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Final Call for Papers

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MACIS 2013 - Fifth International Conference on
Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences
Nanning, China, December 11-13, 2013


- Submission of papers/extended abstracts: October 12, 2013
- Notification of acceptance or rejection: November 1, 2013
- Conference taking place: December 11-13, 2013
- MACIS Forum and Satellite Workshop: December 9-10, 2013

MACIS is a series of conferences where foundational research on theoretical and practical problems of mathematics for computing and information processing may be presented and discussed. MACIS also addresses experimental and case studies, scientific and engineering computation, design and implementation of algorithms and software systems, and applications of mathematical methods and tools to outstanding and emerging problems in applied computer and information sciences.

Besides original research papers, MACIS strongly encourages submission of extended abstracts and work-in-progress. Following the conference, participants will have sufficient time to revise their contributions for possible publication in the planned MCS post-proceedings (

The topics for MACIS 2013 fall into the following tracks:

- Constraints and Combinations (Track Chairs: P. Fontaine, U. Waldmann)

quantifier elimination and decision procedures; (global) optimization; differential equations; numeric, symbolic, interval and hybrid solution techniques; satisfiability modulo theories; combinations of logics and deductive engines; applications, especially in systems analysis and formal verification

- Data Modeling and Analysis (Track Chairs: M. Moshkov, X. Zhang)

knowledge discovery; data mining; pattern recognition; complex knowledge representation and management; foundations and theories for data analysis systems; big data storage, transfer, and processing

- Information Security and Cryptography (Track Chairs: J. Bloemer, D. Hutter)

security models; formal methods for security; cryptographic protocols; compositional security; information flow; language-based security; access control; database security; anonymity and privacy; encryption schemes; digital signatures; hash functions; cryptanalysis


The core conference program will be complemented with a forum in mathematics, informatics, and culture taking place in Nanning during December 9-10, 2013.

A satellite workshop of MACIS 2013 in Logic, Algebra and Computation will be held at Beihang University, Beijing, China on December 9, 2013.


David Monniaux
Senior Researcher at CNRS
Professor of Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique, France

Zongben Xu
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
Vice President of Xi'an Jiaotong University
Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China


Tianxin Cai
Professor of Mathematics at Zhejiang University


Potential participants of MACIS 2013 are invited to submit extended abstracts (3-4 pages) or full papers describing their work to be presented at the conference. The submitted extended abstracts and full papers will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee (PC) for soundness and relevance to the conference. Submission of original research papers is encouraged, while published material and work in progress will also be considered for presentation at the conference. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred using EasyChair:

Accepted extended abstracts and full papers will be printed for distribution at the conference. Authors of the extended abstracts and full papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be invited to submit their full and/or revised papers for publication in special issues of Mathematics in Computer Science (MCS - by Birkhaeuser/Springer after the meeting. The submitted papers will be formally reviewed by PC members and external referees according to the refereeing procedure of MCS.


Dongming Wang (University Pierre and Marie Curie - CNRS, France)
Jinzhao Wu (Guangxi University for Nationalities, China)


Johannes Bloemer (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Pascal Fontaine (Inria and University of Lorraine, France)
Dieter Hutter (DFKI Bremen, Germany)
Mikhail Moshkov (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
Uwe Waldmann (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
Xiangliang Zhang (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)


Thomas Sturm (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany), Chair
Hirokazu Anai (Kyushu University, Japan)
Jintai Ding (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Laura Kovacs (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Dongdai Lin (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Grant Olney Passmore (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Stefan Ratschan (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
Enric Rodriguez Carbonell (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
Dominik Slezak (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Werner Stephan (DFKI Saarbruecken, Germany)
Xiaohui Tao (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Luca Vigano (University of Verona, Italy)
Suojin Wang (Texas A&M University, USA)
Bican Xia (Peking University, China)
Lihong Zhi (Academia Sinica, China)


Yongquan Zhou (Guangxi University for Nationalities, China)


Marek Kosta (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)
Chenqi Mou (Beihang University, China)

MACIS 2013