LICS Newsletter/SIGLOG Monthly 166
January  1, 2015

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
* LICS-RELATED NEWS
  SIGLOG Monthly Bulletin
  LICS'15 Preview
  ACM SIGLOG Announcement
* DEADLINES
  Forthcoming Deadlines
* CALLS
  CiE 2015 - Call for Papers
  LICS 2015 - Call for Papers
  CRV 2015 - Call for Participation
  REASONING CLUB - Call for Abstracts and Participation
  CAV 2015 - Call for Papers and CAV Award
  TTL 2015 - Call for Papers
  CCC 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS - Call for Submissions
  GOEDEL PRIZE 2015 - Call for Nominations
  LCTES 2015 - Call for Papers
  CICM 2015 - Call for Papers
  ICALP 2015 - Call for Papers
  JLAMP (ISSUE ON VERIFICATION) - Call for Papers
  ACTA INFORMATICA (ISSUE ON SYNTHESIS) - Call for Papers
  TACL 2015 - Call for School/Conference Participation and Papers
  TbiLLC 2015 - Call for Papers
  CALCO 2015 - Call for Papers
  CSL 2015 - Call for Papers
  MFPS XXXI - Call for Papers
  LPNMR 2015 - Preliminary Call for Papers
  ICLP 2015 - Call for Papers
  ATVA 2015 - Call for Papers
  SETTA 2015 - Call for Papers
* JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
  PhD Studentship in Algorithms and Complexity at Royal Holloway, University of London
  New Doctoral Program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS)
  Tenure-Track Positions at Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada


SIGLOG MONTHLY BULLETIN
* Happy New Year! From the new year, the preparation of the LICS Newsletter
  will be overseen by SIGLOG and its name will change to SIGLOG Monthly Bulletin.
  It will be distributed monthly in the same way as before. Conference
  announcements should be sent to las-lics@lists.tu-berlin.de.



LICS'15 PREVIEW
  http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics15/
* LICS'15 will colocate with ICALP 2015, 6-10 July, in Kyoto. Masahito Hasegawa
  (RIMS, Kyoto) is the Conference Chair. The PC is chaired by Catuscia
  Palamidessi. There will be 4 invited talks, 2 of which joint with ICALP
  Track B. The 2 invited tutorial talks of 1.5 hours each will be embedded
  in the main programme. Short abstracts are due on January 12, 2015.
  The deadline for extended abstracts is January 19, 2015.



ACM SIGLOG ANNOUNCEMENT
  http://siglog.acm.org
* The ACM has recently chartered a Special Interest Group on Logic and
  Computation (ACM SIGLOG). Its first Chair is Prakash Panangaden,
  the other officers are Luke Ong (vice-Chair), Natarajan Shankar (Treasurer)
  and Alexandra Silva (Secretary).
* The ACM-IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science will be the flagship
  conference of SIGLOG. SIGLOG will also actively seek association agreements
  with other conferences in the field. A SIGLOG newsletter will be published
  quarterly in an electronic format with community news, technical columns,
  members' feedback, conference reports, book reviews and other items of
  interest to the community.
* One can join SIGLOG by visiting
  https://campus.acm.org/public/qj/gensigqj/siglist/gensigqj_siglist.cfm
  It is possible to join SIGLOG without joining ACM (the SIGLOG membership
  fee is $25 and $15 for students).



DEADLINES
* CiE 2015
  Submission Deadline for LNCS: January 11, 2015
  http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/
* LICS 2015
  Title and Short Abstracts Due: January 12, 2015
  Extended Abstracts Due: January 19, 2015
  http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics15/
* CRV 2015
  Declaration of intent: January 15, 2015
  Submission deadline: March 1, 2015
  http://rv2015.conf.tuwien.ac.at
* REASONING CLUB MEETING
  Abstract deadline: January 15, 2015
  http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/fourth-reasoning-club-conf/
* CAV 2015
  Abstract submission: January 30, 2015
  Paper submission (firm): February 6, 2015
  http://i-cav.org/2015/
* TTL 2015
  Paper submission: January 30, 2015
  http://ttl2015.irisa.fr/
* CCC 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS
  Submission deadline: January 31, 2015
* GOEDEL PRIZE 2015
  Deadline for nominations: January 31, 2015
  http://www.sigact.org/Prizes/Godel/
* LCTES 2015
  Submission deadline: February 15, 2015
  http://lctes2015.lctes.org
* CICM 2015
  Abstract submission deadline: February 16, 2015
  Submission deadline: February 23, 2015
  http://cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php
* ICALP 2015
  Submission deadline: February 17, 2015
  http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp2015/
* JLAMP (SPECIAL ISSUE ON VERIFICATION)
  Abstract submission: February 25, 2015
  Full paper submission: March 15, 2015
* ACTA INFORMATICA (SPECIAL ISSUE ON SYNTHESIS)
  Submission deadline: March 1, 2015
  http://www.easychair.org/smart-program/VSL2014/SYNT-cfp_specialissue.html
* TACL 2015
  Submission deadline: March 1, 2015
  http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/tacl/
* TbiLLC 2015
  Submission deadline: March 1, 2015
  http://www.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2015
* CALCO 2015
  Abstract submission: March 22, 2015
  Paper submission: April 2, 2015
  http://coalg.org/calco15/
* CSL 2015
  Abstract submission: April 3, 2015
  Paper Submission: April 10, 2015
  http://logic.las.tu-berlin.de/csl2015/
* MFPS XXXI
  Submission deadline: April 3, 2015
  http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/mfps31/
* LPNMR 2015
  Paper registration: April 13, 2015
  Paper submission:   April 20, 2015
  http://lpnmr2015.mat.unical.it/
* ICLP 2015
  Abstracts due:  April 20, 2015
  Papers due:  April 27, 2015
  http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/iclp2015
* ATVA 2015
  Abstract submission: April 22, 2015
  Paper submission: April 25, 2015
  Workshop proposal submission: May 5, 2015
  http://atva2015.ios.ac.cn/
* SETTA 2015
  Abstract deadline: June 12,2015
  Paper submission: June 19,2015
  http://cs.nju.edu.cn/setta/



COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE 2015: Evolving Computability
  Call for Papers
  June 29 - July 3, Bucharest, Romania
  http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/
* CiE 2015 is the 11-th conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe),
  a European  association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists,
  philosophers, physicists  and others interested in new developments in
  computability and their underlying significance  for the real world.
  Evolution of the universe, and us within it, invite a parallel evolution
  in understanding. The CiE agenda - fundamental and engaged - targets the
  extracting and developing of computational models basic to current challenges.
  From the origins of life, to the understanding of human mentality, to the
  characterizing of quantum randomness - computability theoretic questions
  arise in many guises. The CiE community, this coming year meeting for the
  first time in Bucharest, carries forward the search for coherence, depth
  and new thinking across this rich and vital field of research.
* We are looking for fundamental and theoretical submissions. In line with
  other conferences in this series, CiE 2015 has a broad scope and provides
  a forum for the discussion of theoretical and practical issues in
  Computability with an emphasis on new paradigms of computation and the
  development of their mathematical theory. We particularly invite papers
  that build bridges between different parts of the research community.
* Submission Deadline for LNCS: 11 January 2015
  Notification of authors: 9 March 2015
  Deadline for final revisions: 6 April 2015
  For submission instructions consult http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/submission.html



