Newsletter 130 1 February 2011 ******************************************************************* * 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 body to firstname.lastname@example.org ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * UPCOMING DEADLINES Deadlines within the next six weeks * CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL EFFECTS - Call for Participation LACL 2011 - Final Call for Papers CALCO 2011 - Final Call for Papers MFPS XXVII - Call for Papers CSL 2011 - Call for Papers CONCUR 2011 - Call for Papers FCT 2011 - Call for Papers CLIMA XII - Call for Papers TACL 2011 - Call for Papers NCMA 2011 - Call for Paper * SCHOOLS AND THEMATIC PROGRAMMES Spring School on Games Programme on Constraint Satisfaction, Fields Institute, Toronto * AWARDS Ackermann Award 2011 - Call for Nominations * BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS Lectures in Game Theory for Computer Scientists by Apt and Graedel (Eds.) Hybrid Logic and its Proof-Theory by Brauener Algorithmic Randomness and Complexity by Downey and Hirschfeldt DEADLINES * LACL 2011 6.2.2011 http://lacl.gforge.inria.fr * CALCO 2011 6.2.2011 http://calco2011.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ * MFPS XXVII 21.2.2011 http://www.math.tulane.edu/~mfps/MFPS27 * CSL 2011 27.3.2011 http://www.eacsl.org/csl11 * CONCUR 2011 1.4.2011 http://concur2011.rwth-aachen.de/ * FCT 2011 5.4.2011 http://fct11.ifi.uio.no/ * CLIMA XII 4.4.2011 http://centria.di.fct.unl.pt/events/climaXII/ * TACL 2011 http://www.lif.univ-mrs.fr/tacl2011/ 18.4.2011 * NCMA 2011 - Call for Paper 28.4.2011 http://www.informatik.uni-giessen.de/ncma2011/ EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL EFFECTS Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia. http://ewce.fmf.uni-lj.si/ * ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED TALKS The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers investigating computational effects from a variety of different angles: programming languages, type theory, operational semantics, universal algebra, category theory, denotational semantics, etc. * CONTRIBUTED TALKS A limited number of slots are available for contributed talks. Please submit a title and short text abstract by email to Alex.Simpson@ed.ac.uk by the deadline of Thursday 27th January 2011. Notification of acceptance will be by Monday 7th February 2011. * INVITED SPEAKERS Nick Benton, Microsoft Research, Cambridge Andrzej Filinski, Copenhagen University Ohad Kammar, University of Edinburgh Paul Blain Levy, University of Birmingham Paul-Andre Mellies, Paris 7 Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg, IT University of Copenhagen Eugenio Moggi, University of Genova Gordon Plotkin, University of Edinburgh John Power*, University of Bath Matija Pretnar, University of Ljubljana Sam Staton*, University of Cambridge Janis Voigtlaender*, University of Bonn *to be confirmed * ORGANISING COMMITTEE Andrej Bauer, University of Ljubljana Matija Pretnar, University of Ljubljana Alex Simpson, University of Edinburgh LOGICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS (LACL 2011) June 29th, 30th and July 1st LIRMM, Montpellier, France http://lacl.gforge.inria.fr * Proceedings will be published as a volume of the FoLLI LNAI subline of LNCS * PRESENTATION LACL'2011 is the 6th edition of a series of international conferences on logical and formal methods in computational linguistics. It addresses in particular the use of type theoretic, proof theoretic and model theoretic methods for describing natural language syntax and semantics, as well as the implementation of natural language processing software relying on such models. It will be held at the LIRMM, Montpellier, France. It will be co-located with TALN, the conference of the French association for NLP (ATALA). * Topics: Computer scientists, linguists, mathematicians and philosophers are invited to present their work on the use of logical methods in computational linguistics and natural language processing, in natural language analysis, generation or acquisition. - logical foundation of syntactic formalisms o categorial grammars o minimalist grammars o dependency grammars o tree adjoining grammars o model theoretic syntax o formal language theory for natural language processing o data-driven approaches - logic for semantics of lexical items, sentences, discourse and dialog o discourse theories o Montague semantics o compositionality o dynamic logics o game semantics o situation semantics o generative lexicon o categorical semantics - applications of these models to natural language processing o software for natural language analysis o software for acquiring linguistic resources o software for natural language generation o software for information extraction o inference tasks o evaluation o scalability * SUBMISSIONS and PROCEEDINGS Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS/LNAI by Springer (see authors instructions at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) and should not exceed 16 pages (including figures, bibliography, possible apendices). It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lacl2011 * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission deadline: February 6th 2011 Notification of acceptance: March 25th 2011 Camera-ready papers due: April 10th 2011 LACL conference: June 29th, 30th and July 1st 2011 * CONTACTS email@example.com 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CALCO 2011) Call for Papers August 29 - September 2, 2011 Winchester, UK http://calco2011.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ * SCOPE -- CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging uses of algebras and coalgebras in computer science. This is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques). Previous CALCO editions took place in Swansea (Wales, 2005), Bergen (Norway, 2007) and Udine (Italy, 2009). The fourth edition will be held in the city of Winchester (England), a historic cathedral city and the ancient capital of Wessex and the Kingdom of England. * INVITED SPEAKERS Vincent Danos (UK) Javier Esparza (Germany) Philippa Gardner (UK) Gopal Gupta (USA) * TOPICS OF INTEREST We invite submissions of technical papers that report results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial practice. We encourage submissions in topics included or related to those listed below. * Abstract models and logics - Automata and languages - Categorical semantics - Modal logics - Relational systems - Graph transformation - Term rewriting - Adhesive categories * Specialised models and calculi - Hybrid, probabilistic, and timed systems - Calculi and models of concurrent, distributed, mobile, and context-aware computing - General systems theory and computational models (chemical, biological, etc) * Algebraic and coalgebraic semantics - Abstract data types - Inductive and coinductive methods - Re-engineering techniques (program transformation) - Semantics of conceptual modelling methods and techniques - Semantics of programming languages * System specification and verification - Algebraic and coalgebraic specification - Formal testing and quality assurance - Validation and verification - Generative programming and model-driven development - Models, correctness and (re)configuration of hardware/middleware/architectures, - Process algebra * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: February 6, 2011 Paper submission: February 13, 2011 Author notification: April 20, 2011 Final version due: May 18, 2011 * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Jiri Adamek (Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany) Lars Birkedal (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) Filippo Bonchi (INRIA Saclay, France) Corina Cirstea (University of Southampton, UK) Andrea Corradini (co-chair, University of Pisa, Italy) Maribel Fernandez (King's College London, UK) Jose Fiadeiro (University of Leicester, UK) H. Peter Gumm (Philipps University Marburg, UK) Ichiro Hasuo (Kyoto University, Japan) Bart Jacobs (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Bartek Klin (co-chair, University of Warsaw, Poland) Barbara Koenig (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) Alexander Kurz (University of Leicester, UK) Marina Lenisa (University of Udine, Italy) Jose Meseguer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA) Ugo Montanari (University of Pisa, Italy) Larry Moss (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA) Till Mossakowski (DFKI Lab Bremen and University of Bremen, Germany) Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay, France) Dusko Pavlovic (Kestrel Institute, USA) John Power (University of Bath, UK) Jan Rutten (CWI and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Sam Staton (University of Cambridge, UK) Lutz Schroeder (DFKI Lab Bremen and University of Bremen, Germany) Andrzej Tarlecki (Warsaw University, Poland) Yde Venema (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Martin Wirsing (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany) * ORGANISING COMMITTEE -- Corina Cirstea (University of Southampton, UK) Dirk Pattinson (Imperial College London, UK) Toby Wilkinson (University of Southampton, UK) * SATELLITE WORKSHOPS -- CALCO 2011 will be preceded by the CALCO Young Researchers Workshop, CALCO-Jnr, dedicated to presentations by PhD students and by those who completed their doctoral studies within the past few years. A workshop dedicated to tools based on algebraic and/or coalgebraic principles, CALCO-Tools, will be held on the same dates as the main CALCO conference. There are separate submission procedures for CALCO-Jnr and CALCO-Tools. *FURTHER INFORMATION Queries related to submission, reviewing, and programme should be sent to the relevant PC chairs. Queries related to the organisation should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org TWENTY-SEVENTH CONFERENCE ON THE MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING SEMANTICS (MFPS XXVII) Second CALL FOR PAPERS Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 25 May - 28 May 2011 http://www.math.tulane.edu/~mfps/MFPS27 * The Twenty-seventh Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics will take place on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA from 25 May to 28 May 2011. 