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co-located with the 40th International Conference on Applications and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency (Petri Nets 2019)

(*) The deadline is the end of day Anywhere on Earth (AoE)

The 19th international ACSD conference will be organized by the Process and Data Science (PADS) group at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. The new PADS group was established in the context of Wil van der Aalst's Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The conference will take place in the conference area of the Tivoli football stadium close to the city center of Aachen. The language of the conference is English, and the conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore.


The conference aims at cross-fertilizing both theoretical and applied research about formal approaches (in a broad sense) to designing computer systems that exhibit some kind of concurrent behavior. In particular, the following topics are of interest:

  • Formal models of computation and concurrency for the above systems and problems, like data- flow models, communicating automata, Petri nets, process algebras, graph rewriting systems, state charts, MSCs, modal and temporal logics
  • Compositional design principles like modular synthesis, distributed simulation and implementation, distributed control, adaptivity, supervisory control
  • Algorithms and tools for concurrent systems, ranging from programming languages to algorithmic methods for system analysis and construction, including model checking, verification, and static analysis techniques as well as synthesis procedures
  • Synchronous and asynchronous systems on all design levels: polychronous systems, endochronous systems, globally asynchronous locally synchronous systems
  • Cyber-physical systems, hybrid systems, networked systems, and networks in biological systems
  • High-performance computer architectures like many-core processors, networks on chip, graphics processing units, instruction-level parallelism, dataflow architectures, up to ad-hoc, mobile, and wireless networks
  • Memory consistency models for multiprocessor and multicore architectures, replicated data, including software and hardware memory models, DRAM scheduling, cache coherency, memory-aware algorithms
  • Real-time aspects, including hard real-time requirements, security and safety-critical issues, functional and timing verification
  • Implementation aspects like resource management, including task and communication scheduling, network-, memory-, and power-management, energy/power distribution, fault-tolerance, quality of service, scalability, load balancing, power proportionality
  • Design principles for concurrent systems, in particular hardware/software co-design, platform-based design, component-based design, energy-aware design, refinement techniques, hardware/software abstractions, cross-layer optimization
  • Business process modelling, workflow execution systems, process (de-)composition, inter-organizational and heterogeneous workflow systems, systems for computer-supported collaborative work, web services
  • Case studies of general interest, from industrial applications to consumer electronics and multimedia, automotive systems, (bio-)medical applications, neuromorphic applications, internet (of things) and grid computing, to gaming applications.


Program Committee Co-chairs

Jorg Keller - University of Hagen, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Germany

Wojciech Penczek - Institute of Computer Science PAS, University of Natural Sciences and Humanities Poland

General Chair
Wil van der Aalst
Process and Data Science (PADS)
RWTH Aachen University
52074 Aachen, Germany

Steering Committee

  • Alex Yakovlev, UK (chair)
  • Benoit Caillaud, France
  • Jordi Cortadella, Spain
  • Jorg Desel, Germany
  • Alex Kondratyev, USA
  • Luciano Lavagno, Italy
  • Antti Valmari, Finland
  • Andrey Mokhov, UK

Organizing Committee

  • Wil van der Aalst (general chair)
  • Anna Kalenkova (publicity chair)
  • Detlef Wetzler (web chair)

Program Committee

  • S. Akshay, India
  • Etienne Andre, France
  • Mohamed Faouzi Atig, Sweden
  • Josep Carmona, Spain
  • Franck Cassez, Australia
  • Thomas Chatain, France
  • Rocco De Nicola, Italy
  • Jorg Desel, Germany
  • Klaus Echtle, Germany
  • Alain Girault, France
  • Radu Grosu, Austria
  • Stefan Haar, France
  • Loic Helouet, France
  • Ludovic Henrio, France
  • Loig Jezequel, France
  • Gabriel Juhas, Slovakia
  • Marta Pietkiewicz-Koutny, UK
  • Jorg Keller, Germany (co-chair)
  • Christoph Kessler, Sweden
  • Jan Kretinsky, Czech Republic
  • Johan Lilius, Finland
  • Gerald Luttgen, Germany
  • Roland Meyer, Germany
  • Andrey Mokhov, UK
  • Claire Pagetti, France
  • Wojciech Penczek, Poland (co-chair)
  • Laure Petrucci, France
  • Dumitru Potop-Butucaru, France
  • Klaus Schneider, Germany
  • Sandeep Shukla, India
  • Ashutosh Trivedi, India
  • Jaco van de Pol, Denmark
  • Fei Xia, UK

Aachen is a historic city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, at the point where Germany borders on Belgium and the Netherlands. Historically this spa-town was a prominent city, the place where the German Kings were crowned, and the residence of Charlemagne who still lies buried in the impressive cathedral he himself had built. The city has many historical sites that remind of those days, including medieval buildings, city gates, and beautiful fountains. Aachen is Germany's westernmost city. It lies near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands and is nestled between the large national parks of the Eifel and the Ardennes. The city has a population of 260,000, which includes about 50,000 students and more than 4,000 academic staff from across the world. Its lively student community lends the city just as much character as its history. Aachen is famous for its Printen gingerbread, its hot springs, its Mardi Gras carnival and one of the world's largest equestrian tournaments. The historic city center and a wealth of bars, cafes, and restaurants, combined with the nearby nature parks, such as the Eifel, make Aachen a city where everyone feels at home. The venue of the conference, the Tivoli football stadium, is located on the border of the city center. This beautiful venue will provide a unique atmosphere with great views and excellent conference facilities.

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Aachen, Germany