Call for Papers ACSD 2019


19th International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design (ACSD 2019)

Aachen, Germany

June 23-28, 2019

ACSD 2019 Call for Papers and Announcement

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

IMPORTANT DATES: (The deadlines are end of day Anywhere on Earth – EOD AoE)

  • submission deadline (abstracts) – Date Revised: January 25, 2019
  • submission deadline (papers) – Date Revised: February 01, 2019
  • notification of acceptance: March 8, 2019
  • camera-ready submission deadline: March 22, 2019
  • conference: June 23-28, 2019


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

  • Formal models of computation and concurrency for synchronous and asynchronous systems and problems, like data-flow models, communicating automata, Petri nets, process algebras, graph rewriting systems, state charts, MSCs, modal and temporal logics
  • Design principles for concurrent systems, in particular hardware/software co-design, platform-based design, component-based design, modular synthesis, distributed simulation and control, refinement techniques, hardware/software abstractions, cross-layer optimization
  • 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
  • High-performance computer architectures like many-core processors, on-chip-networks, graphics processing units, instruction-level parallelism, dataflow architectures, cache coherency, memory systems, up to ad-hoc, mobile, and wireless networks
  • Resource management in implementations including task and communication scheduling, network-, memory-, and power-management, energy/power distribution, fault-tolerance, quality of service, scalability, load balancing, power proportionality
  • Real-time aspects, incl. hard real-time requirements, security- and safety-critical issues, functional and timing verification
  • Cyber-physical systems, hybrid systems, networked systems, and networks in biological systems
  • 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.


ACSD seeks papers describing original work which has not been previously published and is not under review for publication elsewhere. All files must be prepared using the latest IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings guidelines (8.5” × 11” two-column format). The page limit for regular papers is 10 pages. Conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted contribution is expected to present the paper at the conference, and will be required to sign the copyright release forms. All papers have to be submitted via EasyChair: