Call for Papers -- ASIAN '03 (Mumbai, Dec 10-13, 2003)

                           Call for Papers

              Eighth Asian Computing Science Conference

        Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
                        December 10-13, 2003
                Collocated with ICLP'03 and FSTTCS'03

The phenomenal success of the Internet at the application level may
perhaps primarily be attributed to a few simple but powerful ideas: a
client-server computing model, stateless (or partially stateful)
protocols (such as SMTP, HTTP, Instant Messaging and Presence
Protocols), the separation of transport from content, etc.  Fundamental
limitations of these ideas are already being addressed by the
development of middleware platforms for distributed applications (e.g.,
J2EE, Groove, Jini, .Net).  In the future, experience with large-scale
distributed applications may result in well-understood computational
models that are enshrined in programming languages with support for
uniform naming, reflexive operation, fault tolerance, distribution,
locality, partially disconnected operation, persistence, mobility,
autonomic operation, spatial aggregation, continuous streaming, etc.

The theme of this conference is PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES and DISTRIBUTED
COMPUTATION.  Papers are invited on all aspects of theory, practice and
applications related to this theme.  Papers targeting lessons learnt
from the development of large-scale application frameworks (e.g.,
Internet applications, distributed sensor networks) that may serve as
the basis for the development of programming languages are particularly

    - Programming languages for distributed computation
    - Distributed capability-based computing
    - Grid computing
    - Peer-to-peer computing
    - Static analysis and type systems
    - Provably secure distributed computing
    - Proof-carrying code
    - Persistence in distributed computation
    - Language implications for 
          Trust management / Reputation management /
          Public-key infrastructure
    - Language aspects of Internet middleware
    - Web services
    - Programming models for:
          Distributed sensor networks / Epidemic algorithms /
          Real-time streaming and querying
    - Model-based methods for distributed systems
    - Modeling of distributed systems
    - Large-scale distributed applications:
          Distributed MUDs / Distributed gaming environments /
          Electronic communities / Distributed collaboration environments


    Greg Morrisett (Cornell U.)        Mark S. Miller (Combex, Inc./Johns Hopkins U.)

Confirmation from other speakers is awaited.

    Submissions are to be sent to Vijay Saraswat by 11:59PM, August 1,
    2003, EST.  Authors must submit their papers electronically, as a
    Postscript or PDF file.  They may be submitted via the Web


    if possible, and if not, by sending email to 

                  asian03-submissions@cse.psu.edu .

    The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS
    series.  Please prepare your manuscript using the series' style,
    following the instructions at
    http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.  The proceedings
    papers will be limited to 15 pages.
    Paper submission deadline:   August 1, 2003 (EST)
    Acceptance notification:     September 7, 2003
    Final paper due:             September 21, 2003

    General Co-chairs:
        R.K. Shyamasundar (TIFR, India)
        Kazunori Ueda (Waseda U., Japan)
    Program Committee:
        Gul Agha (UIUC, USA)
        Guruduth Banavar (IBM Research, USA)
        Gilad Bracha (Sun Microsystems, USA)
        Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research, UK)
        Georges Gonthier (INRIA, France)
        Seif Haridi (SICS, Sweden / NUS, Singapore)
        Nevin Heintze (Agere Research, USA)
        Radha Jagadeesan (DePaul U., USA)
        Naoki Kobayashi (Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan)
        Doug Lea (SUNY Oswego, USA)
        Sanjiva Prasad (IIT Delhi, India)
        Padma Raghavan (Penn State U., USA)
        VIJAY SARASWAT, Chair (Penn State U., USA)
        R. K. Shyamasundar (TIFR, India)
        Anand Sivasubramaniam (Penn State U., USA)
        Kazunori Ueda (Waseda U., Japan)
        Sanjiva Weerawarana (IBM Research, USA / U. Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)
        Feng Zhao (PARC, USA) 
    Workshop Chair:
        Kanchana Kanchanasut (AIT, Thailand)
    Steering Committee:
        Shigeki Goto (Waseda U., Japan)     
        Stephane Grumbach (INRIA, France) 
        Joxan Jaffar (NUS, Singapore)       
        Gilles Kahn (INRIA, France)         
        Kanchana Kanchanasut (AIT, Thailand)
        R.K. Shyamasundar (TIFR, India)
        Kazunori Ueda (Waseda U., Japan)

    The series of annual Asian Computing Science Conferences (ASIAN) was
    initiated in 1995 by AIT, INRIA and UNU/IIST to provide a forum for
    researchers in computer science from the Asian region and to promote
    interaction with researchers from other regions. The first seven
    conferences were held, respectively, in Bangkok, Singapore,
    Kathmandu, Manila, Phuket, Penang, and Hanoi. In addition to support
    from the host countries, they have also been sponsored by INRIA,
    France, UNU/IIST, Macau and NUS, Singapore. The proceedings have
    been published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science by