SIGLOG Monthly 188 December 9, 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 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS THE 2017 ALONZO CHURCH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO LOGIC AND COMPUTATION (Call for Nominations) ACM SIGLOG Announcement BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporal Logics in Computer Science * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS TABLEAUX 2017, FROCOS 2017, ITP 2017 - Call for Worshops and Tutorials PODS 2017 - Call for Papers (2nd submission cycle) HoTSoS 2017 - Call for papers CIE 2017 - Call for papers CAV 2017 - Call for Papers CREST 2017 - Call for Papers FSCD 2017 - Call for Workshop Proposals CIAA 2017 - Call for papers SAC SVT 2017 - Call for Participation WiL 2017 - Call for Papers WOLLIC 2017 - Call for Papers CSL 2017 - First Call For Papers LORI-VI - First Call for Papers CALCO 2017 - First Call for Papers NLS 2017 - First Announcement CCA 2017 - First Call for Papers ITP 2017 - Call for Papers TABLEAUX 2017 - Call for Papers FroCoS 2017 - Call for Papers * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-YEAR POSTDOC POSITION AT HASSELT UNIVERSITY THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2017) Call for papers 20-23 June 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics17/ * SCOPE The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed. We invite submissions on topics that fit under that rubric. Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest include: automata theory, automated deduction, categorical models and logics, concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming, constructive mathematics, database theory, decision procedures, description logics, domain theory, finite model theory, formal aspects of program analysis, formal methods, foundations of computability, games and logic, higher-order logic, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic, logic in artificial intelligence, logic programming, logical aspects of bioinformatics, logical aspects of computational complexity, logical aspects of quantum computation, logical frameworks, logics of programs, modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic systems, process calculi, programming language semantics, proof theory, real-time systems, reasoning about security and privacy, rewriting, type systems and type theory, and verification. * IMPORTANT DATES Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of about 100 words in advance of submitting the extended abstract of the paper. The exact deadline time on these dates is given by anywhere on earth (AoE). - Titles and Short Abstracts Due: 3 January 2017 - Full Papers Due: 9 January 2017 - Author Feedback/Rebuttal Period: 28 Feb - 4 March 2017 - Author Notification: 21 March 2017 - Final Versions Due for Proceedings: 18 April 2017 Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. All submissions will be electronic via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=3Dlics2017. * SHORT PRESENTATIONS A session of short presentations, intended for descriptions of student research, works in progress, and other brief communications, is planned. These abstracts will not be published. Dates and guidelines will be posted on the conference website. * KLEENE AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT PAPER An award in honour of the late Stephen C. Kleene will be given for the best student paper(s), as judged by the program committee. The 2017 edition of the award is sponsored by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). * SPECIAL ISSUES Full versions of up to three accepted papers, to be selected by the qprogram committee, will be invited for submission to the Journal of the ACM. Additional selected papers will be invited to a special issue of Logical Methods in Computer Science. THE 2017 ALONZO CHURCH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO LOGIC AND COMPUTATION Call for Nominations Deadline: March 1, 2017 * INTRODUCTION An annual award, called the Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation, was established in 2015 by the ACM Special Interest Group for Logic and Computation (SIGLOG), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), and the Kurt Gödel Society (KGS). The award is for an outstanding contribution represented by a paper or by a small group of papers published within the past 25 years. This time span allows the lasting impact and depth of the contribution to have been established. The award can be given to an individual, or to a group of individuals who have collaborated on the research. For the rules governing this award, see: http://siglog.hosting.acm.org/the-alonzo-church-award-for-outstanding-contributions-to-logic-and-computation/ * The 2016 Alonzo Church Award was given to Rajeev Alur and David Dill for their invention of timed automata, see: http://eacsl.kahle.ch/church16.pdf * ELIGIBILITY AND NOMINATIONS The contribution must have appeared in a paper or papers published within the past 25 years. Thus, for the 2017 award, the cut-off date is January 1, 1992. When a paper has appeared in a conference and then in a journal, the date of the journal publication will determine the cut-off date. In addition, the contribution must not yet have received recognition via a major award, such as the Turing Award, the Kanellakis Award, or the Godel Prize. (The nominee(s) may have received such awards for other contributions.) While the contribution can consist of conference or journal papers, journal papers will be given a preference. * Nominations