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Coordination 06

8th International Conference on
Coordination Models and Languages

Conference goals:

Modern information systems rely increasingly on combining concurrent, distributed, mobile, reconfigurable and heterogenous components. New models, architectures, languages, verification techniques are necessary to cope with the complexity induced by the demands of today's software development. Coordination languages have emerged as a successful approach, in that they provide abstractions that cleanly separate behavior from communication, therefore increasing modularity, simplifying reasoning, and ultimately enhancing software development.

Building on the success of the previous editions, this conference provides a well-established forum for the growing community of researchers interested in models, languages, architectures, and implementation techniques for coordination.

Previous editions:

The previous editions of COORDINATION took place in Cesena (Italy), Berlin (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Limassol (Cyprus), York (UK), Pisa (Italy) and Namur (Belgium). More details are available at http://music.dsi.unifi.it/coordination.

Topics of Interest:

They include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical models and foundations for coordination: component composition, concurrency, mobility, dynamic aspects of coordination, emergent behavior.
  • Specification, refinement, and analysis of software architectures: patterns and styles, verification of functional and non-functional properties.
  • Coordination, architectural, and interface definition languages: implementation, interoperability, heterogeneity.
  • Multiagent systems and coordination: models, languages, infrastructures.
  • Dynamic software architectures: mobile code and agents, configuration,
    reconfiguration, self-organization.
  • Coordination and modern distributed computing: Web services, peer-to-peer networks, grid computing, context-awareness, ubiquitous computing.
  • Programming languages, middleware, tools, and environments for the development of coordinated applications
  • Industrial relevance of coordination and software architectures: programming in the large, domain-specific software architectures and coordination models, case studies.
  • Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination


Proceedings will be published as for the previous editions of this conference by Springer, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Previous proceedings are available as LNCS volumes 1061, 1282, 1594, 1906, 2315, 2949 and 3454.

Submission instructions:

Authors are invited to submit full papers electronically in PostScript or PDF using a two-phase online submission process. Registration of the paper information and abstract (max. 250 words) must be completed before 10 January 2006. Submission of the full paper is due no later than 17 January 2006. Further instructions on the submission procedure will be published at http://www.cs.unibo.it/discotec06/Coordination06.

Submissions must be formatted according to the LNCS guidelines (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and must not exceed 15 pages in length. Papers that are not in the requested format or significantly exceed the mandated length may be rejected without going through the review phase.

Submissions should explicitly state their contribution and their relevance to the theme of the conference. Other criteria for selection will be originality, significance, correctness, and clarity.

Simultaneous or similar submissions to other conferences or journals are not allowed.

Conference location:

The conference is organized by the Department of Computer Science of the University of Bologna.

General Chair
Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy

Program Committee:

Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna, Italy
Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK

Farhad Arbab, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Luis Barbosa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
Wolfgang Emmerich, University College London, UK
Frank de Boer, CWI & Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium
Joost Kok,  Leiden University, The Netherlands
Toby Lehman, IBM Almaden, USA
D.C. Marinescu, University of Central Florida, USA
Ronaldo Menezes, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Andrea Omicini, University of Bologna, Italy
Paolo Petta, OeFAI, Austria
Gian Pietro Picco, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ernesto Pimentel, University of Malaga, Spain
Rosario Pugliese, University of Florence, Italy
Gruia Catalin Roman, Washington University, USA
Robert Tolksdorf, FU Berlin, Germany 
Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK
Carlos Varela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Alan Wood, University of York, UK