Newsletter 121 March 10, 2009 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/newsletters/inst.html * To unsubscribe, send an email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * DEADLINES Upcoming deadlines, LICS abstract deadline next week! * LICS 2009 Associated Workshops * CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS CSL 09 - Call for Papers ICDT 2009 - Call for Participation FORMATS 09 - Call for Papers ICTAC 09 - Call for Papers LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 2009 - Call for Papers AAL 2009 - Call for Papers ISC 2009 - Call for Papers ESORICS 2009 - Call for Papers LFMTP 2009 - Call for Papers LAM 09 - Call for Papers * BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS Handbook of Practical Logic and Automated Reasoning by John Harrison * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Editor-in-Chief for ACM TOCL Radboud University Nijmegen Visiting Academic Positions - University of Cyprus DEADLINES * CSL 2009 30.3.2009 http://www.mat.uc.pt/CSL09 * FOCS 2009 2.4.2009 http://focs2009.org/ * FORMATS 2009 10.4.2009 http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/FORMATS2009/ * ESA 2009 12.4.2009 http://algo2009.itu.dk/esa-2009 * ICTAC 09 6.4.2009 http://www.ictac.net/ictac09/ * LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 2009 15.4.2009 http://lc2009.fmi.uni-sofia.bg * AAL 2009 21.4.2009 http://www.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/~lohrey/AAL.html * LFMTP 2009 8.5.2009 http://workshops.inf.ed.ac.uk/lfmtp * LAM 2009 1.5.2009 http://www.dur.ac.uk/lam.09> LICS 2009 ASSOCIATED WORKSHOPS The following workshops will be associated with LICS 2009 * Logics for Agents and Mobility (LAM) Organiser: Berndt Farwer
http://www.dur.ac.uk/berndt.farwer/lam09/ * Foundations of Computer Security (FCS) Organiser: Veronique Cortier * Logic and Computational Complexity (LCC) Organiser: Daniel Leivant * Normalization by Evaluation (NBE) Organiser: Olivier Danvy * Logical Aspects of Fault Tolerance (LAFT) Organiser: Leo G Marcus * Proof-carrying code and software certification (PCC) Organiser: Thomas Jensen ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC (CSL'09) September 7 - 11, 2009, Coimbra, Portugal http://www.mat.uc.pt/CSL09 CALL FOR PAPERS * 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. * Suggested topics of interest include: automated deduction and interactive theorem proving, constructive mathematics and type theory, equational logic and term rewriting, automata and games, modal and temporal logic, model checking, logical aspects of computational complexity, finite model theory, computational proof theory, logic programming and constraints, lambda calculus and combinatory logic, categorical logic and topological semantics, domain theory, database theory, specification, extraction and transformation of programs, logical foundations of programming paradigms, verification and program analysis, linear logic, higher-order logic, and nonmonotonic reasoning. * Programme Committee: Invited Speakers: Samson Abramsky (Oxford) Mikolaj Bojanczyk (Warsaw) Matthias Baaz (Vienna) Thierry Coquand (Göteborg) Patricia Bouyer (Cachan) Martin Grohe (Berlin) Andrej Bulatov (Burnaby) Yiannis Moschovakis Stephen Cook (Toronto) (Athens, Los Angeles) Anuj Dawar (Cambridge) Paulo Oliva (London) Hugo Gimbert (Bordeaux) Erich Grädel (Aachen, co-chair) Steffen Hölldobler (Dresden) Gerhard Jäger (Berne) Reinhard Kahle (Lisbon, co-chair) Antonín Ku~era (Brno) Benedikt Löwe (Amsterdam) Organizing Committee: Simone Martini (Bologna) Dale Miller (Paris) Ana Almeida (Coimbra, co-chair) Luke Ong (Oxford) Sabine Broda (Porto) Martin Otto (Darmstadt) José Carlos Espírito Santo (Braga) Jean-Francois Raskin (Brussels) Mário Florido (Porto) Thomas Schwentick (Dortmund) Gonçalo Gutierres (Coimbra) Luc Segoufin (Cachan) Reinhard Kahle (Lisbon, co-chair) Amílcar Sernadas (Lisbon) Isabel Oitavem (Lisbon) Anton Setzer (Swansea) Pedro Quaresma (Coimbra, co-chair) Helmut Veith (Darmstadt) João Rasga (Lisbon) Thomas Wilke (Kiel) Carlota Simões (Coimbra) * Proceedings will be published in the LNCS series. Each paper accepted by the Programme Committee must be presented at the conference by one of the authors, and final copy prepared according to Springer's guidelines. * Submitted papers must be in Springer's LNCS style and of no more than 15 pages, presenting work not previously published. They must not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings. The PC chair should be informed of closely related work submitted to a conference or journal by 1 March 2009. Papers authored or coauthored by members of the Programme Committee are not allowed. * Submitted papers must be in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the Programme Committee to assess the merits of the paper. Full proofs may appear in a technical appendix which will be read at the reviewer's discretion. The title page must contain: title and author(s), physical and e-mail addresses, identification of the corresponding author, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and a list of keywords. * The submission deadline is in two stages. Titles and abstracts must be submitted by 30 March, 2009 and full papers by 6 April, 2009. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 25 May, 2009, and final versions are due 22 June, 2009. * The Ackermann Award for 2009 will be presented to the recipients at CSL'09. * Important Dates: Submission (title & abstract): 30 March, 2009 Submission (full paper) 6 April, 2009 Notification: 25 May, 2009 Final papers: 22 June, 2009 ICDT/EDBT 2009 - 12th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATABASE THEORY and 12th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EXTENDING DATABASE TECHNOLOGY St. Petersburg, Russia, 23-26 March 2009 (workshops: 22 March) http://www.math.spbu.ru/edbticdt/ * The series of ICDT conferences provides a biennial, international forum for the communication of research advances on the principles of database systems. The EDBT series of conferences is an established international forum for the exchange of the latest research results in data management. This year, for the first time, ICDT will be held jointly with EDBT. ICDT will be on 23-25 March and EDBT will be on 24-26 March, 2009, in St. Petersburg, Russia. * Registration is now open: http://onlinereg.ru/site.php?go=101&page=1637 Registration fee is 17,500 rubles (currently approx. $529) until February 6, and 19,000 rubles (curr. appr. $574) from February 7. There is an additional fee for the pre-conference workshops. * 3 Invited Talks (2 ICDT + 1 EDBT): - Victor Vianu (UC San Diego) Automatic Verification of Database Driven Systems: A New Frontier - Georg Gottlob (Oxford U.) Datalog+/-: A Unified Approach to Ontologies and Integrity Constraints - Umesh Dayal (Hewlett-Packard Labs) Data Integration Flows for Business Intelligence 27 Research Papers (ICDT), 111 Research Papers (EDBT), 4 Pre-conference Workshops (March 22, 2009): http://www.math.spbu.ru/edbticdt/workshops.html * Social Program: The registration fee includes a city tour with visiting the Peter-and-Paul Fortress on Sunday March 22, a welcome reception (Monday) and a dinner (Wednesday). Other tours are available for an additional fee. * Location: St. Petersburg was the former capital of imperial Russia and the home of its czars. Founded >300 years ago, St. Petersburg is the 2nd largest Russian city, population of almost 5 M people. The city is a major European cultural center and has many splendid architectural treasures, palaces, theatres & art museums, including the world famous Hermitage. Its climate is milder compared to that of the more inland areas of Russia. It is humid all year round, the average March - April temperature is -5 - +8 C, weather varies. The conference is organized by the School of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Univ of St. Petersburg, the 2nd largest university in Russia. It is located very close to the city center, in walking distance from the Hermitage and other museums. * Visas: Most likely, you will need a Russian visa to enter Russia. To obtain a visa from Russian consulate,you will need an invitation which can be obtained from a travel agency. Please make sure you do this in advance, to avoid expensive urgent actions. The Monomax agency which provides services for ICDT/EDBT 2009 offers a package including visa invitation and accomodation in different hotels with a range of prices. More details are available here: http://onlinereg.ru/site.php?go=101 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL MODELLING AND ANALYSIS OF TIMED SYSTEMS (FORMATS 2009) co-located with QEST 2009 Budapest, Hungary, 13-16 September 2009 http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/FORMATS2009/ CALL FOR PAPERS Abstract submission: Friday 10 April, 2009 Paper submission: Friday 17 April, 2009 * OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE: Timing aspects of systems from a variety of computer science domains have been treated independently by different communities. Researchers interested in semantics, verification and performance analysis study models such as timed automata and timed Petri nets, the digital design community focusses on propagation and switching delays while designers of embedded controllers have to take account of the time taken by controllers to compute their responses after sampling the environment. Timing-related questions in these separate disciplines do have their particularities. However, there is a growing awareness that there are basic problems that are common to all of them. In particular, all these sub-disciplines treat systems whose behaviour depends upon combinations of logical and temporal constraints; namely, constraints on the temporal distances between occurrences of events. * The aim of FORMATS is to promote the study of fundamental and practical aspects of timed systems, and to bring together researchers from different disciplines that share interests in modelling and analysis of timed systems. Typical topics include (but