EC2 Call for Papers

(EC)2 2014 – 7th International Workshop on Exploiting Concurrency Efficiently and Correctly
July 17-18, 2014 · Vienna, Austria


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Important Dates

Paper Submissions April 18, 2014
Notifications May 9, 2014
Workshop Dates July 17-18, 2014


The advent of multicore CPUs has created exciting new opportunities for building more efficient computing systems, as for instance the application of GPUs for hardware acceleration. Multicore CPUs are characterized by the spatial distribution of the cores and by the inherently concurrent execution of programs. These issues introduce difficult research challenges for analysis, programming, and verification.

There has been a surge of concurrency-related research activity from different viewpoints, such as rethinking of programming abstractions and memory models; standardization and formalization of commonly used APIs and libraries; and new forms of hardware support for parallel processing. While developing tools for verifying and debugging concurrent systems has been an important theme in the verification community, we believe that formal methods research can go beyond checking existing code and systems, and play a role in identifying suitable abstractions for concurrency. The goal of this annual workshop is thus to bring together researchers from the verification community with experts who are involved, on the one hand, in developing multicore architectures, programming languages, or concurrency libraries, and on the other hand, in distributed computing and concurrency theory. Ultimately, such a diverse environment should stimulate incubation of ideas leading to future concurrent system design an verification tools that are essential in the multi-core era. The two-day workshop will include invited talks, presentations of position papers, and discussion periods. The position papers will be distributed before-hand on the CAV memory stick.


We seek submissions of position statements between 2 and 5 pages. There are many possible themes for a position paper, including a survey of the authors' relevant recent research, a discussion of deficiencies in current languages and tools, challenges for future verification research, and/or a vision for change.

Paper Submissions

Prepare a 2-5 page position paper in PDF format using any tool you like. The title and the name of the authors should appear at the top of the first page. Please submit your papers through EasyChair here. There will be no formal workshop proceedings; therefore, the work will be considered "unpublished".  At least one author of each position paper is expected to register and attend to present the work.

Program Committee