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ETAPS 2005

European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software

2-10 April 2005 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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The European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS) is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science. ETAPS is an annual event which takes place in Europe each spring since

1998. The eighth meeting, ETAPS 2005, will take place 2-10 April 2005 in Edinburgh, Scotland, hosted by the University of Edinburgh.

The main conferences of ETAPS are:

- FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures

- FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering

- ESOP: European Symposium on Programming

- CC: International Conference on Compiler Construction

- TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems

These conferences will take place 4-8 April 2005.


The ETAPS 2005 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Satellite Events that will complement the main ETAPS conferences. They should fall within the scope of ETAPS. This encompasses all aspects of the system development process, including specification, design, implementation, analysis and improvement, as well as the languages, methodologies and tools which support these activities, covering a spectrum from practically-motivated theory to soundly-based practice. Satellite Events provide an opportunity to discuss and report on emerging research approaches and practical experience relevant to theory and practice of software.

ETAPS 2005 Satellite Events will be held immediately before and after the main conferences, on 2-3 and 9-10 April 2005.


Researchers and practitioners wishing to organise Satellite Events are invited to submit proposals in ASCII, PDF or Postscript format by e-mail to the Satellite Events Chair, Massimo Felici,

A proposal should not exceed two pages and should include:

- Satellite Event name / acronym

- the names and contact information of the organizers

- the preferred period: 2-3 or 9-10 April

- the duration of the workshop: one-day or two-day event

- 120-word description of the workshop topic for later use in publicity material

- a brief explanation of the workshop topic and its relevance to ETAPS

- a schedule for paper submission, notification of acceptance, and final versions (which should be no later than 18 February


- expected number of participants

- any other relevant information, e.g., event format, invited speakers, publication policy, demo sessions, special space requirements, etc.

The proposals will be evaluated by the ETAPS 2005 organizing committee on the basis of their assessed benefit for prospective participants to ETAPS 2005. The titles and brief information about accepted Satellite Events will be included in the ETAPS

2005 web site, call for papers and call for participation.

Satellite Events organizers will be responsible for

- producing the event's call for papers and call for participations

- publicising the event through specialist mailing lists etc. to complement publicity for ETAPS as a whole

- hosting and maintaining a web site for the event

- reviewing and making acceptance decisions on submitted papers

- producing the event proceedings, if any; facilities for printing will be made available by the ETAPS organizers

- scheduling workshop activities in consultation with the local organizers

Prospective organizers may wish to consult the satellite events, as examples, of ETAPS 2004:

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ETAPS 2003:
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Satellite Event Proposals Deadline: 31 January 2004

Notification of acceptance: 16 February 2004


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Massimo Felici ETAPS 2005 Satellite Events Chair


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