Newsletter 145 April 1, 2013 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/newsletters/inst.html ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * LICS-RELATED NEWS Call for Short Presentations Preview of LICS'13 * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS CONCUR 2013 - Call for Papers TACL 2013 - Call for Papers ICLP 2013 - Call for Papers TYPES 2013 - Call for Participation SFM-13:DCS - Call for Applications (School) CSL 2013 - Call for Papers CALCO Tools 2013 - Call for Papers CMSB 2013 - Call for Papers FCS 2013 - Call for Papers M4M-8 - Call for Papers FroCoS 2013 - Call for Papers QBF 2013 - Call for Papers GandALF 2013 - Preliminary Call for Papers PERSYVAL CPS SUMMER SCHOOL - Call for Applications FMICS 2013 - Call for Papers CALCO Early Ideas Workshop 2013 - Call for Contributions Samson@60 - Call for Participation FOPARA 2013 - Call for Papers SAT/SMT SUMMER SCHOOL - Call for Participation MihalisFest 2013 - Early Call for Participation * AWARDS Ackermann Award 2013 - Second Call for Nominations * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS PhD Position at Twente on Accelerator Programming European PhD Program in Computational Logic 28TH ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2013) Call for Short Presentations http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/lics13/lics13-short.html * AIMS As in the past, there will be a short-presentation session during LICS 2013, which is intended for descriptions of works in progress, student projects, trailers for longer presentations at affiliated workshops, and relevant research being published elsewhere; other brief communications may be acceptable. Talks can be on any topic related to logic in computer science as summarized in the LICS call for papers. Proceedings of these sessions will not be published. * SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Proposals for short (10-minute) presentations must be submitted in the IEEE (2-column; 10pt) proceedings format and must be 1 page long, including references. The URL for submitting papers is http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=licsshort2013. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline: 20 April 2013 Author Notification: 6 May 2013 Final Version Deadline: 30 May 2013 28TH ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2013) LICS conference: June 25-28, 2013 Workshops: June 28-29, 2013 New Orleans, USA http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/lics13/ * COLOCATIONS The twenty-eighth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic In Computer Science (LICS 2013) will be held in New Orleans, USA, 25-28 June 2013. It will be colocated with MFPS (Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics) and CSF (IEEE Computer Security Foundations). * INVITED SPEAKERS LICS 2013 will feature invited lectures by Rajeev Alur, Joseph Halpern (with CSF), Nancy Lynch and Prakash Panangaden. It will also include a special session to mark the 80th birthday of Dana Scott, which will have the following invited speakers: Andrew Pitts, Steve Awodey, Andrej Bauer, Robert Harper, and Dana Scott. * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS Tutorials will be given by Hubert Comon and Jan Rutten (with MFPS). * AFFILIATED WORKSHOPS Foundations of Computer Security (FCS) http://prosecco.gforge.inria.fr/personal/bblanche/fcs13/ Higher-Order Program Analysis (HOPA) http://hopa.cs.rhul.ac.uk Syntax and Semantics of Low-Level Languages (LOLA) http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/lola2013/ Natural Language and Computer Science (NLCS) http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html * ACCEPTED PAPERS http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/lics13/accepted.html DEADLINES * CONCUR 2013 Abstract submission: April 1, 2013 Paper submission: April 8, 2013 http://concur-conferences.org/concur2013/ * TACL 2013 Abstract submission: April 1, 2013 http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~tacl2013/ * ICLP 2013 Abstract submission: April 3, 2013 Paper submission: April 10, 2013 http://www.iclp2013.org * TYPES 2013 Early registration: April 3, 2013 http://www.irit.fr/TYPES2013/ * SFM-13: DS Application deadline: April 4, 2013 http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm13ds/ * CSL 2013 Abstract submission: April 8, 2013 Paper submission: April 15, 2013 http://csl13.di.unito.it/ * CALCO Tools 2013 Paper submission: April 8, 2013 http://coalg.org/calco13/workshops.html#tools * CMSB 2013 Abstract submission: April 8, 2013 Paper submission: April 15, 2013 http://ist.ac.at/cmsb13 * FCS 2013 Paper submission: April 10, 2013 http://prosecco.inria.fr/personal/bblanche/fcs13/ * M4M-8 Abstract submission deadline: April 12, 2013 Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2013 http://www.cs.famaf.unc.edu.ar/~careces/M4M/M4M8/ * ACKERMANN AWARD 2013 Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2013 http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html * FroCoS 2013 Abstract submission: April 15, 2013 Paper submission: April 22, 2013 http://frocos2013.loria.fr * LICS 2013 Proposals for short presentations: April 20, 2013 http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/lics13/lics13-short.html * QBF 2013 Paper Submission: April 24, 2013 http://fmv.jku.at/qbf2013/ * GandALF 2013 Abstract submission: May 1, 2013 Paper submission: May 8, 2013 http://gandalf.di.univr.it * PERSYVAL CPS SUMMER SCHOOL Deadline for applications: May 1, 2013 http://www-verimag.imag.fr/PERSYVAL-Lab-Summer-School-on.html?lang=en * FMICS 2013 Paper submission: May 3, 2013 http://lvl.info.ucl.ac.be/Fmics2013 * CALCO Early Ideas Workshop 2013 Submission deadline: May 27, 2013 http://coalg.org/calco13/workshops.html#ei * FOPARA 2013 Draft submission: June 3, 2013 http://fopara2013.cs.unibo.it 24TH CONFERENCE ON CONCURRENCY THEORY (CONCUR 2013) Call for Papers Buenos Aires, Argentina August 26-31, 2013 http://concur-conferences.org/concur2013/ * GOAL The purpose of the CONCUR conferences is to bring together researchers, developers, and students in order to advance the theory of concurrency, and promote its applications. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Lorenzo Alvisi (University of Texas Austin, USA) - Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) - Philippe Schnoebelen (LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan, France) - Reinhard Wilhelm (Saarland University, Germany) * TOPICS Submissions are solicited in semantics, logics, verification and analysis of concurrent systems. The principal topics include (but are not limited to): - Basic models of concurrency such as abstract machines, domain theoretic models, game theoretic models, process algebras, graph transformation systems and Petri nets; - Logics for concurrency such as modal logics, probabilistic and stochastic logics, temporal logics, and resource logics; - Models of specialized systems such as biology-inspired systems, circuits, hybrid systems, mobile and collaborative systems, multi-core processors, probabilistic systems, real-time systems, service-oriented computing, and synchronous systems; - Verification and analysis techniques for concurrent systems such as abstract interpretation, atomicity checking, model checking, race detection, pre-order and equivalence checking, run-time verification, state-space exploration, static analysis, synthesis, testing, theorem proving, and type systems; - Related programming models such as distributed, component-based, object-oriented, and web services. * CO-LOCATED EVENTS 10th Intl. Conf. on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2013) 11th Intl. Conf. on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS 2013) 8th Intl. Symposium on Trustworthy Global Computing (TGC 2013) There will be co-located workshops, which take place on August 26 and August 31, and tutorials (associated with QEST) which take place on August 26. * SUBMISSIONS CONCUR 2013 solicits high quality papers reporting research results and/or experience reports related to the topics mentioned above. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, using the Springer LNCS style. Papers should not exceed 15 pages in length. Each paper will undergo a thorough review process. If necessary, the paper may be supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which will be reviewed at the discretion of the program committee. Papers should be submitted electronically using EasyChair online submission system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=concur2013 The CONCUR 2013 proceedings will be published by Springer in the ArCoSS subseries of LNCS. The proceedings will be available at the conference. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract Submission: 1st April 2013 Paper Submission: 8th April 2013 Paper Notification: 27th May, 2013 Camera Ready Copy Due: 10t June, 2013 CONCUR 2012: 27th-30th August, 2013 * AFFILIATED WORKSHOPS Proposal for workshops are expected to be sent to the Workshops Chairs, Eduardo Bonelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Diego Garbervetsky (email@example.com), by January 14, 2013. * PROGRAM CHAIRS - Pedro R. D'Argenio (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina) - Hernán Melgratti (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Christel Baier (Technical University of Dresden, DE) Paolo Baldan (Universitá di Padova, IT) Eike Best (Universitaet Oldenburg, DE) Patricia Bouyer (LSV, CNRS & ENS Cachan, FR) Tomas Brazdil (Masaryk University, CZ) Franck van Breugel (York University, CA) Krishnendu Chatterjee (IST, AT) Rance Cleaveland (University of Maryland, US) Wan Fokkink (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL) Daniele Gorla (University of Rome "La Sapienza", IT) Holger Hermanns (Saarland University, DE) Radha Jagadeesan (DePaul University, US) Bengt Jonsson (Uppsala University, SE) Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, DK) Ugo Montanari (Universitá di Pisa, IT) Prakash Panangaden (McGill University, CA) David Parker (University of Birmingham, UK) Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon University, US) Nir Piterman (University of Leicester, UK) Shaz Qadeer (Microsoft Research, US) Jean-Francois Raskin (Universit Libre de Bruxelles, BE) Jan Rutten (CWI, NL) Davide Sangiorgi (University of Bologna, IT) Geoffrey Smith (Florida International University, US) P.S. Thiagarajan (National University of Singapore, SG) Frits Vaandrager (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL) Frank Valencia (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, FR) Rob Van Glabbeek (NICTA, AU) Nobuko Yoshida (Imperial College London, UK) Lijun Zhang (Technical University of Denmark, DK) SIXTH CONFERENCE ON TOPOLOGY, ALGEBRA AND CATEGOREIS IN LOGIC (TACL 2013) Call for Presentations July 28 - August 1, 2013 Nashville, Tennessee USA http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~tacl2013/ * SCOPE Studying logics via semantics is a well-established and very active branch of mathematical logic, with many applications, in computer science and elsewhere. The area is characterized by results, tools and techniques stemming from various fields, including universal algebra, topology, category theory, order, and model theory. The program of the conference TACL 2013 will focus on three interconnecting mathematical themes central to the semantical study of logics and their applications: algebraic, categorical, and topological methods. This is the sixth conference in the series Topology, Algebra and Categories in Logic (TACL, formerly TANCL). Earlier installments of this conference have been organized in Tbilisi (2003), Barcelona (2005), Oxford (2007), Amsterdam (2009), Marseilles (2011). * CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS Vladimir Voevodsky, Institute for Advanced Studies, USA Nick Bezhanishvili, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Leo Cabrer, University of Oxford, UK Silvio Ghilardi, University of Milan, Italy George Metcalfe, University of Bern, Switzerland Alex Simpson, University of Edinburgh, UK * FEATURED TOPICS Contributed talks can deal with any topic dealing with the use of algebraic, categorical or topological methods in either logic or computer science. This includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: - Algebraic structures in CS - Algebraic logic - Coalgebra - Categorical methods in logic - Domain theory - Lattice theory - Lattices with operators - Many-valued and fuzzy logics - Modal logics - Non-classical logics - Ordered topological spaces - Ordered algebraic structures - Pointfree topology - Proofs and Types - Residuated structures - Semantics - Stone-type dualities - Substructural logics - Topological semantics of modal logic * SUBMISSIONS Contributed presentations will be of two types: - 20 minutes long presentations in parallel sessions and - featured, 30 minutes long, plenary presentations. The submission of an abstract will be required to be selected for a contributed presentation of either kind. While preference will be given to new work, results that have already been published or presented elsewhere will also be considered. More information on the submission procedure, as well as a link to the EasyChair system, can be found at the conference web site. * IMPORTANT DATES April 1, 2013: Abstract submission deadline May 1, 2013: Notification to authors July 28-August 1, 2013: Conference * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Steve Awodey, Carnegie Mellon University Guram Bezhanishvili, New Mexico State University David Gabelaia, Razmadze Mathematical Institute, Tbilisi Nick Galatos (co-chair), University of Denver Mai Gehrke, LIAFA, University of Paris Diderot Rob Goldblatt, Victoria University, Wellington John Harding, New Mexico State University Ramon Jansana, University of Barcelona Peter Jipsen, Chapman University Achim Jung, University of Birmingham Alexander Kurz (co-chair), University of Leicester Vincenzo Marra, University of