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| SOFSEM'99 |
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| XXVI-th Seminar on Current Trends |
| in Theory and Practice of Informatics |

November 27 - December 4, 1999
Devet-skal hotel, Milovy
Czech Republic

more information -> URL:

Organized by

CSCS, Czech Society for Computer Science
DCIT, Prague
Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences, Prague
Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno
Utrecht University

in co-operation with
ERCIM - the European Research Consortium
for Informatics and Mathematics


SOFSEM (SOFtware SEMinar) is an eight-day international conference
devoted to the theory and the practice of software systems. Its program
consists of a series of invited talks given by prominent academic
professionals and researchers. Contributed talks and posters of
participants are also included in the program of SOFSEM. The working
language is English.

Invited talks and contributed talks are published by Springer-Verlag in
the "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series and distributed at the

| Sofsem'99 is the 26th in the series of Sofsem seminars held annually.|
| It is intended to foster cooperation among people working in various |
| areas of computer science. Its scientific program offers a unique |
| opportunity to gain a relatively quick and representative |
| overview about the selected parts of computer science, |
| presented by top researchers. |
| Its social program provides an optimum framework for discussions, |
| meetings, establishing contacts, and socializing. Especially suited |
| for young computer scientists. |

Program of Invited Talks
Contributed Talks
Contact Addresses, Sofsem www-page
Financial support
Local Arrangements, Venue, History

Trends in Theory
Core Technologies
Software and Information Engineering
From Data to Knowledge

Advisory Board
D. Bjorner, (UN University, IIST, Macau),
P. van Emde Boas, (CWI Amsterdam, NL),
M. Broy, (TU Munich, DE),
M. Chytil, (ANIMA Praha, Prague, CZ),
G. Gottlob, (TU Vienna, A),
K. G. Jeffery, (CLRC RAL, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK),
M. Zemankova, (NSF, Washington DC, USA)

Steering Committee
J. Wiedermann, Chair (Academy of Sciences, Prague, CZ)
B. Rovan, Vice-Chair (Comenius University, Bratislava, SK)
K. G. Jeffery (CLRC RAL, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK)
J. Pavelka (DCIT, Prague, CZ)
F. Plasil (Charles University, Prague, CZ)
I. Privara (Institute of Informatics and Statistics, Bratislava, SK)
J. Staudek (Masaryk University, Brno, CZ)

Programme Committee
Jan Pavelka, DCIT, Prague, CZ, Chair
Gerard Tel, Utrecht Univ, NL, Co-Chair
Bernadette Charron, LIX Paris, FR
Linda van der Gaag, Utrecht University, NL
Torben Hagerup, MPI Saarbrucken, DE
Petr Hanacek, Tech. University Brno, CZ
Vaclav Hlavac, CTU Prague, CZ
Keith G. Jeffery, CLRC, UK
Shmuel Katz, Technion, IL
Mojmir Kretinsky, Masaryk University, CZ
Klaus-Jorn Lange, Universitat Tubingen, DE
Borivoj Melichar, CTU Prague, CZ
Frantisek Plasil, Charles University, CZ
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University, CZ
Igor Privara, INFOSTAT, SK
Branislav Rovan, Comenius University, SK
Peter Ruzicka, Comenius University, SK
Arno Siebes, CWI Amsterdam, NL
Vaclav Sebesta, ICS Acad. of Sciences, CZ
Philippas Tsigas, Chalmers Uni, SE
Peter van Emde Boas, University of Amsterdam, NL
Josef Vasica, DCIT Prague, CZ
Filip Zavoral, Charles University, CZ

Jiri Sochor, Masaryk University Brno, CZ, Secretary

Organizing Committee
Jan Staudek, MU Brno, CZ, Chair
Miroslav Bartosek, Petr Hanacek, Dana Komarkova, Ales Krenek,
Zdenek Malcik, Tomas Pitner, Petr Sojka, Tomas Staudek

Invited Talks

Trends in Theory
Jozef Gruska, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
Quantum Challenges
Juraj Hromkovic, University of Aachen, DE
Stability of approximation algorithms for hard optimization problems
Wojciech Rytter, Warsaw University, PL
Algorithms on compressed strings and arrays

Core Technologies
Wolfgang Appelt,GMD, Sankt Augustin, DE
WWW based collaboration with the BSCW System
Christian Bac, Guy Bernard, Didier Le Tien, INT Evry, FR
Middleware and Quality of Service
Jean-Marie Rifflet, Universite Paris 7, FR
Chorus internals
Noemi Rodrigues, Catholic University Rio de Janeiro, BR
Dynamic Reconfiguration of CORBA-based Applications
Doaitse Swierstra, University Utrecht, NL
Ghica van Emde Boas, IBM Nederland N.V., NL IBM
San Francisco: Java based business application components and
new ways to develop them