30TH ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2015)
  Call for Papers
  July 6-10, 2015
  Kyoto, Japan
  http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics15/
  (colocated with ICALP 2015)
* AIMS
  The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and
  practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed.
  We invite submissions on topics that fit under that rubric. Suggested,
  but not exclusive, topics of interest include: automata theory, automated
  deduction, categorical models and logics, concurrency and distributed
  computation, constraint programming, constructive mathematics, database
  theory, decision procedures, description logics, domain theory, finite model
  theory, formal aspects of program analysis, formal methods, foundations of
  computability, higher-order logic, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear
  logic, logic in artificial intelligence, logic programming, logical aspects
  of bioinformatics, logical aspects of computational complexity, logical
  aspects of quantum computation, logical frameworks, logics of programs,
  modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic systems, process
  calculi, programming language semantics, proof theory, real-time systems,
  reasoning about security and privacy, rewriting, type systems and type theory,
  and verification.
* INSTRUCTIONS
  Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of about
  100 words in advance of submitting the extended abstract of the paper.
  The exact deadline time on these dates is given by anywhere on earth (AoE).
  - Title and Short Abstracts Due: January 12, 2015
  - Extended Abstracts Due: January 19, 2015
  - Author Feedback/Rebuttal Period: March 12-16, 2015
  - Author Notification: March 30, 2015
  - Final Versions Due for Proceedings: April 27, 2015
  Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. All submissions
  will be electronic via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lics2015.
  Every extended abstract must be submitted in the IEEE Proceedings 2-column
  10pt format and may not be longer than 12 pages, including references.
  LaTeX style files are available from the website.
* CONFERENCE CHAIR
  Masahito Hasegawa, RIMS, Kyoto U.
* PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR
  Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA & E. Polytechnique
* WORKSHOP CHAIR
  Patricia Bouyer-Decitre, CNRS & ENS Cachan
* GENERAL CHAIR
  Luke Ong, U. Oxford
* SHORT PRESENTATIONS
  A session of short presentations, intended for descriptions of student
  research, works in progress, and other brief communications, is planned.
  These abstracts will not be published. Dates and guidelines will be posted
  on the conference website.
* KLEENE AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT PAPER
  An award in honor of the late Stephen C. Kleene will be given for the best
  student paper(s), as judged by the program committee.
* SPECIAL ISSUES
  Full versions of up to three accepted papers, to be selected by the program
  committee, will be invited for submission to the Journal of the ACM.
  Additional selected papers will be invited to a special issue of Logical
  Methods in Computer Science.
* SPONSORSHIP
  The symposium is sponsored by ACM SIGLOG and the IEEE Technical Committee
  on Mathematical Foundations of Computing, in cooperation with the Association
  for Symbolic Logic and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.



2ND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ON RUNTIME VERIFICATION (CRV 2015)
  Call for Participation
  September 22-25, 2015
  Vienna, Austria
  http://rv2015.conf.tuwien.ac.at
* AIMS
  CRV-2015 will draw attention to the invaluable effort of software developers
  and researchers who contribute in this field by providing the community with
  new or updated tools, libraries and frameworks for the instrumentation and
  runtime verification of software. The main goal of CRV 2015 is to compare
  tools for runtime verification. We invite and encourage the participation
  with benchmarks and tools for the competition.
* TRACKS
  The competition will consist of three main tracks based on the input
  language used:
  - Track on monitoring Java programs (online monitoring).
  - Track on monitoring C programs (online monitoring).
  - Track on monitoring of traces (offline monitoring).
  The competition will follow three phases:
  - Benchmarks/Specification collection phase - the participants are invited
    to submit their benchmarks (C or Java programs and/or traces).
    The organizers will collect them in a common repository (publicly
    available). The participants will then train their tools using the shared
    benchmarks.
  - Monitor collection phase - the participants are invited to submit their
    monitors. The participants with the tools/monitors that meet the
    qualification requirements will be qualified for the evaluation phase.
  - Evaluation phase - the qualified tools will be evaluated on the submitted
    benchmarks and they will be ranked using different criteria (i.e., memory
    utilization, CPU utilization, ...). The final results will be presented
    at the RV 2015 conference.
* ENQUIRIES
  Please direct any enquiries to the competition co-organizers
  (crv15.chairs@imag.fr)
  - Ylies Falcone (Universite Joseph Fourier, France)
  - Dejan Nickovic (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria)
  - Giles Reger (University of Manchester, UK)
  - Daniel Thoma (University of Luebeck, Germany)
* CRV-2015 Jury
  The CSRV Jury will include a representative for each participating team and
  the competition chairs. The Jury will be consulted at each stage of the
  competition to ensure that the rules set by the competition chairs are fair
  and reasonable.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  January 15, 2015: Declaration of intent (email: crv15.chairs@imag.fr)
  March 1, 2015 Submission deadline for benchmark programs and the properties to be monitored
  March 15, 2015 Tool training starts by participants
  May 15, 2015 Monitor submission
  June 15, 2015 Notifications
  At RV 2015 Presentation of results



4TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE REASONING CLUB MEETING
  http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/reasoning/club/
  http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/fourth-reasoning-club-conf/
  School of Mathematics, Manchester University
  March 30th-31st, 2015
* TALKS
  The Keynote Speakers are Richard Booth (Luxembourg), Leon Horsten (Bristol),
  Federico Luzzi (Aberdeen) and Sara Uckelman (Durham). In addition it is
  planned to have ten 40 minute contributed talks by Ph.D.students and early
  Postdocs, for whom grants will be available to cover the cost of
  accommodation and subsistence.
* SUBMISSIONS
  If you would like to give a talk please attach a short abstract when returning
  your registration form. The deadline for abstracts is 15th January 2015.
  Please see http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/fourth-reasoning-club-conf/
  for information on abstract submission and (free) registration.
* ORGANIZERS
  Jeff Paris & Alena Vencovska



27TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER-AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV 2015)
  Call for Papers and CAV Award
  July 18-24 2015, San Francisco, California
  http://i-cav.org/2015/
* AIMS AND SCOPE
  CAV 2015 is the 27th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the
  theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for
  hardware and software systems.  CAV considers it vital to continue
  spurring advances in hardware and software verification while expanding
  to new domains such as biological systems and computer security. The
  conference covers the spectrum from theoretical results to concrete
  applications, with an emphasis on practical verification tools and the
  algorithms and techniques that are needed for their implementation. The
  proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer LNCS
  series. A selection of papers will be invited to a special issue of
  Formal Methods in System Design and the Journal of the ACM.
* TOPICS
  Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  - Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations
  - Hardware verification techniques
  - Deductive, compositional, and abstraction techniques for verification
  - Program analysis and software verification
  - Verification methods for parallel and concurrent hardware/software systems
  - Testing and run-time analysis based on verification technology
  - Applications and case studies in verification
  - Decision procedures and solvers for verification
  - Mathematical and logical foundations of practical verification tools
  - Verification in industrial practice
  - Algorithms and tools for system synthesis
  - Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification
  - Verification techniques for security
  - Formal models and methods for biological systems
* DEADLINES
  Abstract submission: January 30 2015
  Paper submission (firm): February 6 2015
  Author feedback/rebuttal period: March 23-26 2015
  Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 17 2015
  Final version due: May 1 2015
* CALL FOR CAV AWARD NOMINATIONS
  The CAV award is given annually at the CAV conference for fundamental
  contributions to the field of Computer-Aided Verification. The award comes
  with a cash prize of US$10,000 shared equally among recipients. Nominations
  should be submitted by e-mail to a member of the CAV Award committee.
* PC CHAIRS
  Daniel Kroening, University of Oxford, UK.
  Corina Pasareanu, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley/NASA Ames, USA.
* WORKSHOP CHAIR
  Dirk Beyer, University of Passau, Germany
* LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR
  Temesghen Kahsai, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley/NASA Ames, USA.
* CAV AWARD COMMITTEE
  Moshe Vardi (Chair) Rice University
  Ahmed Bouajjani Univ. Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
  Tom Ball , Microsoft Research
  Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University



