Newsletter 78 March 25, 2002 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://www.lfcs.informatics.ed.ac.uk/lics/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://www.lfcs.informatics.ed.ac.uk/lics/newsletters/inst.html ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS Conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages Workshop on Implicit Computational Complexity International Workshop on Unification Workshop on Proof, Computation, Complexity Workshop on Categorical Methods for Concurrency, Interaction, and Mobility Workshop on Term Graph Rewriting Colloquium on the Occasion of Schwichtenberg's 60th Birthday Workshop on Foundations of Models and Languages for Data and Objects: Databases, Logic and Semistructured Data Workshop on Reduction Strategies in Rewriting and Programming Workshop on Complexity in Automated Deduction * SUMMER SCHOOLS North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information TYPES Summer School: Theory and Practice of Formal Proofs * BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT Foundations of Object-Oriented Programming Languages: Types and Semantics by Kim B. Bruce * MISCELLANEOUS Rolf Schock Prize Awarded to Kripke CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC (CSL'02) 22--25 September 2002 Edinburgh, UK http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/csl02/ * 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. * The following will deliver invited lectures: Susumu HAYASHI (Kobe), Frank NEVEN (Limburg), Damian NIWINSKI (Warsaw) * Important Dates: Submission: 29 March 2002 for the title and abstract, and 7 April 2002 for the full text Notification: 2 June 2002 Final copy due: 21 June 2002 * Programme Committee: Thorsten Altenkirch (U. Nottingham), Rajeev Alur (U. Pennsylvania), Michael Benedikt (Bell Labs), Julian Bradfield (U. Edinburgh (Chair)), Anuj Dawar (U. Cambridge), Yoram Hirshfeld (U. Tel Aviv), Ulrich Kohlenbach (U. Aarhus), Johann Makowsky (Technion Haifa), Dale Miller (Pennsylvania State U.), Luke Ong (U. Oxford), Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon U.), Philippe Schnoebelen (ENS Cachan), Luc Segoufin (INRIA Rocquencourt), Alex Simpson (U. Edinburgh), Thomas Streicher (T.U. Darmstadt) 30TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES (POPL'03) Call for Papers January 15-17, 2003 New Orleans, Louisiana http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~aiken/popl03 * Submission Guidelines: Papers are to be submitted in the form of an extended abstract of 5000 words or less excluding bibliography and figures. * Important Dates: Submission: Friday, July 19, 2002 Notification: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002 Camera-ready copy due: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002 The submission deadlines given above are firm. * Program Committee: Lennart Augustsson, Rastislav Bodik, Kim Bruce, Jack Davidson, Amy Felty, John Field, Cormac Flanagan, Joxan Jaffar, Greg Morrisett (chair), Catuscia Palamidessi, Francois Pottier, Amr Sabry, Davide Sangiorgi, Bjarne Steensgard, Joe Wells WORKSHOP ON IMPLICIT COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY (ICC'02) (affiliated with FLOC 2002) Second call for Papers Copenhagen, 20-21 July 2002 http://http://www.cis.syr.edu/~royer/icc * Scope: The workshop seeks original research reports on advances in implicit computational complexity. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): automatic complexity analysis of programs, complexity analysis for functional languages, higher-type computational complexity, logical and machine-independent characterizations of complexity classes logics closely related to complexity classes, software that applies ICC ideas in programming language design and in formal methods, and type systems for controlling complexity * All submissions must be done electronically. Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org * Submission Deadline : 30 April, 2002 * Program committee. Jean-Yves Girard (Institut de Mathematiques de Luminy, Marseille) Martin Hofmann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Muenchen) Neil Jones (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) Jean-Yves Marion (Loria, Nancy, France) James Royer (Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA) (Chair) Paul Voda (Comenius University, Slovakia) 16TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON UNIFICATION (UNIF 2002) (affiliated with RTA 2002, part of FLoC'02) Call for Abstracts/Participation Copenhagen (Denmark), July 25-26, 2002 http://unif2002.lri.fr * Goal. The main purpose of UNIF is to bring together people interested in unification, present recent (even unfinished) work, and discuss new ideas and trends in unification and related fields. * Theme. Unification is concerned with the problem of identifying given terms, either syntactically or modulo a given logical theory. Unification is the basic operation of most automated reasoning systems. * Topics. General E-unification and Calculi, Special Unification Algorithms, Matching, Narrowing, Higher-Order Unification, Combination problems, Disunification, Typed Unification, Constraint Solving, Unification Calculi, Type Checking and Reconstruction, Unification-Based approaches to Grammar, Applications, Implementations. * Submission. Anyone interested in participating to UNIF 2002, should send an email message to email@example.com not later than June 1, indicating their full name and address and whether they intend to give a talk. This does not replace the usual registration procedure of FLoC, please see the FLoC web page (http://floc02.diku.dk) for information on how to register (FLoC early registration deadline: June 15). Those interested in giving a talk should also submit a Postscript or PDF file of an extended abstract (2-4 pages prepared using LaTeX2e) and specify whether the talk will be a short (15 min) or a long one (30 min). Final versions of accepted submissions (5 pages maximum) will be collected in a technical report. * Important dates: - *Firm* Submission deadline: June 1 - Notification of acceptance: June 7 - Final versions: June 24 * Organization Committee: Christophe Ringeissen (LORIA Nancy, France), Cesare Tinelli (Univ. Iowa, USA), Ralf Treinen (Univ. Paris-Sud, France), Rakesh M. Verma (Univ. Houston, USA). WORKSHOP ON PROOF, COMPUTATION, COMPLEXITY Call for participation Tuebingen (Germany), April 8 - 9, 2002 * The workshop is aimed at computer scientists and logicians who share an active interest in proof theory, computation and complexity theory. It focusses on recent developments in these fields, and it strongly supports discussion of perspectives in future research. In particular, we would like to welcome young researchers to participate. * Further information can be obtained from the following web page: http://www-ls.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de/logik/kahle/pcc.html * Contact addresses: Birgit Elbl (firstname.lastname@example.org) Reinhard Kahle (email@example.com) WORKSHOP ON CATEGORICAL METHODS FOR CONCURRENCY, INTERACTION, AND MOBILITY Brno, Czech Republic, 24 August 2002 affiliated with CONCUR 2002 http://www.cwi.nl/cmcim * Topics of interest include: categorical algebras of processes, categorical methods in game semantics and geometry of interaction, categorical models of term/graph rewriting or rewriting logic, Chu spaces, coalgebras, bialgebras, coinduction, comparing models of concurrency, enriched categories of processes, interaction categories, presheaf models. * Programme committee: Samson Abramsky (Oxford), Thomas Hildebrandt (Copenhagen), Alexander Kurz (Amsterdam), Ugo Montanari (Pisa), Prakash Panangaden (Montreal), Horst Reichel (Dresden), Jiri Rosicky (Brno), Bob Walters (Como). * Submission of ps-files to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: CMCIM-submission) * Submission deadline: May 24, 2002 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TERM GRAPH REWRITING (TERMGRAPH 2002) (A satellite event of The First International Conference on Graph Transformation, ICGT 2002) Call for Papers Barcelona, Spain, October 7, 2002 http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/~det/Termgraph_2002/cfp.html * Topics of interest. All aspects of term graphs and sharing of common subexpressions in rewriting, programming, automated reasoning and symbolic computation. This includes (but is not limited to): Theory of first-order and higher-order term graph rewriting; graph rewriting in lambda calculus (sharing graphs, optimality); applications in functional, logic and functional-logic programming; applications in automated reasoning and symbolic computation; implementation issues; system descriptions * Submissions. Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of 5 to 10 pages by e-mail to the program chair (email@example.com). Submissions should be in PostScript format. It is strongly recommended to use LaTeX and ENTCS style files (http://math.tulane.edu/~entcs/). * Publication. Accepted contributions will appear in an issue of Elsevier's Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science. * Important dates. Submission deadline: June 15, 2002 Notification: July 15, 2002 Final version due: September 6, 2002 * Program committee. Zena M. Ariola (University of Oregon, Eugene), Richard Banach (University of Manchester), Rachid Echahed (IMAG, Grenoble), Richard Kennaway (University of East Anglia, Norwich), Jan Willem Klop (Free University of Amsterdam), Rinus Plasmeijer (University of Nijmegen), Detlef Plump (University of York, chair) COLLOQUIUM ON THE OCCASION OF HELMUT SCHWICHTENBERG'S 60th BIRTHDAY Call for Participation Munich, April 6, 2002 http://www.mathematik.uni-muenchen.de/~minlog/index.e.html * Speakers: Gerhard Jaeger, Berne Hans Leiss, Munich Peter Paeppinghaus, Munich Robert Staerk, Zurich Anne Troelstra, Amsterdam Jaco van de Pol, Amsterdam Stan Wainer, Leeds * The colloquium will start at 9am. In the evening there will be a birthday dinner at the restaurant "Weisses Braeuhaus". We would like to ask you to register for the dinner before March 25th using the following web address: http://www.mathematik.uni-muenchen.de/~minlog/register.html * For further information - also about accommodation and travel - please consult: http://www.mathematik.uni-muenchen.de/~minlog/index.e.html or contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * For the organization committee: Ulrich Berger, Reinhard Kahle, Ralph Matthes. ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FOUNDATIONS OF MODELS AND LANGUAGES FOR DATA AND OBJECTS: DATABASES, LOGIC AND SEMISTRUCTURED DATA (FMLDO'02) September 24-27, 2002 Schloss Rauischholzhausen, Germany http://www.fmldo.org/fmldo02/ * Scope of the Workshop Series: This international workshop will be the eleventh in a series focusing on foundations of models and languages for data and objects. The main principle of this workshop series is to concentrate on one selected topic and to offer the opportunity for in-depth exchange of ideas and experiences. In order to stimulate extensive discussions, presentation slots will be about one hour long. In addition to the talks, there will be working groups and panel discussions. * Topics: The general focus of this workshop will be on ``Databases, Logic and Semistructured Data''. Our goal is to bring researchers on deductive databases and researchers on semistructured data and the ``semantic web'' together. Papers on the combination of both areas will be especially welcome, but we will also accept contributions on only one of the two areas. * Invited Speakers: Wenfei Fan (Bell Laboratories and Temple University, Philadelphia, USA), Georg Gottlob (Technical University of Vienna, Austria), Jack Minker (University of Maryland, USA). * Important Dates: Submission: May 13, 2002 Notification: July 8, 2002 Camera Ready Papers Due: August 19, 2002 Workshop: September 24-27, 2002 * Program Committee: Stefan Brass (chair), Peter Buneman (chair), Thomas Schwentick (chair), Francois Bry, Diego Calvanese, Vassilis Christophides, Stefan Conrad, Alin Deutsch, Juergen Dix, Thomas Eiter, Juliana Freire, Giorgio Ghelli, Martin Grohe, Michael Kifer, Georg Lausen, Leonid Libkin, Udo Lipeck, Rainer Manthey, Alberto Mendelzon, Frank Neven, Werner Nutt, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Dan Suciu, Jan Van den Bussche, Victor Vianu, Phil Wadler, Gerd Wagner, David Warren, Carlo Zaniolo * Organizing Committee: Stefan Brass, Thomas Schwentick, Stefan Conrad 2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON REDUCTION STRATEGIES IN REWRITING AND PROGRAMMING (WRS 2002) (affiliated with RTA 2002, part of FLoC 2002) Call for Papers Copenhagen, Denmark, July 21, 2002 Website at FLoC: http://floc02.diku.dk/WRS/ Main website: http://www.dsic.upv.es/users/elp/WRS2002 * Background: Reduction strategies in rewriting and programming have attracted an increasing attention within the last years. Research in this field ranges from primarily theoretical questions about reduction strategies to very practical application and implementation