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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation WoLLIC 2007

www.cin.ufpe.br/~wollic/wollic2007

  Call for Participation

         14th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
                               (WoLLIC'2007)
                          Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
                              July 2-5, 2007
    (a satellite event to Brazilian Computer Society Conference - CSBC'07)

    WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research
    involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural
    language and reasoning.  Each meeting includes invited talks and
    tutorials as well as contributed papers.

    The Fourteenth WoLLIC will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from
    July 2 to July 5, 2007, in conjunction with the 27th Brazilian
    Computer Society Conference. It is sponsored by the Association for
    Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics
    (IGPL), the European Association for Logic, Language and Information
    (FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science
    (EATCS), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computacao (SBC), and the
    Sociedade Brasileira de Logica (SBL).

PROCEEDINGS
    The proceedings of WoLLIC'2007, including both invited and contributed
    papers, will be published in advance of the meeting as a volume in
    Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science.  In addition,
    abstracts will be published in the Conference Report section of
    the Logic Journal of the IGPL, and selected contributions will
    be published as a special post-conference WoLLIC'2007 special issue
    of the journal Information and Computation.

INVITED SPEAKERS
    Alex Borgida (Rutgers)
    Alessandra Carbone (Paris)
    Martin Escardo (Birmingham)
    Philippa Gardner (Imperial Coll)
    Achim Jung (Birmingham)
    Louis Kauffman (U Illinois Chicago)
    Michael Moortgat (Utrecht)
    Paulo Oliva (London/QM)
    John Reif (Duke)
    Yde Venema (Amsterdam)

TUTORIAL LECTURES
    Stone duality, by A. Jung
    Quantum topology and quantum computation, by L. Kauffman
    Biological computing, by J. Reif

INVITED TALKS
    Description Logics: formal foundations and applications, by A. Borgida
    Group Theory and Classical Proofs, by A. Carbone
    Algorithmic Topology of Program Types, by M. Escardo
    Contex Logic and Tree Update, by Ph. Gardner
    On the interplay of logic and information: A topological analysis,
      by A. Jung
    Spin networks in quantum computation, by L. Kauffman
    Symmetries in natural language syntax and semantics:
      the Lambek-Grishin calculus, by M. Moortgat
    Computational Interpretations of Classical Linear Logic, by P. Oliva
    Autonomous programmable biomolecular devices using self-assembled DNA
      nanostructures specifying properties of data DNA Nanostructures,
      by J. Reif
    A modal distributive law, by Y. Venema

BOOK EXHIBITION
    The following publishers are expected to be exhibiting various books
    from their catalogue, prospectuses, journal samples, etc., and there
    will be a chance to order items at promotional prices:
      The MIT Press
      Springer-Verlag
      A K Peters
      Cambridge Univ Press
      CSLI Publications (Stanford Univ)
      Oxford Univ Press
      World Scientific
    It is likely that a few other international publishers will also take
    part in the book exhibit.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
    Samson Abramsky (U Oxford)
    Michael Benedikt (Bell Labs)
    Lars Birkedal (ITU Copenhagen)
    Andreas Blass (U Michigan)
    Thierry Coquand (Chalmers U, Goteborg)
    Jan van Eijck (CWI, Amsterdam)
    Marcelo Finger (U Sao Paulo)
    Rob Goldblatt (Victoria U, Wellington)
    Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft Redmond)
    Hermann Haeusler (PUC Rio)
    Masami Hagiya (Tokyo U)
    Joseph Halpern (Cornell U)
    John Harrison (Intel UK)
    Wilfrid Hodges (U London/QM)
    Phokion Kolaitis (IBM Almaden Research Center)
    Marta Kwiatkowska (U Birmingham)
    Daniel Leivant (Indiana U) (Chair)
    Maurizio Lenzerini (U Rome)
    Jean-Yves Marion (LORIA Nancy)
    Dale Miller (Polytechnique Paris)
    John Mitchell (Stanford U)
    Lawrence Moss (Indiana U)
    Peter O'Hearn (U London/QM)
    Prakash Panangaden (McGill, Montreal)
    Christine Paulin-Mohring (Paris-Sud, Orsay)
    Alexander Razborov (Steklov, Moscow)
    Helmut Schwichtenberg (Munich U)
    Jouko Vaananen (U Helsinki)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
    Marcelo da Silva Correa (U Fed Fluminense)
    Renata P. de Freitas (U Fed Fluminense)
    Ana Teresa Martins (U Fed Ceara')
    Anjolina de Oliveira (U Fed Pernambuco)
    Ruy de Queiroz (U Fed Pernambuco, co-chair)
    Petrucio Viana (U Fed Fluminense, co-chair)

WEB PAGE
    www.cin.ufpe.br/~wollic/wollic2007