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CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline extended)
Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency
and communication-cEntric Software
21st March 2010, Paphos, Cyprus
Affiliated with ETAPS 2010

Theme and Goals

Applications on the web today are built using numerousinteracting services; soon off-the-shelf CPUs will host hundredsof cores; and sensor networks will be composed from a large number of processing units.  Many normal software, including applications and system-level services, will soon need to make effective use of thousands of computing nodes. At some level of granularity, computation in such systems will be inherently concurrent and communication-centred.

To exploit and harness the richness of this computing environment, designers and programmers will utilise a rich variety of programming paradigms, depending on the shape of the data and control flow. Plausible candidates for such paradigms include structured imperative concurrent programming, stream-based programming, concurrent functions with asynchronous message passing, higher-order types for events, and the use of types for communications and data structures (such as session types and linear types), to name but a few. Combinations of these abstractions will be used even in a single application, and the runtime environment needs to ensure seamless execution without relying on differences in available resources such as the number of cores.

The development of effective programming methodologies for the coming computing paradigm demands exploration and understanding of a wide variety of ideas and techniques.  This workshop aims to offer a forum where researchers from different fields exchange new ideas on one of the central challenges for programming in the near future, the development of programming methodologies and infrastructures where concurrency and distribution are the norm rather than a marginal concern.

Topics of Interest

Submissions are invited in the general area of foundations of programming languages for concurrency, communication and distribution. Specific topics include: language design and
implementations for communications and/or concurrency, program analysis, session types, multicore programming, use of message passing in systems software, interface languages for communication and distribution, concurrent data types, concurrent objects and actors, web services, novel programming methodologies for sensor networks, integration of sequential and concurrent programming, high-level programming abstractions for security concerns in concurrent, distributed programming, and runtime architectures for concurrency, scalability and/or resource allocations. Papers are welcome which present novel and valuable ideas as well as experiences.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit a five-page abstract in PDF format by 15th January using the EasyChair proceedings template available at EasyChair.

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted using EasyChair Places 2010.

Preliminary proceedings will be available at the workshop. The post-proceedings of the workshop will be published in a journal (the past post-proceedings were published in ENTCS and EPTCS).

Please address enquires to am[AT] and kohei[AT], with a subject field containing "[PLACES]".

Important Dates

Deadline of 5-page abstracts: Friday 22nd Jan 2010
Notification: Friday 12th Feb 2010
Camera Ready for pre-proceedings: Friday 26th Feb 2010

Invited Speakers

William Cook, Jayadev Misra (University of Texas, Austin)

Program Committee

Alastair Beresford, University of Cambridge
Marco Carbone, IT University of Copenhagen
Simon Gay, University of Glasgow
Joshua Guttman, The MITRE Corporation and Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kohei Honda (chair), Queen Mary, University of London
Alan Mycroft (chair), University of Cambridge
Hanne Riis Nielson, The Technical University of Denmark
John Reppy, University of Chicago
Konstantinos Sagonas, National Technical University of Athens and Uppsala University
Vivek Sarkar, Rice University
Vasco T. Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon
Jan Vitek, Purdue University
Nobuko Yoshida, Imperial College London

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