SIGLOG Monthly 171 June 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 Call for Participation ACM SIGLOG Announcement * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS ICTAC 2015 - Call for Papers HIGHLIGHTS 2015 - Call for Papers SETTA 2015 - Call for Papers MFPS/CALCO 2015 - Call for Participation CCC 2015 - Call for Papers FICS 2015 - Call for Papers HaPoC 3 - Call for Papers GTTV 2015 - Call for Papers LNMR 2015 - Call for Papers SR 2015 - Call for Papers FSTTCS 2015 - Call for Papers BLC 2015 - Call for Papers WoLLIC 2015 - Call for Participation DCM 2015 - Call for Papers 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 PhD Studentships at Middlesex University London New Doctoral Program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS), Vienna Two postdoc positions in logic, KR, database theory, and CSP, University of Bremen ICALP/LICS'15 Call for Participation July 4-10, 2015 Kyoto, Japan http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp-lics2015 EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 12 (local time) * Joint Conference of The 42nd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2015) and The Thirtieth Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS) will be held in July 6-10, 2015, in Kyoto. * Eleven invited talks and about 240 papers on all areas of theoretical computer science and logic in computer science will be presented at Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto. Also, seven workshops will take place at Kyoto University on July 4 and 5. * INVITED SPEAKERS Piotr Indyk (MIT, USA) Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi (NII, Japan) Daniel Kifer (Pennsylvania State University, USA) Valerie King (University of Victoria, Canada) Thomas Moscibroda (Microsoft Research and Tsinghua University, China) Anca Muscholl (Universite Bordeaux, France) Peter O'Hearn (Facebook and University College London, UK) Luke Ong (University of Oxford, UK) Andrew Pitts (University of Cambridge, UK) Geoffrey Smith (Florida International University, USA) Ryuhei Uehara (JAIST, Japan) * 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 The registration page and the hotel reservation page are already open. The early registration deadline is June 12 (local time). For more details please visit our conference webpage: http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp-lics2015 * LOCAL ORGANIZERS Masahito Hasegawa (Kyoto University) Atsushi Igarashi (Kyoto University) Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto University) Kazuhisa Makino (Kyoto University) * CONTACT email@example.com 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 * ICTAC 2015 Abstract submission: June 1, 2015 Paper submission: June 5, 2015 Submission deadline: June 5, 2015 http://www.ictac2015.co * HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Submission deadline: June 12, 2015 http://highlights-conference.org * ICALP/LICS 2015 Early registration deadline: June 12, 2015 (local time) http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp-lics2015/ * SETTA 2015 Abstract deadline: June 12, 2015 Paper submission: June 19, 2015 http://cs.nju.edu.cn/setta/ * MFPS/CALCO 2015 Early registration deadline: June 14, 2015 http://mfpscalco2015.cs.ru.nl/ * CCC 2015 Abstract submission deadline: 15 June 2015 http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/ccc2015/ * FICS 2015 Abstract submission: June 16, 2015 Paper submission: June 23 2015 http://www.irit.fr/FICS2015/ * HaPoC 3 Submission deadline: June 19, 2015 http://hapoc2015.di.unipi.it * GTTV 2015 Paper registration: June 22, 2015 Paper submission: June 29, 2015 https://sites.google.com/site/gttv2015/ * LNMR 2015 Paper registration: June 22 Submission deadline: June 29 http://lnmr2015.insight-centre.org/ * SR 2015 Abstract submission: July 1, 2015 Paper submission: July 3, 2015 https://sites.google.com/site/sr2015homepage/ * FSTTCS 2015 Paper submission: July 13, 2015 http://www.fsttcs.org * BLC 2015 Abstract deadline: July 15, 2015 http://www.newton.ac.uk/event/blc-2015 * WoLLIC 2015 Workshop: July 20-23, 2015 http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/wollic/ * DCM 2015 Submission Deadline for Extended Abstracts (5 pages): August 3, 2015 http://dcm-workshop.org.uk/2015/ * 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/ 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 - 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). HIGHLIGHTS OF LOGIC, GAMES AND AUTOMATA (HIGHLIGHTS 2015) Call for Presentations Prague, 15-18 September 2015 http://highlights-conference.org * AIMS HIGHLIGHTS 2015 is the third conference on Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata which aims at integrating the community working in these fields. A visit to Highlights conference should offer a wide picture of the latest research in the area and a chance to meet everybody in the field, not just those who happen to publish in one particular proceedings volume. The participants present their best work, be it published elsewhere or yet unpublished. * DATES The conference is three days long (Sept. 16-18) and it is preceeded by the Highlights tutorial day (Sept. 15). The contributed talks are around ten minutes. The participation costs are modest (around 80 Euro) and some cheap accomodation close to conference site is arranged. Prague is easy to reach. * SUBMISSION DEADLINE June 12, 2015 The instructions and detailed information about Highlights 2015 are available at http://highlights-conference.