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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: "Fundamentals of Computation Theory", August 26, 2011, NORWAY

Doctoral Symposium affiliated with the 18th International Symposium on Fundamentals of Computation Theory, Oslo, NORWAY

Description of the Event
The aim of the Doctoral Symposium @ FCT'11 is to provide a platform for PhD students and young 
researchers who recently completed their doctoral studies, to present new results related to the
foundations of computing theory and receive feedback on their research. Excellent master students 
working in theoretical fields of CS are also encouraged to contribute. Moreover, the DS wants to 
offer students the opportunity to attend talks in the main conference and to interact with 
established researchers in their fields. It is warmly encouraged that FCT participants attend the DS also.

A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest is available at the FCT home.

The acceptance of the presentations is based on a two page abstract (incl. references). The 
accepted abstracts will be available at the workshop and published together in a technical report 
by the University of Oslo. It is allowed (and encouraged) to send results that have been published
at other conferences or journals or that are work in progress. Acceptance is conditioned on one of 
the student authors holding a 15-25 min (exact time slot to be decided later) presentation in the 
doctoral symposium.

Student reductions of participation fees and scholarships are planned; see the registration page 
for updates.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline:	Sunday, 12. June 2011
Author Notification:	Sunday, 26. June 2011
Camera ready abstract:	Friday 1. July 2011
DS day:			Friday 26. August 2011
FCT days:		22 - 25. August 2011

Authors are encouraged to submit a 2 page extended abstract prepared according to Springer's 
guidelines for the LNCS series, preferably using LaTeX with the llncs document class. Please do 
not modify font size, spacing, margins, etc of the llncs document class. The abstracts should be 
authored by young researchers (i.e., PhD students, excellent master students, or researchers that 
defended their PhD in 2010). If a senior researcher (like supervisor) must be listed as author, 
her/his contribution to the present abstract should be minimal and should be backed by a letter 
sent by her/him via e-mail to the organizers of the doctoral symposium stating this fact.

Please submit your paper as a PDF file using the EasyChair system at the link below (the page will 
be opened for submissions on 1st June):

Submission Guidelines
Do NOT use runningheaders (i.e., your documentclass declaration could look like this: \documentclass[10pt]{llncs}).

The submitted abstracts are encouraged to follow an outline like:

    1. Problem Description and Motivation: Describe the research problem you are addressing and motivate why this is relevant for FCT community.
    2. Brief Overview of Related Work: Briefly argument that this problem and your work has not been done by others before. Possibly discuss the gaps in the current related research literature.
    3. Proposed Solution: Give a high-level overview of your proposed solution to the problem identified in part 1. Describe any hypotheses that you have formulated. Describe the research method you are using or plan to use.

Program Committee
Sergiu Bursuc 		(U. of Birmingham, UK)
Andrea Corradini 	(U. of Pisa, Italy)
Clemens Grabmayer 	(Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Magne Haveraaen 	(U. of Bergen, Norway)
Martin Leucker 		(T.U. Munchen, Germany)
Andrzej Lingas 		(Lund University, Sweden)
Daniel Lokshtanov 	(U. of California, USA)
Cristian Prisacariu 	(U. of Oslo, Norway)
Gerardo Schneider 	(U. of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Alexandra Silva 	(CWI, The Netherlands)
Tomoyuki Suzuki 	(U. of Leicester, UK)
Edsko de Vries 		(Trinity College, Ireland)