We invite papers, which have to be in English and formatted according to the IOS style (template), in the following two categories:

  • Full technical papers (12 pages max., including references) are expected to report on new research that makes a substantial technical contribution to the field. Additional details may be included in an appendix, which, however, will be read at the discretion of the PC.
  • Position papers (6 pages max., including references) can report on research in progress or other issues of interest to the SAFA community. Examples of work suitable for position paper submissions include: novel ideas whose scope is not large enough for a full paper; important implementation techniques; novel interesting benchmark problems; short experimental studies; interesting applications that are not yet completely solved or analysed; position or challenge papers.

Submission are handled through the EasyChair conference management system.

All papers will be subject to blind peer review based on the standard criteria of relevance, significance of results, originality of ideas, soundness, and quality of the presentation.

All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings via, and will be presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop (through the COMMA 2018 website) and present the contribution.