Milan Hiroakira Ono, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Alessandra Palmigiano, University of Amsterdam Hilary Priestley, St Anne's College, Oxford James Raftery, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Thomas Streicher, Technical University of Darmstadt Kazushige Terui, Kyoto University Constantine Tsinakis, Vanderbilt University Yde Venema, University of Amsterdam Michael Zakharyaschev, Birkbeck College, University of London * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Chris Conidis, Vanderbilt University Lianzhen Liu, Jiangnan University, China Warren McGovern, Florida Atlantic University Francesco Paoli, University of Cagliari Rebecca Steiner, Vanderbilt University Constantine Tsinakis (chair), Vanderbilt University William Young, Vanderbilt University 29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING (ICLP 2013) Call for Papers Istanbul, Turkey August 24-28, 2013 http://www.iclp2013.org * CONFERENCE SCOPE Since the first conference held in Marseilles in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international conference for presenting research in logic programming. Contributions are sought in all areas of logic programming including but not restricted to: - Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Non-monotonic Reasoning, Knowledge Representation. - Implementation: Compilation, Virtual Machines, Parallelism. - Environments: Program Analysis, Transformation, Validation, Verification, Debugging, Pro- filing, Testing. - Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher Order, Types, Modes, Assertions, Programming Techniques. - Related Paradigms: Inductive Logic Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming, SAT-Checking - Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation, Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and Semantic Web, Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics. In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical program will include invited talks, advanced tutorials, the doctoral consortium, and several workshops. * SUBMISSION DETAILS The four broad categories for submissions are as follows. Regular papers, including: (1) tech- nical papers for describing technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of logic programming; (2) application papers, where the emphasis will be on their impact on the application domain; (3) system and tool papers, where the emphasis will be on the novelty, practicality, usability and availability of the systems and tools described. Technical communications (4) aimed at describing recent developments, new projects, and other materials that are not ready for publication as standard papers. All papers and technical communications will be presented during the conference. All submissions must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. They must be written in English. Technical papers, application papers, and system and tool papers must not exceed 12 pages plus bibliography: however a new condensed TPLP format may be used and the papers may include appendices beyond 12 pages. The limit for technical communications is 10 pages. Submissions must be made in the condensed TPLP format (http://www.iclp2013.org) via the Easychair submission system, available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp2013 * IMPORTANT DATES Paper registration (abstract): April 3, 2013 Submission deadline: April 10, 2013 Notification to authors: May 21, 2013 Revision deadline (when needed): June 21, 2013 Camera-ready copy due: July 18, 2013 Conference: August 24-28, 2013 * PAPER PUBLICATION All accepted papers will be published in the journal Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP), Cambridge University Press (CUP), in one or more special issues. In order to ensure the quality of the final version, papers may be subject to more than one round of refereeing (within the decision period). Accepted technical communications will be published in the online abstract of the special issue(s). The program committee may also recommend standard papers to be published as technical communications. * ICLP 2013 ORGANIZATION - General Co-Chairs: Esra Erdem Sabanci University Joohyung Lee Arizona State University - Program Co-chairs: Terrance Swift New University of Lisboa Evelina Lamma University of Ferrara - Workshops Chair: Hans Tompits Vienna University of Technology - Publicity Chair: Peter Schueller Sabanci University - Doctoral Consortium: Marco Gavanelli University of Ferrara Martin Gebser University of Potsdam - Prolog Programming Contest: Bart Demoen K.U. Leuven 19TH MEETING TYPES FOR PROOFS AND PROGRAMS (TYPES 2013) Call for Participation April 22-26, Toulouse, France http://www.irit.fr/TYPES2013/ * AIMS The Types Meeting is a forum to present new and on-going work in all aspects of type theory and its applications, especially in formalized and computer assisted reasoning and computer programming. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Steve Awodey (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton & Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh): "Higher Inductive Types in Homotopy Type Theory" - Lars Birkedal (Aarhus University): "Charge! a framework for higher-order separation logic in Coq." - Ulrich Kohlenbach (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt): "Types in Proof Mining" * 34 contributed talks were selected by the program committee * IMPORTANT DATES - main conference: morning of April 23 to midday of April 26 - early registration until Wednesday, April 3, 23:59 Paris time Access to the online registration system is through http://www.irit.fr/TYPES2013/Registration.html where the fees can be studied offline (several payment options are available, in particular safe payment by credit card). * SATELLITE EVENTS - Twelfth international workshop Proof, Computation, Complexity (PCC 2013) with 12 selected contributed talks on April 22 and 23 - tutorial on separation logic by Lars Birkedal in the late afternoon of April 22: "An introduction to separation logic, and the benefits of going higher-order" - Workshop CSPM "Computer Science, Philosophy, Mathematics" in the afternoon of April 26, with invited contributions as follows: 14:30-16:00 Steve Awodey: "Structuralism, Invariance, and Univalence" 16:15-17:45 Ulrich Kohlenbach: "Proof Theory : From the Foundations of Mathematics to Applications in Core Mathematics" All the details are accessible through the main web site of TYPES 2013. 