TTL 2015 - 4th INT'L CONF ON TOOLS FOR TEACHING LOGIC
  2nd Call for Papers
  June 9-12, 2015, Rennes, France
  http://ttl2015.irisa.fr/
* TOPICS
  Topics that fit the interests of Tools for Teaching Logic include
  (but are not limited to): teaching logic in sciences and humanities;
  teaching logic at different levels of instruction (secondary
  education, university level, and postgraduate); didactic software;
  facing some difficulties concerning what to teach; international
  postgraduate programs; resources and challenges for e-Learning Logic;
  teaching Argumentation Theory, Critical Thinking and Informal Logic;
  teaching specific topics, such as Modal Logic, Algebraic Logic,
  Knowledge Representation, Model Theory, Philosophy of Logic, and
  others; dissemination of logic courseware and logic textbooks;
  teaching Logic Thinking.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Paper submission: 30 Jan 2015;
  Notification: 1 Mar 2015;
  Final camera-ready due: 29 Mar 2015



CONTINUITY, COMPUTABILITY, CONSTRUCTIVITY: FROM LOGIC TO ALGORITHMS 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS
  Call for Submissions
* After a further year of successful work in the EU-IRSES project COMPUTAL and
  an excellent workshop in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in September this year, we are
  planning to publish a collection of papers dedicated to the meeting and the
  project in the JOURNAL OF LOGIC AND ANALYSIS. The issue should reflect
  progress made in Computable Analysis and related areas, not only work in
  the project. Submissions are welcome from all scientists and should be on
  topics in the spectrum from logic to algorithms including, but not limited to,
  - 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.
* EDITORS
  Andrej Bauer (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  Ulrich Berger (Swansea, UK)
  Willem FouchE (Pretoria, South Africa)
  Dieter Spreen (Siegen, Germany & Pretoria, South Africa)
  Hideki Tsuiki (Kyoto, Japan)
  Martin Ziegler (Darmstadt, Germany)
* DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
  31 January 2015
  Please prepare your manuscript using the JLA class file jlogana.cls and
  the bibliography style file jloganal.bst which can be downloaded from
  http://logicandanalysis.org/latex/latexinstructions.html
  For submissions go to the JLA webpage
  http://logicandanalysis.org/index.php/jla/information/authors
  and follow the instructions given there. In addition, important,
  When submitting to JLA, write CCC2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS in the
  Comments-for-the-Editor box. Send a separate copy of your submission to
  spreen@math.uni-siegen.de. And, if appropriate, identify one or more members
  of the Issue Editors mentioned above whose interests are closest to the
  subject matter of the paper in the mail.



23RD GOEDEL PRIZE
  Call for Nominations
  http://www.sigact.org/Prizes/Godel/
* The Goedel Prize for outstanding papers in the area of theoretical computer
  science is sponsored jointly by the European Association for Theoretical
  Computer Science (EATCS) and the Association for Computing Machinery,
  Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM SIGACT).
  The award is presented annually, with the presentation taking place
  alternately at the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and
  Programming (ICALP) and the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC).
  The 23rd Goedel Prize will be awarded at the 47th ACM Symposium on Theory
  of Computing, June, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
  The Prize is named in honor of Kurt Goedel in recognition of his major
  contributions to mathematical logic and of his interest, discovered in a
  letter he wrote to John von Neumann shortly before von Neumann's death,
  in what has become the famous "P versus NP"  question. The Prize includes
  an award of USD 5000.
* AWARD COMMITEE
  The winner of the Prize is selected by a committee of six members. The EATCS
  President and the SIGACT Chair each appoint three members to the committee,
  to serve staggered three-year terms. The committee is chaired alternately by
  representatives of EATCS and SIGACT. The 2015 Award Committee consists of
  Krzysztof Apt (CWI Amsterdam), Kurt Mehlhorn (Max Planck Institute),
  Joseph Mitchell (State University of New York at Stony Brook), Andrew Pitts
  (University of Cambridge), Madhu Sudan (Microsoft) and Eva Tardos
  (Cornell University).
* ELIGIBILITY
  The rules for the 2015 Prize are given below and they supersede any
  different interpretation of the generic rule to be found on websites of
  both SIGACT and EATCS. Any research paper or series of papers by a single
  author or by a team of authors is deemed eligible if
  (i) the paper was published in a recognized refereed journal no later than
  December 31, 2014;
  (ii)	the main results were not published (in either preliminary or final
  form) in a journal or conference proceedings before January 1st, 2002.
  The research work nominated for the award should be in the area of
  theoretical computer science. The term 'theoretical computer science'
  is meant to encompass, but is not restricted to, research areas covered by
  ICALP and STOC. Nominations are encouraged from the broadest spectrum of
  the theoretical computer science community so as to ensure that potential
  award winning papers are not overlooked. The Award Committee shall have
  the ultimate authority to decide whether a particular paper is eligible for
  the Prize.
* NOMINATIONS
  Nominations for the award should be submitted by email to the Award Committee
  Chair Eva Tardos: eva.tardos@cornell.edu. Please make sure that the Subject
  line of all nominations and related messages begin with Goedel Prize 2015.
  To be considered, nominations for the 2015 Prize must be received by
  January 31, 2015.
* MORE DETAILS
  http://www.sigact.org/Prizes/Godel/



ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED Conference on Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory for Embedded Systems (LCTES 2015)
  Call for Papers
  June 18-19, 2015
  Portland, Oregon
  (part of the Federated Computing Research Conference 2015)
  http://lctes2015.lctes.org
* GENERAL
  LCTES provides a link between the programming languages and embedded
  systems engineering communities. Researchers and developers in these
  areas are addressing many similar problems, but with different
  backgrounds and approaches. LCTES is intended to expose researchers
  and developers from either area to relevant work and interesting
  problems in the other area and provide a forum where they can
  interact.
* SUBMISSIONS
  LCTES 2015 solicits papers presenting original work on programming
  languages, compilers, tools, theory, and architectures that help in
  overcoming these challenges. Research papers on innovative techniques
  are welcome, as well as experience papers on insights obtained by
  experimenting with real-world systems and applications.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission deadline: Feb. 15
  Notifications by: Apr. 1
  Camera-ready deadline: Apr. 11
* SPECIAL ISSUE
  A few of the best submissions to LCTES 2015 are planned to be invited
  for submission, with some revisions, to a special issue of the ACM
  Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS). The official publication
  date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital
  Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your
  conference.
* ORGANIZATION
  - General Chair
    Sam H. Noh, Hongik University, Republic of Korea
  - Program Chairs
    Sebastian Fischmesiter, University of Waterloo, Canada
    Jason Xue, City University of Hong Kong, China



CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT COMPUTER MATHEMATICS (CICM 2015)
  Call for Papers
  13-17 July 2015
  Washington DC, USA
  http://cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php
* AIMS
  Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means for the
  generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of mathematical
  information. Separate communities have developed to investigate and build
  computer based systems for computer algebra, automated deduction, and
  mathematical publishing as well as novel user interfaces. While all of these
  systems excel in their own right, their integration can lead to synergies
  offering significant added value. The Conference on Intelligent Computer
  Mathematics (CICM) offers a venue for discussing and developing solutions
  to the great challenges posed by the integration of these diverse areas.
* HISTORY
  CICM has been held annually as a joint meeting since 2008, co-locating
  related conferences and workshops to advance work in these
  subjects. Previous meetings have been held in Birmingham (UK 2008),
  Grand Bend (Canada 2009), Paris (France 2010), Bertinoro (Italy 2011),
  Bremen (Germany 2012), Bath (UK 2013), and Coimbra (Portugal 2014).
* TRACKS
  - Calculemus (Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning)
    Chair: Jacques Carette
  - DML (Digital Mathematical Libraries)
    Chair: Volker Sorge
  - MKM (Mathematical Knowledge Management)
    Chair: Cezary Kaliszyk
  - Systems and Data
    Chair: Florian Rabe
* ORGANIZATION
  Publicity chair is Serge Autexier. The local arrangements will be
  coordinated by the Local Arrangements Chairs, Bruce R. Miller
  (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) and Abdou
  Youssef (The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.), and the
  overall programme will be organized by the General Programme Chair,
  Manfred Kerber (U. Birmingham, UK). As in previous years, it is anticipated
  that there will be a number co-located workshops, including one to mentor
  doctoral students giving presentations. We also solicit for project
  descriptions and work-in-progress papers.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - Conference submissions:
    Abstract submission deadline:      16 February 2015
    Submission deadline:               23 February 2015
    Reviews sent to authors:            6 April    2015
    Rebuttals due:                      9 April    2015
    Notification of acceptance:        13 April    2015
    Camera ready copies due:           27 April    2015
    Conference:                     13-17 July     2015
  - Work-in-progress and Doctoral Programme submissions:
    Submission deadline:
    (Doctoral: Abstract+CV)             4 May      2015
    Notification of acceptance:        25 May      2015
    Camera ready copies due:            1 June     2015



42ND INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON AUTOMATA, LANGUAGES, AND PROGRAMMING (ICALP 2015)
  Call for Papers
  July 6-10, 2015
  Kyoto, Japan
  http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp2015/
* GENERAL
  ICALP 2015 will co-locate with LICS 2015, the 30th ACM/IEEE Symposium on
  Logic in Computer Science. The ICALP 2015 conference chair is Kazuo Iwama
  (Kyoto University). ICALP is the main conference and annual meeting of the
  European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). As usual,
  the main conference will be preceded and/or followed by a series of workshops.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission deadline: Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 23:59 PST (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-8)
  Author notification: 15 April 2015
  Final manuscript due: 30 April 2015
  Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered.
* PROCEEDINGS
  ICALP proceedings are published in the Springer-Verlag ARCoSS
  (Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science) subseries of
  LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Ken Kawarabayashi, NII, Japan
  Valerie King, University of Victoria, Canada
  Thomas Moscibroda, MSR Asia, China
  Anca Muscholl, Universite Bordeaux, France (Joint with LICS)
  Peter O'Hearn, Facebook, UK (Joint with LICS)
* INVITED TUTORIAL SPEAKERS (JOINT WITH LICS)
  Piotr Indyk, MIT, USA
  Andrew Pitts, University of Cambridge, UK
  Geoffrey Smith, Florida International University, USA
* MASTERCLASS SPEAKER
  Ryuhei Uehara, JAIST, Japan
* TOPICS
  Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical
  computer science are sought.
  - Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games
  - Track B: Logic, Semantics, Automata and Theory of Programming
  - Track C: Foundations of Networked Computation: Models, Algorithms and
    Information Management
* SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 12
  pages, including references, in LNCS style presenting original
  research on the theory of Computer Science.  All submissions will be
  electronic via the EasyChair page for the conference, with three
  tracks (A, B and C):
  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icalp2015
  Submissions should be made to the appropriate track of the conference.
  No prior publication or simultaneous submission to other publication
  outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed.
* BEST PAPER AWARDS
  As in previous editions of ICALP, there will be best paper and best
  student paper awards for each track of the conference. In order to be
  eligible for a best student paper award, a paper should be authored
  only by students and should be marked as such upon submission.
* CHAIRS
  Track A: Bettina Speckmann, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  Track B: Naoki Kobayashi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  Track C: Magnus M. Halldorsson, Reykjavik Univ, Iceland



JOURNAL OF LOGICAL AND ALGEBRAIC METHODS IN PROGRAMMING
  Call for Papers
  Special Issue on Automated Verification of Programs and Web Systems
* SPECIAL ISSUE
  This special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods
  in Programming (JLAMP) is devoted to the themes of the WWV and VPT
  workshop series on Automated Specification and Verification of Web
  Systems (WWV) and on Verification and Program Transformation (VPT).
  This is however an open call for papers. Both participants of the
  most recent editions of the WWV and VPT workshop series and others
  working on the themes of this special issue are hereby invited to
  submit a paper.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract submission: 25 February 2015
  Full paper submission: 15 March 2015
  Acceptance notification: 30 June 2015
  Final manuscript due: 25 July 2015
  Expected publication: Fall 2015
* AIMS AND SCOPE
  This special issue provides a forum for researchers working in the
  areas of verification, program transformation, software engineering,
  rule-based programming, formal methods, and Web-oriented research,
  to submit their papers on the Automated Verification of Programs and
  Web Systems. We solicit original papers on topics of either theoretical
  or applied interest.
* 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 previously
  been published and that are also not simultaneously submitted for
  publication elsewhere. Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation
  by at least three reviewers.
  All contributions must be written in English, must be submitted in
  PDF format and must comply with JLAMP's author instructions (the
  manuscripts should be prepared using Elsevier's elsart.cls LaTeX
  article class) which can be retrieved from the journal's homepage:
  http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-logical-and-algebraic-methods-in-programming/
  Submissions are handled using the Elsevier Editorial System and
  can be uploaded via the aforementioned JLAMP homepage. In the
  submission process, the authors must select article type "WWVPT".
* GUEST EDITORS
  Maurice H. ter Beek, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  Alexei Lisitsa, University of Liverpool, UK
  Andrei P. Nemytykh, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  Antonio Ravara, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal



ACTA INFORMATICA: SPECIAL ISSUE ON SYNTHESIS
  Call for Papers
  http://www.easychair.org/smart-program/VSL2014/SYNT-cfp_specialissue.html
* SCOPE
  This special issue is devoted to the scope of the Third Workshop on
  Synthesis, SYNT 2014 (see http://vsl2014.at/synt). SYNT 2014 was
  co-located with CAV in the scope of the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 and
  was devoted to bringing together researchers from different research
  areas who work on the quickly growing field of synthesis. The special
  issue is open to all topics related to synthesis.
* SUBMISSIONS
  Submission to this special issue is completely open and not limited to
  participants of the SYNT 2014 workshop. We expect original articles
  (typically 15-30 pages), which present high-quality contributions that
  have not been previously published in a journal and are not concurrently
  submitted to any other peer reviewed venue. All submissions should
  include some theoretical contribution to the area of synthesis. Extended
  versions of contributions previously published in proceedings need to
  contain significant new material and should be accompanied by a short
  description of the extension.
* DATES
  Submissions are accepted starting in January 2015, using the "Submit
  Online" button of the journal's website:
  http://www.springer.com/computer/theoretical+computer+science/journal/236
  Submission deadline: 1st of March 2015



TOPOLOGY, ALGEBRA, AND CATEGORIES IN LOGIC (TACL 2015)
  Call for Participation
  School: 15 - 19 June 2015, University of Salerno (Italy)
  Conference: 21 - 26 June 2015, Ischia Island (Italy)
  http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/tacl/
* PROGRAMME
  The programme of the conference TACL 2015 will focus on three
  interconnecting mathematical themes central to the semantic study of
  logics and their applications: algebraic, categorical, and topological
  methods. This is the seventh conference in the series Topology,
  Algebra, and Categories in Logic (TACL). Earlier instalments of this
  conference have been organised in Tbilisi (2003), Barcelona (2005),
  Oxford (2007), Amsterdam (2009), Marseilles (2011), and Nashville
  (2013). Starting from 2013, the conference is preceded by a one-week
  school.  This year the school will be held at the campus of the
  University of Salerno and will include four tutorials, each consisting
  of 1.5 hour lectures for five days.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  The website is now open for submissions and registration.
  Deadline for submissions                                1 March 2015
  Notification of acceptance                              30 March 2015
  Deadline for early registration (conference)            30 April 2015
  Deadline for registration (school)                      30 April 2015
  School dates: 15 - 19 June 2015, University of Salerno (Italy)
  Conference dates: 21 - 26 June 2015, Ischia Island (Italy)
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Olivia Caramello (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques), Agata
  Ciabattoni (Technische Universitaet Wien), Maria Manuel Clementino
  (Universidade de Coimbra), Emil Jerabek (Academy of Sciences of the Czech
  Republic), Andre Joyal (Universite du Quebec), Keith A. Kearnes (University
  of Colorado), Daniele Mundici (University of Florence), Paulo Oliva (Queen
  Mary University of London), Jorge Picado (Universidade de Coimbra), Michael
  Pinsker (University Paris Diderot)
* SCHOOL LECTURERS
  Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University), Brian Davey (La Trobe
  University), Ieke Moerdijk (Nijmegen University), Luke Ong (Oxford University)



THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL TBILISI SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE, LOGIC AND COMPUTATION
  Call for Papers
  21-26 September 2015
  Tbilisi, Georgia
  http://www.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2015
* AIMS
  The Eleventh International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and
  Computation will be held on 21-26 September 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The
  Programme Committee invites submissions for contributions
  on all aspects of language, logic and computation. Work of an
  interdisciplinary nature is particularly welcome. Areas of interest
  include, but are not limited to:
  - Algorithmic game theory
  - Computational social choice
  - Constructive, modal and algebraic logic
  - Formal models of multiagent systems
  - Historical linguistics, history of logic
  - Information retrieval, query answer systems
  - Language evolution and learnability
  - Linguistic typology and semantic universals
  - Logic, games, and formal pragmatics
  - Logics for artificial intelligence
  - Natural language syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
  - Natural logic, inference and entailment in natural language
  - Distributional and probabilistic models of information and meaning
* SUBMISSIONS
  Authors can submit an abstract of three pages (including references) at the
  EasyChair conference system here:
  http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tbillc2015
* PROGRAMME
  The programme will include the following invited lectures and tutorials.
  - Tutorials
    Logic: Brunella Gerla (University of Insubria)
    Language: Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia)
    Computation: Joel Ouaknine (Oxford University)
  - Invited Lectures
    Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts )
    Melvin Fitting (Graduate School and University Center of New York)
    Helle Hansen (Delft University of Technology)
    George Metcalfe (Bern University)
    Sarah Murray (Cornell University)
    Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary, University of London)
* WORKSHOPS
  There will also be a workshop on Automata and Coalgebra, organised by
  Helle Hansen and Alexandra Silva and a workshop on "How to make things
  happen in grammar: Encoding Obligatoriness?, organised by Rajesh Bhatt and
  Vincent Homer.
* CHAIRS
  Daniel Altshuler (Chair, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf)
  Luca Spada (Chair, ILLC, University of Amsterdam and University of Salerno)
* PUBLICATION INFORMATION
  Post-proceedings of the symposium will be published in the LNCS series of
  Springer.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission deadline: 1 March 2015
  Notification: 1 May 2015
  Final abstracts due: 1 June 2015
  Registration deadline: 1 August 2015
  Symposium: September 21-26, 2015



6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CALCO 2015)
  Call for Papers
  June 24-26, 2015
  Nijmegen, Netherlands
  http://coalg.org/calco15/
* SCOPE
  CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with
  interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging
  uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science.
  It is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces
  and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic
  Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic
  Development Techniques). Previous CALCO editions took place in
  Swansea (Wales, 2005), Bergen (Norway, 2007), Udine (Italy, 2009),
  Winchester (UK, 2011) and Warsaw (Poland, 2013). The sixth edition will
  be held in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, colocated with MFPS XXXI.
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Andy Pitts - University of Cambridge, UK (joint with MFPS)
  Chris Heunen - University of Oxford, UK
  Matteo Mio - CNRS, ENS Lyon, FR
  Daniela Petrisan - Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL
* TOPICS OF INTEREST
  We invite submissions of technical papers that report results of
  theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the
  way these results can support methods and techniques for software
  development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting
  technologies into industrial practice. We encourage submissions in
  topics included or related to those listed below.
  - Abstract models and logics
  - Specialised models and calculi
  - Algebraic and coalgebraic semantics
  - System specification and verification
  - Corecursion in Programming Languages
  - Algebra and Coalgebra in quantum computing
* NEW TOPIC
  This edition of CALCO will feature a new topic, and submission of papers
  in this area is particularly encouraged.
- String Diagrams and Network Theory
* SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English
  presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and
  not submitted for publication elsewhere. Experience papers are
  welcome, but they must clearly present general lessons learned that
  would be of interest and benefit to a broad audience of both
  researchers and practitioners. Submissions will be handled via EasyChair
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=calco2015
* IMPORTANT DATES --
  Abstract submission:    March 22, 2015
  Paper submission:       April 2, 2015
  Author notification:    May 6, 2015
  Final version due:      June 3, 2015
* PC CHAIRS
  Larry Moss (co-chair), Indiana University, US
  Pawel Sobocinski (co-chair), University of Southampton, UK
* ORGANISING COMMITTEE
  Alexandra Silva, Bart Jacobs, Nicole Messink, Sam Staton
* PUBLICITY
  Fabio Zanasi
* CALCO Early Ideas Overview
  The CALCO Early Ideas Workshop invites submissions on the same topics
  as the CALCO conference: reporting results of theoretical work on the
  mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can
  support methods and techniques for software development, as well as
  experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial practice.
  The list of topics of particular interest is shown on the main CALCO 2015 page.
  We encourage PhD students and young researchers to submit Early Idea papers
  to the CALCO 2015 Easychair site as for ordinary submissions, mentioning in
  the abstract that the paper is to be considered for an Early Ideas talk.



COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC 2015 (CSL 2015)
  Call for Papers
  7-10 September 2015
  Berlin, Germany
  http://logic.las.tu-berlin.de/csl2015/
* AIM AND SCOPE
  Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European
  Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The conference is
  intended for computer scientists whose research activities involve
  logic, as well as for logicians working on  issues significant for
  computer science.
* LOCATION
  The 24th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic will be
  held at the Technical University Berlin from  Monday, 7 September 2015
  to Thurday, 10 September 2015.
* LIST OF TOPICS OF INTEREST (NON EXHAUSTIVE)
  - automated deduction and interactive theorem proving
  - constructive mathematics and type theory
  - equational logic and term rewriting
  - automata and games, game semantics
  - modal and temporal logic
  - model checking
  - decision procedures
  - logical aspects of computational complexity
  - finite model theory
  - computational proof theory
  - bounded arithmetic and propositional proof complexity
  - logic programming and constraints
  - lambda calculus and combinatory logic
  - domain theory
  - categorical logic and topological semantics
  - database theory
  - specification, extraction and transformation of programs
  - logical aspects of quantum computing
  - logical foundations of programming paradigms
  - verification and program analysis
  - linear logic
  - higher-order logic
  - nonmonotonic reasoning
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstract submission: 3 April 2015
  Paper Submission:    10 April 2015
  Paper Notification:   13 June 2015
  Conference:       7 - 10 September 2015
* SUBMISSION
  Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 15 pages in
  LIPIcs style presenting work not previously published. Papers are to
  be submitted through Easychair. Submitted papers must be in English
  and must provide sufficient detail to allow the PC to assess the
  merits of the paper. Full proofs may appear in a technical appendix
  which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. Authors are strongly
  encouraged to include a well written introduction which is directed at
  all members of the program committee.
* SATELLITE EVENTS
  - The 11th  International Workshop on Fixed Points in Computer Science (FICS'15)
  will be held on 11 and 12 September 2015 as a co-located event of CSL’15.
  - YuriFest: we will celebrate Yuri Gurevich’s 75th birthday with a
  symposium in his honour on 11 September 2015 as a co-located event
  of CSL’15.
  - The annual meeting of the GI Fachgruppe Logik will be organised at
  the Technical University Berlin in conjunction with CSL'15.
* PC CHAIR
  Stephan Kreutzer (Technical University Berlin, pc chair)
* ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
  - Christoph Dittmann (Technical University Berlin)
  - Viktor Engelmann (Technical University Berlin)
  - Stephan Kreutzer (Technical University Berlin, Chair)
  - Jana Pilz (Technical University Berlin)
  - Roman Rabinovich (Technical University Berlin)
  - Sebastian Siebertz (Technical University Berlin)



MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING SEMANTICS XXXI (MFPS 2015)
  Call for Papers
  22-25 June 2015, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/mfps31/
* MFPS SERIES
  MFPS conferences are dedicated to the areas of mathematics, logic,
  and computer science that are related to models of computation in general,
  and to semantics of programming languages in particular. This is a forum
  where researchers in mathematics and computer science can meet
  and exchange ideas. The participation of researchers in neighbouring
  areas is strongly encouraged. This edition of MFPS will be co-located
  with CALCO.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission: April 3, 2015
  Notification: May 15, 2015
  Final version: May 29, 2015
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  Andrew Pitts, Thierry Coquand, Paul B. Levy, Guy McCusker, Sam Staton
* INVITED TUTORIAL SPEAKERS
  Matija Pretnar, Andrzej Murawski, Martin Escardo
* SPECIAL SESSIONS
  algebraic effects, game semantics, homotopy type theory, quantitative semantics
* MORE INFO
  For more information please consult the web page.



13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING AND NON-MONOTONIC REASONING (LPNMR 2015)
  Preliminary Call for Papers
  Lexington, KY, USA
  September 27-30, 2015
  http://lpnmr2015.mat.unical.it/
  (Collocated with the 4th Conference on Algorithmic Decision Theory 2015)
* AIMS AND SCOPE
  LPNMR 2015 is the thirteenth in the series of international meetings on
  logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR is a forum for
  exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, non-monotonic reasoning,
  and  knowledge representation. The aim of the conference is to facilitate
  interactions between researchers and practitioners interested in the
  design and implementation of logic-based programming languages and
  database systems, and those working in knowledge representation and
  nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass theoretical and
  experimental studies that have led or will lead to the construction of
  systems for declarative programming and knowledge representation, as well
  as their use in practical applications. This edition of LPNMR will feature
  several workshops, a special session dedicated to the 6th ASP Systems
  Competition, and will be collocated with the 4th Algorithmic Decision
  Theory Conference, ADT 2015. Joint LPNMR-ADT Doctoral Consortium will be
  a part of the program.
  Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished
  research on all aspects of non-monotonic approaches in logic programming
  and knowledge representation. We invite submissions of both long and
  short papers.
* TOPICS
  Conference topics include, but are not limited to:
  1. Foundations of LPNMR Systems
  2. Implementation of LPNMR systems
  3. Applications of LPNMR
* SUBMISSION
  LPNMR 2015 welcomes submissions of long papers (13 pages) or short papers
  (6 pages) in the following categories:
  - Technical papers
  - System descriptions
  - Application descriptions
  The indicated number of pages includes title page, references and
  figures. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will
  appear in the conference proceedings published in the Springer-Verlag
  Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI/LNCS) series. At least one
  author of each accepted paper is expected to register for the conference
  to present the work.
  The Program Committee chairs are planning to arrange for the best papers to
  be published in a special issue of a premiere journal in the field.
  LPNMR 2015 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is
  under review or has already been published or accepted for publication in
  a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit
  their papers elsewhere during LPNMR's review period. However, these
  restrictions do not apply to previous workshops with a limited audience
  and without archival proceedings.
* ASSOCIATED WORKSHOPS
  LPNMR 2015 will include specialized workshops to be held on September 27
  prior to the main conference. Currently planned workshops include:
  - Grounding, Transforming, and Modularizing Theories with Variables
    Organizers: Marc Denecker, Tomi Janhunen
  - Action Languages, Process Modeling, and Policy Reasoning
    Organizer: Joohyung Lee
  - Natural Language Processing and Automated Reasoning
    Organizers: Marcello Balduccini, Ekaterina Ovchinnikova, Peter Schueller
  - Learning and Nonmonotonic Reasoning
    Organizers: Alessandra Russo and Alessandra Mileo
* IMPORTANT DATES (TENTATIVE)
  - Paper registration: April 13, 2015
  - Paper submission:   April 20, 2015
  - Notification:       June 1, 2015
  - Final versions due: June 15, 2015
* VENUE
  Lexington is a medium size, pleasant and quiet university town. It
  is located in the heart of the so-called Bluegrass Region in
  Central Kentucky. The city is surrounded by beautiful horse farms
  on green pastures dotted with ponds and traditional architecture
  stables, and small race tracks, and bordered by white or black
  fences. The Horse Museum is as beautifully located as it is
  interesting. Overall, the city has a nice feel that mixes well old
  and new. The conference will be held in the Hilton Lexington
  Downtown hotel.
* GENERAL CHAIR
  Victor Marek, University of Kentucky, KY, USA
* PROGRAM CHAIRS
  Giovambattista Ianni, University of Calabria, Italy
  Mirek Truszczynski, University of Kentucky, KY, USA
* WORKSHOPS CHAIR
  Yuliya Lierler, University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE, USA
* PUBLICITY CHAIR
  Francesco Calimeri, University of Calabria, Italy
* CONTACT
  lpnmr2015@mat.unical.it



31ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING (ICLP 2015)
  Call for Papers
  Cork, Ireland
  August 31 - September 4, 2015
  http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/iclp2015
* HISTORY
  Since the first conference held in Marseilles in 1982, ICLP has been
  the premier international conference for presenting research in logic
  programming. ICLP 2015 will be co-located with the 21st International
  Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP
  2015) and is part of "The Year of George Boole", a celebration of the
  life and work of George Boole who was born in 1815 and worked at the
  University College of Cork.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Abstracts due:  April 20, 2015
  Papers due:  April 27, 2015
  Notification to authors:    June 5, 2015
  Camera ready versions due:  July 21, 2015
  Conference: August 31-September 4, 2015
* CONFERENCE SCOPE
  Contributions are sought in all areas of logic programming, including
  but not restricted to:
  - Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Nonmonotonic Reasoning,
    Knowledge Representation.
  - Implementation: Compilation, Virtual Machines, Parallelism, Constraint
    Handling Rules and Tabling.
  - Environments: Program Analysis, Transformation, Validation,
    Verification, Debugging, Profiling, Testing.
  - Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher
    Order, Types, Modes, Assertions, Programming Techniques.
  - Related Paradigms: Inductive and Coinductive Logic Programming,
    Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming, SAT,
    Constraints, Computational Argumentation, Abductive Logic Programming,
    Functional Logic Programming.
  - Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation, Software
    Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and Semantic Web,
    Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Social Networks and
    Social Choice.
  In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical
  program will include invited talks, advanced tutorials, the doctoral
  consortium, the Prolog contest and several workshops.
* SUBMISSION DETAILS
  There are two categories for submissions:
  -- Regular papers, including: (1) technical papers for describing
     technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of
     logic programming; (2) application papers, with emphasis on impact
     on some application domains; (3) system and tool papers, with
     emphasis on novelty, practicality, usability and availability of
     the systems and tools described.
  -- Technical communications aimed at describing recent developments,
     new projects, and other materials not ready for publication as
     regular papers.
  All regular papers and technical communications will be presented
  during the conference. All submissions must be written in English and
  describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not
  simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere.
  Regular papers must not exceed 12 pages plus bibliography: however the
  papers may include appendices beyond 12 pages. Technical
  communications must not exceed 10 pages. Submissions must be made in
  the TPLP format (see http://journals.cambridge.org/images/fileUpload/images/tlp_ifc_MAY2014.pdf)
  via the EasyChair submission system, available at
  www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp2015.
* PAPER PUBLICATION
  All accepted regular papers will be published in the journal Theory
  and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP), Cambridge University Press
  (CUP), in one or more special issues. In order to ensure the quality
  of the final version, papers may be subject to two rounds of
  refereeing (within the decision period). Accepted technical
  communications will be published in archival form. The program
  committee may also recommend papers submitted as regular to be
  published as technical communications.
* ICLP 2015 ORGANIZATION
  - General Co-Chairs:
    Barry O'Sullivan      University College Cork, Ireland
    Roland Yap            National University of Singapore
  - Program Co-Chairs:
    Thomas Eiter          TU Wien, Austria
    Francesca Toni        Imperial College London, UK
  - Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
    Barry O'Sullivan      University College Cork, Ireland
    Ken Brown             University College Cork, Ireland
  - Workshops Chair:
    Mats Carlsson         SICS, Uppsala, Sweden
  - Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
    Marina De Vos         University of Bath, UK
    Yuliya Lierler        University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
  - LP/CP Programming Contest Chair:
    Neng-Fa Zhou,         City University of New York,  USA
    Peter Stuckey,        NICTA and the University of Melbourne, Australia
  - Publicity Chair:
    Ian Miguel            University of St Andrews, UK



13TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGY FOR VERIFICATION AND ANALYSIS (ATVA 2015)
  October 12-15, 2015
  Shanghai, China
  http://atva2015.ios.ac.cn/
* BACKGROUND
  The purpose of ATVA is to promote research on theoretical and practical
  aspects of automated analysis, verification and syn-thesis by providing
  a forum for interaction between the regional and the international research
  communities and industry in the field.
* SCOPE
  ATVA 2015 solicits high-quality submissions in areas related to the theory
  and practice of automated analysis and verification of hardware and software
  systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  - Formalisms for modeling hardware, software and embedded systems
  - Specification and verification of finite-state, infinite-state and
    parameterized systems
  - Program analysis and software verification
  - Analysis and verification of hardware circuits, systems-on-chip and
    embedded systems
  - Analysis of real-time, hybrid, priced/weighted and probabilistic systems
  - Deductive, algorithmic, compositional, and abstraction refinement
    techniques for analysis and verification
  - Analytical techniques for safety, security, and dependability
  - Testing and runtime analysis based on verification technology
  - Analysis and verification of parallel and concurrent hardware/software systems
  - Verification in industrial practice
  - Applications and case studies
  Theory papers should preferably be motivated by practical problems, and
  applications should be based on sound theory and should solve problems of
  practical interest.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  April 22, 2015 Abstract submission deadline (AOE)
  April 25, 2015 Paper submission deadline (AOE)
  May 5, 2015 Submission of workshop proposals
  Jun 8, 2015 Paper acceptance/rejection notification
  Jun 10, 2015 Announcement of the accepted papers
  July 5, 2015 Camera-ready copy deadline
* GENERAL CHAIR
  Jifeng He (East China Normal University, China)
* PROGRAMME CHAIRS
  Bernd Finkbeiner (Saarland University, Germany)
  Geguang Pu (East China Normal University, China)
  Lijun Zhang (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
* PUBLICITY CHAIRS
  David N. Jansen (Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands)
  Huibiao Zhu (East China Normal University, China)
* WORKSHOP CHAIR
  Jun Sun (National University of Singapore, SG)
* KEYNOTES
  Dino Distefano (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
  Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  Jay Strother Moore (University of Texas-Austin, USA)



