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CALL FOR PAPERS: MFPS XXVIII: Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics, 6-9 June 2012, Bath (U.K.)
The Twenty-eighth Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics will take place on the campus of the University of Bath, United Kingdom from June 6 through June 9, 2012. MFPS conferences are devoted to those areas of mathematics, logic, and computer science that are related to models of computation, in general, and to the semantics of programming languages, in particular. The series has particularly stressed providing a forum where researchers in mathematics and computer science can meet and exchange ideas about problems of common interest. As the series also strives to maintain breadth in its scope, the conference strongly encourages participation by researchers in neighbouring areas. TOPICS include, but are not limited to, the following: biocomputation; concurrent qualitative and quantitative distributed systems; process calculi; probabilistic systems; constructive mathematics; domain theory and categorical models; formal languages; formal methods; game semantics; lambda calculus; programming-language theory; quantum computation; security; topological models; logic; type systems; type theory. We also welcome contributions that address applications of semantics to novel areas such as complex systems, markets, and networks, for example. INVITED SPEAKERS: Steve Awodey, CMU Michael Clarkson, GWU Patricia Johann, Strathclyde Dexter Kozen, Cornell (TBC) Drew Moshier, Chapman John Power, Bath SPECIAL SESSIONS: There will be four special sessions at the meeting, each associated with one of the plenary talks: * Logic, computation and algebraic topology, organised by Steve Awodey and Michael Mislove * Security, organised by Michael Clarkson and Catherine Meadows. The papers in this session will be chosen from the papers submitted in response to this Call. * Computational effects, organised by John Power * Computability on Continuous Data, organised by Drew Moshier There also will be a series of four Tutorial Lectures; the topic and speakers will be announced later. PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Thorsten Altenkirch, U Nottingham, UK Steve Awodey, Carnegie Mellon U, USA Andrej Bauer, U Ljubljana, Slovenia Ulrich Berger, Swansea U, UK (Chair) Bob Coecke, U Oxford, UK Stephen Brooks, Carnegie Mellon U, USA Martin Escardo, U Birmingham, UK Marcelo Fiore, U Cambridge, UK Neil Ghani, U Strathclyde, UK Alexey Gotsman, IMDEA, Madrid, Spain Hugo Herbelin, INRIA, Rocquencourt-Paris, France Achim Jung, U Birmingham, UK Daniel Leivant, U Indiana, USA Guy McCusker, U Bath, UK Catherine Meadows, NRL, USA Michael Mislove, Tulane U, USA Peter O'Hearn, Queen Mary U London, UK Luke Ong, U Oxford, UK Prakash Panangaden, McGill U, Canada John Power, U Bath, UK Jan Rutten, Radboud Nijmegen, Netherlands Alex Simpson, U Edinburgh, UK James Worrell, U Oxford, UK IMPORTANT DATES: - 24 February 2012 Title and Short Abstract submission deadline - 2 March 2012 Paper submission deadline - 2 April 2012 Notification to authors - 23 April 2012 Preliminary proceedings version due SUBMISSIONS should be prepared using ENTCS Macros, available from http://www.entcs.org. Submissions should be in the form of a PDF file not exceeding 15 pages in length. Submissions will be open shortly after January 1 on the EasyChair website: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mfps2012 PROCEEDINGS: There will be a preliminary proceedings of the conference papers that will be distributed at the meeting, with a final proceedings published in ENTCS after the meeting. The Organisers of the MFPS series are Stephen Brookes (CMU), Achim Jung (Birmingham), Catherine Meadows (NRL), Michael Mislove (Tulane) and Prakash Panangaden (McGill). The local arrangements for MFPS XXVIII are being overseen by Guy McCusker (Bath) and John Power (Bath).