SIGLOG Monthly 181 April 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 - Call for Student Volunteers 2016 SIGLOG Election - Update ACM SIGLOG Announcement * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS FSCD 2016 - Satellite events and upcoming deadlines RuleML 2016 - Call for Papers LFCS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION + WADLERFEST - Call for Participation HDRA 2016 - Call for Papers FORMATS 2016 - Call for Papers GETFUN 4.0 - Call for Papers VMW 2016 - Call for Applications for Student Travel Scholarships QBF 2016 - Call for Papers HSST 2016 - Call for Participation and Abstracts SYNT 2016 - Call for Papers FMICS-AVoCS 2016 - Call for Papers WISTP 2016 - Call For Papers FMCAD 2016 - Call For Papers CRITIS 2016 - Call For Papers RV 2016 - Call For Papers ILP2016 - Call For Papers SETTA 2016 - Call For Papers GandALF 2016 - Call For Papers RuleML 2016 Challenge - Call for Papers IJCAR 2016 WORKSHOP - Call for Position Statements HIGHLIGHTS 2016 - Call for Presentations SECURECOMM 2016 - Call For Papers TIME 2016 - First Call for Papers SSBSS 2016 - Call for Participation ICDT 2017 - Call for Papers * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS PHD & POSTDOC POSITION AT TU DORTMUND PHD STUDENTSHIP IN THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF COMPUTING PHD & POSTDOC POSITION AT JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2016) Call for Student Volunteers July 5-8, 2016, New York City, USA * APPLICATION FORM: http://goo.gl/forms/7f4Pg6blBU * APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 May 2016 at 23:59 EST * DETAILS: http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics16/volunteers.html * LICS 2016 will be held in New York City from July 5-8 2016, with affiliated workshops July 9-10. The LICS 2016 Program for Student Volunteers gives full- or part-time university students from around the world the opportunity to attend and contribute to a premier forum for all areas of logic in computer science. As a LICS 2016 Student Volunteer, you will interact closely with researchers, academics and practitioners from various disciplines and meet other students from around the world. * LICS is pleased to offer a number of opportunities for student volunteers, who are vital to the efficient operation and continued success of the conference each year. The student volunteer program is a chance for students from around the world to participate in the conferences whilst assisting us in preparing and running the event. * Job assignments for student volunteers include assisting with technical sessions, workshops, tutorials and panels, checking badges at doors, operating the information desk, helping with traffic flow, and general assistance to keep the conferences running smoothly. * In return, volunteers are granted free registration to the conferences free access to affiliated workshops, and free access to the Logic Mentoring Workshop (LMW). * All students are required to submit the online application by the deadline listed above. Late applications will be accepted only if there is space available. * For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Conference Chair (Eric Koskinen) at email@example.com. For further details, please see this web page: http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics16/volunteers.html 2016 SIGLOG ELECTION -UPDATE * SIGLOG will hold elections in 2016. The slate of candidates can be found on the ACM election page http://www.acm.org/elections/sigs/elections and is as follows: * CHAIR Frank de Boer Prakash Panangaden Simona Ronchi Della Rocca Aravinda Prasad Sistla * VICE-CHAIR Veronique Cortier Martin Hofmann Luke Ong Leszek Pacholski Frank Pfenning * SECRETARY Zakaria Chihani Elaine Pimentel Alexandra Silva * TREASURER Amy Felty Vivek Nigam R. Ramanujam Natarajan Shankar * IMPORTANT DATES: - 15 April 2016 - Election site goes live. SIG members are sent an email notification with voting instructions. - 3 June 2016 - All ballots due/online election voting site closed. - 1 July 2016 - Elections completed, all candidates notified of results by or before this date. Winners take office. 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 * FSCD 2016 Satellite events and upcoming deadlines 22 June -- 26 June 2016, Porto, Portugal http://fscd2016.dcc.fc.up.pt/ http://fscd2016.dcc.fc.up.pt/programme/workshopList/ * RuleML 2016 Call for Papers Stony Brook, NY, 6-9 July, 2016 http://2016.ruleml.org/calls Extended Paper Submission Date: April 4, 2016 * LFCS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION + WADLERFEST Call for Participation 11-13 April 2016, Edinburgh LFCS30: http://events.inf.ed.ac.uk/lfcs30/ WadlerFest: http://events.inf.ed.ac.uk/wf2016/ * HDRA 2016 Call for Papers 25-26 June 2016, Porto, Portugal http://hdra.gforge.inria.fr/ Co-located with the FSCD conference Submission: 15 April, 2016 * FORMATS 2016 Second Call for Papers August 24-26, 2016, Quebec City, Canada http://formats2016.lsv.fr Abstract Submission: April 15, 2016 Paper Submission: April 22, 2016 * GETFUN 4.0 Call For Papers Jul 1-2, 2016, Coimbra, Portugal http://sqig.math.ist.utl.pt/GeTFun/4.0 Abstract Submission: April 15, 2016 * VMW 2016 Call for Applications for Student Travel Scholarships http://i-cav.org/2016/vmw/ Deadline for submission of applications: April 15, 2016 co-located with CAV in Toronto, Canada, July 18, 2016 * QBF 2016 Call for Papers July 4 2016, Bordeaux, France http://fmv.jku.at/qbf16/ Paper submission deadline: 20 April 2016 * HSST 2016 Call for participation and abstracts June 13 - 16, 2016, Halmstad University, Sweden http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/HSST_2016 * SYNT 2016 - First Call for Papers Toronto, Canada, July 17, 2016 http://formal.epfl.ch/synt/2016/ Paper submission: April 22, 