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ETAPS 2018 - 21st European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software

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Category Computer Software;Theory; Practice; Computing

Deadline: November 24, 2017 | Date: April 14, 2018-April 20, 2018

Venue/Country: Makedonia Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece

Updated: 2017-12-27 21:58:55 (GMT+9)

Call For Papers - CFP


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, established in 1998, is a confederation of five main annual conferences (ESOP, FASE, FOSSACS, POST and TACAS) accompanied by satellite workshops and other events.

The twenty-first edition, ETAPS 2018, will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Important dates for ESOP, FASE. FoSSaCS. TACAS

Abstracts due: 13 October 2017 23:59 AoE (=GMT-12)

Papers due: 20 October 2017 23:59 AoE (=GMT-12)

Rebuttal (ESOP and FoSSaCS only): 6-8 December 2017

Author notification: 22 December 2017

Camera-ready versions: 23 February 2018

Important dates for POST

(different from the other ETAPS conferences exceptionally for 2018)

Abstracts due: 22 November 2017 23:59 AoE (=GMT-12)

Papers due: 24 November 2017 23:59 AoE (=GMT-12)

Rebuttal: 12-16 January 2018

Author notification: 25 January 2018

Camera-ready versions: 23 February 2018

Submission instructions

ETAPS conferences accept two types of contributions: research papers and tool demonstration papers. Both types will appear in the proceedings and have presentations during the conference.

ESOP and FoSSaCS accept only research papers. FASE, POST and TACAS have multiple types of research papers, see below.

A condition of submission is that, if the submission is accepted, one of the authors attends the conference to give the presentation.

Submitted papers must be in English presenting original research. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere (this does not apply to abstracts). In particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is forbidden.

Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science and be submitted electronically in pdf through the Easychair/HotCRP author interface of the respective conference.

Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be rejected immediately.

FASE and POST will use a double-blind review process. Authors are asked to omit their names and institutions; refer to prior work in the third person, just as prior work by others; not to include acknowledgements that might identify them.

The proceedings of ETAPS 2018 will be published in gold open access, meaning that the published versions of all papers will be available for everyone to download from the publisher's website freely, from the date of online publication, perpetually. The copyright of the papers wil remain with the authors. The proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

The publlisher's charges for gold open access will be paid by the conference (funded with the participation fees of all participants). There will be no added cost for authors specifically. The overall rise in participation fee levels will be small.

Research papers

FASE, FOSSACS and TACAS have a page limit of 15 pp for research papers (excl bibliography of max 2 pp), whereas POST allows at most 20 pp (excl bibliography of max 2 pp) and ESOP has a page limit of 25 pp (excl bibliography of max 2 pp).

Additional material intended for reviewers but not for publication in the final version - for example, details of proofs - may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit. ETAPS reviewers are at liberty to ignore appendices and papers must be understandable without them.

The rationale of a separate page limit for the bibliography is to remove the possibility to win space for the body of paper by cutting the bibliography, a practise that has a negative effect on our competitiveness as a community.

In addition to regular research papers, TACAS solicits also case study papers (with the same page limit as for regular research papers). POST solicits also systematization of knowledge papers (with the same page limit as for regular research papers) and position papers (max 10 pp, excl bibilography of max 2 pp).

Both TACAS and FASE solicit also regular tool papers (with the same page limit as for regular research papers).

Tool demonstration papers

Submissions should consist of two parts:

The first part, at most 6 pages, should describe the tool presented. Please include the URL of the tool (if available) and provide information that illustrates the maturity and robustness of the tool (this part will be included in the proceedings).

The second part, at most 6 pages, should explain how the demonstration will be carried out and what it will show, including screen dumps and examples. (This part will be not be included in the proceedings, but will be evaluated.)

ESOP and FoSSaCS do not accept tool demonstration papers.


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