Newsletter 119 December 7, 2008 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/newsletters/inst.html * To unsubscribe, send an email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * DEADLINES Upcoming deadlines * CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS LICS 2009 - Call for Papers MFPS XXV - Call for Papers GAMES 2009 - Call for Participation WOLLIC 2009 - Call for Papers CAV 2009 - Call for Papers RTA 2009 - Call for Papers ICALP 2009 - Call for Papers CIE 2009 - Call for Papers SAT 2009 - Call for Papers CSF 2009 - Call for Papers and Panels HYLO 2009 - Call for Papers * AWARDS ACKERMANN AWARD - Call for Nominations ACKERMANN AWARD 2008 DEADLINES * LICS 2009 12.1./19.1.2009 http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/ * CAV 2009 18.1./25.1.2009 http://www-cav2009.imag.fr/ * RTA 2009 19.1./26.1.2009 http://rdp09.cic.unb.br/rta.html * CIE 2009 20.1.2009 http://www.math.uni-heidelberg.de/logic/cie2009/ * CSF 2009 6.2.2009 http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/csf09/ * ICALP 2009 10.2.2009 http://icalp09.cti.gr/ * CCC 2009 13.2.2009 http://ccc09.lri.fr/ * CADE 2009 16.2./23.2.2009 http://complogic.cs.mcgill.ca/cade22/ * WOLLIC 2009 28.2./8.3.2009 http://wollic.org/wollic2009/ * SAT 2009 20.2./27.2.2009 http://cs-svr1.swan.ac.uk/~csoliver/SAT2009/index.html * WOLLIC 2009 28.2./8.3.2009 http://wollic.org/wollic2009/ TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2009) Call for Papers August 11--14, 2009, Los Angeles, California, USA http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/ * Colocated with the 16th International Static Analysis Symposium (SAS 2009), August 9--11 * The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic broadly construed. We invite submissions on topics that fit under that rubric. Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest for submissions include: automata theory, automated deduction, categorical models and logics, concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming, constructive mathematics, database theory, domain theory, finite model theory, formal aspects of program analysis, formal methods, higher-order logic, hybrid systems, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic, logical aspects of computational complexity, logical frameworks, logics in artificial intelligence, logics of programs, logic programming, modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic systems, process calculi, programming language semantics, proof theory, reasoning about security, rewriting, type systems and type theory, and verification. We welcome submissions in emergent areas, such as bioinformatics and quantum computation, if they have a substantial connection with logic. * Submission information: Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of about 100 words before submitting the extended abstract of the paper. All submissions will be electronic. All deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. Submission is open at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lics09 * Important Dates: Titles & Short Abstracts Due: January 12, 2009 Extended Abstracts Due: January 19, 2009 Author Notification: March 19, 2009 Camera-ready Papers Due: May 25, 2009. * Affiliated Workshops: As in previous years, there will be a number of workshops affiliated with LICS 2009; information will be posted at the LICS website. * Program Chair: Andrew Pitts Computer Laboratory University of Cambridge, UK Andrew.Pitts@cl.cam.ac.uk * Program Committee: Rance Cleaveland, University of Maryland Karl Crary, Carnegie Mellon University Rocco De Nicola, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze Gilles Dowek, École polytechnique Neil Immerman, University of Massachusetts Radha Jagadeesan, DePaul University Claude Kirchner, INRIA Marta Kwiatkowska, Oxford University Benoit Larose, Concordia University Soren Lassen, Google Inc. Leonid Libkin, University of Edinburgh Paul-André Melliès, CNRS & Univ. Paris Diderot Eugenio Moggi, Università di Genova Andrzej Murawski, Oxford University Gopalan Nadathur, University of Minnesota Prakash Panangaden, McGill University Madhusudan Parthasarathy, UI Urbana-Champaign Nir Piterman, Imperial College London Andrew Pitts, University of Cambridge François Pottier, INRIA Vijay Saraswat, IBM TJ Watson Research Center Lutz Schröder, DFKI-Lab Bremen Nicole Schweikardt, Univ Frankfurt am Main Alwen Tiu, Australian National University Hongseok Yang, Queen Mary Univ. of London * Conference Chair: Jens Palsberg, UCLA Los Angeles, California, USA email@example.com * Workshops Chairs: Adriana Compagnoni, Stevens Inst. of Technology Philip J. Scott, University of Ottawa * Publicity Chairs: Stephan Kreutzer, University of Oxford Nicole Schweikardt, Universitat Frankfurt am Main * General Chair: Martín Abadi, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley and University of California, Santa Cruz * Organizing Committee: M. Abadi (chair), S. Abramsky, G. Ausiello, F. Baader, S. Brookes, S. Buss, E. Clarke, A. Compagnoni, H. Gabow, J. Giesl, R. Jagadeesan, A. Jeffrey, J.