are not limited to): - Foundations and Semantics Theoretical foundations of timed systems and languages; comparison between different models (timed automata, timed Petri nets, hybrid automata, timed process algebra, max-plus algebra, probabilistic models). - Methods and Tools Techniques, algorithms, data structures, and software tools for analyzing timed systems and resolving temporal constraints (scheduling, worst-case execution time analysis, optimisation, model checking, testing, constraint solving, etc.). - Applications Adaptation and specialization of timing technology in application domains in which timing plays an important role (real-time software, hardware circuits, and problems of scheduling in manufacturing and telecommunication). * IMPORTANT DATES: Abstract submission: Friday 10 April, 2009 Paper submission: Friday 17 April, 2009 Author notification: Monday 8 June, 2009 Camera ready version: Wednesday 1 July, 2009 * SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION: The proceedings of FORMATS 09 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Papers must contain original contributions, be clearly written, and include appropriate references to and comparison with related work. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not allowed. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages, and should be formatted according to Springer LNCS guidelines. If necessary, the submission may be supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which will be reviewed at the discretion of the program committee. New: A best-paper award will be presented at the conference. Submissions will be handled by the EasyChair system. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE: - Rajeev Alur, Univ. Pennsylvania, USA - Franck Cassez, National ICT Australia & CNRS, Australia - Ansgar Fehnker, National ICT Australia, Australia - Olivier Finkel, Univ. Paris 7, France - Martin Fraenzle, Univ. Oldenburg, Germany - Claude Jard, ENS Cachan/IRISA, France - Joost-Pieter Katoen, RWTH Aachen Univ., Germany - Insup Lee, Univ. Pennsylvania, USA - Oded Maler, Verimag, France - Richard Mayr, Univ. Edinburgh, UK - Joel Ouaknine, Oxford Univ., UK (co-chair) - Paritosh Pandya, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India - Paul Pettersson, Malardalen Univ., Sweden - Alexander Rabinovich, Univ. Tel Aviv, Israel - Sanjit Seshia, UC Berkeley, USA - Jiri Srba Aalborg, Univ., Denmark - Stavros Tripakis, Verimag, France - Frits Vaandrager, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen, The Netherlands (co-chair) - Walter Vogler, Univ. Augsburg, Germany - Farn Wang, National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan 6TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTING (ICTAC'09) Call for Papers Equatorial Hotel Bangi, Malaysia University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) August 16th - 20th 2009 http://www.ictac.net/ictac09/ * The 6th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing is taking place from the 16th till the 20th of August 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ICTAC'09 is organized by Abdullah Mohd Zin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Jeff Sanders, United Nation University, Institute of Software Technology, Macao. The PC is chaired by Martin Leucker (TU Munich) and Carroll Morgan (UNSW). * About ICTAC 2009 ICTAC 2009 is the 6th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing, the latest in a series founded by the International Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations University (UNU-IIST). The main purpose of ICTAC is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to present research and to exchange ideas and experience addressing challenges in both theoretical aspects of computing and in the exploitation of theory through methods and tools for system development. The previous four ICTAC events were held in Guiyang, China (2004), Hanoi, Vietnam (2005), Tunis, Tunisia (2006), Macau (2007) and Istanbul (2008). * Invited Speakers Zuohua Ding Zhejiang Sci-Tech University Leslie Lamport Microsoft Annabelle McIver Macquarie University Sriram Rajamani Microsoft * Scope Topics include, but are not limited to: - software specification, refinement, verification and testing - model checking and theorem proving - software architectures - coordination and feature interaction - integration of theories, formal and engineering methods and tools - models of concurrency, security, and mobility - parallel, distributed, and internet-based (grid) computing - real-time, embedded and hybrid systems - automata theory and formal languages - principles and semantics of languages - logics and their applications - type and category theory in computer science - case studies, theories, tools and experiments of verified systems - service-oriented architectures: models and development methods - domain modelling and domain-specific technology: examples, frameworks and experience * Important Dates Abstract Submission: 6 April 2009 Submission of Papers: 10 