[Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://www.bell-labs.com/topic/conferences/lics/ 15th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED DEDUCTION (CADE-15) Call for papers Lindau, Germany, 5-10 July 1998 * Topics. CADE is the major forum for the presentation of new research in all aspects of automated deduction. Original research papers, descriptions of systems, and problem sets that provide innovative, challenging tests for automated deduction systems, are solicited. Logics of interest include propositional, first-order, higher-order, equational, classical, modal, temporal, dynamic, intuitionistic, constructive, linear, type theory, and meta-logics. Methods encompass resolution, tableaux, connection, unification, paramodulation, term rewriting, constraints, decision procedures, induction, and model checking. Applications cover hardware and software development, systems verification, deductive databases, logic and functional programming, computer mathematics including algebra and geometry, deductive aspects in artificial intelligence. Special topics of interest involve logical frameworks, proof translation, human-computer interfaces, distributed deduction, and search heuristics. * Program chairs. Claude and Helene Kirchner. * Conference Chair. Wolfgang Bibel. * Program Committee. F.Baader, D.Basin, W.Bibel, H.Comon, G.Dowek, H.Ganzinger, F.Giunchiglia, S.Grumbach, J.Hsiang, D.Kapur, C.Kirchner, H.Kirchner, C.Kreitz, C.Lynch, D.McAllester, M.Okada, L.Paulson, N.Shankar, A.P.Sistla, J.Slaney, M.Wallace, D.Wang, S.Watt. * Submissions. Submission deadline: January 5, 1998. Papers must be original and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Research papers can be up to 15 proceedings pages, system descriptions can be up to 4 pages and should be entitled ``System Description:...'' Submission will be electronic, in PostScript format. Papers should be compressed, then uuencoded, and e-mailed to the program chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org). Details on the procedure and alternatives can be found at the CADE-15 Web site. If electronic submission is not possible, 5 hard copies should be sent to the program chairs. The letter or e-mail message accompanying the paper must contain a plain text abstract of about 200 words and the names, e-mail addresses, and postal addresses of all authors. 15th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED DEDUCTION (CADE-15) Call for Workshops and Tutorials Lindau, Germany, 5-10 July 1998 * Topics. CADE is the major forum for the presentation of new research in all aspects of automated deduction. Tutorials and workshops will run on July 5 and 6, and a special symposium ``Deduction as a Cross-Sectional Technology'' will be held on Friday, July 10. Workshops will ordinarily run a whole day, and tutorials for half a day. Workshops may have the same topic as those of previous workshops, and this practice is encouraged. Tutorials may be introductory, intermediate, or advanced. * Submissions. Anyone wishing to organize a workshop or tutorial in conjunction with CADE-15 should send (e-mail preferred) a proposal no longer than two pages to the program chairs (Claude and Helene Kirchner) by February 15, 1998 at the address: email@example.com. The proposal should describe the topic of the proposed workshop or tutorial and explain why the topic is relevant to CADE. Proposals will be evaluated by the program committee, and decisions will be made by March 16, 1998. Further information about the arrangements for workshops and tutorials can be obtained from the CADE-15 Web site. CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER-AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV '98) Call for papers June 28 - July 2, 1998 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada * Topics. Modeling and specification formalisms; Algorithms and tools; Verification techniques; Applications and case studies; Verification in practice. * Submission. Submissions are invited in two categories. (A) Regular papers. submission of a regular paper should be an extended abstract not exceeding ten (10) pages. The submission should contain original research, and sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. (B) Tool presentations. Tool submission should be an abstract not exceeding four (4) pages. The same page limit (4) applies to the conference proceedings. The submission should describe the tool and its novel features. Authors may submit papers as self-contained Postscript files via anonymous ftp to ftp.cs.ubc.ca, directory pub/incoming, and then emailing notification to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, authors may submit a paper by emailing a self-contained Postscript version to the same address. Deadline for submissions is January 9, 1998. * Program committee. Martin Abadi, Rajeev Alur, Ahmed Bouajjani, Jerry Burch, Olivier Coudert, Werner Damm, David Dill, Limor