10th Ershov Informatics Conference, Call for Papers

PSI: 10th Ershov Informatics Conference
25 - 27 August 2015, Innopolis, Kazan, Russia

The Ershov Informatics Conference (the PSI Conference Series, 10th edition) 
is the premier international forum in Russia for research and applications 
in computer, software and information sciences. The conference brings together 
academic and industrial researchers, developers and users to discuss the most 
recent topics in the field. PSI provides an ideal venue for setting up research 
collaborations between the rapidly growing Russian informatics community and 
its international counterparts, as well as between established scientists and 
younger researchers.

Local Organizers

Tanya Stanko
Innopolis University
Inna Baskakova
Innopolis University

Publicity Chairs

Timur Tsiunchuk
Innopolis University
Salvatore Distefano
Politecnico di Milano

Conference Chairs 

Bertrand Meyer
ETH, Zurich
Irina Virbitskaite
A.P. Ershov Institute, Novosibirsk

Steering Committee 

Dines Bjorner 
Technical University of Denmark 
Manfred Broy
Technische Universitaet Muenchen 
Victor Ivannikov
Institute for System Programming, Russian Academy of Sciences 
Ugo Montanari 
University of Pisa

Programme Committee Chairs 

Manuel Mazzara
Innopolis University
Andrei Voronkov
The University of Manchester

Keynote speakers

Hans-Ulrich Heiss, TUB, Germany
Jane Hillston, University of Edinburgh, UK
Helmut Veith, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Conference Topics

1. Foundations of Program and System Development and Analysis
* Specification, validation, and verification techniques.
* Program analysis, transformation and synthesis.
* Semantics, logic and formal models of programs.
* Partial evaluation, mixed computation, abstract interpretation, compiler 
* Theorem proving and model checking.
* Concurrency theory.
* Static program analysis.
* Modeling and analysis of real-time and hybrid systems.
* Computer models and algorithms for bioinformatics.

2. Programming Methodology and Software Engineering
* Object-oriented, aspect-oriented, component-based and generic programming.
* Programming by contract.
* Program and system construction for parallel and distributed computing.
* Constraint programming.
* Multi-agent technology.
* System re-engineering and reuse.
* Integrated programming environments.
* Software architecture.
* Software development and testing.
* Model-driven system/software development.
* Agile software development.
* Software engineering methods and tools.
* Service engineering, service oriented architecture.
* Reverse engineering.
* Reflection techniques.
* Software bugs, aging and reliability models and countermeasures.
* Program understanding and visualization.

3. Information Technologies
* Data models. 
* Database and information systems.
* Data mining, analytics.
* Knowledge-based systems and knowledge engineering.
* Bioinformatics engineering.
* Ontologies and semantic Web.
* Digital libraries, collections and archives, Web publishing.
* Peer-to-peer data management.

More generally, the conference welcomes novel scientific contributions in 
software-related areas, and application papers showing practical applications 
of research results.

Important Dates

* April 16, 2015: abstract submission
* April 23, 2015: submission deadline
* May 31, 2015: notification of acceptance
* August 25-27, 2015: the conference dates
* November 1, 2015: camera ready papers due