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 neighbouring areas. * TOPICS include, but are not limited to, the following: biocomputation; concurrent qualitative and quantitative distributed systems; process calculi; probabilistic systems; constructive mathematics; domain theory and categorical models; formal languages; formal methods; game semantics; lambda calculus; programming-language theory; quantum computation; security; topological models; logic; type systems; type theory. We also welcome contributions that address applications of semantics to novel areas such as complex systems, markets, and networks, for example. * INVITED SPEAKERS: Stephen Brookes, CMU Jérôme Feret, INRIA John Reynolds, CMU Alex Simpson, Edinburgh Stephanie Weirich, Penn Steve Zdancewic, Penn * SPECIAL SESSIONS: - A Special Session Honouring John Reynolds on his 75th birthday, organised by Stephen Brookes (CMU) and Peter O~Hearn (QMW, London). - A Special Session on Systems Biology, held in conjunction Jérôme Feret~s plenary talk, and organised by Jean Krivine (Paris VII & CNRS). - A Special Session on Security, held in conjunction with Steve Zdancewic~s plenary talk, and organised by Catherine Meadows (NRL). * TUTORIALS: There will be four tutorials on Programs from Proofs that will be given during the course of the meeting. The lectures are organised by Martin Escardó and Achim Jung (Birmingham). The speakers include Ulrich Berger (Swansea), Martin Escardó (Birmingham), Paolo Oliva (Queen Mary), and Monika Seisenberger (Swansea). * PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Amal Ahmed, Indiana U, USA Lars Birkedal, ITU, Denmark Stephen Brookes, Carnegie Mellon U, USA Corina Cirstea, U Southampton, UK Bob Coecke, U Oxford, UK Véronique Cortier, CNRS / Loria, France Vincent Danos, U Edinburgh, UK Anupam Datta, Carnegie Mellon U, USA Josée Desharnais, U Laval, Canada Philippa Gardner, Imperial College, UK Dan Ghica, U Birmingham, UK Jane Hillston, U Edinburgh, UK Bart Jacobs, Radboud U, Netherlands Achim Jung, U Birmingham, UK Jean Krivine, Paris 7 & CNRS, France Catherine Meadows, NRL, USA Michael Mislove, Tulane U, USA Peter O'Hearn, Queen Mary, U London, UK Joël Ouaknine, U Oxford, UK (Chair) Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA, France Prakash Panangaden, McGill U, Canada Grigore Rosu, U Illinois, USA Davide Sangiorgi, U Bologna, Italy Peter Sewell, U Cambridge, UK Gianluigi Zavattaro, U Bologna, Italy * IMPORTANT DATES: - 21 February 2011 Title and Short Abstract submission deadline - 28 February 2011 Paper submission deadline - 31 March 31 2011 Notification to authors - 15 April 15 2011 Preliminary proceedings version due * SUBMISSIONS should be prepared using ENTCS Macros, available from http://www.entcs.org. Submissions should be in the form of a PDF file not exceeding 15 pages in length. Submissions are now open on the EasyChair website: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mfps2011 * PROCEEDINGS: There will be a preliminary proceedings of the conference papers that will be distributed at the meeting, with a final proceedings published in ENTCS after the meeting. * The Organisers of the MFPS series are Stephen Brookes (CMU), Achim Jung (Birmingham), Catherine Meadows (NRL), Michael Mislove (Tulane) and Prakash Panangaden (McGill). The local arrangements for MFPS XXVII are being overseen by Stephen Brookes (CMU). COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC (CSL 2011) Call for papers and workshop proposals September 12-15, 2011, Bergen, Norway http://www.eacsl.org/csl11 * Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The conference is intended for computer scientists whose research activities involve logic, as well as for logicians working on issues significant for computer science. Original research papers are called for, for more information, see http://www.eacsl.org/csl11/csl-fst-cfp-2011.pdf * Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): automated deduction and interactive theorem proving, constructive mathematics and type theory, equational logic and term rewriting, automata and games, game semantics, modal and temporal logic, model checking, decision procedures, logical aspects of computational complexity, finite model theory, computational proof theory, logic programming and constraints, lambda calculus and combinatory logic, categorical logic and topological semantics, domain theory, database theory, specification, extraction and transformation of programs, logical foundations of programming paradigms, logic and quantum computing, verification and program analysis, linear logic, higher-order logic, nonmonotonic reasoning. * Proposals for satellite workshops on more specialized topics are welcome and can be sent to email@example.com * Important dates: Submission of title and abstract: March 27, 2011 Submission of full paper: April 3, 2011 Notification: May 30, 2011 Final paper due: June 17, 2011 Conference: September 12-15, 2011 * Program Committee: Samson Abramsky (Oxford) Andrea Asperti (Bologna) Franz Baader (Dresden) Matthias Baaz (Vienna) Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam/Stanford) Marc Bezem (Bergen, chair) Patrick Blackburn (Nancy) Andreas Blass (Michigan) Jan van den Bussche (Hasselt) Thierry Coquand (Gothenburg) Nachum Dershowitz (Tel Aviv) Valentin Goranko (Copenhagen) Erich Gradel (Aachen) Wiebe van der Hoek (Liverpool) Bart Jacobs (Nijmegen) Reinhard Kahle (Lisbon) Stephan Kreutzer (Oxford) Viktor Kuncak (Lausanne) Daniel Leivant (Indiana) Benedikt Loewe (Amsterdam) Jean-Yves Marion (Nancy) Eugenio Moggi (Genova) Albert Rubio (Barcelona) Anton Setzer (Swansea) Alex Simpson (Edinburgh) John Tucker (Swansea) Pawel Urzyczyn (Warsaw) Helmut Veith (Vienna) Andrei Voronkov (Manchester) 22ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCURRENCY THEORY (CONCUR 2011) First Call for Papers September 6 - September 9, 2011, Aachen, Germany http://concur2011.rwth-aachen.de/ * The purpose of the CONCUR conferences is to bring together researchers, developers, and students in order to advance the theory of concurrency, and promote its applications. * Submissions are solicited in semantics, logics, verification and analysis of concurrent systems. The principal topics include (but are not limited to): - Basic models of concurrency such as abstract machines, domain