CALL FOR PAPERS: ETAPS 2016

19th European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software

           Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2-8 April 2016




ETAPS is the primary European forum for academic and industrial
researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS,
established in 1998, is a confederation of five main annual
conferences, accompanied by satellite workshops. ETAPS 2016 is the
ninteenth event in the series.

-- MAIN CONFERENCES (4-7 April) --

   * ESOP: European Symposium on Programming
       (PC chair Peter Thiemann, Universität Freiburg, Germany)
   * FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
       (PC chairs Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, UK,
        and Andrzej Wasowski, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
   * FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science
       and Computation Structures
       (PC chairs Bart Jacobs, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, 
        The Netherlands,  and Christof Löding, RWTH Aachen, Germany)
   * POST: Principles of Security and Trust
       (PC chairs Frank Piessens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 
        Belgium,  and Luca Viganò, King's College London, UK)
   * TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for
       the Construction and Analysis of Systems
       (PC chairs Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada,
        and Jean-François Raskin (Université Libre de Bruxelles,
TACAS '16 hosts the 5th Competition on Software Verification


   * Unifying speakers:
     Andrew D. Gordon (MSR Cambridge and University of Edinburgh, UK)
     Rupak Majumdar (MPI Kaiserslautern, Germany)

   * ESOP invited speaker:
     Cristina Lopes (University of California at Irvine, USA)
   * FASE invited speaker:
     Oscar Nierstrasz (Universität Bern, Switzerland)
   * POST invited speaker: 
     Vitaly Shmatikov (University of Texas at Austin, USA)


   * 9 October 2015: Submission deadline for abstracts
   * 16 October 2015: Submission deadline for full papers
   * 2-4 December 2015: Author response period (ESOP and FoSSaCS only)
   * 18 December 2015: Notification of acceptance
   * 8 January 2016: Camera-ready versions due


ETAPS conferences accept two types of contributions: research papers
and tool demonstration papers. Both types will appear in the
proceedings and have presentations during the conference. 

ESOP and FoSSaCS accept only research papers. 

A condition of submission is that, if the submission is accepted, one
of the authors attends the conference to give the presentation.

Submitted papers must be in English presenting original
research. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication
elsewhere. In particular, simultaneous submission of the same
contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is forbidden. The
proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research in Computing
and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of Springer's Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series.

Papers must follow the formatting guidelines specified by Springer at
the URL


and be submitted electronically in pdf through the EasyChair author
interface of the respective conference.

Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be
rejected immediately.

FASE will try a light-weight double-blind review process (see

- Research papers

FASE, FOSSACS and TACAS have a page limit of 15 pp (excluding
bibliography of max 2 pp) for research papers, whereas POST allows at
most 20 pp (excluding bibliography of max 2 pp) and ESOP 25 pp
(excluding bibliography of max 2 pp).

Additional material intended for the referees but not for publication
in the final version - for example, details of proofs - may be placed
in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page
limit. ETAPS referees are at liberty to ignore appendices and papers
must be understandable without them.

In addition to regular research papers, TACAS solicits also case study
papers (at most 15 pp, excluding bibliography of max 2 pp).

Both TACAS and FASE solicit also regular tool papers (at most 15 pp,
excluding bibliography of max 2 pp).

- Tool demonstration papers

Submissions should consist of two parts:

* The first part, at most 4 pages, should describe the tool
   presented. Please include the URL of the tool (if available) and
   provide information that illustrates the maturity and robustness of
   the tool. (This part will be included in the proceedings.)

* The second part, at most 6 pages, should explain how the
   demonstration will be carried out and what it will show, including
   screen dumps and examples. (This part will be not be included in the
   proceedings, but will be evaluated.

ESOP and FOSSACS do not accept tool demonstration papers.

TACAS has a page limit of 6 pages for tool demonstrations.

-- SATELLITE EVENTS (2-3 April, 8 April) --

Around 20 satellite workshops will take place before and after the
main conferences.


Eindhoven is located in the province of North Brabant in the south of
the Netherlands. It is the fifth-largest city of the Netherlands. The
city is well known for modern art, design and technology. The main
airport of the Netherlands is the Amsterdam Airport, Schiphol. All
major airlines fly to Schiphol, and Schiphol has a direct and very
frequent train connection to Eindhoven. Eindhoven also has a small
international airport, Eindhoven Airport, with direct connections to
more than thirty destinations in Europe.


ETAPS 2016 is hosted by Faculteit Wiskunde en Informatica, Technische
Universiteit Eindhoven.


* General chair: Jan Friso Groote
* Workshops chair: Erik de Vink and Julien Schmaltz
* Publicity chair: Anton Wijs


Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at
j.f.gro...@tue.nl, a.j.w...@tue.nl.

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