Newsletter 143
February  3, 2013

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
* DEADLINES
  Forthcoming Deadlines
* LICS-RELATED CALLS
  LICS 2013 - Call for Workshop Proposals
* OTHER CONFERENCE CALLS
  COORDINATION 2013 - Call for Papers
  FORTE/FMOODS 2013 - Call for Papers
  LOGICA 2013 - Call for Papers
  ICALP 2013 - Call for Papers
  DBSec 2013 - Call for Papers
  CALCO 2013 - Call for Papers
  TABLEAUX 2013 - Call for Papers, Tutorials and Workshops
  TYPES 2013 - Call for Contributions
  ELC TOKYO WORKSHOP - Call for Participation
  ETAPS 2014 - Call for Satellite Events
  ETAPS 2013 - Call for Participation
  ACCAT 2013 - Call for Participation
  MLQA 2013 - Call for Participation
  ICLP 2013 - Call for Workshop Proposals
  MFPS XXIX - Preliminary Announcement
  CONCUR 2013 - Call for Papers
  CSL 2013 - Call for Papers
  TACL 2013 - Call for Papers
  ICLP 2013 - Call for Papers
  CMSB 2013 - Call for Papers
  FroCoS 2013 - Call for Papers
  GandALF 2013 - Preliminary Call for Papers
  MihalisFest 2013 - Early Call for Participation
* AWARDS
  Ackermann Award 2013 - Call for Nominations
* JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
  Postdoc at Trento (SAT/SMT-based verification)


DEADLINES
* COORDINATION 2013
  Abstract submission: February 4, 2013
  Paper submission: February 11, 2013
  http://coordination.discotec.org
* FORTE/FMOODS 2013
  Abstracts: February 4, 2013
  Papers: February 11, 2013
  http://forte13.sosy-lab.org/
* LOGICA 2013
  Abstract (2 pages): February 14, 2013
  http://www.flu.cas.cz/logica
* ICALP 2013
  Paper submission: February 15, 2013
  http://www.icalp2013.lu.lv
* LICS 2013
  Workshop proposals: February 15, 2013
  http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/lics13
* DBSec 2013
  Paper submission: February 15, 2013
  http://dbsec2013.business.rutgers.edu
* CALCO 2013
  Abstract Submission: February 22, 2013
  Paper Submission: March 1, 2013
  http://coalg.org/calco13/
* TABLEAUX 2013
  Workshop Proposals: February 22, 2013
  Tutorial Proposals: March 23, 2013
  Title and Abstract: April 8,  2013
  Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2013
  http://tableaux13.loria.fr
* TYPES 2013
  Abstract submission (1-2 pages): February 25, 2013
  http://www.irit.fr/TYPES2013/
* ELC TOKYO WORKSHOP
  Registration deadline: February 28, 2013
  http://www.al.ics.saitama-u.ac.jp/elc/ws/
* ETAPS 2014
  Satellite Event Proposals Deadline: March 4, 2013
* ETAPS 2013
  Normal registration deadline: March 8, 2013
  http://www.etaps.org/2013
* ACCAT 2013
  Normal registration deadline: March 8, 2013
  http://accat2013.zib.de/
* MLQA 2013
  Normal registration deadline: March 8, 2013
  http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/MLQA/index.php/MLQA_2013
* ICLP 2013
  Workshop Proposals: March 11, 2013
  http://www.iclp2013.org
* MFPS XXIX
  Abstract submission: March 25, 2013
  Full submission: April 2, 2013
  http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Conferences/MFPS29/
* CONCUR 2013
  Abstract submission: April 1, 2013
  Paper submission: April 8, 2013
  http://concur-conferences.org/concur2013/
* CSL 2013
  Abstract submission: April 1, 2013
  Paper submission: April 8, 2013
  http://csl13.di.unito.it/
* TACL 2013
  Abstract submission: April 1, 2013
  http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~tacl2013/
* ICLP 2013
  Abstract submission: April 3, 2013
  Paper submission: April 10, 2013
  http://www.iclp2013.org
* CMSB 2013
  Abstract submission: April 8, 2013
  Paper submission: April 15, 2013
  http://ist.ac.at/cmsb13
* ACKERMANN AWARD 2013
  Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2013
  http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html
* FroCoS 2013
  Abstract submission: April 15, 2013
  Paper submission: April 22, 2013
  http://frocos2013.loria.fr
* GandALF 2013
  Abstract submission: May 1, 2013
  Paper submission: May 8, 2013
  http://gandalf.di.univr.it



28TH ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2013)
  Call for Workshop Proposals
  Workshops: June 24, 2013 or June 28-29, 2013
  LICS conference: June 25-28, 2013
  New Orleans, USA
  http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/lics13/
* DATES
  The twenty-eighth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic In Computer Science
  (LICS 2013) will be held in New Orleans, USA, 25--28 June 2013. It
  will be colocated with MFPS (Mathematical Foundations of Programming
  Semantics) and CSF (IEEE Computer Security Foundations). Possible
  dates for workshops are Monday 24 June, Friday 28 June afternoon, and
  Saturday 29 June.
* PROPOSALS
  Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for
  workshops on topics relating logic - broadly construed - to computer
  science or related fields. Typically, LICS workshops feature a number
  of invited speakers and a number of contributed presentations. LICS
  workshops do not usually produce formal proceedings. However, in the
  past there have been special issues of journals based in part on
  certain LICS workshops. Proposals should include:
  - A short scientific summary and justification of the proposed
    topic.  This should include a discussion of the particular benefits
    of the topic to the LICS community.
  - A discussion of the proposed format and agenda.
  - The proposed duration, which is typically one day (two-day
    workshops can be accommodated too).
  - Your preferred dates. This is important!
  - Let us know if you would like your workshop to be a joint
    workshop with CSF. In that case you should submit to both.
  - Procedures for selecting participants and papers.
  - Expected number of participants. This is important!
  - Potential invited speakers.
  - Plans for dissemination (for example, special issues of journals).
  Proposals should be submitted via Easychair at
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=licsworkshops2013
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission deadline: February 15, 2013
  Notification: February 25, 2013
  Program of the workshops ready:  April 30, 2013
  Workshops: June 24, 2013 or June 28-29, 2013
  LICS conference: June 25-28, 2013
* COMMITTEE
  The workshops selection committee consists of the LICS General Chair
  (Luke Ong), LICS Workshops Chair (Patricia Bouyer-Decitre), LICS 2013
  PC Chair (Orna Kupferman) and LICS 2013 Conference Chair (Mike Mislove).



15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COORDINATION MODELS AND LANGUAGES (COORDINATION 2013)
  Call for Papers
  Firenze, Italy
  June 3-5 2013
  http://coordination.discotec.org/ - part of DisCoTec 2013
* COORDINATION 2013 is the premier forum for publishing research results
  and experience reports on software technologies for collaboration and
  coordination in concurrent, distributed, and socio-technical systems.
  Its distinctive feature is its emphasis on high-level abstractions that
  capture interaction patterns manifest at all levels of the software
  architecture and extending into the realm of the end-user domain.
  We seek high-quality contributions on the usage, study, design, and
  implementation of languages, models, and techniques for coordination in
  distributed, concurrent, pervasive, and multicore software systems.
* MAIN TOPICS OF INTEREST
  - programming abstractions and languages;
  - coordination models and paradigms;
  - software management and software engineering;
  - specification and verification;
  - foundations and types;
  - software for decentralized technologies;
  - multicore programming;
  - adaptive and autonomic systems;
  - coordination for social and socio-technical systems.
* PC CHAIRS
  Rocco De Nicola (IMT - Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy)
  Christine Julien (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
* IMPORTANT DATES
  February 4, 2013             Abstract submission
  February 11, 2013            Paper submission
* FLYER
  The COORDINATION 2013 flyer is available at:
  http://coordination.discotec.org/docs/Coordination_2013_flyer.pdf



