Newsletter 145
April  1, 2013

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
* LICS-RELATED NEWS
  Call for Short Presentations
  Preview of LICS'13
* DEADLINES
  Forthcoming Deadlines
* CALLS
  CONCUR 2013 - Call for Papers
  TACL 2013 - Call for Papers
  ICLP 2013 - Call for Papers
  TYPES 2013 - Call for Participation
  SFM-13:DCS - Call for Applications (School)
  CSL 2013 - Call for Papers
  CALCO Tools 2013 - Call for Papers
  CMSB 2013 - Call for Papers
  FCS 2013 - Call for Papers
  M4M-8 - Call for Papers
  FroCoS 2013 - Call for Papers
  QBF 2013 - Call for Papers
  GandALF 2013 - Preliminary Call for Papers
  PERSYVAL CPS SUMMER SCHOOL - Call for Applications
  FMICS 2013 - Call for Papers
  CALCO Early Ideas Workshop 2013 - Call for Contributions
  Samson@60 - Call for Participation
  FOPARA 2013 - Call for Papers
  SAT/SMT SUMMER SCHOOL - Call for Participation
  MihalisFest 2013 - Early Call for Participation
* AWARDS
  Ackermann Award 2013 - Second Call for Nominations
* JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
  PhD Position at Twente on Accelerator Programming
  European PhD Program in Computational Logic


28TH ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2013)
  Call for Short Presentations
  http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/lics13/lics13-short.html
* AIMS
  As in the past, there will be a short-presentation session during LICS 2013,
  which is intended for descriptions of works in progress, student projects,
  trailers for longer presentations at affiliated workshops, and relevant
  research being published elsewhere; other brief communications may be
  acceptable. Talks can be on any topic related to logic in computer science
  as summarized in the LICS call for papers. Proceedings of these sessions
  will not be published.
* SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
  Proposals for short (10-minute) presentations must be submitted in the IEEE
  (2-column; 10pt) proceedings format and must be 1 page long, including
  references. The URL for submitting papers is
  http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=licsshort2013.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission Deadline: 20 April 2013
  Author Notification: 6 May 2013
  Final Version Deadline: 30 May 2013



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)
     http://hopa.cs.rhul.ac.uk
  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
* ACCEPTED PAPERS
  http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/lics13/accepted.html



DEADLINES
* CONCUR 2013
  Abstract submission: April 1, 2013
  Paper submission: April 8, 2013
  http://concur-conferences.org/concur2013/
* 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
* TYPES 2013
  Early registration: April 3, 2013
  http://www.irit.fr/TYPES2013/
* SFM-13: DS
  Application deadline: April 4, 2013
  http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm13ds/
* CSL 2013
  Abstract submission: April 8, 2013
  Paper submission: April 15, 2013
  http://csl13.di.unito.it/
* CALCO Tools 2013
  Paper submission: April 8, 2013
  http://coalg.org/calco13/workshops.html#tools
* CMSB 2013
  Abstract submission: April 8, 2013
  Paper submission: April 15, 2013
  http://ist.ac.at/cmsb13
* FCS 2013
  Paper submission: April 10, 2013
  http://prosecco.inria.fr/personal/bblanche/fcs13/
* M4M-8
  Abstract submission deadline: April 12, 2013
  Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2013
  http://www.cs.famaf.unc.edu.ar/~careces/M4M/M4M8/
* 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
* LICS 2013
  Proposals for short presentations: April 20, 2013
  http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/lics13/lics13-short.html
* QBF 2013
  Paper Submission: April 24, 2013
  http://fmv.jku.at/qbf2013/
* 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
* CALCO Early Ideas Workshop 2013
  Submission deadline: May 27, 2013
  http://coalg.org/calco13/workshops.html#ei
* FOPARA 2013
  Draft submission: June 3, 2013
  http://fopara2013.cs.unibo.it



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 (Universitaet 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)



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



19TH MEETING TYPES FOR PROOFS AND PROGRAMS (TYPES 2013)
  Call for Participation
  April 22-26, 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.
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  - Steve Awodey (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton & Carnegie
    Mellon University, Pittsburgh):
    "Higher Inductive Types in Homotopy Type Theory"
  - Lars Birkedal (Aarhus University):
    "Charge! a framework for higher-order separation logic in Coq."
  - Ulrich Kohlenbach (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt):
    "Types in Proof Mining"
* 34 contributed talks were selected by the program committee
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - main conference: morning of April 23 to midday of April 26
  - early registration until Wednesday, April 3, 23:59 Paris time
  Access to the online registration system is through
  http://www.irit.fr/TYPES2013/Registration.html
  where the fees can be studied offline (several payment options
  are available, in particular safe payment by credit card).
* SATELLITE EVENTS
  - Twelfth international workshop Proof, Computation, Complexity
    (PCC 2013) with 12 selected contributed talks on April 22 and 23
  - tutorial on separation logic by Lars Birkedal in the late afternoon
    of April 22: "An introduction to separation logic, and the benefits
    of going higher-order"
  - Workshop CSPM "Computer Science, Philosophy, Mathematics" in the
    afternoon of April 26, with invited contributions as follows:
    14:30-16:00 Steve Awodey: "Structuralism, Invariance, and Univalence"
    16:15-17:45 Ulrich Kohlenbach: "Proof Theory : From the Foundations
                of Mathematics to Applications in Core Mathematics"
  All the details are accessible through the main web site of TYPES 2013.



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 4 April 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 April 10.
* Registration to the school is due by April 20.
  No refund is possible for cancellation after May 15.



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)



5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, TOOLS WOORKSHOP
  September 3-6, 2013
  Warsaw, Poland
  http://coalg.org/calco13/workshops.html#tools
* 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.
  As part of CALCO, a workshop dedicated to tools based on algebraic
  and/or coalgebraic principles, CALCO Tools, will be held alongside the
  main conference. Papers of this workshop will be
  included in the CALCO proceedings.
* TOPICS
  CALCO-Tools will take place on the same dates as the main CALCO
  conference, with no overlap between the technical programmes of the
  two events. Topics of interest include systems, prototypes, and tools
  developed specifically for the design, checking, execution, and
  verification of (co)algebraic specifications, but also tools targeting
  different application domains while making core or interesting use of
  (co)algebraic techniques.
  Tool submissions should not exceed 5 pages in LNCS format. The
  accepted tool papers will be included in the final proceedings of the
  conference. The tools should be made available on the web at the time
  of submission. Each submission will be evaluated by at least three
  reviewers; one or more of the reviewers will be asked to download and
  use the tool. At least one of the authors of each tool paper must
  attend the conference to demo the tool. To submit a paper please visit
  our easychair submission site at
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=calcotools2013
* CALCO Tools Dates
  Paper submission:     April 8, 2013
  Author notification:    May 6, 2013
  Final version due:     June 3, 2013



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



8TH WORKSHOP ON METHODS FOR MODALITIES (M4M-8)
  Call for Papers
  Lake Placid, New York, June 9, 2013
  http://www.cs.famaf.unc.edu.ar/~careces/M4M/M4M8/
* SCOPE
  The workshop ''Methods for Modalities'' (M4M) aims to bring together
  researchers interested in developing algorithms, verification methods
  and tools based on modal logics. Here the term ''modal logics'' is
  conceived broadly, including temporal logic, description logic,
  guarded fragments, conditional logic, temporal and hybrid logic, etc.
  To stimulate interaction and transfer of expertise, M4M will feature a
  number of invited talks by leading scientists, research presentations
  aimed at highlighting new developments, and submissions of
  system demonstrations.
  We strongly encourage young researchers and students to submit papers
  and posters, especially for experimental and prototypical software tools
  which are related to modal logics.
  More information about the previous editions can be found at
   http://www.cs.famaf.unc.edu.ar/~careces/M4M/M4M8/
* SUBMISSIONS
  Authors are invited to submit papers in the following three categories.
  In all cases the LNCS style should be used.
  - Regular papers up to 15 pages including bibliography, describing original
    research.
  - System descriptions of up to 12 pages including bibliography, describing
    new systems or significant upgrades of existing ones.
  - Presentation-only papers, describing work recently published or submitted
    (no page limit). These will not be included in the proceedings, but
    pre-prints or post-prints can be made available to participants.
  Submissions should be made via EasyChair at the following address:
  http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=m4m8
* IMPROTANT DATES
  Abstract submission deadline: April 12th, 2013 [firm]
  Paper submission deadline: April 15th, 2013 [firm]
  Notification of acceptance: May 19th, 2013
  Camera ready versions due: May 26th, 2013
  Workshop dates: June 9, 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



INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTIFIED BOOLEAN FORMULAS (QBF 2013)
  Call for Papers
  Helsinki, Finland, July 9, 2013
  http://fmv.jku.at/qbf2013/
  Affiliated to and co-located with SAT 2013 conference
* AIMS
  The goal of the International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas
  (QBF 2013) is to bring together researchers working on theoretical and
  practical aspects of QBF solving. In addition to that, it addresses
  (potential) users of QBF in order to reflect on the state-of-the-art and
  to consolidate on immediate and long-term research challenges.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  April 24 2013: paper submission
  May 20 2013: notification of acceptance
  June 15 2013: camera-ready version of papers
  July 9 2013: workshop
* TOPICS OF INTEREST
  The workshop is concerned with all aspects of current research on QBF
  and related formalisms with quantifiers. The topics of interest include
  (but are not limited to):
  - QBF applications, encodings and benchmarks
  - Case studies and experimental evaluations
  - Certificates and proofs for QBF
  - Formats of proofs and certificates
  - Implementations of proof checkers and verifiers
  - Decision procedures for QBF
  - Calculi for QBF
  - Data structures, implementation details and heuristics
  - Pre- and inprocessing techniques
  - Structural QBF solving
  - Quantifiers in other formalisms like SMT or CSP
  - Tools related to any aspect of QBF/CSP/SMT reasoning
* SUBMISSION
  Submissions of extended abstracts are solicited and will be managed via
  Easychair: http://fmv.jku.at/qbf2013/submission.html
  Submitted extended abstracts should have an overall length of 4 pages in
  LNCS format excluding references. Authors may decide to include an
  appendix with additional material. Appendices will be considered at the
  reviewers' discretion.



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)



CALCO EARLY IDEAS WORKSHOP
  September 2, 2013
  Warsaw, Poland
  http://coalg.org/calco13/workshops.html#ei
* SCOPE
  CALCO 2013 will be preceded by the CALCO Early Ideas Workshop,
  dedicated to presentation of work in progress and original research
  proposals. PhD students and young researchers are particularly
  encouraged to contribute. Attendance at the workshop is open to all -
  it is anticipated that many CALCO conference participants will want to
  attend the CALCO Early Ideas workshop (and vice versa).
* TOPICS
  The CALCO Early Ideas Workshop invites submissions on the same topics
  as the CALCO conference: reporting 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. The list of topics of particular interest is
  shown on the main CALCO 2013 page: http://coalg.org/calco13/.
* SUBMISSIONS
  CALCO Early Ideas presentations will be selected according to
  originality, significance, and general interest, on the basis of
  submitted 2-page short contributions.  It can be work in progress, a
  summary of work submitted to a conference or workshop elsewhere, or
  work that in some other way might be interesting to the CALCO
  audience. A booklet with the accepted short contributions will be
  available at the workshop. Submissions will be handled via EasyChair
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=calcoearlyideas2013
  The use of LNCS style is strongly encouraged.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  2-page short contribution submission:  May 27, 2013
  Notification for short contribution:   June 24, 2013
  Final short contribution due:          July 15, 2013
  CALCO Early Ideas Workshop:            September 2, 2013
  10-15 page paper submission:           October 15, 2013
  Notification for paper:                December 15, 2013
  Final paper version due:               January 15, 2014



