[Om-announce] Call for papers - FOCLASA 2018

Jacopo Soldani soldani at di.unipi.it
Fri Mar 23 14:39:46 CET 2018

16th International Workshop on Foundations of 
Coordination Languages and Self-adaptive systems 
(FOCLASA 2018)

Toulouse, France / June 26, 2018



* Publication of the proceedings in the Lecture Notes of Computer Science of Springer-Verlag, following the collective volumes published by STAF 
* Publication of extended versions of selected work is planned in a special issue of an international journal as in previous issues of FOCLASA 


* Submission of abstract: April 13, 2018 
* Submission of papers: April 20, 2018 
* Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2018 
* Final version: June 10, 2018 
* Workshop: June 26, 2018 


Nowadays software systems are distributed, concurrent, mobile, and often involve the composition of heterogeneous components and stand-alone services. Service coordination and self-adaptation constitute the core characteristics of distributed and service-oriented systems. Coordination languages and formal approaches to modelling and reasoning about self-adaptive behaviour help to simplify the development of complex distributed service-based systems, enable functional correctness proofs and improve reusability and maintainability of such systems. The goal of the FOCLASA workshop is to gather researchers and practitioners of the aforementioned fields, to share and identify common problems, and to devise general solutions in the context of coordination languages and self-adaptive systems. 

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 
* Theoretical models and frameworks for component and service coordination, service composition, service adaptation and concurrent system modeling. 
* Applications and usability studies for the aforementioned theoretical models, interaction and coordination challenges in various application domains. 
* Languages and specification protocols for component and service interaction, their semantics, expressiveness, validation and verification, type checking, static and dynamic analysis. 
* "Software as a service" models (e.g., cloud computing) and dynamic software architectures, such as self-adaptive and self-organizing systems. 
* Tools and environments for the development of concurrent and customizable self-monitoring, self-adaptive and self-organizing applications. 
* Algorithms, mathematical models and realization frameworks for quality-of-service observation, storage, history-based analysis in self-adaptive systems (queuing models, load balancing, analysis of fault-tolerance, machine learning systems). 

Practice, experience and methodologies from the following areas are solicited as well: 
* Business process modelling 
* Blockchains 
* Cloud/fog/edge computing 
* Component-based systems 
* Large-scale distributed systems 
* (Micro)service-based systems 
* Multi-agent systems 
* Peer-to-peer systems 
* Self-adaptive systems 


The conference proceedings will be published by Springer, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. 
Extended versions of a selection of the best papers is planned to be published in a special issue of an international journal as in previous issues of FOCLASA. 


Papers must be submitted electronically in PostScript or PDF by using a two-phase online submission process. Registration of information and and abstract (max. 250 words) of papers must be completed before April 13, 2018. Final submission of papers is due no later than April 20, 2018. All submissions will be handled through the EasyChair conference management system, accessible from the conference web site: 

Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere. Full papers should be 15 pages long, including figures and references, and prepared by using Springer's LNCS style. Short papers (6 pages long) describing preliminary results or work-in-progress are encouraged as well. Submissions not adhering to the above specified constraints may be rejected without any review. Papers should be submitted as PDF or PS via EasyChair. 



Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium 
Jacopo Soldani, University of Pisa, Italy 


Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 
Pedro Alvarez, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain 
Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands 
Simon Bliudze, INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France 
Radu Calinescu, University of York, UK 
Javier Camara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Flavio De Paoli, University of Milano, Italy 
Francisco J. Duran, Universidad de Malaga, Spain 
Erik de Vink, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria 
Letterio Galletta, IMT Lucca, Italy 
Eva Kuhn, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
Alberto Lluch Lafuente, Technical University of Denmark 
Sun Meng, Peking University, China 
Hernan C. Melgratti, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Mohammad Mousavi, Halmstad University, Sweden 
Pascal Poizat, Universite Paris Ouest, France 
Jose Proenca, INESC TEC & Universidade do Minho, Portugal 
Gwen Salaun, University of Grenoble, France 
Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia 
Marjan Sirjani, Reykjavik University, Iceland 
Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA 
Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila, Italy 
Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK 
Lina Ye, CentraleSupelec, France 
Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
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