[FOM] Fwd: [LICS] LICS 2020 Call for Papers

Martin Davis martin at eipye.com
Sat Oct 12 00:39:10 EDT 2019

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From: Sam Staton <sam.staton at cs.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 2:28 PM
Subject: [LICS] LICS 2020 Call for Papers


Thirty-Fifth Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on

8–12 July 2020, Beijing


NOTICE: LICS 2020 will use a double-blind reviewing process. See below for


LICS 2020 will be hosted in Beijing in the period 8–12 July 2020, in
co-location with ICALP 2020.

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 include: 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, games and logic, 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.


Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of about
100 words in advance of submitting the extended abstract of the paper. The
exact deadline time on these dates is given by anywhere on earth (AoE).

Titles and Short Abstracts Due: 6 January 2020
Full Papers Due:        10 January 2020
Author Feedback/Rebuttal Period: 16–20 March 2020
Author Notification: 10 April 2020

Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. All
submissions will be electronic via


Every full paper must be submitted in the ACM SIGPLAN Proceedings 2-column
10pt format and may be at most 12 pages, excluding references. The LaTeX
style files are available from http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/.

The extended 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 must be included. (If necessary, detailed
proofs of technical results may be included in a clearly-labeled appendix,
to be consulted at the discretion of program committee members.)
Submissions not conforming to the above requirements will be rejected
without further consideration. Paper selection will be merit-based, with no
a priori limit on the number of accepted papers. Papers authored or
co-authored by members of the program committee are not allowed.

Results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere,
including the proceedings of other symposia or workshops. The program chair
must be informed, in advance of submission, of any closely related work
submitted or about to be submitted to a conference or journal. Authors of
accepted papers are expected to sign copyright release forms. One author of
each accepted paper is expected to present it at the conference.

LICS 2020 will use a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. Following
this process means that reviewers will not see the authors' names or
affiliations as they initially review a paper. The authors' names will then
be revealed to the reviewers only once their reviews have been submitted.

To facilitate this process, submitted papers must adhere to the following:

    Author names and institutions must be omitted and
    References to the authors' own related work should be in the third
person (e.g., not "We build on our previous work ..." but rather "We build
on the work of ...").

The purpose of this process is to help the reviewers come to an initial
judgment about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible for them
to discover the authors if they were to try. Nothing should be done in the
name of anonymity that weakens the submission, makes the job of reviewing
the paper more difficult, or interferes with the process of disseminating
new ideas. For example, important background references should not be
omitted or anonymized, even if they are written by the same authors and
share common ideas, techniques, or infrastructure. Authors should feel free
to disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they
normally would. For instance, authors may post drafts of their papers on
the web or give talks on their research ideas.


An award in honour of the late Stephen C. Kleene will be given for the best
student paper(s), as judged by the program committee.


Full versions of up to three 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 a special issue of Logical
Methods in Computer Science.

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