26th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages
Modern information systems rely increasingly on combining concurrent, distributed, mobile, adaptive, reconfigurable and heterogeneous components. New models, architectures, languages and verification techniques are necessary to cope with the complexity induced by the demands of today’s software development. Coordination languages have emerged as a successful approach, in that they provide abstractions that cleanly separate behaviour from communication, therefore increasing modularity, simplifying reasoning, and ultimately enhancing software development. Building on the success of the previous editions, this conference provides a well-established forum for the growing community of researchers interested in models, languages, architectures, and implementation techniques for coordination.
Topics of interest encompass all areas of coordination, including (but not limited to) coordination related aspects of:
- Theoretical models and foundations for coordination: component composition, concurrency, distribution, mobility; dynamic, spatial and probabilistic aspects of coordination; logic, types, semantics.
- Coordination of multi-agent and collective systems: models, languages, infrastructures, self-adaptation, self-organisation, distributed solving, collective intelligence and emerging behaviour.
- Coordination and modern distributed computing: web services, microservices, peer-to-peer networks, grid computing, context-awareness, ubiquitous computing, mobile computing, reversible computing.
- Session-based programming: models, languages, behavioural types, and tools.
- Models, languages, verification techniques and tools for interacting smart contracts and (blockchain-based) decentralised applications.
- Languages, methodologies and tools for secure coordination.
- Cybersecurity aspects of coordinated systems, coordinated approaches to cybersecurity.
- Nature- and bio-inspired approaches to coordination.
- Specification, refinement, and analysis of architectures: patterns and styles, verification of functional and non-functional properties, including performance and security aspects.
- Dynamic software architectures: distributed mobile code, configuration, reconfiguration, networked computing, parallel, high-performance and cloud computing.
- Coordination platforms for infrastructures of emergent new application domains, like IoT, fog- and edge-computing.
- Programming methodologies, languages, middleware, tools, and environments for the development and verification of coordinated applications, including DevOps approaches.
- Coordination in business process management: coordination models for business process management, process mining techniques and tools for coordination models.
- Industrial relevance of coordination and software architectures: programming in the large, domain-specific software architectures and coordination models, industry-driven efforts in coordination and case studies.
- Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination.
Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, The Netherlands