FICS 2012 Workshop
               March 24, 2012, Tallinn, Estonia
               Satellite workshop to ETAPS 2012

               http://www.inf.u-szeged.hu/fics2012/

Important dates:

Abstract submission:          4 Dec 2011 11 Dec 2011
Paper submission:            11 Dec 2011 18 Dec 2011
Notification:                21 Jan 2012
Final version:                5 Feb 2012

Background:

Fixed points play a fundamental role in several areas of computer science
and logic by justifying induction and recursive definitions. The
construction and properties of fixed points have been investigated in many
different frameworks such as: design and implementation of programming
languages, program logics, databases. The aim of this workshop is to
provide a forum for researchers to present their results to those members
of the computer science and logic communities who study or apply the
theory of fixed points. Previous workshops were held in Brno (1998,
MFCS/CSL workshop), Paris (2000, LC workshop), Florence (2001, PLI
workshop), Copenhagen (2002, LICS (FLoC) workshop), Warsaw (2003, ETAPS
workshop), Coimbra (2009, CSL workshop) and Brno (2010, MFCS/CSL
workshop).

Topics include, but are not restricted to:

    * categorical, metric and ordered fixed point models
    * fixed points in algebra and coalgebra
    * fixed points in languages and automata
    * fixed points in programming language semantics
    * the mu-calculus and fixed points in modal logic
    * fixed points in process algebras and process calculi
    * fixed points in the lambda-calculus, functional programming and
      type theory
    * fixed points in relation to dataflow and circuits
    * fixed points in logic programming and theorem proving
    * finite model theory, descriptive complexity theory, fixed points in
      databases

Invited speakers:

    * Andreas Abel, Munich, Germany
    * Luke Ong, Oxford, UK

Submission:

Selection of contributed talks is based on extended abstracts/short papers.
Submission is via EasyChair <http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fics2012>
in two stages: titles and abstracts by 4 December 11 December, and extended abstracts/
short papers in LaTeX by 11 December 18 December. The authors will be notified of
acceptance/rejection by 21 January 2012. We plan to distribute the short
papers presented at the meeting via the opensource repository EPTCS.
Submissions must be limited to
     * 8 pages using  eptcs.cls  <http://style.eptcs.org/> or
     * 6 pages using  easychair.cls <http://www.easychair.org/easychair.zip>.
Final submissions for the proceedings will require using eptcs.cls.

Journal publication:

If the number and quality of submissions and accepted talks warrant this,
a special issue of an internationally recognized journal devoted to the
event will be published.

FICS Program Committee:

PC co-Chairs:

    * Dale Miller, INRIA-Saclay, France
    * Zoltan Esik, University of Szeged, Hungary

PC members:

    * Achim Jung, University of Birmingham, UK
    * Arnaud Carayol, Institut Gaspard-Monge, France
    * David Baelde, University of Paris 11, France
    * Fabio Gadducci, University of Pisa, Italy
    * Igor Walukiewicz, LaBRI Bordeaux, France
    * Irene Guessarian, University of Paris 7, France
    * Jan Rutten, CWI, Amsterdam, Radboud University, Holland
    * Julian Bradfield, University of Edinburgh, UK
    * Luigi Santocanale, Université Aix-Marseille I, France
    * Ralph Matthes, IRIT Toulouse, France
    * Stephan Kreutzer, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
    * Tarmo Uustalu, Institute of Cybernetics, Estonia
    * Wan Fokkink, Vrije Universiteit, Holland