-P. Jouannaud, P. Kolaitis, S. Kreutzer, R. E. Ladner, J. A. Makowsky, J. Marcinkowski, L. Ong, F. Pfenning, A. M. Pitts, N. Schweikardt, P. Scott, M. Veanes * Short Presentations: LICS 2009 will have a session of short (10 minute) presentations. This session is intended for descriptions of work in progress, student projects, and relevant research being published elsewhere; other brief communications may be acceptable. Submissions for these presentations, in the form of short abstracts (1 or 2 pages long), should be entered at the LICS 2009 submission site in a time frame to be determined. * Kleene Award for Best Student Paper: An award in honour of the late S. C. Kleene will be given for the best student paper, as judged by the program committee. Details concerning eligibility criteria and procedure for consideration for this award will be posted at the LICS website. The program committee may decline to make the award or may split it among several papers. * Sponsorship: The symposium is sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing in cooperation with the Association for Symbolic Logic, and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science. MFPS XXV FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS http://www.math.tulane.edu/~mfps/mfps25 Twenty-fifth Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics University of Oxford, Oxford, UK April 3 - 7, 2009 Partially Supported by US Office of Naval Research * In commemoration of the founding of denotational semantics in the work of Dana Scott and Christopher Strachey, the Twenty-fifth Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics will take place on the campus of the University of Oxford, Oxford UK from April 3 - 7, 2009. MFPS conferences are devoted to those areas of mathematics, logic, and computer science that are related to models of computation, in general, and to the semantics of programming languages, in particular. The series has particularly stressed providing a forum where researchers in mathematics and computer science can meet and exchange ideas about problems of common interest. As the series also strives to maintain breadth in its scope, the conference strongly encourages participation by researchers in neighboring areas. * TOPICS include, but are not limited to, the following: biocomputation; concurrent and distributed computation; constructive mathematics; domain theory and categorical models; formal languages; formal methods; game semantics; lambda calculus; logic; probabilistic systems; process calculi; programming-language theory; quantum computation; security; topological models; type systems; type theory. * The INVITED SPEAKERS for MFPS XXV are Neil Ghani, Strathclyde Marta Kwiatkowska, Oxford Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Lab Michael Mislove, Tulane Dana Scott, CMU David Schmidt, Kansas State * In addition, there will be four SPECIAL SESSIONS: - A Session Honoring Bob Tennent on the occasion of his 65th birthday year, which is being organized by Dan Ghica (Birmingham) and Pete O'Hearn (QMW). - A Session on Security will be held in conjunction with Catherine Meadow's plenaary talk. It is being organized by Catherine Meadows and A. W. Roscoe (Oxford). - A Session Honoring Michael Mislove on the occasion of his 65th birthday year, which is being organized by Achim Jung (Birmingham), Samson Abramsky (Oxford) and Steve Brookes (CMU). It will be held in conjunction with Dana Scott's plenary address. - A Session on Mathematical Structured Programming will be held in conjunction with Neil Ghani's plenary address. It is being organized by Neil Ghani and Achim Jung. * In addition, there will be five TUTORIAL TALKS on Quantum Information and Quantum Computing. These are being organized by Samson Abramsky (Oxford) and Bob Coecke (Oxford). The talks will be given at the start of each day of the meeting. These talks are aimed at providing background for participants to take part in the Workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL VI) immediately following MFPS in Oxford. * The remainder of the program will consist of papers selected by the following PROGRAM COMMITTEE Andrej Bauer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Stephen Brookes, CMU, USA Kostas Chatzikokolakis, TUE, The Netherlands Yuxin Deng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Derek Dreyer, MPI-SWS, Germany Daniele Gorla, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy Jean Goubault-Larrecq, ENS Cachan, France Joshua Guttman, MITRE, USA Matthew Hennessy, TCD, Ireland Jean Krivine, Harvard Medical School, USA Achim Jung, University of Birmingham, UK Pasquale Malacaria, Queen Mary University of London, UK Keye Martin NRL, USA Catherine Meadows, NRL, USA Mike Mislove, Tulane University, USA MohammadReza Mousavi, TUE, The Netherlands Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA, France (chair) Prakash Panangaden, McGill University, Canada Peter Selinger, Dalhousie University, Canada Daniele Varacca, Université Paris Diderot, France from submissions received in response to this Call for Papers. The submissions