The aim of GandALF 2016 symposium is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which 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.

Last edition in Genoa: Gandalf 2015

Program Committee

Parosh Aziz Abdulla, Univ. of Uppsala, Sweden
Ahmed Bouajjani, LIAFA, France
Patricia Bouyer-Decitre, CNRS & LSV, France
Domenico Cantone, Univ. of Catania, Italy (co-chair)
Krishnendu Chatterjee, IST Austria
Vincenzo Ciancia, ISTI "A. Faedo", CNR, Italy
Giorgio Delzanno, Univ. of Genoa, Italy (co-chair)
Laurent Doyen, CNRS & LSV, France
Bernd Finkbeiner, Saarland University, Germany
Antonín Kucera, Masaryk University (Brno), CZ
K. Narayan Kumar, CMI, India
Henryk Michalewski, Univ. of Warsaw, Poland
Angelo Montanari, Univ. of Udine, Italy
Doron Peled, Bar Ilan Univ., Israel
Norbert Preining, JAIST, Japan
Sasha Rubin, Univ. of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Sven Schewe, Univ. of Liverpool, UK
Enrico Tronci, Univ. of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Damien Zufferey, MIT CSAIL, USA

Steering Committee

Javier Esparza, Univ. of Munich, Germany
Angelo Montanari, Univ. of Udine, Italy
Margherita Napoli, Univ. of Salerno, Italy
Mimmo Parente, Univ. of Salerno, Italy
Wolfgang Thomas, Aachen Univ., Germany



Last Updates

September 12, 2016
Due to personal reasons, Joanna Golinska-Pilarek will not be able to attend GandALF 2016. Her talk will be presented by Michał Zawidzki (University of Lodz, Poland).

September 5, 2016
The (preliminary) program is on line!!

August 10, 2016
We are glad to announce the following co-located event with GandALF 2016:
2nd Project Meeting of the INdAM-GNCS Project 2016 ''Logic, Automata and Games for Self-Adaptive Systems''
For further information, please visit this link.

July 16, 2016
Online registration is open now! Go to the registration page.

July 1, 2016
Notification and camera-ready dates have been postponed to July 8 and to August 5, respectively.

May 24, 2016
The special issue will be published in the journal Information and Computation.

May 20, 2016
New deadline for Abstract & Paper submission: June 6, 2016.

Call for Papers

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
Games and Automata for Verification
Game Semantics
Logical aspects of Computational Complexity
Logics of Programs
Modal and Temporal Logics
Model Checking
Models of Reactive and Real-Time Systems
Program Analysis and Software Verification
Run-time Verification and Testing
Specification and Verification of Finite and Infinite-state Systems


The proceedings will be published by Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science. Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit a revised version of their work to a special issue of the journal Information and Computation.
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 and 2014, the latter one still in progress), and Acta Informatica (GandALF 2015, still in progress).


Submitted papers should not exceed fourteen (14) pages 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 or PS format and will be handled via the EasyChair Conference system at the following address:

Important Dates

Abstract submission: May 20, 2016
Paper submission: May 27, 2016
Abstract & Paper submission: June 6, 2016
Notification: July 8, 2016
Camera-ready: August 5, 2016
Early registration: August 21, 2016
Late registration: September 4, 2016