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22nd European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software (ETAPS 2019)

Prague, Czech Republic | 6-11 April 2019 |

ETAPS is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS, established in 1998, is a confederation of five main annual conferences ESOP, FASE, FoSSaCS, POST and TACAS, accompanied by satellite workshops.

Important dates

  • Abstracts due: 9 November 2018 23:59 AoE (=GMT-12)
  • Papers due: 16 November 2018 23:59 AoE (=GMT-12)
  • Rebuttal (ESOP, FoSSaCS and POST only): 11 January 00:01 AoE - 14 January 23:59 AoE
  • Author notification: 25 January 2019
  • Camera-ready versions: 15 February 2019


  • ESOP: European Symposium on Programming
    (PC chair Luis Caires, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
    (PC chairs Reiner Hahnle, Technische Univ Darmstadt, Germany, and Wil van der Aalst, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • FoSSaCS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures
    (PC chairs Mikolaj Bojanczyk, University of Warsaw, Poland, and Alex Simpson, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • POST: Principles of Security and Trust
    (PC chairs Flemming Nielson, Danmarks Tekniske Univ, Denmark, and David Sands, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden)
  • TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems
    (PC chairs Tomas Vojnar, Brno Univ of Technology, Czech Rep, and Lijun Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

TACAS '19 hosts the 8th Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP).

Submission instructions

ETAPS conferences solicit contributions of two types: research papers and tool demonstration papers. ESOP and FoSSaCS accept only research papers. FASE, POST and TACAS have multiple types of research papers, see below.

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and have presentations during the conference.

A condition of submission is that, if the submission is accepted, one of the authors attends the conference to give the presentation.

Submitted papers must be in English presenting original research. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere (this does not apply to abstracts). In particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is forbidden.

Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science and be submitted electronically in pdf through the Easychair author interface of the respective conference.

Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be rejected immediately.

FASE and POST use double-blind reviewing. Authors are asked to omit their names and institutions; refer to prior work in the third person, just as prior work by others; not to include acknowledgements that might identify them.

Like ETAPS 2018, the proceedings of ETAPS 2019 will be published in gold open access, meaning that the published versions of all papers will be available for everyone to download from the publisher's website freely, from the date of online publication, perpetually. The copyright of the papers wiil remain with the authors. The proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

The publisher's charges for gold open access will be paid by the conference (funded with the participation fees of all participants). There will be no added cost for authors specifically.
Research papers

FASE, FOSSACS and TACAS have a page limit of 15 pp for research papers (excl bibliography), whereas POST allows at most 20 pp (excl bibliography) and ESOP has a page limit of 25 pp (excl bibliography).

Additional material intended for reviewers but not for publication in the final version - for example, details of proofs - may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit. ETAPS reviewers are at liberty to ignore appendices and papers must be understandable without them.

The rationale for exempting the bibliography from the page limit is to remove the possibility to win space for the body of paper by cutting the bibliography, a practise that has a negative effect on our competitiveness as a community.

In addition to regular research papers, TACAS solicits also case study papers (with the same page limit as for regular research papers). POST solicits also systematization of knowledge papers (with the same page limit as for regular research papers) and position papers (max 10 pp, excl bibliography).

Both TACAS and FASE solicit also regular tool papers (with the same page limit as for regular research papers).
Tool demonstration papers

Tool demo papers have a page limit of 6 pp. The individual conferences FASE, POST, TACAS have additional specific requirements on tool demo papers.

ESOP and FoSSaCS do not accept tool demonstration papers.


  • Unifying speakers:
    Marscha Chechik (University of Toronto, Canada)

    Kathleen Fisher (Tufts University, USA)
  • FoSSaCS invited speaker:
    Thomas Colcombet (IRIF, France)
  • TACAS invited speaker:
    Cormac Flanagan (University of California at Santa Cruz, USA)