theoretic models, game theoretic models, process algebras, graph transformation systems and Petri nets; - Logics for concurrency such as modal logics, probabilistic and stochastic logics, temporal logics, and resource logics; - Models of specialized systems such as biology-inspired systems, circuits, hybrid systems, mobile and collaborative systems, multi-core processors, probabilistic systems, real-time systems, service-oriented computing, and synchronous systems; - Verification and analysis techniques for concurrent systems such as abstract interpretation, atomicity checking, model checking, race detection, pre-order and equivalence checking, run-time verification, state-space exploration, static analysis, synthesis, testing, theorem proving, and type systems; - Related programming models such as distributed, component-based, object-oriented, and web services. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Parosh Aziz Abdulla (Uppsala University, Sweden) - Ursula Goltz (Technical University Braunschweig, Germany) - Rachid Guerraoui (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland) - Wil van der Aalst (Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands) * CO-LOCATED EVENTS - 8th Int. Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2011) - 6th Int. Symposium on Trustworthy Global Computing (TGC 2011) - There will be co-located workshops, which take place on September 5 and September 10, and tutorials (associated with QEST) on September 5. * PAPER SUBMISSION CONCUR 2011 solicits high quality papers reporting research results and/or experience reports related to the topics mentioned above. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, using the Springer LNCS style. Papers should not exceed 15 pages in length. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract Submission: April 1, 2011 Paper Submission: April 8, 2011 Paper Notification: May 25, 2011 Camera Ready Copy Due: June 10, 2011 CONCUR 2011: September 6 - September 9, 2010 * PROGRAM CHAIRS - Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) - Barbara König (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) * PROGRAM COMMITTEE - Christel Baier (TU Dresden, Germany) - Paolo Baldan (University of Padova, Italy) - Ahmed Bouajjani (University Paris Diderot, France) - Franck van Breugel (York University, Toronto, Canada) - Roberto Bruni (University of Pisa, Italy) - Rocco De Nicola (University of Florence, Italy) - Dino Distefano (Queen Mary University of London and Monoidics Ltd, UK) - Javier Esparza (TU Munich, Germany) - Yuxi Fu (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China) - Paul Gastin (ENS de Cachan, Paris, France) - Keijo Heljanko (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland) - Anna Ingolfsdottir (Reykjavik University, Iceland) - Maciej Koutny (Newcastle University, UK) - Antonin Kucera (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) - Gerald Lüttgen (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany) - Bas Luttik (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) - Madhavan Mukund (Chennai Mathematical Institute, India) - Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog (Universität Oldenburg, Germany) - Joel Ouaknine (University of Oxford, UK) - Jan Rutten (CWI Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) - Vladimiro Sassone (University of Southampton, UK) - Marielle Stoelinga (University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands) - Irek Ulidowski (University of Leicester, UK) - Björn Victor (Uppsala University, Sweden) - Mahesh Viswanathan (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA) - Andrzej Wasowski (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) 18TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER THEORY (FCT 2011) Call for Papers August 22-25, 2011, Oslo, Norway * The Symposium on Fundamentals of Computation Theory was established in 1977 for researchers interested in all aspects of theoretical computer science, as well as new emerging fields such as bio-inspired computing. It is a biennial series of conferences previously held in Poznan (Poland, 1977), Wendisch-Rietz (Germany, 1979), Szeged (Hungary, 1981), Borgholm (Sweden, 1983), Cottbus (Germany, 1985), Kazan (Russia, 1987), Szeged (Hungary, 1989), Gosen-Berlin (Germany, 1991), Szeged (Hungary, 1993), Dresden (Germany, 1995), Krakow (Poland, 1997), Iasi (Romania, 1999), Riga (Latvia, 2001), Malmo (Sweden, 2003), Lubeck (Germany, 2005), Budapest (Hungary, 2007), and Wroclaw (Poland, 2009). * PROCEEDINGS The conference proceedings will be published (as usual) in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series of Springer-Verlag (to be confirmed). * SUBMISSIONS (topics) Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original unpublished research in all areas of theoretical computer science. Topics of interest include (but not limited to): - Algorithms: o algorithm design and optimization o combinatorics and analysis of algorithms o computational complexity o approximation, randomized, and heuristic methods o parallel and distributed computing o circuits and boolean functions o online algorithms o machine learning and artificial intelligence o computational geometry o computational algebra - Formal methods: o algebraic and categorical methods o automata and formal languages o computability and nonstandard computing models o database theory o foundations of concurrency and distributed systems o logics and model checking o models of reactive, hybrid and stochastic systems o principles