2016 * FMICS-AVoCS 2016 Call for Papers 26-29 September 2016, Pisa, Italy http://fmics-avocs.isti.cnr.it/ Abstract submission: April 18, 2016 Paper submission: April 25, 2016 * WISTP 2016 Call for Papers Heraklion, Crete, Greece -- 26-27 September 2016 http://www.wistp.org/ Paper Submission due: 3 May 2016 * FMCAD 2016 First Call for Papers Mountain View, CA, USA, October 3-6, 2016 http://www.fmcad.org/FMCAD16 Abstract Submission: May 02, 2016 Paper Submission: May 09, 2016 * CRITIS 2016 Call for Papers Paris, France, October 10-12, 2016 http://www.critis2016.org Submission of full papers: May 10, 2016 * RV 2016 - 1st Call for Papers September 23-30, Madrid, Spain http://rv2016.imag.fr Abstract deadline: May 8, 2016 Paper and tutorial deadline: May 15, 2016 * 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 * SETTA 2016 Call for Papers Nov. 9-11, 2016, Beijing, China http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/setta/ Abstract Submission: May 12, 2016 Full Paper Submission: May 19, 2016 * GandALF 2016 Call for Papers September 14-16, Catania, Italy http://gandalf2016.dmi.unict.it Abstract submission: May 20 Paper submission: May 27 * RuleML 2016 Challenge Call for Papers 6-9 July, 2016, Stony Brook University, USA http://2016.ruleml.org/challenge Paper Submission: June 1st, 2016 * IJCAR 2016 Workshop Path not taken Call for Position Statements 2nd July 2016 in Coimbra, Portugal Submission deadline: 1st June 2016 * HIGHLIGHTS 2016 Call for Presentations September 6-9, 2016, Brussels, Belgium http://highlights-conference.org Submission deadline: June 3, 2016 * SECURECOMM 2016 Call For Papers October 10-12, 2016, Guangzhou, People's Rupublic of China http://securecomm.org Paper Submission due: June 15, 2016 * TIME 2016 First Call for Papers October 17-19, 2016, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark http://time2016.compute.dtu.dk/ Paper submission: June 20th, 2016 * SSBSS 2016 Call for Participation 8-14 July 2016, Volterra (Pisa), Tuscany, Italy * ICDT 2017 Call for papers 27-31 March, 2017, Venice, Italy http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/michael.benedikt/icdt17.html Paper deadine (2nd submission cycle): September 18, 2016 FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTATION AND DEDUCTION (FSCD'16) Satellite events and upcoming deadlines 22 June -- 26 June 2016, Porto, Portugal http://fscd2016.dcc.fc.up.pt/ http://fscd2016.dcc.fc.up.pt/programme/workshopList/ * Various meetings and workshops are colocated with FSCD 2016. The following is a summary of them, with the upcoming deadlines (based on the data as of 18 March 2016). For the latest information please visit each event's webpage. * Upcoming deadlines (in the chronological order): - ITRS: March 28-31, 2016 - LSFA: April 8, 2016 - LFMTP: April 8-13, 2016 - LINEARITY: April 8-15, 2016 - HDRA: April 15, 2016 - WWV: April 16, 2016 - HoTT/UF: April 20, 2016 - WPTE: April 22, 2016 - HOR: April 25, 2016 - DCM: April 29, 2016 - UNIF: May 1, 2016 * FSCD Satellite events: * 6th Workshop on Classical Logic and Computation (CL&C): http://www.di.unito.it/~stefano/CL&C/CL&C16.htm * 12th Workshop on Developments in Computational Models (DCM): http://dcm-workshop.org.uk/2016/ * 2nd Workshop on Higher-Dimensional Rewriting and Applications (HDRA): http://hdra.gforge.inria.fr/ * 8th Workshop on Higher-Order Rewriting (HOR): http://www.diku.dk/hjemmesider/ansatte/simonsen/HOR2016/ * 2nd Workshop on Homotopy Type Theory / Univalent Foundations (HoTT/UF): http://hott-uf.gforge.inria.fr/ * IFIP Working Group 1.6: Term Rewriting: http://cbr.uibk.ac.at/ifip-wg1.6/ * 8th Workshop on Intersection Types and Related Systems (ITRS): http://www-kb.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ITRS2016/ * 4th Workshop on Linearity (LINEARITY): http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~linearity16/ * 18th Workshop on Logical Frameworks and Meta-Languages: Theory and Practice (LFMTP): http://dlicata.web.wesleyan.edu/events/lfmtp2016/ * 11th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications (LSFA): http://lsfa2016.mat.unb.br/ * 30th Workshop on Unification (UNIF): http://users.mat.unimi.it/users/ghilardi/UNIF2016/ * 3rd Workshop on Rewriting Techniques for Program Transformations and Evaluation (WPTE): http://project.inria.fr/wpte2016/ * 12th Workshop on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems (WWV): http://www.lucavigano.com/WWV2016/ THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL WEB RULE SYMPOSIUM (RULEML 2016) Call for Papers Stony Brook, NY, 6-9 July, 2016 http://2016.ruleml.org/calls * The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is the leading international event in the field of rules and their applications. RuleML 2016, the tenth event in this series, will be held at Stony Brook University, USA. RuleML is the leading conference to build bridges between academia and industry in the field of rules and its applications, especially as part of the semantic technology stack. It is devoted to rule-based programming and rule-based systems including production rules systems, logic programming rule engines, and business rules engines/business rules management systems; Semantic Web rule languages and rule standards (e.g., RuleML, SWRL, RIF, PRR, SBVR, DMN, CL, Prolog); rule-based event processing languages (EPLs) and technologies; and research on inference rules, transformation rules, decision rules, production rules, and ECA rules. * Important dates: Extended Paper Submission Date: April 4, 2016 Author Notification: May 4, 2016 Camera Ready: May 18, 2016 Conference: 6-9 July, 2016 * Student Travel Support Some financial support is available to enable student authors to travel to the Symposium. LFCS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION + WADLERFEST Call for