Newsletter 96 December 14, 2004 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://www.lfcs.informatics.ed.ac.uk/lics/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://www.lfcs.informatics.ed.ac.uk/lics/newsletters/inst.html ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS LICS 2005 - Second Call for Papers CIE 2005 - Final Call for Papers MFPS XXI - Call for Papers CALCO 2005 - Call for Papers CALCO-Jnr 2005 - Call for Abstracts CADE-20 - Call for Papers FroCoS 2005 - Call for Papers WRS '05 - Call for Papers RULE '05 - Call for Papers PPDP 2005 - Call for Papers CLASE 2005 - Call for Papers TGC '05 - Call for Papers TIME 2005 - Call for Papers SPIN 2005 - Call for Papers ESSLLI'05 Student Session - Call for Papers KI 2005 - Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals STACS 2005 - Call for Participation * POSTGRADUATE SCHOOLS Spring School on Infinite Games and their Applications * VACANCIES PhD Position at CWI Amsterdam 2 Chairs in Computer Science, Durham, UK Lecturer in Mathematical Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics, Bristol, UK Assistant professor, Philosophy, Stanford University Research Associate at University of Kent at Canterbury, UK * PRIZES ACKERMANN AWARD - Call for Submissions TWENTIETH ANNUAL IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2005) Chicago, Illinois, June 26th-29th, 2005 http://www.lfcs.informatics.ed.ac.uk/lics/ Second Call for Papers * 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 for submissions include: automata theory, automated deduction, categorical models and logics, concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming, constructive mathematics, database theory, domain theory, finite model theory, formal aspects of program analysis, formal methods, hybrid systems, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic, logical aspects of computational complexity, logics in artificial intelligence, logics of programs, logic programming, modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic systems, process calculi, programming language semantics, reasoning about security, rewriting, specifications, type systems and type theory, and verification. We welcome submissions in emergent areas, such as bioinformatics and quantum computation, if they have a substantial connection with logic. * Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of about 100 words before submitting the extended abstract of the paper. All submissions will be electronic. Titles & short abstracts due: 5th January 2005 Extended abstracts due: 10th January 2005 * Invited speakers: Michael Benedikt, Bell Laboratories; Solomon Feferman, Stanford University; Walter Fontana, Harvard Medical School; Jane Hillston, University of Edinburgh; Glynn Winskel, University of Cambridge * Program committee: Jiri Adamek, Luca de Alfaro, Andrei Bulatov, Hubert Comon-Lundh, Philippa Gardner, Martin Grohe, Neil Immerman, Marta Kwiatkowska, Maurizio Lenzerini, Guy McCusker, Larry Moss, Prakash Panangaden (chair), Frank Pfenning, Toniann Pitassi, Uday Reddy, Thomas Schwentick, Peter Selinger, N. Shankar, Igor Walukiewicz * For more information see LICS website COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE 2005 (CiE 2005): NEW COMPUTATIONAL PARADIGMS Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 8-12, 2005 http://www.illc.uva.nl/CiE/CiE2005.html Call for Papers * This international conference is being organised within the network "Computability in Europe" (CiE), and participation is invited from all interested researchers. A particular focus of the meeting is on aspects of 'New Computational Paradigms'. These include connections between computation and physical systems, but also extends to new perspectives on models of computation arising from basic research in mathematical logic and theoretical computer science. CiE 2005 will have 3-hour tutorials on Quantum Computation (H. Buhrman) and Computability over the Reals (K. Weihrauch) and invited talks by S. Abramsky, J.D. Hamkins, U. Kohlenbach, J. van Leeuwen, Y. Matiyasevich, Y.N. Moschovakis and U. Schoening. There will be two-hour special sessions on Biological Computation, Complexity, Epistemology and Methodology of Computing, Proofs and Computation, Real Computation, and Relative Computation. * The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers (European and non-European) in the area of computability theory to submit their papers (in PDF-format, at most 10 pages) for presentation at CiE 2005. We plan to publish a proceedings volume with the