The Art of Concurrency

A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications
Author: Clay Breshears
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596555788
Category: Computers
Page: 304
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If you're looking to take full advantage of multi-core processors with concurrent programming, this practical book provides the knowledge and hands-on experience you need. The Art of Concurrency is one of the few resources to focus on implementing algorithms in the shared-memory model of multi-core processors, rather than just theoretical models or distributed-memory architectures. The book provides detailed explanations and usable samples to help you transform algorithms from serial to parallel code, along with advice and analysis for avoiding mistakes that programmers typically make when first attempting these computations. Written by an Intel engineer with over two decades of parallel and concurrent programming experience, this book will help you: Understand parallelism and concurrency Explore differences between programming for shared-memory and distributed-memory Learn guidelines for designing multithreaded applications, including testing and tuning Discover how to make best use of different threading libraries, including Windows threads, POSIX threads, OpenMP, and Intel Threading Building Blocks Explore how to implement concurrent algorithms that involve sorting, searching, graphs, and other practical computations The Art of Concurrency shows you how to keep algorithms scalable to take advantage of new processors with even more cores. For developing parallel code algorithms for concurrent programming, this book is a must.

The Art of Concurrency

A Thread Monkey's Guide to Writing Parallel Applications
Author: Clay Breshears
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596521537
Category: Computers
Page: 285
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Provides information on developing applications that support concurrency, covering such topics as threading libraries, parallel sum and prefix scan, mapreduce, sorting, searching, graph alogrithms, and threading tools.

The Art of Modelling Computational Systems: A Journey from Logic and Concurrency to Security and Privacy

Essays Dedicated to Catuscia Palamidessi on the Occasion of Her 60th Birthday
Author: Mário S. Alvim,Kostas Chatzikokolakis,Carlos Olarte,Frank Valencia
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030311759
Category: Computers
Page: 461
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​​This Festschrift was published in honor of Catuscia Palamidessi on the occasion of her 60th birthday. It features 6 laudations, which are available in the front matter of the volume, and 25 papers by close collaborators and friends. The papers are organized in topical sections named: concurrency; logic and constraint programming; security and privacy; and models and puzzles. These contributions are a tribute to Catuscia Palamidessi’s intellectual depth, vision, passion for science, and tenacity in solving technical problems. They also reflect the breadth and impact of her work. Her scientific interests include, in chronological order, principles of programming languages, concurrency theory, security, and privacy.

The Art of Application Performance Testing

Help for Programmers and Quality Assurance
Author: Ian Molyneaux
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596555436
Category: Computers
Page: 158
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This practical book provides a step-by-step approach to testing mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before they're deployed -- a vital topic to which other books devote one chapter, if that. Businesses today live and die by network applications and web services. Because of the increasing complexity of these programs, and the pressure to deploy them quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that they'll perform well and scale effectively. The Art of Application Performance Testing explains the complete life cycle of the testing process, and demonstrates best practices to help you plan, gain approval for, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications. With this book, you'll learn to: Set realistic performance testing goals Implement an effective application performance testing strategy Interpret performance test results Cope with different application technologies and architectures Use automated performance testing tools Test traditional local applications, web-based applications, and web services (SOAs) Recognize and resolves issues that are often overlooked in performance tests Written by a consultant with 30 years of experience in the IT industry and over 12 years experience with performance testing, this easy-to-read book is illustrated with real-world examples and packed with practical advice. The Art of Application Performance Testing thoroughly explains the pitfalls of an inadequate testing strategy and offers you a robust, structured approach for ensuring that your applications perform well and scale effectively when the need arises. "Ian has maintained a vendor-agnostic methodology beautifully in this material. The metrics and graphs, along with background information provided in his case studies, eloquently convey to the reader, 'Methodology above all, tools at your discretion...' Ian's expertise shines through throughout the entire reading experience."-- Matt St. Onge, Enterprise Solution Architect, HCL Technologies America / Teradyne

The Art of Image Processing with Java


Author: Kenny A. Hunt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439865590
Category: Computers
Page: 300
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While most other image processing texts approach this subject from an engineering perspective, The Art of Image Processing with Java places image processing within the realm of both engineering and computer science students by emphasizing software design. Ideal for students studying computer science or software engineering, it clearly teaches them the fundamentals of image processing. Accompanied by rich illustrations that demonstrate the results of performing processing on well-known art pieces, the text builds an accessible mathematical foundation and includes extensive sample Java code. Each chapter provides exercises to help students master the material.

Introduction to Concurrency in Programming Languages


Author: Matthew J. Sottile,Timothy G. Mattson,Craig E Rasmussen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420072143
Category: Mathematics
Page: 344
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Exploring how concurrent programming can be assisted by language-level techniques, Introduction to Concurrency in Programming Languages presents high-level language techniques for dealing with concurrency in a general context. It provides an understanding of programming languages that offer concurrency features as part of the language definition. The book supplies a conceptual framework for different aspects of parallel algorithm design and implementation. It first addresses the limitations of traditional programming techniques and models when dealing with concurrency. The book then explores the current state of the art in concurrent programming and describes high-level language constructs for concurrency. It also discusses the historical evolution of hardware, corresponding high-level techniques that were developed, and the connection to modern systems, such as multicore and manycore processors. The remainder of the text focuses on common high-level programming techniques and their application to a range of algorithms. The authors offer case studies on genetic algorithms, fractal generation, cellular automata, game logic for solving Sudoku puzzles, pipelined algorithms, and more. Illustrating the effect of concurrency on programs written in familiar languages, this text focuses on novel language abstractions that truly bring concurrency into the language and aid analysis and compilation tools in generating efficient, correct programs. It also explains the complexity involved in taking advantage of concurrency with regard to program correctness and performance.

Java 9 Concurrency Cookbook


Author: Javier Fernández Gonzalez
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787125432
Category: Computers
Page: 594
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Master the art of fast, effective Java development with the power of concurrent and parallel programming About This Book Get detailed coverage of important recipes on multi-threading and parallel programming This book takes a close look at the Java 9 APIs and their impact on concurrency See practical examples on thread safety, high-performance classes, safe sharing, and a whole lot more Who This Book Is For The book is for Java developers and programmers at an intermediate to advanced level. It will be especially useful for developers who want to take advantage of task-based recipes using Java 9's concurrent API to program thread-safe solutions. What You Will Learn Find out to manage the basic components of the Java Concurrency API Use synchronization mechanisms to avoid data race conditions and other problems of concurrent applications Separate the thread management from the rest of the application with the Executor framework Solve problems using a parallelized version of the divide and conquer paradigm with the Fork / Join framework Process massive data sets in an optimized way using streams and reactive streams See which data structures we can use in concurrent applications and how to use them Practice efficient techniques to test concurrent applications Get to know tips and tricks to design concurrent applications In Detail Writing concurrent and parallel programming applications is an integral skill for any Java programmer. Java 9 comes with a host of fantastic features, including significant performance improvements and new APIs. This book will take you through all the new APIs, showing you how to build parallel and multi-threaded applications. The book covers all the elements of the Java Concurrency API, with essential recipes that will help you take advantage of the exciting new capabilities. You will learn how to use parallel and reactive streams to process massive data sets. Next, you will move on to create streams and use all their intermediate and terminal operations to process big collections of data in a parallel and functional way. Further, you'll discover a whole range of recipes for almost everything, such as thread management, synchronization, executors, parallel and reactive streams, and many more. At the end of the book, you will learn how to obtain information about the status of some of the most useful components of the Java Concurrency API and how to test concurrent applications using different tools. Style and approach This recipe-based book will allow you to explore the exciting capabilities of concurrency in Java. After reading this book, you will be able to comfortably build parallel applications in Java 9.

Java 9 Concurrency Cookbook - Second Edition


Author: Javier Fernandez Gonzalez
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781787124417
Category:
Page: 529
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Over 75-80 recipes for concurrent and parallel programming with Java 9About This Book* Get detailed coverage of important recipes on multi-threading and parallel programming* This book takes a close look at the Java 9 APIs and their impact on concurrency* See practical examples on thread safety, high-performance classes, safe sharing, and a whole lot moreWho This Book Is ForThe book is for Java developers and programmers at an intermediate to advanced level. It will be especially useful for developers who want to take advantage of task-based recipes using Java 9's concurrent API to program thread-safe solutions.What you will learn* Find out to manage the basic components of the Java Concurrency API* Use synchronization mechanisms to avoid data race conditions and other problems of concurrent applications* Separate the thread management from the rest of the application with the Executor framework* Solve problems using a parallelized version of the divide and conquer paradigm with the Fork / Join framework* Process massive data sets in an optimized way using streams and reactive streams* See which data structures we can use in concurrent applications and how to use them* Practice efficient techniques to test concurrent applications* Get to know tips and tricks to design concurrent applicationsIn DetailWriting concurrent and parallel programming applications is an integral skill for any Java programmer. Java 9 comes with a host of fantastic features, which includes significant performance improvements and new APIs. This book will take you through all the new APIs, showing you how to build parallel and multi-threaded applications. It covers all the elements of the Java Concurrency API, with essential recipes that will help you take advantage of the exciting new capabilities.This book will help you to build highly scalable, robust, and concurrent applications. The recipe-based approach is ideal for Java developers who want to learn concurrency in a practical and example-based manner. We will explore topics such as thread management, synchronization, executors, parallel and reactive streams, and a whole lot more.

Learning Concurrent Programming in Scala - Second Edition


Author: Aleksandar Prokopec
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786466891
Category:
Page: 382
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Learn the art of building intricate, modern, scalable, and concurrent applications using ScalaAbout This Book* Make the most of Scala by understanding its philosophy and harnessing the power of multicores* Get acquainted with cutting-edge technologies in the field of concurrency, through practical, real-world applications* Get this step-by-step guide packed with pragmatic examplesWho This Book Is ForIf you are a Scala programmer with no prior knowledge about concurrent programming, or seeking to broaden your existing knowledge about concurrency, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of the Scala programming language will be helpful. Also if you have a solid knowledge in another programming language, such as Java, you should find this book easily accessible.What You Will Learn* Get to grips with the fundamentals of concurrent programming on modern multiprocessor systems, with a particular focus on the JVM concurrency model* Build high-performance concurrent systems from simple, low-level concurrency primitives* Express asynchrony in concurrent computations with futures and promises* Seamlessly accelerate sequential programs by using data-parallel collections* Design safe, scalable, and easy-to-comprehend in-memory transactional data models* Transparently create distributed applications that scale across multiple machines* Integrate different concurrency frameworks together in large applications* Develop and implement scalable and easy-to-understand concurrent applications in Scala 2.12In DetailScala is a modern, multiparadigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. Scala smoothly integrates the features of object-oriented and functional languages.In this second edition, you will find an updated coverage of the Scala 2.12 platform. The Scala 2.12 series targets Java 8 and requires it for execution. It starts by introducing you to the foundations of concurrent programming on the JVM, outlining the basics of the Java Memory Model, and then shows some of the classic building blocks of concurrency, such as the atomic variables, thread pools, and concurrent data structures, along with the caveats of traditional concurrency.It then walks you through different high-level concurrency abstractions, each tailored toward a specific class of programming tasks, while touching on the latest advancements of Async programming capabilities of Scala. It also covers some useful patterns and idioms to use the techniques described. Finally, the book presents an overview of when to use which concurrency library and demonstrates how they all work together.

The Simple Art of SoC Design

Closing the Gap between RTL and ESL
Author: Michael Keating, Synopsys Fellow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441985866
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 234
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This book tackles head-on the challenges of digital design in the era of billion-transistor SoCs. It discusses fundamental design concepts in design and coding required to produce robust, functionally correct designs. It also provides specific techniques for measuring and minimizing complexity in RTL code. Finally, it discusses the tradeoff between RTL and high-level (C-based) design and how tools and languages must progress to address the needs of tomorrow’s SoC designs.

The Go Programming Language


Author: Alan A. A. Donovan,Brian W. Kernighan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134190564
Category: Computers
Page: 400
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The Go Programming Language is the authoritative resource for any programmer who wants to learn Go. It shows how to write clear and idiomatic Go to solve real-world problems. The book does not assume prior knowledge of Go nor experience with any specific language, so you’ll find it accessible whether you’re most comfortable with JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Java, or C++. The first chapter is a tutorial on the basic concepts of Go, introduced through programs for file I/O and text processing, simple graphics, and web clients and servers. Early chapters cover the structural elements of Go programs: syntax, control flow, data types, and the organization of a program into packages, files, and functions. The examples illustrate many packages from the standard library and show how to create new ones of your own. Later chapters explain the package mechanism in more detail, and how to build, test, and maintain projects using the go tool. The chapters on methods and interfaces introduce Go’s unconventional approach to object-oriented programming, in which methods can be declared on any type and interfaces are implicitly satisfied. They explain the key principles of encapsulation, composition, and substitutability using realistic examples. Two chapters on concurrency present in-depth approaches to this increasingly important topic. The first, which covers the basic mechanisms of goroutines and channels, illustrates the style known as communicating sequential processes for which Go is renowned. The second covers more traditional aspects of concurrency with shared variables. These chapters provide a solid foundation for programmers encountering concurrency for the first time. The final two chapters explore lower-level features of Go. One covers the art of metaprogramming using reflection. The other shows how to use the unsafe package to step outside the type system for special situations, and how to use the cgo tool to create Go bindings for C libraries. The book features hundreds of interesting and practical examples of well-written Go code that cover the whole language, its most important packages, and a wide range of applications. Each chapter has exercises to test your understanding and explore extensions and alternatives. Source code is freely available for download from http://gopl.io/ and may be conveniently fetched, built, and installed using the go get command.

The Art of Verification with Vera


Author: Faisal I. Haque,Khizar A. Khan,Jonathan Erik Michelson
Publisher: Verification Central LLC
ISBN: N.A
Category: Application-specific integrated circuits
Page: 452
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Formal Methods: State of the Art and New Directions


Author: Paul Boca,Jonathan P. Bowen,Jawed Siddiqi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848827363
Category: Computers
Page: 273
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Through fundamental contributions from leading researchers, this volume describes the use of formal modeling methods in the areas of requirements, design and validation. The self-contained chapters provide readers with rich background information and a diverse breadth of specialist material.

Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency V


Author: Susanna Donatelli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364229071X
Category: Computers
Page: 293
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This book presents 12 papers on Petri nets and other models of concurrency, ranging from theoretical work to tool support and industrial applications. Covers model checking and system verification, synthesis, work on specific classes of Petri nets and more.

Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency II

Special Issue on Concurrency in Process-Aware Information Systems
Author: Wil van der Aalst
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642008984
Category: Computers
Page: 297
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Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency (ToPNoC) II These Transactions publish archival papers in the broad area of Petri nets and other models of concurrency, ranging from theoretical work to tool support and industrial applications. ToPNoC issues are published as LNCS volumes, and hence are widely distributed and indexed. This Journal has its own Editorial Board which selects papers based on a rigorous two-stage refereeing process. ToPNoC contains: - Revised versions of a selection of the best papers from workshops and tutorials at the annual Petri net conferences - Special sections/issues within particular subareas (similar to those published in the Advances in Petri Nets series) - Other papers invited for publication in ToPNoC - Papers submitted directly to ToPNoC by their authors The second volume of ToPNoC focuses on Concurrency in Process-Aware Information Systems. Although the topic of business process management using information technology has been addressed by consultants and software developers in depth, more fundamental approaches towards such Process-Aware Information Systems (PAISs) have been rather uncommon. It wasn't until the 1990s that researchers started to work on the foundations of PAISs. Clearly, concurrency theory is an essential ingredient in these foundations as business processes are highly concurrent involving all types of routing logic and resource allocation mechanisms. The 16 papers in this special issue of ToPNoC cover topics ranging from the formal (mostly Petri-net based) foundations of PAISs to more applied topics such as flexibility and process mining. Thus, this volume gives a good overview of the state of the art in PAIS research.

Semantics of Systems of Concurrent Processes

Proceedings of the LITP Spring School on Theoretical Computer Science, La Roche Posay, France, April 23-27, 1990
Author: Spring School on theoretical computer science
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540534792
Category: Computers
Page: 456
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This volume contains the proceedings of the 1990 Spring School of Theoretical Computer Science, devoted to the semantics of concurrency. The papers are of two kinds: - surveys and tutorials introducing the subject to novices and students and giving updates of the state of the art, - research papers presenting recent achievements in the semantics of concurrency. The contributions explicate the connections, similarities and differences between various approaches to the semantics of concurrency, such as pomsets and metric semantics, event structures, synchronization trees, fixpoints and languages, traces, CCS and Petri nets, and categorical models. They also cover and compare the various notions of observation and bisimulation equivalences, logics for concurrency, and applications to dis- tributed systems.

Python: Master the Art of Design Patterns


Author: Dusty Phillips,Chetan Giridhar,Sakis Kasampalis
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787123405
Category: Computers
Page: 775
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Ensure your code is sleek, efficient and elegant by mastering powerful Python design patterns About This Book Learn all about abstract design patterns and how to implement them in Python 3 Understand the structural, creational, and behavioral Python design patterns Get to know the context and application of design patterns to solve real-world problems in software architecture, design, and application development Discover how to simplify Design Pattern implementation using the power of Python 3 Who This Book Is For If you have basic Python skills and wish to learn in depth how to correctly apply appropriate design patterns, this course is tailor made for you. What You Will Learn Discover what design patterns are and how to apply them to writing Python Implement objects in Python by creating classes and defining methods Separate related objects into a taxonomy of classes and describe the properties and behaviors of those objects via the class interface Understand when to use object-oriented features, and more importantly when not to use them Get to know proven solutions to common design issues Explore the design principles that form the basis of software design, such as loose coupling, the Hollywood principle, and the Open Close principle, among others Use Structural Design Patterns and find out how objects and classes interact to build larger applications Improve the productivity and code base of your application using Python design patterns Secure an interface using the Proxy pattern In Detail Python is an object-oriented scripting language that is used in everything from data science to web development. Known for its simplicity, Python increases productivity and minimizes development time. Through applying essential software engineering design patterns to Python, Python code becomes even more efficient and reusable from project to project. This learning path takes you through every traditional and advanced design pattern best applied to Python code, building your skills in writing exceptional Python. Divided into three distinct modules, you'll go from foundational to advanced concepts by following a series of practical tutorials. Start with the bedrock of Python programming – the object-oriented paradigm. Rethink the way you work with Python as you work through the Python data structures and object-oriented techniques essential to modern Python programming. Build your confidence as you learn Python syntax, and how to use OOP principles with Python tools such as Django and Kivy. In the second module, run through the most common and most useful design patterns from a Python perspective. Progress through Singleton patterns, Factory patterns, Facade patterns and more all with detailed hands-on guidance. Enhance your professional abilities in in software architecture, design, and development. In the final module, run through the more complex and less common design patterns, discovering how to apply them to Python coding with the help of real-world examples. Get to grips with the best practices of writing Python, as well as creating systems architecture and troubleshooting issues. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming - Second Edition by Dusty Phillips Learning Python Design Patterns - Second Edition by Chetan Giridhar Mastering Python Design Patterns by Sakis Kasampalis Style and approach Advance your Python code through three distinct modules that each build on preceding content. Get the complete coverage of Python design patterns you need to write elegant and efficient code that's reusable and powerful.

Parallel Computers 2

Architecture, Programming and Algorithms
Author: R.W Hockney,C.R Jesshope
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780852748114
Category: Mathematics
Page: 642
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Since the publication of the first edition, parallel computing technology has gained considerable momentum. A large proportion of this has come from the improvement in VLSI techniques, offering one to two orders of magnitude more devices than previously possible. A second contributing factor in the fast development of the subject is commercialization. The supercomputer is no longer restricted to a few well-established research institutions and large companies. A new computer breed combining the architectural advantages of the supercomputer with the advance of VLSI technology is now available at very attractive prices. A pioneering device in this development is the transputer, a VLSI processor specifically designed to operate in large concurrent systems. Parallel Computers 2: Architecture, Programming and Algorithms reflects the shift in emphasis of parallel computing and tracks the development of supercomputers in the years since the first edition was published. It looks at large-scale parallelism as found in transputer ensembles. This extensively rewritten second edition includes major new sections on the transputer and the OCCAM language. The book contains specific information on the various types of machines available, details of computer architecture and technologies, and descriptions of programming languages and algorithms. Aimed at an advanced undergraduate and postgraduate level, this handbook is also useful for research workers, machine designers, and programmers concerned with parallel computers. In addition, it will serve as a guide for potential parallel computer users, especially in disciplines where large amounts of computer time are regularly used.

Practical UNIX Programming

A Guide to Concurrency, Communication, and Multithreading
Author: Kay A. Robbins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780134437064
Category: Computers
Page: 658
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This book explains complicated topics such as signals and concurrency in an easy-to-understand manner. It covers fundamentals, asynchronous events, concurrency, and communication, and includes two types of programming problems: laboratory exercises that can be implemented in less than 100 lines of code, and more extensive laboratory projects that apply the concepts in semi-practical settings.

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction of Analysis of Systems

5th International Conference, TACAS'99, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS'99, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 22-28, 1999, Proceedings
Author: W. Rance Cleaveland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540657037
Category: Computers
Page: 456
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ETAPS’99 is the second instance of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software. ETAPS is an annual federated conference that was established in 1998 by combining a number of existing and new conferences. This year it comprises ve conferences (FOSSACS, FASE, ESOP, CC, TACAS), four satellite workshops (CMCS, AS, WAGA, CoFI), seven invited lectures, two invited tutorials, and six contributed tutorials. The events that comprise ETAPS address various aspects of the system - velopment process, including speci cation, design, implementation, analysis and improvement. The languages, methodologies and tools which support these - tivities are all well within its scope. Dieren t blends of theory and practice are represented, with an inclination towards theory with a practical motivation on one hand and soundly-based practice on the other. Many of the issues involved in software design apply to systems in general, including hardware systems, and the emphasis on software is not intended to be exclusive.