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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: WoLLIC 2011 Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation


WoLLIC 2011
18th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
May 18th to 21st, 2011

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA

Scientific Sponsorship
Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics
The Association for Logic, Language and
Information (FoLLI)
Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)
European Association for Theoretical Computer
Science (EATCS)
European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL)
Sociedade Brasileira de Computao (SBC)
Sociedade Brasileira de Lgica (SBL)

Department of
Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Centro de Informtica,
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil


There will be a Special Session honoring Max
Kanovich on the occasion of his 65-th birthday
Speakers include John Mitchell, Mitsuhiro Okada, Paul Rowe, and others (tba)

Call for Papers

WoLLIC is an annual
international forum on inter-disciplinary
research involving formal logic, computing and
programming theory, and natural language and
reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks
and tutorials as well as contributed papers. The
eighteenth WoLLIC will be held at the University
of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, from May 18th
to 21st, 2011. It is sponsored by the
Association for
Symbolic Logic (ASL), the
Interest Group in
Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the
The Association for Logic,
Language and Information(FoLLI), the
European Association for
Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the
European Association for
Computer Science Logic (EACSL), the
Sociedade Brasileira de
Computao (SBC), and the
Sociedade Brasileira de Lgica (SBL).

Paper submission
Contributions are invited on all pertinent
subjects, with particular interest in
cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not
exclusive areas of interest are: foundations of
computing and programming; novel computation
models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and
belief; formal methods in software and hardware
development; logical approach to natural language
and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and
resources; foundational aspects of information
organization, search, flow, sharing, and
protection. Proposed contributions should be in
English, and consist of a scholarly exposition
accessible to the non-specialist, including
motivation, background, and comparison with
related works. They must not exceed 10 pages (in
font 10 or higher), with up to 5 additional pages
for references and technical appendices. The
paper's main results must not be published or
submitted for publication in refereed venues,
including journals and other scientific meetings.
It is expected that each accepted paper be
presented at the meeting by one of its authors.
Papers must be submitted electronically at the
WoLLIC 2011 EasyChair website. (Please go to
for instructions.) A title and single-paragraph
abstract should be submitted by January 1, and
the full paper by January 8 (firm date).
Notifications are expected by February 21, and
final papers for the proceedings will be due by March 1 (firm date).

The proceedings of WoLLIC 2011, including both
invited and contributed papers, will be published
in advance of the meeting as a volume in
Springer's LNCS
series. In addition, abstracts will be published
in the Conference Report section of the Logic
Journal of the IGPL, and selected contributions
will be published as a special post-conference
WoLLIC 2011 issue of the Annals of Pure and Applied Logic (to be confirmed).

Invited Speakers
Rajeev Alur
Iemhoff (Utrecht)
Mitchell (Stanford)
Voevodsky (Princeton)
Yoad Winter
(Utrecht) Michael Zakharyaschev (London)

Student Grants
ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC 2011 will permit ASL
student members to apply for a modest travel
grant (deadline: February 18, 2011).
for details.

Important Dates
January 1, 2011: Paper title and abstract
deadline January 8, 2011: Full paper deadline
(firm) February 21, 2011: Author notification
March 1, 2011: Final version deadline (firm)

Programme Committee
Artemov (New York)
Avigad (Pittsburgh)
Beckman (Swansea)
Lev Beklemishev
(Moscow) (CHAIR)
Berarducci (Pisa)
Blass (Ann Arbor) (tbc)
Sam Buss (San
Diego) Achim Jung
Lwe (Amsterdam)
Makowsky (Haifa)
Moortgat (Utrecht)
Vincent van
Oostrom (Utrecht)
Panangaden (Montral)
Parikh (New York)
Ruy de Queiroz
Shen (Marseilles and Moscow)
Bas Spitters
(Nijmegen) Helmut
Veith (Wien)
Yde Venema
Weinstein (Philadelphia)
Frank Wolter (Liverpool)

Steering Committee
Samson Abramksy, Johan van Benthem, Anuj Dawar,
Joe Halpern, Wilfrid Hodges, Daniel Leivant,
Angus Macintyre, Grigori Mints, Hiroakira Ono, Ruy de Queiroz.

Organising Committee
Vivek Nigam
(U Penn) Anjolina G.
de Oliveira (U Fed Pernambuco)
Ruy de Queiroz (U
Fed Pernambuco) (co-chair)
Andre Scedrov (U Penn) (co-chair)

Further information
Contact one of the Co-Chairs of the Organising Committee.

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