Distribution and concurrency are currently mainstream. The Internet
and the broad availability of multi-processors radically influence
software. This brings renewed interest in developing both new
concurrency models and associated programming languages techniques
that help in understanding, analyzing, and verifying the behavior of
concurrent and distributed programs. The actors or active objects
concurrency model has emerged as an alternative to the usual
thread-based concurrency model, providing programmers with high-level
concurrency constructs that help in producing concurrent applications
more modularly and in a less error-prone way. It is gaining a lot of
popularity mainly because of the success of languages like Scala and
Erlang. Also, most mainstream languages are nowadays providing actors
or active-objects libraries.
The objective of the workshop is to discuss about current evolution of
actors and active objects and related languages, technology and tools.
The goal is to make the workshop an active discussion forum for all
work related to actor languages and active-objects in order to have a
better view on the current and future trends in this field and perhaps
build longer term collaborations. The workshop will be a mixture of
invited presentations and short tutorials on state-of-the-art
languages/techniques/tools by experts in the field, presentations of
recently published high-quality papers, prototype demonstrations, and
presentations of proofs-of-concept and promising ideas.
|Abstract submission deadline:||June 7, 2017 (extended)|
|Paper submission deadline:||June 9, 2017 (extended)|
|Author notification:||July 10, 2017|
Call For Papers
We solicit papers in the following categories:
- Regular research papers of at most 12 pages (excluding
references) describing original scientific research results or its
relevance to real applications. Case studies and tool demonstrations
are also welcome, in these cases with a maximum length of 8
pages. The paper should explain why the technique/case-study/tool is
relevant for the community, and, in particular, for
practitioners. Submissions will be judged on the basis of
significance, relevance, correctness, originality, and clarity.
Position papers of at most 4 pages describing exciting but not
fully polished research (proofs-of-concept, promising ideas, etc.).
High-quality already published papers. Authors will send an
extended abstract of at most 2 pages describing the work and a link
to the publication.
For submissions in categories 2) and 3) there will be a light-weight
reviewing process, where submissions will be judged on their interest
to the workshop audience. After the workshop, regular papers, case
studies and tool demonstrations will be invited to contribute to a
special issue in EPTCS. Invitations will be based on
submissions and presentations.
Papers can be submitted (as PDF) through the Easychair page
To be announced