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ICE 2015 : 8th Interaction and Concurrency Experience


When Jun 5, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015
Where Grenoble, France
Abstract Registration Due Mar 18, 2015
Submission Deadline Mar 20, 2015
Notification Due Apr 30, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2015
Categories    concurrency   interaction   formal methods   distributed systems

Call For Papers

ICE 2015
8th Interaction and Concurrency Experience
June 5, 2015, Grenoble, France

Satellite workshop of DisCoTec 2015

=== Highlights ===

- Innovative selection procedure
- ICE welcomes submissions of full papers, short papers, and brief announcements of already published papers
- Invited talks: Jade Alglave and Steve Ross-Talbot
- Special issue in a highly-reputed journal

=== Important Dates ===

18 March 2015.....................Abstract submission
20 March 2015...................Full paper submission
20 March - 30 April 2015....Reviews and PC discussion
30 April 2015......................Notification to authors
5 June 2015.......................ICE in Grenoble
15 July 2015......................Camera-ready for post-proceedings

=== Scope ===

Interaction and Concurrency Experiences (ICEs) is a series of international scientific meetings oriented to theoretical computer science researchers with special interest in models, verification, tools, and programming primitives for complex interactions.

The general scope of the venue includes theoretical and applied aspects of interactions and the synchronization mechanisms used among components of concurrent/distributed systems, related to several areas of computer science in the broad spectrum ranging from formal specification and analysis to studies inspired by emerging computational models.

We solicit contributions relevant to Interaction and Concurrency, including but not limited to:
* Formal semantics
* Process algebras and calculi
* Models and languages
* Protocols
* Logics and types
* Expressiveness
* Model transformations
* Tools, implementations, and experiments
* Specification and verification
* Coinductive techniques
* Tools and techniques for automation
* Synthesis techniques

=== Selection Procedure ===

Since its first edition in 2008, the distinguishing feature of ICE has been an innovative paper selection mechanism based on an interactive discussion amongst authors and PC members.

During the review phase, each submission is published on a dedicated discussion forum. The discussion forum can be accessed by the authors of the submission and by all the PC members not in conflict with the submission (the forum preserves anonymity of reviewers). The forum is used by reviewers to ask questions and clarifications to the authors, allowing them to better explain all the aspects of their submission. The evaluation of the submission will take into account not only the reviews, but also the outcome of the discussion.

As witnessed by the past seven editions of ICE, this procedure considerably improves the accuracy of the reviews, the fairness of the selection, the quality of camera-ready papers, and the discussion during the workshop.

=== Submission Guidelines ===

We invite for three types of submissions:
(1) Full Papers;
(2) Short Papers;
(3) Brief Announcements of already Published Papers.

Full and short papers will appear in the post-proceedings and must report previously unpublished work and not be simultaneously submitted to other conferences/workshops with refereed proceedings. The ICE 2015 post-proceedings will be published in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science ( In addition, we invite brief announcements of already published results, should the authors be interested in discussing their published research with the ICE community and giving a talk. Brief announcements will not be part of the post-proceedings.

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair ( Full papers should not exceed 15 pages in length, while short papers and brief announcements should not exceed 5 pages with the EPTCS style (

Accepted (full and short) papers and brief announcements must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

=== Special Issue ===

We plan to invite extended versions of selected full papers to a special issue in a highly-reputed journal. Such contributions will be regularly peer-reviewed according to the standard journal policy, but they will be handled in a shorter time than regular submissions. A list of special issues of previous ICE editions already published or in preparation can be found below.

=== Invited Talks ===

Jade Alglave (University College London UK),
Steve Ross-Talbot (ZDLC Business Unit, Cognizant Technology Solutions)

=== Program Committee ===

Mario Alvim (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Giorgio Bacci (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Massimo Bartoletti (University of Cagliari, Italy)
Simon Bliudze (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Laura Bocchi (University of Kent, UK)
Filippo Bonchi (CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)
Roberto Bruni (University of Pisa, Italy)
Matteo Cimini (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
Ornela Dardha (School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, UK)
Carlo Alberto Furia (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Ludovic Henrio (CNRS, Sophia Antipolis, France)
Jean-Baptiste Jeannin (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Julien Lange (Imperial College London, UK)
Jean-Marie Madiot (École normale supérieure de Lyon, France & University of Bologna, Italy)
Hernán Melgratti (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Andrea Mocci (Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland)
Fabrizio Montesi (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Dimitris Mostrous (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Luca Padovani (University of Torino, Italy)
Gwen Salaün (INRIA, Grenoble INP, France)
Alexandra Silva (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Ana Sokolova (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Paola Spoletini (Kennesaw State University, USA)
Bernardo Toninho (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal & Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Emilio Tuosto (University of Leicester, UK)
Valeria Vignudelli (University of Bologna, Italy and INRIA,France)
Lili Xu (Ecole Polytechnique, France & Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

=== ICEcreamers ===

Sophia Knight (CNRS, LORIA, Université de Lorraine, France)
Ivan Lanese (University of Bologna/INRIA, Italy; PC co-chair)
Alberto Lluch Lafuente (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; PC co-chair)
Hugo Torres Vieira (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy)

=== Steering Committee ===

Simon Bliudze (EPFL, Switzerland)
Filippo Bonchi (CNRS, France)
Roberto Bruni (University of Pisa, Italy)
Alexandra Silva (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Paola Spoletini (Kennesaw State University, USA)
Emilio Tuosto (University of Leicester, UK)

=== Contact ===

=== Previous editions ===

The previous seven editions of ICE have been held on
* July 6th, 2008 in Reykjavik, Iceland, co-located with ICALP'08. The post-proceedings were published in ENTCS (vol.229-3).
* August 31st, 2009 in Bologna, Italy, co-located with CONCUR'09. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.12) and selected papers appeared in a joint special issue of MSCS (with EXPRESS’09 and SOS’09, Vol. 22, Number 2).
* June 10th, 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, co-located with DisCoTec'10. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.38) and selected papers appeared in a joint special issue of Scientific Annals in Computer Science (with CAMPUS'10 and CS2BIO'10, Vol. XXI).
* June 9th, 2011 in Reykjavik, Iceland, co-located with DisCoTec'11. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.59) and selected papers appeared in a special issue of Scientific Annals in Computer Science (Vol. XXII).
* June 16th, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, co-located with DisCoTec'12. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.104) and a special issue of Science in Computer Programming is in press.
* June 6th, 2013 in Florence, Italy, co-located with DisCoTec’13. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.131) and a special issue of Science in Computer Programming is in preparation.
* June 6th, 2014 in Berlin, Germany, co-located with DisCoTec’14. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.166) and a special issue of JLAMP is in preparation.

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