WoLLIC 2023

29th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation 

July 11 to 14, 2023

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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 Lógica (SBL)


Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, Canada
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 twenty-ninth WoLLIC will be held at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, July 11 to 14, 2023. 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), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL).

Halifax (https://www.halifax.ca/) is the capital and largest municipality of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, and the largest municipality in Atlantic Canada. (Wikipedia)

WoLLIC 2023 will be a hybrid event.

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, programming and Artificial Intelligence (AI); novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; proof mining, type theory, effective learnability and explainable AI; 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; foundations of mathematics; philosophical logic; philosophy of language. 

Paper submission
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. Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS by Springer (see author's instructions at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). They must not exceed 12 pages, 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 either in person or via remote connection. (At least one author is required to pay a full, on-site registration fee before granting that the paper will be published in the proceedings.) Papers must be submitted electronically at the WoLLIC 2023 EasyChair website https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wollic2023.

The proceedings of WoLLIC 2023, including both invited and contributed papers, is planned to be published as a volume in Springer's LNCS series. Due to the earlier timeline this year, the proceedings will appear after the workshop. In addition, abstracts will be published in the Conference Report section of the Logic Journal of the IGPL, and selected contributions will be published (after a new round of reviewing) as a special post-conference WoLLIC 2023 issue of a scientific journal (to be confirmed).

Invited Speakers


Student Grants
ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC 2023 will permit ASL student members to apply for a modest travel grant (deadline: 90 days before the event starts). See https://aslonline.org/student-travel-awards/ for details. 

Important Dates

February 20, 2023:  Abstracts deadline

February 27, 2023:  Full papers deadline

May 15, 2023: Author notification

June 5, 2023: Final version deadline  (firm)

Programme Committee

Bahareh Afshari (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Zena Ariola (University of Oregon, USA)

Adriana Balan (University Politechnica of Bucharest, Romania)

Marta Bílková (Czech Academy of Sciences,  Czech Republic)

Josée Desharnais (Laval University, Canada)

David Fernández-Duque (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

Santiago Figueira (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Silvia Ghilezan (University of Novi Sad & Mathematical Institute SASA, Serbia)

Sujata Ghosh (Indian Statistical Institute, India)

Nina Gierasimczuk (Danish Technical University, Denmark)

Helle Hvid Hansen (University of Groningen, Netherlands) (Co-Chair)

Andreas Herzig (CNRS, University of Toulouse, France)

Juha Kontinen (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Roman Kuznets (TU Wien, Austria)

Martha Lewis (University of Bristol, UK)

Johannes Marti (University of Oxford, UK)

George Metcalfe (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Michael Moortgat (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

Cláudia Nalon (University of Brasilia, Brasil)

Carlos Olarte (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France)

Sophie Pinchinat (University of Rennes, France)

Francesca Poggiolesi (CNRS, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)

Sylvain Pogodalla (INRIA Nancy, France)

Revantha Ramanayake (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (University College London, UK)

Philip Scott (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Andre Scedrov (University of Pennsylvania, USA) (Co-Chair)

Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)

Kazushige Terui (Kyoto University, Japan)

Mladen Vuković (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Steering Committee
Samson Abramsky, Anuj Dawar, Juliette Kennedy, Ulrich Kohlenbach, Daniel Leivant, Leonid Libkin, Lawrence Moss, Luke Ong, Valeria de Paiva, Ruy de Queiroz, Alexandra Silva, Renata Wassermann. 

Advisory Committee
Johan van Benthem, Joe Halpern, Wilfrid Hodges, Angus Macintyre, Hiroakira Ono, Jouko Väänänen.

Organising Committee
Julien Ross (Dalhousie Univ), Peter Selinger (Dalhousie Univ) (Co-Chair), Anjolina G. de Oliveira (Univ Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil) , Ruy de Queiroz (Univ Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil) (co-chair)

Special Session: Screening of Movies about Mathematicians


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

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