SIGLOG Monthly 170 May 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 LICS'15 Preview ACM SIGLOG Announcement * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS FroCoS 2015 - Call for Papers AUTOMATHA 2015 - Call for Papers CALCO EARLY IDEAS - Call for Papers QUANTIFY 2015 - Call for Papers SSFT 2015 - Call for Participation EPS (CADE-25) - Call for Posters and Encyclopedia Entries DIMAP LOGIC DAY - Call for Participation ICTAC 2015 - Call for Papers SETTA 2015 - Call for Papers CCC 2015 - Call for Papers HaPoC 3 - Call for Papers SR 2015 - 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 LICS'15 PREVIEW http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp-lics2015/ * 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. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Daniel Kifer (Pennsylvania State University, USA) Title: Privacy and the Price of Data - Anca Muscholl (Universite Bordeaux, France) Title: Automated Synthesis of Distributed Controllers - Peter O'Hearn (Facebook and University College London, UK) Title: From Categorical Logic to Facebook Engineering - Luke Ong (University of Oxford, UK) Title: Recent Advances in Higher-order Model Checking - Andrew Pitts (University of Cambridge, UK) Title: Names and Symmetry in Computer Science (tutorial) - Geoffrey Smith (Florida International University, USA) Title: Quantitative Information Flow (tutorial) * ACCEPTED PAPERS http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics15/accepted * WORKSHOPS Workshop on Logic and Computational Complexity (LCC 2015) Workshop on Natural Language and Computer Science 3 (NLCS 3) Workshop on Quantum Computational Complexity (QCC) Workshop on Realistic Models for Algorithms in Wireless Networks (WRAWN) Workshop on Syntax and Semantics for Low-Level Languages (LOLA 2015) Workshop on the Verification of Higher-Order Programs (HOPA) Young Researchers Forum on Automata, Languages and Programming (YR-ICALP 2015) * REGISTRATION (to be opened soon) Early registration deadline: June 12, 2015 http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp-lics2015/registration.html * LOCAL WEBSITE http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp-lics2015/ 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 is the flagship conference of SIGLOG. SIGLOG will also actively seek association agreements with other conferences in the field. A SIGLOG newsletter (SIGLOG News) is also 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 * 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 * CALCO EARLY IDEAS 2015 Submission: May 8, 2015 https://coalg.org/calco15/ei.html * 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 * EPS (CADE-25) Submission: May 31, 2015 http://proofsystem.github.io/Encyclopedia/ * DIMAP LOGIC DAY Workshop: June 1, 2015 http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/dimap/events/dimap-logic-day-2015/ * 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/ * CCC 2015 Abstract submission deadline: 15 June 2015 http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/ccc2015/ * HaPoC 3 Submission deadline: June 19, 2015 http://hapoc2015.di.unipi.it * SR 2015 Abstract submission: July 1, 2015 Paper submission: July 3, 2015 https://sites.google.com/site/sr2015homepage/ * 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/ 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 CALCO EARLY IDEAS (CALCO 2015) Call for Contributions 24-26 June, 2015, Nijmegen, Netherlands https://coalg.org/calco15/ei.html satellite event of the 6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015) * The programme of CALCO 2015 will include special sessions reserved for the CALCO Early Ideas Workshop, featuring presentations of work in progress and original research proposals. PhD students and young researchers are particularly encouraged to contribute. Attendance at the workshop is open to all conference participants. The CALCO Early Ideas Workshop invites submissions on the same topics as the CALCO conference. * Important dates: - Submission: May 8, 2015 - Author notification: May 22, 2015 - Final version: June 5, 2015 * Detailed information can be found on the webpage: https://coalg.org/calco15/ei.html. 