CALL FOR PAPERS MFPS XXIII <http://www.math.tulane.edu/~mfps/mfps23.htm> Twenty-third Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics Tulane University New Orleans, LA USA April 11 - 14, 2007 Partially Supported by US Office of Naval Research The Twenty-third Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics (MFPS XXIII) will take place on the campus of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA USA from Wednesday, April 11 through Saturday, April 14, 2007. The MFPS conferences are devoted to those areas of mathematics, logic, and computer science which are related to models of computation, in general, and to the semantics of programming languages, in particular. The series has particularly stressed providing a forum where researchers in mathematics and computer science can meet and exchange ideas about problems of common interest. As the series also strives to maintain breadth in its scope, the conference strongly encourages participation by researchers in neighboring areas. The INVITED SPEAKERS for MFPS XXIII are Gerard Berry (Esterel Technologies) --- to be confirmed --- Stephen Brookes (CMU) Jane Hillston (Edinburgh) John Mitchell (Stanford) Gordon Plotkin (Edinburgh) John Power (Edinburgh) In addition, there will be three special sessions: 1. A special session honoring GORDON PLOTKIN on his 60th birthday year, organised by Samson Abramsky (Oxford). 2. A special session on SECURITY, organised by Catherine Meadows (NRL). 3. A special session on SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, organised by Jane Hillston (Edinburgh) and Prakash Panangaden (McGill). 4. A Special Session on Physics, Information and Computation organized by Keye Martin (NRL). Further, there will be a TUTORIAL DAY on April 11. The topic will be Domain Theory; the speakers will be announced at a later date. This event will be free to those who are interested in attending. The remainder of the program will consist of papers selected by the following PROGRAM COMMITTEE Samson Abramsky (Oxford) Michael Mislove (Tulane) Andrej Bauer (Ljubljana) John Mitchell (Stanford) Stephen Brookes (CMU) Eugenio Moggi (Genova) Pierre-Louis Curien (CNRS & Paris 7) Laurent Regnier (Marseille) Andrzej Filinski (Copenhagen) Giuseppe Rosolini (Genova) Marcelo Fiore (Cambridge), CHAIR Davide Sangiorgi (Bologna) Masahito Hasegawa (Kyoto) Philip Scott (Ottawa) Achim Jung (Birmingham) Daniele Varacca (Paris 7) Ursula Martin (QM London) James Worrell (Oxford) Catherine Meadows (NRL) Steve Zdancewic (Pennsylvania) from submissions received in response to this call for papers. TOPICS include, but are not limited to, the following: biocomputation; categorical models; concurrent and distributed computation; constructive mathematics; domain theory; formal languages; formal methods; game semantics; lambda calculus; logic; non-classical computation; probabilistic systems; process calculi; program analysis; programming language theory; quantum computation; rewriting theory; security; specifications; topological models; type systems; type theory. The CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS will be published by ENTCS (Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science <http://www.entcs.org/>). Submission instructions, style files for preparing a submission, and a link to the MFPS XXIII submission site are available from the conference web page: http://www.math.tulane.edu/~mfps/mfps23.htm IMPORTANT DATES: * Fri Dec 15: Paper registration deadline, with short abstracts. * Fri Dec 22: Paper submission deadline. * Fri Feb 4: Author notification. * Fri Mar 2: Final versions for the proceedings. The Organising Committee for MFPS consists of Stephen Brookes (CMU), Achim Jung (Birmingham), Catherine Meadows (NRL), Michael Mislove (Tulane), and Prakash Panangaden (McGill). The local arrangements for MFPS XXIII are being overseen by Michael Mislove.