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AISB event Bulletin Item

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.


  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.


  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


  - 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:

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).