CFP: AGERE! @ SPLASH 2015 - ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Programming based on Actors, Agents, and Decentralized Control

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CFP: AGERE! @ SPLASH 2015 - ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Programming based on Actors, Agents, and Decentralized Control

Philipp Haller
Hi, all,

Contributions to the below workshop are especially welcome from the Scala community.


Call for Papers:
AGERE! @ SPLASH 2015 -

5th International ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Programming based on Actors, Agents, and Decentralized Control

Held at SPLASH Conference
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - October 25/26, 2015

=====  Introduction  =====

The fundamental turn of software to concurrency and distribution is not only a
matter of performance, but also of design and abstraction. It calls for
programming paradigms that, compared to current mainstream paradigms, would
allow us to more naturally think about, design, develop, execute, debug, and
profile systems exhibiting different degrees of concurrency, autonomy,
decentralization of control, and physical distribution.

AGERE! is an ACM SIGPLAN workshop dedicated to focusing on and developing
research on programming systems, languages and applications based on actors,
agents and any related programming paradigm promoting a decentralized mindset
in solving problems and in developing systems to implement such solutions.

The workshop is designed to cover both the theory and the practice of design
and programming, bringing together researchers working on models, languages
and technologies, and practitioners developing real-world systems and

More info about the specific topics can be found on the AGERE! 2015 website.

===== Contributions =====

The workshop welcomes three main kinds of contributions:

(1) mature contributions, to be published in the ACM Digital Library as an
    official ACM SIGPLAN publication;

(2) position papers and work-in-progress contributions, to be discussed
    during the event and included in the informal proceedings;

(3) demos that will be presented and discussed during the event.

Info about the format and the page limits can be found on the AGERE! 2015
website (

===== Special Issue =====

A special issue on a reference journal [*] will be organized with the extended
and revised versions of the best papers accepted and presented at the workshop.
This special issue follows a previous one published in Science of Computer
Programming (best papers from AGERE! 2011 and 2012) and a twin special issue
published in Computer Languages, Systems and Structures and in Concurrency and
Computation: Practice and Experience (best papers from AGERE! 2013 and 2014).

[*] Contacts are ongoing: targets include "Computer Languages, Systems and
Structures" (Elsevier), "Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience"
(Wiley), "Software: Practice and Experience" (Wiley), "Journal of Software and
Systems" (Elsevier), and "Science of Computer Programming" (Elsevier).

=====  Important dates =====

- Full-paper abstract deadline:      August 1, 2015
- Full-paper deadline:               August 7, 2015
- Full-paper notification:           September 7, 2015
- Position/work-in-progress papers:  September 7, 2015
- Demos/posters:                     September 7, 2015

Papers can be submitted at:

in PDF format. Submissions should use the ACM SIGPLAN format, following the
guidelines at

===== Organization and Committees

Organizers and PC chairs:

Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Philipp Haller, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy
Carlos Varela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Steering Committee

Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Rafael Bordini, FACIN-PUCRS, Brazil
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy
Assaf Marron, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

===== AGERE! @ SPLASH 2015

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