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 31ST CONFERENCE ON THE MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING SEMANTICS (MFPS XXXI) AND 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CALCO 2015) Call for Participation June 22-25, 2015 (MFPS) http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/mfps31/ June 24-26, 2015 (CALCO) http://coalg.org/calco15/ Nijmegen, Netherlands http://mfpscalco2015.cs.ru.nl * EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE June 14, 2015 * MFPS MFPS conferences are devoted to those areas of mathematics, logic, and computer science that are related to models of computation, in general, and to the semantics of programming languages, in particular. The series has particularly stressed providing a forum where researchers in mathematics and computer science can meet and exchange ideas about problems of common interest. As the series also strives to maintain breadth in its scope, the conference strongly encourages participation by researchers in neighbouring areas. * CALCO CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science. It is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques). Previous CALCO editions took place in Swansea (Wales, 2005), Bergen (Norway, 2007), Udine (Italy, 2009), Winchester (UK, 2011) and Warsaw (Poland, 2013). * JOINT INVITED SPEAKER Andy Pitts - University of Cambridge, UK * MFPS invited speakers Thierry Coquand - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Paul B. Levy - University of Birmingham, UK Guy McCusker - University of Bath, UK Sam Staton - Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL * CALCO invited speakers Chris Heunen - University of Oxford, UK Matteo Mio - CNRS, ENS Lyon, FR Daniela Petrisan - Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL * MFPS SPECIAL SESSIONS - Game semantics, organised by Andrzej Murawski, Warwick - Concurrent separation logic, organised by Philippa Gardner, Imperial College - Nominal techniques, organised by Daniela Petrisan, Radboud - Algebraic effects, organised by Matija Pretnar, Ljubljana The special session will include an invited tutorial talk, delivered by the session organiser. * CALCO EARLY IDEAS WORKSHOP CALCO 2015 will run together with the CALCO Early Ideas Workshop, with dedicated Early Ideas sessions at the end of each conference day. Additional information is available at https://coalg.org/calco15/ei.html . * REGISTRATION To register for MFPS/CALCO, please fill out the registration form available at https://limesurvey.science.ru.nl/index.php/118286/lang-en . SIGLOG members attending MFPS and/or Calco receive a discount. 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 Martin Escardo (Birmingham, UK) Daniel da Silva Graca (Faro, Portugal) Mathieu Hoyrup (Nancy, France) Vassilis Gregoriades (Darmstadt, Germany) Takayuki Kihara (JAIST, Japan) Thomas Powell (Innsbruck, Austria) * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS Andre 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). 10TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FIXED POINTS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (FICS 2015) Call for Papers 11 and 12 September 2015 Berlin, Germany http://www.irit.fr/FICS2015/ Affiliated to CSL 2015 * AIM Fixed points play a fundamental role in several areas of computer science. They are used to justify (co)recursive definitions and associated reasoning techniques. The construction and properties of fixed points have been investigated in many different settings such as: design and implementation of programming languages, logics, verification, databases. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present new original results. * TOPICS Topics include, but are not restricted to: fixed points in algebra and coalgebra, in formal languages and automata, in game theory, in programming language semantics, in process algebras and process calculi, in functional programming and type theory, in logic programming and theorem proving, in finite model theory, in category theory (for CS) logic in computer science, in the mu-calculus and modal logics. * IMPORTANT DATES June 16 2015: abstract submission June 23 2015: paper submmission July 27 2015: notification of acceptance August 24 2015: final version of the paper * TWO INVITED SPEAKERS yet to be determined by the members of the Program Committee. * SUBMISSION Please see the webpage http://www.irit.fr/FICS2015/ for further information. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Matteo Mio and Ralph Matthes 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 (Universite 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 3RD WORKSHOP ON GROUNDING, TRANSFORMING, AND MODULARIZING THEORIES WITH VARIABLES (GTTV'15) Call for Papers 27 September, Lexington, KY, USA. Workshop collocated with LPNMR 2015 URL: https://sites.google.com/site/gttv2015/ * IMPORTANT DATES - Paper registration: 22 June - Paper submission: 29 June - Notification of acceptance: 17 August - Camera ready submission: 1 September - Workshop: 27 September, 2015 * DESCRIPTION Although many efficient solvers used in formal reasoning operate at the propositional level, in most application domains for knowledge representation and reasoning the use of variables is crucial for allowing compact and flexible formal descriptions. As a result, a common situation in many different areas of formal reasoning is to deal with high level descriptions containing variables while using a propositional solver as a back-end. The technique of removing variables, replacing them by their possible ground instances, is commonly known as Grounding, and has attracted research interest from quite diverse areas such as Logic Programming and Non-Monotonic Reasoning, Theorem Proving, Planning, Deductive Databases, Formal Methods, and others. * INVITED SPEAKERS Andreas Pieris, Vienna University of Technology Roland Kaminski, Potsdam University * SUBMISSIONS All submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS/LNAI author instructions. http://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/Authors.html Two types of contributions are accepted: Technical papers and System descriptions. Technical papers must present original research and not exceed 13 pages including title page, references