Software and Information Engineering
Paolo Atzeni, University of ROMA III, IT
Data bases and the World Wide Web, accomplishments and challenges
Juan Biccaregui, CLRC-RAL, UK
Exploiting formality in software engineering
Ronald Cramer, ETH Zurich, CH
Secure Multi-Party Computation
Max Garzon, University Memphis, US
Vaclav Rajlich, Wayne State University, Detroit, US
Software change and evolution
Peter Sloot, WINS, NL
Distributed Simulation with Cellular Automata:
Applications and Architecture

>From Data to Knowledge
Alejandro P. Buchmann, T. University, Darmstadt, DE
Data warehousing
Max Garzon, University Memphis, US
Knowledge applications on human-computer interactions

Martin Bogdan, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, University of Tuebingen, DE
Application of artificial neural networks for different
engineering problems
Maxime Crochemore, University of Marne-la-Vallée, FR
String algorithms and text compression
Emil Pelikan, Czech Academy of Science, CZ
Principles of Forecasting
Dan Roth, University of Illinois, US
Neural Nets Applications
Willy Schilders, Philips Labs, NL
Electronics design
Stephan Tschoeke, University Paderborn, DE
Real Life Project with Lufthansa

The categories for submissions include Contributed Talks and Posters.
Each submission should have a title giving the following information:

- name, address, e-mail address, and phone/fax number of each author;
- specification of one of the authors as the contact person.

To submit, please send a postscript file of your contribution via
e-mail. With each submission, please e-mail also an abstract in
plain ASCII. Any other form of electronic submission should be
consulted in advance with the PC sectretary.

Contributed Talks

8-page drafts in English are expected. A full camera-ready copy of
contributed talks on current topics in Computer Science should be no
longer than 8-pages. Presentation time for contributed talks is 25
minutes. Contributed talks will be included in the Proceedings of
SOFSEM '99, published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
by Springer-Verlag.

The Organizing Committee will supply the authors of accepted
contributed talks with detailed technical instructions and the LaTeX
style file for the preparation of the camera-ready copy.

We actively encourage posters describing work in progress.
Final versions of two A4 page poster are expected.

Submission of the contributed talk/poster May 7, 1999
Notification of acceptance / rejection June 30, 1999
Camera-ready copy of the talks August 25, 1999

Contact Addresses
Sofsem www-page

Communications and enquires should be adressed to:

Submissions should be adressed to:


Jiri Sochor
Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University
Botanicka 68a,
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

Kc stands for Czech Crowns. USD for US dollars.

Total cost covers the registration fees, accommodation, and
meals for the whole (eight-day) seminar as well as the Proceedings.

Full fees:

type single_room double_room Explanation
of fee
S1 10 800 Kc 10 000 Kc total costs for CZ/SK participants
S2 410 USD 380 USD total costs for others


If payment is made by 13th September 1999
the following reductions apply:

type single_room double_room Explanation
of fee
S1 9 700 Kc 8 900 Kc total costs for CZ/SK participants
S3 380 USD 350 USD total costs for others


SOFSEM '96/97/98 was booked fully to capacity by the end of August so

Note for CZ/SK participants:

Accommodation - daily rates single room incl. brkf. 485,- Kc
one prsn in dble room incl. brkf. 385,- Kc
meals 300,- Kc
refreshment 40,- Kc
Proceedings and conference fee 3 310,- Kc


Banking : Ceska sporitelna Brno - mesto, Brno, Czech Rep.
Account Name : Ceska informaticka spolecnost, pobocka Brno
Account Number : 6851659-628/0800
Details of Payment: Fill in your name, organization and the purpose of
payment: 'Sofsem 99 conference fee'.

Before 1-st November, 80% of the total cost will be refunded;
after 1-st November, 50% of the total cost will be refunded.
No refund will be made once the seminar has started.

Financial support

You may apply for financial support to partially cover your
accommodation expenses. A strong preference will be given to
undergraduate and graduate students whose submissions for contributed
talks and/or posters have been accepted. Your application for
financial support must reach the Organizing Committee by 1-st
August. We will let you know by 15-th August whether requested support
will be granted for you.

ApS Brno, s.r.o., COMPAQ Computer, Hewlett-Packard, s.r.o.,
IBM CR, s.r.o., ORACLE Czech, s.r.o,

1) presenting non profit results

Organizations and individuals are invited to participate with
demonstrations of non-profit research results and literature

2) presenting commercial products

Organizations are invited to submit exhibitions of commercial software
systems, organisation profiles, literature exhibitions, etc.

Please submit a description of the demonstration and
exhibitions to the address at the end of this page. It is the
responsibility of the demonstrator to provide suitable equipment.
Exhibitors should contact the following address for further details:

Faculty of Informatics MU
J. Staudek - SOFSEM '99
Botanicka 68a
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
FAX: +420-5-4121 2747

Local Arrangements, Venue, History
For more information regarding SOFSEM'99 and Local Arrangements,
Venue and SOFSEM History see Sofsem www-page

To register, please mail the filled-in registration form and the
notification of your payment to the OC (On-line registration
from Sofsem WWW Home Page is also possible):

Faculty of Informatics MU
J. Staudek - SOFSEM '99
Botanicka 68a
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
FAX: +420-5-4121 2747

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