Bor-Yuh Evan Chang | 23 Oct 06:20 2014

Tenure-Track Faculty Openings at the University of Colorado Boulder

Dear Colleagues:

Please consider applying or encourage your students and postdocs to apply for a tenure-track position in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. We have multiple openings with one particular interest area being “secure and reliable software systems.”

Applications will be evaluated beginning on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted on-line at More details appear below.

Best Regards,
Bor-Yuh Evan Chang (


The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks outstanding candidates, for multiple tenure-track positions. The openings are targeted at the level of Assistant Professor, although exceptional candidates at higher ranks may be considered. Research areas of particular interest include the areas of secure and reliable software systems, numerical optimization and high-performance scientific computing, and network science and machine learning.

Candidates for these positions must demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching, have a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and aim to lead a highly visible, externally funded research program. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline and must show promise in their ability to develop an independent and internationally recognized research program. They must also display a demonstrated commitment to teaching and working with both undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications will be evaluated beginning on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a cover letter specifying the applicant’s areas of specialization and describing their interest in the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder. Applications must also include a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references.

The Department’s research and education efforts interact broadly with many interdisciplinary programs and collaborators in the Boulder area, including national labs at NIST, NOAA, NREL, and NCAR, and CU Boulder research institutes including the BioFrontiers Institute and the Institute for Cognitive Science. The Department also has extensive ties with the thriving local tech community and inhabits a picturesque location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hrada <at>

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

Applications must be submitted on-line at
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koba | 20 Oct 05:59 2014

ICALP 2015: First Call for Papers

			      ICALP 2015  


			First Call for Papers 

The 42nd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and
Programming (ICALP) will take place in the period 6-10 July 2015 in
Kyoto, Japan. The conference will co-locate with LICS 2015, the 30th
ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science. The ICALP 2015
conference chair is Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto University).

ICALP is the main conference and annual meeting of the European
Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). As usual, the
main conference will be preceded and/or followed by a series of

Important dates

Submission deadline: Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 23:59 PST (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-8)
Author notification: 15 April 2015
Final manuscript due: 30 April 2015

Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered.


ICALP proceedings are published in the Springer-Verlag ARCoSS
(Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science) subseries of
LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

Invited Speakers

Ken Kawarabayashi, NII, Japan
Valerie King, University of Victoria, Canada
Thomas Moscibroda, MSR Asia, China
Anca Muscholl, Universitè Bordeaux, France (Joint with LICS)
Peter O'Hearn, Facebook, UK (Joint with LICS)

Invited Tutorial Speakers (Joint with LICS)
Piotr Indyk, MIT, USA
Andrew Pitts, University of Cambridge, UK
Geoffrey Smith, Florida International University, USA

Masterclass speaker
Ryuhei Uehara, JAIST, Japan


Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical
computer science are sought. Typical but not exclusive topics of
interest are:

Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games

* Algorithmic Game Theory
* Approximation Algorithms
* Combinatorial Optimization
* Combinatorics in Computer Science
* Computational Biology
* Computational Complexity
* Computational Geometry
* Cryptography
* Data Structures
* Design and Analysis of Algorithms
* Machine Learning
* Parallel, Distributed and External Memory Computing
* Randomness in Computation
* Quantum Computing

Track B: Logic, Semantics, Automata and Theory of Programming

* Algebraic and Categorical Models
* Automata, Games, and Formal Languages
* Emerging and Non-standard Models of Computation
* Databases, Semi-Structured Data and Finite Model Theory
* Principles and Semantics of Programming Languages
* Logic in Computer Science, Theorem Proving and Model Checking
* Models of Concurrent, Distributed, and Mobile Systems
* Models of Reactive, Hybrid and Stochastic Systems
* Program Analysis and Transformation
* Specification, Refinement, Verification and Synthesis
* Type Systems and Theory, Typed Calculi

Track C: Foundations of Networked Computation:
         Models, Algorithms and Information Management

* Algorithmic Aspects of Networks and Networking
* Formal Methods for Network Information Management
* Foundations of Privacy, Trust and Reputation in Networks
* Mobile and Wireless Networks and Communication
* Network Economics and Incentive-Based Computing Related to Networks
* Networks of Low Capability Devices
* Network Mining and Analysis
* Overlay Networks and P2P Systems
* Specification, Semantics, Synchronization of Networked Systems
* Theory of Security in Networks

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 12
pages, including references, in LNCS style presenting original
research on the theory of Computer Science.  All submissions will be
electronic via the EasyChair page for the conference, with three
tracks (A, B and C):

Submissions should be made to the appropriate track of the conference.
No prior publication or simultaneous submission to other publication
outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed.

