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[Last CfP] Coordination Models, Languages,and Applications (CM) Special Track at SAC 2010 (Sierre,Switzerland)

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Coordination Models, Languages, and Applications (CM)
Special Track at the 25th Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2010)
Sierre, Switzerland
March 22 - 26, 2010


Sep. 08, 2009: Paper submissions (strict deadline)
Oct. 19, 2009: Author notification
Nov. 2, 2009: Camera-Ready Copy


For the past twenty-four years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists,
computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers
from around the world.


Building on the success of the eleventh previous editions (1998-2009),
a special track on coordination models, languages and applications
will be held at SAC 2010. Over the last decade, we have witnessed the
emergence of models, formalisms and mechanisms to describe concurrent
and distributed computations and systems based on the concept of
coordination.  The purpose of a coordination model is to enable the
integration of a number of, possibly heterogeneous, components
(processes, objects, agents) in such a way that the resulting ensemble
can execute as a whole, forming a software system with desired
characteristics and functionalities which possibly takes advantage of
parallel and distributed systems. The coordination paradigm is closely
related to other contemporary software engineering approaches such as
multi-agent systems, service-oriented architectures, component-based
systems and related middleware platforms. Furthermore, the concept of
coordination exists in many other Computer Science areas such as
workflow systems, cooperative information systems, distributed
artificial intelligence, and internet technologies.

After more than a decade of research, the coordination paradigm is
gaining increased momentum in state-of-the-art engineering paradigms
such as multi-agent systems and service-oriented architectures: in the
first case, coordination abstractions are perceived as essential to
design and support the working activities of agent societies; in the
latter case, service coordination, orchestration, and choreography are
going to be essential aspects of the next generations of systems based
on Web services.

The Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications
takes a deliberately broad view of what constitutes coordination.
Accordingly, major topics of interest this year will include:

- Novel models, languages, programming and implementation techniques
- Applications of coordination technologies
- Industrial points of view: experiences, applications, open issues
- Internet- and Web-based coordinated systems
- Coordination of multi-agent systems, including mobile agents,
intelligent agents, and agent-based simulations
- Coordination in Service-oriented architectures and Web Services
- Languages for service description and composition
- Models, frameworks and tools for Group Decision Making
- Modern Workflow Management Systems and Case-Handling
- Coordination in Computer Supported Cooperative Work
- Software architectures and software engineering techniques
- Configuration and Architecture Description Languages
- Coordination Middleware and Infrastructures
- Coordination in GRID systems
- Self-Organization-Based Approaches to Coordination such as Those
Based on Swarm and Stigmergy
- Coordination technologies, systems and infrastructures
- Relationship with other computational models such as object
oriented, declarative (functional, logic, constraint), programming or
their extensions with coordination capabilities
- Formal aspects (semantics, reasoning, verification)



Papers accepted for the Special Track on Coordination Models,
Languages and Applications will be published by ACM both in the SAC
2010 proceedings and in the Digital Library.



All papers should represent original and previously unpublished works
that currently are not under review in any conference or journal.

The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the body of
the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is
to facilitate blind review. Only the title should be shown at the
first page without the author's information

Submitted papers should be no longer than 5 pages, and should be in
the ACM two-column page format (doc template, pdf template, latex
template). It will be possible to have up to 3 extra pages in the
proceeding at a charge of $80 per page (total 8 pages maximum).

Submission is entirely automated by an eCMS paper management tool,
which is available from the main SAC Web Site:http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2010/
Authors must first register their own account by obtaining a password,
and then follow the instructions.



Matteo Casadei,
Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita' di Bologna, Italy

Alan Wood,
University of York, UK

Michael Ignaz Schumacher,
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

Email contact : cm.at.sac@gmail.com


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