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5th International Workshop on LOGICS, AGENTS, and MOBILITY (LAM12), Hamburg, Germany -organised as satellite workshop at the 33rd Conference on Theory and Application of Petri Nets and Concurrency.

Berndt Bertie Mller (Farwer), University of Glamorgan Michael Khler-Bussmeier, University of Hamburg

Workshop Homepage:

* 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, 
but contributions in the area of modelling and implemantation of location-based, or resource-based 
applications are equally welcome.

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 amongst 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 challenges for the modelling and programming of large-scale, open 
and highly-dynamic distributed systems.

Logics and type systems with temporal or other kinds of modalities (e.g., relating to location, 
resource and/or security-awareness) play a central role in the semantic characterisation and 
verification of mobile agent systems. Recently, logics have handling some of these aspects have 
been introduced, but many open problems and research questions remain to be answered. The workshop
is intended to showcase results and current work in the areas outlined above with a focus on 
logics and other formalisms assisting the specification, implementation, 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
- location-based computation and planning (mobile apps, games, etc.)
- security
- type systems and static analysis
- logic programming
- concurrency theory with a focus on mobility or dynamics in agent systems.

* Previous Workshops *

LAM08: 48 August 2008 at ESSLI in Hamburg, Germany
LAM09: 10 August 2009 at LICS in Los Angeles, USA
LAM10: 15 July 2010 at LICS in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
LAM11: 10 September 2011 at CONCUR in Aachen, Germany

* 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 organisers as an introduction to the workshop.

The workshop will contain invited talks, contributed talks, and will offer opportunities for 
discussion. The latter 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
LAM12 workshop. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages, preferably using the LaTeX article or 
LNCSS class. The following formats are accepted: PDF, PS.

Please send your submission electronically via EasyChair:

The submissions will be reviewed by the workshops 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 

*Important Dates *

Submission Deadline: 20 March 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 1 May 2012 
Final version of papers due: 1 June 2012
Workshop: 25/26 June 2012