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CM @ SAC 2015

Coordination Models, Languages and Applications
Special Track of the 30th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Salamanca, Spain, 13/04/2015 – 17/04/2015. Hosted by SAC 2015.
Building on the success of the fifteenth previous editions (1998-2014), a special track on coordination models, languages and applications will be held at SAC 2015. 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, services) in such a way that the resulting ensemble can execute as a whole, forming a distributed software system with desired characteristics and functionalities. This is done in terms of coordination abstractions, languages, algorithms, mechanisms, and middleware specifically focused on the management of component interaction.

The coordination paradigm crosscuts a number of contemporary software engineering approaches and fields, which we aim to cross-fertilize and bring contribution to, including in particular: multi-agent systems, self-adaptative and self-organising systems, service-oriented architectures, component-based systems, and all related middleware platforms.

Topics of Interest
  • Novel models, languages, programming and implementation techniques
  • Applications
  • Internet, Web, and pervasive computing coordinated systems
  • Coordination of multi-agent systems, including mobile agents, intelligent agents, and agent-based simulations
  • Languages for service description and composition
  • Models, frameworks and tools for Group Decision Making
  • All aspects related to Cooperative Information Systems (e.g. workflow management, CSCW)
  • Software architectures and software engineering techniques
  • Configuration and Architecture Description Languages
  • Middleware platforms
  • Self-organising and nature-inspired coordination approaches
  • 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)
  • Coordination models and specification in Service-Oriented Architectures, Web Service technologies (orchestration, choreography, etc), and Pervasive Computing
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