LICS 2016

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LICS 2016
31st Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science
Event in series LICS
Dates 2016/07/05 (iCal) - 2016/07/08
Submitting link:
Location: New York City, New York, USA
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Important dates
Abstracts: 2016/01/11
Papers: 2016/01/18
Notification: 2016/04/04
Papers: Submitted 191 / Accepted 85 (44.5 %)
Organizers: Columbia University
General chairs: Martin Grohe
PC chairs: Natarajan Shankar
Workshop chairs: Patricia Bouyer-Decitre
Table of Contents


The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed.


  • 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
  • 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

Every full paper must be submitted in the ACM SIGPLAN Proceedings 2-column 9pt format and may not be longer than 10 pages, including references. The LaTeX style file is 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.

Important Dates

Titles and Short Abstracts Due: January 11, 2016
Full Papers Due: January 18, 2016
Author Feedback/Rebuttal Period: March 14-18, 2016
Author Notification: April 4, 2016
Final Versions Due for Proceedings: May 2, 2016
Early Registration Deadline: June 3, 2016
Conference: July 5-8, 2016