LFCS 2013

Symposium on Logical Foundations of Computer Science

January 6 – 8, 2013

San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Call for Papers


LFCS Steering Committee:

  • Anil Nerode, Ithaca, NY (General Chair);
  • Stephen Cook, Toronto;
  • Dirk van Dalen, Utrecht;
  • Yuri Matiyasevich, St. Petersburg;
  • J. Alan Robinson, Syracuse, NY;
  • Gerald Sacks, Cambridge, MA;
  • Dana Scott, Pittsburgh, PA.


LFCS Purpose:

The LFCS series provides an outlet for the fast-growing body of work in the logical foundations of computer science, e.g., areas of fundamental theoretical logic related to computer science. The LFCS series began with Logic at Botik, Pereslavl-Zalessky, 1989 and was co-organized by Albert R. Meyer (MIT) and  Michael Taitslin (Tver), after which organization passed to Anil Nerode.

LFCS Topics:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: •constructive mathematics and type theory;

  • logic, automata and automatic structures;
  • computability and randomness;
  • logical foundations of programming;
  • logical aspects of computational complexity;
  • logic programming and constraints;
  • automated deduction and interactive theorem proving;
  • logical methods in protocol and program verification;
  • logical methods in program specification and extraction;
  • domain theory logic;
  • logical foundations of database theory;
  • equational logic and term rewriting;
  • lambda and combinatory calculi;
  • categorical logic and topological semantics;
  • linear logic;
  • epistemic and temporal logics;
  • intelligent and multiple agent system logics;
  • logics of proof and justification;
  • nonmonotonic reasoning;
  • logic in game theory and social software;
  • logic of hybrid systems;
  • distributed system logics;
  • mathematical fuzzy logic;
  • system design logics;
  • other logics in computer science.


LFCS 2013 Program Committee:

  • Sergei Artemov (New York) – PC Chair
  • Steve Awodey (CMU)
  • Alexandru Baltag (Oxford)
  • Andreas Blass (Ann Arbor)
  • Samuel Buss (San Diego)
  • Walter Dean (Warwick)
  • Rod Downey (Wellington, NZ)
  • Rosalie Iemhoff (Utrecht)
  • Bakhadyr Khoussainov (Auckland, NZ)
  • Roman Kuznets (Bern)
  • Robert Lubarsky (Florida Atlantic University)
  • Victor Marek (Lexington, KY)
  • Franco Montagna (Siena)
  • Antonio Montalban (Chicago)
  • Anil Nerode (Cornell) – General LFCS Chair
  • Lawrence Moss (Bloomington, IN)
  • Mati Pentus (Moscow)
  • Ruy de Queiroz (Recife, Brazil)
  • Jeffrey Remmel (San Diego)
  • Bryan Renne (Amsterdam)
  • Philip Scott (Ottawa)
  • Alex Simpson (Edinburgh)
  • Sonja Smets (Groningen)
  • Michael Rathjen (Leeds)
  • Alasdair Urquhart (Toronto)
  • Michael Zakharyaschev (London)

LFCS 2013 Organizing Committee:

Jeff Remmel (Chair), Samuel Buss, Victor Marek.

Submission details:

Proceedings will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).  There will be a post-conference volume of selected works published in the Annals of Pure and Applied Logic (APAL).

Submissions should be made electronically via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lfcs2013. Submitted papers must be in pdf/12pt format and of no more than 15 pages, present work not previously published, and must not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings.

LFCS has established the best student paper award and named it after John Barkley Rosser Sr. (1907-1989), a prominent American logician with fundamental contributions in both Mathematics and Computer Science.

Important Dates:

  • Submissions deadline: September 16, 2012, 23:59 SST (Samoa Standard Time, UTC-11 hours)
  • Notification: October 10, 2012
  • Final papers for proceedings: October 20, 2012
  • Discounted hotel rate deadline: December 6, 2012
  • Symposium dates: January 6 – 8, 2013

Sponsors and Affiliates:

National Science Foundation, Springer LNCS series, University of California, San Diego

Local Arrangements:

The venue of LFCS 2013 will be the spectacular  Catamaran Resort Hotel. To get a special conference rate please visit the Hotel Information page.


All participants must register in advance online. Please see the Registration page for details.