SIGLOG Monthly 178
January  1, 2016

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
* NEWS
  LICS 2016 - Last Call for Papers
  The Alonzo Church Award 2016 - Call for Nominations
  The Godel Prize 2016 - Call for Nominations
  2016 SIGLOG Election - Update
  ACM SIGLOG Announcement
* DEADLINES
  Forthcoming Deadlines
* CALLS
  MUNICH GRADUATE WORKSHOP IN MATHEMATICAL PHILOSOPHY 2016 - Call for papers
  CMCS 2016 - Call for Papers
  NMR 2016 -  Call for Papers
  CAV 2016 - Call for Papers
  FSCD'16 - Call for papers
  Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal Special Issue - Call for papers
  PHDS IN LOGIC VIII - Call for submissions
  DISCOTEC 2016 - Second Call for Papers
  ABZ 2016 - Call for Papers, Answers to the case study, Workshops, Tutorials
  NFM 2016 - Call For Papers
  CCC 2015 -  Call for submission
  QPL 2016 - Call for Papers
  CCA 2016 -  First Call for Papers
  WoLLIC 2016 -   Call for Papers
  ILP2016 - Call For Papers
* JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
  MULTIPLE PHD POSITIONS IN INFORMATION SECURITY AT ETH ZURICH
  PHD & POSTDOC POSITION AT JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN


THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2016)
  Last 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.



THE 2016 ALONZO CHURCH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO LOGIC AND COMPUTATION
  Call for Nominations
* INTRODUCTION An annual award, called the Alonzo Church Award for
  Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation, was established
  in 2015 by the ACM Special Interest Group for Logic and Computation
  (SIGLOG), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science
  (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic
  (EACSL), and the Kurt Godel Society (KGS). The award is for an
  outstanding contribution represented by a paper or by a small group
  of papers published within the past 25 years. This time span allows
  the lasting impact and depth of the contribution to have been
  established. The award can be given to an individual, or to a group
  of individuals who have collaborated on the research. For the rules
  governing this award, see
  http://siglog.hosting.acm.org/the-alonzo-church-award-for-outstanding-contributions-to-logic-and-computation/
* ELIGIBILITY AND NOMINATIONS The contribution must have appeared in a
  paper or papers published within the past 25 years. Thus, for the
  2016 award, the cut-off date is January 1, 1991. When a paper has
  appeared in a conference and then in a journal, the date of the
  journal publication will determine the cut-off date. In addition,
  the contribution must not yet have received recognition via a major
  award, such as the Turing Award, the Kanellakis Award, or the Godel
  Prize. (The nominee(s) may have received such awards for other
  contributions.) While the contribution can consist of conference or
  journal papers, journal papers will be given a preference.
* NOMINATIONS for the 2016 award are now being solicited. The
  nominating letter must summarize the con tribution and make the case
  that it is fundamental and outstanding. The nominating letter can
  have multiple co-signers. Self-nominations are excluded. Nominations
  must include: a proposed citation (up to 25 words); a succinct
  (100-250 words) description of the contribution; and a detailed
  statement (not exceeding four pages) to justify the
  nomination. Nominations may also be accompanied by supporting
  letters and other evidence of worthiness.
* Nominations are due by March 1, 2016, and should be submitted to
  vardi@cs.rice.edu.
* PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD The 2016 award will be presented at LICS,
  the flagship conference of SIGLOG. The award will be accompanied by
  an invited lecture by the award winner, or by one of the award
  winners. The awardee(s) will receive a certificate and a cash prize
  of USD 2,000. If there are multiple awardees, this amount will be
  shared.
* AWARD COMMITTEE The 2016 Alonzo Church Award Committee consists of
  the following four members: Catuscia Palamidessi, Gordon Plotkin,
  Wolfgang Thomas, and Moshe Vardi (chair).



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.



