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AISB event Bulletin Item


4th International Workshop on LOGICS, AGENTS AND MOBILITY (LAM'11), Aachen, Germany, -organised as satellite workshop at the Twenty-Second International Conference on CONCURRENCY THEORY (CONCUR 2011)

* Important Dates *

Submission Deadline:  13 June 2011
--> Notification: 21 July 2011
--> Final Version: 17 August 2011
Workshop: 10 Sept 2011

* Workshop Purpose *

The aim of this series of workshops is to bring together active
researchers in the areas of logics and other formal frameworks that
can be used to describe and analyse dynamic or mobile systems. The
main focus is on the field of logics and calculi for mobile agents,
and multi-agent systems.

Many notions used in the theory of agents are derived from philosophy,
logics, and linguistics (belief, desire, intention, speech act, etc.),
and interdisciplinary discourse has proved fruitful for the advance of
this domain. The workshop intends to encourage discussion and work
across the boundaries of the traditional disciplines.

Outside of academia, distributed systems are a reality and agent
programming is beginning to establish itself as a serious contender
against more traditional programming paradigms. For example, the
deployment of large-scale pervasive infrastructures (mobile ad-hoc
networks, mobile devices, RFIDs, etc.) raises a number of scientific
and technological challenges for the modelling and programming of such
large-scale, open and highly-dynamic distributed systems. 

Logics and type systems with temporal or other kinds of modalities
(relating to location, resource and/or security-awareness) play a
central role in the semantic characterisation and verification of
mobile agent systems. In the past two or three years, some logics have
been proposed that would be able to handle certain aspects of these
requirements, but there are still many open problems and research
questions in the theory of such systems. The workshop is intended to
showcase results and current work being undertaken in the areas
outlined above with a focus on logics and other formalisms for the
specification and verification of dynamic, mobile systems.

* Scope of Interest *

The main topics of interest include
- specification and reasoning about agents, MAS, and mobile systems
- modal and temporal logics
- model-checking 
- treatment of location and resources in logics
- security
- type systems and static analysis
- logic programming
- concurrency theory with a focus on mobility or dynamics in agent systems.

* Previous Workshops *

LAM'08: 4--8 August 2008 at ESSLI in Hamburg, Germany 
LAM'09: 10 August 2009 at LICS in Los Angeles, USA
LAM'10: 15 July 2010 at LICS in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

* Format of the Workshop *

The workshop will be held as a one day event after the main
conference. There will be a short introduction and brief survey of the
field by the organiser as an introduction to the workshop.

The workshop will contain invited talks, contributed talks, and a 
discussion session. The latter is will give the participants a 
chance to discuss informally research directions, open problems, and 
possible co-operations.

* Invited Speakers *
[To be announced.]

* Submission details *

Authors are invited to submit a full paper of original work in the
areas mentioned above. The workshop chair should be informed of
closely related work submitted to a conference or journal in advance
of submission. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to
present it at the LAM11 workshop. Submissions should not exceed 15
pages, preferably using the LaTeX article.sty class. The following
formats are accepted: PDF, PS.

Please send your submission electronically via EasyChair:

The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's program committee and additional reviewers. 
Accepted papers will appear in electronic proceedings and authors 
will be encouraged to re-submit papers to formal proceedings to 
be published as a separate publication, e.g. as a special journal issue.

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