Springer LNCS. The deadline for submission of papers is December 17th, 2004. Notification of Authors: January 20th, 2005. Deadline for Final Version: February 15th, 2005. * Programme committee: Klaus Ambos-Spies (Heidelberg), Albert Atserias (Barcelona), Barry Cooper (Leeds, co-chair), Sergei Goncharov (Novosibirsk), Benedikt Loewe (Amsterdam, co-chair), Dag Normann (Oslo), Helmut Schwichtenberg (Mnchen), Andrea Sorbi (Siena), Ivan Soskov (Sofia), Leen Torenvliet (Amsterdam), John Tucker (Swansea), Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam/Stanford), Peter van Emde Boas (Amsterdam), Jiri Wiedermann (Praha). * Sponsors: ASL, EATCS, NW * For further information, visit the conference homepage: http://www.illc.uva.nl/CiE/CiE2005.html or contact one of the organisers: Barry Cooper, Benedikt Lowe, Leen Torenvliet, Peter van Emde Boas. MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING SEMANTICS (MFPS XXI) May 18 - May 21, 2005 University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK http://www.math.tulane.edu/~mfps/mfps21.htm Call for Papers * The Twenty-first Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics will take place at the University of Birmingham, UK from Wednesday, May 18 through Saturday, May 21, 2005. * The invited speakers for MFPS XXI are: Samson Abramsky, Oxford; Andrej Bauer, IMFM, Slovenia; Cliff Jones, Newcastle; Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA; Gordon Plotkin, Edinburgh (to be confirmed); John Reynolds, CMU. There also will be a plenary talk on security. * There will be three special sessions: - Special Session on Quantum Computing organized by Samson Abramsky, Michael Mislove (Tulane) and Prakash Panangaden (McGill). - Special Session on Security organized by Catherine Meadows (NRL) - Special Session on Domain Theory and Topology, organized by Martin Escardo and Achim Jung (Birmingham). * The remainder of the program will be composed of papers selected by the Program Committee from submissions received in response to this Call for Papers. The Program Committee is being chaired by Martin Escardo (Birmingham), and includes: Ulrich Berger, Swansea; Lars Birkedal, ITU, Denmark; Stephen Brookes, CMU; Thierry Coquand, Goteberg; Pierre-Louis Curien, PPS, Paris VII; Vincent Danos, PPS, Paris VII; Marcelo Fiore, Cambridge; Achim Jung Birmingham, UK; Catherine Meadows, NRL; Michael Mislove, Tulane; Luke Ong, Oxford; Prakash Panangaden, McGill; Brigitte Pientka, McGill; Phil Scott, Ottawa; Roberto Segala, Verona; Alex Simpson, Edinburgh; James Worrell, Tulane; Steve Zdancewic, Penn. * Submissions should consist of original work that has not been published elsewhere. Submissions should be no longer than 12 pages, and they should be in the form of either PostScript or pdf files that can be printed on a standard printer. They can be made using the link that will be available on the MFPS 21 Home Page. Submissions will open in early January. * Submissions must be received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time on Friday, February 15, 2005. * For more information see webpage. 1ST CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CALCO 2005) September 3-6, 2005, Swansea, Wales, UK http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/calco/ Call for Papers * CMCS - the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science, and WADT - the Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques, are joining their forces and reputations into a new high level bi-annual conference. Starting in 2005, CALCO will bring together researchers and practitioners to exchange new results related to foundational aspects and both traditional and emerging uses of algebras and coalgebras in computer science. * CALCO 2005 will be preceded by a CALCO Young Researchers Workshop, CALCO-jnr, dedicated to presentations by PhD students and by those who completed their doctoral studies within the past few years. * We invite submission of technical papers that report results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transition of resulting technologies into industrial practise. * Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Experience papers are welcome, but they must clearly present general lessons learned that would be of interest and benefit to a broad audience of both researchers and practitioners. Proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series. Final papers will be no more than 15 pages long in the format specified by Springer. It is recommended that submissions adhere to that format and length * Invited Speakers: The so-far confirmed invited speakers for CALCO 05 are: Samson Abramsky, Christopher Strachey Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford, UK; Vladimiro Sassone, Professor of Informatics, University of Sussex, UK. * Important Dates (all in 2005): Jan 21 - Abstract submission due Jan 31 - Technical paper submissions due * For more information see webpage CALCO YOUNG RESEARCHERS WORKSHOP (CALCO-Jnr 2005) 2 September 2005, University of Wales Swansea, UK http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/calco-jnr/ Call for Abstracts * The CALCO Young Researchers Workshop, CALCO-jnr, is a CALCO satellite event dedicated to presentations by PhD students and by those who completed their doctoral studies within the past few years. Attendance at the workshop is open to all - it is anticipated that many CALCO conference participants will want to attend the CALCO-jnr workshop (and vice versa). * Some grants supporting the participation of young researchers from developing countries will be provided by IFIP <http://www.ifip.or.at>. * CALCO-jnr presentations will be selected according to originality, significance, and general interest, on the basis of submitted 2-page abstracts, by the organisers. A booklet with the abstracts of the accepted presentations will be available at the workshop. * After the workshop, the author(s) of each presentation will be invited to submit a full 10-15 page paper on the same topic. They will also be asked to write (anonymous) reviews of papers submitted by other authors on related topics; further reviewing, and the final selection of papers, will be carried out by the organisers, assisted by members of the CALCO PC. * The volume of selected papers from the workshop will be published as a technical report at Swansea by the end of 2005. Authors will retain copyright, and are also encouraged to disseminate the results reported at CALCO-jnr by subsequent publication elsewhere. * 30 April: Firm deadline for 2-page abstract submission * For more details see webpage CADE-20 : 20th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED DEDUCTION Call for papers Tallinn, Estonia, July 22 - July 27, 2005, http://sise.ttu.ee/it/cade * Theme: CADE is the major forum for the presentation of research in all aspects of automated deduction. - Logics of interest include propositional, first-order, equational, higher-order, classical, intuitionistic, constructive, modal, temporal, many-valued, substructural, description, and meta-logics, logical frameworks, type theory and set theory. - Methods of interest include saturation, resolution, tableaux, sequent calculi, term rewriting, induction, unification, constraint solving, decision procedures, model generation, model checking, natural deduction, proof planning, proof presentation, proof checking, and explanation. - Applications of interest include hardware and software development, systems analysis and verification, deductive databases, functional and logic programming, computer mathematics, natural language processing, computational linguistics, robotics, planning, knowledge representation, and other areas of AI. * Submission categories include full papers(15 pages) and system descriptions (5 pages). * Submission deadline: for title and abstract: February 25, 2005, for full paper: March 4, 2005 * Program Committee :Franz Baader(TU Dresden),Peter Baumgartner(MPI),Amy Felty(U Ottawa),Ian Horrocks(U. Manchester), Deepak Kapur(U New Mexico),Chris Lynch(Clarkson U),Fabio Massacci(U Trento), Ilkka Niemela(TU Helsinki), Robert Nieuwenhuis(UPC Barcelona), Dale Miller (INRIA/Ecole Polytechnique), Tobias Nipkow(TU Munich), Frank Pfenning(CMU), Andreas Podelski(MPI), Manfred Schmidt-Schauss(Frankfurt U), Peter Schmitt(U Karlsruhe), Stephan Schulz(TU Munich), Carsten Schurmann(Yale U), Aaron Stump(Washington U), Geoff Sutcliffe(U of Miami), Tanel Tammet(Tallinn TU), Cesare Tinelli(U Iowa), Ashish Tiwari(SRI), Moshe Vardi(Rice U), Miroslav Velev(CMU), Andrei Voronkov(Manchester), Toby Walsh(CCC Cork) 5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FRONTIERS OF COMBINING SYSTEMS (FroCoS 2005) Vienna, Austria, September 19-21, 2005 First Call for Papers http://www.logic.at/frocos05/ * Theme of FroCoS: The development of general techniques and methods for the combination, modularization and integration of systems (with emphasis on logic-based ones), and of their practical use. * Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Combination of logics; combination of decision procedures, of