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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Methods for Modalities, 9 June 2013, Lake Placid NY (U.S.A.)




The workshop ''Methods for Modalities'' (M4M) aims to bring together
researchers interested in developing algorithms, verification methods
and tools based on modal logics. Here the term ''modal logics'' is
conceived broadly, including temporal logic, description logic,
guarded fragments, conditional logic, temporal and hybrid logic, etc.

To stimulate interaction and transfer of expertise, M4M will feature a
number of invited talks by leading scientists, research presentations
aimed at highlighting new developments, and submissions of
system demonstrations.

We strongly encourage young researchers and students to submit papers
and posters, especially for experimental and prototypical software tools
which are related to modal logics.

More information about the previous editions can be found at


Paper Submissions

Authors are invited to submit papers in the following three categories.
In all cases the LNCS style should be used.

- Regular papers up to 15 pages including bibliography, describing original

- System descriptions of up to 12 pages including bibliography, describing
   new systems or significant upgrades of existing ones.

- Presentation-only papers, describing work recently published or submitted
   (no page limit). These will not be included in the proceedings, but
   or post-prints can be made available to participants.

Submissions should be made via EasyChair at the following address:


The final versions of the selected contributions will be collected in a volume
to be distributed at the workshop. These informal proceedings will also be made
accessible on the web. We plan to publish selected papers in ENTCS or
in a special
journal issue on the topic of the M4M workshop after an extra refereeing round.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: April 12th, 2013 [firm]
Paper submission deadline: April 15th, 2013 [firm]
Notification of acceptance: May 19th, 2013
Camera ready versions due: May 26th, 2013
Workshop dates: June 9, 2013

Program Committee

The following researchers have agreed to be members of the program
committee of M4M-8:

Carlos Areces (chair), Conicet & Universidad Nacional de Crdoba
Thomas gotnes, University of Bergen
Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham
Philippe Balbiani, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Thomas Bolander, Technical University of Denmark
Patrick Blackburn, University of Roskilde
Julian Bradfield, University of Edinburgh
Stephane Demri, ENS de Cachan
Hans van Ditmarsch, LORIA
Santiago Figueira, Conicet & Universidad de Buenos Aires
Diego Figueira, University of Edinburgh
Silvio Ghilardi, University of Milano
Rajeev Gor, The Australian National University
Daniel Gorn, Friedrich-Alexander Universitt Erlangen-Nrnberg
Guido Governatori, NICTA Queensland Research Laboratory
Andreas Herzig, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Guillaume Hoffmann, Universidad de Crdoba
Barteld Kooi, University of Groningen
Martin Lange, University of Kassel
Tiago de Lima, University of Artois
Alessio Lomuscio, Imperial College London
Carsten Lutz, Universitt Bremen
Angelo Montanari, University of Udine
Sergio Mera, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Valeria de Paiva, Nuance Communications, Inc.
Carsten Schrmann, IT University of Copenhagen
Gert Smolka, Saarland University
Frank Wolter, University of Liverpool
Heinrich Wansing, Ruhr University Bochum