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>From [log in to unmask] Sun Mar 16 14:11 GMT 1997
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 1997 15:10:08 +0100 (MET)
From: Jan Staudek <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: SOFSEM '97 1st CFP

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  |                         SOFSEM'97                          |
  |                                                            |
  |              XXIV-th Seminar on Current Trends             |
  |            in Theory and Practice of Informatics           |

                  November 22 - November 29, 1997
                    Devet-skal hotel, Milovy
                        Czech Republic

Organized by

  Czech Society for Computer Science
  Slovak Society for Computer Science
  Czech ACM Chapter
  Czech Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics

    In Cooperation with:

    CLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, UK
    Department of Computer Science, Comenius University, Bratislava
    Department of Software Engineering, Charles University, Prague
    Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences, Prague
    Institute of Computer Science, Masaryk University, Brno
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno

SOFSEM (SOFtware SEMinar) is an eight-day international seminar devoted
to the theory and the practice of software systems. Its program consists
of a series of invited talks given by prominent academic professionals
and researchers.  Contributed talks and posters of participants are also
included in the program of SOFSEM. The working language is English.
Invited talks and contributed talks are published by Springer-Verlag in
the  "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series and distributed at the

 | Sofsem'97 is the 24th in the series of Sofsem seminars held annually.|
 | It is intended to foster cooperation among people working in various |
 |   areas of computer science. Its scientific program offers a unique  |
 |       opportunity to gain a relatively quick and representative      |
 |        overview about the selected parts of computer science,        |
 |                    presented by top researchers.                     |
 |   Its social program provides an optimal framework for discussions,  |
 |  meetings, contact establishing, and socializing. Especially suited  |
 |                 for young computer scientists.                       |

Program of Invited Talks
   Contributed Talks
Contact Addresses, Sofsem www-page
   Financial support
Local Arrangements, Venue, History

  A. Fundamentals,
  B. Distributed and parallel systems,
  C. Software engineering and methodology,
  D. Databases and Information Systems.


  Preliminary Program Committee
    Frantisek Plasil,     Charles University, Prague, CZ,
    Keith G. Jeffery,     CLRC RAL, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK

  Patrizia Asirelli,      I.E.-E.N.R., Pisa, IT
  Robert. G. Babb. II     University of Denver, US
  Michel Banatre,         Irisa/Inria, Rennes, FR
  Viliam Geffert          UPJS Kosice, SK
  Jane Grimson,           Trinity College, Dublin, IR
  Eduard Groeller         Vienna University of Technology, AT
  Bernard Guy,            INT, Evry, FR
  Petr Jancar,            Ostrava Univ, CZ
  Martin Kersten,         CWI, Amsterdam, NL
  Petr Kroha              TU Chemnitz, DE
  Antonin Kucera,         Charles Univ, Prague, CZ
  Hanspeter Moessenboeck, Univ Linz, AT
  Borivoj Melichar,       Czech Tech Univ, Prague, CZ
  Lenka Motyckova,        Masaryk University Brno, CZ
  Mogens Nielsen,         Aaurhus Univ, DK
  Vaclav Rajlich,         Wayne State Univ, Detroit, US
  Peter Ruzicka,          Comenius Univ, Bratislava, SK
  Anton Scheber,          SOFTEC Bratislava, SK
  Arne Solvberg,          The Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology, NO
  Jiri Sima,              Czech Academy of Sci, Prague, CZ
  Santosh Shrivastava,    Univ of Newcastle, UK
  Hava Siegelmann,        Technion Haifa, IL
  Gerard Tel,             Utrecht Univ, NL
  Volker Tschammer,       GMD Fokus, Berlin, DE
  Krzysztof Zielinski,    Univ of M&M, Krakow, PL

    Jiri Sochor,          Masaryk University, Brno, CZ

Advisory Board
D. Bjorner, (UN University, IIST, Macau),
P. van Emde Boas, (CWI Amsterdam, NL),
M. Broy, (TU Munich, DE),
M. Chytil, (ANIMA Praha, Prague, CZ),
G. Gottlob, (TU Vienna, A),
K. G. Jeffery, (CLRC RAL, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK),
M. Zemankova, (NSF, Washington DC, USA)

Endowment Board
J. Wiedermann, Chair (Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)
B. Rovan, Vice-Chair (Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia)
K. G. Jeffery (CLRC RAL, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK)
J. Pavelka (DCIT, Prague, Czech Republic)
F. Plasil (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
I. Privara (Institute of Informatics and Statistics, Bratislava, Slovakia)
J. Staudek (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

