SIGLOG Monthly 169 April 1, 2015 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/newsletters/inst.html ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * NEWS SIGLOG Monthly Bulletin LICS'15 Preview ACM SIGLOG Announcement * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS NLCS 2015 - Call for Papers CSL 2015 - Call for Papers MFPS XXXI - Call for Papers MeMo 2015 - Call for Papers WISTP 2015 - Call for Papers NAT@LOGIC 2015 - Call for Papers CONCUR 2015 - Call for Papers ACKERMANN AWARD 2015 - Call for Nominations HDRA 2015 - Call for Papers CADE-25 - Call for Posters and Encyclopedia Entries (Proof Systems) LPNMR 2015 - Call for Papers FORMATS 2015 - Call for Papers ICLP 2015 - Call for Papers ATVA 2015 - Call for Papers FCT 2015 - Call for Papers WL4AI 2015 - Call for Papers NFM 2015 - Call for Participation E. W. BETH DISSERTATION PRIZE 2015 - Call for Nominations LFMTP 2015 - Call for Papers TACL 2015 - Call for Participation (Conference/School) TIME 2015 - Call for Papers DOMAINS XII - Call for Abstracts and Participation GBMSC THEME 2 - Call for Abstracts and Participation QPL 2015 - Call for Papers FroCoS 2015 - Call for Papers AUTOMATHA 2015 - Call for Papers QUANTIFY 2015 - Call for Papers SSFT 2015 - Call for Participation ICTAC 2015 - Call for Papers SETTA 2015 - Call for Papers HaPoC 3 - Call for Papers WoLLIC - Call for Participation GBMSC - Call for Participation ABZ 2016 - Call for Papers, Answers to the case study, Workshops, Tutorials * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS PhD Studentship in Algorithms and Complexity at Royal Holloway, University of London New Doctoral Program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS), Vienna SIGLOG MONTHLY BULLETIN * From the new year, the preparation of the LICS Newsletter is overseen by SIGLOG and its name is changing to SIGLOG Monthly Bulletin. The newsletter will be distributed monthly in the same way as before. Conference announcements should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org following the instructions at http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/newsletters/inst.html 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. 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). DATES * NLCS '15 Paper submission deadline: April 2, 2015 http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html * 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/ * MeMo 2015 Submission deadline: April 4, 2015 https://discotec2015.inria.fr/memo-2015/ * WISTP 2015 Paper submission: April 10, 2015 http://www.wistp.org * LOGIC AT NATAL 2015 Submission deadline: April 12, 2015 http://natalogic-2015.dimap.ufrn.br/ * CONCUR 2015 Submission of Abstracts: April 13th, 2015 Submission of Papers: April 20th, 2015 (firm) http://mafalda.fdi.ucm.es/concur2015 * ACKERMANN AWARD 2015 Nomination deadline: April 15, 2015 * HDRA 2015 Submission deadline: April 15, 2015 http://rdp15.mimuw.edu.pl/index.php?site=hdra * CADE-25 POSTERS & ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES Submission deadline: April 19, 2015 http://proofsystem.github.io/Encyclopedia/ * LPNMR 2015 Paper registration: April 19th, 2015 Paper submission: April 24th, 2015 http://lpnmr2015.mat.unical.it/ * FORMATS 2015 Abstract submission: April 20, 2015 Paper submission: April 27, 2015 http://formats2015.unifi.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/ * FCT 2015 Submission deadline: April 25, 2015 http://sites.google.com/site/fct2015gdansk/ * WL4AI 2015 (IJCAI-2015 Workshop) Submission deadline: April 27, 2015 http://www.iiia.csic.es/wl4ai-2015/ * NFM 2015 Conference: April 27-29, 2015 http://www.NASAFormalMethods.org/nfm2015 * E. W. BETH DISSERTATION PRIZE 2015 Deadline for Submissions: April 27th, 2015. http://www.folli.info/?page_id=84 * LFMTP 2015 Abstract submission: April 30, 2015 Paper submission: May 7, 2015 http://lfmtp.org/2015 * TACL 2015 Deadline for early registration (conference): April 30, 2015 Deadline for registration (school): April 30, 2015 School dates: June 15-19, 2015, University of Salerno (Italy) Conference dates: June 21-26, 2015, Ischia Island (Italy) http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/tacl/ * TIME 2015 Submission deadline: April 30, 2015 http://time2015.uni-kassel.de * DOMAINS XII Abstract submission: May 1, 2015 Conference: August 25-28, 2015 http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/gbmsc2015/domainsxii * GBMSC THEME 2 Abstract submission: May 1, 2015 Conference: August 27-28, 2015 http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/gbmsc2015/theme2 * QPL 2015 Submission deadline: 1 May 2015 http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/qpl2015 * FroCoS 2015 Abstract submission: May 4, 2015 Full paper submission: May 10, 2015 http://frocos2015.ii.uni.wroc.pl/ * AUTOMATHA 2015 Conference: May 6-9, 2015 http://www.automatha.uni-leipzig.de * QUANTIFY 2015 Paper submission: May 8, 2015 Workshop: August 1, 2015 http://fmv.jku.at/quantify15/ * SSFT 2013 Summer school: May 17-22, 2015 http://fm.csl.sri.com/SSFT15 * ICTAC 2015 Abstract submission: June 1, 2015 Paper submission: June 5, 2015 Submission deadline: June 5, 2015 http://www.ictac2015.co * SETTA 2015 Abstract deadline: June 12, 2015 Paper submission: June 19, 2015 http://cs.nju.edu.cn/setta/ * HaPoC 3 Submission deadline: June 19, 2015 http://hapoc2015.di.unipi.it * WoLLIC 2015 Workshop: July 20-23, 2015 http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/wollic/ * GBMSC Conference: August 17-28, 2015 http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/gbmsc2015 * ABZ 2016 Workshop proposal submissions: October 16, 2015 Workshop proposal notifications: November 6, 2015 Research paper and answers to case study submission: January 15, 2016 Short paper submission: February 4, 2016 Tutorial proposal submissions: February 15, 2016 http://www.cdcc.faw.jku.at/ABZ2016/ THIRD WORKSHOP ON NATURAL LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (NLCS'15) July 5, 2015 Kyoto, Japan http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html Affiliated with ICALP 2015 & LICS 2015 Endorsed by the Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group on Computational Semantics * AIMS AND SCOPE Formal tools coming from logic and category theory are important in both natural language semantics and in computational semantics. Moreover, work on these tools borrows heavily from all areas of theoretical computer science. In the other direction, applications having to do with natural language has inspired developments on the formal side. The workshop invites