Virtual Conference, September-October 2020

Call for papers

The 15th IFIP WG 1.3 International Workshop on
Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science (CMCS’20)
Dublin, Ireland, 25 – 26 April 2020
(co-located with ETAPS 2020)

Objectives and scope

Established in 1998, the CMCS workshops aim to bring together researchers with a common interest in the
theory of coalgebras, their logics, and their applications. As the workshop series strives to maintain breadth
in its scope, areas of interest include neighbouring fields as well.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • the theory of coalgebras (including set theoretic and categorical approaches);
  • coalgebras as computational and semantical models (for programming languages
    dynamical systems, term rewriting, etc.);
  • coalgebras in (functional, object-oriented, concurrent, and constraint) programming;
  • coalgebraic data types, type systems and behavioural typing;
  • coinductive definition and proof principles for coalgebras (including “up-to” techniques);
  • coalgebras and algebras;
  • coalgebras and (modal) logic;
  • coalgebraic specification and verification;
  • coalgebra and control theory (notably of discrete event and hybrid systems);
  • coalgebra in quantum computing;
  • coalgebra and game theory;
  • tools exploiting coalgebraic techniques.

Venue and event

CMCS’20 will be held in Dublin, Ireland, co-located with ETAPS 2020, on 25 – 26 April 2020.

Keynote Speaker

Yde Venema (ILLC, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Invited Speakers

Nathanaël Fijalkow (CNRS, LaBRI, University of Bordeaux, France)
Koko Muroya (RIMS, Kyoto University, Japan)

Invited Tutorial Speakers

There will be a special session on probabilistic couplings, with invited tutorials by:

Marco Gaboardi (Boston University, US)
Justin Hsu (University of Wisconsin-Madison, US)

Important dates

Abstract regular papers 6 January 2020 15 January 2020
Submission regular papers 10 January 2020 17 January 2020
Notification 12 February 2020 17 February 2020
Camera-ready copy 21 February 2020 28 February 2020
Submission short contributions 26 February 2020 4 March 2020
Notification short contributions 11 March 2020

Programme committee

Henning Basold, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Nick Bezhanishvili, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Corina Cirstea, University of Southampton, UK
Mai Gehrke, CNRS and Université Côte d’Azur, France
Helle Hvid Hansen, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Shin-Ya Katsumata, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Bartek Klin, Warsaw University, Poland
Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Barbara König, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Dexter Kozen, Cornell University, US
Clemens Kupke, University of Strathclyde, UK
Alexander Kurz, Chapman University, US
Daniela Petrisan, Université Paris 7, France
Andrei Popescu, Middlesex University London, UK
Damien Pous, CNRS – ENS Lyon, France
Jurriaan Rot, UCL and Radboud University, the Netherlands
Davide Sangiorgi, University of Bologna, Italy
Ana Sokolova, University of Salzburg, Austria
David Sprunger, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Henning Urbat, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Fabio Zanasi, University College London, UK

Publicity chair

Henning Basold (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

PC co-chairs

Daniela Petrisan, Université Paris 7, France
Jurriaan Rot, UCL and Radboud University, the Netherlands

Steering committee

Filippo Bonchi, CNRS and ENS Lyon, France
Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, NL
Corina Cirstea, University of Southampton, UK
Ichiro Hasuo, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Bart Jacobs, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
Bartek Klin, University of Warsaw, Poland
Alexander Kurz, University of Leicester, UK
Marina Lenisa, University of Udine, IT
Stefan Milius (chair), FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
Larry Moss, Indiana University, US
Dirk Pattinson, Australian National University, AU
Lutz Schröder, University of Erlangen-Nurenberg, DE
Alexandra Silva, University College London, United Kingdom

Submission guidelines

We solicit two types of contributions: regular papers and short contributions.
Regular papers should not exceed 20 pages in length, excluding references,
in Springer LNCS style. A clearly-labelled appendix containing technical proofs
can be added, but this will not be published in the proceedings and will be consulted
at the discretion of the referees. Short contributions may describe work in progress,
or summarise work submitted to a conference or workshop elsewhere. They should be no more
than two pages. Regular papers and short contributions should be submitted
electronically as a PDF file via the Easychair system at

The proceedings of CMCS 2020 will include all accepted regular papers and
will be published post-conference as a Springer volume in the IFIP-LNCS
series. Accepted short contributions will be bundled in a technical report.