Newsletter 144
March  3, 2013

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
* LICS-RELATED NEWS
  Preview of LICS'13
* DEADLINES
  Forthcoming Deadlines
* CALLS
  ETAPS 2014 - Call for Satellite Events
  ETAPS 2013 - Final Call for Participation
  ACCAT 2013 - Call for Participation
  DICE 2013 - Call for Participation
  MLQA 2013 - Call for Participation
  ICLP 2013 - Call for Workshop Proposals
  QEST 2013 - Last Call for Papers
  SFM-13:DCS - Call for Applications (School)
  TOPOLOGY AND INFORMATICS DAYS - Call for Participation
  HCSS 2013 - Call for Presentations
  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
  FCS 2013 - Call for Papers
  FroCoS 2013 - Call for Papers
  GandALF 2013 - Preliminary Call for Papers
  PERSYVAL CPS SUMMER SCHOOL - Call for Applications (School)
  FMICS 2013 - Call for Papers
  MihalisFest 2013 - Early Call for Participation
* AWARDS
  Ackermann Award 2013 - Second Call for Nominations
* JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
  PhD or Postdoc in Cryptography/Information Security at Trier
  PhD or Postdoc in Declarative Programming at Ulm
  PhD Positions in Formal Methods and Language-based Security at Chalmers


28TH ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2013)
  LICS conference: June 25-28, 2013
  Workshops: June 28-29, 2013
  New Orleans, USA
  http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/lics13/
* COLOCATIONS
  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).
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  LICS 2013 will feature invited lectures by Rajeev Alur, Joseph Halpern
  (with CSF), Nancy Lynch and Prakash Panangaden. It will also include
  a special session to mark the 80th birthday of Dana Scott, which will
  have the following invited speakers: Andrew Pitts, Steve Awodey, Andrej
  Bauer, Robert Harper, and Dana Scott.
* TUTORIAL SPEAKERS
  Tutorials will be given by Hubert Comon and Jan Rutten (with MFPS).
* AFFILIATED WORKSHOPS
  Foundations of Computer Security (FCS)
     http://prosecco.gforge.inria.fr/personal/bblanche/fcs13/
  Higher-Order Program Analysis (HOPA)
  Syntax and Semantics of Low-Level Languages (LOLA)
     http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/lola2013/
  Natural Language and Computer Science (NLCS)
     http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html
* PROGRAMME
  Not available yet.



DEADLINES
* 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/
* DICE 2013
  Normal registration deadline: March 8, 2013
  http://dice2013.di.unito.it/
* 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
* QEST 2013
  Abstract deadline: March 11, 2013
  Paper submission: March 18, 2013
  http://www.qest.org/qest2013/
* SFM-13: DS
  Application deadline: March 21, 2013
  http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm13ds/
* TOPOLOGY AND INFORMATICS DAYS
  Event: March 21-22, 2013
  http://www.liafa.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~mgehrke/TopologyandInformatics.htm
* HCSS 2013
  Abstract/poster topic submission: March 22, 2013
  http://cps-vo.org/group/hcss_conference
* 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
* FCS 2013
  Paper submission: April 10, 2013
  http://prosecco.inria.fr/personal/bblanche/fcs13/
* 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
* PERSYVAL CPS SUMMER SCHOOL
  Deadline for applications: May 1, 2013
  http://www-verimag.imag.fr/PERSYVAL-Lab-Summer-School-on.html?lang=en
* FMICS 2013
  Paper submission: May 3, 2013
  http://lvl.info.ucl.ac.be/Fmics2013



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).