for the 2017 award are now being solicited. The nominating letter must summarise the contribution and make the case that it is fundamental and outstanding. The nominating letter can have multiple co-signers. Self-nominations are excluded. Nominations must include: a proposed citation (up to 25 words); a succinct (100-250 words) description of the contribution; and a detailed statement (not exceeding four pages) to justify the nomination. Nominations may also be accompanied by supporting letters and other evidence of worthiness. * Nominations are due by March 1, 2017, and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. * PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD The 2017 award will be presented at the CSL conference, the annual meeting of the European Association for Computer Science Logic. The award will be accompanied by an invited lecture by the award winner, or by one of the award winners. The awardee(s) will receive a certificate and a cash prize of USD 2,000. If there are multiple awardees, this amount will be shared. * AWARD COMMITTEE The 2017 Alonzo Church Award Committee consists of the following four members: Natarajan Shankar, Catuscia Palamidessi, Gordon Plotkin (chair), Moshe Vardi. ACM SIGLOG ANNOUNCEMENT http://siglog.acm.org * The ACM has recently chartered a Special Interest Group on Logic and Computation (ACM SIGLOG). * We are pleased to announce the 2016 ACM SIGLOG election results for the term of 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2019. The SIGLOG Chair is Prakash Panangaden and the other officers are Luke Ong (vice-Chair), Amy Felty (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). BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporal Logics in Computer Science by S. Demri and V. Goranko and M. Lange Cambridge University Press 2016, 752 Pages ISBN: 9781107028364 * This comprehensive text provides a modern and technically precise exposition of the fundamental theory and applications of temporal logics in computer science. * Part I presents the basics of discrete transition systems, including constructions and behavioural equivalences. Part II examines the most important temporal logics for transition systems. Part III studies their expressiveness and complexity. Part IV describes the main computational methods and decision procedures for model checking and model building based on tableaux, automata and games. * Further information can be found at www.cambridge.org/core_title/gb/434611 DATES * TABLEAUX 2017, FROCOS 2017, ITP 2017 Call for Worshops and Tutorials Brasilia, Brazil - 23-25 September 2017 http://tableaux2017.cic.unb.br/#cfw * PODS 2017 Call for Papers (2nd submission cycle) May 14-19, 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA http://www.sigmod2017.org December 11, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Abstract submission December 18, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Paper submission * HoTSoS 2017 Call for Papers 4-5 April 2017, Hanover, Maryland http://cps-vo.org/group/hotsos Submissions due: December 14, 2016; * CIE 2017 Call for papers Turku, Finland, June 12-16, 2017 http://math.utu.fi/cie2017 Deadline for article submission: January 5, 2017 * CAV 2017 Call for Papers Heidelberg, Germany, July 22-28, 2017 http://cavconference.org/2017/ * CREST 2017 Call for Papers http://se.uni-konstanz.de/crest2017 April 29, 2017, Uppsala, Sweden A satellite event of ETAPS 2017 abstracts due: January 27, 2017 papers due: February 3, 2017 * FSCD 2017 Call for Workshop Proposals http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/fscd2017 Submission of workshop proposals: January 30, 2017 * CIAA 2017 Call for papers June 27-30, 2017, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France) http://ciaa17.univ-mlv.fr/ Submission deadline: March 1st, 2017 AoE * SAC SVT 2017 Call for Participation A Track of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing Marrakech, Morocco, April 3 - 7, 2017 http://antares.sip.ucm.es/svt2017/ Early Registration: Friday, February 3, 2017 * WiL 2017 Call for Papers June 19, 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland https://sites.google.com/site/firstwomeninlogicworkshop/ Paper submission: 17 Feb 2017; * WOLLIC 2017 Call for Papers July 18th-21st, 2017, London, UK http://wollic.org.wollic2017/ Mar 21, 2017: Full paper deadline * CSL 2017 First Call For Papers August 20-24, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden https://www.csl17.conf.kth.se Paper submission: March 31, 2017 * LORI-VI First Call for Papers September 11-14, 2017, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan Submission deadline: March 31, 2017 http://golori.org/lori2017/ * CALCO 2017 First Call for Papers June 13 - 16, 2017 Ljubljana, Slovenia http://coalg.org/calco17/ Abstract submission: April 3, 2017 Paper submission: April 7, 2017 * NLS 2017 First Announcement Stockholm, August 7 - 11, 2017 https://www.sls17.conf.kth.se * CCA 2017 First Call for Papers http://cca-net.de/cca2017/ July 24-27, 2017, Daejeon, South Korea Submission deadline: April 3, 2017 * ITP 2017 Call for Papers Brasilia, Brazil - 25-29 September 2017 Co-located with TABLEAUX 2017 and FroCoS 2017 http://itp2017.cic.unb.br Paper submission deadline: April 10, 2017 * TABLEAUX 2017 Call for Papers Brasilia, Brazil - 25-29 September 2017 Co-located with FroCoS 2017 and ITP 2017. http://tableaux2017.cic.unb.br Submission deadline: April 25, 2017 * FroCoS 2017 Call for Papers Brasilia, Brazil - 25-29 September 2017 Co-located with TABLEAUX 2017 and ITP 2017 http://frocos2017.cic.unb.br WORKSHOPS - TABLEAUX 2017, FROCOS 2017, ITP 2017 Call for Worshops and Tutorials Brasilia, Brazil - 23-25 September 2017 http://tableaux2017.cic.unb.br/#cfw * We invite researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for co-located workshops and in-depth tutorials on topics relating to automated theorem proving and its applications. Workshops/tutorials can target the automated reasoning community in general, focus on a particular theorem proving system, or highlight more specific issues or recent developments. * PROPOSALS Submissions should be sent to email@example.com and should contain the name and contact details of the main organiser(s), names of additional organisers (if applicable), title and organisational style of event (tutorial, public workshop, project workshop, etc.),preferred length of workshop (between half day and two days), estimated number of attendees, short (up to one page) description of topic, and pointers to previous editions of the workshop, or to similar events (if appli- cable). * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: 9 December 2016 Notification: 23 December 2016 Program: 18 August 2017 Workshop dates: 23-25 September 2017 Main conferences dates: 25-29 September 2017 36TH ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGAI SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SYSTEMS (PODS 2017) Call for Papers (2nd submission cycle) May 14-19, 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA http://www.sigmod2017.org * The PODS symposium series, held in conjunction with the SIGMOD conference series, provides a premier annual forum for the communication of new advances in the theoretical foundations of data management, traditional or non-traditional (see http://www.sigmod.org/the-pods-pages/the-pods-pages). * For the 36th edition, PODS continues to aim to broaden its scope, and calls for research papers providing original, substantial contributions along one or more of the following aspects: - deep theoretical exploration of topical areas central to data management; - new formal frameworks that aim at providing the basis for deeper theoretical investigation of important emerging issues in data management; and - validation of theoretical approaches from the lens of practical applicability in data management. * 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 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. ANNUAL HOT TOPICS IN THE SCIENCE OF SECURITY SYMPOSIUM AND BOOTCAMP (HOTSOS 2017) Call for Papers 4-5 April 2017, Hanover, Maryland http://cps-vo.org/group/hotsos Submissions due: December 14, 2016; * OVERVIEW Submissions are solicited for the 4th Annual Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HoTSoS) Symposium and Bootcamp, which will be held April 4-5, 2017 at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, Maryland. The symposium will include a mix of invited talks, refereed papers, panels, tutorials, and posters. As in prior years, papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by ACM Press. * SCOPE, GOALS, AND VISION HoTSoS draws together researchers, practitioners, and thought leaders from government, industry, and academia. The conference provides a forum for dialogue centered upon the development and advancement of scientific foundations in cybersecurity. The technical emphasis of HoTSoS is on scientific methods, data gathering and analysis, experimental approaches, mathematical models, and the interactions among those approaches to build a foundational science of security. The HoTSoS vision is one of engaging and growing a community -- including researchers and skilled practitioners from diverse disciplines -- that is focused around the advancement of scientific methods. * TOPICS OF INTEREST We invite submissions on any topic related to science of security that aligns with the conference scope and goals listed above. The 2017 HoTSoS will highlight the following themes: - Scalability and composability in the construction of secure systems, - Policy-governed collaboration for handling data across different domains of authority while ensuring security and privacy, - Security metrics to guide choice-making in security engineering and response, - Resilient architectures that can deliver service despite compromised components, - Analysis of human behavior, including modeling users, operators, and adversaries, to support improved design and analysis, - Foundational research related to privacy that allows for the ability to use (i.e., collect, store, and share) data in accordance with requirements, and - Foundations for the security of cyber-physical systems, including applications to the Internet of Things. * IMPORTANT DATES: Submissions due: December 14, 2016; Decisions: February 15, 2017; Final Versions: March 1, 2017 CIE 2017: UNVEILING DYNAMICS AND COMPLEXITY - 13TH COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE CONFERENCE. (CIE 2017) Call for papers Turku, Finland, June 12-16, 2017 http://math.utu.fi/cie2017 Deadline for article submission: January 5, 2017 * CiE 2017 is the thirteenth conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world. * THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE cordially invites all researchers (European and non-European) to submit their papers in all areas related to computability for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cie2017. Submission guidelines are available on the conference web-site. * The CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS will be published by LNCS, Springer Verlag. * IMPORTANT