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From: Sibylle Schupp (schupp_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-01-10 15:18:12

There aren't many conferences yet that explicitly ask for contributions in
the area
of generic programming. I'm attaching the final Call for Papers for the 4th
International Conference "Perspectives of System Informatics", which does
have a separate section on "object-oriented, component-based and generic
programming", and would like to encourage interested members of this list
to consider a submission.


                        FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
            Andrei Ershov Fourth International Conference

        3 - 6 July 2001, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russia


The conference is held to honor the 70th anniversary of the late
Academician Andrei Ershov (1931-1988) and his outstanding contributions
towards advancing informatics. The first three conferences were held in
May 1991, June 1996, and July 1999 and proved to be significant

Andrei Ershov was one of the early Russian pioneers in the field of
theoretical and systems programming, a founder of the Siberian School
of Computer Science. In 1974 he was nominated as a Distinguished
Fellow of the British Computer Society. In 1981 he received the
Silver Core Award for services rendered to IFIP. Andrei Ershov's
brilliant speeches were always in the focus of public attention.
Especially notable was his lecture on "Aesthetic and human factor in
programming" presented at the AFIPS Spring Joint Computer Conference
in 1972. Andrei Ershov was not only an extremely gifted scientist,
teacher and fighter for his ideas, but also a bright and many-sided
personality. He wrote poetry, translated the works of R.Kipling and
other English poets, and enjoyed playing guitar and singing.
Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Andrei Ershov and working
with him will always remember his great vision, eminent
achievements, and generous friendship.

The aim of the Conference is to provide a forum for the presentation
and in-depth discussion of advanced research directions in Computer
Science. For a developing science, it is important to work out
consolidating ideas, concepts and models. Movement in this direction
is one of the goals the Conference is to meet. Improvement of the
contacts and exchange of ideas between researchers from the East and
West are further goals.


Conference topics include:

               Semantics-Based Program Processing
- program specification, transformation, and verification,
- semantics, logic and formal models of programs,
- partial evaluation, mixed computation, and abstract interpretation,
- program analysis and synthesis,
- model checking.

              Program Methodology and Automated Software Engineering
- object-oriented, component-based and generic programming,
- program and system construction for parallel and distributed computing,
- constraint programming,
- multi-agent technology,
- system re-engineering and reuse,
- integrated programming environments,
- software architectures,
- software development and testing,
- program understanding and visualization.

                 Information Technologies
- database and information systems,
- knowledge-based systems and knowledge engineering,
- Internet technologies, Web publishing and electronic commerce,
- digital libraries.

In addition to papers in the above list of topics, papers both
bridging the gap between different directions and promoting mutual
understanding of researchers in different directions are welcome.
Papers defining the prospects of Computer Science in the whole and
joint West-East papers are also encouraged.


The conference will be held in Akademgorodok (Academy town), 30 km
South from Novosibirsk, the largest city of Siberia. Akademgorodok is
located in a picturesque place near the Ob lake. It is surrounded
with birch and pine forests and pleasant not only for work but for
recreation as well. Silence, beautiful landscape, and pure air are
the factors promoting scientific activity and creativity.


Alexander Marchuk
Institute of Informatics Systems
6, Acad. Lavrentjev pr.
630090 Novosibirsk, RUSSIA
tel.: +7-3832-343652
fax: +7-3832-323494
e-mail: mag_at_[hidden]


Dines Bjorner
Dept. of IT
Technical University of Denmark,
DK-2800 Lyngby, DENMARK
Phone/Fax: +45-
E-mail: db_at_[hidden]

Manfred Broy
Institut fuer Informatik
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
D-80290 Munich, GERMANY
Phone: +49-89-21058161
Fax: +49-89-21058183
E-mail: broy_at_[hidden]

Alexandre Zamulin
Institute of Informatics Systems
6, Acad. Lavrentjev pr.
630090 Novosibirsk, RUSSIA
Phone: +7-3832-396258
Fax: +7-3832-323494
E-mail: zam_at_[hidden]


