Background


The International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction (MPC) aims to promote the development of mathematical principles and techniques that are demonstrably practical and effective in the process of constructing computer programs.

MPC 2022 is going to be held as part of the Computational Logic Autumn Summit of 2022 ( CLAS 2022).

Previous conferences were held in Porto, Portugal (2019); Königswinter, Germany (2015); Madrid, Spain (2012); Québec City, Canada (2010); Marseille, France (2008); Kuressaare, Estonia (2006); Stirling, UK (2004); Dagstuhl, Germany (2002); Ponte de Lima, Portugal (2000); Marstrand, Sweden (1998); Kloster Irsee, Germany (1995); Oxford, UK (1992); Twente, The Netherlands (1989).


Scope


MPC seeks original papers on mathematical methods and tools put to use in program construction. Topics of interest range from algorithmics to support for program construction in programming languages and systems. Typical areas include type systems, program analysis and transformation, programming language semantics, security, and program logics. The notion of a ‘program’ is interpreted broadly, ranging from algorithms to hardware.

Theoretical contributions are welcome, provided that their relevance to program construction is clear. Reports on applications are welcome, provided that their mathematical basis is evident. We also encourage the submission of ‘programming pearls’ that present elegant and instructive examples of the mathematics of program construction.


Submission


Abstracts and papers will be submitted via EasyChair.

Submission is in two stages. Abstracts (plain text, maximum 250 words) must be submitted by 10th April 2022. Full papers (pdf, formatted using the llncs.sty style file for LaTex) must be submitted by 17th April 2022. There is no prescribed page limit, but authors should strive for brevity. Both abstracts and papers will be submitted using EasyChair.

Papers must present previously unpublished work, and not be submitted concurrently to any other publication venue. Submissions will be evaluated by the program committee according to their relevance, correctness, significance, originality, and clarity. Each submission should explain its contributions in both general and technical terms, clearly identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and comparing it with previous work. Accepted papers must be presented in person at the conference by one of the authors.

The proceedings of MPC 2022 will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, as with all previous instances of the conference. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to transfer copyright to Springer for this purpose.

After the conference, authors of the best papers from MPC 2022 will be invited to submit revised versions to a special issue of Science of Computer Programming (SCP).

For any queries about submission please contact the program chair, Ekaterina Komendantskaya or publicity chair Matthew Daggitt.


Program Committee


Mohammad Abdulaziz, Technische Universität München, Germany

Aurore Alcolei, Università di Bologna, Italy

Henning Basold, Leiden University, Netherlands

William Byrd, University of Alabama, US

Jacques Carette, McMaster University, Canada

Andrea Costea, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Peter Hoefner, The Australian National University, Australia

Johan Jeuring, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Patricia Johann, Appalachian State University, US

Ambrus Kaposi, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Radu Mardare, University of Strathclyde, UK

Annabelle McIver, Macquarie University, Australia

Shin-Cheng Mu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Jose Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Grant Passmore, Imandra, US

Philip Saville, University of Oxford, UK

Ana Sokolova, Universität Salzburg, Austria

Kathrin Stark, Princeton University, US

Georg Struth, The University of Sheffield, UK

Timeline

Abstract submission

10th April 2022 (Anywhere on Earth)

Paper submission

17th April 2022 (Anywhere on Earth)

Author notification

27th May 2022

Camera ready copy

24th June 2022 (Anywhere on Earth)

Conference

26-28 September 2022

Organisers

PC Chair

Ekaterina Komendantskaya 

e.komendantskaya@hw.ac.uk

Publicity Chair

Matthew Daggitt

m.daggitt@hw.ac.uk

Web Designer

Alasdair Hill

ath7@hw.ac.uk

Local Organisers

Besik Dundua

bdundua@gmail.com