will be organized through EasyChair, and further information will be sent out nearer the time that submissions are being accepted. * IMPORTANT DATES: - January 9 Title and Short Abstract submission deadline - January 16 Paper submission deadline - February 20 Notification to authors - March 13 Preliminary proceedings version due GAMES Spring School 2009 Call for Participation May 31 - June 6, 2009, Bertinoro, Italy http://www.games.rwth-aachen.de/Activities/bertinoro.html * This school is organised by the ESF Research Networking Programme Games for Design and Verification. It is addressed to Ph.D. students and young researchers with a background in computer science or mathematics who are interested in the field of game theory and its applications to logic, verification and automata theory. A more detailed list of topics can be found on the webpage. * Deadline for application: February 28, 2009. * Confirmed Lecturers: Krzysztof R. Apt (CWI and Univ. of Amsterdam), Erich Grädel (RWTH Aachen), Joseph Y. Halpern (Cornell Univ.), Marcin Jurdzinski (Univ. of Warwick), Stephan Kreutzer (Oxford Univ.), Antonín Kucera (Masaryk University), Christof Löding (RWTH Aachen), Jean-François Raskin (Univ. Libre de Bruxelles), Dov Samet (Tel-Aviv Univ.). 16TH WORKSHOP ON LOGIC, LANGUAGE, INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION (WOLLIC 2009) Call for Papers Tokyo, Japan June 21-24, 2009 http://wollic.org/wollic2009/ (SPECIAL: There will be a screening of George Csicsery's "N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos" http://zalafilms.com/films/nisanumber.html with kind permission of the film director) * WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. The Sixteenth WoLLIC will be held at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan, from June 21 to 24, 2009. It is jointly sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computacao (SBC), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Logica (SBL). SPECIAL EVENT 2009 will mark the 60-th anniversary of the publication of Paul Erdos' elementary proof of the Prime Number Theorem. WoLLIC will celebrate this by screening the documentary about Paul Erdos which was directed by George Csicsery "N is a number - A Portrait of Paul Erdos" http://zalafilms.com/films/nisanumber.html PAPER SUBMISSION Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not exclusive areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming; novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. They must not exceed 10 pages (in font 10 or higher), with up to 5 additional pages for references and technical appendices. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors. Papers must be submitted electronically at http://wollic.org/wollic2009/instructions.html A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by February 28, and the full paper by March 8 (firm date). Notifications are expected by April 19, and final papers for the proceedings will be due by May 3 (firm date). INVITED SPEAKERS Arnold Beckmann (Swansea U, UK) Carlos Caleiro (UT Lisbon, Portugal) Thomas Eiter (Tech U Wien, Austria) Sylvain Salvati (INRIA, France) Taisuke Sato (Tokyo Inst Tech, Japan) Michiel van Lambalgen (U Amsterdam, NL) Frank Wolter (U Liverpool, UK) STUDENT GRANTS ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC 2009 will permit ASL student members to apply for a modest travel grant (deadline: April 1, 2009). See http://www.aslonline.org/studenttravelawards.html for details. IMPORTANT DATES February 28, 2009: Paper title and abstract deadline March 8, 2009: Full paper deadline (firm) April 19, 2009: Author notification May 3, 2009: Final version deadline (firm) PROGRAM COMMITTEE Toshiyasu Arai (Kobe U, Japan) Matthias Baaz (Tech U Wien) Alexandru Baltag (Oxford U) Josep Maria Font (U Barcelona) Silvio Ghilardi (U Milano) Katsumi Inoue (Nat Inst of Informatics, Japan) Marcus Kracht (U Bielefeld) Hiroakira Ono (JAIST, Japan) (Chair) Masanao Ozawa (Nagoya U) John Slaney (Australian Nat U) Mark Steedman (Edinburgh U) Hans Tompits (Tech U Wien) ORGANISING COMMITTEE Makoto Kanazawa (Nat Inst of Informatics, Japan, co-chair) Anjolina de Oliveira (U Fed Pernambuco, Brazil) Ruy de Queiroz (U Fed Pernambuco, Brazil, co-chair) Ken Satoh (Nat Inst of Informatics, Japan) 21TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV 2009) Call for Papers June 26 - July 2, 2009 Grenoble, France http://www-cav2009.imag.fr * Aims and Scope CAV 2009 is the 21st in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems. CAV considers it vital to continue its leadership in hardware verification, maintain its recent momentum in software verification, and consider new domains such as biological systems. The conference covers the spectrum from theoretical results to concrete applications, with an emphasis on practical verification tools and the algorithms and techniques that are needed for their implementation. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A selection of papers will be invited to a special issue of the International Journal on Formal Methods and System Design. * Topics of interest include: - Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations - Hardware verification techniques - Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification - Deductive, compositional, and abstraction techniques for verification - Program analysis and software verification - Verification techniques for security - Testing and runtime analysis based on verification technology - Applications and case studies - Verification in industrial practice * Formal methods for biological systems * Events There will be pre-conference workshops on June 26-28. The main conference will take place on June 28-July 2. There will be tutorials on the first day of the conference (June 28). Please see the conference website for details. * CAV Award See below for nominations for the CAV Award, established "For a specific fundamental contribution or a series of outstanding contributions to the field of Computer Aided Verification." The award of $10,000 will be granted to an individual or a group of individuals chosen by the Award Committee from a list of nominations. The Award Committee may choose to make no award. The CAV Award shall be presented in an award ceremony at CAV and a citation will be published in a Journal of Record (currently, Formal Methods in System Design). * Paper Submission There are two categories of submissions: - A. Regular papers. Submissions, not exceeding fourteen (14) pages using Springer's LNCS format, should contain original research, and sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are strongly encouraged to make their data available with their submission. Submissions reporting on case studies in an industrial context are strongly invited, and should describe details, weaknesses and strength in sufficient depth. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with proceedings or submission of material that has already been published elsewhere is not allowed. - B. Tool presentations. Submissions, not exceeding six (6) pages using Springer's LNCS format, should describe the implemented tool and its novel features. A demonstration is expected to accompany a tool presentation. Papers describing tools that have already been presented in this conference before will be accepted only if significant and clear enhancements to the tool are reported and implemented. * Papers exceeding the stated maximum length run the risk of rejection without review. The review process will include a feedback/rebuttal period where authors will have the option to respond to reviewer comments. Papers can be submitted in PDF or PS format. Submission is done with EasyChair. Informations about the submission procedure will be available at: http://www-cav2009.imag.fr * Important Dates - Abstract submission: January 18, 2009 - Paper submission (firm): January 25, 2009 - Author feedback/rebuttal period: March 5-8, 2009 - Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 23, 2009 - Final version due: April 17, 2009 * Program Chairs - Ahmed Bouajjani, LIAFA, U Paris 7 - Oded Maler, CNRS-VERIMAG, Grenoble * Program Committee - Parosh A. Abdulla, U Uppsala - Rajeev Alur, U Penn - Christel Baier, U Dresden - Clark Barrett, NYU - Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler U Linz - Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research Redmond - Roderick Bloem, TU Graz - Ahmed Bouajjani (co-chair), LIAFA, U Paris 7 - Edmund Clarke, CMU - Byron Cook, Microsoft Research Cambridge - Martin Fraenzle, U Oldenburg - Aarti Gupta, NEC Labs America - John Harrison, Intel - Klaus Havelund, NASA JPL - Alan Hu, UBC Vancouver - Kevin Jones - Daniel Kroening, U Oxford - Robert Kurshan, Cadence Design Systems - Yassine Lakhnech, U Grenoble - Oded Maler (co-chair), CNRS-VERIMAG - Kenneth McMillan, Cadence Research Labs - Markus Mueller-Olm, U Muenster - Kedar Namjoshi, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent - Madhusudan Parthasarathy, U Ilinois Urbana-Champain - Sriram Rajamani, Microsoft Research India - Andrey Rybalchenko, MPI Saarbruecken - Philippe Schnoebelen, CNRS-LSV - Sanjit Seshia, UC Berkeley - Natarjan Shankar, SRI International - Fabio Somenzi, U Colorado Boulder - Ofer Strichman, Technion - Serdar Tasiran, Koc U Istanbul - Tayssir Touili, CNRS-LIAFA - Stavros Tripakis, Cadence Research Labs - Helmuth Veith, TU Darmstadt * Organizing committee - Saddek Bensalem (Chair), VERIMAG, U Grenoble - Ylies Falcone, VERIMAG, U Grenoble - Peter Habermehl, LIAFA, U Paris 7 * Call for Nominations for the CAV Award Anyone can submit a nomination. The Award Committee can originate a nomination. Anyone, with the exception of members of the Award Committee, is eligible to receive the Award. The 2009 CAV Award Committee consists of Randy Bryant, Orna Grumberg, Moshe Vardi and Joseph Sifakis (in order of seniority). * For the CAV Award in 2009, please send nominations to the CAV Award Committee Chair: Randy Bryant Randy.Bryant (at) cs.cmu.edu Nominations must be received by *January 25, 2009*. RTA 2009 - 20th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications First Call for Papers June 29 - July 1, 