FOURTH WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPMENTS IN IMPLICIT COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY (DICE 2013)
  Call for Participation
  Roma, March 16-17, 2013 (satellite event of ETAPS 2013)
  http://dice2013.di.unito.it/
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  - Jean-Yves Marion (Loria - INPL Nancy)
  - Marko van Eekelen (Open University - Radboud University Nijmegen)
  - Paul-André Melliès (PPS, Paris)
* SCOPE
  The area of Implicit Computational Complexity (ICC) has grown out from
  several proposals to use logic and formal methods to provide languages
  for complexity-bounded computation (e.g. Ptime, Logspace computation).
  It aims at studying computational complexity without referring to
  external measuring conditions or a particular machine model, but only
  by considering language restrictions or logical/computational principles
  implying complexity properties. This workshop focuses on ICC methods
  related to programs (rather than descriptive methods).
  In this approach one relates complexity classes to restrictions on
  programming paradigms (functional programs, lambda calculi, rewriting
  systems), such as ramified recurrence, weak polymorphic types, linear
  logic and linear types, and interpretative measures. The two main
  objectives of this area are:
  - to find natural implicit characterizations of various complexity classes of
    functions, thereby illuminating their nature and importance;
  - to design methods suitable for static verification of program complexity.
  Therefore ICC is related on the one hand to the study of complexity classes,
  and on the other hand to static program analysis. The workshop will be open
  to contributions on various aspects of ICC including (but not exclusively):
                - types for controlling complexity,
                - logical systems for implicit computational complexity,
                - linear logic,
                - semantics of complexity-bounded computation,
                - rewriting and termination orderings,
                - interpretation-based methods for implicit complexity,
                - programming languages for complexity-bounded computation,
                - application of implicit complexity to other programming paradigms
                  (e.g. imperative or object-oriented languages).
* POST-PROCEEDINGS
  An open call for post-proceedings, as special issue of
  INFORMATION & COMPUTATION will follow.



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



10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF SYSTEMS (QEST 2013)
  Last Call for Papers
  August 26-30, 2013
  Buenos Aires, Argentina
  http://www.qest.org/qest2013/
* IMPORTANT DATES:
  Abstract submission  11 March 2013 (new)
  Paper submission     18 March 2013 (new)
  Author notification  12 May 2013
  Final version         2 June 2013
* INVITED SPEAKERS:
  Lorenzo Alvisi, University of Texas Austin, USA
  Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
  Edmundo de Souza e Silva, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* SCOPE AND TOPICS:
  QEST is the leading forum on evaluation and verification of computer
  systems and networks, through stochastic models and measurements. QEST
  has a broad range of interests - the common thread is that the
  evaluation be quantitative. The range of performance metrics of
  interest spans classical measures involving performance and
  reliability, as well as quantification of properties that are
  classically qualitative, such as safety, correctness, and
  security. QEST welcomes measurement-based studies as well as analytic
  studies. QEST welcomes diversity in the model formalisms and
  methodologies employed, as well as development of new formalisms and
  methodologies. QEST is keenly interested in case studies highlighting
  the role of quantitative evaluation in the design of systems, where
  the notion of system is broad. Systems of interest include computer
  hardware and software architectures, communication systems, embedded
  systems and biological systems. Moreover, tools for supporting the
  practical application of research results in all of the above areas
  are of special interest, and therefore tool papers are sought. In
  short, QEST aims to create a sound methodological basis for assessing
  and designing systems using quantitative means.
* TUTORIALS
  There will be one day of tutorials at the start of the
  conference. Tutorial proposals (up to 4 pages Springer LNCS format)
  should be sent to the Tutorial Chair (Lijun Zhang, zhang@imm.dtu.dk)
  by 11 March 2013.
* GENERAL CHAIR:
  Pedro R. D'Argenio (AR)
* PC-CHAIRS:
  Kaustubh Joshi (US)
  Markus Siegle (DE)
  Marielle Stoelinga (NL)
* LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR:
  Hernán Melgratti (AR)
* TOOLS CHAIR:
  Kai Lampka (SE)
* TUTORIAL CHAIR:
  Lijun Zhang (DK)
* PROCEEDINGS CHAIR:
  Nicolás Wolovick (AR)
* PUBLICITY CHAIR:
  Damián Barsotti (AR)



