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[PVS] PSI'11: Preliminary CFP

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                     Preliminary Call for Papers

        27 June - 1 July, 2011, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russia



The Ershov Informatics Conference (the PSI Conference Series, the 8th
edition) is the premier international forum in Russia for research and its
applications in computer, software and information sciences. The
conference brings together academic and industrial researchers, developers
and users to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends,
experiences and concerns in the conference area.

The Ershov Informatics Conference is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of
a pioneer in theoretical and system programming research, academician
Andrei Petrovich Ershov (1931-1988) and to the 100th anniversary of one of
the founders of cybernetics, a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences
Alexei Andreevich Lyapunov (1911-1973).


- A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Siberian Branch of RAS -
Novosibirsk State University


Alexander Marchuk
A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems & Novosibirsk State
University, Novosibirsk, Russia


Dines Bjorner
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Manfred Broy
Institut fuer Informatik, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Victor Ivannikov
Institute for System Programming RAS, Moscow, Russia

Bertrand Meyer
ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Eiffel Software, USA

Leonid Libkin
University of Edinburgh, UK


Tony Hoare
Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK


Edmund Clarke
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

Irina Virbitskaite
A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems & Novosibirsk State
University, Novosibirsk, Russia

Andrei Voronkov
The University of Manchester, UK


Natalia Cheremnykh
A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia
6, Acad. Lavrentiev av.
630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
tel.: +7 383 3307352
fax: +7 383 3323494
e-mail: psi2011@iis.nsk.su, cher@iis.nsk.su 


1. Foundations of Program and System Development and Analysis

- specification, validation, and verification techniques,
- program analysis, transformation and synthesis,
- semantics, logic and formal models of programs,
- partial evaluation, mixed computation, abstract interpretation, 
  compiler construction,
- theorem proving and model checking,
- concurrency theory,
- modeling and analysis of real-time and hybrid systems,
- computer models and algorithms for bioinformatics.

2. Programming Methodology and Software Engineering

- object-oriented, aspect-oriented, component-based and generic programming, 
- programming by contract, 
- program and system construction for parallel and distributed computing, 
- constraint programming, 
- multi-agent technology, 
- system re-engineering and reuse, 
- integrated programming environments, 
- software architectures, 
- software development and testing, 
- model-driven system/software development, 
- agile software development, 
- software engineering methods and tools, 
- program understanding and visualization.

3. Information Technologies

- data models,
- database and information systems,
- knowledge-based systems and knowledge engineering,
- bioinformatics engineering,
- ontologies and semantic Web,
- digital libraries, collections and archives, Web publishing,
- peer-to-peer data management.

In addition to papers in the above list of topics, papers both bridging
the gap between different directions and promoting mutual understanding of
researchers are welcome. Papers defining the general prospects in
computer, software and information sciences are also encouraged. 


There are three categories of submissions:

- regular papers describing fully developed work and complete results 
  (12 pages / 30 minute talks);

- short papers reporting on interesting work in progress and/or
  preliminary results (7 pages / 15 minute talks);

- system and experimental papers describing implementation or evaluation 
  of experimental systems and containing a link to a working system 
  (4 pages / 10 minute presentation).

Submissions should:

- contain original contributions that have not been published or submitted
  to other conferences/journals in parallel with this conference;

- clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, 
  the results achieved, and the relation to other works;

- be in PS or PDF and formatted according to Springer LNCS Instructions
  for authors: http://www.springeronline.com;

- be in English and in a form that can be immediately included in the
  proceedings  without major revision;

- be attached (if necessary) by an appendix that contains proofs etc. 
  However, the paper must be self-contained without the appendix in that
  reviewers may not read the appendix;

- be sent electronically (as a PostScript or PDF file) through the
  submissions link to the conference website:
  http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=psi11 not later than
 January 26, 2011.

Submitted regular papers that are judged to have limited merit may be
accepted as short papers, with up to seven pages in the proceedings. At
the time of submission, authors should indicate if they wish to have their
submission considered as a short paper in the case it is not accepted as a
regular one. 

At least one author of each accepted paper must register, attend the
conference and present the paper. 


A preliminary book of tutorial, invited and accepted contributions will be
handed out at the conference. The final versions of the invited, regular
and short papers presented at the conference will be published by
Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series after the
conference. One can find the proceedings of the previous six conferences
in LNCS, Vol. 1181, 1755, 2244, 2890, 4378 and 5947, respectively.


The conference will be held in Akademgorodok which is located in a
picturesque place near the Ob lake, 30 km South from Novosibirsk, the
largest city of Siberia. Silence, beautiful landscape, and pure air are
the factors promoting scientific activity and creativity during the


You can fly to Novosibirsk via Moscow by Aeroflot, Transaero or S7. 
Direct S7 flights will bring you from Frankfurt, Hannover, Seoul or
Beijing to Novosibirsk and back. Now you can buy electronic tickets on
Aeroflot, S7 and Transaero flights via the websites and pay by VISA and
other popular cards. All participants will be met at the Novosibirsk
airport and brought to Akademgorodok by a special transport.


The weather in Novosibirsk at the end of June is normally quite warm and
sunny with the temperatures in the range of 25-30 C.  


N.B. Three satellite workshops will be held in conjunction with PSI'11:

- Program Understanding,
- Educational Informatics,
- Science Intensive Applied Software.


January 26, 2011: submission deadline

April 2, 2011: notification of acceptance 

June 27 - July 1, 2011: the conference dates

September 1, 2011: camera ready papers due

See for more information http://psi.nsc.ru