Fix, Patrice Godefroid, Mike Gordon, Orna Grumberg, Alan Hu (co-chair), Daniel Jackson, Bengt Jonsson, Kim Larsen, Ken McMillan, Doron Peled, Carl Pixley, Amir Pnueli, Carl Seger, Natarajan Shankar, Joseph Sifakis, Prasad Sistla, Fabio Somenzi, Moshe Vardi (co-chair), Yaron Wolfsthal. LICS'98 WORKSHOP ON FORMAL METHODS AND SECURITY PROTOCOLS Thursday, 25 June, 1998 (following LICS'98), Indianapolis, Indiana. * Submission: An extended abstract (about 5-10 pages) explaining recent research results or work in progress should be mailed electronically to both organizers, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, to be received by March 13, 1998. * Topics of interest include descriptive techniques (specification languages, models, logics) and analysis techniques (model checking, theorem proving, and their combination), as applied to protocols for authentication, fair exchange, electronic commerce, and electronic auctions. We particularly want to hear about new approaches, new problems, new security properties, and new protocol bugs. Reports on work in progress are welcome. * Program: keynote address (Roger Needham), technical sessions, panel discussion. * Organizers: Nevin Heintze and Jeannette Wing LICS'98 WORKSHOP ON LOGIC AND DIAGRAMMATIC INFORMATION (LDI '98) Call for papers Indianapolis, Indiana, 25 June 1998 (immed. following LICS '98) * Topics. Issues in the mathematical logic of diagrammatic/heterogeneous information; logical theories of diagrammatic/heterogeneous information; logical properties, such as decidability and completeness, of diagrammatic/heterogeneous logics; expressiveness of diagrammatic/heterogeneous logics; formal analysis of the efficacy of different representation systems; foundational issues in extending logic to include diagrammatic information; issues in implementing tools based on diagrammatic/heterogeneous logics; case studies contrasting the suitability of diagrammatic and textual logics for particular problems. * Program chairs. Gerard Allwein and Kathi Fisler * Program Committee. Dave Barker-Plummer, Jon Barwise, John Etchemendy, Oliver Lemon, Kim Marriott, Atsushi Shimojima * Submissions. Submissions (limited to 15 pages) should be emailed to email@example.com by March 15, 1998. Submissions must be in postscript format in US letter size. We are unable to process the A4 European format. MIME attachments are acceptable. Please include a cover page giving the title of the paper, names and affiliations of authors, a brief abstract, and the contact author's name, address, phone number, fax number, and email address. INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON AUTOMATA, LANGUAGES, AND PROGRAMMING (ICALP'98) July 13 - 17, 1998, BRICS, Aalborg, Denmark Call for Papers and Workshops * Topics. computability, automata, formal languages, new computing paradigms, term rewriting, analysis and design of algorithms, computational geometry, computational complexity, symbolic and algebraic computation, cryptography and security, data types and data structures, theory of data bases and knowledge bases, semantics of programming languages, program specification and verification, foundations of functional and logic programming, parallel and distributed computation, theory of concurrency, theory of robotics, theory of logical design and layout. * Submission. Authors are invited to submit seven copies of an extended abstract not exceeding 12 pages by January 14, 1998. Electronic submission of papers is solicited. Instructions can be found at http://www.cs.auc.dk/icalp98/submit.html. In addition, suggestions for workshops are invited. Those must be sent by December 1, 1997, to Prof. Kim G. Larsen -- ICALP'98, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E, DK - 9220 Aalborg, Denmark, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. * Invited speakers. Gilles Brassard, Mark Overmars, Leslie G. Valiant, Avi Wigderson, Martin Abadi, Andrew Pitts, Thomas A. Henzinger, Amir Pnueli. * Program committee. Kim G. Larsen (chair), Sven Skyum (vice-chair), Susanne Albers, Mark de Berg, Ronald Cramer, Faith Fich, Burkhard Monien, Mike Paterson, Arto Salomaa, Mikkel Thorup, Ugo Vaccaro, Shmuel Zaks, Glynn Winskel (vice-chair), Gerard Boudol, Julian Bradfield, Pierre-Louis Curien, Pierpaolo Degano, Jean-Pierre Jouannaud, Edmund Robinson, Bernhard Steffen, Andrzej Tarlecki, Frits Vaandrager. 