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ICE 2018 : 11th Interaction and Concurrency Experience


When Jun 20, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018
Where Madrid (Spain)
Submission Deadline Apr 20, 2018
Notification Due May 14, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2018
Categories    concurrency   formal methods   specification   synthesis

Call For Papers

ICE 2018
11th Interaction and Concurrency Experience
June 20-21, 2018, Madrid, Spain

Satellite workshop of DisCoTec 2018

=== Highlights ===

- Distinctive selection procedure involving friendly forum interaction
- ICE welcomes full papers to be included in the proceedings
- ICE also welcomes oral communications of already published or preliminary work
- Submission deadline: April 6
- Invited talks: TBA
- Publication in EPTCS
- Special issue in the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (Elsevier) (to be confirmed)

=== Important Dates ===

April 20, 2018..........................Paper submission (EXTENDED)
April 20-May 11, 2018...................Reviews and PC discussion
May 14, 2018............................Notification to authors
June 20-21, 2018........................ICE in Madrid
July 15, 2018...........................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, friendly, and constructive discussion amongst authors and PC members in an online forum.

During the review phase, each submission is published in a dedicated discussion forum. The discussion forum can be accessed by the authors of the submission and by all PC members not in conflict with the submission (the forum preserves anonymity). The forum is used by reviewers to ask questions, clarifications, and modifications from the authors, allowing them better to explain and to improve all 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 nine 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.

Last year we adopted a successful light double-blind reviewing process, detailed below.

=== Submission Guidelines ===

We invite two types of submissions:

- Research papers, original contributions that will be published in the workshop post-proceedings. Research papers must not be simultaneously submitted to other conferences/workshops with refereed proceedings. Research papers should be 3-16 pages plus at most 2 pages of references. Short research papers are welcome; for example a 5 page short paper fits this category perfectly.

- Oral communications will be presented at the workshop, but will not appear in the post-proceedings. This type of contribution includes e.g. previously published contributions, preliminary work, and position papers. There is no strict page limit for this kind of submission but papers of 1-5 pages would be appreciated. For example, a one page summary of previously published work is welcome in this category.

Authors of research papers must omit their names and institutions from the title page, they should refer to their other work in the third person and omit acknowledgements that could reveal their identity or affiliation. The purpose is to avoid any bias based on authors’ identity characteristics, such as gender, seniority, or nationality, in the review process. Our goal is to facilitate an unbiased approach to reviewing by supporting reviewers’ access to works that do not carry obvious references to the authors’ identities. As mentioned above, this is a lightweight double-blind process. Anonymization should not be a heavy burden for authors, and should not make papers weaker or more difficult to review. Advertising the paper on alternate forums (e.g., on a personal web-page, pre-print archive, email, talks, discussions with colleagues) is permitted, and authors will not be penalized by for such advertisement.

Papers in the “Oral communications” category need not be anonymized. For any questions concerning the double blind process, feel free to consult the ICEcreamers.

We are keen to enhance the balanced, inclusive and diverse nature of the ICE community, and would particularly encourage female colleagues and members of other underrepresented groups to submit their work.

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair (

=== Publications ===

Accepted research papers and communications must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

Accepted research papers will be published after the workshop in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (

We plan to invite authors of selected papers and brief announcements to submit their work in a special issue in the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (Elsevier). 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 published and in preparation special issues of previous ICE editions is reported below.

=== Invited Speakers ===

Elvira Albert - Complutense University of Madrid
Silvia Crafa - Università di Padova
Alexey Gotsman - IMDEA, Madrid

=== Program Committee ===

Rabéa Ameur-Boulifa (Telecom-ParisTech, FR)
Simon Bliudze (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH)
Filippo Bonchi (University of Pisa, IT)
Roberto Bruni (University of Pisa, IT)
Stefano Calzavara (University Ca’ Foscari Venezia, IT)
Tzu-Chun Chen (TU Darmstadt, DE)
Matteo Cimini (Indiana University, USA)
Tiziana Cimoli (University of Cagliari, IT)
Corina Cirstea (University of Southampton, UK)
Ornela Dardha (University of Glasgow, UK)
Michell Guzmán (Universidad del Valle, CO)
Tobias Heindel (University of Copenhagen, DK)
Nils Jansen (The University of Texas at Austin, US)
Christos Kloukinas (City University London, UK)
Ivan Lanese (University of Bologna, IT)
Julien Lange (University of Kent, UK)
Michael Lienhardt (University of Bologna, IT)
Alberto Lluch Lafuente (Technical University of Denmark, DK)
Jean Marie Madiot (ENS Lyon, FR)
Anastasia Mavridou (Vanderbilt University, US)
Hernan Melgratti (University of Buenos Aires, AR)
Claudio Mezzina (IMT Lucca, IT)
Dominic Orchard (University of Kent, UK)
Jorge Perez (University of Groningen, NL)
Kristin Peters (TU Berlin, DE)
Matteo Sammartino (University College of London, UK)
Alceste Scalas (Imperial College London, UK)
Alexandra Silva (University College London, UK)
Ana Sokolova (University of Salzburg, AT)
Hugo Torres Vieira (IMT Lucca, IT)
Roberto Zunino (University of Trento, IT)
Johannes Åman Pohjola (Chalmers University, SE)

=== ICEcreamers ===

Massimo Bartoletti (University of Cagliari, IT; PC co-chair)
Laura Bocchi (University of Kent, UK)
Ludovic Henrio (CNRS, Sophia Antipolis, FR)
Sophia Knight (Uppsala University, SE; PC co-chair)

=== Steering Committee ===

Simon Bliudze (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH)
Filippo Bonchi (University of Pisa, IT)
Roberto Bruni (University of Pisa, IT)
Alexandra Silva (University College London, UK)
Paola Spoletini (Kennesaw State University, US)
Emilio Tuosto (University of Leicester, UK)

=== Previous editions ===

The previous ten editions of ICE have been held on
* July 6, 2008 in Reykjavik, Iceland, co-located with ICALP'08. The post-proceedings were published in ENTCS (vol. 229-3).
* August 31, 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 10, 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 SACS (with CAMPUS'10 and CS2BIO'10, Vol. XXI).
* June 9, 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 SACS (Vol. XXII).
* June 16, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, co-located with DisCoTec'12. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol. 104) and selected papers appeared in a special issue of SCP (vol. 100).
* June 6, 2013 in Florence, Italy, co-located with DisCoTec’13. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol. 131) and selected papers appeared in a special issue of SCP (vol. 109).
* June 6, 2014 in Berlin, Germany, co-located with DisCoTec’14. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol. 166) and selected papers appeared in a special issue of JLAMP (Vol. 85, Number 3).
* June 4-5, 2015 in Grenoble, France, co-located with DisCoTec’15. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol. 189) and selected papers appeared in a special issue of JLAMP (Vol. 86, Number 1).
* June 21-22, 2016 in Heraklion, Greece, co-located with DisCoTec’16. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol. 223) and a special issue of JLAMP (Vol. 92).
* June 21-22 2017 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, co-located with DisCoTec’17. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol. 261) and a special issue of JLAMP is in preparation.

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