Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science

Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) was
launched by Rob van Glabbeek in 2009, as an initiative to have
proceedings of all worthy workshops in Theoretical Computer Science
freely available on-line. The papers in the proceedings are simply
entries in the CoRR repository, DOI numbers are
assigned to EPTCS publications, and they are indexed in CrossRef and
in the Directory of Open Access Journals. There is no charge for
authors or workshops/conferences.

The idea caught on like wildfire, and since EPTCS was launched 30
proceedings were published, and 22 more have been accepted for
publication, see

Perhaps one of the reasons is that the procedure for submitting a
proposal is very simple, see and our response
time to a proposal is very fast, usually less than 10 days.
Additionally, thanks to efficient workflow, proceedings usually appear
within 10 days after all the constituents have been delivered.

We find that it is very important to properly record workshop
proceedings in one, easily searchable place. Also, we want to
contribute in this way to the growing acceptance of the view that all
scientific publications should be freely available on-line.

We hope that researchers working in Theoretical Computer Science will
follow the example of the many others in accord with the originators
of this idea. Please see for the list of
published workshops.

The editors,

Rob van Glabbeek (NICTA, Sydney, Australia)
Editor in Chief
Luca Aceto (Reykjavik University)
Rajeev Alur (University of Pennsylvania)
Krzysztof R. Apt (CWI and University of Amsterdam)
Lars Arge (Aarhus University)
Ran Canetti (Tel Aviv University)
Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research)
Rocco De Nicola (Universita di Firenze)
Jose Luiz Fiadeiro (University of Leicester)
Wan Fokkink (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Lane A. Hemaspaandra (University of Rochester)
Matthew Hennessy (Trinity College Dublin)
Bartek Klin (Warsaw University, University of Cambridge)
Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University)
Shay Kutten (Technion)
Nancy Lynch (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Aart Middeldorp (University of Innsbruck)
Benjamin Pierce (University of Pennsylvania)
Gordon Plotkin (University of Edinburgh)
Vladimiro Sassone (University of Southampton)
Robert H. Sloan (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Wolfgang Thomas (RWTH Aachen University)
Irek Ulidowski (University of Leicester)
Dorothea Wagner (Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH))
Martin Wirsing (LMU Munich)
Moti Yung (Google Inc. and Columbia University)
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