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                    4th International Workshop on
                  Methods and Tools for Coordinating
              Concurrent, Distributed and Mobile Systems

(MTCoord'08)

                     June 7, 2008, Oslo, Norway
         Workshop affiliated to DisCoTec 08, June 4-6 2008


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SCOPE


  Various classes of  computational models, languages, and formalisms
  have emerged with 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.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Special topics of interest are

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

 However, other topics, as related to coordination,
 are also of interest, including:

  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

INVITED SPEAKER

Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


  Papers  describing original work are  solicited as contributions to
  MTCoord'08.  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.

http://www.info.fundp.ac.be/MTCoord/

PUBLICATION

The  papers accepted  for  the symposium  will  be  available at  the
workshop (a  University of Oslo,  Department  of informatics research
report with ISBN and tech report no).

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



IMPORTANT DATES

   o March 20, 2007:   Paper Submission deadline.
   o May 5, 2007   :   Notification of acceptance.
   o May 15, 2007  :   Final version.
   o June 7, 2007  :   Meeting Date.


LOCATION


   The  MTCoord'08 workshop will be  held in Oslo, Norway on June 7
   2008. It is a satellite workshop of Discotec'08. For venue and
   registration, see the DisCoTec'08 web page at
           http://discotec08.ifi.uio.no/DisCoTec08/HomePage


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS


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


PROGRAMME COMITTEE
* Marco Bernardo,UniversitÓ degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo", Urbino, Italy
* Christel Baier, Technical University Dresden, Germany
* Lubos Brim, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
* Giorgio Delzanno, University of Genova, Italy
* Wan Fokkink, CWI, The Netherlands
* Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium
* Gerald Luettgen, University of York, United Kingdom
* Angelika Mader, University of Twente, The Netherlands
* Mirko Viroli, Alma Mater Studiorum UniversitÓ di Bologna a Cesena, Italy
* Kaisa Sere, Abo Akademi University, Finland