2016 SIGLOG ELECTION
  (respectfully submitted by Dale Miller, Chair of the Nominating Committee)
* PROCEDURE
  The Nominating Committee for the 2016 SIGLOG election has submitted
  the following ballot to the ACM.  The candidates are listed in the
  order they confirmed their participation with the committee.
  Information about the nomination procedure, including the option to
  petition to be on the ballot, can be found at
  http://www.acm.org/sigs/elections/pol_proc/.
  Vision statements from all the candidates will be collected and
  distributed to all SIGLOG members early in 2016.
* MESSAGE
  I wish to thank all those who have volunteered to be on the ballot.
  The enthusiasm shown by the many who responded demonstrates that there
  is very strong interest in SIGLOG and its future.
* CURRENT BALLOT
  - Chair
    1 Prakash Panangaden
    2 Prasad Sistla
    3 Simona Ronchi Della Rocca
    4 Frank de Boer
  - Vice Chair
    1 Luke Ong
    2 Frank Pfenning
    3 Martin Hofmann
    4 Leszek Pacholski
    5 Veronique Cortier
  - Treasurer
    1 Natarajan Shankar
    2 R. Ramanujam
    3 Vivek Nigam
    4 Amy Felty
  - Secretary
    1 Alexandra Silva
    2 Elaine Pimentel
    3 Zakaria Chihani



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
* 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
* NMR 2016
  April 22-24, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
  http://nmr2016.cs.uct.ac.za/
  Paper submission deadline: 28 January 2016
* 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
* Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal Special Issue
  Call for Papers
  Paper submission: January 30th, 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
* DISCOTEC 2016
  Second Call for Papers
  June 6-9, 2016, Heraklion, Greece
  http://2016.discotec.org/
  Paper submission: February 8, 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
* QPL 2016
  Call for papers
  June 6-10, 2016, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
  http://qpl2016.cis.strath.ac.uk
  Submission: March 13, 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
* ILP2016 - Call For Papers
  Call For Papers
  September 4th - 6th, 2016, London, UK
  http://ilp16.doc.ic.ac.uk
  Long paper submission: 13 May   2016
  Short Paper submission: 24 July  2016



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



16TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON NON-MONOTONIC REASONING (NMR 2016)
  Call for Papers
  Co-located with KR 2016 (http://kr2016.cs.uct.ac.za/)
  and DL 2016 (http://dl2016.cs.uct.ac.za/).
  April 22-24, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
  http://nmr2016.cs.uct.ac.za/
* AIMS: NMR is the premier forum for results in the area of
  Non-Monotonic Reasoning. Its aim is to bring together active
  researchers in this broad field within knowledge representation and
  reasoning (KR), including belief revision, uncertain reasoning,
  reasoning about actions, planning, logic programming, preferences,
  argumentation, causality, and many other related topics including
  systems and applications.
* As a novelty, NMR 2016 will no longer have different tracks in order
  to not force submissions and presentations into a strict
  format. Instead, we would like to foster connections between the
  different fields of nonmonotonic reasoning and provide a forum for
  emerging topics. We especially invite papers on systems and
  applications, as well as position papers and papers addressing
  benchmark issues.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - Paper submission deadline: 28 January 2016
    (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nmr2016)
  - Notification of acceptance: 25 February 2016
  - Camera-ready papers due: 15 March 2016
  - Workshop: 22-24 April 2016



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
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  - Amal Ahmed    (USA)
  - Ichiro Hasuo  (Japan)
  - Gerard Huet   (France)
  - Tobias Nipkow (Germany)
* PROGRAM CHAIRS
  - Delia Kesner (Univ.  Paris-Diderot)
  - Brigitte Pientka (McGill University)
  fscd16@easychair.org
* SPECIAL ISSUE
  After the conference, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit
  extended versions of their work to a special issue published in the
  open-access journal Logical Methods in Computer Science (LMCS).
* SATELLITE EVENTS
  The  following meetings and  workshops are  colocated with  FSCD 2016:
  CL&C, DCM, HDRA, HOR, IFIP  Working Group 1.6, ITRS, Linearity, LFMTP,
  LSFA, UNIF, WPTE, WWV.