13TH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON FORMAL METHODS FOR THE DESIGN OF COMPUTER, COMMUNICATION AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS: DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS Call for Participation 17-22 June 2013 Bertinoro (Italy) http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm13ds/ * GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SFM Formal methods are emerging in computer science as a prominent approach to the rigorous design of computer, communication and software systems. The aim of the SFM series is to offer a good spectrum of current research in foundations as well as applications of formal methods, which can be of interest for graduate students and young researchers who intend to approach the field. This year SFM is an offspring of the workshops QAPL and MLQA and is devoted to dynamical systems. It covers topics such as chaotic dynamics, information theory, systems biology, hybrid systems, quantum computing, and automata-based models and model checking. * LECTURERS Herbert Wiklicky (Imperial College London, UK) Abbas Edalat (Imperial College London, UK) Boris Koepf (IMDEA Software, ES) Renato Renner (ETH Zurich, CH) Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen, DE) Jeremy Bradley (Imperial College London, UK) Oded Maler (VERIMAG, FR) Ion Petre (Abo Akademi, FI) Lubos Brim (Masaryk Univ., CZ) Luca Bortolussi (Univ. Trieste, IT) Andreas Podelski (Univ. Freiburg, DE) Jiannis Pachos (Univ. Leeds, UK) All participants will receive a copy of a tutorial book published by Springer as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. * LOCATION SFM-13:DS will be held in the medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro. This town is in Emilia Romagna, about 70 km south-east of Bologna, at an elevation of about 230 m. It can be reached in a couple of hours from the international airport "G. Marconi" of Bologna by shuttle (from the airport to the railway station) + train (from Bologna to Forli`) + bus/taxi (from the railway station to Bertinoro). The closest airport is the "L. Ridolfi" airport of Forli`, which is 13 km away. * ORGANIZATION Scientific directors: - Marco Bernardo (University of Urbino, IT) - Erik de Vink (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL) - Alessandra Di Pierro (University of Verona, IT) - Herbert Wiklicky (Imperial College London, UK) * SECRETARY Monica Michelacci (CRU Bertinoro, IT) * APPLICATION Prospective participants should send by 4 April 2013 the application form, available on the school website, to the two e-mail addresses below: Marco Bernardo marco.bernardo AT uniurb.it Monica Michelacci mmichelacci AT ceub.it * FEES The registration fee is 600 euros and includes the school material. The accommodation fee is 350 euros and covers the period June 16-23 (7 nights), double room (to share with another participant), half board (breakfast and lunch, dinner of June 16 included, lunch of June 23 excluded). The reduced accommodation fee for the participants who do not need a room is 100 euros and covers the period June 17-22 (6 lunches). A very limited number of grants is available to cover part of the registration fee (no grant can be requested to cover the accommodation fee or the travel expenses). Notification of accepted/rejected applications and grant requests will be communicated by April 10. * Registration to the school is due by April 20. No refund is possible for cancellation after May 15. 22ND EACSL ANNUAL CONFERENCES ON COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC (CSL 2013) Call for Papers Torino, Italy September 2-5, 2013 http://csl13.di.unito.it/ * AIM AND SCOPE Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The conference is intended for computer scientists whose research activities involve logic, as well as for logicians working on issues significant for computer science. * LOCATION The 22nd EACSL Annual Conferences on Computer Science Logic will be held at Museo di Scienze Naturali in Torino from Monday 2nd through Thursday 5th of September 2013. * LIST OF TOPICS OF INTEREST (NON EXHAUSTIVE) automated deduction and interactive theorem proving, constructive mathematics and type theory, equational logic and term rewriting, automata and games, game semantics, modal and temporal logic, model checking, decision procedures, logical aspects of computational complexity, computational proof theory, bounded arithmetic and propositional proof complexity, logic programming and constraints, lambda calculus and combinatory logic, domain theory, categorical logic and topological semantics, database theory, specification, extraction and transformation of programs, logical aspects of quantum computing, logical foundations of programming paradigms, verification and program analysis, linear logic, higher-order logic, non-monotonic reasoning. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: April, 1st 2013 Paper Submission: April, 8th 2013 Paper Notification: June, 10th 2013 Paper final version: July, 1st 2013 Conference: September, 2nd --- 5th 2013 * SUBMISSION Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 15 pages in LIPIcs style presenting work not previously published. Papers are to be submitted through Easychair. * SATELLITE EVENTS The 14th International Workshop on Logic and Computational Complexity (LCC'13) will be held on 6th of September 2013 as a satellite event of CSL'13. An international summer school on Linear Logic and related topics will be held from 28th through 31st of August 2013 as a satellite event of CSL'13. Further details will appear on this page as soon as possible. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Zena Ariola (University of Oregon) Arnon Avron (Tel-Aviv University) Roberto Bagnara (University of Parma, and BUGSENG srl) Christel Baier (Technical University of Dresden) Marc Bezem (University of Bergen) Paola Bruscoli (University of Bath, Computer Science Department) Agata Ciabattoni (TU Wien) Thierry Coquand (Chalmers University) Ugo Dal Lago (Universita di Bologna) Valeria De Paiva (Nuance Communications) Reinhard Kahle (CENTRIA and DM, UNL, Portugal) Stephan Kreutzer (Technical University Berlin) Olivier Laurent (CNRS - ENS Lyon) Carsten Lutz (Universitaet Bremen) Jean-Yves Marion (Universite de Lorraine, LORIA) Damian Niwinski (Warsaw University) Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon University) Elaine Pimentel (UFMG) Ruzica Piskac (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)) Simona Ronchi Della Rocca CHAIR (Universita di Torino) Jan Rutten (CWI) Helmut Schwichtenberg (LMU Munich) Phil Scott (Dept. of Math & Stats, U. Ottawa) Peter Selinger (Dalhousie University) Makoto Tatsuta (National Institute of Informatics) Tachio Terauchi (Nagoya University) * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Erika De Benedetti (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Paola Giannini (Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica (DISIT), Alessandria) Mauro Piccolo (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Luca Padovani (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Luca Paolini (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Simona Ronchi Della Rocca (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Luca Roversi (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) Angelo Troina (Dipartimento di Informatica, Torino) 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, TOOLS WOORKSHOP September 3-6, 2013 Warsaw, Poland http://coalg.org/calco13/workshops.html#tools * SCOPE CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science. It is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques). Previous CALCO editions took place in Swansea (Wales, 2005), Bergen (Norway, 2007), Udine (Italy, 2009) and Winchester (UK, 2011). The fifth edition will be held in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. As part of CALCO, a workshop dedicated to tools based on algebraic and/or coalgebraic principles, CALCO Tools, will be held alongside the main conference. Papers of this workshop will be included in the CALCO proceedings. * TOPICS CALCO-Tools will take place on the same dates as the main CALCO conference, with no overlap between the technical programmes of the two events. Topics of interest include systems, prototypes, and tools developed specifically for the design, checking, execution, and verification of (co)algebraic specifications, but also tools targeting different application domains while making core or interesting use of (co)algebraic techniques. Tool submissions should not exceed 5 pages in LNCS format. The accepted tool papers will be included in the final proceedings of the conference. The tools should be made available on the web at the time of submission. Each submission will be evaluated by at least three reviewers; one or more of the reviewers will be asked to download and use the tool. At least one of the authors of each tool paper must attend the conference to demo the tool. To submit a paper please visit our easychair submission site at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=calcotools2013 * CALCO Tools Dates Paper submission: April 8, 2013 Author notification: May 6, 2013 Final version due: June 3, 2013 11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (CMSB 2013) Call for Papers IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria 23-25 September, 2013 http://ist.ac.at/cmsb13 * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract deadline 8 April, 2013 Paper submission deadline 15 April, 2013 Author notification 27 May, 2013 Poster submission deadline 27 May, 2013 Poster notification 10 June, 2013 Camera-ready deadline 24 June, 2013 * SCOPE CMSB 2013 solicits original research articles on the computational modeling and analysis of biological systems, pathways, networks, data, and corresponding application domains. The conference brings together computer scientists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers, and physicists interested in a system-level understanding of biological processes. It covers theory, computation, as well as applications. * TOPICS - original paradigms, formalisms, and languages for modeling biological processes - original models together with their application domains - frameworks, techniques, and tools for verifying, validating, analyzing, and simulating biological systems - high-performance computational systems biology and parallel implementations - inference from high-throughput experimental data - model integration from biological databases - multi-scale modeling and analysis methods - synthetic biology. * POSTER TRACK CMSB 2013 also solicits poster submissions. The abstract of each poster will get 2 pages in the proceedings. Some selected posters will also be given slots of short talks at the conference. We especially encourage poster submission from experimental biologists! In order to facilitate biologists to attend the conference and present their work, a limited number of travel stipends for students and postdocs presenting biology posters will be available. WORKSHOP ON FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SECURITY (FCS 2013) Call for papers June 29, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA http://prosecco.inria.fr/personal/bblanche/fcs13/ * The FCS workshop aims at bringing computer security researchers in closer contact with the LICS community and giving LICS attendees an opportunity to talk to experts in computer security, on the one hand, and contribute to bridging the gap between logical methods and computer security foundations, on the other. FCS'13 will be co-located with LICS'13 (ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science), CSF'13 (IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium), and MFPS'13 (Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics). * Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Automated reasoning techniques, Composition issues, Formal specification, Foundations of verification, Information flow analysis, Language-based security, Logic-based design, Program transformation, Security models, Static analysis, Statistical methods, Tools, Trust management for Access control and resource usage control, Authentication, Availability and denial of service, Covert channels, Confidentiality, Integrity and privacy, Intrusion detection, Malicious code, Mobile code, Mutual distrust, Privacy, Security policies, Security protocols. * Submission format: full papers (15 pages) or short abstracts (1 page) * Important dates: Submission: April 10, 2013 Notification: April 30, 2013; Final papers: May 31, 2013 8TH WORKSHOP ON METHODS FOR MODALITIES (M4M-8) Call for Papers Lake Placid, New York, June 9, 2013 http://www.cs.famaf.unc.edu.ar/~careces/M4M/M4M8/ * SCOPE The workshop ''Methods for Modalities'' (M4M) aims to bring together researchers interested in developing algorithms, verification methods and tools based on modal logics. Here the term ''modal logics'' is conceived broadly, including temporal logic, description logic, guarded fragments, conditional logic, temporal and hybrid logic, etc. To stimulate interaction and transfer of expertise, M4M will feature a number of invited talks by leading scientists, research presentations aimed at highlighting new developments, and submissions of system demonstrations. We strongly encourage young researchers and students to submit papers and posters, especially for experimental and prototypical software tools which are related to modal logics. More information about the previous editions can be found at http://www.cs.famaf.unc.edu.ar/~careces/M4M/M4M8/ * SUBMISSIONS Authors are invited to submit papers in the following three categories. In all cases the LNCS style should be used. - Regular papers up to 15 pages including bibliography, describing original research. - System descriptions of up to 12 pages including bibliography, describing new systems or significant upgrades of existing ones. - Presentation-only papers, describing work recently published or submitted (no page limit). These will not be included in the proceedings, but pre-prints or post-prints can be made available to participants. Submissions should be made via EasyChair at the following address: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=m4m8 * IMPROTANT DATES Abstract submission deadline: April 12th, 2013 [firm] Paper submission deadline: April 15th, 2013 [firm] Notification of acceptance: May 19th, 2013 Camera ready versions due: May 26th, 2013 Workshop dates: June 9, 2013 