FICS'2001 Fixed Points in Computer Science FICS'2001

A Satellite Workshop to PLI'2001
September 8, 2001, Florence, Italy

Program Committee: 

J. Adamek(Braunschweig) 
R. Backhouse (Nottingham) 
S. Bloom (Hoboken NJ) 
R. De Nicola (Florence) 
Z. Esik (Szeged) 
I. Guessarian (Paris) 
W. Kuich (Vienna) 
A. Labella (Rome, chair) 
M. Mislove (Tulane) 
D. Niwinski (Warsaw)


Invited speakers: 

J. Adamek (Braunschweig) 
Z. Esik (Szeged) 
I. Guessarian (Paris) 
C. Stirling (Edinburgh) 
R. F. C. Walters (Sydney) 

Contact person: 

Anna Labella  
dip. Scienze dell'Informazione 
Universita' La Sapienza 
via Salaria 113 
00198, Rome, Italy  phone: +39 06 49918355 
fax: +39 06 8541842 

Important Dates: 

Submission: April 15, 2001  
Notification: June 15, 2001 

Aim: 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. The aim of the 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 fixed point operation in the different fields and formalisms.Previous workshops where held in 1998 in Brno and in 2000 in Paris. 

Topics:Construction and reasoning about properties of fixed points, categorical, metric and ordered fixed point models, continuous algebras, relation algebras, fixed points in process algebras and process calculi, regular algebras of finitary and infinitary languages, formal power series, tree automata and tree languages, infinite trees, the mu-calculus and other programming logics, fixed points in relation to dataflow and circuits, fixed points and the lambda calculus, fixed points in logic programming and data bases. 

Paper submission: Authors are invited to send three copies of an abstract not exceeding three pages to the PC chair. Electronic submissions in the form of uuencoded postscript file are encouraged and can be sent to Submissions are to be received before April 15, 2001. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 15, 2001. 

Program and abstracts Foreword

Proceedings: preliminary proceedings containing the abstracts of the talks will be available at the meeting. Publication of final proceedings as a special issue of Theoretical Informatics and Applications depends on the number and quality of the papers. (The proceedings of FICS 98 appeared in the same journal, Vol. 33, No. 4/5, 1999.) 

The workshop is organised as a satellite event of the conference Principles, Logics and Implementations of High-Level Programming Languages (PLI 2001), Firenze, Italy, September 3 - 7, 2001,  The workshop is partially sponsored by GNCS-CNR.