April 2009 Notification of acceptance: 25 May 2009 Final copy for proceedings: 1 June 2009 ICTAC 2009: 16 - 20 August 2009 * General Chair Abdullah Mohd Zin Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Jeff Sanders United Nation University, Institute of Software Technology, Macao * Program Chairs Martin Leucker Technische Universität München, Germany Carroll Morgan University of New South Wales * Local Organizing Committee Zarina Shukur, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Chairperson) Nazlia Omar Syahanim Mohd Salleh * Program Committee Parosh Abdulla Uppsala University, Schweden Keijiro Araki Kyushu University, Japan Farhad Arbab Leids University, The Netherlands Christel Baier Technical University of Dresden, Germany Mario Bravetti Universita di Bologna, Italian Ana Cavalcanti University of York, England Van Hung Dang United Nations University, Macao David Deharbe Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Wei Dong National University of Defense Technology, China Deepak D'Souza Indian Institute of Science, India John Fitzgerald Newcastle Uiversity, England Wan Fokkink Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands Marcelo Frias University of Buenos Aires, Argentina Kokichi Futatsugi JAIST, Japan Paul Gastin LSV/ENS Cachan, France Susanne Graf VERIMAG, France Lindsay Groves Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Anne Haxthausen Technical University of Denmark, Denmark Moonzoo Kim KAIST, South Korea Kim G. Larsen Aalborg University, Denmark Insup Lee University of Pennsylvania, USA Martin Leucker TU Munich, Germany Kamal Lodaya Institute of Mathematical Sciences, India Larissa Meinicke Abo Akademi, Finland Ugo Montanari University of Pisa, Italian Carroll Morgan University of New South Wales, Australia Ahmed Patel Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia Pekka Pihlajasaari Data Abstraction (Pty) Ltd, South Africa Abhik Roychoudhury National University of Singapore, Singapore Hassen Saidi SRI International, USA Augusto Sampaio Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil Cesar Sanchez IMDEA, Spain Marjan Sirjani University of Tehran, Iran Sofiene Tahar Concordia University, Canada Serdar Tasiran Koc University, Turkey Helmut Veith Technical University Darmstadt, Germany Mahesh Viswanathan University of Illinois at Urbana, USA Tomas Vojnar Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic Ji Wang Zhejiang University, China Jim Woodcock University of York, England Husnu Yenigun Sabanci University, Turkey Naijun Zhan Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Huibiao Zhu East China Normal University, China LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 2009 First Announcement Sofia 31 July - 5 August * Deadline for submissions: 15 April, 2009 http://lc2009.fmi.uni-sofia.bg * The Logic Colloquium is the annual European conference on logic, organised under the auspices of the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL). The main events in this year~s conference are as follows: Gödel lecture: - Richard A. Shore (Cornell University) Tutorials: - Ulrich Kohlenbach (Technische Universität Darmstadt) - Andre Nies (University of Auckland) - Ralf Schindler (Universität Münster) Plenary talks: - Elisabeth Bouscaren (Université Paris-Sud 11) - S. Barry Cooper (University of Leeds), - Thierry Coquand (University of Gothenburg), - Ilijas Farah (York University) - Valentina S. Harizanov (George Washington University) - Stephan Kreutzer (University of Oxford) - David W. Kueker (University of Maryland) - Benjamin Miller (University of California Los Angeles) - Itay Neeman (University of California Los Angeles) - Dana S. Scott (Carnegie Mellon University) - Katrin Tent (University of Munster) - Jouko Väänänen (University of Amsterdam) * Special sessions: - Logic and Category Theory (Co-chairs: S. Abramsky, S. Shapiro) - Computability Theory (Co-chairs: K. Ambos-Spies, I. Soskov) - Model Theory, New Directions in Classification Theory (Co-chairs: - E. Hrushovski, M. Otero) - Philosophical Logic (Co-chairs: D. Vakarelov, M. Zakharyashev) - Set Theory (Co-chairs: M. Goldstern, H. Woodin) * Contributed papers will be selected from submissions received by the PROGRAMME COMMITTEE consisting of: Samson Abramsky, Klaus Ambos-Spies, Joan Bagaria (Chair), Fernando Ferreira, Martin Goldstern, Erich Graedel, Ehud Hrushovski, Tapani Hyttinen, Yiannis Moschovakis, Margarita Otero, Stewart Shapiro, Ivan Soskov and W. Hugh Woodin * The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit contributed papers that have logic research content that lies within the scope of the interests of the ASL. * Submission Deadline: 15 April 2009 Notification of Authors: 31 April 2009 * The abstracts of the contributed talks will be published in The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic if at least one of the authors is a member of ASL. The rules for abstract submission can be found at the conference webpage http://lc2009.fmi.uni-sofia.bg. * The ASL will make available modest travel awards to