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LICS 2020
35th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science
Event in series LICS
Dates 2020/07/08 (iCal) - 2020/07/11
Submitting link:
Location: Saarbrücken, Online
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Important dates
Abstracts: 2020/01/06
Papers: 2020/01/10
Submissions: 2020/01/10
Notification: 2020/04/10
Papers: Submitted 174 / Accepted 69 (39.7 %)
Organizers: Lijun Zhang, Holger Hermanns
General chairs: Dale Miller
PC chairs: Naoki Kobayashi
Workshop chairs: Frédéric Blanqui
Keynote speaker: Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Jérôme Leroux, Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini
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The 35th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS), 8–11 July 2020

The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed. LICS 2020 will be held online but hosted in Saarbrücken, Germany during 8–11 July 2020, in co-location with ICALP 2020.


Topics of interest include:

  • automata theory
  • automated deduction
  • categorical models and logics
  • concurrency and distributed computation
  • constraint programming
  • constructive mathematics
  • database theory
  • decision procedures
  • description logics
  • domain theory
  • finite model theory
  • formal aspects of program analysis
  • formal methods
  • foundations of computability
  • games and logic
  • higher-order logic
  • lambda and combinatory calculi
  • linear logic
  • logic in artificial intelligence
  • logic programming
  • logical aspects of bioinformatics
  • logical aspects of computational complexity
  • logical aspects of quantum computation
  • logical frameworks
  • logics of programs
  • modal and temporal logics
  • model checking
  • probabilistic systems
  • process calculi
  • programming language semantics
  • proof theory
  • real-time systems
  • reasoning about security and privacy
  • rewriting
  • type systems and type theory and verification


Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. All submissions will be electronic via

Formatting instructions: Every full paper must be submitted in the ACM SIGPLAN Proceedings 2-column 10pt format and may be at most 12 pages, excluding references. The LaTeX style files are available from here.

The extended abstract must be in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess the merits of the paper. It should begin with a succinct statement of the issues, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance and relevance to the conference and to computer science, all phrased for the non-specialist. Technical development directed to the specialist should follow. References and comparisons with related work must be included. (If necessary, detailed proofs of technical results may be included in a clearly-labeled appendix, to be consulted at the discretion of program committee members.) Submissions not conforming to the above requirements will be rejected without further consideration. Paper selection will be merit-based, with no a priori limit on the number of accepted papers. Papers authored or co-authored by members of the program committee are not allowed.

Results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including the proceedings of other symposia or workshops. The program chair must be informed, in advance of submission, of any closely related work submitted or about to be submitted to a conference or journal. Authors of accepted papers are expected to sign copyright release forms. One author of each accepted paper is expected to present it at the conference.

LICS 2020 will use a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. Following this process means that reviewers will not see the authors' names or affiliations as they initially review a paper. The authors' names will then be revealed to the reviewers only once their reviews have been submitted.

Important Dates

Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of about 100 words in advance of submitting the extended abstract of the paper.
The exact deadline time on these dates is given by anywhere on earth (AoE).

Titles and Short Abstracts Due: 6 January 2020
Full Papers Due: 10 January 2020
Author Response Period: 16–20 March 2020
Author Notification: 10 April 2020
Conference: 8–12 July 2020