papers on both topics. Specific topics includes, but are not limited to: - logic for semantics of lexical items, sentences, discourse and dialog - continuations in natural language semantics - formal tools in textual inference, such as logics for natural language inference - applications of category theory in semantics - linear logic in semantics - formal approaches to unifying data-driven and declarative approaches to semantics * INVITED SPEAKERS Makoto Kanazawa, National Institute of Informatics Gerard de Melo, Tsinghua University * PAPER SUBMISSIONS Extended abstracts of up to 10 pages may be submitted through Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nlcs15 * ORGANIZERS Valeria de Paiva Makoto Kanazawa Larry Moss * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission deadline: April 2, 2015 Author notification: May 1, 2015 Electronic versions of papers due: May 14, 2015 Workshop: July 5, 2015 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 * INVITED SPEAKERS - Martín Abadi (Google and Santa Cruz) - Elham Kashefi (Edinburgh) - Markus Lohrey (Siegen) - Ryan Williams (Stanford) * 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, Daniela Petrisan, Andrzej Murawski * SPECIAL SESSIONS algebraic effects, game semantics, homotopy type theory, quantitative semantics * MORE INFO For more information please consult the web page. 2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON META MODELS FOR PROCESS LANGUAGES (MeMo 2015) Call for Papers June 5, 2015 Grenoble, France Satellite workshop of DisCoTec 2015 https://discotec2015.inria.fr/memo-2015/ * AIMS The MeMo workshops aim to bring together researchers and practitioners working on and with metamodels, i.e. framework theories which provide general, structural results simplifying and driving the development of models of systems and languages. * TOPICS Topics include (but are not limited to): algebraic/bialgebraic specifications, bigraphical reactive systems, coalgebras, psi-calculus, concurrent logical frameworks, enriched Lawvere theories, mathematical operational semantics, metalanguages for deductive systems, monads, SOS formats, term and graph transformation systems, tile models, ULTraS and FuTS. * IMPORTANT DATES 4 April 2015 AoE: Submission of full papers and tool presentations (NEW!) 28 April 2015: Notification to authors (papers & tool presentations) 28 April 2015: Submission of posters 5 May 2015: Submission of camera-ready for pre-proceedings 5 May 2015: Notification of posters to authors 5 June 2015: MeMo in Grenoble * MORE Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 9TH WISTP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SECURITY THEORY AND PRACTICE Call for Papers August 24-25, 2015 Crete, Greece http://www.wistp.org * Future ICT technologies, such as the concepts of Ambient Intelligence, Cyber-physical Systems, and Internet of Things provide a vision of the Information Society in which: a) people and physical systems are surrounded with intelligent interactive interfaces and objects, and b) environments are capable of recognising and reacting to the presence of different individuals or events in a seamless, unobtrusive, and invisible manner. The success of future ICT technologies will depend on how secure these systems are and to what extent they protect the privacy of individuals and individuals trust them. In 2007, Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP) was created as a forum for bringing together researchers and practitioners in related areas and to encourage interchange and cooperation between the research community and the industrial/consumer community. Based on the growing interest of the participants, 2015 edition is becoming a conference - The 9th WISTP International Conference on Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP'2015). * IMPORTANT DATES - Paper Submission due: April 10, 2015 - Notification to authors: May 30, 2015 - Camera ready due: June 10, 2015 * SPONSOR Co-Sponsored by IFIP WG 11.2 Pervasive Systems Security. * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. LOGIC AT NATAL (NAT@LOGIC 2015) Call for Papers Aug 31-Sep 4, 2015 Natal, Brazil http://natalogic-2015.dimap.ufrn.br/ * NAT@Logic 2015 is a pool of workshops related to Logic in Computer Science, in Philosophy, and in Mathematics. These include: + LSFA X (10th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications) + GeTFun 3.0 (3rd Workshop on Generalizations of Truth-Functionality) + Filomena 2 (2nd Workshop on Philosophy, Logic and Applied Metaphysics) + LFIs^15 (Workshop commemorating the 15 years of the LFIs) + TRS Reasoning School (TRS = TRS Reasoning School) The full programme will boast 10 keynote speakers, plus at least 60 contributed talks and 15 tutorials. * Paper submission: 12 Apr 2015. 26TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCURRENCY THEORY (CONCUR 2015) Call for Papers 1-4 September, 2015 Madrid, Spain http://mafalda.fdi.ucm.es/concur2015 * GENERAL CONCUR 2015 will co-locate with the 12th QEST, the 13th FORMATS, the 10th TGC, WS-FM/BEAT, and a collection of workshops, thus producing our "Madrid meet 2015" meeting. The CONCUR 2015 conference chairs are Luca Aceto (Reykjavik University) and David de Frutos-Escrig (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). CONCUR is the main annual meeting devoted to Concurrency Theory. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission of Abstracts: April 13th, 2015 Submission of Papers: April 20th, 2015 (firm) Notification: June 15th, 2015 Final version: July 3rd, 2015 * PROCEEDINGS For the first time this year CONCUR will have an open publication of its proceedings, initiating a new collection in LIPIcs (Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics), published under an open access license by Dagstuhl Publishing. Authors will retain full rights over their work. The accepted papers will be published under a CC-BY license. * INVITED SPEAKERS Alexandra Silva, Radboud University, The Netherlands Mohammad Reza Mousavi, Halmstad University, Sweden James Worrell, University of Oxford, UK Gianluigi Zavattaro, Università di Bologna, Italy * 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPEECH Matthew Hennessy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland * TOPICS Submissions are solicited in semantics, logics, verification and analysis of concurrent systems. This includes (but is not strictly limited to): Basic models, Logics for concurrency, Models of specialized systems (biology-inspired, hybrid systems, mobile and collaborative, probabilistic, real-time ... ), Verification and analysis techniques, Related programming models and Security issues. * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Authors are invited to submit a draft of at most 13 pages including references. The usage of pdflatex and the LIPIcs style file (see http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/lipics/instructions-for-authors/) are mandatory. Submissions will be sent via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=concur2015). ACKERMANN AWARD 2015 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Call for Nominations * Nominations are now invited for the 2015 Ackermann Award. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2013 and 31.12.2014 are eligible for nomination for the award. The deadline for submission is 15 April 2015. * SUBMISSION DETAILS Nominations can be submitted from 1 January 2015 and should be sent to the chair of the Jury, Anuj Dawar, by e-mail:email@example.com * THE AWARD The 2015 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, 7-10 September 2015, in Berlin (Germany). The award consists of - a certificate, - an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL/LICS conference, - the publication of the laudatio in the CSL/LICS proceedings, - travel support to attend the conference, and - an invitation to present the work to the Kurt Goedel Society in Vienna. The jury is entitled to give the award to more (or less) than one dissertation in a year. * JURY The jury consists of: - Thierry Coquand (Chalmers University of Gothenburg); - Anuj Dawar (University of Cambridge), the president of EACSL; - Dexter Kozen (Cornell University), ACM SigLog representative; - Orna Kupferman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem); - Daniel Leivant (Indiana University, Bloomington); - Luke Ong (University of Oxford); - Jean-Eric Pin (CNRS and University of Paris 7); - Simona Ronchi Della Rocca (University of Torino), the vice-president of EACSL; * HOW TO SUBMIT The candidate or his/her supervisor should submit 1. the thesis (ps or pdf file); 2. a detailed description (not longer than 20 pages) of the thesis in ENGLISH (ps or pdf file); 3. a supporting letter by the PhD advisor and two supporting letters by other senior researchers (in English); supporting letters can also be sent directly to Anuj Dawar (firstname.lastname@example.org); 4. a short CV of the candidate; 5. a copy of the document asserting that the thesis was accepted as a PhD thesis at a recognized University (or equivalent institution) and that the candidate has received his/her PhD within the specified period. The submission should be sent by e-mail as attachments to the chairman of the jury, Anuj Dawar: email@example.com, with the following subject line and text: - Subject: Ackermann Award Submission - Text: Name of candidate, list of attachments Submission can be sent via several e-mail messages. If this is the case, please indicate it in the text. Letters of support and documents can also be faxed to: Anuj Dawar, Ackermann Award, +44 1223 334678. The Jury has the right to declare submissions to be out of scope or not to meet the requirements. * The Award is sponsored by the Kurt Goedel Society. FIFTH WORKSHOP ON HIGHER-DIMENSIONAL REWRITING AND APPLICATIONS (HDRA 2015) Call for Papers 28-29 June 2015 Warsaw, Poland http://rdp15.mimuw.edu.pl/index.php?site=hdra Co-located with the RDP, RTA and TLCA conferences * HISTORY Over recent years, rewriting methods have been generalized from strings and terms to richer algebraic structures such as operads, monoidal categories, and more generally higher-dimensional categories. These extensions of rewriting fit in the general scope of higher-dimensional rewriting theory, which has emerged as a unifying algebraic framework. This approach allows one to perform homotopical and homological analysis of rewriting systems (Squier theory). It also provides new computational methods in combinatorial algebra (Artin-Tits monoids, Coxeter and Garside structures), in homotopical and homological algebra (construction of cofibrant replacements, Koszulness property). The workshop is open to all topics concerning higher-dimensional generalizations and applications of rewriting theory. * INVITED SPEAKERS John Baez TBA * IMPORTANT DATES - Submission: April 15, 2015 - Notification: May 6, 2015 - Final version: May 20, 2015 - Conference: 28-29 June, 2015 * SUBMITTING Submissions should consist in an extended abstract, in pdf format, approximatively 5 pages long, in standard article format. The page for uploading those is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hdra2015 * PROCEEDINGS The accepted extended abstracts will be made available electronically before the workshop. * ORGANIZERS - Yves Guiraud (INRIA / Universite Paris 7) - Philippe Malbos (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1) - Samuel Mimram (Ecole Polytechnique) CADE-25 POSTER SESSION & TASK-FORCE TOWARDS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PROOF SYSTEMS (EPS) Call for Posters and Encyclopedia Entries 1st of August 2015 Berlin, Germany http://proofsystem.github.io/Encyclopedia/ * DESCRIPTION In this jubilee edition of CADE, we would like to commemorate the multitude of proof systems that form the theoretical foundations for automated deduction. To achieve this goal, this alternative workshop proposes to bring the whole community together in a task-force to produce a concise encyclopedia of proof systems. Every entry in this encyclopedia will follow a given template and will preferably be exactly one page long, displaying the inference rules of the proof system and possibly a few clarifying remarks. The one-page encyclopedia entries will be displayed as posters during CADE (the Conference on Automated Deduction). Submission instructions are available in the website: http://proofsystem.github.io/Encyclopedia/ * IMPORTANT DATES - Submission: April 19 - Notification: May 15 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING AND NON-MONOTONIC REASONING (LPNMR 2015) 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 19th, 2015 Paper submission: April 24th, 2015 Notification: June 1st, 2015 Final versions due: June 15th, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL MODELLING AND ANALYSIS OF TIMED SYSTEMS (FORMATS 2015) Call for Papers Madrid, Spain September 2-4, 2015 http://formats2015.unifi.it * 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 2015 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. * PUBLICATION AND SPECIAL ISSUE The proceedings of FORMATS 2015 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A special issue dedicated to FORMATS will be hosted in the Journal of Real Time Systems, Springer, collecting the extensions of papers selected by quality and fitness to the Journal scope, and subject to additional revision. * IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract submission: April 20, 2015 - Paper submission: April 27, 2015 - Notification of acceptance: June 10, 2015 - Final version due: June 22, 2015 - Conference: September 2-4, 2015 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Sriram Sankaranarayanan (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA) Enrico Vicario (University of Florence, Italy) * COLOCATION FORMATS 2015 will be colocated with QEST, CONCUR, TGC, EPEW, and WS-FM/BEAT, EXPRESS/SOS, PV, TRENDS, YR-CONCUR and FOCLASA as part of Madrid Meet 2015 (http://mafalda.fdi.ucm.es/madrid2015/), a week on quantitative and formal methods for computer safety, reliability, and performance. 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) 20TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTATION THEORY (FCT 2015) Call for Papers August 17-19, 2015 Gdansk, Poland http://sites.google.com/site/fct2015gdansk/ * SUBMISSION Authors are invited to submit original research papers in all areas related to the Foundations of Computer Science (algorithms, formal methods, emerging fields of study). Submissions should be made via the conference website, no later than April 25, 2015 (anytime in the world). No simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is allowed. * GENERAL FCT is a biennial series of conferences in the field of theoretical computer science. It was established in 1977 for researchers interested in all aspects of theoretical computer science, and in particular algorithms, complexity, formal and logical methods. The 20th edition of FCT will be held in Gdansk, a 1000-year old city on the Baltic coast in northern Poland, with a medieval Old Town picturesquely set on the banks of the Motlawa River. * INVITED SPEAKERS Marek Karpinski, Peter Widmayer, and Antonin Kucera. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: April 25, 2015 Notification to authors: June 4, 2015 Symposium: August 17-19, 2015 * SCOPE The program committee is soliciting original and significant research contributions to the Fundamentals of Computation Theory, including (but not limited to) algorithms, formal methods and emerging fields (ad hoc, dynamic and evolving systems; algorithmic game theory; computational biology; foundations of cloud computing and ubiquitous systems; quantum information and quantum computing). * PUBLICATION Conference proceedings will be published in the Springer "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series. Selected papers will be invited to a special issue of the journal "Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science", devoted to FCT'15. It is required that each accepted paper be presented at the conference by one of its authors. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Adrian Kosowski, Inria and Universite Paris Diderot (co-chair) Igor Walukiewicz, CNRS and Universite de Bordeaux (co-chair) WEIGHTED LOGICS FOR AI: LOGIC, UNCERTAIN BELIEFS, PREFERENCES, PARTIAL TRUTH (WL4AI'15) Call for Papers July 25-27, 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina http://www.iiia.csic.es/wl4ai-2015/ * WEIGHTED LOGICS In this workshop, continuation of the successful workshops with the same name held at ECAI-2012 and IJCAI-2013, the aim is to bring together researchers to discuss about the different motivations for the use of weighted logics in AI, the different types of calculi that are appropriate for these needs, and the problems that arise when putting them at work. Any paper on a weighted logical system in relation to any of the following topics (but not limited to) with an AI perspective is welcome: - weighted argumentation systems - uncertain extensions of description logics - logical aspects of graded BDI agents - graded emotions - graded truth - belief revision in weighted logics - inconsistency handling in weighted logics - information fusion in weighted logics - proof systems and decision procedures for weighted logics - uncertainty extensions of logic programs - weighted systems and non monotonic reasoning - preference modeling - logics of graded trust and reputation Authors are especially encouraged to discuss the intended semantics of the weights they use in their paper. Details about submission guidelines will be posted shortly. * IMPORTANT DATES (TENTATIVE) - April 27, 2015: Deadline for submission of contributions to the workshop - May 20, 2015: Notification on workshop paper submissions - May 30, 2015: Deadline for sending the final camera ready copy to workshop organizers * WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS Marcelo Finger, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil Lluis Godo, IIIA-CSIC, Spain Henri Prade, IRIT-CNRS, France Guilin Qi, Southeast University, China 7TH NASA FORMAL METHODS SYMPOSIUM Call for Participation April 27-29, 2015 http://www.NASAFormalMethods.org/nfm2015 Pasadena, California, USA * THEME The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission- and safety-critical systems require advanced techniques that address their specification, verification, validation, and certification. The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a forum for theoreticians and practitioners from academia, industry, and government, with the goals of identifying challenges and providing solutions to achieving assurance in mission- and safety-critical systems. The focus of the symposium is on formal methods, and aims to foster collaboration between NASA researchers and engineers and the wider aerospace and academic formal methods communities. * TOPICS Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Model checking, Theorem proving, SAT and SMT solving, Symbolic execution, Static analysis, Runtime verification, Systematic testing, Program refinement, Compositional verification, Modeling and specification formalisms, Model-based development, Model-based testing, Requirement engineering, Formal approaches to fault tolerance, Security and intrusion detection, Applications of formal methods * INVITED SPEAKERS - Dino Distefano Software Engineer at Facebook, California, USA Professor at Queen Mary University of London, UK. - Viktor Kuncak Leads Lab for Automated Reasoning and Analysis at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. - Rob Manning Chief Engineer at NASA/JPL. * LOCATION, COST, REGISTRATION AND HOTEL ROOM