Communicating Process Architectures - 2000
Sunday 10th. September (evening) through Wednesday 13th. September (lunchtime)
Conference Themes and Goal
Communicating Process Architectures addresses many of the key issues in modern computer science and its application. In broad terms, the conference themes will concern concurrency - at all levels of software and hardware granularity. The goal of the conference is to stimulate discussion and ideas as to the role concurrency will play in the future generation of scaleable computer infrastructure and applications - where scaling means the ability to ramp up functionality (i.e. stay in control as complexity increases) as well as physical metrics (such as performance).
Traditionally, concurrency has been taught and considered and experienced as an advanced and difficult topic. The thesis underlying this conference is that this tradition is wrong. The natural world operates through the continuous interaction of massive numbers of autonomous agents at all levels of granulartiy (astronomic, human, sub-atomic). If modern computer science finds concurrency hard, then it is not doing it right - discuss! It is time for concurrency to mature into a simple discipline that can be used everyday.
Conference Structure and Call for Delegates
Communicating Process Architectures will run a mix of submitted and invited papers during the day, with workshops and/or tutorials in the evenings. Submitted papers have been refereed by the Programme Committee. The conference proceedings will be published by IOS Press as part of their Concurrent Systems Engineering series.
The accepted papers address the conference themes and goals as discussed above. Specific areas include, but are not limited to:
This conference is the 23rd. in the series of WoTUG conferences, which have consistently proven to be a valuable meeting place for all those interested in the problems and opportuinites thrown up by parallel computing and concurrency. The delegates and speakers reflect a wide spectrum of disciplines - theoreticians, software engineers, hardware engineers, tool builders and applications specialists - and we meet in a relaxed, exciting, friendly and highly productive atmosphere ... often till very late the next morning.
The registration fee will be £310.00 sterling (no VAT chargeable). This includes:
Please follow this link to register.
WoTUG is sponsoring a limited number of Student Bursaries, worth £100 sterling. To qualify, you must be registered as a student at a Higher Education institution, not in receipt of a salary and obtain a supporting letter from your academic supervisor. Please fax this to the Conference Secretary before you register - you will be given a reference number to quote on your registration form. The bursaries will be awarded in FIFO scheduling to qualifying applicants until they run out.
Conference Organiser and Secretary
Professor Peter Welch / Judith Broom
[Note: Peter Welch is on holiday from the 19th. August through the 4th. September. Judith Broom will be around to answer most questions you may be asking. For questions other than purely administrative, my colleague David Wood is standing by - David is (email) D.C.Wood@ukc.ac.uk and (tel) +44 1227 823814. Peter Welch, 18th. August, 2000.]
The Proceedings will be published by IOS
Press, Netherlands as part of the Concurrent
Systems Engineering Series (ISSN 1383-7575).
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