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                          CALL FOR PAPERS
                             PLACES'09
          Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency
                and Communication-cEntric Software
                  22nd March 2009, York, England
                   http://places09.di.fc.ul.pt/
                   places-works...@cl.cam.ac.uk


Applications on the web today are built using numerous interacting
services; soon off-the-shelf CPUs will host thousands of cores, and
sensor networks will be composed from a large number of processing
units. Many normal applications will soon need to make effective use of
thousands of computing nodes. At some level of granularity, computation
in such systems will be inherently concurrent and communication-centred.

To exploit and harness the richness of this computing environment,
designers and programmers will utilise a rich variety of programming
paradigms, depending on the shape of the data and control flow.
Plausible candidates for such paradigms include structured imperative
concurrent programming, stream-based programming, concurrent functions
with queues, and the use of types for communication and data structures
(such as session types and linear types), to name but a few.
Combinations of these abstractions will be used even in a single
application, and the runtime environment needs to ensure seamless
execution without relying on differences in available resources such as
the number of cores.

The development of effective programming methodologies for the coming
computing paradigm demands exploration and understanding of a wide
variety of ideas and techniques.  This workshop aims to offer a forum
where researchers from different fields exchange new ideas on one of the
central challenges for programming in the near future, the development of
programming methodologies and infrastructures where concurrency and
distribution are the norm rather than a marginal concern.


** Topics of Interest **

Submissions are invited in the general area of foundations of
programming languages for concurrency and distribution. Specific topics
include: language design and implementations, program analysis, session
types, multicore programming, concurrent data types, web services, novel
programming methodologies for sensor networks, programming methods
for secure interactions, integration of sequential and concurrent 
programming,
runtime architectures including resource allocation. Papers are welcome
which present novel and valuable ideas as well as experiences.


** Invited Speaker **

Professor Vivek Sarkar

E.D. Butcher Professor of Computer Science, Rice University


** Submission Guidelines **

Authors are invited to submit a title and a 200 word abstract by 13th
January 2009 to help the PC chairs assign reviewers to papers.
Preliminary papers of up to five pages in length should be
submitted in PDF format by 18th January using the EasyChair
proceedings template available at:

http://www.easychair.org/easychair.zip

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted using EasyChair:

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=places2009

Preliminary proceedings will be available at the workshop. We will
publish a post-proceedings in either ENTCS or the BCS (British
Computer Society) Electronic Workshops in Computing.

Enquiries can be sent to:

places-works...@cl.cam.ac.uk.


** Important Dates (extended deadlines) **

Abstract (title & 200 words max): 13th January 2009
Paper Submission: 23:59 (GMT) 18th January 2009
Paper Notification: 1st February 2009
Camera Ready: 15th February 2009


** Program Committee **

Alastair Beresford (chair), University of Cambridge
Simon Gay (chair), University of Glasgow
Kohei Honda, Queen Mary University of London
Greg Morrisett, Harvard University
Alan Mycroft, University of Cambridge
Vijay A. Saraswat, IBM Research
Vasco T. Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon
Jan Vitek, Purdue University
Nobuko Yoshida, Imperial College London

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