Newsletter 143 February 3, 2013 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://lics.siglog.org/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://lics.siglog.org/newsletters/inst.html ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * LICS-RELATED CALLS LICS 2013 - Call for Workshop Proposals * OTHER CONFERENCE CALLS COORDINATION 2013 - Call for Papers FORTE/FMOODS 2013 - Call for Papers LOGICA 2013 - Call for Papers ICALP 2013 - Call for Papers DBSec 2013 - Call for Papers CALCO 2013 - Call for Papers TABLEAUX 2013 - Call for Papers, Tutorials and Workshops TYPES 2013 - Call for Contributions ELC TOKYO WORKSHOP - Call for Participation ETAPS 2014 - Call for Satellite Events ETAPS 2013 - Call for Participation ACCAT 2013 - Call for Participation MLQA 2013 - Call for Participation ICLP 2013 - Call for Workshop Proposals MFPS XXIX - Preliminary Announcement CONCUR 2013 - Call for Papers CSL 2013 - Call for Papers TACL 2013 - Call for Papers ICLP 2013 - Call for Papers CMSB 2013 - Call for Papers FroCoS 2013 - Call for Papers GandALF 2013 - Preliminary Call for Papers MihalisFest 2013 - Early Call for Participation * AWARDS Ackermann Award 2013 - Call for Nominations * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Postdoc at Trento (SAT/SMT-based verification) DEADLINES * COORDINATION 2013 Abstract submission: February 4, 2013 Paper submission: February 11, 2013 http://coordination.discotec.org * FORTE/FMOODS 2013 Abstracts: February 4, 2013 Papers: February 11, 2013 http://forte13.sosy-lab.org/ * LOGICA 2013 Abstract (2 pages): February 14, 2013 http://www.flu.cas.cz/logica * ICALP 2013 Paper submission: February 15, 2013 http://www.icalp2013.lu.lv * LICS 2013 Workshop proposals: February 15, 2013 http://lics.siglog.org/lics13 * DBSec 2013 Paper submission: February 15, 2013 http://dbsec2013.business.rutgers.edu * CALCO 2013 Abstract Submission: February 22, 2013 Paper Submission: March 1, 2013 http://coalg.org/calco13/ * TABLEAUX 2013 Workshop Proposals: February 22, 2013 Tutorial Proposals: March 23, 2013 Title and Abstract: April 8, 2013 Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2013 http://tableaux13.loria.fr * TYPES 2013 Abstract submission (1-2 pages): February 25, 2013 http://www.irit.fr/TYPES2013/ * ELC TOKYO WORKSHOP Registration deadline: February 28, 2013 http://www.al.ics.saitama-u.ac.jp/elc/ws/ * ETAPS 2014 Satellite Event Proposals Deadline: March 4, 2013 * ETAPS 2013 Normal registration deadline: March 8, 2013 http://www.etaps.org/2013 * ACCAT 2013 Normal registration deadline: March 8, 2013 http://accat2013.zib.de/ * MLQA 2013 Normal registration deadline: March 8, 2013 http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/MLQA/index.php/MLQA_2013 * ICLP 2013 Workshop Proposals: March 11, 2013 http://www.iclp2013.org * MFPS XXIX Abstract submission: March 25, 2013 Full submission: April 2, 2013 http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Conferences/MFPS29/ * CONCUR 2013 Abstract submission: April 1, 2013 Paper submission: April 8, 2013 http://concur-conferences.org/concur2013/ * CSL 2013 Abstract submission: April 1, 2013 Paper submission: April 8, 2013 http://csl13.di.unito.it/ * TACL 2013 Abstract submission: April 1, 2013 http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~tacl2013/ * ICLP 2013 Abstract submission: April 3, 2013 Paper submission: April 10, 2013 http://www.iclp2013.org * CMSB 2013 Abstract submission: April 8, 2013 Paper submission: April 15, 2013 http://ist.ac.at/cmsb13 * ACKERMANN AWARD 2013 Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2013 http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html * FroCoS 2013 Abstract submission: April 15, 2013 Paper submission: April 22, 2013 http://frocos2013.loria.fr * GandALF 2013 Abstract submission: May 1, 2013 Paper submission: May 8, 2013 http://gandalf.di.univr.it 28TH ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2013) Call for Workshop Proposals Workshops: June 24, 2013 or June 28-29, 2013 LICS conference: June 25-28, 2013 New Orleans, USA http://lics.siglog.org/lics13/ * DATES The twenty-eighth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic In Computer Science (LICS 2013) will be held in New Orleans, USA, 25--28 June 2013. It will be colocated with MFPS (Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics) and CSF (IEEE Computer Security Foundations). Possible dates for workshops are Monday 24 June, Friday 28 June afternoon, and Saturday 29 June. * PROPOSALS Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops on topics relating logic - broadly construed - to computer science or related fields. Typically, LICS workshops feature a number of invited speakers and a number of contributed presentations. LICS workshops do not usually produce formal proceedings. However, in the past there have been special issues of journals based in part on certain LICS workshops. Proposals should include: - A short scientific summary and justification of the proposed topic. This should include a discussion of the particular benefits of the topic to the LICS community. - A discussion of the proposed format and agenda. - The proposed duration, which is typically one day (two-day workshops can be accommodated too). - Your preferred dates. This is important! - Let us know if you would like your workshop to be a joint workshop with CSF. In that case you should submit to both. - Procedures for selecting participants and papers. - Expected number of participants. This is important! - Potential invited speakers. - Plans for dissemination (for example, special issues of journals). Proposals should be submitted via Easychair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=licsworkshops2013 * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: February 15, 2013 Notification: February 25, 2013 Program of the workshops ready: April 30, 2013 Workshops: June 24, 2013 or June 28-29, 2013 LICS conference: June 25-28, 2013 * COMMITTEE The workshops selection committee consists of the LICS General Chair (Luke Ong), LICS Workshops Chair (Patricia Bouyer-Decitre), LICS 2013 PC Chair (Orna Kupferman) and LICS 2013 Conference Chair (Mike Mislove). 15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COORDINATION MODELS AND LANGUAGES (COORDINATION 2013) Call for Papers Firenze, Italy June 3-5 2013 http://coordination.discotec.org/ - part of DisCoTec 2013 * COORDINATION 2013 is the premier forum for publishing research results and experience reports on software technologies for collaboration and coordination in concurrent, distributed, and socio-technical systems. Its distinctive feature is its emphasis on high-level abstractions that capture interaction patterns manifest at all levels of the software architecture and extending into the realm of the end-user domain. We seek high-quality contributions on the usage, study, design, and implementation of languages, models, and techniques for coordination in distributed, concurrent, pervasive, and multicore software systems. * MAIN TOPICS OF INTEREST - programming abstractions and languages; - coordination models and paradigms; - software management and software engineering; - specification and verification; - foundations and types; - software for decentralized technologies; - multicore programming; - adaptive and autonomic systems; - coordination for social and socio-technical systems. * PC CHAIRS Rocco De Nicola (IMT - Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy) Christine Julien (The University of Texas at Austin, USA) * IMPORTANT DATES February 4, 2013 Abstract submission February 11, 2013 Paper submission * FLYER The COORDINATION 2013 flyer is available at: http://coordination.discotec.org/docs/Coordination_2013_flyer.pdf IFIP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL TECHNIQUES FOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS (FORTE/FMOODS 2013) Call for Papers Florence, Italy June 3-6, 2013 http://forte13.sosy-lab.org/ * OBJECTIVES AND SCOPES The 2013 IFIP Joint International Conference on Formal Techniques for Distributed Systems (33rd FORTE / 15th FMOODS) is a forum for fundamental research on theory, models, tools, and applications for distributed systems. The joint conference is the result of merging the conference FMOODS (Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems) and FORTE (Formal