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NEWS:

Invited speakers: Dave Clarke, Vincent Danos, Martin Fränzle, Margus Veanes.

A special issue of selected papers in J. of Logic and Algebraic Programming. 

A guided tour and reception in the new KUMU Art Museum, the 2008 winner 
of the European Museum of the Year award.




     20th Nordic Workshop on Programming Theory, NWPT '08
            Tallinn, Estonia, 19-21 November 2008

                  http://cs.ioc.ee/nwpt08/

                   Call for Contributions


Background

The NWPT series of annual workshops is a forum bringing together
programming theorists from the Nordic and Baltic countries (but also
elsewhere). The previous editions were held in Uppsala (1989, 1999,
and 2004), Aalborg (1990), Göteborg (1991 and 1995), Bergen (1992 and
2000), Åbo (1993, 1998, and 2003), Aarhus (1994), Oslo (1996, 2007),
Tallinn (1997 and 2002), Lyngby (2001), Copenhagen (2005) and
Reykjavík (2006). This year it is Tallinn's turn again and the
workshop will be celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The workshop will be organized by organized by Institute of
Cybernetics (Tallinn) and Dept. of Computer Science, Tallinn
University of Technology.

Scope

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)

    * semantics of programming languages,
    * programming language design and programming methodology,
    * programming logics,
    * formal specification of programs,
    * program verification,
    * program construction,
    * program transformation and refinement,
    * real-time and hybrid systems,
    * models of concurrency and distributed computing,
    * tools for program verification and construction.

Invited Speakers

    * Dave Clarke, CWI, The Netherlands
    * Vincent Danos, University of Edinburgh, UK
    * Martin Fränzle, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. Oldenburg, Germany
    * Margus Veanes, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA

Submission

Authors wishing to give a talk at the workshop are requested to submit
an abstract of 2-3 pages (pdf, printable on A4 paper) through
EasyChair by 3 October 2008. Submission of work submitted for formal
publication elsewhere and work in progress is permitted.

The abstracts of the accepted contributions will be available at the
workshop. After the workshop, selected papers will be published in a
special issue of the Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programming.

Important Dates

    * Submission of abstracts: 3 October 2008
    * Notification: 17 October 2008

Programme Committee

    * Luca Aceto, Reykjavík Univ., Iceland
    * Michael R. Hansen, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
    * Anna Ingólfsdóttir, Reykjavík Univ., Iceland
    * Einar Broch Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
    * Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg Univ., Denmark
    * Bengt Nordström, Univ. of Gothenburg, 
                                 Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
    * Olaf Owe, University of Oslo, Norway
    * Gerardo Schneider, University of Oslo, Norway
    * Tarmo Uustalu, Inst. of Cybernetics, Estonia (co-chair)
    * Jüri Vain, Tallinn Univ. of Technology, Estonia (co-chair)
    * Marina Waldén, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
    * Uwe Wolter, Univ. of Bergen, Norway
    * Wang Yi, Uppsala Univ., Sweden

Sponsors

The workshop is sponsored by EXCS, the new Estonian centre of
excellence in computer science, http://cs.ioc.ee/excs/.

Venue

Tallinn, Estonia's capital, is famous for its picturesque medieval Old
Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are direct flights to
Tallinn from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin Schönefeld, Brussels,
Copenhagen, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Hamburg,
Helsinki, Kiev, London Gatwick and Stansted, Milan Malpensa, Minsk,
Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Riga, Rome, Simferopol, Stockholm
Arlanda, Vienna, Vilnius, and Warsaw.

The workshop will take place in the historic House of the Brotherhood
of the Blackheads in the Old Town at walking distance from all central
hotels. 

The social programme includes a guided tour and a welcome reception 
in the new (opened 2006) KUMU Art Museum in Kadriorg. KUMU, designed 
by the Finnish architect Pekka Vapaavuori, has earned several 
recognitions for its architecture and is the 2008 winner of the 
European Museum of the Year award.

Further information

With questions, email nwpt08(at)cs.ioc.ee.




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