9th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation

July 30 to August 2, 2002

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

CAPES, CNPq, Microsoft

Centro de Informática, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (CIn-UFPE)
Departamento de Filosofia, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (FIL-PUC-Rio)
Departamento de Informática, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (DI-PUC-Rio)


Call for Papers

The 9th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC'2002), the ninth version of a series of workshops which started in 1994 with the aim of fostering interdisciplinary research in pure and applied logic, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 30 to August 2, 2002.

Contributions are invited in the form of short papers (12 A4 10pt pages) in all areas related to logic, language, information and computation, including: pure logical systems, proof theory, model theory, algebraic logic, type theory, category theory, constructive mathematics, lambda and combinatorial calculi, program logic and program semantics, logics and models of concurrency, logic and complexity theory, proof complexity, foundations of cryptography (zero-knowledge proofs), descriptive complexity, nonclassical logics, nonmonotonic logic, logic and language, discourse representation, logic and artificial intelligence, automated deduction, foundations of logic programming, logic and computation, and logic engineering.

Scientific sponsorship
The 9th WoLLIC'2002 has the scientific sponsorship of 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 Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL).

Guest speakers
There will be a number of guest speakers, including:

  • Ricardo Bianconi (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Felipe Cucker (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Erich Grädel (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Gopalan Nadathur (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Rohit Parikh (City University of New York, USA)
  • Igor Walukiewicz (Bordeaux University, France)

    Papers (up to 12 pages A4 10pt, sent preferably in postscript format by e-mail to wollic at cin.ufpe.br, or in 5(five) copies to postal address) must be RECEIVED by MARCH 1st, 2002 by one of the Co-Chairs of the Organising Committee. Papers must be ANONYMOUS (a separate identification page must be included), written in English and give enough detail to allow the programme committee to assess the merits of the work. Papers should start with a brief statement of the issues, a summary of the main results, and a statement of their significance and relevance to the workshop. References and comparisons with related work is also expected. Technical development directed to the specialist should follow. Results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including the proceedings of other symposia or workshops. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to attend the conference in order to present it. Authors will be notified of acceptance by APRIL 1, 2002, and final versions will have to be delivered (in LaTeX format) by MAY 1, 2002. The abstracts of the papers will be published in a "Conference Report" section of the Logic Journal of the IGPL (ISSN 1367-0751) (Oxford Univ Press) as part of the meeting report. The proceedings will appear as a volume in the Elsevier series Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science. Full version of papers will be refereed again for publication in a special issue of the Logic Journal of the IGPL.

    Student grants
    WoLLIC'2002 will make available modest grants to graduate students in logic and to recent PhDs so that they may attend the meeting in Rio de Janeiro. To be considered for a grant, please (1) send a letter of application, and (2) ask your thesis supervisor to send a brief recommendation letter. The application letter should be brief (one page) and should include (1) your name, (2) your home institution, (3) your thesis supervisor's name, (4) a one-paragraph description of your studies and work in logic, (5) your estimate of the travel expenses you will incur, (6) (for citizens or residents of Brazil) citizenship or visa status, and (7) (voluntary) indication of your gender and minority status. Only modest grants will be possible, partially covering travel costs and perhaps some of the living expenses during the meeting. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to funds provided by WoLLIC, it is expected that this program of student grants will be supported by a grant from the Brazilian National Council for the Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq); CNPq funds may be awarded only to students at Brazilian universities and to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil. Application by email is encouraged; put "WoLLIC grant application" in the subject line of your message. Applications and recommendations should be received before the deadline of MARCH 1st, 2002, by one of the Co-Chairs of the Organising Committee.

    Important dates
    Submission: MARCH 1st, 2002
    Notification of acceptance/rejection: APRIL 1, 2002
    Delivery of final (in LaTeX): MAY 1, 2002

    Programme Committee
    Maurício Ayala-Rincón (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil)
    Mario Benevides (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
    Anuj Dawar (Cambridge Univ, England)
    Philippe de Groote (LORIA, France)
    Roger Maddux (Iowa State Univ, USA)
    Toniann Pitassi (Toronto Univ, Canada)
    Bruno Poizat (Univ Claude Bernard - Lyon I, France)
    Alberto Policriti (Univ di Udine, Italy)
    Glynn Winskel (Cambridge Univ, England)

    Organising Committee
    Claus Akira Matsushigue (IME-USP)
    Edward Hermann Haeusler (PUC-Rio)
    Anjolina G. de Oliveira (UFPE)
    Luiz Carlos Pereira (PUC-Rio and UFRJ) (Co-Chair)
    Ruy de Queiroz (UFPE) (Co-Chair)
    Jorge Petrúcio Viana (UFF/UFRJ)

    Further information
    Contact one of the Co-Chairs of the Organising Committee:
    Ruy de Queiroz, Centro de Informática, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco, Av. Prof. Luis Freire s/n, Cidade Universitaria, 50740-540 Recife, PE, Brazil. E-mail: ruy at cin.ufpe.br, tel. +55 81 3271-8430 fax +55 81 3271-8438.
    Luiz Carlos Pereira, Departamento de Filosofia, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, R. Marques de Sao Vicente 225, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. E-mail: luiz@inf.puc-rio.br, tel. +55 21 ???-????, fax +55 21 ???-????.

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