of programming languages o program analysis and transformation o specification, refinement and verification o security o type systems - Emerging fields: o ad hoc, dynamic, and evolving systems o algorithmic game theory o computational biology o foundations of cloud computing and ubiquitous systems o quantum computation * IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 5. April 2011 Author Notification: Monday, 6. June 2011 Camera ready manuscript: Friday 17. June 2011 * For further information on the conference, please visit the URL at http://fct11.ifi.uio.no/ * PROGRAM CHAIRS - Olaf Owe (U. of Oslo) - Martin Steffen (U. of Oslo) - Jan Arne Telle (U. of Bergen) * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Erika Abraham (RWTH Aachen, Germany) Wolfgang Ahrendt (Chalmers, Sweden) David Coudert (INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France) Camil Demetrescu (La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) Jiri Fiala (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) Martin Hofmann (LMU, Munich) Thore Husfeldt (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) Alexander Kurz (U. of Leicester, UK) Andrzej Lingas (Lund University, Sweden) Peter Csaba Oelveczky (U. of Oslo, Norway) Olaf Owe (U. of Oslo, Norway) Miguel Palomino (U. Complutense, Madrid, Spain) Yuri Rabinovich (U. of Haifa, Israel) Saket Saurabh (Inst. of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India) Martin Steffen (U. of Oslo, Norway) Jan Arne Telle (U. of Bergen, Norway) Tarmo Uustalu (Inst. of Cybernetics, Tallinn, Estland) Ryan Williams (IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, USA) Gerhard Woeginger (U. of Eindhoven, The Netherlands) David Wood (U. of Melbourne, Australia) 12TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC IN MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS (CLIMA XII) Preliminary Call for Papers with special sessions on: * Norms and Normative Multi-Agent Systems. * Logics for Games and Social Choice. http://centria.di.fct.unl.pt/events/climaXII/ Barcelona, Spain, July 17-18, 2011. Affiliated with IJCAI'11. Submission deadline: April 4/8th. * The purpose of the CLIMA Workshop Series is to provide a forum for discussing techniques, based on computational logic, for representing, programming and reasoning about agents and multi-agent systems in a formal way. * Following the previous ten, very successful, editions, the 12th CLIMA will be affiliated with IJCAI'11 and will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on the 17th and 18th of July 2011. * In addition to CLIMA's regular topics and sessions, this edition will feature two special sessions: - Norms and Normative Multi-Agent Systems - Logics for Games and Social Choice * We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which have not been accepted for publication nor are currently under review for another journal or conference. * LNCS Proceedings: CLIMA's Proceedings will be published by Springer as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and will be available in time for the workshop. * JLC Special Issue: After the workshop, authors of selected papers will be invited to extend and re-submit their work to be considered for inclusion in a CLIMA Special Issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation. * Detailed information regarding CLIMA, its topics of interest, the two Special Sessions, formatting and submission instructions is available at http://centria.di.fct.unl.pt/events/climaXII/ * Proceedings: LNCS/LNAI volume (available at the workshop). JLC Special Issue: Selected extended papers will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation. * Important dates: - Submission: April 4th (Abstracts) / April 8th (Papers) - Notification: May 4th - Camera Ready: May 16th CLIMA XII Chairs: João Leite, New University of Lisbon, Portugal Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna, Italy * Special Session Organisers: Norms and Normative Multi-Agent Systems: - Guido Boella, University of Turin, Italy - Leon van der Torre, Univ. of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Logics for Games and Social Choice: - Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen, Norway * Please send all enquiries about CLIMA XII to firstname.lastname@example.org. TOPOLOGY, ALGEBRA AND CATEGORIES IN LOGIC (TACL 2011) 26-30 July 2011 Universités Aix-Marseille I-II-III, France http://www.lif.univ-mrs.fr/tacl2011/ * The Fifth International Conference on Topology, Algebra and Categories in Logic is dedicated to the memory of Leo Esakia (1934-2010). * Scope Studying logics via semantics is a well-established and very active branch of mathematical logic, with many applications, in computer science and elsewhere. The area is characterized by results, tools and techniques stemming from various fields, including universal algebra, topology, category theory, order, and model theory. The program of the conference TACL 2011 will focus on three interconnecting mathematical themes central to the semantical study of logics and their applications: algebraic, categorical, and topological methods. This is the fifth conference in the series Topology, Algebra and Categories in Logic (TACL, formerly TANCL). Earlier installments of this conference have been organized in Tbilisi (2003), Barcelona (2005), Oxford (2007), Amsterdam (2009). * Featured topics Contributed talks can deal with any topic dealing with the use of algebraic, categorical or topological methods in either logic or computer science. This includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: - Algebraic structures in CS - Algebraic logic - Coalgebra - Categorical methods in logic - Domain theory - Fuzzy and many-valued logics - Lattice theory - Lattices with operators - Modal logics - Non-classical logics - Ordered topological spaces - Ordered algebraic structures - Pointfree topology - Proofs and Types - Residuated structures - Semantics - Stone-type dualities - Substructural logics - Topological semantics of modal logic * Submissions Contributed presentations will be of two types: o 20 minutes long presentations in parallel sessions and o featured, 30 minutes long, plenary presentations. The submission of an abstract will be required to be selected for a contributed presentation of either kind. While preference will be given to new work, results that have already been published or presented elsewhere will also be considered. * Important dates April 18, 2011: Abstract submission deadline May 20, 2011: Notification to authors July 26-30, 2011: Conference * Program Committee Guram Bezhanishvili, New Mexico State University Petr Cintula, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Thierry Coquand, University of Gothenburg Mai Gehrke, Radboud University, Nijmegen Silvio Ghilardi, Università degli Studi di Milano Rob Goldblatt, Victoria University, Wellington Martin Hyland, King's College, Cambridge Ramon Jansana, Universitat de Barcelona Achim Jung (PC co-chair), University of Birmingham Alexander Kurz, University of Leicester Yves Lafont, Université Aix-Marseille II Tadeusz Litak, University of Leicester Paul-André Melliès, CNRS Paris Diderot George Metcalfe, Universität Bern Nicola Olivetti, Université Aix-Marseille III Hiroakira Ono, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Luigi Santocanale, Université Aix-Marseille I Kazushige Terui, Kyoto University Costantine Tsinakis, Vanderbilt University Yde Venema (PC co-chair), University of Amsterdam Friedrich Wehrung, Université de Caen Michael Zakharyaschev, University of London * More Information If you have any queries please send them to the conference email address: email@example.com 3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON NON-CLASSICAL MODELS OF AUTOMATA AND APPLICATIONS (NCMA 2011) Call for Papers July 18 - 19, 2010. Milano, Italy http://www.informatik.uni-giessen.de/ncma2011/ * Researchers are invited to submit papers concerning original contributions on non-classical models of automata and applications and related subjects for NCMA 2011. Many non-classical automata models are natural objects of theoretical computer science. They are studied from different points of view in various areas, both as theoretical concepts and as formal models for applications. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on different aspects of different variants of non-classical automata models in order to exchange and develop novel ideas. A deeper and interdisciplinary coverage of this particular area may gain new insights and substantial progress. * Topics of NCMA 2011 include, but are not limited to: - Bio-inspired Automata - Cellular Automata - Restarting Automata, Forgetting Automata - Automata with Additional Resources - Automata Networks, Cooperation, and Communication - Quantum Automata - Other Formal Models Inspired by: - Linguistics - Bio-Computing - Text Processing - Document Engineering - Self-Assembling In all these settings: - Application - Expressive Capability - Descriptional Complexity - Universality, Self-Reproduction - Decision Problems and their Complexity - Algebraic Properties * The 3rd International workshop NCMA 2011 will take place in Milano, Italy, immediately before DLT 2011 which also will be held in Milano from July 19 (afternoon). NCMA 2011 is partially supported by the University of Milan, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'informazione, and by Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione. The first workshop was held in Wroclaw, Poland, while the second edition took place in Jena, Germany. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline: April 28, 2010 (11:59pm, Samoan time). Notification Deadline: May 27, 2011 * SUBMISSIONS Papers presenting original contributions on non-classical models of automata and applications and related subjects are being sought. Authors are invited to submit papers of no more than 12 pages in OCG-style (http://www.informatik.uni-giessen.de/ncma2011/page1/assets/ocg.sty) in electronic format (PostScript or PDF). Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be put into an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion. Simultaneous submission to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed. All submissions will be reviewed by at least three referees. The proceedings volume is expected to be published by the Oesterreichischen Computer Gesellschaft in its firstname.lastname@example.org series and will be available at the workshop. Selected papers will be published in a special journal issue (Fundamenta Informaticae, for the previous two editions of the workshop). The submissions are handled by the EasyChair conference management system. To submit your paper, please go to http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ncma11 * PROGRAM CHAIRS & ORGANIZERS Rudolf Freund (Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria) Markus Holzer (Universitaet Giessen, Germany) Carlo Mereghetti (Universite di Milano, Italy) Friedrich Otto (Universitaet Kassel, Germany) Beatrice Palano (Universite di Milano, Italy) * INVITED