Submissions must adhere to the specified format and
length. Submissions that are too long or formatted incorrectly may be
rejected immediately.  All the technical details that are necessary
for a proper scientific evaluation of a submission must be included in
a clearly-labelled appendix, to be consulted at the discretion of
program committee members. This includes, in particular, the proofs of
all the key theorems in a paper.

Should I submit my paper to Track A or Track C?

While the scope of Tracks A and B are generally well understood given
their long history, the situation for Track C may be less obvious. In
particular, some clarifications may be helpful regarding areas of
potential overlap, especially between Tracks A and C.

The aim for Track C is to be the leading venue for theory papers truly
motivated by networking applications, and/or proposing theoretical
results relevant to real networking, certified analytically, but not
necessarily tested practically. The motivation for the track was the
lack of good venues for theory papers motivated by applications in
networking. On the one hand, the good networking conferences typically
ask for extended experiments and/or simulations, while the TCS
community is hardly able to do such experiments or simulations. On the
other hand, the good conferences on algorithms tend to judge a paper
based only on its technical difficulty and on its significance from an
algorithmic perspective, which may not be the same as when judging the
paper from the perspective of impact on networks.

Several areas of algorithmic study of interest to track C have a broad
overlap with track A. Graph algorithmics can belong in either, though
if the work is not linked to networking, it is more appropriate in
track A. Algorithmic game theory is another area of major
overlap. Aspects involving complexity, the computation of equilibria
and approximations, belong more in Track A, while results with
applications in auctions, networks and some aspects of mechanism
design belong in Track C.

Finally, it should be noted that algorithms and complexity of
message-passing based distributed computing belong squarely in track
C, while certain other aspects of distributed computing do not fall
under its scope.

Best Paper Awards

As in previous editions of ICALP, there will be best paper and best
student paper awards for each track of the conference. In order to be
eligible for a best student paper award, a paper should be authored
only by students and should be marked as such upon submission.


Track A: Algorithms, complexity, and games

Peyman Afshani, Aarhus University, Denmark
Hee-Kap Ahn, POSTECH, South Korea
Hans Bodlaender Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Karl Bringmann, Max-Planck Institut für Informatik, Germany
Sergio Cabello, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ken Clarkson, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Éric Colin de Verdière, École Normale Supérieure Paris, France
Stefan Dziembowski, University of Warsaw, Poland
David Eppstein, University of California at Irvine, USA
Dimitris Fotakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Paul Goldberg, University of Oxford, UK
MohammadTaghi Hajiaghayi, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Jesper Jansson, Kyoto University, Japan
Andrei Krokhin, Durham University, UK
Asaf Levin, Technion, Israel
Inge Li Gørtz, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Pinyan  Lu, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Frédéric Magniez, Université Paris Diderot, France
Kazuhisa Makino, Kyoto University, Japan
Elvira	Mayordomo, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Ulrich Meyer, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Wolfgang Mulzer, Free University Berlin, Germany
Viswanath Nagarajan, University of Michigan, USA
Vicky Papadopoulou, European University Cyprus, Cyprus
Michał 	Pilipczuk, University of Bergen, Norway
Liam Roditty, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Ignaz Rutter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Rocco Servedio, Columbia University, USA
Jens Schmidt, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Bettina Speckmann (chair), TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Csaba D. Tóth, California State University Northridge, USA
Takeaki Uno, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Erik Jan van Leeuwen, Max-Planck Institut für Informatik, Germany
Rob van Stee, University of Leicester, UK
Ivan Visconti, University of Salerno, Italy

Track B: Logic, semantics, automata and theory of Programming

Andreas Abel, Chalmers and Gothenburg University, Sweden
Albert Atserias, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Christel Baier, TU Dresden, Germany
Lars Birkedal, Aarhus University, Denmark,
Luís Caires, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
James Cheney, University of Edinburgh, UK
Wei Ngan Chin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ugo Dal Lago, University of Bologna, Italy
Thomas Ehrhard, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, France
Zoltán Ésik, University of Szeged, Hungary
Xinyu Feng, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Wan Fokkink, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Shin-ya Katsumata, Kyoto University, Japan
Naoki Kobayashi (chair), The University of Tokyo, Japan
Eric Koskinen, New York University, USA
Antonín Kučera, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University, Israel
Annabelle Mclver, Macquarie University, Australia
Dale Miller, INRIA Saclay, France
Markus Müller-Olm, University of Münster, Germany
Andrzej Murawski, Univeristy of Warwick, UK
Joel Ouaknine, Univeristy of Oxford, UK
Prakash Panangaden, McGill University, Canada
Pawel Parys, University. of Warsaw, Poland
Reinhard Pichler, TU Vienna, Austria
Simona Ronchi Della Rocca, University of Torino, Italy
Jeremy Siek, Indiana University, USA

