Foclasa: 1st Call for Papers
2nd International Workshop on
Foundations of Coordination Languages and
September 2, 2003, Marseille, France
Workshop affiliated to CONCUR'2003, 02 - 06 September 2003.
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 description 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
o Methodologies for validating and certifying software compositions
Papers describing original work are solicited as contributions to
Foclasa. Submitted papers should be limited to 6 000 words,
preferrably formatted according to the Electronical Notes in
Theoretical Computer Science.
They should be emailed as PostScript (PS) or Portable Document
Format (PDF) files to email@example.com.
Following the previous edition, the proceedings will be published
as a volume of the Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science.
Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the journal
Science of Computer Programming.
o June 9, 2003: Submission deadline.
o July 15, 2003: Notification of acceptance.
o August 25, 2003: Final version.
o September 6, 2003: Meeting Date.
The workshop will be held in Marseille in September 2003. It is a
satellite workshop of CONCUR 2003. For venue and registration see
the CONCUR web page at http://concur03.univ-mrs.fr/
o Antonio Brogi (University of Pisa, Italy)
o Jean-Marie Jacquet (University of Namur, Belgium)
o Ernesto Pimentel (University of Malaga, Spain)
o Farhad Arbab (CWI, The Netherlands)
o Antonio Brogi (University of Pisa, Italy) - Co-chair
o Manfred Broy (University of Munich, Germany)
o Jeff Kramer (Imperial College, United Kingdom)
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 Ernesto Pimentel (University of Malaga, Spain) - Co-chair
o Antonio Porto (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
o Catalin Roman (Washington University, USA)
o Pamela Zave (AT&T Labs Research, USA)