CMCS 2001 - Call for Papers

               C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

               4th International Workshop on
      Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science (CMCS2001)

                        Genova, Italy
                        6-7 April 2001

              A satellite workshop of ETAPS 2001

Aims and Scope

During the last few years, it is becoming increasingly clear
that a great variety of state-based dynamical systems, like
transition systems, automata, process calculi and
class-based systems can be captured uniformly as
coalgebras. Coalgebra is developing into a field of its own
interest presenting a deep mathematical foundation, a
growing field of applications and interactions with various
other fields such as reactive and interactive system theory,
object oriented and concurrent programming, formal system
specification, modal logic, dynamical systems, control
systems, category theory, algebra, analysis, etc. The aim of
the workshop is to bring together researchers with a common
interest in the theory of coalgebras and its applications.

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

   * the theory of coalgebras (including set theoretic and
     categorical approaches);
   * coalgebras as computational and semantical models (for
     programming languages, dynamical systems, etc.);
   * coalgebras in (functional, object-oriented, concurrent)
   * coalgebras and data types;
   * (coinductive) definition and proof principles for
     coalgebras (with bisimulations or invariants);
   * coalgebras and algebras;
   * coalgebraic specification and verification;
   * coalgebras and (modal) logic;
   * coalgebra and control theory (notably of discrete event
     and hybrid systems).

The workshop will provide an opportunity to present recent
and ongoing work, to meet colleagues, and to discuss new
ideas and future trends.

Previous workshops of the same series have been organized in
Lisbon, Amsterdam and Berlin. The proceedings appeared as
ENTCS Vols. 11,19 and 33.



CMCS2001 will be held in Genova on 6-7 April 2001, just
after ETAPS2001 (European Joint Conferences on Theory and
Practice of Software).


Program Committee

Alexandru Baltag (Amsterdam), Andrea Corradini (Pisa), Bart
Jacobs (Nijmegen), Marina Lenisa (Udine), Ugo Montanari
(chair, Pisa), Larry Moss (Bloomington, IN), Ataru
T. Nakagawa (Tokyo), Dusko Pavlovic (Palo Alto), John Power
(Edinburgh), Horst Reichel (Dresden), Jan Rutten (Amsterdam).



Submissions will be evaluated by the Program Committee for
inclusion in the proceedings, which will be published in the
ENTCS series. Papers must contain original contributions, be
clearly written, and include appropriate reference to and
comparison with related work. Papers (of at most 15 pages)
should be submitted electronically as uuencoded PostScript
files at the address cmcs2001@di.unipi.it.
A separate message should also be sent, with a text-only
one-page abstract and with mailing addresses (both postal
and electronic), telephone number and fax number of the
corresponding author.


Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 2 January 2001.
Notification of acceptance: 20 February 2001.
Final version due: 10 March 2001.
Workshop dates: 6-7 April 2001.



Andrea Corradini (Pisa), Marina Lenisa (Udine),
Ugo Montanari (Pisa).


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