Participation 11-13 April 2016, Edinburgh LFCS30: http://events.inf.ed.ac.uk/lfcs30/ WadlerFest: http://events.inf.ed.ac.uk/wf2016/ * Founded in 1986 by Rod Burstall, Robin Milner, Gordon Plotkin and Matthew Hennessy, the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science is a community of theoretical computer scientists with interests in research topics such as concurrency, semantics, categories, algebra, types, logic, algorithms, complexity, databases, and modelling, and their applications in Computer Science and beyond. LFCS30, a celebration of thirty years of innovation in these areas, will take place in Edinburgh on 13th April with a programme of talks from current and former members of the LFCS, visitors, and friends. * LFCS30 will be preceded by WadlerFest, a celebration of Philip Wadler's 60th birthday, on 11-12 April. Phil will be presented with a festschrift entitled "A list of successes that can change the world". * For more information and registration instructions, see the above webpages. SECOND EDITION OF THE WORKSHOP ON HIGHER-DIMENSIONAL REWRITING AND APPLICATIONS (HDRA 2016) Call for Papers 25-26 June 2016, Porto, Portugal http://hdra.gforge.inria.fr/ Co-located with the FSCD conference * Over recent years, rewriting methods have been generalized from strings and terms to richer algebraic structures such as operads, monoidal categories, and more generally higher-dimensional categories. These extensions of rewriting fit in the general scope of higher-dimensional rewriting theory, which has emerged as a unifying algebraic framework. This approach allows one to perform homotopical and homological analysis of rewriting systems (Squier theory). It also provides new computational methods in the study of coherence of higher-dimensional algebraic structures, in combinatorial algebra (Artin-Tits monoids, Coxeter and Garside structures), in homotopical and homological algebra (construction of cofibrant replacements, Koszulness property). The workshop is open to all topics concerning higher-dimensional generalizations and applications of rewriting theory, including - higher-dimensional rewriting: polygraphs / computads, higher-dimensional generalizations of string/term/graph rewriting systems, etc. - homotopical invariants of rewriting systems: homotopical and homological finiteness properties, Squier theory, algebraic Morse theory, coherence results in algebra and higher-dimensional category theory, etc. - linear rewriting: presentations and resolutions of algebras and operads, Grobner bases and generalizations, homotopy and homology of algebras and operads, Koszul duality theory, etc. - applications of higher-dimensional and linear rewriting and their interactions with other fields: calculi for quantum computations, algebraic lambda-calculi, proof nets, topological models for concurrency, homotopy type theory, combinatorial group theory, etc. - implementations: the workshop will also be interested in implementation issues in higher-dimensional rewriting and will allow demonstrations of prototypes of existing and new tools in higher-dimensional rewriting. * Invited speakers - Michael Batanin (to be confirmed) - Joachim Kock - Pawel Sobocinski * Important dates - Submission: 15 April, 2016 - Notification: 11 May, 2016 - Final version: 27 May, 2016 - Conference: 25-26 June, 2016 * Organizers - Yves Guiraud (INRIA / Universite Paris 7) - Philippe Malbos (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1) - Samuel Mimram (Ecole Polytechnique) 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF TIMED SYSTEMS (FORMATS 2016) First Call for Papers http://formats2016.lsv.fr August 24-26, 2016, Quebec City, Canada colocated with CONCUR'16 and QEST'16 Submission: April 15 (Abstract), April 22 (Paper) * Topics - Foundations and Semantics Theoretical foundations of timed systems and languages; new models and logics or analysis and comparison of existing models (like automata, Petri nets, or process algebras involving quantitative time; hybrid automata; probabilistic automata and logics). - Methods and Tools Techniques, algorithms, data structures, and software tools for analyzing or synthesizing timed or hybrid systems and for resolving temporal constraints (scheduling, worst-case execution time analysis, optimization, model checking, testing, constraint solving, etc.) - Applications: Adaptation and specialization of timing technology in application domains in which timing plays an important role (real-time software, embedded control, hardware circuits, and problems of scheduling in manufacturing and telecommunication). * Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=formats2016 * Important Dates - Abstract Submission: April 15, 2016 - Paper Submission: April 22, 2016 - Notification: June 4, 2016 - Final paper due: June 11, 2016 - Conference: August 24-26, 2016 * General Chair - Josee Desharnais, (U. Laval, Canada) * PC Charis - Martin Franzle (U. Oldenburg, Germany) - Nicolas Markey (U. Paris-Saclay, France) * Invited Speakers - Scott Smolka, (U. Stony Brook, USA) - Oleg Sokolsky, (U. Pennsylvania, USA) - Ufuk Topcu, (U. Texas, USA) 4TH WORKSHOP ON COMPOSITIONAL MEANING IN LOGIC (GETFUN 4.0) Jul 1-2, 2016, Coimbra, Portugal http://sqig.math.ist.utl.pt/GeTFun/4.0 * Affiliated with IJCAR 2016 http://www.uc.pt/en/congressos/ijcar2016 * Abstract submission deadline: 15 Apr 2016 VERIFICATION MENTORING WORKSHOP 2016 (VMW 2016) Call for Applications for Student Travel Scholarships http://i-cav.org/2016/vmw/ Deadline for submission of applications: April 15, 2016 co-located with CAV in Toronto, Canada, July 18, 2016 * We are organizing a one‐day workshop called the Verification Mentoring Workshop (VMW). It is co‐ located with the International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV), to be held in Toronto, July 17‐23, 2015. CAV is a premier conference in the area of verification, dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer‐aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems. The goal of VMW is to attract early‐stage graduate students to pursue research careers in the area of computer‐aided verification and formal methods. * Invited talks at the workshop will cover a broad overview of research topics in the area (so students can follow sessions of interest at CAV), the range of career options and perspectives (academia, industry, research labs, etc), and an insight into reviewing process (for papers, grant and job applications). Participation of women and under‐represented minorities is especially encouraged. * We will provide travel scholarships to student participants (graduates, and rising Senior or Senior undergraduates), where the scholarships will cover registration for the VMW workshop and CAV conference, accommodations, plus travel expenses. The workshop website http://i-cav.org/2016/vmw is now accepting applications. * Important Dates: Deadline for submission of applications: April 15, 2016 Notification of travel scholarships awarded: May 1, 2016 VMW Workshop: July 18, 2016 * Organizers of VMW 2015: Aarti Gupta, Princeton, USA Ruzica Piskac, Yale, USA Andrey Rybalchenko, Microsoft Research, UK 4th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTIFIED BOOLEAN FORMULAS (AND BEYOND) (QBF 2016) Call for Papers July 4 2016, Bordeaux, France http://fmv.jku.at/qbf16/ * The goal of the International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas (and Beyond) is to bring together researchers working on theoretical and practical aspects of QBF solving and applications. Apart from topics related to QBF, topics of interest include the theory and practice of quantification in other formalisms like quantified constraint satisfaction problems (QCSP), satisfiability modulo theories (SMT) or theorem proving. The workshop is affiliated to and co-located with the SAT conference 2016, July 5-8, 2016. * Important dates: - Apr 20 2016: paper submission - May 23 2016: notification of acceptance - Jun 20 2016: camera-ready versions * Topics of interest (not limited to the following): QBF applications; encodings; benchmarks; certificates; proofs; proof formats; proof checkers; decision procedures; QBF solving; implementation details; structural QBF solving; heuristics; preprocessing; quantifiers in SMT, QCSP, and theorem proving; * Please see the workshop website for further information: http://fmv.jku.at/qbf16/ THE 6TH HALMSTAD SUMMER SCHOOL ON TESTING (HSST 2016) Call for participation and abstracts June 13 - 16, 2016, Halmstad University, Sweden http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/HSST_2016 * SCOPE. Software testing accounts for a major part of software development cost and effort, yet the current practice of software testing is often insufficiently structured and disciplined. There have been various attempts in the past decades to bring more rigour and structure into this field, resulting in several industrial-strength processes, techniques and tools for different levels of testing. The 6th Halmstad Summer School on Testing provides an overview of the state of the art in testing, including theory, industrial cases, tools and hands-on tutorials by internationally-renowned researchers. * TUTORIALS. - Automatic Software Verification with the Infer Static Analyzer (Dino Distefano, Queen Mary, University of London and Facebook, UK) - Testing and Verification Methods for Many-Core Concurrency (Alastair F. Donaldson, Imperial College, UK) - Is Mutation Analysis Ready for Prime Time? (Jeff Offutt, George Mason University, USA) - Fault Model-Based Testing from State-Oriented Models (Alexandre Petrenko, Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM), Canada) - The Role of Testing and Tools for Innovation (Per Runeson, Lund University, Sweden) - Fault Tree Analysis (Marielle Stoelinga, University of Twente, The Netherlands) * Ph.D. Symposium We have 6 time slots for Ph.D. presentations, where each student gets to present her/his research project (and possibly results) and receive feedback from our experts. We solicit abstracts of 2 pages in the EasyChair Style in order to make a selection (see:http://www.easychair.org/publications/for_authors ). The abstract should contain a clear overview of the problem description, approach, (existing results, if any,) and future milestone. Abstract submissions can be made already via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hsst2016 . * IMPORTANT DATES - The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2016. - The registration deadline is April 15, 2016. * Further details: http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/HSST_2016 5TH WORKSHOP ON SYNTHESIS (SYNT 2016) Call For Papers Toronto, Canada, July 17, 2016 http://formal.epfl.ch/synt/2016/ * Contributions of interest include algorithms, complexity and decidability analysis, as well as reproducible heuristics, implemented tools, and experimental evaluation. * Application domains include software, hardware, embedded, and cyberphysical systems. Computation models include functional, reactive, hybrid and timed systems. Identifying, formalizing, and evaluating synthesis in particular application domains is encouraged. * Of interest are both approaches that explore alternative development methods and approaches that improve upon the automation of design, compilation, and optimization techniques currently in widespread use. * All appropriate underlying methods are of interest, including above formal methods and techniques that build upon computer-aided verification, but also machine learning techniques. All formalizable forms of specifications of potential practical interest are