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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science, 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2013, Kiel , GERMANY


Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on theoretical 
aspects of computer science. Typical areas include (but are not limited to):

* algorithms and data structures, including: parallel, distributed,
    approximation, and randomized algorithms, computational geometry,
    cryptography, algorithmic learning theory, analysis of algorithms;
* automata and formal languages, games;
* computational complexity, randomness in computation;
* logic in computer science, including: semantics, specification and
    verification, rewriting and deduction;
* current challenges, for example: natural computing, quantum
    computing, mobile and net computing.

- Eric Allender, Rutgers U.
- Pablo Barcel, U. de Chile
- Frdrique Bassino, U. Paris 13
- Artur Czumaj, U. of Warwick
- Herv Fournier, U. Paris Diderot
- Edward A. Hirsch, Steklov Institute, St. Petersburg
- Iordanis Kerenidis, U. Paris Diderot
- Michal Kouck, Czech Academy of Sciences
- Dieter Kratsch, U. de Lorraine
- Andrei Krokhin, Durham U.
- Antonn Ku?era, Masaryk U.
- Markus Lohrey, U. of Leipzig
- Katarzyna Paluch, U. of Wroclaw
- Natacha Portier, ENS Lyon, co-chair
- Kirk Pruhs, U. of Pittsburgh
- Peter Rossmanith, RWTH Aachen
- Gnter Rote, Freie Universitt Berlin
- Thomas Sauerwald, MPI Saarbrcken
- Sandeep Sen, IIT Delhi
- Subhash Suri, UC Santa Barbara
- Jacobo Toran, Ulm U.
- Jouko Vnnen, U. of Helsinki and U. of Amsterdam
- Thomas Wilke, Kiel U., co-chair
- Carsten Witt, Technical U. of Denmark
- Gerhard Woeginger, TU Eindhoven
- Marc Zeitoun, U. Bordeaux 1

- Kousha Etessami, University of Edinburgh
- Kurt Mehlhorn, MPI Saarbrcken and Saarland University
- Stphan Thomass, Universit Montpellier II

Dniel Marx, MTA SZTAKI: Algorithmic Graph Structure Theory

Authors are invited to submit a draft of a full paper with at most 12 pages. The usage of pdflatex 
and the LIPIcs style file (see below) are mandatory; no changes to font size, page geometry etc. 
are permitted.

The paper should contain a succinct statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of 
the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance, accessible to non-specialist 
readers.  Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be put into an appendix to be read by the 
program committee members at their discretion.

Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not allowed.

The submission site, which opens on June 1, 2012, is
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=stacs2013 .

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the symposium.
As usual, these proceedings will appear in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics 
(LIPIcs) series, based at Schloss Dagstuhl.
This guarantees perennial, free and easy electronic access, while the authors retain the rights 
over their work.

In addition, the proceedings will also be available as archives in the open access electronic 
repository HAL.

With their submission, authors consent to sign a license authorizing the program committee chairs 
to organize the electronic publication of their paper, provided the paper is accepted.

Further details are available on www.stacs-conf.org and on the conference website, 
http://www.stacs2013.uni-kiel.de .

Each participant of the conference will receive a USB flash drive with an electronic version of 
the proceedings. It is also planned to publish selcted papers in a journal.

Submission website opens: Jun 1, 2012
Submission deadline:      Sep 21, 2012
Notification:             Dec 7, 2012 
Final version due:        Jan 9, 2013
Symposium:                Feb 27-Mar 2, 2013

LIPIcs homepage: http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/lipics
tar ball: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/styles/lipics/lipics-authors.tgz

info@stacs2013.uni-kiel.de (for general information) pc-chairs@stacs2013.uni-kiel.de 
(for information regarding paper submission)