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FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS: Theory and Practice of Software, 24 Mar - 1 Apr 2012, ESTONIA
European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software, Tallinn (Estonia)
-- ABOUT ETAPS -- (ETAPS) is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS, established in 1998, is a confederation of six main annual conferences (one of them, POST, being new in 2012), accompanied by satellite workshops. ETAPS 2012 is already the fifteenth event in the series. -- MAIN CONFERENCES -- * CC: Compiler Construction * ESOP: European Symposium on Programming * FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering * FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures * TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems * New! POST: Principles of Security and Trust -- INVITED SPEAKERS -- * Bruno Blanchet (INRIA / ENS / CNRS, France), * Georg Gottlob (Univ. of Oxford, UK) * Franois Bodin (IRISA and CAPS Entreprise, France) * Bjarne Stroustrup (Texas A&M Univ., USA) * Wil van der Aalst (Techn. Univ. of Eindhoven, Netherlands) * Glynn Winskel (Univ. of Cambridge, UK) * Holger Hermanns (Univ. of Saarland, Germany) * Cynthia Dwork (Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley, USA) -- IMPORTANT DATES -- * 7 October 2011: Submission deadline for abstracts (strict) * 14 October 2010: Submission deadline for full papers (strict) * 16 December 2011: Notification of acceptance * 6 January 2012: Camera-ready versions due Some conferences will use a rebuttal (author response) phase. -- GENERAL SUBMISSION INFORMATION -- ETAPS conferences accept two types of contributions: research papers and tool demonstration papers. Both types will appear in the proceedings and have presentations during the conference. (TACAS has more categories, see below.) A condition of submission is that, if the submission is accepted, one of the authors attends the conference to give the presentation. Submitted papers must be in English presenting original research. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. In particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is forbidden. The proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Papers must follow the formatting guidelines specified by Springer at the URL http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html and be submitted electronically in pdf through the Easychair author interface of the respective conference. Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be rejected immediately. - Research papers Different ETAPS 2012 conferences have different page limits. Specifically, FASE, FOSSACS and TACAS have a page limit of 15 pages, whereas CC, ESOP and POST allow at most 20 pages. Additional material intended for the referee but not for publication in the final version - for example, details of proofs - may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit. ETAPS referees are at liberty to ignore appendices and papers must be understandable without them. TACAS solicits not only regular research papers, but also case study papers. - Tool demonstration papers Submissions should consist of two parts: * The first part, at most four pages, should describe the tool presented. Please include the URL of the tool (if available) and provide information that illustrates the maturity and robustness of the tool (this part will be included in the proceedings). * The second part, at most six pages, should explain how the demonstration will be carried out and what it will show, including screen dumps and examples. (This part will be not be included in the proceedings, but will be evaluated.) FOSSACS does not accept tool demonstration papers. In addition to tool demonstration papers (max 6 pages in their case), TACAS solicits also longer tool papers (max 15 pages) adhering to specific instructions about content and organization. -- SATELLITE EVENTS -- 20 satellite workshops will take place before or after ETAPS 2012. -- HOST CITY -- Tallinn, a city of 412,000 people, is the capital and largest city of Estonia, a small EU member country in Northern Europe, bordering Russia to the East and Latvia to the south. Located in the north of the country, on the southern shores of the Gulf of Finland, opposite Helsinki in Finland, Tallinn is most well known for its picturesque medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. But it also has a vivid cultural scene, outperforming most European centres of similar size. In 2011, Tallinn, along with Turku in Finland, is the Cultural Capital of Europe. Tallinn is easy to travel to. Estonia is part of Schengen and the Eurozone. The Lennart Meri International Airport of Tallinn /TLL) is only 4 kms from the city centre. -- ORGANIZERS * General chair: Tarmo Uustalu * Workshop chair: Keiko Nakata * Organizing committee: James Chapman, Monika Perkmann and colleagues * Host institution: Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology -- FURTHER INFORMATION -- Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.