14th International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction

by Jeremy Gibbons, Nov. 8, 2021

*** CALL FOR PAPERS -- MPC 2022 ***
14th International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction
26th-28th of September 2022, Tbilisi, Georgia
Co-located with the Computational Logic Autumn Summit (CLAS'22)

TIMELINE

Abstract submission: 10th April 2022
Paper submission: 17th April 2022
Author notification: 27th May 2022
Camera ready copy: 24th June 2022
Conference: 26th-28th September 2022

BACKGROUND

The International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction (MPC) aims to promote the development of mathematical principles and techniques that are demonstrably practical and effective in the process of constructing computer programs.

MPC 2022 will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on the 26th-28th September 2022, and is co-located with the Computational Logic Autumn Summit (CLAS'22).

Previous conferences were held in Porto, Portugal (2019); Königswinter, Germany (2015); Madrid, Spain (2012); Québec City, Canada (2010); Marseille, France (2008); Kuressaare, Estonia (2006); Stirling, UK (2004); Dagstuhl, Germany (2002); Ponte de Lima, Portugal (2000); Marstrand, Sweden (1998); Kloster Irsee, Germany (1995); Oxford, UK (1992); Twente, The Netherlands (1989).

SCOPE

MPC seeks original papers on mathematical methods and tools put to use in program construction. Topics of interest range from algorithmics to support for program construction in programming languages and systems. Typical areas include type systems, program analysis and transformation, programming language semantics, security, and program logics. The notion of a 'program' is interpreted broadly, ranging from algorithms to hardware.

Theoretical contributions are welcome, provided that their relevance to program construction is clear. Reports on applications are welcome, provided that their mathematical basis is evident. We also encourage the submission of 'programming pearls' that present elegant and instructive examples of the mathematics of program construction.

SUBMISSION

Submission is in two stages. Abstracts (plain text, maximum 250 words) must be submitted by 10th April 2022. Full papers (pdf, formatted using the llncs.sty style file for LaTex) must be submitted by 17th April 2022. There is no prescribed page limit, but authors should strive for brevity. Both abstracts and papers will be submitted using EasyChair.

Papers must present previously unpublished work, and not be submitted concurrently to any other publication venue. Submissions will be evaluated by the program committee according to their relevance, correctness, significance, originality, and clarity. Each submission should explain its contributions in both general and technical terms, clearly identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and comparing it with previous work. Accepted papers must be presented in person at the conference by one of the authors.

The proceedings of MPC 2022 will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, as with all previous instances of the conference.  Authors of accepted papers will be expected to transfer copyright to Springer for this purpose.

After the conference, authors of the best papers from MPC 2022 will be invited to submit revised versions to a special issue of Science of Computer Programming (SCP).

For any queries about submission please contact the program chair, Ekaterina Komendantskaya <[email protected]> or publicity chair Matthew Daggitt <[email protected]>.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

TBA

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Georg Struth, University of Sheffield, UK
Ana Sokolova, University of Salzburg, Austria
Annabelle McIver, Macquerie University, Australia
Jacques Carette, McMaster University, Canada
Shin-Cheng Mu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Jose Oliveira, University of Minho, Portugal
Johan Jeuring, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Ambrus Kaposi, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Henning Basold, Leiden University, Netherlands
Peter Hoefner, Australian National University, Australia
Grant Passmore, Imandra, USA
Kathrin Stark, Princeton University, USA
Philip Saville, University of Oxford, UK
William Byrd, University of Arizona, USA
Andrea Costea, National University of Singapopre, Singapore
Radu Mardare, University of Strathclyde, UK
Patricia Johann, Appalachian State University, USA
Aurore Alcolei, University of Bologna, Italy
Others TBA

CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference will be held at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), which is the oldest and largest educational and research institution not only in Georgia, but also in the South Caucasus. The venue is located in the city center, with many hotels, pubs, restaurants, parks, other attractions (zoo, theaters, cinemas, opera, etc.) within walking distance.

Tbilisi International Airport is 15 km away from the city and offers direct connections to more than 30 destinations in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. From the airport, the city can be reached by bus or taxi. Another option is to fly to Kutaisi in the west of Georgia, where low budget air companies (such as WizzAir) are operating. A shuttle bus from the Kutaisi airport to Tbilisi takes about 3 hours.

Georgia allows visa-free entry for nearly 100 countries around the world. Further details may be found at <https://www.geoconsul.gov.ge/HtmlPage/Html/View?id=956&lang=Eng>

LOCAL ORGANISERS

For any queries about local issues please contact the local organiser, Besik Dundua, International Black Sea University <[email protected]>.