Track C: Foundations of networked computation:
         Models, algorithms and information management

Ioannis Caragiannis, Univ. Patras, Greece
Katarina Cechlarova, Pavol Jozef Safarik Univ., Slovakia
Shiri Chechik, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel
Yuval Emek, Technion, Israel
Sándor Fekete, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS and Paris Diderot, France
Leszek Gąsieniec, Univ. Liverpool, UK
Aristides Gionis, Aalto Univ., Finland
Magnús M. Halldórsson (chair), Reykjavik Univ, Iceland
Monika Henzinger, Univ. Wien, Austria
Bhaskar Krishnamachari, USC, USAL
Fabian Kuhn, Freiburg, Germany
Michael Mitzenmacher, Harvard Univ, USA
Massimo Merro, Univ. Verona, Italy
Gopal Pandurangan, NTU, Singapore
Pino Persiano, Salerno, Italy
R. Ravi, CMU, USA
Ymir Vigfusson, Emory Univ., USA
Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Masafumi Yamashita, Kyushu Univ., Japan
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Ruediger Ehlers | 23 Oct 09:21 2014

Acta Informatica Special Issue on Synthesis - Call for Papers

                          Acta Informatica

                     Special Issue on Synthesis
        Guest editors: Krishnendu Chatterjee and Ruediger Ehlers

                 Submission deadline: 1st of March 2015


This special issue is devoted to the scope of the Third Workshop on
Synthesis, SYNT 2014 (see SYNT 2014 was
co-located with CAV in the scope of the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 and
was devoted to bringing together researchers from different research
areas who work on the quickly growing field of synthesis. The special
issue will cover all topics related to synthesis, which includes, but is
not limited to,

- algorithms and tools for software synthesis and reactive
   (discrete-time, timed, hybrid, ...) synthesis,
- specification languages and optimization in synthesis,
- complexity and impossibility results for synthesis,
- case studies of software or hardware synthesis,
- synthesis in systems biology, and
- connections between verification and synthesis.

Submission to this special issue is completely open and not limited to
participants of the SYNT 2014 workshop. We expect original articles
(typically 15-30 pages), which present high-quality contributions that
have not been previously published in a journal and are not concurrently
submitted to any other peer reviewed venue. All submissions should
include some theoretical contribution to the area of synthesis. Extended
versions of contributions previously published in proceedings need to
contain significant new material and should be accompanied by a short
description of the extension.

Submissions should be sent to acta@... with
subject "Special Issue on Synthesis" and comply with author guidelines
of Acta Informatica (see
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Timothy M Jones | 22 Oct 16:20 2014

PostDoc / Research Assistant / PhD in Automatic Parallelisation

** Overview **

1 PostDoc / Research Assistant / PhD in Automatic Parallelisation

The University of Cambridge
Deadline 20 November 2014

** The Project **

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (PostDoc) or Research 
Assistant to work on automatic parallelisation.

We are developing an automatic parallelisation framework capable of 
extracting loop-level parallelism from sequential applications. This can 
provide significant speed ups on hard-to-parallelise programs through 
extensive analysis and transformation of the application code. We are 
aiming to develop this framework into a tool that can identify and 
extract various different forms of parallelism, to take best advantage 
of modern multicore processors. We expect that a new framework will be 
developed within LLVM, to increase the scope and applicability of our 
current prototype compiler.

The successful candidate will continue our research in this direction, 
seeking new analyses and transformations that can increase the 
performance that we can unearth. He or she will join a growing team of 
PostDocs and PhD students investigating performance, reliability and 
energy-efficiency in future many-core systems. The position is within 
the Computer Architecture Group at the University of Cambridge Computer 
Laboratory, but will also involve significant collaboration with 
researchers at Harvard University and there are strong links within the 
group with local industry, in particular ARM.

We seek candidates with a strong background in Computer Science (1st 
class honours degree or equivalent) with an interest in compilers, 
computer architecture or runtime systems. Experience in parallel 
programming would be advantageous. Applicants for the Research Associate 
position should have a PhD in a related area, preferably compilation (or 
have already submitted and be waiting for their viva).

Candidates should provide evidence of relevant work, where possible, and 
must demonstrate a desire to perform internationally-leading research 
and to publish in the top computer architecture and compiler conferences.

** More Information **

The appointment start date is flexible, but would be around the 1st 
February 2015 and will run for 3 years.

Funding is available either for a Research Associate (PostDoc) or a 
Research Assistant (an applicant without a PhD). However, if applying 
for the Research Assistant role, a PhD may be studied in conjunction 
with this position if desired. For more information, please ask.

