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Final Call for Papers : CPA-2000

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                   FINAL CPA-200 Call for Papers

      [ Title:    Communicating Process Architectures - 2000 ]

      [ When:     Sunday 10th. September (evening) through   ] 
      [           Wednesday 13th. September (lunchtime)      ] 

      [ Where:    University of Kent at Canterbury (England) ] 

      [ Web site:     http://wotug.ukc.ac.uk/cpa2000/        ] 

      [ Submission deadline:    Monday, 19th. June, 2000     ]

Conference Themes and Goal:

Communicating Process Architectures addresses many of the key issues in
modern computer science and its application.  In broad terms, the
conference themes will concern concurrency - at all levels of software
and hardware granularity.  The goal of the conference is to stimulate
discussion and ideas as to the role concurrency will play in the future
generation of scaleable computer infrastructure and applications -
where scaling means the ability to ramp up functionality (i.e. stay in
control as complexity increases) as well as physical metrics (such as

Traditionally, concurrency has been taught and considered and
experienced as an advanced and difficult topic.  The thesis underlying
this conference is that this tradition is wrong.  The natural world
operates through the continuous interaction of massive numbers of
autonomous agents at all levels of granulartiy (astronomic, human,
sub-atomic).  If modern computer science finds concurrency hard, then
it is not doing it right - discuss!  It is time for concurrency to
mature into a simple discipline that can be used everyday.

Conference Structure and Call for Papers, Tutorials and Workshops:

Communicating Process Architectures will run a mix of submitted and
invited papers during the day, with workshops and/or tutorials in the
evenings.  Submitted papers will be refereed by the Programme
Committee.  The conference proceedings will be published by IOS Press
as part of their Concurrent Systems Engineering series.

Original paper submissions are now being solicited along with tutorial
and workshop proposals.  Topics should address the conference themes
and goals as discussed above.  Specific areas include, but are not
limited to:

  * theory - getting the underlying model right (CSP, pi-calculus,
    channels, monitors, semaphores, BSP, barriers, buckets...);
  * concurrent design patterns and tools (built upon the above);
  * safety and security issues (race-hazards, deadlock, livelock,
    process starvation, ...);
  * language issues (Java(TM), CSP libraries for Java/C/C++, occam(TM),
    Handel-C(TM), Limbo(TM), ...);
  * system issues (lightweight multithreading kernels, lightweight
    external communications/interrupts, ...)
  * processor issues (instruction sets for zero-cost multithreading,
    VLIW, multiprocessor chips, software cache control, ...)
  * specialised hardware issues (link and router technologies, FPGAs, ...);
  * shared-memory -v- message-passing paradigms (unification?),
    SMP and virtual SMP architectures;
  * supercomputing from commodity components (cluster computing,
    internet grids, ...);
  * applications: scientific (including graphics and GUIs),
    engineering (including embedded, real-time and safety-critical),
    business (including mobile and e-commerce) and home (including
  * global architectural issues (vertical integration of all the above);
  * etc.

There are no rules on the length of submissions that will be acceptable
- short, medium and long papers are all welcome.  Their length should
simply be appropriate to the material presented.  Submissions of papers
should be made electronically by filling out the form linked to from
this paragraph on the web-site.

Submitted papers should be complete or near to completion.  No special
format is required for submission, but accepted papers must conform to
the style defined for the proceedings (which will be published by IOS
Press).  Workshop/tutorial proposals should be emailed informally to
the Conference Chair.

This conference is the 23rd. in the series of WoTUG conferences, which
have consistently proven to be a valuable meeting place for all those
interested in the problems and opportuinites thrown up by parallel
computing and concurrency. The delegates and speakers reflect a wide
spectrum of disciplines - theoreticians, software engineers, hardware
engineers, tool builders and applications specialists - and we meet in
a relaxed, exciting, friendly and highly productive atmosphere ...
often till very late the next morning.


Submission of full/nearly full papers   :   Monday, 19th. June, 2000
Tutorial / workshop proposals           :   Monday, 19th. June, 2000
Notification of acceptance              :   Monday, 3rd. July, 2000
Submission of camera-ready copy         :   Monday, 24th. July, 2000

Registration Fees:

The registration fee will be about 300 pounds sterling (no VAT chargeable)
- we will provide a more accurate indication closer to the event. It will
include the following:

 * accommodation for the nights of the 10, 11, 12 September 2000;
 * all meals, starting with the evening meal on Sunday night,
   through to Wednesday lunch;
 * conference dinner;
 * one copy of the conference proceedings.

We are not at the moment accepting registraion for delegates.  This will
change once the price is confirmed.

Student Bursaries:

WoTUG is sponsoring a limited number of Student Bursaries, worth ?100
sterling. To qualify, you must be registered as a student at a Higher
Education institution, not in receipt of a salary and obtain a
supporting letter from your academic supervisor.  Please fax this to
the Conference Secretary before you register - you will be given a
reference number to quote on your registration form.  The bursaries
will be awarded in FIFO scheduling to qualifying applicants until they
run out.

Conference Chair and Secretary:

  Professor Peter Welch / Judith Broom
  Computing Laboratory
  The University
  CT2 7NF
  Tel: +44 (0)1227 823629 / +44 (0)1227 827833
  Email: P.H.Welch@xxxxxxxxx  / J.Broom@xxxxxxxxx

Programme Committee:

  Professor Peter Welch, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. (Chair)
  Professor David May FRS, University of Bristol, UK. (Patron)

  Dr. Alastair Allen, University of Aberdeen, UK.
  Professor Hamid Arabnia, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA.
  Professor Andre Bakkers, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
  Richard Beton, Roke Manor Research Ltd., UK.
  Dr. Alan Chalmers, University of Bristol, UK.
  Professor Peter Clayton, Rhodes University, South Africa.
  Dr. Barry Cook, University of Keele, UK.
  Dr. Janet Edwards, Loughborough University of Technology, UK.
  Ruth A. Ivimey-Cook, ARM Ltd., Cambridge, UK
  Christopher Jones, British Aerospace, Warton Aerodrome, UK.
  Professor Jon Kerridge, Napier University, UK
  Stephen Maudsley, Esgem Ltd, UK.
  Dr. Patrick Nixon, Distributed Systems Group, Computer Science, Ireland.
  Dr. Brian O'Neill, Nottinghma Trent University, UK.
  Professor Chris Nevison, Colgate University, New York, USA.
  Dr. Roger Peel, University of Surrey, UK
  Dr. Michael Poole, Consultant, UK.
  Professor Nan Schaller, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA.
  Professor G. S. Stiles, Utah State University, Utah, USA.
  Professor Paul Tymann, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA.
  Oyvind Teig, Navia Maritime AS, Division Autronica, Norway.
  Professor Rod Tosten, Gettysburg University, USA.
  Dr. Stephen J Turner, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  Paul Walker, 4-Links, UK.
  Dr. Hugh Webber, Defence Evaluation Research Agency, Malvern, UK.

Published Proceedings:

The Proceedings will be published by IOS Press, Netherlands as part of
the Concurrent Systems Engineering Series (ISSN 1383-7575).  Style
sheets for papers for CPA-2000, including LaTeX and MS Word templates,
will be available to authors of accepted papers.

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