MFCS 2015 - Call for Papers

40th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
August 24 - 28, 2015, Milano, Italy

The series of MFCS symposia, organized since 1972, has a long and well-established tradition. The MFCS symposia encourage high-quality research in all branches of theoretical computer science. Their broad scope provides an opportunity to bring together researchers who do not usually meet at specialized conferences. Quality papers presenting original research on theoretical aspects of computer science are solicited.


Principal topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- algorithms and data structures (incl. sequential, parallel distributed, randomized, approximation, graph, network, on-line parameterized, optimization algorithms)
- algorithmic game theory
- algorithmic learning theory
- computational complexity (structural and model-related)
- computational geometry
- models of computation
- networks (incl. wireless, sensor, ad-hoc networks)
- parallel and distributed computing
- quantum computing
- automata, grammars and formal languages
- combinatorics on words, trees, and other structures
- bioinformatics
- computer-assisted reasoning
- concurrency theory
- cryptography and security
- databases and knowledge-based systems
- formal specifications and program development
- foundations of computing
- logic, algebra and categories in computer science
- types in computer science
- mobile computing
- semantics and verification of programs
- theoretical issues in artificial intelligence


- Anindya Banerjee              (IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain)
- Paolo Boldi                   (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
- Zoltan Esik                   (University of Szeged, Hungary, 40th anniversary speaker)
- Martin Kutrib                 (Universität Giessen, Germany)
- Yishay Mansour                (Tel Aviv University, Israel)


- Hee-Kap Ahn                   (POSTECH, Korea)
- Andris Ambainis               (University of Latvia)
- Marie-Pierre Béal             (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)
- Lars Birkedal                 (Aarhus University, Denmark)
- Jarek Byrka                   (University of Wrocław, Poland)
- Luis Caires                   (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Bruno Codenotti               (CNR Pisa, Italy)
- Adriana Compagnoni            (Stevens Institute of Technology, United States)
- Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú         (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
- Artur Czumaj                  (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
- Rocco de Nicola               (IMT Lucca, Italy)
- Martin Dietzfelbinger         (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany)
- Devdatt Dubashi               (Chalmers, Sweden)
- Amos Fiat                     (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
- Enrico Formenti               (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France)
- Pierre Fraigniaud             (CNRS and University Paris Diderot, France)
- Matt Franklin                 (UC Davis, United States)
- Loukas Georgiadis             (University of Ioannina, Greece)
- Jan Holub                     (Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic)
- Markus Holzer                 (Giessen Universitat, Germany)
- Giuseppe F. Italiano          (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy, co-chair)
- Martin Lange                  (Universität Kassel, Germany)
- Massimo Lauria                (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
- Inge Li Gørtz                 (Technical University of Denmark)
- Alberto Marchetti-Spaccamela  (Università di Roma “Sapienza”, Italy)
- Elvira Mayordomo              (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
- Pierre McKenzie               (Université de Montréal, Canada)
- Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide (University of Paderborn, Germany)
- Prakash Panangaden            (McGill University, Canada)
- Dana Pardubska                (Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia)
- Kunsoo Park                   (Seoul National University, Korea)
- Giovanni Pighizzini           (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, chair)
- Alexander Rabinovich          (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
- Rajeev Raman                  (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)
- Jean-Francois Raskin          (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
- Liam Roditty                  (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
- Marie-France Sagot            (Université Claude Bernard, France)
- Piotr Sankowski               (University of Warsaw, Poland)
- Don Sannella                  (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, co-chair)
- Philippe Schnoebelen          (LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan, France)
- Marinella Sciortino           (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
- Jiří Sgall                    (Charles University, Czech Republic)
- Arseny Shur                   (Ural Federal University, Russia)
- Mariya I. Soskova             (Sofia University, Bulgaria)
- Tarmo Uustalu                 (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
- Peter van Emde Boas           (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Jan van Leeuwen               (Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands)
- Dorothea Wagner               (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
- Peter Widmayer                (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Jiri Wiedermann               (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
- Christos Zaroliagis           (University of Patras, Greece)
- Norbert Zeh                   (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)


- Paper submission deadline: April 22, 2015    (Firm!)
- Author notification:       June   3, 2015
- Camera-ready deadline:     June  12, 2015
- Conference:            August 24-28, 2015


Submissions to MFCS must not exceed 12 pages (in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes style and including bibliography). If the authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the main claims, they may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Simultaneous submissions of papers to any other conference with published proceedings or submitting previously published papers is not allowed. Only electronic submissions in the PDF format are accepted. The proceedings will be published in the ARCoSS subline of Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer-Verlag.

Information about the submission procedure are available on the conference web page.
By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors will attend the conference and present the paper.


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