[loginf] PSI 2006: First CFP

PSI06 Conference psi06 at iis.nsk.su
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PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS
Sixth International Andrei Ershov Memorial Conference 
PERSPECTIVES OF SYSTEM INFORMATICS 
27--30 June 2006, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russia
http://www.iis.nsk.su/PSI06

[AIMS AND SCOPE]

The conference is held to honor the 75th anniversary of academician Andrei 
Ershov (1931-1988) and his outstanding contributions towards advancing 
informatics. The first five conferences were held in 1991, 1996, 1999, 2001
and 2003, respectively, and proved to be significant international events. 

Andrei Ershov was one of the early Russian pioneers in the field of the 
theory of programming and systems programming, a  founder of the Siberian 
Computer Science School. In 1974 he was nominated as a Distinguished Fellow
of the British Computer Society. In 1981 he received the Silver Core Award 
for services rendered to IFIP. Andrei Ershov's brilliant speeches were 
always in the focus of public attention. Especially notable was his lecture
on "Aesthetic and human factor in programming" presented at the AFIPS 
Spring Joint Computer Conference in 1972. Andrei Ershov was not only an 
extremely gifted scientist, teacher and fighter for his ideas, but also a 
bright and many-sided personality. He wrote poetry, translated the works of
R. Kipling and other English poets, and enjoyed playing guitar and singing.
Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Andrei Ershov and working with him
will always remember his great vision, eminent achievements, and generous 
friendship.  

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the presentation and
in-depth discussion of advanced research directions in computer science.
For a developing science, it is important to work out consolidating ideas, 
concepts and models. Movement in this direction is another aim of the 
conference. Improvement of the contacts and exchange of ideas between 
researchers from the East and West are further goals.  

[CONFERENCE CHAIR]

Alexander Marchuk 
A. P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems 
Novosibirsk, Russia

[STEERING COMMITTEE]

Dines Bjorner 
Institute of Informatics and 
Mathematical Modelling 
Denmark

Manfred Broy 
Institut fur Informatik 
Technische Universitat Munchen 
Germany

Alexandre Zamulin 
A. P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems 
Novosibirsk, Russia

[PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS]

Irina Virbitskaite 
A. P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems 
Novosibirsk, Russia

Andrey Voronkov 
Microsoft Research 
Redmond, USA

[CONFERENCE SECRETARY]

Natalia Cheremnykh
A. P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems
6, Acad. Lavrentjev pr. 
630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
tel.: 	+7-383-3307352
fax: 	+7-383-3323494
e-mail:	psi06 at iis.nsk.su

[CONFERENCE TOPICS]

Conference topics include:

1. Foundations of Program and System Development and Analysis

- specification, validation, and verification techniques,
- program analysis, transformation and synthesis,
- semantics, logic and formal models of programs,
- partial evaluation, mixed computation, abstract interpretation, 
  compiler construction,
- theorem proving and model checking,
- concurrency theory,
- modeling and analysis of real-time and hybrid systems,
- computer models and algorithms for bioinformatics.

2. Programming Methodology and Software Engineering

- object-oriented, aspect-oriented, component-based and generic 
  programming,
- programming by contract,
- program and system construction for parallel and  distributed 
  computing,
- constraint programming,
- multi-agent technology,
- system re-engineering and reuse,
- integrated programming environments,
- software architectures,
- software development and testing,
- model-driven system/software development,
- agile software development,
- tools for software engineering,
- program understanding and visualization.

3. Information Technologies

- data models,
- database and information systems,
- knowledge-based systems and knowledge engineering,
- ontologies and semantic Web,
- digital libraries, collections and archives, Web publishing,
- peer-to-peer data management.

In addition to papers in the above list of topics, papers both bridging
the gap between different directions and promoting mutual understanding
of researchers are welcome. 
Papers defining the general prospects in Computer Science are also
encouraged. 

[PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS]

