European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software
The European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS) is a confederation of five computer science conferences taking place annually at one conference site, usually end of March or early April. Three of the five conferences (FoSSaCS, FASE, TACAS) are top ranked in software engineering and one (ESOP) is top ranked in programming languages. The POST conference, focusing on security, was newly founded in 2012.
ETAPS confederates the following five conferences:
- Conference on Principles of Security and Trust (POST, since 2012)
- European Symposium on Programming (ESOP, since 1998)
- Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures (FoSSaCS, since 1998)
- Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE, since 1998)
- Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS, since 1998)
From 1995 to 2015, the International Conference on Compiler Construction (CC) was a constituting conference as well.
TACAS (Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems) is a conference that focuses on the application of and tool support for various formal methods. It is one of the top ranked conferences for software engineering. It was founded by Bernhard Steffen, Rance Cleaveland, Ed Brinksma, and Kim Larsen. The first TACAS was held in 1995 in Aarhus, Denmark followed by the conferences in 1996 in Passau, Germany and 1997 in Enschede, Netherlands. TACAS was one of the first five constituting conferences of ETAPS in 1998.
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