Newsletter 154 January 3, 2014 ******************************************************************* * 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 CSL-LICS'14 * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS DICE 2014 - Call for Contributions CMCS 2014 - Call for Papers CiE 2014 - Call for Papers ICTAC 2015 - Call for Organisers PSI 2014 - Call for Papers ABZ 2014 - Call for Papers IJCAR 2014 - Call for Papers CAV 2014 - Call for Papers FM 2014 - Call for Industry Track Papers SAT 2014 - Call for Papers SOFSEM 2014 - Call for Participation UTP 2014 - Call for Papers FormaliSE 2014 - Call for Papers RTA-TLCA 2014 - Call for Papers MSCS COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS - Call for Submissions FORTE 2014 - Call for Papers ETAPS 2015 - Call for Satellite Events LOGICA 2014 - Call for Papers TAP 2014 - Call for Papers ACKERMANN AWARD - Call for Nominations CICM 2014 - Call for Papers NASSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION - Call for Papers ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL - Call for Papers ICE 2014 - Call for Papers AiML 2014 - Call for Papers SEMF 2014 - Call for Papers LASER 2014 - Call for Summer School Applications ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION - Call for Papers RV 2014 - Call for Papers ATVA 2014 - Call for Workshop Proposals FORMATS 2014 - Call for Papers FMMB 2014 - Call for Papers TCS 2014 - Call for Papers TGC 2014 - Call for Papers AVOCS 2014 - Call for Papers AAA88 - Call for Participation * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Fondation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris positions European Master's Program in Computational Logic Postdoc in Formal Methods at DTU CSL-LICS'14 * Next year LICS and CSL will hold a joint conference for the first time, as part of FLoC 2014. Tom Henzinger and Dale Miller are co-chairs of a joint PC of 38 members. The proceedings will be published by IEEE. The Call for Papers is available on the LICS website. http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/csl-lics14/ * Title and Short Abstracts Due January 13, 2014 Full Papers Due January 20, 2014 DEADLINES * DICE 2014 Abstract submission: January 5, 2014 Notification: January 20, 2014 http://dice14.tcs.ifi.lmu.de * CMCS 2014 Abstract regular papers: 6 January 2014 Submission regular papers: 10 January 2014 (strict) http://www.coalg.org/cmcs14 * CiE 2014 Submission deadline: January 10, 2014 http://cie2014.inf.elte.hu * CSL-LICS 2014 Title and Short Abstracts Due: January 13, 2014 Full Papers Due: January 20, 2014 http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/csl-lics14/ * ICTAC 2015 Submission of proposals: January 13, 2014 http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/ICTAC * PSI'14 Abstract submission: January 13, 2014 Submission deadline: January 20, 2014 http://psi.nsc.ru/psi14 * ABZ 2014 Research/Industry papers and answers to case study: January 14, 2014 Tutorial proposal submissions: January 30, 2014 Short paper submission: February 3, 2014 http://www.irit.fr/ABZ2014/ * IJCAR 2014 Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2014 Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2014 http://cs.nyu.edu/ijcar2014/ * CAV 2014 CAV Award nomination deadline: January 15, 2014 Abstract deadline: January 31, 2014 Paper deadline: February 7, 2014 http://www.cavconference.org * FM 2014 Industry Track submission deadline: January 16, 2014 http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/ * SAT 2014 Abstract submission deadline: January 17, 2014 Paper submission deadline: January 24, 2014 http://baldur.iti.kit.edu/sat2014 * UTP 2014 Abstract due: January 17, 2014 Full paper due: January 24, 2014 http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/UTP2014/index.html * FormaliSE 2014 Submission deadline: January 24, 2014 http://www.formalise.org/ * RTA-TLCA 2014 Abstract submission: January 28, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/rta-tlca * MSCS SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS Abstracts submission deadline: January 31, 2014 Deadline for full paper: February 28, 2014 http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/ccc2013/ * FORTE 2014 Abstract Submission: February 1, 2014 Paper Submission: February 7, 2014 http://www.discotec.org/calls/forte-2014-call-for-papers * ETAPS 2015 Satellite event proposal deadline: February 7, 2014 http://www.etaps.org/index.php/2015/call-for-workshops * LOGICA 2014 Submission deadline: February 15, 2014 http://www.flu.cas.cz/en/logica2014 * TAP 2014 Abstract submission: February 25, 2014 Paper submission: March 1, 2014 http://www.tap2014.org * ACKERMANN AWARD 2014 Nomination deadline: February 28, 2014 http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html * CICM 2014 Abstract submission: February 28, 2014 Submission deadline: March 7, 2014 Work-in-progress submission and doctoral programme: April 28, 2014 http://www.cicm-conference.org/2014 * NASSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION Submissions due: February 28, 2014 http://www.nasslli2014.com/ * ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL Submission deadline: March 1, 2014 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=festschriftmarkstick * ICE 2014 Abstract submission: March 12, 2014 Full paper submission: March 15, 2014 http://www.discotec.org/workshops/ice-2014 * AiML 2014 Abstract of full paper submission due: March 14, 2014 Full paper submission due: March 21, 2014 http://www.philos.rug.nl/AiML2014/ * SEFM 2014 Abstract Submission: March 14, 2014 Paper Submission: March 21, 2014 (AoE) http://sefm2014.inria.fr/ * LASER 2014 Application deadline: March 31, 2014 http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2014 * ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION Deadline for submissions: April 1st, 2014 http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/ * RV 2014 Abstract deadline: April 8, 2014 Full paper deadline: April 15, 2014 http://rv2014.imag.fr/ * ATVA 2014 Deadline for workshop proposal submissions: April 14, 2014 http://atva-conferences.org * FORMATS 2014 Abstract submission: April 14, 2014 Paper submission: April 21, 2014 http://www.florence2014.org/ * FMMB 2014 Submission deadline: April 25, 2014 http://fmmb2014.sciencesconf.org/ * TCS 2014 Deadline for submission: April 27, 2014 http://www.cyprusconferences.org/tcs2014/ * TGC 2014 Deadline for abstract submission: May 2, 2014 Deadline for paper submission: May 9, 2014 http://www.cs.le.ac.uk/events/tgc2014/ * AVOCS 2014 Submission (abstract for full paper): June 16, 2014 Submission (full papers): June 23, 2014 Submission (research ideas): August 7, 2014 http://www.utwente.nl/avocs2014 5TH WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPMENTS IN IMPLICIT COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY (DICE 2014) Call for Contributions April 5-6, 2014 Grenoble, France (a satellite event of ETAPS 2014) http://dice14.tcs.ifi.lmu.de * SCOPE AND TOPIC The area of Implicit Computational Complexity (ICC) has grown from several proposals for using logic and formal methods to provide languages for complexity-bounded computation (e.g. PTIME, LOGSPACE computation). Its aim is to study computational complexity without reference to external measuring conditions or particular machine models, but only in terms of language restrictions or logical/computational principles implying complexity properties. This workshop focuses on ICC methods related to programs (rather than descriptive methods). In this approach one relates complexity classes to restrictions on programming paradigms (functional programs, lambda calculi, rewriting systems), such as ramified recurrence, weak polymorphic types, linear logic and linear types, and interpretative measures. The two main objectives of this area are: - to find natural implicit characterizations of various complexity classes of functions, thereby illuminating their nature and importance; - to design methods suitable for static verification of program complexity. Therefore ICC connects both to the study of complexity classes and to static program analysis. The workshop is open to contributions on various aspects of ICC including (but not exclusively): - types for controlling complexity - logical systems for implicit computational complexity - linear logic - semantics of complexity-bounded computation - rewriting and termination orderings - interpretation-based methods for implicit complexity - programming languages for complexity-bounded computation - theoretical foundations of program complexity analysis - application of implicit complexity to security * INVITED SPEAKERS - Akitoshi Kawamura, University of Tokyo - Georg Moser, University of Innsbruck * IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract submission: January 5, 2014 - Notification: January 20, 2014 - Final version: February 10, 2014 * SUBMISSION Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of up to 5 pages. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop. Submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, interest and clarity. Preference will be given to abstracts describing work (including work in progress) that has not been published elsewhere before the workshop. Further details can be found at the workshop homepage. 12TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COALGEBRAIC METHODS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CMCS'14) Call for Papers 5 - 6 April 2014, Grenoble, France http://www.coalg.org/cmcs14 * OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE Established in 1998, the CMCS workshops aim to bring together researchers with a common interest in the theory of coalgebras, their logics, and their applications. As the workshop series strives to maintain breadth in its scope, areas of interest include neighbouring fields as well. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: - The theory of coalgebras (including set theoretic and categorical approaches) - Coalgebras as computational and semantical models (for programming languages, dynamical systems, term rewriting, etc.) - Coalgebras in (functional, object-oriented, concurrent, and constraint) programming - Model checking, theorem proving and deductive verification using coalgebraic techniques - Coalgebraic data types, type systems and behavioural typing - Proof principles and (coinductive) definitions for coalgebras (e.g. with bisimulations or invariants) - Coalgebras and algebras - Coalgebraic specification and verification - Coalgebras and (modal) logic - Coalgebra and control theory (notably of discrete event and hybrid systems) - Coalgebra in quantum computing - Coalgebra and game theory - Tools exploiting colgebraic techniques * VENUE AND EVENT CMCS'14 will be held in Grenoble, France, co-located with ETAPS 2014 on 5 - 6 April 2014. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract regular papers 6 January 2014 Submission regular papers 10 January 2014 (strict) Notification regular papers 14 February 2014 Camera-ready copy 21 February 2014 Submission short contributions 23 February 2014 (strict) Notification short contributions 9 March 2014 * INVITED SPEAKERS Ichiro Hasuo, University of Tokyo, JP Marina Lenisa, University of Udine, IT * PUBLICITY CHAIR Alexandra Silva, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL * PC CHAIR Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, NL * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES We solicit two types of contributions: regular papers and short contributions. Regular papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. They should not exceed 20 pages in length in Springer LNCS style. Short contributions may describe work in progress, or summarise work submitted to a conference or workshop elsewhere. They should be no more than two pages. Regular papers and short contributions should be submitted electronically as a PDF file via the Easychair system at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cmcs2014. The proceedings of CMCS 2014 will include all accepted regular papers and will be published post-conference as a Springer volume in the IFIP-LNCS series. Accepted short contributions will be bundled in a technical report. COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE 2014: LANGUAGE, LIFE, LIMITS (CiE 2014) Call for Papers Budapest, Hungary June 23-27, 2014 http://cie2014.inf.elte.hu * IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline for LNCS: 10 January 2014 Notification of authors: 3 March 2014 Deadline for final revisions: 31 March 2014 * HISTORY CiE 2014 is the tenth conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world. Previous meetings have taken place in Amsterdam (2005), Swansea (2006), Siena (2007), Athens (2008), Heidelberg (2009), Ponte Dalgada (2010), Sofia (2011), Cambridge (2012), and Milan (2013). The motto of CiE 2014 "Language, Life, Limits" intends to put a special focus on relations between computational linguistics, natural and biological computing, and more traditional fields of computability theory. This is to be understood in its broadest sense including computational aspects of problems in linguistics, studying models of computation and algorithms inspired by physical and biological approaches as well as exhibiting limits (and non-limits) of computability when considering different models of computation arising from such approaches. As with previous CiE conferences the allover glueing perspective is to strengthen the mutual benefits of analyzing traditional and new computational paradigms in their corresponding frameworks both with respect to practical applications and a deeper theoretical understanding. * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS Wolfgang Thomas (RWTH Aachen) Peter Gruenwald (CWI, Amsterdam) * INVITED SPEAKERS Lev Beklemishev (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow) Alessandra Carbone (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie and CNRS Paris) Maribel Fernandez (King's College London) Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz (University of Calgary) Eva Tardos (Cornell University) Albert Visser (Utrecht University) * SPECIAL SESSIONS: History and Philosophy of Computing (organizers: Liesbeth de Mol, Giuseppe Primiero) Computational Linguistics (organizers: Maria Dolores Jimenez-Lopez, Gabor Proszeky) Computability Theory (organizers: Karen Lange, Barbara Csima) Bio-inspired Computation (organizers: Marian Gheorghe, Florin Manea) Online Algorithms (organizers: Joan Boyar, Csan??d Imreh) Complexity in Automata Theory (organizers: Markus Lohrey, Giovanni Pighizzini) INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTING (ICTAC) Call for Organisers http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/ICTAC * BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing (ICTAC) was founded in 2004 by the International Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations University (UNU-IIST). The aim of the colloquium is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to present research results, and exchange experience, ideas, and solutions for their problems in theoretical aspects of computing. Beyond these scholarly goals, another main purpose of the conference is to promote cooperation in research and education between participants and their institutions, from developing and industrial countries. * LOCATION The event takes place every year in a developing country. Each conference attracts between 50 and 100 participants from all over the world. We now invite proposals from any group or institution wishing to host this event. The priority is for the event to be located in a developing country. It usually combines a regular three-day scientific conference with related activities such as tutorials over another two-days and a summer school over the previous week. Innovation in the format and content is encouraged. Proposals will be evaluated by the ICTAC steering committee. * FORMAT Proposals should be no more than four pages in length and should contain: - Brief description of why the event is of interest to the proposer. - Vision for the event, including its aims, the expected format and scale. - An estimation of expected attendance, based, for example, on presence of a local community in the area and costs of travel to various parts of the world and local expenses. - A description of the relevant qualifications and experience of the proposers, especially regarding conference organisation logistics. - A description of the facilities that will be available for the event and to support the organizers. - The contact information of the proposed organising committee. Please, note that the choice of a PC chair will be subject to later discussion with the Steering Committee and should not be part of this proposal. Please send your proposal (in PDF format) and any enquiries to email@example.com. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission of proposals: 13 January, 2014 Notification of results: 28 February, 2014 * STEERING COMMITTEE Ana Cavalcanti, UK John Fitzgerald, UK Martin Leucker, Germany Zhiming Liu, Macao Tobias Nipkow, Germany Augusto Sampaio, Brazil Natarajan Shankar, USA * PREVIOUS LOCATIONS ICTAC 2013 was held in Shanghai, China, 04-06 September, 2013. ICTAC 2012 was held in Bangalore, India, 24-27 September 2012. ICTAC 2011 was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 August - 2 September, 2011. ICTAC 2010 was held in Natal, Brazil, 1-3 September, 2010. ICTAC 2009 was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-20 August, 2009. ICTAC 2008 was held in Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey - 1-3 November, 2008. ICTAC 2007 was held in Macao, Macao - 26-28 November 2007. ICTAC 2006 was held in Tunis, Tunisia - 20-24 November 2006. ICTAC 2005 was held in Hanoi, Vietnam - 17-21 October 2005. 9TH ERSHOV INFORMATICS CONFERENCE (PSI'14) Call for Papers 24 June - 27 June, 2014 Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia http://psi.nsc.ru/psi14 * AIMS AND SCOPE The Ershov Informatics Conference (the PSI Conference Series, 9th edition) is the premier international forum in Russia for research and its applications in computer, software and information sciences. The conference brings together academic and industrial researchers, developers and users to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the conference area. * ORGANIZERS - A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Siberian Branch of RAS - Saint Petersburg State University * CONFERENCE CHAIRS] - Alexander Marchuk A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia - Andrey Terekhov Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia * STEERING COMMITTEE - Dines Bjorner Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark - Manfred Broy Institut fuer Informatik, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany - Victor Ivannikov Institute for System Programming RAS, Moscow, Russia - Ugo Montanari University of Pisa, Italy * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAIRS Irina Virbitskaite A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia Andrei Voronkov The University of Manchester, UK * CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - Edmund M. Clarke (USA) - Tony Hoare (UK) - Bertrand Meyer (Switzerland) - Vladimiro Sassone (UK) - Vadim E. Kotov (USA) * CONFERENCE TOPICS 1. Foundations of Program and System Development and Analysis 2. Programming Methodology and Software Engineering 3. Information Technologies In addition to papers in the above list of topics, papers both bridging the gap between different directions and promoting mutual understanding of researchers are welcome. Papers defining the general prospects in computer, software and information sciences are also encouraged. * SUBMISSIONS There are three categories of submissions: - regular papers describing fully developed work and complete results (12 pages / 30 minute talks); - short papers reporting on interesting work in progress and/or preliminary results (7 pages / 15 minute talks); - system and experimental papers describing implementation or evaluation of experimental systems and containing a link to a working system (4 pages / 10 minute presentation). Submitted regular papers that are judged to have limited merit may be accepted as short papers, with up to seven pages in the proceedings. At the time of submission, authors should indicate if they wish to have their submission considered as a short paper in the case it is not accepted as a regular one. * CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS A preliminary book of tutorial, invited and accepted contributions will be handed out at the conference. The final versions of the invited, regular and short papers presented at the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series after the conference. One can find the proceedings of the previous seven conferences in LNCS, Vol. 1181, 1755, 2244, 2890, 4378, 5947, and 7162. * LOCATION The conference will be held in Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets), a suburb of St. Petersburg located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. The town is one of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions thanks to its palaces, fountains and parks. Founded as a summer residence of Peter the Great, the area is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often referred to as "the Russian Versaille". For more information see http://www.saint-petersburg.com/peterhof. * SATELLITE WORKSHOPS N.B. Three satellite workshops will be held in conjunction with PSI'14: - Program Understanding, - Educational Informatics, - Science Intensive Applied Software. * IMPORTANT DATES January 13, 2014: abstract submission January 20, 2014: submission deadline April 1, 2014: notification of acceptance June 24 - 27, 2014: the conference dates September 1, 2014: camera ready papers due 4TH INTERNATIONAL ABZ 2014 CONFERENCE (ASM, ALLOY, B, TLA, VDM, Z) Call for Papers http://www.irit.fr/ABZ2014/ June 2-6, 2014 Toulouse, France * GOALS The ABZ conference is dedicated to the cross-fertilization of six related state-based and machine-based formal methods, Abstract State Machines (ASM), Alloy, B, TLA, VDM and Z, that share a common conceptual foundation and are widely used in both academia and industry for the design and analysis of hardware and software systems. The main goal of the conference is to contribute to the integration of accurate state- and machine-based system development methods, clarifying their commonalities and differences to better understand how to combine different approaches for accomplishing the various tasks in modeling, experimental validation, mathematical verification of reliable high-quality hardware/software systems. * CASE STUDIES The 4th edition of ABZ sees the introduction of a new session dedicated to a shared real-life case study among all the methods addressed in ABZ 2014. The objective of this session is to enrich the set of case studies developed with ABZ methods with a practical and real-life case study. The aeronautical context of Toulouse led the organizers to define a real-life case study issued from this domain. Proposals are invited for workshops and tutorials to take place the day before the main conference. * CONTRIBUTIONS Three kinds of contributions are invited: - Research papers: full papers of not more than 14 pages in LNCS format, which have to be original, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. - Short presentations of work in progress, and tool demonstrations. This is an excellent opportunity for Ph.D. students to present and validate their work in progress. An extended abstract of not more than 4 pages is expected and will be reviewed. - Answers to case study papers: full papers of not more than 14 pages in LNCS format reporting on the experiments conducted with any of the state based techniques in the scope of ABZ 2014. - Application in industry papers reporting on work or experiences on the application of state based formal methods in industry. An extended abstract of not more than 4 pages is expected and will be reviewed. It is also an interesting option for industrial practitioners who sometimes face too many constraints to prepare a full paper. Contributions should be submitted electronically in PDF at the ABZ 2014 conference Easy-Chair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=abz2014) web site. The papers must be prepared using the SPRINGER LNCS style (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). The answers to case study should be submitted electronically in PDF at the Case study Easy-Chair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=abz2014) web site. All research and short accepted papers will be published in a volume of Springer's LNCS series. The answers to case study papers and the application in industry papers will be published in a volume of Springer's CCIS series. The two volumes will be distributed at the conference. * SELECTED WORKSHOPS Five (5) workshops are associated to the main event ABZ. Information are available on the workshops website link www.irit.fr/ABZ2014/workshop.html * ABZ 2014 INVITED SPEAKERS Leslie LAMPORT, Microsoft Research, USA. Other invited speakers will be announced. * IMPROTANT DATES Research/Industry papers and answers to case study January 14, 2012 Tutorial proposal submissions: January 