IFIP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL TECHNIQUES FOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS (FORTE/FMOODS 2013)
  Call for Papers
  Florence, Italy
  June 3-6, 2013
  http://forte13.sosy-lab.org/
* OBJECTIVES AND SCOPES
  The 2013 IFIP Joint International Conference on Formal Techniques
  for Distributed Systems (33rd FORTE / 15th FMOODS) is a forum for
  fundamental research on theory, models, tools, and applications
  for distributed systems. The joint conference is the result of
  merging the conference FMOODS (Formal Methods for Open Object-Based
  Distributed Systems) and FORTE (Formal Techniques for Networked
  and Distributed Systems).   FORTE/FMOODS 2013 is part of the
  DiScoTec 2013 event (see http://www.discotec.org/).
* SUBMISSIONS
  The conference solicits original contributions that advance the
  science and technologies for distributed systems, with special
  interest in the areas of:
  - component- and model-based design
  - object technology, modularity, software adaptation
  - service-oriented, ubiquitous, pervasive, grid, cloud, and mobile
    computing systems
  - product-line-based systems
  - software quality, reliability, availability, and safety
  - security, privacy, and trust in distributed systems
  - adaptive distributed systems, self-stabilization, self-healing/organizing
  - verification, validation, formal analysis, and testing of the above.
  The conference encourages contributions that combine theory and
  practice and that exploit formal methods and theoretical foundations
  to present novel solutions to problems arising from the development
  of distributed systems. FORTE / FMOODS covers distributed computing
  models and formal specification, testing and verification methods.
  The application domains include all kinds of application-level
  distributed systems, telecommunication services, Internet, embedded
  and real time systems, as well as networking and communication
  security and reliability.
* TOPICS
  Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  - Languages and Semantic Foundations: new modeling and language concepts
    for distribution and concurrency, semantics for different types of
    languages, including programming languages, modeling languages,
    and domain specific languages; real-time and probability aspects;
    type systems and behavioral typing;
  - Formal Methods and Techniques: design, specification, analysis,
    verification, validation, testing and runtime verification of various
    types of distributed systems including communications and network
    protocols, service-oriented systems, and adaptive distributed systems;
  - Foundations of Security: new principles for qualitative and quantitative
    security analysis of distributed systems, including formal models
    based on probabilistic concepts;
  - Applications of Formal Methods: applying formal methods and techniques
    for studying quality, reliability, availability, and safety of
    distributed systems;
  - Practical Experience with Formal Methods: industrial applications,
    case studies and software tools for applying formal methods and
    description techniques to the development and analysis of real
    distributed systems.
* PUBLICATION AND SUBMISSIONS
  The FORTE/FMOODS 2013 conference calls for high-quality papers presenting
  research results and/or application reports related to the research areas
  in conference scope.
  All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for
  publication elsewhere. Contributions should be submitted electronically
  in PDF via the EasyChair system at the following address:
  http://forte13.sosy-lab.org/submit.php
  Each paper will undergo a peer review of at least 3 anonymous reviewers.
  The papers must be prepared using Springer's LNCS style
  (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
  Papers must not exceed 15 pages in length, including figures and references.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Title and abstract must be submitted before the paper. Time of all deadlines
  is 24:00 Samoa Standard Time (UTC-11).
    Abstracts  February  4, 2013
    Papers     February 11, 2013
    Notification  March 18, 2013
    Camera-Ready  March 25, 2013
    Conference    June 3-6, 2013
* PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
  - Dirk Beyer, Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics
    University of Passau, Germany
  - Michele Boreale, Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni
    University of Florence, Italy
* DETAILS
  http://forte13.sosy-lab.org/



27TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC (LOGICA 2013)
  Call for papers
  Hejnice, Czech Republic
  June 17-21, 2013
  http://www.flu.cas.cz/logica
* CONTRIBUTIONS
  Contributions devoted to any of the wide range of logical problems are
  welcome except those focused on specialized technical applications.
  Particularly welcome are contributions that cover issues interesting both
  for 'philosophically' and for 'mathematically' oriented logicians.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - 14 February 2013: Deadline for submissions (2 page abstract)
  - 31 March 2013: Notification of acceptance
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Johan van Benthem, Michael Dunn, Volker Halbach and Michiel van Lambalgen
* PROGRAM COMMITTEE
  Theodora Achourioti, Petr Cintula, Kosta Dosen, Marie Duzi, Christian
  Fermueller, Gary Kemp, Vojtech Kolman, Peter Milne, Jaroslav Peregrin,
  Hans Rott, Gabriel Sandu, Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson, Sonja Smets
* DETAILS
  Detailed information can be found on the webpage.



40TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON AUTOMATA, LANGUAGES AND PROGRAMMING (ICALP 2013)
  Call for Papers
  Riga, Latvia
  July 8-12, 2013
  http://www.icalp2013.lu.lv
* GENERAL
  The 40th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and
  Programming (ICALP), the main conference and annual meeting of
  the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS),
  will take place from the 8th to the 12th of July 2013 in Riga,
  Latvia.
* WORKSHOPS
  The main conference will be preceded by a series of workshops,
  taking place on Sunday, July 7th, 2013 (one day before ICALP).
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission Deadline: Feb 15, 2013
  Author Notification: Apr 12, 2013
  Final Manuscript Due: April 28, 2013
* TOPICS
  Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical
  computer science are sought. Typical but not exclusive topics of
  interest are:
  - Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games
      Algorithmic Game Theory
      Approximation Algorithms
      Combinatorial Optimization
      Combinatorics in Computer Science
      Computational Biology
      Computational Complexity
      Computational Geometry
      Cryptography
      Data Structures
      Design and Analysis of Algorithms
      Machine Learning
      Parallel, Distributed and External Memory Computing
      Parameterized Algorithms and Complexity
      Quantum Computing
      Randomness in Computation
  - Track B: Logic, Semantics, Automata and Theory of Programming
      Algebraic and Categorical Models
      Automata Theory, Formal Languages
      Emerging and Non-standard Models of Computation
      Databases, Semi-Structured Data and Finite Model Theory
      Principles of Programming Languages
      Logics, Formal Methods and Model Checking
      Models of Concurrent, Distributed, and Mobile Systems
      Models of Reactive, Hybrid and Stochastic Systems
      Program Analysis and Transformation
      Specification, Refinement and Verification
      Type Systems and Theory, Typed Calculi
  - Track C: Foundations of Networked Computation: Models,
      Algorithms and Information Management
      Cloud Computing, Overlay Networks, P2P Systems
      Cryptography, Privacy, Security, Spam
      Distributed and Parallel Computing
      E-commerce, Auctions, Trust and Reputation
      Game Theory, Incentives, Selfishness
      Internet Algorithms
      Mobile and Complex Networks
      Natural and Physical Algorithms
      Network Information Management
      Sensor, Mesh, and Ad Hoc Networks
      Social Networks, Viral Marketing
      Specification, Semantics, Synchronization
      Web Mining, Searching, Ranking and Analysis
      Wireless and Optical Communication
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Susanne Albers, Humboldt University
  Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University
  Paul Spirakis, University of Patras
  Daniel Marx, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  Peter Widmayer, ETH Zürich
* SUBMISSIONS
  Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more
  than 12 pages in LNCS style presenting original research on
  the theory of Computer Science. Submissions should indicate
  to which track (A, B, or C) the paper is submitted. No prior
  publication or simultaneous submission to other publication
  outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed. The
  proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer
  Science Series by Springer-Verlag.
* BEST PAPER AWARDS
  As in previous editions of ICALP, there will be best paper
  and best student paper awards for each track of the conference.
  In order to be eligible for a best student paper award, a paper
  should be authored only by students and should be marked as
  such upon submission.



27TH ANNUAL IFIP WG 11.3 WORKING CONFERENCE ON DATA AND APPLICATIONS SECURITY AND PRIVACY (DBSec 2013)
  Call for Papers
  Newark, NJ, USA
  July 15-17, 2013
  http://dbsec2013.business.rutgers.edu/
* GOALS
  The 27th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications
  Security and Privacy provides a forum for presenting original unpublished
  research results, practical experiences, and innovative ideas in data and
  applications security. Both papers and panel proposals are also solicited.
  Proceedings will be published by Springer as the next volume in the Research
  Advances in Database and Information Systems Security series
  (http://www.springeronline.com/lncs).
* SUBMISSIONS
  Papers may present theory, techniques, applications, or practical
  experience on topics of relevance to IFIP WG 11.3: Access Control;
  Applied cryptography in data security; Identity theft and
  countermeasures; Integrity maintenance; Intrusion detection;
  Knowledge discovery and privacy; Logics for security and privacy;
  Organizational security; Privacy-preserving data management;
  Secure transaction processing; Secure information integration;
  Secure Semantic Web; Secure sensor monitoring; Secure Web Services;
  Threats, vulnerabilities, and risk management; Trust management.
  Additional topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  Critical Infrastructure Protection, Cyber Terrorism, Information
  Warfare, Database Forensics, Electronic Commerce Security, and Security
  in Digital Health Care.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Paper submission: 15 Feb 2013;
  Notification: 19 Apr 2013;
  Final papers due: 3 May 2013.