SPEAKERS Andris Ambainis (University of Riga, Latvia) Viliam Geffert (University of Kosice, Slovak Rep.) * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Christian Choffrut (Universite Paris Diderot, France) Erzsebet Csuhaj-Varju (Academy of Sciences, Hungary) Mark Daley (University of Western Ontario, Canada) Jerome Durand-Lose (Universite d'Orleans, France) Rusins Freivalds (University of Riga, Latvia) Rudolf Freund (Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria) Mika Hirvensalo (University of Turku, Finland) Markus Holzer (Universitaet Giessen, Germany) Andreas Malcher (Universitaet Giessen, Germany) Carlo Mereghetti (University of Milano, Italy) Nelma Moreira (University of Porto, Protugal) Hidenosuke Nishio (University of Kyoto, Japan) Marion Oswald (Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria) Friedrich Otto (Universitaet Kassel, Germany) Beatrice Palano (University of Milano, Italy) Giovanni Pighizzini (University of Milano, Italy) Kai Salomaa (Queen's University, Canada) Bianca Truthe (Universitaet Magdeburg, Germany) GAMES-EPIT SPRING SCHOOL 2011 May 23 to 27, Carcans-Maubuisson, France http://games-epit.labri.fr/ * The GAMES-EPIT Spring School 2011 is the 38th School in the series of "Ecole de Printemps d'Informatique Théorique" (http://epit.univ-paris-diderot.fr/) and is supported by the ESF project "GAMES for Design and Verification" (http://www.games.rwth-aachen.de/). * Programme The school will consist of nine lectures presenting important developments in language theory, automata, and games: - Basic topology and game determinacy (Jacques Duparc, Lausanne) - Basic stochastic games (Hugo Gimbert, Bordeaux) - Basics about algebraic approach to languages (Marc Zeitoun, Bordeaux) - Stochastic pushdown games (Antonín Ku~era, Brno) - Algebraic approach to tree languages (Miko~aj Boja~czyk, Warsaw) - Profinite approach to language theory (Jean-Éric Pin, Paris) - Games, recursion schemes, and semantics (Luke Ong, Oxford) - Automata with counters (Thomas Colcombet, Paris) - Automatic structures (Markus Lohrey, Leipzig) * The lectures are intended to be accessible to a wide audience, but some familiarity with automata theory and logic is recommended. * Date and Venue The GAMES-EPIT Spring School 2011 will take place from Monday, May 23rd to Friday, May 27th, in France, near Bordeaux, in Carcans-Maubuisson. * Participation and Registration The GAMES-EPIT Spring School 2011 addresses primarily to PhD students and young researchers, but more senior participants are also very welcome. The number of participants will be limited to 90. Participants will have to pay a contribution of 350 Euro to cover accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, dinners and coffee breaks for the whole duration of the school. Thanks to the sponsorship of CNRS, the school is free for full-time CNRS researchers. ESF-GAMES offers a number of grants for other participants. * Registration is accessible through the web-page of the conference. http://games-epit.labri.fr/ * Grants The school can offer about 20 grants covering the costs of the stay. There will be also a small number of grants for covering travel costs. The applications for the two types of grants should be done through the school's web-page. * Deadlines Registration with grant: March 7th Grant notifications: March 17th Registration without grant: April 4th SUMMER THEMATIC PROGRAM ON THE MATHEMATICS OF CONSTRAINT SATISFACTION July and August 2011, Fields Institute, Toronto http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/11-12/constraint/index.html * Immediately following the annual LICS meeting in June 2011, the Fields Institute will host a two-month thematic program on the Mathematics of Constraint Satisfaction. The program will include a 5-day summer school, three focused workshops, the Coxeter Lectures, regular weekly seminars, and extended periods of time for in-residence researchers and students for intensive study. The program will bring together researchers from various communities within pure mathematics and theoretical computer science. * Activities and dates: - June 26-30, 2011: Fields Summer School - July 11-13, 2011: The Coxeter Lectures (Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University) - July 11-15, 2011: Workshop on Graph Homomorphisms - August 2-6, 2011: Workshop on Algebra and CSPs - August 15-19, 2011: Workshop on Approximability of CSPs * All scientific events are open to the mathematical sciences community, but visitors are requested to indicate their interest in participating in some or all of the planned events by filling out the information form found on the program website. * Requests for support may be submitted at any time by filling out the application form found on the program website. The organizing committee will start to review requests in late February of 2011. ACKERMANN AWARD 2011 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS * Eligible for the 2011 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 1.1.2009 and 31.12. 2010. * Submission details are available at http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html * The deadline for submission is March 15, 2011 * Nominations should be sent to the secretary of the Jury by e-mail: email@example.com * 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 2011 Ackermann Award will be presented to the recipients at the annual conference of the EACSL (CSL'11) in Bergen (Norway) to be held 12-15 September 2011, www.eacsl.org/csl11/ * The jury consists of 8 members: - The president of EACSL, D. Niwinski (Warsaw) - The vice-president of EACSL, A. Dawar (Cambridge) - One member of the LICS Steering Committee, L. Ong (Oxford) - J.