30, 2014 Short paper submission: February 3, 2014 Tutorial proposal notifications: Febuary 28, 2014 Papers notification: March 1, 2014 Final Version due: March 20, 2014 Main ABZ 2012 conference: June 2-6, 2014 * CONFERENCE CHAIRS Yamine AIT AMEUR , INPT-ENSEEIHT and IRIT, Toulouse,France (firstname.lastname@example.org) Klaus-Dieter SCHEWE, University of Linz and SCCH, Linz, Austria (Klaus-Dieter.Schewe@scch.at) 7TH INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED REASONING (IJCAR 2014) Call for Papers Vienna, Austria, July 19-22, 2014 http://cs.nyu.edu/ijcar2014/ as part of FLoC 2014 - Federated Logic Conference http://www.floc-conference.org/ as part of VSL 2014 - Vienna Summer of Logic http://vsl2014.at/ * IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all topics in automated reasoning. The IJCAR technical program will consist of presentations of high-quality original research papers, system descriptions, and invited talks. * IJCAR 2014 is a merger of leading events in automated reasoning: CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), FroCoS (Workshop on Frontiers of Combining Systems) and TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods) IJCAR 2014 invites submissions related to all aspects of automated reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications. Original research papers and descriptions of working automated deduction systems are solicited. * TOPICS IJCAR topics include the following ones: - Logics of interest include: propositional, first-order, classical, equational, higher-order, non-classical, constructive, modal, temporal, many-valued, substructural, description, type theory, etc. - Methods of interest include: tableaux, sequent calculi, resolution, model-elimination, inverse method, paramodulation, term rewriting, induction, unification, constraint solving, decision procedures, model generation, model checking, semantic guidance, interactive theorem proving, logical frameworks, AI-related methods for deductive systems, proof presentation, automated theorem provers, etc. - Applications of interest include: verification, formal methods, program analysis and synthesis, computer mathematics, declarative programming, deductive databases, knowledge representation, etc. The proceedings of IJCAR 2014 will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNAI/LNCS series. * PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS Stephane Demri (New York University & CNRS) Deepak Kapur (University of New Mexico, USA) Christoph Weidenbach (MPI-INF Saarbr??cken, Germany) * CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS Christian Fermueller (TU Vienna, Austria) Stefan Hetzl (TU Vienna, Austria) * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2014 Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2014 Notification of paper decisions: March 31, 2014 Final version of papers due: April 19, 2014 Conference dates: July 19-22, 2014 * STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS Travel awards will be available to enable selected students to attend the conference. Details will be published in March 2014. 26TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV 2014) Call for Papers July 18-22, 2014, Vienna, Austria http://www.cavconference.org * CAV 2014 is the 26th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems. * Changes: short and long papers, but short papers are not restricted to be tool papers anymore. We encourage submission of high quality tool papers and empirical evaluations as long papers. References do not count toward the page limit. * Topics: Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations; Hardware verification techniques; Deductive, compositional, and abstraction techniques for verification; Program analysis and software verification; Verification methods for parallel and concurrent hardware/software systems; Testing and runtime analysis based on verification technology; Applications and case studies in verification; Decision procedures and solvers for verification; Mathematical and logical foundations of practical verification tools; Verification in industrial practice; Algorithms and tools for system synthesis; Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification; Verification techniques for security; Formal models and methods for biological systems. * Tutorials: Fabio Somenzi, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA will give a tutorial on Hardware Model Checking. David Monniaux, CNRS, Verimag, Grenoble, France will give a tutorial on Abstract Interpretation. * Important Dates: Nominations for CAV award 15 January 2014; Abstract 31 January 2014; Paper 7 February 2014; Rebuttal 20-23 March 2014; Notification 18 April 2014; Final version 9 May 2014. All deadlines are "anywhere on earth". 19TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FORMAL METHODS (FM 2014) Call for Industry Track Papers Singapore, May 14-16, 2014 http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/ * SCOPE FM2014 is the nineteenth in a series of symposia organized by Formal Methods Europe, an independent association whose aim is to stimulate the use of, and research on, formal methods for software development. The symposia have been notably successful in bringing together innovators and practitioners in precise mathematical methods for software and systems development, industrial users, as well as researchers. The industry track of FM 2014 welcomes papers describing industrial applications of formal methods, experience with introducing formal methods in industry, tool usage reports, experiments with challenge problems. Authors are encouraged to explain how the use of formal methods has overcome problems, lead to improvements in design or provided new insights. * PAPER SUBMISSION Industry track papers should not exceed 15 pages (including appendices and references). Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, to appear in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Submitted papers should describe, in English, have not been published or submitted elsewhere concurrently for publication, and should be in Springer's format. All submissions will be evaluated by at least three members of the industry track program committee. Papers should be submitted through the FM 2014 EasyChair web site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fm2014 * IMPORTANT DATES - Industry Track Submission: January 16, 2014 - Industry Track Notification: February 16, 2014 - Camera-ready: February 25, 2014 - Main Conference Date: May 14-16, 2014 * FM 2014 ORGANIZING COMMITTEES - General Chair Jin Song Dong, National University of Singapore, Singapore. - Program Committee Co-Chairs Cliff B Jones, Newcastle University, United Kindom. Pekka Pihlajasaari, Data Abstraction (Pty) Ltd, South Africa. Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. - Doc Symposium Chair Annabelle McIver, Macquarie University, Australia. - Workshop Chair Shengchao Qin, University of Teesside, United Kindom. - Publicity Chair Jonathan Bowen, Birmingham City University, United Kindom. Kenji Taguchi, AIST, Japan. 17TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF SATISFIABILITY TESTING (SAT 2014) Call for Papers Vienna, Austria, July 14-17, 2014 http://baldur.iti.kit.edu/sat2014 * AIMS The International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) is the primary annual meeting for researchers studying the theory and applications of the propositional satisfiability problem. It includes, besides plain propositional satisfiability, Boolean optimization (such as MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints), Quantified Boolean Formulas (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), and Constraint Programming (CP) for problems with clear connections to Boolean-level reasoning. * VENUE SAT 2014 takes place in Vienna, Austria, and will be part of the Vienna Summer of Logic. With over two thousand expected participants, the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 will be the largest event in the history of logic, and will consist of twelve large conferences and numerous workshops, attracting researchers from all over the world. * IMPORTANT DATES January 17, 2014: Abstract submission deadline January 24, 2014: Paper submission deadline March 17, 2014 (approx.): Response from authors begins, lasts 72 hours March 27, 2014: Acceptance notifications April 17, 2014: Final camera-ready versions July 14-17, 2014: Main conference and workshops * SCOPE Topics include (but are not restricted to): - Theoretical advances (including exact algorithms, proof complexity, and other complexity issues); - Practical search algorithms; - Knowledge compilation; - Implementation-level details of SAT solving tools and SAT-based systems; - Problem encodings and reformulations; - Applications (including both novel applications domains and improvements to existing approaches); - Case studies and reports on insightful findings based on rigorous experimentation. * OUT OF SCOPE Papers claiming to resolve a major long-standing open theoretical question in mathematics or computer science (such as those for which a Millennium Prize is offered, see http://www.claymath.org/millennium) are outside the scope of the conference because there is insufficient time in the schedule to referee such papers; instead, such papers should be submitted to an appropriate technical journal. * SUBMISSIONS Submissions to SAT 2014 are solicited in three paper categories, describing original contributions: - REGULAR PAPERS (9 to 15 pages, excluding references) Regular papers should contain original research, with sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are strongly encouraged to make their data and implementations available with their submission. Submissions reporting on case studies are also encouraged, and should describe details, weaknesses, and strengths in sufficient depth. - SHORT PAPERS (up to 8 pages, excluding references) The same evaluation criteria apply to short papers as to regular papers. They will be reviewed to the same standards of quality as regular papers, but will naturally contain less quantity of new material. Short papers will have the same status as regular papers and be eligible for the same awards (to be announced later). - TOOL PAPERS (up to 6 pages, excluding references) A tool paper should describe the implemented tool and its novel features. Here "tools" are interpreted in a broad sense, including descriptions of implemented solvers, preprocessors, etc., as well as systems that exploit SAT solvers or their extensions to solve interesting problem domains. A demonstration is expected to accompany a tool presentation. Papers describing tools that have already been presented previously are expected to contain significant and clear enhancements to the tool. * WORKSHOPS AND COMPETITONS Affiliated with SAT 2014 are several workshops and competitions. For a list and detailed information about these events see the SAT 2014 web page. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Uwe Egly Vienna University of Technology, Austria Carsten Sinz Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany * WORKSHOPS CHAIR Ines Lynce Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal 40TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CURRENT TRENDS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (SOFSEM 2014) Call for Participation January 25-30, 2014 Hotel Atrium, Novy Smokovec High Tatras, Slovakia * INFORMATION For more details, e.g., - conference fees and details of payment - instructions for contributing authors - list of topics and profile of the tracks - list of invited lectures - list of accepted papers - conference program - conference location - how to get there visit our website: www.sofsem.sk (now open for registration) * HISTORY SOFSEM (SOFtware SEMinar) is an annual international conference devoted to the theory and practice of Computer Science. Its aim is to get together professionals from academia and industry working in various areas of Computer Science. Proceedings containing the invited and contributed papers will be published by the Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, volume number 8327. Papers accepted to Student Research Forum will appear in a special additional local proceedings. The program consists of - 6 invited talks given by prominent researchers, - 40 contributed talks being selected by the Program Committee from 104 submitted papers these days, - 6 student papers selected by the Program Committee for the Student Research Forum, - and a satellite workshop for a presentation of Works in Progress sofsem14.ics.upjs.sk/Sofsem/WIP * PROGRAM Accepted papers: http://sofsem14.ics.upjs.sk/Sofsem/AcceptedPapers Program: http://sofsem14.ics.upjs.sk/Sofsem/Program SOFSEM provides an ideal framework for discussions and meetings, establishing personal contacts. In order to help people socialize and exchange new ideas, SOFSEM is organized as a single-building-conference. That is, accommodation for all participants, full-board meals, together with all lecture rooms will be in Atrium Hotel, Novy Smokovec, High Tatras, Slovakia. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR Branislav Rovan, Bratislava, Slovakia * TRACKS Tracks for the Year 2014: - Foundations of Computer Science chair: Viliam Geffert, Kosice, Slovakia - Software & Web Engineering chair: A Min Tjoa, Wien, Austria - Data, Information, and Knowledge Engineering chair: Julius Stuller, Praha, Czech Republic - Cryptography, Security, and Verification chair: Bart Preneel, Leuven, Belgium - Student Research Forum chair: Roman Spanek, Praha, Czech Republic 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON UNIFYING THEORIES OF PROGRAMMING (UTP 2014) Call for Papers co-located with FM2014 May 12-13, 2014 Singapore http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/UTP2014/index.html * SCOPE Interest in the fundamental problem of the combination of formal notations and theories of programming has grown consistently in recent years. The theories define, in various different ways, many common notions, such as abstraction, refinement, choice, termination, feasibility, locality, concurrency and communication. Despite these differences, such theories may be unified in a way which greatly facilitates their study and comparison. Moreover, such a unification offers a means of combining different languages describing various facets and artifacts of software development in a seamless, logically consistent way. * UTP Hoare and He's Unifying Theories of Programming (UTP) is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant such unification approaches. Based on their pioneering work, the aims of the UTP Symposium series are to reaffirm the significance of the ongoing UTP project and to stimulate efforts to advance. The Symposium provides a focus for the sharing of results by those already actively contributing, and raises awareness of the benefits of such unifying theoretical frameworks among the wider computer science and software engineering communities. To this end the Symposium welcomes contributions on all the themes that can be related to the Unifying Theories of Programming. * SUBMISSIONS Papers may be up to 20 pages in length and should be prepared using LaTeX in Springer LNCS paper format. Submissions should be made through the UTP 2014 EasyChair site, see http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/UTP2014 * PUBLICATION Symposium post-proceedings will appear in Springer's Lectures Notes in Computer Science, as in past editions of the Symposium. (To be confirmed.) * DATES Abstract due: January 17, 2014 Full paper due: January 24, 2014 Notification: March 7, 2014 Camera-ready for pre-proceedings: April 11, 2014 Symposium: May 12-13, 2014 * CHAIR David Naumann (Stevens Institute of Technology) * ORGANISATION CHAIR Jin Song DONG (National University of Singapore) * JOINT EVENT FM 2014, the 19th International Symposium on Formal Methods http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/ 2ND FME WORKSHOP ON FORMAL METHODS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (FormaliSE 2014) Call for Papers held in conjunction with ICSE 2014 (May 31th-June 7th) Hyderabad, India http://www.formalise.org/ * AIMS The main goal of the workshop is to foster integration between the formal methods and the software engineering communities with the purpose to examine the link between the two more carefully than is currently the case. * AREAS Areas of interest include but are not limited to: - integration of FMs in the software development life cycle - ability of formal methods to handle real-world problems - prescriptive/objective guidance in the use of FMs - Formal methods in a certification context - "lightweight" or usable FMs - application experiences - scalability of FM applications - experimental validation The program will start with an invited speaker, followed by presentations of submitted papers. The workshop will end with a round table discussion (PC members and workshop audience), focusing on the subjects that came up during the workshop. * SUBMISSIONS Submissions are limited to 7 pages in IEEE Conference Proceedings Format. They will be published as part of the (electronic) proceedings of ICSE 2013. All papers submitted to the workshop must be unpublished original work and should not be under review or submitted elsewhere while being under consideration. All submissions must be in English and in PDF format through online upload to the workshop submission website at the following URL: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=formalise2014. * IMPORTANT DATES 24 January 2014: submission deadline for workshop papers 24 February 2014: notification of acceptance/rejection to authors 14 March 2014: camera-ready copy deadline for workshop papers * CHAIRS OC/PC CHAIRS are Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Italy) and Nico Plat (West Consulting BV, The Netherlands). Local organizer is Ravindra Metta (Tata Consultancy Services, India). The OC/PC Chairs can be reached via e-mail: email@example.com. If you intend to submit a paper you are invited to inform us in advance. JOINT 25TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REWRITING TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS AND 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TYPED LAMBDA CALCULI AND APPLICATIONS Call for Papers July 14-17, 2014, Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/rta-tlca * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: January 28, 2014 Notification: April 9, 2014 Paper submission: February 4, 2014 Final version: April 29, 2014 Rebuttal period: March 19-21, 2014 * TOPICS This joint RTA and TLCA conference is the major forum for the presentation of research on all aspects of rewriting and typed lambda-calculi. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: - Foundations: string rewriting; term rewriting; graph rewriting; lambdacalculi; higher-order rewriting; binding techniques; constrained rewriting and deduction; categorical and infinitary rewriting; stochastic rewriting; net rewriting; Petri nets; higher-dimensional rewriting; process calculi; explicit substitution; tree automata; confluence; termination; complexity; modularity. - Algorithmic aspects and implementation: strategies; matching; unification; anti-unification; narrowing; constraint solving; theorem proving; completion techniques; implementation techniques; parallel execution; certification of rewriting properties; abstract machines; automated (non)termination and confluence provers; automated complexity analysis; SMT solving; system descriptions. - Logic: proof theory; natural deduction; sequent calculi; proof assistants; cut elimination and normalization; propositions as types; linear logic and proof nets; equational logic; rewriting logic; rewriting calculi; proof checking; reasoning about programming languages and logics; homotopy type theory; type-theoretic aspects of complexity; implicit computational complexity. - Types: dependent types; polymorphism; intersection types and related approaches; subtyping; type inference and type checking; types in databases. - Semantics: denotational semantics; operational semantics; game semantics; realisability; domain theory; categorical models; universal algebra. - Programming: foundational aspects of functional programming, object oriented programming, and other programming paradigms; flow analysis of higher-type computation; program equivalence; program transformation; program optimization; program refactoring; rewriting models of programs; rule-based (functional and logic) programming; control operators; symbolic and algebraic computation; system synthesis and verification; XML queries and transformations; types in program analysis and verification; analysis of cryptographic protocols; systems biology; linguistics. * PROGRAMME CHAIR Gilles Dowek * CONFERENCE CHAIR Gernot Salzer MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS Call for Submissions http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/ccc2013/ * GUEST EDITORS Hajime Ishihara (JAIST, Japan) Margarita Korovina (Novosibirsk, Russia) Arno Pauly (Cambridge, UK) Monika Seisenberger (Swansea, UK) Dieter Spreen (Siegen, Germany, and Pretoria, South Africa) * DATES Abstracts submission deadline: January 31, 2014 Deadline for full paper: February 28, 2014 * GENERAL After a year of successful work in the EU-IRSES project COMPUTAL http://computal.uni-trier.de and an excellent workshop "Continuity, Computability, Constructivity: From Logic to Algorithms (CCC 2013)" in Gregynog (Wales) in June this year, we are planning to publish a special issue of MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. The special issue should reflect progress made in Computable Analysis and related areas and is open for everyone. * TOPICS Computable analysis Complexity of real number computations Computing with continuous data Domain theory and analysis Randomness and computable measure theory Models of computation with real numbers Realizability theory and analysis Reverse analysis Exact real number computation Program extraction in analysis * SUBMISSIONS We want to split the submission process into two parts: Please, first submit an abstract of your paper and then later the full paper. Submit both the abstract as well as the full manuscript to https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ccc2013mscspostproce Papers will be processed according to high MSCS standards as soon as they are submitted. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Please prepare your manuscript using the MSCS style file which can be downloaded from ftp.cup.cam.ac.uk * ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. 34TH IFIP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL TECHNIQUES FOR DISTRIBUTED OBJECTS, COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS (FORTE 2014) Call for Papers A DisCoTec Member Conference http://www.discotec.org/calls/forte-2014-call-for-papers June 3-6, 2014 Berlin, Germany * DATES Abstract Submission: February 1, 2014 Paper Submission: February 7, 2014 Author Notification: March 10, 2014 * SCOPE Topics of interest include but are not limited to: - Languages and semantic foundations: new modeling and language concepts for distribution and concurrency, semantics for different types of languages, including programming languages, modeling languages, and domain-specific languages; real-time and probability aspects; type systems and behavioral typing; - Formal methods and techniques: design, specification, analysis, verification, validation, testing and runtime verification of various types of distributed systems including communications and network protocols, service-oriented systems, adaptive distributed systems; - Foundations of security: new principles for qualitative and quantitative security analysis of distributed systems, including formal models based on probabilistic concepts; - Applications of formal methods: applying formal methods and techniques for studying quality, reliability, availability, and safety of distributed systems; - Practical experience with formal methods: industrial applications, case studies and software tools for applying formal methods and description techniques to the development and analysis of real distributed systems. * SUBMISSION Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP's codes of conduct). The submissions must not exceed 15 pages in length, including figures and references, prepared using Springer's LNCS style (cf. http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Papers can be submitted electronically in pdf via the EasyChair system at the following address: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=forte14 The time of all deadlines is 24:00 SST (UTC-11, Samoa Standard Time). Each paper will undergo a peer review of at least 3 anonymous reviewers. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series. * INVITED SPEAKER Joachim Parrow (Uppsala University, Sweden) * PROGRAMME CHAIRS Erika Abraham (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay, France) 18TH EUROPEAN JOINT CONFERENCES ON THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOFTWARE (ETAPS 2015) Call for Satellite Events London, UK April 11-19, 2015 http://www.etaps.org/index.php/2015/call-for-workshops * ABOUT ETAPS The European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS) is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science. ETAPS is an annual event which takes place in Europe each spring since 1998. The eighteenth conference, ETAPS 2015, will take place between April 11th and 19th, 2015 at Queen Mary University of London, in London, United Kingdom. * MAIN CONFERENCES ETAPS main conferences will take place on April 13th-17th, 2015. They are: - CC: International Conference on Compiler Construction - ESOP: European Symposium on Programming - FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering - FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures - POST: Principles of Security and Trust - TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems * SATELLITE EVENTS The ETAPS 2015 organizing committee invites proposals for satellite events (workshops etc.) that will complement the main conferences. They should fall within the scope of ETAPS. This encompasses all aspects of the system development process, including specification, design, implementation, analysis and improvement, as well as the languages, methodologies and tools which support these activities, covering a spectrum from practically-motivated theory to soundly-based practice. Satellite events provide an opportunity to discuss and report on emerging research approaches and practical experience relevant to theory and practice of software. ETAPS 2015 satellite events will be held immediately before and after the main conferences, on April 11th-12th and April 18th-19th, 2015. * SUBMISSION OF SATELLITE EVENT PROPOSALS Researchers and practitioners wishing to organize satellite events are invited to submit proposals in plain text or pdf by e-mail to Paulo Oliva email@example.com). The required format of the proposal is described at http://www.etaps.org/index.php/2015/call-for-workshops The proposals will be evaluated by the ETAPS 2015 organizing committee on the basis of their assessed benefit for prospective participants of ETAPS 2015. Prospective organizers may wish to consult the web pages of previous satellite events as examples: ETAPS 2014: http://www.etaps.org/2014/workshops ETAPS 2013: http://www.etaps.org/2013/workshops ETAPS 2012: http://www.etaps.org/2012/workshops ETAPS 2011: http://www.etaps.org/2011/workshops * IMPORTANT DATES Satellite event proposals deadline: February 7th, 2014 Notification of acceptance: February 28th, 2014 * FURTHER INFORMATION AND ENQUIRIES Please contact Paulo Oliva (firstname.lastname@example.org). 28TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM DEVOTED TO LOGIC (LOGICA 2014) Call for Papers June 16-20, 2014 Hejnice, Czech Republic http://www.flu.cas.cz/en/logica2014 * SCOPE Logica 2014 is the 28th in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic. Contributions devoted to any of the wide range of logical problems are welcome except those focused on specialized technical applications. Particularly welcome are contributions that cover issues interesting both for 'philosophically' and for 'mathematically' oriented logicians. * IMPORTANT DATES - Deadline for submissions: 15 February - Notification of acceptance: by the end of March * INVITED SPEAKERS Dorothy Edgington, Dag Prawitz, Graham Priest and Goran Sundholm. * DETAILS Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TESTS AND PROOFS (TAP 2014) http://www.tap2014.org Co-located with STAF, York, UK, July 24-25, 2014 * SCOPE The TAP conference is devoted to the synergy of proofs and tests, to the application of techniques from both sides and their combination for the advancement of software quality. * TOPICS Topics of interest cover theory definitions, tool constructions and experimentations, and include (other topics related to TAP are welcome): - Bridging the gap between concrete and symbolic techniques, e.g. using proof search in satisfiability modulo theories solvers to enhance various testing techniques - Transfer of concepts from testing to proving (e.g., coverage criteria) and from proving to testing - Program proving with the aid of testing techniques - Verification and testing techniques combining proofs and tests - Generation of test data, oracles, or preambles by deductive techniques such as: theorem proving, model checking, symbolic execution, constraint logic programming - Model-based testing and verification - Generation of specifications by deduction - Automatic bug finding - Debugging of programs combining static and dynamic analysis - Case studies combining tests and proofs - Domain specific applications of testing and proving to new application domains such as validating security protocols, vulnerability detection of programs, security - Testing of verification environments and reasoning engines like solvers and theorem provers - New approaches such as crowd-sourcing and serious games to infer intended semantics and assess correctness - Formal frameworks - Tool descriptions and experience reports * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: February 25, 2014 Paper submission: March 1, 2014 Notification: April 28, 2014 Camera ready version: May 12, 2014 TAP conference: July 24-25, 2014 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Martina Seidl (JKU Linz/TU Wien, Austria) Nikolai Tillmann (Microsoft Research, USA) * SUBMISSION Please submit your papers via easychair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tap2014 (submission page to be opened in due time) TAP 2014 will accept two types of papers and also tutorials: - Research papers: full papers with at most 16 pages in LNCS format (pdf), which have to be original, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. Research papers should clearly describe the addressed problem, the relevant state-of-the-art, the scientifically-founded solution, and the benefits of the presented approach. - Short contributions: work in progress, (industrial) experience reports or tool demonstrations, position statements; an extended abstract with at most 6 pages in LNCS format (pdf) is expected. The same evaluation criteria apply to short papers as to full research papers. Short papers will be reviewed to the same standards of quality as full research papers. - Tutorials: TAP 2014 further invites one-hour tutorial presentation surveying the state-of-the-art of any research field related to the topics of TAP. Tutorial proposals shall have a maximum length of 3 pages in LNCS format (pdf) and provide information about the content, a short outline, and information about the speakers. Accepted full and short papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series and will be available at the conference. Accepted tutorials will be assigned a slot of 60 minutes during the conference. The contents of previous TAP proceedings is available at: http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/tap/tap2013.html ACKERMANN AWARD 2014 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Call for Nominations http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html * ELIGIBILITY Eligible for the 2014 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 1.1.2012 and 31.12.2013. * SUBMISSION DETAILS Submission details are available at http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html - The deadline for submission is February 28, 2014 - Nominations should be sent to the chair of the Jury by e-mail: email@example.com * DETAILS 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 2014 Ackermann Award will be presented to the recipients at the joint CSL/LICS conference in Vienna (Austria) to be held 14-18 July 2014. * JURY 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. CONFERENCES ON INTELLIGENT COMPUTER MATHEMATICS (CICM 2014) Call for Papers July 7-11, 2014 at University of Coimbra, Portugal http://www.cicm-conference.org/2014 * SCOPE As computers and communications technology advance, greater opportunities arise for intelligent mathematical computation. While computer algebra, automated deduction, mathematical publishing and novel user interfaces individually have long and successful histories, we are now seeing increasing opportunities for synergy among these areas. The Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM) offer a venue for discussing these areas and their synergy. * TRACKS - Calculemus (Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning) Chair: James Davenport - DML (Digital Mathematical Libraries) Chair: Petr Sojka - MKM (Mathematical Knowledge Management) Chair: Josef Urban - Systems and Projects Chair: Alan Sexton * ORGANISATION The local arrangements will be coordinated by the Local Arrangements Chair, Paedro Quaresma (U. Coimbra, Portugal), and the overall programme will be organised by the General Program Chair, Stephen Watt (U. Western Ontario, Canada). * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: 28 February 2014 Submission deadline: 7 March 2014 Reviews sent to authors: 4 April 2014 Rebuttals due: 8 April 2014 Notification of acceptance: 14 April 2014 Camera ready copies due: 25 April 2014 * WORK IN PROGRESS AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMME SUBMISSIONS Submission deadline: 28 April 2014 (Doctoral: Abstract+CV) Notification of acceptance: 19 May 2014 Camera ready copies due: 26 May 2014 NASSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION Call for Papers June 23-27, 2014 University of Maryland, College Park * The North American Summer School for Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI) welcomes paper submissions for presentation at its Student Session. Submissions may be in any of the fields related to the school (logic and language, logic and computation, or language and computation) and should represent original, unpublished work by individuals who will not yet have received their Ph.D. by the time of the conference. The Student Session will co-occur with NASSLLI and provides students an excellent opportunity to present their work to experts in their field as well as to a broader, well-informed interdisciplinary audience. All submissions will be reviewed by at least three specialists who will provide commentary on the paper regardless of its acceptance status. Submissions should be prepared for blind review (i.e., should not contain any information identifying the author) and should be uploaded as a .pdf file to the Student Session's EasyChair site. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages and should be formatted standardly (11 or 12 point font, 1 inch margins). No more than one-single authored and one co-authored paper should be submitted by an individual. (All co-authors should also be students.) Authors whose submissions have been accepted and who intend to present will be required to register for NASSLLI. * IMPORTANT DATES Submissions due: February 28, 2014 (by midnight) Notifications: April 14, 2014 * WEBSITES: Submissions: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=stusnasslli14 NASSLLI 2014: http://www.nasslli2014.com/ MAKING AUTOMATED REASONING PRACTICAL: ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL Call for Papers * DEADLINE Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2014 * AIM This is a book of collected articles presenting research in all aspects of automated reasoning, in particular the design of automated reasoning systems and their applications. A common theme behind Mark Stickel's work was developing techniques for building better automated reasoning systems. His discoveries were ground-breaking and include AC-unification, reasoning modulo a theory, term indexing, and thorough development of the SNARK and PTTP provers. In 2002 he received the Herbrand award for all his work, the highest award in automated reasoning (http://www.cadeinc.org/). We would like to honour Mark's achievements by editing a Festschrift comprised of articles in the spirit of his research approach: developing fundamental techniques driven by practical applications and informed by rigorous theory. * SCOPE We invite high-quality submissions on the general topic of automated reasoning and its applications, especially but not exclusively to the design of automated theorem proving systems, with connections to any of Mark Stickel's research areas: - Automated theorem proving, including deductive and abductive reasoning - Implementation of and practice with automated reasoners - Algorithmics for automated reasoners: unification, matching, rewriting, indexing - Integration of general-purpose reasoning with external procedures - Spatial and temporal reasoning - Inference control, theory reasoning, semantic guidance for automated reasoners - Application of automated reasoners in mathematics, logic, program synthesis, natural language, and natural sciences - SAT-solving - Applications related to formal methods * PUBLICATION DETAILS It is planned that the book will be published as an LNAI Festschrift with Springer. * SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS While it is expected that most of the papers will be regular technical papers, a few papers that combine scientific content with recollections of Mark Stickel's work and personality, as can be written by those who worked with him, are also sought. All papers will be refereed by anonymous peer reviewers, and read by the editors, according to the highest standards in terms of originality, significance, technical quality, and readability. Submissions must be in English and standard conforming pdf format. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. However, significantly extended versions of papers published at conferences are welcome. Submissions of any length will be considered, but final versions may be limited by the editors depending on the totality of submissions. Authors are strongly encouraged to produce their papers in LaTeX. Formatting instructions and the LNCS style files can be obtained via http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Electronic submission via EasyChair is open at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=festschriftmarkstick . In order to facilitate the planning of the book, authors are invited to notify the editors as soon as possible of their intention to submit with proposed topic and length. Early submission would be especially helpful for completing the review process sooner. * EDITORS Peter Baumgartner NICTA and Australian National University, http://users.cecs.anu.edu.au/~baumgart/ Richard Waldinger SRI International, http://www.ai.sri.com/~waldinge/ 7TH INTERACTION AND CONCURRENCY EXPERIENCE (ICE 2014) June 6, 2014, Berlin, Germany http://www.discotec.org/workshops/ice-2014 Satellite workshop of DisCoTec 2014 http://www.discotec.org * HIGHLIGHTS - Innovative selection procedure - ICE welcomes submissions of full papers, short papers, and brief announcements of already published papers - Invited talks: Kim Larsen and Pavol Cerny - Special issue in a highly-reputed journal * IMPORTANT DATES 12 March 2014...................Abstract submission 15 March 2014...................Full paper submission 16 March - 15 April 2014....Reviews and PC discussion 16 April 2014......................Notification to authors 6 June 2014.......................ICE in Berlin 15 September 2014...........Camera-ready for post-proceedings * SCOPE Interaction and Concurrency Experiences (ICEs) is a series of international scientific meetings oriented to theoretical computer science researchers with special interest in models, verification, tools, and programming primitives for complex interactions. The special focus of ICE 2014 is automation in concurrency and interaction. * SELECTION PROCEDURE Since its 1st edition in 2008, the distinguishing feature of ICE has been an innovative paper selection mechanism based on an interactive discussion amongst authors and PC members. During the review phase, each submission is published on a dedicated discussion forum. The discussion forum can be accessed by the authors of the submission and by all the PC members not in conflict with the submission. The forum is used by reviewers to ask questions and clarifications to the authors, allowing them to better explain all the aspects of their submission. The evaluation of the submission will take into account not only the reviews, but also the outcome of the discussion. As witnessed by the past six editions of ICE, this procedure considerably improves the accuracy of the reviews, the fairness of the selection, the quality of camera-ready papers, and the discussion during the workshop. * SUBMISSIONS We invite for three types of submissions: (1) Full Papers; (2) Short Papers; (3) Brief Announcements of already Published Papers. Full and short papers will appear in the post-proceedings and must report previously unpublished work and not be simultaneously submitted to other conferences/workshops with refereed proceedings. The ICE 2014 post-proceedings will be published in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (http://eptcs.org/). In addition, we invite for brief announcements of already published results, should the authors be interested in discussing their published research with the ICE community and giving a talk. Brief announcements will not be part of the post-proceedings. Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair ( http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ice2014). Full papers should not exceed 15 pages in length, while short papers and brief announcements should not exceed 5 pages with the EPTCS style (http://style.eptcs.org/). * SPECIAL ISSIE We plan to invite extended versions of selected full papers to a special issue in a highly-reputed journal. Such contributions will be regularly peer-reviewed according to the standard journal policy, but they will be handled in a shorter time than regular submissions. * INVITED TALKS Kim Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark) Pavol Cerny (University of Colorado Boulder, USA) * ICEcreamers Ivan Lanese (University of Bologna/INRIA, Italy; PC chair) Alberto Lluch Lafuente (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy) Ana Sokolova (University of Salzburg, Austria; PC chair) Hugo Torres Vieira (University of Lisbon, Portugal) 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MODAL LOGIC (AiML 2014) Call for Papers August 5-8, 2014 Groningen, The Netherlands http://www.philos.rug.nl/AiML2014/ * SCOPE AiML is an initiative aimed at presenting the state of the art in modal logic and its various applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together with volumes based on the conferences. Information about the AiML series can be obtained at http://www.aiml.net. AiML-2014 is the tenth conference in the series. * TOPICS We invite submission on all aspects of modal logic, including: history of modal logic; philosophy of modal logic; applications of modal logic; computational aspects of modal logic (complexity and decidability of modal and temporal logics, modal and temporal logic programming, model checking, model generation, theorem proving for modal logics); theoretical aspects of modal logic (algebraic/categorical perspectives on modal logic, coalgebraic modal logic, completeness and canonicity, correspondence and duality theory, many-dimensional modal logics, modal fixed point logics, model theory of modal logic, proof theory of modal logic); specific instances and variations of modal logic (description logics, modal logics over non-boolean bases, dynamic logics and other process logics, epistemic and deontic logics, modal logics for agent-based systems, modal logic and game theory, modal logic and grammar formalisms, provability and interpretability logics, spatial and temporal logics, hybrid logic, intuitionistic logic, substructural logics, computationally light fragments of all such logics). Papers on related subjects will also be considered. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract of full paper submission due: 14 March 2014 Full paper submission due: 21 March 2014 Full paper notification: 2 May 2014 Short presentation submission due: 12 May 2014 Short presentation notification: 2 June 2014 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND FORMAL METHODS (SEFM 2014) Grenoble, France September 1-5, 2014 http://sefm2014.inria.fr/ * AIMS The aim of the conference is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to advance the state of the art in formal methods, to scale up their application in the software industry and to encourage their integration with practical engineering methods. Papers that apply formal methods to software engineering are especially welcome. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract Submission: March 14, 2014 Paper Submission: March 21, 2014 (AoE) Notification: May 19, 2014 Camera Ready: June 13, 2014 * TOPICS OF INTEREST - Formal requirement analysis, modeling, specification and design - Abstraction and refinement - Formal methods for probabilistic verification and synthesis - Programming languages, program analysis and type theory - Formal methods for self-adaptive systems, service-oriented and cloud computing - Formal aspects of security and mobility - Model checking, theorem proving and decision procedures - Formal methods for real-time, hybrid and embedded systems - Formal methods for safety-critical, fault-tolerant and secure systems - Software architecture and coordination languages - Software verification and validation - Component, object and multi-agent systems - Formal aspects of software evolution and maintenance - Formal methods for testing, re-engineering and reuse - Light-weight and scalable formal methods - Tool integration - Applications of formal methods, industrial case studies and technology transfer - Education and formal methods * SUBMISSION We solicit two categories of papers: - Research papers should describe fully developed work and should not exceed 15 pages (including appendices). Authors of papers reporting experimental work are strongly encouraged to make their experimental results available to reviewers. Case study papers should describe significant case studies and lessons learned. - Tool papers should describe an operational tool and its contributions. Tool papers should not exceed 6 pages. Please include the URL of the tool (if available). * CHAIR Radu Mateescu - Inria Grenoble, Rhoene-Alpes, France * PROGRAM CHAIRS Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames, USA Gwen Sala?n, Grenoble INP, Inria, France LASER SUMMER SCHOOL ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (LASER 2014) Call for Participation Leading-Edge Software Engineering September 7-13, 2014 - Elba Island, Italy http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2014/ * GOALS The LASER summer school, organized by the ETH Chair of Software Engineering, brings together the concepts and practice of software engineering in the idyllic setting of the Elba Island off the coast of Tuscany, easily reachable by air, car, bus or train. The LASER school is intended for professionals from the industry (engineers and managers) as well as university researchers, including PhD students. Participants learn about the most important software technology advances from the pioneers in the field. The school's focus is applied, although theory is welcome to establish solid foundations. The format of the school favors extensive interaction between participants and speakers. * TOPIC AND SPEAKERS The LASER school is 10 years old! To celebrate this anniversary, we have gone not for a narrow topic but for a selection of brilliant speakers who will describe leading-edge research in a variety of areas of software engineering, both conceptual and applied: - Harald C. Gall (University of Zurich) - Daniel Jackson (MIT) - Michael Jackson (The Open University) - Erik Meijer (Applied Duality) - Bertrand Meyer (ETH Zurich) - Gail C. Murphy (University of British Columbia) - Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University) * HOW TO APPLY Use the online registration form available on the LASER website http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2014. Registration is open until March 31, 2014. The number of participants is strictly limited to ensure quality interaction with the lecturers and the rest of the audience. For more information, visit our website or contact the organizers: firstname.lastname@example.org ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION Call for Papers http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/ Tuebingen, Germany, August 11-22, 2014 * ABOUT The Student Session of the 26th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Tübingen, Germany, on August 11-22, 2014. We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters and will appear in the student session proceedings. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience. * SEPARATE POSTER SESSION Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for the oral presentations and one for the posters. This means that papers can be directly submitted as posters. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present research in progress. More detailed guidelines and policies regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/ Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to: email@example.com. For general inquiries about ESSLLI 2014, please consult the main ESSLLI 2014 page: http://www.esslli2014.info/. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: April 1, 2014 Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2014 Submission of camera-ready papers: July 1, 2014 Conference dates: August 11-22, 2014 * CHAIRS Ronald de Haan (Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria) LoCo co-chairs: Zoe Christoff (Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Aybuke Ozgun (Universite de Lorraine, France) LoLa co-chairs: Philip Schulz (Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Thomas Brochhagen (Universitaet Duesseldorf, Germany) LaCo co-chairs: Miriam Kaeshammer (Universitaet Duesseldorf, Germany) Ramon Ziai (Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany) 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RUNTIME VERIFICATION (RV 2014) Call for Papers September 22-25, 2014 Toronto, Canada http://rv2014.imag.fr/ * SCOPE Runtime verification is concerned with monitoring and analysis of software and hardware system executions. Runtime verification techniques are crucial for system correctness, reliability, and robustness; they are significantly more powerful and versatile than conventional testing, and more practical than exhaustive formal verification. Runtime verification can be used prior to deployment, for testing, verification, and debugging purposes, and after deployment for ensuring reliability, safety, and security and for providing fault containment and recovery as well as online system repair. * TECHNICAL RESEARCH PAPERS TRACK Technical research papers can be submitted in two categories: regular and short papers. - Regular papers (up to 15 pages) should present original unpublished results. Theoretical and experimental papers as well as papers on applications of runtime verification and case studies are all welcome. A non-monetary Best Paper Award will be given. A selection of accepted regular papers will be invited to appear in a special issue of the Springer Journal on Formal Methods in System Design. - Short papers (up to 5 pages) may present novel but not necessarily thoroughly worked out ideas, for example emerging runtime verification techniques and applications, or techniques and applications that establish relationships between runtime verification and other domains. Accepted short papers will be presented in special short talk (10 minutes) and poster sessions. * TOOL DEMONSTRATION TRACK The aim of the RV 2014 tool demonstration track is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to show and to discuss the latest advances, experiences and challenges in devising and developing reliable software tools for runtime verification. Tool papers should meet the following criteria: A tool paper should present a new tool, a new tool component or novel extensions to existing tools supporting runtime verification. Each submission should be original and not published previously in a tool paper form. Each submission must not exceed 8 pages in the LNCS/Springer proceeding format, including all text, references and figures. The paper must be written in English and provided in PDF format. Each submission must be accompanied at the time of the submission by a short screencast (between 5-10 minutes), with voice and overlay text commentary illustrating the demonstration of the tool (a link to it should be provided in the paper). * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract deadline: April 8, 2014 Full paper deadline: April 15, 2014 Rebuttal phase: May 18-20, 2014 Acceptance notification: June 10, 2014 Camera ready submission: June 25, 2014 Conference dates: 22-25 September, 2014 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGY FOR VERIFICATION AND ANALYSIS (ATVA 2014) Call for Workshop Proposals November 3-7, 2014, Sydney, Australia http://atva-conferences.org * GOALS The 12th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA) invites proposals for pre- and postconference workshops to be held on November 3 (pre) or November 7 (post). The ATVA conference series covers the spectrum from theoretical results to practical applications of automated analysis, verification and synthesis. Proposals that promise to bring new topics to ATVA, of either practical or theoretical importance, or to provide a forum for more detailed discussion on central topics of continuing importance are highly welcome. Proposals that explore the application of automated tools to real-world problems are especially encouraged. Workshop proposals are limited to 2 pages, and should provide at least the following information: - Title - Description of the workshop topic and goals (Why do you believe this is an interesting and significant topic?) - Intended audience (From which areas do you expect potential participants to come? How many participants do you expect?) - Relevance and relation of the workshop to the main conference - Organisation of the workshop (Describe the intended format (e.g. paper selection process), its expected duration (full day or half day) and its preferred date (November 3rd or November 7th) - Organisers' details (Provide affiliations, backgrounds and contact details of organisers and potential committee members) Proposals should be sent as PDF to the workshop chair Peter Hoefner (firstname.lastname@example.org). * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for proposal submissions: April 14, 2014 Acceptance/rejection notification: May 19, 2014 Workshop Date: November 3rd and 7th 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ON FORMAL MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF TIMED SYSTEMS (FORMATS 2014) Preliminary Call for Papers September 8-10, 2014 http://www.florence2014.org/ * TOPICS The aim of FORMATS is to promote the study of fundamental and practical aspects of timed systems, and to bring together researchers from different disciplines that share interests in modelling and analysis of timed systems. Typical topics include (but are not limited to): - Foundations and Semantics: Theoretical foundations of timed systems and languages; comparison between different models (timed automata, timed Petri nets, hybrid automata, timed process algebra, max-plus algebra, probabilistic models). - Methods and Tools: Techniques, algorithms, data structures, and software tools for analyzing timed systems and resolving temporal constraints (scheduling, worst-case execution time analysis, optimization, model checking, testing, constraint solving, etc.). - Applications: Adaptation and specialization of timing technology in application domains in which timing plays an important role (real-time software, hardware circuits, and problems of scheduling in manufacturing and telecommunication). * SUBMISSION FORMATS 2014 solicits high-quality papers reporting research results and/or experience reports related to the topics mentioned above. Submitted papers must contain original, unpublished contributions, not submitted for publication elsewhere. The papers should be submitted electronically in PDF, following the Springer LNCS style guidelines. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages in length. Papers should be submitted electronically via EasyChair online submission system: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=formats2014 The proceedings of FORMATS 2014 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. * IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract submission: April 14, 2014 - Paper submission: April 21, 2014 - Notification of acceptance: June 9, 2014 - Final version due: June 23, 2014 - Conference: September 8-10, 2014 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Marius Bozga (VERIMAG / CNRS, Grenoble, France) Axel Legay (IRISA / INRIA Rennes, France) * VENUE FORMATS 2014 will take place in Florence, Italy as part of FLORENCE 2014, a one-week scientific event on formal and quantitative methods for the development of dependable and performing systems: http://www.florence2014.org/ It will be held in Florence during the week 8-12 September 2014, and it will co-locate five major conferences in the areas of formal and quantitative analysis of systems, performance engineering, computer safety, and industrial critical applications. All the conferences will take place at the Aeronautical Sciences School of the Italian Air Force, inside the monumental and historical park of Cascine in the city of Florence. * COLOCATED EVENTS - QEST: International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems - SAFECOMP: International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security - EPEW: European Workshop on Performance Engineering - FMICS: International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL METHODS IN MACRO-BIOLOGY (FMMB 2014) Call for Papers September 22-24, 2014 Noumea, New Caledonia http://fmmb2014.sciencesconf.org/ * AIMS AND SCOPE The purpose of FMMB is to bring together researchers, developers, and students in theoretical computer science, applied mathematics, mathematical and computational biology, interested in studying the application of formal methods to the construction and analysis of models describing biological processes at both micro and macro levels. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to): - representation and analysis of biological systems in formal systems such as: o ordinary and partial differential equation systems, o discrete event systems, infinite state systems, o hybrid discrete-continuous systems, hybrid automata, o cellular automata, multi-agent systems, o stochastic processes, stochastic games, o statistical physics models, o process algebras, process calculi, o rewriting systems, graph grammars, - coupling models and data, inference of models from data, - computability and complexity issues, - modelling and analysis tools, case studies. Application areas particularly solicited include: - environmental biology, ecology, marine science, - agriculture and forestry, - developmental biology, population biology, - epidemiology, medicine, - systems biology, synthetic biology. * KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Pieter Collins, Maastricht University, Netherlands, Saso Dzeroski, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, Radu Grosu, Vienna Technical University, Austria, Steffen Klamt, Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, Germany, Pietro Lio', Cambridge University, UK, Helene Morlon, Ecole Polytechnique and CNRS, France. * PC CO-CHAIRS Francois Fages, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, France, Carla Piazza, University of Udine, Italy. * LOCAL CHAIR Teodor Knapik, University of New Caledonia. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: April 25 Author notification: June 4 Camera-ready copy due: June 25 * SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION Regular submissions of 12-20 pages or short submissions of 2 pages in LNCS style should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fmmb2014 . All accepted papers will be published in a book in the LNBI series of Springer-Verlag. Authors of the most significant contributions will be invited to submit extended versions for a journal special issue. 8TH IFIP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE (TCS 2014) Call for Papers September 1-3, 2014 Rome, Italy http://www.cyprusconferences.org/tcs2014/ * AIM AND SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE Under the patronage of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), since year 2000 the IFIP Technical Committee 1 (Foundations of Computer Science) has organized a series of biannual international conferences in Theoretical Computer Science. After Sendai (2000), Montreal (2002), Toulouse (2004), Santiago (2006), Milano (2008), Brisbane (2010), and Amsterdam (2012), the 8th edition will be held in Rome in September 2014, in cooperation with the IFIP Working Group 2.2 (Formal Description of Programming Concepts) and in conjunction with the 25th Conference on Concurrency Theory. We call for papers in all areas of Theoretical Computer Science: they will be evaluated by two committees: - Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Models of Computation - Track B: Logic, Semantics, Specification and Verification * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of at most 15 pages (LNCS style with at least 11-point font size) to arrive before April 27, 2014. If more space is needed, a clearly marked appendix, to be read at the discretion of the program committee, may be included if desired. Submission will be handled by EasyChair. Further information and submission details can be found on the Conference web page. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences with published proceedings are not allowed. * PROCEEDINGS The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Selected papers from TCS 2014 will be invited to a special issue of the Journal Theoretical Computer Science. * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for submission: April 27, 2014. Notification of acceptance: June 25, 2014. Final manuscript due: July 6, 2014. Conference: September 1-3, 2014. * CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS: - Daniele Gorla, Sapienza Univ. di Roma - Rossella Petreschi, Sapienza Univ. di Roma * PROGRAM CHAIRS - Track A: Josep Diaz (Chair), UPC Barcelona - Track B: Davide Sangiorgi (Chair), Univ. di Bologna 9TH SYMPOSIUM ON TRUSTWORTHY GLOBAL COMPUTING (TGC 2014) Call for Papers http://www.cs.le.ac.uk/events/tgc2014/ 5-6 September, 2014 Rome, Italy (co-located with Concur 2014) * SCOPE The Symposium on Trustworthy Global Computing is an international annual venue dedicated to secure and reliable computation in the so-called global computing, i.e., those computational abstractions emerging in large-scale infrastructures such as service-oriented architectures, autonomic systems, and cloud computing. * HIGHLIGHTS - Parallel submission to CONCUR 2014 allowed (see submission instructions) - Keynote speakers: Veronique Cortier (CNRS, France) and Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay and LIX, France) - Deadline for abstract submission: May 2 2014 * TOPICS The TGC series focuses on providing frameworks, tools, algorithms, and protocols for rigorously designing, verifying, and implementing open-ended, large-scaled applications. The related models of computation incorporate code and data mobility over distributed networks that connect heterogeneous devices and have dynamically changing topologies. We solicit papers in all areas of global computing, including (but not limited to): - languages, semantic models, and abstractions - security, trust, and reliability - privacy and information flow policies - algorithms and protocols - resource management - model checking, theorem proving, and static analysis - tool support * IMPORTANT DATES - Deadline for abstract submission: May 2 2014 - Deadline for paper submission: May 9 2014 (STRICT!) - Notification to authors: June 27 2014 * SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Contributions must be in PostScript or PDF format and consist of no more than 15 pages in the Springer's LNCS style. Clearly marked appendixes may include additional details and proofs omitted due to space limitations. Submitted papers must describe work unpublished in refereed venues, and not submitted for publication elsewhere, with the exception of CONCUR. Concurrent submissions to CONCUR 2014 and TGC 2014 are allowed, and in fact encouraged, for those papers that may potentially enhance both conferences. Authors of such double submissions should flag them to the program chairs at the time of submission (by choosing the Regular Paper submitted to CONCUR paper category). Reviews may be shared between CONCUR and TGC. CONCUR timeline is ahead of TGC; submissions accepted by CONCUR will be considered automatically withdrawn from TGC. * POST-PROCEEDINGS We plan to publish post-proceedings shortly after the conference, to give the authors the opportunity to take into account discussions and suggestions at the conference. The post-proceedings will appear as a volume in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. * PC CHAIRS - Matteo Maffei (CISPA, Saarland University, Germany) - Emilio Tuosto (University of Leicester, UK) 14TH WORKSHOP ON AUTOMATED VERIFICATION OF CRITICAL SYSTEMS (AVOCS 2014) Call for Papers http://www.utwente.nl/avocs2014 24-26th September, 2014 University of Twente, Netherlands * AIMS The aim of Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS) 2014 is to contribute to the interaction and exchange of ideas among members of the international research community on tools and techniques for the verification of critical systems. The subject is to be interpreted broadly and inclusively. It covers all aspects of automated verification, including model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT constraint solving, abstract interpretation, and refinement pertaining to various types of critical systems which need to meet stringent dependability requirements (safety-critical, business-critical, performance-critical, etc.). Contributions that describe different techniques, or industrial case studies are encouraged. The technical programme will consist of invited and contributed talks and also allow for short presentations of research ideas. The workshop will be relatively informal, with an emphasis on discussion. There are several studentships available in order to support PhD students who wish to participate in the workshop. * TOPICS Topics include (but are not limited to) - Model Checking - Automatic and Interactive Theorem Proving - SAT, SMT or Constraint Solving for Verification - Abstract Interpretation - Specification and Refinement - Requirements Capture and Analysis - Verification of Software and Hardware - Specification and Verification of Fault Tolerance and Resilience - Probabilistic and Real-Time Systems - Dependable Systems - Verified System Development - Industrial Applications * INVITED SPEAKERS The workshop will have three invited speakers: - Laura Kovacs (Chalmers, Sweden) will speak about automated assertion generation. - Alastair Donaldson (Imperial College, UK) will speak about verification of OpenCL kernels. - A third speaker will be announced soon. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission (abstract for full paper): 16th June 2014 Submission (full papers): 23rd June 2014 Notification (full papers): 30th July 2014 Submission (research ideas): 7th August 2014 Notification (research ideas): 14th August 2014 Submission of final versions: 1st September 2014 Workshop: 24-26th September 2014 * FULL PAPERS Submissions of full papers to the workshop must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the workshop. Final versions of the papers must be written in English and not exceed 15 pages. Formatting details are provided on the website. * RESEARCH IDEAS AVoCS'14 encourages the submissions of research ideas in order to stimulate discussions at the workshop. Reports on ongoing work or surveys on work published elsewhere are welcome. The Programme Committee will select research ideas on the basis of submitted abstracts according to significance and general interest. Research ideas must be written in English and not exceed 2 pages. * PROCEEDINGS AND SPECIAL ISSUE At the workshop, pre-proceedings will be available in the form of a University of Twente Technical Report; this report will also include the research ideas. After the workshop, the authors of accepted full papers will have about one month in order to revise their papers for publication in the workshop post-proceedings which will appear in the Electronic Communications of the EASST Open Access Journal. Research ideas will not be part of the proceedings in the Open Access Journal. We will invite authors of a selection of the best papers presented at the workshop to submit extended versions of their work for publication in a special issue of Elsevier's journal Science of Computer Programming. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, Netherlands (co-chair) Jaco van de Pol, University of Twente, Netherlands (co-chair) * ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE Marieke Huisman Wojciech Mostowski (publicity chair) Jaco van de Pol 88TH WORKSHOP ON GENERAL ALGEBRA (AAA88) June 19-22, 2014 Warsaw, Poland http://www.mini.pw.edu.pl/aaa88 * LOCATION The conference location is the new home of mathematics at the Warsaw University of Technology. The meeting falls within the Stefan Banach conference series. The scientific program will start on Friday, June 20, 2014, at 9.00, and end on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 13.00. The conference will be organized by the Algebra Group at the Warsaw University of Technology. Support is provided by Warsaw University of Technology and the Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center. * TOPICS The main topics of the conference are related to the traditional areas of the AAA conferences, with special emphasis on the following: 1. Non-classical algebraic structures; 2. Universal algebra and lattice theory; 3. Applications of algebra in logic, combinatorics and computer science; 4. Classical algebraic structures, especially in connection with universal-algebraic methods. * PROGRAMME The list of invited speakers includes: - Ales Drapal, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic - Mai Gehrke, Universite Paris Diderot, Paris, France - Katarzyna Korwin-Slomczynska, Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland - Jonathan D.H. Smith, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA - Agnes Szendrei, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA and Szegedi Tudomanyegyetem, Hungary - Mikhail Volkov, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia The program will comprise several longer keynote plenary lectures, a number of shorter plenary lectures, and a larger number of 20-minute contributed talks. * FURTHER INFORMATION The conference website has been set up at http://www.mini.pw.edu.pl/aaa88 Further information concerning the online registration and submission of abstracts, conference fee, accommodation, possible financial support, and conference proceedings will be provided on the conference website later. The site will be updated regularly. * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE G. Binczak, T. Brengos, N. Dojer, A. Mucka, A. Pilitowska, A. Romanowska, M. Stronkowski, A. Zamojska-Dzienio, M. Ziembowski * SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE E. Aichinger, A. Pilitowska, A. Romanowska, J.D.H. Smith FONDATION SCIENCES MATHEMATIQUES DE PARIS POSITIONS * Some calls for applications for the programs of the Fondation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris for academic year 2014-2015 are still open. - PGSM International: until January 27th 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Program description: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/pgsm-international-264.htm Online application form: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/call-for-pgsm-international-387.htm EUROPEAN MASTER'S PROGRAM IN COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC http://www.emcl-study.eu/fileadmin/emcl_booklet_tree/ma_em_grant.html * This program is offered jointly at the Free-University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy, the Technische Universität Dresden in Germany, the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal and the Technische Universität Wien in Austria. Within this program you have the choice to study at two /three of the four European universities. In addition, you can do your project work at the National ICT of Australia (NICTA). You will graduate with a MSc in Computer Science and obtain a joint degree. Information on the universities and the program including the application procedure is provided here: http://www.emcl-study.eu/home.html Language of instruction is English. Tuition fees are 3.000 EUR (for non-European students) and 1.000 (for European students) per year. We would like to draw your attention to the ERASMUS-MUNDUS scholarship program. The ERASMUS-MUNDUS consortium offers 2-year scholarships up to 48.000 EUR for non-EU students and up to 23.000 EUR for EU students of our European Master's Program in Computational Logic. More information on the scholarship program is available from http://www.emcl-study.eu/fileadmin/emcl_booklet_tree/ma_em_grant.html The application deadline is January 31st. POSTDOC IN FORMAL METHODS AT DTU http://www.dtu.dk/english/career/afa8af12-c781-44f2-af74-d394660981fc * The IDEA4CPS center at DTU Applied Mathematics and Computer Science has a new opening for a postdoc. With this call we are particularly interested in candidates that can interact with our research within one of the following areas: (a) The integration of Satisfaction Modulo Theories with frameworks for quantitative analysis. (b) The development of quantitative models and analysis for security, including methods based on entropy. (c) Model checking for multi-criteria analysis and optimization of safety and security properties, including Pareto efficiency and equilibria. Applications must be submitted by February 10th, 2014 according to the procedure described at http://www.dtu.dk/english/career/afa8af12-c781-44f2-af74-d394660981fc that also point to the center (http://www.idea4cps.dk) and the research group http://www.compute.dtu.dk/english/research/LBT. Contact: Hanne Riis Nielson & Flemming Nielson
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