BOOKING The symposium will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Pasadena, California, USA There will be no registration fee for participants. All interested individuals, including non-US citizens, are welcome to attend; however, all attendees must register (but please only register if you intend to attend). Registration form and hotel booking websites are reachable from the main website. A block of rooms at a low price are reserved with booking deadline of March 26. * PC CHAIRS Klaus Havelund, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA Gerard Holzmann, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA Rajeev Joshi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA E. W. BETH DISSERTATION PRIZE 2015 Call for Nominations http://www.folli.info/?page_id=84 * HISTORY Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information) has awarded the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. We invite submissions for the best dissertation which resulted in a Ph.D. degree awarded in 2014. The prize will be awarded at the ESSLLI summer school in Barcelona. * WHO QUALIFIES Nominations of candidates are admitted who were awarded a Ph.D. degree in the areas of Logic, Language, or Information between January 1st, 2014 and December 31st, 2014. Theses must be written in English; however, the Committee accepts submissions of English translations of theses originally written in other languages, and for which a PhD was awarded in the preceding two years (i.e. between January 1st, 2012 and December 31st, 2013). There is no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or on the university where the Ph.D. was granted. * PRIZE The prize consists of: -a certificate -a donation of 2500 euros provided by the E.W. Beth Foundation -an invitation to submit the thesis (or a revised version of it) to the FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information (Springer). * HOW TO SUBMIT See http://www.folli.info/?page_id=84 Queries: Ian Pratt-Hartmann (email@example.com) * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for Submissions: April 27th, 2015. Notification of Decision: July 6th, 2015. ESSLLI summer school: August 3rd-14th, 2015 * COMMITTEE Raffaella Bernardi (Trento), Johan Bos (Groningen), Julian Bradfield (Edinburgh), Wojciech Buszkowski (Poznan), Michael Kaminski (Technion, Haifa), Marco Kuhlmann (Linkoping), Larry Moss (Bloomington), Valeria de Paiva (Nuance Communications), Ian Pratt-Hartmann (chair) (Manchester), Ruy de Queiroz (Recife), Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary, London), Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen) 11TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LOGICAL FRAMEWORKS AND META-LANGUAGES: THEORY AND PRACTICE (LFMTP 2015) Call for papers 1 August 2015 Berlin, Germany Affiliated with CADE-25 http://lfmtp.org/2015 * LFMTP is an annual forum where researchers in the area of type theories, logical frameworks and meta-languages report on recent foundational and applied advances in these fields. The workshop brings together designers, implementers, and practitioners working on these areas. * IMPORTANT DATES - 30 April 2015: abstract submission - 7 May 2015: paper submission - 12 June 2015: notifications to authors * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. TACL2015 - TOPOLOGY, ALGEBRA, AND CATEGORIES IN LOGIC Call for Conference Submissions and School Participation School: 15 - 19 June 2015, University of Salerno (Italy) Conference: 21 - 26 June 2015, Ischia Island (Italy) http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/tacl/ * AIMS 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 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 Deadline for early registration (conference) 30 April 2015 Deadline for registration (school) 30 April 2015 * 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) 22ND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TEMPORAL REPRESENTATION AND REASONING (TIME 2015) Call for papers Symposium on September 23 - 25, 2015, Kassel Germany http://time2015.uni-kassel.de Submission deadline on April 30th * TIME 2015 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium has a wide remit and intends to cater both for theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the time symposium is its interdisciplinarity with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond. The symposium will encompass three tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in AI, Databases, as well as Logic and Verification. * Submissions of high quality papers describing research results are solicited. Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. * Invited Speakers: Giuseppe de Giacomo, Sapienza Universita di Roma; Carlo Zaniolo, UCLA; Benedikt Bollig, ENS Cachan * Proceedings and Special Issue: Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the published by the IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The authors of the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to a special issue appearing in the journal Information & Computation. DOMAINS XII Call for Abstract and Participation http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/gbmsc2015/domainsxii 25-28 Aug 2015 * DOMAINS The international conference Domains is aimed at computer scientists and mathematicians alike who share an interest in the mathematical foundations of computation. Previous Domains meetings include Paris (2014), Swansea (2011), Sussex (2008) and Novosibirsk (2007). Domains is an open and interactive event, welcoming talks on topics related to domains and related aspects (list included below) as well as talks pertaining to the general Boole theme of the overarching mathematical sciences conference. Conference publication will be considered pending participant interest. Domains XII will be embedded in the George Boole Mathematical Sciences (GMBS) Conference. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Stephen Brookes (Carnegie Mellon) - Thierry Coquand (Gothenburg) - Abbas Edalat (Imperial College) - Jean Goubault-Larrecq (LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan) - Chris Heunen (Oxford) - Gordon Plotkin (Edinburgh) - Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon) * TOPICS Topics of interaction with domain theory for this workshop include, but are not limited to: program semantics, program logics, probabilistic computation, exact computation over the real numbers, lambda calculus, games, models of sequential computation, constructive mathematics, recursion theory, realizability, real analysis and computability, topology, metric spaces and domains, idempotent analysis and domains, locale theory, category theory, topos theory, type theory * IMPORTANT DATES Registration: opened March 28 Submission of Abstracts: by May 1 Please send abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org Notification of acceptance: June 1 Late registration: as of June 15 to August 15 GBMS THEME 2: FROM BOOLE'S ALGEBRA OF LOGIC TO BOOLEAN ALGEBRA, AND BEYOND Call for Participation 27-28 August 2015 Cork, Ireland http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/gbmsc2015/theme2 * CONTEXT The international conference "From Boole's Algebra of Logic to Boolean Algebra, and Beyond" will take place during the celebrations of Boole's bicentenary at University Cork. As an open and interactive event, the conference welcomes talks on topics related to the main theme, Boole's Algebra of Logic, Boolean Algebra as well as other developments emanating from Boole's work or presentations pertaining to the history of Boole's work and related discoveries. Conference publication will be considered pending participant interest. "From Boole's Algebra of Logic to Boolean Algebra, and Beyond" will be embedded in the George Boole Mathematical Sciences (GMBS) Conference. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Stanley Burris (University of Waterloo) - Amirouche Moktefi (Tallinn University of Technology) - Don Monk (University of Colorado Boulder) - Hillary Priestley (University of Oxford) - Stevo Todorcevic (University of Toronto and CNRS, Paris) * IMPORTANT DATES Registration: opens March 28 Submission of Abstracts: by May 1 Please send abstracts to: email@example.com Notification of acceptance: June 1 Late registration: as of June 15 to August 15 * STEERING COMMITTEE - Steven Givant (Mills College) - Wilfrid Hodges (University of London) - Angus Mcintyre (Queen Mary London) - Michel Schellekens (UCC) - Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon) * ORGANIZERS - Aoife Hennessy (WIT) - Michel Schellekens (UCC) 12TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LOGIC (QPL 2015) Call for Papers and Participation July 13-17, 2015 Oxford, United Kingdom http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/qpl2015 * SERIES QPL is a workshop that brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, spatio-temporal causal structures, and related areas such as computational linguistics. Of particular interest are topics that use logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods and other computer science methods for the study of physical behaviour in general. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: 1 May 2015; Notification: 1 June 2015 * INVITED SPEAKERS Paul Busch (York), Dan Browne (London), Chris Douglas (Oxford) * TUTORIALS Paul Busch (York), Dan Browne (London), Oscar Dahlsten (Oxford), Pawel Sobocinski (Southampton) * Registration is now open * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 10TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FRONTIERS OF COMBINING SYSTEMS (FroCoS 2015) Call for Papers Wroclaw, Poland September 21-24, 2015 http://frocos2015.ii.uni.wroc.pl/ * GENERAL INFORMATION The 10th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS 2015) will be held in Wroclow, Poland, from September 21 to September 24, 2015. Its main goal is to disseminate and promote progress in research areas related to the development of techniques for the integration, combination, and modularization of formal systems together with their analysis. FroCos 2015 will be co-located with the 23rd International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 2015) to be held also on September 21-24, 2015. The local organization of both events is handled by Hans de Nivelle. * SCOPE OF CONFERENCE FroCoS 2015 seeks to offer a common forum for research in the general area of combination, modularization, and integration of systems, with emphasis on logic-based ones, and of their practical use. Typical topics of interest include (but are not limited to): - combinations of logics (such as higher-order, first-order, temporal, modal, description or other non-classical logics); - combination and integration methods in SAT and SMT solving; - combination of decision procedures, satisfiability procedures, constraint solving techniques, or logical frameworks; - combinations and modularity in ontologies; - integration of equational and other theories into deductive systems; - hybrid methods for deduction, resolution and constraint propagation; - hybrid systems in knowledge representation and natural language semantics; - combined logics for distributed and multi-agent systems; - logical aspects of combining and modularizing programs and specifications; - integration of data structures into constraint logic programming and deduction; - combinations and modularity in term rewriting; - applications of methods and techniques to the verification and analysis of information systems. * PUBLICATION DETAILS The proceedings of the symposium will be published in the Springer LNAI/LNCS series. * PAPER SUBMISSIONS The program committee seeks high-quality submissions describing original work, written in English, not overlapping with published or simultaneously submitted work to a journal or conference with archival proceedings. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation. The page limit in Springer LNCS style is 16 pages. * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline (abstracts): 04.05.2015 Deadline (full papers): 10.05.2015 Author notification: 22.06.2015 Final version due: 20.07.2015 Workshops/Tutorials: 19-20.09.2015 Conference: 21-24.09.2015 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Carsten Lutz, University of Bremen [co-chair] Silvio Ranise, Fondazione Bruno Kessler [co-chair] JEWELS OF AUTOMATA: FROM MATHEMATICS TO APPLICATIONS (AUTOMATHA 2015) Call for Participation Leipzig, May 6 - 9, 2015 http://www.automatha.uni-leipzig.de * GENERAL The conference AutoMathA 2015 will survey a wide picture of research in automata theory and related mathematical fields. It will consist of 26 invited lectures which will describe significant progress over the past years, and will be a meeting point for both young and senior researchers to learn and to discuss about automata theory, its connections with mathematics and its applications. For young researchers the conference will serve as an “Advanced Spring School of Automata Theory”. All lectures will have the same length of about 50 minutes and will deal with significant progress over the past years. They