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[PVS] ACM SAC Coordination track 2009: 2nd Call for Papers

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2nd CfP: ACM SAC Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and


Coordination Models, Languages and Applications

Special Track of the 24th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC09)
March 8 - 12, 2009, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA




Aug. 16, 2008: Paper submissions
Oct. 11, 2008: Author notification
Oct. 25, 2008: Camera-Ready Copy



Building on the success of the tenth previous editions (1998-2008), a
special track on coordination models, languages and applications will
be held at SAC 2009. Over the last decade, we have witnessed the
emergence of models, formalisms and mechanisms to describe concurrent
and distributed computations and systems based on the concept of
coordination.  The purpose of a coordination model is to enable the
integration of a number of, possibly heterogeneous, components
(processes, objects, agents) in such a way that the resulting ensemble
can execute as a whole, forming a software system with desired
characteristics and functionalities which possibly takes advantage of
parallel and distributed systems. The coordination paradigm is closely
related to other contemporary software engineering approaches such as
multi-agent systems, service-oriented architectures, component-based
systems and related middleware platforms. Furthermore, the concept of
coordination exists in many other Computer Science areas such as
workflow systems, cooperative information systems, distributed
artificial intelligence, and internet technologies.

After more than a decade of research, the coordination paradigm is
gaining increased momentum in state-of-the-art engineering paradigms
such as multi-agent systems and service-oriented architectures: in the
first case, coordination abstractions are perceived as essential to
design and support the working activities of agent societies; in the
latter case, service coordination, orchestration, and choreography are
going to be essential aspects of the next generations of systems based
on Web services.

The Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications
takes a deliberately a broad view of what constitutes coordination.
Accordingly, major topics of interest this year will include:

- Novel models, languages, programming and implementation techniques
- Applications of coordination technologies
- Industrial points of view: experiences, applications, open issues
- Internet- and Web-based coordinated systems
- Coordination of multi-agent systems, including mobile agents,
intelligent agents, and agent-based simulations
- Coordination in Service-oriented architectures and Web Services
- Languages for service description and composition
- Models, frameworks and tools for Group Decision Making
- Modern Workflow Management Systems and Case-Handling
- Coordination in Computer Supported Cooperative Work
- Software architectures and software engineering techniques
- Configuration and Architecture Description Languages
- Coordination Middleware and Infrastructures
- Coordination in GRID systems
- Emergent Coordination: Swam based, Stigmergy
- Coordination technologies, systems and infrastructures
- Relationship with other computational models such as object
oriented, declarative (functional, logic, constraint), programming or
their extensions with coordination capabilities
- Formal aspects (semantics, reasoning, verification)



Papers accepted for the Special Track on Coordination Models,
Languages and Applications will be published by ACM both in the SAC
2009 proceedings and in the Digital Library.



Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will
be considered. This includes three categories of submissions: 1)
original and unpublished research; 2) reports of innovative computing
applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government,
education and industry; and 3) reports of successful technology
transfer to new problem domains. Each submitted paper will be fully
refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three
referees. The accepted papers in all categories will be published in
the ACM SAC 2009 proceedings.

Format: Submit your paper electronically in either PDF or postscript
format. Please note: neither hardcopy nor fax submissions will be
accepted. Submissions should be printable on a standard printer on
common paper formats such as letter and DIN A4. Please use a
Postscript previewer such as Ghostview to check the portability of
Postscript documents. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not
appear in the body of the paper, and self reference should be in the
third person. This is to facilitate blind review. The body of the
paper should not exceed 4,000 words.

Accepted full papers should not exceed 5 pages in a double column
format (with the option, at additional expense, to add three more
pages). Accepted poster papers will be published as extended 2-page
abstracts in the symposium proceedings. All submissions must be
received by Aug. 16, 2008.


Submission is entirely automated by an eCMS paper management tool,
which is available from the main SAC Web Site:
Authors must first register their own account by obtaining a password,
and then follow the instructions.



Michael Ignaz Schumacher,
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

Alan Wood,
University of York, UK

Email contact : cm.sac2008@xxxxxxxxx



Farhad Arbab, CWI Amsterdam and Leiden University, Netherlands
Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, Netherlands
Manfred Bortenschlager, Salzburg Research, Austria
Michel Chaudron, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Pisa, Italy
Keith Harrison-Broninski, Role Modellers Ltd, UK
Jeremy Jacob, University of York, UK
Michele Loreti, University of Florence, Italy
Henry Muccini, University of l'Aquila, Italy
Barry Norton, University of Sheffield, UK
Manuel Oriol, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Vincenzo Pallota, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Ernesto Pimentel, University of Malaga, Spain
Razvan Popescu, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Antonio Porto, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Rosario Pugliese, University of Florence, Italy
Davide Rossi, University of Bologna, Italy
Giovanni Rusello, Imperial College London, UK
Andries Stam, Almende B.V., Netherlands
Yasuyuki Tahara, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA
Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK
George Wells, Rhodes University, South Africa
Pavel Wojciechowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Coordination Models, Languages and Applications
Special Track on the 24th ACM Symposium
on Applied Computing (SAC'09)
March 8 - 12, 2009, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA