The European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS)
is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers
working on topics relating to Software Science. Started in 1998, ETAPS is
an annual event which takes place in Europe each spring. The seventh meeting,
ETAPS 2004 will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from March 29 to April 2, 2004,
hosted by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

The main conferences of ETAPS are: the International Conference on Compiler
Construction (CC), the European Symposium on Programming  (ESOP),
Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE), Foundations of 
Software Science and Computation Structures (FOSSACS), and Tools and 
Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS). 
These conferences will be held from March 29 to April 2, 2004.

Workshops affiliated to ETAPS 2004 will be held before and after the main
conferences, on 27-28 March and 3-4 April, 2004. Researchers and practitioners
wishing to organize such a workshop are invited to contact the ETAPS 2004
Workshop Chair, Jordi Cortadella, e-mail jordic@lsi.upc.es, by November
Final workshop proposals are due December 1, 2002, and should be submitted
to the ETAPS 2004 Workshop Chair by electronic mail in ASCII, PDF or Postscript
format. A proposal should not exceed two pages and should describe the topic
of the workshop, the names and contact information of the organizers, the
estimated  dates for paper submissions, notification of acceptance, and
final versions (before February 15, 2004), the expected number of participants 
and duration, the preferred period (April 5-6 or April 12-13), and any other
relevant information (e.g., invited speakers, panels, publication policy,
demo sessions etc.).

The proposals will be evaluated by the ETAPS 2004 organizing committee on
the basis of their assessed benefit for prospective participants to
ETAPS 2004.  Acceptance decisions will be made by January 10, 2003. The
titles and brief information related to accepted workshop proposals will
be included in the conference program and advertised in the call for
participation. Workshop organizers will be responsible for producing a Call
for Papers, Web site, reviewing and making acceptance decisions on submitted
papers and scheduling workshop activities in consultation with the local

Any further information needed for preparing a workshop proposal can
be obtained from the ETAPS 2004 Workshop Chair: Jordi Cortadella,

Important dates :

November 1, 2002 : Contact the Workshop Chair
December 1, 2002 : Workshop proposals
January 15, 2003 : Notification of acceptance

ETAPS 2004 Web site: http://www.lsi.upc.es/etaps04

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