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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Reachability Problems, 25-27 Sep 2013, Uppsala, SWEDEN

The Department of Information Technology will organize the 7th International
Workshop on Reachability Problems (RP'2013). This event will take place at
Norrlands nation in the heart of central Uppsala, 25 - 27 September 2013.

Papers presenting original contributions related to reachability problems
in different computational models and systems are being sought.
This will also be the occasion to review recent breakthroughs by
renown invited experts and survey emerging trends and emphasize
on key open challenges. Participants are kindly encouraged to discuss
on core scientific issues that need to be further tackled.

The Reachability Workshop is specifically aimed at gathering together
scholars from diverse disciplines and backgrounds interested in
reachability problems that appear in
- Algebraic structures
- Computational models
- Hybrid systems
- Logic and Verification

Invited Speakers:

- Patricia Bouyer-Decitre (Cachan, France)
- Daniel Kroening (Oxford, UK)
- Rupak Majumdar (MPI-SWS, Germany)
- Shaz Qadeer (Microsoft Research Redmond, USA)
- Thomas Schwentick (TU Dortmund University, Germany)


Papers presenting original contributions related to
reachability problems in different computational
models and systems are being sought.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Reachability for infinite state systems, rewriting
systems; Reachability analysis in counter/ timed/
cellular/ communicating automata; Petri-Nets;
computational aspects of semigroups, groups and
rings; Reachability in dynamical and hybrid systems;
frontiers between decidable and undecidable
reachability problems; complexity and decidability aspects;
predictability in iterative maps and new computational paradigms

Authors are invited to submit a draft of a full paper with
at most 12 pages (in LaTeX, formatted according to LNCS guidelines)
via the conference web page.
Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be put into an
appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion.
Submissions deviating from these guidelines risk rejection.
Electronic submissions should be formatted in pdf.
Simultaneous submission to other  conferences or workshops
with published proceedings is not allowed.

Important Dates

- Submission deadline: 24 May 2013
- Notification to authors: 2 July 2013
- Final version: 12 July 2013
- Workshop: 25 - 27 September 2013


The Conference Proceedings will be published
as the volume of the Springer Verlag LNCS
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science) series and
distributed at the Conference. We plan also to publish
selected papers in a special issue of a high quality journal
following the regular referee procedure.

RP2013 Program Committee:

Parosh Aziz Abdulla (co-chair), Uppsala University
Rajeev Alur, University of Pennsylvania
Mohamed Faouzi Atig, Uppsala University
Bernard Boigelot, University of Liege
Ahmed Bouajjani, LIAFA, University Paris Diderot
Krishnendu Chatterjee, Institute of Science and Technology
Giorgio Delzanno, DIBRIS, Universit di Genova
Javier Esparza, Technische Universitt Mnchen
Alain Finkel, ENS Cachan
Pierre Ganty, IMDEA Software Institute
K. Narayan Kumar, Chennai Mathematical Institute
Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Aalborg University
Jerome Leroux, CNRS-LABRI
Richard Mayr, University of Edinburgh
Markus Mller-Olm, Wilhelms-Universitt Mnster
Andreas Podelski, University of Freiburg
Igor Potapov (co-chair), University of Liverpool
Jean-Francois Raskin, Universit Libre de Bruxelles
Ahmed Rezine, Linkping University
James Worrell, Oxford University
Hsu-Chun Yen, National Taiwan University
Gianluigi Zavattaro, Universit di Bologna

Organizing Committee:

Parosh Aziz Abdulla (co-chair), Uppsala University
Mohamed Faouzi Atig (co-chair), Uppsala University
Carl Leonardsson, Uppsala University
Igor Potapov (co-chair), University of Liverpool
Jari Stenman, Uppsala University
Othmane Rezine, Uppsala University