Scott W. Ambler, Ambysoft Inc., Toronto, Canada
Egidio Astesiano, Univ. Genova, Italy
Janis Barzdins, Univ. Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Frederic Benhamou, Univ. Nantes, France
Stefan Brass, Univ. Halle, Germany
Ed Brinksma, Univ. Twente, The Netherlands
Kim Bruce, Pomona College, California, USA
Mikhail Bulyonkov, IIS SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Albertas Caplinskas, IMI, Vilnius, Lithuania
Sung-Deok Cha, KAIST, Taejon, South Korea
Gabriel Ciobanu, Inst. Comp. Sc. RA, Iasi, Romania
Paul C. Clements, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., USA
Miklos Csuroes, Univ. Montreal, Canada
Serge Demeyer,  Univ. of Antwerp, Belgium 
Alexander Dikovsky, Univ. Nantes, France
Javier Esparza, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany
Jean Claude Fernandez, Univ. J. Fourier, Grenoble, France
Chris George, UNU/ IIST, Macau
Ivan Golosov, Intel, Novosibirsk, Russia
Jan Friso Groote, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
Alan Hartman, IBM Haifa Research Lab., Israel
Victor Ivannikov, IPS RAS, Moscow, Russia
Victor Kasyanov, IIS SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Joost-Pieter Katoen, RWTH Aachen Univ., Germany
Alexander Kleschev, IACP RAS, Vladivostok, Russia
Nikolay Kolchanov, ICiG, Novosibirsk,, Russia
Gregory Kucherov, INRIA/LORIA, Nancy, France
Johan Lilius, Abo Akademi Iniv. Turku, Finland
Dominique Mery, Univ. Henri Poincare, Nancy, France
Torben Mogensen, Univ. Copenhagen, Denmark
Bernhard Moeller, Univ. Augsburg, Germany
Hanspeter Moessenboeck, JK Univ. Linz, Austria
Peter Mosses, Univ. Wales, Swansea, UK
Ron Morrison, St Andrews Univ., UK
Peter Mueller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Fedor Murzin, IIS SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Valery Nepomniaschy, IIS SB RAS, Russia
Nikolaj Nikitchenko, Nat. Univ. Kiev, Ukraine
Jose R. Parama, Univ. A Coruna, Spain
Francesco Parisi-Presicce, GM Univ., Virginia, USA
Wojciech Penczek, Inst. Comp. Sci., Warsaw, Poland
Jaan Penjam, Tallinn Tech. Univ., Estonia
Peter Pepper, Tech. Univ. Berlin, Germany
Alexander Petrenko, IPS RAS, Moscow, Russia
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles U., Prague, Czech Republic
Wolfgang Reisig, Tech. Univ. Berlin, Germany
Viktor Sabelfeld, Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany
Timos Sellis, Nation. Tech. Univ. Athens, Greece
Alexander Semenov, Intel, Novosibirsk, Russia
Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Massey Univ, PN, New Zealand
David Schmidt, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, USA
Sibylle Schupp, Chalmers Univ. Tech., Sweden
Nikolay Shilov, IIS SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Alexander Tomilin, IPS RAS, Moscow, Russia
Enn Tyugu, Inst. Cybernetics, Tallinn, Estonia
Alexander L. Wolf, Univ. Colorado at Boulder, USA
Tatyana Yakhno, Dokuz Eylul Univ., Izmir, Turkey
Wang Yi, Uppsala Univ., Sweden

[INVITED SPEAKERS (preliminary list)]

1. Amir Pnueli (Weizmann Inst. Science, Rehovot, Israel)
2. Eike Best (Univ. Oldenburg, Germany)
3. Peter Buneman (Univ. of Edinburgh, UK)
4. Robert Harper (Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, USA)
5. Alexander Letichevsky (Inst. Cybernetics, Kiev, Ukraine)
6. Sriram Rajamani (Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA)

[LOCATION]

The conference will be held in Akademgorodok (Academy town), 30 km
South from Novosibirsk, the largest city of Siberia. Akademgorodok is
located in a picturesque place near the Ob lake. It is surrounded with
birch and pine forests and pleasant not only for work but for recreation as
well. Silence, beautiful landscape, and pure air are the factors promoting
scientific activity and creativity.  

[SUBMISSIONS]

Submissions for extended abstracts must:

- Contain original contributions that have not been published or submitted 
to other conferences/journals 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 PS or PDF and formatted according to  Springer LNCS Information for
Authors:   http://www.springeronline.com

- Have a length that does not exceed 10 pages for a regular talk and 5 
pages for a short talk.

- Be in English and in a form that can be immediately included in the 
proceedings without major revision.

- Be sent electronically (as a PostScript or PDF file) using website 
  http://www.easychair.org/PSI2006/submit/ not later than January 23, 2006

[CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS]

A book of extended abstracts of invited and  accepted talks will be
available at the conference. The full versions of the papers presented at 
the conference (roughly, 14 pages long for a regular talk and 7 pages long 
for a short talk) will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science series after the  conference. One can find the
proceedings of the previous four conferences in LNCS, Vol. 1181, 1755, 2244
and 2890, respectively. A report on the previous conference can be found in
EATCS Bulletin, No 81 (2003) 267-271, and also at the conference site: 
www.iis.nsk.su/PSI03/

[TRAVELLING]  

You can fly to Novosibirsk via Moscow by Aeroflot, Transaero or S7. 
Direct S7 flights will bring you from Frankfurt, Hannover, Tel-Aviv or 
Beijing to Novosibirsk and back. 
All participants will be met at the Novosibirsk airport and brought 
to Akademgorodok by a special transport.

[WEATHER]

The weather in Novosibirsk at the end of June is normally quite warm and
sunny with the temperatures in the range of 25-30 C. Night swimming in the
Ob lake is guaranteed.  

N.B. 	Three satellite workshops will be held in conjunction with PSI06. 
They will be announced separately.

[IMPORTANT DATES]

January 23, 2006: submission deadline of extended abstracts

April 7, 2006: notification of acceptance 

June27-30, 2006: the conference dates

September 1, 2006: final papers due




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