satisfiability procedures, and of constraint solving techniques; combinations and modularity in term rewriting; integration of equational and other theories into deductive systems; combination of deduction systems and computer algebra; integration of data structures; model/problem analysis and decomposition; hybrid methods for deduction, resolution and constraint propagation; hybrid systems in computational linguistics, knowledge representation, natural language semantics, and human computer interaction; logical modelling of multi-agent systems; logical aspects of combining and modularizing programs and specifications. * Submission categories include full papers, for work on foundations, applications, implementation techniques, and problem sets (up to 15 pages), as well as system descriptions (up to 8 pages), for describing publicly available systems. * Submission deadline: May 2, 2005 for titles and abstracts, and May 9, 2005 for papers. See the conference web page for details. * Program committee: Alessandro Armando (U Genova), Franz Baader (TU Dresden), Clark W. Barrett (NYU New York), Frederic Benhamou (LINA, U Nantes), Michel Bidoit (LSV, CNRS & ENS Cachan), Jacques Calmet (U Karlsruhe), Juergen Giesl (RWTH Aachen), Bernhard Gramlich - Chair (TU Wien), Deepak Kapur (UNM Albuquerque), Maarten Marx (U Amsterdam), Joachim Niehren (INRIA Futurs, U Lille), Christophe Ringeissen (LORIA-INRIA Nancy), Manfred Schmidt-Schauss (U Frankfurt), Cesare Tinelli (U Iowa), Ashish Tiwari (SRI Menlo Park), Frank Wolter (U Liverpool). WORKSHOP ON REDUCTION STRATEGIES IN REWRITING AND PROGRAMMING (WRS'05) (affiliated with RDP 2005) Call for Papers Nara, Japan, April 22nd, 2005 http://www.dicosmo.org/WRS05 * Theme. Reduction strategies in rewriting and programming. Research in this field ranges from primarily theoretical questions about reduction strategies to very practical application and implementation issues. New types of reduction strategies, new results on rewriting/computation under particular strategies, work leading to a deeper understanding of reduction strategies in rewriting and programming, both in theory and practice. * All submissions must be done electronically. Please email your submission to email@example.com * Submission Deadline : January 21, 2005 (abstracts) January 31, 2005 (full papers) * Program committee. Sergio Antoy (Portland), Eduardo Bonelli (Stevens), Roberto Di Cosmo (Paris VII, Co-Chair), Bernhard Gramlich (Wien), Stefano Guerrini (Roma), Salvador Lucas (Valencia), Aart Middeldorp (Innsbruck), Yoshihito Toyama (Tohoku, Co-Chair) 6TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON RULE-BASED PROGRAMMING (RULE '05) April 19-23, 2005 Nara, Japan Affiliated to RDP'05 * Rule-based programming is currently experiencing a renewed period of growth with the emergence of new concepts and systems that allow a better understanding and better usability. On the theoretical side, after the in-depth study of rewriting concepts during the eighties, the nineties saw the emergence of the general concepts of rewriting logic and of the rewriting calculus. On the practical side, new languages and systems such as ASF+SDF, BURG, CHRS, Claire, ELAN, Maude, and Stratego have shown that rules are a useful programming tool. * The practical application of rule-based programming prompts research into the algorithmic complexity and optimization of rule-based programs as well as into the expressivity, semantics and implementation of rule-based languages. * The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the various communities working on rule-based programming to foster fertilisation between theory and practice, as well as to favour the growth of this programming paradigm. * Papers (of at most 15 pages) should be submitted electronically as PostScript or PDF files to one of the program committee chairs: Horatiu Cirstea (Horatiu.Cirstea@loria.fr) or Narciso Marti-Oliet (firstname.lastname@example.org). The message should also contain a text-only abstract and author information. * Papers should be received by January 31, 2005. * For more information see: http://rule2005.loria.fr SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF DECLARATIVE PROGRAMMING (PPDP 2005) Call for Papers Lisboa, Portugal, 11-13 July 2005 http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~afelty/ppdp05/ * Submission Deadline: 13 February 2005 * Topics (not exhaustive): Logic, Constraint, and Functional Programming; Applications of Declarative Programming; Methodologies for Program Design and