Monday, March 16, 2015

CALL FOR PhD/MSc Contributions (RAMiCS 2015)


Please find attached the final Call for Papers for RAMiCS 15 including
extended deadlines.

Best regards

Michael Winter
(on behalf of the organising committee)



(with deadline extension)

15th International Conference on
Relational and Algebraic Methods in Computer Science (RAMiCS 2015)

28 September to 1 October 2015, Braga, Portugal


We invite submissions in the general area of Relational and Algebraic Methods
in Computer Science. Special focus will lie on formal methods for software
engineering, logics of programs and links with neighbouring disciplines.

Particular topics of interest for the conference cover,
but are not limited to:

* Algebraic approaches to
- specification, development, verification, and analysis of programs
and algorithms
- computational logic, in particular logics of programs, modal and
dynamic logics, interval and temporal logics
- semantics of programming languages

* Applications in fields such as
- relational formal methods such as B, Alloy or Z, tabular methods
- information systems
- graph theory and combinatorial optimisation
- games, automata and language theory
- spatio-temporal reasoning, knowledge acquisition
- preference and scaling methods, computational social choice,
social software

* Theoretical foundations and supporting tools, including
- mechanised and automated reasoning, decision procedures
- process algebras, fixed point calculi, idempotent semirings,
quantales, allegories
- dynamic algebras, cylindric algebras and their applications in computing


Since 1994, the RelMiCS meetings on Relational Methods in Computer Science
have been a main forum for researchers who use the calculus of relations
and similar algebraic formalisms as methodological and conceptual tools.
The AKA workshop series on Applications of Kleene algebra started with a
Dagstuhl seminar in 2001 and was co-organised with the RelMiCS conference
until 2009. Since 2011, joint RAMiCS conferences continue to encompass
the scope of both RelMiCS and AKA.

The predecessors of this conference were held in Dagstuhl (January 1994),
Parati (September 1995), Hammamet (January 1997), Warsaw (September 1998),
Québec (January 2000), Dagstuhl (February 2001), Oisterwijk (October 2001),
Malente (April 2003), St. Catharines (January 2005), Manchester
(September 2006), Frauenwörth (April 2008), Doha (November 2009),
Rotterdam (June 2011), Cambridge UK (September 2012) and
Marienstatt im Westerwald (April 2014).

Student Program

If you are doing a PhD or an MSc in the research areas of the RAMiCS
conference please consider submitting an extended abstract of your
ongoing work for presentation at the conference. See for details.

Proceedings and Submission

All papers will be formally reviewed. We plan to publish the
proceedings in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science ready at
the conference. Submissions must be in English, in Postscript or PDF
format, and provide sufficient information to judge their merits.
They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.
They should not exceed 16 pages in Springer LNCS style (accepted
papers must be produced with LaTeX). Additional material may be
provided by a clearly marked appendix or a reference to a manuscript
on a website. This may be considered at the discretion of the PC.
Deviation from these requirements may cause immediate rejection.
One author of each accepted paper is expected to present the paper
at the conference.

Submission is via EasyChair at the following address:
Formatting instructions and the LNCS styled files can be obtained via:

As for the earlier conferences of this series, it is also intended to
publish a selection of the best papers in revised and extended form in
a special issue of the Journal of Logic and Algebraic Methods in
Programming (JLAMP).

Important Dates

Full papers:

Title and abstract submission: April 01 2015
Submission of full papers: April 09 2015
Notification: June 05 2015
Final versions due (firm deadline): July 10 2015

Student track:

Submission of PhD/MSc extended abstracts: July 03 2015
Notification: July 17 2015

Conference: September 28 - October 01 2015

Invited Speakers

Ernst-Erich Doberkat (Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany)
Gheorghe Stefanescu (Universitatea din Bucuresti, Romania)
Ian Hodkinson (Imperial College, UK)

Programme Committee

Rudolf Berghammer (Kiel, Germany)
Jules Desharnais (Laval U., Canada)
Marcelo Frias (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Steven Givant (Mills College, USA)
Hitoshi Furusawa (Kagoshima, Japan)
Timothy G. Griffin (Cambridge, UK)
Walter Guttmann (Canterbury, New Zealand)
Robin Hirsch (London, UK)
Peter Höfner (NICTA, Australia)
Ali Jaoua (Doha, Qatar)
Peter Jipsen (Chapman U., USA)
Wolfram Kahl (McMaster U., Canada)
Rodger Maddux (Iowa State U., USA)
Ali Mili (NJIT, U. Heights, USA)
Bernhard Möller (U. Augsburg, Germany)
Martin E. Müller (U. Augsburg, Germany)
José N. Oliveira (U. Minho, Portugal; General chair)
Ewa Or?owska (Warsaw, Poland)
Agnieszka Rusinowska (Univ. Paris 1, France)
Gunther Schmidt (Munich, Germany)
Renate Schmidt (Manchester, UK)
Isar Stubbe (U. Littoral-Côte-d'Opale, France)
Michael Winter (Brock U., Canada; PC chair)

Steering Committee

Rudolf Berghammer (Kiel, Germany)
Jules Desharnais (Laval U., Canada)
Ali Jaoua (Doha, Qatar)
Peter Jipsen (Chapman U., USA)
Bernhard Möller (U. Augsburg, Germany)
José N. Oliveira (U. Minho, Portugal)
Ewa Or?owska (Warsaw, Poland)
Gunther Schmidt (Munich, Germany)
Michael Winter (Brock U., Canada)

Organising Committee

José N. Oliveira (U. Minho, Portugal; General chair)
Michael Winter (Brock U., Canada; PC chair)
Luís S. Barbosa (U. Minho, Portugal)
Manuel A. Cunha (U. Minho, Portugal)
António N. Ribeiro (U. Minho, Portugal)