DATES: Deadline for article submission: January 5, 2017 Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2017 Final versions due: March 13, 2017 Early registration before: May 8, 2017 * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS: Denis R. Hirschfeldt (University of Chicago), Daniel M. Gusfield (University of California, Davis) * INVITED SPEAKERS: Scott Aaronson (University of Texas at Austin), Karen Lange (Wellesley College), Ludovic Patey (Université Paris Diderot), Nicole Schweikardt (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Alexander Shen (Université de Montpellier), Moshe Vardi (Rice University) * SPECIAL SESSIONS: Algorithmics for biology, Combinatorics and algorithmics on words, Computability in analysis, algebra, and geometry, Cryptography and information theory, Formal languages and automata theory, History and philosophy of computing. * Further details regarding the conference, including grants and organisation, are available on the web-site. 29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER-AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV 2017) Call for Papers Heidelberg, Germany, July 22-28, 2017 http://cavconference.org/2017/ * IMPORTANT DATES All deadlines are AOE (Anywhere on Earth). Papers: Paper submission: January 24, 2017 (Tuesday) Author response period: March 20-22, 2017 (Monday - Wednesday) Author notification: April 12, 2017 (Wednesday) Final version: May 5, 2017 (Friday) Conference: Workshops: July 22-23, 2017 Main conference: July 24-28, 2017 * CAV 2017 is the 29th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis and synthesis methods for hardware and software systems. CAV considers it vital to continue spurring advances in hardware and software verification while expanding to domains such as cyber-physical, social, and biological systems. The conference covers the spectrum from theoretical results to concrete applications, with an emphasis on practical verification tools and the algorithms and techniques that are needed for their implementation. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer LNCS series. A selection of papers will be invited to a special issue of Formal Methods in System Design and the Journal of the ACM. * Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations Algorithms and tools for system synthesis Mathematical and logical foundations of verification and synthesis Specifications and correctness criteria for programs and systems Deductive verification using proof assistants Hardware verification techniques Program analysis and software verification Software synthesis Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification Compositional and abstraction-based techniques for verification Probabilistic and statistical approaches to verification Verification methods for parallel and concurrent systems Testing and run-time analysis based on verification technology Decision procedures and solvers for verification and synthesis Applications and case studies in verification and synthesis Verification in industrial practice New application areas for algorithmic verification and synthesis Formal models and methods for security Formal models and methods for biological systems * Lightweight Double-Blind Reviewing Process CAV 2017 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. This means that committee members will not have access to authors' names or affiliations as they review a paper; however, authors' names will be revealed once reviews have been submitted. * CHAIRS Viktor Kuncak, EPFL, Switzerland Rupak Majumdar, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany * CAV Award Committee Tom Ball (Chair), Microsoft research Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University Natarajan Shankar, SRI International Pierre Wolper, Liege University 2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CAUSAL REASONING FOR EMBEDDED AND SAFETY-CRITICAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES (CREST 2017) Call for Papers http://se.uni-konstanz.de/crest2017 April 29, 2017, Uppsala, Sweden A satellite event of ETAPS 2017 * Formal approaches for automated causality analysis, fault localization, explanation of events, accountability and blaming have been proposed independently by several communities - in particular, AI, concurrency, model-based diagnosis, software engineering, security engineering and formal methods. Work on these topics has significantly gained speed during the last years. The goals of this workshop are to bring together and foster exchange between researchers from the different communities, and to present and discuss recent advances and new ideas in the field. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - foundation of causal reasoning about systems in the philosophy of sciences - languages and logics for causal specification and causal analysis - definitions of causality and explanation - causality analysis on models, programs, and/or traces - fault localization - causal reasoning in security engineering - causality in accident analysis, safety cases and certification - fault ascription and blaming - accountability - applications, implementations, tools and case studies of the above * Submission Papers should be prepared in EPTCS style with a length of up to 15 pages. All contributions must be submitted via the EasyChair submission web site for CREST 2017: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=3Dcrest2017. * Keynotes Samantha Kleinberg, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA NN * Organizers Alex Groce, Oregon