Further details may be obtained from Dr Timothy Jones, email 

Please quote reference NR04527 on your application and in any 
correspondence about this vacancy.

** Application **

Please follow the instructions on the following pages to apply online:


Timothy M. Jones
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Mohamed Yassin Chkouri | 16 Oct 00:35 2014

Workshop SESA’2014 : Call For Papers - Paper submission deadline - 15 November 2014

SESA’2014 : Workshop on

Software Engineering and Systems Architecture.


December 13, 2014 - Tetouan, Morroco


Description :

To foster academic and industrial research in Morroco in innovative domains, the National School of Tetouan propose a common workshop for professors, researchers and students on the design of models and algorithms for embedded and networked systems.

The workshop aims at highlighting recent results as well as presenting ongoing challenges in the following domains, but are not limited to :

-          Formal techniques for the construction of software with guaranteed safety;

-          Methods based on formal techniques for developing software,

-          Modeling and validating formal requirements,

-          Specializaiton and extension of modeling techniques and evaluation induced by application domains,

-          Parallel and distributed algorithmic for networks

-          Ad-hoc and wireless networks,

-          Fault-tolerance, attacks and security,

-          Embedded & Real-time systems,

-          Cloud and Grid Computing.

  • -          Distributed Systems


    -          Natural Language Processing


    -          E-learning

Invited Speakers :

-          Mamoun FILALI AMINE (Université Paul Sabatier , IRIT CNRS Laboratory, Toulouse -France-)

-          Farid NAIT ABDESSELAM ( Université Paris Descartes, LIPADE Laboratory, Paris -France-)

Submissions :

Authors are invited to submit papers in English (4 pages) with double-column, reasonable margins and line spacing. Articles should be submitted through the dedicated Easychairs interface:

Accepted papers must be presented under two forms during the workshop: during a short presentation and during a poster session.

Important Dates :

-          Article submission          : November 15, 2014

-          Notification to authors     : November 30, 2014

-          Registration deadline      : December 1, 2014

-          Camera-ready version     : December 5, 2014

-          SESA 2014 Workshop     : December 16, 2014

Program Committee :

-          Nora AKNIN, Faculté des Sciences Tetouan

-          Mohamed Yassin CHKOURI, ENSAT Tetouan

-          Stéphane Devismes, University Joseph Fourier – Grenoble

-          Swan Dubois, University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris

-          Kamal Eddine EL KADIRI, ENSA Tetouan

-          Yliès Falcone, University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble

-          Rachid Ouald Haj Thami, ENSIAS – Rabat

-          Sophie Pinchinat, University of Rennes

-          Thierry Jéron, Inria Rennes Bretagne Atlantique

-          Abdelaziz SDIGUI DOUKKALI, ENSIAS – Rabat

-          Mamoun FILALI AMINE, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

-          Abderrahim TAHIRI, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan

-          Yacine EL YOUNOUSSI, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan

-          Anouar ABTOY, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan

-          Mohamed EL ACHHAB, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan,

-          Mohamed CHRAYAH, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan

-          Mohamed LAZAAR, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan

-          Jean-Paul BODEVEIXUniversité of Toulouse

-          Geroges Da COSTA Université of Toulouse

Best regards,

Pr. CHKOURI M. Yassin
Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées (ENSA)
Mhannech II, B.P 2121 Tetouan / Maroc
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Nickovic Dejan | 18 Oct 10:32 2014

RV'15 - First Call for Papers



Call for Papers


15th International Conference on Runtime Verification (RV) 2015

September 22 – September 25 2015

Vienna, Austria






Runtime verification is concerned with monitoring and analysis of software and hardware system executions. Runtime verification techniques are crucial for system correctness, reliability, and robustness; they are significantly more powerful and versatile than conventional testing, and more practical than exhaustive formal verification. Runtime verification can be used prior to deployment, for testing, verification, and debugging purposes, and after deployment for ensuring reliability, safety, and security and for providing fault containment and recovery as well as online system repair. Topics of interest to the conference include:


               - specification languages

               - specification mining

               - program instrumentation

               - monitor construction techniques

               - logging, recording, and replay

               - fault detection, localization, containment, recovery and repair

               - program steering and adaptation

               - metrics and statistical information gathering

               - combination of static and dynamic analyses

               - program execution visualization

               - monitoring techniques for safety/mission-critical systems

               - monitoring distributed systems, cloud services, and big data applications

               - monitoring security and privacy policies


Application areas of runtime verification include safety/mission-critical systems, enterprise and systems software, autonomous and reactive control systems, health management and diagnosis systems, and system security and privacy.




Research Papers Track:




Research papers can be submitted in two categories: regular and short papers. Papers in both categories will be reviewed by the conference Program Committee. All accepted technical papers will appear in an LNCS volume. Submitted papers must use the LNCS style. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend RV’15 to present the paper. Papers must be submitted electronically using the EasyChair system.


               - Regular Papers (up to 15 pages) should present original unpublished results. Theoretical and experimental papers as well as papers on applications of runtime verification and case studies are all welcome. A non-monetary Best Paper Award will be given.


               - Short Papers (up to 5 pages) may present novel but not necessarily thoroughly worked out ideas, for example emerging runtime verification techniques and applications, or techniques and applications that establish relationships between runtime verification and other domains. Accepted short papers will be presented in special short talk (10 minutes) and poster sessions.


Program Committee




Tool Demonstration Track:




The aim of the RV 2015 tool demonstration track is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to show and to discuss the latest advances, experiences and challenges in devising and developing reliable software tools for runtime verification. Tool demonstration papers will be reviewed by the Tools Track Program Committee. All accepted tool demonstration papers will appear in the conference proceedings LNCS volume. Submitted papers must use the LNCS style. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend RV’15 to present the paper. Papers must be submitted electronically using the EasyChair system.


Tool papers should meet the following criteria:


    A tool paper should present a new tool, a new tool component or novel extensions to existing tools supporting runtime verification. Each submission should be original and not published previously in a tool paper form.

    Each submission must not exceed 8 pages in the LNCS/Springer proceeding format, including all text, references and figures. The paper must be written in English and provided in PDF format.

    Each submission must be accompanied at the time of the submission by a short screencast (between 5-10 minutes), with voice and overlay text commentary illustrating the demonstration of the tool (a link to it should be provided in the paper).

    The paper must include information on tool availability, maturity, selected experimental results and it should provide a link to a website containing the theoretical background and user guide. Furthermore, we strongly encourage authors to make their tools and benchmarks available with their submission.

    Each tool paper must include a script in an appendix (not included in the page count) describing how the demo will be conducted during the conference presentation with screenshots presenting step-by-step the tool’s capabilities, highlighting the main characteristics and the usage.


Tool Evaluation


Each submission will be reviewed by at least four members of the tool demonstration track program committee. The evaluation criteria will include:


               - the presentation quality

               - the availability (possibly in a open-source format) of the software.

               - the relevance for the Runtime Verification audience

               - the technical soundness of the presented tool

               - the originality of the underlying ideas


Tool Demonstration Committee




Important Dates:




Both research papers and tool demonstration tracks will follow the following timeline:


# Abstract deadline: April 12, 2015

# Paper submission deadline: April 19, 2015

# Paper Notification: May 31, 2015

# Camera Ready submission: June 15, 2015

# Conference dates: September 22-25, 2015




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Department Safety and Security

Business Unit Safe and Autonomous Systems

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Alain Girault | 13 Oct 10:24 2014

postdoc position at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) : Heart-on-FPGA

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and Auckland Bio 
Engineering Institute (ABI)

Type of employment: Research Fellow (Postdoctoral fellow)

Project Number: 3707500

Duration: 2 Years (15 December 2014-14 December 2016). A slightly 
deferred start date until 2 March 2015 can be considered upon request.

Salary: The appointment will be made on the University of Auckland RF 
(Research Fellow) scale at a level commensurate with experience and 
The RF scale is NZ$76,535-NZ$91,427 per annum.

Researchers: Partha S Roop (ECE), Mark Trew (ABI) and Avinash Malik (ECE)

Title: Heart-on-FPGA: Taming arrhythmia through timing models of the heart

Project Objectives:

·       Creation of mathematical models of the heart to capture the 
electrical activity at various levels of abstraction.
·       To design a pacemaker based on the Boston Scientific 
documentation from the Pacemaker challenge.
We will develop techniques for integrated response time.
·       To develop algorithms for various types of static program 
analysis such as response time and worst case
execution time of the pacemaker. To study the overall close-loop system 
under various disease conditions
of the heart and validate this system using model based testing techniques.
·       To validate the pacemaker design using a synthesized heart model 
on FPGA for closed-loop emulation of the system.

Desirable qualification / experience: Candidate must hold a PhD or 
equivalent degree in computer engineering
  (embedded systems), electrical engineering, bio-engineering, 
engineering science, mechatronics or related disciplines.

Experience in at least one or more of these topics are essential: 
mathematical modeling, formal methods,
model checking, model-based testing, and static timing analysis. 
Experience with design environments such as MATLAB Simulink / Stateflow,
SCADE, synchronous languages or similar tools will be useful for this 

How to apply: Please apply with your CV, cover letter and contact 
details of two referees.
Please email your applications to Partha S Roop (p.roop@...).
In the subject, please state “Application for Research Associate – 
Project No. 3707500”.

