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WoLLIC 2008 : 15th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation

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Conference Series : Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
 
Link: http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~wollic/wollic2008/
 
When Jul 1, 2008 - Jul 4, 2008
Where Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Abstract Registration Due Feb 24, 2008
Submission Deadline Mar 2, 2008
Categories    logic   linguistics   computational linguistics   NLP
 

Call For Papers

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 Fifteenth WoLLIC will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from July 1 to July 4, 2008. 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 Computação (SBC), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL).

Paper submission
Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not exclusive areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming; novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. They must not exceed 10 pages (in font 10 or higher), with up to 5 additional pages for references and technical appendices. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors. Papers must be submitted electronically at http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~wollic/wollic2008/instructions.html A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by February 24, and the full paper by March 2 (firm date). Notifications are expected by April 13, and final papers for the proceedings will be due by April 27 (firm date).

Proceedings
The proceedings of WoLLIC 2008, 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 (tbc). 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 2008 issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation (tbc).

Invited Speakers
Olivier Danvy (BRICS)
Anuj Dawar (Cambridge, UK)
Makoto Kanazawa (Nat Inst of Informatics, Japan)
Mark Steedman (Edinburgh U) Henry Towsner (CMU)
(more to come...)

Student Grants
ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC 2008 will permit ASL student members to apply for a modest travel grant (deadline: April 1, 2008). See http://www.aslonline.org/studenttravelawards.html for details.

# Important Dates February 24, 2008: Paper title and abstract deadline
# March 2, 2008: Full paper deadline (firm)
# April 13, 2008: Author notification
# April 27, 2008: Final version deadline (firm)

Programme Committee
Lev Beklemishev (Utrecht)
Eli Ben-Sasson (Technion)
Xavier Caicedo (U Los Andes, Colombia)
Mary Dalrymple (Oxford)
Martín Escardó (Birmingham)
Wilfrid Hodges (Queen Mary, U London) (CHAIR)
Achim Jung (Birmingham)
Louis Kauffman (U Ill at Chicago)
Ulrich Kohlenbach (Darmstadt)
Leonid Libkin (Edinburgh)
Giuseppe Longo (?cole Normale Sup, Lyon)
Michael Moortgat (Utrecht)
Valeria de Paiva (PARC, USA)
Andre Scedrov (U Penn)
Valentin Shehtman (Inst for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow)
Joe Wells (Heriot-Watt U, Scotland)

Organising Committee
Mauricio Ayala-Rincon (U Brasília, Brazil)
Fairouz Kamareddine (Heriot-Watt, Scotland) (co-chair)
Anjolina G. de Oliveira (U Fed Pernambuco, Brazil)
Ruy de Queiroz (U Fed Pernambuco, Brazil) (co-chair)

Further information
Contact one of the Co-Chairs of the Organising Committee.

Web page
http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~wollic/wollic2008/

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