Newsletter 144 March 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 * LICS-RELATED NEWS Preview of LICS'13 * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS ETAPS 2014 - Call for Satellite Events ETAPS 2013 - Final Call for Participation ACCAT 2013 - Call for Participation DICE 2013 - Call for Participation MLQA 2013 - Call for Participation ICLP 2013 - Call for Workshop Proposals QEST 2013 - Last Call for Papers SFM-13:DCS - Call for Applications (School) TOPOLOGY AND INFORMATICS DAYS - Call for Participation HCSS 2013 - Call for Presentations 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 FCS 2013 - Call for Papers FroCoS 2013 - Call for Papers GandALF 2013 - Preliminary Call for Papers PERSYVAL CPS SUMMER SCHOOL - Call for Applications (School) FMICS 2013 - Call for Papers MihalisFest 2013 - Early Call for Participation * AWARDS Ackermann Award 2013 - Second Call for Nominations * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS PhD or Postdoc in Cryptography/Information Security at Trier PhD or Postdoc in Declarative Programming at Ulm PhD Positions in Formal Methods and Language-based Security at Chalmers 28TH ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2013) LICS conference: June 25-28, 2013 Workshops: June 28-29, 2013 New Orleans, USA http://lics.siglog.org/lics13/ * COLOCATIONS 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). * INVITED SPEAKERS LICS 2013 will feature invited lectures by Rajeev Alur, Joseph Halpern (with CSF), Nancy Lynch and Prakash Panangaden. It will also include a special session to mark the 80th birthday of Dana Scott, which will have the following invited speakers: Andrew Pitts, Steve Awodey, Andrej Bauer, Robert Harper, and Dana Scott. * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS Tutorials will be given by Hubert Comon and Jan Rutten (with MFPS). * AFFILIATED WORKSHOPS Foundations of Computer Security (FCS) http://prosecco.gforge.inria.fr/personal/bblanche/fcs13/ Higher-Order Program Analysis (HOPA) Syntax and Semantics of Low-Level Languages (LOLA) http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/lola2013/ Natural Language and Computer Science (NLCS) http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html * PROGRAMME Not available yet. DEADLINES * 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/ * DICE 2013 Normal registration deadline: March 8, 2013 http://dice2013.di.unito.it/ * 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 * QEST 2013 Abstract deadline: March 11, 2013 Paper submission: March 18, 2013 http://www.qest.org/qest2013/ * SFM-13: DS Application deadline: March 21, 2013 http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm13ds/ * TOPOLOGY AND INFORMATICS DAYS Event: March 21-22, 2013 http://www.liafa.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~mgehrke/TopologyandInformatics.htm * HCSS 2013 Abstract/poster topic submission: March 22, 2013 http://cps-vo.org/group/hcss_conference * 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 * FCS 2013 Paper submission: April 10, 2013 http://prosecco.inria.fr/personal/bblanche/fcs13/ * 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 * PERSYVAL CPS SUMMER SCHOOL Deadline for applications: May 1, 2013 http://www-verimag.imag.fr/PERSYVAL-Lab-Summer-School-on.html?lang=en * FMICS 2013 Paper submission: May 3, 2013 http://lvl.info.ucl.ac.be/Fmics2013 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) or Ulrike Golas (firstname.lastname@example.org). FOURTH WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPMENTS IN IMPLICIT COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY (DICE 2013) Call for Participation Roma, March 16-17, 2013 (satellite event of ETAPS 2013) http://dice2013.di.unito.it/ * INVITED SPEAKERS - Jean-Yves Marion (Loria - INPL Nancy) - Marko van Eekelen (Open University - Radboud University Nijmegen) - Paul-André Melliès (PPS, Paris) * SCOPE The area of Implicit Computational Complexity (ICC) has grown out from several proposals to use logic and formal methods to provide languages for complexity-bounded computation (e.g. Ptime, Logspace computation). It aims at studying computational complexity without referring to external measuring conditions or a particular machine model, but only by considering language restrictions or logical/computational principles implying complexity properties. This workshop focuses on ICC methods related to programs (rather than descriptive methods). In this approach one relates complexity classes to restrictions on programming paradigms (functional programs, lambda calculi, rewriting systems), such as ramified recurrence, weak polymorphic types, linear logic and linear types, and interpretative measures. The two main objectives of this area are: - to find natural implicit characterizations of various complexity classes of functions, thereby illuminating their nature and importance; - to design methods suitable for static verification of program complexity. Therefore ICC is related on the one hand to the study of complexity classes, and on the other hand to static program analysis. The workshop will be open to contributions on various aspects of ICC including (but not exclusively): - types for controlling complexity, - logical systems for implicit computational complexity, - linear logic, - semantics of complexity-bounded computation, - rewriting and termination orderings, - interpretation-based methods for implicit complexity, - programming languages for complexity-bounded computation, - application of implicit complexity to other programming paradigms (e.g. imperative or object-oriented languages). * POST-PROCEEDINGS An open call for post-proceedings, as special issue of INFORMATION & COMPUTATION will follow. 