9th International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction (MPC'08)

Marseille (Luminy), France, July 15-18th 2008 


The biennial MPC conferences aim to promote the development of
mathematical principles and techniques that are demonstrably practical
and effective in the process of constructing computer programs. Topics
of interest range from algorithmics to support for program
construction in programming languages and systems.

The previous conferences were held in Twente, The Netherlands (1989),
Oxford, UK (1992), Kloster Irsee, Germany (1995), Marstrand, Sweden
(1998), Ponte de Lima, Portugal (2000), Dagstuhl, Germany (2002),
Stirling, UK (2004, colocated with AMAST '04) and Kuressaare, Estonia 
(2006, colocated with AMAST '06).

The 2008 conference will be held in Marseille, France at the 
International Center for Mathematical Meetings 


To be announced.


    * Submission of abstracts: 14 January 2008
    * Submission of full papers: 21 January 2008
    * Notification of authors: 10 March 2008
    * Camera-ready version: 10 April 2008


Papers are solicited 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. Some typical areas are type systems, program analysis and
transformation, programming-language semantics, program
logics. Theoretical contributions are welcome provided their relevance
for program construction is clear. Reports on applications are welcome
provided their mathematical basis is evident.


Submission is in two stages. Abstracts (plain text, 10 to 20 lines)
must be submitted by 14 January 2008. Full papers (pdf) adhering to
the llncs style must be submitted by 21 January 2008. There is no
official page limit, but authors should strive for brevity. The
web-based submission system is now open 

Papers must report previously unpublished work and not be submitted
concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings. Accepted
papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors.

The proceedings of MPC'08 will be published in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series of Springer-Verlag.

After the conference, the authors of the best papers will be invited
to submit revised versions to a special issue of the Science of
Computer Programming journal of Elsevier. 

Christine Paulin-Mohring INRIA-Université Paris-Sud, France (chair)

Philippe Audebaud	Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon, France (co-chair)
Ralph-Johan Back	Abo Akademi University,	Finland	
Eerke Boiten		University of Kent, UK
Venanzio Capretta	University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sharon Curtis		Oxford Brookes University, UK
Jules Desharnais	Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Peter Dybjer		Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jeremy Gibbons 		University of Oxford, UK
Lindsay Groves		Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Ian Hayes		University of Queensland, Australia
Eric Hehner		University of Toronto, Canada
Johan Jeuring 		Utrecht University, Netherlands
Dexter Kozen 		Cornell University, USA 
Christian Lengauer	Universität Passau, Germany
Lambert Meertens	University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Bernhard Möller 	Universität Augsburg, Germany
Carroll Morgan		University of New South Wales, Australia
Shin-Cheng Mu		Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Jose Nuno Oliveira 	Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Tim Sheard		Portland State University, USA 
Tarmo Uustalu 		Institute of Cybernetics Tallin, Estonia


The conference will be held in Marseille, the second largest city in
France next to Paris. Its port is the most important in France, 
and opens the city to the world through the Mediterranean Sea. 
MPC'08  will be hosted  by the  International Center for Mathematical
Meetings. The center is located inside the Campus of Luminy Faculty. 
It is close to the "Calanques", an astounding wild coastline composed 
of creeks stretching from Marseille to Cassis.


MPC 2008 is organized with the support of INRIA.

The local organizers are Philippe Audebaud and Christine
Paulin-Mohring with the help of Marie-Renée Fleury.

Enquiries regarding the programme (submission etc.) should be addressed 
to mpc08(at)lri.fr

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