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[PVS] SOFSEM 2009 - Call for Paper

                      := SOFSEM 2009: 35th Conference on                        
           Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science
                          CALL FOR PAPERS
                          January 24-30, 2009 
                  Hotel Arnika, Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic         

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You for understanding and cooperation. The organizers.]


  * Abstract Submission:  August 17, 2008  
  * Paper Submission:     August 24, 2008 
  * Notification:         October 6, 2008
  * Camera-Ready Papers:  October 20, 2008
  * Conference:           January 24-30, 2009

An extended pdf version of this call can be found at

SOFSEM (SOFtware SEMinar) is the annual, international conference devoted to 
the theory and practice of computer science. Its aim is to foster cooperation 
among professionals from academia and industry working in all modern areas of 
computer science.

SOFSEM 2009 Program Committee Chair: Mogens Nielsen, Aarhus, Denmark.


The invited speakers for SOFSEM will include:

  * Christian Attiogbe (University of Nantes, France)
  * Christel Baier (University of Bonn, Germany)
  * Josh Berdine (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)   
  * Nicole Immorlica (Northwestern University, USA)
  * Radovan Janecek (BTO, HP Software)
  * Marcin Jurdzinski (University of Warwick, UK)
  * Giuseppe Longo (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France)    
  * David Parkes (Harvard University, USA)   


For the SOFSEM 2009 the following 4 tracks have been chosen:
  * Foundations of Computer Science
     Chair: Catuscia Palamidessi (Paris, France)
     Co-chair: Frank Valencia (Paris, France)

  * Theory and Practice of Software Services
     Chair: Petr Tuma, Prague, Czech Republic

  * Game Theoretic Aspects of ecommerce
     Chair: Peter Bro Miltersen (Aarhus, Denmark)

  * Techniques and Tools for Formal Verification
     Chair: Antonin Kucera (Brno, Czech Republic)
Moreover, for students, there is the

  * Student Research Forum
     Chair: Maria Bielikova (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Details on each track and the Forum can be found on the conference web site.


Following the tradition of SOFSEM, the proceedings from SOFSEM 2009, including 
invited and contributed papers, will be published in the Lecture Notes in 
Computer Science Series by Springer-Verlag. Papers from the Student Research 
Forum will be published in local proceedings. The target paper size is 12 pages 

in LNCS format.

Both proceedings will be distributed at the conference.


The venue of Sofsem 2009 will be OREA Hotel ARNIKA, Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech 
Republic. See www.sofsem.cz for further details.



    * algorithms and data structures including sequential, parallel, 
      distributed, approximation, and number-theoretic algorithms
    * automata theory and languages
    * complexity theory, both computational and structural
    * foundations of security    
    * concurrency theory
    * quantitative aspects of computing
    * discrete mathematics related to computer science
    * grammars and formal models
    * program semantics, logic, and verification
    * Luca Aceto            (Reykjavik University, Iceland)
    * Frank de Boer         (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
    * Roberto Bruni         (University of Pisa, Italy)
    * Stefan Dantchev       (Durham University,  UK)
    * Pierpaolo Degano      (University of Pisa, Italy)
    * Fedor Fomin           (University of Bergen, Norway)
    * Rachid Guerraoui      (EPFL, Switzerland)
    * Juraj Hromkovic       (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
    * Thore Husfeldt        (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Lund
                             University, Sweden)
    * Giuseppe F. Italiano  (Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy)
    * Riko Jacob            (Technische Universitat München, Germany)
    * Thomas Jensen         (IRISA/CNRS, France)
    * Juhani Karhumäki      (University of Turku, Finland)
    * Joost-Pieter Katoen   (Aachen University, Germany)
    * Evangelos Kranakis    (Carleton University, Canada)
    * Stephan Merz          (INRIA Nancy-Grand Est, France)
    * Mike Mislove          (Tulane University, USA)
    * Catuscia Palamidessi  (INRIA Saclay -  Île-de-France and Ecole
                             Polytechnique, France, co-chair)
    * Wojciech Penczek      (IPI PAN and University of Podlasie, Poland)
    * Riccardo Pucella      (Northeastern University, USA)
    * Branislav Rovan       (Comenius University, Slovakia)
    * Geoffrey Smith        (Florida International University , USA)
    * Jiri Srba             (University of Aalborg, Denmark)
    * Frank Valencia        (CNRS and École Polytechnique, France, co-chair)
    * Igor Walukiewicz      (Université de Bordeaux, France)
    * Jirí Wiedermann       (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
    * Filip Zelezny         (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech 