13TH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON FORMAL METHODS FOR THE DESIGN OF COMPUTER, COMMUNICATION AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS: DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
  Call for Participation
  17-22 June 2013
  Bertinoro (Italy)
  http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm13ds/
* GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SFM
  Formal methods are emerging in computer science as a prominent
  approach to the rigorous design of computer, communication and
  software systems.
  The aim of the SFM series is to offer a good spectrum of
  current research in foundations as well as applications of
  formal methods, which can be of interest for graduate students
  and young researchers who intend to approach the field.
  This year SFM is an offspring of the workshops QAPL and MLQA
  and is devoted to dynamical systems. It covers topics such as
  chaotic dynamics, information theory, systems biology, hybrid systems,
  quantum computing, and automata-based models and model checking.
* LECTURERS
  Herbert Wiklicky (Imperial College London, UK)
  Abbas Edalat (Imperial College London, UK)
  Boris Koepf (IMDEA Software, ES)
  Renato Renner (ETH Zurich, CH)
  Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen, DE)
  Jeremy Bradley (Imperial College London, UK)
  Oded Maler (VERIMAG, FR)
  Ion Petre (Abo Akademi, FI)
  Lubos Brim (Masaryk Univ., CZ)
  Luca Bortolussi (Univ. Trieste, IT)
  Andreas Podelski (Univ. Freiburg, DE)
  Jiannis Pachos (Univ. Leeds, UK)
  All participants will receive a copy of a tutorial book published by
  Springer as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
* LOCATION
  SFM-13:DS will be held in the medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro.
  This town is in Emilia Romagna, about 70 km south-east of Bologna,
  at an elevation of about 230 m. It can be reached in a couple of
  hours from the international airport "G. Marconi" of Bologna by
  shuttle (from the airport to the railway station) + train (from
  Bologna to Forli`) + bus/taxi (from the railway station to Bertinoro).
  The closest airport is the "L. Ridolfi" airport of Forli`, which is
  13 km away.
* ORGANIZATION
  Scientific directors:
  - Marco Bernardo         (University of Urbino, IT)
  - Erik de Vink           (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL)
  - Alessandra Di Pierro   (University of Verona, IT)
  - Herbert Wiklicky       (Imperial College London, UK)
* SECRETARY
  Monica Michelacci      (CRU Bertinoro, IT)
* APPLICATION
  Prospective participants should send by 21 March 2013
  the application form, available on the school website,
  to the two e-mail addresses below:
   Marco Bernardo
   marco.bernardo AT uniurb.it
   Monica Michelacci
   mmichelacci AT ceub.it
* FEES
  The registration fee is 600 euros and includes the school material.
  The accommodation fee is 350 euros and covers the period June 16-23
  (7 nights), double room (to share with another participant),
  half board (breakfast and lunch, dinner of June 16 included,
  lunch of June 23 excluded).
  The reduced accommodation fee for the participants who do not
  need a room is 100 euros and covers the period June 17-22
  (6 lunches).
  A very limited number of grants is available to cover part
  of the registration fee (no grant can be requested to cover
  the accommodation fee or the travel expenses).
  Notification of accepted/rejected applications and grant requests
  will be communicated by March 31.
* Registration to the school is due by April 20.
  No refund is possible for cancellation after May 15.



TOPOLOGY AND INFORMATICS DAYS
  Call for Participation
  21-22 March 2013, 9:00-17:30.
  Turing Lecture Hall, Sophie Germain building,
  Paris Left Bank site of Universite Paris Diderot - Paris 7
  http://www.liafa.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~mgehrke/TopologyandInformatics.htm
* GOAL
  The goal is to present a few current research topics in theoretical
  computer science that involve topology in an essential way. There
  will be 6 one and a half hour talks as well as time for discussion.
* SPEAKERS
  Thomas Ehrhard, PPS, Paris 7 et CNRS
  Jean Goubault-Larrecq, ENS Cachan
  Serge Grigorieff, LIAFA, Paris 7 et CNRS
  Achim Jung, University of Birmingham, UK
  Jean-Eric Pin, LIAFA, Paris 7 et CNRS
  Christine Tasson, PPS, Paris 7 et CNRS
* MORE INFORMATION
  http://www.liafa.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~mgehrke/TopologyandInformatics.htm



13TH ANNUAL HIGH CONFIDENCE SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (HCSS 2013)
  Call for Presentations
  Annapolis, MD, USA
  May 7-10, 2013
  http://cps-vo.org/group/hcss_conference
* INTRODUCTION
  The thirteenth annual HCSS Conference will be held May 7-10, 2013 at
  the Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. You are invited to
  submit a proposal to present a talk at this year's conference. As an added
  feature at the 2013 HCSS Conference, you are also invited to participate
  in a poster session. See details below for more information.
* CONFERENCE SCOPE, GOALS, AND VISION
  The High Confidence Software and Systems (HCSS) Conference, now in its
  second decade, draws together researchers, practitioners, and management
  leaders from government, universities, and industry. The conference
  provides a forum for dialogue centered upon the development of scientific
  foundations for the assured engineering of software-intensive complex
  computing systems and the transition of science into practice.
  The technical emphasis of the HCSS conference is on mathematically-based
  tools and techniques, scientific foundations supporting evidence creation,
  systems assurance, and security. The HCSS vision is one of engaging and
  growing a community-including researchers and skilled practitioners-that
  is focused around the creation of dependable systems that are capable,
  efficient, and responsive; that can work in dangerous or inaccessible
  environments; that can support large-scale, distributed coordination;
  that augment human capabilities; that can advance the mission of national
  security; and that enhance quality of life, safety, and security.
* TECHNICAL TRACK PRESENTATIONS
  The technical track features two kinds of talks:
  - Experience reports. These talks inform participants about how emerging
    HCSS and CPS techniques play out in real-world applications, focusing
    especially on lessons learned and insights gained. While experience
    reports do not have to be highly technical, they should emphasize
    substantive reflection on all aspects of experience, building on data
    and direct experience.
  - Technical talks. These talks focus on informing the audience regarding
    specific techniques or methods, ideally from the point of view of
    someone with experience in practice.
* POSTER PRESENTATIONS
  Posters should provide an overview of the HCSS Conference theme or research
  topic and/or results, with effective use of appropriate graphics. Only
  a limited number of posters will be accepted due to space availability.
* ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  Further instructions for electronically submitting final slide presentations
  of accepted talks and poster designs will be provided in the notification
  message that will be sent on Friday, March 29, 2013. Abstracts of accepted
  talks and posters will be published in the 2013 HCSS Conference proceedings.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Tuesday, March 22, 2013 — Abstracts of proposed talks and poster topics
  Friday, March 29, 2013 — Notifications of acceptance/rejection
  Friday, April 27, 2013 — Final slide presentations and poster designs
  May 7-10, 2013 — HCSS Conference in Annapolis, Maryland



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.



WORKSHOP ON FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SECURITY (FCS 2013)
  Call for papers
  June 29, 2013
  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  http://prosecco.inria.fr/personal/bblanche/fcs13/
* The FCS workshop aims at bringing computer security researchers in
  closer contact with the LICS community and giving LICS attendees an
  opportunity to talk to experts in computer security, on the one
  hand, and contribute to bridging the gap between logical methods and
  computer security foundations, on the other.
  FCS'13 will be co-located with LICS'13 (ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic
  in Computer Science), CSF'13 (IEEE Computer Security Foundations
  Symposium), and MFPS'13 (Conference on the Mathematical Foundations
  of Programming Semantics).
* Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Automated reasoning
  techniques, Composition issues, Formal specification, Foundations of
  verification, Information flow analysis, Language-based security,
  Logic-based design, Program transformation, Security models, Static
  analysis, Statistical methods, Tools, Trust management for Access
  control and resource usage control, Authentication, Availability and
  denial of service, Covert channels, Confidentiality, Integrity and
  privacy, Intrusion detection, Malicious code, Mobile code, Mutual
  distrust, Privacy, Security policies, Security protocols.
* Submission format: full papers (15 pages) or short abstracts (1 page)
* Important dates: Submission: April 10, 2013
  Notification: April 30, 2013; Final papers: May 31, 2013



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)



PERSYVAL-LAB SUMMER SCHOOL ON CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS
  Call for Applications
  July 8-12, 2013
  Grenoble, France
  http://www-verimag.imag.fr/PERSYVAL-Lab-Summer-School-on.html?lang=en
* IET ICT Labs and PERSYVAL-Lab (Pervasive systems and algorithms at the
  convergence of physical and digital worlds) Based on high-level research
  laboratories present at Grenoble in Mathematics, Computer Science,
  Automatic Control, Signal Processing, and Hardware Architecture, is
  organizing the 1st edition of the CPS Summer School.
* This school will bring together some of the best lecturers from Europe
  and the USA, in a one week programme, and be a fantastic opportunity
  for interaction. It will be held in the campus of Grenoble University-France.
* IMPORTANT DATE
  Hard deadline for applications is May 1st 2013. Attendance is limited
  to 80, so we will be selecting amongst the candidates.
* FEES
  Registration fee is EUR350 for students, EUR650 for non-students, which
  includes lunches from Monday 8th through Friday 12th. The registration
  fee only partially covers the costs incurred. The remaining costs are
  covered by the EIT ICT Labs and PERSYVAL-Lab.



18TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FORMAL METHODS FOR INDUSTRIAL CRITICAL SYSTEMS (FMICS 2013)
  Call for Papers
  September 23-24, 2013
  Madrid, Spain
  Co-located with SEFM 2013
  http://lvl.info.ucl.ac.be/Fmics2013
* SCOPE
  The  aim of  the  FMICS workshop  series  is to  provide  a forum  for
  researchers who  are interested in the development  and application of
  formal  methods  in industry.  In  particular,  FMICS brings  together
  scientists and engineers who are  active in the area of formal methods
  and interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage
  of these  methods. The FMICS  workshop series also strives  to promote
  research  and development for  the improvement  of formal  methods and
  tools for industrial applications.
* TOPICS
  - Design, specification,  code generation and testing  based on formal
    methods.
  - Methods,  techniques  and   tools  to  support  automated  analysis,
    certification, debugging,  learning, optimization and transformation
    of complex, distributed, real-time systems and embedded systems.
  - Verification  and validation  methods that  address  shortcomings of
    existing  methods  with respect  to  their industrial  applicability
    (e.g., scalability and usability issues).
  - Tools for the development of formal design descriptions.
  - Case studies  and experience  reports on industrial  applications of
    formal methods, focusing on lessons learned or identification of new
    research directions.
  - Impact of the adoption of  formal methods on the development process
    and associated costs.
  - Application  of  formal methods  in  standardization and  industrial
    forums.
* SUBMISSIONS
  Submissions must  describe authors'  original research work  and their
  results. Contributions should not  exceed 15 pages formatted according
  to  the LNCS  style (Springer),  and should  be submitted  as Portable
  Document Format (PDF) files using the EasyChair submission site:
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fmics2013
  All  submissions must  report on  original research.  Submitted papers
  must  not have  previously appeared  in a  journal or  conference with
  published proceedings  and must not  be concurrently submitted  to any
  other  peer-reviewed  workshop,   symposium,  conference  or  archival
  journal. Any  partial overlap with any such  published or concurrently
  submitted paper must be clearly indicated.
  Submissions  should   clearly  demonstrate  relevance   to  industrial
  application.  Case  study  papers  should  identify  lessons  learned,
  validate  theoretical results  (such  as scalability  of methods),  or
  provide specific motivation for further research and development.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Paper submission: May 3rd
  Notification: June 24th
  Final version due: July 12th
  Workshop: September 23th-24th
* PROGRAM CHAIRS
  Michael Dierkes (Rockwell Collins, France)
  Charles Pecheur (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)



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
  Second 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



PHD/POSTDOC POSITION IN CRYPTOGRAPHY/INFORMATION SECURITY, UNIVERSITY OF TRIER
* The Chair for Information Security and Cryptography at
  University of Trier, Germany, offers a full-time
  PhD/Postdoc position.
* The position involves both research and teaching in the
  area of cryptography/information security. The successful
  candidate is expected to contribute to research in applied
  cryptography.
* The position is available immediately and is fully
  funded. The salary scale for the position is TV-L
  E13. The gross income depends on the candidate's
  experience level. At the lowest level it corresponds to
  approx. 40,000 EUR per year.
* Contracts are initially offered for two years. An
  extension to a total duration of up to six years is
  possible.
* He or she is given the possibility to carry out a
  Ph.D. or, for Postdocs, a Habilitation.
* The successful candidate should have a Master's degree
  or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion
  thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information
  Security, or a related field, with a strong background in
  Theoretical Computer Science/Mathematics. Knowledge in
  cryptography is an asset.  Since teaching is mostly done
  in German, sufficient knowledge of German is required.
* The deadline for applications is March 17th,
  2013. However, late applications will be considered until
  the position is filled.



DOCTORAL OR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DECLARATIVE PROGRAMMING AT ULM
* A research/teaching position is available for Ph.D. students or postdocs
  in the area of Constraint Programming, in particular Constraint Handling
  Rules (CHR). For background information on the subject start at
  http://www.informatik.uni-ulm.de/pm/fileadmin/pm/home/fruehwirth/
* The applicant should have prior knowledge in one or more of the
  following areas: Declarative Programming, Logic, Program Analysis,
  Artificial Intelligence, and be willing to work in the field of
  Constraint Handling Rules.
* The context of the position requires a basic command of German at the
  time of application. Applicants are expected to be fluent in English.
  Mandatory teaching responsibilities are four lecture hours per week
  (in German or English).
* At least a master or equivalent in computer science or strongly related
  area is required. The initial appointment will be for two years, with
  possible renewals for up to six years and more.
* The position is state-funded according to salary scheme E13 TV-L,
  which means a gross salary of about 60.000 Euro per year, resulting
  in a net income of about 1750 to 2000 Euro a month depending on
  qualification (after deduction of taxes and of mandatory health and
  social insurance). Rents for flats start at about 500 Euro a month.
* Ulm is a pleasant city of 150.000 on the Danube, close to Stuttgart,
  Munich, the Alps, and Lake Konstanz. Every day life requires a basic
  command of German.
* Prospective applicants should email their resume with two references,
  certificates, proof of German language skills, and links to homepage
  and publications together in a single pdf file to
    Prof. Dr. Thom Fruehwirth,
    c/o Ulrike Seiter (secretary)
    ulrike.seiter@uni-ulm.de
  by May 1, 2013.
  Also use above email address for questions concerning the position.
* The University of Ulm is committed to increase the share of women in
  research and teaching positions and therefore explicitly encourages female
  candidates to apply.
* Job sharing is always possible for full-time positions. Physically
  disabled applicants receive favourable consideration when equally
  qualified. The job appointment is made by the central university
  administration.



PHD POSITIONS IN FORMAL METHODS AND LANGUAGE-BASED SECURITY AT CHALMERS
* 4 PhD Positions in Formal Methods and Language-based Security are
  available at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers
  University of Technology, Sweden
* DEADLINE
  Application deadline: March 30, 2013
* 2 PHD POSITIONS IN FORMAL METHODS
  The research of the two advertised PhD positions will be in the area of
  Software Verification, where
  - one position has a stronger focus on the creative use and development
  of automated reasoning techniques for software verification,
  - the other has a stronger focus on combining static and runtime
  verification of software.
  The selection of the specific research topic will take into account both
  the interests of the new PhD student and the research agenda of the group.
* 2 PHD POSITIONS IN LANGUAGE-BASED SECURITY
  The PhD students will join a world-leading team of researchers on
  programming language-based security. Language-based security facilitates
  specifying and enforcing security policies at the level of programming
  languages early in the software design and construction phase. The focus
  of the advertised positions is on the following directions of work:
  - To design rich security policies for confidentiality and integrity, as
  demanded by practical applications (such as web applications).
  - To develop practical enforcement mechanisms for these policies in
  expressive programming languages (such as web languages). These enforcement
  mechanisms may combine static (for example, type system-based) and dynamic
  (for example, execution monitoring-based) techniques.
  - To support the above with case studies in web-application security.
  In pursuing these goals, there are possibilities for collaboration with
  our high-profile academic and industrial partners. We run a number of
  ambitious projects with top international partners in academia and
  industry, including the European project WebSand on web application
  security: https://www.websand.eu/
* EMPLOYMENT DETAILS
  PhD student positions are limited to five years and normally include 20 per
  cent departmental work, mostly teaching duties. Salary for the position is
  as specified in Chalmers' general agreement for PhD student positions.
  Currently the starting salary is 26,250SEK a month before tax. The positions
  are intended to start in spring or fall 2013. Knowledge of Swedish is not
  a prerequisite for application. English is our working language for research.
  Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Half of our
  researchers and PhD students come from more than 30 different countries.



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