Techniques for Networked and Distributed Systems). FORTE/FMOODS 2013 is part of the DiScoTec 2013 event (see http://www.discotec.org/). * SUBMISSIONS The conference solicits original contributions that advance the science and technologies for distributed systems, with special interest in the areas of: - component- and model-based design - object technology, modularity, software adaptation - service-oriented, ubiquitous, pervasive, grid, cloud, and mobile computing systems - product-line-based systems - software quality, reliability, availability, and safety - security, privacy, and trust in distributed systems - adaptive distributed systems, self-stabilization, self-healing/organizing - verification, validation, formal analysis, and testing of the above. The conference encourages contributions that combine theory and practice and that exploit formal methods and theoretical foundations to present novel solutions to problems arising from the development of distributed systems. FORTE / FMOODS covers distributed computing models and formal specification, testing and verification methods. The application domains include all kinds of application-level distributed systems, telecommunication services, Internet, embedded and real time systems, as well as networking and communication security and reliability. * TOPICS Topics of interest include but are not limited to: - Languages and Semantic Foundations: new modeling and language concepts for distribution and concurrency, semantics for different types of languages, including programming languages, modeling languages, and domain specific languages; real-time and probability aspects; type systems and behavioral typing; - Formal Methods and Techniques: design, specification, analysis, verification, validation, testing and runtime verification of various types of distributed systems including communications and network protocols, service-oriented systems, and adaptive distributed systems; - Foundations of Security: new principles for qualitative and quantitative security analysis of distributed systems, including formal models based on probabilistic concepts; - Applications of Formal Methods: applying formal methods and techniques for studying quality, reliability, availability, and safety of distributed systems; - Practical Experience with Formal Methods: industrial applications, case studies and software tools for applying formal methods and description techniques to the development and analysis of real distributed systems. * PUBLICATION AND SUBMISSIONS The FORTE/FMOODS 2013 conference calls for high-quality papers presenting research results and/or application reports related to the research areas in conference scope. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Contributions should be submitted electronically in PDF via the EasyChair system at the following address: http://forte13.sosy-lab.org/submit.php Each paper will undergo a peer review of at least 3 anonymous reviewers. The papers must be prepared using Springer's LNCS style (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Papers must not exceed 15 pages in length, including figures and references. * IMPORTANT DATES Title and abstract must be submitted before the paper. Time of all deadlines is 24:00 Samoa Standard Time (UTC-11). Abstracts February 4, 2013 Papers February 11, 2013 Notification March 18, 2013 Camera-Ready March 25, 2013 Conference June 3-6, 2013 * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS - Dirk Beyer, Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics University of Passau, Germany - Michele Boreale, Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni University of Florence, Italy * DETAILS http://forte13.sosy-lab.org/ 27TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC (LOGICA 2013) Call for papers Hejnice, Czech Republic June 17-21, 2013 http://www.flu.cas.cz/logica * CONTRIBUTIONS Contributions devoted to any of the wide range of logical problems are welcome except those focused on specialized technical applications. Particularly welcome are contributions that cover issues interesting both for 'philosophically' and for 'mathematically' oriented logicians. * IMPORTANT DATES - 14 February 2013: Deadline for submissions (2 page abstract) - 31 March 2013: Notification of acceptance * INVITED SPEAKERS Johan van Benthem, Michael Dunn, Volker Halbach and Michiel van Lambalgen * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Theodora Achourioti, Petr Cintula, Kosta Dosen, Marie Duzi, Christian Fermueller, Gary Kemp, Vojtech Kolman, Peter Milne, Jaroslav Peregrin, Hans Rott, Gabriel Sandu, Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson, Sonja Smets * DETAILS Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 40TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON AUTOMATA, LANGUAGES AND PROGRAMMING (ICALP 2013) Call for Papers Riga, Latvia July 8-12, 2013 http://www.icalp2013.lu.lv * GENERAL The 40th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), the main conference and annual meeting of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), will take place from the 8th to the 12th of July 2013 in Riga, Latvia. * WORKSHOPS The main conference will be preceded by a series of workshops, taking place on Sunday, July 7th, 2013 (one day before ICALP). * IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline: Feb 15, 2013 Author Notification: Apr 12, 2013 Final Manuscript Due: April 28, 2013 * TOPICS Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical computer science are sought. Typical but not exclusive topics of interest are: - Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games Algorithmic Game Theory Approximation Algorithms Combinatorial Optimization Combinatorics in Computer Science Computational Biology Computational Complexity Computational Geometry Cryptography Data Structures Design and Analysis of Algorithms Machine Learning Parallel, Distributed and External Memory Computing Parameterized Algorithms and Complexity Quantum Computing Randomness in Computation - Track B: Logic, Semantics, Automata and Theory of Programming Algebraic and Categorical Models Automata Theory, Formal Languages Emerging and Non-standard Models of Computation Databases, Semi-Structured Data and Finite Model Theory Principles of Programming Languages Logics, Formal Methods and Model Checking Models of Concurrent, Distributed, and Mobile Systems Models of Reactive, Hybrid and Stochastic Systems Program Analysis and Transformation Specification, Refinement and Verification Type Systems and Theory, Typed Calculi - Track C: Foundations of Networked Computation: Models, Algorithms and Information Management Cloud Computing, Overlay Networks, P2P Systems Cryptography, Privacy, Security, Spam Distributed and Parallel Computing E-commerce, Auctions, Trust and Reputation Game Theory, Incentives, Selfishness Internet Algorithms Mobile and Complex Networks Natural and Physical Algorithms Network Information Management Sensor, Mesh, and Ad Hoc Networks Social Networks, Viral Marketing Specification, Semantics, Synchronization Web Mining, Searching, Ranking and Analysis Wireless and Optical Communication * INVITED SPEAKERS Susanne Albers, Humboldt University Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University Paul Spirakis, University of Patras Daniel Marx, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Peter Widmayer, ETH Zürich * SUBMISSIONS Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 12 pages in LNCS style presenting original research on the theory of Computer Science. Submissions should indicate to which track (A, B, or C) the paper is submitted. No prior publication or simultaneous submission to other publication outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed. The proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series by Springer-Verlag. * BEST PAPER AWARDS As in previous editions of ICALP, there will be best paper and best student paper awards for each track of the conference. In order to be eligible for a best student paper award, a paper should be authored only by students and should be marked as such upon submission. 27TH ANNUAL IFIP WG 11.3 WORKING CONFERENCE ON DATA AND APPLICATIONS SECURITY AND PRIVACY (DBSec 2013) Call for Papers Newark, NJ, USA July 15-17, 2013 http://dbsec2013.business.rutgers.edu/ * GOALS The 27th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy provides a forum for presenting original unpublished research results, practical experiences, and innovative ideas in data and applications security. Both papers and panel proposals are also solicited. Proceedings will be published by Springer as the next volume in the Research Advances in Database and Information Systems Security series (http://www.springeronline.com/lncs). * SUBMISSIONS Papers may present theory, techniques, applications, or practical experience on topics of relevance to IFIP WG 11.3: Access Control; Applied cryptography in data security; Identity theft and countermeasures; Integrity maintenance; Intrusion detection; Knowledge discovery and privacy; Logics for security and privacy; Organizational security; Privacy-preserving data management; Secure transaction processing; Secure information integration; Secure Semantic Web; Secure sensor monitoring; Secure Web Services; Threats, vulnerabilities, and risk management; Trust management. Additional topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Critical Infrastructure Protection, Cyber Terrorism, Information Warfare, Database Forensics, Electronic Commerce Security, and Security in Digital Health Care. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: 15 Feb 2013; Notification: 19 Apr 2013; Final papers due: 3 May 2013. 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CALCO 2013) Call for Papers Warsaw, Poland September 3 - 6, 2013 http://coalg.org/calco13/ * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: February 22, 2013 Paper submission: March 1, 2013 Author notification: May 6, 2013 Final version due: June 3, 2013 * SCOPE CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science. It 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), Udine (Italy, 2009) and Winchester (UK, 2011). The fifth edition will be held in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. * 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 * NEW TOPICS This edition of CALCO will feature two new topics, and submission of papers on these topics is especially encouraged. + Corecursion in Programming Languages - Corecursion in logic / constraint / functional / answer set programming - Corecursive type inference - Coinductive methods for proving program properties - Implementing corecursion - Applications + Algebra and Coalgebra in quantum computing - Categorical semantics for quantum computing - Quantum calculi and programming languages - Foundational structures for quantum computing - Applications of quantum algebra * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Experience papers are welcome, but they must clearly present general lessons learned that would be of interest and benefit to a broad audience of both researchers and practitioners. As with previous editions, the proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series. Final papers should be no more than 15 pages long in the format specified by Springer (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). It is recommended that submissions adhere to that format and length. Submissions that are clearly too long may be rejected immediately. Proofs omitted due to space limitations may be included in a clearly marked appendix. Both an abstract and the full paper must be submitted by their respective submission deadlines. * BEST PAPER AND BEST PRESENTATION AWARDS For the first time, this edition of CALCO will feature two kinds of awards: a best paper award whose recipients will be selected by the PC before the conference and a best presentation award, elected by the participants. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: February 22, 2013 Paper submission: March 1, 2013 Author notification: May 6, 2013 Final version due: June 3, 2013 * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Luca Aceto - Reykjavik University, Iceland Jiri Adamek - TU Braunschweig, D Lars Birkedal - IT University of Copenhagen, DK Filippo Bonchi - CNRS, ENS-Lyon, F Corina Cirstea - University of Southhampton, UK Bob Coecke - University of Oxford, UK Andrea Corradini - University of Pisa, I Mai Gehrke - UniversitÃ© Paris Diderot - Paris 7, F H. Peter Gumm - Philipps University Marburg, D Gopal Gupta - University of Texas at Dallas, USA Ichiro Hasuo - Tokyo University, Japan Reiko Heckel - University of Leicester, UK (cochair) Bart Jacobs - Radboud University Nijmegen, NL Ekaterina Komendantskaya - University of Dundee, Scotland, UK Barbara Koenig - University of Duisburg-Essen, D Jose Meseguer - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Marino Miculan - University of Udine, I Stefan Milius - TU Braunschweig, D (cochair) Larry Moss - Indiana University, Bloomington, USA Till Mossakowski - DFKI Lab Bremen and University of Bremen, D Prakash Panangaden - McGill University, Montreal, Canada Dirk Pattinson - Imperial College London, UK Dusko Pavlovic - Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Daniela Petrisan - University of Leicester, UK John Power - University of Bath, UK Jan Rutten - CWI Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, NL Lutz Schroeder - Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, D Monika Seisenberger - Swansea University, UK Sam Staton - University of Cambridge, UK Alexandra Silva - Radboud University Nijmegen and CWI Amsterdam, NL Pawel Sobocinski - University of Southampton, UK Yde Venema - University of Amsterdam, NL Uwe Wolter - University of Bergen, NO * ORGANISING COMMITTEE Bartek Klin (University of Warsaw, Poland) Andrzej Tarlecki (University of Warsaw, Poland) * LOCATION Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is a lively city with many historic monuments and sights, but also with a thriving business district. It is easily accessible via two airports: the main Chopin Airport, used by most international carriers, and the recently open Warsaw Modlin Airport (30 minutes away by rail), used by budget airlines. * SATELLITE WORKSHOPS CALCO 2013 will be preceded by the CALCO Early Ideas Workshop, chaired by Monika Seisenberger (Swansea University). The workshop is dedicated to presentation of work in progress and original research proposals. PhD students and young researchers are particularly encouraged to contribute. A workshop dedicated to tools based on algebraic and/or coalgebraic principles, CALCO Tools, will be held alongside the main conference, chaired by Lutz SchrÃ¶der (Friedrich Alexander Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg). Papers of this workshop will be included in the CALCO proceedings. 22ND CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED REASONING WITH TABLEAUX AND RELATED METHODS (TABLEAUX 2013) Call for Papers, Tutorials and Workshops Nancy, France September 16-19, 2013 http://tableaux13.loria.fr co-located with FroCoS 2013 * SCOPE Tableaux methods offer a convenient set of formalisms for automating deduction in various non-standard logics as well as in classical logic. Areas of application include verification of software and computer systems, data integration and data access, deductive databases, knowledge representation and its required inference engines, and system diagnosis. The conference intends to bring together researchers interested in all aspects - theoretical foundations, implementation techniques, system developments and applications - of the mechanization of reasoning with tableaux and related methods. Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to): - proof-theory in classical and non-classical logics (modal, temporal, description, intuitionistic, substructural, ...) - analytic tableaux for various logics (theory and applications) - related techniques and concepts, e.g., model checking and BDDs - related methods (model elimination, sequent calculi, connection method, resolution, ...) - new calculi and methods for theorem proving and verification in classical and non-classical logics - systems, tools, implementations and applications (provers, logical frameworks, model checkers, ...) - automated deduction and formal methods applied to logic, mathematics, software development, protocol verification, security, ... * IMPORTANT DATES: - WORKSHOPS: Workshop submission deadline: February 22, 2013 Notification of acceptance: March 8, 2013 - TUTORIALS: Proposal submission deadline: March 23, 2013 Notification of acceptance: April 5, 2013 - CONFERENCE PAPERS: Title and Abstract submission deadline: April 8, 2013 Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2013 * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 19TH MEETING TYPES FOR PROOFS AND PROGRAMS (TYPES 2013) Call for Contributions April 23-26, Toulouse, France http://www.irit.fr/TYPES2013/ * AIMS The Types Meeting is a forum to present new and on-going work in all aspects of type theory and its applications, especially in formalized and computer assisted reasoning and computer programming. * TOPICS We invite all researchers to contribute talks on subjects related to the Types area of interest. These include, but are not limited to: foundations of type theory and constructive mathematics; applications of type theory; dependently typed programming; industrial uses of type theory technology; meta-theoretic studies of type systems; proof assistants and proof technology; automation in computer-assisted reasoning; links between type theory and functional programming; formalizing mathematics using type theory. We would like to especially encourage talks proposing new ways of applying type theory. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission of LaTeX abstract of 1 or 2 pages by February 25, notification by March 8, final version of abstract by April 1st. * INVITED SPEAKERS Steve Awodey (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh) Lars Birkedal (Aarhus University) Ulrich Kohlenbach (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt) ELC TOKYO COMPLEXITY WORKSHOP Call for Participation March 14-17, 2013 Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan http://www.al.ics.saitama-u.ac.jp/elc/ws/ * AIMS ELC (Exploring the Limits of Computation) is a five-year project started in 2012 in Japan, focusing on various aspects of computational complexity theory. As a kickoff event of this project, we are planning to have a workshop during March 14-17 in Tokyo, inviting the following distinguished speakers. We welcome any of you interested in computational complexity theory to participate in this workshop. We are planning also some satellite seminars before and after the workshop. * REGISTRATION DEADLINE February 28, 2013 * INVITED SPEAKERS Eric Allender (Rutgers University) Irit Dinur (The Weizmann Institute of Science) Zeev Dvir (Princeton University) Joshua A. Grochow (The University of Toronto) Rahul Jain (National University of Singapore) Valentine Kabanets (Simon Fraser University) Shachar Lovett (Institute for Advanced Study) Pinyan Lu (Microsoft Research Asia and Shanghai Jiao Tong University) Raghu Meka (Institute of Advanced Study and DIMACS) Ketan Mulmuley (University of Chicago) Noam Nisan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Ryan O'Donnell (Carnegie Mellon University) Pavel Pudlak (The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) Ran Raz (The Weizmann Institute of Science) Rocco Servedio (Columbia University) Luca Trevisan (Stanford University) Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley) Yuichi Yoshida (National Institute of Informatics) David Zuckerman (University of Texas at Austin) * PROJECT WEBPAGE http://www.al.ics.saitama-u.ac.jp/elc/ EUROPEAN JOINT CONFERENCES ON THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOFTWARE (ETAPS 2014) Call for Satellite Events April 5-13, 2014 Grenoble, France * ABOUT ETAPS The European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS) is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science. ETAPS is an annual event which takes place in Europe each spring since 1998. The seventeenth conference, ETAPS 2014, takes place between April 5th and 13th, 2014 in Grenoble, France. Grenoble is the capital of the Alps; its history spans over two thousand years. Grenoble is located in an exceptional natural environment, surrounded by three mountain masses Vercors, Chartreuse, and Belledonne. * MAIN CONFERENCES ETAPS main conferences take place on April 7th-11th, 2014. They are: - CC: International Conference on Compiler Construction - ESOP: European Symposium on Programming - FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering - FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures - POST: Principles of Security and Trust - TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems * SATELLITE EVENTS The ETAPS 2014 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Satellite Events (workshops, tutorials, etc.) that will complement the main conferences. They should fall within the scope of ETAPS. This encompasses all aspects of the system development process, including specification, design, implementation, analysis and improvement, as well as the languages, methodologies and tools which support these activities, covering a spectrum from practically-motivated theory to soundly-based practice. Satellite Events provide an opportunity to discuss and report on emerging research approaches and practical experience relevant to theory and practice of software. ETAPS 2014 Satellite Events will be held immediately before and after the main conferences, on April 5th-6th and April 12th-13th, 2014. * SUBMISSION OF SATELLITE EVENT PROPOSALS Researchers and practitioners wishing to organize Satellite Events are invited to submit proposals in ASCII, PDF or Postscript format by e-mail to email@example.com. A proposal should not exceed two pages and should include: - Satellite Event name / acronym - names and contact information of the organizers - preferred period: April 5th-6th or April 12th-13th - duration of the workshop: one-day or two-day event - 120-word description of the workshop topic for later use in publicity material - a brief explanation of the workshop topic and its relevance to ETAPS - a schedule for paper submission, notification of acceptance and final versions - expected number of participants - any other relevant information, like event format, invited speakers, - publication policy, demo sessions, special space requirements, etc. The proposals will be evaluated by the ETAPS 2014 organizing committee on the basis of their assessed benefit for prospective participants to ETAPS 2014. The titles and brief information about accepted Satellite Events will be included in the ETAPS 2014 web site, call for papers and call for participation. Satellite Events organizers will be responsible for: - producing the event's call for papers and call for participations - advertising the event through specialist mailing lists etc. to complement publicity for ETAPS as a whole hosting and maintaining a web site for the event - reviewing and making acceptance decisions on submitted papers producing the event proceedings, if any; facilities for printing will be made available by the ETAPS organizers - scheduling workshop activities in consultation with the local organizers. Prospective organizers may wish to consult the web pages of previous satellite events as examples: ETAPS 2013: http://www.etaps.org/2013/workshops13 ETAPS 2012: http://www.etaps.org/2012/workshops ETAPS 2011: http://www.etaps.org/2011/workshops ETAPS 2010: http://www.etaps10.cs.ucy.ac.cy/ ETAPS 2009: http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/etaps09/ ETAPS 2008: http://etaps08.mit.bme.hu/ ETAPS 2007: http://www.di.uminho.pt/etaps07/ ETAPS 2006: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/etaps06/ ETAPS 2005: http://www.etaps05.inf.ed.ac.uk/ ETAPS 2004: http://www.lsi.upc.es/etaps04/ ETAPS 2003: http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/etaps03/ * IMPORTANT DATES Satellite Event Proposals Deadline: March 4th, 2013 Notification of acceptance: April 4th, 2013 * FURTHER INFORMATION AND ENQUIRIES -- Please contact Axel Legay: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com EUROPEAN JOINT CONFERENCES ON THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOFTWARE (ETAPS 2013) Call for Participation Rome, Italy March 16-24, 2013 http://www.etaps.org/2013 * ABOUT ETAPS The European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software (ETAPS) is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS, established in 1998, is a confederation of six main annual conferences, accompanied by satellite workshops and invited tutorials (new in 2013). ETAPS 2013 is already the sixteenth event in the series. * MAIN CONFERENCES - CC: Compiler Construction - ESOP: European Symposium on Programming - FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering - FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures - POST: Principles of Security and Trust - TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems * INVITED SPEAKERS - Gilles Barthe (Fundación IMDEA Software, Madrid, Spain) - Emily Berger (Univ. of Mussachusetts, Amherst, USA) - Krzysztof Czarnecki (Univ. of Waterloo, Canada) - Cedric Fournet (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK) - Orna Grumberg (Technion, Haifa, Israel) - Martin Hofmann (Univ. of Munich, Germany) - Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL, Losanna, Switzerland) - Mark S. Miller (Google Research, USA) * INVITED TUTORIAL SPEAKERS - John C. Mitchell (Stanford Univ., USA) - Martin Fraenzle (Univ. of Oldenburg, Germany) - Ralf Kuesters (Univ. of Trier, Germany) The tutorials take place on Sunday March 17 before ETAPS 2013. * SATELLITE EVENTS 22 satellite workshops will take place before or after ETAPS 2013. ACCAT, AiSoS, BX, DICE, Found. Syst. Spec., HAS, HotSpot, MBT, MEALS, SR, OCCP, and VSSE will take place in the weekend on 16-17 March 2013. Bytecode, CerCo, FESCA, GT-VMT, GRAPHITE, IC1201, MLQA, PLACSE, QAPL, and TERMGRAPH are scheduled for 31 March-1 April 2012. * REGISTRATION http://www.etaps.org/2013/registration-menu-2013 * ORGANIZERS The event is organized in Sapienza Università di Roma. Sapienza has a very long and prestigious history, it is the largest university in Europe and the second-largest in the world, with more than 150,000 students. - General chair: Daniele Gorla - Conferences Chair: Francesco Parisi Presicce - Workshops Chairs: Paolo Bottoni and Pietro Cenciarelli - Publicity Chair: Ivano Salvo - Finance Chairs: Enrico Tronci and Federico Mari - Web Site Chair: Igor Melatti 8TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL CATEGORY THEORY (ACCAT 2013) Call for Participation Rome, Italy March 17, 2013 Satellite Event of ETAPS 2013 * SCOPE Since the 1960s, the use of category theory in computer science has been a fruitful one, including applications to different areas such as automata theory, algebraic specification, and programming languages, among others. In recent years, techniques and methods from CT have been adopted as a standard research tool, and considered as such in different venues around the world. The ACCAT workshop on "Applied and Computational Category Theory" has been one of these venues. Since its inception in 2006, ACCAT provided a forum where invited contributors presented their own research on different facets of category theory applied to computer science. Following the tradition, the program of this year edition will include eight invited talks by top researchers in the area. * INVITED SPEAKERS Samson Abramsky Robin B. Cockett Barbara Koenig Ugo Montanari Till Mossakowski Dusko Pavlovic Andrzej Tarlecki Glynn Winskel * FUTURE Despite ACCAT success, we believe that the current formula of the workshop should be deeply revised. Indeed, we believe that a fully fledged conference is missing where all kinds of applications of category theory to computer science can be presented (like the former CTCS conference, which somehow ended in 2006). Therefore, after the presentations, the workshop will end up with a general discussion among the invited speakers and the attendees. We hope that the outcome of the discussion could be a decision whether to push for such high-level workshop/conference on the application of category theory to computer science, or at least to verify the viability of a further meeting focusing on this issue. * FURTHER INFORMATION Please contact Fabio Gadducci (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ulrike Golas (email@example.com). MEETING OF ERCIM GROUP ON MODELS AND LOGICS FOR QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (MLQA 2013) Call for Participation March 24th, 2013 Rome, Italy - Colocated with QAPL at ETAPS 2013. * SCOPE The fifth annual meeting of the MLQA working group will take place on Sunday 24 March 2013 as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software (ETAPS) in Rome, Italy. This year's edition will be held in cooperation with the Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages and Systems (QAPL) workshop. * INVITED SPEAKERS Invited speakers will be shared between the two events: - Martin Fraenzle, University of Oldenburg A tight integration of symbolic, numeric, and statistical methods for the analysis of cyber-physical systems - Paolo Zuliani, Newcastle University Statistical Model Checking for Cyber-Physical Systems - Flemming Nielson, Technical University of Denmark Guarding against Denial of Service Attacks For abstracts of these talks please consult http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/MLQA/index.php/MLQA_2013 For more about the ERCIM working group MLQA please consult http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/MLQA We invite all interested researchers and PhD students to participate at MLQA 2013. * REGISTRATION For registration please follow the instructions on the ETAPS website http://www.etaps.org 29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING (ICLP 2013) Call for Workshop Proposals Istanbul, Turkey August 24-29, 2013 http://www.iclp2013.org * SCOPE ICLP 2013, the 29th International Conference on Logic Programming, will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, August 24-29, 2013. Workshops collocated with an international conference are one of the best venues for the presentation and discussion of preliminary work, novel ideas, and new open problems to a wide and interested audience. Collocated workshops also provide an opportunity for presenting specialised topics and opportunities for intensive discussions and project collaboration. The topics of the workshops collocated with ICLP 2013 may cover any area related to logic programming (e.g., theory, systems, environments, software-engineering aspects, extensions, alternative paradigms, applications), including cross- disciplinary areas. However, any workshop proposal will be taken under consideration. The format of the workshop will be decided by the workshop organisers, but ample time should be allowed for general discussions. Workshops can vary in length, but the optimal format are half-day workshops and full-day workshops. * PROPOSALS People interested in organising a workshop at ICLP 2013 are invited to submit a workshop proposal. Proposals should be written in English and about two pages in length. They should contain: - the title of the workshop; - a brief technical description of the topics covered by the workshop; - a discussion of the timeline and relevance of the workshop; - a list of some related workshops held in recent years; - the (preliminary) required number of half-days allotted to the workshop and an estimate of the number of expected attendees; - the names, affiliations, and contact details (email, web page, phone, fax) of the workshop organiser(s) together with a designated contact person; and - the previous experience of the workshop organising committee in workshop or conference organisation. Proposals should be in PDF format and submitted to the Workshop Chair (Hans Tompits) by email by March 11, 2013. * IMPORTANT DATES March 11, 2013: Proposal submission deadline April 4, 2013: Notification April 29, 2013: Deadline for receipt of CFP and workshop Web page URL July 19, 2013: Deadline for proceedings and workshop program August 24 and 25, 2013: ICLP 2013 workshops * WORKSHOP CHAIR Hans Tompits Knowledge-Based Systems Group E184/3 Institute of Information Systems Vienna University of Technology Email: tompits [at] kr [dot] tuwien [dot] ac [dot] at 29TH CONFERENCE ON THE MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING SEMANTICS (MFPS XXIX) Preliminary Announcement June 23-25, 2013 Tulane University, New Orleans, LA USA (co-located with LICS 2013 and CFS 2013) http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Conferences/MFPS29/ * GENERAL The 29th Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics will take place on the campus of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA USA from June 23 to June 25, 2013. The conference will be co-located with the 2013 Logic in Computer Science Symposium and the 2013 Computer Security Foundations