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[PVS] Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals: DisCoTec 2012,Stockholm, Sweden (COORDINATION + DAIS + FMOODS/FORTE)



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                          Call for Papers

                           DisCoTec 2012

             7th International Federated Conference on
                  Distributed Computing Techniques

                      http://discotec.ict.kth.se/

                 Stockholm, Sweden,  June 13-16 2012

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The DisCoTec series of federated conferences is one of the major
events sponsored by the International Federation for Information
processing (IFIP). The main conferences are:

  * COORDINATION
  * DAIS
  * FMOODS & FORTE

All conferences share the same deadlines:

* Important Dates *

February 10, 2012              Abstract Submission
February 17, 2012              Paper Submission
March 26, 2012                 Notification of Acceptance
April 9, 2012                  Camera ready version
June 13-16 2012                Conference and Workshops

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                           COORDINATION
 14th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages

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* Scope *

As ICT technologies and software-intensive systems are increasingly 
embedded  into the fabric of everyday life, effective coordination 
techniques are needed to enhance our ability to develop software that 
is responsive to emerging societal demands and changing application 
needs, exploits effectively recent advances in computing and 
communication technology, and is capable of adaptive behaviour in the 
short and in the long term. COORDINATION is the premier forum for 
exposing innovating research results and relevant experience reports 
on software technologies for collaboration and coordination in 
concurrent, distributed, and socio-technical systems. Its distinctive 
feature is the emphasis on high-level abstractions that capture 
interaction patterns manifest at all levels of the software architecture 
and extending into the realm of the end-user and social domain.


Coordination 2012 seeks high-quality contributions on the usage, study, 
design and implementation of languages, models and techniques for 
coordination in distributed, concurrent, pervasive, and multicore 
software systems. The focus is on languages, formalisms, models, 
middleware, patterns, and algorithms that conceptually support a proper 
engineering of the interaction dimension. Research paper should 
demonstrate an ability to increase modularity, adaptivity, simplify 
reasoning, and ultimately enhance the software development process and 
its integration into a socio-techical context. Both practical and 
foundational perspectives are of interest.Given the increasing importance 
of coordination models and technologies in almost every domain of our 
existence, the organizers of Coordination 2012 are keen to provide a 
forum for studies that address practical concerns and industrial grade 
solutions, e.g., the introduction of concurrency and distribution 
concepts to novel domains, comparative evaluations of programming models 
on important problems, and the adoption of domain-specific languages. 
Experience reports are thus welcome that describe lessons learned from 
the application of proposed models and techniques to problems in the real 
world.In addition, the conference this year will welcome short "Visions 
in Progress" papers that tries to look far ahead into the future of ICT 
and society to expose innovative - though preliminary - ideas on highly 
innovative models, technologies, or applications, related to coordination 
models/languages/technologies.

* Publication *

All Research and Experience Papers must report on original unpublished 
work and cannot be under review for publication elsewhere. Innovation, 
scientific and technical soundness, and the capability to prove the 
advantages of the proposed techniques, other than their potential for 
applicability, will be the key criteria for evaluating submissions. 
Maximum length: 15 pages.

Visions in Progress papers can report on work that has already been 
presented elsewhere, but the paper in itself must be a new synthesis and 
must clearly outline the motivation for the vision and the path that can 
eventually lead to its realization. Solid motivations, radical innovation, 
capability to look far beyond the state of the art, and feasibility of 
the proposed vision, will be the key criteria for evaluating submissions. 
Maximum length: 5 pages.

All contributions should be submitted electronically as postscript or PDF, 
using the Springer LNCS style, via EasyChair. Submissions exceeding the 
state length will be rejected without reviewing.

Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation and the conference 
proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. 
Proceedings will be made available at the conference. Submission is a 
firm commitment that at least one of the authors will attend the conference, 
if the paper is accepted.


