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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: Workshop on "Methods for Modalities" (M4M-5)

        5th Worskhop on "Methods for Modalities" (M4M-5)
         Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
                  November 29-30, 2007

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

More information about the previous editions and the M4M5 program
can be found on

The workshop will take place in Ecole Normale Suprieure de Cachan
(ENS de Cachan). ENS de Cachan is a prestigious public institution of
research and higher education, founded in 1912. It is one of the French
"Grandes Ecoles" which are considered to be the pinnacle of French
higher education.

Access to/from central Paris is easy and takes 30 minutes by RER
train (line B).

Dates of the Workshop: November 29-30, 2007

Registration can be made via the following address:

Invited speakers
    Ahmed Bouajjani (University of Paris 7)
        Rewrite systems with data : A framework for
        reasoning about systems with unbounded structures and data
    Patricia Bouyer (OUCL, Oxford - LSV, ENS Cachan)
        Model-Checking Timed Temporal Logics
    Balder ten Cate (University of Amsterdam)
        XML from the viewpoint of modal logic
    Koen Claessen (Chalmers University of Technology)
        Finite Model Finding: Implementation Techniques and
        Non-standard Applications
    Wiebe van der Hoek (University of Liverpool)
        Extended Modal Logic for Social Software

Program Committee
    Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham
    Carlos Areces, INRIA Lorraine (co-chair)
    Philippe Balbiani, IRIT,
    Nicole Bidoit, Universite Paris-Sud
    Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Lorraine
    Torben Brauner, Roskilde University
    Stephane Demri, ENS de Cachan (co-chair)
    Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam
    Valentin Goranko, University of the Witwatersrand
    Rajeev Gore, The Australian National University, Canberra
    Carsten Lutz, Dresden University of Technology
    Nicolas Markey, ENS de Cachan
    Angelo Montanari, University of Udine
    Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchester
    Holger Schlingloff, Humboldt University / FIRST
    Renate Schmidt, University of Manchester
    Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam/ Stanford University

Organizing Committee
    Rmi Brochenin,
    Stphane Demri,
    Diego Figueira,
    Etienne Lozes,
    Genevive Quau,
    Arnaud Sangnier.