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From: Nick Benton <nick@m...>
Subject: LOLA 2010 Programme and call for participation
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               *** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ***

                         LOLA  2010

        Syntax and Semantics of Low Level Languages

            Friday 9th July 2010, Edinburgh, UK

        A LICS 2010-affiliated workshop at FLoC 2010
                 http://lola.pps.jussieu.fr/


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IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

  * early registration deadline: 17 May 2010
  * standard registration:       18 May 2010 - 30 June 2010
  * late registration:           after 30 June 2010

Registration, accomodation, and travel/visa information for all FLoC
conferences and workshops is on the FLoC 2010 web pages:

  http://www.floc-conference.org/

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME:

INVITED TALKS:

 * Gérard Berry (INRIA, Collège de France). What could be the right
   balance between abstract and fine-grain computational properties?

 * Dan Ghica (University of Birmingham). Geometry of Synthesis:
   Semantics-directed hardware compilation.

 * Alex Simpson (LFCS, University of Edinburgh). Linear types for
   continuations.

CONTRIBUTED TALKS:

 * Magnus O. Myreen & Michael J. C. Gordon. Machine code:
   architecture-independent formal verification and proof-producing
   compilation.

 * Ugo Dal Lago On the Role of Interaction in Implicit Computational
   Complexity.

 * Nick Benton & Chung-Kil Hur. Step-Indexing: The Good, the Bad and
   the Ugly.

 * Guilhem Jaber & Nicolas Tabareau. Krivine realizability for
   compiler correctness.

 * Shin-ya Katsumata & Rasmus Mogelberg. Fullness of monadic
   translation by TT-lifting.

 * Rasmus Mogelberg & Sam Staton. Full abstraction in a metalanguage
   for state.

 * Antoine Madet & Roberto Amadio & Patrick Baillot. An
   Affine-Intuitionistic System of Types and Effects: Confluence and
   Termination.

 * Nathaniel Charlton & Bernhard Reus. A deeper understanding of the
   deep frame axiom.

ALL THIS, PLUS: a thrilling panel discussion!

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKSHOP:

It has been understood since the late 1960s that tools and structures
arising in mathematical logic and proof theory can usefully be applied
to the design of high level programming languages, and to the
development of reasoning principles for such languages. Yet low level
languages, such as machine code, and the compilation of high level
languages into a low level ones have traditionally been seen as having
little or no essential connection to logic.

However, a fundamental discovery of this past decade has been that low
level languages are also governed by logical principles.  From this
key observation has emerged an active and fascinating new research
area at the frontier of logic and computer science.  The
practically-motivated design of logics reflecting the structure of low
level languages (such as heaps, registers and code pointers) and low
level properties of programs (such as resource usage) goes hand in
hand with the some of the most advanced contemporary researches in
semantics and proof theory, including classical realizability and
forcing, double orthogonality, parametricity, linear logic, game
semantics, uniformity, categorical semantics, explicit substitutions,
abstract machines, implicit complexity and sublinear programming.

The LOLA workshop, affiliated with LICS, will bring together
researchers interested in the various aspects of the relationship
between logic and low level languages and programs. LOLA is an
informal workshop aiming at a high degree of useful interaction
amongst the participants.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

       * Amal Ahmed (Indiana University)
       * Nick Benton (MSR Cambridge, co-chair)
       * Lars Birkedal (IT University of Copenhagen)
       * Dan Ghica (University of Birmingham)
       * Paul-Andre Mellies (CNRS & University Paris Diderot, co-chair)
       * François Pottier (INRIA Rocquencourt)
       * Ulrich Schoepp (LMU Munich)
       * Hayo Thielecke (University of Birmingham)