MPC 2015 - Call for papers

12th International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction (MPC 2015)

Königswinter, Germany, 29 June - 1 July 2015


The MPC conferences aim to promote the development of mathematical principles and techniques that are demonstrably practical and effective in the process of constructing computer programs, broadly interpreted.

The 2015 MPC conference will be held in Königswinter, Germany, from 29th June to 1st July 2015. The previous conferences were held in Twente, The Netherlands (1989), Oxford, UK (1992), Kloster Irsee, Germany (1995), Marstrand, Sweden (1998), Ponte de Lima, Portugal (2000), Dagstuhl, Germany (2002), Stirling, UK (2004, colocated with AMAST), Kuressaare, Estonia (2006, colocated with AMAST), Marseille, France (2008), Québec City, Canada (2010, colocated with AMAST), and Madrid, Spain (2012).


Papers are solicited on mathematical methods and tools put to use in program construction. Topics of interest range from algorithmics to support for program construction in programming languages and systems. The notion of "program" is broad, from algorithms to hardware. Some typical areas are type systems, program analysis and transformation, programming-language semantics, security, and program logics. Theoretical contributions are welcome, provided that their relevance to program construction is clear. Reports on applications are welcome, provided that their mathematical basis is evident.

We also encourage the submission of "pearls": elegant, instructive, and fun essays on the mathematics of program construction.

Important dates

Abstract submission 26 January 2015
Paper submission 2 February 2015
Author notification 16 March 2015
Camera ready copy 13 April 2015
Early registration 29 May 2015
Hotel rooms reserved until 29 May 2015
Conference 29 June - 1 July 2015


Submission is in two stages. Abstracts (plain text, 10 to 20 lines) must be submitted by 26 January 2015. Full papers (pdf) adhering to the LaTeX llncs style must be submitted by 2 February 2015. There is no official page limit, but authors should strive for brevity. The web-based system EasyChair will be used for submission (

Papers must report previously unpublished work, and must not be submitted concurrently to a journal or to another conference with refereed proceedings. Accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. Please feel free to write to with any questions about academic matters.

The proceedings of MPC 2015 will be published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, as have all the previous editions. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to transfer copyright to Springer for this purpose. After the conference, authors of the best papers will be invited to submit revised versions to a special issue of the Elsevier journal Science of Computer Programming.

Programme committee

Ralf Hinze University of Oxford, UK (chair)
Eerke Boiten University of Kent, UK
Jules Desharnais Université Laval, Canada
Lindsay Groves Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Zhenjiang Hu National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Graham Hutton University of Nottingham, UK
Johan Jeuring Utrecht University and Open University, The Netherlands
Jay McCarthy Vassar College, US
Bernhard Möller Universität Augsburg, Germany
Shin-Cheng Mu Academia Sinica, Taiwan
David Naumann Stevens Institute of Technology, US
Pablo Nogueira Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Ulf Norell University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Bruno C. d. S. Oliveira The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
José Nuno Oliveira Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Alberto Pardo Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Christine Paulin-Mohring INRIA-Université Paris-Sud, France
Tom Schrijvers KU Leuven, Belgium
Emil Sekerinski McMaster University, Canada
Tim Sheard Portland State University, US
Anya Tafliovich University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
Tarmo Uustalu Institute of Cybernetics, Estonia
Janis Voigtländer Universität Bonn, Germany


The conference will take place in Königswinter, Maritim Hotel, where accommodation has been reserved. Königswinter is situated on the right bank of the river Rhine, opposite Germany's former capital Bonn, at the foot of the Siebengebirge.

Local organizers

Ralf Hinze University of Oxford, UK (co-chair)
Janis Voigtländer Universität Bonn, Germany (co-chair)
José Pedro Magalhães Standard Chartered Bank, UK
Maciej Piróg University of Oxford, UK
Nicolas Wu University of Oxford, UK

For queries about local matters, please write to