The 6th IFIP WG 1.8 Workshop on Trends in Concurrency Theory

September 9, 2017, Berlin, Germany

A satellite event of CONCUR 2017




TRENDS 2016 is an event organised by IFIP WG 1.8 on Concurrency Theory. It aims at bringing together researchers interested in Concurrency Theory and its applications, to exchange ideas and discuss recent trends and open problems. The event will take place on September 9, 2017 and will consist of two invited talks, a number of highlight presentations. It will be associated with the yearly WG 1.8 business meeting.


Invited Speakers


Highlight Talks

  • Javier Esparza, Static Analysis of Deterministic Negotiations

  • Antonin Kucera, A Symbolic Approach to Optimizing Mean-Payoff in Continuous-Time Markov Chains with Alarms

    (Based on joint work with Christel Baier, Clemens Dubslaff, Lubos Korenciak, and Vojtech Rehak) 

  • Paola Giannini, Reversible session-based interactions

    (Based on ongoing work with Ilaria Castellani and Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini)

  • Ana Sokolova, Convex Algebras for Probabilistic Systems 

  • Ugo Montanari, Decomposition Structures for Soft Constraint Evaluation Problems

  •  Rob van Glabbeek, Ensuring Liveness Properties of Distributed Systems 

  • Mario Bravetti, Marco Carbone and Gianluigi Zavattaro, ignificant Decidable Variants of Asynchronous Session Subtyping 

  • Loic Helouet, Combining Free choice and Time in Petri Nets


We welcome highlight talks of 10-15 minutes; talk proposals can be submitted through the TRENDS 2017 EasyChair submission page.   



Participation, both to the workshop and to the IFIP WG 1.8 meeting, is open to everybody. For registration, please consult the CONCUR 2017 registration page



Ilaria Castellani (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)

Mohammad Mousavi (Halmstad University, Sweden)


IFIP WG 1.8 on Concurrency Theory


The aims of IFIP WG 1.8 on Concurrency Theory are:


* To develop theoretical foundations of concurrency, exploring frontiers of existing theoretical models like process algebra and process calculi, so as to obtain a deeper theoretical understanding of concurrent and parallel systems.

* To promote and coordinate the exchange of information on concurrency theory, by sharing ideas, discussing open problems, and identifying future directions of research in the area.

The activities of this WG encompass all aspects of concurrency theory and its applications.

More information on IFIP WG 1.8 can be found on its home page




The first instalment of TRENDS (TRENDS 2012) was held on September 8, 2012 as a satellite event of CONCUR 2012, in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 

The second instalment of TRENDS (TRENDS 2013) was held on August 31, 2013 as a satellite event of CONCUR 2013, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The third instalment of TRENDS (TRENDS 2014) was held on September 6, 2014 as a satellite event of CONCUR 2014, in Rome, Italy.

The fourth instalment of TRENDS (TRENDS 2015) was held on September 6, 2015 as a satellite event of CONCUR 2015, in Madrid, Spain.

The fifth instalment of TRENDS (TRENDS 2016) was held on August 27, 2016 as a satellite event of CONCUR 2016, in Quebec City, Canada.