AiML news 2009

December 17, 2009. FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for HyLo 2010

HyLo 2010
July 10, 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland


Hybrid logic is an extension of modal logic which allows us to refer explicitly to states of the model in the syntax of formulas. It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on applied grounds, with the usefulness of the additional expressive power, and moreover, hybridization often improves the behavior of the underlying modal formalism. The workshop HyLo 2010 is relevant to a wide range of people, including those interested in description logic, applied modal logics, temporal logic, memory logics, memoryful logics, reactive logic, labelled deduction, and feature logic.


See the workshop web page. The proceedings have been accepted for publication in ENTCS.

Submission deadline: March 30, 2010

Invited speakers
  • Moshe Vardi (Rice University, USA)
Program committee
  • Carlos Areces (INRIA Lorraine, France)
  • Patrick Blackburn (INRIA Lorraine, France)
  • Thomas Bolander (Technical University of Denmark), Co-chair
  • Torben Braüner (Roskilde University, Denmark), Co-chair
  • Stephane Demri (ENS de Cachan, France)
  • Mai Gehrke (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Valentin Goranko (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Valeria de Paiva (Cuil Inc., USA)
  • Thomas Schneider (University of Manchester)

October 9, 2009. FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for AiML 2010

August 24-27, 2010, Moscow, Russia

Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting the state of the art in modal logic and its various applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together with volumes based on the conferences. Information about the AiML series can be obtained at AiML-2010 is the eighth conference in the series.


We invite submission on all aspects of modal logics, including:

  • history of modal logic
  • philosophy of modal logic
  • applications of modal logic
  • computational aspects of modal logic
    • complexity and decidability of modal and temporal logics
    • modal and temporal logic programming
    • model checking
    • theorem proving for modal logics
  • theoretical aspects of modal logic
    • algebraic and categorical perspectives on modal logic
    • coalgebraic modal logic
    • completeness and canonicity
    • correspondence and duality theory
    • many-dimensional modal logics
    • modal fixed point logics
    • model theory of modal logic
    • proof theory of modal logic
  • specific instances and variations of modal logic
    • description logics
    • dynamic logics and other process logics
    • epistemic and deontic logics
    • modal logics for agent-based systems
    • modal logic and game theory
    • modal logic and grammar formalisms
    • provability and interpretability logics
    • spatial and temporal logics
    • hybrid logic
    • intuitionistic logic
    • substructural logics

Papers on related subjects will also be considered.


To be announced


There will be two types of submissions to AiML-2010
(1) Full papers for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference.
(2) Abstracts for short presentation only.
Both types of papers should be submitted electronically using the EasyChair submission page at


Authors are invited to submit, for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings, full papers reporting on original research and not submitted elsewhere. The proceedings of AiML-2010 will be published by College Publications in a volume to be made available at the conference.

The submissions should be at most 15 pages, with an optional technical appendix of up to 5 pages, together with a plain-text abstract of 100-200 words. The submissions must be typeset in LaTeX, using a style file and template that will be provided on the AiML-2010 website in due time.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for, and attend, the conference to present the paper.


These should be at most 5 pages. They may describe preliminary results, work in progress etc., and will be subject to light reviewing. The accepted abstracts will be made available at the conference, and the authors will have the opportunity to make short presentations (of up to 15 minutes) on them.

  • Carlos Areces (INRIA, Nancy-Grand Est, France)
  • Philippe Balbiani (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
  • Alexandru Baltag (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Lev Beklemishev (Moscow State University, Russia)
  • Johan van Benthem (ILLC, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University, USA)
  • Torben Brauner (Roskilde University, Denmark)
  • Patrick Blackburn (LORIA, France)
  • Balder ten Cate (LSV, ENS Cachan, France)
  • Stéphane Demri (CNRS, Cachan, France)
  • Melvin Fitting (City University of New York, USA)
  • Silvio Ghilardi (University of Milano, Italy)
  • Robert Goldblatt (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Rajeev Goré (The Australian National University, Australia)
  • Andreas Herzig (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
  • Ian Hodkinson (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Wiebe van der Hoek (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Rosalie Iemhoff (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
  • Alexander Kurz (University of Leicester, UK)
  • Martin Lange (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany)
  • Carsten Lutz (University of Bremen, Germany)
  • Larisa Maksimova (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Edwin Mares (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Larry Moss (Indiana University, USA)
  • Martin Otto (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Dirk Pattinson (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Mark Reynolds (University of Western Australia, Australia)
  • Renate Schmidt (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Nobu-Yuki Suzuki (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  • Yde Venema (ILLC, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Igor Walukiewicz (LABRI, Bordeaux, France)
  • Frank Wolter (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Michael Zakharyaschev (Birkbeck College, London, UK)

