Communicating Process Architectures 2016: Call for Papers

This is the Call for Papers for Communicating Process Architectures 2016, the 36th WoTUG conference on concurrent and parallel programming. CPA 2016 will be held at the University of Copenhagen and is hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute. It starts on the evening of Sunday 21st. August and finishes late afternoon on Tuesday 23rd. August.
See the Author Information for details of how to submit. Please also see the calls for mini-workshop proposals and fringe presentations.

Themes for CPA 2016

CPA is concerned with concurrency at all scales. It aims to bridge the gap between the mathematical theory of concurrency and its practical application to the design, implementation and validation of parallel applications for embedded, multicore and distributed computing systems. Areas of interest to the CPA community include, but are not limited to:
  • ● design and implementation of programming languages and environments for concurrent systems;
  • ●  runtime environments for parallel and distributed applications;
  • ●  design patterns and implementation techniques for concurrent software;
  • ●  theoretical approaches to concurrency;
  • ●  formal specification of concurrent systems and formal languages supporting these approaches, including the integration of existing and novel formal notations;
  • ●  modelling and model-driven development of concurrent software architectures;
  • ●  verification and analysis of concurrent systems;
  • ●  model-checking techniques and tools for development and analysis;
  • ●  design and effective use of multicore / manycore processors and massively parallel computer architectures;
  • ●  tools and languages for hardware-software co-design;
  • ●  hardware and software approaches to reconfigurable computing;
  • ●  the teaching of concurrency at high-school, university and postgraduate level;
  • ●  concurrent applications within academia and industry, such as complex systems simulation, robotic control and high-performance network servers;
  • ●  reports on experience with concurrency in an industrial context.
Accepted papers will be published in the CPA 2016 Proceedings by IOS Press (in their Concurrent Systems Engineering Series). All submissions will be refereed by an international panel of academic and industrial reviewers, with extensive feedback given to authors. Authors retain copyright on their papers, shared with the publishers. This means that authors have the right to reuse any material from these papers in future publications (e.g. in extended revisions for journals).
CPA runs in a single track over two days, with space for approximately 15 half-hour presentations. In addition, one evening Fringe session provides a forum for presenting and discussing new ideas and/or work in progress.
The conference registration fee (covering admission to all sessions, one copy of the Proceedings, coffee/tea breaks, lunches and evening meals, including the conference dinner) will be announced on the registration page shortly. Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation: a range of hotels will be listed on the registration page. A limited number of bursaries will be available to support students attending the conference – please see the registration page details.

Important Dates

Paper submission: June 20, 2016
Notification of acceptance: August 2, 2016
Final revised CRC due: August 20, 2016
Author registration: August 8, 2016
Conference: August 21 (evening) - 23 (lunchtime) , 2016

For more information on CPA 2016, please see the conference web site.
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact us at We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen in August!