Development; Declarative Aspects of Object-Oriented Programming; Concurrent Extensions to Declarative Languages; Declarative Mobile Computing; Integration of Paradigms; Proof Theoretic and Semantic Foundations; Type and Module Systems; Program Analysis and Verification; Program Transformation; Abstract Machines and Compilation; Programming Environments * Program Committee: Pedro Barahona (Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) Amy Felty (Univ. Ottawa, Canada, Chair) Gopal Gupta (Univ. Texas at Dallas, USA) Michael Hanus (Univ. Kiel, Germany) Kohei Honda (Queen Mary & Westfield Coll., UK) Michael Maher (National ICT, Australia) Maria Chiara Meo (Univ. G. D'annunzio, Italy) Gopalan Nadathur (Univ. Minnesota, USA) Atsushi Ohori (JAIST, Japan) Carsten Schuermann (Yale Univ., USA) German Vidal (Technical Univ. Valencia, Spain) Joe Wells (Heriot-Watt Univ., UK) Elena Zucca (Univ. Genova, Italy) CONSTRUCTIVE LOGIC FOR AUTOMATED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (CLASE 2005) Satellite event of ETAPS 2005, Edinburgh, 3rd April 2005 http://www.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/events/clase/ * This workshop will provide an avenue for work that extends traditional methods that derive from constructive logic for synthesizing complex software. After more than 30 years of research, program synthesis using constructive logic constitutes a mature field with an established theory and set of best practices. Recent years have seen an interest in providing analogous results to other logical systems and programming languages. This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to share ideas on the foundations, techniques, tools, and applications of constructive logic and its methods to automated software engineering technology. * This workshop will provide an avenue for work that extends traditional methods that derive from constructive logic for synthesizing complex software. * There are two kinds of submission accepted: short (no longer than 2 pages) and long (no longer than 10 pages) papers. Submissions should include author's full name(s), affiliation(s) and address(es), phone- and fax-number(s) and email address(es). Papers in PS or PDF-format should be emailed to the address iman 'at symbol' dcs.kcl.ac.uk, with the subject heading "CLASE submission". All valid submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. * Publication Final versions of accepted full papers are to be published in a special issue of the Electronic Notes in Computer Science (ENTCS). Authors of accepted short papers will have the opportunity to submit expanded versions of their papers for a second round of review for publication in the special issue. * Submission deadline: 10th January 2005 * For more details see web page. TRUSTWORTHY GLOBAL COMPUTING (TGC '05) April 7-9, 2005 Edinburgh, UK Colocated with ETAPS 2005 Call for Papers * Computing technology has become ubiquitous, from global applications to miniscule embedded devices. Trust in computing is vital to help protect public safety, national security, and economic prosperity. A new area of research, known as global computing, has recently emerged that aims at defining new models of computation based on code and data mobility over wide area networks with highly dynamic topologies, and that aims at providing infrastructures to support coordination and control of components originated from different, possibly untrusted, sources. Trustworthy Global Computing aims at guaranteeing safe and reliable network usage, also by providing tools and framework for reasoning about behaviour and properties of applications. * Contributions must be in PostScript or PDF and consist of no more than 15 pages in the Springer LNCS style * Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series,immediately after the conference, to give the authors the opportunity to take into account discussions and suggestions at the conference. * Submission deadline: January 14, 2005 * For more information see webpage: http://www.cs.unibo.it/~sangio/TGC05/ 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TEMPORAL REPRESENTATION AND REASONING (TIME 2005) Call for Papers Burlington, Vermont, USA, June 23-25, 2005 http://time2005.cse.buffalo.edu/ * Theme: Research on time-related problems within areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Databases, and Logic and Computer-Aided Verification. Special emphasis: NEW DIRECTIONS IN TIME RESEARCH. * All submissions must be done electronically through the symposium web page. * Submission