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AISB event Bulletin Item

Call for participation: Methods for Modalities 6


      6th Workshop on METHODS FOR MODALITIES (M4M-6)
                    Copenhagen, Denmark
                    November 12-14, 2009
  NOTE: The deadline for early registration is October 19

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.

More information about the previous editions can be found at


Autumn School
M4M-6 will be preceded by a two-day mini-course called "Autumn School
on Modal Logic" aimed at preparing PhD students and other researchers
for participation in the workshop. The autumn school will be taught
by Carlos Areces, Patrick Blackburn, Valentin Goranko, Renate Schmidt,
and Carsten Schrmann. Consult the autumn school home page for further


The autumn school is associated with the FIRST research school

To register for the workshop and/or the preceding autumn school on
modal logic, please visit the following site:


Note that the deadline for early registration is October 19.

Workshop venue
M4M will take place at the IDA Conference Center in the center of
The preceeding autumn school will take place at the IT University
of Copenhagen (http://www1.itu.dk/sw5211.asp). For travelling and
accommodation information, please consult the workshop home page

Invited speakers
- Franz Baader, TU Dresden
  "Small is again beautiful in description logics"
- Barteld Kooi, University of Groningen
  "Logics for intelligent interaction"
- Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Aalborg University
  "Modal logics for specification and verification"
- Renate Schmidt, University of Manchester
  "Simulation and Synthesis of Deduction Calculi"
- Yde Venema, University of Amsterdam
  "Proof systems for Moss' co-algebraic modality"

Important dates
Deadline for early registration M4M-6: October 19, 2009
Deadline for late registration M4M-6: November 5, 2009
Deadline for registration autumn school: November 5, 2009
Autumn school dates: November 11-12, 2009
M4M-6 workshop dates: November 12-14, 2009

Local organisers
- Thomas Bolander, Technical University of Denmark
- Torben Braner, Roskilde University

Program Committee
Carlos Areces, INRIA Lorraine
Lars Birkedal, IT University of Copenhagen
Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Lorraine
Thomas Bolander (co-chair), Technical University of Denmark
Julian Bradfield, University of Edinburgh
Torben Braner (co-chair), Roskilde University
Balder ten Cate, University of Amsterdam
Stephane Demri, ENS de Cachan
Hans van Ditmarsch, University of Otago
Melvin Fitting, City University of New York
John Gallagher, Roskilde University
Mai Gehrke, Radboud University Nijmegen
Silvio Ghilardi, University of Milano
Valentin Goranko, University of the Witwatersrand
Rajeev Gor, ANU
Michael R. Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
Andreas Herzig, IRIT
Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool
Martin Lange, LMU Mnchen
Carsten Lutz, Dresden University of Technology
Angelo Montanari, University of Udine
Valeria de Paiva, Cuil Inc.
Thomas Schneider, University of Manchester
Carsten Schrmann, IT University of Copenhagen
Gert Smolka, Saarland University
Anders Sgaard, University of Copenhagen
Jrgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark
Frank Wolter, University of Liverpool
Thomas gotnes, Bergen University College