-P. Jouannaud (Paris) - A. Atserias (Barcelona) - T. Coquand (Goeteborg) - P.-L. Curien (Paris) - W. Thomas (Germany) * J. Makowsky (Haifa), member of the board of EACSL, will act as the secretary of the Jury. * The jury is entitled to give more (and less) 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; 2009: Jakob Nordstrom; 2010: ---- (The Jury decided that no Award is given). * For the four years 2010-2013, the Ackermann Award is sponsored by the Kurt Goedel Society LECTURES IN GAME THEORY FOR COMPUTER SCIENTISTS K. Apt and E. Grädel (Eds.) Cambridge University Press, 2011 * Games provide mathematical models for interaction. Numerous tasks in computer science can be formulated in game-theoretic terms. This fresh and intuitive way of thinking through complex issues reveals underlying algorithmic questions and clarifies the relationships between different domains. This collection of lectures, by specialists in the field, provides an excellent introduction to various aspects of game theory relevant for applications in computer science that concern program design, synthesis, verification, testing and design of multi-agent or distributed systems. Originally devised for a Spring School organised by the GAMES Networking Programme in 2009, these lectures have since been revised and expanded, and range from tutorials concerning fundamental notions and methods to more advanced presentations of current research topics. This volume is a valuable guide to current research on game-based methods in computer science for undergraduate and graduate students. It will also interest researchers working in mathematical logic, computer science and game theory. HYBRID LOGIC AND ITS PROOF-THEORY by Torben Brauener Applied Logic Series, Vol. 37 Springer, 2011 ISBN 978-94-007-0001-7 * This is the first book-length treatment of hybrid logic and its proof-theory. Hybrid logic is an extension of ordinary modal logic which allows explicit reference to individual points in a model (where the points represent times, possible worlds, states in a computer, or something else). This is useful for many applications, for example when reasoning about time one often wants to formulate a series of statements about what happens at specific times. * There is little consensus about proof-theory for ordinary modal logic. Many modal-logical proof systems lack important properties and the relationships between proof systems for different modal logics are often unclear. In the present book we demonstrate that hybrid-logical proof-theory remedies these deficiencies by giving a spectrum of well-behaved proof systems (natural deduction, Gentzen, tableau, and axiom systems) for a spectrum of different hybrid logics (propositional, first-order, intensional first-order, and intuitionistic). * All these proof systems can be motivated independently, but the fact that the systems can be given in a uniform way shows that hybrid logic and hybrid-logical proof-theory is a natural enterprise. * Further information can be found at http://www.springer.com/philosophy/logic+and+philosophy+of+language/book/978-94-007-0001-7 ALGORITHMIC RANDOMNESS AND COMPLEXITY Rodney G. Downey and Denis R. Hirschfeldt Springer, November 2010 * Intuitively, a sequence such as 101010101010101010~ does not seem random, whereas 101101011101010100~, obtained using coin tosses, does. How can we reconcile this intuition with the fact that both are statistically equally likely? What does it mean to say that an individual mathematical object such as a real number is random, or to say that one real is more random than another? And what is the relationship between randomness and computational power. The theory of algorithmic randomness uses tools from computability theory and algorithmic information theory to address questions such as these. Much of this theory can be seen as exploring the relationships between three fundamental concepts: relative computability, as measured by notions such as Turing reducibility; information content, as measured by notions such as Kolmogorov complexity; and randomness of individual objects, as first successfully defined by Martin-Löf. Although algorithmic randomness has been studied for several decades, a dramatic upsurge of interest in the area, starting in the late 1990s, has led to significant advances. This is the first comprehensive treatment of this important field, designed to be both a reference tool for experts and a guide for newcomers. It surveys a broad section of work in the area, and presents most of its major results and techniques in depth. Its organization is designed to guide the reader through this large body of work, providing context for its many concepts and theorems, discussing their significance, and highlighting their interactions. It includes a discussion of effective dimension, which allows us to assign concepts like Hausdorff dimension to individual reals, and a focused but detailed introduction to computability theory. It will be of interest to researchers and students in computability theory, algorithmic information theory, and theoretical computer science. * This is is the first book in the new CiE book series "Theory and Applications of Computability". * Further information can be found at http://www.springer.com/mathematics/numerical+and+computational+mathematics/book/978-0-387-95567-4
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