AGERE! 2017 (October 24, Vancouver): Call for Papers


7th International ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Programming based on Actors, Agents, and Decentralized Control

Held at SPLASH Conference
Vancouver, Canada - October 24, 2017


The fundamental turn of software into concurrency and distribution is not only a
matter of performance, but also of design and abstraction. It calls for
programming paradigms that, compared to current mainstream paradigms, would
allow us to more naturally think about, design, develop, execute, debug, and
profile systems exhibiting different degrees of concurrency, autonomy,
decentralization of control, and physical distribution.

AGERE! is an ACM SIGPLAN workshop dedicated to focusing on and developing the
research on programming systems, languages and applications based on actors,
agents and any related programming paradigm promoting a decentralized mindset in
solving problems and in developing systems to implement such solutions.

The workshop is designed to cover both the theory and the practice of design and
programming, bringing together researchers working on the models, languages and
technologies, and practitioners developing real-world systems and applications.

More info about the specific topics can be found on the AGERE! 2017 website.


The workshop welcomes three main kinds of contributions:

  1. mature contributions, to be published on the ACM Digital Library as an
    official ACM SIGPLAN publication. Submissions can be up to 10 pages, including

  2. position papers and work-in-progress contributions, to be discussed during
    the event and included in the informal proceedings. Submissions can be up to 4
    pages, excluding references;

  3. demos and posters that will be presented and discussed during the event.
    authors may submit a 2-pages extended abstract.

Additional info about the format and the page limits can be found on the AGERE! 2017
website (

Important dates & Submissions

  • Full-paper abstract deadline: August 7, 2017
  • Full-paper deadline (strict): August 14, 2017
  • Full-paper notification: September 6, 2017
  • Position/work-in-progress papers: September 8, 2017
  • Demos/posters: September 8, 2017

Authors are invited to submit their papers in PDF format using the submission
system at Submissions should use the ACM SIGPLAN
format, following the guidelines at

Organization and Committees

Organizers and PC chairs

Joeri De Koster - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Federico Bergenti - University of Parma, Italy

Steering Committee

Gul Agha - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Rafael Bordini - FACIN-PUCRS, Brazil
Alessandro Ricci - University of Bologna, Italy
Assaf Marron - Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel