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Call for Papers
16th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
June 21-24, 2009
(SPECIAL: There will be a screening of George Csicsery's
"N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos"
with kind permission of the film director)
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 Sixteenth WoLLIC will be held at the National Institute of Informatics
in Tokyo, Japan, from June 21 to 24, 2009. It is jointly sponsored by
the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and
Applied Logics (IGPL), the 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).
2009 will mark the 60-th anniversary of the publication of Paul Erdos'
elementary proof of the Prime Number Theorem. WoLLIC will celebrate
this by screening the documentary about Paul Erdos which was directed
by George Csicsery "N is a number - A Portrait of Paul Erdos"
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,
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The paper's main results must not be published or submitted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
It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by
one of its authors.
Papers must be submitted electronically at
A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by
February 28, and the full paper by March 8 (firm date).
Notifications are expected by April 19, and final papers for
the proceedings will be due by May 3 (firm date).
The proceedings of WoLLIC 2009, 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 series (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 2009 issue of a
Arnold Beckmann (Swansea U, UK)
Carlos Caleiro (UT Lisbon, Portugal)
Thomas Eiter (Tech U Wien, Austria)
Sylvain Salvati (INRIA, France)
Taisuke Sato (Tokyo Inst Tech, Japan)
Michiel van Lambalgen (U Amsterdam, NL)
Frank Wolter (U Liverpool, UK)
ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC 2009 will permit ASL student members to
apply for a modest travel grant (deadline: April 1, 2009).
See http://www.aslonline.org/studenttravelawards.html for details.
February 28, 2009: Paper title and abstract deadline
March 8, 2009: Full paper deadline (firm)
April 19, 2009: Author notification
May 3, 2009: Final version deadline (firm)
Toshiyasu Arai (Kobe U, Japan)
Matthias Baaz (Tech U Wien)
Alexandru Baltag (Oxford U)
Josep Maria Font (U Barcelona)
Silvio Ghilardi (U Milano)
Katsumi Inoue (Nat Inst of Informatics, Japan)
Marcus Kracht (U Bielefeld)
Hiroakira Ono (JAIST, Japan) (Chair)
Masanao Ozawa (Nagoya U)
John Slaney (Australian Nat U)
Mark Steedman (Edinburgh U)
Hans Tompits (Tech U Wien)
Makoto Kanazawa (Nat Inst of Informatics, Japan, co-chair)
Anjolina de Oliveira (U Fed Pernambuco, Brazil)
Ruy de Queiroz (U Fed Pernambuco, Brazil, co-chair)
Ken Satoh (Nat Inst of Informatics, Japan)
Samson Abramsky, Johan van Benthem, Joe Halpern, Wilfrid Hodges,
Daniel Leivant, Angus Macintyre, Grigori Mints, Ruy de Queiroz