State University, USA Stefan Leue, University of Konstanz, Germany * Important Dates abstracts due: January 27, 2017 papers due: February 3, 2017 notification: March 10, 2017 papers for informal participant's proceedings due: March 24, 2017 workshop date: April 29, 2017 papers for post-workshop EPTCS proceedings due: June 9, 2017 FORMAL STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTATION AND DEDUCTION (FSCD 2017) Call for Workshop Proposals September 2017, Oxford, UK http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/fscd2017 * FSCD 2017, co-located with ICFP 2017, will be the second edition of the International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction. The FSCD conference was created by the communities behind two major conferences, RTA (Rewriting Techniques and Applications) and TLCA (Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications). The first event took place in Porto, Portugal in June 2016 and was extremely successful, attracting 186 participants and 11 workshops. * We invite proposals for workshops, tutorials or other satellite events, on any topic to related formal structures in computation and deduction, from theoretical foundations to tools and applications. A full list of suggested topics is given here: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/fscd2017/cfp.html Satellite events will take place on 7-9 September, after the main conference on 3-6 September. It is expected that satellite events would run for 1 or 2 days, and be open to participants of parallel events. * PROPOSALS Proposals should be submitted by email directly to the workshop chair firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following information: - title of the satellite event, description of the topic and its relevance to FSCD; - names and affiliations of the organizers; - pointers to information about past editions of the event, if applicable; - proposed event duration and format (for example, paper presentations, tutorials, demo sessions, etc); - plans for invited speakers or special sessions; - estimate of the number of participants; - procedures for selecting papers and participants and plans for the publication of proceedings, if any; - tentative schedule for paper submission and notification of acceptance; - a brief description (up to 120 words) of the event for the website and publicity material; - any other special requirements. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission of workshop proposals: January 30, 2017 Notification of success of proposals: February 13, 2017 Main conference: September 3-6, 2017 Workshop dates: September 7-9, 2017 22ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMPLEMENTATION AND APPLICATION OF AUTOMATA (CIAA 2017) Call for papers June 27-30, 2017, Universite Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee (France) http://ciaa17.univ-mlv.fr/ Submission deadline: March 1st, 2017 AoE * Aims: The CIAA conference series, which was started in 1996, covers all aspects of implementation, application, and theory of automata and related structures. It aims to attract contributions from both classical automata theory and applications. * Topics: Topics of interest include, but not limited to: algorithms on automata, automata and logic, bioinformatics, complexity of automata operations, compilers, computer-aided verification, concurrency, data structure design for automata, data and image compression, design and architecture of automata software, digital libraries, DNA/molecular/membrane computing, document engineering, editors, environments, experimental studies and practical experience, implementation of verification methods and model checking, industrial applications, natural language and speech processing, networking, new algorithms for manipulating automata, object-oriented modeling, pattern-matching, pushdown automata and context-free grammars, quantum computing, structured and semi-structured documents, symbolic manipulation environments for automata, transducers and multi-tape automata, techniques for graphical display of automata, VLSI, viruses and related phenomena, and the world-wide web. * Programs: The scientific program will consist of invited lectures and presentations of papers selected by the international program committee, based on a thorough peer-reviewing process. A Best Paper Awards (named after one of the conference founders, the late Sheng Yu) will be announced and presented during the conference. * Invited speakers: Véronique Cortier (CNRS, LORIA,France) Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark) Damien Pous (CNRS, ENS Lyon, France) * Program Committee: Arnaud Carayol (Universite Paris-Est, France) (co-chair) Cyril Nicaud (Universite Paris-Est, France) (co-chair) * Important dates: Submission deadline: March 1st, 2017 AoE Author notification: April 8, 2017 Camera-ready version: April 18, 2017 Conference: June 27 - 30, 2017 * Contact: email@example.com SOFTWARE VERIFICATION AND TESTING (SAC SVT 2017) Call for Participation A Track of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing Marrakech, Morocco, April 3 - 7, 2017 http://antares.sip.ucm.es/svt2017/ * Scope For the past thirsty years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2017 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP). * Registration Information - Author Registration: Friday, December 16, 2016 - Early Registration: Friday, February 3, 2017 - SAC-SVT day: 1 day during April 3 - 7, 2017 * Further information http://www.sigapp.org/sac/sac2017/ WiL 2017 - WOMEN IN LOGIC WORKSHOP