Deadline : January 22, 2005. * General Chair: Pierre Wolper (Univ. Liege, Belgium) * Program Co-Chairs: Jan Chomicki (Univ. Buffalo, USA), David Toman (Univ. Waterloo, Canada) * Organization Chair: X. Sean Wang (Univ. Vermont, USA) 12TH INTERNATIONAL SPIN WORKSHOP ON MODEL CHECKING OF SOFTWARE (SPIN 2005) Call for Papers San Francisco, USA, August 22-24, 2005 http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/spin2005/index.html * SPIN 2005 solicits previously unpublished, currently unsubmitted, original contributions addressing theoretical, experimental and applied problems in model checking of software artifacts. Although authors are encouraged to compare their work with existing model checkers such as SPIN, the scope of the workshop is not limited to topics directly related to the SPIN system. Accepted contributions will be included in the workshop proceedings which will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. * Submission deadline: April 1 (abstracts) and April 8, 2005 (papers) * Invited Speakers: Rajeev Alur (U. Penn), Dawson Engler (Stanford), David Wagner (Berkeley). Invited Tutorials: Modex/Feaver (Gerard Holzmann and Theo Ruys), BLAST (Tom Henzinger, Ranjit Jhala and Rupak Majumdar), Java PathFinder (Willem Visser). * Program committee: George Avrunin (U. Mass), Dennis Dams (Bell Labs), Stefan Edelkamp (U. Dortmund), Cormac Flanagan (UC Santa Cruz) Jaco Geldenhuys (Tampere U.), Patrice Godefroid (Bell Labs; chair), Susanne Graf (Verimag), Gerard Holzmann (NASA JPL), Sarfraz Khurshid (UT Austin), Stefan Leue (U. Konstanz), Rupak Majumdar (UCLA), Laurent Mounier (Verimag), Shaz Qadeer (Microsoft), Theo Ruys (U. Twente), Willem Visser, (NASA Ames), Pierre Wolper (U. Liege). EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN LOGIC, LANGUAGE AND INFORMATION (ESSLLI'05) 8-19 August, Edinburgh Student Session Call for Papers * We invite papers for oral and poster presentation from the areas of Logic, Language and Computation. The ESSLLI Student Session encourages submissions from students at any level, undergraduate, as well as postgraduate. This year, unlike in the past, papers can be submitted for oral OR poster presentation separately. * Student authors are invited to submit a full paper, not to exceed 7 pages of length exclusive of references. Papers are to be submitted with clear indications of the selected modality of presentation, i.e. oral or poster. The submissions will be reviewed by the student session program committee and selected reviewers. * The preferred formats of submissions are PostScript, PDF, or plain text, although other formats will also be accepted. * The paper and a separate identification page must be sent electronically to: email@example.com. * Deadline: 15th February 2005. * For more information, see: http://www.sissa.it/~gervain/StuS.html or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org * ESSLI'05 web page: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/ 28TH GERMAN CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (KI 2005) September 11-14, 2005 Koblenz, Germany Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals * KI 2005 is the 28th edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI. * The technical programme of KI 2005 will comprise paper and poster presentations and a variety of specialised workshops together with invited talks from different areas of AI. As an additional component of the KI conference series tutorials will be offered. Calls for workshop and tutorial proposals are below. The call for technical papers will be published separately; the deadline for submission of technical paper is April 15, 2005. KI-2005 is organized back-to-back with TABLEAUX 2005, overlapping on September 14 with an invited talk. * Workshop/tutorial proposals must be submitted by February 18, 2005. * For detailed information on workshop proposals see: http://ki2005.uni-koblenz.de/workshops/ * For information on tutorial proposals see: http://ki2005.uni-koblenz.de/tutorials/ SYMPOSIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (STACS 2005) February 24-26, 2005 University of Stuttgart Call for Participation * The program consists of three invited talks and 54 papers selected from 217 submissions. * Registration is now open on the conference web page: http://stacs05.fmi.uni-stuttgart.de/ * The conference is fee is 250 EUR (including proceedings, lunches and conference dinner) for early registration until January 20th, 2005. * The invited speakers are: - Manindra Agrawal (Singapore) - Mireille