Deadline for application:  26 October 2014.

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Lucia Happe | 7 Oct 07:10 2014

FESCA <at> ETAPS 2015: CfP for 12th International Workshop on Formal Engineering approaches to Software Components and Architectures, April 12th, 2015, London, UK

***   Please accept our apologies should you receive multiple copies of this call from different lists.   ***


Please, consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to FESCA 2015.


                             Call for Papers

                              - FESCA 2015 -

             12th International Workshop on Formal Engineering 

             approaches to Software Components and Architectures


                         Satellite event of ETAPS

                       April 12th, 2015, London, UK



    *    Paper registration: December 10, 2014

    *    Submission deadline: December 17, 2014

    *    Notification of acceptance: January 26, 2015



In recent years, the growing importance of functional correctness and the increased relevance of system quality properties (e.g. performance, reliability, security) have stimulated the emergence of analytical and modelling techniques for the design and development of software systems. With the increasing complexity of today's software systems, FESCA aims at addressing two research questions: (1) what role the software architecture can play in systematic addressing of the analytical and modelling challenges, and (2) how formal and semi-formal techniques can be applied effectively to make the issues easier to address automatically, with lower human intervention.


We encourage submissions on (semi-)formal techniques and their application that aid analysis, design and implementation of software applications, including the techniques in the realm of Model-Driven Development. 

In this context, the topics include (but are not limited to):

* Modelling

- Modelling formalisms;

- Models, metamodels and model transformations;

* Correctness checking

- Temporal properties and their formal verification;

- Interface compliance and contractual use of components;

* Correctness of models, metamodels and model transformations

* Analysis and prediction of quality attributes

- Formal prediction and analysis;

- Static and dynamic analysis;

- Instrumentation and monitoring approaches;

* Industrial case studies and experience reports.

We encourage not only mature research results, submissions presenting innovative ideas and early results of junior researchers are also of a particular interest.


Three kinds of submissions are solicited:

* regular papers (up to 15 pages) presenting original and unpublished work related to the workshop topics,

* position papers (up to 10 pages) presenting ideas and directions of interesting ongoing and yet unpublished research related to the workshop topics, and

* tool demonstration papers (up to 8 pages) presenting and highlighting the distinguishing features of a topic-related tool (co-developed by the authors).


    *  Final versions of accepted regular, position and tool papers will be published in a volume of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). 


    *    Paper registration: December 10, 2014

    *    Submission deadline: December 17, 2014

    *    Notification of acceptance: January 26, 2015

    *    Final versions due: February 16, 2015

    *    Workshop date:  April 12, 2015


    * Premysl Brada (University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic)

    * Ivana Cerna (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)

    * Yanja Dajsuren (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)

    * Antinisca Di Marco (Universita dell'Aquila, Italy)

    * Petr Hnetynka (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

    * Samuel Kounev (Universitat Wuerzburg, Germany)

    * Ralf Kuesters (Universitat Trier, Germany)

    * Markus Lumpe (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

    * Daniel Menasche (UFRJ, Brazil)

    * Raffaela Mirandola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

    * Dorina Petriu (Carleton Univesity, USA)

    * Nadia Polikarpova (ETH Zuerich, Switzerland)

    * Ralf Reussner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

    * Cristina Seceleanu (Malardalen University, Sweden)

    * Catia Trubiani (Universita dell'Aquila, Italy)

    * Steffen Zschaler (King's College London, UK)


    *     Barbora Buhnova (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)

    *     Lucia Happe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

    *     Jan Kofron (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

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Gilles Geeraerts | 7 Oct 14:35 2014


*** Apologies for multiple copies due to cross-posting ***
*** Please forward to colleagues who might be interested ***

36th International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency
Brussels, Belgium, June 21–26, 2015

Co-located with ACSD 2015:
International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design

Web page:

Web page of the call for papers:


Two kinds of papers can be submitted:

* Regular papers (max 20 pages) describing original results
pertaining to the development of the theory of Petri Nets and
distributed and concurrent systems in general, new results
extending the applicability of Petri Nets, or case studies,
application and experience reports pertinent to the practical use
of Petri Nets and concurrency.

* Tool papers (max 10 pages) describing a computer tool based on
Petri Nets (not an application of the tool or the theory behind the
tool). The tool should be available for use by other
groups (but not necessarily for free). The submission should
indicate how the reviewers can get access to the tool (this must be
for free). The tool will be demonstrated in the Tool Exhibition, in
addition to being presented in a conference talk.

Submitted papers must:
* be contributions that have not been published or submitted to other
conferences/journals before or in parallel with this conference.
* clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work,
the results achieved, and the relation to other work.
* be in English and in the Springer LNCS-format:
* adhere to the page limit for the relevant category (see above).
* be sent electronically (as a PDF file) no later than January 10, 20015
using the website .

