[FM-India] ICTAC 2012 Call for papers

Abhik Roychoudhury abhik at comp.nus.edu.sg
Wed Feb 22 06:50:09 IST 2012

Call for Papers


ICTAC 2012

9th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing

URL: http://www.iiitb.ac.in/ictac


24 - 27 September 2012, Bangalore, India



The Colloquium will be held at the International Institute of Information
Technology (IIIT), which is located in 

Electronics City of Bangalore. It is two hours by car from Bangalore
International Airport (transport from airport 

will be provided to conference participants). Bangalore is internationally
known as the Silicon Valley of the East 

with many hi-tech companies and research labs. Holding the conference in the
Electronics City of Bangalore gives 

the conference participants valuable opportunity to discuss and network with
the software practitioners and researchers 

in India's Information Technology (IT) hub. This will be further facilitated
via an Industry Day, a special feature 

of ICTAC 2012.





Regular and Short Paper submission deadline:           16 April 2012





ICTAC 2012 is the 9th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of
Computing, the latest in a series founded 

by the International Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations
University (UNU-IIST). ICTAC 2012 will 

bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and
government to present research and to exchange 

ideas and experience addressing challenges in both theoretical aspects of
computing and in the exploitation of theory 

through methods and tools for system development. The other main purpose is
to promote cooperation in research and 

education between participants and their institutions, from developing and
industrial countries, as in the mandate 

of the United Nations University.





The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:


    * automata theory and formal languages;

    * principles and semantics of programming languages;

    * logics and their applications;

    * software architectures and their description languages;

    * relationship between software requirements, models and code;

    * software specification, refinement, verification and testing;

    * model checking and theorem proving;

    * formal techniques in software testing;

    * models of object and component systems;

    * coordination and feature interaction;

    * integration of theories, formal methods and tools for

      engineering computing systems;

    * service-oriented architectures: models and development methods;

    * models of concurrency, security, and mobility;

    * theory of parallel, distributed, grid and cloud computing;

    * real-time, embedded, hybrid and cyber-physical systems;

    * type and category theory in computer science;

    * models for learning and education;

    * case studies, theories, tools and experiments of verified systems;

    * domain-specific modeling and technology: examples, frameworks

      and experience.




ICTAC 2012 will feature an Industry Day, a special feature being introduced
to the ICTAC colloquium for the first 

time. One of the days of the conference is planned to be marked as Industry
Day. The industry day will feature 

technical talks from the industry participants. These talks will be drawn
from the papers submitted and accepted to 

the conference; however any such paper must have at least one co-author from
the Industry and must be clearly marked 

for "Industry Day" during submission. In addition, we plan to have tool
demonstrations and posters by the companies 

in the exhibition floor. Participants from academia will thus also get a
chance to mingle with the industry participants 

in an informal atmosphere, thereby getting a flavor of the ongoing
activities in Bangalore's IT industry. 


Industry Day Co-chairs:  Sriram Rajamani (Microsoft Research)

                                                Satish Chandra (IBM





    * Gernot Heiser, UNSW (for Industry Day)

    * Luke Ong, Oxford

    * Ganesan Ramalingam, Microsoft Research 





The proceedings of ICTAC 2012 will be published by Springer

in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and

will be available at the colloquium. A special issue of a

journal with extended version of selected papers from

ICTAC 2012 is under negotiation.


Submissions to the colloquium must not have been published

or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere.

All submissions will be judged on the basis of originality,

contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality,

and relevance to the conference.


Submissions can be either Regular Papers or Short Papers.

Short papers can present recent or ongoing work or discuss new

ideas which are at an early stage of development and have not

been thoroughly evaluated yet.


Papers should be written in English. Regular Papers should not

exceed 15 pages and Short Papers should be between 4 and 8 pages

in LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

for details).


Papers shall be submitted at



All queries should be sent to: ictac2012 at iist.unu.edu 





Paper submission deadline:                16 April 2012

Paper Accept/Reject Notification:      8 June 2012

Final paper submission:                        29 June 2012





                * Ana Cavalcanti, University of York, UK 

                * Supratik Chakraborty, IIT Mumbai, India

                * Satish Chandra, IBM Watson, USA  

                * Yifeng Chen, Peking University, China 

                * Meenakshi D'Souza, IIIT Bangalore, India 

                * Thao Dang, Verimag, France 

                * Frank S. deBoer, CWI, Netherlands 

                * Xinyu Feng, USTC, China 

                * John Fitzgerald, University of Newcastle, UK 

                * Susanne Graf, Verimag, France

                * Lindsay Groves, Victoria University, New Zealand 

                * Zhenjiang Hu, NII, Japan 

                * Lei  Ju, Shandong University, China 

                * Moonzoo Kim, KAIST, Korea 

                * Daniel Kroening, Oxford University, UK 

                * Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark 

                * Martin Leucker, TU Munich, Germany 

                * Zhiming Liu, UNU-IIST, Macau SAR, China 

                * Kamal Lodaya, Inst. of Mathematical Sciences, India 

                * Annabelle McIver  Macquarie University, Australia 

                * Madhavan Mukund, Chennai Mathematical Inst., India 

                * Kedar Namjoshi, Bell Labs, USA 

                * Jun Pang, Univ. of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

                * Sanjiva Prasad, IIT Delhi, India 

                * Geguang Pu, ECNU, China 

                * Zongyan Qiu, Peking University, China 

                * Anders P. Ravn, Aalborg University, Denmark 

                * Abhik Roychoudhury, National University of Singapore,
Singapore (Chair) 

                * Diptikalyan Saha, IBM Research, India 

                * Augusto Sampaio, UFPE, Brazil 

                * Bikram Sengupta, IBM Research, India 

                * R.K. Shyamasundar, TIFR, India 

                * Sofiene Tahar, Concordia University, Canada

                * Kapil Vaswani, Microsoft Research, India  

                * Wang Yi, Uppsala University, Sweden 

                * Naijun Zhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 

                * Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China 





    * Meenakshi D' Souza, IIIT-B (General Chair)

    * Jun Pang, Univ. of Luxembourg (Publicity Chair)

    * Deepak D'Souza, Indian Institute of Science

    * Sumesh Divakaran, IIIT-B.





    * John Fitzgerald, UK

    * Martin Leucker, Germany

    * Zhiming Liu, Macau SAR China (Chair)

    * Tobias Nipkow, Germany

    * Augusto Sampaio, Brazil

    * Natarajan Shankar, USA

    * Jim Woodcock, UK

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