Bousquet-Melou (Universite Bordeaux 1) - Uwe Schoening (Universitaet Ulm) * Before STACS on Wednesday, February 23 at 4pm, Manindra Agrawal will give a lecture on PRIMES is in P in the faculty colloquium. The colloquium is open for participants of STACS05. SPRING SCHOOL ON INFINITE GAMES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS Bonn, Germany, 15th to 19th March 2005 www.games.rwth-aachen.de/Events/Gamesschool/index.html * Description. This school, organized by the EU Training and Research Network GAMES (Games and Automata for Synthesis and Validation), gives an introduction to the algorithmic theory of infinite games, an active and expanding area of research with applications in modelling, verifying, and synthesizing reactive systems and close ties to logic and semantics. The tutorials are directed to young researchers who want to enter the field; topics covered include set-theoretic and automata theoretic foundations, games and model-checking, games and semantics, and algorithmic synthesis of e.g. distributed, timed, and infinite-state systems. * Speakers. P. Abdulla, L. de Alfaro, P. Bouyer, J. Duparc, E. Graedel, L. Ong, W. Thomas, I. Walukiewicz, Th. Wilke. * Applications. Applicants should write until 5th January 2005 to email@example.com with a short CV, list of publications (if applicable), and a letter of reference; they will be notified about acceptance by 15th January. The fee is 100 Euro for attendance, course material, lunches, and social events; accomodation is extra (a list of places to stay will be announced). PHD POSITION AT CWI AMSTERDAM The Coordination and Component Based Software group in SEN3 at CWI has an open position for a PhD student (OIO) for four years. * The PhD student will perform research in the context of the BSIK project BRICKS (Basic Research in Informatics for Creating the Knowledge Society). BRICKS addresses the need for a strong impulse in fundamental research in informatics. * The main aim of the present PhD research project is the development of compositional methods, tools, and formal techniques for the dynamic composition of components, the validation of their composition, and the validation of components themselves. * The candidate for the PhD position should have a masters degree in computer science or mathematics, with a clear interest in questions in the field of theoretical computer science. Ideally, the candidate has a background in such topics in theoretical computer science as automata theory, semantics and proof theory. * For more information on these vacancies you can contact either of: - F. Arbab, telephone +31-20-5924056, e-mail Farhad.Arbab@cwi.nl - F.S. de Boer, telephone +31-20-592-4139, email F.S.de.Boer@cwi.nl UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM - 2 CHAIRS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE * The Department of Computer Science at the University of Durham is to make 2 appointments at the level of Chair. These are non-fixed-term positions and are tenable from 1st April 2005 or from a mutually acceptable date thereafter. * Applicants should have research interests related to the research currently pursued within the Department, and persons with research interests in aspects of Software Engineering are particularly encouraged to apply. * Further details can be found at: http://jobs.dur.ac.uk * Potential candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Iain Stewart (Head of Department) for informal discussions: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: +44 (0)191 334 1720. * The closing date for applications is 31st January 2005. LECTURER IN MATHEMATICAL LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts University of Bristol, UK * The Departments of Philosophy and Mathematics intend to make a joint appointment in the area of mathematical and philosophical logic and foundations of mathematics. You will have an outstanding record of research or outstanding research potential in one or other of these areas. You will contribute to the research theme 'Science, Knowledge, and Reality' and will be expected to promote research co-operation between the two departments and between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science. * Grade: Lecturer Grade B * Salary: GBP 27,989 - 35,883 * Contact for informal enquiries: Professor A Bird
