AMAST'93 Call for Papers (Pippo Scollo)
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From: (Pippo Scollo)
Organization: University of Twente, Dept. of Computer Science
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1992 17:43:12 GMT
Keywords: specification, CFP

                                                    CALL FOR PAPERS

                          Third International Conference on Algebraic
                          Methodology and Software Technology, AMAST

                              University of Twente, The Netherlands
                                                  June 22-25, 1993

Goals and Organization

The goal of the third AMAST conference to be held on June 22-25, 1993, at
the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, is to consolidate the
trend towards using algebraic methodology as a foundation for software
technology, and to show that universal algebra provides a practical
mathematical alternative to the common, ad-hoc approaches to software
engineering and development. Academia and industry are both beneficiaries
of such a formal foundation.

Organizing Committee:
General chairman: Maurice Nivat University of Paris VII, Paris, F
Programme chairman: Giuseppe Scollo University of Twente, Enschede, NL
Publicity chairman: Charles Rattray University of Stirling, GB
                                            Teodor Rus University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
                                            V.S.Alagar Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Local chairman: Ed Brinksma University of Twente, Enschede, NL
Finance chairman: Frans van der Avert University of Twente, Enschede, NL
Members: Mohammed Bettaz University of Constantine, Algeria
                                            Christine Choppy University of Paris-Sud, LRI, Orsay, F
                                            Pierre Deransart INRIA, Rocquencourt, F
                                            Arthur Fleck University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
                                            Luigi Logrippo University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
                                            Michael O'Donnell University of Chicago, IL, USA
                                            Juan Quemada University of Madrid, E
                                            Ralph Wachter Office Naval Research, Arlington, VA,

Local Committee: Herman Balsters, Han Baumer, Pim van den Broek,
Rolf de By, Maarten Fokkinga, Pim Kars, Mark van de Voort,
Job Zwiers
Secretariat: Yvonne Rokker

Programme Committee: Martin Abadi, Egidio Astesiano, Choukri-Bey
Ben-Yelles, Michel Bidoit, Wim Blok, Chris Brink, Pierre-Luis Curien,
Kokichi Futatsugi, Steven Givant, William S. Hatcher, Douglas J. Howe,
Bjarni Jonsson, Hans-Jorg Kreowski, Giancarlo Mauri, Ali Mili, Michael
Mislove, Ugo Montanari, Peter D. Mosses, Istvan Nemeti, Don Pigozzi, Don
Sannella, R.K. Shyamasundar, John Staples, Andrzej Tarlecki, Frits
Vaandrager, Paulo A.S. Veloso, Eric Wagner, Bob Walters, Martin Wirsing.

Invited Speakers

To achieve the goal of the conference we aim to provide a forum in which
leading researchers in mathematics, computer science, and software
development, will come together to identify algebraic methodologies that
are applicable as viable alternatives to the present software development
approaches and to discuss the appropriateness of such alternatives with a
view to implementation. Invited speakers, with a tentative indication of
respective topics, include:

Hubert Comon LRI, Orsay : Constraint Solving in Term
Rob van Glabbeek Stanford University : Process Algebra
Nicolas Halbwachs INPG, Grenoble : Reactive Program Synthesis
Mike Johnson Macquarie Univ., Sydney : Category Theory for Software
Giorgio Levi University of Pisa : Logic Programming
Roger D. Maddux Iowa State University : Relation Algebra


Talks reporting research in algebra and logic, suitable as a foundation
for software technology, as well as software technologies developed by
means of algebraic methodologies, are welcome. Demonstrations of systems
showing the improved effectiveness of software developed on a mathematical
basis (with or without a talk) will also be considered. To be more
precise the organizers wish contributions on, but not limited to,
algebraic methods for language design and compiler construction (e.g. for
Algol-like programming languages), algebraic methodology for software
engineering, algebraic specifications and algorithms to automatically
build programs from such specifications, extraction of programs from
constructive proofs, categorical, algebraic and logic programming,
deductive databases, query language design, algebraic specification of
concurrent systems, distributed operating systems, reactive systems,
practical techniques and examples for verification of program and/or
specification properties. We invite you to submit a two-page abstract
(including a few citations of relevant work) of your talk to

      AMAST Conference,University of Twente,Fac. Informatica,Att. Mrs. Y. Rokker,
      P.O. Box 217,NL-7500AE Enschede,The Netherlands (phone: + 31 53 893701)

Four-page abbreviated papers of the talks presented at the conference,
together with the invited talks, will be collected in the participants'
edition of the proceedings, which will be available to the attendees upon
their arrival in Twente. The authors are expected to bring full versions
of their papers at the conference, for further review and inclusion in the
AMAST'93 Proceedings, to be published by Springer-Verlag, London. A
special issue of Theoretical Computer Science will be dedicated to this
conference; participants will be invited to submit their full paper for
possible publication in this journal.

Important Due Dates
- Two page abstract submission by December 15, 1992.
- Notification of acceptance by March 31, 1993.
- Camera-ready four-page paper to appear in participants' proceedings
    by May 1, 1993.
- Full paper for AMAST'93 Proceedings, at the conference.

Further information can be obtained from:

In Canada: In Europe:
V.S. Alagar Charles Rattray
Concordia University University of Stirling
Dept. of Computer Science Dept. of Computing Science and
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West Mathematics
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Stirling, Scotland, FK9 4LA
Canada Great Britain
phone: + 1 514 8483022 phone: + 44 786 73171
fax: + 1 514 8482830 fax: + 44 786 64551
e-mail: e-mail:

                                  In U.S.A.:
                                  Teodor Rus
                                  University of Iowa
                                  Dept. of Computer Science
                                  Iowa City
                                  IA 52242
                                  phone: + 1 319 3350742
                                  fax: + 1 319 3350627

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