Thirtieth Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on


July 6–10, 2015, Kyoto, Japan

Program Committee Chair

Program Committee

Conference Chair

Workshop Chair

Publicity Chair

General Chair

Organizing Committee

M. Abadi, L. Aceto, R. Alur, M. P. Bonacina, P. Bouyer-Decitre, K. Chatterjee, A. Compagnoni, A. Dawar, N. Dershowitz, M. Fernández, M. Grohe, O. Grumberg, M. Hasegawa, T. Henzinger, P. Kolaitis, O. Kupferman, B. Larose, D. Miller, M. Mislove, A. Murawski, C. Palamidessi, P. Panangaden, K. Rose, A. Scedrov, D. Shmoys, M. Valeriote

Advisory Board

M. Abadi, S. Abramsky, R. Alur, B. Constable, T. Coquand, T. Henzinger, J.-P. Jouannaud, P. Kolaitis, D. Kozen, D. Miller, J. Mitchell, P. Panangaden, A. Pitts, G. Plotkin, M. Vardi, G. Winskel

Call for Papers

LICS 2015 will be hosted in Kyoto, Japan during the week 6-10 July 2015 and will be colocated with ICALP 2015.

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, 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.

Instructions to Authors

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).

Title and Short Abstracts Due January 12,2015
Extended Abstracts Due January 19,2015
Author Feedback/Rebuttal Period March 12-16,2015
Author Notification March 30,2015
Final Versions Due for Proceedings April 27,2015

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

Every extended abstract must be submitted in the IEEE Proceedings 2-column 10pt format and may not be longer than 12 pages, including references. LaTeX style files are available here.

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.) Extended abstracts 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.

Short Presentations

A session of short presentations, intended for descriptions of student research, works in progress, and other brief communications, is planned. These abstracts will not be published. Dates and guidelines will be posted on the conference website.

Kleene Award for Best Student Paper

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

Special Issues

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.


The symposium is sponsored by ACM SIGLOG and the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing, in cooperation with the Association for Symbolic Logic and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.

  • ACM
  • IEEE
  • ASL

LICS Anti-Harassment Policy

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the values and goals of LICS. They require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. They flourish in communities that foster mutual understanding and embrace diversity. For these reasons, LICS is committed to providing a harassment-free conference experience, and implements the ACM policy against harassment.

LICS participants violating these standards may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting, at the discretion of the conference organizers. Conference organizers are requested to report serious incidents to the LICS General Chair.