Programme Committee Members

Farhad Arbab, CWI and Leiden University, Netherlands
David Aspinall, Univ. of Edinburgh, UK
Marcello Maria Bersani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
Eike Best, Univ. of Oldenburg, Germany
Nikolaj Bjrner, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Andrea Calì, Birbeck College, UK
Mauro Caporuscio, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Néstor Cataño, Madeira Univ., Portugal
Gabriel Ciobanu, Romanian Academy, Iasi, Romania
Volker Diekert, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany
Salvatore Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nicola Dragoni, DTU, Denmark and Örebro Univ., Sweden
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna Univ. Technology, Austria
Dieter Fensel, STI Innsbruck, Austria 
Carlo Furia, ETH, Switzerland
Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
Sergei Gorlatch, Univ. Muenster, Germany 
Jan Friso Groote, Eindhoven Univ. Tech., The Netherlands 
Arie Gurfinkel, Carnegie Mellon Univ., US 
Cliff Jones, Newcastle Univ., UK
Joost-Pieter Katoen, RWTH Aachen Univ., Germany
Konstantin Korovin, Univ. Manchester, UK 
Maciej Koutny, Newcastle Univ., UK 
Laura Kovacs, Chalmers Univ. Tech., Gothenburg, Sweden 
Gregory Kucherov, CNRS/LIGM, Marne-la-Vallee, France
Johan Lilius, Abo Akademi Univ., Turku, Finland
Anthony Widjaja Lin, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
Zhiming Liu, Birmingham City University 
Jan Madsen, DTU Copenhagen, Denmark
Rupak Majumdar, MPI, Kaiserslautern, Germany 
Klaus Meer, Tech. Univ. Cottbus, Germany
Hernán Melgratti, Univ. de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Torben Mogensen, Univ. Copenhagen, Denmark
Peter Mosses, Swansea Univ., UK
Martin Nordio, ETH, Switzerland
José R. Paramá, Univ. A Coruña, Spain
Wojciech Penczek, Inst. Comp. Sci., Warsaw, Poland
Peter Pepper, TU Berlin, Germany
Alexander Petrenko, ISP RAS, Moscow, Russia 
Paul Pettersson, Mälardalen Univ., Sweden
Nadia Polikarpova, MIT, USA  
Qiang Qu, Innopolis University, Russia
Andrey Rybalchenko, TUM, Munchen, Germany
Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt Univ., Berlin, Germany
Davide Sangiorgi, Univ. of Bologna, Italy
Natalia Sidorova, Technische Univ. Eindhoven, Netherlands
Giancarlo Succi, University of Bolzano, Italy
Klaus-Dieter Schewe, SW Competence C., Hagenberg, Austria
Max Talanov, Kazan Federal Universty, Russia
Mark Trakhtenbrot, Holon Inst. of Technology, Israel
Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke University, USA
Domagoj Vrgoc, Center for Semantic Web Research, Chile
Sergey Zykov, Higher School of Economics, Russia  


There are three categories of submissions:
* Regular  papers  describing  fully  developed  work  and complete results 
  (15 pages / 30 minute talks).
* Short papers reporting on interesting work in progress and/or preliminary 
  results (9 pages / 15 minute talks).
* System and experimental papers describing implementation or evaluation of 
  experimental systems and containing a link to a working system 
  (7 pages / 10 minute presentations). 

Submissions should:
* Present original contributions that have not been previously published and 
  are not being submitted to another publication. 
* Clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results 
  achieved, and the relation to other work.
* Be in good-quality English, in a form that can be immediately published 
  without revision.
* Be sent electronically, as a PDF file formatted according to Springer LNCS 
  Instructions for Authors: http://www.springeronline.com) through the 
  submissions link to the conference website 
  no later than April 23, 2015.

It is permissible to include or link to an appendix listing detailed results 
or supporting data that do not fit within the page limits, as long as the 
paper can be evaluated without reading this appendix.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register, attend the conference 
and present the paper.

Conference Proceedings

Preliminary proceedings will be available at the conference. Final versions of 
invited and accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag after the 
conference in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Proceedings of 
previous PSIs are volumes 1181, 1755, 2244, 2890, 4378, 5947 and 7162 of LNCS.


PSI 2015 will take place in the Korston conference hall in Kazan, one of the 
oldest, largest and most beautiful cities in Russia, with a rich multicultural 
heritage and architectural treasures recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage 
Site. Kazan was recently noted by TripAdvisor as one of the destination on the 
rise. A social and cultural program will enable participants and companions to 
discover the beauty of Kazan. Pre- and post-conference tours are available upon 


You can fly directly to Kazan through Moscow or directly from a number of 
international destinations such as Helsinki. Trains are also available from 

Conference Secretary

Inna Baskakova
Innopolis University 
42 Profsoyuznaya str., 420100, Kazan, Russia 
Tel: +7 (843) 203-92-53 (Kazan)

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