graduate students in logic and to recent PhD~s to attend the 2009 ASL European Summer Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. The European Summer Meeting is also supported by a grant from the US National Science Foundation; NSF funds may be awarded only to students at USA universities and to citizens and permanent residents of the USA. * Applications and recommendations must be received before the deadline of March 30, 2009, by e-mail at email@example.com or by regular mail at: LC2009 Alexandra Soskova Dept. of Math Logic Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics Sofia University boul. James Bourchier 5 1164, Sofia Bulgaria Phone: +359 02 8161 524 Fax: +359 02 8687180 * Organizing Committee: Alexandra Soskova (Chair), Dimitar Dobrev, Dimitar Guelev, Lyubomir Ivanov, Stela Nikolova, Solomon Passy, Dimitar Shiyachki, Mariya Soskova, Mitko Yanchev, Anton Zinoviev AAL 2009 - Workshop "Automata and Algorithmic Logic" Call for papers 28-29 June, 2009, Stuttgart, Germany (satellite workshop of DLT09) http://www.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/~lohrey/AAL.html * The workshop provides the opportunity to assess recent scientific advances and exchange ideas regarding the interplay of automata and logic. More specifically, the meeting will focus on recent developments in the inter-relation of monadic second order logic and automata, in automatic structures, and in the application of automata to semi-structured data. * Organizers: Thomas Colcombet (Paris) Dietrich Kuske (Leipzig) Markus Lohrey (Leipzig) * Topics of interest: - effective presentations of infinite structures (e.g., automatic structures, rewriting graphs, Caucal's hierarchy, model-theoretic transformations) - algorithmic techniques for monadic second order logic and its fragments (e.g., modal logics, temporal logics, mu-calculus) - semi-structured data and automata - automata and logics for verification - relation between games, automata, and logics * Important dates: - submission by 21 April, 2009 - notification by 28 April, 2009 - registration by 12 May, 2009 - workshop 28-29 June, 2009 * Invited speakers: Balder ten Cate (Amsterdam), Bakh Khoussainov (Auckland), Christof Loeding (Aachen) * Detailed information can be found at the website. ISC 2009 - 12th INFORMATION SECURITY CONFERENCE Call for Paper September 7-9, 2009, Pisa, Italy http://isc09.dti.unimi.it * ISC is an annual international conference covering research in and applications of information security. The twelfth Information Security Conference (ISC 2009) will be held in Pisa, Italy. The conference seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of information security. * Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: access control, accountability, anonymity and pseudonymity, applied cryptography, authentication, biometrics, computer forensics, cryptographic protocols, database security, data protection, data/system integrity, digital right management, economics of security and privacy, electronic frauds, formal methods in security, identity management, information dissemination control, information hiding and watermarking, intrusion detection, network security, peer-to-peer security, privacy, security and privacy in pervasive/ubiquitous computing, security in information flow, security in IT outsourcing, security for mobile code, security of grid computing, security of eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment, security in location services, security modeling and architectures, security models for ambient intelligence environments, security in social networks, trust models and trust management policies. * IMPORTANT DATES: Paper Submission due: March 31, 2009; Notification to authors: June 10, 2009; Camera ready due: July 8, 2009 * GENERAL CHAIR: Fabio Martinelli - CNR, Italy * PROGRAM CHAIRS: Pierangela Samarati - University of Milan, Italy Moti Yung - Google Inc., USA ESORICS 2009 - 14th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security Call for Papers September 21-25, 2009, Saint Malo, France http://www.esorics.org * Papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of computer security are solicited for submission to the Fourteenth European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2009). Organized in a series of European countries, ESORICS is confirmed as the leading European research event in computer security. The symposium started in 1990 and has been held on alternate years in different European countries and attracts an international audience from both the academic and industrial communities. From 2002 it has been held yearly. The Symposium has established itself as one of the premiere, international gatherings on Information Assurance. * Papers may present theory, technique, applications, or practical experience on topics including, but not limited to: access control; anonymity; authentication; authorization and delegation; cryptographic; protocols; data integrity; dependability; information flow control; smartcards; systems security; digital