2009, Brasilia, Brazil http://rdp09.cic.unb.br/rta.html * The 20th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA 2009) is organized as part of the Federated Conference on Rewriting, Deduction, and Programming (RDP 2009), together with the International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (TLCA 2009), and several workshops. The conference will be preceded by the 4th International School on Rewriting (ISR). * IMPORTANT DATES: - Abstract Submission: January 19, 2009 - Paper Submission: January 26, 2009 - Notification: March 20, 2009 - Final version: April 10, 2009 * BEST PAPER AWARD: A prize of 500 Euro will be given to the best paper as judged by the program committee. The program committee may decline to make the award or may split it among several papers. * Abstracts and papers must be submitted electronically through the EasyChair system at (the site will be opened later): http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rta2009 * Questions concerning submissions may be addressed to the PC chair, Ralf Treinen, treinen AT pps.jussieu.fr. 36TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON AUTOMATA, LANGUAGES AND PROGRAMMING (ICALP 2009) Call for Papers July 5 - 12, 2009 Rhodes - Greece * Affiliated Workshop Dates: July 5 and July 11-12 * The 36th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, the main conference and annual meeting of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), will take place from the 5th to the 12th of July 2009 in Rhodes, Greece. The main conference will take place from the 6th till the 11th of July, and will be preceded and followed by a series of Workshops. Following the successful experience of the last four editions, ICALP 2009 will complement the established structure of the scientific program based on Track A on Algorithms, Automata, Complexity and Games, and Track B on Logic, Semantics, and Theory of Programming, corresponding to the two main streams of the journal Theoretical Computer Science, with a special Track C on Foundations of Networked Computation: Models, Algorithms and Information Management. The aim of Track C is to allow a deeper coverage of a particular topic, to be specifically selected for each year's edition of ICALP on the basis of its timeliness and relevance for the theoretical computer science community. * Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical computer science are sought. - Track A - Algorithms, Automata, Complexity and Games - Track B - Logic, Semantics, and Theory of Programming - Track C - Foundations of Networked Computation: Models, Algorithms and Information Management * IMPORTANT DATES - Workshop proposals due: October 31, 2008 - Workshop proposals notification: November 21, 2008 - Submissions: February 10, 2009. - Notification: April 6, 2009 - Final version due: April 27, 2009 * INVITED SPEAKERS FOR ICALP 2009 - Georg Gottlob (Oxford University) - Thomas Henzinger (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) - Kurt Mehlhorn (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken) - Noam Nisan (Google, Tel Aviv, and Hebrew University) - Christos Papadimitriou (University of California at Berkeley) - Roger Wattenhofer (ETH Zurich) * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Track A - Susanne Albers, Univ. of Freiburg (PC chair) - Gerth Brodal, Univ. of Aarhus - Martin Dyer, Univ. of Leeds - Irene Finocchi, Univ. of Rome "La Sapienza" - Anna Gal, Univ. of Texas at Austin - Naveen Garg, IIT Delhi - Raffaele Giancarlo, Univ. of Palermo - Andrew Goldberg, Microsoft - Mordecai Golin, Hong Kong Univ. - Michel Habib, LIAFA, Paris 7 - Thore Husfeldt, Lund Univ. - Kazuo Iwama, Univ. of Kyoto - Howard Karloff, AT&T Labs - Yishay Mansour, Tel Aviv Univ. and Google - Jiri Matouek, Charles Univ. Prague - Marios Mavronicolas, Univ. of Cyprus - Piotr Sankowski, Univ of Warsaw & ETH Zurich - Raimund Seidel, Univ. of Saarbrücken - Paul Spirakis, CTI & Univ. of Patras - Dorothea Wagner, Univ. of Karlsruhe - Peter Widmayer, ETH Zurich - Ronald de Wolf, CWI Amsterdam Track B - Albert Atserias,Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona - Jos Baeten, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology - Gilles Barthe, IMDEA Software, Madrid - Mikolaj Bojanczyk, Warsaw Univ. - Christian Choffrut, Univ. Denis Diderot, Paris - Roberto di Cosmo, Univ. Denis Diderot, Paris - Thierry Coquand, Göteborg Univ. - Kousha Etessami, Univ. of Edinburgh - Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Aalborg Univ - Dexter Kozen, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY - Stephan Kreutzer, Oxford Univ. - Orna Kupferman, Hebrew Univ. - Dale Miller, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau - Markus Müller-Olm, Univ. Münster - Anca Muscholl, Univ. Bordeaux 1 - R. Ramanujam, Inst. of Math. Sciences, Chennai - Simona Ronchi Della Rocca, Univ. of Torino - Jan Rutten, CWI, Amsterdam - Vladimiro Sassone, Univ. of Southampton - Peter Sewell, Univ. of Cambridge - Howard Straubing, Boston College - Wolfgang Thomas, RWTH Aachen Univ. (PC chair) Track C - Hagit Attiya, Technion - Andrei