[TYPES/announce] LINEARITY'16: call for papers (deadline extended)

Iliano Cervesato iliano at andrew.cmu.edu
Sat Apr 9 10:49:42 EDT 2016

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                   Call for Papers (deadline extended)

               Fourth International Workshop on Linearity

                     Porto, Portugal, 25 June 2016
                        Affiliated with FSCD'16

                   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 APRIL 2016

Ever since the birth of Girard's linear logic, there has been a stream of research in Computer Science where linearity is a key issue, covering both theoretical topics and applications, such as work on proof technology, complexity classes and more recently quantum computation, program analysis, expressive operational semantics, linear programming languages, and techniques for program transformation, update analysis and efficient implementation.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers who are currently developing theory and applications of linear calculi, to foster their interaction and provide a forum for presenting new ideas and work in progress, and enable newcomers to learn about current activities in this area.

New results that make central use of linearity, ranging from foundational work to applications in any field, are welcome.  Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories and practices.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- sub-linear logics
- linear term calculi
- linear type systems
- linear proof-theory
- linear programming languages
- applications to concurrency
- interaction-based systems
- verification of linear systems
- quantum models of computation
- biological and chemical models of computation

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: Friday      15 April 2016
Submission deadline:          Wednesday   20 April 2016
Notification to authors:      Friday      13 May   2016
Final versions due:           Friday      27 May   2016
Workshop date:                Saturday    25 June  2016


Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract (8 pages max) describing original ideas and recent results not published nor submitted elsewhere, or a 5-page abstract presenting relevant work that has been or will be published elsewhere, or work in progress.  Preliminary proceedings will be available at the workshop.  Papers should be written in English, and submitted in PDF format using the EPTCS style files.  Submission is through the Easychair website:


After the workshop, authors of the extended abstracts will be invited to submit a longer version of their work (typically a 15-pages paper) for publication in an electronic journal such as EPTCS.  These submissions will undergo a second round of refereeing. Furthermore, we envision publication of a special issue of a journal after the event.

Programme Committee

- Emmanuel Beffara (Universite d'Aix-Marseille)
- Luis Caires (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
- Iliano Cervesato (Carnegie Mellon University, co-chair)
- Maribel Fernandez (King's College London, co-chair)
- Marco Gaboardi (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
- Masahito Hasegawa (Kyoto University)
- Damiano Mazza (CNRS - Universite Paris 13)
- Vivek Nigam (Universidade Federal da Paraiba)
- Giselle Reis (Inria)
- Claudio Sacerdoti Coen (University of Bologna)
- Andre Scedrov (University of Pennsylvania)


Iliano Cervesato:  iliano at cmu.edu
Maribel Fernandez: Maribel.Fernandez at kcl.ac.uk
Iliano Cervesato  www.cs.cmu.edu/~iliano/
Professor         Carnegie Mellon University

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