5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CALCO 2013)
  Call for Papers
  Warsaw, Poland
  September 3 - 6, 2013
  http://coalg.org/calco13/
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract submission:        February 22, 2013
  Paper submission:        March 1, 2013
  Author notification:        May 6, 2013
  Final version due:        June 3, 2013
* SCOPE
  CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with
  interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging
  uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science.
  It is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the
  forces and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on
  Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on
  Algebraic Development Techniques). Previous CALCO editions took place
  in Swansea (Wales, 2005), Bergen (Norway, 2007), Udine (Italy, 2009)
  and Winchester (UK, 2011). The fifth edition will be held in Warsaw,
  the capital of Poland.
* TOPICS OF INTEREST
  We invite submissions of technical papers that report results of
  theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the
  way these results can support methods and techniques for software
  development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting
  technologies into industrial practice. We encourage submissions in
  topics included or related to those listed below.
  + Abstract models and logics
    - Automata and languages
    - Categorical semantics
    - Modal logics
    - Relational systems
    - Graph transformation
    - Term rewriting
    - Adhesive categories
  + Specialised models and calculi
    - Hybrid, probabilistic, and timed systems
    - Calculi and models of concurrent, distributed, mobile, and
      context-aware computing
    - General systems theory and computational models (chemical,
      biological, etc.)
  + Algebraic and coalgebraic semantics
    - Abstract data types
    - Inductive and coinductive methods
    - Re-engineering techniques (program transformation)
    - Semantics of conceptual modelling methods and techniques
    - Semantics of programming languages
  + System specification and verification
    - Algebraic and coalgebraic specification
    - Formal testing and quality assurance
    - Validation and verification
    - Generative programming and model-driven development
    - Models, correctness and (re)configuration of
      hardware/middleware/architectures,
    - Process algebra
* NEW TOPICS
  This edition of CALCO will feature two new topics, and submission of
  papers on these topics is especially encouraged.
  + Corecursion in Programming Languages
     - Corecursion in logic / constraint / functional / answer set
       programming
     - Corecursive type inference
     - Coinductive methods for proving program properties
     - Implementing corecursion
     - Applications
  + Algebra and Coalgebra in quantum computing
     - Categorical semantics for quantum computing
     - Quantum calculi and programming languages
     - Foundational structures for quantum computing
     - Applications of quantum algebra
* SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English
  presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and
  not submitted for publication elsewhere. Experience papers are
  welcome, but they must clearly present general lessons learned that
  would be of interest and benefit to a broad audience of both
  researchers and practitioners. As with previous editions, the
  proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series. Final
  papers should be no more than 15 pages long in the format specified by
  Springer (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). It is
  recommended that submissions adhere to that format and
  length. Submissions that are clearly too long may be rejected
  immediately. Proofs omitted due to space limitations may be included
  in a clearly marked appendix. Both an abstract and the full paper must
  be submitted by their respective submission deadlines.
* BEST PAPER AND BEST PRESENTATION AWARDS
  For the first time, this edition of CALCO will feature two kinds of
  awards: a best paper award whose recipients will be selected by the PC
  before the conference and a best presentation award, elected by the
  participants.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract submission:        February 22, 2013
  Paper submission:        March 1, 2013
  Author notification:        May 6, 2013
  Final version due:        June 3, 2013
* PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
  Luca Aceto - Reykjavik University, Iceland
  Jiri Adamek - TU Braunschweig, D
  Lars Birkedal - IT University of Copenhagen, DK
  Filippo Bonchi - CNRS, ENS-Lyon, F
  Corina Cirstea - University of Southhampton, UK
  Bob Coecke - University of Oxford, UK
  Andrea Corradini - University of Pisa, I
  Mai Gehrke - Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, F
  H. Peter Gumm - Philipps University Marburg, D
  Gopal Gupta - University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  Ichiro Hasuo - Tokyo University, Japan
  Reiko Heckel - University of Leicester, UK (cochair)
  Bart Jacobs - Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
  Ekaterina Komendantskaya - University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
  Barbara Koenig - University of Duisburg-Essen, D
  Jose Meseguer - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  Marino Miculan - University of Udine, I
  Stefan Milius - TU Braunschweig, D (cochair)
  Larry Moss - Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
  Till Mossakowski - DFKI Lab Bremen and University of Bremen, D
  Prakash Panangaden - McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  Dirk Pattinson - Imperial College London, UK
  Dusko Pavlovic - Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  Daniela Petrisan - University of Leicester, UK
  John Power - University of Bath, UK
  Jan Rutten - CWI Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
  Lutz Schroeder - Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, D
  Monika Seisenberger - Swansea University, UK
  Sam Staton - University of Cambridge, UK
  Alexandra Silva - Radboud University Nijmegen and CWI Amsterdam, NL
  Pawel Sobocinski - University of Southampton, UK
  Yde Venema - University of Amsterdam, NL
  Uwe Wolter - University of Bergen, NO
* ORGANISING COMMITTEE
  Bartek Klin      (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  Andrzej Tarlecki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
* LOCATION
  Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is a lively city with many historic
  monuments and sights, but also with a thriving business district. It
  is easily accessible via two airports: the main Chopin Airport, used by
  most international carriers, and the recently open Warsaw Modlin
  Airport (30 minutes away by rail), used by budget airlines.
* SATELLITE WORKSHOPS
  CALCO 2013 will be preceded by the CALCO Early Ideas Workshop, chaired
  by Monika Seisenberger (Swansea University). The workshop is dedicated
  to presentation of work in progress and original research
  proposals. PhD students and young researchers are particularly
  encouraged to contribute.
  A workshop dedicated to tools based on algebraic and/or coalgebraic
  principles, CALCO Tools, will be held alongside the main conference,
  chaired by Lutz Schröder (Friedrich Alexander Universitaet
  Erlangen-Nuernberg). Papers of this workshop will be included in the
  CALCO proceedings.



22ND CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED REASONING WITH TABLEAUX AND RELATED METHODS (TABLEAUX 2013)
  Call for Papers, Tutorials and Workshops
  Nancy, France
  September 16-19, 2013
  http://tableaux13.loria.fr
  co-located with FroCoS 2013
* SCOPE
  Tableaux methods offer a convenient set of formalisms for automating
  deduction in various non-standard logics as well as in classical
  logic. Areas of application include verification of software and
  computer systems, data integration and data access, deductive
  databases, knowledge representation and its required inference
  engines, and system diagnosis.
  The conference intends to bring together researchers interested in all
  aspects - theoretical foundations, implementation techniques, system
  developments and applications - of the mechanization of reasoning with
  tableaux and related methods.
  Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
    - proof-theory in classical and non-classical logics (modal,
      temporal, description, intuitionistic, substructural, ...)
    - analytic tableaux for various logics (theory and applications)
    - related techniques and concepts, e.g., model checking and BDDs
    - related methods (model elimination, sequent calculi, connection
      method, resolution, ...)
    - new calculi and methods for theorem proving and verification
      in classical and non-classical logics
    - systems, tools, implementations and applications (provers,
      logical frameworks, model checkers, ...)
    - automated deduction and formal methods applied to logic,
      mathematics, software development, protocol verification,
      security, ...
* IMPORTANT DATES:
  - WORKSHOPS:
    Workshop submission deadline: February 22, 2013
    Notification of acceptance:       March 8, 2013
  - TUTORIALS:
    Proposal submission deadline:    March 23, 2013
    Notification of acceptance:      April  5, 2013
  - CONFERENCE PAPERS:
    Title and Abstract submission deadline:    April 8,  2013
    Paper submission deadline:                 April 15, 2013
* Detailed information can be found on the webpage.