Broder, Yahoo - Xiaotie Deng, City Univ. of Hong Kong - Danny Dolev, Hebrew Univ. - Michele Flammini, Univ. of L'Aquila - Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS, Paris - Ashish Goel, Univ. of Stanford - Matthew Hennessy, Trinity College Dublin - Kohei Honda, Univ. of London - Elias Koutsoupias, Univ. of Athens - Alberto Marchetti Spaccamela, Univ. of Rome "La Sapienza" (PC co-chair) - Yossi Matias, Google and Tel Aviv Univ. (PC co-chair) - Silvio Micali, MIT - Muthu Muthukrishnan, Google, NY - Moni Naor, Weizmann Institute - Mogens Nielsen, Univ. of Aarhus - Harald Raecke, Univ. of Warwick - Jose Rolim, Univ. of Geneva - Christian Schindelhauer, Univ. of Freiburg - Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich - Martin Wirsing, Univ. of Munich CiE 2009 - COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE 2009 Call for Papers July 19 - 24, 2009, Heidelberg, Germany http://www.math.uni-heidelberg.de/logic/cie2009/ * CiE 2009 is the fifth in a series of conferences organised by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world. Previous meetings took place in Amsterdam (2005), Swansea (2006), Siena (2007) and Athens (2008). * TUTORIALS: Pavel Pudlak, Luca Trevisan. * INVITED SPEAKERS: Manindra Agrawal, Jeremy Avigad, Phokion Kolaitis, Peter Koepke, Andrea Sorbi, Vijay Vazirani. * SPECIAL SESSIONS on Algorithmic Randomness (E. Mayordomo, W. Merkle), Computational Model Theory (J. Knight, A. Morozov), Computation in Biological Systems - Theory and Practice (A. Carbone, E. Csuhaj-Varju), Optimization and Approximation (M. Halldorsson, G. Reinelt), Philosophical and Mathematical Aspects of Hypercomputation (J. Ladyman, P. Welch), Relative Computability (R. Downey, A. Soskova) * CiE 2009 has a broad scope and bridges the gap from the theoretical methods of mathematical and meta-mathematical flavour to the applied and industrial questions of computational practice. The conference aims to bring together researchers who want to explore the historical and philosophical aspects of the field. * We particularly invite papers that build bridges between different parts of the research community. Since women are underrepresented in mathematics and computer science, we emphatically encourage submissions by female authors. The Elsevier Foundation is supporting the CiE conference series in the programme "Increasing representation of female researchers in the computability community". This programme will allow us to fund child-care support, a mentoring system for young female researchers, and also a small number of grants for female researchers, covering their registration fees. * CiE 2009 conference topics include, but not exclusively: admissible sets; analog computation; artificial intelligence; automata theory; classical computability and degree structures; computability theoretic aspects of programs; computable analysis and real computation; computable structures and models; computational and proof complexity; computational complexity; computational learning and complexity; concurrency and distributed computation; constructive mathematics; cryptographic complexity; decidability of theories; derandomization; domain theory and computability; dynamical systems and computational models; effective descriptive set theory; finite model theory; formal aspects of program analysis; formal methods; foundations of computer science; games; generalized recursion theory; history of computation; hybrid systems; higher type computability; hypercomputational models; infinite time Turing machines; Kolmogorov complexity; lambda and combinatory calculi; L-systems and membrane computation; mathematical models of emergence; molecular computation; natural computing; neural nets and connectionist models; philosophy of science and computation; physics and computability; probabilistic systems; process algebra; programming language semantics; proof mining; proof theory and computability; quantum computing and complexity; randomness; reducibilities and relative computation; relativistic computation; reverse mathematics; swarm intelligence; type systems and type theory; uncertain reasoning; weak arithmetics and applications * Important dates: Paper submission due: 20 Jan 2009; Notification: 16 Mar 2009; Final revisions: 17 Apr 2009 * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Klaus Ambos-Spies (Heidelberg, co-chair), Giorgio Ausiello (Rome), Andrej Bauer (Ljubljana), Arnold Beckmann (Swansea), Olivier Bournez (Nancy), Vasco Brattka (Cape Town), Barry Cooper (Leeds), Anuj Dawar (Cambridge), Jacques Duparc (Lausanne), Pascal Hitzler (Karlsruhe), Rosalie Iemhoff (Utrecht), Margarita Korovina (Siegen/Novosibirsk), Hannes Leitgeb (Bristol), Daniel Leivant (Bloomington), Benedikt Loewe (Amsterdam), Giancarlo Mauri (Milan), Elvira Mayordomo (Zaragoza), Wolfgang Merkle (Heidelberg, co-chair), Andrei Morozov (Novosibirsk), Dag Normann (Oslo), Isabel Oitavem (Lisbon), Luke Ong (Oxford), Martin Otto (Darmstadt), Prakash Panangaden (Montreal), Ivan Soskov (Sofia), Viggo Stoltenberg-Hansen (Uppsala), Peter van Emde Boas (Amsterdam), Jan