Modern information systems rely increasingly on combining concurrent, distributed, mobile, adaptive, reconfigurable and heterogeneous components. New models, architectures, languages and verification techniques are necessary to cope with the complexity induced by the demands of today's software development. Coordination languages have emerged as a successful approach, in that they provide abstractions that cleanly separate behaviour from communication, therefore increasing modularity, simplifying reasoning, and ultimately enhancing software development. Building on the success of the previous editions, this conference provides a well-established forum for the growing community of researchers interested in models, languages, architectures, and implementation techniques for coordination.

Main topics of interest

Topics of interest encompass all areas of coordination, including (but not limited to) coordination related aspects of:

  • Theoretical models and foundations for coordination: component   composition, concurrency, mobility, dynamic, spatial and probabilistic   aspects of coordination, logic, emergent behaviour, types, semantics;
  • Specification, refinement, and analysis of architectures: patterns and styles, verification of functional and non-functional properties, including performance aspects;
  • Dynamic software architectures: distributed mobile code, configuration, reconfiguration, networked computing, parallel, high-performance and cloud computing;
  • Nature- and bio-inspired approaches to coordination;
  • Coordination of multiagent and collective systems: models, languages, infrastructures, self-adaptation, self-organisation, distributed solving, collective intelligence and emerging behaviour;
  • Coordination and modern distributed computing: Web services, peer-to-peer networks, grid computing, context-awareness, ubiquitous computing, mobile computing;
  • Coordination platforms for infrastructures of emerging new application domains like IoT, fog- and edge- computing;
  • Programming methodologies, languages, middleware, tools, and environments for the development and verification of coordinated applications;
  • Tools, languages and methodologies for secure coordination;
  • Industrial relevance of coordination and software architectures: programming in the large, domain-specific software architectures and coordination models, case studies;
  • Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination;
  • Industry-led efforts in coordination and case studies.

Submission and publication

Authors are invited to submit full papers electronically in PostScript or PDF using a two-phase online submission process. Registration of the paper information and abstract (max. 250 words) must be completed before February 2, 2018. Submission of the full paper is due no later than February 9, 2018. Submissions are handled through the EasyChair conference management system, accessible from the conference web site:

Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP’s Author Code of Conduct, see under Publications/Links). The submissions must not exceed the total page number limit (see below), including figures and references, prepared using Springer’s LNCS style. Submissions not adhering to the above specified constraints may be rejected without review. Papers should be submitted as PDF or PS via EasyChair.

  • Full papers (up to 16 pages + 2 pages references): describing thorough and complete research results and experience reports.
  • Short papers (up to 8 pages + 1 page references): describing research in progress or opinion papers on the past of Coordination research, on the current state of the art, or on prospects for the years to come.
  • Survey papers (up to 25 pages + 2 pages references): describing important results and successful stories that originated in the context of COORDINATION. All the accepted papers will be presented in a special session for the celebration of the 20th edition of the conference.

The conference proceedings, formed by accepted submissions will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series.

Program committee chairs

  • Michele Loreti, Università degli Studi di Camerino, Italy
  • Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Program committee

  • Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • Luis Barbosa, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Jacob Beal, Raytheon BBN Technologies, United States
  • Simon Bliudze, INRIA, France
  • Carlos Canal, University of Málaga, Spain
  • Vashti Galpin, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Eva Kühn, TU Wien, Austria
  • Alberto Lluch Lafuente. Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Mieke Massink. CNR-ISTI, Italy
  • Hernan Melgratti, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Italy
  • Andrea Omicini, Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  • Luca Padovani, Università di Torino, Italy
  • Rosario Pugliese, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
  • Marjan Sirjani, Malardalen University, Sweden
  • Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, United States
  • Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Nobuko Yoshida, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Maxime Louvel, Bag-Era, France

Steering committee

  • Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
  • Farhad Arbab, CWI and Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Dave Clarke, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Rocco De Nicola, IMT - School for Advanced Studies, Italy
  • Tom Holvoet, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Christine Julien, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Eva Kühn, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Alberto Lluch Lafuente, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Mieke Massink, ISTI CNR, Italy
  • Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
  • Jose Proenca, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Rosario Pugliese, Università di Firenze, Italy
  • Marjan Sirjani, Reykjavik University, Iceland
  • Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, California, USA
  • Vasco T. Vasconcelos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy (Chair)
  • Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy

Publicity chair

  • Francesco Tiezzi, Università degli Studi di Camerino, Italy

Important dates

  • COORDINATION, DAIS & FORTE (LNCS publication) [Deadline Extended]:
    • February 2, 2018 Submission of abstracts February 16, 2018 Submission of abstracts
    • February 9, 2018 Submission of papers February 23, 2018 Submission of papers
    • March 30, 2018 Notification of accepted papers
    • April 15, 2018 Camera ready
    • June 18-20, 2018 Conferences in Madrid