SIGLOG Monthly 183 June 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 Participation. Early Registration Deadline: JUNE 3 ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2016 CHURCH AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2016 GOEDEL PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2016 HERBRAND AWARD OBITUARY ZOLTAN ESIK ACM SIGLOG Announcement * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS SERENE 2016 - Call for papers CRV 2016 - Call for Participation QPL 2016 - Call for Participation NFM 2016 - Call for Participation DARE 2016 - Call for Papers HSST 2016 - Call for Participation and Abstracts CRITIS 2016 - Call For Papers RSSRAIL 2016 - Call for Participation ILP2016 - Call For Papers GandALF 2016 - Call For Papers HIGHLIGHTS 2016 - Call for Presentations SECURECOMM 2016 - Call For Papers TIME 2016 - Final Call for Papers PODS 2017 - Call for Papers (1st submission cycle) PODS 2016 - Call for Participation RULEML AND DECISIONCAMP 2016 - Call for Participation, Papers SSBSS 2016 - Call for Participation ESSLLI 2017 - Call for Proposals DEDUCTION MEETING/DEDUKTIONSTREFFEN 2016 - Call for Papers ARVI COST 2016 - Call for Participation SSS 2016 - Call for Papers ICDT 2017 - Call for Papers * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2016) Call for Participation 5-8 July 2016, New York City, USA http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics16/ https://regmaster4.com/2016conf/LICS16/register.php * 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 * IMPORTANT DATES May 15, 2016 - Logic Mentoring Workshop and Student Volunteers June 3, 2016 - Early Registration Deadline July 5-8, 2016 - Conference July 9-10, 2016 - Workshops THE 2016 ALONZO CHURCH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO LOGIC AND COMPUTATION http://siglog.hosting.acm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/church16.pdf * The 2016 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation is given to Rajeev Alur and David Dill for their invention of timed automata, a decidable model of real-time systems, which combines a novel, elegant, deep theory with widespread practical impact. Rajeev Alur and David Dill: A theory of timed automata. Theoretical Computer Science 126(2):183-235, 1994. * Alur and Dill will receive the award at the 31st Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS), which will be held on July 5-8, 2016, at Columbia University, New York City, USA. * The Award was established in 2015 by the ACM Special Interest Group for Logic and Computation (SIGLOG), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), and the Kurt Goedel Society (KGS). It recognises an outstanding contribution represented by a paper or small group of papers within the past 25 years; this is the first such award. The Award Committee consisted of Catuscia Palamidessi, Gordon Plotkin, Wolfgang Thomas, and Moshe Vardi (chair). 2016 GOEDEL PRIZE http://eatcs.org/index.php/component/content/article/1-news/2280-2016-godel-prize- * The 2016 Goedel Prize is awarded to Stephen Brookes and Peter W. O'Hearn for their invention of Concurrent Separation Logic, as described in the following two papers: - S. Brookes, A Semantics for Concurrent Separation Logic. Theoretical Computer Science 375(1-3): 227-270 (2007) - P. W. O'Hearn, Resources, Concurrency, and Local Reasoning. Theoretical Computer Science 375(1-3): 271-307 (2007) Stephen Brookes and Peter O'Hearn will receive the 2016 Goedel Prize at the 43rd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2016), 12-15 July 2016, in Rome, Italy. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2016 HERBRAND AWARD communicated by Maria Paola Bonacina (President of CADE Inc.) * I am happy to announce that Zohar Manna and Richard Waldinger will jointly receive the Herbrand Award at IJCAR 2016, for their pioneering research and pedagogical contributions to automated reasoning, program synthesis, planning, and formal methods. More informations on the Herbrand Award can be found at http://www.cadeinc.org/ OBITUARY ZOLTAN ESIK (1951-2016) It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague Zoltan Esik, who passed away suddenly on May 25th while visiting Reykjavik University. Zoltan had been a member of the EATCS Council and in 2016 became an EATCS Fellow for "contributions to the fields of automata and formal languages, iteration theories, algebra and logic in computer science, and in particular to