1998 GODEL PRIZE Call for nominations * The Godel Prize for outstanding papers in the area of theoretical computer science is sponsored jointly by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computing Theory of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM-SIGACT). This award is presented annually, with the presentation taking place alternately at the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP) and ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing (STOC). The fifth presentation will take place during the 1998 ICALP, July 13-17, 1998 in Aalborg, Denmark. The Prize is named in honor of Kurt Godel in recognition of his major contributions to mathematical logic and of his recently discovered interest in what has become the famous ``P versus NP'' question. The Prize includes an award of $5000, sponsored by a grant from PWS Publishers in cooperation with International Thomson Publishing (ITP). * Award committee. Ron Graham, David Johnson, Amir Pnueli, Grzegorz Rozenberg, Leslie Valiant, Emo Welzl (chair) * Eligibility. Any research paper (or a series of papers) published (not reprinted) in a recognized refereed journal (by a single author or a team of authors) in the period 1991 -- 1997 is deemed eligible. This extended period is in recognition of the fact that the value of fundamental work cannot always be immediately assessed. The research work nominated for the award should be in the area of theoretical computer science. The term ``theoretical computer science'' is meant in a broad sense, and encompasses, but is not restricted to, those areas covered by ICALP and STOC. The Award Committee shall have the ultimate authority to decide whether a particular paper is eligible for the Prize. * Nominations. Nominations for the award should be submitted to the Award Committee Chairman at the following address: Professor Emo Welzl, Departement Informatik, ETH Zentrum, IFW, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland, email: email@example.com, telephone: +41-1-6327370/92. To be considered, nominations for the 1998 prize must be received by January 6, 1998. A nomination should contain a brief summary of the technical content of the paper and a brief explanation of its significance. A copy of the research paper (or papers) should accompany the nomination. WORKSHOP ON FOUNDATIONS OF MODELS AND LANGUAGES FOR DATA AND OBJECTS (FMLDO'98) Call for papers Ostfriesland, Germany, October 5 - 9, 1998 * Topics. Distributed and federated databases, object oriented databases, deductive databases, temporal aspects, logics and semantics, database and information systems design, integrity and security, query languages and optimization, databases in world-wide nets, database dynamics. * Submission. Send uuencoded gzipped PostScript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, submit four copies to Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Institut fur Informatik, Technische Universitat Clausthal, Erzstr. 1, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany. Papers should not exceed 10 pages, or 5 pages for short presentations. Deadline for submissions is March 27, 1998. * Program Committee. Stefan Brass, Stefan Conrad, Christian Eckert, Thomas Eiter, Opher Etzion, Andreas Heuer, Hans-Joachim Klein, Marc Levene, Leonid Libkin, Heikki Mannila, Torsten Polle (co-chair), Gunter Saake, Yehoshua Sagiv, Klaus--Dieter Schewe (co-chair), Marc Scholl, Nicolas Spyratos, Letizia Tanca. INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON VERIFICATION OF INFINITE STATE SYSTEMS (INFINITY '98) Aalborg, Denmark, July 17-18, 1998 Satellite Workshop to ICALP'98 Call for papers * Topics. Decidability issues for equivalence and model checking over various classes of infinite state systems; complexity results for decidability results; connections and applications to questions in classical automata and formal language theory; and tools and case studies involving nontrivial applications of methods for the analysis of infinite state systems. * Submissions. Authors are invited to submit a 5-page extended abstract to the Programme Chair, Javier Esparza, Technical University of Munich, E-mail: email@example.com. The submission should be emailed in postscript format before March 15, 1998. * Program committee. A. Bouajjani, J. Bradfield, O. Burkart, D. Caucal, T. Henzinger, Y. Hirshfeld, P. Jancar, F. Moller. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ANALYTIC TABLEAUX AND RELATED METHODS (TABLEAUX'98) Conference Centre Boschoord, Oisterwijk (near Tilburg), the Netherlands May 5 - 8, 1998 * Topics. Analytic tableaux for various logics (theory and applications); specific related techniques or concepts; related methods (model elimination, sequent calculi, connection method, etc); new calculi and methods for theorem proving in classical and nonclassical logics (modal, intuitionistic, linear, temporal); systems, tools, implementations and applications; tableaux based theorem proving in temporal logics, in particular, for verification purposes. * Submission. Authors are requested to submit their papers or their proposals for tutorials by e-mail in the form of Postscript files, preferably in LaTeX llncs style, to the Program Chair before November 15, 1997: H.C.M.deSwart@kub.nl. Hardcopy submission is allowed for people without e-mail access. * Invited Speakers. N.G. de Bruijn and E. Clarke. * Program