Tel. +44 117 928 7826 Professor P Welch Tel. +44 117 928 9052 * Timescale of appointment: Permanent contract * Closing date for applications: 9.00 am on 21 January 2005 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PHILOSOPHY, STANFORD Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Dept. of Philosophy. * Assistant professor, tenure track, beginning September 2005. Ph.D. required by start of appointment. AOS: Logic. AOC: Open. Teaching load: 4 quarter courses/year (three quarter system). Includes advanced undergraduate classes and the opportunity to teach one graduate course or seminar each year. * A successful candidate should have serious interest and competence in philosophical issues and the ability to interact effectively with a large and diverse philosophy department. The department has teaching needs at the upper division undergraduate and graduate level in logic; in particular it needs someone who will do an outstanding job at teaching the course in first order logic to a diverse audience (including students from philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, cognitive science, and computer science). * Candidates should submit a CV, cover letter describing teaching experience as well as research interests and accomplishments, at least three confidential letters of recommendation, and evidence of excellent teaching ability. * Send materials to: Professor Debra Satz, Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2155. Stanford is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. * Application deadline: December 1, 2004. * See http://www-philosophy.stanford.edu for more information about the Stanford Dept. of Philosophy and http://www-logic.stanford.edu for extensive information about logic at Stanford. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY, UK GBP 19,460-21,640 pa Full-time and fixed term for 30 months, to start early 2005 * The post is in association with the EPSRC project "A Theory of Tracing Pure Functional Programs". The overall aim of the project is to develop a semantical theory of tracing pure functional languages, eager and lazy, including: tractable formal definitions of traces, views of traces and fault location methods; theorems proving the correctness of the methods. The theory will allow existing systems to be improved and novel systems to be built. Candidates should have a good working knowledge of programming language semantics, in particular operational semantics for functional languages. A PhD degree in Computer Science (or related) is highly desirable. * Enquiries about the project should be addressed to Dr Olaf Chitil, O.Chitil@kent.ac.uk, and further information can be found at http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/oc/. * Closing date for receipt of completed applications is: 12 noon Friday, 7 January 2005. ACKERMANN AWARD - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Call for Submissions * The EACSL Board has decided to launch the ACKERMANN Award, the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. * The ACKERMANN Award will be presented to the recipients at the annual conference of the EACSL (CSL'xx). The jury is entitled to give more than one award per year. The first ACKERMANN Award will be presented at CSL'05. * Eligible for the 2005 ACKERMANN Award are PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2003 and 31.12.2004. * The deadline for submission is 31.3.2005 Submission details follow below. * The award consists of - a diploma, - an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference, - the publication of the abstract of the thesis and the laudatio in the CSL proceedings, - travel support to attend the conference. * The jury consists of seven members, three of them ex officio, namely the president (J. Makowsky, Haifa) and the vice-president (D. Niwinski, Warsaw) of EACSL, and one member of the LICS organizing committee (to be announced later). The other members of the jury are currently - B. Courcelle (Bordeaux) - E. Graedel (Aachen) - M. Hyland (Cambridge) - A. Razborov (Moscow and Princeton) * The candidate or his/her supervisor has to submit a) the thesis (ps or pdf file); b) a detailed description (not longer than 20 pages) of the thesis in ENGLISH (ps or pdf file); c) a supporting letter by the PhD advisor and two supporting letters by other senior faculty or researchers in equivalent positions (in English); d) a copy of the document asserting that the thesis was accepted as a PhD thesis at a recognized University (or equivalent institution) and that the candidate has received his/her PhD within the specified period; e) a short CV of the candidate. * For more details see: http://www.dimi.uniud.it/~eacsl/award.html
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