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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: MTCoord 2007 Methods and Tools for Coordinating Concurrent, Distributed and Mobile Systems

  3rd International Workshop on
                  Methods and Tools for Coordinating
              Concurrent, Distributed and Mobile Systems

                    June 4, 2007, Paphos, Cyprus
         Workshop affiliated to Coordination 07, June 5-8 2007



  Various classes of  computational models, languages, and formalisms
  have  emerged in the  aim of  providing high-level  descriptions of
  concurrent,  distributed,  and  mobile systems.   Typical  examples
  include so-called  coordination languages and  models (e.g.  Gamma,
  Linda,  Manifold,  Reo, Klaim,  Lime,  ...), concurrent  constraint
  languages (e.g.  cc languages,  Mozart, ...)  and  process algebras
  (e.g. CSP, CCS, pi-calculus, ...).

  These  models are based  on generative  communication via  a shared
  data  space or  on data  communication through  channels.   In both
  cases,  software components  are typically  conceived  in isolation
  assuming  that the  required  data will  eventually  be available.
  However,  making a  whole system  out of  these components  and, in
  particular, ensuring  that interactions occur properly  is far from
  being  obvious. 
  The aim of the workshop is precisely to bring together researchers,
  working   in  different   communities  (coordination,  constraints,
  process algebras), on  methods  and tools  for the construction  of
  concurrent, distributed and mobile systems.

  This year, the workshop will focus on model checking techniques and
  compositional and refinement-based methodologies.


  Special topics of interest are

  o Model checking techniques, in particular techniques for verifying
    coordinating properties  (including distributed and probabilistic
  o Compositional and refinement-based methodologies

  However, related topics are also invited such as

  o Design of  high-level specifications,  eg based  on first-order,
    modal and temporal logics
  o Techniques for requirements capture and analysis
  o Theorem proving based methodologies
  o Debugging techniques
  o Abstract interpretation
  o Program analysis and transformation
  o Simulation and testing
  o Formal methods for security
  o Tools environments and architectures
  o Applications and case studies, in particular in web services
    and biology


  Papers  describing original work are  solicited as contributions to
  MTCoord'07.  All    papers must be   unpublished  and not submitted
  simultaneously for publication elsewhere.  Submitted  papers should
  be  limited to  15  pages, preferrably  formatted  according to the
  Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science.

  They should  be submitted through the  conference management system
  that will be available from the workshop web site.



   The papers   accepted for the  symposium will  be available at the

   Selected work  will be published in a  volume  of the Electronical
   Notes in Theoretical Computer Science.


   o March 23, 2007:   Abstract submission deadline.
   o March 30, 2007:   Paper Submission deadline.
   o April 28, 2007:   Notification of acceptance.
   o May 11, 2007  :   Final version.
   o June 4, 2007  :   Meeting Date.


   The  MTCoord'07 workshop will be  held in Paphos, Cyprus in June 4
   2007. It is a satellite workshop of Coordination'07. For venue and
   registration, see the DisCoTec'07 web page at


   o Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA
   o Isabelle Linden, University of Namur, Belgium

     o Marco Bernardo, Universit degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo", Urbino, Italy
   o Christel Baier, Technical University Dresden, Germany
   o Lubos Brim, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
   o Giorgio Delzanno, University of Genova, Italy
   o Wan Fokkink, CWI, The Netherlands
   o Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium
   o Gerald Luettgen, University of York, United Kingdom
   o Angelika Mader, University of Twente, The Netherlands
   o Kaisa Sere, Abo Akademi University, Finland