Communicating Process Architectures 2018: Call for Papers

This is the Call for Papers for Communicating Process Architectures 2018, the 40th WoTUG conference on concurrent and parallel systems. CPA 2018 is hosted by Professor Dr. Rainer Spallek, Chair of VLSI Design , Diagnostics and Architecture at Faculty of Computer Science, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. Conference sessions will take place at the Faculty of Computer Science, at the university of Dresden. It starts on the evening of Sunday 19th. August and finishes after lunch on Wednesday 22rd. August.

Conference Lecture Room at TUD The Campus Bar The Faculty of Informatics
See the Author Information for details of how to submit. Please also see the calls for workshop proposals and fringe presentations.

Themes for CPA 2018

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 2018 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 and a half days, with space for approximately 20-25 half-hour presentations. In addition, two evening Fringe sessions provide 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 and accommodation) will be announced on the registration page shortly. 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 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance: July 25, 2018
Final revised CRC due: August 1, 2018
Author registration: August 1, 2018
Conference: August 19 (evening) - 22 (lunchtime) , 2018
Final copy must be agreed with your editor by the end of day on August 1, 2018.
In order for your CRC to appear in the proceedings, at least one author must register for the conference by August 1, 2018.

For more information on CPA 2018, 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 historic Dresdent!

Dresden Night Panorama Bruehl's Terrace
Der Elbe Canaletto View Guesthause Weberplatz Zwinger