Formal Approaches to Parallel and Distributed Systems



The aim of 4PAD is to foster interaction between the formal methods communities and systems researchers working on topics in modern parallel, distributed, and network-based processing systems (e.g., autonomous computing systems, cloud computing systems, service-oriented systems and parallel computing architectures).




We solicit papers in all areas of the above mentioned systems, including (but not limited to):

- Rigorous software engineering approaches and their tool support;

- Model-based approaches, including model-driven development;

- Service- and component-based approaches;

- Semantics, types and logics;

- Formal specification and verification;

- Performance analysis based on formal approaches;

- Formal aspects of programming paradigms and languages;

- Formal approaches to parallel architectures and weak memory models;

- Formal approaches to deployment, run-time analysis, adaptation/evolution, reconfiguration, and monitoring;

- Case studies developed/analyzed with formal approaches;

- Formal stochastic models and analysis;

- Formal methods for large-scale distributed systems;

- Statistical analysis techniques based on formal approaches.



Special issue:


Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP). Additional information about the journal:


Programme Co-chairs:


Simon Bliudze, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, <Simon[DOT]Bliudze[AT]epfl[DOT]ch>


Borzoo Bonakdarpour, McMaster University, Canada, <borzoo[AT]mcmaster[DOT]ca>



Programme Committee:


Gul Agha, University of Illinois, US

Michele Amoretti, University of Parma, IT

Farhad Arbab, CWI/University of Leiden, NL

Lacramioara Astefanoaei, CWI, NL

Paul Attie, American University of Beirut, LB

Roderick Bloem, Graz University of Technology, AT

Laura Bocchi, University of Kent, UK

Albert Cohen, INRIA/Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris, FR

Yliès Falcone, University of Grenbole Alpes, FR

Ludovic Henrio, CNRS, FR

Marieke Huisma, University of Twente, NL

Swen Jacobs, Saarland University, DE

Peter Kilpatrick, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Igor Konnov, Vienna University of Technology, AT

Sandeep Kulkrani, Michigan State University, US

Alberto Lluch Lafuente, Technical University of Denmark, DK

Frederic Loulergue, LIFO, FR

Neeraj Mittal, University of Texas at Dallas, US

Anca Muscholl, LaBRI, University of Bordeaux, FR

Sergio Rajsbaum, Instituto de Matimaticas, MX

Gwen Salaün, INRIA/University of Grenoble Alpes, FR

Sven Schewe, University of Liverpool, UK

Elena Sherman, Boise State University, US

Francesco Tiezzi, University of Camerino, IT

Sebastien Tixeuil, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, FR

Enrico Tronci, Sapienza University of Rome, IT

Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK

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