CfP: UML PITPAT - deadline drawing near



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From: Arend Rensink (rensink@cs.utwente.nl)
Date: Mon 17 Mar 2003 - 07:56:19 GMT


[     Reminder: Deadline for submission: 21/03/2003     ]
[   We apologise for the reception of multiple copies   ]


     UML PITPAT: Piecing Together Practice And Theory
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         (http://trese.cs.utwente.nl/pitpat2003)
         29 June 2003, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

           A satellite workshop to ICALP 2003
    30 June - 4 July 2003, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
            (http://www.win.tue.nl/icalp2003)

               ---- Call for Papers ----


Aims and scope
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This workshop aims to bring together researchers working on or interested in
the integration of formal techniques for system specification, design, 
implementation and verification with the software engineering modelling
language UML.

Where this entails providing a formal interpretation of those parts of the UML
involved in the integration effort, this should go beyond a case study in the
application of formal techniques: there must be a clear added value from the
point of view of the software engineer who actually uses UML.

Moreover, the focus of interest in this workshop is upon making more than one
of the UML diagrams work formally: i.e., not just state or sequence diagrams in
splendid isolation but rather several diagram types together.

The workshop does not concentrate on any particular formal approach or
technique: on the contrary, the intention is to collect contributions from many
different areas, including (but not limited to) process algebra, automata and
language theory, term and graph rewriting, logics, static analysis, model
checking and testing.


Submissions
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We solicit contributions to this workshop in the form of abstracts (serving as
a statement of interest or position) or full papers (to be considered for
publication in the ENTCS). Submissions should be in plain text or PDF. Each 
submission should explicitly state the following:

* To what part of the software engineering process it applies;
* What parts of the UML are involved;
* What formal approach or technique is applied
* What the added value to the software engineering process is.

Electronic submission site:  http://pitpat.cs.utwente.nl


Speakers: Full papers
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We invite full papers of no more than 15 pages. Submissions should be in PDF
and adhere to the ENTCS format (see http://math.tulane.edu/~entcs). Please
submit your contribution electronically to http://pitpat.cs.utwente.nl. All
submissions will undergo a careful review by the programme committee.  Authors
of accepted papers will be asked to present their work during the workshop.

Accepted papers will be included in the workshop reader and will be considered
for publication in the Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science. 


Participants: Abstracts
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All participants are requested to submit an abstract stating their interest in
the topic of the workshop, and their position on the points stated above (under
"submissions"). Abstracts should not exceed 1 page in length; they should be in 
plain text or PDF. They will not be subject to review; rather, they serve to 
establish areas of interest and to increase active participation in the workshop. 
Abstracts will be included in the workshop reader, but will not be considered for 
publication.


Important Dates
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21 March 2003  -  full paper submission deadline (http://pitpat.cs.utwente.nl)
30 April 2003  -  full paper notification
23 May   2003  -  full paper final (workshop reader) version
23 May   2003  -  abstract submission deadline


Programme Committee
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* Gregor Engels, Universitaet Paderborn
* Andy Evans, University of York
* Guy Genilloud, Domain Architects
* Geri Georg, Agilent Technologies
* Jozef Hooman, University of Nijmegen
* Diego Latella, CNR/ISTI, Pisa
* Ileana Ober, VERIMAG, France
* Gabriele Taentzer, University of Berlin
* Roel Wieringa, University of Twente


Organizers
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* Arend Rensink, University of Twente;
  mailto:rensink@cs.utwente.nl

* Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh;
  mailto:Perdita.Stevens@ed.ac.uk

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