Valentin Shehtman (Moscow State University, Russia)

Valentin Goranko (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)


Lev Beklemishev (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia)


Full papers submission deadline: 16 March 2010
Full papers acceptance notification: 21 May 2010
Short presentations submission deadline: 1 June 2010
Short presentations acceptance notification: 21 June 2010
Final version of full papers and abstracts due: 30 June 2010
Conference: 24-27 August, 2010.


Advances in Modal Logic 2010 will be held at Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow


AiML 2010 website:


E-mail enquiries should be directed respectively to the chair of the organizing committee, sent to lbekl(at)yandex(dot)ru, or to the PC co-chairs, sent to

January 9, 2009. First Call for Papers: 6th Workshop on "Methods for Modalities" (M4M-6)

6th Workshop on "Methods for Modalities" (M4M-6)
Copenhagen, Denmark
November 12-14, 2009


The workshop "Methods for Modalities" (M4M) aims to bring together researchers interested in developing algorithms, verification methods and tools based on modal logics. Here the term "modal logics" is conceived broadly, including temporal logic, description logic, guarded fragments, conditional logic, temporal and hybrid logic, etc.

To stimulate interaction and transfer of expertise, M4M will feature a number of invited talks by leading scientists, research presentations aimed at highlighting new developments, and submissions of system demonstrations.

We strongly encourage young researchers and students to submit papers, especially for experimental and prototypical software tools which are related to modal logics.

More information about the previous editions can be found at

M4M-6 will be preceded by a two-day mini-course aimed at preparing PhD students and other researchers for participation in the workshop. The mini-course is associated with the FIRST research school.

Paper Submissions

Authors are invited to submit papers in the following three categories.

  • Regular papers up to 15 pages, describing original research.
  • System descriptions of up to 12 pages, describing new systems or significant upgrades of existing ones.
  • Presentation-only papers, describing work recently published or submitted (no page limit). These will not be included in the proceedings, but pre-prints or post-prints can be made available to participants.

Submissions should be made via EasyChair at the following address:

Final versions of accepted papers will be published online in a volume of Elsevier Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS). A preliminary version of the proceedings will also be available at the workshop.

Invited speakers

To be announced.

Important dates

Deadline for submissions: August 24, 2009
Notification: October 5, 2009
Camera ready versions: October 26, 2009
Workshop dates: November 12-14, 2009

Program Committee
  • Carlos Areces, INRIA Lorraine
  • Lars Birkedal, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Lorraine
  • Thomas Bolander (co-chair), Technical University of Denmark
  • Julian Bradfield, University of Edinburgh
  • Torben Braüner (co-chair), Roskilde University
  • Balder ten Cate, University of Amsterdam
  • Stephane Demri, ENS de Cachan
  • Hans van Ditmarsch, University of Otago
  • Melvin Fitting, City University of New York
  • John Gallagher, Roskilde University
  • Mai Gehrke, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Silvio Ghilardi, University of Milano
  • Valentin Goranko, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Rajeev Goré, ANU
  • Michael R. Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Andreas Herzig, IRIT
  • Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool
  • Martin Lange, LMU München
  • Carsten Lutz, Dresden University of Technology
  • Angelo Montanari, University of Udine
  • Valeria de Paiva, Cuill Inc.
  • Renate Schmidt, University of Manchester
  • Thomas Schneider, University of Manchester
  • Carsten Schürmann, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Gert Smolka, Saarland University
  • Anders Søgaard, University of Copenhagen
  • Jørgen Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Frank Wolter, University of Liverpool
  • Thomas Ågotnes, Bergen University College