Newsletter 125 January 1, 2010 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/newsletters/inst.html * To unsubscribe, send an email with "unsubscribe" in the body to firstname.lastname@example.org ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * NEWS LICS deadline * DEADLINES Upcoming deadlines * CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS LICS 2010 - Final Call for Papers IJCAR 2010 - Call for Papers ITP 2010 - Call for Papers CIE 2010 - Call for Papers GALOP 2010 - Call for Papers ICLP 2010 - Call for Papers MEMOCODE 2010 - Call for Papers CSL 2010 - Call for Papers ASPOCP 2010 - Call for Papers CLODEM 2010 - Call for Papers HYLO 2010 - Call for Papers * BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS Verification of Sequential and Concurrent Programs by Apt, de Boer and Olderog * AWARDS ACKERMANN AWARD 2010 - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS 2 Ph.D. Studentships at Oxford and Paris CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN SOFTWARE AND KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING NEWS * A happy new year to all of you who have celebrated the change of year just now. * Remember that the LICS abstract deadline is approaching fast. I am sure you are all busy preparing your LICS submissions, so do not forget to register your abstract before or on the 10th of January. DEADLINES * LICS 10.1.2010 http://www.floc-conference.org/index.html * CAV 2010 11.1.2010 http://www.floc-conference.org/index.html * CSF 9.2.2010 http://www.floc-conference.org/index.html * IJCAR 15.1.2010 http://www.floc-conference.org/index.html * ITP 15.1.2010 http://www.floc-conference.org/index.html * RTA 15.1.2010 http://www.floc-conference.org/index.html * CiE 20.1.2010 http://www.cie2010.uac.pt/ * GALOP 2010 25.1.2010 http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/olivier.laurent/galop10/ * ICLP 26.1.2010 http://www.floc-conference.org/index.html * CSL 2010 26.3.2010 http://www.mat.uc.pt/~csl/ * ASPOCP 2010 26.3.2010 http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/proj/aspocp10/ * CLODEM 2010 http://www2.imm.dtu.dk/~vfgo/CLODEM2010/CLODEM2010.html 27.3.2010 * HYLO 2010 http://hylocore.ruc.dk/HyLo2010.html 30.3.2010 TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2010) CALL FOR PAPERS July 11-14, 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/lics10/ * Important Dates: Titles & Short Abstracts Due: January 10, 2010 Extended Abstracts Due: January 17, 2010 Author Notification: March 21, 2010 Camera-ready Papers Due: April 29, 2010 * 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 in connection with logic, automated deduction, categorical models and logics, concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming, constructive mathematics, database theory, decidable theories, domain theory, finite model theory, first-order logic, formal aspects of program analysis, formal methods, game semantics, higher-order logic, hybrid systems, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic, logical aspects of computational complexity, logical frameworks, logics in artificial intelligence, logics of programs, logic programming, modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic systems, process calculi, programming language semantics, proof theory, reasoning about security, rewriting, 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. * LICS 2010 will be organized as part of the "Fifth Federated Logic Conference" (FLoC) 2010 to be held in Edinburgh from July 9 to 21. For information regarding FLoC 2010 and the participating meetings, please visit http://www.floc-conference.org. * 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. * All deadlines are at midnight (GMT); late submissions will not be possible. Submission will be open at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lics2010 * Short Presentations: LICS 2010 will have a session of short (10 minute) presentations. This session is intended for descriptions of work in progress, student projects, and relevant research being published elsewhere; other brief communications may be acceptable. Submissions for these presentations, in the form of short abstracts (1 or 2 pages long), should be entered at the LICS 2010 submission site in a time frame to be advertised on the LICS 2010 website. * Kleene Award for Best Student Paper: An award in honour of the late S. C. Kleene will be given for the best student paper, as judged by the program committee. Details concerning eligibility criteria and procedure for consideration for this award will be posted at the LICS website. The committee may decline to make the award or split it among several papers. * Program Committee: Program Chair: Jean-Pierre Jouannaud INRIA and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China email@example.com Program Committee: Parosh Abdullah, Uppsala University Albert Atserias, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya Franz Baader, Technische Universitaet Dresden Krishnendu Chatterjee, IST, Vienna Yijia Chen, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Veronique Cortier, CNRS and Universite de Nancy Vincent Danos, University of Edinburgh Martin Escardo, University of Birmingham Javier