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ICTAC 2021

18th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing

VIRTUAL EVENT organised by Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, September 8-10, 2021



Important Dates


Overview and Scope

The ICTAC conference series aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government to present research and exchange ideas and experience addressing challenges in both theoretical aspects of computing and the exploitation of theory through methods and tools for system development. ICTAC also aims to promote research cooperation between developing and industrial countries.

The conference concerns all aspect of theoretical computer science, including, but not limited to:

  • Languages and automata
  • Semantics of programming languages
  • Logic in computer science
  • Lambda calculus, type theory and category theory
  • Domain-specific languages
  • Theories of concurrency and mobility
  • Theories of distributed computing
  • Models of objects and components
  • Coordination models
  • Timed, hybrid, embedded and cyber-physical systems
  • Security and privacy
  • Static analysis
  • Probabilistic and statistical verification
  • Software verification
  • Software testing
  • Runtime verification
  • Program generation and transformation
  • Model checking and theorem proving
  • Applications and case studies


Call for Papers

We solicit submissions, related to the topics of ICTAC, in the following categories:
  1. original research contributions (16 pages max, excluding references);
  2. applications and experiences (16 pages max, excluding references);
  3. short papers, with original work in progress or with proposals of new ideas and emerging challenges (6 pages max, excluding references); and
  4. tool papers (6 pages max, excluding references).
All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted concurrently for publication elsewhere. Paper submission is done via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictac2021. Papers must be formatted according to the guidelines for Springer LNCS papers (see http://www.springer.com/lncs), without modifications of margins and other space-saving measures. Authors should therefore consult Springer’s authors’ instructions and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.


All accepted papers in categories A-D will appear in the proceedings of the conference that will be published as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the journal Theoretical Computer Science.


Invited Speakers



Program Chairs

  • Antonio Cerone, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Peter Ölveczky, University of Oslo, Norway

Regional Publicity Chairs

  • Stefan Gruner, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Kazuhiro Ogata, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Elaine Pimentel, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Riadh Robbana, INSAT, Carthage University, Tunisia
  • Nikolay Shilov, Innopolis University, Russia

Program Committee

Steering Committee

Organised by Nazarbayev University