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CPA 2001 (WoTUG-24)

               *        CPA-2001 Call for Papers          *
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               * Communicating Process Architectures 2001 *
               *         16-19 September 2001             *
               *      University of Bristol, UK           *
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               * http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/Events/CPA2001/ *
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               *     Paper deadline: 11 June 2001         *

Conference Themes and Goals

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 scalable 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 granularity (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)

Papers should be complete or near completion (i.e. there should be
sufficient information available to enable the Programme Committee
to referee the submission with due diligence).  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.

No special formatting style is required at this stage.  However,
accepted papers will have to adhere to the CPA 2001 format.  It is
therefore recommended that submissions be made in that style as there
is only a short period between final (or conditional) acceptance and
the camera-ready deadline.  Referees reports will be fed back to all
authors of submitted papers.

Papers must be submitted by email to:


The submissions must be either Postscript, PDF or MS Word Docs (no macros
please) and be emailed compressed either as attachments or uuencoded.

This conference is the 24th in the series of WoTUG conferences, which
have consistently proven to be a valuable meeting place for all those
interested in the problems and opportunities 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 11 June 2001
Tutorial / workshop proposals           :   Monday 11 June 2001
Notification of acceptance              :   Monday 25 June 2001
Submission of camera-ready copy         :   Monday 16 July 2001

Registration Fees

The registration fee will be kept low and will include:

 * accommodation for the nights of the 16, 17, 18 September 2001;
 * 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 registration for delegates.  This will
change once the price is confirmed.

Student Bursaries

WoTUG is sponsoring a limited number of Student Bursaries, worth
GBP100. 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 Chairs

  Alan Chalmers, Majid Mirmehdi and Henk Muller
  Department of Computer Science
  University of Bristol
  BS8 1UB
  Tel: +44-117-9545150
  Email: cpa2001@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Programme Committee

  Professor Peter Welch, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. (PC 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.
  Professor Jan Broenink, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
  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. Majid Mirmehdi, University of Bristol, UK
  Dr. Henk Muller, University of Bristol, UK
  Professor Patrick Nixon, University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
  Dr. Brian O'Neill, Nottingham 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-2001, including LaTeX and MS Word templates,
are available to authors of accepted papers on the conference WWW site.

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