Symposium. MFPS will have a number of invited speakers and special sessions, one of which will be a shared session with LICS celebrating Dana Scott's 80th birthday year. This is a preliminary announcement - details about the conference, including the program committee membership, the invited speakers and the special sessions will be available within the next few weeks. The purpose of this announcement is to alert members of the community about the relevant personnel overseeing the conference and to provide the important dates for the meeting. * COMMITTEES The Program Committee Chair for MFPS XXIX is Dexter Kozen (Cornell). The local arrangements chair is Michael Mislove (Tulane). The Organizing Committee for MFPS includes Andrej Bauer (Slovenia), Stephen Brookes (CMU), Achim Jung (Birmingham), Catherine Meadows (NRL), Michael Mislove (Tulane), Joel Ouaknine (Oxford) and Prakash Panangaden (McGill). * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for titles and short abstracts: Monday, March 25, 2013 Deadline for full submissions: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Notification of accepted papers: Monday, April 28, 2013 24TH CONFERENCE ON CONCURRENCY THEORY (CONCUR 2013) Call for Papers Buenos Aires, Argentina August 26-31, 2013 http://concur-conferences.org/concur2013/ * GOAL 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. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Lorenzo Alvisi (University of Texas Austin, USA) - Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) - Philippe Schnoebelen (LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan, France) - Reinhard Wilhelm (Saarland University, Germany) * TOPICS 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. * CO-LOCATED EVENTS 10th Intl. Conf. on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2013) 11th Intl. Conf. on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS 2013) 8th Intl. Symposium on Trustworthy Global Computing (TGC 2013) There will be co-located workshops, which take place on August 26 and August 31, and tutorials (associated with QEST) which take place on August 26. * SUBMISSIONS CONCUR 2013 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. Each paper will undergo a thorough review process. If necessary, the paper may be supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which will be reviewed at the discretion of the program committee. Papers should be submitted electronically using EasyChair online submission system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=concur2013 The CONCUR 2013 proceedings will be published by Springer in the ArCoSS subseries of LNCS. The proceedings will be available at the conference. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract Submission: 1st April 2013 Paper Submission: 8th April 2013 Paper Notification: 27th May, 2013 Camera Ready Copy Due: 10t June, 2013 CONCUR 2012: 27th-30th August, 2013 * AFFILIATED WORKSHOPS Proposal for workshops are expected to be sent to the Workshops Chairs, Eduardo Bonelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Diego Garbervetsky (email@example.com), by January 14, 2013. * PROGRAM CHAIRS - Pedro R. D'Argenio (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina) - Hernán Melgratti (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Christel Baier (Technical University of Dresden, DE) Paolo Baldan (Universitá di Padova, IT) Eike Best (Universität Oldenburg, DE) Patricia Bouyer (LSV, CNRS & ENS Cachan, FR) Tomas Brazdil (Masaryk University, CZ) Franck van Breugel (York University, CA) Krishnendu Chatterjee (IST, AT) Rance Cleaveland (University of Maryland, US) Wan Fokkink (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL) Daniele Gorla (University of Rome "La Sapienza", IT) Holger Hermanns (Saarland University, DE) Radha Jagadeesan (DePaul University, US) Bengt Jonsson (Uppsala University, SE) Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, DK) Ugo Montanari (Universitá di Pisa, IT) Prakash Panangaden (McGill University, CA) David Parker (University of Birmingham, UK) Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon University, US) Nir Piterman (University of Leicester, UK) Shaz Qadeer (Microsoft Research, US) Jean-Francois Raskin (Universit Libre de Bruxelles, BE) Jan Rutten (CWI, NL) Davide Sangiorgi (University of Bologna, IT) Geoffrey Smith (Florida International University, US) P.S. Thiagarajan (National University of Singapore, SG) Frits Vaandrager (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL) Frank Valencia (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, FR) Rob Van Glabbeek (NICTA, AU) Nobuko Yoshida (Imperial College London, UK) Lijun Zhang (Technical University of Denmark, DK) 22ND EACSL ANNUAL CONFERENCES ON COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC (CSL 2013) Call for Papers Torino, Italy September 2-5, 2013 http://csl13.di.unito.it/ * AIM AND SCOPE 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. * LOCATION The 22nd EACSL Annual Conferences on Computer Science Logic will be held at Museo di Scienze Naturali in Torino from Monday 2nd through Thursday 5th of September 2013. * LIST OF TOPICS OF INTEREST (NON EXHAUSTIVE) 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, computational proof theory, bounded arithmetic and propositional proof complexity, logic programming and constraints, lambda calculus and combinatory logic, domain theory, categorical logic and topological semantics, database theory, specification, extraction and transformation of programs, logical aspects of quantum computing, logical foundations of programming paradigms, verification and program analysis, linear logic, higher-order logic, non-monotonic reasoning. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: April, 1st 2013 Paper Submission: April, 8th 2013 Paper Notification: June, 10th 2013 Paper final version: July, 1st 2013 Conference: September, 2nd --- 5th 2013 * SUBMISSION Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 15 pages in LIPIcs style presenting work not previously published. Papers are to be submitted through Easychair. * SATELLITE EVENTS The 14th International Workshop on Logic and Computational Complexity (LCC'13) will be held on 6th of September 2013 as a satellite event of CSL'13. An international summer school on âLinear logic and related topicsâ will be held from 28th through 31st of August 2013 as a satellite event of CSL'13. Further details will appear on this page as soon as possible. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Zena Ariola (University of Oregon) Arnon Avron (Tel-Aviv University) Roberto Bagnara (University of Parma, and BUGSENG srl) Christel Baier (Technical University of Dresden) Marc Bezem (University of Bergen) Paola Bruscoli (University of Bath, Computer Science Department) Agata Ciabattoni (TU Wien) Thierry Coquand (Chalmers University) Ugo Dal Lago (Universita di Bologna) Valeria De Paiva (Nuance Communications) Reinhard Kahle (CENTRIA and DM, UNL, Portugal) Stephan Kreutzer (Technical University Berlin) Olivier Laurent (CNRS - ENS Lyon) Carsten Lutz (Universitaet Bremen) Jean-Yves Marion (Universite de Lorraine, LORIA) Damian Niwinski (Warsaw University) Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon University) Elaine Pimentel (UFMG) Ruzica Piskac (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)) Simona Ronchi Della Rocca CHAIR (Universita di Torino) Jan Rutten (CWI) Helmut Schwichtenberg (LMU Munich) Phil Scott (Dept. of Math & Stats, U. Ottawa) Peter Selinger (Dalhousie University) Makoto Tatsuta (National Institute of Informatics) Tachio Terauchi (Nagoya University) * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Erika De Benedetti (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Paola Giannini (Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica (DISIT), Alessandria) Mauro Piccolo (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Luca Padovani (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Luca Paolini (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Simona Ronchi Della Rocca (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Luca Roversi (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Angelo Troina (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) SIXTH CONFERENCE ON TOPOLOGY, ALGEBRA AND CATEGOREIS IN LOGIC (TACL 