ESOP 2010 : 19th European Symposium on Programming
Conference Series : European Symposium on Programming
Call For Papers
ESOP is a member conference of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS), which is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science. ETAPS 2010 is the 13th joint conference in this series.
The prior conferences have been ETAPS 1998 in Lisbon, ETAPS 1999 in Amsterdam, ETAPS 2000 in Berlin, ETAPS 2001 in Genova, ETAPS 2002 in Grenoble, ETAPS 2003 in Warsaw, ETAPS 2004 in Barcelona, ETAPS 2005 in Edinburgh, ETAPS 2006 in Vienna, ETAPS 2007 in Braga, and ETAPS 2008 in Budapest, ETAPS 2009 in York.
Call for Papers
ESOP is an annual conference devoted to fundamental issues in the specification, design, analysis, and implementation of programming languages and systems. ESOP 2010 is the nineteenth edition in this series and seeks contributions on all aspects of programming language research including, but not limited to, the following areas:
* Programming paradigms and styles: functional programming, object-oriented programming, aspect-oriented programming, logic programming, constraint programming, extensible programming languages, domain-specific languages, synchronous and real-time programming languages.
* Methods and tools to write and specify programs and languages: programming techniques, logical foundations, denotational semantics, operational semantics, meta programming, module systems, language-based security.
* Methods and tools for reasoning about programs: type systems, abstract interpretation, program verification, testing.
* Methods and tools for implementation: program transformations, rewriting systems, partial evaluation, experimental evaluations, virtual machines, intermediate languages, run-time environments.
* Concurrency and distribution: process algebras, concurrency theory, parallel programming, service-oriented computing, distributed and mobile languages.
What is New This Year
After consultations within the programming language research community, we raised the page limit for ESOP 2010 to be 20 pages in LNCS format. We did so because research papers in programming languages tend to be longer than the 15 pages taken as the limit in previous editions of ESOP.
We continue the rebuttal phase introduced for ESOP 2009, with some variations. Authors will be given a period of 60 hours to read and respond to the reviews of their papers before the PC meeting. Reviewers may use this opportunity to ask for additional information from the authors. Rebuttals may be at most 2500 words long, but effective rebuttals are likely to be brief, of course.
Papers must be written in English, unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. The proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Final papers will be in the format specified by Springer-Verlag in this page.
Submissions must be in PDF format, formatted in the LNCS style and be at most 20 pages long. Additional material, that is not to be included in the final version, but which may help assessing the merits of the submission - for example details of proofs - may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit. ESOP referees are at liberty to ignore appendices, and papers must be understandable without them.
* Thursday, 1 October 2009, 23:00 Samoa - Apia Time: Abstract submission deadline
* Thursday, 8 October 2009, 23:00 Samoa - Apia Time: Paper submission deadline
* Saturday, 21 November 2009, 11:00 Samoa - Apia time: Start of rebuttal period
* Monday, 23 November 2009, 23:00 Samoa - Apia time: End of rebuttal period
* Friday, 11 December 2009: Author notification
* Monday, 4 January 2010: Camera-ready paper versions due
Submission deadlines are strict. Submission of an abstract implies no obligation to submit a full version; abstracts with no corresponding full versions by the full paper deadline will be considered as withdrawn.
* David Naumann, Stevens Institute of Technology (USA)
Chair: Andrew D. Gordon, Microsoft Research, Cambridge (UK)
* Amal Ahmed, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (USA)
* Anindya Banerjee, Kansas State University (USA)
* Lars Birkedal, IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
* Marzia Buscemi, IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies (Italy)
* Giuseppe Castagna, CNRS, Universite Denis Diderot, Paris (France)
* Patrick Cousot, ENS, Paris (France)
* Dino Distefano, Queen Mary, University of London (UK)
* Cormac Flanagan, UC Santa Cruz (USA)
* Sumit Gulwani, Microsoft Research, Redmond (USA)
* Giorgio Ghelli, University of Pisa (Italy)
* Mike Hicks, University of Maryland (USA)
* Naoki Kobayashi, Tohoku University (Japan)
* Matteo Maffei, Saarland University - MMCI (Germany)
* Conor McBride, Strathclyde University (UK)
* Anna Philippou, University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
* Andreas Podelski, University of Freiburg (Germany)
* Erik Poll, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Netherlands)
* Julian Rathke, University of Southampton (UK)
* Didier Remy, INRIA Rocquencourt (France)
* David Sands, Chalmers University, Gothenburg (Sweden)
* Helmut Seidl, TU Munich (Germany)
* Greta Yorsh, IBM Research (USA)
* Steve Zdancevic, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Chair: Chris Hankin, United Kingdom
* Giuseppe Castagna, France
* Rocco De Nicola, Italy
* Pierpaolo Degano, Italy
* Sophia Droussopoulou, United Kingdom
* Andrew D. Gordon, United Kingdom
* Neil Jones, Denmark
* Daniel Le Metayer, France
* Alan Mycroft, United Kingdom
* Hanne Riis Nielson, Denmark
* Bengt Nordstrom, Sweden
* David Sands, Sweden
* David Schmidt, USA
* Gert Smolka, Germany
* Doaitse Swierstra, The Netherlands
* Reinhard Wilhelm, Germany