SIGLOG Monthly 175 October 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 ACM SIGLOG Announcement The Godel Prize 2016 - Call for Nominations * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS HaPoC 2015 - Call For Participation CPS 2016 - Call for workshop and tutorial proposals PODS 2016 - Call for Papers ETAPS 2016 - Call for Papers ATVA 2015 - Call for Participation CMCS 2016 - Call for Papers FSCD'16 - Call for papers ABZ 2016 - Call for Papers, Answers to the case study, Workshops, Tutorials ISAIM 2016 - Call for Papers KR 2016 - Call for Papers COMPLEXITY 2016 - Call for Participation * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS 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). THE GODEL PRIZE 2016 - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS http://www.sigact.org/Prizes/Godel * Deadline: January 31, 2016 * The Godel Prize for outstanding papers in the area of theoretical computer science is sponsored jointly by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM SIGACT). The award is presented annually, with the presentation taking place alternately at the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP) and the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC). The 24th Godel Prize will be awarded at the 43rd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, 11-15 July 2016 in Rome, Italy. * AWARD COMMITTEE The winner of the Prize is selected by a committee of six members. The EATCS President and the SIGACT Chair each appoint three members to the committee, to serve staggered three-year terms. The committee is chaired alternately by representatives of EATCS and SIGACT. The 2016 Award Committee consists of Moses Charikar (Stanford University), Orna Kupferman (Hebrew University), Kurt Mehlhorn (Max Planck Institute), Joseph Mitchell (State University of New York at Stony Brook), Andrew Pitts (chair, University of Cambridge) and Madhu Sudan (Harvard University). * NOMINATIONS Nominations for the award should be submitted by email to the Award Committee Chair Andrew.Pitts@cl.cam.ac.uk. Please make sure that the Subject line of all nominations and related messages begin with "Goedel Prize 2016". To be considered, nominations for the 2016 Prize must be received by January 31, 2016. DATES * HaPoC 2015 Call for Participation Conference on October 8-11, 2015, Pisa, Italy * CPS WEEK Call for workshop and tutorial proposals Proposal submission deadline : October 1, 2015 April 11-14, 2016, Vienna, Austria http://www.cpsweek.org/2016/ * PODS 2016 Call for Research Papers (First submission cycle) June 27-29, 2016, San Francisco, California, USA Abstract submission: October 2, 2015 http://www.sigmod2016.org * ETAPS 2016 Call for papers Conferences: 2-8 April 2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Submission deadline for abstracts: 9 October 2015 http://www.etaps.org/2016 * ATVA 2015 Call for participation October 12-15, 2015, Shanghai, China http://atva2015.ios.ac.cn/ * CMCS 2016 Call for papers April 2-3 2016, Eindhoven, the Netherlands Abstract regular papers: 4 January 2016 Submission regular papers: 13 January 2016 http://www.coalg.org/cmcs16 * FSCD'16 Call for Papers June 22-26, 2016, Porto, Portugal http://fscd2016.dcc.fc.up.pt/ Abstract submission due: 29 January 2016 * 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/ * ISAIM 2016 Call for Papers January 4-6, 2016, Fort Lauderdale FL, USA http://isaim2016.cs.virginia.edu * KR 2016 Call for papers Conference: Cape Town, South Africa, 25-29 April 2016 Submission of title and abstract deadline: 21 November 2015 http://kr.org/KR2016/ * SPECIAL SEMESTER ON COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY AND PROOF COMPLEXITY 2016 April-June 2016 Chebyshev Laboratory at St.Petersburg State University Organized jointly with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. http://en.chebyshev.spb.ru/complexity2016 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF COMPUTING (HaPoC 2015) First Call For Participation Conference: October 8-11, 2015, Pisa, Italy http://hapoc2015.di.unipi.it * AIMS The conference brings together researchers interested in the historical developments of computers and their sciences, as well as those reflecting on the sociological and philosophical issues springing from the rise and ubiquity of computing machines in the contemporary landscape. The conference is composed of 30 research presentations, with no parallels sessions, and 6 invited talks from renowned experts in the relevant fields. The conference will take place in Pisa, at the Museum of Computing Machinery. * PROGRAM The program is now available at http://goo.gl/QVJFqv * INVITED SPEAKERS Nicola Angius, Universita' di Sassari Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University David Alan Grier, IEEE & George Washington University Furio Honsell, Universita' di Udine Pierre Mounier-Kuhn, CNRS & Universite' Paris-Sorbonne Franck Varenne, Universite' de Rouen CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS WEEK (CPS WEEK) Call for workshop and tutorial proposals April 11-14, 2016, Vienna, Austria http://www.cpsweek.org/2016/ * AIMS CPS Week is the premier event on Cyber-Physical Systems. It brings together four top conferences, HSCC, ICCPS, IPSN, and RTAS, 10-15 workshops, a localization competition, tutorials and various exhibitions from both industry and academia. Altogether the CPS Week program covers a multitude of complementary aspects of CPS, and reunites the leading researchers in this dynamic field. CPS Week 2016 in Vienna, Austria will host 10-15 workshops (subject to room availability) and 2-3 tutorials on Monday April 11 and is soliciting proposals for new and recurring workshops as well as for tutorials. We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to the broad set of research, education, and application areas in cyber-physical systems. * GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS Proposals should be submitted at the latest by October 1, 2015 Detailed information available at http://www.cpsweek.org/2016/ws.html Notification of acceptance: October 15, 2015 * WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL CO-CHAIRS Christoph Kirsch Ana Sokolova. 35TH ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGAI SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SYSTEMS (PODS 2016) Call for Research Papers (First submission cycle) June 27-29, 2016, San Francisco, California, USA http://www.sigmod2016.org * The PODS symposium series, held in conjunction with the SIGMOD conference series, provides a premier annual forum for the communication of new advances in the theoretical foundations of data management, traditional or non-traditional (see http://www.sigmod.org/the-pods-pages).For the 35th edition, PODS continues to aim to broaden its scope, and calls for research papers providing original, substantial contributions along one or more of the following aspects: - deep theoretical exploration of topical areas central to data management; - new formal frameworks that aim at providing the basis for deeper theoretical investigation of important emerging issues in data management; - validation of theoretical approaches from the lens of practical applicability in data management. * TOPICS that fit the interests of the symposium include the following: - design, semantics, query languages - data models, data structures, algorithms for data management - concurrency and recovery, distributed and parallel databases, cloud computing - model theory, logics, algebras, computational complexity - graph databases and (semantic) Web data - data mining, information extraction, search - data streams - data-centric (business) process management, workflows, web services - incompleteness, inconsistency, uncertainty in databases - data and knowledge integration and exchange, data provenance, views and data warehouses, metadata management - domain-specific databases (multi-media, scientific, spatial, temporal, text) - deductive databases - data privacy and security * KEYNOTE SPEAKER Moshe Vardi (Rice University) * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS Sara Cohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Frank Neven (Hasselt University) * IMPORTANT DATES Dates for first submission cycle: - October 2, 2015, 4:59pm PST: Abstract submission - October 9, 2015, 4:59pm PST: Paper submission - December 18, 2015, 4:59pm PST: Accept/Reject/Revise notification - January 29, 2016, 4:59pm PST: Revised submission - March 4, 2016:, 4:59pm PST: Accept/Reject notification Dates for second submission cycle: - November 27, 2015, 4:59pm PST: Abstract submission - December 4, 2015, 4:59pm PST: Paper submission - March 4, 2016, 4:59pm PST: Accept/Reject notification 19TH EUROPEAN JOINT CONFERENCES ON THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOFTWARE (ETAPS 2016) Call for papers Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2-8 April 2016 http://www.etaps.org/2016 * OVERVIEW ETAPS is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS, established in 1998, is a confederation of five main annual conferences, accompanied by satellite workshops. ETAPS 2016 is the nineteenth event in the series. * MAIN CONFERENCES (4-7 April) -- ESOP: European Symposium on Programming (PC chair Peter Thiemann, Universitat Freiburg, Germany) -- FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (PC chairs Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, UK, and Andrzej Wasowski, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) -- FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures (PC chairs Bart Jacobs, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Christof Loding, RWTH Aachen, Germany) -- POST: Principles of Security and Trust (PC chairs Frank Piessens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and Luca Vigano, King's College London, UK) -- TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (PC chairs Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada, and Jean-Francois Raskin (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) -- TACAS '16 hosts the 5th Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP). * INVITED SPEAKERS -- Unifying speakers: Andrew D. Gordon (MSR Cambridge and University of Edinburgh, UK) Rupak Majumdar (MPI Kaiserslautern, Germany) -- ESOP invited speaker: Cristina Lopes (University of California at Irvine, USA) -- FASE invited speaker: Oscar Nierstrasz (Universitaet Bern, Switzerland) -- POST invited speaker: Vitaly Shmatikov (University of Texas at Austin, USA) * IMPORTANT DATES - 9 October 2015: Submission deadline for abstracts - 16 October 2015: Submission deadline for full papers - 2-4 December 2015: Author response period (ESOP and FoSSaCS only) - 18 December 2015: Notification of acceptance - 8 January 2016: Camera-ready versions due * SATELLITE EVENTS (2-3 April, 8 April) Around 20 satellite workshops will take place before and after the main conferences. * FURTHER INFORMATION Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. 13TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGY FOR VERIFICATION AND ANALYSIS, ATVA 2015 Call for participation October 12-15, 2015, Shanghai, China http://atva2015.ios.ac.cn/ * CONTEXT ATVA promotes research on theoretical and practical aspects of automated analysis, verification and synthesis by providing a forum for interaction between the regional and the international research communities and industry in the field. The conference will be held at East China Normal University (old campus) in Shanghai. * KEYNOTES and TUTORIALS Dino Distefano (Facebook and Queen Mary University of London, UK) Martin Fraenzle (Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet, Oldenburg, Germany) Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) J Strother Moore (University of Texas-Austin, USA) * REGISTRATION Registration is open now. Early registration deadline: August 15, 2015 For details see http://atva2015.ios.ac.cn/participation.html#registration * GENERAL CHAIR Jifeng He (East China Normal University, China) * PROGRAMME CHAIRS Bernd Finkbeiner (Saarland University, Germany) Geguang Pu (East China Normal University, China) Lijun Zhang (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences) * WORKSHOP CHAIR Jun Sun (Singapore University of Technology and Design, SG) 13TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COALGEBRAIC METHODS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CMCS'16) Call for papers 2-3 April 2016, Eindhoven, the Netherlands http://www.coalg.org/cmcs16 * OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE Established in 1998, the CMCS workshops aim to bring together researchers with a common interest in the theory of coalgebras, their logics, and their applications. As the workshop series strives to maintain breadth in its scope, areas of interest include neighbouring fields as well. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: - The theory of coalgebras (including set theoretic and categorical approaches) - Coalgebras as computational and semantical models (for programming languages, dynamical systems, term rewriting, etc.) - Coalgebras in (functional, object-oriented, concurrent, and constraint) programming - Model checking, theorem proving and deductive verification using coalgebraic techniques - Coalgebraic data types, type systems and behavioural typing - Proof principles and (coinductive) definitions for coalgebras (e.g. with bisimulations or invariants) - Coalgebras and algebras - Coalgebraic specification and verification - Coalgebras and (modal) logic - Coalgebra and control theory (notably of discrete event and hybrid systems) - Coalgebra in quantum computing - Coalgebra and game theory - Tools exploiting colgebraic techniques * VENUE AND EVENT CMCS'16 will be held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, co-located with ETAPS 2016 on 2 - 3 April 2016. * KEYNOTE SPEAKER Jiri Adamek, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany * INVITED SPEAKERS Andreas Abel, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Filippo Bonchi, CNRS/ENS Lyon, France * SPECIAL SESSION There will be a special session on weighted automata, organized by Borja Balle, Lancaster University, United Kingdom Alexandra Silva, University College London, United Kingdom * PC CHAIR Ichiro Hasuo, University of Tokyo, Japan FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTATION AND DEDUCTION (FSCD'16) Call for Papers June 22-26, 2016, Porto, Portugal http://fscd2016.dcc.fc.up.pt/ * The FSCD conference series (http://fscdconference.org/) covers all aspects of formal structures for computation and deduction from theoretical foundations to applications. Building on two communities, RTA (Rewriting Techniques and Applications) and TLCA (Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications), FSCD embraces their core topics and broadens their scope to closely related areas in logics, proof theory and new emerging models of computation such as quantum computing and homotopy type theory. The name of the new conference comes from an unpublished but important book by Gerard Huet that strongly influenced many researchers in the area. * Suggested, but not exclusive, list of topics for submission are: 1. Calculi (Lambda calculus; Logics; Rewriting systems; Proof theory; Type theory and logical frameworks; Homotopy type theory) 2. Methods in Computation and Deduction (Type systems; Induction, coinduction; Matching; Unification; Completion; Orderings; Strategies; Tree automata; Model building and model checking; Proof search; Constraint solving and decision procedures) 3. Semantics (Operational semantics and abstract machines; Game Semantics and applications; Domain theory and categorical models; Quantitative models; Quantum computation and emerging models in computation) 4. Algorithmic Analysis and Transformations of Formal Systems (Type Inference and type checking; Abstract Interpretation; Complexity analysis and implicit computational complexity; Checking termination, confluence, derivational complexity and related properties; Symbolic computation) 5. Tools and Applications (Programming and proof environments; Verification tools; Libraries for proof assistants