Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Ten fully-funded PhD positions at the Gran Sasso Science Institute

The Computer Science Department of the Gran Sasso Science institute (see, which has recently been ranked among the best computer science departments in the Italian research evaluation exercise, offers 10 fully-funded PhD scholarships in Computer Science. The scholarships include several other benefits, apart from the monthly salary. See below for details.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to carry out cutting-edge research in algorithms, formal methods, or software engineering (see for current research activities in those fields).

In particular, these are some highlights of the call for application:
  • 10 fully-funded scholarships (yearly gross amount: € 16.243,00)
  • 4-years programme
  • Application deadline: May 23, 2024
  • Interviews of shortlisted applicants between June 26 and June 28, 2024
  • Academic Year starts on November 1st 2024
  • Several benefits:
    • Free accommodation available for 1st year students
    • 350 EUR (gross)/month for housing costs from the 2nd year onwards
    • Tuition fees waived
    • Insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out Ph.D. activities
    • Financial support to buy hardware and vouchers for lunches
For all details, see

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Tuesday, March 05, 2024

GandALF 2024: Call for papers

 GandALF 2024: Call for papers

Abstract submission deadline: 7 April 2024

Paper submission deadline: 10 April 2024


The Fifteenth International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification (GandALF 24) will be held in Reykjavik (Iceland) on June 19-21, 2024. This year, GandALF is part of the Reykjavik Summer of Cool Logic 2024 (SCooL 2024) and is co-located with the Twelfth Scandinavian Logic Symposium (SLSS 2024) and the Fifth Nordic Logic Summer School (NLS 2024). See for information all the co-located events, 

The aim of GandALF 2024 is to bring together researchers from academia and industry who are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilization. Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in these areas. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome. The topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

Automata Theory

Automated Deduction

Computational aspects of Game Theory

Concurrency and Distributed computation

Decision Procedures

Deductive, Compositional, and Abstraction Techniques for Verification

Finite Model Theory

First-order and Higher-order Logics

Formal Languages

Formal Methods for Systems Biology, Hybrid, Embedded, and Mobile Systems

Game Semantics

Games and Automata for Verification

Logical aspects of Computational Complexity

Logics of Programs

Modal and Temporal Logics

Model Checking

Models of Reactive and Real-Time Systems

Probabilistic Models (Markov Decision processes)

Program Analysis and Software Verification

Reinforcement Learning

Run-time Verification and Testing

Specification and Verification of Finite and Infinite-state Systems


Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 7 April 2024

Paper submission deadline: 10 April 2024

Acceptance notification: 10 May 2024

Camera-ready deadline: 10 June 2024

Conference dates: 19-21 June 2024

⚠ all deadlines are AoE


The proceedings will be published by Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science ( Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit a revised version of their work to a special issue of the high-quality, open-access journal Logical Methods in Computer Science.

The previous editions of GandALF already led to special issues of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science (GandALF 2010), Theoretical Computer Science (GandALF 2011 and 2012), Information and Computation (GandALF 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020), Acta Informatica (GandALF 2015) and Logical Methods in Computer Science (GandALF 2021, 2022, and 2023).


Submitted papers should not exceed 14 pages (excluding references and clearly marked appendices) typeset using EPTCS format (please use the LaTeX style provided at, be unpublished, and contain original research. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are encouraged to make their data available with their submission. Submissions must be in PDF format and will be handled via easychair at the following address: 

Invited Speakers

GandALF 2024 will feature four invited talks, which will be delivered by 

  • Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

  • Other speakers will be announced in the coming weeks

Program Committee


Antonis Achilleos (Reykjavik University)

Andrian Francalanza (University of Malta)


Parosh Aziz Abdulla (Uppsala University)

Valentina Castiglioni (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Aggeliki Chalki (Reykjavik University)

Laure Daviaud (University of East Anglia)

Dario Della Monica (Università degli Studi di Udine)

Giorgio Delzanno (Università degli Studi di Genova)

Léo Exibard (Université Gustave Eiffel)

Nicola Gigante (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)

Julian Gutierrez (Monash University)

Felix Stutz (University of Luxembourg)

Orna Kupferman (Hebrew University)

Martin Leucker (University of Luebeck)

Jakub Michaliszyn (University of Wroclaw)

Laura Nenzi (University of Trieste)

Paweł Parys (University of Warsaw)

Guillermo Perez (University of Antwerp)

Jakob Piribauer (TU Dresden)

Ocan Sankur (Univ Rennes, CNRS)

Ryan Kavanagh (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Patrick Totzke (University of Liverpool)

Tomoyuk Yamakami (University of Fukui)

Matteo Zavatteri (University of Padova)

Martin Zimmermann (Aalborg University)

Steering Committee

Luca Aceto – Reykjavik University (Iceland) and Gran Sasso Science Institute (Italy)

Javier Esparza – University of Munich (Germany)

Salvatore La Torre – University of Salerno (Italy)

Angelo Montanari – University of Udine (Italy)

Mimmo Parente – University of Salerno (Italy)

Jean-François Raskin – Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Martin Zimmermann – Aalborg University (Denmark)