WoLLIC 2009
16th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation

June 21st to 24th, 2009

National Institute of Informatics,
Tokyo, Japan

Scientific Sponsorship
Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL)
The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI)
Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)
European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS)
Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC)
Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL)


A screening of N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos)

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Centro de Informática, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

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 Sixteenth WoLLIC will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from June 21 to 24, 2009. It is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the The 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).

Special Event
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.

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://wollic.org/wollic2009/instructions.html 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 5, and final papers for the proceedings will be due by April 12 (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 LNCS 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 Fundamenta Informaticae.

Invited Speakers
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)

Student Grants
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.

Important Dates

  • February 28, 2009: Paper title and abstract deadline
  • March 8, 2009: Full paper deadline (firm)
  • April 5, 2009: Author notification
  • April 12, 2009: Final version deadline (firm)

    Programme Committee
    Toshiyasu Arai (Kobe U, Japan)
    Matthias Baaz (Tech U Wien, Austria)
    Alexandru Baltag (Oxford U, UK)
    Josep Maria Font (Barcelona U, Spain)
    Silvio Ghilardi (U di Milano, Italy)
    Katsumi Inoue (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    Marcus Kracht (U Bielefeld, Germany)
    Hiroakira Ono (JAIST, Japan) (Chair)
    Masanao Ozawa (Nagoya U, Japan)
    John Slaney (Australian National U, Australia)
    Mark Steedman (Edinburgh U, Scotland)
    Hans Tompits (Tech U Wien, Austria)

    Organising Committee
    Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan) (co-chair)
    Anjolina G. de Oliveira (U Fed Pernambuco, Brazil)
    Ruy de Queiroz (U Fed Pernambuco, Brazil) (co-chair)
    Ken Satoh (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

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

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