Program of Invited Talks includes

  A. Fundamentals

      Reiner Feldmann, University of Paderborn, DE
            Computer Chess: The Importance of a Deep Look into the Future
      Marc van Kreveld, Utrecht University, NL
            Algorithms for Trangulated Terrains
      Klaus-Joern Lange, University of Tuebingen, DE
            On the Distributed Realisation of Parallel Algorithms
      Johann Makowsky, Technion, Haifa, IL
            The Fundamental Problem of Data Modeling
      Jaroslav Nesetril, Daniel Turzik, VSCHT, Prague, CZ
            Travelling Salesman and MAX-CUT - key problems of Combinatorial
      Pekka Orponen, University of Jyvaskyla, FI
            A Survey of Continuous-Time Computation Theory
      Klaus Weihrauch, Fernuniversitaet, Hagen, DE
            A Foundation for Computable Analysis
      Jiri Wiedermann, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of
                       Sciences, Prague, CZ
            Towards Machines That Can Think
      Henryk Wozniakowski, University of Warsaw/Columbia University, PL/USA
            Complexity of Multivariate Problems
      Shmuel Zaks, Technion, Haifa, IL
            Path layout in ATM Networks

  B. Distributed and Parallel Systems

      Barret Bryant, Prakash Kumar Muthukrishnan, University of Alabama at
                                                  Birmingham, USA
            Automatic Generation of Parallelizing Compilers for Object-Oriented
            Programming Languages from Denotational Semantics Specifications
      David Duce, CLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, UK
            Theory and practice in interactionally rich distributed systems
      Valerie Issarny, INRIA/IRISA Rennes, F
            Configuration-Based programming Systems

  C. Software Engineering and Methodology

      Dines Bjorner, International Institute for Software Technology,
                     United Nations, University, Macau
            Signatures of Large-scale Infrastructure Systems
      Annie Kuntzmann-Combelles, Objectif Technologie, F
            Software Process Improvement
      Helmut Krcmar, University Hohenheim, Stuttgart, DE
            Telecooperation and Workflow Architecture
      Wolfgang Pree, JKU Linz, A
            Design Patterns for Object-Oriented Software Development

  D. Databases and Information Systems

      Klaus Dittrich, University of Zurich, CH
            Object-oriented database systems and beyond
      Maria Orlowska, University of Queensland, Brisbane, AUS
            Distributed Databases - From Theory to Practice
      Howard Williams, Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
            From OO through deduction to active DB - ROCK, ROLL and RAP
      Jiri Zara, Czech Technical University, Prague, CR
            An Introduction to Virtual Reality Modeling Language
      Jiri Zlatuska, Masaryk University, Brno, CR
            The information Society

For Abstracts of invited talks and CVs of invited speakers
see Sofsem www-page.

  The categories for submissions include Contributed Talks and Posters.
  Each submission should have a title giving the following information:

  - name, address, e-mail address, and phone/fax number of each author;
  - specification of one of the authors as the contact person.

  To submit, please send via e-amil a postscript file or via s-mail five
  printed copies of your contribution. With each submission, please
  e-mail also an abstract in plain ASCII.  Any other form of electronic
  submission should be consulted in advance with the PC sectretary.

  Contributed Talks
  8-page drafts in English are expected.  A full camera-ready copy of
  contributed talks on current topics in Computer Science should be no
  longer than 8-pages.  Presentation time for contributed talks is 25
  minutes. Contributed talks will be included in the Proceedings of
  SOFSEM '97, published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
  by Springer-Verlag.

  The Organizing Committee will supply the authors of accepted
  contributed talks with detailed technical instructions and the LaTeX
  style file for the preparation of the camera-ready copy.

  We actively encourage posters describing work in progress.
  Final versions of two A4 page poster are expected.

  Submission of the contributed talk/poster     May  15, 1997
  Notification of acceptance/rejection          July 10, 1997
  Camera-ready copy of the contributed talk     Aug. 31, 1997

Contact Addresses
  Sofsem www-page

  Communications and enquires should be adressed to:
  [log in to unmask]

  Submissions should be adressed to:
  [log in to unmask]


  Jiri Sochor
  Faculty of Informatics
  Masaryk University
  Botanicka 68a,
  602 00 Brno
  Czech Republic

  Kc stands for Czech Crowns. USD for US dollars.

