Friday, April 27, 2018

[DMANET] WADT 2018 - Extension to abstract submission deadline!

FOURTH CALL FOR PAPERS - Extension to abstract submission deadline!

WADT 2018
24th International Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques
July 2–5, 2018, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK


The algebraic approach to system specification encompasses many aspects of the formal design of software systems. Originally born as a formal method for reasoning about abstract data types, it now covers new specification frameworks and programming paradigms (such as object-oriented, aspect-oriented, agent-oriented, logic and higher-order functional programming) as well as a wide range of application areas (including information systems, concurrent, distributed and mobile systems). The workshop will provide an opportunity to present recent and ongoing work, to meet colleagues, and to discuss new ideas and future trends.


Typical, but not exclusive topics of interest are:
– Foundations of algebraic specification
– Other approaches to formal specification, including process calculi and models of concurrent, distributed, and cyber-physical systems
– Specification languages, methods, and environments
– Semantics of conceptual modelling methods and techniques
– Model-driven development
– Graph transformations, term rewriting, and proof systems
– Integration of formal specification techniques
– Formal testing and quality assurance, validation, and verification
– Algebraic approaches to cognitive sciences, including computational creativity


The workshop will take place over four days, Monday to Thursday, at Royal Holloway University of London in Egham, UK (
Presentations will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts.

This occurrence of the ADT workshop will be preceded by the Leverhulme School on Graph Transformation Techniques. The school will take place over three days, from Friday, June 29th, to Sunday, July 1st, and will comprise a self-contained series of invited lectures on graph transformation to be given by Reiko Heckel (University of Leicester, UK), Fernando Orejas (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain), and Detlef Plump (University of York, UK).


Artur d'Avila Garcez (City, University of London, UK)
Rolf Hennicker (LMU Munich, Germany)
Kai-Uwe Kühnberger (Osnabrück University, Germany)
Fernando Orejas (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)


Submission deadline for abstracts: May 11th, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 25th, 2018
Early registration: June 1st, 2018
Final abstract due: June 8th, 2018
Leverhulme School on Graph Transformation Techniques: June 29–July 1, 2018
ADT Workshop: July 2–5, 2018


The scientific programme of the workshop will include presentations of recent results or ongoing research as well as invited talks. The presentations will be selected by the Steering Committee on the basis of submitted abstracts according to originality, significance and general interest. Abstracts must not exceed two pages including references; if a longer version of the contribution is available, it can be made accessible on the web and referenced in the abstract.

Abstracts have to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair system at


After the workshop, authors will be invited to submit full papers for the refereed proceedings. All submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee. Selection will be based on originality, soundness, and significance of the presented ideas and results. The proceedings will be published as a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer).

The deadline for submissions will be September 3, 2018, with notifications by October 29. Camera-ready versions will be required by November 11.


The workshop takes place under the auspices of IFIP WG 1.3, while the series of graph-transformation lectures is supported by a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship.


Andrea Corradini (Italy)
José Fiadeiro (UK) [co-chair]
Rolf Hennicker (Germany)
Hans-Jörg Kreowski (Germany)
Till Mossakowski (Germany)
Fernando Orejas (Spain)
Markus Roggenbach (UK)
Grigore Roșu (United States)


Paolo Baldan (Italy)
Andrea Corradini (Italy)
Artur d'Avila Garcez (UK)
Răzvan Diaconescu (Romania)
José Fiadeiro (UK) [co-chair]
Fabio Gadducci (Italy)
Reiko Heckel (UK)
Rolf Hennicker (Germany)
Alexander Knapp (Germany)
Barbara König (Germany)
Antónia Lopes (Portugal)
Narciso Marti-Oliet (Spain)
Till Mossakowski (Germany)
Fernando Orejas (Spain)
Leila Ribeiro (Brazil)
Markus Roggenbach (UK)
Pierre-Yves Schobbens (Belgium)
Lutz Schröder (Germany)
Pawel Sobocinski (UK)
Ionuț Țuțu (UK) [co-chair]
Martin Wirsing (Germany)


Claudia Chiriță (UK)
José Fiadeiro (UK)
Ionuț Țuțu (UK)



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