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 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF SYSTEMS (QEST 2013) Last Call for Papers August 26-30, 2013 Buenos Aires, Argentina http://www.qest.org/qest2013/ * IMPORTANT DATES: Abstract submission 11 March 2013 (new) Paper submission 18 March 2013 (new) Author notification 12 May 2013 Final version 2 June 2013 * INVITED SPEAKERS: Lorenzo Alvisi, University of Texas Austin, USA Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames Research Center, USA Edmundo de Souza e Silva, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil * SCOPE AND TOPICS: QEST is the leading forum on evaluation and verification of computer systems and networks, through stochastic models and measurements. QEST has a broad range of interests - the common thread is that the evaluation be quantitative. The range of performance metrics of interest spans classical measures involving performance and reliability, as well as quantification of properties that are classically qualitative, such as safety, correctness, and security. QEST welcomes measurement-based studies as well as analytic studies. QEST welcomes diversity in the model formalisms and methodologies employed, as well as development of new formalisms and methodologies. QEST is keenly interested in case studies highlighting the role of quantitative evaluation in the design of systems, where the notion of system is broad. Systems of interest include computer hardware and software architectures, communication systems, embedded systems and biological systems. Moreover, tools for supporting the practical application of research results in all of the above areas are of special interest, and therefore tool papers are sought. In short, QEST aims to create a sound methodological basis for assessing and designing systems using quantitative means. * TUTORIALS There will be one day of tutorials at the start of the conference. Tutorial proposals (up to 4 pages Springer LNCS format) should be sent to the Tutorial Chair (Lijun Zhang, email@example.com) by 11 March 2013. * GENERAL CHAIR: Pedro R. D'Argenio (AR) * PC-CHAIRS: Kaustubh Joshi (US) Markus Siegle (DE) Marielle Stoelinga (NL) * LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR: Hernán Melgratti (AR) * TOOLS CHAIR: Kai Lampka (SE) * TUTORIAL CHAIR: Lijun Zhang (DK) * PROCEEDINGS CHAIR: Nicolás Wolovick (AR) * PUBLICITY CHAIR: Damián Barsotti (AR) 13TH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON FORMAL METHODS FOR THE DESIGN OF COMPUTER, COMMUNICATION AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS: DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS Call for Participation 17-22 June 2013 Bertinoro (Italy) http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm13ds/ * GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SFM Formal methods are emerging in computer science as a prominent approach to the rigorous design of computer, communication and software systems. The aim of the SFM series is to offer a good spectrum of current research in foundations as well as applications of formal methods, which can be of interest for graduate students and young researchers who intend to approach the field. This year SFM is an offspring of the workshops QAPL and MLQA and is devoted to dynamical systems. It covers topics such as chaotic dynamics, information theory, systems biology, hybrid systems, quantum computing, and automata-based models and model checking. * LECTURERS Herbert Wiklicky (Imperial College London, UK) Abbas Edalat (Imperial College London, UK) Boris Koepf (IMDEA Software, ES) Renato Renner (ETH Zurich, CH) Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen, DE) Jeremy Bradley (Imperial College London, UK) Oded Maler (VERIMAG, FR) Ion Petre (Abo Akademi, FI) Lubos Brim (Masaryk Univ., CZ) Luca Bortolussi (Univ. Trieste, IT) Andreas Podelski (Univ. Freiburg, DE) Jiannis Pachos (Univ. Leeds, UK) All participants will receive a copy of a tutorial book published by Springer as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. * LOCATION SFM-13:DS will be held in the medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro. This town is in Emilia Romagna, about 70 km south-east of Bologna, at an elevation of about 230 m. It can be reached in a couple of hours from the international airport "G. Marconi" of Bologna by shuttle (from the airport to the railway station) + train (from Bologna to Forli`) + bus/taxi (from the railway station to Bertinoro). The closest airport is the "L. Ridolfi" airport of Forli`, which is 13 km away. * ORGANIZATION Scientific directors: - Marco Bernardo (University of Urbino, IT) - Erik de Vink (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL) - Alessandra Di Pierro (University of Verona, IT) - Herbert Wiklicky (Imperial College London, UK) * SECRETARY Monica Michelacci (CRU Bertinoro, IT) * APPLICATION Prospective participants should send by 21 March 2013 the application form, available on the school website, to the two e-mail addresses below: Marco Bernardo marco.bernardo AT uniurb.it Monica Michelacci mmichelacci AT ceub.it * FEES The registration fee is 600 euros and includes the school material. The accommodation fee is 350 euros and covers the period June 16-23 (7 nights), double room (to share with another participant), half board (breakfast and lunch, dinner of June 16 included, lunch of June 23 excluded). The reduced accommodation fee for the participants who do not need a room is 100 euros and covers the period June 17-22 (6 lunches). A very limited number of grants is available to cover part of the registration fee (no grant can be requested to cover the accommodation fee or the travel expenses). Notification of accepted/rejected applications and grant requests will be communicated by March 31. * Registration to the school is due by April 20. No refund is possible for cancellation after May 15. TOPOLOGY AND INFORMATICS DAYS Call for Participation 21-22 March 2013, 9:00-17:30. Turing Lecture Hall, Sophie Germain building, Paris Left Bank site of Universite Paris Diderot - Paris 7 http://www.liafa.