right management; accountability; applied cryptography; covert channels; cybercrime; denial of service attacks; formal methods in security; inference control; information warfare; steganography; transaction management; data and application security; intellectual property protection; intrusion tolerance; peer-to-peer security; language-based security; network security; non-interference; privacy-enhancing technology; pseudonymity; subliminal channels; trustworthy user devices; identity management; security as quality of service; secure electronic commerce; security administration; security evaluation; security management; security models; security requirements engineering; security verification; survivability; information dissemination control; trust models and trust management policies. * The primary focus is on high-quality original unpublished research, case studies and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of papers discussing industrial research and development. Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. * Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers should be at most 15 pages excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices (using 11-point font and reasonable margins), and at most 20 pages total. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them. Papers must be submitted using the conference web site and following the requirements stated there. Authors of accepted papers must be prepared to sign a copyright statement and must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference. Additionally, they must follow the Springer Information for Authors~ guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript and use the templates provided there. * IMPORTANT DATES: - Paper submissions due: April 17, 2009 - Acceptance notifications: June 8, 2009 - Camera-ready papers due: June 29, 2009 * GENERAL CHAIRS - Frédéric Cuppens, TELECOM Bretagne, France - Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, TELECOM Bretagne, France * PROGRAM COMMITTEES CHAIRS - Michael Backes, Saarland University and MPI-SWS, Germany - Peng Ning, North Carolina State University, USA LFMTP 2009 - 4th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LOGICAL FRAMEWORKS AND META-LANGUAGES: THEORY AND PRACTICE Call for Papers August 2, 2009, Montreal, Canada http://workshops.inf.ed.ac.uk/lfmtp * Affiliated with CADE-22 (Conference on Automated Deduction) Joint event with PSTT (Workshop on Proof-Search in Type Theories * Important dates: Abstract submission due: May 1; Paper Submission: May 8; Notification: June 15 * Joint LFMTP/PSTT Invited Speaker: Gilles Dowek (Ecole Polytechnique & INRIA) Joint LFMTP/PSTT Tutorial Speaker: TBA * Topics: Including, but not limited to: logical framework design; meta-theoretic analysis; applications and comparative studies; implementation techniques; efficient proof representation and validation; proof-generating decision procedures and theorem provers; proof-carrying code; substructural frameworks; semantic foundations; methods for reasoning about logics; formal digital libraries * See website for submission details. Accepted papers will be published electronically as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. * Program committee: Frederic Blanqui (INRIA); James Cheney, Co-Chair (University of Edinburgh); Adam Chlipala (Harvard University); Amy Felty, Co-Chair (University of Ottawa); Martin Hofmann (LMU Munich); Conor McBride (University of Strathclyde); Marino Miculan (University of Udine); Alberto Momigliano (University of Edinburgh); Gopalan Nadathur (University of Minnesota); Michael Norrish (NICTA) SECOND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LOGICS FOR AGENTS AND MOBILITY (LAM'09) 1st Call for Papers <http://www.dur.ac.uk/lam.09> 9-10 August 2008, Los Angeles, California, USA organised as satellite workshop at the Twenty-Fourth Annual IEEE Symposium on LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2009), 11~14 August 2009, Los Angeles, California, USA * Workshop Organizer: Berndt Farwer (firstname.lastname@example.org) * Workshop Purpose: Our aim is to bring together active researchers in the area of logics and mobile systems, especially in the field of logics and calculi for mobility, agents, and multi-agent systems. Many notions used in the theory of agents are derived from philosophy, logic, and linguistics (belief, desire, intention, speech act, etc.), and interdisciplinary discourse has proved fruitful for the advance of this domain. Outside of academia, the deployment of large-scale pervasive infrastructures (mobile ad-hoc networks, mobile devices, RFIDs, etc.) is becoming a reality. This raises a number of scientific and technological challenges for the software modelling and programming models for such large-scale, open and highly-dynamic distributed systems. The agent and multi-agent systems approach seems particularly adapted to tackle this challenge, but there are many issues remaining to be investigated. For instance, the agents must be location-aware