* Program Committee Co-Chairs *

Marjan Sirjani        Reykjavik University, Iceland
Franco Zambonelli     Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

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                               DAIS
               12th IFIP International Conference on
         Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems

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* Scope *

The DAIS conference series addresses all aspects of distributed 
applications, including their architecture, design, implementation and 
operation, the supporting middleware, appropriate software engineering 
methodologies and tools, as well as experimental studies and practice reports. 
DAIS'12 is the 12th event in a series of successful international 
conferences started in 1997. It will provide a forum for researchers, 
application and platform service vendors, and users, to discuss and learn 
about new approaches, trends, concepts and experiences in the fields of 
distributed computing.

* Publication *

DAIS'12 seeks:
- Full research papers in no more than 14 pages. 
- Full experimental and evaluation studies, case studies, and practice 
reports in no more than 14 pages. 
- Work-in-progress papers, describing ongoing work and interim results, 
in no more than 6 pages. 

All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication 
elsewhere. Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, using 
the SPRINGER LNCS style. Each paper will undergo a thorough process of 
review and the conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag 
in the LNCS series. Proceedings will be made available at the conference. 
Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the 
conference if the paper is accepted.

* Program Committee Co-Chairs *

Karl M. Goeschka            Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Seif Haridi                 Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden

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                          FMOODS & FORTE
                  IFIP International Conference on 
              Formal Techniques for Distributed Systems 
                   joint international conference                          
        14th Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems
        32nd Formal Techniques for Networked and Distributed Systems

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* Scope *

The joint conference FMOODS & FORTE is a forum for fundamental
research on theory and applications of distributed systems. The
conference solicits original contributions that advance the science
and technologies for distributed systems, with special interest
in the areas of:

* component- and model-based design
* object technology, modularity, software adaptation
* service-oriented, ubiquitous, pervasive, grid, cloud and mobile
  computing systems
* software quality, reliability, availability, safety and security
* adaptive distributed systems, self-stabilization, self-healing/organizing
* verification, validation, formal analysis and testing of the above

The conference encourages contributions that combine theory and
practice and that exploit formal methods and theoretical foundations
to present novel solutions to problems arising from the development
of distributed systems.  FMOODS & FORTE covers distributed computing
models and formal specification, testing and verification methods.
The application domains include all kinds of application-level
distributed systems, telecommunication services, Internet, embedded
and real time systems, as well as networking and communication
security and reliability.

* Publication *

The FMOODS & FORTE 2012 conference calls for high quality papers presenting
research results and/or application reports related to the research areas 
in conference scope.

Like in the past, the conference proceedings will be published by Springer
in the LNCS Series.  Proceedings will be made available at the conference.

All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication
elsewhere.  Contributions should be submitted electronically in PDF via the
EasyChair system. Each paper will undergo a peer review of at least 3 
anonymous reviewers. The papers must be prepared using the SPRINGER LNCS style.

Research papers, experience reports as well as tool or system description
papers are all encouraged.  Papers must not exceed 15 pages in length,
including figures and references.  For referees' convenience, any 
additional material that may help assessing the merits of the submission 
but not to be included in the final version, like some detailed proofs, 
may be placed in a clearly marked appendix (not to be counted in the 
page limit). Referees can ignore the appendix, and papers must be 
understandable without them.

Submissions not adhering to the above specified constraints may be rejected
immediately, without review.

* Program Committee Co-Chairs *

Holger Giese       Hasso Plattner Insitute, University of Potsdam, Germany
Grigore Rosu       University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

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               DisCoTec 2012 Call for Workshop Proposals 

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DisCoTec 2012 invites proposals for one day workshops to be part of the 
joint event. DisCoTec 2012 hosts conferences in the area of coordination 
languages, distributed systems and formal methods for distributed 
systems, ranging from practice to theory. We invite workshops in these 
areas to provide a forum for presentations of preliminary research 
results and ongoing work as well as presentations of research work 
to a focused audience. DisCoTec workshops provide a vivid and open 
forum for discussions.

One day workshops will be held in conjunction with the main events. 
Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines 
below and are encouraged to contact the workshop chair if any questions arise.

