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AISB event Bulletin Item


FCT 2011 - 18th International Symposium on Fundamentals of Computation Theory Oslo, Norway


Submission Deadline:          Tuesday,  5.  April 2011
Author Notification:          Monday,   6.  June  2011
Camera ready manuscript:      Friday   17.  June  2011


- Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft Research, Redmond USA)
- Daniel Lokshtanov (University of California, USA)
- Jose Meseguer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)


The Symposium on  Fundamentals of  Computation Theory was  established in 1977 for researchers interested in all aspects of theoretical computer science,
as well as new emerging  fields such as bio-inspired computing. It is a biennial series of conferences previously held in Poznan (Poland, 1977), 
Wendisch-Rietz (Germany,  1979),  Szeged (Hungary, 1981),  Borgholm (Sweden,  1983), Cottbus (Germany, 1985),  Kazan (Russia, 1987),  Szeged (Hungary, 1989),
Gosen-Berlin (Germany,  1991),  Szeged (Hungary,  1993), Dresden (Germany,  1995), Krakow (Poland,  1997),  Iasi (Romania, 1999), Riga (Latvia,  2001), Malmo 
(Sweden, 2003), Lubeck (Germany, 2005), Budapest (Hungary, 2007), and Wroclaw (Poland, 2009).


The conference proceedings will be published  (as usual) in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series of Springer-Verlag.


Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original unpublished research in all areas of theoretical computer science. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

      * Algorithms:
            o algorithm design and optimization
            o combinatorics and analysis of algorithms
            o computational complexity
            o approximation, randomized, and heuristic methods
            o parallel and distributed computing
            o circuits and boolean functions
            o online algorithms
            o machine learning and artificial intelligence
            o computational geometry
            o computational algebra
      * Formal methods:
            o algebraic and categorical methods
            o automata and formal languages
            o computability and nonstandard computing models
            o database theory
            o foundations of concurrency and distributed systems
            o logics and model checking
            o models of reactive, hybrid and stochastic systems
            o principles of programming languages
            o program analysis and transformation
            o specification, refinement and verification
            o security
            o type systems
      * Emerging fields:
            o ad hoc, dynamic, and evolving systems
            o algorithmic game theory
            o computational biology
            o foundations of cloud computing and ubiquitous systems
            o quantum computation

The submission drafts should have at most 12 pages and be formated in the LNCS style. The paper should provide sufficient 
detail to allow the Program Committee to evaluate its validity, quality, and relevance. If necessary, detailed proofs can
be attached as an appendix. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings or journals is not allowed.
Paper submission and reviewing is handled via EasyChair:


    - Olaf Owe          (U. of Oslo)
    - Martin Steffen    (U. of Oslo)
    - Jan Arne Telle    (U. of Bergen)


Erika Abraham         (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Wolfgang Ahrendt      (Chalmers, Sweden)
David Coudert         (INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Camil Demetrescu      (La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Johan Dovland         (U. of Oslo, Norway)
Jiri Fiala            (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Martin Hofmann        (LMU Munich, Germany)
Thore Husfeldt        (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Alexander Kurz        (U. of Leicester, UK)
Andrzej Lingas        (Lund University, Sweden)
Peter Olveczky        (U. of Oslo, Norway)
Olaf Owe              (U. of Oslo, Norway) - co-chair
Miguel Palomino       (U. Complutense, Madrid, Spain)
Yuri Rabinovich       (U. of Haifa, Israel)
Saket Saurabh         (Inst. of Mathematical Sciences, India)
Kaisa Sere            (Aabo Akademi University, Finland)
Martin Steffen        (U. of Oslo, Norway) - co-chair
Jan Arne Telle        (U. of Bergen, Norway) - co-chair
Tarmo Uustalu         (Inst. of Cybernetics, Tallinn, Estonia)
Ryan Williams         (IBM Almaden, USA)
Gerhard Woeginger     (U. of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
David R. Wood         (U. of Melbourne, Australia)
Wang Yi               (Uppsala University, Sweden)


Bogdan Chlebus          (Warszawa/Denver, Poland/USA)
Zoltan Esik             (Szeged, Hungary)
Marek Karpinski - chair (Bonn, Germany)
Andrzej Lingas          (Lund, Sweden)
Miklos Santha           (Paris, France)
Eli Upfal               (Providence, USA)


FCT 2011 will host several affiliated events. These will take part after the main symposium, on the 26 August 2011. 
More information about each event can be found on their specific web-pages.

- Doctoral Symposium affiliated with FCT'11

- Workshop on Overcoming Challenges for Security and Dependability