Esparza, Technische Universitaet Muenchen Amy Felty, University of Ottawa Herman Geuvers, Radboud University Nijmegen Dan Ghica, University of Birmingham Robert Harper, Carnegie Mellon University Jean-Pierre Jouannaud, INRIA and Tsinghua Univ. Naoki Kobayashi, Tohoku University, Sendai Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Stephane Lengrand, CNRS and Polytechnique Jose Meseguer, UI at Urbana-Champaign John Mitchell, Stanford University Eugenio Moggi, Universita di Genova Anca Muscholl, Universite de Bordeaux Mogens Nielsen, University of Aarhus Makoto Tatsuta, NII, Tokyo Wolfgang Thomas, RWTH Aachen Pawel Urzyczyn, Warsaw University Victor Vianu, UC at San Diego THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED REASONING (IJCAR 2010) Call for Papers Edinburgh, UK, July 16-19, 2010 as part of FLoC 2010 - Federated Logic Conference http://www.floc-conference.org/ * Important dates: Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2010 Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2010 Notification of paper decisions: March 15, 2010 Final version of papers due: April 19, 2010 Conference dates: July 16-19, 2010 * IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all topics in automated reasoning. The IJCAR technical program will consist of presentations of high-quality original research papers, system descriptions, and invited talks. * IJCAR 2010 is a merger of leading events in automated reasoning: CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), FroCoS (Workshop on Frontiers of Combining Systems), FTP (Workshop on First-order Theorem Proving), and TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods) * IJCAR 2010 invites submissions related to all aspects of automated reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications. Original research papers and descriptions of working automated deduction systems are solicited. * The proceedings of IJCAR 2010 will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNAI/LNCS series. Submission details: Submission is electronic, through https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi?conf=ijcar2010 * Authors are strongly encouraged to use LaTeX and the Springer "llncs" format, which can be obtained from http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. The page limit is 15 pages for full papers, and 7 pages for system descriptions. * Program co-chairs: Juergen Giesl (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) Reiner Haehnle (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) * Conference chair: Alan Bundy (University of Edinburgh, UK) * Student Travel Awards: Travel awards will be available to enable selected students to attend the conference. Details will be published in March 2010. * Program Committee: Carlos Areces (INRIA Nancy Grand Est, France) Alessandro Armando (University of Genova, Italy) Franz Baader (Technical University of Dresden, Germany) Peter Baumgartner (NICTA Canberra, Australia) Bernhard Beckert (University of Koblenz, Germany) Christoph Benzmueller (International University Bruchsal, Germany) Nikolaj Bjorner (Microsoft Research, USA) Maria Paola Bonacina (Universita` degli Studi di Verona, Italy) Alan Bundy (University of Edinburgh, UK) Gilles Dowek (Ecole Polytechnique, France) Christian Fermueller (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) Ulrich Furbach (University of Koblenz, Germany) Didier Galmiche (LORIA Nancy, France) Silvio Ghilardi (University of Milano, Italy) Martin Giese (University of Oslo, Norway) Juergen Giesl (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) Rajeev Gore (The Australian National University, Australia) Bernhard Gramlich (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) Reiner Haehnle (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) Ullrich Hustadt (University of Liverpool, UK) Deepak Kapur (University of New Mexico, USA) Viktor Kuncak (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland) Rustan Leino (Microsoft Research, USA) Carsten Lutz (University of Bremen, Germany) George Metcalfe (University of Bern, Switzerland) Aart Middeldorp (University of Innsbruck, Austria) Neil Murray (University at Albany - SUNY, USA) Tobias Nipkow (Technical University of Munich, Germany) Nicola Olivetti (LSIS, University of Aix-Marseille, France) Nicolas Peltier (LIG Grenoble, France) Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) Brigitte Pientka (McGill University, Canada) Andre Platzer (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) Christophe Ringeissen (LORIA Nancy, France) Albert Rubio (UPC Barcelona, Spain) Renate Schmidt (The University of Manchester, UK) Carsten Schuermann (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) Roberto Sebastiani (University of Trento, Italy) Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans (MPI-INF Saarbruecken, Germany) Aaron Stump (University of Iowa, USA) Geoff Sutcliffe (University of Miami, USA) Cesare Tinelli (University of Iowa, USA) Ashish Tiwari (SRI International, USA) Andrei Voronkov (The University of Manchester, UK) Christoph Weidenbach (MPI-INF Saarbruecken, Germany) CONFERENCE ON INTERACTIVE THEOREM PROVING (ITP 2010) Call for Papers 11-14 July 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland http://www.floc-conference.org/ITP-cfp.html * Important dates (midnight GMT): Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2010 Paper submission deadline: 22 January 2010 Notification of paper decisions: 15 March 2010 Camera-ready papers due from authors: 9 April 2010 Conference dates: 11-14 July 2010 * ITP brings together researchers working in all areas of interactive theorem proving. It combines the communities of two venerable meetings: the TPHOLs conference and the ACL2 workshop. The inaugural meeting of ITP will be held on 11-14 July 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC, 9-21 July 2010), co-located with the other FLoC conferences (CAV, ICLP, IJCAR, LICS, RTA, SAT) and workshops. * The program committee welcomes submissions on all aspects of interactive theorem proving and its applications. Examples of typical topics include formal aspects of hardware or software (specification, verification, semantics, synthesis, refinement, compilation, etc.); formalization of significant bodies of mathematics; advances in theorem prover technology (automation, decision procedures, induction, combinations of systems and tools, etc.); other topics including those relating to user interfaces, education, comparisons of systems, and mechanizable logics; and concise and elegant worked examples ("Proof Pearls"). * Submission details: All papers must be submitted electronically, via EasyChair: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=itp10 * In addition to regular submissions, described above, there will be a "rough diamonds" section. Rough diamond submissions are limited to four pages and may consist of an extended abstract. They will be refereed: they will be expected to present innovative and promising ideas, possibly in an early form and without supporting evidence. Accepted diamonds will be published in the main proceedings. They will be presented at the conference venue in a poster session. * Conference co-chairs: Matt Kaufmann, University of Texas at Austin, USA Larry Paulson, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom * Program Committee: Thorsten Altenkirch, Nottingham University, United Kingdom David Aspinall, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Gilles Barthe, IMDEA, Spain Jens Brandt, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany Thierry Coquand, Chalmers University, Sweden Ruben Gamboa, University of Wyoming, USA Georges Gonthier, Microsoft Research, United Kingdom David Greve, Rockwell Collins Inc., USA Elsa Gunter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA John Harrison, Intel Corporation, USA Joe Hurd, Galois Inc., USA Matt Kaufmann, University of Texas at Austin, USA Gerwin Klein, NICTA, Australia Xavier Leroy, INRIA, France Assia Mahboubi, INRIA, France Panagiotis Manolios, Northeastern University, USA John Matthews, Galois Inc., USA J Moore, University of Texas at Austin, USA Cesar Munoz, NASA, USA Tobias Nipkow, TU Muenchen, Germany Michael Norrish, NICTA, Australia David Pichardie, INRIA Rennes, France Brigitte Pientka, McGill University, Canada Lee Pike, Galois Inc., USA Sandip Ray, University of Texas at Austin, USA Jose Luis Ruiz-Reina, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain Larry Paulson, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom David Russinoff, Advanced Micro Devices Inc., USA Peter Sewell, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Konrad Slind, Rockwell Collins Inc., USA Sofiene Tahar, Concordia University, Canada Christian Urban, TU Muenchen, Germany COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE 2010: PROGRAMS, PROOFS, PROCESSES Second call for papers Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal June 30 to July 4, 2010 http://www.cie2010.uac.pt/ * Important dates: Submission Deadline: 20 January 2010 Notification to Authors: 18 March 2010 Deadline for Final Version: 8 April 2010 * Computability in Europe provides the largest international conference dealing with the full spectrum of computability-related research. CiE 2010 in the Azores is the sixth conference of the Series, held in a geographically unique and dramatic location, Europe's most Westerly outpost. The theme of CiE 2010 - "Programs, Proofs, Processes" - points to the usual CiE synergy of Computer Science, Mathematics and Logic, with important computability-theoretic connections to science and the real universe. * TUTORIALS: Jeffrey Bub (Information, Computation and Physics), Bruno Codenotti (Computational Game Theory). * INVITED SPEAKERS: Eric Allender, Jose L. Balcazar, Shafi Goldwasser, Denis Hirschfeldt, Seth Lloyd, Sara Negri, Toniann Pitassi, and Ronald de Wolf. * SPECIAL SESSIONS on: Biological Computing, organizers: Paola Bonizzoni, Krishna Narayanan Invited speakers: Giancarlo Mauri, Natasha Jonoska, Stephane Vialette, Yasubumi Sakakibara Computational Complexity, organizers: Luis Antunes, Alan Selman Invited speakers: Eric Allender, Christian Glasser, John Hitchcock, Rahul Santhanam Computability of the Physical, organizers: Barry Cooper, Cris Calude Invited speakers: Giuseppe Longo, Yuri Manin, Cris Moore, David Wolpert Proof Theory and Computation, organizers: Martin Hyland, Fernando Ferreira Invited