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CFP: CPA 2007


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  *           Communicating Process Architectures - 2007           *

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  *                  C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S                 *

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  *            http://www.cs.surrey.ac.uk/host/cpa2007/            *

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  *    Sunday (evening) 8th. July to Wednesday 11th. July, 2007    *

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  *                    University of Surrey, UK                    *

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This is the first Call for Papers for CPA 2007, which will be hosted during July 8-11, 2007, by the Department of Computing at the University of Surrey, England.


The conference is the 30th. in the series sponsored by WoTUG (http://www.wotug.org <http://www.wotug.org/>).


Please note the change of timing from the normal September dates for CPA!


An exciting new addition to the conference this year is a Special Interest Session on Hardware-Software Co-design.  Further details will be announced later.


The conference theme is concurrency, and models of concurrency, at all levels of granularity, and applicable to both software and hardware.


The conference will report on and stimulate ideas and discussions relevant to the engineering and application of concurrent systems.


New methods, or integration and adaptation of existing methods, for the specification, development, implementation, verification, validation, and engineering of such systems are topics central to this conference.


Submitted papers will be refereed, with strong feedback given to authors.

Accepted papers will be published as Proceedings in the Concurrent Systems Engineering Series of IOS Press.


Copyright of articles in CPA proceedings remains with the authors.

This makes CPA an ideal venue for presenting early research that may be

suitable for subsequent revision for journal publication.   We aim for

a workshop style, highly interactive atmosphere - this includes the more informal, unpublished, evening fringe sessions for open discussion.





  Initial paper submission deadline:  16th. February, 2007

  Paper acceptance notification:      30th. March, 2007

  Camera-ready submission deadline:   27th. April, 2007

  Conference dates:                   8-11th. July, 2007





Contributions are invited in any of the areas of interest to the conference, and those in the area of hardware-software co-design are particularly welcome.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited



 * Theoretical approaches to concurrency, and formal languages

   supporting these approaches, including the integration of existing

   formal notations;


 * Modelling of, and model-driven development of concurrent

   software architectures;


 * Verification and analysis of concurrent systems;


 * Model-checking techniques and tools for development and



 * Theoretical approaches to hardware-software co-design;


 * Tools and languages for hardware-software co-design;


 * Verification and analysis of hardware-software co-design systems;


 * Programming languages and environments for concurrent systems;


 * Efficient and safe harnessing of current and future generation

   multicore processors;


 * Environments for distributed applications, such as grid applications;


 * Hardware and machine architectures such as multiprocessor cores

   and instructiion set design;


 * Reconfigurable computing, and tools relating to reconfigurable



 * Programming and implementation issues for concurrent languages;

   such as deadlock-freedom by design, starvation, and efficient

   inter-process communication architectures;


 * System issues for programming languages supporting concurrency,

   such as multithreading kernels and interrupt architectures;


 * Applications that exploit, or rely on, concurrency.


Contributions may be regular papers presenting novel, unpublished research, ideas, or accomplishments. Invitation is also extended to contributions for advanced tutorial sessions. All submissions will be reviewed, and feedback given to authors.





CPA does not impose a page limit on submissions; but authors are advised that it should be appropriate for the material presented.  Papers published in the conference previously have been typically around 10-20 pages, including all appendices and references, when in the conference format (12-point, single-spaced lines, one column).


For instructions regarding the formatting of a submission, and the submission process, please see Information for Authors:







Please see the CPA 2007 website for all further details (such as the Programme Committee, invited speakers, the hardware/software co-design workshop, accepted papers and fringe programme as they become known):







  Dr Alistair McEwan, University of Surrey

  Dr Roger Peel, University of Surrey

  Professor Steve Schneider, University of Surrey

  Professor Peter Welch, University of Kent

  Wilson Ifill, AWE