considered, including contracts, temporal logic specifications, quantitative objectives, partial systems, and input/output examples. * Of great interest is understanding and making productive use of relationships between synthesis and related topics such as repair, fault localization, testing, discovery of inductive invariants, parameter optimization, constraints solving, theorem proving (including SMT, superposition-based, inductive, and higher-order theorem proving). * We strongly encourage submissions that will connect current advances in synthesis and the area of inductive programming. * Submission details: http://formal.epfl.ch/synt/2016/ * Important dates: - Paper submission: April 22, 2016 - Author notification: May 30, 2016 - Workshop: July 17, 2016 * Program Chairs: - Rayna Dimitrova (MPI-SWS) - Ruzica Piskac (Yale University) * SYNT 2016 is a satellite event of CAV 2016 and will take place on July 17 in Toronto, Canada. INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FORMAL METHODS FOR INDUSTRIAL CRITICAL SYSTEMS AND AUTOMATED VERIFICATION OF CRITICAL SYSTEMS (FMICS-AVoCS 2016) 26-29 September 2016, Pisa, Italy http://fmics-avocs.isti.cnr.it/ Preliminary Call for Papers * AIMS: The aim of the FMICS workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry. The aim of the AVoCS workshop series is to contribute to the interaction and exchange of ideas among members of the international research community on tools and techniques for the verification of critical systems. In 2016, FMICS and AVoCS join their forces to hold a workshop combining their themes on Formal Methods and Automated Verification. For FMICS, this will be the 21st, for AVoCS the 16th edition. In particular, FMICS-AVoCS 2016 aims to bring together scientists and engineers that are active in the area of formal methods, develop tools and techniques for the automated verification of critical systems, and are interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods and tools. * IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract submission: April 18, 2016 - Paper submission: April 25, 2016 - Notification: June 19, 2016 - Final version: July 10, 2016 - Workshop: September 26-29, 2016 * TOPICS of interest include (but are not limited to): - Design, specification, refinement, code generation and testing of critical systems based on formal methods - Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, learning, optimization and transformation of critical systems, in particular distributed, real-time systems and embedded systems - Automated verification (model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT constraint solving, abstract interpretation, etc.) of critical systems - Verification and validation methods that address shortcomings of existing methods with respect to their industrial applicability (e.g., scalability and usability issues) - Tools for the development of formal design descriptions - Case studies and experience reports on industrial applications of formal methods, focusing on lessons learned or identification of new research directions - Impact of the adoption of formal methods on the development process and associated costs - Application of formal methods in standardization and industrial forums * GENERAL CHAIR - Maurice ter Beek (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy) * PC CHAIRS - Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy) - Alexander Knapp (Augsburg University, Germany) 10TH WISTP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SECURITY THEORY, AND PRACTICE (WISTP 2016) Call for papers Heraklion, Crete, Greece -- 26-27 September 2016 http://www.wistp.org/ * The 10th WISTP International Conference on Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP 2016) see ks original submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and privacy, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems, the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. We encourage submissions from other communities such as law, business, and policy that present these communities' perspectives on technological issues. * Important dates: - Paper Submission due: 3 May 2016 - Notification to authors: 4 July 2016 - Camera ready due: 14 July 2016 * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL METHODS IN COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (FMCAD 2016) First Call for Papers Mountain View, CA, USA, October 3-6, 2016 http://www.fmcad.org/FMCAD16 * TOPICS OF INTEREST FMCAD welcomes submission of papers reporting original research on advances in all aspects of formal methods technology and its application to computer-aided design. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): -- Model checking, theorem proving, equivalence checking, abstraction and reduction, compositional methods, decision procedures at the bit- and word-level, probabilistic methods, combinations of deductive methods and decision procedures. -- Synthesis and compilation for computer system descriptions, modeling, specification, and implementation languages, formal semantics of languages and their subsets, model-based design, design derivation and transformation, correct-by-construction methods. -- Application of formal and semi-formal methods to functional and non-functional specification and validation of hardware and software, including timing and power modeling, verification of computing systems on all levels of abstraction, system-level design and verification for embedded and cyberphysical systems, hardware- software co-design and verification, transaction-level verification. -- Experience with the application of formal and semi-formal methods to industrial-scale designs; tools that represent formal verification enablement, new features, or a substantial improvement in the automation of formal