SAMSON@60: A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF SAMSON ABRAMSKY, ON THE EVENT OF HIS 60TH BIRTHDAY
  28-30 May 2013
  Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
  Lecture Theatre B
  http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/sa60/
* TALKS
  Speakers will cover the wide range of subjects to which Samson made
  pioneering contributions, stretching from the semantics of programming
  languages, including domain theory and game semantics, via logic where
  he introduced important notions such as full completeness, to quantum
  computing and quantum foundations, where he is a father of categorical
  quantum mechanics.
* LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS
  Conference fee is GBP50 per person for speakers and participants. Cash (in
  sterling pounds) payable on 28th May 2013 at the arrival registration.
  Limited funding is available for students and young researchers. Please
  contact Destiny Chen for further details prior to your booking.
* ORGANISERS
  Bob Coecke, Luke Ong, Prakash Panangaden
* LOCAL ORGANISERS
  Destiny Chen, Aleks Kissinger



3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FOUNDATIONAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF RESOURCE ANALYSIS (FOPARA 2013)
  August 29th to 31st, 2013, Bertinoro, Italy
  Co-located with WST 2013
  http://fopara2013.cs.unibo.it
* SCOPE
  The workshop will serve as a forum for presenting original research
  results that are relevant to the analysis of resource (time, space,
  and others) consumption by computer programs. The workshop aims to
  bring together the researchers that work on foundational issues with
  the researchers that focus more on practical results. Therefore, both
  theoretical and practical contributions are encouraged. We also
  encourage papers that combine theory and practice. The following list
  of topics is non-exhaustive:
  - resource static analysis for embedded or/and critical systems;
  - logical and machine-independent characterisations of complexity classes;
  - logics closely related to complexity classes;
  - type systems for controlling/inferring/checking complexity;
  - semantic methods to analyse resources, including quasi-interpretations;
  - practical applications of resource analysis;
  - complexity analysis by term and graph rewriting.
* SUBMISSIONS
  FOPARA 2013 is a two-phase workshop. All participants are invited to submit
  a draft paper describing the work to be presented at the workshop. These
  submissions will be screened by the program committee chair to make sure
  they are within the scope of FOPARA and will appear in the draft proceedings
  distributed at the workshop. Submissions appearing in the draft proceedings
  are not peer-reviewed publications. After the workshop, authors will be
  given the opportunity to incorporate the feedback from discussions at the
  workshop and will be invited to submit a revised full article for the formal
  review process. These revised submissions will be reviewed by the program
  committee using prevailing academic standards to select the best articles
  that will appear in the formal proceedings. All contributions must be
  written in English, conform to the Springer LNCS series format and not
  exceed 16 pages. The papers selected after the reviewing process will be
  published as a volume of the Springer LNCS series (Springer’s approval
  is pending).
* IMPORTANT DATES
  The following deadlines are strict.
  - Draft Submission: June 3rd, 2013;
  - Notification (Draft): June 21st, 2013;
  - Final Version: July 5th, 2013;
  - Paper Submission: September 30th, 2013;
  - Notification (Paper): December 2nd, 2013;
  - Camera Ready: December 23rd, 2013.



3RD INTERNATIONAL SAT/SMT SUMMER SCHOOL 2013
  Call for participation
  Aalto University, Otaniemi Campus
  Espoo, Finland, July 3-5th, 2013
  http://satsmt2013.ics.aalto.fi/
* AIMS
  The SAT/SMT Summer School aims at providing graduate students and
  researchers from universities and industry with a comprehensive
  overview of research and methodology in satisfiability testing (SAT)
  and satisfiability modulo theories (SMT). The lectures cover the
  foundational and practical aspects of SAT and SMT technologies and
  their applications.
* LECTURERS
  Olaf Beyersdorff, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany
  Alessandro Cimatti, IRST, Trento, Italy
  Leonardo de Moura, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
  John Franco, University of Cincinnati, USA
  Enrico Giunchiligia, University of Genova, Italy
  Marijn Heule, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  Joao Marques-Silva, University College Dublin, Ireland
  Albert Oliveras, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
  Stefan Szeider, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
* REGISTRATION
  Registration for the school is now open. Full details of the
  registration procedure are available at the school website:
  http://satsmt2013.ics.aalto.fi/
* ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
  Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University
  Tomi Janhunen, Aalto University
  Matti Jarvisalo, University of Helsinki



