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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Annual Workshop of the ESF Networking Programme on Games for Design and Verification, 7th - 12th Sep 2012 - Napoli, ITALY


GAMES 2012

The ESF Networking Programme on Games for Design and Verification is a European Network pursuing 
research and training on the design and verification of computing systems. This network proposes a 
research and training programme for the design and verification of computing systems, using a 
methodological framework that is based on the interplay of finite and infinite games, mathematical 
logic and automata theory. For details, see www.games.rwth-aachen.de/

GAMES is the annual workshop of the Network and this year edition is the concluding one.

GAMES 2012 will be held at Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy.

The scope of the workshop includes the mathematical and algorithmic analysis of finite and infinite
games, the interplay of games with automata theory and logic, and applications of games, automata, 
and logic to the design and verification of computing systems.

As in previous years, GAMES 2012 will be an informal workshop, without proceedings. Its programme 
consists of 10 invited talks, contributed talks (30 min) and short presentations (15 min).
Contributed talks and short presentations will be selected by the programme committee on the basis 
of submitted abstracts.


  - Mikolaj Bojanczyk (Warsaw University, Poland)
  - Krishnendu Chatterjee (IST Vienna, Austria)
  - Thomas Colcombet (CNRS Paris, France)
  - Olivier Friedman (University of Munich, Germany)
  - Hugo Gimbert (CNRS, France)
  - Joseph Halpern (Cornell University, USA)
  - Damian Niwinsky (Warsaw University, Poland)
  - Luke Ong  (Oxford University, UK)
  - Jean-Franois Raskin (Universit Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
  - Wolfgang Thomas (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Researchers who would like to present a talk at GAMES 2012 are invited to submit an abstract of up 
to two pages by email to


by 27 June 2012.
Decisions about acceptance will be made by 17 July 2012.

   Abstract submission:        June 27th 2012
   Author notification:        July 17th 2012
   Travel grant application:   July 30th 2012
   Regular registration:       July 30th 2012
   Workshop:                   September 7th - 12th 2012

We will be able to cover travel and accommodation costs for a limited number of participants 
(especially students). For information, please contact Aniello Murano via .
There will be no registration fee.

The workshop will be held at the Centro Congressi Ateneo Federico II, Via Partenope 36, Napoli, 
located on a wonderful seafront promenade, close to the historical center and the Castel dell'Ovo. 
The location is just in front of the baia that hosted last America's Cup World Competition.

  - Krzysztof Apt, CWI and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  - Dietmar Berwanger, CNRS and ENS Cachan, France
  - Erich Grdel, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  - Christof Lding, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  - Angelo Montanari, University of Udine, Italy
  - Aniello Murano, Universit di Napoli Federico II, Italy (Main Organizer)
  - Mimmo Parente, Univerit di Salerno, Italy
  - Sven Shewe, University of Liverpool, UK
  - Igor Walukiewicz, Universit Bordeaux 1, France

GandALF 2012 - Third International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification - 
www.gandalf.unina.it/ - September 6th-8th, 2012

Please visit the workshop website (http://www.games.unina.it) for more information.