COORDINATION 2019 - 21st International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages
Coordination 2019 is one of the three conferences of DisCoTec 2019.
Two new categories of submissions added!
- special topics: we seek for contributions that enable the cross-fertilisation with other research communities in computer science or in other engineering or scientific disciplines.
- tool papers: we seek for video+paper submissions on tools related to coordination
See the submission section below for details.
Modern information systems rely increasingly on combining concurrent, distributed, mobile, adaptive, reconfigurable and heterogeneous components. New models, architectures, languages and verification techniques are necessary to cope with the complexity induced by the demands of today’s software development. Coordination languages have emerged as a successful approach, in that they provide abstractions that cleanly separate behaviour from communication, therefore increasing modularity, simplifying reasoning, and ultimately enhancing software development. Building on the success of the previous editions, this conference provides a well-established forum for the growing community of researchers interested in models, languages, architectures, and implementation techniques for coordination.
Main topics of interest
Topics of interest encompass all areas of coordination, including (but not limited to) coordination related aspects of:
- Theoretical models and foundations for coordination: component composition, concurrency, mobility, dynamic, spatial and probabilistic aspects of coordination, logic, emergent behaviour, types, semantics;
- Specification, refinement, and analysis of architectures: patterns and styles, verification of functional and non-functional properties, including performance and security aspects;
- Dynamic software architectures: distributed mobile code, configuration, reconfiguration, networked computing, parallel, high-performance and cloud computing;
- Nature- and bio-inspired approaches to coordination;
- Coordination of multiagent and collective systems: models, languages, infrastructures, self-adaptation, self-organisation, distributed solving, collective intelligence and emerging behaviour;
- Coordination and modern distributed computing: web services, peer-to-peer networks, grid computing, context-awareness, ubiquitous computing, mobile computing;
- Coordination platforms for infrastructures of emerging new application domains like IoT, fog- and edge- computing;
- Programming methodologies, languages, middleware, tools, and environments for the development and verification of coordinated applications;
- Tools, languages and methodologies for secure coordination;
- Industrial relevance of coordination and software architectures: programming in the large, domain-specific software architectures and coordination models, case studies;
- Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination;
- Industry-led efforts in coordination and case studies.
COORDINATION 2019 is seeking for contributions that enable the cross-fertilisation with other research communities in computer science or in other engineering or scientific disciplines.
For this we have identified the following topics
Formal connections have recently been established between formal methods and the areas of supervisory control theory and reactive synthesis. For instance a reduction of the corresponding supervisory control problem to a problem of reactive synthesis a having CTL specification is given in the work of Ehlers, Lafortune, Tripakis, and Vardi (https://doi.org/10.3182/20140514-3-FR-4046.00018).
Do the techniques typically applied to specify and verify the coordination of system have similar relationships? Are there coordination problems that could be reduced to problems in control theory?
Blockchains, micro-services and socio-technological systems are novel distributed architectures that call for new research efforts in coordination. These include new models, new development methodologies, new expressiveness studies, new implementations as well as novel applications.
Enhanced languages, models, and techniques for testing and verification can help taming the complexity of coordinating distributed software. These may include: the interplay between formal models and debugging or testing as well as the use of verification techniques to provide meaningful feedback. Promising research directions include (but are not limited to) formal approaches for static and dynamic analysis of open systems (eg in presence of components that are persistent, volatile, or relying on weak-memory models), and type-based approaches (eg, type-state programming).
Depending on the quality of the contributions, we plan to have dedicated sessions in the program, possibly together with a panel discussion.
We welcome tool papers that describe technological artefacts, including innovative prototypes, for modelling, analysing, simulating or testing systems in the scope of the research topics of COORDINATION. Submissions must include an extended abstract and a link to a demo video that previews the potential tool presentation at the conference. Both the abstract and the video will be decisive criteria in the selection process. Authors of accepted contributions will be asked to produce a regular (full) paper to appear in the conference proceedings, which will be subject to a lightweight revision process. A dedicated special issue for accepted contributions is being planned.
Interested authors can contact Omar Inverso email@example.com and Hugo Torres Vieira firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
See the DisCoTec submission dates.
Publication and Special Issues
Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PostScript or PDF using a two-phase online submission process. Registration of the paper information and abstract (max. 250 words) must be completed according to the DisCoTec submission dates. Submissions are handled through the EasyChair conference management system, accessible from the conference web site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=coordination2019
Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP’s Author Code of Conduct, see http://www.ifip.org/ under Publications/Links). The submissions must not exceed the total page number limit (see below) prepared using Springer’s LNCS style. Submissions not adhering to the above specified constraints may be rejected without review.
- Full papers (up to 15 pages + 2 pages references): describing thorough and complete research results and experience reports.
- Short papers (up to 6 pages + 2 pages references): describing research in progress or opinion papers on the past of Coordination research, on the current state of the art, or on prospects for the years to come.
- Survey papers (up to 25 pages + 2 pages references): describing important results and successful stories that originated in the context of COORDINATION.
- Tool papers (up to 6 pages + 2 pages references): describing technological artefacts in the scope of the research topics of COORDINATION. The paper must contain a link to a publicly downloadable MPEG-4 demo video of at most 10 minutes length.
The conference proceedings, formed by accepted submissions will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series.
Selected papers will be invited to a special issue of Logical Methods in Computer Science. A separate special issue dedicated to tool papers is being planned.
Program committee chairs
- Stephanie Balzer (CMU, USA)
- Simon Bliudze (INRIA, France)
- Laura Bocchi (University of Kent, UK)
- Chiara Bodei (Università di Pisa, Italy)
- Roberto Bruni (Università di Pisa, Italy)
- Javier Camara (CMU, USA)
- Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Fatemeh Ghassemi (University of Tehran, Iran)
- Elisa Gonzalez Boix (VUB, Belgium)
- Roberto Guanciale (KTH, Sweden)
- Ludovic Henrio (CNRS, France)
- Thomas Hildebrandt (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Omar Inverso (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
- Jean-Marie Jacquet (University of Namur, Belgium)
- Eva Kühn (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
- Michele Loreti (University of Camerino, Italy)
- Mieke Massink (CNR-ISTI, Italy)
- Hernan Melgratti (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Claudio Antares Mezzina (University of Leicester, UK)
- Rumyana Neykova (Brunel University London, UK)
- Luca Padovani (Università di Torino, Italy)
- Danilo Pianini (University of Bologna, Italy)
- Christian W. Probst (Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand)
- Rene Rydhof Hansen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
- Gwen Salaün (University of Grenoble Alpes, France)
- Meng Sun (Peking University, China)
- Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, USA)
- Hugo Torres Vieira (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy)
- Takuo Watanabe (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
- Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
- Farhad Arbab, CWI and Leiden University, The Netherlands
- Rocco De Nicola, IMT - School for Advanced Studies, Italy
- Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo, Université de Genève, Switzerland
- Tom Holvoet, KU Leuven, Belgium
- Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium
- Christine Julien, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Eva Kühn, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Alberto Lluch Lafuente, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Michele Loreti, University of Camerino, Italy
- Mieke Massink, ISTI CNR, Italy
- Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
- Jose Proença, University of Minho, Portugal
- Rosario Pugliese, Università di Firenze, Italy
- Marjan Sirjani, Reykjavik University, Iceland
- Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, California, USA
- Vasco T. Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy (Chair)
- Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy