European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software

The Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, March 28 ­ April 4, 1998

Welcome to ETAPS, the new European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science.  During 8 days, ETAPS will give you the opportunity to choose between 100 regular papers covering a wide range of topics from Theory to Practice, 7 invited lectures, 9 tutorials, and 4 thematic workshops offering dozens more talks!  Everybody will be in Lisbon for ETAPS!  Register now!

What is ETAPS?

Programme at a glance

The individual events


The venue

Registration form

TMR Support for young researchers




What is ETAPS?

Starting in 1998, a new annual meeting covering a wide range of topics in Software Science will take place in Europe each spring in the slot previously occupied by CAAP/ESOP/CC and TAPSOFT.

The European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS) is a loose and open confederation of existing and new conferences and other events which aims to become the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science.

ETAPS Steering Committee

Don Sannella (Edinburgh, Chairman), André Arnold (Bordeaux), Egidio Astesiano (Genova), Jan Bergstra (Amsterdam), Ed Brinksma (Enschede), Rance Cleaveland (Raleigh), Pierpaolo Degano (Pisa), Hartmut Ehrig (Berlin), José Fiadeiro (Lisbon), Jean-Pierre Finance (Nancy), Marie-Claude Gaudel (Paris), Tibor Gyimothy (Szeged), Chris Hankin (London), Stefan Jähnichen (Berlin), Uwe Kastens (Paderborn), Paul Klint (Amsterdam), Kai Koskimies (Tampere), Tom Maibaum (London), Hanne Riis Nielson (Aarhus), Fernando Orejas (Barcelona), Bernhard Steffen (Dortmund), Doaitse Swierstra (Utrecht), Wolfgang Thomas (Kiel)


The venue

ETAPS'98 will be held in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal since the 12th century, but with a rich history dating back to the phoenician and roman times. Lisbon is now the economic and social centre of a region of about 3 million people. As an Atlantic city, it was one of the most important trading posts in 15th century in Europe, when fleets left on their quest to conquer the seas. Lisbon had by then become one of the most important economic and cultural centres in Europe. A cosmopolitan city, open to the world, Lisbon was a meeting place for all races, cultures and ways of life. People from all continents and oceans congregated here, a legacy that Lisbon retains to this day.

The venue chosen for ETAPS isthe Gulbenkian Foundation, situated in the modern part of Lisbon, easily accessible by bus and underground (metro). Participants will be able to stroll in its landscaped gardens,visit a museum that hosts Calouste Gulbenkian's private art collection, a modern art museum, a library, art exhibitions and attend concerts in its modern hall.

A world exhibition (EXPO'98) will be held on the theme "The oceans: a heritage for the future". Although the official starting date of the exhibition is in May, several cultural events have been programmed for the months before. ETAPS participants can be assured of a busy scientific and cultural week!

Special deal with AIR PORTUGAL

The official carrier of ETAPS is TAP ­ AIR PORTUGAL. Its offices throughout the world will be happy to assist in your travel arrangements. Please contact your local TAP office for the special 15% reduction that has been negotiated for ETAPS participants.

Support for students and young researchers


Corporate sponsors


Institutional Sponsors

Training and Mobility of Researchers


The support of the following organisations is also gratefully acknowledged

The University of Lisbon

The European Association for Theoretical Computer Science

EAPLS ­ The European Association for Programming Languages and Systems


The 1999 edition of ETAPS will take place in Amsterdam between 22 and 26 of March. The organisers are Jan Bergstra (University of Amsterdam) Frans Snijders (CWI Amsterdam).

The list of conferences with their chairmen is: