ETAPS 2012 Call for Satellite Events


The European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS) is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science.

ETAPS is an annual event held in Europe each spring since 1998. The fifteenth edition, ETAPS 2012, will take place 24 March - 1 April 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia, famous for its picturesque medieval Old Town, a World Heritage site. This year 2011, Tallinn, together with Turku in Finland, is the European capital of culture.

The main conferences of ETAPS are:

  • CC: International Conference on Compiler Construction
  • ESOP: European Symposium on Programming
  • FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
  • FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures
  • TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems

The ETAPS 2012 main conferences will take place 26-30 March 2012.


The ETAPS 2012 Organizing Committee invites proposals for satellite events (workshops, tutorials, etc.) that will complement the main ETAPS 2012 conferences. They should fall within the scope of ETAPS. This encompasses all aspects of the system development process, including specification, design, implementation, analysis and improvement, as well as the languages, methodologies and tools which support these activities, covering a spectrum from practically-motivated theory to soundly-based practice. Satellite events provide an opportunity to discuss and report on emerging research approaches and practical experience relevant to theory and practice of software.

The ETAPS 2012 satellite events will be held immediately before and after the main conferences, 24-25 March and 31 March - 1 April 2012.


Researchers and practitioners wishing to organize satellite events are invited to submit proposals in plain text or pdf format by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A proposal should not exceed two pages and should include:

  • the satellite event name and acronym
  • the names and contact information of the organizers
  • the preferred period (24-25 March or 31 March-1 April)
  • the duration of the workshop: one-day or two-day event
  • a 120-word description of the event topic for later use in publicity material
  • a brief explanation of the event topic and its relevance to ETAPS
  • the history of the event, where applicable
  • a tentative schedule for paper submission, notification of acceptance and final versions, where applicable (the ETAPS 2012 organizing committee will need the final files of the event local proceedings volume by 12 February 2012)
  • the expected number of participants
  • preliminary plans for formal publication
  • any other relevant information, like event format, invited speakers, demo sessions, special space requirements, etc.

The proposals will be evaluated by the ETAPS 2012 organizing committee on the basis of their assessed benefit for prospective participants of ETAPS 2012. The titles and brief information about accepted satellite events will be included in the ETAPS 2012 website, call for papers and call for participation.

Satellite events organizers will be responsible for

  • producing the event's call for papers and call for participations
  • publicising the event through specialist mailing lists etc. to complement publicity for ETAPS as a whole
  • hosting and maintaining a web site for the event
  • reviewing and making acceptance decisions on submitted papers
  • preparing the event proceedings, if any (the organizing committee obliges to print the local proceedings volume and to produce a CD/USB memory stick with the local proceedings of all satellite events)
  • scheduling the event's activities in consultation with the organizing committee

Prospective organizers may wish to consult the web pages of previous satellite events as examples:

ETAPS 2011:
ETAPS 2010:
ETAPS 2009:
ETAPS 2008:
ETAPS 2007:
ETAPS 2006:
ETAPS 2005:
ETAPS 2004:
ETAPS 2003:


Satellite event proposals deadline: 6 March 2011.
Notification of acceptance: 13 March 2011.


Please contact Keiko Nakata or Tarmo Uustalu, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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