The title page must:
* contain a short abstract and a classification of the topics
covered, preferably using the list of topics above.
* clearly indicate whether the paper is submitted as a regular paper
or tool paper.

Submissions violating the above requirements may be
immediately rejected by the PC Chairs.

Important Dates:
Submission of Papers: January 10, 2015
Notification: March 1, 2015
Final Version Due: April 1, 2015
Workshops & Tutorials: June 21–23, 2015
Main Conferences: June 24–26, 2015

The deadline for submission of papers is STRICT. However, if you submit
the title page by January 10 it is sufficient to submit the full paper
by January 15.

Some of the best papers accepted for the conference will be invited as
submissions to a special issue of the Fundamenta Informaticae journal.

Topics specific to Petri nets

System design using nets
Analysis and synthesis, structure and behaviour of nets
Relationships between Petri Nets and other approaches
Net-based semantical, logical and algebraic calculi
Symbolic net representation (graphical or textual)
Computer tools for nets
Experience with using nets, case studies
Higher-level net models
Timed and stochastic nets
Standardisation of nets
Experience reports describing applications of nets to different kinds of systems and application fields, e.g.:
flexible manufacturing systems, real-time systems, embedded systems, defence systems, biological systems
health and medical systems, environmental systems, hardware, telecommunications, railway networks
office automation, workflows, supervisory control, protocols and networks, Internet, e-commerce and trading
programming languages, performance evaluation, operations research

General topics related to concurrency

Model checking and verification of distributed systems
Verification of infinite-state or parametric systems
Causality/partial order theory of concurrency
Educational issues related to concurrency
New issues and developments in the theory of concurrency
Modelling of hardware and biological systems

Tool Exhibition:

An exhibition of Petri net tools will take place on Wednesday June 24, 2015.
It consists of informal demonstrations for small groups/individuals, and
there are no scheduled talks. Requests for participation in the tool
exhibition must be sent to the Tool Exhibition Chair before June 1, 2015.
They should include a link to the web pages for the tool (or a short
description of the tool). The demonstrators bring their own machines,
while the organisers may be requested to give access to the Internet.

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Federated Center in Verification:

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Marjan Sirjani | 7 Oct 00:01 2014

Final CFP: FSEN 2015

Our apologies if you have received multiple copies.

