Newsletter 156
March  2, 2014

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
* LICS-RELATED NEWS
  CSL-LICS'14
  VIENNA SUMMER OF LOGIC ANNOUNCEMENT
* DEADLINES
  Forthcoming Deadlines
* AWARDS
  Herbrand Award - Call for Nominations
* CALLS
  SETS 2014 - Call for Papers
  StudEDCC 2014 - Call for Papers
  TAP 2014 - Call for Papers
  ICE 2014 - Call for Papers
  AiML 2014 - Call for Papers
  SEMF 2014 - Call for Papers
  HCSS 2014 - Call for Papers
  SFM-14: ESM - Call for Participation
  RCRA 2014 - Call for Papers
  ITRS 2014 - Call for Papers
  ASP Competition - Call for Participant Systems
  LASER 2014 - Call for Summer School Applications
  MSCS on Computable Analysis - Third Call for Submissions
  ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION - Call for Papers
  LATD 2014 - Call for Papers
  DL 2014 - Call for Papers
  RV 2014 - Call for Papers
  ATVA 2014 - Call for Workshop Proposals
  FORMATS 2014 - Call for Papers
  CPS SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 - Call for Applications
  HALMSTAD SUMMER SCHOOL ON TESTING 2014 - Call for Participation
  QBF 2014 - Call for Papers
  SYNT 2014 - Call for Papers
  TERMGRAPH 2014 - Call for Papers
  ASL 2014 - Call for Participation
  VSTTE 2014 - Call for Papers
  FMMB 2014 - Call for Papers
  WWV 2014 - Call for Papers
  TCS 2014 - Call for Papers
  LCC 2014/IMMERMAN FEST - Call for Papers
  LFMTP 2014 - Call for Papers
  TGC 2014 - Call for Papers
  UITP 2014 - Call for Papers
  HOPA 2014 - Call for Papers
  GandALF 2014 - Call for Papers
  AISS 2014 - Call for Papers
  DCM 2014 - Call for Papers
  AVOCS 2014 - Call for Papers
  AAA88 - Call for Participation
  ICTAI 2014 - Call for Papers
  JLAP on Formal Methods - Call for Papers
* BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
  New Book on Industrial Deployment of System Engineering Methods
* JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
  5 PhD Positions at Chalmers, Sweden
  PhD Positions at ETH Zurich
  Postdoc in Proof Theory at Vienna University of Technology
  Postdoc Position in Verification, Trento, Italy
  Tenure-Track Positions at Universite du Quebec a Montreal


CSL-LICS'14
  http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/csl-lics14/
* Next year LICS and CSL will hold a joint conference for the first time,
  as part of FLoC 2014 and the Vienna Summer of Logic. Tom Henzinger and
  Dale Miller are co-chairs of a joint PC of 38 members. The proceedings
  will be published by IEEE. The submission deadline has passed.



VIENNA SUMMER OF LOGIC ANNOUNCEMENT
  http://vsl2014.at
* In the summer of 2014, Vienna will host the largest event in the history
  of logic. The Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL) will consist of twelve large
  conferences and numerous workshops, attracting an expected number of 2500
  researchers from all over the world. The conferences and workshops will deal
  with the main theme, logic, from three important aspects: logic in computer
  science, mathematical logic and logic in artificial intelligence.
  This unique event will be organized by the Kurt Goedel Society at Vienna
  University of Technology from July 9 to 24, 2014.
* KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
  Franz Baader (Technische Universitaet Dresden), Edmund Clarke (Carnegie
  Mellon University), Christos Papadimitriou (University of California,
  Berkeley) and Alex Wilkie (University of Manchester).
  Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon University) will speak in the opening session.
* LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE/FEDERATED LOGIC CONFERENCE (FLoC)
  - 26th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV)
  - 27th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF)
  - 30th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP)
  - 7th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR)
  - 5th Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP)
  - Joint meeting of the 23rd EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic
    (CSL) and the 29th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS)
  - 25th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA)
    joint with the 12th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and
    Applications (TLCA)
  - 17th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability
    Testing (SAT)
  - FLoC Workshops
  - FLoC Olympic Games (System Competitions)
* MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
  - Logic Colloquium 2014
  - Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees 2014
  - The Infinity Workshop
  - Kurt Goedel Fellowship Competition
* LOGIC IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  - 14th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR)
  - 27th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL)
  - 15th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR)
  - International Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Health Care 2014 (KR4HC)
* KURT GOEDEL RESEARCH PRIZE FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION
  At the Vienna Summer of Logic, the Kurt Goedel Society will award three
  fellowship prizes endowed with 100.000 Euro each to the winners of the Kurt
  Goedel Research Prize Fellowship Competition "Logical Mind: Connecting
  Foundations and Technology."
* FLOC OLYMPIC GAMES - CITIUS, MAIUS, POTENTIUS
  The Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) 2014 will host the 1st FLoC Olympic
  Games.  Intended as a new FLoC tradition, the Games will bring together
  a multitude of established solver competitions by different research
  communities. In addition to the competitions, the Olympic Games will
  facilitate the exchange of expertise between communities, and increase
  the visibility and impact of state-of-the-art solver technology. The winners
  in the competition categories will be awarded Kurt Goedel medals at the FLoC
  Olympic Games award ceremonies.



DEADLINES
* SETS 2014
  Abstract submission: March 3, 2014
  Submission deadline: March 10, 2014
  http://sets2014.cnam.fr/
* StudEDCC 2014
  Submission deadline: March 10, 2014
  http://edcc.dependability.org/
* TAP 2014
  Abstract: March 10, 2014
  Paper: March 18, 2014
  http://www.tap2014.org
* 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/
* HCSS 2014
  Abstract submission: March 20, 2014
  http://cps-vo.org/group/hcss_conference/cfp
* SFM-14: ESM
  Application deadline: March 21, 2014
  Registration deadline: April 20, 2014
  http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm14esm/
* RCRA 2014
  Submission deadline for abstracts: March 25, 2014
  Submission deadline for papers: April 1, 2014
  http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2014
* ITRS
  Abstract submission: March 28, 2014
  Paper submission: March 31, 2014
  http://vsl2014.at/itrs/
* ASP COMPETITION 2014
  Start of the competition: March 31, 2014
  Participant registration opens March 1, 2014
  http://aspcomp2014.mat.unical.it/
* LASER 2014
  Application deadline: March 31, 2014
  http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2014
* MSCS Special Issue on Computable Analysis
  Submission deadline: March 31, 2014
  http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/ccc2013/
* ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION
  Deadline for submissions: April 1st, 2014
  http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/
* LATD 2014
  Deadline for submission: April 6, 2014
  http://www.logic.at/latd2014
* DL 2014
  Paper registration deadline: April 7, 2014
  Paper submission deadline: April 11, 2014
  http://dl.kr.org/dl2014
* 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/
* CPS SUMMER SCHOOL 2014
  Deadline for application: April 14, 2014
  https://persyval-lab.org/en/summer-school/cps14
* HALMSTAD SUMMER SCHOOL ON TESTING 2014
  Registration deadline: April 15, 2014
  http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/HSST_2014
* HERBRAND AWARD
  Nomination deadline: April 15, 2014
* QBF 2014
  Paper submission: April 15, 2014
  http://vsl2014.at/qbf
* SYNT 2014
  Paper submission: April 15, 2014
  http://vsl2014.at/synt
* TERMGRAPH 2014
  Submission deadline: April 16, 2014
  http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/events/termgraph-2014/
* ASL 2014
  Early registration deadline: April 19, 2014
  http://math.colorado.edu/asl2014/
* VSTTE 2014
  Abstract submission: April 19, 2014
  Full paper submission: April 25, 2014
  http://vsl2014.at/vstte/
* FMMB 2014
  Submission deadline: April 25, 2014
  http://fmmb2014.sciencesconf.org/
* WWV 2014
  Abstract submission: April 25, 2014
  Paper submission: May 2, 2014
  http://wwv2014.isti.cnr.it/
* TCS 2014
  Deadline for submission: April 27, 2014
  http://www.cyprusconferences.org/tcs2014/
* LCC 2014/IMMERMAN FEST
  Abstract submission (3-4 pages): May 2, 2014
  http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc2014/
* LFMTP 2014
  Paper submission: May 2, 2014
  http://complogic.cs.mcgill.ca/lfmtp14/
* TGC 2014
  Deadline for abstract submission: May 2, 2014
  Deadline for paper submission: May 9, 2014
  http://www.cs.le.ac.uk/events/tgc2014/
* UITP 2014
  Paper submission: May 4, 2014
  http://vsl2014.at/pages/UITP-index.html
* HOPA 2014
  Submission deadline: May 9, 2014
  http://hopa.cs.rhul.ac.uk
* GandALF 2014
  Abstract submission: May 10, 2014
  Paper submission: May 25, 2014
  http://gandalf2014.di.univr.it
* AISS 2014
  Submission deadline: May 15, 2014
  http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~goeller/AISS14/Algorithmics_on_Infinite-State_Systems.html
* DCM 2014
  Submission Deadline for Extended Abstracts: May 16, 2014
  Submission Deadline for EPTCS Proceedings: September 15, 2014
* 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
* ICTAI 2014
  Paper submission: June 30, 2014
  http://ictai2014.cs.ucy.ac.cy
* JLAP Special Issue on Formal Methods
  Paper submission: July 15, 2014



HERBRAND AWARD
  Call for Nominations
* The Herbrand Award is given by CADE Inc. to honour a person or group for
  exceptional contributions to the field of Automated Deduction. At most one
  Herbrand Award will be given at each CADE or IJCAR meeting. The Herbrand
  Award has been given in the past to
  Larry Wos (1992)
  Woody Bledsoe (1994)
  Alan Robinson (1996)
  Wu Wen-Tsun (1997)
  Gerard Huet (1998)
  Robert S. Boyer and J Strother Moore (1999)
  William W. McCune (2000)
  Donald W. Loveland (2001)
  Mark E. Stickel (2002)
  Peter B. Andrews (2003)
  Harald Ganzinger (2004)
  Martin Davis (2005)
  Wolfgang Bibel (2006)
  Alan Bundy (2007)
  Edmund Clarke (2008)
  Deepak Kapur (2009)
  David Plaisted (2010)
  Nachum Dershowitz (2011)
  Melvin Fitting (2012)
  Greg Nelson (2013)
* NOMINATION PROCESS
  A nomination is required for consideration for the Herbrand award. The
  deadline for nominations for the Herbrand Award that will be given at
  IJCAR 2014 is 15th April 2014. Nominations pending from previous years
  must be resubmitted in order to be considered.
  Nominations should consist of a letter (preferably email) of up to 2000
  words from the principal nominator, describing the nominee's contribution,
  along with letters of up to 2000 words of endorsement from two other
  seconders. Nominations should be sent to Maria Paola Bonacina,
  President of CADE Inc. (mariapaola.bonacina (at) univr.it)
  with copy to Martin Giese, Secretary of CADE Inc. and AAR
  (martingi (at) ifi.uio.no).



1ST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ABOUT SETS AND TOOLS (SETS 2014)
  Call for Papers
  June 2, 2014, Toulouse, France
  Affiliated to ABZ 2014
  http://sets2014.cnam.fr/
* AIMS
  The workshop aims at bringing together researchers interested in set theory,
  especially to design tools for dealing with set theory, such as interactive or
  automated theorem provers, proof checkers, theories for general purpose proof
  tools, constraint solvers, programming languages etc. These tools may be
  dedicated or general purpose tools. Contributions by theoreticians working on
  set theories or fragments of set theories in the aim of designing concrete
  tools, and by practitioners using set-based tools are both welcome. We are
  also interested by contributions providing some comparisons between set
  modeling techniques and other formalisms, such as type theory (and variants)
  for instance. Finally, regarding the domains of application, we mainly expect
  contributions in the framework of formal methods, but not exhaustively, and
  contributions reporting formalizations of mathematics using set theory for
  example could be of interest for this workshop as well.
* TOPICS
  Topics of interest for this workshop include all aspects of set theory and
  corresponding tools. More specifically, some suggested topics are:
  - Proof tools for sets
  - Constraint solvers for sets
  - Set-based programming languages
  - Automated deduction in set theory
  - Set theories for SMT solvers
  - Encoding of sets in provers
  - Use of set-based tools in formal methods
  - Use of set-based tools in mathematics
  - Comparison of set-based tools
  - Comparison between set and type theories
  - Experience reports
* CONTRIBUTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
  Submitted papers must be 6-15 pages in length, following the Springer LNCS
  format. These submissions may be:
  - Research papers providing new concepts and results
  - Position papers and research perspectives
  - Experience reports
  - Tool presentations
  Proceedings, including all the papers selected for the workshop, will be
  available electronically at the workshop. No copyright transfer agreement will
  be required from the authors. For this first edition of this workshop, we
  would like to put the emphasis on discussions rather than on conventional
  publications.
* PAPER SUBMISSION
  Contributions must be submitted electronically in PDF using the SETS 2014
  EasyChair web site at the following address:
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sets2014
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract submission: March 3, 2014
  Submission deadline: March 10, 2014
  Paper notification:  April 7, 2014
  Revised/final paper: April 21, 2014
  Workshop:            June 2, 2014
* PROGRAMME CO-CHAIRS
  David Delahaye (Cnam, France)
  Catherine Dubois (Ensiie, France)



STUDENT FORUM AT TENTH EUROPEAN DEPENDABLE COMPUTING CONFERENCE (EDCC 2014)
  Call for Papers
  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  May 13-16, 2014
  http://edcc.dependability.org/
* THE FORUM
  The Student Forum featured by EDCC-2014 aims at providing a discussion
  forum for doctoral students. The students are encouraged to present
  their work in progress, discuss novel ideas and unconventional approaches
  (http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/edcc2014/student.html).
  The submitted papers should be up to three pages, including tables and figures.
  All submitted papers will be evaluated by the Student Forum Program Committee.
  The contribution should describe original research (not submitted or published
  elsewhere), singly authored by a student, and must be formatted in accordance
  to the CPS 8.5"x11" two-column camera-ready format (see
  http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting for templates and
  formatting details).The contributions must be submitted through the EasyChair
  submission site (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edccsf2014)
  in the PDF format.
* PROCEEDINGS
  The Proceedings of the Student Forum will be available on ACM CoRR.
  By submitting to the Student Forum, you are committing yourself or one of
  your colleagues to present it at the conference.
  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  - Hardware and software architecture of dependable systems;
  - Safety critical systems;
  - Embedded and real-time systems; .
  - Cloud computing reliability and security;
  - Dependable mobile and multimedia systems;
  - Fault tolerant networks and protocols;
  - VLSI dependability;
  - Impact of manufacturing technology on dependability;
  - Dependability modelling and tools;
  - Testing and validation methods;
  - Characterization techniques;
  - Dependability benchmarking;
  - Privacy and  Security of systems and networks;
  - Intrusion tolerant systems;
  - Critical infrastructure protection
  - Fault tolerance in databases and transactional systems;
  - Human factors;
  - Dependability and security in business and e-commerce applications
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission deadline: March 10, 2014
  Notification: March 31, 2014
  Camera ready: April 23, 2014
* STUDENT FORUM CHAIR
  Elena Troubitsyna, Abo Akademi University, Finland
  (Elena.Troubitsyna@abo.fi)



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:   March 10, 2014
  Paper submission:      March 18, 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



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 Salaun, Grenoble INP, Inria, France



14TH ANNUAL HIGH CONFIDENCE SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (HCSS 2014)
  Call for Presentations
  May 6-9, 2014, Annapolis, MD
  http://cps-vo.org/group/hcss_conference/cfp
* INTRODUCTION
  The fourteenth annual HCSS Conference will be held May 6-9, 2014 at the
  Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. You are invited to
  submit a proposal to present a talk at this year's conference. As an added
  feature at the 2014 HCSS Conference, you are also invited to participate
  in a poster session. See details below for more information.
* CONFERENCE SCOPE, GOALS, AND VISION
  The High Confidence Software and Systems (HCSS) Conference, now in its
  second decade, draws together researchers, practitioners, and management
  leaders from government, universities, and industry. The conference provides
  a forum for dialogue centered upon the development of scientific foundations
  for the assured engineering of software-intensive complex computing systems
  and the transition of science into practice. The technical emphasis of the
  HCSS conference is on mathematically-based tools and techniques, scientific
  foundations supporting evidence creation, systems assurance, and security.
  The HCSS vision is one of engaging and growing a community—including
  researchers and skilled practitioners—that is focused around the creation
  of dependable systems that are capable, efficient, and responsive; that can
  work in dangerous or inaccessible environments; that can support large-scale,
  distributed coordination; that augment human capabilities; that can advance
  the mission of national security; and that enhance quality of life, safety,
  and security.
* CONFERENCE THEMES
  The 2014 HCSS Conference week will highlight daily themes on the following
  topics:
  - Requirements and Specifications
  - Reasoning about control
  - Mobility
  In each of the primary themes above, HCSS seeks to emphasize the following
  cross-cutting themes.
  - Designed-In Security
  - Economic Incentives for Cybersecurity
* Detailed information can be found on the webpage.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract submission due: 20 Mar 2014;
  Notification 20 Mar 2014;
  Camera-Ready Abstract 16 Apr 2014;
  Poster Files Due 25 Apr 2014
* PLANNING COMMITTEE
  Co-Chairs: Byron Cook (Microsoft Research), John Hatcliff (Kansas State
  University)
  Steering Group: Kathleen Fisher (DARPA), John Launchbury (Galois),
  Brad Martin (NSA), Ray Richards (Rockwell Collins), Bill Scherlis (CMU)
  Organizer: Katie Dey (Vanderbilt University)
  Sponsor Agency: National Security Agency



