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LSFA'08 - Third Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with

August 26th, 2008
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil


Logical and semantic frameworks are formal languages used to represent
logics, languages and systems. These frameworks provide foundations for
formal specification of systems and programming languages, supporting
tool development and reasoning.

The objective of this one-day workshop is to put together theoreticians
and practitioners to promote new techniques and results, from the
theoretical side, and feedback on the implementation and use of such
techniques and results, from the practical side.

Topics of interest to this forum include, but are not limited to:

* Logical frameworks
         o Proof theory
         o Type theory
         o Automated deduction
* Semantic frameworks
         o Specification languages and meta-languages
         o Formal semantics of languages and systems
         o Computational and logical properties of semantic frameworks
* Implementation of logical and/or semantic frameworks
* Applications of logical and/or semantic frameworks

LSFA'08 also aims to be a forum for presenting and discussing work in
progress, and therefore to provide feedback to authors on their
preliminary research. Submissions to the workshop will in the form of
full papers. The proceedings are produced only after the meeting, so
that authors can incorporate this feedback in the published papers.


Cesar Munoz NIA-NASA (Hampton)
02  (TBC)
03  (TBC)


Mauricio Ayala-Rincon UnB (Brasilia)
Clemens Ballarin TUM (Munchen)
Mario Benevides UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro), co-chair
Eduardo Bonelli UNQ (Quilmes)
Marcelo Coniglio UNICAMP (Campinas)
David Deharbe UFRN (Natal)
Clare Dixon University of Liverpool (Liverpool)
Gilles Dowek INRIA/Ecole Polytechnique (Paris)
Marcelo Finger USP (Sao Paulo)
Bernhard Gramlich TU Wien (Vienna)
Edward Hermann Haeusler PUC-Rio (Rio de Janeiro)
Fairouz Kamareddine Heriot-Watt (Edinburgh)
Delia Kesner Paris 7 (Paris)
Claude Kirchner INRIA (Bordeaux)
Steffen Lewitzka UFBA (Salvador)
Joao Marcos UFRN (Natal)
Ana Teresa de Castro Martins UFC (Fortaleza)
Dale Miller INRIA/Ecole Polytechnique (Paris)
Pierre-Etienne Moreau INRIA (Nancy)
Peter Mosses Swansea University (Swansea)
Anjolina Grisi de Oliveira UFPE (Recife)
Luca Paolini Universita di Torino (Torino)
Elaine Pimentel UFMG (Belo Horizonte), co-chair
Simona Ronchi Della Rocca Universita di Torino (Torino)
Alwen Tiu Australian National University
Yde Venema University of Amsterdam
Hongwei Xi Boston University (Boston)


Mauricio Ayala-Rincon UnB (Bras=EDlia)
Edward Hermann Hauesler PUC-Rio (Rio de Janeiro)
Andreas Bernhard Michael Brunne UFBA (Salvador) Local-chair
Aline Maria Santos Andrade UFBA (Salvador) Local-chair


Paper submission deadline:    May 18th
Author notification:               June 30th
Camera ready:                     July 20th


Contributions should be written in English and submitted in the form
full papers with at most 16 pages. They must be unpublished and not
submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. The submission
should be in the form of a PDF file uploaded to LSFA'08 page at
EasyChair until the submission deadline in May 18, by midnight, Central
European Standard Time (GMT+1).

The papers should be prepared in latex using Elsevier ENTCS style. The
workshop pre-proceedings, containing the reviewed extended abstracts,
will be handed-out at workshop registration and the proceedings will be
published as a volume of ENTCS.

After the workshop, according to the quantity and quality of selected
papers, the authors will be invited to submit full versions of their works
that will be also reviewed to high standards. A special issue of LSFA'06
appeared in the Journal of Algorithms and currently a special issue of
LSFA'07 is being processed and will appear in The Logical Journal of the

At least one of the authors should register at the conference. The
paper presentation should be in English.


Elaine Pimentel

Mario Benevides

The web page of the event can be reached at:


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