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ICTAC 2010 : 7th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing


Conference Series : International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing
When Sep 1, 2010 - Sep 3, 2010
Where Natal, Brazil
Submission Deadline Mar 8, 2010
Notification Due Apr 30, 2010
Final Version Due May 16, 2010
Categories    formal methods

Call For Papers

First Call for Papers - ICTAC 2010
International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
1-3 September, 2010

Background and Objectives:

ICTAC is an International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of
Computing created by the International Institute for Software
Technology of the United Nations University (UNU-IIST). The aim of the
colloquium is to bring together practitioners and researchers from
academia, industry and government to present research results, and
exchange experience, ideas and solutions for their problems in
theoretical aspects of computing. Beyond these scholarly goals,
another main purpose of the conference is to promote cooperation in
research and education between participants and their institutions,
from developing and industrial countries, as in the mandate of the
United Nations University. The previous six ICTAC events were held in
Guiyang, China (2004), Hanoi, Vietnam (2005), Tunis, Tunisia (2006),
Macau (2007), Istanbul, Turkey (2008) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(2009). ICTAC 2010 includes two special tracks: a track on Formal
Approaches to Testing, chaired by Marie-Claude Gaudel, and a track on
the Grand Challenge in Verified Software, chaired by Jim Woodcock.

The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:
- automata theory and formal languages
- principles and semantics of programming languages
- logics and their applications
- software architectures and their description languages
- software specification, refinement, verification and testing,
- model checking and theorem proving
- formal techniques in software testing
- models of object and component systems
- coordination and feature interaction
- integration of theories, formal methods and tools for engineering
computing systems
- service-oriented development
- service-oriented architectures: models and development methods
- document-driven development
- models of concurrency, security, and mobility
- theory of parallel, distributed, and grid computing
- real-time, embedded and hybrid systems
- type and category theory in computer science
- case studies, theories, tools and experiments of verified systems
- domain-specific modeling and technology: examples, frameworks and

ICTAC 2010 will be held in Brazil, in the city of Natal, Rio Grande do
Norte. It will be organized jointly with the 3rd edition of the
Pernambuco School on Software Engineering, to be held in Recife,
Pernambuco, on the the topic of Formal Component Based Development and
Coordination. ICTAC 2010 will include tutorials and technical

Sponsors and Organisation:

ICTAC 2010 will be organized jointly by the Federal University of Rio
Grande do Norte and UNU-IIST. They are also sponsors of ICTAC 2010.

Invited Speakers:

Paulo Borba (Federal University of Pernambuco)
Wolfram Schulte (Microsoft Research)

Submission and Publication:

Submissions to the conference must not have been published or be
concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions
will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field,
technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference.
Papers should be written in English and not exceed 15 pages in LNCS
format (see for
details). Papers shall be submitted at All queries
should be sent to:

Important Dates:

Submission of abstracts: March 08th, 2010;
Submission deadline: March 15th, 2010;
Notification of results: April 30th, 2010;
Final version: May 16th, 2010;
Main event: September 1st-3rd, 2010.

Steering Committee:

John Fitzgerald, UK
Martin Leucker, Germany
Zhiming Liu (Chair), Macao
Tobias Nipkow, Germany
Augusto Sampaio, Brazil
Natarajan Shankar, USA
Jim Woodcock, UK

Special Tracks Chairs:

Marie-Claude Gaudel, France
Jim Woodcock, UK

Program Committee:

Bernhard Aichernig, Austria
Keijiro Araki, Japan
Jonathan Bowen, UK
Christiano Braga, Brazil
Michael Butler, UK
Andrew Butterfield, Ireland
Ana Cavalcanti, UK (chair)
Jim Davies, UK
David Deharbe, Brazil (chair)
John Fitzgerald, UK
Wan Fokkink, Netherlands
Pascal Fontaine, France
Marcelo Frias, Argentina
Lindsay Groves, New Zealand
Michael Hansen, Denmark
Robert Hierons, UK
Monzoo Kim, South Korea
Maciej Koutny, UK
Pascale Le Gall, France
Martin Leucker, Germany
Zhiming Liu, Macao
Patricia Machado, Brazil
Marius Minea, Romania
Ali Mili, USA
Michael Mislove, USA
Tobias Nipkow, Germany
Jose Nuno Oliveira, Portugal
Paritosh Pandya, India
Alberto Pardo, Uruguay
Anders P Ravn, Denmark
Leila Ribeiro, Brazil
Markus Roggenbach, UK
Augusto Sampaio, Brazil
Bernhard Schaetz, Germany
Gerhard Schellhorn, Germany
Emil Sekerinski, Canada
Natarajan Shankar, USA
Marjan Sirjani, Iran
Jin Song Dong, Singapore
Dang Van Hung, Vietnam
Daniel Varro, Hungary
Helmut Veith, Germany
Ji Wang, China
Martin Wirsing, Germany
Burkhart Wolff, France
Husnu Yenigun, Turkey
Naijun Zhan, China

Organising Committee:

David Deharbe, Brazil
Anamaria Moreira, Brazil
Marcel Oliveira, Brazil
Bartira Rocha, Brazil

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