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Tue Mar 1 04:57:42 EST 2005

(apologies for multiple posting)

                            Second announcement


                         Barcelona, 15-18 June 2005

This meeting shares the goals of the Tbilisi conference with the same 
title, held in July 2003, as well as those of the Patras conference on 
many-valued logics and residuated structures, held in June 2004.

In recent years the interest in non-classical logics has been growing. 
Motivations from computer science, natural language reasoning and 
linguistics have played a significant role in this development. The 
semantic study of non-classical logics is a field where no single 
overarching paradigm has been established, and where a variety of 
techniques are currently being explored. An important goal of this 
meeting is to promote the cross-fertilization of the fundamental ideas 
connected with these approaches. Thus, we aim to bring together 
researchers from various fields of non-classical logics and 
applications, as well as from lattice theory, universal algebra, 
category theory and general topology, in order to foster collaboration 
and further research.

The scientific programme of the congress will include a few invited 
lectures and will provide ample time for contributed papers and 
interaction between participants. Researchers whose interests fit the 
general aims of the conference are encouraged to participate. The 
featured areas include, but are not limited to, the following (in 
alphabetical order):
- Algebraic logic
  - Coalgebraic semantics
  - Categorical semantics in general
  - Dynamic logic and dynamic algebras
  - Fuzzy and many-valued logics
  - Lattices with operators
  - Modal logics
  - Ordered topological spaces
  - Ordered algebraic structures
  - Residuated structures
  - Substructural logics
  - Topological semantics of modal logic


Guram Bezhanishvili, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces (USA)
Robert Goldblatt, Victoria University, Wellington (New Zealand)
Ian Hodkinson, King's College London (UK)
Peter Jipsen, Chapman University, Orange (USA)
Franco Montagna, Università di Siena (Italy)
Hilary Priestley, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford (UK)
James Raftery, University of Natal, Durban (South Africa)


Leo Esakia, Georgian Academy of Sciences
Mai Gehrke, New Mexico State University
Petr Hájek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Ramon Jansana, Universitat de Barcelona
Hiroakira Ono, Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology 
Constantine Tsinakis, Vanderbilt University
Yde Venema, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Michael Zacharyaschev, King's College London


Josep Maria Font, Universitat de Barcelona (chair)
Àngel Gil, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)
José Gil, Universitat de Barcelona
Joan Gispert, Universitat de Barcelona
Carles Noguera, Institut d'Investigació en Intel·ligència Artificial 
Antoni Torrens, Universitat de Barcelona
Ventura Verdú, Universitat de Barcelona


Ministry of Education and Science (Spanish government)
Department of Universities, Research and Information Society of the 
Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan government)
Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona
Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Barcelona
Catalan Mathematical Society

With the collaboration of IMUB (Institute of Mathematics, University of 
Barcelona) and IIIA (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, CSIC).


Participants who wish to present a talk should submit an abstract 
through the Atlas service (http://atlas-conferences.com/) before 31 
March 2005. The abstract should be written in TeX (or in plain, 
non-formatted text without formulas) and be at most 2 pages long. 
Authors will be notified before 30 April 2005 whether their submission 
has been accepted for presentation. Participants needing early 
acceptance are advised to submit their abstract as soon as possible and 
inform the organizers of the situation.


We hope to provide some funding to partially cover travel expenses of 
students and recent Ph.D.'s without grant support, as well as of active 
researchers from countries with developing economies. The number and 
amount of these grants will depend on the funding available, and will 
be paid in cash during the meeting.

Applications should be sent to mathlog at ub.edu before 31 March 2005. To 
apply send a message with your personal data, a short CV, a description 
of your research area and its relation with the topics of the meeting. 
Students and recent Ph.D.'s should also ask their supervisor to send a 
letter of support to the same address.


The meeting will take place at the Facultat de Matemàtiques of the 
Universitat de Barcelona, a 19th century building located in the city 
centre. The address is: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585, 08007 
Barcelona, Spain. The building is on the square known as Plaça de la 
Universitat (University square). The lecture rooms are on the ground 
floor of the building. Participants will be able to use a nearby 
computer room with Internet access. No Wi-Fi coverage or free Ethernet 
plugs are planned.


Participants must register to attend the meeting. The registration fee 
is Euro 30 (approx. $ 39 as of March 1st), to be paid upon arrival. 
Registration includes conference materials, coffee breaks and snacks, 
and a special price for Saturday's dinner. Abstracts of accepted 
contributed papers by registered participants will be included in the 
congress' booklet.


Submission of contributed papers: 31 March 2005
Acceptance of contributed papers: 30 April 2005
Travel grant applications: 31 March 2005


Further details about registration, hotels, schedule, etc., will be 
posted at the congress' web page


For more information on the meeting, please visit this page, or write 
to mathlog at ub.edu.

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