and interactive theorem provers; Case studies in proof assistants and interactive theorem provers; Certifications; Applications of formal systems inside and outside of CS) * Important dates: Abstract submission due: 29 January 2016; Paper Submission: 5 February 2016; Rebuttal: 21-23 March 2016; Notification: 6 April 2016 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) 14th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MATHEMATICS (ISAIM 2016) Call for Papers January 4-6, 2016, Fort Lauderdale FL, USA http://isaim2016.cs.virginia.edu * AIMS AND SCOPE The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM) is a biennial meeting that fosters interactions between mathematics, theoretical computer science, and artificial intelligence. This is the fourteenth Symposium in the series, which is sponsored by Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. We seek submissions of recent results with particular emphasis on the foundations of AI and mathematical methods used in AI. Papers describing applications are also encouraged, but the focus should be on principled lessons learned from the development of the application. Traditionally, the Symposium attracts participants from a variety of disciplines, thereby providing a unique forum for scientific exchange. The three-day Symposium includes invited speakers, presentations of technical papers, and special topic sessions. * SPECIAL TOPIC INVITED SESSIONS: - Boolean and pseudo-Boolean Functions, organized by Endre Boros, Rutgers University, and Yves Crama, University of Liege - Computational Approaches to Proof Construction, organized by Vijay Ganesh, University of Waterloo - Integrating Constraint Programming and Operations Research, organized by John Hooker, Carnegie Mellon University - Mathematical Theories of Natural Language Processing, organized by Sean A. Fulop, California State University, Fresno * IMPORTANT DATES: - Paper submission: October 25, 2015 - Notification: November 22, 2015 - Final version due: December 14, 2015 - Workshop: January 4-6, 2016, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida * DETAILED CALL FOR PAPERS: http://isaim2016.cs.virginia.edu/cfps.html * INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS: http://isaim2016.cs.virginia.edu/submissions.html * FURTHER INFORMATION: Send inquiries and requests to the program committee chairs (Francesca Rossi and Kristen Brent Venable) at the email address isaim2016 at wave DOT tulane DOT edu. Join email@example.com to receive announcements related to ISAIM. 15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRINCIPLES OF KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION AND REASONING (KR 2016) Call for papers Cape Town, South Africa, 25-29 April 2016 http://kr.org/KR2016/ Co-located with DL 2016 [http://www.dl.kr.org] and NMR 2016 [http://www.kr.org/NMR/] * KR 2016 IMPORTANT DATES -- Submission of title and abstract: 21 November 2015 -- Paper submission deadline: 28 November 2015 -- Notification of acceptance: 21 January 2016 -- Camera-ready papers due: 19 February 2016 -- Conference: 25-29 April 2016 * AIMS Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) is an exciting, well-established field of research. In KRR a fundamental assumption is that an agent's knowledge is explicitly represented in a declarative form, suitable for processing by dedicated reasoning engines. This assumption, that much of what an agent deals with is knowledge-based, is common in many modern intelligent systems. Consequently, KRR has contributed to the theory and practice of various areas in AI, such as automated planning and natural language understanding, among others, as well as to fields beyond AI, including databases, software engineering, the semantic web, computational biology, and the development of software agents. * SUBMISSION INFORMATION For complete details, see the 'Submission information' page at http://www.kr.org/KR2016 * CONFERENCE CHAIRS - General: Chitta Baral (Arizona State University, USA) - Program: James Delgrande (Simon Fraser University, Canada), Frank Wolter (University of Liverpool, UK) - Local Organization: Thomas Meyer (University of Cape Town and CAIR, South Africa) - Doctoral Consortium: Meghyn Bienvenu (CNRS, France), Joohyung Lee (Arizona State University, USA) - Sponsorship and Publicity: Ivan Varzinczak (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) SPECIAL SEMESTER ON COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY AND PROOF COMPLEXITY April-June 2016 * Chebyshev Laboratory at St.Petersburg State University Organized jointly with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. * Events include a WORKSHOP ON PROOF COMPLEXITY, May 17-20, 2016, St. Petersburg, organized by Sam Buss and Pavel Pudlak, keynote speaker Jan Krajicek; and a WORKSHOP ON LOW-DEPTH COMPLEXITY, May 23-25, 2016, St. Petersburg, organized by Ben Rossman and Rahul Santhanam, keynote speaker Ryan Williams. * Short courses will be held before each workshop. * Graduate student, postdocs and other researchers may apply for funding for both short or extended visits throughout the semester. * To inquire about participation, or apply for funding, please fill out the form on the web page or email the organizers directly. * Web page: http://en.chebyshev.spb.ru/complexity2016. * Organizers: Sam Buss and Edward A. Hirsch.
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