19TH MEETING TYPES FOR PROOFS AND PROGRAMS (TYPES 2013)
  Call for Contributions
  April 23-26, Toulouse, France
  http://www.irit.fr/TYPES2013/
* AIMS
  The Types Meeting is a forum to present new and on-going work in all
  aspects of type theory and its applications, especially in formalized
  and computer assisted reasoning and computer programming.
* TOPICS
  We invite all researchers to contribute talks on subjects related to
  the Types area of interest. These include, but are not limited to:
  foundations of type theory and constructive mathematics; applications of
  type theory; dependently typed programming; industrial uses of type
  theory technology; meta-theoretic studies of type systems; proof
  assistants and proof technology; automation in computer-assisted
  reasoning; links between type theory and functional programming;
  formalizing mathematics using type theory. We would like to especially
  encourage talks proposing new ways of applying type theory.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission of LaTeX abstract of 1 or 2 pages by February 25,
  notification by March 8, final version of abstract by April 1st.
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Steve Awodey (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh)
  Lars Birkedal (Aarhus University)
  Ulrich Kohlenbach (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt)



ELC TOKYO COMPLEXITY WORKSHOP
  Call for Participation
  March 14-17, 2013
  Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
  http://www.al.ics.saitama-u.ac.jp/elc/ws/
* AIMS
  ELC (Exploring the Limits of Computation) is a five-year project
  started in 2012 in Japan, focusing on various aspects of
  computational complexity theory.  As a kickoff event of this
  project, we are planning to have a workshop during March 14-17 in
  Tokyo, inviting the following distinguished speakers.  We welcome
  any of you interested in computational complexity theory to
  participate in this workshop.  We are planning also some satellite
  seminars before and after the workshop.
* REGISTRATION DEADLINE
  February 28, 2013
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Eric Allender (Rutgers University)
  Irit Dinur (The Weizmann Institute of Science)
  Zeev Dvir (Princeton University)
  Joshua A. Grochow (The University of Toronto)
  Rahul Jain (National University of Singapore)
  Valentine Kabanets (Simon Fraser University)
  Shachar Lovett (Institute for Advanced Study)
  Pinyan Lu (Microsoft Research Asia and Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  Raghu Meka (Institute of Advanced Study and DIMACS)
  Ketan Mulmuley (University of Chicago)
  Noam Nisan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  Ryan O'Donnell (Carnegie Mellon University)
  Pavel Pudlak (The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
  Ran Raz (The Weizmann Institute of Science)
  Rocco Servedio (Columbia University)
  Luca Trevisan (Stanford University)
  Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley)
  Yuichi Yoshida (National Institute of Informatics)
  David Zuckerman (University of Texas at Austin)
* PROJECT WEBPAGE
  http://www.al.ics.saitama-u.ac.jp/elc/



EUROPEAN JOINT CONFERENCES ON THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOFTWARE (ETAPS 2014)
  Call for Satellite Events
  April 5-13, 2014
  Grenoble, France
* ABOUT ETAPS
  The European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS)
  is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers
  working on topics relating to Software Science. ETAPS is an annual event
  which takes place in Europe each spring since 1998. The seventeenth
  conference, ETAPS 2014, takes place between April 5th and 13th, 2014 in
  Grenoble, France. Grenoble is the capital of the Alps; its history spans
  over two thousand years. Grenoble is located in an exceptional natural
  environment, surrounded by three mountain masses Vercors, Chartreuse,
  and Belledonne.
* MAIN CONFERENCES
  ETAPS main conferences take place on April 7th-11th, 2014. They are:
  -  CC: International Conference on Compiler Construction
  -  ESOP: European Symposium on Programming
  -  FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
  -  FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures
  -  POST: Principles of Security and Trust
  -  TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems
* SATELLITE EVENTS
  The ETAPS 2014 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Satellite Events
  (workshops, tutorials, etc.) that will complement the main conferences.
  They should fall within the scope of ETAPS. This encompasses all aspects
  of the system development process, including specification, design,
  implementation, analysis and improvement, as well as the languages,
  methodologies and tools which support these activities, covering a spectrum
  from practically-motivated theory to soundly-based practice. Satellite
  Events provide an opportunity to discuss and report on emerging research
  approaches and practical experience relevant to theory and practice of
  software. ETAPS 2014 Satellite Events will be held immediately before and
  after the main conferences, on April 5th-6th and April 12th-13th, 2014.
* SUBMISSION OF SATELLITE EVENT PROPOSALS
  Researchers and practitioners wishing to organize Satellite Events are
  invited to submit proposals in ASCII, PDF or Postscript format by e-mail
  to etaps2014.satellites@imag.fr. A proposal should not exceed two pages
  and should include:
  -    Satellite Event name / acronym
  -    names and contact information of the organizers
  -    preferred period: April 5th-6th or April 12th-13th
  -    duration of the workshop: one-day or two-day event
  -    120-word description of the workshop topic for later use in publicity material
  -    a brief explanation of the workshop topic and its relevance to ETAPS
  -    a schedule for paper submission, notification of acceptance and final versions
  -    expected number of participants
  -    any other relevant information, like event format, invited speakers,
  -    publication policy, demo sessions, special space requirements, etc.
  The proposals will be evaluated by the ETAPS 2014 organizing committee
  on the basis of their assessed benefit for prospective participants to
  ETAPS 2014. The titles and brief information about accepted Satellite Events
  will be included in the ETAPS 2014 web site, call for papers and call for
  participation. Satellite Events organizers will be responsible for:
  - producing the event's call for papers and call for participations
  - advertising the event through specialist mailing lists etc. to complement
    publicity for ETAPS as a whole hosting and maintaining a web site for
    the event
  - reviewing and making acceptance decisions on submitted papers producing
    the event proceedings, if any; facilities for printing will be made
    available by the ETAPS organizers
  - scheduling workshop activities in consultation with the local organizers.
  Prospective organizers may wish to consult the web pages of previous
  satellite events as examples:
  ETAPS 2013: http://www.etaps.org/2013/workshops13
  ETAPS 2012: http://www.etaps.org/2012/workshops
  ETAPS 2011: http://www.etaps.org/2011/workshops
  ETAPS 2010: http://www.etaps10.cs.ucy.ac.cy/
  ETAPS 2009: http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/etaps09/
  ETAPS 2008: http://etaps08.mit.bme.hu/
  ETAPS 2007: http://www.di.uminho.pt/etaps07/
  ETAPS 2006: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/etaps06/
  ETAPS 2005: http://www.etaps05.inf.ed.ac.uk/
  ETAPS 2004: http://www.lsi.upc.es/etaps04/
  ETAPS 2003: http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/etaps03/
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Satellite Event Proposals Deadline: March 4th, 2013
  Notification of acceptance: April 4th, 2013
* FURTHER INFORMATION AND ENQUIRIES --
  Please contact Axel Legay:
  axel.legay@inria.fr
  etaps14.satellites@imag.fr



EUROPEAN JOINT CONFERENCES ON THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOFTWARE (ETAPS 2013)
  Call for Participation
  Rome, Italy
  March 16-24, 2013
  http://www.etaps.org/2013
* ABOUT ETAPS
  The European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software
  (ETAPS) is the primary European forum for academic and industrial
  researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS,
  established in 1998, is a confederation of six main annual conferences,
  accompanied by satellite workshops and invited tutorials (new in 2013).
  ETAPS 2013 is already the sixteenth event in the series.
* MAIN CONFERENCES
    - CC: Compiler Construction
    - ESOP: European Symposium on Programming
    - FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
    - FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures
    - POST: Principles of Security and Trust
    - TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of
      Systems
* INVITED SPEAKERS
    - Gilles Barthe (Fundación IMDEA Software, Madrid, Spain)
    - Emily Berger (Univ. of Mussachusetts, Amherst, USA)
    - Krzysztof Czarnecki (Univ. of Waterloo, Canada)
    - Cedric Fournet (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
    - Orna Grumberg (Technion, Haifa, Israel)
    - Martin Hofmann (Univ. of Munich, Germany)
    - Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL, Losanna, Switzerland)
    - Mark S. Miller (Google Research, USA)
* INVITED TUTORIAL SPEAKERS
    - John C. Mitchell (Stanford Univ., USA)
    - Martin Fraenzle (Univ. of Oldenburg, Germany)
    - Ralf Kuesters (Univ. of Trier, Germany)
  The tutorials take place on Sunday March 17 before ETAPS 2013.
* SATELLITE EVENTS
  22 satellite workshops will take place before or after ETAPS 2013.
  ACCAT, AiSoS, BX, DICE, Found. Syst. Spec., HAS, HotSpot, MBT, MEALS,
  SR, OCCP, and VSSE will take place in the weekend on 16-17 March 2013.
  Bytecode, CerCo, FESCA, GT-VMT, GRAPHITE, IC1201, MLQA, PLACSE, QAPL,
  and TERMGRAPH are scheduled for 31 March-1 April 2012.
* REGISTRATION
  http://www.etaps.org/2013/registration-menu-2013
* ORGANIZERS
  The event is organized in Sapienza Università di Roma. Sapienza has a
  very long and prestigious history, it is the largest university in
  Europe and the second-largest in the world, with more than 150,000
  students.
    - General chair: Daniele Gorla
    - Conferences Chair: Francesco Parisi Presicce
    - Workshops Chairs: Paolo Bottoni  and  Pietro Cenciarelli
    - Publicity Chair: Ivano Salvo
    - Finance Chairs: Enrico Tronci  and  Federico Mari
    - Web Site Chair: Igor Melatti



8TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL CATEGORY THEORY (ACCAT 2013)
  Call for Participation
  Rome, Italy
  March 17, 2013
  Satellite Event of ETAPS 2013
* SCOPE
  Since the 1960s, the use of category theory in computer science has been
  a fruitful one, including applications to different areas such as automata
  theory, algebraic specification, and programming languages, among others.
  In recent years, techniques and methods from CT have been adopted as a
  standard research tool, and considered as such in different venues around
  the world. The ACCAT workshop on "Applied and Computational Category Theory"
  has been one of these venues. Since its inception in 2006, ACCAT provided
  a forum where invited contributors presented their own research on different
  facets of category theory applied to computer science. Following the
  tradition, the program of this year edition will include eight invited
  talks by top researchers in the area.
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Samson Abramsky
  Robin B. Cockett
  Barbara Koenig
  Ugo Montanari
  Till Mossakowski
  Dusko Pavlovic
  Andrzej Tarlecki
  Glynn Winskel
* FUTURE
  Despite ACCAT success, we believe that the current formula of the workshop
  should be deeply revised. Indeed, we believe that a fully fledged conference
  is missing where all kinds of applications of category theory to computer
  science can be presented (like the former CTCS conference, which somehow
  ended in 2006). Therefore, after the presentations, the workshop will end up
  with a general discussion among the invited speakers and the attendees.
  We hope that the outcome of the discussion could be a decision whether to
  push for such high-level workshop/conference on the application of category
  theory to computer science, or at least to verify the viability of a further
  meeting focusing on this issue.
* FURTHER INFORMATION
  Please contact Fabio Gadducci (gadducci@di.unipi.it) or Ulrike
  Golas (golas@zib.de).



MEETING OF ERCIM GROUP ON MODELS AND LOGICS FOR QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (MLQA 2013)
  Call for Participation
  March 24th, 2013
  Rome, Italy - Colocated with QAPL at ETAPS 2013.
* SCOPE
  The fifth annual meeting of the MLQA working group will take place on
  Sunday 24 March 2013 as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory
  And Practice of Software (ETAPS) in Rome, Italy.
  This year's edition will be held in cooperation with the Quantitative
  Aspects of Programming Languages and Systems (QAPL) workshop.
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Invited speakers will be shared between the two events:
  - Martin Fraenzle, University of Oldenburg
    A tight integration of symbolic, numeric, and statistical methods for
    the analysis of cyber-physical systems
  - Paolo Zuliani, Newcastle University
    Statistical Model Checking for Cyber-Physical Systems
  - Flemming Nielson, Technical University of Denmark
    Guarding against Denial of Service Attacks
  For abstracts of these talks please consult
  http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/MLQA/index.php/MLQA_2013
  For more about the ERCIM working group MLQA please consult
  http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/MLQA
  We invite all interested researchers and PhD students to participate at MLQA 2013.
* REGISTRATION
  For registration please follow the instructions on the ETAPS website
  http://www.etaps.org



29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING (ICLP 2013)
  Call for Workshop Proposals
  Istanbul, Turkey
  August 24-29, 2013
  http://www.iclp2013.org
* SCOPE
  ICLP 2013, the 29th International Conference on Logic Programming,
  will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, August 24-29, 2013.
  Workshops collocated with an international conference are one of the
  best venues for the presentation and discussion of preliminary work,
  novel ideas, and new open problems to a wide and interested audience.
  Collocated workshops also provide an opportunity for presenting
  specialised topics and opportunities for intensive discussions and
  project collaboration. The topics of the workshops collocated with
  ICLP 2013 may cover any area related to logic programming (e.g.,
  theory, systems, environments, software-engineering aspects,
  extensions, alternative paradigms, applications), including cross-
  disciplinary areas.  However, any workshop proposal will be taken
  under consideration.
  The format of the workshop will be decided by the workshop organisers,
  but ample time should be allowed for general discussions. Workshops
  can vary in length, but the optimal format are half-day workshops and
  full-day workshops.
* PROPOSALS
  People interested in organising a workshop at ICLP 2013 are invited
  to submit a workshop proposal. Proposals should be written in English
  and about two pages in length. They should contain:
  - the title of the workshop;
  - a brief technical description of the topics covered by the
    workshop;
  - a discussion of the timeline and relevance of the workshop;
  - a list of some related workshops held in recent years;
  - the (preliminary) required number of half-days allotted to the
    workshop and an estimate of the number of expected attendees;
  - the names, affiliations, and contact details (email, web page,
    phone, fax) of the workshop organiser(s) together with a
    designated contact person; and
  - the previous experience of the workshop organising committee in
    workshop or conference organisation.
  Proposals should be in PDF format and submitted to the Workshop Chair
  (Hans Tompits) by email by March 11, 2013.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  March 11, 2013: Proposal submission deadline
  April 4, 2013: Notification
  April 29, 2013: Deadline for receipt of CFP and workshop Web page URL
  July 19, 2013: Deadline for proceedings and workshop program
  August 24 and 25, 2013: ICLP 2013 workshops
* WORKSHOP CHAIR
  Hans Tompits
  Knowledge-Based Systems Group E184/3
  Institute of Information Systems
  Vienna University of Technology
  Email: tompits [at] kr [dot] tuwien [dot] ac [dot] at



29TH CONFERENCE ON THE MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING SEMANTICS (MFPS XXIX)
  Preliminary Announcement
  June 23-25, 2013
  Tulane University, New Orleans, LA USA
  (co-located with LICS 2013 and CFS 2013)
  http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Conferences/MFPS29/
* GENERAL
  The 29th Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming
  Semantics will take place on the campus of Tulane University, New
  Orleans, LA USA from June 23 to June 25, 2013. The conference will
  be co-located with the 2013 Logic in Computer Science Symposium
  and the 2013 Computer Security Foundations Symposium. MFPS will
  have a number of invited speakers and special sessions, one of
  which will be a shared session with LICS celebrating Dana Scott's
  80th birthday year. This is a preliminary announcement - details
  about the conference, including the program committee membership,
  the invited speakers and the special sessions will be available
  within the next few weeks. The purpose of this announcement is to
  alert members of the community about the relevant personnel
  overseeing the conference and to provide the important dates for
  the meeting.
* COMMITTEES
  The Program Committee Chair for MFPS XXIX is Dexter Kozen
  (Cornell). The local arrangements chair is Michael Mislove
  (Tulane). The Organizing Committee for MFPS includes Andrej Bauer
  (Slovenia), Stephen Brookes (CMU), Achim Jung (Birmingham),
  Catherine Meadows (NRL), Michael Mislove (Tulane), Joel Ouaknine
  (Oxford) and Prakash Panangaden (McGill).
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Deadline for titles and short abstracts:     Monday, March 25, 2013
  Deadline for full submissions:               Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  Notification of accepted papers:             Monday, April 28, 2013



