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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Intuitionistic Modal Logic and Applications, 3-7 April 2013, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL


Affiliated with the 4th World Congress on Universal Logic [UNILOG 2013] http://uni-log.org/start4.html

Constructive modal logics and type theories are of increasing foundational and practical relevance 
in computer science. Applications of constructive modal logics are in type disciplines for 
programming languages, meta-logics for reasoning about a variety of computational phenomena and 
explanatory frameworks in philosophical logic.

The workshop aims at developing and explaining theoretical and methodological issues centered 
around the question of how the proof-theoretic strengths of constructive logics can best be 
combined with the model-theoretic strengths of modal logics. Practical issues center around the 
question of which modal connectives with associated laws or proof rules capture computational 
phenomena accurately and at the right level of abstraction.

In its sixth edition, the Workshop on Intuitionistic Modal Logic and Applications will take 
place in Rio de Janeiro at the feet of the Sugar Loaf at the military school EsCEME. Previous 
editions of this conference were held: as part of the 14th Congress of Logic, Methodology and 
Philosophy of Science, Nancy, France, 25 July, 2011, as part of LiCS2008, Pittsburgh, USA, as 
part of LiCS2005, Chicago, USA, of FLoC2002, Copenhagen, Denmark and as part of FLoC1999, Trento, 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Modal Logics
* Logical frameworks
* Proof theory
* Type theory
* Automated deduction
* Formal semantics of languages and systems
* Applications

IMLA 2013 also aims to be a forum for presenting and discussing work in progress, and therefore 
to provide feedback to authors on their preliminary research.


Contributions should be written in English and submitted in the form of full papers (with a 
maximum of 12 pages) or short papers (with a maximum of 6 pages). They must be unpublished and 
not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. The papers should be prepared in latex 
using EPTCS style. The submission should be in the form of a PDF file uploaded to IMLA 2013 page 
at Easychair


until the submission deadline in December 1st, by midnight, Central European Standard Time (GMT+1).

The workshop pre-proceedings will be handed-out at workshop registration.

At least one of the authors should register at the conference.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: December 1st, 2012 Author notification: January 15th, 2013

Scientific and Organizing Committee

* Valeria de Paiva (School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham,UK)
* Mario Benevides (COPPE-IM, UFRJ, Brazil)
* Elaine Pimentel (DMAT, UFMG, Brazil)
* Vivek Nigam (DI, UFPb, Brazil)
* Natasha Alechina (School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham,

The workshop occurs within the scope of the Marie Curie IRSES project GeTFun ("Generalizations 
of Truth-Functionality").