    * software engineering of service oriented systems
    * formal methods for service oriented architectures
    * service ontologies, semantic service description
    * process modeling for service architectures
    * service orchestration and coordination
    * quality of service
    * service negotiation and SLA
    * service discovery and management
    * support for dynamic binding of services
    * platform specific services (web services, ESB, GRID, MANET, etc.)
    * middleware for service oriented architectures
    * security and trust issues in services
    * business models for service architectures
    * emerging service standards (W3C, OASIS, UN/CEFACT, etc.)
    * convergence of services and other technologies (components, semantic
      web, etc.)    
    * experience reports
    * Marco Aiello          (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
    * Grigoris Antoniou     (University of Crete & FORTH, Greece)
    * Achim Baier           (Itemis, Germany)
    * Walter Binder         (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
    * Paul Brebner          (NICTA & Australian National University, Australia)
    * Vadim Ermolayev       (Zaporozhye State University, Ukraine)
    * Wilhelm Hasselbring   (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
    * Matthias Holzl        (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Germany)
    * Michael Huhns         (University of South Carolina, USA)
    * Borka Jerman Blazic   (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
    * Paul Johanesson       (Stockholm University & Royal Institute of 
                             Technology, Sweden)
    * Zhiming Liu           (UNU IIST, China)
    * George Papadopoulos   (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
    * Andreas Rausch        (Technical University Clausthal, Germany)
    * Dumitru Roman         (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
    * Santosh Shrivastava   (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom)
    * Bernhard Steffen      (University of Dortmund, Germany)
    * Jos Trienekens        (University of Technology Eindhoven, Netherlands)
    * Petr Tuma             (Charles University, Czech Republic, chair)
    * Jian Yang             (Macquarie University, Australia)
    * Christian Zirpins     (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)


    * automated and algorithmic mechanism design,
    * computational pricing,
    * auction theory geared towards e*commerce, such as auctions for 
      digital goods, sponsored search auctions and combinatorial auctions
    * game theoretic aspects of trading agent systems
    * game theoretic aspects of networks and network formation    
    * game theoretic aspects of cryptographic protocols
    * Arne Andersson        (Uppsala University and Trade Extensions, Sweden)
    * Felix Brandt          (University of Munich, Germany)
    * Giorgos Christodoulou (MPII Saarbruecken, Germany)
    * Artur Czumaj          (DIMAP, University of Warwick, UK)
    * Edith Elkind          (University of Southampton, UK)
    * Rica Gonen            (Yahoo! Research, USA)
    * Jason Hartline        (Northwestern, USA)
    * Kamal Jain            (Microsoft Research, USA)
    * Vangelis Markakis     (CWI, The Netherlands)
    * Peter Bro Miltersen   (University of Aarhus, Denmark, chair)
    * Martin Pal            (Google, USA)
    * David Parkes          (Harvard, USA)
    * Paolo Penna           (Universita di Salerno, Italy)
    * Carmine Ventre        (University of Liverpool, UK)   



    * formal models (process calculi, Petri nets, timed automata,
      message sequence charts, hybrid systems, domain theoretic models,
      probabilistic systems, etc.)
    * specification languages (temporal logics, semantic equivalences
      and preorders, etc.)
    * verification techniques (model checking, equivalence checking,
      abstract interpretation, race detection, static analysis,
      testing and run time analysis, theorem proving, true concurrency
      techniques, symbolic representation techniques, etc.)
    * software tools for automatic analysis, verification, and
      validation of computer systems (including case studies)

    * Patricia Bouyer       (LSV, ENS de Cachan, France)
    * Javier Esparza        (TU Munchen, Germany)
    * Jan Friso Groote      (Eindhoven University of Technology, The    
    * Keijo Heljanko        (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
    * Thomas Henzinger      (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
    * Gabriel Juhas         (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava,
                             Slovak Republic)
    * Marta Kwiatkowska     (Oxford University, UK)
    * Antonin Kucera        (Masaryk University, Czech Republic, chair)
    * Viktor Kuncak         (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
    * Kim Larsen            (Aalborg University, Denmark)
    * Madhavan Mukund       (Chennai Mathematical Institute, India)
    * Andreas Podelski      (University of Freiburg, Germany)
    * Davide Sangiorgi      (University of Bologna, Italy)
    * Tomas Vojnar          (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)
    * Nobuko Yoshida        (Imperial College London, UK)