SIGLOG Monthly 182 May 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 HELMUT VEITH (1971-2016) - Obituary THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2016) LICS 2016 - Call for Student Volunteers (deadline extension) 2016 SIGLOG Election - Update ACM SIGLOG Announcement * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS ARQNL 2016 - Call for Papers FMICS-AVoCS 2016 - Final Call for Papers HSST 2016 - Call for Participation and Abstracts SYNT 2016 - Final Call for Papers WISTP 2016 - Call For Papers FMCAD 2016 - Second Call For Papers CRITIS 2016 - Call For Papers ISSRE 2016 - Call for Papers RV 2016 - Third 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 PODS 2017 - Call for Papers (1st submission cycle) PODS 2016 - Call for Participation SSBSS 2016 - Call for Participation SSS 2016 - Call for Papers ICDT 2017 - Call for Papers * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS POSTDOC OR PHD POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK HELMUT VEITH (1971-2016) http://forsyte.at/2016/03/helmut-veith-1971-2016/ * The Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien and the whole computer science community mourn the loss of Helmut Veith, who passed away on March 12, 2016 at the age of 45: "Helmut Veith was researcher and teacher with heart and soul. With his death, the Faculty of Informatics and the TU Wien has lost one of its most outstanding and innovative leaders. The Austrian science community, and indeed the international computer science community, has lost a highly respected and influential member. He was also a well-rounded academic with interests, e.g., in literature and performing arts. Helmut Veith was a cooperative and open colleague and a very good friend to us all. His death leaves a void that will never be filled; we will miss him. It is incomprehensible that he would be taken from us in the prime of his life. He already created so many things, but there were also so many hopes. His work and legacy will be our mission." (http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/10002/) THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2016) 5-8 July 2016, New York City, USA http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics16/ * EVENT LICS 2016 will be hosted in New York City during July 5-8, 2016. This event also marks the thirtieth anniversary of LICS. * AFFILIATED WORKSHOPS Logic Mentoring Workshop LSB: 6th Workshop on Logic and Systems Biology NLCS: 4th Workshop on Natural Language and Computer Science. SR: 4th International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning. LOLA: Syntax and Semantics of Low-Level Languages. * ACCEPTED PAPERS http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics16/accepted.html 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 (EXTENDED): 15 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: - 22 April 2016 - Election site goes live. SIG members are sent an email notification with voting instructions. - 31 May 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 * ARQNL 2016 Call for papers 1 July 2016, Coimbra, Portugal http://iltp.de/ARQNL-2016/ Abstract submission: 2 May 2016 Paper submission: 9 May 2016 * FMICS-AVoCS 2016 Final Call for Papers and deadline extension 26-29 September 2016 CNR, Pisa, Italy http://fmics-avocs.isti.cnr.it/ Abstract submission (extended): May 2, 2016 Paper submission: May 9, 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 - Final Call for Papers and deadline extension Toronto, Canada, July 17, 2016 http://formal.epfl.ch/synt/2016/ Paper submission: May 6, 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 Second 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 * ISSRE 2016 Call for Papers October 23rd - 27th, 2016 - Ottawa, Canada http://issre.net/ Paper Abstract Submission: May 6th, 2016 Papers Submission: May 13th, 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 * PODS 2017 Call for Papers (1st submission cycle) May 14-19, 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA http://www.sigmod2017.org Abstract submission: June 12, 2016 Paper submission: June 19, 2016 * PODS 2016 Call for Participation June 27-29, 2016, San Francisco, California, USA http://www.sigmod2016.org * SSBSS 2016 Call for Participation 8-14 July 2016, Volterra (Pisa), Tuscany, Italy * SSS 2016 Call for Papers Lyon, France, November 7-10, 2016 http://graal.ens-lyon.fr/ SSS16/ Abstract Submission: July 17 Paper Submission: July 24 * 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 AUTOMATED REASONING IN QUANTIFIED NON-CLASSICAL LOGICS 2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP (ARQNL 2016) Call for papers 1 July 2016, Coimbra, Portugal http://iltp.de/ARQNL-2016/ associated with IJCAR 2016 * Important dates Abstract submission: 2 May 2016 Paper submission: 9 May 2016 * Non-classical logics -- such as modal logics, conditional logics, intuitionistic logic, description logics, temporal