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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR TUTORIAL & WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: "Theoretical Aspects of Computing", 29-30 Aug 2011, SOUTH AFRICA

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

Submission:                     31 March 2011
Notification of acceptance:     11 April 2011


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.


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 fo
       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.


     * Jayadev Misra
     * David Parnas
     * Willem Visser


Tutorials and Workshops are hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa at its Braamfontein campus.

The university is a leading learning institute on the continent and is in close proximity to a number of hotels and provides an established facility to hold the tutorial portion of the event.

The Colloquium will be held at a game lodge two hours drive outside Johannesburg with facilities to experience the wilderness at first hand while attending ICTAC.


You are welcome to submit proposals for tutorials and workshops on the subjects related to the colloquium topics.

TUTORIAL proposal submissions:
It should include detailed description of tutorial contents, time duration (half/one day), intended audience, biography of
presenter(s) and extended abstract not exceeding 5 pages.
Extended abstracts of the accepted tutorials will be included in the proceedings of the ICTAC 2012 colloquium to be published in the LNCS series by Springer.

WORKSHOP proposal submissions:
It should include detailed description of background and aims, duration (one or two days), intended audience, estimated number of participants, proceedings publication policy, biography of the organiser(s), information on perspective keynote speakers, provisional budget for additional expenses to be factored in the workshop fee (e.g. keynote speakers, printing, social event).
Standard workshop fee will cover lunches, refreshments, room and equipment.

All proposals should be written in English and should not exceed 10 pages.

Proposal submissions should be sent to:


Submission:                     31 March 2011
Notification of acceptance:     11 April 2011
ICTAC 2011 Workshops:           29-30 August 2011


Submission:                     5 June 2011
Notification of acceptance:     24 June 2011
ICTAC 2011 Tutorials:           29-30 August 2011


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


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