Flocasa: 1st Call for Paper
1st International Workshop on
Foundations of Coordination Languages and
August 24, 2002, Brno, Czech Republic
Workshop affiliated to CONCUR'2002, 20 - 23 August 2002.
SCOPE AND TOPICS
Modern information systems rely more and more on combining
concurrent, distributed, mobile and heterogenous components. This
move from old systems, typically conceived in isolation, induces
the need for new languages and software architectures. In
particular, coordination languages have been proposed to cleanly
separate computational aspects and communication. On the other
hand, software architects face the problem of specifying and
reasoning on non-functional requirements. All these issues are
widely perceived as fundamental to improve software productivity,
enhance maintainability, advocate modularity, promote reusability,
and lead to systems more tractable and more amenable to
verification and global analysis.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working
on the foundations of component-based computing, coordination, and
software architectures. Topics of interest include (but are not
o Theoretical models for coordination (component composition,
concurrency, dynamic aspects of coordination, semantics,
o Specification, refinement, and analysis of software archi-
tectures (patterns and styles, verification of functional and
o Coordination, architectural, and interface definition languages
(implementation, interoperability, heterogeneity);
o Agent-oriented languages (formal models for interacting agents);
o Dynamic software architectures (mobile agents, configuration,
o Modeling of information systems (groupware, internet and
the web, workflow management, CSCW and multimedia applications)
o Coordination patterns (mobile computing, internet computing);
o Tools and environments for the development of coordinated
Papers describing original work are solicited as contributions to
Foclasa. Submitted papers should be limited to 6 000 words,
preferrably formatted according to the Fundamenta Informaticae
style (available at http://fi.mimuw.edu.pl/submissions.html).
They should be emailed as PostScript (PS) or Portable Document
Format (PDF) files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proceedings will be published as a technical report of the
Institute of Informatics at the University of Namur, and will
be available at the workshop.
Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Funda-
menta Informaticae journal, with February 2003 as expected publi-
o May 25, 2002: Submission deadline.
o June 30, 2002: Notification of acceptance.
o August 1, 2002: Final version.
o August 24, 2002: Meeting Date.
The workshop will be held in Brno in August 2002. It is a satellite
workshop of CONCUR 2002. For venue and registration see the CONCUR
web page at http://www.fi.muni.cz/concur2002/
o Antonio Brogi (University of Pisa, Italy)
o Jean-Marie Jacquet (University of Namur, Belgium)
o Antonio Brogi (University of Pisa, Italy) - Co-chair
o Rocco De Nicola (University of Firenze, Italy)
o Jos Luiz Fiadeiro (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
o Roberto Gorrieri (Univerity of Bologna, Italy)
o Paola Inverardi (Univerity L'Aquila, Italy)
o Jean-Marie Jacquet (University of Namur, Belgium) - Co-chair
o Joost Kok (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
o Antonio Porto (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)