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CfP CfP: COORDINATION 2024 - 26th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages, 18-20 June 2024, Groningen (The Netherlands)

Call For Papers
26th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages

Dates: June 18-20, 2024
Location: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Website: https://www.discotec.org/2024/coordination

Paper submission deadline: February 09, 2024
Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=coordination2024

Modern information systems rely increasingly on combining concurrent,
distributed, mobile, adaptive, reconfigurable, and heterogeneous components. New
models, architectures, languages, and verification techniques are necessary to
cope with the complexity induced by the demands of today's software development.
Coordination languages have emerged as a successful approach, in that they
provide abstractions that cleanly separate behaviour from communication,
therefore increasing modularity, simplifying reasoning, and ultimately enhancing
software development. Building on the success of the previous editions, this
conference provides a well-established forum for the growing community of
researchers interested in models, languages, architectures, and implementation
techniques for coordination.

Main Topics
Topics of interest encompass all areas of coordination, including (but not
limited to) coordination-related aspects of:

- Theoretical models and foundations for coordination:
   component composition, concurrency, distribution, mobility; dynamic, spatial
   and probabilistic aspects of coordination; logic, types, semantics.
- Coordination of multi-agent and collective systems:
   models, languages, infrastructures, self-adaptation, self-organisation,
   distributed solving, collective intelligence and emerging behaviour.
- Coordination and modern distributed computing:
   web services, microservices, peer-to-peer networks, grid computing,
   context-awareness, ubiquitous computing, mobile computing, reversible
- Session-based programming:
   models, languages, behavioural types, and tools.
- Models, languages, verification techniques, and tools for
   interacting smart contracts and (blockchain-based) decentralised
- Languages, methodologies, and tools for secure coordination.
- Cybersecurity aspects of coordinated systems, coordinated approaches to
- Nature- and bio-inspired approaches to coordination.
- Specification, refinement, and analysis of architectures:
   patterns and styles, verification of functional and non-functional
   properties, including performance and security aspects.
- Dynamic software architectures:
   distributed mobile code, configuration, reconfiguration, networked computing,
   parallel, high-performance and cloud computing.
- Coordination platforms for infrastructures of emergent new application
   domains, like IoT, fog-, and edge-computing.
- Programming methodologies, languages, middleware, tools, and environments
   for the development and verification of coordinated applications, including
   DevOps approaches.
- Coordination in business process management:
   coordination models for business process management, process mining
   techniques and tools for coordination models.
- Industrial relevance of coordination and software architectures:
   programming in the large, domain-specific software architectures and
   coordination models, industry-driven efforts in coordination and case
- Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination.

Invited Speaker
Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Important dates
- Abstract submission: February 02, 2024
- Paper submission: February 09, 2024
- Paper notification: March 29, 2024
- Camera-ready: April 24, 2024

Dates are Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

We invite you to submit:

- Regular papers (7-15 pages, not counting references):
   describing thorough and complete research results and experience reports. In
   a clear case of need, as an exception, authors may ask for permission via
   email to the PC co-chairs to exceed the paper's max length by at most 10%,
   under the condition that last-minute shortening would really damage the
   clarity of the paper or result in non-submission. The authors must make a
   draft of the paper available to the PC co-chairs via EasyChair.

- Short papers (4-6 pages, not counting references):
   describing research in progress or opinion papers on the past of
   COORDINATION research, on the current state of the art, or on prospects for
   the years to come.

- Survey papers (16-25 pages, not counting references):
   describing important results and success stories related to the topics of

- Tool papers (4-15 pages, not counting references):
    describing technological artefacts in the scope of the research topics of
    COORDINATION. Tool papers should provide a clear account of the tool's
    functionality, discuss the tool's practical capabilities possibly with
    reference to the type and size of problems it can handle, and, when
    applicable, report on realistic case studies (possibly providing a rigorous
    experimental evaluation). Tool papers may also provide an account of the
    theoretical foundations, including relevant citations, and present design
    and implementation concerns, possibly including software architecture and
    core data structures. Papers that present extensions to existing tools
    should clearly describe the improvements or extensions with respect to
    previously published versions of the tool, possibly providing data on
    enhancements in terms of resources and capabilities. Papers may contain a
    link to a publicly downloadable MPEG-4 demo video of at most 10 minutes

Following ACM's definition [1], an artefact is "a digital object that was either
created by the authors to be used as part of the study or generated by the
experiment itself. For example, artifacts can be software systems, scripts used
to run experiments, input datasets, raw data collected in the experiment, or
scripts used to analyze results".

