WoTUG - The place for concurrent processes

Conference Theme

Communicating Process Architecture describes a process-oriented approach to system abstraction and design, in which concurrency is natural and normal. The aim of the conference is to stimulate ideas and discussion relevant to the engineering of such systems, and in particular to the achievement of scalability (in both function and performance) and integrity (reliability, dependability, and security against error).

Traditionally, concurrency is usually considered an advanced and difficult topic. As a result, it is all too often neglected in the engineering of software. A premise underlying this conference is that it should not be neglected in either tuition or use, and need not be difficult, given the right model. Concurrency forms a vital part of the natural abstraction of the world around us, where autonomous agents continually interact at all levels of granularity. It is simply too important to ignore.

Security (against error) in concurrent systems is a major element in the conference theme for two reasons. First, concurrency introduces the possibility of new kinds of pathological behaviour, such as deadlock, which must be excluded. Second, applications have become more commonly distributed and highly interactive, but also more intolerant of error. The development of new methods, or adaptation of old methods, for the engineering of such systems thus forms another important focus.

(Soft) Registration Deadline 13th August!!

Late registration is still available but don't leave it too late!


Please send any queries to cpa2004@brookes.ac.uk.

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