Committee. M. d'Agostino, K. Broda, R. Dyckhoff, C. Fermueller, M. Fitting, U. Furbach, D. Galmiche, R. Gore, J. Goubault-Larrecq, R. Haehnle, R. Hasegawa, R. Letz, U. Moscato, N. Murray, N. Olivetti, D. Pearce, J. Posegga, E. Rosenthal, P. Schmitt, C. Schwind, H. de Swart, P. Voda. PHD GRANTS AVAILABLE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS Department of Computer Science, University of Rostock, Germany * Grants are provided on a yearly basis and can be renewed for up to 4 years. The students shall pursue their studies and obtain a PhD in Computer Science. The fields of study for these openings are: Communication and network services, Internet technology, Formal methods for specifying distributed systems, Linear logic and algebraic methods for the specification of distributed systems, Parallel computing on clusters and distributed systems. * Further information. Contact Prof. Clemens Cap, firstname.lastname@example.org. FIRST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON EXPLICIT SUBSTITUTIONS (WESTAPP 98) March 29, 1998, Tsukuba, Japan In conjunction with RTA-98 Call for papers * Topics. New concepts in substitution calculi, Higher order types and explicit substitutions, Generalised techniques to show properties of substitution calculi, Relating explicit substitutions with other formalisms such as sequent calculi, linear logic, game semantics, etc, Accommodating different reduction strategies and control operators, Use of explicit substitution in proof checking and proof search, in the implementation of programming languages and theorem provers, Different criteria useful to compare calculi with explicit substitutions, Applications of explicit substitutions to solve problems in other fields. * Submission. Extended abstracts (up to 8 pages excluding references and appendices) are invited (an appendix containing relevant proofs is highly recommended). Submission of abstracts in PostScript by e-mail is mandatory. Email your full article in postscript format to email@example.com by December 3rd, 1997. * Program committee. Roberto Di Cosmo, Fairouz Kamareddine, Delia Kesner, Pierre Lescanne, Randy Pollack. RESEARCH POSITIONS AT BRICS RESEARCH CENTRE AND INTERNATIONAL PHD SCHOOL * There are several research positions at BRICS starting next year, 1998. Applications by researchers are welcome in theoretical computer science and related areas, especially, but not exclusively, within the following areas: Semantics of Computation, Logic, Algorithms and Data Structures, Complexity Theory, Data Security, Programming Languages, Distributed Computing, Verification. Openings, while likely to start as postdoctoral positions, generally for 1-2 years, have the possibility of extension to longer-term positions. * Application. Applications for positions should preferably be sent by e-mail (BRICS@brics.dk) and include curriculum vitae and two or three names of referees for recommendations with the referees' regular mail addresses and, if possible, e-mail addresses, as well as a URL to your WWW home directory if available. RESEARCH POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC EC Training and Mobility of Researchers, Framework 4 * Applications are invited for research positions at post-doctorate and also post-graduate level in the field of Computational Logic at the department of Computer Science, with an emphasis on (concurrent) constraint (logic) programming, program analysis, synthesis and transformation of constraint programs or agent based computing utilizing constraint reasoning. * Application. Email your application (uuencoded compressed postscript file(s), including a detailed CV, list of publications, references, sample papers and project proposal or statement of research interests) to Dr. Thom Fruehwirth, firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 6, 1997. VACANCY FOR PROFESSOR OF COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC (C3) Computer Science Faculty Dresden University of Technology * The field of work covers the whole area of computational logic. Particular emphasis is placed on logic programming, constraint programming, deduction systems and the development of logic-based systems and their applications. Internationally demonstrated competence in teaching and research in at least one of the following areas is sought: Logic Programming; Constraint Programming; Logical Foundations of Intelligent and Cognitive Systems; Deduction Systems; Verification Systems; Deductive Databases; Formal Methods in Mechanics, Mechatronics or Computer Aided Manufacturing; Logical Foundations and Semantics for Natural Language Processing; Logical Foundations of Machine Learning. * Application. Send application along with CV, publications list, photograph, certificates and copies of three selected publications to Dekan der Fakultaet Informatik, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing.habil. Heiko Vogler, Fakultaet Informatik, TU Dresden, D-01062 Dresden, Germany, by 17 November 1997. * Further info. Call (0351) 463 8211.