14TH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON FORMAL METHODS FOR THE DESIGN OF COMPUTER, COMMUNICATION AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS: EXECUTABLE SOFTWARE MODELS (SFM-14: ESM)
  Call for Participation
  Bertinoro (Italy), 16-20 June 2014
  http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm14esm/
* GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SFM
  Formal methods are emerging in computer science as a prominent
  approach to the rigorous design of computer, communication and
  software systems. The aim of the SFM series is to offer a good spectrum of
  current research in foundations as well as applications of
  formal methods, which can be of interest for graduate students
  and young researchers who intend to approach the field.
  This year SFM is devoted to executable software models and covers
  topics such as variability models, automated analysis techniques,
  deductive verification, and run-time assessment and testing.
* COURSES AND LECTURERS
  - "Design and Analysis of Executable Software Models: an Introduction and Overview"
    Reiner Haehnle (TU Darmstadt, DE)
  - "Variability Models"
    Dave Clarke (KU Leuven, BE)
  - "Deadlock Analysis"
    Cosimo Laneve (U Bologna, IT)
  - "Probabilistic Modeling and Model Checking"
    Erika Abraham (RWTH Aachen, DE)
  - "Model Checking of Fault-Tolerant Distributed Algorithms"
    Helmuth Veith (TU Vienna, AT)
  - "Reasoning about Recursive Predicates in Specifications"
    Sophia Drossopoulou (Imperial College London, UK)
  - "Verification of Concurrent Systems"
    Marieke Huisman (U Twente, NL)
  - "Run-Time Analysis"
    Frank de Boer (CWI Amsterdam, NL)
  - "Test-Case Generation"
    Elvira Albert (U Complutense Madrid, ES)
  - "Model-Based Testing"
    Ina Schaefer (TU Braunschweig, DE)
  All participants will receive a copy of a tutorial book published by
  Springer as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
* ORGANIZATION
  Scientific directors:
  - Marco Bernardo       (U Urbino, IT)
  - Ferruccio Damiani    (U Torino, IT)
  - Reiner Haehnle       (TU Darmstadt, DE)
  - Einar Broch Johnsen  (U Oslo, NO)
  - Ina Schaefer         (TU Braunschweig, DE)
* SECRETARY
  - Monica Michelacci    (CRU Bertinoro, IT)
* APPLICATION
  Prospective participants should send by 21 March 2014 the application form,
  available on the school website, to the two e-mail addresses below:
  Marco Bernardo (marco.bernardo AT uniurb.it) and Monica Michelacci
  (mmichelacci AT ceub.it). A very limited number of grants is available to
  cover part of the registration fee (no grant can be requested to cover
  the accommodation fee or the travel expenses). Notification of
  accepted/rejected applications and grant requests will be communicated by
  April 10. Registration to the school is due by April 20.



21ST RCRA WORKSHOP: EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF ALGORITHMS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS WITH COMBINATORIAL EXPLOSION
  Call for papers
  A FLoC workshop at the Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL 2014)
  Affiliated with SAT 2014, ICLP 2014, IJCAR 2014
  Vienna, Austria, July 17-18, 2014
  RCRA group web site: http://rcra.aixia.it/
  Workshop web site:   http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2014
  e-mail: rcra2014@gmail.com
* GENERAL
  The RCRA workshops are organized by the RCRA (Knowledge Representation
  & Automated Reasoning) group of the Italian Association for Artificial
  Intelligence.
  RCRA 2014 is a FLoC workshop affiliated with SAT 2014, ICLP 2014, IJCAR 2014.
  It will be held in the Workshop Block 2 ( see http://vsl2014.at/ataglance )
  after SAT 2014 and before ICLP2014 and IJCAR2014.
  As in previous editions (http://rcra.aixia.it/publications), authors of
  papers orally presented at the workshop will have the opportunity to
  participate to the selection of a special issue that will appear on an
  international journal.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission deadline for abstracts:  March 25, 2014
  Submission deadline for papers:     April 1, 2014
  Acceptance/reject notification:     May 1, 2014
  Camera-ready papers due:            May 20, 2014
  RCRA 2014:                          July 17-18, 2014
* AIMS AND SCOPE
  Many problems in Artificial Intelligence show an exponential explosion of the
  search space.  Although stemming from different research areas in AI, such
  problems are often addressed with algorithms that have a common goal: the
  effective exploration of huge state spaces.  Many algorithms developed in one
  research area are applicable to other problems, or can be hybridized with
  techniques in other areas. Artificial Intelligence tools often exploit or
  hybridize techniques developed by other research communities, such as
  Operations Research.
* SCOPE
  Scope of the workshop is fostering the cross-fertilization of ideas stemming
  from different areas, proposing benchmarks for new challenging problems,
  comparing models and algorithms from an experimental viewpoint, and, in
  general, comparing different approaches with respect to efficiency, problem
  modeling, and ease of development. Topics of interest include, but are not
  limited to:
  - Experimental evaluation of algorithms
  - Definition and construction of benchmarks
  - Experimentation methodologies
  - Metaheuristics
  - Algorithm hybridization
  - Static analysis of combinatorial problems
  - Languages and systems for definition and solution of problems
  - Comparisons between systems and algorithms
  - Application experiences
* WORKSHOP CHAIRS
  - Toni Mancini               Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
  - Marco Maratea              University of Genova, Genova, Italy
  - Francesco Ricca            University of Calabria, Rende, Italy



7TH WORKSHOP ON INTERSECTION TYPE AND RELATE SYSTEMS (ITRS 2014)
  Call for Papers
  at the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014
  http://vsl2014.at/itrs/
  Deadline: March 31st, 2014
* GENERAL
  ITRS 2014 (the Seventh Workshop on Intersection Types and Related
  Systems) will be affiliated with TLCA (Typed Lambda Calculi and
  Applications, to be held jointly with RTA) as part of FLoC 2014 (the
  Sixth Federated Logic Conference) and will take place in Vienna on July
  18th 2014. FLoC 2014 will be part of the Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL),
  the largest logic event in history, with over 2000 expected participants.
  FLoC 2014 will host eight conferences and many workshops.
  ITRS 2014 workshop aims to bring together researchers working on both
  the theory and practical applications of systems based on intersection
  types and related approaches.
* SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
  (1) Before the workshop, authors are invited to submit an extended
  abstract (max. 10 pages) in PDF format.
  (2) Accepted papers will be included on the general VSL'14 Proceedings
  USB-stick
  (3) After the workshop, authors of accepted papers will be invited to
  submit full versions (we foresee inclusion in EPTCS).
* TOPICS
  Possible topics for submitted papers include, but are not limited to:
  - Formal properties of systems with intersection types.
  - Results for related systems, such as union types, refinement types, or
  singleton types.
  - Applications to lambda calculus and similar systems.
  - Applications to pi-calculus and similar systems.
  - Applications for programming languages.
  - Applications for other areas, such as database query languages and
  program extraction from proofs.
  - Related approaches using behavioural/intensional types to characterize
  computational properties.
* DATES
  Abstract submission: 28.03.2014
  Paper submission: 31.03.2014
  Author notification: 28.04.2014
  Final version: 29.05.2014
* PROGRAM CHAIR
  Jakob Rehof (Technical University of Dortmund) - chair



5TH ANSWER SET PROGRAMMING COMPETITION 2014
  Call for Participant Systems
  Aalto University, University of Calabria, University of Genova
  Spring/Summer 2014
  Special edition of the ASP competition series -system track- part of
  the Olympic Games of the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014
  http://aspcomp2014.mat.unical.it/
  aspcomp2014@mat.unical.it
* AIMS
  Answer Set Programming (ASP) is a well-established paradigm of
  declarative programming with close relationship to other declarative
  modeling paradigms and languages, such as SAT Modulo Theories,
  Constraint Handling Rules, FO(.), PDDL, CASC, and many others.
  The ASP Competition is usually a biannual event for evaluating
  declarative knowledge representation systems on hard and demanding AI
  problems.  Past ASP Competition editions were held at the University of
  Potsdam (Germany) in 2007, the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 2009,
  the University of Calabria (Italy) in 2011 and the Vienna University of
  Technology (Austria) in 2013.
* CHANGES
  In order to join the Vienna Summer of Logic, which is expected to be
  the largest event in the history of logic, we this year depart from the
  "usual" timeline, and the 5th ASP Competition will be run in the first
  half of 2014 jointly at Aalto University (Finland), the University of
  Calabria (Italy) and the University of Genova (Italy).  Another reason
  for having an event only one year after the 4th ASP Competition is that
  in 2013 the new ASP-Core-2 language was introduced, but at that time it
  was not fully supported by most participant solvers, and/or the
  submitters did not have sufficient time to support new language
  features in a completely satisfactory way.  Thus, an early event can
  be an opportunity to push the usage of the new standard, and draw a
  more complete picture about the approaches that can efficiently solve
  problems with various features.
  Participants of the Answer Set Programming Competition will compete on
  a selected collection of benchmark problems, taken from a variety of
  benchmark problem domains as well as real-world applications.
  We welcome the submission of parallel and portfolio systems exploiting
  multiple cores or multiple algorithms for solving the given instances.
  These solvers will have dedicated tracks, assuming a sufficient number
  of submissions in each track.  Of course, we also welcome the
  submission of any kind of solvers, e.g., SAT solvers, SMT solvers, CP
  systems, FOL theorem provers, Description Logics reasoners, Planning
  reasoners, or any other that can be adapted/applied to the evaluation
  of logic programs encoded in ASP-Core-2.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - March 1st, 2014 : Participant registration opens
  - March 31st, 2014: The competition starts
  - July 22nd, 2014 : Awards are presented at FLoC



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:
  se-laser@lists.inf.ethz.ch



MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS
  Third 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
  Extended deadline: March 31, 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 last 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/conferences/?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 spreen@informatik.uni-siegen.de



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: dehaan@kr.tuwien.ac.at.
  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)



LOGIC ALGEBRA AND TRUTH DEGREES (LATD 2014)
  Call for papers
  July 16 - 19, Vienna, Austria
  http://www.logic.at/latd2014
* GENERAL
  Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees is the fourth official meeting
  of the EUSFLAT Working Group on Mathematical Fuzzy Logic.
  Mathematical Fuzzy Logic is the sub-discipline of Mathematical
  Logic that is concerned with the notion of comparative truth.
  The assumption that "truth comes in degrees" has proved to be
  very useful in many theoretical and applied areas of Mathematics,
  Computer Science, and Philosophy.
* FEATURED TOPICS
  - Proof theory and computational complexity
  - Algebraic semantics and abstract algebraic logic
  - First, higher-order and modal formalisms
  - Applications and foundational issues
  - Geometric and game theoretic aspects
  We particularly welcome contributions on many-valued and
  related logical systems.
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  - Silvio Ghilardi, Italy
  - Melvin Fitting, USA
  - George Metcalfe, Switzerland
  - Dale Miller, France
  - Dana Scott, USA
  - Alasdair Urquhart, Canada
* TUTORIALS
  - Franz Baader, Germany
  - Vincenzo Marra, Italy
* PROGRAMME CHAIRS
  - Matthias Baaz (Chair), Austria
  - Agata Ciabattoni (Co-Chair), Austria
* CONTRIBUTED TALKS
  Abstracts of contributed talks, 2-4 pages, are to be prepared
  using the ASL abstract template and submitted via Easychair.
  The accepted abstracts will be available on-line and published
  in the joint volume of abstracts with the Logic Colloquium.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - Deadline for submission: 6th April 2014
  - Notification of acceptance: 10th May 2014
* CONTACT
  latd2014@logic.at



27TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DESCRIPTION LOGICS (DL 2014)
  Call for Papers
  July 17-20, 2014, Vienna, Austria
  http://dl.kr.org/dl2014
* The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research
  community. It is the forum at which those interested in description logics,
  both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and
  compare experiences. This year the DL workshop is part of the Vienna Summer
  of Logic (http://vsl2014.at/), a vast event comprising several major logic
  conferences and workshops. In particular, DL 2014 is co-located with the
  International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and
  Reasoning (KR) and will share a joint session with the International Workshop
  on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR).
* WORKSHOP SCOPE
  We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics, including but
  not limited to:
  - Foundations of description logics: decidability and complexity of reasoning,
    expressive power, novel inference problems, inconsistency-tolerance,
    reasoning techniques, and modularity aspects
  - Extensions of description logics: closed-world and nonmonotonic reasoning,
    defaults, epistemic reasoning, temporal and spatial reasoning, procedural
    knowledge, and query languages
  - Integration of description logics with other formalisms: object-oriented
    representation languages, database query languages, constraint-based
    programming, logic programming, and rule-based systems
  - Applications and use areas of description logics: ontology engineering,
    ontology languages, databases, ontology-based data access, semi-structured
    data, document management, natural language, learning, planning, Semantic
    Web, cloud computing
  - Systems and tools around description logics: reasoners, software tools
    for and using description logic reasoning (e.g. ontology editors, database
    schema design, query optimization, and data integration tools),
    implementation and optimization techniques, benchmarking, evaluation, modelling
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  - Michael Benedikt, University of Oxford, UK
  - Patrick Blackburn, University of Roskilde, Denmark
  - Alon Y. Halevy, Google, USA
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - Paper registration deadline:  April 7, 2014
  - Paper submission deadline:  April 11, 2014
  - Acceptance notification:  May 26, 2014
  - Camera-ready copies:  June 15, 2014
* SUBMISSION INFORMATION
  Submissions may be either papers of up to 11 pages (excluding references)
  or extended abstracts of at most 3 pages (excluding references) and must be
  formatted in Springer LNCS style. A clearly marked appendix (e.g., with
  additional proofs or evaluation data) may optionally be appended. Accepted
  contributions will be made available electronically in the CEUR Workshop
  Proceedings series. Further information and detailed submission
  instructions can be found on the workshop website.
* GENERAL CHAIRS
  - Magdalena Ortiz, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  - Mantas Simkus, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
* PC CHAIRS
  - Meghyn Bienvenu, CNRS & University of Paris-Sud, France
  - Riccardo Rosati, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy



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
  (peter.hoefner@nicta.com.au).
* 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



SECOND SUMMER SCHOOL ON CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS (CPS 2014)
  Call for Applications
  July 7-10, 2014
  Grenoble, France
  https://persyval-lab.org/en/summer-school/cps14
* SCOPE
  PERSYVAL-Lab and NASA-JPL are organizing the second edition of the CPS
  Summer School. The broad objective of the CPS Summer School is to explore
  the manifold relationship between networked embedded systems (« the internet
  of things ») and humans as their creators, users, and subjects. The format
  of the Summer School is a five days meeting, organized around different
  aspects of rigorous engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems. Students
  participating at this summer school will learn the current state of the art
  in modeling, monitoring, and learning. Students will be able to apply new
  techniques coming from various communities and backgrounds to their own
  domain. The CPS Summer School will be held at Grenoble University.
  Courses will be given in English by experts from industry and academia
  working in various fields of CPS.
* TOPICS
  - System modeling.
  - Monitoring.
  - Learning.
  - Medical devices.
  - Sensor networks.
* SPEAKERS
  - Eric Bodden (TU Darmstadt and EC SPRIDE, Germany).
  - Olivier Coutelou (Schneider Electric, France).
  - Radu Grosu (Technical Univesity Wien, Austria).
  - Klaus Havelund (NASA JPL, USA).
  - Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark).
  - Martin Leucker (University of Lübeck, Germany).
  - Roberto Passerone (Universita' degli Studi di Trento, Italy).
  - Grigore Rosu (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA).
  - Mohamad Sawan (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada).
  - Bernhard Steffen (Technical University Dortmund, Germany).
  - Andreas Zeller (Saarland University, Germany).
* ORGANIZATION
  - Saddek Bensalem - University of Grenoble, France.
  - Ylies Falcone - University of Grenoble, France.
  - Klaus Havelund - NASA JPL, USA.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - Deadline for Application: April 14, 2014.
  - Response to Applicants: April 21, 2014.
  - Online Registration and Fee payment: May 10, 2014.
  - Summer school on CPS: July 7-11, 2014.
  Applications can be submitted at
  https://persyval-calls.imag.fr/en/project/10.
  Enquiries can be sent to cps-school.organization@imag.fr



4TH HALMSTAD SUMMER SCHOOL ON TESTING (HSST 2014)
  Call for Participation
  Halmstad University, Sweden
  June 9 - June 12, 2014
  http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/HSST_2014
* TOPIC
  Software testing accounts for a major part of software development cost and
  effort, yet the current practice of software testing is often
  insufficiently structured and disciplined. There have been various attempts
  in the past decades to bring more rigour and structure into this field,
  resulting in several industrial-strength processes, techniques and tools
  for different levels of testing. The 4th Halmstad Summer School on Testing
  provides an overview of the state of the art in testing, including theory,
  industrial cases, tools and hands-on tutorials by internationally-renowned
  researchers.
* TUTORIALS
  - Automated Test Generation via Satisfiability Modulo Theory Solvers (Thomas
  Ball, Microsoft Research)
  - Model-Based Testing, the Difference between Theory and Practice (Machiel
  van der Bijl, Axini BV)
  - Improved Testing of Multithreaded Programs with Dynamic Symbolic Execution
  (Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University)
  - Property-based testing with QuickCheck  (John Hughes, QuviQ and Chalmers)
  - Testing and Verifying Software Properties with ACL2 and ProofPad (Rex Page,
  University of Oklahoma)
  - Practical Model-Based Testing With Papyrus and RT-Tester (Jan Peleska,
  Verified International GMBH and Bremen University)
  - Model-Based Testing - There is Nothing More Practical than a Good Theory
  (Jan Tretmans, Radboud University Nijmegen and TNO - ESI)
* REGISTRATION
  The registration deadline is April 15, 2014.
  To apply to the summer school, please send an email to
  Veronica.Gaspes@hh.se with "Halmstad Summer School on Testing" in the title.
* ORGANIZERS
  Veronica Gaspes (Organization Chair,  veronica.gaspes@hh.se)
  Mohammad Mousavi (Program Co-Chair, m.r.mousavi@hh.se)
  Eva Nestius (Local Organization)
  Walid Taha (Program Co-Chair, walid.taha@hh.se)