since the actual services available to them may depend on their (physical or virtual) location. The quality and quantity of resources at their disposal is also largely fluctuant, and the agents must be able to adapt to such highly dynamic environments. Moreover, mobility itself raises a large number of difficult issues related to safety and security, which require the ability to reason about the software (e.g. for analysis or verification). Logics and type systems with temporal or other kinds of modalities (relating to location, resource and/or security-awareness) play a central role in the semantic characterisation and then verification of properties about mobile agent systems. There are still many open problems and research questions in the theory of such systems. The workshop is intended to showcase results and current work being undertaken in these areas with a focus on logics for specification and verification of dynamic, mobile systems. * Scopes of Interest: The main topics of interest include - logics for specification and reasoning about agents, MAS, and mobile systems in a broader sense - treatment of location and resources in logics (e.g. Linear Logic, BI-Logic, ambient calculus) - security in ad-hoc networks - temporal logics and model checking - type systems and static analysis - logic programming. * Format of the Workshop: The workshop will be held as a one-and-a-half-day event before LICS. There will be a general introduction and brief survey of the field by the organiser as an introduction to the workshop. * The workshop will contain invited talks, contributed talks, and a discussion session. The latter is meant to give the participants a chance to discuss informally research directions, open problems, and possible co-operations. * Submission details: Authors are invited to submit a full paper of original work in the areas mentioned above. The workshop chair should be informed of closely related work submitted to a conference or journal in advance of submission. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to present it at the LAM~09 workshop. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages, preferably using the LaTeX article class. The following formats are accepted: PDF, PS. Please send your submission electronically to LAM.email@example.com by the deadline listed below. The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee and additional reviewers. Accepted papers will appear in informal workshop pre-proceedings and authors will be encouraged to re-submit papers to formal proceedings likely to be published as a special journal issue. * Important Dates: Submission Deadline: 1 May 2009 Notification: 12 June 2009 Preliminary programme: 19 June 2009 Final papers for proceedings: 10 July 2009 Workshop: 9~10 August 2009 * Programme Committee: Thomas Agotnes, Bergen, Norway Matteo Baldoni, Torino, Italy Marina De Vos, Bath, UK Louise Dennis, Liverpool, UK Jürgen Dix, Clausthal, Germany Berndt Farwer (chair), Durham, UK Michael Fisher, Liverpool, UK Didier Galmiche, Nancy, France João Leite, Lisbon, Portugal James Harland, Melbourne, Australia Andreas Herzig, Toulouse, France Wojtek Jamroga, Clausthal, Germany Michael Köhler-Bußmeier, Hamburg, Germany Alessio Lomuscio, London, UK Dale Miller, INRIA, France Frederic Peschanski, Paris, France Vladimiro Sassone, Southampton, UK Mark-Oliver Stehr, Menlo Park, USA Wamberto Vasconcelos, Aberdeen, UK * Further Information: About the workshop: <http://www.dur.ac.uk/lam.09> About LICS: <http://www2.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/lics09/> HANDBOOK OF PRACTICAL LOGIC AND AUTOMATED REASONING BY JOHN HARRISON Handbook of Practical Logic and Automated Reasoning by John Harrison Cambridge University Press 2009, 702 pages ISBN: 9780521899574 * The sheer complexity of computer systems has meant that automated reasoning, i.e. the ability of computers to perform logical inference, has become a vital component of program construction and of programming language design. This book meets the demand for a self-contained and broad-based account of the concepts, the machinery and the use of automated reasoning. The mathematical logic foundations are described in conjunction with practical application, all with the minimum of prerequisites. The approach is constructive, concrete and algorithmic: a key feature is that methods are described with reference to actual implementations (for which code is supplied) that readers can use, modify and experiment with. This book is ideally suited for those seeking a one-stop source for the general area of automated reasoning. It can be used as a reference, or as a place to learn the fundamentals, either in conjunction with advanced courses or for self study. * One stop reference that is broad-based and self-contained * Constructive approach that enables topics to be discussed algorithmically * Implementation of these algorithms provided as code * Can be used as a reference, or as a place to learn the fundamentals, either in conjunction with advanced courses