Thursday, October 06, 2011

EATCS ballot on the future of the publication of the ICALP proceedings

Today, the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science started a ballot on the future of the publication of the proceedings of ICALP. This is a very important decision for the EATCS, and for the ICALP community in general. As chairman of the publication committee of the EATCS, I urge all the members of the TCS community who have a right to vote as members of the EATCS, to give this matter serious thought and exercise their right to express an opinion on whether future ICALP proceedings should be published with Springer or with LIPIcs. Note that if you attended ICALP 2011, ESA 2011 or MFCS 2011, you have the right to vote since your registration fee probably included a one-year membership of the EATCS.

Note also that the result of the  ballot will only take effect if at least 25 % of the EATCS members participate. Otherwise, the proposal of the EATCS council to recommend to the EATCS membership to go along with Springer for the next four years will take effect automatically.

The ballot on the future of the publication of the ICALP proceedings, as well as all the supporting documentation,  can be found here.  I do hope that you will take time to consider this matter and vote as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Assistant Professor position in Modelling and Analysis of Concurrent Systems at IMT Lucca (deadline October 31st)

Perhaps this announcement will be of interest to some of the readers of this blog. IMT Lucca is an exciting place and there will definitely be some competition for the position. 

Addendum dated 7 October: This video issued by IMT Lucca gives an enticing introduction to that academic institution. Do have a look, if you are interested in applying for this position.

The IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the areas of foundations and formal specification of concurrent (distributed, mobile, autonomic) systems; quantitative and qualitative modelling and analysis of concurrent systems and design and development of software tools to support their formal analysis; applications to socio economic systems.

IMT Lucca ( is a public international Graduate School and Institute of Technology that acts as a research university with the aim of forming human capital in disciplines characterized by their high potential for concrete applications. IMT strives to reach the fusion of theoretical comprehension and practical relevance. 

The Assistant Professor will be a part of the Research Unit "System Modelling and Analysis" (SysMA, in the Computer Science and Applications area of the Institute, and will perform research activities, tutorship and mentoring of Ph.D. students, limited teaching of graduate courses and participation in the development of the research activities of the Institute. 

Appointment compensation packages will depend on the candidates and their records of accomplishment, but are competitive on an international level. Applicants must be able to teach graduate courses in English; knowledge of Italian is not required.

The deadline for application is October 31st, 2011 12:00 pm CET.

Interested candidates must apply before the deadline by filling in the online application form at under "Junior Faculty Recruitment Program". They will also be asked to submit a CV, a research paper (published or working) and the name and contact details of three referees.

For further information about the position, applicants can refer to 

or can contact either Rocco De Nicola or Sara Olson: