SIGLOG Monthly 178 January 1, 2016 ******************************************************************* * 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 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. * 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) email@example.com * 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 (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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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