and figures. We also encourage introductory system descriptions that help different groups make their work known to the others. For system presentations a length of 6 pages is recommended. Paper submission is electronic and managed through the following easychair GTTV'15 webpage https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gttv15 * MULTIPLE SUBMISSION POLICY GTTV'15 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or previous conference. However, authors may freely submit their papers elsewhere during or after GTTV'15 review period, since GTTV'15 is a specialized workshop without archival proceedings and intended for a limited audience. * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Marc Denecker, KU Leuven Tomi Janhunen, Aalto University Disclaimer: http://www.kuleuven.be/cwis/email_disclaimer.htm 2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LEARNING AND NONMONOTONIC REASONING (LNMR 2015) Call for Papers 27-30 September 2015, Lexington, KY, USA http://lnmr2015.insight-centre.org/ co-located with the 13th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR 2015) http://lpnmr2015.mat.unical.it/ * AIMS AND SCOPE This workshop follows from its first edition in 2013 in an attempt to provide an open forum for the identification of problems and discussion of possible collaborations among researchers with complementary expertise. To facilitate interactions between researchers in the areas of (machine) learning and nonmonotonic reasoning, we welcome contributions focusing on problems and perspectives concerning both learning and nonmonotonic reasoning. * SUBMISSIONS We solicit original papers which are not published elsewhere. Papers should be written in English and be formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNCS style, which can be obtained from http://www.springeronline.com. Every paper should not exceed 12 pages including the title page, references and figures. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and all accepted papers must be presented at the workshop. Paper submission will be electronic through the LNMR-15 Easychair site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lnmr2015. * PROCEEDINGS Workshop organizers are considering to publish an on-line proceedings in a formal way. The details will be announced later. Based on the quality of submissions, a special journal issue will also be considered. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper registration: June 22 Submission deadline: June 29 Notification: August 17 Final version due: September 1 Workshop: 1 or 2 days in September 27-30 * WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS Alessandra Mileo, INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland Alessandra Russo, Dept. of Computing, Imperial College London, UK 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. 35TH FOUNDATIONS OF SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY AND THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE (FSTTCS 2015) Call for Papers December 16-18, 2015, Bangalore, India http://www.fsttcs.org * AIMS The FSTTCS conference, organized by IARCS (the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science), is a forum for presenting original results in foundational aspects of Computer Science and Software Technology. * SCOPE Representative areas include, but are not limited to, the following: algorithms and data structures, algorithmic graph theory and combinatorics, approximation algorithms, automata and formal languages, combinatorial optimization, communication complexity, computational biology, computational complexity, computational geometry, computational learning theory, cryptography and security, game theory and mechanism design, logic in computer science, model theory, modal and temporal logics, models of concurrent and distributed systems, models of timed, reactive, hybrid and stochastic systems, parallel, distributed, and online algorithms, parameterized complexity, principles and semantics of programming languages, program analysis and transformation, proof complexity, quantum computing, randomness in computing, specification, verification, and synthesis, theorem proving, decision procedures, and model checking, theoretical aspects of mobile and high performance computing. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: July 13, 2015; Notification: October 16, 2015. BRITISH LOGIC COLLOQUIUM (BLC 2015) Call for Abstracts Cambridge, England 2-4 September 2015 http://www.newton.ac.uk/event/blc-2015 * MEETING The 2015 meeting of the British Logic Colloquium will be held in Cambridge on 2nd-4th September. It will be preceded by BLC PhD day (1st-2nd September). This is a general Logic meeting covering a variety of topics within mathematical, philosophical and computer science logic. The meeting will include ten invited talks (speakers listed below) and a number of contributed talks. Anyone wishing to contibute a talk should send an abstract (of about 250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 July, 2015. * REGISTRATION Registration is now open: http://www.newton.ac.uk/event/blc-2015 * INVITED SPEAKERS Andreas Blass (Michigan); Victoria Gitman (New York); Ian Pratt-Hartman (Manchester); Alexander Kechris (Pasadena); Jonathan Kirby (East Anglia); Agi Kurucz (London); Itay Neeman (Los Angeles); Arno Pauly (Cambridge); Andrew Pitts (Cambridge); Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (London) * BURSARIES There is a limited number of bursaries available for students who wish to attend. See webpage for details * PHD DAY The BLC PhD day provides an opportunity for postgraduates to meet and discuss their research or area of interest with fellow young logicians. If you wish to attend the PhD day, please email email@example.com, including your Name, Affiliation and whether or not you would like to present a talk or a poster. 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 Quebec 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 11TH WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELS (DCM 2015) Call for Papers October 28, 2015, Cali - Colombia http://dcm-workshop.org.uk/2015/ Satellite event of ICTAC 2015 (http://www.ictac2015.co) * AIM The DCM workshop aims to bring together researchers who are currently developing new computational models or new features for traditional computational models, in order to foster their interaction, to provide a forum for presenting new ideas and work in progress, and to enable newcomers to learn about current activities in this area. * TOPICS OF INTEREST Topics of interest include all abstract models of computation and their applications to the development of programming languages and systems. This includes (but is not limited to): - Functional calculi: lambda-calculus, rho-calculus, term and graph rewriting; - Quantum computation, including implementations and formal methods in quantum protocols; - Probabilistic computation and verification in modelling situations; - Chemical, biological and bio-inspired computation, including spatial models, self-assembly, growth models; - Models of concurrency, including the treatment of mobility, trust, and security; - Infinitary models of computation; - Information-theoretic ideas in computing. * IMPORTANT DATES - Submission Deadline for Extended Abstracts (5 pages): 3 Aug 2015 - Notification:13 Sep 2015; - Pre-proceedings version due: 5 Oct 2015 - Workshop: 28 Oct 2015 - Deadline for EPTCS Proceedings : 7 Dec 2015 * CHAIRS - Cesar Munoz, NASA (USA) - Jorge A. Perez, University of Groningen (NL) 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 PHD STUDENTSHIPS AT MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY LONDON http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-research-degrees/research-studentships * Middlesex University London is offering a number of fully funded doctoral research studentships. These are three-year scholarships, covering a maintenance award and fee payments, currently £14,057 and £4,052 (UK/EU rate) respectively, including London weighting and free of tax and national insurance contributions. * The Foundations of Computing group, part of the School of Science and Technology, is keen to support qualified candidates (preferably with a masters degree in a relevant area) who are interested in applying for this program and who wish to pursue a PhD in areas such as - software analysis - theory of programming languages - formal proofs - program verification and model checking - algorithms and complexity - computational geometry - quantum computing. For more information on our group, please visit: http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/foundations/ Interested candidates should initially contact one of the group members http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/foundations/sample-page/ as soon as possible to informally discuss a possible project (candidates are asked to submit a personal research statement as part of their application) * For general inquires, please contact: Panos Giannopoulos
. The formal deadline for applications is 5th of June but candidates should contact our group by 29th of May at latest. 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 application Deadline: July 1, 2015. * HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE The Austrian cities Vienna, Graz, and Linz, located close to the Alps and surrounded by beautiful nature, provide an exceptionally high quality of life, with a vibrant cultural scene, numerous cultural events, world-famous historical sites, a large international community, a varied cuisine and famous coffee houses. * For further information please contact: email@example.com TWO POSTDOC POSITIONS IN LOGIC, KR, DATABASE THEORY AND CSP AT BREMEN * The University of Bremen, Department 3 (Mathematics and Computer Science), invites applications for two postdoc positions in Computer Science - Salary Scale TV-L 13 (100%) in the ERC-funded project "Custom-Made Ontology-Based Data Access". The position is available from August 1st, 2015, subject to clearance by the University administration, and is limited to five years. The project addresses ontology-based data access (OBDA) with description logics and other decidable fragments of first-order logic such as the guarded fragment. It brings together research in logic-based knowledge representation, database theory, and constraint satisfaction problems to provide custom-tailored OBDA theory and tools for applications. We are interested both in candidates with a pure theory background and in candidates which have a solid background in theory, but are also interested in system building. * The appointed candidate will carry out research in the described project and will be given the opportunity to pursue a scientific qualification (habilitation). There are no teaching duties associated with the positions. Our working language is English. The positions require a PhD in computer science, logic, or mathematics or a comparable qualification. Good knowledge of at least one of the involved areas is mandatory. The successful candidate will work in the group "Theory of Artificial Intelligence" led by Carsten Lutz. The University of Bremen aims to increase the proportion of female employees in science. Therefore women are particularly encouraged to apply. * Priority will be given to disabled persons in case of equal professional and personal qualification. Applicants with a migration background are welcome. Please send your application by June 11th, 2015, quoting the vacancy ID A91/15, on paper to Prof. Dr. Carsten Lutz, Fachbereich 3, Universitaet Bremen, Postfach 33 04 40, 28334 Bremen, Germany or in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org
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