[TYPES] COORDINATION 2006: Preliminary Call for Papers
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Preliminary Call for Papers
8th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages
as part of
DisCoTec'06 - Distributed Computing Techniques
co-located with DAIS'06 & FMOODS'06
14-16 June 2006
* Submission of abstract: 10 January 2006
* Submission of papers: 17 January 2006
* Notification of acceptance: 7 March 2006
* Final version: 28 March 2006
* Conference: 14-16 June 2006
Modern information systems rely increasingly on combining concurrent,
distributed, mobile, reconfigurable and heterogenous components. New
models, architectures, languages, verification techniques are necessary
to cope with the complexity induced by the demands of today's software
development. Coordination languages have emerged as a successful approach,
in that they provide abstractions that cleanly separate behavior from
communication, therefore increasing modularity, simplifying reasoning,
and ultimately enhancing software development.
Building on the success of the previous editions, this conference
provides a well-established forum for the growing community of
researchers interested in models, languages, architectures, and
implementation techniques for coordination.
The previous editions of COORDINATION took place in Cesena (Italy),
Berlin (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Limassol (Cyprus), York
(UK), Pisa (Italy) and Namur (Belgium). More details are available
TOPICS OF INTEREST
They include but are not limited to:
* Theoretical models and foundations for coordination: component
composition, concurrency, mobility, dynamic aspects of coordination,
* Specification, refinement, and analysis of software architectures:
patterns and styles, verification of functional and non-functional
* Coordination, architectural, and interface definition languages:
implementation, interoperability, heterogeneity.
* Multiagent systems and coordination: models, languages, infrastructures.
* Dynamic software architectures: mobile code and agents, configuration,
* Coordination and modern distributed computing: Web services,
peer-to-peer networks, grid computing, context-awareness, ubiquitous
* Programming languages, middleware, tools, and environments for the
development of coordinated applications
* Industrial relevance of coordination and software architectures:
programming in the large, domain-specific software architectures and
coordination models, case studies.
* Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination
Proceedings of previous editions of this conference were published by
Springer, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series and
are available as LNCS volumes 1061, 1282, 1594, 1906, 2315, 2949 and
3454. The intention is to continue this series.
Authors are invited to submit full papers electronically in PostScript
or PDF using a two-phase online submission process. Registration of
the paper information and abstract (max. 250 words) must be completed
before 10 January 2006. Submission of the full paper is due no later
than 17 January 2006. Further instructions on the submission procedure
will be published at http://www.cs.unibo.it/discotec06/Coordination06.
Submissions must be formatted according to the LNCS guidelines (see
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and must not exceed 15
pages in length. Papers that are not in the requested format or
significantly exceed the mandated length may be rejected without going
through the review phase.
Submissions should explicitly state their contribution and their
relevance to the theme of the conference. Other criteria for selection
will be originality, significance, correctness, and clarity.
Simultaneous or similar submissions to other conferences or journals
are not allowed.
The conference will be hosted by the Department of Computer Science
of the University of Bologna.
Paolo Ciancarini University of Bologna, Italy
Herbert Wiklicky Imperial College London, UK
Farhad Arbab CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Antonio Brogi University of Pisa, Italy
Wolfgang Emmerich University College London, UK
Frank de Boer CWI & Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Jean-Marie Jacquet University of Namur, Belgium
Josst Kok Leiden University, The Netherlands
Toby Lehman IBM Almaden, US
D.C. Marinescu University of Central Florida, US
Ronaldo Menezes Florida Institute of Technology, US
Andrea Omicini University of Bologna, Italy
Paolo Petta OeFAI, Austria
Gian Pietro Picco Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ernesto Pimentel University of Malaga, Spain
Rosario Pugliese University of Florence, Italy
Gruia Catalin Roman Washington Univeeristy, USA
Robert Tolksdorf FU Berlin, Germany
Emilio Tuosto University of Leicester, UK
Carlos Varela Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
Alan Wood University of York, UK
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