2nd Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science

August 20-24, 2007, Bergen, Norway

CALCO-jnr: CALCO Young Researchers Workshop

August 20, 2007

CALCO 2007 will be preceded by a CALCO Young Researchers Workshop, CALCO-jnr, dedicated to presentations by PhD students and by those who completed their doctoral studies within the past few years.

CALCO brings together researchers and practitioners to exchange new results related to foundational aspects and both traditional and emerging uses of algebras and coalgebras in computer science. The study of algebra and coalgebra relates to the data, process and structural aspects of software systems.

This is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques). The first, and very successful, CALCO conference took place 2005 in Swansea, Wales.

The second event will take place 2007 in Bergen, Norway.

The CALCO Young Researchers Workshop, CALCO-jnr, is a CALCO satellite workshop dedicated to presentations by PhD students and junior researchers. Attendance at the workshop is open to all - it is anticipated that many CALCO conference participants will want to attend the CALCO-jnr workshop (and vice versa).

CALCO-jnr presentations will be selected according to originality, significance, and general interest, on the basis of submitted 2-page abstracts, by the organisers. A booklet with the abstracts of the accepted presentations will be available at the workshop.

After the workshop, the author(s) of each presentation will be invited to submit a full 10-15 page paper on the same topic. They will also be asked to write (anonymous) reviews of papers submitted by other authors on related topics. Additional reviewing and the final selection of papers will be carried out by the CALCO-jnr PC.

The volume of selected papers from the workshop will be published as a Department of informatics, University of Bergen, technical report, and it will also be made available in an open access database searchable from http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/o/oaister/. Authors will retain copyright, and are also encouraged to disseminate the results reported at CALCO-jnr by subsequent publication elsewhere.

Topics of Interest

The CALCO Young Researchers Workshop will invite submissions on the same topics as the CALCO conference: reporting results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transition of resulting technologies into industrial practise. In particular, the workshop will encourage submissions included or related to the topics listed below.

Accepted contributions

Booklet of CALCO-jnr abstracts (pdf)

Magne Haveraaen, John Power, Monika Seisenberger: CALCO Young Researchers Workshop, CALCO-jnr 2007, Selected Papers (pdf)

Important Dates (all in 2007)

April 10 Firm deadline for 2-page abstract submission
April 30 Notification of abstract selection decision
May 16 Final version of abstract due
Early registration deadline
July 1 Registration deadline, hotel registration deadline.
After this date late registration prices take effect, and it may become very difficult to find hotel rooms
August 20 CALCO-jnr, CALCO Young Researchers Workshop
August 21-24 CALCO technical programme
September 30 Firm deadline for 10-15 page paper submission
November 30 Notification of paper selection decision
January 5, 2008 Final version of paper due


Registration is via the regular registration page for CALCO'07. We recommend participants in CALCO-jnr to participate in ithe full conference. Full registration is offered at a very special rate to student participants, and includes full CALCO'07 proceedings and lunches throughout the conference. Shared accommodation at the conference hotel is also available at a favourable rate.


Submission period is over. Enquiries regarding the submission by e-mail to calco-jnr@ii.uib.no

Program Committee