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COORDINATION 2018 : 20th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages


Conference Series : International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages
When Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018
Where Madrid
Abstract Registration Due Feb 16, 2018
Submission Deadline Feb 23, 2018
Notification Due Mar 20, 2018
Categories    coordination models   distributed systems   software architectures   verification techniques

Call For Papers


20th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages

Madrid, Spain, June 18 - 21 2018


* Publication of the proceedings in the Lecture Notes of Computer
Science of Springer-Verlag

* Publication of extended versions of selected work is planned in a
special issue of an international journal as in previous issues of

* Publication of extended survey papers is planned in a dedicated
special issue dedicated to the celebration of the 20th edition of

* February 2, 2018 Submission of abstracts
* February 9, 2018 Submission of papers
* March 30, 2018 Notification of accepted papers
* June 18-20, 2018 Conferences in Madrid

Modern information systems rely increasingly on combining concurrent,
distributed, mobile, adaptive, reconfigurable and heterogeneous
components. New models, architectures, languages and verification
techniques are necessary to cope with the complexity induced by the
demands of today's software development. Coordination languages have
emerged as a successful approach, in that they provide abstractions that
cleanly separate behaviour from communication, therefore increasing
modularity, simplifying reasoning, and ultimately enhancing software

Building on the success of the previous editions, this conference
provides a well-established forum for the growing community of
researchers interested in models, languages, architectures, and
implementation techniques for coordination.

Topics of interest encompass all areas of coordination, including (but
not limited to) coordination related aspects of:

* Theoretical models and foundations for coordination: component
  composition, concurrency, mobility, dynamic, spatial and probabilistic
  aspects of coordination, logic, emergent behaviour, types, semantics;

* Specification, refinement, and analysis of architectures: patterns and
styles, verification of functional and non-functional properties,
including performance aspects;

* Dynamic software architectures: distributed mobile code,
configuration, reconfiguration, networked computing, parallel,
high-performance and cloud computing;

* Nature- and bio-inspired approaches to coordination;

* Coordination of multiagent and collective systems: models, languages,
infrastructures, self-adaptation, self-organisation, distributed
solving, collective intelligence and emerging behaviour;

* Coordination and modern distributed computing: Web services,
peer-to-peer networks, grid computing, context-awareness, ubiquitous
computing, mobile computing;

* Coordination platforms for infrastructures of emerging new application
domains like IoT, fog- and edge- computing;

* Programming methodologies, languages, middleware, tools, and environments for the
development and verification of coordinated applications;

* Tools, languages and methodologies for secure coordination;

* Industrial relevance of coordination and software architectures:
programming in the large, domain-specific software architectures and
coordination models, case studies;

* Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination;

* Industry-led efforts in coordination and case studies.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer, in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Extended versions of a selection of the best papers is planned to be
published in a special issue of an international journal as in previous


Authors are invited to submit full papers electronically in PostScript
or PDF using a two-phase online submission process. Registration of the
paper information and abstract (max. 250 words) must be completed before
February 2, 2017. Submission of the full paper is due no later than
February 9, 2017. Submissions are handled through the EasyChair
conference management system, accessible from the conference web site:

Contributions must be written in English and report on original,
unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP’s
Author Code of Conduct, see under
Publications/Links). The submissions must not exceed the total page
number limit (see below), including figures and references, prepared
using Springer’s LNCS style. Submissions not adhering to the above
specified constraints may be rejected without review. Papers should be
submitted as PDF or PS via EasyChair.

We solicit three kinds of submissions:

* Full papers (up to 16 pages + 2 pages references): describing thorough
and complete research results and experience reports.

* Short papers (up to 8 pages + 1 page references): describing research
in progress or opinion papers on the past of Coordination research, on
the current state of the art, or on prospects for the years to come.

* Survey papers (up to 25 pages + 2 pages references): describing
important results and successful stories that originated in the
context of COORDINATION. All the accepted papers will be presented in
a special session for the celebration of the 20th edition of the

The conference proceedings, formed by accepted submissions will be
published by Springer in the LNCS Series.


* Michele Loreti, Università degli Studi di Camerino, Italy
* Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo, Université de Genève, Switzerland

* Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
* Luis Barbosa, University of Minho, Portugal
* Jacob Beal, Raytheon BBN Technologies, United States
* Simon Bliudze, INRIA, France
* Carlos Canal, University of Málaga, Spain
* Vashti Galpin, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
* Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium
* eva Kühn, TU Wien, Austria
* Alberto Lluch Lafuente. Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
* Mieke Massink. CNR-ISTI, Italy
* Hernan Melgratti, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Italy
* Andrea Omicini, Università di Bologna, Italy
* Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
* Luca Padovani, Università di Torino, Italy
* Rosario Pugliese, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
* Marjan Sirjani, Malardalen University, Sweden
* Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, United States
* Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy
* Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
* Nobuko Yoshida, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

* Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
* Farhad Arbab, CWI and Leiden University, The Netherlands
* Dave Clarke, Uppsala University, Sweden
* Rocco De Nicola, IMT - School for Advanced Studies, Italy
* Tom Holvoet, KU Leuven, Belgium
* Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium
* Christine Julien, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
* Eva Kühn, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
* Alberto Lluch Lafuente, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
* Maxime Louvel, Bag-Era, France
* Mieke Massink, ISTI CNR, Italy
* Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
* Jose Proenca, University of Minho, Portugal
* Rosario Pugliese, Università di Firenze, Italy
* Marjan Sirjani, Reykjavik University, Iceland
* Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, California, USA
* Vasco T. Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
* Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy (Chair)
* Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy

* Francesco Tiezzi, Università degli Studi di Camerino, Italy

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