Performance Modeling and Analysis of Wireless Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks
  A Special Issue in Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal
  Call for Papers
  http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ad-hoc-networks/call-for-papers/special
  -issue-on-modeling-and-performance-evaluation-of-wire/
* IMPORTANT DATES
  - Paper submission: January 30th, 2016
  - First round notification: March 30th, 2016
  - First round revision: April 30th, 2016
  - Second round notification: June 30th, 2016
  - Final papers: July 15th, 2016
* A primary aim of wireless ad-hoc networks is to deliver data in
  areas where there is no pre-defined infrastructure. In these
  networks, the users, but also the network entities can be
  potentially mobile. Wireless ad-hoc networks have recently witnessed
  their fastest growth period ever in history. Real wireless ad-hoc
  networks are now implemented, deployed and tested, and this trend is
  likely to increase in the future. However, as such networks are
  increasingly complex, performance modeling and evaluation play a
  crucial part in their design process to ensure their successful
  deployment and exploitation in practice.
* This special issue on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of
  Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks era aims to open a new critical debate on
  the evaluation of wireless ad-hoc networks. In particular, we seek
  original theoretical and/or practical contributions, from
  researchers and practitioners that identify and address issues in
  evaluating wireless ad-hoc networks.
* A detailed submission guideline is available as a Guide to Authors
  at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/adhoc
* Editor in Chief
  Ian Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology
* Guest Editors
  - Monica Aguilar Igartua, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  - Carolina Tripp Barba, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa
  - Cristina Alcaraz Tello, University of Malaga



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)



11th INTERNATIONAL FEDERATED CONFERENCE DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING TECHNIQUES (DISCOTEC 2016)
  Second Call for Papers
  June 6-9, 2016, Heraklion, Greece
  http://2016.discotec.org/
  Paper submission: February 8, 2016
* The DisCoTec series of federated conferences is one of the major
  events sponsored by the International Federation for Information
  processing (IFIP). The main conferences are:
  - COORDINATION 2016: 18th IFIP International Conference on
    Coordination Models and Languages
  - DAIS 2016: 16th IFIP International Conference on
    Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems
  - FORTE: 36th IFIP International Conference on Formal
    Techniques for Distributed Objects, Components and Systems
* This year IFIP offers an award for the best paper of DisCoTec.
* Topics of interest for each conference can be found on the webpage.
* Important Dates:
  - Abstract submission: February 1, 2016
  - Paper submission: February 8, 2016
  - Notification: March 21, 2016
  - Camera-ready version: April 4, 2016
  - Early registration: May 9, 2016
* Invited Speakers:
  - Tim Harris (Oracle Labs, UK)
  - Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA, France)
  - Vijay Saraswat (IBM Research, USA)
* Conference Chairs:
  - General: Kostas Magoutis (University of Ioannina & ICS-FORTH, Greece)
  - Publicity: George Baryannis (University of Huddersfield, UK)
  - Workshops: Vincenzo Gulisano (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  - COORDINATION PC: Alberto Lluch Lafuente (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark),
    Jose Proenca, KU Leuven (Belgium and University of Minho, Portugal)
  - DAIS PC: Evangelia Kalyvianaki (City University London, UK),
    Mark Jelasity (University of Szeged, Hungary)
  - FORTE PC: Elvira Albert (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain),
    Ivan Lanese (University of Bologna/INRIA, Italy)



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)



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
  spreen@math.uni-siegen.de 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.



THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LOGIC (QPL 2016)
  Call for papers
  June 6-10, 2016, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
  http://qpl2016.cis.strath.ac.uk
  Submission: March 13, 2016
* The 13th International Workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL)
  will take place at the University of Strathclyde between Tuesday 7
  and Friday 10 June, 2016.  The workshop brings together researchers
  working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum
  computing, and related areas, with a focus on structural
  perspectives and the use of logical tools, ordered algebraic and
  category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods,
  and other computer science techniques applied to the study of
  physical behaviour in general.
* INVITED SPEAKERS
  - Elham Kashefi (University of Edinburgh)
  - Tom Leinster (University of Edinburgh, to be confirmed)
  - Krysta Svore (Microsoft Research)
  - Stephanie Wehner (Technical University Delft)
* PROGRAM CHAIRS
  Ross Duncan (University of Strathclyde)
  Chris Heunen (University of Edinburgh)
* SATELLITES
  On Monday June 6 there will be tutorial lectures. More details will
  be announced later.On Saturday June 11 there will be a satellite
  workshop on "Semantic spaces at the intersection of natural language
  processing, physics, and cognitive science". More details can be
  found at: https://www.sites.google.com/site/semspworkshop.
* IMPORTANT DATES
  Submission: March 13, 2016
  Notification: April 24
  Papers ready: May 29
  Tutorials: June 6
  Workshop: June 7-10
* REGISTRATION AND SUPPORT
  We encourage participation of graduate students and those with
  caregiving responsibilities. We hope to be able to provide limited
  financial support for travel and accommodations;



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).



