I'm delighted to announce that the next Mathematics of Program
Construction (MPC) conference will be held in the historic city
of Porto, Portugal in October 2019, co-located with Formal Methods
(FM). Please share, and submit your best papers!
13th International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction
7-9 October 2019, Porto, Portugal
Co-located with FM 2019
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 2019 will be held in Porto, Portugal from 7-9 October 2019, and is
co-located with the International Symposium on Formal Methods, FM 2019.
Previous conferences were held in 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).
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.
Abstract submission 26th April 2019
Paper submission 3rd May 2019
Author notification 14th June 2019
Camera ready copy 12th July 2019
Conference 7-9 October 2019
Submission is in two stages. Abstracts (plain text, maximum 250 words)
must be submitted by 26th April 2019. Full papers (pdf, formatted using
the llncs.sty style file for LaTex) must be submitted by 3rd May 2019.
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Papers must present previously unpublished work, and not be submitted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 2019 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 2019 and
MPC 2015 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,
Graham Hutton <[hidden email]>.
Graham Hutton University of Nottingham, UK (chair)
The full committee will be announced as soon as it is available.
The conference will be held at the Alfândega Porto Congress Centre,
a 150 year old former custom's house located in the historic centre of
Porto on the bank of the river Duoro. The venue was renovated by a
Pritzer prize winning architect and has received many awards.
José Nuno Oliveira University of Minho, Portugal
For any queries about local issues please contact the local organiser,
José Nuno Oliveira <[hidden email]>.
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