speakers: Thorsten Altenkirch, Samuel Mimram, Paulo Oliva, Lutz Strassburger Reasoning and Computation from Leibniz to Boole, organizers: Benedikt Loewe, Guglielmo Tamburrini Confirmed speakers: Volker Peckhaus, Olga Pombo, Sara Uckelman Web Algorithms and Computation, organizers: Martin Olsen, Thomas Erlebach Confirmed speaker: Debora Donato * SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO MARIAN POUR-EL: Ning Zhong. * CiE serves as an interdisciplinary forum for research in all aspects of computability and foundations of computer science, as well as the interplay of these theoretical areas with practical issues in computer science and with other disciplines such as biology, mathematics, philosophy, or physics. * Formal systems, attendant proofs, and the possibility of their computer generation and manipulation (for instance, into programs) have been changing a whole spectrum of disciplines. The conference will address not only the more established lines of research of Computational Complexity and the interplay between Proofs and Computation, but also novel views that rely on physical and biological processes and models to find new ways of tackling computations and improving their efficiency. * We particularly invite papers that build bridges between different parts of the research community. Since women are underrepresented in mathematics and computer science, we emphatically encourage submissions by female authors. The Elsevier Foundation is supporting the CiE conference series in the programme "Increasing representation of female researchers in the computability community". This programme will allow us to fund child-care support, a mentoring system for young female researchers, and also a small number of grants for junior female researchers (see below). * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Klaus Ambos-Spies (Heidelberg), Luis Antunes (Porto), Arnold Beckmann (Swansea), Paola Bonizzoni (Milano), Alessandra Carbone (Paris), Steve Cook (Toronto ON), Barry Cooper (Leeds), Erzsebet Csuhaj-Varju (Budapest), Fernando Ferreira (Lisbon, co-chair), Nicola Galesi (Rome), Luis Mendes Gomes (Ponta Delgada), Rosalie Iemhoff (Utrecht), Achim Jung (Birmingham), Michael Kaminski (Haifa), Jarkko Kari (Turku), Viv Kendon (Leeds), James Ladyman (Bristol), Kamal Lodaya (Chennai), Giuseppe Longo (Paris), Benedikt Loewe (Amsterdam), Elvira Mayordomo (Zaragoza, co-chair), Wolfgang Merkle (Heidelberg), Russell Miller (New York NY), Dag Normann (Oslo), Isabel Oitavem (Lisbon), Joao Rasga (Lisbon), Nicole Schweikardt (Frankfurt), Alan Selman (Buffalo NY), Peter van Emde Boas (Amsterdam), Albert Visser (Utrecht) GALOP 2010 - 5th WORKSHOP ON GAMES FOR LOGIC AND PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES Call for Papers March 20-21, 2010, Paphos, Cyprus Satellite event of ETAPS 2010 http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/olivier.laurent/galop10/ * GaLoP is an annual international workshop on game-semantic models for logics and programming languages and their applications. This is an informal workshop that welcomes work in progress, overviews of more extensive work, programmatic or position papers and tutorials as well as contributed papers. Accordingly, we ask for submission of both short abstracts outlining what will be presented at the workshop and longer papers describing completed work, either published or unpublished. * Important dates: - January 25, 2010: Submission deadline - February 3, 2010: Notification date * Submission link http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=galop5 * There will be no formal proceedings. In previous years, a special issue of the Annals of Pure and Applied Logic has been produced, and this possibility will be pursued again this year. * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 26TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING (ICLP 2010) CALL FOR PAPERS Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., July 16-19, 2010 ICLP 2009 will be held as part of the Fifth Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2010) Submission deadline: January 26, 2010 http://www.floc-conference.org/ICLP-home.html * IMPORTANT DATES Paper registration deadline: January 26, 2010 Submission deadline: February 2, 2010 Notification to authors: March 20, 2010 Camera-ready copy due: April 21, 2010 Conference: July 16-19, 2010 * CONFERENCE SCOPE Since the first conference held in Marseilles in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international conference for presenting research in logic programming. Contributions (papers and posters) are sought in all areas of logic programming including but not restricted to: Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Non-monotonic Reasoning, Knowledge Representation. Implementation: Compilation, Memory Management, Virtual Machines, Parallelism. Environments: Program Analysis, Transformation, Validation, Verification, Debugging, Profiling, Testing. Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher Order, Types, Modes, Assertions, Programming Techniques. Related Paradigms: Abductive Logic Programming, Inductive Logic Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming. Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation, Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and Semantic Web, Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics. * SUBMISSION DETAILS The four broad categories for submissions are: (1) technical papers for describing technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of the art of logic programming; (2) application papers, where the emphasis will be on their impact on the application domain; (3) system and tool papers, where the emphasis will be on the novelty, practicality, usability and general availability of the systems and tools described; and (4) short papers/posters, for ongoing work not yet ready for full publication and research project overviews. * All papers must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. They must be written in English. Technical papers, application papers, and system and tool papers must not exceed 15 pages. The limit for short papers / posters is 5 pages. Submissions must be made in TPLP format (ftp://ftp.cup.cam.ac.uk/pub/texarchive/journals/latex/tlp-cls/) via the Easychair submission system, available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp2010. * ICLP'2010 ORGANIZATION General Chair: Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Program Co-chairs: Manuel Hermenegildo (IMDEA Soft. and UPM, Spain) Torsten Schaub (University of Potsdam, Germany) Workshops Chair: Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Doctoral Consortium: Marcello Balduccini (Kodak Research Labs, USA) Prolog Programming Contest: Tom Schrijvers (K.U. Leuven, Belgium) * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Maria Alpuente (Technical U. of Valencia, Spain) Pedro Cabalar (Corunya University, Spain) Manuel Carro (Technical U. of Madrid, Spain) Marina De Vos (University of Bath, UK) James Delgrande (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Marc Denecker (KU Leuven, Belgium) Agostino Dovier (University of Udine, Italy) Esra Erdem (Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey) Wolfgang Faber (University of Calabria, Italy) Thom Fruehwirth (University of Ulm, Germany) Maurizio Gabbrielli (University of Bologna, Italy) John Gallagher (Roskilde University, Denmark) Samir Genaim (Complutense University, Spain) Haifeng Guo (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA) Joxan Jaffar (National U. of Singapore, Singapore) Tomi Janhunen (Helsinki U. of Technology, Finland) Michael Leuschel (U. of Duesseldorf, Germany) Stephen Muggleton (Imperial College London, UK) Alan Mycroft (U. of Cambridge, UK) Gopalan Nadathur (University of Minnesota, USA) Lee Naish (Melbourne University, Australia) Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State University, USA) Vitor Santos Costa (University of Porto, Portugal) Tom Schrijvers (K.U. Leuven, Belgium) Tran Cao Son (New Mexico State University, USA) Peter J. Stuckey (Melbourne University, Australia) Terrance Swift (CENTRIA, Portugal) Peter Szeredi (Budapest U. of Tech. and E., Hungary) Frank Valencia (Ecole Polytechnique, France) Wim Vanhoof (University of Namur, Belgium) Kewen Wang (Griffith University, Australia) Stefan Woltran (Vienna U. of Technology, Austria) Neng-Fa Zhou (City University of New York, USA) * WORKSHOPS The ICLP 2009 program will include several workshops, held also as part of FLoC. They are perhaps the best places for the presentation of preliminary work, undeveloped novel ideas, and new open problems to a wide and interested audience with opportunities for intensive discussions and project collaboration. EIGHTH ACM-IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL METHODS AND MODELS FOR CODESIGN (MEMOCODE 2010) Call for Papers July 26-28, 2010 in Grenoble, France. http://www.memocode-conference.com * IMPORTANT DATES: Abstract submission deadline: February 26, 2010 Paper submission deadline: March 5, 2010 Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2010 Poster submission deadline: May 14, 2010 Notification for Posters: May 28, 2010 Final Version for Papers: May 28, 2010 * The eighth MEMOCODE conference will attract researchers and practitioners who create methods, tools, and architectures for the design of hardware/software systems. These systems face increasing design complexity including tighter constraints on timing, power, costs, and reliability. MEMOCODE seeks submissions that present novel formal methods and design techniques addressing these issues to create, refine, and verify hardware/software systems. We also invite application-oriented papers, and especially encourage submissions that highlight the design perspective of formal methods and models, including success stories and demonstrations of hardware/software codesign. Furthermore, we invite poster presentations describing ongoing work with promising preliminary results. * Topics of interest for regular submissions include but are not limited to - system- and transaction-level modeling and verification, abstraction and refinement between different modeling levels, formal, semi-formal, and specification-driven verification, - design and verification methods for composition of concurrent systems: multi-core platform architectures, systems-on-chip, networks-on-chip, - non-traditional and