PSI'11 Deadline extended

by Irina Virbitskaite, Jan. 28, 2011

Abstract Submission: February 7, 2011
Paper Submission: February 15, 2011

June 27 - July 1, 2011, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russia

The Ershov Informatics Conference (the PSI Conference Series,
the 8th edition) is the premier international forum in Russia
for research and its applications in computer, software and
information sciences.


                            Final Call for Papers


        27 June - 1 July, 2011, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russia




The Ershov Informatics Conference (the PSI Conference Series, the 8th

edition) is the premier international forum in Russia for research and

its applications in computer, software and information sciences. The

conference brings together academic and industrial researchers, developers

and users to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends,

experiences and concerns in the conference area.


- A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Siberian Branch of RAS 

- Novosibirsk State University


Alexander Marchuk

A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems & 

Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia


Dines Bjorner

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Manfred Broy

Institut fuer Informatik, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Victor Ivannikov

Institute for System Programming RAS, Moscow, Russia

Bertrand Meyer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Eiffel Software, USA

Leonid Libkin

University of Edinburgh, UK


Tony Hoare

Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK


Edmund Clarke

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

Irina Virbitskaite

A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems & Novosibirsk State

University, Novosibirsk, Russia

Andrei Voronkov

The University of Manchester, UK


Natalia Cheremnykh

A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia

6, Acad. Lavrentiev av.

630090 Novosibirsk, Russia

tel.: +7 383 3307352

fax:  +7 383 3323494

e-mail: [email protected], [email protected] 


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 construction,

- theorem proving and model checking,

- concurrency theory,

- 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 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 architectures, 

- software development and testing, 

- model-driven system/software development, 

- agile software development, 

- software engineering methods and tools, 

- program understanding and visualization.

3. Information Technologies

- data models,

- database and information systems,

- knowledge-based systems and knowledge engineering,

- bioinformatics engineering,

- ontologies and semantic Web,

- digital libraries, collections and archives, Web publishing,

- peer-to-peer data management.

In addition to papers in the above list of topics, papers both bridging

the gap between different directions and promoting mutual understanding of

researchers are welcome. Papers defining the general prospects in

computer, software and information sciences are also encouraged. 


Eike Best

Peter Buneman

Rupak Majumdar

Ugo Montanari

Joseph Sifakis


There are three categories of submissions:

- regular papers describing fully developed work and complete results 

  (12 pages / 30 minute talks); 

- short papers reporting on interesting work in progress and/or

  preliminary results (7 pages / 15 minute talks);

- system and experimental papers describing implementation or evaluation 

  of experimental systems and containing a link to a working system 

  (4 pages / 10 minute presentation).

Submissions should:

- contain original contributions that have not been published or submitted

  to other conferences/journals in parallel with this conference;

- clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, 

  the results achieved, and the relation to other works;

- be in PS or PDF and formatted according to Springer LNCS Instructions

  for authors:;

- be in English and in a form that can be immediately included in the

  proceedings  without major revision;

- be attached (if necessary) by an appendix that contains proofs etc. 

  However, the paper must be self-contained without the appendix in that

  reviewers may not read the appendix;

- be sent electronically (as a PostScript or PDF file) through the

  submissions link to the conference website: not later than

  February 15, 2011.

Submitted regular papers that are judged to have limited merit may be

accepted as short papers, with up to seven pages in the proceedings.

At the time of submission, authors should indicate if they wish to have

their submission considered as a short paper in the case it is not 

accepted as a regular one. 

At least one author of each accepted paper must register, attend the

conference and present the paper. 


A preliminary book of tutorial, invited and accepted contributions will be

handed out at the conference. The final versions of the invited, regular

and short papers presented at the conference will be published by

Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series after the

conference. One can find the proceedings of the previous six conferences

in LNCS, Vol. 1181, 1755, 2244, 2890, 4378 and 5947, respectively.


The conference will be held in Akademgorodok which is located in a

picturesque place near the Ob lake, 30 km South from Novosibirsk, the

largest city of Siberia. Silence, beautiful landscape, and pure air are

the factors promoting scientific activity and creativity during the



You can fly to Novosibirsk via Moscow by Aeroflot, Transaero or S7. 

Direct S7 flights will bring you from Frankfurt, Hannover, Seoul or

Beijing to Novosibirsk and back. Now you can buy electronic tickets on

Aeroflot, S7 and Transaero flights via the websites and pay by VISA and

other popular cards. All participants will be met at the Novosibirsk

airport and brought to Akademgorodok by a special transport.


The weather in Novosibirsk at the end of June is normally quite warm and

sunny with the temperatures in the range of 25-30 C.  


N.B. Three satellite workshops will be held in conjunction with PSI'11:

- Program Understanding,

- Educational Informatics,

- Science Intensive Applied Software.


February 7, 2011: abstract submission

February 15, 2011: submission deadline

April 2, 2011: notification of acceptance 

June 27 - July 1, 2011: the conference dates

September 1, 2011: camera ready papers due

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