their connections. He has been able to apply deep theorems of some area to problems of other fields, yielding particularly short, beautiful and mathematically concise proofs." http://processalgebra.blogspot.fr/2016/05/sad-news-zoltan-esik-passed-away.html http://www.inf.u-szeged.hu/~ze/ 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 * SERENE 2016 Call for papers 5-6th September 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden http://serene.disim.univaq.it/2016 Submission due: June 3rd, 2016 * CRV 2016 Call for Participation https://rv2016.imag.fr/?page_id=188 September 2016, Madrid, Spain * QPL 2016 Call for Participation 6 - 10 June 2016, University of Strathclyde, UK * NFM 2016 Call for participation June 7-9, 2016, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA http://crisys.cs.umn.edu/nfm2016 * DARe-16 at ECAI Call for Papers Date: TBC (either 29 or 30 August 2016) The Hague, Netherlands Deadline: 12 June 2016 http://dare2016.yolasite.com * HSST 2016 Call for participation and abstracts June 13 - 16, 2016, Halmstad University, Sweden http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/HSST_2016 * CRITIS 2016 Call for Papers Paris, France, October 10-12, 2016 http://www.critis2016.org Submission of full papers: June 1, 2016 * RSSRAIL 2016 Call for Participation 28-30 June 2016 Espace du Centenaire, Maison de la RATP, Paris, France http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/rssrail/ * 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 * GandALF 2016 Call for Papers - deadline extension September 14-16, Catania, Italy http://gandalf2016.dmi.unict.it Abstract and paper submission: June 6 * 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 Final 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 * RULEML AND DECISIONCAMP 2016 Call for Participation, Call for Papers Stony Brook, NY, 6-9 July, 2016 http://2016.ruleml.org * SSBSS 2016 Call for Participation 8-14 July 2016, Volterra (Pisa), Tuscany, Italy * ESSLLI 2017 Call for Course and Workshop Proposals 17-28 July, 2017, Toulouse, France https://www.irit.fr/esslli2017 15 July 2016: Proposal submission deadline * DEDUCTION MEETING/DEDUKTIONSTREFFEN 2016 Call for Papers September 26, 2016, Alpen Adria University, Klagenfurt, Austria Hosted by KI 2016. https://fg-dedsys.gi.de/dt2016.html Early bird submission: July 15 Standard submission: August 15 * ARVI COST 2016 Call for Participation September 23-25, Madrid, Spain https://rv2016.imag.fr/?page_id=128 * 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 8TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOR RESILIENT SYSTEMS (SERENE 2016) Call for papers 5-6th September 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden http://serene.disim.univaq.it/2016 * Co-located with EDCC, the European Dependable Computing Conference (http://www.cse.chalmers.se/edcc2016/) * IMPORTANT DATES Submission due: June 3rd, 2016 Authors notification: July 1th, 2016 Camera ready papers: July 15th, 2016 Workshop: September 5-6, 2016 * SERENE workshop has a long tradition of bringing together researchers and industry practitioners to discuss advances in engineering resilient systems. Since 2015 SERENE has become a part of a major European dependability forum – EDCC, the European Dependable Computing Conference (http://www.cse.chalmers.se/edcc2016/) * Program Chairs: - Ivica Crnkovic , Chalmers U. of Technology and U. of Gothenburg, Sweden - Elena A. Troubitsyna, Abo Akademi University * FURTHER INFORMATION SERENE website: htttp://serene.disim.univaq.it LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4365850&trk=my_groups-tile-grp Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/SERENEWorkshop/ THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ON RUNTIME VERIFICATION (CRV 2016) * The 3rd International Competition on Runtime Verification In Association with COST Action "Runtime Verification beyond Monitoring" held with RV 2016, September 23-30 2016, Madrid, Spain * The main goal of CRV 2016 is to compare tools for runtime verification. We invite and encourage the participation with benchmarks and tools for the competition. The competition will consist of three main tracks based on what is being monitored: - Track on monitoring Java programs (online monitoring) - Track on monitoring C programs (online monitoring) - Subtrack on Generic Specifications (e.g. in LTL) - Subtrack on Implicit Specifications (e.g. memory safety) - Track on monitoring of traces (offline monitoring) * The general organisation of the competition is described in the rules document found at http://crv.liflab.ca/CRV2016.pdf. * To register please fill in the form at http://goo.gl/forms/kWxFFfFCvZ. * Please direct any enquiries to the competition co-organizers (email@example.com): - Ylies Falcone (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Inria, France), - Sylvain Halle (Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, Canada), - Giles Reger (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK). * Expected Important Dates May 9th Registration Opens May 29th Benchmark Submission Deadline June 5th Registration Closes June 5-12th Clarifications Phase June 19th Benchmarks Announced July 10th Monitor Submission Deadline August 1st Notifications At RV 2016 Presentation of Results 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LOGIC (QPL 2016) Call for Participation 6–10 June 2016, University of Strathclyde, UK http://qpl2016.cis.strath.ac.uk * The 13th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic will be taking place next month, 6-10 June at the University of Strathclyde. There is an excellent line-up of talks, including invited lectures and tutorials from: Krysta Svore (Microsoft) Stephanie Wehner (Delft) Tom Leinster (Edinburgh) Elham Kashefi (Edinburgh) Daniel Oi (Strathclyde) Conor McBride (Strathclyde) Ognyan Oreshkov (Brussels) Peter Selinger (Dalhousie) Kohei Kishida (Oxford) Aleks Kissinger (Nijmegen) as well as a full programme of contributed talks. Registration is FREE for students and 40 pounds for others. For full details, including registration, see: http://qpl2016.cis.strath.ac.uk THE 8TH NASA FORMAL METHODS SYMPOSIUM (NFM 2016) Call for participation June 7-9, 2016, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA http://crisys.cs.umn.edu/nfm2016 * FREE REGISTRATION. All interested individuals, including non-US citizens, are welcome to attend. All participants must register but there is no registration fee. Please register online at http://crisys.cs.umn.edu/nfm2016/REGISTRATION * THEME OF THE SYMPOSIUM. The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a forum to foster collaboration between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA, academia, and the aerospace industry, with the goal of identifying challenges and providing solutions towards achieving assurance for safety- and mission-critical systems. * KEYNOTES - Michael L. Aguilar (NASA Technical Fellow): "Where Formal Methods Might Find Application on Future NASA Missions" - Kevin Driscoll (Honeywell): "Murphy Was Here" - Kathleen Fisher (Tufts University): "Using Formal Methods to Eliminate Exploitable Bugs" * List of all accepted papers: http://crisys.cs.umn.edu/nfm2016/accepted/ * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Michael Lowry, NASA Ames Research Center, USA (NASA Liaison) Johann Schumann, SGT, Inc./NASA Ames Research Center, USA (General Chair) Oksana Tkachuk, SGT, Inc./NASA Ames Research Center, USA (PC Chair) Sanjai Rayadurgam, University of Minnesota, USA (PC Chair) THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON "DEFEASIBLE AND AMPLIATIVE REASONING" (DARE 2016) Call for Papers Date: TBC (either 29 or 30 August 2016) The Hague, Netherlands Deadline: 12 June 2016 http://dare2016.yolasite.com * The workshop is held at the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016) * DARe welcomes contributions on all aspects of defeasible and ampliative reasoning such as (but not limited to): - Abductive and inductive reasoning - Explanation finding, diagnosis and causal reasoning - Inconsistency handling and exception-tolerant reasoning - Decision-making under uncertainty and incomplete information - Default reasoning, non-monotonic reasoning, non-monotonic logics, conditional logics - Specific instances and variations of ampliative and defeasible reasoning - Probabilistic and statistical approaches to reasoning - Vagueness, rough sets, granularity and fuzzy-logics - Philosophical foundations of defeasibility - Empirical studies of reasoning - Relationship with cognition and language - Contextual reasoning - Preference-based reasoning - Analogical reasoning - Similarity-based reasoning - Belief dynamics and merging - Argumentation theory, negotiation and conflict resolution - Heuristic and approximate reasoning - Defeasible normative systems - Reasoning about actions and change - Reasoning about knowledge and belief, epistemic and doxastic logics - Ampliative and defeasible temporal and spatial reasoning - Computational aspects of reasoning with uncertainty - Implementations and systems - Applications of uncertainty in reasoning * IMPORTANT DATES - Submission deadline: 12 June 2016 - Notification: 28 June 2016 - Camera ready: 17 July 2016 - Early registration: 5 July 2016 - Late registration: [TBA] - Workshop date: [TBA] (either 29 or 30 August 2016) * WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS - Richard Booth (Cardiff University, United Kingdom) - Giovanni Casini (Universite du Luxembourg) - Szymon Klarman (Brunel University London, United Kingdom) - Gilles Richard (Universite Paul Sabatier, France) - Ivan Varzinczak (CRIL, Universite d'Artois, France) * FURTHER INFORMATION. Please visit the workshop website (http://dare2016.yolasite.com) for further information and regular updates. 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 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: June 1, 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 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RELIABILITY, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF RAILWAY SYSTEMS: MODELLING, ANALYSIS, VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION (RSSRAIL 2016) Call for Participation 28-30 June 2016 Espace du Centenaire, Maison de la RATP, Paris, France http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/rssrail/ * Specific topics to be presented at RSSRail 2016 will include: - failure analysis, - interlocking verification, - formal system specification and refinement, - security analysis of ERTMS, - safety verification, - formalisation of requirements, - proof automation, - operational security, - railway system reliability, - risk assessment for ERTMS, - verification of EN-50128 safety requirements. * For more details on the keynote talks, the individual papers and the posters to be presented, please visit the website: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/rssrail/programme/ * The proceedings are published by Springer. * Registration: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/rssrail/registration/ 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 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 * NEW DEADLINE for Abstract and Paper submission: June 6, 2016 * 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 and paper submission: June 6 - Notification: July 1 - Camera-ready: July 29 * CHAIRS Domenico Cantone, Univ. of Catania, Italy (co-chair) Giorgio Delzanno, Univ. of Genoa, Italy (co-chair) 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 Slawomir Lasota (Warsaw) and Anca Muscholl (Bordeaux), and two tutorials by Benedikt Bollig (Cachan) and Antonin Kucera (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) Final 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) RULEML AND DECISIONCAMP 2016 Call for Participation Dates: 6-9 July, 2016 Location: New Computer Science Department Building, room 120, Stony Brook University, New York, USA http://2016.ruleml.org * Benefit from reduced early registration fee by: May 31, 2016 http://2016.ruleml.org/registration * Invited presentations by: Richard Waldinger (2016 Herbrand Award winner), Charles Forgy (inventor of the RETE algorithm, Bruce Silver (book author on DMN Method and Style), Michael Kifer, Theresa Swift and Benjamin Grosof. * Submission Deadline (Papers/Demos/Posters) for all Open Calls: June 5th, 2016 * The RuleML 2016 Challenge is one of the highlights of the RuleML 2016 Symposium, providing a friendly competition environment for innovative rule-oriented systems and applications, aimed at both research and industry participants. http://2016.ruleml.org/challenge * Posters are called for about late-breaking rule topics, e.g. domain-specific applications of rule systems. Posters should be accompanied by high-quality, original 1-4 page extended abstracts, which should be submitted at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2016 ("10th International Rule Challenge" track). * Both PhD students and mentors are called for: http://2016.ruleml.org/doctoral-consortium * Industry Track will include a panel about use of rules and rule technologies in business cases: http://2016.ruleml.org/industry-track * Accepted papers http://2016.ruleml.org/list-of-accepted-papers * Accomodation http://2016.ruleml.org/venue-and-accommodation * Early Registration fees: RuleML - Regular: $250 RuleML - Student: $100 DecisionCAMP only: $75 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/ 29TH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN LOGIC, LANGUAGE AND INFORMATION (ESSLLI 2017) Call for Course and Workshop Proposals 17-28 July, 2017, Toulouse, France https://www.irit.fr/esslli2017 * IMPORTANT DATES (with extended deadline) 15 July 2016: Proposal submission deadline 30 September 2016: Notification * SUBMISSION PORTAL Please submit your proposals here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2017 * TOPICS AND FORMAT Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2017 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged. Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Chair: Shravan Vasishth, Universitaet Potsdam Local co-chair: Philippe Balbiani, IRIT, Toulouse Language and Computation: Sebastian Pado, Universitaet Stuttgart Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, University of London Language and Logic: Denis Bonnay, l'Universite Paris Ouest Jessica Rett, UCLA Logic and Computation: Tomer Kotek, Technische Universitaet Wien Anna Zamansky, University of Haifa * FURTHER INFORMATION: Please send any queries you may have to vasishth dot shravan at gmail dot com. 30th DEDUCTION MEETING/DEDUKTIONSTREFFEN 2016 Call for Papers September 26, 2016, Alpen Adria University, Klagenfurt, Austria Hosted by KI 2016. https://fg-dedsys.gi.de/dt2016.html * The annual meeting Deduktionstreffen is the prime activity of the Interest Group for Deduction Systems (FGDedSys) of the German Informatics Society. It is a meeting with a familiar, friendly atmosphere, where all members and friends of the German deduction community are invited to present, discuss and share their latest research results and ideas in an informal setting. * A particular focus of the Deduktionstreffen is on young researchers and students, who are particularly encouraged to present their ongoing research projects to a wider audience. Another goal of the meeting is stimulate networking effects and to foster collaborative research projects. * Invited Speakers: - Armin Biere - Cezary Kaliszyk * We welcome contributions on all theoretical, experimental and application aspects of deduction. Accepted abstracts will be presented as 5min teaser talks followed by a poster presentation. * Important dates: - Early bird submission: July 15 - Standard submission: August 15 ARVI COST SUMMER SCHOOL ON RUNTIME VERIFICATION (ARVI COST 2016) Call for Participation September 23-25, Madrid, Spain https://rv2016.imag.fr/?page_id=128 * The first edition of the ARVI COST Summer School on Runtime Verification: Branches of Practical Topics Rooted in Theory will be co-located with the 16th International Conference on Runtime Verification in Madrid and organised over three days with a series of lectures from international experts in the field. * TOPICS: - The basics of runtime verification - Instrumentation techniques - Specification languages - Monitor parametrisation - Monitoring concurrency errors - Performance issues of monitors - Combination of static and dynamic analysis - Monitoring of distributed systems - Time-triggered monitoring * Confirmed Speakers: - Prof. Wolfgang Ahrendt - Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg (Sweden) - Prof. Ezio Bartocci - University of Vienna (Austria). - Prof. Borzoo Bonakdarpour - University of MacMaster (Canada). - Dr. Marius Bozga - CNRS - Verimag (France). - Dr. Christian Colombo - University of Malta (Malta). - Dr. Ylies Falcone - University of Grenoble (France). - Dr. Adrian Francalanza - University of Malta (Malta). - Dr. Klaus Havelund - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (USA). - Prof. Martin Leucker - University of Lübeck (Germany). - Prof. Joao Lourenço - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). - Prof. Dejan Nikovic Technical University of Vienna (Austria). - Prof. Gordon Pace - University of Malta (Malta). - Dr. Giles Reger - University of Manchester (UK). * Application Procedure and Important Dates: Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2016. Response to Applicants: July 20, 2016. Online Registration and Fee payment: July 29, 2016. * More details can be found at: https://rv2016.imag.fr/?page_id=128. Enquiries can be sent to Ylies.Falcone@imag.fr or Christian.Colombo@um.edu.mt. 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.
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