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     20th Nordic Workshop on Programming Theory, NWPT '08
            Tallinn, Estonia, 19-21 November 2008


                   Call for Contributions


The NWPT series of annual workshops is a forum bringing together
programming theorists from the Nordic and Baltic countries (but also
elsewhere). The previous editions were held in Uppsala (1989, 1999,
and 2004), Aalborg (1990), Göteborg (1991 and 1995), Bergen (1992 and
2000), Åbo (1993, 1998, and 2003), Aarhus (1994), Oslo (1996, 2007),
Tallinn (1997 and 2002), Lyngby (2001), Copenhagen (2005) and
Reykjavík (2006). This year it is Tallinn's turn again and the
workshop will be celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The workshop will be organized by organized by Institute of
Cybernetics (Tallinn) and Dept. of Computer Science, Tallinn
University of Technology.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)

    * semantics of programming languages,
    * programming language design and programming methodology,
    * programming logics,
    * formal specification of programs,
    * program verification,
    * program construction,
    * program transformation and refinement,
    * real-time and hybrid systems,
    * models of concurrency and distributed computing,
    * tools for program verification and construction.

Invited Speakers

    * Dave Clarke, CWI, The Netherlands
    * Vincent Danos, University of Edinburgh, UK
    * Martin Fränzle, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. Oldenburg, Germany
    * Margus Veanes, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA


Authors wishing to give a talk at the workshop are requested to submit
an abstract of 2-3 pages (pdf, printable on A4 paper) through
EasyChair by 3 October 2008. Submission of work submitted for formal
publication elsewhere and work in progress is permitted.

The abstracts of the accepted contributions will be available at the
workshop. After the workshop, selected papers will be published in a
special issue of an international journal (under negotiation).

Important Dates

    * Submission of abstracts: 3 October 2008
    * Notification: 17 October 2008

Programme Committee

    * Luca Aceto, Reykjavík Univ., Iceland
    * Michael R. Hansen, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
    * Anna Ingólfsdóttir, Reykjavík Univ., Iceland
    * Einar Broch Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
    * Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg Univ., Denmark
    * Bengt Nordström, Univ. of Gothenburg, 
                                 Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
    * Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
    * Gerardo Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway
    * Tarmo Uustalu, Inst. of Cybernetics, Estonia (co-chair)
    * Jüri Vain, Tallinn Univ. of Technology, Estonia (co-chair)
    * Marina Waldén, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
    * Uwe Wolter, Univ. of Bergen, Norway
    * Wang Yi, Uppsala Univ., Sweden


The workshop is sponsored by EXCS, the new Estonian centre of
excellence in computer science, http://cs.ioc.ee/excs/.


Tallinn, Estonia's capital, is famous for its picturesque medieval Old
Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are direct flights to
Tallinn from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin Schönefeld, Brussels,
Copenhagen, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Hamburg,
Helsinki, Kiev, London Gatwick and Stansted, Milan Malpensa, Minsk,
Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Riga, Rome, Simferopol, Stockholm
Arlanda, Vienna, Vilnius, and Warsaw.

The workshop will take place in the historic House of the Brotherhood
of the Blackheads in the Old Town at walking distance from all central

Further information

With questions, email nwpt08(at)cs.ioc.ee.

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