FoSSaCS 2009

Twelfth International Conference on

A member conference of the European Joint Conferences
on Theory and Practice of Software
(ETAPS 2009)

March 22 - 29, 2009, York, UK

Call for papers | Important dates | Submission guidelines |   Programme Committee Invited SpeakerAccepted Papers

FoSSaCS is a member conference of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS), which is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science. ETAPS 2009 is the twelfth joint conference in this series and will be held in York, United Kindgom. The prior conferences have been ETAPS 1998 in Lisbon, ETAPS 1999 in Amsterdam, ETAPS 2000 in Berlin, ETAPS 2001 in Genova, ETAPS 2002 in Grenoble,  ETAPS 2003 in Warsaw, ETAPS 2004 in Barcelona, ETAPS 2005 in Edinburgh, ETAPS 2006 in Vienna, ETAPS 2007 in Minho, and ETAPS 2008 in Budapest.


FOSSACS seeks original papers on foundational research with a clear significance for software science. The conference invites submissions on theories and methods to support the analysis, integration, synthesis, transformation, and verification of programs and software systems. The specific topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

As FoSSaCS addresses a heterogeneous audience, potential authors are strongly encouraged to write about their ideas and findings in general and jargon-independent, rather than in application- and domain-specific, terms.


ETAPS 2009 conferences and other satellite events will be held March 22-29, 2009.

As a part of ETAPS, FoSSaCS adheres to ETAPS submission and notification deadlines:

The paper submission deadline is STRICT. Making the deadline for submission of abstracts a week early allows the programme committee to start work before full versions are available. Obviously, there is no need to wait with submission of the full version until the final deadline.

Submission of an abstract implies no obligation to submit a full version; abstracts with no corresponding full versions by the final deadline will be treated as withdrawn, but authors are strongly encouraged, in this case, to explicitly withdraw their submission by sending an e-mail to the chairman.


Research papers cover one or more of the topics above and are evaluated by the FoSSaCS Program Committee. Submitted research papers must:

Submissions deviating from these instructions may be rejected without review. A condition of submission is that, if the submission is accepted, one of the authors attends the conference to give the presentation. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Final papers will be in the format specified by Springer-Verlag. Please note that FOSSACS does not accept tool demonstration papers. Any questions regarding the submission guidelines should be directed to the Program Committee Chair Luca de Alfaro prior to submitting.