logics, linear logic, dynamic logic, fuzzy logic, paraconsistent logic, relevance logic -- have many applications in AI, Computer Science, Philosophy, Linguistics and Mathematics. Hence, the automation of proof search in these logics is a crucial task. The ARQNL workshop aims at fostering the development of proof calculi, automated theorem proving systems and model finders for all sorts of quantified non-classical logics. The workshop will provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss recent developments in this area. The contributions may range from theory to system descriptions and implementations. Contributions may also outline relevant applications and describe example problems and benchmarks. We welcome contributions from computer scientists, linguists, philosophers, and mathematicians. * Paper formats: Research papers (up to 15 pages), or short papers, talk abstracts, and system demonstrations (up to 6 pages) are solicited. * Publication: Proceedings will be published in the EasyChair Proceedings in Computing (EPiC) series. INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FORMAL METHODS FOR INDUSTRIAL CRITICAL SYSTEMS AND AUTOMATED VERIFICATION OF CRITICAL SYSTEMS (FMICS-AVoCS 2016) Final Call for Papers 26-29 September 2016, CNR, Pisa, Italy http://fmics-avocs.isti.cnr.it/ * 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. * IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract submission for full papers (extended): May 2, 2016 - Submission of full papers (extended): May 9, 2016 - Notification for full papers: June 19, 2016 - Camera ready versions of full papers: July 10, 2016 - Submission of research ideas: August 10, 2016 - Notification for research ideas: August 17, 2016 - FMICS-AVoCS workshop: September 26-29, 2016 * INVITED SPEAKERS Thomas Arts (QuviQ AB, Gothenburg, Sweden) Jan Peleska (University of Bremen, Germany) * 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) * MORE INFORMATION http://fmics-avocs.isti.cnr.it/ 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) Final Call For Papers Toronto, Canada, July 17, 2016 http://formal.epfl.ch/synt/2016/ * SYNT 2016 is a satellite event of CAV 2016. The workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in the broad area of synthesis of computing systems. The workshop aims to foster the development of frontier techniques in automating the development of computing systems and is inclusive in its interpretation of the term synthesis. * Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - algorithms and tools for software synthesis and reactive (discrete-time, timed, hybrid, ...) synthesis, - specification languages and optimization in synthesis, - complexity and decidability results for synthesis, - case studies of software or hardware synthesis, - connections between verification and synthesis, - connections between synthesis and inductive programming. * We welcome scientific contributions of the following forms: - regular papers (max. 15 pages in EPTCS style, excluding references) - tool papers (max. 7 pages in EPTCS style, excluding references) - presentation-only papers (extended abstract of max. 2 pages in EPTCS style) * Submission details: http://formal.epfl.ch/synt/2016/ * Important dates: - Paper submission: May 6, 2016 - Author notification: May 30, 2016 - Workshop: July 17, 2016 * Program Chairs: - Rayna Dimitrova (MPI-SWS) - Ruzica Piskac (Yale University) 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: - Ruzica Piskac, Yale University - 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 THE 27TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOFTWARE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING (ISSRE 2016) Call for Papers October 23rd - 27th, 2016 - Ottawa, Canada http://issre.net/ * SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES - Research Paper Abstract Submission: May 6th, 2016 - Research Papers Submission: May 13th, 2016 - Workshop Proposal Submission: April 22nd, 2016 - Tutorial Proposal Submission: July 1st, 2016 - Industry Paper Submission: July 29th, 2016 - Doctoral Symposium Paper Submission: August 5th, 2016 - Fast Abstract Paper Submission: August 5th, 2016 * For further information on the call for submissions, please see http://issre.net/call-for-papers * ISSRE is the premium conference that focuses on the theory and practice of software systems reliability engineering. Over the past 20+ years we have grown to be recognized as the voice of software reliability. From its humble beginnings in 1990, it has become a conference that has a unique element to it: a rare combination of strong research and industry participation. * Topics of interests include - Reliability, availability and safety of software systems - Validation and Verification Faults, errors, failures, defects, - bugs Software quality and productivity Software security - Dependability, survivability, fault tolerance and resilience of - software systems