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6th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing
Dates 2009/08/16 (iCal) - 2009/08/20
Homepage: www.ictac.net/ictac09/
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Important dates
Abstracts: 2009/04/06
Papers: 2009/04/10
Submissions: 2009/04/10
Notification: 2009/05/25
Camera ready due: 2009/06/01
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Equatorial Hotel Bangi, Malaysia University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

August 16th - 20th 2009


The 6th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing is taking place from the 16th till the 20th of August 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ICTAC'09 is organized by Abdullah Mohd Zin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Jeff Sanders, United Nation University, Institute of Software Technology, Macao. The PC is chaired by Martin Leucker (TU Munich) and Carroll Morgan (UNSW).

Visit http://www.ictac.net/ictac09 for a preliminary web page.

About ICTAC 2009

ICTAC 2009 is the 6th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing, the latest in a series founded by the International Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations University (UNU-IIST). The main purpose of ICTAC is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to present research and to exchange ideas and experience addressing challenges in both theoretical aspects of computing and in the exploitation of theory through methods and tools for system development. The previous four ICTAC events were held in Guiyang, China (2004), Hanoi, Vietnam (2005), Tunis, Tunisia (2006), Macau (2007) and Istanbul (2008).


The main conference is surrounded by workshops and a summer school. See the web page for more details.

Invited Speakers

Zuohua Ding Zhejiang Sci-Tech University Leslie Lamport Microsoft Annabelle McIver Macquarie University Sriram Rajamani Microsoft


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • software specification, refinement, verification and testing
  • model checking and theorem proving
  • software architectures
  • coordination and feature interaction
  • integration of theories, formal and engineering methods and tools
  • models of concurrency, security, and mobility
  • parallel, distributed, and internet-based (grid) computing
  • real-time, embedded and hybrid systems
  • automata theory and formal languages
  • principles and semantics of languages
  • logics and their applications
  • type and category theory in computer science
  • case studies, theories, tools and experiments of verified systems
  • service-oriented architectures: models and development methods
  • domain modelling and domain-specific technology: examples,

frameworks and experience

Paper Submissions

ICTAC 2009 calls for two types of contributions: RESEARCH PAPERS and TOOL DEMONSTRATION PAPERS. Both types of contributions will appear in the LNCS proceedings and have oral presentations at the conference. Papers should be written in English in LNCS format.


Research papers should contain original research, and sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. Submissions reporting on industrial case studies are welcome, and should describe both strengths and weaknesses in sufficient depth. Research papers should be no more than 15 pages.


Tool demonstration papers present tools based on aforementioned theories or fall into the above application areas. Tool demonstration papers allow researchers to stress the technical and practical side, illustrating how one can apply the theoretic contributions in practice. Tool demonstration papers should be no more than 6 pages.

As usual, submissions to the conference must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference. Submission constitutes a commitment to attend and present a paper, if accepted.

Proceedings of ICTAC 2009 will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 6 April 2009 Submission of Papers: 10 April 2009 Notification of acceptance: 25 May 2009 Final copy for proceedings: 1 June 2009 ICTAC 2009: 16 - 20 August 2009


  • Local Organizing Committee
  • Zarina Shukur, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Chairperson)
  • Nazlia Omar
  • Syahanim Mohd Salleh
  • Steering Committee
  • John Fitzgerald University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Martin Leucker Technische Universit=C3=A4t M=C3=BCnchen, Germany
  • Zhiming Liu (Chair) UNU-IIST, Macao
  • Tobias Nipkow Technische Universit=C3=A4t M=C3=BCnchen, Germany
  • Augusto Sampaio Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Natarajan Shankar SRI, USA
  • Jim Woodcock University of York, UK