9TH SYMPOSIUM ON FRONTIERS OF COMBINING SYSTEMS (FroCoS 2013) Call for Papers Nancy, France September 18-20, 2013, http://frocos2013.loria.fr co-located with TABLEAUX 2013 * AIMS The aim of the conference is to publish and promote progress in research areas requiring the development of general techniques and methods for the combination and integration of special, formally defined systems, as well as for the analysis and modularization of complex systems. * TOPICS Typical topics of interest include (but are not limited to): combinations of logics such as combined higher-order, first-order, temporal, modal, or other non-classical logics; combinations and modularity in ontologies; combination of decision procedures, of satisfiability procedures, of constraint solving techniques or of logical frameworks; combination and integration methods in SAT and SMT solving; combinations and modularity in term rewriting; integration of equational and other theories into deductive systems; combination of deduction systems and computer algebra; integration of data structures into constraint logic programming and deduction; hybrid methods for deduction, resolution and constraint propagation; hybrid systems in knowledge representation and natural language semantics; combined logics for distributed and multi-agent systems; logical aspects of combining and modularizing programs and specifications. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: 15 Apr 2013 Paper submission: 22 Apr 2013 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTIFIED BOOLEAN FORMULAS (QBF 2013) Call for Papers Helsinki, Finland, July 9, 2013 http://fmv.jku.at/qbf2013/ Affiliated to and co-located with SAT 2013 conference * AIMS The goal of the International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas (QBF 2013) is to bring together researchers working on theoretical and practical aspects of QBF solving. In addition to that, it addresses (potential) users of QBF in order to reflect on the state-of-the-art and to consolidate on immediate and long-term research challenges. * IMPORTANT DATES April 24 2013: paper submission May 20 2013: notification of acceptance June 15 2013: camera-ready version of papers July 9 2013: workshop * TOPICS OF INTEREST The workshop is concerned with all aspects of current research on QBF and related formalisms with quantifiers. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to): - QBF applications, encodings and benchmarks - Case studies and experimental evaluations - Certificates and proofs for QBF - Formats of proofs and certificates - Implementations of proof checkers and verifiers - Decision procedures for QBF - Calculi for QBF - Data structures, implementation details and heuristics - Pre- and inprocessing techniques - Structural QBF solving - Quantifiers in other formalisms like SMT or CSP - Tools related to any aspect of QBF/CSP/SMT reasoning * SUBMISSION Submissions of extended abstracts are solicited and will be managed via Easychair: http://fmv.jku.at/qbf2013/submission.html Submitted extended abstracts should have an overall length of 4 pages in LNCS format excluding references. Authors may decide to include an appendix with additional material. Appendices will be considered at the reviewers' discretion. 4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GAMES, AUTOMATA, LOGICS, AND FORMAL VERIFICATION (GANDALF 2013) Preliminary Call for Papers Borca di Cadore, Dolomites, Italy August 29th-31th, 2013 http://gandalf.di.univr.it/ * OBJECTIVES The aim of the 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. 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. * LIST OF TOPICS 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 Synthesis * INVITED SPEAKERS Alessandro Cimatti (ITC-IRST, Italy) Thomas Henzinger (IST, Austria) Christof Loeding (University of Aachen, Germany) * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: May 1, 2013 Paper submission: May 8, 2013 Acceptance notification: June 17, 2013 Final version: June 26, 2013 Conference: August 29-31, 2013 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Tiziano Villa (University of Verona, Italy) Gabriele Puppis (LaBRI, Bordeaux, France) * ORGANIZING CHAIR Pietro Sala (University of Verona, Italy) PERSYVAL-LAB SUMMER SCHOOL ON CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS Call for Applications July 8-12, 2013 Grenoble, France http://www-verimag.imag.fr/PERSYVAL-Lab-Summer-School-on.html?lang=en * IET ICT Labs and PERSYVAL-Lab (Pervasive systems and algorithms at the convergence of physical and digital worlds) Based on high-level research laboratories present at Grenoble in Mathematics, Computer Science, Automatic Control, Signal Processing, and Hardware Architecture, is organizing the 1st edition of the CPS Summer School. * This school will bring together some of the best lecturers from Europe and the USA, in a one week programme, and be a fantastic opportunity for interaction. It will be held in the campus of Grenoble University-France. * IMPORTANT DATE Hard deadline for applications is May 1st 2013. Attendance is limited to 80, so we will be selecting amongst the candidates. * FEES Registration fee is EUR350 for students, EUR650 for non-students, which includes lunches from Monday 8th through Friday 12th. The registration fee only partially covers the costs incurred. The remaining costs are covered by the EIT ICT Labs and PERSYVAL-Lab. 18TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FORMAL METHODS FOR INDUSTRIAL CRITICAL SYSTEMS (FMICS 2013) Call for Papers September 23-24, 2013 Madrid, Spain Co-located with SEFM 2013 http://lvl.info.ucl.ac.be/Fmics2013 * SCOPE The aim of the FMICS workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry. In particular, FMICS brings together scientists and engineers who are active in the area of formal methods and interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods. The FMICS workshop series also strives to promote research and development for the improvement of formal methods and tools for industrial applications. * TOPICS - Design, specification, code generation and testing based on formal methods. - Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, learning, optimization and transformation of complex, distributed, real-time systems and embedded systems. - Verification and validation methods that address shortcomings of existing methods with respect to their industrial applicability (e.g., scalability and usability issues). - Tools for the development of formal design descriptions. - Case studies and experience reports on industrial applications of formal methods, focusing on lessons learned or identification of new research directions. - Impact of the adoption of formal methods on the development process and associated costs. - Application of formal methods in standardization and industrial forums. * SUBMISSIONS Submissions must describe authors' original research work and their results. Contributions should not exceed 15 pages formatted according to the LNCS style (Springer), and should be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) files using the EasyChair submission site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fmics2013 All submissions must report on original research. Submitted papers must not have previously appeared in a journal or conference with published proceedings and must not be concurrently submitted to any other peer-reviewed workshop, symposium, conference or archival journal. Any partial overlap with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. Submissions should clearly demonstrate relevance to industrial application. Case study papers should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical results (such as scalability of methods), or provide specific motivation for further research and development. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: May 3rd Notification: June 24th Final version due: July 12th Workshop: September 23th-24th * PROGRAM CHAIRS Michael Dierkes (Rockwell Collins, France) Charles Pecheur (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium) CALCO EARLY IDEAS WORKSHOP September 2, 2013 Warsaw, Poland http://coalg.org/calco13/workshops.html#ei * SCOPE CALCO 2013 will be preceded by the CALCO Early Ideas Workshop, dedicated to presentation of work in progress and original research proposals. PhD students and young researchers are particularly encouraged to contribute. Attendance at the workshop is open to all - it is anticipated that many CALCO conference participants will want to attend the CALCO Early Ideas workshop (and vice versa). * TOPICS The CALCO Early Ideas Workshop invites submissions on the same topics as the CALCO conference: reporting results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial practice. The list of topics of particular interest is shown on the main CALCO 2013 page: http://coalg.org/calco13/. * SUBMISSIONS CALCO Early Ideas presentations will be selected according to originality, significance, and general interest, on the basis of submitted 2-page short contributions. It can be work in progress, a summary of work submitted to a conference or workshop elsewhere, or work that in some other way might be interesting to the CALCO audience. A booklet with the accepted short contributions will be available at the workshop. Submissions will be handled via EasyChair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=calcoearlyideas2013 The use of LNCS style is strongly encouraged. * IMPORTANT DATES 2-page short contribution submission: May 27, 2013 Notification for short contribution: June 24, 2013 Final short contribution due: July 15, 2013 CALCO Early Ideas Workshop: September 2, 2013 10-15 page paper submission: October 15, 2013 Notification for paper: December 15, 2013 Final paper version due: January 15, 2014 SAMSON@60: A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF SAMSON ABRAMSKY, ON THE EVENT OF HIS 60TH BIRTHDAY 28-30 May 2013 Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford Lecture Theatre B http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/sa60/ * TALKS Speakers will cover the wide range of subjects to which Samson made pioneering contributions, stretching from the semantics of programming languages, including domain theory and game semantics, via logic where he introduced important notions such as full completeness, to quantum computing and quantum foundations, where he is a father of categorical quantum mechanics. * LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS Conference fee is GBP50 per person for speakers and participants. Cash (in sterling pounds) payable on 28th May 2013 at the arrival registration. Limited funding is available for students and young researchers. Please contact Destiny Chen for further details prior to your booking. * ORGANISERS Bob Coecke, Luke Ong, Prakash Panangaden * LOCAL ORGANISERS Destiny Chen, Aleks Kissinger 3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FOUNDATIONAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF RESOURCE ANALYSIS (FOPARA 2013) August 29th to 31st, 2013, Bertinoro, Italy Co-located with WST 2013 http://fopara2013.cs.unibo.it * SCOPE The workshop will serve as a forum for presenting original research results that are relevant to the analysis of resource (time, space, and others) consumption by computer programs. The workshop aims to bring together the researchers that work on foundational issues with the researchers that focus more on practical results. Therefore, both theoretical and practical contributions are encouraged. We also encourage papers that combine theory and practice. The following list of topics is non-exhaustive: - resource static analysis for embedded or/and critical systems; - logical and machine-independent characterisations of complexity classes; - logics closely related to complexity classes; - type systems for controlling/inferring/checking complexity; - semantic methods to analyse resources, including quasi-interpretations; - practical applications of resource analysis; - complexity analysis by term and graph rewriting. * SUBMISSIONS FOPARA 2013 is a two-phase workshop. All participants are invited to submit a draft paper describing the work to be presented at the workshop. These submissions will be screened by the program committee chair to make sure they are within the scope of FOPARA and will appear in the draft proceedings distributed at the workshop. Submissions appearing in the draft proceedings are not peer-reviewed publications. After the workshop, authors will be given the opportunity to incorporate the feedback from discussions at the workshop and will be invited to submit a revised full article for the formal review process. These revised submissions will be reviewed by the program committee using prevailing academic standards to select the best articles that will appear in the formal proceedings. All contributions must be written in English, conform to the Springer LNCS series format and not exceed 16 pages. The papers selected after the reviewing process will be published as a volume of the Springer LNCS series (Springer’s approval is pending). * IMPORTANT DATES The following deadlines are strict. - Draft Submission: June 3rd, 2013; - Notification (Draft): June 21st, 2013; - Final Version: July 5th, 2013; - Paper Submission: September 30th, 2013; - Notification (Paper): December 2nd, 2013; - Camera Ready: December 23rd, 2013. 