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.
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.
Automata and languages, Categorical semantics, Modal logics, Relational systems, graph transformation, term rewriting, adhesive categories.
Hybrid, probabilistic, and timed systems, Calculi and models of concurrent, distributed, mobile, and context-aware computing, General systems theory and computational models (chemical, biological, etc).
Abstract data types, Inductive and coinductive methods, Re-engineering techniques (program transformation), Semantics of conceptual modelling methods and techniques, Semantics of programming languages.
Algebraic and coalgebraic specification, Formal testing and quality assurance, Validation and verification, Generative programming and model-driven development, Models, correctness and (re)configuration of hardware/middleware/architectures, Process algebra.
Booklet of CALCO-jnr abstracts (pdf)
Magne Haveraaen, John Power, Monika Seisenberger: CALCO Young Researchers Workshop, CALCO-jnr 2007, Selected Papers (pdf)
|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|