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The 6th International Symposium on Formal Approaches to Parallel and Distributed Systems
(4PAD 2020)


CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION

As part of 
The 18th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2020)
26 - 30 October 2020
Barcelona, Spain
(Tentative)


 Paper Submission Deadline: 17 June 2020

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters



SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
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).

4PAD Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • 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. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS 
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Formal Approaches to Parallel and Distributed Systems. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwiseSubmission can be for
-  Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. 
-  Short papers (up to 4 pages), please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 4 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript.
-  Poster papers and Posters (please refer to http://hpcs2020.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers-and-participation/call-for-posters  for posters submission details) will also be considered. 

Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Symposium's paper submission site at  xxx. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. 

Conference Policies
Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and soundness, presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2020 conference to present the paper at the Symposium as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages

Proceedings
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2020 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

SPECIAL ISSUE
Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website. 

Furthermore, it is confirmed that after the 4PAD symposium, authors of selected papers will be invited to submitted extended version of their papers for possible publication in a special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP), https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-logical-and-algebraic-methods-in-programming.  

If you have any questions about paper submission or the Symposium, please contact the Symposium's organizers.


IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- 17 June 2020
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 10 July 2020
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 03 August 2020
Conference Dates: --------------------------------------------- 26-30 October 2020


SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS

Coming Soon. 


International Program Committee*:  
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the Symposium's technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2020 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2020 Proceedings.

Coming Soon

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)


For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://hpcs2020.cisedu.info/  or  http://conf.cisedu.info/rp/hpcs20  or contact one of the Conference's organizers.


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