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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CFP: CiE 2011, 27 June - 2 July 2011

Computability in Europe: Models of Computation in Context, Sofia, Bulgaria

TUTORIALS: Jack Lutz (Ames IA, U.S.A.), Geoffrey Pullum (Edinburgh, U.K.)

PLENARY TALKS: Scott Aaronson (Cambridge MA, U.S.A.), Christel Baier (Dresden, Germany), Michiel van Lambalgen (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Antonio Montalban (Chicago IL, U.S.A.), Alexandra Shlapentokh (Greenville NC, U.S.A.), Theodore Slaman (Berkeley CA, U.S.A.), Janet Thornton (Cambridge, U.K.), Alasdair Urquhart (Toronto ON, Canada).

* Computability in Analysis, Algebra, and Geometry (Organizers:
Alexandra Shlapentokh, Dieter Spreen) : Ulrich Berger (Swansea), Vasco Brattka (Cape Town): Valentina Harizanov (Washington, DC), Russel Miller (New York, NY).
* Classical Computability Theory (Organizers: Doug Cenzer, Bjrn
Kjos-Hanssen): Mingzhong Cai (Cornell), Rachel Epstein (Harvard), Charles Harris (Leeds), Guohua Wu (NTU, Singapore)
* Natural Computing (Organizers: Erzsbet Csuhaj-Varj, Ion Petre):
Natalio Krasnogor (University of Nottingham), Martin Kutrib (University of Giessen), Victor Mitrana (University of Bucharest), Agustn Riscos-Nnez (University of Seville)
* Relations between the physical world and formal models of computability (Organizers: Viv Kendon, Sonja Smets): Pablo Arrighi (University of Grenoble), ?aslav Brukner (University of Vienna), Elham Kashefi (University of Edinburgh),Prakash Panangaden (McGill
* Theory of transfinite computations (Organizers: Peter Koepke, C.T.
Chong): Noam Greenberg (Victoria University of Wellington), Sy D.
Friedman (University of Vienna), Wei Wang (Sun Yat-sen University), Merlin Carl (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitt Bonn)
* Computational Linguistics (Organizers: Tejaswini Deoskar, Tinko
Tinchev): Klaus U. Schulz (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Mnchen)& Stoyan Mihov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Ian Pratt-Hartmann (University of Manchester).

CiE serves as an interdisciplinary forum for research in all aspects of computability and foundations of computer science, as well as the interplay of these theoretical areas with practical issues in computer science and with other disciplines such as biology, mathematics, philosophy, or physics.

The Programme Committee (Dag Normann and Ivan Soskov co-chairs) cordially invites all researchers in the area of the conference to submit their papers (in PDF-format, at most 10 pages) for presentation at CiE 2011 to The best of the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings within the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series of Springer, which will be available at the conference. Other accepted contributed papers together with abstracts of informal presentations will appear in our local pre-conference proceedings volume.

We particularly invite papers that build bridges between different parts of the research community. Since women are underrepresented in mathematics and computer science, we emphatically encourage submissions by female authors (see below for the 'Women in Computability' grants).

Submission Deadline: January 28, 2011
Notification of Authors: March 12, 2011
Final Version: April 2, 2011

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the conference. Submitted papers must describe work not previously published, and they must neither be accepted nor under review at a journal or at another conference with refereed proceedings. All papers need to be prepared in LNCS-style LaTeX. Papers should not exceed 10 pages; full proofs may appear in a technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion.

Submissions authored or co-authored by a Programme Committee member are not allowed.


Women in Computability:

In 2011, we continue the programme