[FOM] WiL 2018: 2nd Women in Logic Workshop Call for Papers

Amy Felty afelty at uottawa.ca
Mon Dec 4 14:30:09 EST 2017

                        Call for Papers
           WiL 2018: Second Women in Logic Workshop
                          Oxford, UK
                         July 8, 2018

Affiliated with the Thirty-Third Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in
Computer Science (LICS), 9-12 July 2018
(http://lics.siglog.org/lics18/) and held as part of the Federated
Logic Conference 2018 (FLoC), 6-19 July 2018

We are holding the second Women in Logic Workshop (WiL 2018) as a LICS
associated workshop this year. The workshop follows the pattern of
meetings such as Women in Machine Learning (WiML,
http://wimlworkshop.org/) or Women in Engineering (WIE,
(http://www.ieee-ras.org/membership/women-in-engineering) that have
been taking place for quite a few years.

Women are chronically underrepresented in the LICS community;
consequently they sometimes feel both conspicuous and isolated, and
hence there is a risk that the under-representation is

The workshop will provide an opportunity for women in the field to
increase awareness of one another and one another's work, to combat
the feeling of isolation. It will also provide an environment where
women can present to an audience comprised of mostly women,
replicating the experience that most men have at most LICS meetings,
and lowering the stress of the occasion; we hope that this will be
particularly attractive to early-career women.

Topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to the
usual Logic in Computer Science (LICS) topics. These are: automata
theory, automated deduction, categorical models and logics,
concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming,
constructive mathematics, database theory, decision procedures,
description logics, domain theory, finite model theory, formal aspects
of program analysis, formal methods, foundations of computability,
higher-order logic, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic,
logic in artificial intelligence, logic programming, logical aspects
of bioinformatics, logical aspects of computational complexity,
logical aspects of quantum computation, logical frameworks, logics of
programs, modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic
systems, process calculi, programming language semantics, proof
theory, real-time systems, reasoning about security and privacy,
rewriting, type systems and type theory, and verification.

* Perdita Stevens (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Paper submission deadline:  31 March 2018
Author notification:  8 May 2018
Contribution for Informal Proceedings:  31 May 2018

Contributions should be written in English and can be submitted in the
form of full papers (with a maximum of 10 pages), short papers (with a
maximum of 5 pages), or talk abstracts (1 page).
Provisional formatting instructions: Papers and abstracts should be
prepared in latex using the ACM SIGPLAN Proceedings 2-column 10pt
format.  The LaTeX style file is available from

The submission should be in the form of a PDF file uploaded to the WiL
2018 Easychair page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wil2018)
before the submission deadline of 31 March 2018, anywhere on Earth.

We plan to publish an informal post conference volume at ENTCS or
other equally visible outlet.

* Valeria de Paiva (Chair, Nuance Communications, USA)
* Adriana Compagnoni (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
* Amy Felty (University of Ottawa, Canada)
* Anna Ingolfsdottir (Reykjavik University, Iceland)
* Sara Kalvala (University of Warwick, UK)
* Ursula Martin (University of Oxford, UK)
* Brigitte Pientka (McGill University, Canada)
* Valeria Vignudelli (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)

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