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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Pisa Summer Workshop in Proof Theory, 12-15 Jun 2012, Pisa, ITALY

Organizers: Department of Philosophy, University of Pisa

Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki

Open call for papers

Aimed to understanding the structure of mathematical proofs, proof theory has undergone different 
phases: it has been reductive, general, structural. Especially thanks to sequent calculus 
formalization, deep results were attained as far asproofs in pure logic and arithmetic are 
concerned. Through significant connections with computer science, proof theory contributed to 
the birth of new areas of research outside traditional mathematics, such as the verification of 
correctness of computer programs. Natural deduction has led to the Curry-Howard correspondence and 
to connections with functional programming, and sequent calculus is often used in systems of 
automatic proof search, as in logic programming. Rooted in general proof theory, a proof-theoretic 
semantics has been recently developed as an alternative to standard denotational truth-condition 

The workshop will focus mainly on proof systems, but we aim at touching several areas of the 
proof-theoretical research.

The workshop will be framed in two six-hour tutorials, six one-hour lectures, and is open to 
half-hour contributed talks. Peolpe interested to present a paper to the workshop may send a 
title with a short abstract to one of the following e-mail addresses: 

Deadline for submissions:March 20,2012


George Metcalfe (University of Bern): "Admissible Rules in Logic and Algebra"

Sara Negri(University of Helsinki): "Proof systems for modal and epistemic logics"


Arnon Avron(University of Tel-Aviv): "Construction of Cut-free Sequent Calculi for Paraconsistent 

Kosta Dosen(University of Belgrade): "The Main Question of General Proof Theory"

Hermann Ruge Jervell(University of Oslo): "Cut elimination"

Simone Martini(University of Bologna): Title tba

Alex Simpson(University of Edinburgh): Title tba

Jan von Plato(University of Helsinki): Title tba.

For more details please check