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                     4th International Workshop on
                   Methods and Tools for Coordinating
               Concurrent, Distributed and Mobile Systems

                      June 7, 2008, Oslo, Norway 
          Workshop affiliated to DisCoTec 08, June 4-6 2008



   Various classes of  computational models, languages, and formalisms
   have emerged with the  aim of providing high-level  descriptions of
   concurrent,  distributed,  and  mobile systems.   Typical  examples
   include so-called  coordination languages and  models (e.g.  Gamma,
   Linda,  Manifold,  Reo, Klaim,  Lime,  ...), concurrent  constraint
   languages (e.g.  cc languages,  Mozart, ...)  and  process algebras
   (e.g. CSP, CCS, pi-calculus, ...).

   These  models are based  on generative  communication via  a shared
   data  space or  on data  communication through  channels.   In both
   cases,  software components  are typically  conceived  in isolation
   assuming  that the  required  data will  eventually  be available.
   However,  making a  whole system  out of  these components  and, in
   particular, ensuring  that interactions occur properly  is far from
   being  obvious. 

   The aim of the workshop is precisely to bring together researchers,
   working   in  different   communities  (coordination,  constraints,
   process algebras), on  methods  and tools  for the construction  of
   concurrent, distributed and mobile systems.


   Special topics of interest are

   o Model checking techniques, in particular techniques for verifying
     coordinating properties  (including distributed and probabilistic
   o Compositional and refinement-based methodologies

  However, other topics, as related to coordination,
  are also of interest, including:

   o Design of  high-level specifications,  eg based  on first-order,
     modal and temporal logics
   o Techniques for requirements capture and analysis
   o Theorem proving based methodologies
   o Debugging techniques
   o Abstract interpretation
   o Program analysis and transformation
   o Simulation and testing
   o Formal methods for security
   o Tools environments and architectures
   o Applications and case studies, in particular in web services
     and biology


    Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium


   Papers  describing original work are  solicited as contributions to
   MTCoord'08.  All    papers must be   unpublished  and not submitted
   simultaneously for publication elsewhere.  Submitted  papers should
   be  limited to  15  pages, preferrably  formatted  according to the
   Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science.

   They should  be submitted through the  conference management system
   that will be available from the workshop web site.



    The papers   accepted for the  symposium will  be available at the

    Selected work  will be published in a  volume  of the Electronical
    Notes in Theoretical Computer Science.


    o March 20, 2007:   Paper Submission deadline.
    o May 5, 2007   :   Notification of acceptance.
    o May 15, 2007  :   Final version.
    o June 7, 2007  :   Meeting Date.


    The  MTCoord'08 workshop will be  held in Oslo, Norway on June 7
    2008. It is a satellite workshop of Discotec'08. For venue and
    registration, see the DisCoTec'08 web page at


    o Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA
    o Isabelle Linden, University of Namur, Belgium

   * Marco Bernardo,Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo", Urbino, Italy
   * Christel Baier, Technical University Dresden, Germany
   * Lubos Brim, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
   * Giorgio Delzanno, University of Genova, Italy
   * Wan Fokkink, CWI, The Netherlands
   * Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium
   * Gerald Luettgen, University of York, United Kingdom
   * Angelika Mader, University of Twente, The Netherlands
   * Mirko Viroli, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna a Cesena, Italy 
   * Kaisa Sere, Abo Akademi University, Finland

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