Janis Barzdins (Riga, Latvia)
Frederic Benhamou (Nantes, France)
Mikhail Bulyonkov (Novosibirsk, Russia)
Gabriel Ciobanu (Iasi, Romania)
Piotr Dembinski (Warsaw, Poland)
Alexander Dikovsky (Nantes, France)
Uwe Glaesser (Paderborn, Germany)
Victor Ivannikov (Moscow, Russia)
Philippe Jorrand (Grenoble, France)
Leonid Kalinichenko (Moscow, Russia)
Alexander Kleschev (Vladivostok, Russia)
Gregory Kucherov (Nancy, France)
Sergei Kuznetsov (Moscow, Russia)
Alexander Letichevski (Kiev, Ukraine)
Giorgio Levi (Pisa, Italy)
Yoshifumi Masunaga (Tokio, Japan)
Dominique Mery (Nancy, France)
Bernhard Moeller (Augsburg, Germany)
Hanspeter Moessenboeck (Linz, Austria)
Ron Morrison (St. Andrews, Scotland)
Valery Nepomniaschy (Novosibirsk, Russia)
Peter Pepper (Berlin, Germany)
Francesco Parisi-Presicce (Rome, Italy)
Jaan Penjam (Tallinn, Estonia)
Alexander Petrenko (Moscow, Russia)
Jaroslav Pokorny (Prague, Czech Republick)
Wolfgang Reisig (Berlin, Germany)
Dieter Rombach (Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Viktor Sabelfeld (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Don Sannella (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Vladimir Sazonov (Manchester, UK)
David Schmidt (Manhattan, USA)
Igor Shvetsov (Novosibirsk, Russia)
Sibylle Schupp (Troy, USA)
Nicolas Spyratos (Paris, France)
Lothar Tiele (Zurich, Switzerland)
Alexander Tomilin (Moscow, Russia)
Enn Tyugu (Stockholm, Sweden)
Andrei Voronkov (Manchester, UK)
Tatyana Yakhno (Izmir, Turkey)


Natalia Cheremnykh
Institute of Informatics Systems
6, Acad. Lavrentjev pr.
630090 Novosibirsk, RUSSIA
tel.: +7-3832-342352
fax: +7-3832-323494
e-mail: {cher, psi01}

To maintain an intensive conference atmosphere and enable in-depth
discussions, the number of participants is limited to 100. Three
kinds of presentations - invited talks, regular contributed talks,
and short contributed talks - are proposed.


1. Egidio Astesiano (Italy)
2. Jan Friso Groote (Netherlands)
3. Yuri Gurevich (USA)
4. David Harel (Israel)
5. Bertrand Meyer (USA)
6. Peter Mosses (Denmark)


1. Rimma Podlovchenko (Moscow, Russia)
2. Igor Pottosin (Novosibirsk, Russia)

A book of extended abstracts of invited and accepted talks will be
available at the Conference. The full versions of the papers
presented at the Conference (roughly 14 pages long for a regular talk
and 7 pages long for a short talk) are expected to be
published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
series (one can find the Proceedings of the previous two
conferences in LNCS, vol. 1181, 1755; a report of the previous
conference can be found in EATS Bulletin, No 69 (October 1999),
pp. 160-162).


All submissions must be in English, clearly written and in
sufficient detail to allow the Programme Committee to assess the
merits of the work. Electronic submissions are encouraged.
They should be received in Novosibirsk by January 28, 2001.
A PostScript file of an extended abstract (up to 8 pages for a
regular talk and up to 4 pages for a short talk) should be
e-mailed to the following address: Authors who feel that
details are necessary may include a clearly marked appendix which
will be read at the discretion of the Programme Committee and
not published in the preliminary proceedings.
Please use LaTeX2e or LaTeX. When preparing your submission please
follow instructions for authors of papers to be published at
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
For more information see

The abstract should indicate complete authors' addresses (including
e-mail addresses and fax numbers if any), affiliation and a clear
statement of the kind of the submission (regular or short talk).
Papers arriving late or exceeding size limits may be rejected
immediately without refereeing. The receipt of all submitted papers
will be acknowledged by e-mail within 2 days.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by April 6, 2001.
Material submitted to the Conference should be unpublished and not
submitted for publication elsewhere, including journals or other


A direct Siberia Airlines flight will bring you from Frankfurt,
Hannover, Tel Aviv or Beijing to Novosibirsk and back. One can buy
an interline Lufthansa-Siberia Airlines ticket. Participants
travelling via Moscow will be helped to take a domestic flight by
Aeroflot. All participants will be met at the Novosibirsk airport and
brought to Akademgorodok by a special transport.


The weather in Novosibirsk at the beginning of July is normally quite
warm and sunny with the temperatures in the range of 25-30 C. Night
swimming in the Ob lake is guaranteed.


January 28, 2001: submission deadline of extended abstracts

April 6, 2001: notification of acceptance (by e-mail)

July 2, 2001: arrival date

July 3 - 6, 2001: the conference dates

September 1, 2001: final papers due (camera-ready, LaTeX, llncs

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