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AISB event Bulletin Item

1st CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th International Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science, 3-6 Sep 2013, Warsaw, POLAND


 		Abstract submission:	February 22, 2013
 		Paper submission:	March 1, 2013
 		Author notification:	May 6, 2013
 		Final version due:	June 3, 2013


-- SCOPE --

CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests in foundational aspects, 
and both traditional and emerging uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science.

It is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces and reputations of CMCS 
(the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop 
on Algebraic Development Techniques). Previous CALCO editions took place in Swansea (Wales, 2005), 
Bergen (Norway, 2007), Udine (Italy, 2009) and Winchester (UK, 2011). The fifth edition will be 
held in Warsaw, the capital of Poland.




We invite submissions of technical papers that report results of theoretical work on the 
mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques 
for software development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies 
into industrial practice. We encourage submissions in topics included or related to those listed below.

  * Abstract models and logics
    - Automata and languages
    - Categorical semantics
    - Modal logics
    - Relational systems
    - Graph transformation
    - Term rewriting
    - Adhesive categories

  * Specialised models and calculi
    - Hybrid, probabilistic, and timed systems
    - Calculi and models of concurrent, distributed, mobile, and
      context-aware computing
    - General systems theory and computational models (chemical,
      biological, etc.)

  * Algebraic and coalgebraic semantics
    - Abstract data types
    - Inductive and coinductive methods
    - Re-engineering techniques (program transformation)
    - Semantics of conceptual modelling methods and techniques
    - Semantics of programming languages

  * System specification and verification
    - Algebraic and coalgebraic specification
    - Formal testing and quality assurance
    - Validation and verification
    - Generative programming and model-driven development
    - Models, correctness and (re)configuration of
    - Process algebra


This edition of CALCO will feature two new topics, and submission of papers on these topics is 
especially encouraged.

   * Corecursion in Programming Languages
     - Corecursion in logic / constraint / functional / answer set
     - Corecursive type inference
     - Coinductive methods for proving program properties
     - Implementing corecursion
     - Applications

   * Algebra and Coalgebra in quantum computing
     - Categorical semantics for quantum computing
     - Quantum calculi and programming languages
     - Foundational structures for quantum computing
     - Applications of quantum algebra


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English presenting original research. 
Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Experience papers
are welcome, but they must clearly present general lessons learned that would be of interest and 
benefit to a broad audience of both researchers and practitioners. As with previous editions, the 
proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series. Final papers should be no more than 15 
pages long in the format specified by Springer (see
It is recommended that submissions adhere to that format and length. Submissions that are clearly 
too long may be rejected immediately. Proofs omitted due to space limitations may be included in a 
clearly marked appendix. Both an abstract and the full paper must be submitted by their respective 
submission deadlines.


For the first time, this edition of CALCO will feature two kinds of
awards: a best paper award whose recipients will be selected by the PC before the conference and a 
best presentation award, elected by the participants.


Abstract submission:	February 22, 2013
Paper submission:	March 1, 2013
Author notification:	May 6, 2013
Final version due:	June 3, 2013


Luca Aceto - Reykjavik University, Iceland Jiri Adamek - TU Braunschweig, D Lars Birkedal - IT 
University of Copenhagen, DK Filippo Bonchi - CNRS, ENS-Lyon, F Corina Cirstea - University of 
Southhampton, UK Bob Coecke - University of Oxford, UK Andrea Corradini - University of Pisa, I 
Mai Gehrke - Universit Paris Diderot - Paris 7, F H. Peter Gumm - Philipps University Marburg, D 
Gopal Gupta - University of Texas at Dallas, USA Ichiro Hasuo - Tokyo University, Japan Reiko 
Heckel - University of Leicester, UK (cochair) Bart Jacobs - Radboud University Nijmegen, NL 
Ekaterina Komendantskaya - University of Dundee, Scotland, UK Barbara Knig - University of 
Duisburg-Essen, D Jos Meseguer - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Marino Miculan - 
University of Udine, I Stefan Milius - TU Braunschweig, D (cochair) Larry Moss - Indiana University,
Bloomington, USA Till Mossakowski - DFKI Lab Bremen and University of Bremen, D Prakash Panangaden
 - McGill University, Montreal, Canada Dirk Pattinson - Imperial College London, UK Dusko Pavlovic 
- Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Daniela Petrisan - University of Leicester, UK John 
Power - University of Bath, UK Jan Rutten - CWI Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, NL Lutz 
Schrder - Friedrich-Alexander Universitt Erlangen-Nrnberg, D Monika Seisenberger - Swansea 
University, UK Sam Staton - University of Cambridge, UK Alexandra Silva - Radboud University 
Nijmegen and CWI Amsterdam, NL Pawel Sobocinski - University of Southampton, UK Yde Venema - 
University of Amsterdam, NL Uwe Wolter - University of Bergen, NO


Bartek Klin      (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Andrzej Tarlecki (University of Warsaw, Poland)


Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is a lively city with many historic monuments and sights, but also 
with a thriving business district. It is easily accessible via two airports: the main Chopin 
Airport, used by most international carriers, and the recently open Warsaw Modlin Airport (30 
minutes away by rail), used by budget airlines.


CALCO 2013 will be preceded by the CALCO Early Ideas Workshop, chaired by Monika Seisenberger 
(Swansea University). The workshop is dedicated to presentation of work in progress and original 
research proposals. PhD students and young researchers are particularly encouraged to contribute.

A workshop dedicated to tools based on algebraic and/or coalgebraic principles, CALCO Tools, will 
be held alongside the main conference, chaired by Lutz Schrder (Friedrich Alexander Universitt 
Erlangen-Nrnberg). Papers of this workshop will be included in the CALCO proceedings.


Queries related to submission, reviewing, and programme should be sent to the relevant conference 
or workshop chairs.

Queries related to the organisation should be emailed to .