[TYPES/announce] Control Operators and their Semantics (COS'13) - Second Call for Papers

Ugo de' Liguoro deligu at di.unito.it
Wed Feb 13 12:12:25 EST 2013


         Control Operators and their Semantics (COS'13) - Call for Papers

                          Satellite event of RDP'13

               June 24 - 25, 2013, Eindhoven, The Nederlands



Modern programming languages provide sophisticated control mechanisms, 
referred to as control operators which are widely used to realize a 
variety of
applications. Since we cannot escape control features, it becomes a 
to provide them with sound reasoning principles. There is a very active 
on understanding, manipulating, representing, and reasoning about 
non-local control structures, in particular in declarative programming 
such as functional and logic languages. Ideas and results originating 
from this
research area have impact in many other areas of computer science, like 
and concurrent systems, proof theory, proof mining, web programming and 
For instance, the study of the logical foundations of control operators 
renewed the
study of the connections between proofs and programs via the so-called 
correspondence, providing new methods to extract the computational 
content of
classical proofs.

The focus of the workshop is on the interplay between syntax and 
semantics, namely
the central question of what a program means and how it does define the 

This is a crucial issue especially in the case of control operators, 
since they are
as powerful as potentially obscure, and programs that use them are 
usually more error
prone than purely declarative ones.
The issue of a better understanding of control is also relevant for 
across different research areas and communities. More abstract views can 
be achieved
via several means, that include operational semantics of formal calculi, 
machines, algebraic specifications and rewriting, type assignment 
systems, denotational
semantics and game semantics, category theory and logic, to say the least.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

- continuations and delimited continuations
- categorical models of continuations
- compositionality and modularity of control operators
- denotational semantics of control, event structures and causality
- operational semantics and abstract machines
- type systems for control operators
- game semantics of programming languages and of logical proofs
- usage of control operators in proof search and proof mining
- semantics of control operators in logic programming

Invited speakers:
- Mattew Flatt (Univeristy of Utah)
- Thomas Streicher (Universitaet Darmstadt)

Program Committee:

Zena Ariola                 University of Oregon
Stefano Berardi             Turin University
Hugo Herbelin               INRIA and Laboratoire PPS (Paris 7)
Ugo de'Liguoro (chair)      Turin Univerisity
Ken-etsu Fujita             Gunma University
Koji Nakazawa               Kyoto University
Alexis Saurin (co-chair)    INRIA and Laboratoire PPS (Paris 7)

Submission: authors of original works on the topic of the workshop
are invited to submit either a FULL PAPER of up to 20 pages, which
has to be unpublished nor submitted elsewhere, or an EXTENDED ABSTRACT
of up to 5 pages (to which previous restrictions do not apply)
for short presentation at the workshop.
Only accepted full papers will appear in the proceedings; the PC might
decide, on the ground of referees reports, that a full paper submission
is accepted as extended abstract instead.

Submission consists of a LaTex generated pdf file, prepared using EPTCS
macro package, available from: http://info.eptcs.org/
Authors of extended abstracts must add: "Extended Abstract" to the title.
The PC

Submissions are via EasyChair COS2013 site:


To make reviewing faster we ask title and (short) abstract within
March the 24th. The deadline for the pdf text is April the 6th.

Important Dates:

Abstract:             March,    24       2013
Submission:           April,    6        2013
Notification:         April,    29       2013 (changed)
Final version:        May,      15       2013 (changed)
Workshop:             June,     24-25    2013


Ugo de'Liguoro
Dipartimento di Informatica,
Universita' di Torino,
Corso Svizzera 185, 10149 Torino, Italy
email: deliguoro at di.unito.it

Web sites:

COS'13: http://cos2013.di.unito.it
RTD'13: http://www.win.tue.nl/rdp2013/

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