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 POSITION AT TWENTE ON ACCELERATOR PROGRAMMING
* LOCATION
  The research group Formal Methods and Tools at the University of
  Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) is looking for a PhD researcher
  (4 years) to work on the EU Strep project CARP (Correct and Efficient
  Accelerator Programming), funded by the European Union.
* CARP Project
  In recent years, massively parallel accelerator processors, primarily
  GPUs, have become widely available to end-users. Accelerators offer
  tremendous compute power at a low cost, and tasks such as media
  processing, simulation, medical imaging and eye-tracking can be
  accelerated to beat CPU performance by orders of magnitude. Performance
  is gained in energy efficiency and execution speed, allowing intensive
  media processing software to run in low-power consumer devices.
  The overall aims of CARP are to design techniques and tools for correct
  and efficient accelerator programming:
  - Novel & attractive methods for constructing system-independent
  accelerator programs
  - Advanced code generation techniques to produce highly optimised
  system-specific code from system-independent programs
  - Scalable static techniques for analysing system-independent and
  system-specific accelerator programs, both qualitatively and quantitatively
  The PhD candidate we are looking for is expected to work on the
  development of tools and techniques for correct accelerator programming.
  As a research outcome we expect publications, (prototype) tools, and a
  PhD thesis.
* STARTING DATE
  Starting date of the position: June 1st, 2013, or as soon as possible
  thereafter.
* FURTHER INFORMATION
  - FMT group: http://fmt.cs.utwente.nl/
  - Dr. Marieke Huisman (Marieke.Huisman@ewi.utwente.nl)
  - The CARP project: http://fmt.ewi.utwente.nl/files/projects/CARP.d1.pdf
* APPLICATIONS
  Please submit your application before 1st of May, 2013 via
  http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en/. We strongly encourage interested
  applicants to send in their applications as soon as possible.
  Your application should consist of:
  - a cover letter (explain your specific interest and qualifications);
  - a full Curriculum Vitae, including a list of all courses + marks, and
    a short description of your MSc thesis; and
  - references (contact information) of two scientific staff members.



EUROPEAN PHD PROGRAM IN COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC (EPCL)
  http://www.epcl-study.eu/
* EPCL
  The European PhD Program in Computational Logic (EPCL) is run jointly
  by four of the leading European universities in the field:
  - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy),
  - Technische Universiteat Dresden (Germany),
  - Technische Universitaet Wien (Austria), and
  - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).
  Further international universities, research organizations and
  enterprises that contribute to Computational Logic or apply results
  from it are involved as associated partners: The Simon Fraser
  University (Canada), the Universidad de Chile, the NICTA (National ICT
  Australia), as well as several companies.
* PROGRAM
  The program involves three years of PhD study in at least two of the
  European partner universities. It leads to a joint doctoral degree
  issued by the partner universities at which the studies have been
  physically performed.  The language of the program is English.
  Financial support is available in the form of positions and
  scholarships. A foundation track and an application-oriented track
  match with career perspectives in university research as well as in
  industrial research.
* REQUIREMENTS
  Necessary requirements for participation in EPCL are: A Master's
  degree in Computer Science or Mathematics, or an equivalent degree;
  the proof of adequate knowledge of English; and substantial knowledge
  in the areas Foundations of Logics, Foundations of Artificial
  Intelligence and Declarative Programming.
  The program starts annually in the winter term. Applications for 2013
  have to be electronically submitted on the Webpage
  http://www.epcl-study.eu/
  before the application deadline on 30 April 2013.
* ENQUIRIES
  Prof. Steffen Hoelldobler
  Technische Universitaet Dresden
  Fakultaet Informatik
  International Center for Computational Logic
  Email: sh@iccl.tu-dresden.de



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