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~mgehrke/TopologyandInformatics.htm * GOAL The goal is to present a few current research topics in theoretical computer science that involve topology in an essential way. There will be 6 one and a half hour talks as well as time for discussion. * SPEAKERS Thomas Ehrhard, PPS, Paris 7 et CNRS Jean Goubault-Larrecq, ENS Cachan Serge Grigorieff, LIAFA, Paris 7 et CNRS Achim Jung, University of Birmingham, UK Jean-Eric Pin, LIAFA, Paris 7 et CNRS Christine Tasson, PPS, Paris 7 et CNRS * MORE INFORMATION http://www.liafa.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~mgehrke/TopologyandInformatics.htm 13TH ANNUAL HIGH CONFIDENCE SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (HCSS 2013) Call for Presentations Annapolis, MD, USA May 7-10, 2013 http://cps-vo.org/group/hcss_conference * INTRODUCTION The thirteenth annual HCSS Conference will be held May 7-10, 2013 at the Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. You are invited to submit a proposal to present a talk at this year's conference. As an added feature at the 2013 HCSS Conference, you are also invited to participate in a poster session. See details below for more information. * CONFERENCE SCOPE, GOALS, AND VISION The High Confidence Software and Systems (HCSS) Conference, now in its second decade, draws together researchers, practitioners, and management leaders from government, universities, and industry. The conference provides a forum for dialogue centered upon the development of scientific foundations for the assured engineering of software-intensive complex computing systems and the transition of science into practice. The technical emphasis of the HCSS conference is on mathematically-based tools and techniques, scientific foundations supporting evidence creation, systems assurance, and security. The HCSS vision is one of engaging and growing a community-including researchers and skilled practitioners-that is focused around the creation of dependable systems that are capable, efficient, and responsive; that can work in dangerous or inaccessible environments; that can support large-scale, distributed coordination; that augment human capabilities; that can advance the mission of national security; and that enhance quality of life, safety, and security. * TECHNICAL TRACK PRESENTATIONS The technical track features two kinds of talks: - Experience reports. These talks inform participants about how emerging HCSS and CPS techniques play out in real-world applications, focusing especially on lessons learned and insights gained. While experience reports do not have to be highly technical, they should emphasize substantive reflection on all aspects of experience, building on data and direct experience. - Technical talks. These talks focus on informing the audience regarding specific techniques or methods, ideally from the point of view of someone with experience in practice. * POSTER PRESENTATIONS Posters should provide an overview of the HCSS Conference theme or research topic and/or results, with effective use of appropriate graphics. Only a limited number of posters will be accepted due to space availability. * ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Further instructions for electronically submitting final slide presentations of accepted talks and poster designs will be provided in the notification message that will be sent on Friday, March 29, 2013. Abstracts of accepted talks and posters will be published in the 2013 HCSS Conference proceedings. * IMPORTANT DATES Tuesday, March 22, 2013 — Abstracts of proposed talks and poster topics Friday, March 29, 2013 — Notifications of acceptance/rejection Friday, April 27, 2013 — Final slide presentations and poster designs May 7-10, 2013 — HCSS Conference in Annapolis, Maryland 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 Linear Logic and related topics 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. WORKSHOP ON FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SECURITY (FCS 2013) Call for papers June 29, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA http://prosecco.inria.fr/personal/bblanche/fcs13/ * The FCS workshop aims at bringing computer security researchers in closer contact with the LICS community and giving LICS attendees an opportunity to talk to experts in computer security, on the one hand, and contribute to bridging the gap between logical methods and computer security foundations, on the other. FCS'13 will be co-located with LICS'13 (ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science), CSF'13 (IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium), and MFPS'13 (Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics). * Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Automated reasoning techniques, Composition issues, Formal specification, Foundations of verification, Information flow analysis, Language-based security, Logic-based design, Program transformation, Security models, Static analysis, Statistical methods, Tools, Trust management for Access control and resource usage control, Authentication, Availability and denial of service, Covert channels, Confidentiality, Integrity and privacy, Intrusion detection, Malicious code, Mobile code, Mutual distrust, Privacy, Security policies, Security protocols. * Submission format: full papers (15 pages) or short abstracts (1 page) * Important dates: Submission: April 10, 2013 Notification: April 30, 2013; Final papers: May 31, 2013 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) PERSYVAL-LAB SUMMER SCHOOL ON CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS Call for Applications July 8-12, 2013 Grenoble, France http://www-verimag.imag.fr/PERSYVAL-Lab-Summer-School-on.html?lang=en * IET ICT Labs and PERSYVAL-Lab (Pervasive systems and algorithms at the convergence of physical and digital worlds) Based on high-level research laboratories present at Grenoble in Mathematics, Computer Science, Automatic Control, Signal Processing, and Hardware Architecture, is organizing the 1st edition of the CPS Summer School. * This school will bring together some of the best lecturers from Europe and the USA, in a one week programme, and be a fantastic opportunity for interaction. It will be held in the campus of Grenoble University-France. * IMPORTANT DATE Hard deadline for applications is May 1st 2013. Attendance is limited to 80, so we will be selecting amongst the candidates. * FEES Registration fee is EUR350 for students, EUR650 for non-students, which includes lunches from Monday 8th through Friday 12th. The registration fee only partially covers the costs incurred. The remaining costs are covered by the EIT ICT Labs and PERSYVAL-Lab. 18TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FORMAL METHODS FOR INDUSTRIAL CRITICAL SYSTEMS (FMICS 2013) Call for Papers September 23-24, 2013 Madrid, Spain Co-located with SEFM 2013 http://lvl.info.ucl.ac.be/Fmics2013 * SCOPE The aim of the FMICS workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry. In particular, FMICS brings together scientists and engineers who are active in the area of formal methods and interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods. The FMICS workshop series also strives to promote research and development for the improvement of formal methods and tools for industrial applications. * TOPICS - Design, specification, code generation and testing based on formal methods. - Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, learning, optimization and transformation of complex, distributed, real-time systems and embedded systems. - Verification and validation methods that address shortcomings of existing methods with respect to their industrial applicability (e.g., scalability and usability issues). - Tools for the development of formal design descriptions. - Case studies and experience reports on industrial applications of formal methods, focusing on lessons learned or identification of new research directions. - Impact of the adoption of formal methods on the development process and associated costs. - Application of formal methods in standardization and industrial forums. * SUBMISSIONS Submissions must describe authors' original research work and their results. Contributions should not exceed 15 pages formatted according to the LNCS style (Springer), and should be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) files using the EasyChair submission site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fmics2013 All submissions must report on original research. Submitted papers must not have previously appeared in a journal or conference with published proceedings and must not be concurrently submitted to any other peer-reviewed workshop, symposium, conference or archival journal. Any partial overlap with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. Submissions should clearly demonstrate relevance to industrial application. Case study papers should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical results (such as scalability of methods), or provide specific motivation for further research and development. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: May 3rd Notification: June 24th Final version due: July 12th Workshop: September 23th-24th * PROGRAM CHAIRS Michael Dierkes (Rockwell Collins, France) Charles Pecheur (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium) 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 Second 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 PHD/POSTDOC POSITION IN CRYPTOGRAPHY/INFORMATION SECURITY, UNIVERSITY OF TRIER * The Chair for Information Security and Cryptography at University of Trier, Germany, offers a full-time PhD/Postdoc position. * The position involves both research and teaching in the area of cryptography/information security. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research in applied cryptography. * The position is available immediately and is fully funded. The salary scale for the position is TV-L E13. The gross income depends on the candidate's experience level. At the lowest level it corresponds to approx. 