SIGLOG Monthly 171
June  1, 2015

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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
  icalp-lics2015@kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp



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 (frank.valencia@gmail.com).



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 m.seisenberger@swansea.ac.uk.
* 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
  blc-2015@cl.cam.ac.uk 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
  blc-2015-phd@maths.cam.ac.uk, 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 (klaus-dieter.schewe@scch.at)



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: info@logic-cs.at



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 hederich@informatik.uni-bremen.de



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