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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
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.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
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
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 All papers must be unpublished and not submitted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