2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTIFIED BOOLEAN FORMULAS (QBF 2014)
  Call for Papers
  July 13, 2014
  Vienna, Austria
  http://vsl2014.at/qbf
  Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 (http://vsl2014.at/)
* AIMS
  The goal of the Second International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas
  (QBF 2014) is to bring together researchers working on theoretical and
  practical aspects of QBF solving and applications. The workshop is
  affiliated to and co-located with the SAT conference 2014, July 14-17,
  2014. The workshop will include a presentation of the QBF Gallery 2014, a
  competitive evaluation of QBF solvers and related tools:
  http://qbf.satisfiability.org/gallery/
* IMPORTANT DATES
   - April 15 2014: submission of extended abstracts (max. four pages)
   - April 30 2014: notification of acceptance
   - July  13 2014: workshop
* Topics of interest (not limited to the following): QBF applications;
  encodings; benchmarks; certificates; proofs; proof formats; proof checkers;
  decision procedures; QBF solving; implementation details; structural QBF
  solving; heuristics; preprocessing;
* Please see the workshop website for further information:
    http://vsl2014.at/qbf



3RD WORKSHOP ON SYNTHESIS (SYNT 2014)
  Call for Papers
  July 23-24, 2014
  Vienna, Austria (a satellite event of CAV 2014 in the scope of the
  Vienna Summer of Logic)
  http://vsl2014.at/synt
* SCOPE AND TOPIC
  The idea of synthesis, i.e., the process of automatically computing
  implementations from their specifications, has recently gained a lot
  of momentum in the contexts of software engineering and reactive
  system design. While it is widely believed that, due to complexity/
  undecidability issues, synthesis cannot completely replace manual
  engineering, it can assist the process of designing the intricate
  pieces of code that most programmers find challenging, or help with
  orchestrating tasks in reactive environments.
  This workshop aims at bringing together and providing an open platform
  for researchers interested in synthesis. Research on synthesis exists
  well alongside conferences on formal methods and verification, such
  as CAV, which aim at improving the reliability of systems. Driven by
  the vast potential for practical applications of synthesis, we aim at
  fostering scientific exchange not only within the areas of software
  and reactive synthesis, but also between them.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - Paper submission: April 15, 2014
  - Notification: June 3, 2014
* SUBMISSION
  Authors are invited to submit
  - regular papers (max. 15 pages in EPTCS style, excluding references),
  - tool papers (max. 7 pages in EPTCS style, excluding references).
  Submitted regular and tool papers must be original and unpublished.
  Papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will appear in the
  Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science series. Given
  sufficient interest, extended versions of selected papers will appear
  in a special issue of the journal Acta Informatica.



8TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COMPUTING WITH TERMS AND GRAPHS (TERMGRAPH 2014)
  First Call for Papers
  July 13, 2014, Vienna
  (affiliated with RTA-TLCA as part of FLoC)
  http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/events/termgraph-2014/
* DATES
  submission:      April 16, 2014
  notification:       May 16,   2014
  final version:    May 28,   2014
  workshop:        July 13,  2014
* SCOPE
  Research in term and graph rewriting ranges from theoretical questions
  to practical issues. Computing with graphs handles the sharing of common
  subexpressions in a natural and seamless way, and improves the efficiency
  of computations in space and time. Sharing is ubiquitous in several
  research areas, for instance: the modelling of first- and higher-order
  term rewriting by (acyclic or cyclic) graph rewriting, the modelling of
  biological or chemical abstract machines, the implementation techniques
  of programming languages: many implementations of functional, logic,
  object-oriented, concurrent and mobile calculi are based on term graphs.
  Term graphs are also used in automated theorem proving and symbolic
  computation systems working on shared structures. The aim of this workshop
  is to bring together researchers working in different domains on term and
  graph transformation and to foster their interaction, to provide a forum
  for presenting new ideas and work in progress, and to enable newcomers
  to learn about current activities in term graph rewriting.
* TOPICS
  Topics of interest include all aspects of term graphs and sharing of
  common subexpressions in rewriting, programming, automated reasoning
  and symbolic computation. This includes (but is not limited to):
  - graph transformation
  - graph-based implementations of lambda-calculus
  - representation of concurrent systems
  - models of computation
  - graph-based languages
  - semantics and implementation of programming languages
  - compiler construction
  - interaction nets and proof nets
  - pattern recognition
  - bioinformatics
  - system descriptions
* SUBMISSION
  There are two categories of submissions:
  (1) Extended abstracts describing new results, work in progress, or problems.
  (2) Short versions of articles recently published or submitted elsewhere.
  Papers in the second category are not considered for the post-workshop
  proceedings. The page limit for submissions in both categories is 5 pages
  in EPTCS style. Submissions should be marked with the category (either 1 or 2)
  and submitted electronically in PDF via the EasyChair submission site:
  http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=TERMGRAPH2014
  Papers will be judged on relevance, originality, correctness, and usefulness.
  The proceedings of TERMGRAPH 2014 will be included on the FLoC USB flash
  drive. Post-workshop proceedings of full versions of selected (category 1)
  contributions will be published as a volume of EPTCS.
* PC CHAIRS
  Aart Middeldorp        University of Innsbruck  (co-chair)
  Femke van Raamsdonk    VU University Amsterdam  (co-chair)



ASSOCIATION FOR SYMBOLIC LOGIC, 2014 NORTH AMERICAN ANNUAL MEETING (ASL 2014)
  Call for Participation
  May 19-22, 2014, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  http://math.colorado.edu/asl2014/
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Libor Barto (Charles Univ., Prague), Barbara Csima (Univ. Waterloo),
  Valeria De Paiva (Univ. Birmingham), Jeff Hirst (Appalachian
  State Univ.), Michael Hrusak (U. N. A. Mexico), Alexei Kolesnikov
  (Towson Univ.), Andrew Marks (Caltech), Chris Laskowski (Univ. Maryland),
  Sean Walsh (Univ. California, Irvine)
* SPECIAL SESSIONS
  (1) Higher-order computation: semantics and algorithmics.
  (2) Model theory.
  (3) Philosophical aspects of games and social algorithms.
  (4) Recursion theory.
  (5) Set theory in honor of Rich Laver.
  (6) Universal algebra and constraint satisfaction.
* DETAILS
  Detailed information can be found on the webpage.



6TH WORKING CONFERENCE ON VERIFIED SOFTWARE: THEORIES, TOOLS AND EXPERIMENTS (VSTTE 2014)
  July 17-18, 2014
  Vienna, Austria
  http://vsl2014.at/vstte/
  Co-located with the Vienna Summer of Logic (http://vsl2014.at/)
  Submission Deadline: April 25, 2014
* SCOPE
  The goal of this conference is to advance the state of the art in the
  science and technology of software verification, through the interaction
  of theory development, tool evolution, and experimental validation.
  We welcome submissions describing significant advances in the
  production of verified software, i.e., software that has been
  proved to meet its functional specifications.  We are
  especially interested in submissions describing large-scale
  verification efforts that involve collaboration, theory unification,
  tool integration, and formalized domain knowledge.  We welcome papers
  describing novel experiments and case studies evaluating verification
  techniques and technologies.  Topics of interest include education,
  requirements modeling, specification languages, specification/verification
  case-studies, formal calculi, software design methods, automatic code
  generation, refinement methodologies, compositional analysis, verification
  tools (e.g., static analysis, dynamic analysis, model checking, theorem
  proving, satisfiability), tool integration, benchmarks, challenge problems,
  and integrated verification environments.
* PAPER SUBMISSION
  Papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the
  Program Committee. We are accepting both long (limited to 16 pages)
  and short (limited to 10 pages) paper submissions, written in English.
  Short submissions also cover Verification Pearls describing an
  elegant proof or proof technique.  Submitted research papers and
  system descriptions must be original and not submitted for publication
  elsewhere. Papers should be submitted through:
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vstte2014.
  The post-conference proceedings of VSTTE 2014 will be
  published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.
* IMPORTANT DATES:
  Abstract submission: April 19, 2014
  Full paper submission: April 25, 2014
  Notification: June 2, 2014
* ORGANIZATION
  General Chair:
  Wilfried Steiner (TTTech Computertechnik AG, Austria)
  Program Chairs:
  Dimitra Giannakopoulou (NASA Ames)
  Daniel Kroening (Oxford University)
  Publicity Chair:
  Leo Freitas (Newcastle)



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.



10TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON AUTOMATED SPECIFICATION AND VERIFICATION OF WEB SYSTEMS (WWV 2014)
  Call for Papers
  July 18th, Vienna (Austria)                *
  a FLoC workshop @ the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014
  http://wwv2014.isti.cnr.it/
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract submission         April 25, 2014
  Paper submission            May 2, 2014
  Notification of acceptance  May 30, 2014
  Camera ready versions       June 20, 2014
  Workshop WWV 2014           July 18, 2014
* SCOPE
  The Workshop on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems
  (WWV, http://users.dsic.upv.es/grupos/elp/wwv/) is a yearly workshop
  that aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum to facilitate the
  cross-fertilization and the advancement of hybrid methods that exploit
  concepts and tools drawn from rule-based programming, formal methods,
  software engineering and Web-oriented research.
  Nowadays, many companies and institutions have diverted their Web sites
  into interactive, completely automated, Web-based applications for areas
  such as e-business, e-learning, e-government and e-health. The increased
  complexity and the explosive growth of Web systems has made their design
  and implementation a challenging task.
  Systematic, formal approaches to their specification and verification
  can permit to address the problems of this specific domain by means of
  automated and effective techniques and tools.
  Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not
  limited to:
  - Rule-based approaches to Web system analysis, certification,
    specification, verification and optimization
  - Languages and models for programming and designing Web systems
  - Formal methods for describing and reasoning about Web systems
  - Model-checking, synthesis and debugging of Web systems
  - Analysis and verification of linked data
  - Abstract interpretation and program transformation applied to the
    semantic Web
  - Middleware and frameworks for composition and orchestration of Web
    services
  - Software Product Line Engineering for Web systems
  - Feature-oriented modeling and variability analysis of Web systems
* SUBMISSION
  We solicit the submission of original and unpublished contributions not
  under review for publication elsewhere, which include full papers and
  short papers.
* PUBLICATION
  All accepted regular papers will be included in the proceedings, which
  will be published as a volume of the EPTCS series (WWV publication is
  indexed in DBLP and Microsoft Academic Research, among other important
  repositories). Selected short papers will be invited to the proceedings.
  An open call for a special issue of a high-quality journal on the topic
  of the WWV workshop is envisaged. This has been common practice for WWV
  since 2009.
* WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
  Maurice ter Beek     ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  Antonio Ravara       New University of Lisbon, Portugal
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Steve Ross-Talbot    Cognizant Technology Solutions, United Kingdom



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



15 INT. WORKSHOP ON LOGIC AND COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY AND WORKSHOP IN HONOR OF NEIL IMMERMAN'S 60TH BIRTHDAY (LCC 2014/IMMERMAN FEST)
  Call for Papers
  http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc2014/
  July 12-13, Vienna, Austria
  (Affiliated with Vienna Summer of Logic and FloC 2014.)
* DATES
  Abstract submission (3-4 pages) deadline: May 2nd,
  2014 Authors' notification:  May 19th, 2014
* THE LCC 2014/IMMERMANFEST WORKSHOP
  The program will consist of a first day (July 12th) of both invited talks
  and contributed talks selected by the program committee (based on
  submitted abstracts), and a second day (July 13th) devoted entirely to
  invited talks in celebration of Neil Immerman's 60th birthday.
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Day 1: Sam Buss,  Georg Moser;
  Day 2: Eric Allender, Anuj Dawar, Phokion Kolaitis,  Benjamin Rossman, Mooly Sagiv,  Nicole Schweikardt.
* AIM
  LCC meetings are aimed at foundational interconnections between
  logic and computational complexity, including topics such as:
  finite model theory, proof complexity, bounded arithmetic, implicit
  computational complexity, complexity of higher types, and logic and
  complexity aspects of verification and database theory.  Neil Immerman
  has made many inspiring contributions to the connections betweens logic
  and complexity.  This year, day two of LCC 2014 will honor Neil's 60th
  birthday with a series of invited lectures.
* PROCEEDINGS
  There will be no published proceedings for LCC 2014; we welcome
  submissions of abstracts (3-4 pages) that can be based on work submitted or
  published elsewhere.  All submissions via Easychair at:
  http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lcc2014
  For additional information see  http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc/
  or email lcc2014@easychair.org



9TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LOGICAL FRAMEWORKS AND META-LANGUAGES: THEORY AND PRACTICE (LFMTP 2014)
  Call for Papers
  July 17, 2014
  Vienna, Austria
  http://complogic.cs.mcgill.ca/lfmtp14/
  Affiliated with CSL-LICS 2014 and IJCAR 2014
  as part of FLoC and VSL
* DESCRIPTION
  Logical frameworks and meta-languages form a common
  substrate for representing, implementing, and reasoning about a wide
  variety of deductive systems of interest in logic and computer
  science. Their design and implementation on the one hand and their use
  in reasoning tasks ranging from the correctness of software to the
  properties of formal computational systems on the other hand have been
  the focus of considerable research over the last two decades. This
  workshop will bring together designers, implementors, and
  practitioners to discuss various aspects impinging on the structure
  and utility of logical frameworks, including the treatment of variable
  binding, inductive and co-inductive reasoning techniques and the
  expressivity and lucidity of the reasoning process.
* TOPICS
  LFMTP 2014 will provide researchers a forum to present
  state-of-the-art techniques and discuss progress in areas such as the
  following:
  - Encoding and reasoning about the meta-theory of programming
    languages and related formally specified systems.
  - Theoretical and practical issues concerning the treatment of
    variable binding, especially the representation of, and reasoning
    about, datatypes defined from binding signatures.
  - Logical treatments of inductive and co-inductive definitions and
    associated reasoning techniques.
  - New theory contributions: canonical and substructural frameworks,
    contextual frameworks, proof-theoretic foundations supporting binders,
    functional programming over logical frameworks, homotopy type theory.
  - Applications of logical frameworks, e.g., in proof-carrying
    architectures such as proof-carrying authorization.
  - Techniques for programming with binders in functional programming
    languages such as Haskell, OCaml, or Agda and logic programming
    languages such as lambda Prolog or Alpha-Prolog.
    with encoding programming languages theory will be particularly
    welcome.
* SUBMISSIONS
  In addition to regular papers, we also solicit "work in
  progress" reports, in a broad sense. Those do not need to report
  original or fully polished research results, but should be interesting
  for the community at large.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Paper Submission:   May 2
  Notification:   June 3
  Final papers due:   June 19
  Workshop:   July 17
* PROCEEDINGS
  Accepted regular papers will be included in the
  proceedings, which will be published in the ACM International
  Conference Proceedings Series, available in the ACM Digital
  Library. Authors are encouraged to publish auxiliary material with
  their paper (technical appendixes, source code, scripts, test data,
  etc.).
* PROGRAM CHAIRS
  Amy Felty, Co-Chair (University of Ottawa)
  Brigitte Pientka, Co-Chair (McGill University)



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)



11th WORKSHOP ON USER INTERFACES FOR THEOREM PROVERS (UITP 2014)
  Call for Papers
  July 17, 2014
  Vienna, Austria
  http://vsl2014.at/pages/UITP-index.html
* SCOPE
  The User Interfaces for Theorem Provers (UITP) workshop series
  provides a forum for researchers interested in improving human
  interaction with interactive and automated deduction systems in a
  broad sense.
* PAPER SUBMISSION
  Papers should describe previously unpublished work
  (completed or in progress), and be at least 4 pages and at most
  12 pages. We encourage concise and relevant papers. Submissions should be
  in PDF format, and typeset with the EPTCS LaTeX document class (which
  can be downloaded from http://style.eptcs.org/). Submission should be
  done via EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=uitp14).
  Papers will be published after the workshop in the
  Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science
  (EPTCS - http://www.eptcs.org/).
* TOPICS:
  - Experiments and evaluation of prover interfaces
  - Application-specific interaction mechanisms
  - Interfaces for expert systems
  - Web interfaces for deduction tools
  - New designs for prover interfaces
  - Performance/responsiveness of user interface for theorem provers
  - Proof scripting languages
  - Proof formats for authoring, exchanging and presenting proofs
  - Domain-specific languages (DSLs) for interfacing with reasoning tools
  - Infrastructure for sharing and using benchmarks for theorem proving
  - Summarization of proofs
  - Visualization of proofs
  - Visualization of large structured deduction problems
  - User-friendly repositories of formal mathematical knowledge
  - Mobile interfaces (iPhone or Android clients for deduction tools)
  - System descriptions
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - Paper submission: May 4
  - Author notification: May 25
  - Final papers: May 31
  - Workshop: July 17



WORKSHOP ON HIGHER-ORDER PROGRAM ANALYSIS (HOPA)
  Call for Papers
  18th July, Part of FLoC 2014, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  http://hopa.cs.rhul.ac.uk
* The HOPA workshop aims to bring together the various growing communities
  involved in the analysis of higher-order programs. The focus of the workshop
  is both on tools and techniques for practical analysis, and on the
  dissemination of new theoretical results.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - Submission deadline: 9th May, 2014.
  - Notification: 21st May, 2014.
  - USB-ready versions: 30th May, 2014.
  - Main event: 18th July, 2014.
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Anders Møller, Aarhus University, Denmark,
  Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA



5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GAMES, AUTOMATA, LOGICS AND FORMAL VERIFICATION (GandALF 2014)
  Preliminary Call for Papers
  September 10 - 12, 2014,
  Verona, Italy
  http://gandalf2014.di.univr.it
* AIM
  The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers from academia
  and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata,
  Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of
  themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate
  cross-fertilization. Papers focused on formal methods are especially
  welcome. Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on
  all relevant topics in these areas. Papers discussing new ideas that are
  at an early stage of development are also welcome.
* TOPICS
  The topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to:
  - Automata Theory
  - Automated Deduction
  - Computational aspects of Game Theory
  - Concurrency and Distributed computation
  - Decision Procedures
  - Deductive, Compositional, and Abstraction Techniques for Verification
  - Finite Model Theory
  - First-order and Higher-order Logics
  - Formal Languages
  - Formal Methods for Systems Biology, Hybrid, Embedded, and Mobile Systems
  - Games and Automata for Verification
  - Game Semantics
  - Logical aspects of Computational Complexity
  - Logics of Programs
  - Modal and Temporal Logics
  - Model Checking
  - Models of Reactive and Real-Time Systems
  - Program Analysis and Software Verification
  - Run-time Verification and Testing
  - Specification and Verification of Finite and Infinite-state Systems
  - Synthesis
* IMPORTANT DATES
  May 10th   Abstract submission
  May 25th   Paper submission
  June 25th  Notification
  July 25th  Camera-ready submission
* PUBLICATIONS
  The conference proceedings will be published by Electronic Proceedings in
  Theoretical Computer Science. A special issue of a major international
  journal to publish an extended and revised version of the best symposium
  papers is also under consideration.
* SUBMISSIONS
  Submitted papers should not exceed fourteen (14) pages using EPTCS format,
  be unpublished and contain original research. For papers reporting
  experimental results, authors are encouraged to make their data available
  with their submission. Submissions must be in PDF or PS format and will be
  handled via EasyChair
  (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gandalf2014).
* PC CHAIRS
  - Adriano Peron, University Federico II of Napoli, Italy
  - Carla Piazza, University of Udine, Italy



WORKSHOP ON ALGORITHMICS OF INFINITE-STATE SYSTEMS (AISS 2014)
  Call for Presentations
  July 18, 2014, Vienna, Austria
  satellite workshop of CSL-LICS 2014
  http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~goeller/AISS14/Algorithmics_on_Infinite-State_Systems.html
* The workshop provides the opportunity to assess recent scientific
  advances and exchange ideas on the algorithmic theory of infinite state
  systems. Infinite state systems arise in many areas of computer science.
  Typical examples are recursive programs, communicating systems with
  unbounded buffers, and real time systems. Important algorithmic techniques
  dealing with infinite state systems include model checking, reachability
  and equivalence checking.
* We invite submissions on the following topics (no order) as well as thereto
  related areas: abstract machine models for infinite state systems  (e.g.
  pushdown systems, higher-order pushdown systems, counter automata), Petri
  nets,  automatic structures, well-structured transition systems, rewriting
  formalisms for infinite state systems (e.g. ground tree rewriting),
  higher-order recursion schemes, algorithmic model theory, games on infinite
  arenas, model checking for infinite state systems (e.g. model checking
  for MSO, FO, CTL, LTL, mu-calculus), equivalence checking for infinite
  state systems (e.g. bisimulation equivalence checking) decomposition
  techniques for infinite state systems, (e.g. Feferman/Vaught decompositions)
  reachability in infinite state systems
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Joel Ouaknine (University of Oxford) and Olivier Serre (Universite Paris 7)
* SUBMISSIONS
  Submissions should consist of an abstract of at most 4 pages. We do not plan
  to have a published proceedings or special issue for a journal. Theorefore,
  already published recent work is welcome too. Submissions should be made via
  the easy chair system:
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiss2014
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submissions by May 15, 2014
  Notification by June 1, 2014



10TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELS (DCM 2014)
  First Call for Papers
  July 13, 2014
  Vienna, Austria
  http://vsl2014.at/pages/DCM-index.html
* SCOPE
  Several new models of computation have emerged in the last few years, and
  many developments of traditional computational models have been proposed
  with the aim of taking into account the new demands of computer systems
  users and the new capabilities of computation engines. A new computational
  model, or a new feature in a traditional one, usually is reflected in a new
  family of programming languages, and new paradigms of software development.
  DCM 2014 is the tenth in a series of international workshops focusing on new
  computational models. The aim of this workshop is to bring together
  researchers who are currently developing new computational models or
  new features for traditional computational models, in order to foster their
  interaction, to provide a forum for presenting new ideas and work in
  progress, and to enable newcomers to learn about current activities in
  this area. DCM 2014 will be a one-day satellite event of CSL-LICS 2014,
  in the context of VSL 2014.
* TOPICS OF INTEREST
  Topics of interest include all abstract models of computation and their
  properties, and their applications to the development of programming
  languages and systems:
  - functional calculi: lambda-calculus, rho-calculus, term and graph rewriting;
  - quantum computation, including implementations and formal methods in quantum protocols;
  - probabilistic computation and verification in modeling situations;
  - chemical, biological and bio-inspired computation, including spatial models, self-assembly, growth models;
  - general concurrent models including the treatment of mobility, trust, and security;
  - infinitary models of computation;
  - information-theoretic ideas in computing.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - Submission Deadline for Extended Abstracts: 16 May 2014
  - Notification: 6 June 2014
  - Workshop: 13 July 2014
  - Submission Deadline for EPTCS Proceedings: 15 September 2014
* SUBMISSIONS
  Submit your paper in PDF format via the conference EasyChair submission page:
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dcm2014
  Submissions should be an abstract of at most 5 pages, written in English.
  Simultaneous submission to journals, conferences or other workshops is not
  permitted. Please use the EPTCS macro package and follow the instructions of
  EPTCS, following the EPTCS style:
  http://style.eptcs.org/
  A submission may contain an appendix, but reading the appendix should not
  be necessary to assess its merits. After the workshop authors are invited
  to submit a full paper of their presentation. Accepted contributions will
  appear in an issue of EPTCS.
* PROGRAM CHAIRS
  Ugo Dal Lago (Universita di Bologna)
  Russ Harmer (CNRS & ENS Lyon)



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



26TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOOLS WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ICTAI 2014)
  (pending IEEE approval)
  Call for Papers
  November 10-12, 2014, Limassol, Cyprus
  http://ictai2014.cs.ucy.ac.cy
* AIMS AND SCOPE
  The annual IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial
  Intelligence (ICTAI) provides a major international forum where
  the creation and exchange of ideas related to artificial intelligence
  are fostered among academia, industry, and government agencies.
  The conference facilitates the cross-fertilization of these ideas and
  promotes their transfer into practical tools, for developing intelligent
  systems and pursuing artificial intelligence applications. The ICTAI
  encompasses all technical aspects of specifying, developing and
  evaluating the theoretical underpinnings and applied mechanisms
  of the AI-based components of computer tools such as algorithms,
  architectures and languages.
* TOPICS
  AI Foundations
  AI in Domain Specific Applications
  AI in Computer Systems
  AI in Data Analytics and Big Data
  Machine Learning and Data Mining
  Knowledge Representation, Reasoning and Cognitive Modelling
  AI and Decision Systems
  Uncertainty in AI
* SUBMISSION
  The submissions should contain original, high quality, not submitted
  or published elsewhere work. Papers should be submitted electronically
  through the EasyChair system in pdf format and should conform to IEEE
  specifications (single-spaced, double-column, 10-point font size, up to 8
  pages).
* PRESENTATION
  Each accepted paper should be presented by one of the authors and
  accompanied by at least one full registration fee payment, to guarantee
  publication in the proceedings. All accepted papers will be included in
  proceedings of ICTAI 2014 that will be published by the IEEE Computer
  Society.
*  IJAIT SPECIAL ISSUE
  Extended versions of the best papers of the conference will be invited
  for publication in a special issue of the International Journal on Artificial
  Intelligence Tools (IJAIT) (SCI Indexed).
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Paper submission: June 30, 2014
  Paper notification: July 30, 2014
  Camera-ready paper: August 30, 2014
* CONTACT
  George A. Papadopoulos
  Department of Computer Science
  University of Cyprus
  george-at-cs-dot-ucy-dot-ac-dot-cy



JOURNAL OF LOGIC AND ALGEBRAIC PROGRAMMING SPECIAL ISSUE ON FORMAL METHODS IN SOFTWARE PRODUCT LINE ENGINEERING
  Call for Papers
  http://ees.elsevier.com/jlap/
* SCOPE
  This special issue of the Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programming (JLAP)
  is devoted, but by no means limited, to the themes of the FMSPLE workshop
  series on formal methods and analysis in Software Product Line Engineering
  (SPLE). This is an open call for papers, therefore participants of the
  FMSPLE workshop series as well as others working on the themes of this
  special issue, are strongly encouraged to submit contributions.
* AIMS
  SPLE aims at developing a family of systems by reuse in order to reduce time
  to market and to increase product quality. The general motivation is to
  promote and stimulate the application of formal modelling and analysis
  techniques to problems that originate from the SPLE domain, and to
  strengthen in this way the ties between the SPLE community and theoretical
  computer scientists and formal methods researchers seeking to apply
  calculi, process algebras, type systems, logics, model checking,
  type checking, theorem proving, constraint solving, and so forth.
  Recent years have witnessed an increased application of formal modelling
  and analysis techniques in SPLE and this is starting to make an impact,
  as is confirmed by the growing number of papers that have been published
  in a variety of high-profile formal methods, SPLE, and (fundamental)
  software engineering conferences and journals.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission of papers: July 15, 2014
  First review decision: December 15, 2014
  Revision due: February 15, 2015
  Acceptance notification: April 15, 2015
  Final manuscript due: June 15, 2015
  Expected publication: Summer 2015
* TOPICS OF INTEREST
  We solicit original papers on topics within the general scope of
  applying formal modelling and analysis techniques to software
  product lines.
* SUBMISSION
  We expect original articles (typically 20-30 pages; submission of
  larger papers will be evaluated depending on editorial constraints)
  that present high-quality contributions, which have not been previously
  published elsewhere and that are also not simultaneously
  submitted for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written
  in English, must be submitted in PDF format and must comply with JLAP's
  author guidelines. Submissions are handled using the Elsevier Editorial
  System and can be uploaded via the link http://ees.elsevier.com/jlap/
  In the submission process, the authors must select the article type
  "FMSPLE".
* GUEST EDITORS
  Maurice ter Beek, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  Dave Clarke, Uppsala University, Sweden & KU Leuven, Belgium
  Ina Schaefer, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany



NEW BOOK ON INDUSTRIAL DEPLOYMENT OF SYSTEM ENGINEERING METHODS
  Industrial Deployment of System Engineering Methods
  Alexander Romanovsky and Martyn Thomas (Eds.)
  http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/book/978-3-642-33169-5
* A formal method is not the main engine of a development process,
  its contribution is to improve system dependability by motivating
  formalisation where useful. This book summarizes the results of the
  DEPLOY research project on engineering methods for dependable systems
  through the industrial deployment of formal methods in software development.
  The applications considered were in automotive, aerospace, railway, and
  enterprise information systems, and microprocessor design. The project
  introduced a formal method, Event-B, into several industrial organisations
  and built on the lessons learned to provide an ecosystem of better tools,
  documentation and support to help others to select and introduce rigorous
  systems engineering methods. The contributing authors report on these
  projects and the lessons learned. For the academic and research partners
  and the tool vendors, the project identified improvements required in the
  methods and supporting tools, while the industrial partners learned about
  the value of formal methods in general. A particular feature of the book
  is the frank assessment of the managerial and organisational challenges,
  the weaknesses in some current methods and supporting tools, and the ways
  in which they can be successfully overcome. The book will be of value to
  academic researchers, systems and software engineers developing critical
  systems, industrial managers, policymakers, and regulators.



5 PHD POSITIONS AT CHALMERS, SWEDEN
  http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/
* JOB DESCRIPTION
  The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University
  of Technology invites applications for PhD positions in Formal
  Methods/Automated Reasoning,  Functional Programming, and Information and
  Software/Web Security.
* DATES
  Application deadline: March 31, 2014
  Expected starting date of positions: September 1, 2014
* 1 PhD position in Formal Methods
  Background in one or more of the following areas is expected: logic,
  formal methods, formal verification. This position will be supervised by
  Prof. Laura Kovacs in the frame of her recently granted junior researcher
  project by the Swedish Research Council. Laura Kovacs is the main developer
  of the ALIGATOR tool and the co-developer of the world-leading theorem
  prover Vampire for applications of program analysis and verification.
* 1 PhD Position in Functional Programming
  The ideal candidate for the position in Functional Programming will have
  a strong background in functional programming and at least one of hardware
  design and parallel programming. The PhD student will be supervised by
  Prof. Mary Sheeran, who has long pioneered the combination of hardware
  design and functional programming, particularly working with her former
  students Koen Claessen and Satnam Singh. The work will be closely connected
  to the SSF funded project on Productivity and Performance through Resource
  Aware Functional Programming (http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~ms/SSF10Final.pdf).
* 1 PhD Position in Information Security
  Experience in one or more of cryptography, probability and statistics,
  decision and game theory are beneficial. The PhD student will be supervised
  by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa and will have the chance to collaborate with
  well-known researchers in the area of information security. Some previous
  research related to this research project can be found here:
  http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/ . Katerina Mitrokotsa's research is
  currently funded by the European Commission and the Chalmers ICT Areas
  of advance.
* 2 PhD Positions in Software/Web Security
  These positions will be supervised by Prof. Andrei Sabelfeld, recipient of
  a number of recent awards, including SSF Advancement of Research Leaders
  award (2008), Chalmers Research Supervisor of the Year (2010), and ERC
  Starter/Consolidator (2012). Promotional video about the team's research
  on securing web applications: http://vimeo.com/82206652
* HOW TO APPLY
  The application should be submitted electronically by March 31, 2014, at:
- for the position in Formal Methods
  http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=1911
- for the position in Functional Programming
  http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=1912
- for the position in Information Security
  http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=1816
- for the positions in Software/Web Security
  http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=1913
* CONTACT
  - Laura Kovacs 
    Formal Methods: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~laurako/
  - Katerina Mitrokotsa 
    Information Security: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/
  - Andrei Sabelfeld 
    Software/Web Security:  http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~andrei/
  - Mary Sheeran 
    Functional Programming: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~ms/



PHD POSITIONS AT ETH ZURICH
  http://cme.ethz.ch
* As part of our "Concurrency Made Easy" ERC Advanced Investigator Grant
  project (2012-2017), we are offering PhD positions at the Chair of
  Software Engineering of ETH Zurich. The goal of the project is to build
  a sophisticated programming and verification architecture to make
  concurrent and distributed programming simple and reliable, based on the
  ideas of Eiffel and particularly the SCOOP concurrency model.
  Concurrency in its various forms (particularly multithreading) as well
  as distributed computing are required for most of today’s serious
  programs, but programming concurrent applications remains a challenge.
  The CME project is determined to break this complexity barrier.
  Inevitably, achieving simplicity for users (in this case, application
  programmers) requires, under the hood, a sophisticated infrastructure,
  both conceptual (theoretical models) and practical (the implementation).
  We are building that infrastructure. ETH offers an outstanding research
  and education environment and competitive salaries for "assistants"
  (PhD students), who are generally expected in addition to their research
  to participate in teaching, in particular introductory programming, and
  other activities of the Chair. The candidates we seek have: a master's
  degree in computer science or related field from a recognized institution
  (as required by ETH); a strong software engineering background, both
  practical and theoretical, and more generally a strong computer science
  and mathematical culture; a good knowledge of verification techniques
  (e.g. Hoare-style, model-checking, abstract interpretation); some background
  in concurrency or distribution; and a passion for high-quality software
  development. Prior publications, and experience with Eiffel, are pluses.
  In line with ETH policy, particular attention will be given to female
  candidates. Before applying, you should become familiar with our work;
  see in particular the research pages at http://se.ethz.ch including
  the full description of the CME project at http://cme.ethz.ch.
  Candidates should send (in PDF or text) to
  se-open-positions@lists.inf.ethz.ch a CV and a short cover letter
  describing their view of the CME project and ideas about their possible
  contribution.



POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN PROOF THEORY, VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
* A position as post-doctoral researcher is available in the group for
  Computational Logic (http://www.dmg.tuwien.ac.at/fg2/) at the Faculty of
  Mathematics of the Vienna University of Technology. This position is part
  of a research project on the proof theory of induction. The aim of this
  project is to further deepen our understanding of the structure of proofs
  by induction and to develop new algorithms for the automation of inductive
  theorem proving. Techniques of relevance include cut-elimination, witness
  extraction, Herbrand's theorem.
* The sucessful candidate is expected to have (or be close to completing)
  a PhD in mathematics or computer science and a strong background in proof
  theory. Experience in one or more of the following areas is an advantage:
  formal languages, complexity, automated theorem proving, unification theory.
  The ability to work in a team is an important prerequisite.
* The employment is full-time (40h / week). The salary is EUR 37.400,-
  after taxes per year. The position is initially for 1 year - an extension
  is possible in case of mutual interest. The starting date is negotiable but
  should be in 2014. The application deadline is March 7, 2014.
* The application should contain:
  - cover letter
    (Why are you interested in this position? Why are you qualified?)
  - curriculum vitae
  - list of publications
  - scan of graduation diploma and/or other relevant certificates
  - preferred starting date
  - optionally, up to three recommendation letters or references
* Send inquiries and your application to:
  Stefan Hetzl 
  http://www.logic.at/people/hetzl/



POSTDOC POSITION IN VERIFICATION IN TRENTO, ITALY
  http://disi.unitn.it/~rseba/WOLF-Recruit-postdoc.txt
* One post-doc position in ICT on the research project
  "Advanced SMT Techniques for Word-level Formal Verification - (WOLF)"
  is available in Trento, Italy, under the joint supervision of
  - Alessandro Cimatti, FBK, Trento, and
  - Roberto Sebastiani, DISI, University of Trento.
  This is a three-year research project supported by SRC/GRC
  (http://www.src.org/compete/s201113/), in collaboration with major HW
  companies.



TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS AT UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A MONTREAL, CANADA
  http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006546.htm
  http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006547.htm
* The departement d'informatique at UQAM  invites application for:
  - One faculty position in cognitive informatics, in the area of semantic
    Web and knowledge management (ontology engineering, ontology reasoning
    algorithms, Web of data, semantic web services, etc.);
  - One faculty position in theoretical computer science and algorithms
    (language theory and applications, graphs, computational geometry,
    data structures, etc.).
  Teaching at UQAM is done in French and the candidate must have an excellent
  mastery of this language. The deadline for (electronic) submission is
  March 10, 2014, 5:00 PM.




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