domain-specific design languages for hardware and software, novel models of computation, and new design paradigms that unify hardware and software design, - system-level estimation of performance and power in heterogeneous hardware/software architectures, - applications and demonstrators of formal design methodologies and case studies of innovative system-level design flows, and - modeling and reuse of intellectual property at system-level. * TUTORIALS: MEMOCODE will feature tutorials related to hardware/software codesign. Please send your tutorial proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. * General Chair: Klaus Schneider (Kaiserslauten) Finance Chair: James Hoe (CMU) Program Chairs: Barbara Jobstmann (CNRS) and Luca Carloni (Columbia) Design Contest: Joel Emer (Intel) and Forrest Brewer (UCSB) Local Chairs: Saddek Bensalem (UJF/CEA) and Christian Fabre (CEA) Tutorial Chair: Alain Girault (INRIA) * Program Committee David Atienza (EPFL) Twan Basten (Eindhoven) Tevfik Bultan (UCSB) Robert de Simone (INRIA) Rainer Doemer (UCI) Rolf Drechsler (Bremen) Stephen Edwards (Columbia) Franco Fummi (Verona) Thierry Gautier (INRIA) Ganesh Gopalakrishnan (Utah) Josef Haid (Infineon) Franjo Ivancic (NEC) Christoph Kirsch (Salzburg) Daniel Kroening (Oxford) Yassine Lakhnech (UJF) Luciano Lavagno (Torino) Elizabeth Leonard (NRL) Rishiyur Nikhil (Bluespec, Inc.) John O'Leary (Intel) Roberto Passerone (Trento) Diego Puschini (CEA) Jan Reineke (UC Berkeley) Patrick Schaumont (VirginiaTech) Klaus Schneider (Kaiserslautern) Sanjit Seshia (UC Berkeley) Natasha Sharygina (Lugano) Satnam Singh (Microsoft) Michael Theobald (DE Shaw) Lothar Thiele (ETHZ) Fei Xie (Portland State) THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC (CSL 2010) First Call for Papers August 23-27, 2010, Brno, Czech Republic http://www.mat.uc.pt/~csl/ * Important dates Submission (title & abstract): March 26, 2010 Notification: May 17, 2010 Submission (full paper): April 2, 2010 Final papers: June 6, 2010 * Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The conference is intended for computer scientists whose research activities involve logic, as well as for logicians working on issues significant for computer science. The 19th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2010) and the 35th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2010) are federated and organized in parallel at the same place. The federated MFCS & CSL 2010 conference has common plenary sessions and social events for all participants. The technical program and proceedings of MFCS 2010 and CSL 2010 are prepared independently. The MFCS & CSL 2010 conference is accompanied by satellite workshops on more specialized topics. * Suggested topics of interest include (but are not limited to) automated deduction and interactive theorem proving, constructive mathematics and type theory, equational logic and term rewriting, automata and games, modal and temporal logic, model checking, decision procedures, logical aspects of computational complexity, finite model theory, computational proof theory, logic programming and constraints, lambda calculus and combinatory logic, categorical logic and topological semantics, domain theory, database theory, specification, extraction and transformation of programs, logical foundations of programming paradigms, verification and program analysis, linear logic, higher-order logic, nonmonotonic reasoning. * Proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of the LNCS series. * The Ackermann Award for 2010 will be presented to the recipients at CSL'10. * Programme Committee Armin Biere (Linz) Lars Birkedal (ITU, Denmark) Nikolaj Bjorner (Redmond) Manuel Bodirsky (Paris) Mikolaj Bojanczyk (Warsaw) Iliano Cervesato (Doha) Krishnendu Chatterjee (Klosterneuburg) Agata Ciabattoni (Vienna) Anuj Dawar (Cambridge, co-chair) Azadeh Farzan (Toronto) Georg Gottlob (Oxford) Martin Hofmann (Munich) Orna Kupferman (Jerusalem) Christof Loeding (Aachen) Joao Marques-Silva (Dublin) Tobias Nipkow (Munich) Prakash Panangaden (Montreal) R. Ramanujam (Chennai) Simona Ronchi della Rocca (Torino) Alex Simpson (Edinburgh) Pascal Tesson (Quebec) Helmut Veith (Vienna, co-chair) Yde Venema (Amsterdam) * CSL/MFCS Plenary Speakers David Basin (Zurich) Herbert Edelsbrunner (Klosterneuburg) Erich Gr¨adel (Aachen) Joseph Sifakis (Gieres) * CSL Invited Speakers Peter O'Hearn (London) Jan Krajicek (Prague) Andrei Krokhin (Durham) Andrey Rybalchenko (Munich) Viktor Kuncak (Lausanne) 3RD WORKSHOP ON ANSWER SET PROGRAMMING AND OTHER COMPUTING PARADIGMS (ASPOCP 2010) CALL FOR PAPERS http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/proj/aspocp10/ Collocated with the International Conference on Logic Programming 2010 Edinburgh (Scotland, U.K) July 16-19, 2010 * IMPORTANT DATES (tentative) Submission deadline: March 26, 2010 Notification: April 16, 2010 Camera-ready articles due: April 30, 2010 Workshop: July 20, 2010 * AIMS AND SCOPE Since its introduction in the 1990s, answer set programming (ASP) has been widely applied to various knowledge-intensive tasks and combinatorial search problems. ASP was found to be closely related to SAT, which has led to a new method of computing answer sets using