2013) Call for Presentations July 28 - August 1, 2013 Nashville, Tennessee USA http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~tacl2013/ * 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 2013 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 sixth 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), Marseilles (2011). * CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS Vladimir Voevodsky, Institute for Advanced Studies, USA Nick Bezhanishvili, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Leo Cabrer, University of Oxford, UK Silvio Ghilardi, University of Milan, Italy George Metcalfe, University of Bern, Switzerland Alex Simpson, University of Edinburgh, UK * 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 - Lattice theory - Lattices with operators - Many-valued and fuzzy logics - 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: - 20 minutes long presentations in parallel sessions and - 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. More information on the submission procedure, as well as a link to the EasyChair system, can be found at the conference web site. * IMPORTANT DATES April 1, 2013: Abstract submission deadline May 1, 2013: Notification to authors July 28-August 1, 2013: Conference * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Steve Awodey, Carnegie Mellon University Guram Bezhanishvili, New Mexico State University David Gabelaia, Razmadze Mathematical Institute, Tbilisi Nick Galatos (co-chair), University of Denver Mai Gehrke, LIAFA, University of Paris Diderot Rob Goldblatt, Victoria University, Wellington John Harding, New Mexico State University Ramon Jansana, University of Barcelona Peter Jipsen, Chapman University Achim Jung, University of Birmingham Alexander Kurz (co-chair), University of Leicester Vincenzo Marra, University of Milan Hiroakira Ono, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Alessandra Palmigiano, University of Amsterdam Hilary Priestley, St Anne's College, Oxford James Raftery, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Thomas Streicher, Technical University of Darmstadt Kazushige Terui, Kyoto University Constantine Tsinakis, Vanderbilt University Yde Venema, University of Amsterdam Michael Zakharyaschev, Birkbeck College, University of London * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Chris Conidis, Vanderbilt University Lianzhen Liu, Jiangnan University, China Warren McGovern, Florida Atlantic University Francesco Paoli, University of Cagliari Rebecca Steiner, Vanderbilt University Constantine Tsinakis (chair), Vanderbilt University William Young, Vanderbilt University 29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING (ICLP 2013) Call for Papers Istanbul, Turkey August 24-28, 2013 http://www.iclp2013.org * CONFERENCE SCOPE Since the first conference held in Marseilles in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international conference for presenting research in logic programming. Contributions are sought in all areas of logic programming including but not restricted to: - Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Non-monotonic Reasoning, Knowledge Representation. - Implementation: Compilation, Virtual Machines, Parallelism. - Environments: Program Analysis, Transformation, Validation, Verification, Debugging, Pro- filing, Testing. - Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher Order, Types, Modes, Assertions, Programming Techniques. - Related Paradigms: Inductive Logic Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming, SAT-Checking - Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation, Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and Semantic Web, Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics. In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical program will include invited talks, advanced tutorials, the doctoral consortium, and several workshops. * SUBMISSION DETAILS The four broad categories for submissions are as follows. Regular papers, including: (1) tech- nical papers for describing technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of logic programming; (2) application papers, where the emphasis will be on their impact on the application domain; (3) system and tool papers, where the emphasis will be on the novelty, practicality, usability and availability of the systems and tools described. Technical communications (4) aimed at describing recent developments, new projects, and other materials that are not ready for publication as standard papers. All papers and technical communications will be presented during the conference. All submissions must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. They must be written in English. Technical papers, application papers, and system and tool papers must not exceed 12 pages plus bibliography: however a new condensed TPLP format may be used and the papers may include appendices beyond 12 pages. The limit for technical communications is 10 pages. Submissions must be made in the condensed TPLP format (http://www.iclp2013.org) via the Easychair submission system, available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp2013 * IMPORTANT DATES Paper registration (abstract): April 3, 2013 Submission deadline: April 10, 2013 Notification to authors: May 21, 2013 Revision deadline (when needed): June 21, 2013 Camera-ready copy due: July 18, 2013 Conference: August 24-28, 2013 * PAPER PUBLICATION All accepted papers will be published in the journal Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP), Cambridge University Press (CUP), in one or more special issues. In order to ensure the quality of the final version, papers may be subject to more than one round of refereeing (within the decision period). Accepted technical communications will be published in the online abstract of the special issue(s). The program committee may also recommend standard papers to be published as technical communications. * ICLP 2013 ORGANIZATION - General Co-Chairs: Esra Erdem Sabanci University Joohyung Lee Arizona State University - Program Co-chairs: Terrance Swift New University of Lisboa Evelina Lamma University of Ferrara - Workshops Chair: Hans Tompits Vienna University of Technology - Publicity Chair: Peter Schueller Sabanci University - Doctoral Consortium: Marco Gavanelli University of Ferrara Martin Gebser University of Potsdam - Prolog Programming Contest: Bart Demoen K.U. Leuven 11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (CMSB 2013) Call for Papers IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria 23-25 September, 2013 http://ist.ac.at/cmsb13 * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract deadline 8 April, 2013 Paper submission deadline 15 April, 2013 Author notification 27 May, 2013 Poster submission deadline 27 May, 2013 Poster notification 10 June, 2013 Camera-ready deadline 24 June, 2013 * SCOPE CMSB 2013 solicits original research articles on the computational modeling and analysis of biological systems, pathways, networks, data, and corresponding application domains. The conference brings together computer scientists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers, and physicists interested in a system-level understanding of biological processes. It covers theory, computation, as well as applications. * TOPICS - original paradigms, formalisms, and languages for modeling biological processes - original models together with their application domains - frameworks, techniques, and tools for verifying, validating, analyzing, and simulating biological systems - high-performance computational systems biology and parallel implementations - inference from high-throughput experimental data - model integration from biological databases - multi-scale modeling and analysis methods - synthetic biology. * POSTER TRACK CMSB 2013 also solicits poster submissions. The abstract of each poster will get 2 pages in the proceedings. Some selected posters will also be given slots of short talks at the conference. We especially encourage poster submission from experimental biologists! In order to facilitate biologists to attend the conference and present their work, a limited number of travel stipends for students and postdocs presenting biology posters will be available. 