issues. The workshop wants to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new ideas and results, as well as of surveys on existing knowledge in this area. * Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to): theoretical foundations; strategies in different frameworks; strategies and their application in programming languages; properties, interrelations, combinations and applications of reduction strategies; program analysis and other semantics-based optimization techniques dealing with reduction strategies; specification and implementation techniques for reduction strategies. * Submissions should not exceed 10 pages (except for survey papers) and be sent to email@example.com. Submission deadline: April 15, 2002. Notification: May 27, 2002. * Invited Speakers: Aart Middeldorp (U Tsukuba), Vincent van Oostrom (U Utrecht). * Program committee: S. Antoy (U Portland State), R. Di Cosmo (U Paris VII), B. Gramlich (TU Wien, co-chair), M. Hanus (U Kiel), C. Kirchner (LORIA, Nancy), P. Klint (CWI Amsterdam), S. Lucas (TU Valencia, co-chair), M. Schmidt-Schauss (U Frankfurt a.M.), Y. Toyama (U Tohoku). * Proceedings: The final workshop proceedings will be published in the Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS) series (http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/entcs) of Elsevier. Preliminary hardcopy proceedings will be available at the workshop. SECOND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COMPLEXITY IN AUTOMATED DEDUCTION (affiliated with CADE-18 within FLoC'02) Copenhagen, Denmark July 25-26 2002 http://www.loria.fr/~hermann/workshop2002eng.html * The Workshop on Complexity in Automated Deduction will bring together researchers who work on or have a serious interest in problems that are in the interface between automated deduction and computational complexity. The aim of the workshop is to enhance the interaction between automated deduction and computational complexity through invited and contributed talks that will present comprehensive overviews, report on state-of-the art advances, and expand the horizons of this area of research. * Invited speakers: Marco Cadoli (Università di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy), Hubert Comon (LSV, ENS Cachan, France), Erich Grädel (RWTH Aachen, Germany), Martin Grohe (University of Edinburgh, UK), Phokion G. Kolaitis (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA), Paliath Narendran (SUNY Albany, USA), Reinhard Pichler (Siemens AG Austria and TU Wien, Vienna, Austria), Pavel Pudlak (Mathematical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic), Andrei Voronkov (University of Manchester, UK) * Contributed talks: In addition to the invited presentations, there will be contributed talks. If you are interested in giving such a contributed talk, please send an abstract, preferably as a PostScript® attachment, to Miki.Hermann@loria.fr no later than Friday, May 10, 2002. Authors will by notified of acceptance on May 31, 2002. The final versions of accepted papers are due on June 7, 2002. * Organizers: Georg Gottlob (TU Wien, Vienna, Austria), Miki Hermann (LORIA, Nancy, France), Michael Rusinowitch (LORIA, Nancy, France) FIRST NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN LOGIC, LANGUAGE, AND INFORMATION (NASSLI'02) June 24-30, 2002, Stanford, California, USA http://www.stanford.edu/group/nasslli * Theme. The thematic focus of NASSLLI is modeled on that of its European sister event, ESSLLI. As it is customary with schools of this nature, the classes will run from foundational and introductory to advanced. Each lecturer will give a set of five one hour lectures on a topic suitable for a broad audience interested in the interface of logic, language, and computation. * Audience. NASSLLI is ideal for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in linguistics, computer science, philosophy, mathematics and psychology, as well as postdoctoral students, IT professionals, and faculty seeking to extend their knowledge of the field. * Program to date: - Martin Abadi (CS, UCSC) [Computer Security] - Samson Abramsky (CS, Oxford) [Games in Computer Science] - Sergei Artemov (CS, CUNY New York) [Proof Polynomials] - Patrick Blackburn (INRIA Lorraine) [Lectures on Hybrid Logic] - Craig Boutilier (CS, University of Toronto) [Logical and Statistical Methods in AI] - Joan Bresnan (Linguistics, Stanford) [Optimality Theory] - Paul Dekker (Philosophy, Amsterdam) [Dynamics, Semantics, Pragmatics] - R.E. Jennings (Philosophy, Simon Fraser University) [Logicalization] - Ed Keenan (Linguistics, UCLA) [A Mathematical Theory of Grammatical Theories] - Phokion Kolaitis (CS, UCSC) [Constraint Satisfaction, Complexity, and Logic] - Larry Moss (Math, Indiana) [Dynamic Epistemic Logic] - Marc Pauly and Mike Wooldridge (Liverpool) [Modal Logic and Agents] - Fernando C.N. Pereira (Computer and Information Science, UPenn) [Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing] - Frank Veltman (Logic & Cognitive Science, Amsterdam) [Logic in AI] - Dag Westerstahl (Philosophy, Stockholm) and Stanley Peters (Linguistics, Stanford) [Generalized Quantifiers] * In addition to lectures, the event will include workshops, evening lectures by distinguished researchers, as well as sporting events, party and more. TYPES SUMMER SCHOOL: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FORMAL PROOFS September 2-13, 2002, Giens, French Riviera, France organized by the the IST European project "TYPES" (Computer-Assisted Reasoning based on Type Theory). URL: http://www-sop.inria.fr/certilab/types-sum-school02/ * Scope: This two weeks' course is for postgraduate students, researchers and industrials who want to learn about interactive proof development. There will be introductory and advanced lectures on lambda calculus, type theory, logical frameworks, program extraction, and other topics which give relevant theoretical background. Several talks will be devoted to the presentation of applications. The proof assistants presented in the school represent the current state-of-the-art in interactive theorem proving. Participants will get extensive opportunities to use the systems in a workstation environment for developing their own proofs. * Deadline for application: Friday April 19, 2002. BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT Foundations of Object-Oriented Programming Languages: Types and Semantics Kim B. Bruce The MIT Press, 2002, ISBN 0-262-02523-X http://www.cs.williams.edu/~kim/FOOPL.html * This text explores the formal underpinnings of object-oriented languages to help the reader understand the fundamental concepts of these languages and the design decisions behind them. * The text begins by analyzing existing object-oriented languages, paying special attention to their type systems and impediments to expressiveness. It then examines two key features: subtypes and subclasses. After a brief introduction to the lambda calculus, it presents a prototypical object-oriented language, SOOL, with a simple type system similar to those of class-based object-oriented languages in common use. The text offers proof that the type system is sound by showing that the semantics preserves typing information. It concludes with a discussion of desirable features, such as parametric polymorphism and a MyType construct, that are not yet included in most statically typed object-oriented languages." * The target audience for the book includes researchers, graduate students, and others interested in understanding the types, semantics, and language design issues relevant to the study of object-oriented languages. ROLF SCHOCK PRIZE AWARDED TO KRIPKE * The 2001 Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy has been awarded to Saul A. Kripke, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, "for his creation of the modal-logical semantics that bear his name and for his associated original and profound investigations of identity, reference and necessity." * Dr. Rolf Schock, who died in 1986, specified in his will that half of his estate should be used to fund four prizes in the fields of logic and philosophy, mathematics, the visual arts, and music. It was his wish that the prizes in logic and philosophy and in mathematics should be awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and those in the visual arts and music by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music respectively. * Beginning in 1993, the prizes are awarded every two years at a joint ceremony. The 2001 Prizes were presented by Princess Christina at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music on October 25, 2001, and carry an award of SEK 500,000 (around $50,000).
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