[FOM] LICS 2011 Call for Papers
stephan.kreutzer at comlab.ox.ac.uk
Wed Dec 15 18:57:16 EST 2010
Twenty-Sixth Annual IEEE Symposium on
LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2011)
June 21--24, 2011, Toronto, Canada
CALL FOR PAPERS
LICS 2011 will be held at the Fields Institute on the campus of the University
of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from June 21st to the 24th, 2011.
The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and
practical topics in computer science that relate to logic broadly construed.
We invite submissions on topics that fit under that rubric.
Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest for submissions include:
automata theory, automated deduction, categorical models and logics,
concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming,
constructive mathematics, database theory, description logics,
domain theory, finite model theory, formal aspects of program analysis,
formal methods, higher-order logic, hybrid systems, lambda and combinatory
calculi, linear logic, logical aspects of bioinformatics, logical aspects of
computational complexity, logical aspects of quantum computation,
logical frameworks, logic in artificial intelligence, logics of programs,
logic programming, modal and temporal logics, model checking,
probabilistic systems, process calculi, programming language
semantics, proof theory, reasoning about security, rewriting, type
systems and type theory, and verification.
At LICS 2011, we will start a series of tutorials on the core areas
of logic in computer science. Rather than focussing on a specialised
topic, these tutorials will highlight the basic questions, techniques and
motivation of a broader area. The tutorials are aimed to be accessible
to all LICS participants. In 2011, we will have two half-day tutorials on
Finite Model Theory and Semantics respectively, to be held on June 20.
The speakers will be
* Albert Atserias (UPC Barcelona) on Finite Model Theory and
* Prakash Panangaden (McGill University, Montreal) on Semantics.
* Naoki Kobayashi, Tohoku University
* Andrei Krokhin, University of Durham
* Toniann Pitassi, University of Toronto
* Ashish Tiwari, SRI
* Workshop Proposals Deadline: 16 November 2010
* Paper Registration Deadline (with short abstracts): 5 January 2011
* Paper Submission Deadline: 12 January 2011
* Author Notification: 7 March 2011
* Final Versions for the Proceedings: 4 April 2011
* Conference: 2124 June 2011
(All deadlines are 11:59pm GMT.)
Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of
about 100 words
before submitting the extended abstract of the paper. All
submissions will be electronic.
All deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered.
Submission is open at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lics2011.
Every extended abstract must be submitted in the IEEE Proceedings
two-column camera-ready format and may be no longer than 10 pages
including reference with a font size of 10pt. The LaTeX style files
are available at
The abstract must be in English and provide sufficient detail to allow
the program committee to assess the merits of the paper.
It should begin with a succinct statement of the issues,
a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their
significance and relevance to the conference and to
computer science, all phrased for the non-specialist.
Technical development directed to the specialist should follow.
References and comparisons with related work should be included.
If necessary, detailed proofs of technical results can be included in a
clearly-labelled appendix following the 10-page extended abstract.
This material may be read at the discretion of the program committee.
Extended abstracts not conforming to the above requirements
concerning format and length may be rejected without further
The results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication
elsewhere, including the proceedings of other symposia or workshops.
The PC chair should be informed of closely related work submitted to a
conference or journal in advance of submission.
All authors of accepted papers will be expected to sign copyright
release forms. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to
present it at the conference.
LICS 2011 will have a session of short (10 minute) presentations.
This session is intended for descriptions of work in progress, student
projects, and relevant research being published elsewhere; other brief
communications may be acceptable. Submissions for these presentations,
in the form of short abstracts (1 or 2 pages long), should be entered
at the LICS 2011 submission site. Dates will be posted at the LICS website.
Martin Grohe, Humboldt Univ., Berlin
grohe at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Eli Ben-Sasson, Technion, Haifa
Patrick Baillot, CNRS & ENS, Lyon
Patricia Bouyer-Decitre, ENS, Cachan
Balder ten Cate, UC Santa Cruz
Thierry Coquand, Univ. of Gothenburg
Victor Dalmau, UPF, Barcelona
Josée Desharnais, Univ. Laval, Québec
Kousha Etessami, Univ. of Edinburgh
Philippa Gardner, Imperial College, London
Rob van Glabbeek, NICTA, Sydney
Guillem Godoy, UPC, Barcelona
Martin Grohe, HU Berlin
Martin Hofmann, LMU Munich
Vineet Kahlon, NEC Labs, Princeton
Stephan Kreutzer, Univ. of Oxford
Dale Miller, INRIA, Saclay
Leonardo de Moura, Microsoft Research, Redmond
Luke Ong, Univ. of Oxford
Benjamin Rossman, MIT, Cambridge
Davide Sangiorgi, Univ. of Bologna
Luc Segoufin, INRIA & ENS, Cachan
Matt Valeriote, McMaster Univ., Hamilton
Andrei Voronkov, Univ. of Manchester
Igor Walukiewicz, Univ. of Bordeaux
Thomas Wilke, Univ. of Kiel
Kleene Award for Best Student Paper:
An award in honour of the late S.~C.~Kleene will be given for the
paper, as judged by the program committee. Details concerning eligibility
criteria and procedure for consideration for this award will be
posted at the LICS
website. The program committee may decline to make the award or may split
it among several papers.
Full versions of upto 3 accepted papers, to be selected by the
will be invited for submission to the Journal of the ACM. Additional
will be invited to the special issue of the open-access journal
Logical Methods in
As in previous years, there will be a number of workshops affiliated
with LICS 2011;
information will be posted at the LICS website.
* Benoit Larose, Champlain Regional College
larose at mathstat.concordia.ca
* Matt Valeriote, McMaster Univ., Hamilton
matt at math.mcmaster.ca
* Adriana Compagnoni, Stevens Inst. of Technology, New-Jersey
* Maribel Fernández, King's College London
* Andrzej Murawski, Univ. of Leicester
* Stephan Kreutzer, Univ. of Oxford
* Martín Escardó, Univ. of Birmingham
* Rajeev Alur
Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
alur at cis.upenn.edu
Martín Abadi, Rajeev Alur (chair), Paul Beame, Maria Paola Bonacina,
Samuel Buss, Edmund M. Clarke, Adriana Compagnoni, Martín Escardó,
Maribel Fernández, Lance Fortnow, Jürgen Giesl, Martin Grohe,
Jean-Pierre Jouannaud, Phokion Kolaitis, Stephan Kreutzer, Benoit
Larose, Johann (Janos) A. Makowsky, Burkard Monien, Andrzej Murawski,
Jens Palsberg, Andrew Pitts, Philip Scott, Matt Valeriote
Martín Abadi, Samson Abramsky, Yuri Gurevich, Thomas A. Henzinger,
Claude Kirchner, Phokion Kolaitis, Dexter Kozen, Ursula Martin, John
Mitchell, Luke Ong, Leszek Pacholski, Gordon Plotkin, Andre Scedrov,
Moshe Y. Vardi, Glynn Winskel
The symposium is sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on
Mathematical Foundations of Computing in cooperation with the
Association for Symbolic Logic, the European Association for
Theoretical Computer Science, and the Fields Institute.
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