  Total cost covers the registration fees, accommodation, and
  meals for the whole (eight-day) seminar as well as the Proceedings:

  Full fees:

  type     single_room  double_room  Explanation
  of fee
  S1       8 660  Kc    7 300  Kc    total costs for CZ/SK participants
  S3         395  USD     340  USD   total costs for others


  If payment is made by 1st September 1997
  the following reductions apply:

  type     single_room  double_room  Explanation
  of fee
  S0 *)    6 860  Kc    5 500  Kc    total costs for CZ ACM, CSCS, SSCS
  S1       7 360  Kc    6 000  Kc    total costs for CZ/SK participants
  S2 **)     325  USD     270  USD   total costs for others ACM members
  S3         345  USD     290  USD   total costs for others
   *)  only for members of CZ ACM,
                           Czech Society for Computer Science (CSCS)
                           Slovak Society for Computer Science (SSCS),
   **) only for other ACM members,


     SOFSEM '96 was booked fully to capacity by the end of Aug. 1996 so

  Note for CZ/SK participants:

  Accommodation - daily rates single room         - 410,- Kc
                            one prsn in dble room - 240,- Kc
                            meals                 - 110,- Kc

  Banking           : Ceska sporitelna Brno - mesto, Brno, Czech Rep.
  Account Name      : Ceska informaticka spolecnost, pobocka Brno
  Account Number    : 6851659-628/0800
  Details of Payment: Fill in your name, organization and the purpose of
                      payment: Sofsem'97 conference fee'.
                      (Czech/Slovak participants: variabilni symbol,
                       if allocated)

  Before 1-st November, 80% of the total cost will be refunded;
  after  1-st November, 50% of the total cost will be refunded.
  No refund will be made once the seminar has started.

  Financial support
  You may apply for financial support to partially cover your
  accommodation expenses.  A strong preference will be given to
  undergraduate and graduate students whose submissions for contributed
  talks and/or posters have been accepted. Your application for financial
  support must reach the Organizing Committee by 1-st August. We will let
  you know by 15-th August whether requested support will be granted for

ApS Brno, s.r.o., Digital Equipmnet, s.r.o., Help Service Mapping, s.r.o,
Hewlett-Packard, s.r.o., IBM CR, s.r.o., ORACLE Czech, s.r.o,

1) presenting non profit results

  Organizations and individuals are invited to participate with
  demonstrations of non-profit research results and literature

2) presenting non profit results

  Organizations are invited to submit exhibitions of commercial software
  systems, organisation profiles, literature exhibitions, etc.

  Please submit a description of the demonstration and
  exhibitions to the address at the end of this page.  It is the
  responsibility of the demonstrator to provide suitable equipment.
  Exhibitors should contact the following address for further details:

  J. Staudek - SOFSEM '97
  FI MU Brno
  Botanicka 68a
  602 00 Brno
  Czech Republic
  phone:   +420-5-4151 2354
  FAX:     +420-5-4121 2747
  e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Local Arrangements, Venue, History
  For more information regarding SOFSEM'97 and Local Arrangements,
  Venue and SOFSEM History see Sofsem www-page

  To register, please mail the filled-in registration form and the
  notification of your payment to the OC secretary:

  Z. Walletzka, SOFSEM '97
  UVT MU, Botanicka 68a,
  602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
  phone:  +420-5-4121 1646
  fax:    +420-5-4121 2747
  e-mail: [log in to unmask]

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        Please e-mail or fax to:

                Z. Walletzka --- SOFSEM '97
                UVT MU
                Botanicka 68, 602 00 Brno
                Czech Republic
                fax: +420-5-4121 2747
                e-mail: [log in to unmask]

        Family name (Mr, Ms) :  ........................

        First name:             ........................

        Organization:           ........................

        Current position:       ........................

        Address:                ........................

        Phone:                  ........................

        E-mail:                 ........................

        Amount of Payment:      ........................

        Date of Payment:        ........................

        Details of Payment:     ........................

        Vegetarian Meals:       YES     NO

        Type of Fee:            S0      S1     S2     S3

        ACM member number:      ........................

        Member of CIS/SIS       YES     NO

        Passport:               ........................
        (CZ/SK participants
          "rodne cislo / COP"   ........................)

        Comments:               ........................


        Date:                   ........................


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