Coordination Programming CFP


                              CALL FOR PAPERS

                                 CoPro 2015

                             Mini-Symposium on

                         Coordination Programming

                               Edinburgh, UK

                            September 1, 2015

                    Submission deadline: July 3, 2015


                                 PART OF

                                ParCo 2015

            17th International Conference on Parallel Computing


                               Edinburgh, UK

                            September 1-4, 2015



Coordination programming is a term that everybody seems to have a vague idea about, but only a few have a definite view on. And among those there is a great deal of divergence in understanding what coordination is all about. In this mini-symposium we intend to look at various interpretations of, and approaches to, coordination: from the conventional tuple-space, Linda-inspired constructions, such as CnC, to behavioural models such as Reo, to more recent attempts to see a coordination program as a projection of the full semantics of a distributed application that can be more or less accurately inferred at compile time and which affects resource- and performance-critical parameters. The mini-symposium will serve as a forum for building bridges between the various directions of research and will help us to share experiences and build a community geared towards practical applications of coordination programming.




The mini-symposium will address, but is not limited to, the following issues through contributed papers and a panel-style discussion session included in the programme:


* Why does coordination require a coordination language?  Is there a kind of analysis that is impeded by the lack of specific coordination-language constructs?

* Inference vs adaptation. What can be inferred and how should the coordination program adapt to the resource situation in parallel and distributed systems?

* What kind of tuning or self-tuning facilities should/can coordination programming approaches require/possess?

* What is the relationship between control-coordination and data-coordination?

* How can coordination programming address the challenges of cloud computing, big data processing/analysis and mixed-criticality cyberphysical systems?

* What are recent success stories in applying coordination programming to real-life applications?



CoPro 2015 solicits original research papers written in English. Being a mini-symposium our focus is on bringing together researchers interested in all aspects of coordination programming. We explicitly encourage all sorts of contributions from mature research to position papers, work in progress and crazy ideas.

All papers accepted by and presented during the mini-symposium on Coordination Programming (CoPro 2015) will be included in the proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Parallel Computing (ParCo 2015) and published as a volume of the series Advances of Parallel Computing after the ParCo conference.



For CoPro 2015 the same formatting guidelines apply as for the main ParCo conference. Thus, papers must be formatted in ParCo style and not exceed 10 pages. For style files and all further details see



CoPro 2015 makes use of the EasyChair conference management system to process all submissions and to organise the reviewing process. Please, use the following link:

to submit your paper.




July       3, 2015: submission deadline

July      20, 2015: notification of acceptance

July      31, 2015: early registration deadline ParCo conference

September  1, 2015: mini-symposium

September  4, 2015: end of ParCo conference

October   31, 2015: submission of camera-ready papers for ParCo proceedings









 Clemens Grelck
 University of Amsterdam
 Informatics Institute
 Science Park 904
 1098XH Amsterdam

 c [dot] grelck [at] uva [dot] nl

 Alex Shafarenko
 University of Hertfordshire
 School of Computer Science
 College Lane
 Hatfield, AL10 9AB
 United Kingdom

 a [dot] shafarenko [at] herts [dot] ac [dot] uk



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