                                                                    FSEN  2015: CALL FOR PAPERS
Sixth International Conference on
Fundamentals of Software Engineering 2015 Theory and Practice (FSEN '15)
Tehran, Iran
22 - 24 April, 2015
-- About FSEN --
FSEN is an international conference that aims to bring together researchers, engineers, developers,
and practitioners from the academia and the industry to present and discuss their research work in
the area of formal methods for software engineering. This conference seeks to facilitate the transfer
of experience, adaptation of methods, and where possible, foster collaboration among different groups.
The topics of interest cover all aspects of formal methods, especially those related to advancing
the application of formal methods in the software industry and promoting their integration with
practical engineering techniques.
-- Important Dates --
Abstract Submission: October 24, 2014
Paper Submission: October 31, 2014
Notification: December 26, 2014
Camera Ready: January 16, 2015
Conference: April 22-24, 2015
-- Keynote Speakers --
 Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
 John Hughes, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
 Paola Inverardi, University of L'Aquila, Italy
-- Topics of Interest --
The topics of this conference include, but are not restricted to, the following:
* Models of programs and software systems
* Software specification, validation, and verification
* Software testing
* Software architectures and their description languages
* Object and multi-agent systems
* Coordination and feature interaction
* Integration of formal and informal methods
* Integration of different formal methods
* Component-based and Service-oriented software systems
* Self-adaptive software systems
* Model checking and theorem proving
* Software and hardware verification
* CASE tools and tool integration
* Industrial Applications
-- Paper Submission --
Papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style,
not exceed 15 pages (including figures and references), submitted in PDF or postscript format,
and not be submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, relevance, correctness and clarity.
-- Proceedings and Special Issues --
The post-proceedings of FSEN'15 will be published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series
(official approval in process). There will also be a pre-proceeding, printed locally by IPM,
available at the conference. Following the tradition of the past editions,
we plan to have a special issue of Science of Computer Programming journal devoted to FSEN'15 (to be confirmed).
-- General Chair --
 Farhad Arbab - CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands
 Hamid Sarbazi-azad - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran
-- Program Chairs --
 Mehdi Dastani - Utrecht University, The Netherlands
 Marjan Sirjani - Reykjavík University, Iceland; University of Tehran, Iran
-- Publicity Chair --
 Hossein Hojjat - Cornell University, USA
-- Steering Committee --
 Farhad Arbab - CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands
 Christel Baier - University of Dresden, Germany
 Frank de Boer - CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands
 Ali Movaghar - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran
 Hamid Sarbazi-azad - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran
 Marjan Sirjani - Reykjavik University, Iceland; University of Tehran, Iran (chair)
 Jan Rutten - CWI, Netherlands; Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
-- Program Committee --
 Mohammad Abdollahi Azgomi - Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
 Christel Baier - TU Dresden, Germany
 Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
 Borzoo Bonakdarpour - University of Waterloo, Canada
 Marcello Bonsangue - Leiden University, Netherlands
 Mario Bravetti - University of Bologna, Italy
 Fabiano Dalpiaz - Utrecht University, Netherlands
 Mehdi Dastani - Utrecht University, Netherlands
 Erik De Vink - Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
 Klaus Dräger - University of Oxford, UK
 Wan Fokkink - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
 Masahiro Fujita - University of Tokyo, Japan
 Maurizio Gabbrielli - University of Bologna, Italy
 Fatemeh Ghassemi - University of Tehran, Iran
 Jan Friso Groote - Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
 Hassan Haghighi - Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
 Hossein Hojjat - Cornell University, USA
 Mohammad Izadi - Sharif University of Technology, Iran
 Mohammad Mahdi Jaghoori - CWI, Netherlands; Academic Medical Center of University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
 Einar Broch Johnsen - University of Oslo, Norway
 Joost-Pieter Katoen - RWTH Aachen University, Germany
 Narges Khakpour - KTH, Sweden
 Ramtin Khosravi - University of Tehran, Iran
 Zhiming Liu - Birmingham City University, UK
 Seyyed Hassan Mirian Hosseinabadi - Sharif University of Technology, Iran
 Ugo Montanari - University of Pisa, Italy
 Peter Mosses - Swansea University, UK
 Mohammad Reza Mousavi - Halmstad University, Sweden
 Ali Movaghar - Sharif University of Technology, Iran
 Peter Olveczky - University of Oslo, Norway
 Jose Proenca - K.U.Leuven, Belgium
 Niloofar Razavi - University of Toronto, Canada
 Philipp Ruemmer - Uppsala University, Sweden
 Gwen Salaun - Grenoble INP, Inria, France
 Cesar Sanchez - IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
 Wendelin Serwe - INRIA, France
 Marjan Sirjani - Reykjavik University, Iceland
 Meng Sun - Peking University, China
 Carolyn Talcott - SRI International, USA
 Samira Tasharofi - Microsoft, USA
 Tayssir Touili - LIAFA, France
 Danny Weyns - Linnaeus University, Sweden
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Marco Bernardo | 6 Oct 19:53 2014

JLAMP special issue on Open Problems in Concurrency Theory -- 2nd cfp




* Aims and Scope

This special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming is
devoted to the themes of the Research Seminar on Open Problems in Concurrency Theory,
which took place in June 2014 in Bertinoro, Italy, and was co-sponsored by
the IFIP Working Group 1.8 (see for more details).

This is an open call for papers, therefore both participants of the research seminar
and other authors are encouraged to submit their contributions. Submissions are invited
in the field of concurrency theory; specific topics include, but are not limited to,
the following:

- Models of concurrency
- Process calculi
- Behavioral relations and metrics
- Expressiveness
- Programming languages and types
- Quantitative and security aspects
- Verification, testing, and synthesis

Papers surveying important open problems in concurrency theory are also welcome.

* Submission Guidelines

We expect original submissions of 20-30 pages, which present high-quality contributions
that have not been previously published in another journal and that are not simultaneously
submitted for publication elsewhere. Longer papers will be considered if there is a clear
justification for why additional pages are necessary; prospective authors should contact
the guest editors to discuss this.

Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation by at least two reviewers. The authors will
have some time to incorporate the comments of the reviewers and submit a revised version
of their papers, which will be evaluated again by the reviewers to make a final decision.

Submissions will be handled through the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) and can be uploaded
from the JLAMP webpage ( Authors must select "SI: OPCT 2014"
when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process. Contributions should be
typeset in PDF format and comply with the JLAMP author guidelines. Accepted manuscripts
can be posted to arXiv.

* Important Dates

Submission of papers:    November 15, 2014
First review decision:   February 28, 2015
Revision due:            April 30, 2015
Acceptance notification: May 31, 2015
Final manuscript due:    June 30, 2015
Expected publication:    July 31, 2015

* Guest Editors

Marco Bernardo
University of Urbino, Italy

Daniel Gebler
Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Michele Loreti
University of Firenze, Italy
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