methods. -- Application of formal methods in areas beyond computer systems, including formal methods describing processes studied in other areas of science, engineering, and humanities. -- (New) Application of formal methods to verifying safety, connectivity and security properties of networks and distributed systems. * IMPORTANT DATES (AoE) - Abstract Submission: May 02, 2016 - Paper Submission: May 09, 2016 - Author Response Period: June 17-21, 2016 - Author Notification: July 09, 2016 - Camera-Ready Version: Aug 09, 2016 - FMCAD Tutorial Day: October 3, 2016 - FMCAD Regular Program: October 4-6, 2016 * SUBMISSIONS: see http://www.fmcad.org/FMCAD16 * PROGRAM CHAIRS: - Muralidhar Talupur, FormalSim Inc - Helmut Veith, Technische Universitaet Wien THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURES SECURITY (CRITIS 2016) Call for Papers Paris, France, October 10-12, 2016 http://www.critis2016.org * CRITIS 2016 covers five thematic foci. Paper submissions should focus on one of the following topics: - Technologies: Innovative responses for the protection of cyber-physical systems - Procedures and organisational aspects in C(I)IP: Policies, best practices and lessons learned - Advances in Human Factors, decision support, and cross-sector CI(I)P approaches - focus on end-users - Special private stakeholder session opic - Young CRITIS and CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (CYCA) Full details available at http://www.critis2016.org * Important Dates: - Submission of full papers: May 10, 2016 - Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2016 - Camera-ready papers: September 1, 2016 - CRITIS 2016 event: October 10-12, 2016 * General Chairs - Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Director of UIC, represented by UIC Security Division * Program Chairs - Roberto Setola, Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma - Hypatia Nassopoulos, Ecole des Ingenieurs de la Ville de Paris, France 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RUNTIME VERIFICATION (RV 2016) September 23-30, Madrid, Spain http://rv2016.imag.fr * SCOPE: Runtime verification is concerned with monitoring and analysis of software and hardware system executions. Runtime verification techniques are crucial for system correctness, reliability, and robustness; they are significantly more powerful and versatile than conventional testing, and more practical than exhaustive formal verification. Runtime verification can be used prior to deployment, for testing, verification, and debugging purposes, and after deployment for ensuring reliability, safety, and security and for providing fault containment and recovery as well as online system repair. Topics of interest to the conference include: - specification languages - specification mining - program instrumentation - monitor construction techniques - logging, recording, and replay - runtime enforcement, fault detection, localization, containment, recovery and repair - program steering and adaptation - metrics and statistical information gathering - combination of static and dynamic analyses - program execution visualization - monitoring techniques for safety/mission-critical systems - monitoring distributed systems, cloud services, and big data applications - monitoring security and privacy policies * INVITED SPEAKERS Gul Agha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) Oded Maler (CNRS and University of Grenoble-Alpes, France) Fred B. Schneider (Cornell University, USA) * OVERVIEW: RV 2016 will be held September 23-30 in Madrid, Spain. RV 2016 will feature the first summer school on Runtime Verification (September 23-25), two workshop days (September 26-25), and three conference days (September 28-30). * INFORMATION ON SUBMISSIONS: http://rv2016.imag.fr * IMPORTANT DATES Research and tool papers as well as tutorials will follow the following timeline: - Abstract deadline: May 8, 2016 - Paper and tutorial deadline: May 15, 2016 - Tutorial notification: June 1, 2016 - Paper notification: July 11, 2016 - Camera ready deadline: August 8, 2016 - Summer school: September 23-25, 2016 - Workshops and tutorials: September 26-27, 2016 - Conference: September 28-30, 2016 * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS Ylies Falcone, Univ. Grenoble-Alpes and Inria, France Cesar Sanchez, IMDEA Software, Madrid, Spain * TOOL COMMITTEE CHAIR Klaus Havelund, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA 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 SYMPOSIUM ON DEPENDABLE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING: THEORIES, TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS (SETTA 2016) Call for Papers Nov. 9-11, 2016, Beijing, China http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/setta/ * IMPORTANT DATES (AoE) - Abstract Submission: May 12, 2016 - Full Paper Submission: May 19, 2016 - Notification to Authors: Jul. 15, 2016 - Camera-ready Paper: Aug. 6, 2016 * The aim of the symposium is to bring together international researchers and practitioners in the field of software technology. Its focus is on formal methods and advanced software technologies, especially for engineering complex, large-scale artifacts like cyber-physical systems, networks of things, enterprise systems, or cloud-based services. Contributions relating to formal methods or integrating them with software engineering, as well as papers advancing scalability or widening the scope of rigorous methods to new design goals are especially welcome. * Submission details: http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/setta/ THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GAMES, AUTOMATA, LOGICS AND FORMAL VERIFICATION (GandALF 2016) Call for papers September 14-16, Catania, Italy. http://gandalf2016.dmi.unict.it * TOPICS OF INTEREST: The topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to, the following: Automata Theory Automated Deduction Computational aspects of Game Theory Concurrency and Distributed computation Decision Procedures Deductive, Compositional, and Abstraction Techniques for Verification Finite Model Theory First-order and Higher-order Logics Formal Languages Formal Methods for Systems Biology, Hybrid, Embedded, and Mobile Systems Games and Automata for Verification Game Semantics Logical aspects of Computational Complexity Logics of Programs Modal and Temporal Logics Model Checking Models of Reactive and Real-Time Systems Program Analysis and Software Verification Run-time Verification and Testing Specification and Verification of Finite and Infinite-state Systems Synthesis * INVITED SPEAKERS - Luca Bertolussi (University of Trieste, Italy) - Joanna Golinska-Pilarek (Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, Poland) - Arnaud Sangnier (Laboratoire LIAFA, Universit=C3=A9 Paris Diderot, France) * IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract submission: May 20 - Paper submission: May 27 - Notification: July 1 - Camera-ready: July 29 * CHAIRS Domenico Cantone, Univ. of Catania, Italy (co-chair) Giorgio Delzanno, Univ. of Genoa, Italy (co-chair) 10TH INTERNATIONAL RULE CHALLENGE 2016 (RULEML 2016 CHALLENGE) Call for Papers 6-9 July, 2016, Stony Brook University, USA http://2016.ruleml.org/challenge * co-located with (in New York state): The Joint Multi-Conference on Human-Level Artificial Intelligence 2016 (July 16-19, 2016) http://ijcai-16.org/ * About Rule Challenge 2016 The RuleML 2016 Challenge is one of the highlights at the RuleML 2016 Conference, and seeks to provide a competition among innovative rule-oriented applications, aimed at both the research and industrial side. * Topics. Key themes of the RuleML 2016 Challenge include, but are not limited to the following: - Demos related to the RuleML 2016 Track Topics - Rule-based Event Processing and Stream Reasoning - Business Rules Modeling - Benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines - Distributed rule bases and rule services - Rules and model driven engineering - Reports on industrial experience about rule systems - Real cases and practical experiences - (new) Mobile deployment of rule-based reasoning, including (but not limited to): -- Use cases of mobile rule-based reasoning -- Fine-tuning reasoning techniques to cope with mobile hardware limitations -- Realizing efficient crowd-sourced, voting-based, ... processing, by taking advantage of distributed mobile peer-to-peer opportunities -- Benchmarking mobile rule system performances, and comparing it to desktop/server performance * Important Dates - Paper Submission: June 1st, 2016 - Notification: June 13th, 2016 - Camera Ready: June 19th, 2016 - Conference Date: July 6-9, 2016 IJCAR 2016 WORKSHOP ON PATHS NOT TAKEN: THINKING ABOUT THE PROCESS OF PROOF (IJCAR 2016 WORKSHOP) https://pathsnottakenblog.wordpress.com 2nd July 2016 in Coimbra, Portugal. In association with IJCAR 2016. * Keynote speaker: J Strother Moore, University of Texas at Austin. * Important dates Submission deadline: 1st June 2016 Notification of final programme: 15th June 2016 Workshop: 2nd July 2016 * Call for Position Statements: Position statements of up to 500 words should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st June 2016. They should be in PDF format, and include your name, email address and affiliation, and a short paragraph describing your background or experience in machine proof. Please indicate whether you would be willing to have your statement posted on this blog. * Position statements might address topics such as: - what do you find hardest or most challenging about machine proof? - what do you do when you get stuck in a machine proof? - what is the best advice you have ever been given about machine proof? - what was your biggest failure in a machine proof? - how do you plan and organise a machine proof? - what is the best way to teach others to do machine proofs? * The scope of the workshop covers research in automated reasoning, formal methods and proof processes. For futher details please visit the workshop website: https://pathsnottakenblog.wordpress.com FOURTH CONFRENCE ON HIGHLIGHTS OF LOGIC, GAMES AND AUTOMATA (HIGHLIGHTS 2016) Call for Presentations September 6-9, 2016, Brussels, Belgium http://highlights-conference.org * HIGHLIGHTS 2016 is the fourth conference on Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata which aims at integrating the community working in these fields. Papers from these areas are dispersed across many conferences, which makes them difficult to follow. A visit to Highlights conference should offer a wide picture of the latest research in the field and a chance to meet everybody in the community, not just those who happen to publish in one particular proceedings volume. We encourage you to attend and present your best work, be it already published or not, at the Highlights conference. * Representative areas include, but are not restricted to: logic and finite model theory, automata theory, games for logic and verification. * You submit a proposal for a presentation, not a paper. Hence, submissions should have a single author, who is the speaker. Since we expect you to present your favorite result of the year, there should be at most one submission per speaker. The abstract, of 1-2 pages, may include a list of coauthors. There are no formal proceedings and we encourage submission of work presented elsewhere. Submissions are possible through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=3Dhighlights2016. * The program will further offer three keynotes by Meena Mahajan (Chennai), Andreas Maletti (Stuttgart), and Marc Zeitoun (Bordeaux), two invited sessions, organised