or for self study * More information: http://www.cambridge.org/9780521899574 Associated code: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jrh13/atp/ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC (TOCL) * Nominations (including self nominations) are invited for the next Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (ToCL): http://www.acm.org/pubs/tocl/. The position is for a term (renewable once) of three years, starting on July 1, 2009. * Candidates should be well-established researchers in areas related to computational logic, broadly conceived, and should have sufficient experience serving on conference program committees and journal editorial boards. Nominations, including a current curriculum vita and a brief (one page) statement of vision for ToCL, should be sent to Joseph Halpern , by May 1, 2009. * Final selection will be made by a Selection Committee, consisting of Joseph Halpern (chair -- Cornell University), Kryzsztof Apt (CWI), Prakash Panangaden (McGill University), and Gordon Plotkin (University of Edinburgh). * Nominations received after May 1, 2009, will be considered up until the position is filled. UNIVERSITAIR DOCENT (UD) POSITION IN LOGIC AT RADBOUD UNIVERSITY NIJMEGEN * The Algebra&Logic group of the mathematics department at IMAPP, FNWI at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands invites applications for a Universitair Docent (UD) position in logic with preference for candidates with specialisation in algebraic methods and/or applications in Computer Science. We seek candidates that have a demonstrable commitment to excellence in research and teaching who are motivated to contribute independently and through collaboration to the research and growth of the group. This includes contributing to the supervision of Master and PhD students and securing of funding for PhD positions through grant applications. The candidate must be a good communicator with enthusiasm for teaching that can contribute across the undergraduate mathematics curriculum as well as at the graduate level in algebra and logic, and particularly in our joint research master with computer science. The candidate is expected to contribute the usual share in the management of the group and institute. The accepted candidate is required to master the Dutch language sufficiently to be able to teach in Dutch within two years after the appointment. * Radboud University Nijmegen is situated in the oldest city in the Netherlands. It has nine faculties and enrols over 17,500 students in 107 study programmes. The Faculty of Science at Radboud University consists of seven research institutes, including the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Particle Physics (IMAPP), and the Institute for Computing and Information Science (ICIS). Research in non-classical logic and its interaction with applications in computer and information science is strongly represented locally and nationally. The group has close ties with the ICIS research groups in Foundations and in Security of Systems. At the national level the group is connected with the DIAMANT mathematics cluster and collaborates with logicians, notably in Utrecht, at ILLC in Amsterdam, and at CWI. * Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. * Review of applications will begin April 1, 2009. For further information, see http://www.math.ru.nl/~mgehrke/Algebra&LogicUD.htm or contact Mai Gehrke at firstname.lastname@example.org VISITING ACADEMIC POSITIONS -- UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE * The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus has a number of vacancies for Visiting Academics at the ranks of Lecturer, Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. * ALL areas of Computer Science will be considered. * A visiting appointment is for one semester (Spring semester: 15 Jan - 31 May; Winter semester: 1 Sept - 31 Dec), but it can be renewed for up to four semesters. * Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant subject and BE FLUENT IN GREEK (both these requirements are mandatory). * Monthly gross salaries, in EUR, for these positions are: Visiting Academic (Professor): EUR 4.126,92 Visiting Academic (Associate Professor): EUR 3.709,66 Visiting Academic (Assistant Professor): EUR 3.519,14 Visiting Academic (Lecturer): EUR 3.069,47 * Presently, the Department is seeking applications for the academic year 2009-2010. The processing of applications has started and will continue until all the available positions have been filled. * Anyone wishing to apply should send a full CV to the following address (the deadline for receiving applications is the 31st March 2009): The Chairperson Department of Computer Science University of Cyprus P.O. Box 20537 CY-1678 Nicosia, CYPRUS * For more details and other information, interested individuals may contact the Chairperson of the Department of Computer Science: Professor George Samaras Tel: +357-22-892700 Fax: +357-22-892701 E-mail: email@example.com
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