24TH CONFERENCE ON CONCURRENCY THEORY (CONCUR 2013)
  Call for Papers
  Buenos Aires, Argentina
  August 26-31, 2013
  http://concur-conferences.org/concur2013/
* GOAL
  The purpose of the CONCUR conferences is to bring together
  researchers, developers, and students in order to advance
  the theory of concurrency, and promote its applications.
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  - Lorenzo Alvisi (University of Texas Austin, USA)
  - Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  - Philippe Schnoebelen (LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan, France)
  - Reinhard Wilhelm (Saarland University, Germany)
* TOPICS
  Submissions are solicited in semantics, logics, verification
  and analysis of concurrent systems. The principal topics include
  (but are not limited to):
  - Basic models of concurrency such as abstract machines, domain
    theoretic models, game theoretic models, process algebras,
    graph transformation systems and Petri nets;
  - Logics for concurrency such as modal logics, probabilistic and
    stochastic logics, temporal logics, and resource logics;
  - Models of specialized systems such as biology-inspired systems,
    circuits, hybrid systems, mobile and collaborative systems,
    multi-core processors, probabilistic systems, real-time systems,
    service-oriented computing, and synchronous systems;
  - Verification and analysis techniques for concurrent systems
    such as abstract interpretation, atomicity checking, model
    checking, race detection, pre-order and equivalence checking,
    run-time verification, state-space exploration, static analysis,
    synthesis, testing, theorem proving, and type systems;
  - Related programming models such as distributed, component-based,
    object-oriented, and web services.
* CO-LOCATED EVENTS
  10th Intl. Conf. on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2013)
  11th Intl. Conf. on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems
  (FORMATS 2013)
  8th Intl. Symposium on Trustworthy Global Computing (TGC 2013)
  There will be co-located workshops, which take place on August 26
  and August 31, and tutorials (associated with QEST) which take
  place on August 26.
* SUBMISSIONS
  CONCUR 2013 solicits high quality papers reporting research
  results and/or experience reports related to the topics mentioned
  above. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted
  for publication elsewhere.  Contributions should be submitted
  electronically as PDF, using the Springer LNCS style. Papers
  should not exceed 15 pages in length.
  Each paper will undergo a thorough review process. If necessary,
  the paper may be supplemented with a clearly marked appendix,
  which will be reviewed at the discretion of the program committee.
  Papers should be submitted electronically using EasyChair online
  submission system:
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=concur2013
  The CONCUR 2013 proceedings will be published by Springer in the
  ArCoSS subseries of LNCS.  The proceedings will be available at
  the conference.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract Submission:        1st April 2013
  Paper Submission:        8th April 2013
  Paper Notification:        27th May, 2013
  Camera Ready Copy Due:        10t June, 2013
  CONCUR 2012:                27th-30th August, 2013
* AFFILIATED WORKSHOPS
  Proposal for workshops are expected to be sent to the Workshops
  Chairs, Eduardo Bonelli (ebonelli@unq.edu.ar) and Diego
  Garbervetsky (diegog@dc.uba.ar), by January 14, 2013.
* PROGRAM CHAIRS
  - Pedro R. D'Argenio (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
  - Hernán Melgratti (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
* PROGRAM COMMITTEE
  Christel Baier (Technical University of Dresden, DE)
  Paolo Baldan (Universitá di Padova, IT)
  Eike Best (Universität Oldenburg, DE)
  Patricia Bouyer (LSV, CNRS & ENS Cachan, FR)
  Tomas Brazdil (Masaryk University, CZ)
  Franck van Breugel (York University, CA)
  Krishnendu Chatterjee (IST, AT)
  Rance Cleaveland (University of Maryland, US)
  Wan Fokkink (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL)
  Daniele Gorla (University of Rome "La Sapienza", IT)
  Holger Hermanns (Saarland University, DE)
  Radha Jagadeesan (DePaul University, US)
  Bengt Jonsson (Uppsala University, SE)
  Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, DK)
  Ugo Montanari (Universitá di Pisa, IT)
  Prakash Panangaden (McGill University, CA)
  David Parker (University of Birmingham, UK)
  Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon University, US)
  Nir Piterman (University of Leicester, UK)
  Shaz Qadeer (Microsoft Research, US)
  Jean-Francois Raskin (Universit Libre de Bruxelles, BE)
  Jan Rutten (CWI, NL)
  Davide Sangiorgi (University of Bologna, IT)
  Geoffrey Smith (Florida International University, US)
  P.S. Thiagarajan (National University of Singapore, SG)
  Frits Vaandrager (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL)
  Frank Valencia (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, FR)
  Rob Van Glabbeek (NICTA, AU)
  Nobuko Yoshida (Imperial College London, UK)
  Lijun Zhang (Technical University of Denmark, DK)



22ND EACSL ANNUAL CONFERENCES ON COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC (CSL 2013)
  Call for Papers
  Torino, Italy
  September 2-5, 2013
  http://csl13.di.unito.it/
* AIM AND SCOPE
  Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the
  European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The
  conference is intended for computer scientists whose research
  activities involve logic, as well as for logicians working on
  issues significant for computer science.
* LOCATION
  The 22nd EACSL Annual Conferences on Computer Science Logic
  will be held at Museo di Scienze Naturali in Torino from
  Monday 2nd through Thursday 5th of September 2013.
* LIST OF TOPICS OF INTEREST (NON EXHAUSTIVE)
  automated deduction and interactive theorem proving, constructive
  mathematics and type theory, equational logic and term rewriting,
  automata and games, game semantics, modal and temporal logic,
  model checking, decision procedures, logical aspects of
  computational complexity, computational proof theory, bounded
  arithmetic and propositional proof complexity, logic programming
  and constraints, lambda calculus and combinatory logic, domain
  theory, categorical logic and topological semantics, database
  theory, specification, extraction and transformation of programs,
  logical aspects of quantum computing, logical foundations of
  programming paradigms, verification and program analysis, linear
  logic, higher-order logic, non-monotonic reasoning.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract submission: April, 1st 2013
  Paper Submission: April, 8th 2013
  Paper Notification: June, 10th 2013
  Paper final version: July, 1st 2013
  Conference: September, 2nd --- 5th 2013
* SUBMISSION
  Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 15 pages in
  LIPIcs style presenting work not previously published. Papers are
  to be submitted through Easychair.
* SATELLITE EVENTS
  The 14th International Workshop on Logic and Computational
  Complexity (LCC'13) will be held on 6th of September 2013 as
  a satellite event of CSL'13. An international summer school
  on “Linear logic and related topics” will be held from 28th
  through 31st of August 2013 as a satellite event of CSL'13.
  Further details will appear on this page as soon as possible.
* PROGRAM COMMITTEE
  Zena Ariola (University of Oregon)
  Arnon Avron (Tel-Aviv University)
  Roberto Bagnara (University of Parma, and BUGSENG srl)
  Christel Baier (Technical University of Dresden)
  Marc Bezem (University of Bergen)
  Paola Bruscoli (University of Bath, Computer Science Department)
  Agata Ciabattoni (TU Wien)
  Thierry Coquand (Chalmers University)
  Ugo Dal Lago (Universita di Bologna)
  Valeria De Paiva (Nuance Communications)
  Reinhard Kahle (CENTRIA and DM, UNL, Portugal)
  Stephan Kreutzer (Technical University Berlin)
  Olivier Laurent (CNRS - ENS Lyon)
  Carsten Lutz (Universitaet Bremen)
  Jean-Yves Marion (Universite de Lorraine, LORIA)
  Damian Niwinski (Warsaw University)
  Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon University)
  Elaine Pimentel (UFMG)
  Ruzica Piskac (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS))
  Simona Ronchi Della Rocca CHAIR (Universita di Torino)
  Jan Rutten (CWI)
  Helmut Schwichtenberg (LMU Munich)
  Phil Scott (Dept. of Math & Stats, U. Ottawa)
  Peter Selinger (Dalhousie University)
  Makoto Tatsuta (National Institute of Informatics)
  Tachio Terauchi (Nagoya University)
* ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
  Erika De Benedetti (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino)
  Paola Giannini (Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica (DISIT), Alessandria)
  Mauro Piccolo (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino)
  Luca Padovani (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino)
  Luca Paolini (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino)
  Simona Ronchi Della Rocca (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino)
  Luca Roversi (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino)
  Angelo Troina (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino)



SIXTH CONFERENCE ON TOPOLOGY, ALGEBRA AND CATEGOREIS IN LOGIC (TACL 2013)
  Call for Presentations
  July 28 - August 1, 2013
  Nashville, Tennessee USA
  http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~tacl2013/
* SCOPE
  Studying logics via semantics is a well-established and very
  active branch of mathematical logic, with many applications,
  in computer science and elsewhere. The area is characterized
  by results, tools and techniques stemming from various fields,
  including universal algebra, topology, category theory, order,
  and model theory. The program of the conference TACL 2013 will
  focus on three interconnecting mathematical themes central to
  the semantical study of logics and their applications: algebraic,
  categorical, and topological methods. This is the sixth
  conference in the series Topology, Algebra and Categories in
  Logic (TACL, formerly TANCL). Earlier installments of this
  conference have been organized in Tbilisi (2003), Barcelona
  (2005), Oxford (2007), Amsterdam (2009), Marseilles (2011).
* CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS
  Vladimir Voevodsky, Institute for Advanced Studies, USA
  Nick Bezhanishvili, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  Leo Cabrer, University of Oxford, UK
  Silvio Ghilardi, University of Milan, Italy
  George Metcalfe, University of Bern, Switzerland
  Alex Simpson, University of Edinburgh, UK
* FEATURED TOPICS
  Contributed talks can deal with any topic dealing with the use
  of algebraic, categorical or topological methods in either
  logic or computer science. This includes, but is not limited to,
  the following areas:
  - Algebraic structures in CS
  - Algebraic logic
  - Coalgebra
  - Categorical methods in logic
  - Domain theory
  - Lattice theory
  - Lattices with operators
  - Many-valued and fuzzy logics
  - Modal logics
  - Non-classical logics
  - Ordered topological spaces
  - Ordered algebraic structures
  - Pointfree topology
  - Proofs and Types
  - Residuated structures
  - Semantics
  - Stone-type dualities
  - Substructural logics
  - Topological semantics of modal logic
* SUBMISSIONS
  Contributed presentations will be of two types:
  - 20 minutes long presentations in parallel sessions and
  - featured, 30 minutes long, plenary presentations.
  The submission of an abstract will be required to be selected
  for a contributed presentation of either kind. While preference
  will be given to new work, results that have already been
  published or presented elsewhere will also be considered.
  More information on the submission procedure, as well as a link
  to the EasyChair system, can be found at the conference web site.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  April 1, 2013: Abstract submission deadline
  May 1, 2013:   Notification to authors
  July 28-August 1, 2013:  Conference
* PROGRAM COMMITTEE
  Steve Awodey, Carnegie Mellon University
  Guram Bezhanishvili, New Mexico State University
  David Gabelaia, Razmadze Mathematical Institute, Tbilisi
  Nick Galatos (co-chair), University of Denver
  Mai Gehrke, LIAFA, University of Paris Diderot
  Rob Goldblatt, Victoria University, Wellington
  John Harding, New Mexico State University
  Ramon Jansana, University of Barcelona
  Peter Jipsen, Chapman University
  Achim Jung, University of Birmingham
  Alexander Kurz (co-chair), University of Leicester
  Vincenzo Marra, University of Milan
  Hiroakira Ono, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  Alessandra Palmigiano, University of Amsterdam
  Hilary Priestley, St Anne's College, Oxford
  James Raftery, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
  Thomas Streicher, Technical University of Darmstadt
  Kazushige Terui, Kyoto University
  Constantine Tsinakis, Vanderbilt University
  Yde Venema, University of Amsterdam
  Michael Zakharyaschev, Birkbeck College, University of London
* ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
  Chris Conidis, Vanderbilt University
  Lianzhen Liu, Jiangnan University, China
  Warren McGovern, Florida Atlantic University
  Francesco Paoli, University of Cagliari
  Rebecca Steiner, Vanderbilt University
  Constantine Tsinakis (chair), Vanderbilt University
  William Young, Vanderbilt University



29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING (ICLP 2013)
  Call for Papers
  Istanbul, Turkey
  August 24-28, 2013
  http://www.iclp2013.org
* CONFERENCE SCOPE
  Since the first conference held in Marseilles in 1982, ICLP
  has been the premier international conference for presenting
  research in logic programming. Contributions are sought in all
  areas of logic programming including but not restricted to:
  - Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Non-monotonic
    Reasoning, Knowledge Representation.
  - Implementation: Compilation, Virtual Machines, Parallelism.
  - Environments: Program Analysis, Transformation, Validation,
    Verification, Debugging, Pro- filing, Testing.
  - Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility,
    Higher Order, Types, Modes, Assertions, Programming Techniques.
  - Related Paradigms: Inductive Logic Programming, Constraint Logic
    Programming, Answer-Set Programming, SAT-Checking
  - Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation,
    Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and
    Semantic Web, Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics.
  In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical
  program will include invited talks, advanced tutorials, the
  doctoral consortium, and several workshops.
* SUBMISSION DETAILS
  The four broad categories for submissions are as follows. Regular
  papers, including: (1) tech- nical papers for describing
  technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of
  logic programming; (2) application papers, where the emphasis will
  be on their impact on the application domain; (3) system and tool
  papers, where the emphasis will be on the novelty, practicality,
  usability and availability of the systems and tools described.
  Technical communications (4) aimed at describing recent
  developments, new projects, and other materials that are not ready
  for publication as standard papers.  All papers and technical
  communications will be presented during the conference.
  All submissions must describe original, previously unpublished
  research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication
  elsewhere. They must be written in English. Technical papers,
  application papers, and system and tool papers must not exceed 12
  pages plus bibliography: however a new condensed TPLP format may
  be used and the papers may include appendices beyond 12 pages.
  The limit for technical communications is 10 pages. Submissions
  must be made in the condensed TPLP format (http://www.iclp2013.org)
  via the Easychair submission system, available at
   http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp2013
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Paper registration (abstract):          April 3, 2013
  Submission deadline:                    April 10, 2013
  Notification to authors:                May 21, 2013
  Revision deadline (when needed):        June 21, 2013
  Camera-ready copy due:                  July 18, 2013
  Conference:                             August 24-28, 2013
* PAPER PUBLICATION
  All accepted papers will be published in the journal Theory and
  Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP), Cambridge University Press
  (CUP), in one or more special issues. In order to ensure the
  quality of the final version, papers may be subject to more than
  one round of refereeing (within the decision period). Accepted
  technical communications will be published in the online abstract
  of the special issue(s).  The program committee may also recommend
  standard papers to be published as technical communications.
* ICLP 2013 ORGANIZATION
  - General Co-Chairs:
    Esra Erdem                                    Sabanci University
    Joohyung Lee                            Arizona State University
  - Program Co-chairs:
    Terrance Swift                          New University of Lisboa
    Evelina Lamma                              University of Ferrara
  - Workshops Chair:
    Hans Tompits                     Vienna University of Technology
  - Publicity Chair:
    Peter Schueller                               Sabanci University
  - Doctoral Consortium:
    Marco Gavanelli                            University of Ferrara
    Martin Gebser                              University of Potsdam
  - Prolog Programming Contest:
    Bart Demoen                                          K.U. Leuven



11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (CMSB 2013)
  Call for Papers
  IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria
  23-25 September, 2013
  http://ist.ac.at/cmsb13
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract deadline               8 April, 2013
  Paper submission deadline      15 April, 2013
  Author notification            27 May, 2013
  Poster submission deadline     27 May, 2013
  Poster notification            10 June, 2013
  Camera-ready deadline          24 June, 2013
* SCOPE
  CMSB 2013 solicits original research articles on the computational
  modeling and analysis of biological systems, pathways, networks,
  data, and corresponding application domains. The conference brings
  together computer scientists, biologists, mathematicians,
  engineers, and physicists interested in a system-level
  understanding of biological processes. It covers theory,
  computation, as well as applications.
* TOPICS
  - original paradigms, formalisms, and languages for modeling
    biological processes
  - original models together with their application domains
  - frameworks, techniques, and tools for verifying, validating,
    analyzing, and simulating biological systems
  - high-performance computational systems biology and parallel
    implementations
  - inference from high-throughput experimental data
  - model integration from biological databases
  - multi-scale modeling and analysis methods
  - synthetic biology.
* POSTER TRACK
  CMSB 2013 also solicits poster submissions. The abstract of each
  poster will get 2 pages in the proceedings. Some selected posters
  will also be given slots of short talks at the conference. We
  especially encourage poster submission from experimental
  biologists! In order to facilitate biologists to attend the
  conference and present their work, a limited number of travel
  stipends for students and postdocs presenting biology posters
  will be available.