SYMPOSIUM ON DEPENDABLE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING: THEORIES, TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS (SETTA 2015)
  Call for Papers
  November 4-6, 2015
  Nanjing University
  http://cs.nju.edu.cn/setta/
* BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
  The aim of the symposium is to bring together international researchers
  and practitioners in the field of software technology. Its focus is on
  formal methods and advanced software technologies, especially for engineering
  complex, large-scale artefacts like cyber-physical systems, networks of
  things, enterprise systems, or cloud-based services. Contributions relating
  to formal methods or integrating them with software engineering, as well
  as papers advancing scalability or widening the scope of rigorous methods
  to new design goals are especially welcome. Being hosted in China, the
  symposium will also provide a platform for building up research
  collaborations between the rapidly growing Chinese computer science community
  and its international counterpart. The symposium will support this process
  through dedicated events and therefore welcomes both young researchers
  considering international collaboration in formal methods and established
  researchers looking for international cooperation and willing to attract
  new colleagues to the domain.
* SUBMISSIONS
  Authors are invited to submit papers on original research, industrial
  applications, or position papers proposing challenges in fundamental
  research and technology. The latter two types of submissions are expected
  to contribute to the development of formal methods either by substantiating
  the advantages of integrating formal methods into the development cycle or
  through delineating need for research by demonstrating weaknesses of existing
  technologies, especially when addressing new application domains.
  Submissions can take the form of either normal or short papers. Short papers
  can discuss ongoing research at an early stage, including PhD projects.
  Papers should be written in English. Regular Papers should not exceed 15
  pages and Short Papers should not exceed 6 pages in LNCS format
  (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for details).
  The proceedings will be published as a volume in Springer's LNCS series.
  The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to
  submit extended versions of their papers to appear in a special issue of
  the Formal Aspect Computing journal.
* TOPICS
  - Requirements specification and analysis
  - Formalisms for modeling, design and implementation
  - Model checking, theorem proving, and decision procedures
  - Scalable approaches to formal system analysis
  - Formal approaches to simulation and testing
  - Integration of formal methods into software engineering practice
  - Contract-based engineering of components, systems, and systems of systems
  - Formal and engineering aspects of software evolution and maintenance
  - Parallel and multicore programming
  - Embedded, real-time, hybrid, and cyber-physical systems
  - Mixed-critical applications and systems
  - Formal aspects of service-oriented and cloud computing
  - Safety, reliability, robustness, and fault-tolerance
  - Empirical analysis techniques and integration with formal methods
  - Applications and industrial experience reports
  - Tool integration
* IMPORTANT DATES
  June 12,2015  Abstracts
  June 19,2015  Submission of papers
  August 21,2015  Notification to authors
  September 4,2015  Camera-ready versions
* KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
  Sanjoy Baruah, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  David Harel,   Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  Huimin Lin,    Institute of Software, CAS, China
* GENERAL CHAIR
  Jian Lv, Nanjing University, China
* PROGRAMME CO-CHAIRS
  Xuandong Li, Nanjing University, China
  Zhiming Liu, Birmingham City University, UK
  Yi Wang, Uppsala University, Sweden
* PUBLICITY CHAIRS
  Jonathan Bowen, Birmingham City University, UK
  Lijun Zhang, Institute of Software,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
* PUBLICATION CHAIR
  Martin Fraenzle, University of Oldenburg, Germany
* LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR
  Xin Chen, Nanjing University, China



PHD STUDENTSHIP IN ALGORITHMS AND COMPLEXITY AT ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
  http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/tzameret/PhD_Post.html
* The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway,
  University of London is offering a three-year full-time PhD
  studentship in algorithms and complexity starting in October
  2015. The studentship includes a full tuition-fee waiver and a
  maintenance award in line with the level recommended by
  Research Councils UK (exact value to be confirmed, circa GBP
  16,000 (USD 25,000 or EUR 20,000)). The student will be hosted
  in the Center for Algorithms and Applications and will work
  under the supervision of Dr Iddo Tzameret
  (http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/tzameret/).
* THE PROJECT is broadly in the area of computational complexity
  with an emphasis on satisfiability and the complexity of
  proofs. The successful candidate will investigate fundamental
  aspects of the Boolean satisfiability problem SAT from possibly
  different aspects - combinatorial, algebraic and logical - with
  a possibility to engage as well in applied or empirical study
  of SAT-solving and other applications related to SAT, depending
  on the preferences and qualifications of the candidate.
* For more information about the post see:
  http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/tzameret/PhD_Post.html
* STARTING DATE: October 1, 2015
* HOW TO APPLY:
  Applications should be made as soon as possible through the
  online application system at Royal Holloway, University of London:
  https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/researchdegrees/applying/home.aspx
  and will remain open until the position is filled.
* For any informal inquiries about the position, please contact
  Dr Iddo Tzameret at: Iddo.Tzameret@rhul.ac.uk



NEW DOCTORAL PROGRAM ON LOGICAL METHODS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LogiCS)
  http://logic-cs.at/phd
* Funded Doctoral Positions in Computer Science
* TU Wien, TU Graz, and JKU Linz are seeking exceptionally talented and
  motivated students for their joint doctoral program LogiCS. The LogiCS
  doctoral college focuses on interdisciplinary research topics covering
  (i) computational logic, and applications of logic to
  (ii) databases and artificial intelligence as well as to
  (iii) computer-aided verification.
* THE PROGRAM
  LogiCS is a doctoral college focusing on logic and its applications in
  computer science. Successful applicants will work with and be
  supervised by leading researchers in the fields of computational
  logic, databases and knowledge representation, and computer-aided
  verification.
* FACULTY MEMBERS
  M. Baaz     A. Biere  R. Bloem         A. Ciabattoni
  U. Egly     T. Eiter  C. Fermueller    R. Grosu
  A. Leitsch  M. Ortiz  R. Pichler       S. Szeider
  H. Tompits  H. Veith  G. Weissenbacher
* POSITIONS AND FUNDING
  We are looking for 1-2 doctoral students per faculty member, where 30%
  of the positions are reserved for highly qualified female
  candidates. The doctoral positions are funded for a period of 3 years
  according to the funding scheme of the Austrian Science Fund
  (details: http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/projects/personalkostensaetze.html)
  The funding can be extended for one additional year contingent on a
  placement at one of our international partner institutions.
* HOW TO APPLY
  Detailed information about the application process is available on the
  LogiCS web-page http://logic-cs.at/phd/
  The applicants are expected to have completed an excellent diploma or
  master's degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related
  field. Candidates with comparable achievements will be considered on a
  case-by-case basis. Applications by the candidates need to be
  submitted electronically.
* Applications can be submitted at any time. Next screenings: March 1, 2015.
* HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE
  The Austrian cities Vienna, Graz, and Linz, located close to the Alps
  and surrounded by beautiful nature, provide an exceptionally high
  quality of life, with a vibrant cultural scene, numerous cultural
  events, world-famous historical sites, a large international
  community, a varied cuisine and famous coffee houses.
* For further information please contact: info@logic-cs.at



TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS AT UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A MONTREAL, CANADA
  http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006378.pdf
  http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006546.pdf
* The departement d'informatique at UQAM invites application for:
  - One faculty position in security (content and infrastructure security,
    tools and languages for secure software, malicious code detection,
    certified compilation, trustworthy computing, e-commerce protocol security,
    formal methods and verification for security, secure embedded systems,
    etc.);
  - 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.);
  Teaching at UQAM is done in French and the candidate must have an excellent
  mastery of this language. The deadline for (electronic) submission is
  January 16, 2015.



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