12th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks with Applications (LSFA 2017)
23-24 September 2017 - Universidade de Brasília, Brazil

Logical and semantic frameworks are formal languages used to represent logics, languages and systems. These frameworks provide foundations for formal specification of systems and programming languages, supporting tool development and reasoning.

LSFA 2017 aims to be a forum for presenting and discussing work in progress, and therefore to provide feedback to authors on their preliminary research. The proceedings are produced after the meeting, so that authors can incorporate this feedback in the published papers.

LSFA 2017 will be a satellite event of the 26th International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (Tableaux 2017), the 11th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS 2017) and the 8th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP 2017) to be held in Brasília, Brazil, between 25 and 29 September 2017.

Previous editions took place in Porto (2016), Natal (2015), Brasília (2014), São Paulo (2013), Rio de Janeiro (2012), Belo Horizonte (2011), Natal (2010), Brasília (2009), Salvador (2008), Ouro Preto (2007) and Natal (2006).

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest to this forum include, but are not limited to:

  • Automated deduction
  • Applications of logical and/or semantic frameworks
  • Computational and logical properties of semantic frameworks
  • Formal semantics of languages and systems
  • Implementation of logical and/or semantic frameworks
  • Lambda and combinatory calculi
  • Logical aspects of computational complexity
  • Logical frameworks
  • Process calculi
  • Proof theory
  • Semantic frameworks
  • Specification languages and meta-languages
  • Type theory

Submission and Publication

Contributions should be written in English and submitted in the form of full papers with a maximum of 16 pages including references or short papers with a maximum of 6 pages including references. Additional technical material can be provided in a clearly marked appendix which will be read by reviewers at their discretion. Contributions must also be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. The papers should be prepared in LaTeX using ENTCS style (http://www.entcs.org/prelim.html). The submission should be in the form of a PDF file uploaded to Easychair:


The workshop pre-proceedings, containing the reviewed extended abstracts, will be handed-out at workshop registration. After the workshop the authors of both full and short papers will be invited to submit full versions of their works for the post-proceedings to be published in ENTCS. At least one of the authors should register for the conference. Presentations should be in English.

Important dates

  • Submission: 21 June 2017
  • Notification: 21 July 2017
  • Final pre-proceedings version due: 11 August 2017
  • LSFA 2017: 23-24 September 2017

Invited speakers

  • Beniamino Accattoli - INRIA
  • Hélène Kirchner - INRIA
    • Strategic Port Graph Rewriting in Porgy, an Interactive Modelling Framework

      The Porgy framework is based on strategic port graph rewriting to design executable specifications of complex systems. A system is represented by an initial graph and a collection of graph rewrite rules, together with a user-defined strategy to control the application of rules. The traditional operators found in strategy languages for term rewriting have been adapted to deal with the more general setting of graph rewriting, and some new constructs have been included in the strategy language to deal with graph traversal and management of rewriting positions. The talk will describe and illustrate the main concepts underlying the Porgy framework through examples from biological systems and social networks.

  • Renate Schmidt - University of Manchester


Program Committee

Organizing Committee

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