9TH SYMPOSIUM ON FRONTIERS OF COMBINING SYSTEMS (FroCoS 2013)
  Call for Papers
  Nancy, France
  September 18-20, 2013,
  http://frocos2013.loria.fr
  co-located with TABLEAUX 2013
* AIMS
  The aim of the conference is to publish and promote
  progress in research areas requiring the development of general
  techniques and methods for the combination and integration of
  special, formally defined systems, as well as for the analysis
  and modularization of complex systems.
* TOPICS
  Typical topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  combinations of logics such as combined higher-order, first-order,
  temporal, modal, or other non-classical logics; combinations and
  modularity in ontologies; combination of decision procedures, of
  satisfiability procedures, of constraint solving techniques or of
  logical frameworks; combination and integration methods in SAT and
  SMT solving; combinations and modularity in term rewriting;
  integration of equational and other theories into deductive
  systems; combination of deduction systems and computer algebra;
  integration of data structures into constraint logic programming
  and deduction; hybrid methods for deduction, resolution and
  constraint propagation; hybrid systems in knowledge representation
  and natural language semantics; combined logics for distributed and
  multi-agent systems; logical aspects of combining and modularizing
  programs and specifications.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract submission: 15 Apr 2013
  Paper submission: 22 Apr 2013



4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GAMES, AUTOMATA, LOGICS, AND FORMAL VERIFICATION (GANDALF 2013)
  Preliminary Call for Papers
  Borca di Cadore, Dolomites, Italy
  August 29th-31th, 2013
  http://gandalf.di.univr.it/
* OBJECTIVES
  The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers from academia
  and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata,
  Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of
  themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate
  cross-fertilization. Papers focused on formal methods are especially
  welcome. Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on
  all relevant topics in these areas. Papers discussing new ideas that are
  at an early stage of development are also welcome.
* LIST OF TOPICS
  The topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to, the
  following:
    Automata Theory
    Automated Deduction
    Computational aspects of Game Theory
    Concurrency and Distributed computation
    Decision Procedures
    Deductive, Compositional, and Abstraction Techniques for Verification
    Finite Model Theory
    First-order and Higher-order Logics
    Formal Languages
    Formal Methods for Systems Biology, Hybrid, Embedded, and Mobile Systems
    Games and Automata for Verification
    Game Semantics
    Logical aspects of Computational Complexity
    Logics of Programs
    Modal and Temporal Logics
    Model Checking
    Models of Reactive and Real-Time Systems
    Program Analysis and Software Verification
    Run-time Verification and Testing
    Specification and Verification of Finite and Infinite-state Systems
    Synthesis
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Alessandro Cimatti (ITC-IRST, Italy)
  Thomas Henzinger (IST, Austria)
  Christof Loeding (University of Aachen, Germany)
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract submission: May 1, 2013
  Paper submission: May 8, 2013
  Acceptance notification: June 17, 2013
  Final version: June 26, 2013
  Conference: August 29-31, 2013
* PROGRAM CHAIRS
  Tiziano Villa (University of Verona, Italy)
  Gabriele Puppis (LaBRI, Bordeaux, France)
* ORGANIZING CHAIR
  Pietro Sala (University of Verona, Italy)



HORIZONS IN TCS: A CELEBRATION OF MIHALIS YANNAKAKIS's 60TH BIRTHDAY
  Early Call for Participation
  Workshop at Center for Computational Intractability (CCI)
  Princeton University, NJ, USA
  August 27-29, 2013.
  http://intractability.princeton.edu/blog/2013/01/mihalisfest-2013/
* See the workshop's webpage for further information,
  including list of speakers.



ACKERMANN AWARD 2013 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
  Call for Nominations
* Eligible for the 2013 Ackermann Award are PhD dissertations in topics
  specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally
  accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution
  between 1.1.2011 and 31.12.2012.
* Submission details are available at
  http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html
* The deadline for submission is April 15, 2013
* Nominations should be sent to the chair of the Jury by
  e-mail: anuj.dawar@cl.cam.ac.uk
* The award consists of
  - a diploma,
  - an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference,
  - the publication of the laudation in the CSL proceedings,
  - travel support to attend the conference.
* The 2013 Ackermann Award will be presented to the recipients at the
  annual conference of the EACSL (CSL'13) in Torino (Italy)
  to be held 2-5 September 2013.
* The jury consists of  8  members:
  - T. Coquand (Chalmers University of Gothenburg)
  - A. Dawar (Cambridge, U.K., president of EACSL)
  - T.A. Henzinger (Klosterneuburg, Austria)
  - D. Leivant (Bloomington, USA)
  - D. Niwinski (Warsaw, Poland)
  - L. Ong (Oxford, U.K., LICS representative)
  - S. Ronchi Della Rocca (vice-president of EACSL)
  - W. Thomas (Aachen, Germany)
* The jury is entitled to give more (or less) than one award per year.
* The previous Ackermann Award recipients were:
  2005: Mikolaj Bojanczyk, Konstantin Korovin, Nathan Segerlind;
  2006: Stefan Milius and Balder ten Cate;
  2007: Dietmar Berwanger, Stephane Lengrand and Ting Zhang;
  2008: Krishnendu Chatterjee;
  2009: Jakob Nordstrom;
  2010: ---- (no award given);
  2011: Benjamin Rossman
  2012: Andrew Polonsky and Szymon Torunczyk



POST-DOC POSITION IN ICT IN TRENTO, ITALY
* One post-doc position in ICT on the research project  "Advanced SMT
  Techniques for Word-level Formal Verification - (WOLF)" is available
  in Trento, Italy, under the joint supervision of
  - Alessandro Cimatti, FBK, Trento, and
  - Roberto Sebastiani, DISI, University of Trento.
  The research activity will be carried out jointly within the Embedded
  Systems (ES) Research Unit of the Center for Scientific and
  Technological Research of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento,
  and the Software Engineering, Formal Methods & Security  Research
  Program, at Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
  (DISI) of University of Trento.
* AIM AND SCOPE
  The research activity will aim at investigating and developing novel
  techniques, methodologies and support tools for Satisfiability Modulo
  Theories (SMT) for the formal verification of systems.  This work will
  be part of the "Advanced SMT Techniques for Word-level Formal
  Verification - (WOLF)" project, a three-year research project
  supported by SRC/GRC (http://www.src.org/compete/s201113/), in strict
  collaboration with the Formal Verification Group at Intel, Haifa, and
  other major HW companies.
* The ultimate goal of the WOLF project is to provide a comprehensive
  SMT package to support effective formal verification of systems
  ranging from RTL circuits all the way up to high-level hardware
  description languages (e.g. SystemC) and software. The package will be
  implemented on top of the MathSAT SMT platform
  (http://mathsat.fbk.eu/), and provided as an API.
* CANDIDATE PROFILE
  The ideal candidate should have an PhD in computer science or related
  discipline, and combine solid theoretical background and excellent
  software development skills (in particular C/C++).
  A solid background knowledge and/or previous experience on one of the
  following topics (in order of preference) is required:
  Satisfiability Modulo Theory (SMT), Propositional Satisfiability (SAT),
  Model Checking, Automated Reasoning.
  Previous experience in the following areas will also be considered
  favourably: Constraint Solving and Optimization, Embedded Systems
  Design Languages (e.g. Verilog, VHDL).
  The candidate should be able to work in a collaborative environment,
  with a strong committment to reaching research excellence and achieving
  assigned objectives.
* TERMS AND DATES
  The position will start as soon as possible, and will have to be
  renewed yearly, for a maximum of two years. The expected salary
  will range from about 2200 to 2400 euros net income, and the gross
  will include previdential (social security) contributions.  Facilities
  for meals at the local canteen can be provided.
* APPLICATION AND INQUIRIES
  Interested candidates should inquire for further information and/or
  apply by sending email to wolf-recruit@disi.unitn.it, with subject
  'POSTDOC ON WOLF PROJECT'.
  Applications should contain a statement of interest, with a Curriculum
  Vitae, and the names of reference persons. PDF format is strongly
  encouraged. It should also indicate an estimated starting date.
* CONTACT PERSONS
  Dr. ALESSANDRO CIMATTI, Embedded Systems Research Unit,
  FBK-Irst, via Sommarive 18, I-38123 Povo, Trento, Italy
  http://sra.fbk.eu/people/cimatti/
  Prof. ROBERTO SEBASTIANI, Software Engineering, Formal Methods & Security
  Research Program DISI, University of Trento, via Sommarive 14, I-38123 Povo,
  Trento, Italy
  http://disi.unitn.it/~rseba/



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