SAT solvers and techniques adapted from SAT. While this has been the most studied relationship, the relationship of ASP to other computing paradigms, such as constraint satisfaction, quantified Boolean formulas (QBF), or first-order logic (FOL) is also the subject of active research. New methods of computing answer sets are being developed based on the relation between ASP and other paradigms, such as the use of pseudo-Boolean solvers, QBF solvers, and FOL theorem provers. Furthermore, the practical application of ASP also fosters work on multi-paradigm problem-solving, and in particular language and solver integration. The most prominent examples in this area currently are the integration of ASP with description logics (in the realm of the Semantic Web) and constraint satisfaction. This workshop will facilitate the discussion about crossing the boundaries of current ASP techniques, in combination with or inspired by other computing paradigms. * TOPICS Topics of interests include (but are not limited to): - Relating ASP to classical logic formalisms (SAT/FOL/QBF/SMT/DL). - Relating ASP to constraint programming. - Relating ASP to other logic programming paradigms. - Relating ASP to other nonmonotonic languages. - New methods of computing answer sets using algorithms or systems of other paradigms. - ASP and probabilistic reasoning. - ASP and machine learning. - Language extensions to ASP. - ASP and argumentation. - ASP and multi-agent systems. - Multi-paradigm problem solving involving ASP. - Evaluation and comparison of ASP to other paradigms. - Embedding ASP for challenging applications. - Hybridizing ASP with procedural approaches. - Enhanced grounding or beyond grounding. * WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS Marcello Balduccini (Kodak Research Labs, USA) Stefan Woltran (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) * PROGRAM COMMITTEE Gerhard Brewka (University of Leipzig, Germany) Pedro Cabalar (Corunna University, Spain) Wolfgang Faber (University of Calabria, Italy) Michael Fink (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) Martin Gebser (University of Potsdam, Germany) Joohyung Lee (Arizona State University, USA) Vladimir Lifschitz (University of Texas at Austin, USA) Fangzhen Lin (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China) Marco Maratea (University of Genoa, Italy) Emilia Oikarinen (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland) Axel Polleres (DERI, National University of Ireland, Ireland) Ashish Sabharwal (Cornell University, USA) Guillermo R. Simari (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina) Paolo Torroni (University of Bologna, Italy) Miroslaw Truszczynski (University of Kentucky, USA) Dirk Vermeir (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) Jia-Huai You (University of Alberta, Canada) CLODEM 2010 - WORKSHOP ON COMPARING LOGICAL DECISION METHODS Call for Submissions July 15, 2010, Edinburgh, UK affiliated with LICS and IJCAR at FLoC'10 http://www2.imm.dtu.dk/~vfgo/CLODEM2010/CLODEM2010.html * The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for comparisons of different methods - e.g. tableaux, automata, games, resolution, reductions, SAT/SMT based methods, etc. - used in order to obtain decision procedures for various logics. Submitted work may compare such methods w.r.t. theoretical (e.g. ability to obtain optimal complexity results) or practical aspects (e.g. ease or efficiency of implementations). * Submissions should be in the form of extended abstracts of at most 5 A4 pages in PDF format, preferably using Springer LNCS style or a comparable format. Submissions may be based on new and original, or on already published or submitted work, but they should address the topic of the workshop. * Important dates: Paper submission: 27 March 2010; Notification: 27 April 2010 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON HYBRID LOGIC AND APPLICATIONS (HyLo 2010) (affiliated with LICS 2010) First Call for Papers July 10, 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland http://hylocore.ruc.dk/HyLo2010.html * Theme. Hybrid logic is an extension of modal logic which allows us to refer explicitly to states of the model in the syntax of formulas. It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on applied grounds, with the usefulness of the additional expressive power, and moreover, hybridization often improves the behavior of the underlying modal formalism. The workshop HyLo 2010 is relevant to a wide range of people, including those interested in description logic, applied modal logics, temporal logic, memory logics, memoryful logics, reactive logic, labelled deduction, and feature logic. * Submission. See the workshop web page. The proceedings have been accepted for publication in ENTCS. * Submission deadline: March 30, 2010 * Invited speakers Moshe Vardi (Rice University, USA) NN * Program committee. Carlos Areces (INRIA Lorraine, France) Patrick Blackburn (INRIA Lorraine, France) Thomas Bolander (Technical University of Denmark), Co-chair Torben Braüner (Roskilde University, Denmark), Co-chair Stephane Demri (ENS de Cachan, France) Mai Gehrke (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Valentin Goranko (Technical