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Date: 2009-04-25 (06:08)
From: LAM'09 <lam.09@d...>
Subject: 3rd CfP - LAM'09 (Logics for Agents and Mobility)
3rd Call for Papers

Workshop on Logics for Agents and Mobility (LAM'09)
9-10 August 2008, Los Angeles, California, USA

organised as satellite workshop at the Twenty-Fourth Annual IEEE  
Symposium on
LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2009), 11–14 August 2009, Los Angeles,  
California, USA

  * Post-Proceeding will be published as a special issue of Fundamenta  
  * Invited Speakers: Dale Miller (INRIA), Frederick Peschanski (Paris  
6), Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon)

Workshop Purpose:

Our aim is to bring together active researchers in the area of logics  
and mobile systems, especially in the field of logics and calculi for  
mobility, agents, and multi-agent systems. Many notions used in the  
theory of agents are derived from philosophy, logic, and linguistics  
(belief, desire, intention, speech act, etc.), and interdisciplinary  
discourse has proved fruitful for the advance of this domain. Outside  
of academia, the deployment of large-scale pervasive infrastructures  
(mobile ad-hoc networks, mobile devices, RFIDs, etc.) is becoming a  
reality. This raises a number of scientific and technological  
challenges for the software modelling and programming models for such  
large-scale, open and highly-dynamic distributed systems. The agent  
and multi-agent systems approach seems particularly adapted to tackle  
this challenge, but there are many issues remaining to be  
investigated. For instance, the agents must be location-aware since  
the actual services available to them may depend on their (physical or  
virtual) location. The quality and quantity of resources at their  
disposal is also largely fluctuant, and the agents must be able to  
adapt to such highly dynamic environments. Moreover, mobility itself  
raises a large number of difficult issues related to safety and  
security, which require the ability to reason about the software (e.g.  
for analysis or verification). Logics and type systems with temporal  
or other kinds of modalities (relating to location, resource and/or  
security-awareness) play a central role in the semantic  
characterisation and then verification of properties about mobile  
agent systems. There are still many open problems and research  
questions in the theory of such systems. The workshop is intended to  
showcase results and current work being undertaken in these areas with  
a focus on logics for specification and verification of dynamic,  
mobile systems.

Scopes of Interest:

The topics of interest include but are not limited to
- logics for specification and reasoning about agents, MAS, and mobile  
systems in a broader sense
- treatment of location and resources in logics (e.g. Linear Logic, BI- 
Logic, ambient calculus, spatial logics)
- security in ad-hoc networks
- temporal/modal logics and model checking
- type systems and static analysis
- logic programming.

Format of the Workshop:

The workshop will be held as a two day event before LICS. There will  
be a general introduction and brief survey of the field by the  
organiser as an introduction to the workshop.

The workshop will contain invited talks, contributed talks, and a  
discussion session. The latter is meant to give the participants a  
chance to discuss informally research directions, open problems, and  
possible co-operations.

Submission details:

Authors are invited to submit a full paper of original work in the  
areas mentioned above. The workshop chair should be informed of  
closely related work submitted to a conference or journal in advance  
of submission. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to  
present it at the LAM’09 workshop. Submissions should not exceed 15  
pages, preferably using the LaTeX article class. The following formats  
are accepted: PDF, PS. Please send your submission electronically to LAM.09@durham.ac.uk 
  by the deadline listed below. The submissions will be reviewed by  
the workshop's programme committee and additional reviewers. Accepted  
papers will appear in informal workshop pre-proceedings and authors  
will be encouraged to re-submit papers to formal proceedings to be  
published as a special journal issue of Fundamenta Informaticae.

Invited Speakers:

Dale Miller (INRIA, France)
Frederick Peschanski (Paris 6, France)
Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon, USA)

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2009
Notification: 12 June 2009
Preliminary programme: 19 June 2009
Final papers for proceedings: 10 July 2009
Workshop: 9–10 August 2009

Programme Committee:

Thomas Agotnes, Bergen, Norway
Matteo Baldoni, Torino, Italy
Marina De Vos, Bath, UK
Louise Dennis, Liverpool, UK
Jürgen Dix, Clausthal, Germany
Berndt Farwer (chair), Durham, UK
Michael Fisher, Liverpool, UK
Didier Galmiche, Nancy, France
Paul Harrenstein, München, Germany
James Harland, Melbourne, Australia
Andreas Herzig, Toulouse, France
Wojtek Jamroga, Clausthal, Germany
Michael Köhler-Bußmeier, Hamburg, Germany
João Leite, Lisbon, Portugal
Alessio Lomuscio, London, UK
Dale Miller, INRIA, France
Frederic Peschanski, Paris, France
Vladimiro Sassone, Southampton, UK
Mark-Oliver Stehr, Menlo Park, USA
Wamberto Vasconcelos, Aberdeen, UK

Further Information:

About the workshop: http://www.dur.ac.uk/lam.09
About LICS: http://www2.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/lics09/