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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Theoretical Aspects of Computing, 24-27 Sep 2012, Bangalore, INDIA

ICTAC 2012

The Colloquium will be held at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), which 
is located in Electronics City of Bangalore. It is two hours by car or taxi from Bangalore 
International Airport. Bangalore is internationally known as the Silicon Valley of India, with 
many hi-tech companies and research labs. Holding the conference in the Electronics City of 
Bangalore gives the conference participants valuable opportunity to discuss and network with 
the software practitioners and researchers in India's Information Technology (IT) hub. This will 
be further facilitated via an Industry Day, a special feature of ICTAC 2012.

Regular and Short Paper submission deadline: 16 April 2012

ICTAC 2012 is the 9th 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 2012 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;
   * relationship between software requirements, models and code;
   * 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 architectures: models and development methods;
   * models of concurrency, security, and mobility;
   * theory of parallel, distributed, grid and cloud computing;
   * real-time, embedded, hybrid and cyber-physical systems;
   * type and category theory in computer science;
   * models for learning and education;
   * case studies, theories, tools and experiments of verified systems;
   * domain-specific modeling and technology: examples, frameworks
     and experience.

ICTAC 2012 will feature an Industry Day, a special feature being introduced to the ICTAC 
colloquium for the first time. One of the days of the conference is planned to be marked as 
Industry Day. The industry day will feature technical talks from the industry participants. These 
talks will be drawn from the papers submitted and accepted to the conference; however any such 
paper must have at least one co-author from the Industry and must be clearly marked for `Industry 
Day' during submission. In addition, we plan to have tool demonstrations and posters by the 
companies in the exhibition floor. Participants from academia will thus also get a chance to 
mingle with the industry participants in an informal atmosphere, thereby getting a flavor of the 
ongoing activities in Bangalore's IT industry.

Industry Day Co-chairs:
   * Sriram Rajamani (Microsoft Research)
   * Satish Chandra (IBM Research)

   * Gernot Heiser, UNSW (for Industry Day)
   * Luke Ong, Oxford
   * Ganesan Ramalingam, Microsoft Research

The proceedings of ICTAC 2012 will be published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) and will be available at the colloquium. A special issue of a journal with extended 
version of selected papers from ICTAC 2012 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.  Submissions can be either Regular Papers 
or Short Papers.  Short papers can present recent or ongoing work or discuss new ideas which are 
at an early stage of development and have not been thoroughly evaluated yet.
Papers should be written in English. Regular Papers should not exceed
15 pages and Short Papers should be between 4 and 8 pages in LNCS format 
(see for details).

Papers shall be submitted at
All queries should be sent to:

Paper submission deadline:           16 April 2012
Paper Accept/Reject Notification:      8 June 2012
Final paper submission: 	       29 June 2012

   * Ana Cavalcanti, University of York, UK
   * Supratik Chakraborty, IIT Mumbai, India
   * Satish Chandra, IBM Watson, USA
   * Yifeng Chen, Peking University, China
   * Meenakshi D'Souza, IIIT Bangalore, India
   * Thao Dang, Verimag, France
   * Frank S. deBoer, CWI, Netherlands
   * Xinyu Feng, USTC, China
   * John Fitzgerald, University of Newcastle, UK
   * Susanne Graf, Verimag, France
   * Lindsay Groves, Victoria University, New Zealand
   * Zhenjiang Hu, NII, Japan
   * Lei  Ju, Shandong University, China
   * Moonzoo Kim, KAIST, Korea
   * Daniel Kroening, Oxford University, UK
   * Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
   * Martin Leucker, TU Munich, Germany
   * Zhiming Liu, UNU-IIST, Macau SAR, China
   * Kamal Lodaya, Inst. of Mathematical Sciences, India
   * Annabelle McIver  Macquarie University, Australia
   * Madhavan Mukund, Chennai Mathematical Inst., India
   * Kedar Namjoshi, Bell Labs, USA
   * Jun Pang, Univ. of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
   * Sanjiva Prasad, IIT Delhi, India
   * Geguang Pu, ECNU, China
   * Zongyan Qiu, Peking University, China
   * Anders P. Ravn, Aalborg University, Denmark
   * Abhik Roychoudhury, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Chair)
   * Diptikalyan Saha, IBM Research, India
   * Augusto Sampaio, UFPE, Brazil
   * Bikram Sengupta, IBM Research, India
   * R.K. Shyamasundar, TIFR, India
   * Sofiene Tahar, Concordia University, Canada
   * Kapil Vaswani, Microsoft Research, India
   * Wang Yi, Uppsala University, Sweden
   * Naijun Zhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
   * Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

   * Meenakshi D'Souza, IIIT-B (General Chair)
   * Jun Pang, Univ. of Luxembourg (Publicity Chair)
   * Deepak D'Souza, Indian Institute of Science
   * Sumesh Divakaran, IIIT-B

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