* Important Dates *

January 13, 2012              Workshop proposal deadline
January 20, 2012              Workshop proposal notification
June 13-16, 2012              Main Conference 
June 16, 2012                 Workshops

Submission and notification deadlines of the workshops are at the 
discretion of the individual workshop organizers, however notification 
must be no later than the early registration deadline for DisCoTec.

* Proposal Submission Guidelines *

Workshop proposals must be written in English, not exceed 5 pages with a 
reasonable font and margin, and be submitted in PDF format via email to 
Rui Oliveira (rco at di.uminho.pt).

Proposals should include the following information:

    * The title, theme, and goals of the workshop.
    * The targeted audience and the expected number of 
      participants. We prefer that workshops remain open to participation 
      from any members of the community, but by-invitation-only workshops 
      will also be considered. Please explicitly state your preference.
    * The publicity strategy that will be used by the workshop organizers 
      to promote the workshop.
    * The participant solicitation and selection process.
    * Publication plan. Each workshop is responsible for managing its own 
      publication (e.g., pre- or post- proceedings), if any is desired.
    * Approximate budget proposal (see section Budget below for details).
    * A preliminary version of the call for papers. This CFP must include 
      important dates including submission, notification, and camera-ready 
      deadlines.
    * The equipment and any other resource necessary for the organization 
      of the workshop.
    * A brief description of the organizer's background, including relevant 
      past experience on organizing workshops and contact information. 
      
* Review Process * 

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the following committee:

    * Jim Dowling, KTH University, Stockholm (DiScoTec 2012 general chair)
    * Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal (workshops chair)

   
Acceptance is based on an evaluation of the workshop's potential for 
generating useful results, the timeliness and expected interest in the 
topic, the organizer's ability to lead a successful workshop, and 
potential for attracting sufficient number of participants.     
      
* Workshop Publicity *

Workshop publicity is responsibility of the organizers. In particular they 
are responsible for the following items:

   1. A workshop description (200 words) for inclusion on the DisCoTec site.
   2. Hosting and maintaining of web pages either on the DisCoTec website or 
      linked from the DisCoTec site..
   3. Workshop proceedings, if any. If there is enough interest, the 
      organizer of DisCoTec 2012 may contact the editor-in-chief of the 
      Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 
      (http://info.eptcs.org/) for having a common volume dedicated to the 
      workshops of DisCoTec 2012.
   4. Publicising the event. 
   
* Budget *

DisCoTec will provide registration and organizational support for the 
workshops. Registration fees must be paid for all participants, 
including organizers and invited guests.

To cover lunches, coffee breaks and basic organizational expenses, 
all workshops will be required to charge a minimum participation fee 
(the precise amount is still to be determined). Each workshop may increase 
this fee to cover additional expenses such as publication charges, student 
scholarships, costs for invited speakers, etc. All fees will be collected 
by the DisCoTec organizers as part of the registration, then additional 
funds will be redistributed to the individual workshop organizers.

* Contact Information *

Rui Oliveira, rco at di.uminho.pt

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                  DisCoTec 2012 Organizing Committee

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* General Chair *
Jim Dowling                    KTH, Stockholm

* Workshops Chair *
Rui Oliveira                   Universidade do Minho, Portugal

* Posters  Chair *
Sarunas Girdzijauskas          SICS, Sweden

* Publicity Chair *
Ivana Dusparic                 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

* Industry Session Chair *
Gyorgy Dan                     KTH, Sweden        

* Steering Committee *
Elie Najm (Chair)              Telecom-ParisTech, France
Rocco De Nicola                University of Florence, Italy
Kurt Geihs                     University of Kassel, Germany
Farhad Arbab (Coordination)    CWI, Netherlands
Lea Kutvonen (DAIS)            University of Helsinki, Finland
John Derrick  (FMOODS-FORTE)   University of Sheffield, UK
Frank de Boer                  CWI, Netherlands
Marjan Sirjani                 Reykjavik University, Iceland