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 EPS - CADE-25 POSTER SESSION & TASK-FORCE (TOWARDS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PROOF SYSTEMS) 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 ofproof 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/ https://github.com/ProofSystem/Encyclopedia/blob/master/main.pdf * IMPORTANT DATES - Submission: May 31 - Notification: June 15 DIMAP LOGIC DAY Call for Participation June 1st, 2015 University of Warwick http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/dimap/events/dimap-logic-day-2015/ * EVENT The goal is to bring together the UK community of researchers and graduate students interested in the study of logics, automata and games, and their applications. * INVITED SPEAKERS Nathalie Bertrand (Rennes) Antonin Kucera (Brno) Slawomir Lasota (Warsaw) Davide Sangiorgi (Bologna) Sylvain Schmitz (Cachan) James Worrell (Oxford) * VENUE Warwick Mathematics Institute, Room B3.02 (3rd floor), University of Warwick DIMAP Logic Day will start at about 10am and will finish at about 6pm. * PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/dimap/events/dimap-logic-day-2015/programme/ * REGISTRATION There is no fee but participants are request to register by May 25. 12TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTING (ICTAC 2015) 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 CONTINUITY, COMPUTABILITY, CONSTRUCTIVITY - FROM LOGIC TO ALGORITHMS (CCC 2015) Call for Papers Schloss Aspenstein, Kochel am See (near Munich) 14-18 September 2015 http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/ccc2015/ * CCC is a workshop series bringing together researchers from real analysis, computability theory, and constructive mathematics. The overall aim is to apply logical methods in these disciplines to provide a sound foundation for obtaining exact and provably correct algorithms for computations with real numbers and related analytical data, which are of increasing importance in safety critical applications and scientific computation. The workshop will take place in Kochel am See at the border of the alps. * SCOPE The workshop specifically invites contributions in the areas of exact real number computation, effective topology, Scott's domain theory, Weihrauch's type two theory of effectivity, category-theoretic approaches to computation on infinite data, hierarchies of unsolvability and related areas. * INVITED SPEAKERS Martín Escardó (Birmingham, UK) Daniel da Silva Graça (Faro, Portugal) Mathieu Hoyrup (Nancy, France) Vassilis Gregoriades (Darmstadt, Germany) Takayuki Kihara (JAIST, Japan) Thomas Powell (Innsbruck, Austria) * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS André Nies (Auckland, New Zealand) Olivier Bournez (Palaiseau, France) * SUBMISSION Abstract submission deadline: 15 June 2015 Upload your submission via EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ccc20151 * PRE-REGISTRATION Pre-Registration As the number of rooms at Schloss Aspenstein is limited, pre-registration is recommended. Please send an email to email@example.com. * PROGRAMME CHAIR Dieter Spreen (Siegen) * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Ulrich Berger (Swansea, UK) Peter Hertling (Munich, Germany) Monika Seisenberger (Swansea, UK) Dieter Spreen (Siegen). 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 SR 2015 - 3rd INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON STRATEGIC REASONING Call for Papers September 21-22, 2015, Oxford, England https://sites.google.com/site/sr2015homepage/ * The SR international workshop is an annual event that aims to bring together researchers working on different aspects of strategic reasoning and game-based approaches to logic, semantics, and formal verification in computer science, artificial intelligence, and multi-agent systems, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. * Proceedings: We plan to produce a special issue of the Journal of Information and Computation with extended versions of selected papers. * Important dates: - July 1 2015: Abstract submission deadline - July 3 2015: Paper submission deadline - July 31 2015: Acceptance notification - Sept 21-22 2015: SR 2015 Workshop * Invited Speakers: Johan van Benthem (Stanford/Amsterdam Universities), Joseph Halpern (Cornell University), Marta Kwiatkowska (Oxford University), Moshe Vardi (Rice University) * Detailed information can be found in the webpage above. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. * CURRENT RESEARCH AREAS At the moment we are particularly looking for people in the following areas: - Answer Set Programming - Model Checking - Proof Theory and Automated Deduction - QBF-solving - Static Analysis and Abstract Interpretation * 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 screening: June 15, 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: email@example.com
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