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ACSD 2011 : Eleventh International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design


Conference Series : International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design
When Jun 20, 2011 - Jun 24, 2011
Where Kanazawa, Japan
Abstract Registration Due Jan 17, 2011
Submission Deadline Jan 24, 2011
Notification Due Mar 14, 2011
Final Version Due Apr 11, 2011
Categories    concurrency   verification   formal methods

Call For Papers


The Eleventh International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design

1st Call for papers and announcement

Kanazawa, Japan, June 20-24, 2011

Dates and Venue

20-24h of June 2011, Kanazawa, Japan

Conference Focus

The conference aims at cross-fertilizing both theoretical and applied research on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

* Design methods, tools and techniques based on models of computation and concurrency (data-flow models, communicating automata, Petri nets, process algebras, state charts, MSCs, etc.), performance analysis, verification, testing and synthesis;
* Hardware / software co-design, platform-based design, component-based design, refinement techniques, hardware / software abstractions, co-simulation and verification;
* Synchronous and asynchronous design, asynchronous circuits, globally asynchronous locally synchronous (GALS) systems, interface design, multi-clock systems, functional and timing verification;
* Concurrency issues in Systems on Chips, massively parallel architectures, networks on chip, task and communication scheduling, resource, memory and power management, fault-tolerance and Quality of Service issues;
* (Industrial) case studies of general interest, gaming applications, consumer electronics and multimedia, automotive systems, (bio-)medical applications, internet and grid computing, etc.;
* Concurrency issues in ad-hoc, mobile and wireless networking, sensor networks, communication protocols, cross-layer optimization, concurrency-related security issues;
* Business process modelling, simulation and verification, (distributed) workflow execution, business process (de-) composition, inter-organisational and heterogeneous workflow systems, computer-supported collaborative work systems, web services;
* Synthesis and control of concurrent systems, (compositional) modelling and design, (modular) synthesis and analysis, distributed simulation and implementation, (distributed) controller synthesis, adaptive systems, supervisory control.


* Kunihiko Hiraishi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi-shi Ishikawa, Japan), organizing chair
* Benoit Caillaud (INRIA/IRISA Rennes, France), program committee co-chair
* Josep Carmona (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain), program committee co-chair

Steering Committee

* Alex Yakovlev (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), Chair
* Benoit Caillaud (INRIA/IRISA Rennes, France)
* Jordi Cortadella (University Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
* Jorg Desel (Katholische Universitat Eichstatt, Germany)
* Alex Kondratyev (Cadence, USA)
* Luciano Lavagno (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
* Antti Valmari (Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland)

Program Committee


Twan Basten (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Behzad Bordbar (University of Birmingham, UK)

Hanifa Boucheneb (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)

Jens Brandt (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Benoit Caillaud (INRIA/IRISA Rennes, France), co-chair

Javier Campos (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

Josep Carmona (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain), co-chair

Robert Clariso (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)

Silvia Crafa (Universita di Padova, Italy)

Rocco De Nicola (Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy)

Jorg Desel (Katolische Universitat Eichstatt, Germany)

Zhenhua Duan (Xidian university, China)

Keijo Heljanko (Aalto University, Finland)

Masashi Imai (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Petr Jancar (Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)

Ryszard Janicki (McMaster University, Canada)

Mark Josephs (London South Bank University, UK)

Gabriel Juhas (Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic)

Victor Khomenko (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

Johan Lilius (Abo Akademi University, Finland)

Robert Lorenz ( Katolische Universitat Eichstatt, Germany)

Marcelo Lubaszewski (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Agnes Madalinski (Univ. Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile)

Roland Meyer (CNRS / Universite Paris Diderot, France)

Mohammadreza Mousavi (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Dejan Nickovic (IST Austria)

Wojciech Penczek (IPI PAN & University of Podlasie, Poland)

Dumitru Potop Butucaru (INRIA Rocquencourt, France)

Jean-Francois Raskin (Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgique)

Partha S. Roop (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

S. Ramesh (India Science Lab, GM R&D, India)

Sandeep Shukla (VirginiaTech, USA)

Maurice H. ter Beek (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Pisa, Italy)

Nikola Trcka (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Antti Valmari (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Walter Vogler (Augsburg University, Germany)

Karsten Wolf (Universitat Rostock, Germany)

Shaofa Yang (UNU-IIST, Macao, China)

Tomohiro Yoneda (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Wlodek Zuberek (Memorial University, Canada)


All papers should be in IEEE Computer Society Press 2-column format. See the Paper Formatting Instructions available at the section "Information for Authors" of Papers should be submitted via EasyChair:

The separate cover page should include the corresponding author’s physical and e-mail addresses, phone and FAX numbers (including the country code), the type of submission (regular, short or tool paper), and an abstract of at most 60 words.

The deadline for paper submission of papers is January 17, 2011. The page limits are: 10 pages for regular papers, 6 pages for short papers, and 5 pages for tool papers. Authors are requested to submit a 60 words abstract by January 10, 2011.

Submitted papers should describe original work that has not been previously published and is not under review for publication elsewhere. Acceptance of a tool paper implies that a tool demonstration should be given at the conference. Further information can be obtained through the conference web-site:

Proceedings containing accepted and invited papers are planned to be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

Best Paper Award
A best paper award will be given to the author(s) of the best regular paper presented at ACSD 2011.

Special Issue
Several papers of ACSD 2011 will be considered for publication in extended and revised form in a special issue of a journal.

Important Dates

* Deadline for abstract submission: January 10, 2011
* Deadline for paper submission: January 17, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: March 14 2011
* Deadline for final version: April 11 2011
* Conference: 20-24 June 2011

History of the Conference

The International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design (ACSD) serves as a forum for disseminating theoretical results with application potential and advanced methods and tools for the design of complex concurrent systems.

Previous editions of the ACSD conference:

10.2010 Braga, Portugal

9.2009 Augsburg, Germany

8.2008 Xi'an, China

7.2007 Bratislava, Slovakia

6.2006 Turku, Finland

5.2005 St Malo, France

4.2004 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

3.2003 Guimaraes, Portugal

2.2001 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

1.1998 Fukushima, Japan


* ACSD 2011 web page:
* Easychair paper submission and handling web-service:
* IEEE CS Press 2-column format:
* Contact address of program committee:
* Contact address of organizing committee:

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