[FOM] LICS 2011 Call for Papers

Stephan Kreutzer 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.

Tutorial Day:
   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.

Invited Speakers:
   * Naoki Kobayashi, Tohoku University
   * Andrei Krokhin, University of Durham
   * Toniann Pitassi, University of Toronto
   * Ashish Tiwari, SRI

Important Dates:
     * 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.

Submission Instructions:
    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.

Short Presentations:
   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.

Program Chair:
   Martin Grohe, Humboldt Univ., Berlin
   grohe at informatik.hu-berlin.de

Program Committee:
   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
best student
   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.

Special Issue:
   Full versions of upto 3 accepted papers, to be selected by the
program committee,
   will be invited for submission to the Journal of the ACM. Additional
selected papers
   will be invited to the special issue of the open-access journal
Logical Methods in
   Computer Science.

Affiliated Workshops:
   As in previous years, there will be a number of workshops affiliated
with LICS 2011;
   information  will be posted at the LICS website.

Conference Co-Chairs:
   * Benoit Larose, Champlain Regional College
     larose at mathstat.concordia.ca
   * Matt Valeriote, McMaster Univ., Hamilton
     matt at math.mcmaster.ca

Workshops Co-Chairs:
   * Adriana Compagnoni, Stevens Inst. of Technology, New-Jersey
   * Maribel Fernández, King's College London

Publicity Co-Chairs:
   * Andrzej Murawski, Univ. of Leicester
   * Stephan Kreutzer, Univ. of Oxford

   * Martín Escardó, Univ. of Birmingham

General Chair:
   * Rajeev Alur
     Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
     alur at cis.upenn.edu

Organizing Committee:
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

Advisory Board:
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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