will serve as surveys on such recent work, not necessarily focusing only on work of the speaker. There will be only informal proceedings (with slides or texts); so the results presented are usually already published (or accepted) elsewhere. This event is a follow-up of the multidisciplinary programme Automata: from Mathematics to Applications (AutoMathA, 2005 - 2010) of the European Science Foundation and of its final conference "Highlights of AutoMathA" in Vienna 2010. * INVITED SPEAKERS Jean-Paul Allouche (Paris), Mikolaj Bojanczyk (Warsaw), Patricia Bouyer-Decitre (Cachan), Thomas Brihaye (Mons), Olivier Carton (Paris), Thomas Colcombet (Paris), Volker Diekert (Stuttgart), Michael Elberfeld (Aachen), Uli Fahrenberg (Rennes), Nathanael Fijalkow (Paris), Paul Gastin (Cachan), Artur Jez (Saarbruecken), Ines Klimann (Paris), Dexter Kozen (Ithaca), Dietrich Kuske (Ilmenau), Kim Larsen (Aalborg), Ranko Lazic (Warwick), Markus Lohrey (Siegen), Cyril Nicaud (Marne-la-Vallee), Igor Potapov (Liverpool), Jacques Sakarovitch (Paris), Thomas Schwentick (Dortmund), Marinella Sciortino (Palermo), Ludwig Staiger (Halle), Moshe Vardi (Houston), James Worrell (Oxford) * POSTER http://www.automatha.uni-leipzig.de/AutoMathA.pdf QUANTIFY 2015 - 2nd INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTIFICATION Call for Papers August 1 2015 Berlin, Germany http://fmv.jku.at/quantify15/ Affiliated to and co-located with CADE 2015 * AIM The goal of QUANTIFY 2015 is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers who investigate the impact of quantification from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view. The workshop is concerned with all aspects of quantification in logics such as QBF, QCSP, SMT, and theorem proving. * TOPICS Topics of Interest: complexity results, encodings with and without quantification and comparisons thereof, applications of quantification, implementations of reasoning tools, case studies and experimental results, intersections between the different research communities working on quantification, surveys of state of the art approaches to handling quantification * IMPORTANT DATES May 8 2015: paper submission May 29 2015: notification of acceptance June 23 2015: camera-ready version of papers August 1 2015: workshop * INVITED SPEAKER Olaf Beyersdorff, University of Leeds * SUBMISSION Please see the webpage http://fmv.jku.at/quantify15/ for further information. FIFTH SUMMER SCHOOL ON FORMAL TECHNIQUES (SSFT'15) May 17-22, 2015 Menlo College, Atherton, CA, USA http://fm.csl.sri.com/SSFT15 * GENERAL Techniques based on formal logic, such as model checking, satisfiability, static analysis, and automated theorem proving, are finding a broad range of applications in modeling, analysis, verification, and synthesis. This school, the fifth in the series, will focus on the principles and practice of formal techniques, with a strong emphasis on the hands-on use and development of this technology. It primarily targets graduate students and young researchers who are interested in studying and using formal techniques in their research. A prior background in formal methods is helpful but not required. Participants at the school will have a seriously fun time experimenting with the tools and techniques presented in the lectures during laboratory sessions. * LECTURERS The lecturers at the school include: Arie Gurfinkel (SEI CMU), Cathy Meadows (NRL), Bart Jacobs (KU Leuven), and Kim Guldstrand Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark). We expect to support travel, food, and accomodation for students registered at US universities. Others will be charged around US$550. All are encouraged to apply at http://fm.csl.sri.com/SSFT15 12TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTING Call for Papers 29-31 October 2015 Cali, Colombia http://www.ictac2015.co * SERIES The ICTAC conference series aims at bringing together practitioners and researchers to exchange ideas and experiences addressing challenges in theoretical aspects of computing as well as in exploiting theory through methods and tools for system development. ICTAC also aims to promote cooperation between participants and institutions from developing and industrial countries in research and education. * THEMES AND TOPICS OF PAPERS Topics of interest include theories of computation and programming, foundations of software engineering and formal techniques in software design and verification, as well as tools that support formal techniques for software modeling, system design and verification. * INVITED SPEAKERS Jean-Raymond Abrial Volker Diekert Cesar Munoz Catuscia Palamidessi Davide Sangiorgi Moshe Vardi Glynn Winskel * ASSOCIATED EVENTS - ICTAC Summer School on Formal Methods (October 25-27) - DCM 2015: 11th International Workshop on Developments in Computational Models (October 28) * PAPER SUBMISSION Important Dates - Abstract submission: Monday, June 1, 2015. - Paper submission: Friday, June 5, 2015. - Author notification: Monday, July 20, 2015. - Camera ready: Monday, August 3, 2015. * PAPER CATEGORIES AND FORMAT We call for submissions, related to the above areas and topics, according to the following three categories: - Regular papers, with original research contributions; - Short papers, on recent work or proposals of emerging challenges; - Tool papers, on tools that support formal techniques for software modeling, system design and verification. Submissions should adhere to the LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for details). Regular papers should not exceed 18 pages. Short and tool papers should not exceed 10 pages. Submissions to the colloquium must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, as well as their relevance to the conference. Papers must be submitted by using www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictac2015. * PROCEEDINGS As for the past editions, the proceedings of ICTAC 2015 will be published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). * SPECIAL ISSUE Extended versions of selected papers from ICTAC 2015 will be invited to a special issue of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=MSC). * CHAIRS - Martin Leucker, University of Luebeck (DE). - Camilo Rueda, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Cali (CO). - Frank Valencia, CNRS and LIX, Ecole Polytechnique (FR). * CONTACT CHAIR - Frank D. Valencia (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY (HaPoC 3) Call For Papers 8-11 October, 2015, Pisa http://hapoc2015.di.unipi.it * GENERAL The DHST commission for the history and philosophy of computing (www.hapoc.org) is happy to announce the third HAPOC conference. The series aims at creating an interdisciplinary focus on computing, stimulating a dialogue between the historical and philosophical viewpoints. * TOPICS Topics include but are not limited to - History and Philosophy of Computation (interpretation of the Church-Turing thesis; models of computation; logical/mathematical foundations of computer science; information theory...) - History and Philosophy of Programming (classes of programming languages; philosophical status of programming...) - History and Philosophy of the Computer (from calculating machines to the future of the computer; user interfaces; abstract architectures...) - History and Epistemology of the use of Computing in the sciences (simulation vs. modelisation; computer-assisted proofs; linguistics...) - Computing and the Arts: historical and conceptual issues (temporality in digital art; narration in interactive art work...) - Social, ethical and pedagogical aspects of Computing (pedagogy of computer science; algorithms and copyright; Internet, culture, society...) * INVITED SPEAKERS Nicola Angius (Universita di Sassari, IT), Lenore Blum (Carnagie Mellon University, USA), David Allan Grier (IEEE & George Washington University, USA), Furio Honsell (Universita di Udine, IT), Pierre Mounier-Kuhn (CNRS & Universite Paris-Sorbonne, F), Franck Varenne (Université de Rouen, F). * SUBMISSIONS We cordially invite researchers working in a field relevant to the topics of the conference to submit a short abstract of approximately 200 words and an extended abstract of at most a 1000 words (references included) to www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hapoc2015 Abstracts must be written in English and anonymised. Please check out the website of HaPoC 2015 for more information on the conference at http://hapoc2015.sciencesconf.org A post-proceedings volume is going to appear in the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology series, published by Springer. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: June 19, 2015 Notification of acceptance: July 19, 2015 22ND WORKSHOP ON LOGIC, LANGUAGE, INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION (WoLLIC 2015) Call for Participation July 20th-23rd, 2015, Bloomington, IN, USA http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/wollic * AIMS WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. * INVITED SPEAKERS Adriana Compagnoni (Stevens Institute, USA) Nina Gierasimczuk (University of Amsterdam) John Harrison (Intel, USA) Peter Jipsen (Chapman U, USA) Andre Joyal (U du Québec Montreal, Canada) Chung-chieh Shan (Indiana U, USA) Alexandra Silva (Radboud U Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary, UK) * STUDENT GRANTS ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC 2015 will permit ASL student members to apply for a modest travel grant (deadline: May 1st, 2015). * DETAIS Detailed information can be found on the webpage www.indiana.edu/~iulg/wollic GEORGE BOOLE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES CONFERENCE (GBMSC 2015) Call for Participation 17-25 August 2015 Cork, Ireland http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/gbmsc2015 * CONTEXT As part of the celebrations of Boole's bicentenary, the George Boole Mathematical Sciences (GBMS) Conference (including Domains XII) will be held in University College Cork (UCC) during the last two weeks of August 2015. George Boole (1815-1864) was the first professor of mathematics at Cork. Boole's efforts to mathematize logical thinking caused a lasting paradigm shift in the 19th century which enlarged the scope and potency of modern mathematics, and provided a wealth of ideas for applications in diverse scientific areas resulting in ground-breaking innovations during the 20th century and beyond. This event will include 100-150 lectures on selected areas: - Theme 1: Boole and Beyond in Quantum Information Theory - Theme 2: From Boole's Algebra of Logic to Boolean Algebra, and Beyond - Theme 3: Complex and Boolean NetworksGeometry and Visualization - Theme 4: Geometry and Visualization - Theme 5: Harmonic Analysis - Theme 6: Invariants from Moduli Spaces - Theme 7: Mathematical Financial Modelling Post-Crisis - Theme 8: Quantum Probabilistic Symmetries and Quantized Boolean Algebras The following events are embedded in and associated with the conference: - 2015 Annual Meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society (IMS) - Domains XII - When Boole Meets Shannon 5TH INTERNATIONAL ABZ 2014 CONFERENCE (ASM, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, Z) Call for Papers, Answers to the case study, Workshops, Tutorials May 23-27, 2016 Linz, Austria http://www.cdcc.faw.jku.at/ABZ2016/ * The ABZ conference is dedicated to the cross-fertilization of six related state-based and machine-based formal methods, Abstract State Machines (ASM), Alloy, B, TLA, VDM and Z. Contributions are solicited on all aspects of the theory and applications of ASMs, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, Z approaches in software/hardware engineering, including the development of tools and industrial applications. * Types of submission: -- Research papers: full papers of not more than 14 pages in LNCS format, which have to be original, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. -- Short presentations of work in progress, and tool demonstrations. An extended abstract of not more than 4 pages is expected and will be reviewed. -- Answers to case study papers: full papers of not more than 14 pages in LNCS format reporting on the experiments conducted with any of the state based techniques in the scope of ABZ 2014. -- Application in industry papers reporting on work or experiences on the application of state based formal methods in industry. An extended abstract of not more than 4 pages is expected and will be reviewed. * Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=abz2016 * Important Dates: Workshop proposal submission: October 16, 2015 Research paper, Answers to case study submission: January 15, 2016 Short and industry paper submission: February 4, 2016 Tutorial proposal submissions: February 15, 2016 Tutorial proposal notifications: March 14, 2016 * Detailed information can be found on the conference website * Contact: Klaus-Dieter SCHEWE (email@example.com) 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. 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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. 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