9TH SYMPOSIUM ON FRONTIERS OF COMBINING SYSTEMS (FroCoS 2013) Call for Papers Nancy, France September 18-20, 2013, http://frocos2013.loria.fr co-located with TABLEAUX 2013 * AIMS The aim of the conference is to publish and promote progress in research areas requiring the development of general techniques and methods for the combination and integration of special, formally defined systems, as well as for the analysis and modularization of complex systems. * TOPICS Typical topics of interest include (but are not limited to): combinations of logics such as combined higher-order, first-order, temporal, modal, or other non-classical logics; combinations and modularity in ontologies; combination of decision procedures, of satisfiability procedures, of constraint solving techniques or of logical frameworks; combination and integration methods in SAT and SMT solving; combinations and modularity in term rewriting; integration of equational and other theories into deductive systems; combination of deduction systems and computer algebra; integration of data structures into constraint logic programming and deduction; hybrid methods for deduction, resolution and constraint propagation; hybrid systems in knowledge representation and natural language semantics; combined logics for distributed and multi-agent systems; logical aspects of combining and modularizing programs and specifications. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: 15 Apr 2013 Paper submission: 22 Apr 2013 4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GAMES, AUTOMATA, LOGICS, AND FORMAL VERIFICATION (GANDALF 2013) Preliminary Call for Papers Borca di Cadore, Dolomites, Italy August 29th-31th, 2013 http://gandalf.di.univr.it/ * OBJECTIVES The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilization. Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in these areas. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome. * LIST OF TOPICS The topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to, the following: Automata Theory Automated Deduction Computational aspects of Game Theory Concurrency and Distributed computation Decision Procedures Deductive, Compositional, and Abstraction Techniques for Verification Finite Model Theory First-order and Higher-order Logics Formal Languages Formal Methods for Systems Biology, Hybrid, Embedded, and Mobile Systems Games and Automata for Verification Game Semantics Logical aspects of Computational Complexity Logics of Programs Modal and Temporal Logics Model Checking Models of Reactive and Real-Time Systems Program Analysis and Software Verification Run-time Verification and Testing Specification and Verification of Finite and Infinite-state Systems Synthesis * INVITED SPEAKERS Alessandro Cimatti (ITC-IRST, Italy) Thomas Henzinger (IST, Austria) Christof Loeding (University of Aachen, Germany) * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: May 1, 2013 Paper submission: May 8, 2013 Acceptance notification: June 17, 2013 Final version: June 26, 2013 Conference: August 29-31, 2013 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Tiziano Villa (University of Verona, Italy) Gabriele Puppis (LaBRI, Bordeaux, France) * ORGANIZING CHAIR Pietro Sala (University of Verona, Italy) HORIZONS IN TCS: A CELEBRATION OF MIHALIS YANNAKAKIS's 60TH BIRTHDAY Early Call for Participation Workshop at Center for Computational Intractability (CCI) Princeton University, NJ, USA August 27-29, 2013. http://intractability.princeton.edu/blog/2013/01/mihalisfest-2013/ * See the workshop's webpage for further information, including list of speakers. ACKERMANN AWARD 2013 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Call for Nominations * Eligible for the 2013 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 1.1.2011 and 31.12.2012. * Submission details are available at http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html * The deadline for submission is April 15, 2013 * Nominations should be sent to the chair of the Jury by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * The award consists of - a diploma, - an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference, - the publication of the laudation in the CSL proceedings, - travel support to attend the conference. * The 2013 Ackermann Award will be presented to the recipients at the annual conference of the EACSL (CSL'13) in Torino (Italy) to be held 2-5 September 2013. * The jury consists of 8 members: - T. Coquand (Chalmers University of Gothenburg) - A. Dawar (Cambridge, U.K., president of EACSL) - T.A. Henzinger (Klosterneuburg, Austria) - D. Leivant (Bloomington, USA) - D. Niwinski (Warsaw, Poland) - L. Ong (Oxford, U.K., LICS representative) - S. Ronchi Della Rocca (vice-president of EACSL) - W. Thomas (Aachen, Germany) * The jury is entitled to give more (or 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: ---- (no award given); 2011: Benjamin Rossman 2012: Andrew Polonsky and Szymon Torunczyk POST-DOC POSITION IN ICT IN TRENTO, ITALY * One post-doc position in ICT on the research project "Advanced SMT Techniques for Word-level Formal Verification - (WOLF)" is available in Trento, Italy, under the joint supervision of - Alessandro Cimatti, FBK, Trento, and - Roberto Sebastiani, DISI, University of Trento. The research activity will be carried out jointly within the Embedded Systems (ES) Research Unit of the Center for Scientific and Technological Research of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, and the Software Engineering, Formal Methods & Security Research Program, at Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of University of Trento. * AIM AND SCOPE The research activity will aim at investigating and developing novel techniques, methodologies and support tools for Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT) for the formal verification of systems. This work will be part of the "Advanced SMT Techniques for Word-level Formal Verification - (WOLF)" project, a three-year research project supported by SRC/GRC (http://www.src.org/compete/s201113/), in strict collaboration with the Formal Verification Group at Intel, Haifa, and other major HW companies. * The ultimate goal of the WOLF project is to provide a comprehensive SMT package to support effective formal verification of systems ranging from RTL circuits all the way up to high-level hardware description languages (e.g. SystemC) and software. The package will be implemented on top of the MathSAT SMT platform (http://mathsat.fbk.eu/), and provided as an API. * CANDIDATE PROFILE The ideal candidate should have an PhD in computer science or related discipline, and combine solid theoretical background and excellent software development skills (in particular C/C++). A solid background knowledge and/or previous experience on one of the following topics (in order of preference) is required: Satisfiability Modulo Theory (SMT), Propositional Satisfiability (SAT), Model Checking, Automated Reasoning. Previous experience in the following areas will also be considered favourably: Constraint Solving and Optimization, Embedded Systems Design Languages (e.g. Verilog, VHDL). The candidate should be able to work in a collaborative environment, with a strong committment to reaching research excellence and achieving assigned objectives. * TERMS AND DATES The position will start as soon as possible, and will have to be renewed yearly, for a maximum of two years. The expected salary will range from about 2200 to 2400 euros net income, and the gross will include previdential (social security) contributions. Facilities for meals at the local canteen can be provided. * APPLICATION AND INQUIRIES Interested candidates should inquire for further information and/or apply by sending email to email@example.com, with subject 'POSTDOC ON WOLF PROJECT'. Applications should contain a statement of interest, with a Curriculum Vitae, and the names of reference persons. PDF format is strongly encouraged. It should also indicate an estimated starting date. * CONTACT PERSONS Dr. ALESSANDRO CIMATTI, Embedded Systems Research Unit, FBK-Irst, via Sommarive 18, I-38123 Povo, Trento, Italy http://sra.fbk.eu/people/cimatti/ Prof. ROBERTO SEBASTIANI, Software Engineering, Formal Methods & Security Research Program DISI, University of Trento, via Sommarive 14, I-38123 Povo, Trento, Italy http://disi.unitn.it/~rseba/
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