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MFPS XXIII: "Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics", New Orleans April 2007


                             MFPS XXIII

                   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.


         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

     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:



* 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.