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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS & PAPERS: 6th International Workshop on LOGICS, AGENTS, and MOBILITY, 5 April 2013, University of Exeter, UK

LAM13 - organised as symposium at the AISB Annual Convention 2013

* Important Submission Information *

Please submit your extended abstract (2 pages) by 28 January 2013.
You will be notified of acceptance/rejection by 18 February 2013.
The full version of your papers is then due by 4 March 2013.

Berndt Bertie Mller (Farwer), University of Glamorgan
Michael Khler-Bussmeier, University of Hamburg
Workshop Homepage:

* Workshop Purpose *
The aim of this series of workshops is to bring together active researchers  in the areas of logics
and other formal frameworks on the one hand, and mobile systems on the other hand. The main focus 
is on the field of applications of logics and calculi for mobile agents, smart intelligent solutions
and multi-agent systems. Many notions used in the theory of agents are derived from philosophy, 
logic, and linguistics (belief, desire, intention, speech act, etc.), and interdisciplinary 
discourse has proved fruitful for the advance of this domain. Outside of academia, the deployment 
of large-scale pervasive infrastructures (mobile ad-hoc networks, mobile devices, RFIDs, etc.) is 
becoming a reality. This raises a number of scientific and technological challenges for the 
software modelling and programming models for such large-scale, open and highly-dynamic distributed
systems. The agent and multi-agent systems approach seems particularly adapted to tackle this 
challenge, but there are many issues remaining to be investigated. For instance, the agents must 
be location-aware since the actual services available to them may depend on their (physical or 
virtual) location. The quality and quantity of resources at their disposal is also largely 
fluctuant, and the agents must be able to adapt to such highly dynamic environments. Moreover, 
mobility itself raises a large number of difficult issues related to safety and security, which 
require the ability to reason about the software (e.g. for analysis or verification). Logics and 
type systems with temporal or other kinds of modalities (relating to location, resource and/or 
security-awareness) play a central role in the semantic characterisation and then verification of 
properties about mobile agent systems. There are still many open problems and research questions 
in the theory of such systems. The workshop is intended to showcase results and current work being 
undertaken in these areas with a focus on logics for specification and verification of dynamic, 
mobile systems.

The topics of interest lie in the area of logics and concurrent systems with a focus on the special
application domain of mobile systems and (multi-)agent-based systems, such as:
* Applications of logics and/or multi-agent systems
* Smart/intelligent solutions
* Models of concurrency
* Models of resource-bounded systems
* Models of location-based reasoning
* Logics for concurrency with a perspective on mobility
* Models of mobile systems
* Verification and analysis techniques
* Related programming models
Scopes of Interest
* applications of MAS
* logics for specification and reasoning about agents, MAS, and mobile systems
* treatment of location and resources in logics
* security (e.g., in ad-hoc networks)
* temporal logics and model checking
* type systems and static analysis
* logic programming
* concurrency theory with a focus on mobility or dynamics in agent systems.
* Previous Workshops *
LAM08: 48 August 2008 at ESSLI in Hamburg, Germany
LAM09: 10 August 2009 at LICS in Los Angeles, USA
LAM10: 15 July 2010 at LICS in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
LAM11: 10 September 2011 at CONCUR in Aachen, Germany
LAM12: 25 June 2012 at Petri Nets 2012, Hamburg, Germany

* Format of the Workshop *
The workshop will be held as a one day of the convention. There will be a short introduction and 
brief survey of the field by the organisers as an introduction to the workshop.
The workshop will contain invited talks, contributed talks, and will offer opportunities for 
discussion. The latter will give the participants a chance to discuss informally research 
directions, open problems, and possible co-operations.

* Invited Speakers *
[To be announced.]

* Submission details *
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract (about 2 pages) or a full paper of original 
work in the
areas mentioned above. The workshop chair should be informed of closely related work submitted 
to a conference or journal in advance of submission. One author of each accepted paper will be 
expected to present it at the LAM13 workshop. Full papers should not exceed 15 pages, preferably 
using the LaTeX article or LNCSS class. The following formats are accepted: PDF, PS.

Please send your submission electronically via EasyChair:
The submissions will be reviewed by the workshops program committee and additional reviewers.
Accepted papers will appear in electronic proceedings and authors will be encouraged to re-submit 
papers to formal proceedings to be published as a separate publication, e.g. as a special journal 

* Important Dates *
Abstract Submission Deadline: 28th January 2013
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 18 February 2013
Final version of full papers due: 4 March 2013
Workshop:  at AISB 2013, 5 April 2013