It has been understood since the late 1960s that tools and structures arising in mathematical logic and proof theory can usefully be applied to the design of high level programming languages, and to the development of reasoning principles for such languages. Yet low level languages, such as machine code, and the compilation of high level languages into a low level ones have traditionally been seen as having little or no essential connection to logic.
However, a fundamental discovery of this past decade has been that low level languages are also governed by logical principles. From this key observation has emerged an active and fascinating new research area at the frontier of logic and computer science. The practically-motivated design of logics reflecting the structure of low level languages (such as heaps, registers and code pointers) and low level properties of programs (such as resource usage) goes hand in hand with the some of the most advanced contemporary researches in semantics and proof theory, including classical realizability and forcing, double orthogonality, parametricity, linear logic, game semantics, uniformity, categorical semantics, explicit substitutions, abstract machines, implicit complexity and sublinear programming.
The LOLA workshop, affiliated with LICS, will bring together researchers interested in many aspects of the relationship between logic and low level languages and programs. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
LOLA is an informal workshop aiming at a high degree of useful interaction amongst the participants, welcoming proposals for talks on work in progress, overviews of larger programmes, position presentations and short tutorials as well as more traditional research talks describing new results.
The programme committee will select the workshop presentations from submitted proposals, which may take the form either of a short abstract or of a longer (published or unpublished) paper describing completed work.
|Amal Ahmed||(Northeastern University)|
|Aleksandar Nanevski||(IMDEA Software)|
|Cristiano Calcagno||(Imperial College London and Monoidics Limited)|
|Robert Dockins||(Princeton University)|
|Martin Hofmann||(LMU Munich)|
|Xavier Leroy||(INRIA Rocquencourt)|
|Andrzej Murawski||(University of Leicester)|
|Sungwoo Park||(Pohang University of Science and Technology)|
|Dusko Pavlovic||(Royal Holloway, University of London)|
|Last modified on May 26, 2012 by Amal Ahmed, College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University|