THE 26TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUCTIVE LOGIC PROGRAMMING (ILP2016)
  Call For Papers
  September 4th - 6th, 2016, London, UK
  http://ilp16.doc.ic.ac.uk
* AIMS: The ILP conference series is the premier international forum
  for learning from structured relational data. Originally focusing on
  the induction of logic programs, over the years it has expanded its
  research horizon significantly and welcomes contributions to all
  aspects of learning in logic, multi-relational data mining,
  statistical relational learning, graph and tree mining, learning in
  other (non-propositional) logic-based knowledge representation
  frameworks, exploring intersections to statistical learning and
  other probabilistic approaches.
* TOPICS OF INTEREST include:
  - Theoretical aspects: logical-foundations of learning;
  - computational/statistical learning theory; specialisation and
  - generalisation; probabilistic logic-based learning; graph and tree
  - mining.  Representation and languages for learning: logic
  - programming; Datalog;first-order logic; description logic and
  - ontologies; higher-order logic; Answer Set Programming;
  - probabilistic logic languages; constraint logic programming;
  - knowledge graphs.  Algorithms and systems: learning with
  - (semi-)structured data; (semi-)supervised and unsupervised
  - relational learning; relational reinforcement learning; predicate
  - invention; propositionalisation approaches; multi-instance learning;
  - learning in the presence of uncertainty; meta-level learning.
  - Applications of learning in: art; bioinformatics; systems biology;
  - games; medical informatics; robotics; natural language processing;
  - web-mining; software engineering; modelling and adaptation of
  - control systems; socio-technical systems.
  In addition to the above topics, ILP 2016 is also encouraging
  contributions in the areas of cognitive technologies, knowledge
  acquisition from big data, the cloud and crowd sourced data, deep
  relational learning, as well as contributions on the application of
  any of these solutions to real world problems.
  The conference will host keynote talks from both industry and academia
  and will run the first International ILP Competition.
* Submission guidlines: please see the conference website
* IMPORTANT DATES:
  - Abstract registration:       7 May   2016
  - Long paper submission:      13 May   2016
  - Long Paper notification:    26 June  2016
  - Short Paper submission:     24 July  2016
  - Short Paper notification:   28 July  2016
* We expect there will be a special issue of the Machine Learning
  Journal following the conference, which will be open for
  everyone. This special issue will welcome conference submissions
  from all three categories, which should be significantly revised and
  extended, to meet the MLJ criteria, and will be re-reviewed by PC
  members.
* CONFERENCE AND PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:
  - Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London UK
  - James Cussens, University of York, UK
* ILP COMPETITION CHAIR;
  Mark Law, Imperial College London, UK
* PUBLICITY CHAIR:
  Krysia Broda, Imperial College London, UK
* ASSOCIATED EVENT:
  3rd International Workshop on Probabilistic Logic Programming



MULTIPLE PHD POSITIONS IN INFORMATION SECURITY AT ETH ZURICH
* The Institute of Information Security headed by Prof. David Basin at
  ETH Zurich has multiple open positions for PhD students on research
  projects in the area of formal methods for information security.  We
  are looking for enthusiastic outstanding Computer Science or
  Mathematics students with a strong background in at least two of the
  following topics: formal methods (or mathematical logic),
  probability theory and statistics, cryptography, and information
  security.  Experience in formal software development by refinement,
  with an interactive theorem prover, or security protocols will be
  advantageous.
* PhD students are paid employees of ETH Zurich. Salary and employment
  conditions are attractive. Zurich is a diverse and multicultural
  city which is consistently rated among the best cities in the world
  in which to live.  ETH Zurich regulations require PhD students to
  hold a Masters or equivalent degree (e.g., Diplom). All candidates
  matching the profile above are encouraged to apply as soon as
  possible. We will process applications until all positions are
  filled. Successful candidates are expected to start soon after
  acceptance, but the starting date is negotiable. Applications should
  include a CV, brief description of research interests, transcripts
  of grades, letters of recommendation from teachers or employers,
  and, if possible, the Master's or Bachelor's thesis and
  publications.
* Applications and inquiries should be sent to Sasa Radomirovic at the
  following email address: infsec.positions@inf.ethz.ch



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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