Call for Papers June 19, 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland https://sites.google.com/site/firstwomeninlogicworkshop/ * We are holding the first Women in Logic (WiL) workshop as a LICS 2017 associated workshop. The workshop will provide an opportunity for women in the field to increase awareness of one another and one another's work, to combat the feeling of isolation. It will also provide an environment where women can present to an audience comprised of mostly women, replicating the experience that most men have at most LICS meetings, and lowering the stress of the occasion; we hope that this will be particularly attractive to early-career women. * Topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to the usual Logic in Computer Science (LICS) topics. These are listed as automata theory, automated deduction, categorical models and logics, concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming, constructive mathematics, database theory, decision procedures, description logics, domain theory, finite model theory, formal aspects of program analysis, formal methods, foundations of computability, higher-order logic, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic, logic in artificial intelligence, logic programming, logical aspects of bioinformatics, logical aspects of computational complexity, logical aspects of quantum computation, logical frameworks, logics of programs, modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic systems, process calculi, programming language semantics, proof theory, real-time systems, reasoning about security and privacy, rewriting, type systems and type theory, and verification. * Important dates: Paper submission: 17 Feb 2017; Notification: 15 Mar 2017 * Invited Speakers: Claudia Nalon (University of Brasilia, Brasil), Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay and LIX, France) * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 24th WORKSHOP ON LOGIC, LANGUAGE, INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION (WoLLIC 2017) Call for Papers July 18th-21st, 2017, London, UK http://wollic.org.wollic2017/ * WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. * Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not exclusive areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming; novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; proof mining, type theory, effective learnability; formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection; foundations of mathematics; philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of language; philosophical logic. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS by Springer. They must not exceed 12 pages, with up to 5 additional pages for references and technical appendices. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. * IMPORTANT DATES: Mar 14, 2017: Paper title and abstract deadline Mar 21, 2017: Full paper deadline, Apr 22, 2017: Author notification May 6, 2017: Final version deadline (firm). 26TH EACSL ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC (CSL 2017) First Call For Papers August 20-24, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden https://www.csl17.conf.kth.se Paper submission: March 31, 2017 * AIM AND SCOPE Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). It is an interdisciplinary conference, spanning across both basic and application oriented research in mathematical logic and computer science and is intended for computer scientists whose research involves logic, as well as for logicians working on issues essential for computer science. CSL 2017 will be co-located with, and immediately preceded by, the Logic Colloquium 2017 (LC 2017). There will be a joint session of CSL 2017 and LC 2017 in the morning of August 20, as well as CSL-affiliated workshops during August 25-26. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission for contributed papers: March 24, 2017 Paper submission: March 31, 2017 Notification: May 31, 2017 Abstract submission for short presentations: June 4, 2017 Notification on short presentations: June 14, 2017 * INVITED SPEAKERS LC-CSL joint session highlight speakers: -- Phokion Kolaitis, University of California, Santa Cruz -- Wolfgang Thomas, RWTH Aachen CSL plenary speakers: -- Laura Kovacs, Vienna University of Technology -- Stephan Kreutzer, Technische Universit=C3=A4t Berlin -- Meena Mahajan, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai -- Marcus Veanes, Microsoft Research * SPECIAL AND AFFILIATED EVENTS In addition to the plenary and contributed talks CSL 2017, the conference will also include the following events: -- Joint session of CSL 2017 and LC 2017 in the morning of August 20, consisting of four plenary highlight talks, offered by speakers from both conferences. -- Presentation of the Alonzo Church award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation, -- Presentation of the EACSL Ackermann award for Outstanding Dissertation on Logic in Computer Science, -- CSL-affiliated workshops, to be held as co-located events on August 25 and (possibly) 26, including: -- Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems LAMAS (August 25) -- Workshop on Logic and Automata Theory (in memory of Zoltan Ezik) (August 25) More workshops may be added later. PC CHAIRS -- Valentin Goranko (Stockholm University), PC co-chair -- Mads Dam (KTH, Stockholm), PC co-chair THE SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC, RATIONALITY AND INTERACTION (LORI-VI) First Call For Papers September 11-14, 2017, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan Submission deadline: March 31, 2017 http://golori.org/lori2017/ * The International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI) conference series aims at bringing together researchers working on a wide variety of logic-related topics that concern the understanding of rationality and interaction. The series aims at fostering a view of Logic as an interdisciplinary endeavour, and supports the creation of an East-Asian community of interdisciplinary researchers. For detailed conference information and registration, please visit the website at http://golori.org/lori2017/ . * INVITED SPEAKERS: Mike Dunn (Indiana University, U.S.A.) Alan Hajek (Australian National University) Nina Gierasimczuk (Technical University of Denmark) Willemien Kets (Northwestern University, U.S.A) Sara Negri (University of Helsinki, Finland) Hiroakira Ono (JAIST, Japan) * PC Chairs: Alexandru Baltag (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Jeremy Seligman (University of Auckland, New Zealand) * Contacts: Programme: The PC Chairs mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Conference: Tomoyuki Yamada mailto:email@example.com 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE First Call for Papers June 13 - 16, 2017 Ljubljana, Slovenia http://coalg.org/calco17/ * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: April 3, 2017 Paper submission: April 7, 2017 Author notification: May 15, 2017 Final version due: May 31, 2017 * SCOPE CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science. It is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques). Previous CALCO editions took place in Swansea (Wales, 2005), Bergen (Norway, 2007), Udine (Italy, 2009), Winchester (UK, 2011), Warsaw (Poland, 2013) and Nijmegen (the Netherlands, 2015). * INVITED SPEAKERS Nicoletta Sabadini - University of Insubria, IT Alex Simpson - University of Ljubljana, SL James Worrell - University of Oxford, UK (joint with MFPS) Catuscia Palamidessi - Ecole polytechnique, FR (joint with MFPS) Vincent Danos - Ecole normale superieure, FR (joint with MFPS) Marco Gaboardi - University at Buffalo, USA (joint with MFPS) * SPECIAL SESSION ON METRICS, PRIVACY AND LEARNING (joint event with MFPS) * TOPICS OF INTEREST -- Abstract models and logics -- Specialised models and calculi -- Algebraic and coalgebraic semantics -- System specification and verification -- Corecursion in Programming Languages -- Algebra and Coalgebra in quantum computing -- String Diagrams and Network Theory * BEST PAPER AND BEST PRESENTATION AWARDS This edition of CALCO will feature two awards: a Best Paper Award whose recipients will be selected by the PC before the conference and a Best Presentation Award, elected by the participants. * PC CHAIRS Filippo Bonchi (ENS Lyon, France, co-chair) Barbara Koenig (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, co-chair) * SATELLITE WORKSHOPS: CALCO EARLY IDEAS AND CALCO TOOLS The CALCO Early Ideas Workshop is intended to enable presentation of work in progress and original research proposals. PhD students and young researchers are particularly encouraged to contribute. The CALCO Tools Workshop is dedicated to tools based on algebraic and/or coalgebraic principles. CALCO 2017 will run together with the CALCO Early Ideas Workshop, with dedicated sessions at the end of each conference day. CALCO Tools will take place on June 13. THIRD NORDIC LOGIC SUMMER SCHOOL (NLS 2017) First Announcement Stockholm, August 7 - 11, 2017 https://www.sls17.conf.kth.se * The third Nordic Logic Summer School is arranged under the auspices of the Scandinavian Logic Society (http://scandinavianlogic.org/). The two previous schools were organized in Nordfjordeid, Norway (2013) and Helsinki (2015). The intended audience is advanced master students, PhD-students, postdocs and experienced researchers wishing to learn the state of the art in a particular subject. The school is co-located with Logic Colloquium 2017 (14-20 August) and Computer Science Logic 2017 (21-24 August). The school will consist of 10 five-hour courses, running in two parallel streams. In addition, there will be short student presentations and poster sessions. * Lecturers and courses The following lecturers and course topics are confirmed. Mirna Dzamonja (Univeristy of East Anglia) -- Set Theory Martin Escardo (Birmingham) -- Topological and Constructive Aspects of Higher-Order Computation Henrik Forssell (Oslo) -- Categorical Logic Volker Halbach (Oxford) -- Formal Theories of Truth Larry Moss (Indiana University, Bloomington) -- Natural Logic Anca Muscholl (LaBRI, Universite Bordeaux) -- Logic in Computer Science - Control and Synthesis, from a Distributed Perspective Eric Pacuit (University of Maryland) -- Logic and Rationality Peter Pagin and Dag Westerstahl (Stockholm University) -- Composi- tionality Sara L. Uckelman (Durham) -- Medieval Logic Andreas Weiermann (Ghent) -- Proof Theory * Important dates Registration Registration opens: March 6, 2017 Early registration: June 2, 2017 Late registration: August 4, 2017. Submission of abstracts for presentations and posters Opening: March 6, 2017 Closing: May 2, 2017 Notification of acceptance: May 16, 2017 * Further information Further information about submissions, registration and accommodation possibilities will (in due time) be available on the NLS webpage: https://www.sls17.conf.kth.se Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org * PC chair Erik Palmgren (chair, Stockholm U). FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTABILITY AND COMPLEXITY IN ANALYSIS (CCA 2017) http://cca-net.de/cca2017/ July 24-27, 2017, Daejeon, South Korea Submission deadline: April 3, 2017 * Topics - Computable analysis - Complexity on real numbers - Constructive analysis - Domain theory and analysis - Theory of representations - Computable numbers, subsets and functions - Randomness and computable measure theory - Models of computability on real numbers - Realizability theory and analysis - Reverse analysis - Real number algorithms - Implementation of exact real number arithmetic * PC Chair Daniel Graca (Faro, Portugal) * Important Dates - Submission deadline: April 3, 2017 - Notification of authors: May 1, 2017 - Final version: May 29, 2017 * Conference Web Page http://cca-net.de/cca2017/ 8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERACTIVE THEOREM PROVING (ITP 2017) Call for Papers Brasilia, Brazil - 25-29 September 2017 Co-located with TABLEAUX 2017 and FroCoS 2017 http://itp2017.cic.unb.br * The ITP conference series is concerned with all topics related to interactive theorem proving, ranging from theoretical foundations to implementation aspects and applications in program verification, security, and formalization of mathematics. ITP is the evolution of the TPHOLs conference series to the broad field of interactive theorem proving. TPHOLs meetings took place every year from 1988 until 2009. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Mauricio Ayala-Rincon, University of Bras=C3=ADlia Cesar Munoz, NASA * ORGANISATION University of Brasilia Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission deadline: April 3, 2017 Full paper submission deadline: April 10, 2017 Author notification: June 2, 2017 Camera-ready papers: June 30, 2017 26th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED REASONING WITH ANALYTIC TABLEAUX AND RELATED METHODS (TABLEAUX 2017) Call for Papers Brasilia, Brazil - 25-29 September 2017 Co-located with FroCoS 2017 and ITP 2017. http://tableaux2017.cic.unb.br * TABLEAUX is the main international conference at which research on all aspects, theoretical foundations, implementation techniques, systems development and applications, of the mechanization of tableau-based reasoning and related methods is presented. * Tableau methods offer a convenient and flexible set of tools for automated reasoning in classical logic, extensions of classical logic, and a large number of non-classical logics. For large groups of logics, tableau methods can be generated automatically. Areas of application include verification of software and computer systems, deductive databases, knowledge representation and its required inference engines, teaching, and system diagnosis. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Claudia Nalon, University of Brasilia, Brazil Renate Schmidt, The University of Manchester, UK * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract deadline: April 18, 2017 Submission deadline: April 25, 2017 Notifications: June 8, 2017 Camera-Ready deadline: July 3, 2017. * AWARDS The TABLEAUX 2017 Best Paper Award will be presented to the best submission nominated and chosen by the Program Committee among the accepted papers. 11th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FRONTIERS OF COMBINING SYSTEMS (FroCoS 2017) Call for Papers Brasilia, Brazil - 25-29 September 2017 Co-located with TABLEAUX 2017 and ITP 2017 http://frocos2017.cic.unb.br * The main goal of the symposium is to disseminate and promote progress in research areas related to the development of techniques for the integration, combination, and modularization of formal systems together with their analysis. * In various areas of computer science, such as logic, computation, program development and verification, artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, and automated reasoning, there is an obvious need for using specialized formalisms and inference systems for selected tasks. To be usable in practice, these specialized systems must be combined with each other and integrated into general purpose systems. This has led---in many research areas---to the development of techniques and methods for the combination and integration of dedicated formal systems, as well as for their modularization and analysis. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS Clare Dixon, University of Liverpool, UK Marcelo Finger, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil * ORGANISATION University of Brasilia Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract deadline: April 24, 2017 Submission deadline: April 28, 2017 Notifications: June 9, 2017 Camera-Ready deadline: June 23, 2017. 3-YEAR POSTDOC POSITION AT HASSELT UNIVERSITY * We have a vacancy for a 3-year postdoc position at Hasselt University. The salary is very good and it comes with social security, health insurance, what have you. The topic is very flexible as long as it has to do with finite model theory, expressive power of database query languages, in particular query languages for novel data models such as JSON or graph data, tractable fragments of higher-order logic is also a theme that fits. * The position needs to be filled by 1 January 2017 at the latest. * The research group on Databases and Theoretical Computer Science at Hasselt University is a leading group in the theoretical foundations of data management. Professors are Marc Gyssens, Bart Kuijpers, Frank Neven, and Jan Van den Bussche * Please email Jan Van den Bussche (email@example.com) if you are interested. * http://alpha.uhasselt.be/jan.vandenbussche
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