van Leeuwen (Utrecht), Philip Welch (Bristol), Richard Zach (Calgary) SAT 2009 - 12th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing Call for Papers June 30 - July 3, 2009, Swansea, United Kingdom http://cs.swan.ac.uk/~csoliver/SAT2009/index.html * The International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing is the primary annual meeting for researchers studying the propositional satisfiability problem (SAT). SAT'09 is the twelfth SAT conference. SAT'09 features the SAT competition, the the Pseudo-Boolean evaluation, and the MAX-SAT evaluation. * The topics of the conference span practical and theoretical research on SAT and its applications and include but are not limited to proof systems, proof complexity, search algorithms, heuristics, analysis of algorithms, hard instances, randomized formulae, problem encodings, industrial applications, solvers, simplifiers, tools, case studies and empirical results. SAT is interpreted in a rather broad sense: besides propositional satisfiability, it includes the domain of quantified boolean formulae (QBF), constraints programming techniques (CSP) for word-level problems and their propositional encoding and particularly satisfiability modulo theories (SMT). * Important dates: Abstract submission due: 20 Feb 2009; Paper submission: 27 Feb 2009; Notification: 29 Mar 2009. 22ND IEEE COMPUTER SECURITY FOUNDATIONS SYMPOSIUM (CSF 22) Call For Papers and Panels http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/csf09/ July 8-10, 2008 Port Jefferson, New York, USA * Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Security and Privacy of the IEEE Computer Society * The IEEE Computer Security Foundations <http://www.ieee-security.org/CSFWweb/> (CSF) series brings together researchers in computer science to examine foundational issues in computer security. Over the past two decades, many seminal papers and techniques have been presented first at CSF. CiteSeer <http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/impact.html> lists CSF as 38th out of more than 1200 computer science venues (top 3.11%) in impact based on citation frequency. CiteSeerX <http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/stats/venues?y=2007> lists CSF 2007 as 7th out of 581 computer science venues (top 1.2%) in impact based on citation frequency. New theoretical results in computer security are welcome. Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories. * Panel proposals are sought as well as papers. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Access control Anonymity and Privacy Authentication Data and system integrity Database security Decidability and complexity Distributed systems security Electronic voting Executable content Formal methods for security Information flow Intrusion detection Language-based security Network security Resource usage control Security for mobile computing Security models Security protocols Trust and trust management * While CSF welcomes submissions beyond these topics, note that the main focus of CSF is foundational security: submissions that lack foundational aspects risk rejection. * Proceedings, published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, will be available at the symposium, and selected papers will be invited for submission to the Journal of Computer Security <http://www.mitre.org/public/jcs/> . * Important Dates Papers due: Friday, February 6, 2009 Panel proposals due: Thursday, March 6, 2008 Notification: Friday, March 27, 2009 Camera-ready papers: Friday, Apr 24, 2009 Symposium: July 8-10, 2009 * Program Committee Martin Abadi Michael Backes Bruno Blanchet Veronique Cortier Anupam Datta Philippa Gardner Andrew D Gordon Joshua Gutmann Gavin Lowe Jon Millen John C Mitchell Andrew Myers Andre Sabelfeld Pierangela Samarati Vitaly Shmatikov Scott D Stoller * Panel Proposals Proposals for panels are welcome. They should be no more than three pages in length, and should include the names of possible panelists and an indication of which of those panelists have confirmed a desire to participate. They should be submitted by email to the program chair. * Five-minute Talks A session of five-minute talks was successful in the last four years, so we are likely to have one again in 2009. Abstracts will be solicited around May. * Contacts General Chair Scott D. Stoller firstname.lastname@example.org * Program Chair John C Mitchell email@example.com * Publications Chair Jonathan Herzog firstname.lastname@example.org INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON HYBRID LOGIC 2009 (HYLO 2009) "Conmemorating the Ten Years of HyLo" First Call for Papers http://hylo.loria.fr/content/Hylo02 15 - 17 July, 2007 Nancy, France * WORKSHOP PURPOSE Hybrid logic is a branch of modal logic allowing direct reference to worlds/times/states. It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on the grounds of applications, as the additional expressive power is very useful. In addition, hybrid-logical machinery improves the behaviour of the underlying modal formalism. For example, it becomes considerably simpler to formulate