To improve and reward reproducibility and to give more visibility and credit to
the effort of tool developers in the COORDINATION community, authors of
submitted papers are invited to submit publicly available artefacts (using
permanent repositories such as Software Heritage, Zenodo, etc.), which will be
associated with their paper for evaluation. Based on the result of the artefact
evaluation, one or more badges may be applied to a paper. Specifically,
COORDINATION uses the EAPLS badging scheme [2], which in its own turn is based
on and consistent with the ACM initiative.

Artefact submission is mandatory for tool papers and the result of the artefact
evaluation will be considered in the tool paper's acceptance decision. Instead,
artefact submission is optional for all the other paper categories and the
result of the artefact evaluation will not affect the paper's acceptance
decision but may affect the best paper selection.

Dates (AoE):
- Artefact submission: February 29, 2024
- Kick-the-tires phase:
  - Problem reports from reviewers: 8 March, 2024
  - Authors' response to reviewers: 15 March, 2024
- Artefact notification: March 29, 2024

[1] https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/artifact-review-and-badging-current
[2] https://eapls.org/pages/artifact_badges

The conference proceedings, consisting of accepted submissions from any paper
category, will be published by Springer in LNCS-IFIP volumes.

Special issues
After the conference, accepted papers (except for tool papers) selected from
COORDINATION and FORTE programmes will be invited to a special issue of the
Logical Methods in Computer Science journal. The paper submission deadline is
planned for October/November 2024, while the notifications for the first round
of reviews around February 2025. Selected accepted tool papers, instead, will be
invited to a special issue of a reputable journal with a track dedicated to
software, like the Journal of Science of Computer Programming's Software Track.

Programme Committee chairs
Ilaria Castellani (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
Francesco Tiezzi (University of Florence, Italy)

Publicity chair
Saverio Giallorenzo (University of Bologna, Italy)

Programme Committee
Giorgio Audrito (University of Turin, Italy)
Laura Bocchi (University of Kent, UK)
Chiara Bodei (University of Pisa, Italy)
Marcello Bonsangue (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Silvia Crafa (University of Padova, Italy)
Cinzia Di Giusto (Université Côte d'Azur, France)
Paola Giannini (University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy)
Hannah Gommerstadt (Vassar College, USA)
Heerko Groefsema (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Thomas Hildebrandt (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Sung-Shik Jongmans (Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands)
Dimka Karastoyanova (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Jean Krivine (IRIF, CNRS, France)
Eva Kühn (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Roland Kuhn (Actyx, Germany)
Alberto Lluch Lafuente (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Antónia Lopes (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Michele Loreti (University of Camerino, Italy)
Mieke Massink (CNR-ISTI, Italy)
Hernán Melgratti (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Maurizio Murgia (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
Anna Philippou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
José Proença (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)
Violet Ka I Pun (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway)
Barbara Re (University of Camerino, Italy)
Marjan Sirjani (Mälardalen University, Sweden)
Meng Sun (Peking University, China)
Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, USA)
Peter Thiemann (Universität Freiburg, Germany)
Mirko Viroli (University of Bologna, Italy)
Franco Zambonelli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)

Artefact Evaluation Committee chair
Rumyana Neykova (Brunel University London, UK)

Artefact Evaluation Committee

Steering Committee
Gul Agha (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)
Farhad Arbab (CWI and Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Simon Bliudze (INRIA Lille, France)
Laura Bocchi (University of Kent, UK)
Ferruccio Damiani (University of Turin, Italy)
Ornela Dardha (University of Glasgow, UK)
Wolfgang De Meuter (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium)
Rocco De Nicola (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy)
Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
Tom Holvoet (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Jean-Marie Jacquet (University of Namur, Belgium)
Sung-Shik Jongmans (Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands)
Christine Julien (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Eva Kühn (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Alberto Lluch Lafuente (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Antónia Lopes (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Michele Loreti (Università di Camerino, Italy)
Mieke Massink (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy) - chair
José Proença (CISTER, ISEP, Portugal)
Rosario Pugliese (Università di Firenze, Italy)
Marjan Sirjani (Mälardalen University, Sweden)
Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, California, USA)
Maurice ter Beek (CNR-ISTI, Italy)
Emilio Tuosto (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
Vasco T. Vasconcelos (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Mirko Viroli (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Gianluigi Zavattaro (Università di Bologna, Italy)
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