40,000 EUR per year. * Contracts are initially offered for two years. An extension to a total duration of up to six years is possible. * He or she is given the possibility to carry out a Ph.D. or, for Postdocs, a Habilitation. * The successful candidate should have a Master's degree or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, or a related field, with a strong background in Theoretical Computer Science/Mathematics. Knowledge in cryptography is an asset. Since teaching is mostly done in German, sufficient knowledge of German is required. * The deadline for applications is March 17th, 2013. However, late applications will be considered until the position is filled. DOCTORAL OR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DECLARATIVE PROGRAMMING AT ULM * A research/teaching position is available for Ph.D. students or postdocs in the area of Constraint Programming, in particular Constraint Handling Rules (CHR). For background information on the subject start at http://www.informatik.uni-ulm.de/pm/fileadmin/pm/home/fruehwirth/ * The applicant should have prior knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Declarative Programming, Logic, Program Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, and be willing to work in the field of Constraint Handling Rules. * The context of the position requires a basic command of German at the time of application. Applicants are expected to be fluent in English. Mandatory teaching responsibilities are four lecture hours per week (in German or English). * At least a master or equivalent in computer science or strongly related area is required. The initial appointment will be for two years, with possible renewals for up to six years and more. * The position is state-funded according to salary scheme E13 TV-L, which means a gross salary of about 60.000 Euro per year, resulting in a net income of about 1750 to 2000 Euro a month depending on qualification (after deduction of taxes and of mandatory health and social insurance). Rents for flats start at about 500 Euro a month. * Ulm is a pleasant city of 150.000 on the Danube, close to Stuttgart, Munich, the Alps, and Lake Konstanz. Every day life requires a basic command of German. * Prospective applicants should email their resume with two references, certificates, proof of German language skills, and links to homepage and publications together in a single pdf file to Prof. Dr. Thom Fruehwirth, c/o Ulrike Seiter (secretary) email@example.com by May 1, 2013. Also use above email address for questions concerning the position. * The University of Ulm is committed to increase the share of women in research and teaching positions and therefore explicitly encourages female candidates to apply. * Job sharing is always possible for full-time positions. Physically disabled applicants receive favourable consideration when equally qualified. The job appointment is made by the central university administration. PHD POSITIONS IN FORMAL METHODS AND LANGUAGE-BASED SECURITY AT CHALMERS * 4 PhD Positions in Formal Methods and Language-based Security are available at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden * DEADLINE Application deadline: March 30, 2013 * 2 PHD POSITIONS IN FORMAL METHODS The research of the two advertised PhD positions will be in the area of Software Verification, where - one position has a stronger focus on the creative use and development of automated reasoning techniques for software verification, - the other has a stronger focus on combining static and runtime verification of software. The selection of the specific research topic will take into account both the interests of the new PhD student and the research agenda of the group. * 2 PHD POSITIONS IN LANGUAGE-BASED SECURITY The PhD students will join a world-leading team of researchers on programming language-based security. Language-based security facilitates specifying and enforcing security policies at the level of programming languages early in the software design and construction phase. The focus of the advertised positions is on the following directions of work: - To design rich security policies for confidentiality and integrity, as demanded by practical applications (such as web applications). - To develop practical enforcement mechanisms for these policies in expressive programming languages (such as web languages). These enforcement mechanisms may combine static (for example, type system-based) and dynamic (for example, execution monitoring-based) techniques. - To support the above with case studies in web-application security. In pursuing these goals, there are possibilities for collaboration with our high-profile academic and industrial partners. We run a number of ambitious projects with top international partners in academia and industry, including the European project WebSand on web application security: https://www.websand.eu/ * EMPLOYMENT DETAILS PhD student positions are limited to five years and normally include 20 per cent departmental work, mostly teaching duties. Salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers' general agreement for PhD student positions. Currently the starting salary is 26,250SEK a month before tax. The positions are intended to start in spring or fall 2013. Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for application. English is our working language for research. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Half of our researchers and PhD students come from more than 30 different countries.
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