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CfP Communicating Process Architectures 2005

Call For Papers:

Communicating Process Architectures 2005
6th yearly CPA conference

18th - 21st September 2005, University of Eindhoven, Eindhoven,
The Netherlands
URL: http://www.wotug.org/cpa2005/ (updated as more info becomes
E-mail: cpa2005@xxxxxxxxx

Important dates:
* Paper submission 16th May
* Paper acceptance notification 13th June
* CRC submission 27th June

Information for authors: http://www.wotug.org/cpa2005/authors.shtml

Accepted papers will be as always published in the Proceedings by
IOS Press
<http://www.iospress.nl/>  in their Concurrent Systems Engineering
<http://www.iospress.nl/html/cse.html>  series.
COMMUNICATING PROCESS ARCHITECTURES addresses many of the key issues in
modern computer science and practice. In broad terms, the conference
themes will deal with 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 performance).

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 probably not doing it right! It is time
for concurrency to mature into a simple discipline that can be used
everyday to simplify the way in which we do computing, as well as
enhance the performance of what we build.

The WoTUG forum aims to continue the successful series of yearly
conferences, this one, the CPA 2005, being the sixth under the name
of CPA, and the 28th in the series of WoTUG conferences.

Specific themes include, but are not limited to:

- Theory - getting the underlying model right (CSP, pi-calculus,
channels, monitors, semaphores, BSP, barriers, mobile processes,
mobile channels, buckets...);
- Concurrent design patterns and tools (built upon the above);
- Modelling concurrent software architectures (Real-time UML,
dataflow models, CSP)
- 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), ...);
- Automatic hardware (FPGA/VHDL/Verilog) generation (from MATLAB (TM)/
SimuLink (TM) models/LabView(TM)/...) using Handel-C
- System issues (lightweight multithreading kernels, lightweight
external communications, interrupts, ...)
- Processor issues (instruction sets for zero-cost multithreading,
VLIW, multiprocessor chips, software cache control, The CELL, ...)
- Specialized 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 computation, graphics and GUIs),
    - Engineering (including embedded, real-time and control),
    - Mechatronic (including robots, machines and safety-critical),
    - Business (including mobile and e-commerce) and
    - Home (including entertainment);
    - Global architectural issues (vertical integration of all
 the above);


Programme Committee

Prof. Peter Welch, University of Kent, UK (Chair)
Prof. Hamid Arabnia, University of Georgia, USA
Prof. Peter Clayton, Rhodes University, South Africa
Prof. Jon Kerridge, Napier University, UK
Prof. Brian O'Neill, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Prof. Chris Nevison, Colgate University, New York, USA
Prof. Patrick Nixon, University of Strathclyde, UK
Prof. Nan Schaller, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA
Prof. Dyke Stiles, Utah State University, USA
Prof. Vaidy Sunderam, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Prof. Rod Tosten, Gettysburg University, USA
Prof. Paul Tynman, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA
Prof. Jim Woodcock, University of York, UK
Dr. Alastair Allen, Aberdeen University, UK
Dr. Fred Barnes, University of Kent, UK
Dr. Richard Beton, Roke Manor Research Ltd, UK
Dr. Marcel Boosten, Philips Medical Systems, Ltd, The Netherlands
Dr. Jan Broenink, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Dr. Alan Chalmers, University of Bristol, UK
Dr. Barry Cook, 4Links Ltd., UK
Ruth Ivimey-Cook, Creative Business Systems Ltd, UK
Dr. Ian East, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Gerald Hilderink, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Christopher Jones, British Aerospace, UK
Dr. Tom Lake, InterGlossa, UK
Dr. Adrian Lawrence, Loughborough University, UK
Dr. Roger Loader, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Dr. Jeremy Martin, Oxagen Ltd., UK
Dr. Stephen Maudsley, Esgem Ltd, UK
Dr. Majid Mirmehdi, University of Bristol, UK
Dr. Henk Muller, University of Bristol, UK
Dr. Dennis Nicole, University of Southampton, UK
Dr. James Pascoe, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Dr. Matt Baekgaard Pedersen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dr. Roger Peel, University of Surrey, UK
Herman Roebbers, Philips TASS, The Netherlands
Dr. Marc Smith, Colby College, Maine, USA
Dr. Johan Sunter, Philips Semiconductors, The Netherlands
Oyvind Teig, Autronica Fire and Security, Norway
Dr. Stephen Turner, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. Brian Vinter, University of Southern Denmark
Dr. Hugh Webber, Defence Evaluation Research Agency, UK
Dr. Paul Walker, 4Links Ltd, UK