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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: "Theoretical Aspects of Computing", 31 Aug - 2 Sep 2011, SOUTH AFRICA

http://www.ictac.net/ictac2011/
Contact: ictac2011@iist.unu.edu

ICTAC 2011, International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing, Johannesburg, South Africa

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The Colloquium will be held in a nature reserve two hours travel by car from the centre of Johannesburg (transfer provided), in a malaria-free area in the Waterberg mountains.
All of the big five can be viewed at the reserve and a safari tour will form part of the social programme for delegates.
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EXTENDED DEADLINES
Paper abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2011
Paper submission deadline:           7 April 2011
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BACKGROUND

ICTAC 2011 is the 8th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing, the latest in a series founded by the International Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations University (UNU-IIST). ICTAC 2011 will bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to present research and to exchange ideas and experience addressing challenges in both theoretical aspects of computing and in the exploitation of theory through methods and tools for system development. The other main purpose is to promote cooperation in research and education between participants and their institutions, from developing and industrial countries, as in the mandate of the United Nations University.


TOPICS

The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

     * automata theory and formal languages;
     * principles and semantics of programming languages;
     * logics and their applications;
     * software architectures and their description languages;
     * software specification, refinement, verification and testing;
     * model checking and theorem proving;
     * formal techniques in software testing;
     * models of object and component systems;
     * coordination and feature interaction;
     * integration of theories, formal methods and tools for
       engineering computing systems;
     * service-oriented development;
     * service-oriented architectures: models and development methods;
     * document-driven development;
     * models of concurrency, security, and mobility;
     * theory of parallel, distributed, and grid computing;
     * real-time, embedded and hybrid systems;
     * type and category theory in computer science;
     * models for learning and education;
     * cognitive architectures;
     * qualitative reasoning;
     * case studies, theories, tools and experiments of verified systems;
     * domain-specific modeling and technology: examples, frameworks
       and experience.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

     * Jayadev Misra
     * David Parnas
     * Willem Visser


VENUE, TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATION

The ICTAC 2011 Colloquium will be held in a nature reserve, away from the bustle and noise of a large city. The reserve is two hours travel by car from the centre of Johannesburg, in the Waterberg mountains, situated on 12000 hectares of malaria-free bushveld. All of the big five can be viewed at the reserve and a game drive will form part of the social programme for delegates.

Transfers will be provided for delegates from the ICTAC tutorials to the reserve, and back again to Johannesburg after the event. The reserve is also easily accessible by self-drive with normal motor cars.

Delegates can additionally arrange to stay on after the colloquium to relax and enjoy the quiet of the region, or take part in the numerous adventure activities - such as horse riding, abseiling, and archery.

Accomodation at the reserve is recommended to simplify access during the event as other lodges are not easy to reach without a hired vehicle.

Travel to Johannesburg is easy from all parts of the world with many major carriers having multiple departures each day and the availability of a modern rail link from O. R. Tambo International Airport to hotels in and around Johannesburg.


PUBLICATION AND SUBMISSION

The proceedings of ICTAC 2011 will be published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and will be avaialble at the colloquium. A special issue of a journal with extended version of selected papers from ICTAC 2011 is under negotiation.

Submissions to the colloquium must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere.
All submissions will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference. Papers should be written in English and not exceed 15 pages in LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for details).

Papers shall be submitted at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictac2011.

All queries should be sent to: ictac2011@iist.unu.edu


IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2011
Paper submission deadline:          22 March 2011
Paper Accept/Reject Notification:   15 May 2011
Final paper submission  	    31 May 2011


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

     * Bernhard K. Aichernig, Austria
     * Junia Anacleto, Brazil
     * Jonathan P. Bowen, UK
     * Christiano Braga, Brazil
     * Vasco Brattka, South Africa
     * Andrew Butterfield, Ireland
     * Ana Cavalcanti, UK
     * Antonio Cerone, Macau SAR China (co-chair)
     * Dang Van Hung, Vietnam
     * Jim Davies, UK
     * David Deharbe, Brazil
     * Wan Fokkink, Netherlands
     * Pascal Fontaine, France
     * Marcelo Frias, Argentina
     * Lindsay Groves, New Zealand
     * Stefan Gruner, South Africa
     * Michael R. Hansen, Denmark
     * Rob Hierons, UK
     * Lynne Hunt, Australia
     * Moonzoo Kim, Korea
     * Coenraad Labuschagne, South Africa
     * Martin Leucker, Germany
     * Liu Zhiming, Macau SAR China
     * Patricia Machado, Brazil
     * Mieke Massink, Italy
     * Ali Mili, USA
     * Marius Minea, Romania
     * Tobias Nipkow, Germany
     * Ogawa Mizuhito, Japan
     * Odejobi Odetunji, Nigeria
     * Jose Oliveira, Portugal
     * Ekow Otoo, South Africa
     * Pekka Pihlajasaari, South Africa (co-chair)
     * Anders Ravn, Denmark
     * Francesca Pozzi, Italy
     * Markus Roggenbach, UK
     * Augusto Sampaio, Brazil
     * Bernhard Schätz, Germany
     * Gerardo Schneider, Sweden
     * Natarajan Shankar, USA
     * Marjan Sirjani, Iceland
     * Fausto Spoto, Italy
     * Clint van Alten, South Africa
     * Franck van Breugel, Canada
     * Govert van Drimmelen, South Africa
     * Daniel Varro, Hungary
     * Herbert Wiklicky, UK

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

     * Antonio Cerone, Macau SAR China
     * Coenraad Labuschagne, South Africa
     * Pekka Pihlajasaari, South Africa
     * David Sherwell, South Africa
     * Clint van Alten, South Africa

STEERING COMMITTEE

     * John Fitzgerald, UK
     * Martin Leucker, Germany
      * Liu Zhiming, Macau SAR China
     * Tobias Nipkow, Germany
     * Augusto Sampaio, Brazil
     * Natarajan Shankar, USA
     * Jim Woodcock, UK