SIGLOG Monthly 177 December 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 2016 - Call for Papers ACM SIGLOG Announcement The Godel Prize 2016 - Call for Nominations * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS LICS 2016 - Call for Workshop Proposals PODS 2016 - Call for Research Papers (Second Submission Cycle) ACM CPSS 2016 - Call for Papers CiE 2016 - Call for Papers HCSS 2016 - Call for Presentations MUNICH GRADUATE WORKSHOP IN MATHEMATICAL PHILOSOPHY 2016 - Call for papers CMCS 2016 - Call for Papers CAV 2016 - Call for Papers FSCD'16 - Call for papers PHDS IN LOGIC VIII - Call for submissions ABZ 2016 - Call for Papers, Answers to the case study, Workshops, Tutorials NFM 2016 - Call For Papers CCC 2015 - Call for submission CCA 2016 - First Call for Papers WoLLIC 2016 - Call for Papers COMPLEXITY 2016 - Call for Participation * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS SIMONS-BERKELEY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS PHD & POSTDOC POSITION AT JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2016) Call for papers July 5-8, 2016, New York City, USA http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics16/ * SCOPE The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed. We invite submissions on topics that fit under that rubric. Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest include: automata theory, automated deduction, categorical models and logics, concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming, constructive mathematics, database theory, decision procedures, description logics, domain theory, finite model theory, formal aspects of program analysis, formal methods, foundations of computability, higher-order logic, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic, logic in artificial intelligence, logic programming, logical aspects of bioinformatics, logical aspects of computational complexity, logical aspects of quantum computation, logical frameworks, logics of programs, modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic systems, process calculi, programming language semantics, proof theory, real-time systems, reasoning about security and privacy, rewriting, type systems and type theory, and verification. * IMPORTANT DATES Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of about 100 words in advance of submitting the extended abstract of the paper. The exact deadline time on these dates is given by anywhere on earth (AoE). - Titles and Short Abstracts Due: January 11, 2016 - Full Papers Due: January 18, 2016 - Author Feedback/Rebuttal Period: March 14-18, 2016 - Author Notification: April 4, 2016 - Final Versions Due for Proceedings: May 2, 2016 Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. All submissions will be electronic via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lics2016. * SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Every full paper must be submitted in the ACM SIGPLAN Proceedings 2-column 10pt format and may not be longer than 10 pages, including references. The LaTeX style file is available from the conference website. * KLEENE AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT PAPER An award in honor of the late Stephen C. Kleene will be given for the best student paper(s), as judged by the program committee. * SPECIAL ISSUES Full versions of up to three accepted papers, to be selected by the program committee, will be invited for submission to the Journal of the ACM. Additional selected papers will be invited to a special issue of Logical Methods in Computer Science. * SPONSORSHIP The symposium is sponsored by ACM SIGLOG and the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing, in cooperation with the Association for Symbolic Logic and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR Natarajan Shankar, SRI International * CONFERENCE CHAIR Eric Koskinen, IBM Research * WORKSHOP CHAIR Patricia Bouyer-Decitre, CNRS & ENS Cachan * PUBLICITY AND PROCEEDINGS CHAIR Sam Staton, U. Oxford * GENERAL CHAIR Martin Grohe, RWTH Aachen University * LICS STEERING COMMITTEE M. Abadi, R. Alur, P. Bouyer-Decitre, K. Chatterjee, M. Grohe, M. Hasegawa, T. Henzinger, E. Koskinen, S. Kreutzer, O. Kupferman, D. Miller, M. Mislove, L. Ong, C. Palamidessi, N. Shankar, A. Silva, S. Staton, M. Vardi. 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 * LICS 2016 Call for Workshop Proposals Conference: July 5-8, 2016, New York City, USA Workshops: July 9-10, 2016 http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics16/ Submission deadline: December 4, 2015 * PODS 2016 Call for Research Papers (Second submission cycle) June 27-29, 2016, San Francisco, California, USA http://www.sigmod2016.org Dates for second submission cycle: December 4, 2015 * ACM CPSS 2016 Call for papers Xi'an, China - May 30, 2016 (in conjunction with ACM AsiaCCS'16) http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/cpss16/ Submission due: Decembre 5, 2015 * CiE 2016: PURSUIT OF THE UNIVERSAL Call for Papers June 27 - July 1st, 2016, Paris, France http://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/CIE2016/ Submission deadline: December 15, 2015 * HCSS 2016 Call for Presentations 10-13 May 2016, Annapolis, Maryland http://cps-hcss.org Submission deadline: Friday, December 18, 2015 * Munich Graduate Workshop in Mathematical Philosophy Call for papers 7-9 April 2016 http://www.graduateworkshop.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/call-for-papers/index.html Submission deadline: 3rd January, 2016 * 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 * CAV 2016 Call for Papers July 17-23, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada http://i-cav.org/2016/ Abstract submission: January 17, 2016 (Sunday) Paper submission: January 29, 2016 (Friday) * FSCD'16 Call for Papers June 22-26, 2016, Porto, Portugal http://fscd2016.dcc.fc.up.pt/ Abstract submission due: 29 January 2016 * PhDs in Logic VIII Call for submissions May 9-11, 2016, Darmstadt, Germany http://www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/fbereiche/logik/phdsinlogic2016/?site=home Deadline for submissions: February 7, 2016 * ABZ 2016 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/ * NFM 2016 Call For Papers June 7-9 2016, McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota http://crisys.cs.umn.edu/nfm2016 paper submission deadline: 2/19/2016 * CCC 2015 Call for submission - postproceedings Deadline for submission: 1 March 2016 * CCA 2016 First Call for Papers June 15-17, 2016, Faro, Portugal http://cca-net.de/cca2016/ Submission deadline: March 14, 2016 (two-page abstracts) * WoLLIC 2016 Call for Papers August 16th-19th, 2016, Puebla, Mexico http://wollic.org.wollic2016/ Mar 21, 2016: Full paper deadline * 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 31ST ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2016) Call for Workshop Proposals http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics16/ LICS conference: July 5-8, 2016, New York City, USA Workshops: July 9-10, 2016 * The thirty-first ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic In Computer Science (LICS 2016) will be held in New York City, USA on July 5–8, 2016. It will be followed by IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence). The workshops will take place between the two conferences, on July 9-10, 2016. * Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops on topics relating logic - broadly construed - to computer science or related fields. Typically, LICS workshops feature a number of invited speakers and a number of contributed presentations. LICS workshops do not usually produce formal proceedings. However, in the past there have been special issues of journals based in part on certain LICS workshops. * Proposals should include: - A short scientific summary and justification of the proposed topic. This should include a discussion of the particular benefits of the topic to the LICS community. - A discussion of the proposed format and agenda. - The proposed duration, which is typically one day (two-day workshops can be accommodated too). - The preferred date. - Procedures for selecting participants and papers. - Expected number of participants. This is important for the room! - Potential invited speakers. - Plans for dissemination (for example, special issues of journals). * Proposals should be submitted on the Easychair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=workshopslics2016 * Important Dates: Submission deadline: December 4, 2015 Notification: December 18, 2015 Program of the workshops ready: April 29, 2016 Workshops: July 9-10, 2016 LICS conference: July 5-8, 2016. * The workshops selection committee consists of the LICS General Chair, LICS Workshops Chair, LICS 2016 PC Chair and LICS 2016 Conference Chair. 35TH ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGAI SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SYSTEMS (PODS 2016) Call for Research Papers (Second 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) * GEMS OF PODS SPEAKERS Ronald Fagin (IBM Almaden Research Center) Georg Gottlob (Oxford University) * ORGANIZATION Program Chair: Wang-Chiew Tan (UC Santa Cruz) PODS General Chair: Tova Milo (Tel Aviv University, Israel) Proceedings & Publicity Chair: Paraschos Koutris (University of Wisconsin-Madison) * 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 2ND ACM CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEM SECURITY WORKSHOP (ACM CPSS 2016) Call for papers Xi'an, China - May 30, 2016 (in conjunction with ACM AsiaCCS'16) http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/cpss16/ * IMPORTANT DATES Submission due: Dec 5, 2015 Notification: Feb 15, 2016 Camera-ready due: March 15, 2016 * AIMS Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) consist of large-scale interconnected systems of heterogeneous components interacting with their physical environments. There are a multitude of CPS devices and applications being deployed to serve critical functions in our lives. The security of CPS becomes extremely important. This workshop will provide a platform for professionals from academia, government, and industry to discuss how to address the increasing security challenges facing CPS. Besides invited talks, we also seek novel submissions describing theoretical and practical security solutions to CPS. Papers that are pertinent to the security of embedded systems, SCADA, smart grid, and critical infrastructure networks are all welcome, especially in the domains of energy and transportation. * STEERING COMMITTEE Dieter Gollmann (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany) Ravishankar Iyer (UIUC, USA) Douglas Jones (ADSC, Singapore) Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain) Jianying Zhou (I2R, Singapore) Chair * PROGRAM CHAIRS Jianying Zhou (I2R, Singapore) Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain) * PUBLICITY CHAIR Cristina Alcaraz (University of Malaga, Spain) * PUBLICATION CHAIR Ying Qiu (I2R, Singapore) * CONTACT Email: email@example.com CPSS Home: http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/staff/jianying/cpss/ 12th CONFERENCE ON COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE (CiE 2016: PURSUIT OF THE UNIVERSAL) Call for Papers June 27 - July 1st, 2016, Paris, France http://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/CIE2016/ * IMPORTANT DATES: Submission deadline for contributed papers: December 15, 2015 Notification of authors: March 3, 2016 Deadline for final revisions: March 31, 2016 * CiE 2016 is the twelfth conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world. * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS: Bernard Chazelle (Princeton University) Mikolaj Bojanczyk (University of Warsaw) * INVITED SPEAKERS: Janet Abbate (Virginia Tech) Natasha Alechina (University of Nottingham) Vasco Brattka (Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen) Steffen Lempp (University of Wisconsin) Andre Nies (University of Auckland) Sarah Rees (University of Newcastle) Reed Solomon (University of Connecticut) * SPECIAL SESSIONS: Computable and constructive analysis (organizers: Daniel Graca, Elvira Mayordomo) Computation in bio-chemical systems (organizers: Alessandra Carbone, Ian Petre) Cryptography and information theory (organizers: Danilo Gligoroski, Carles Padro) History and philosophy of computing (organizers: Liesbeth de Mol, Giuseppe Primiero) Symbolic dynamics (organizers: Jarkko Kari, Reem Yassawi) Weak arithmetics (organizers: Lev Beklemishev, Stanislas Speranski) 16th ANNUAL HIGH CONFIDENCE SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (HCSS 2016) Call for Presentations 10-13 May 2016, Annapolis, Maryland http://cps-hcss.org * INTRODUCTION The sixteenth annual HCSS Conference will be held May 10-13, 2016 at the Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. You are invited to submit a proposal to present a talk at this year’s conference. As in previous years, you are also invited to participate in a poster session. * CONFERENCE THEMES We invite submissions on any topic related to high-confidence software and systems that align with the conference scope and goals. In addition, the 2016 HCSS Conference will highlight the following themes: - MEASURING SECURITY - PROOFS THAT CROSS IP BOUNDARIES - PROGRAMMING AND REASONING WITH UNCERTAINTY - VERIFICATION OF AUTONOMOUS AND ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS * Detailed information can be found on the webpage at http://cps-vo.org/group/hcss_conference/cfp * IMPORTANT DATES - Friday, December 18, 2015 - Abstracts of proposed talks and poster topics submission deadline - Friday, January 15, 2016 - Notifications of acceptance/rejection - Monday, April 4, 2016 - Camera-Ready abstracts due - Friday, April 29, 2016 - Poster files due - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Presentation files due - May 10-13, 2016 - HCSS Conference * PLANNING COMMITTEE - Co-Chairs: Kathleen Fisher (Tufts University) and Stephen Magill (Galois) - Steering Group: John Hatcliff (Kansas State University), John Launchbury (DARPA), Brad Martin (NSA), Stephen Magill (Galois), Ray Richards (Rockwell Collins) Bill Scherlis (CMU), Frank Taylor (NSA) - Organizer: Katie Dey (Vanderbilt University) - Sponsor Agency: NITRD HCSS Coordinating Group 2ND MUNICH GRADUATE WORKSHOP IN MATHEMATICAL PHILOSOPHY Call for papers and applications 7th-9th April 2016 http://www.graduateworkshop.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/call-for-papers/index.html * Formal Epistemology The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing thesecond Munich Graduate Workshop in Mathematical Philosophy, 7th – 9th April 2016. The theme of this year's workshop is formal epistemology and we invite submissions from masters and doctoral students interested in presenting a paper on this topic. * In addition to student presentations and keynote lectures, the workshop will feature three ‘workshops’ focused three areas in formal epistemology at the forefront of contemporary research. The themes of the working groups will be the foundations of imprecise probability theory, philosophical logic, and the role of probabilistic methods in contemporary cognitive psychology. See the program for more details. * The workshop is open to masters and doctoral students with interests in formal epistemology. Applications are welcome from students whose background is philosophy, computer science, statistics, and the decision sciences. The conference language is English. * Students wishing to present a paper should both complete a blinded submission via easychair. See instructions on the conference webpage. * DATES AND DEADLINES: Submission deadline: 3rd January, 2016 Notification of acceptance: 20th January, 2016 Conference: 7th – 9th April, 2016 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. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract regular papers: 4 January 2016 Submission regular papers: 13 January 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 28TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV 2016) Call for Papers July 17-23, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada http://i-cav.org/2016/ * IMPORTANT DATES All deadlines are 4pm EST. Abstract submission: January 17, 2016 (Sunday) Paper submission: January 29, 2016 (Friday) Author response period: March 23-25, 2016 (Wednesday-Friday) Author Notification: April 15, 2016 (Friday) Conference: July 17-23, 2016 * SCOPE CAV 2016 is the 28th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems. CAV considers it vital to continue spurring advances in hardware and software verification while expanding to new domains such as biological systems and computer security. The conference covers the spectrum from theoretical results to concrete applications, with an emphasis on practical verification tools and the algorithms and techniques that are needed for their implementation. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer LNCS series. A selection of papers will be invited to a special issue of Formal Methods in System Design and the Journal of the ACM. * PAPER SUBMISSION -- new this year: Double-blind submissions -- Further information: http://i-cav.org/2016/ * CHAIRS Swarat Chaudhuri, Rice University, USA Azadeh Farzan, University of Toronto, Canada * CAV Award Committee Ahmed Bouajjani (Chair), Univ. Paris Diderot (Paris 7) Tom Ball, Microsoft Research Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University Natarajan Shankar, SRI International * WORKSHOP CHAIR Zachary Kincaid, University of Toronto, Canada * ARTIFACT EVALUATION CHAIR Aws Albarghouthi, University of Wisconsin, USA * PUBLICITY CHAIR Roopsha Samanta, IST, Austria 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 PHDS IN LOGIC VIII Call for Submissions May 9-11, 2016, Darmstadt, Germany http://www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/fbereiche/logik/phdsinlogic2016/?site=home * "PhDs in Logic" is an annual graduate conference organised by local graduate students. This conference has an interdisciplinary character, welcoming contributions to various topics in Mathematical Logic, Philosophical Logic, and Logic in Computer Science. It involves tutorials by established researchers as well as short presentations by PhD students on their research. We are happy to announce that the next edition of "PhDs in Logic" will take place in Darmstadt, Germany, during May 9-11 2016, hosted by the Logic research group of the Department of Mathematics, TU Darmstadt. * Registration and abstract submission for interested PhD students are now open. We welcome contributions from any general field of Logic. * Important dates: - February 7, 2016: deadline for submissions - April 2, 2016: author notification - April 30, 2016: registration closes * Confirmed tutorial speakers are: Mirna Dzamonja (University of East Anglia, UK) Nina Gierasimczuk (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Ulrich Kohlenbach (TU Darmstadt, Germany) Martin Otto (TU Darmstadt, Germany) 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) THE 8TH NASA FORMAL METHODS SYMPOSIUM (NFM 2016) Call For Papers June 7-9 2016, McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota http://crisys.cs.umn.edu/nfm2016 * THEME OF THE SYMPOSIUM The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and safety-critical systems at NASA and the aerospace industry requires advanced techniques that address their specification, design, verification, validation, and certification requirements. The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a forum to foster collaboration between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA, academia, and the industry, with the goal of identifying challenges and providing solutions towards achieving assurance for such critical systems. New developments and emerging applications like autonomous on-board software for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), advanced separation assurance algorithms for aircraft, and the need for system-wide fault detection, diagnosis, and prognostics provide new challenges for system specification, development, and verification approaches. Similar challenges need to be addressed during development and deployment of on-board software for spacecraft ranging from small and inexpensive CubeSat systems to manned spacecraft like Orion, as well as for ground systems. The focus of the symposium will be on formal techniques and other approaches for software assurance, their theory, current capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application to aerospace, robotics, and other NASA-relevant safety-critical systems during all stages of the software life-cycle. * TOPICS OF INTEREST include but are not limited to - Model checking - Theorem proving - SAT and SMT solving - Symbolic execution - Static analysis - Model-based development - Runtime verification - Software and system testing - Safety assurance - Fault tolerance - Compositional verification - Security and intrusion detection - Design for verification and correct-by-design techniques - Techniques for scaling formal methods - Applications of formal methods in the development of: - autonomous systems - safety-critical artificial intelligence systems - cyber-physical, embedded, and hybrid systems - fault-detection, diagnostics, and prognostics systems - Use of formal methods in: - assurance cases - human-machine interaction analysis - requirements generation, specification, and validation - automated testing and verification * IMPORTANT DATES - Paper Submission: 2/19/2016 - Paper Notifications: 4/8/2016 - Camera-ready Papers: 4/27/2016 - Symposium: 6/7 - 6/9/2016 * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE - Michael Lowry, NASA Ames Research Center, USA (NASA Liaison) - Johann Schumann, SGT, Inc./NASA Ames Research Center, USA (General Chair) - Oksana Tkachuk, SGT, Inc./NASA Ames Research Center, USA (PC Chair) - Sanjai Rayadurgam, University of Minnesota, USA (PC Chair) - Mike Whalen, University of Minnesota, USA (Financial Chair) - Mats Heimdahl, University