Systems (hardware + software) reliability - engineering Metrics and measurements, estimation, prediction of - quality/reliability Services reliability engineering Open source - software reliability engineering Web 2.0 reliability, availability - and security issues Supporting tools and automation Industry best - practices Software as a Service Virtualization and software - reliability Reliability of mobile devices and applications Green - and Sustainable Software engineering Reliability of Big Data and - Internet of Things Empirical studies of any of the above topics - Software Standards * ALL IMPORTANT DATES * Call for Research Papers Abstract submission: May 6, 2016 Full paper submission: May 13, 2016 Rebuttal period: July 10-12, 2016 Notification: July 20, 2016 Camera ready paper: August 21, 2016 * Call for Workshops Proposals Proposal submission: April 22, 2016 Notification: May 8, 2016 Paper Submission: July 29, 2016 Paper Notification: Aug 19, 2016 Camera ready paper: Aug 28, 2016 * Call for Tutorials proposals Proposal Submission: July 1, 2016 Notification: July 15, 2016 * Call for Industry Papers Short paper submission: July 29, 2016 Abstract/Presentation Submission: August 15, 2016 Notification short paper: August 19, 2016 Notification abstract/presentation: August 28, 2016 Camera ready (short paper only): Aug 28, 2016 * Call for Doctoral Symposium Papers Paper submission: August 5, 2016 Notification: August 19, 2016 Camera ready paper: August 28, 2016 * Call for Fast Abstract Papers Paper Submission: August 5, 2016 Notification: August 19, 2016 Camera ready paper: August 28, 2016 * Program Committee Chairs Alexander Romanovsky, Newcastle University, United Kingdom Elena Troubitsyna, Abo Akademi University, Finland * Workshop Chair Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA * Industry Track Chairs Sigrid Eldh, Ericsson, Sweden Brian Robinson, ABB, USA * Tutorial Chair Sunita Chulani, Cisco Systems, USA * Fast Abstract Chair Jeremy Bradbury, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada * Doctoral Symposium Chair Tanja Vos, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain * Steering Committee: http://issre.net/steering-committee * Program Committee: http://issre.net/program-committee 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) 2nd 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 email@example.com 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 36TH ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGAI SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SYSTEMS (PODS 2017) Call for Papers (1st submission cycle) May 14-19, 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA http://www.sigmod2017.org * PODS has two rounds of submissions (see dates below). Note that the 1st round is moved earlier compared with the previous editions of PODS. This is to better synchronize with the two deadlines of the ICDT conference (see http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/michael.benedikt/icdt17.html) * TOPICS that fit the interests of the symposium include the following: - design, semantics, query languages - data models, data structures, algorithms for data management - concurrency and recovery, distributed and parallel databases, cloud computing - model theory, logics, algebras, computational complexity - graph databases and (semantic) Web data - data mining, information extraction, search - data streams - data-centric (business) process management, workflows, web services - incompleteness, inconsistency, uncertainty in data management - 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 * PROGRAM CHAIR Floris Geerts (University of Antwerp, BE) * IMPORTANT DATES - Dates for first submission cycle: June 12, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Abstract submission June 19, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Paper submission August 28, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Accept/Reject/Revise notification September 25, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Revision deadline October 30, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Accept/Reject notification (Revisions) - Dates for second submission cycle: December 11, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Abstract submission December 18, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Paper submission February 26, 2017, 11:59pm PST: Accept/Reject notification March 19, 2017, 11:59pm PST: Camera-ready deadline * AWARDS - Best Paper Award: An award will be given to the best submission, as judged by the program committee. - Best Student Paper Award: There will also be an award for the best submission, as judged by the program committee, written by a student or exclusively by students. 