University of Denmark) Valeria de Paiva (Cuil Inc., USA) Thomas Schneider (University of Manchester) VERIFICATION OF SEQUENTIAL AND CONCURRENT PROGRAMS Krzysztof R. Apt, Frank S. de Boer and Ernst-Ruediger Olderog with a Foreword by Amir Pnueli 3rd extended edition, xix + 502 pages ISBN: 978-1-84882-744-8 * Table of Contents Part I: In the Beginning Introduction Preliminaries Part II: Deterministic Programs While Programs Recursive Programs Recursive Programs with Parameters Object-Oriented Programs Part III: Parallel Programs Disjoint Parallel Programs Parallel Programs with Shared Variables Parallel Programs with Synchronization Part IV: Nondeterministic and Distributed Programs Nondeterministic Programs Distributed Programs Fairness * For more information, please see http://www.springer.com/computer/foundations/book/978-1-84882-744-8?detailsPage=otherBooksCIPageCounter=CI_MORE_BOOKS_BY_AUTHOR2 ACKERMANN AWARD 2010 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS * Eligible for the 2010 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 1.1.2008 and 31.12. 2009. * Submission details are available at http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html * The deadline for submission is March 15, 2010 * Nominations can be submitted from January 1, 2010 on and should be sent to the chairman of the Jury by e-mail: email@example.com * 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 laudation in the CSL proceedings, - travel support to attend the conference. * The 2010 Ackermann Award will be presented to the recipients at the annual conference of the EACSL (CSL'10) in Brno (Czech Republic) to be held 23-27 August 2010, http://mfcsl2010.fi.muni.cz/ * The jury consists of 10 members: - The member of the board of EACSL as chairman of the Jury, J. Makowsky (Haifa) - The president of EACSL, D. Niwinski (Warsaw) - The vice-president of EACSL, A. Dawar (Cambridge) - One member of the LICS organizing committee, G. Plotkin (Edinburgh) - R. Alur (Philadelphia) - A. Atserias (Barcelona) - T. Coquand (Goeteborg) - P.-L. Curien (Paris) - A. Durand (Paris) - J. van Benthem (Amsterdam and Stanford) * The jury is entitled to give more than one award per year. * The previous Ackermann Award recipients were: 2005: Mikolaj Bojanczyk, Konstantin Korovin, Nathan Segerlind; 2006: Stefan Milius and Balder ten Cate; 2007: Dietmar Berwanger, Stephane Lengrand and Ting Zhang. 2008: Krishnendu Chatterjee 2009: Jakob Nordstrom * For the three years 2010-2012, the Award is sponsored by the Kurt Goedel Society PHD POSITIONS AT OXFORD AND PARIS * The University of Oxford and the University of Paris 7 announce two studentships on Logical Aspects of Complexity, under the auspices of the EU Marie Curie Network Mathematical Logic and Applications (MALOA): http://www.logique.jussieu.fr/MALOA/index.html * One studentship will be at Oxford and the other at Paris, funded for 3 years starting in fall of 2010, at EU levels. Participating researchers include Stephan Kreutzer and Michael Benedikt at Oxford and Arnaud Durand at Paris. Any student with an interest in logic and computational complexity theory should consider these positions. * The network supports students whose primary institution is distinct from their nation of residence: thus a student hosted at Oxford must not be a UK national and the student hosted in Paris should not be a French national. However as part of the studentship, the student will have extended visits at another network institution: the student in Paris would likely spend some time at Oxford and vice versa. * The eligibility rules are spelled out at: http://www.logique.jussieu.fr/MALOA/Eligibility.html * Please contact Stephan Kreutzer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Michael Benedikt (email@example.com) or Arnaud Durand (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information, including details of the application process. * Applications received by March 1 2010 will receive first priority. CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN SOFTWARE AND KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING The Computer Science Department at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is looking for a candidate for a Canada Research Chair (level 2) in software and knowledge engineering. * The candidate must have obtained its PhD in computer science or software engineering within the last 10 yars and must be recognized by his peers as likely to become a leader in his field. The selected candidate must demonstrate excellent research abilities in software and knowledge engineering (e.g., requirements specification, software design, construction or maintenance, software management). He/she must demonstrate scientific and organizational leadership, and must develop an innovative and original research program. He/she must also have interest and abilities in training highly qualified personnel. Because UQAM is a French-speaking university, the candidate must have an excellent knowledge of French. * For more details contact the Department Chair (email@example.com) or see www.info2.uqam.ca/~tremblay/Chaire * The deadline for submission is February 26, 2010.
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