, new techniques for the analysis of object-based
and object-oriented programs have emerged.  These solutions stem from a 
range of domains such as static analysis, model checking, theorem 
proving and
Hoare logic.

  This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from different
  subdomains of formal verification that share interest in the analysis 
  concurrent heap-manipulating programs. Topics of interest are, but are 
  limited to:

- application of graph rewriting to the verification of object-based 
- logics for describing heap topologies and their evolutions
- abstraction techniques for infinite-state systems with dynamic heaps
- high-level specification of local behaviors (e.g, object protocols, 
separation logic)
- comparisons between existing techniques and tools
- test cases and experimental results
- specification and analysis of security protocols

      Authors are invited to submit papers presenting recent work in the 
      relevant for the scope of COSMICAH.  Contributions should not 
exceed 15
      pages in LNCS style.  Accepted papers will be published in informal
      proceedings (as technical report of Queen Mary University of 
London) and
      distributed to the participants at the workshop. Given the informal
      proceedings, submitting to COSMICAH does not preclude simultaneous 
      future submission of the paper to major conferences. In this
      sense COSMICAH represents for authors a great platform to present
      their work and receive feedback.

      To increase interaction among the participants, COSMICAH includes a
      special 5 minutes madness session.  Authors are invited to submit 
      page research abstracts/statement (on recent and/or ongoing work) 
      this session. Abstracts/statements will be considered on the bases 
      their originality and attractiveness to the scope of the workshop.

      Papers and abstracts should be submitted electronically (in ps or 
      format), by email to (ddino at dcs.qmul.ac.uk). Please indicate the 
type of
      your submission (regular paper or abstract).

Invited speaker: TBA

Important dates:
      Submission deadline for regular paper: May 13th, 2005
      Submission deadline for abstract/statements: June 10th, 2005
      Notification: June 17th, 2005
      Final version for informal proceedings: June 24th, 2005

Program Committee
Cristiano Calcagno (Imperial College, London)
Dino Distefano (Queen Mary, Univ. of  London, co-chair)
Peter Habermehl (Liafa, Paris 7 University)
Peter O'Hearn (Queen Mary, Univ. of London, general chair)
Radu Iosif (Verimag, Grenoble, co-chair)
Yassine Lakhnech (Verimag, Grenoble)
Arend Rensink (University of Twente, Enschede)
Robby (Kansas State University, Manhattan KS)
Eran Yahav (IBM Research, New York)

  Dino Distefano, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  Radu Iosif, Verimag/CNRS, France

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