by S=C5=82awomir Lasota (Warsaw) and Anca Muscholl (Bordeaux), and two tutorials by Benedikt Bollig (Cachan) and Anton=C3=ADn Ku=C4=8Dera (Prague). * Important dates: Submission deadline: June 3, 2016 Registration possible until August 7, 2016 12TH EAI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN COMMUNICATION NETWORKS (SECURECOMM 2016) Call for Papers October 10-12, 2016, Guangzhou, People's Rupublic of China http://securecomm.org * SecureComm seeks high-quality research contributions in the form of well-developed papers. Topics of interest encompass research advances in ALL areas of secure communications and networking. Topics in other areas (e.g., formal methods, database security, secure software, theoretical cryptography) will be considered only if a clear connection to private or secure communication/networking is demonstrated. * Important dates: - Paper Submission due: June 15, 2016 - Notification to authors: August 1, 2016 - Camera ready due: August 22, 2016 * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 23RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TEMPORAL REPRESENTATION AND REASONING (TIME 2016) First Call for Papers October 17-19, 2016, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark http://time2016.compute.dtu.dk/ * TIME 2016 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 23rd edition, has a wide remit and intends to cater to both theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the symposium is its interdisciplinarity, with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond. The symposium will encompass three tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in Artificial Intelligence, Databases and Logic and Verification. * Further details about the topics of interest can be found on the webpage. * Invited speakers: - Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark - Angelo Montanari, University of Udine, Italy - Paolo Terenziani, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy * Important dates: - Paper submission: June 20th, 2016 - Notification: July 25th, 2016 - Final version due: August 10th, 2016 - Symposium: October 17-19, 2016 3RD INT. SYNTHETIC AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL (SSBSS 2016) Call for Participation 8-14 July 2016, Volterra (Pisa), Tuscany, Italy * The 3rd International Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School is a great opportunity to exchange ideas and information with colleagues and peers from around the world and discover the latest trends and new exciting results in Synthetic and Systems Biology. * Further details: email@example.com http://www.taosciences.it/ssbss/ * Previous Editions: SSBSS 2015 http://www.taosciences.it/ssbss2015/ SSBSS 2014 http://www.taosciences.it/ssbss2014/ THE 20TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATABASE THEORY (ICDT 2017) Call for papers 27-31 March, 2017, Venice, Italy http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/michael.benedikt/icdt17.html * The series of ICDT conferences (http://icdt.tu-dortmund.de/) provides an international forum for the communication of research advances on the theoretical foundations of database systems. * ICDT has made significant changes to its submission dates, in co-ordination with its sibling conference PODS. There are now two submission cycles, with the first providing the possibility of revision. * First submission cycle: Abstract deadline: March 18, 2016 Full paper submission deadline: March 25, 2016 Accept/Reject/Revise Notification: May 29, 2016 * Second submission cycle: Abstract deadline: September 11, 2016 Full paper submission deadline: September 18, 2016 Notification: November 27, 2016 * Examples of relevant topics are: concurrency and recovery, distributed and parallel databases, cloud computing, connections between databases and knowledge representation, 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, database aspects of machine learning, model theory, logics, algebras, computational complexity, design, semantics, query languages, data models, data structures, algorithms for data management. PHD & POSTDOC POSITION AT TU DORTMUND * At TU Dortmund University, we are looking for talented and motivated PHD STUDENTS (or post-docs) interested in Database Theory or Logic and Complexity. The opening is in the working group of Thomas Schwentick and involves teaching in German language. * The official, complete job opening is available in German at https://service.tu-dortmund.de/documents/18/2120797/wiss.+Besch%C3%A4ftigte+bzw. +wiss.+Besch%C3%A4figter+%28Ref.-Nr.+w9-16%29/ee088546-c46b-40fb-9ad9 -235174c01b91?version=1.0 * CONTACT DETAILS For further details please contact Prof. Thomas Schwentick, firstname.lastname@example.org PHD STUDENTSHIP IN THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF COMPUTING * The deadline for this position has been extended to 18/04/2016. * The Department of Computer Science at Middlesex University, together with the LEO Computers Society are looking for a PhD Candidate for a research project in the area of History and Philosophy of Computing. This will incorporate research into the objectives, design, construction and market penetration of the LEO I, II and III computers, developed by the catering firm J. Lyons and Co., and its subsidiary LEO Computers Limited Ð subsequently incorporated in different companies (English Electric LEO, English Electric Leo Marconi, ICL, Standard Telephones and Cables and finally Fujitsu). * Further details and instructions on how to apply available at http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-research-degrees/research-studentships/david-tresman-caminer-studentship-for-the-history-of-computing 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
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