modal proof systems, and one can prove completeness and interpolation results of a generality that is not available in orthodox modal logic. But more generally, the topic of HyLo 2009 is not only standard hybrid-logical machinery (like nominals, satisfaction operators, binders, etc) but also extensions of modal logic that increase its expressive power in one way or other. HyLo 2009 will be an special event, conmemorating the ten years since the organization of the first HyLo workshop in 1999. HyLo 2009 will be relevant to a wide range of people, including those interested in description logic, feature logic, applied modal logics, temporal logic, and labelled deduction. The workshop continues a series of previous workshops on hybrid logic. The workshop aims to provide a forum for advanced PhD students and researchers to present and discuss their work with colleagues and researchers. * For more general background on hybrid logic, and many of the key papers, see the Hybrid Logics homepage (http://hylo.loria.fr/). * SUBMISSION DETAILS: We invite the contribution of papers reporting new work from researchers interested in hybrid logic. Details about the submission procedure will be announced in the second call for papers. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings, and selected papers will be included in a special volume to conmemorate the 10th aniversary of the first Hybrid Logic Workshop. One author for each accepted paper must attend the workshop in order to present the paper. * ORGANIZERS: Carlos Areces (INRIA Nancy Grand Est, areces at loria.fr) Patrick Blackburn (INRIA Nancy Grand Est, blackbur at loria.fr) * PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Carlos Areces (INRIA Nancy Grand Est, co-chair) Patrick Blackburn (INRIA Nancy Grand Est, co-chair) Thomas Bolander (Technical University of Denmark) Torben Brauner (Roskilde University) Stephane Demri (LSV Cachan) Santiago Figueira (University of Buenos Aires) Valentin Goranko (University of the Witwatersrand) Ian Hodkinson (Imperial College London) Ulrike Sattler (University of Manchester) Thomas Schneider (University of Manchester) Balder ten Cate (University of Amsterdam) * IMPORTANT DATES: Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 1st March 2009 Notification of acceptance: Monday, 30th of April 2009 Deadline for final versions: Friday, 1st of May 2009 Workshop dates: 15 to 17 July, 2007 * FURTHER INFORMATION: http://hylo.loria.fr/content/Hylo09 ACKERMANN AWARD 2009 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS * Eligible for the 2009 Ackermann Award are PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2007 and 31.12. 2008. * The deadline for submission is 15.3.2009. * Submission details are available at www.dimi.uniud.it/eacsl/award.html www.cs.technion.ac.il/eacsl * The award consists of - a diploma, - an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference, - the publication of the abstract of the thesis and the laudation in the CSL proceedings, - travel support to attend the conference. * The 2009 Ackermann Award will be presented to the recipients at the annual conference of the EACSL (CSL'09). * The jury consists of nine members: - The president of EACSL, J. Makowsky (Haifa); - The borad-member of EACSL, A. Dawar (Cambridge); - One member of the LICS organizing committee, G. Plotkin (Edinburgh); - P.-L. Curien (Paris) - A. Durand (Paris) - J. van Benthem (Amsterdam) - M. Grohe (Berlin); - M. Hyland (Cambridge); - A. Razborov (Moscow and Princeton). * The jury is entitled to give more than one award per year. * The previous Ackermann Award recipients were: 2005: Mikolaj Bojanczyk, Konstantin Korovin, Nathan Segerlind; 2006: Stefan Milius and Balder ten Cate; 2007: Dietmar Berwanger, Stephane Lengrand and Ting Zhang. 2008: Krishnendu Chatterjee * For the three years 2007-2009, the Award is sponsored by Logitech, S.A., Romanel, Switzerland, the worlds leading provider of personal peripherals. EACSL - THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC 2008 Ackermann Award of the EACSL September, 2008 * EACSL Homepage http://www.dimi.uniud.it/eacsl/ * Ackermann Award Homepage: http://users.dimi.uniud.it/eacsl/award.html * The Jury of the Ackermann Award has decided to give the 2008 Ackermann Awards to Krishnendu Chatterjee http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~c_krish/ for his thesis Stochastic omega-regular games * I would like to congratulate the recipients and their supervisors for their excellent theses. * Previous Ackermann Award recipients were: 2005: Mikolaj Bojanczyk, Konstantin Korovin, Nathan Segerlind; 2006: Stefan Milius and Balder ten Cate; 2007: Dietmar Berwanger, Stephane Lengrand and Ting Zhang * The Jury consisted of J. van Benthem, B. Courcelle, M. Grohe, M. Hyland, J. Makowsky, D. Niwinski, G. Plotkin, A. Razborov. * The Award Ceremony took place during the CSL'08 Conference. http://csl2008.cs.unibo.it/ * A detailed report is published in the CSL'08 Proceedings. I would like to thank all the Jury members for their work.
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