3RD INTERNATIONAL SAT/SMT SUMMER SCHOOL 2013 Call for participation Aalto University, Otaniemi Campus Espoo, Finland, July 3-5th, 2013 http://satsmt2013.ics.aalto.fi/ * AIMS The SAT/SMT Summer School aims at providing graduate students and researchers from universities and industry with a comprehensive overview of research and methodology in satisfiability testing (SAT) and satisfiability modulo theories (SMT). The lectures cover the foundational and practical aspects of SAT and SMT technologies and their applications. * LECTURERS Olaf Beyersdorff, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany Alessandro Cimatti, IRST, Trento, Italy Leonardo de Moura, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA John Franco, University of Cincinnati, USA Enrico Giunchiligia, University of Genova, Italy Marijn Heule, University of Texas at Austin, USA Joao Marques-Silva, University College Dublin, Ireland Albert Oliveras, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain Stefan Szeider, Vienna University of Technology, Austria * REGISTRATION Registration for the school is now open. Full details of the registration procedure are available at the school website: http://satsmt2013.ics.aalto.fi/ * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University Tomi Janhunen, Aalto University Matti Jarvisalo, University of Helsinki HORIZONS IN TCS: A CELEBRATION OF MIHALIS YANNAKAKIS's 60TH BIRTHDAY Early Call for Participation Workshop at Center for Computational Intractability (CCI) Princeton University, NJ, USA August 27-29, 2013. http://intractability.princeton.edu/blog/2013/01/mihalisfest-2013/ * See the workshop's webpage for further information, including list of speakers. ACKERMANN AWARD 2013 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Second Call for Nominations * Eligible for the 2013 Ackermann Award are PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2011 and 31.12.2012. * Submission details are available at http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html * The deadline for submission is April 15, 2013 * Nominations should be sent to the chair of the Jury by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * The award consists of - a diploma, - an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference, - the publication of the laudation in the CSL proceedings, - travel support to attend the conference. * The 2013 Ackermann Award will be presented to the recipients at the annual conference of the EACSL (CSL'13) in Torino (Italy) to be held 2-5 September 2013. * The jury consists of 8 members: - T. Coquand (Chalmers University of Gothenburg) - A. Dawar (Cambridge, U.K., president of EACSL) - T.A. Henzinger (Klosterneuburg, Austria) - D. Leivant (Bloomington, USA) - D. Niwinski (Warsaw, Poland) - L. Ong (Oxford, U.K., LICS representative) - S. Ronchi Della Rocca (vice-president of EACSL) - W. Thomas (Aachen, Germany) * The jury is entitled to give more (or less) than one award per year. * The previous Ackermann Award recipients were: 2005: Mikolaj Bojanczyk, Konstantin Korovin, Nathan Segerlind; 2006: Stefan Milius and Balder ten Cate; 2007: Dietmar Berwanger, Stephane Lengrand and Ting Zhang; 2008: Krishnendu Chatterjee; 2009: Jakob Nordstrom; 2010: ---- (no award given); 2011: Benjamin Rossman 2012: Andrew Polonsky and Szymon Torunczyk PHD POSITION AT TWENTE ON ACCELERATOR PROGRAMMING * LOCATION The research group Formal Methods and Tools at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) is looking for a PhD researcher (4 years) to work on the EU Strep project CARP (Correct and Efficient Accelerator Programming), funded by the European Union. * CARP Project In recent years, massively parallel accelerator processors, primarily GPUs, have become widely available to end-users. Accelerators offer tremendous compute power at a low cost, and tasks such as media processing, simulation, medical imaging and eye-tracking can be accelerated to beat CPU performance by orders of magnitude. Performance is gained in energy efficiency and execution speed, allowing intensive media processing software to run in low-power consumer devices. The overall aims of CARP are to design techniques and tools for correct and efficient accelerator programming: - Novel & attractive methods for constructing system-independent accelerator programs - Advanced code generation techniques to produce highly optimised system-specific code from system-independent programs - Scalable static techniques for analysing system-independent and system-specific accelerator programs, both qualitatively and quantitatively The PhD candidate we are looking for is expected to work on the development of tools and techniques for correct accelerator programming. As a research outcome we expect publications, (prototype) tools, and a PhD thesis. * STARTING DATE Starting date of the position: June 1st, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. * FURTHER INFORMATION - FMT group: http://fmt.cs.utwente.nl/ - Dr. Marieke Huisman (Marieke.Huisman@ewi.utwente.nl) - The CARP project: http://fmt.ewi.utwente.nl/files/projects/CARP.d1.pdf * APPLICATIONS Please submit your application before 1st of May, 2013 via http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en/. We strongly encourage interested applicants to send in their applications as soon as possible. Your application should consist of: - a cover letter (explain your specific interest and qualifications); - a full Curriculum Vitae, including a list of all courses + marks, and a short description of your MSc thesis; and - references (contact information) of two scientific staff members. EUROPEAN PHD PROGRAM IN COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC (EPCL) http://www.epcl-study.eu/ * EPCL The European PhD Program in Computational Logic (EPCL) is run jointly by four of the leading European universities in the field: - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), - Technische Universiteat Dresden (Germany), - Technische Universitaet Wien (Austria), and - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). Further international universities, research organizations and enterprises that contribute to Computational Logic or apply results from it are involved as associated partners: The Simon Fraser University (Canada), the Universidad de Chile, the NICTA (National ICT Australia), as well as several companies. * PROGRAM The program involves three years of PhD study in at least two of the European partner universities. It leads to a joint doctoral degree issued by the partner universities at which the studies have been physically performed. The language of the program is English. Financial support is available in the form of positions and scholarships. A foundation track and an application-oriented track match with career perspectives in university research as well as in industrial research. * REQUIREMENTS Necessary requirements for participation in EPCL are: A Master's degree in Computer Science or Mathematics, or an equivalent degree; the proof of adequate knowledge of English; and substantial knowledge in the areas Foundations of Logics, Foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Declarative Programming. The program starts annually in the winter term. Applications for 2013 have to be electronically submitted on the Webpage http://www.epcl-study.eu/ before the application deadline on 30 April 2013. * ENQUIRIES Prof. Steffen Hoelldobler Technische Universitaet Dresden Fakultaet Informatik International Center for Computational Logic Email: email@example.com
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