Monday, February 8, 2010

[DMANET] ICE 2010: First call for papers

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3rd Interaction and Concurrency Experience
ICE 2010: Guaranteed Interactions

Satellite workshop of DisCoTec 2010
10th of June 2010
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

=== Highlights ===

- Innovative selection procedure
- Travel grants for young researchers

=== Important Dates ===

- Abstract submission: 22 March 2010
- Full paper submission: 29 March 2010
- Reviews, rebuttal and PC discussion: 30 March - 28 April 2010
- Notification to authors: 30 April 2010

=== 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 is to include theoretical and applied aspects of
interactions and the synchronization mechanisms used among actors of
concurrent/distributed systems, but every experience will focus on a
different specific topic which affects several areas of computer science.

The theme of ICE'10 is ***Guaranteed Interactions***, like guaranteeing
safety, responsiveness, quality of service levels or satisfaction of
analysis hypotheses. In this context, coordination can be viewed as
imposing constraints on the interaction among the actors. Such constraints
and guarantees of their satisfaction play an important role in the
analysis of distributed systems. In order to provide such guarantees, a
number of directions are being explored to develop appropriate models,
methodologies and tools, like behavioural types, component-based model
checking, assume-guarantee and "by construction" techniques such as glue
synthesis. Considering interaction as a first class entity is crucial for
overcoming complexity issues of distributed systems, such as state space

Topics of interest include, but shall not be limited to:

- logic and types for interactions
- concurrent models and semantics
- techniques and tools for specification, analysis, verification of
guaranteed interaction
- programming primitives for interactions
- languages, protocols and mechanisms for sound coordination
- "by construction" guarantees for interaction
- expressiveness results
- formal contract languages
- disciplined interactions inspired by emerging computational models
(systems biology, quantum computing, etc.)

=== Selection Procedure ===

The workshop proposes an innovative paper selection mechanism based on an
interactive discussion amongst authors and PC members. As witnessed by the
past two editions of ICE, this considerably improves the accuracy of the
feedback from reviews, the fairness of the selection, the quality of
accepted papers, and the discussion during the workshop.

During the review phase, each submitted paper is published on a Wiki and
associated with a discussion forum whose access will be restricted to the
authors and to all the PC members not in conflict of interests. The PC
members post comments / questions which the authors shall reply to.

=== The Public Wiki ===

After the notification, the accepted papers will be published on a public
forum, the rationale being to initiate public discussions that will
trigger and stimulate the scientific debate of the workshop. We argue that
this will drive the workshop discussions and let perspective participants
to interact with each other well in advance with respect to the modus
operandi of more traditional events.

=== Submission Guidelines ===

Papers must report previously unpublished work and not be
simultaneously submitted to other conferences / workshops with
refereed proceedings. The ICE'10 post-proceedings will be published in
Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science
( Depending on the quality of submissions a special issue in
a journal will be considered.

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair
( and should not
exceed 15 pages with EPTCS style (

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

=== Contact ===

Please write to <> for any additional information you
may need.

=== Previous editions ===

The previous two editions of ICE have been held in:
– Reykjavik, Iceland, on July 6th, 2008, with focus on Synchronous and Asyn-
chronous Interactions in Concurrent/Distributed Systems, co-located with
ICALP'08 ( The post proceedings were published
in ENTCS (vol.229-3).
– Bologna, Italy, on August 31st, 2009, with focus on Structured Interactions,
co-located with CONCUR'09 ( The post
proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.12) and a special issue of MSCS is
now in preparation.

=== Sponsors ===

* ArtistDesign network of excellence (
* Institute for Programming research and Algorithmics (IPA -

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