of Minnesota, USA (Local Arrangements Chair) CONTINUITY, COMPUTABILITY, CONSTRUCTIVITY: FROM LOGIC TO ALGORITHMS 2015 (CCC 2015) Call for submission - postproceedings * After a further year of successful work in the EU-IRSES project COMPUTAL and an excellent workshop in Kochel (Germany) in September this year, we are planning to publish a collection of papers dedicated to the meeting and the project as a part of LOGICAL METHODS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. The issue should reflect progress made in Computable Analysis and related areas, not only work in the project. Submissions are welcome from all scientists and should be on topics in the spectrum from logic to algorithms including, but not limited to, Computable analysis Complexity of real number computations Computing with continuous data Domain theory and analysis Randomness and computable measure theory Models of computation with real numbers Realizability theory and analysis Reverse analysis Exact real number computation Program extraction in analysis. * EDITORS: Ulrich Berger (Swansea, UK) Willem Fouche (UNISA, Pretoria) Arno Pauly (Brussels, Belgium) Dieter Spreen (Siegen, Germany) Martin Ziegler (KAIST, South Korea) * DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 1 March 2016 If you intend to submit a paper, please send a corresponding email to email@example.com untill 1 February 2016 You will then receive concrete submission instructions and a Special-Issue-Code allowing you to submit your paper for the special issue. COMPUTABILITY AND COMPLEXITY IN ANALYSIS (CCA 2016) First Call for Papers June 15-17, 2016, Faro, Portugal http://cca-net.de/cca2016/ Submission deadline: March 14, 2016 (two-page abstracts) * Topics: computable analysis; complexity on real numbers; constructive analysis; domain theory and analysis; theory of representations; computable numbers, subsets and functions; randomness and computable measure theory; models of computability on real numbers; realizability theory and analysis; reverse analysis; real number algorithms; implementation of exact real number arithmetic. * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 23rd WORKSHOP ON LOGIC, LANGUAGE, INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION (WoLLIC 2016) Call for Papers August 16th-19th, 2016, Puebla, Mexico http://wollic.org.wollic2016/ * 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. * Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not exclusive areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming; novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; proof mining, type theory, effective learnability; formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection; foundations of mathematics; philosophical logic. * IMPORTANT DATES: Mar 14, 2016: Paper title and abstract deadline Mar 21, 2016: Full paper deadline, Apr 22, 2016: Author notification May 6, 2016: Final version deadline (firm). 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. SIMONS-BERKELEY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS http://simons.berkeley.edu/fellows2016. * DEADLINE for applications: 15 December, 2015. The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley invites applications for Research Fellowships for academic year 2016-17. Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships are an opportunity for outstanding junior scientists (at most 6 years from PhD by Fall 2016) to spend one or both semesters at the Institute in connection with one or more of its programs. The programs for 2016-17 are as follows: * Algorithms and Uncertainty (Fall 2016) * Logical Structures in Computation (Fall 2016) * Foundations of Machine Learning (Spring 2017) * Pseudorandomness (Spring 2017) Applicants who already hold junior faculty or postdoctoral positions are welcome to apply. In particular, applicants who hold, or expect to hold, postdoctoral appointments at other institutions are encouraged to apply to spend one semester as a Simons-Berkeley Fellow subject to the approval of the postdoctoral institution. Further details and application instructions can be found at http://simons.berkeley.edu/fellows2016. Information about the Institute and the above programs can be found at http://simons.berkeley.edu. PHD & POSTDOC POSITION AT JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN * Jacobs University Bremen is a private, English-speaking research university in Germany. The KWARC group conducts research on the representation and management of formal and informal knowledge in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Our interests cover the whole range from formal to informal knowledge and include - logics and foundations of mathematics - formalizing/verifying knowledge - informal and semi-formal documents (specifications, papers, webpages, etc.) - domain-specific applications (spreadsheets, CAD, etc.) - knowledge management (search, user interfaces, system integration, etc.) We build systems that cover these diverse areas uniformly and integrate across domains, languagues, and tools, always combinng logical correctness, wide-range applicability, and large-scale inter-operability. * DETAIS & POSSIBLE TOPICS http://www.jacobs-university.de/jobs/phd-and-postdoc-positions-kwarc-group * CONTACT DETAILS & APPLICATIONS For further information and enquiries about this post please contact Prof. Michael Kohlhase
Applications (including the usual documents) should be directed to the same email address.
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