Third Workshop on Formal Languages and Analysis of Contract-Oriented Software

jueves, 4 de junio de 2009

Third Workshop on Formal Languages and Analysis of
Contract-Oriented Software (FLACOS'09)

24-25 September 2009, Toledo - Spain

The ability to negotiate contracts for a wide range of aspects and to provide services conforming to them is a most pressing need in service-oriented architectures. High-level models of contracts are making their way into service-oriented architectures, but application developers are still left to their own devices when it comes to writing code that will comply with a contract concluded just before service provisioning. At the programming language level, contracts appear as separate concerns that cut across application logic, while analysis requires that contracts are abstracted from applications to become amenable to formal reasoning using formal language techniques. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on language-based solutions to the above issues through formalization of contracts, design of appropriate abstraction mechanisms, and formal analysis of contract languages and software.

The workshop will consist mainly of a number of presentations by invited speakers. A small number of additional sessions will be reserved for other researchers in the field who are encouraged to submit a short abstract of their work as an expression of interest in participating in the workshop by 8 June 2009. The number of participants in the workshop is strictly limited.

The previous editions of the workshop were held in Oslo in 2007 (FLACOS'07) and Malta in 2008 (FLACOS'08). The FLACOS workshops are partially supported by Nordunet3, under the project COSoDIS.


Paper Submission Deadline: 8 June 2009
Notification of Acceptance: 15 June 2009
Registration Closes: 15 August 2009
WORKSHOP: 24-25 September 2009


Topics of the workshop include (but are not limited to):
  • Formal languages for contracts
  • Contract-oriented software development
  • Formal analysis of contracts, including static analysis, run-time verification, and model checking techniques
  • Contract synthesis
  • Contract transformation and contract refinement
  • Contract negotiation, discovery and monitoring



Authors wishing to give a talk at the workshop are invited to submit an extended abstract of their work (3-8 pages, in PDF format, one column, without page numbers, and printable on A4 paper) to by 8 June 2009. Submission of work submitted for formal publication elsewhere and work in progress is permitted.

The abstracts of the accepted contributions will be available at the workshop. After the workshop, selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programming (Elsevier), following the standard reviewing process of the journal.

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