35TH ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGAI SYMPOSIUM PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SYSTEMS (PODS 2016) Call for Participation June 27-29, 2016, San Francisco, California, USA http://www.sigmod2016.org * The PODS program this year will feature an invited keynote, two invited tutorials, and the inaugural Gems of PODS talks. The Gems of PODS event features topics and results in PODS that have been highly influential in the PODS community and beyond. * Invited keynote and tutorials * Gems of PODS talks * Monday (June 27): -Keynote: A Theory of Regular Queries by Moshe Vardi (Rice University) - Gems of PODS talks: Optimal Score Aggregation Algorithms by Ronald Fagin (IBM Research Almaden) - Hypertree Decompositions: Questions and Answers by Georg Gottlob (University of Oxford) * Tuesday (June 28): - Invited tutorial: Data Management for Social Networking by Sara Cohen (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) * Wednesday (June 29): - Invited tutorial: Logical Aspects of Massively Parallel and Distributed Systems by Frank Neven (Hasselt University) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.taosciences.it/ssbss/ * Previous Editions: SSBSS 2015 http://www.taosciences.it/ssbss2015/ SSBSS 2014 http://www.taosciences.it/ssbss2014/ 18TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON STABILIZATION, SAFETY, AND SECURITY OF DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS (SSS 2016) Call for Papers Lyon, France, November 7-10, 2016 http://graal.ens-lyon.fr/ SSS16/ * The Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems is an international forum for researchers and practitioners working on the design and development of distributed systems that guarantee specific desired properties despite adversity, or that are able to restore the desired properties following adversarial perturbations in the computing medium building on the principles of self-stabilization. The symposium encourages the submission of original contributions spanning fundamental research and practical applications within its scope, covered by the three symposium tracks. * TOPICS AND TRACKS * Track 1: Self-* and Autonomic Computing - Self-stabilizing systems - Self-organizing, self-managing, and self-configuring systems - Self-optimizing and self-healing systems - Self-protecting and self-repairing systems - Autonomic cloud computing - Autonomous vehicles * Track 2: Foundations - Theory of self-stabilization - Distributed algorithms - Fault-Tolerant distributed systems - Formal methods, validation, verification, and synthesis - Safety and security * Track 3: Networks, Multi-Agent Systems, and Mobility - Self-Stabilizing networks - Peer-to-peer networks - Sensor networks, MANETs, and wireless mesh networks - Large and extreme scale systems - Distributed robot systems - Cooperating multi-agent distributed systems - Dynamic systems and networks - Overlay networks - Social networks - High-Speed networks * IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract Submission: July 17 - Paper Submission: July 24 - Notification: September 12 - Camera Ready Submission: September 23 - Authors Registration: September 23 - Early Registration: October 7 - Conference: November 7-10 * Keynote Speakers Hagit Attiya (Technion, Israel) Joseph Halpern (Cornell University, USA) TBA * General Chair: Franck Petit (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, LIP6, France) * Program Committee Chair: Borzoo Bonakdarpour (McMaster University, Canada) * Program Chairs - Track 1: Self-* and Autonomic Computing Stephane Devismes, co-chair (University of Grenoble, France) Manish Parashar, co-chair (Rutgers University, USA) - Track 2: Foundations Vijay Garg, co-chair (University of Texas - Austin, USA) Sergio Rajsbaum, co-chair (UNAM, Mexico) - Track 3: Networks, Multi-Agent Systems, and Mobility Yvonne-Anne Pignolet, co-chair (ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland) Roger Wattenhofer, co-chair (ETH-Zurich, Switzerland) * The program committee will select two papers for the best paper and best student paper awards. 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. POSTDOC OR PHD POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK * Within the research unit Computation with Bounded Resources at the University of Innsbruck, Austria there is an opening for a 2 year position as postdoctoral researcher or a 3 year position as PhD student. The position is funded by the ANR-FWF project "The fine structure of proof systems and their computational interpretations" (FISP for short). Applications (including CV, publication list, and two references) may be sent by email, to email@example.com no later than May 31, 2016. Informal inquiries are also welcome at the same email address. * Project FISP: http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/research/projects/the-fine-structure-of-formal-proof-systems-and-the/ * Computation with Bounded Resources Research Unit http://cbr.uibk.ac.at/ * Computational Logic Group http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/
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