Newsletter 152 November 1, 2013 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://lics.siglog.org/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://lics.siglog.org/newsletters/inst.html ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * LICS-RELATED NEWS CSL-LICS'14 * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS LIX Colloquium - Call for Participation SMC 2014 - Call for Participation I&C ICC - Call for Papers FM 2014 - Call for Papers, Workshops and DOC Symposium NASA FM SYMPOSIUM - Call for Papers TAMC 2014 - Call for Papers PODS 2014 - Call for Papers DAN DAVID PRIZE AND SCHOLARSHIPS - Call for Nominations and Applications FESCA 2014 - Call for Papers FLOPS 2014 - Call for Papers QAPL 2014 - Call for Papers WRLA 2014 - Call for Submissions EAPLS PHD AWARD 2012 - Call for Nominations DICE 2014 - Call for Contributions CMCS 2014 - Call for Papers IJCAR 2014 - Call for Papers MSCS COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS - Call for Submissions ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL - Call for Papers AiML 2014 - Call for Papers * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS PhD and Postdoc at University of Innsbruck Two PhD or Postdoc Positions at University of Twente Two Software Developers at Embedded Systems Unit of FBK, Trento Two Research Positions at Embedded Systems Unit of FBK, Trento PhD Position on Model-Based Testing of Software Product Lines at Halmstad, Sweden CSL-LICS'14 * Next year LICS and CSL will hold a joint conference for the first time, as part of FLoC 2014. Tom Henzinger and Dale Miller are co-chairs of a joint PC of 38 members. The proceedings will be published by IEEE. The Call for Papers is available on the LICS website. http://lics.siglog.org/csl-lics14/ * Title and Short Abstracts Due January 13, 2014 Full Papers Due January 20, 2014 DEADLINES * INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION SPECIAL ISSUE ON ICC Submission deadline: November 1, 2013 http://dice2013.di.unito.it/ * FM 2014 Abstract due: November 7, 2013 Full papers due: November 14, 2013 http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/ * NASA Formal Methods Symposium Abstract Submission: November 14, 2013 Paper Submission: November 21, 2013 http://www.NASAFormalMethods.org/ * TAMC 2014 Submission Deadline: November 15, 2013 (11:59pm EST) http://www.annauniv.edu/tamc2014/ * PODS 2014 Abstract submission: November 25, 2013 Paper submission: December 2, 2013 http://www.sigmod2014.org/ * DAN DAVID PRIZE AND SCHOLARHIPS 2014 Nomination deadline: November 30, 2013 Applications deadline: February 28, 2014 http://www.dandavidprize.org/prize-nominations * FESCA 2014 Paper registration: December 6, 2013 Submission deadline: December 13, 2013 http://fesca.ipd.kit.edu/fesca2014/ * FLOPS 2014 Submission deadline: December 13, 2013 http://www.jaist.ac.jp/flops2014/ * QAPL 2014 Abstract (optional): December 24, 2013 Submission (regular paper): December 31, 2013 http://qapl14.inria.fr * WRLA 2014 Submission deadline: December 30th 2013 http://www.dsic.upv.es/workshops/wrla2014/ * EAPLS PhD AWARD 2012 Nomination deadline: December 31, 2013 http://eapls.org/pages/phd_award/ * DICE 2014 Abstract submission: January 5, 2014 Notification: January 20, 2014 * CMCS 2014 Abstract regular papers: 6 January 2014 Submission regular papers: 10 January 2014 (strict) http://www.coalg.org/cmcs14 * CSL-LICS 2014 Title and Short Abstracts Due: January 13, 2014 Full Papers Due: January 20, 2014 http://lics.siglog.org/csl-lics14/ * IJCAR 2014 Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2014 Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2014 http://cs.nyu.edu/ijcar2014/ * MSCS SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS Abstracts submission deadline: January 31, 2014 Deadline for full paper: February 28, 2014 http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/ccc2013/ * ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL Submission deadline: March 1, 2014 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=festschriftmarkstick * AiML 2014 Abstract of full paper submission due: March 14, 2014 Full paper submission due: March 21, 2014 http://www.philos.rug.nl/AiML2014/ LIX COLLOQUIUM ON THE THEORY AND APPLICATION OF FORMAL PROOFS http://www.lix.polytechnique.fr/colloquium2013/ 5-7 November 2013 Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France In association with: PSATTT, 8 Nov 2013. * EVENTS This three-day colloquium will be composed of a number of hour long talks by invited speakers and 30 minute talks based on contributed abstracts. It is meant as a venue for the exchange of ideas. No proceedings are planned apart from a simple collection of short abstracts of all talks. The colloquium will be followed by the workshop: Proof Search in Axiomatic Theories and Type Theories (PSATTT) 2013. * THEME Formal proofs are becoming increasingly important in a number of domains in computer science and mathematics. The topic of the colloquium is structural proof theory, broadly construed. The following are some examples of relevant topics: - STRUCTURE OF PROOFS sequential and parallel structures in proofs; sharing and duplication of subproofs; permutations of proof steps; canonical forms; focusing and polarities; graphical proof syntax; proof complexity - CHECKING PROOFS generating, transmitting, translating, and checking proof objects; universal proof languages; proof certificates; proof compression; cut-introduction; certification of high-performance systems (SMT, resolution, etc.) - PROOF SEARCH automated and interactive proof search in constrained logics (linear, temporal, bunched, probabilistic, etc.); combining deduction and computation in search; reasoning about inductive and co-inductive fixpoints; cyclic proofs; computational interpretations of proof search - COMPUTING WITH PROOFS cut-elimination strategies; cut-elimination by resolution (CERes); Curry-Howard correspondence These lists are not exhaustive. * INVITED SPEAKERS Chad E. Brown, Saarland University Agata Ciabattoni, TU Vienna David Delahaye, CNAM, invited by PSATTT Alessio Guglielmi, University of Bath Dominic Hughes, Stanford University Sara Negri, University of Helsinki Claudio Sacerdoti Coen, University of Bologna Alex Simpson, University of Edinburgh [More to be confirmed] * CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND PARTICIPATION The colloquium is free and open to all, but registration is requested. If you would like to attend, please send a mail to Kaustuv Chaudhuri
. If you would like to contribute a 30 minute presentation related to the themes of the colloquium, please submit a 1-2 page abstract (as PDF) via EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tafp2013 The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2013. Decisions on submissions will be made before 8 October 2013. * VENUE The colloquium and the PSATTT workshop will take place in the Laboratoire d'Informatique (LIX) of the Ecole Polytechnique. The Polytechnique is situated in the southern suburbs of Paris, about 40 minutes from central Paris by regional train. LIX is co-located with INRIA Saclay. * ORGANIZERS Dale Miller, Lutz Strassburger, Stephane Graham-Lengrand, Assia Mahboubi, Kaustuv Chaudhuri * SUPPORT - Laboratoire d'Informatique (LIX) of the Ecole Polytechnique http://www.lix.polytechnique.fr/ - ERC Advanced Grant ProofCert https://team.inria.fr/parsifal/proofcert/ * SEE ALSO - PSATTT Workshop 2013 http://www.lix.polytechnique.fr/~lengrand/Events/PSATTT13/ - Travelling to LIX/Ecole Polytechnique https://team.inria.fr/parsifal/meetings/directions/ MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES OF COMPUTATION (SMC 2014) Call for Participation January 13 - February 14 2014, Lyon, France http://smc2014.univ-lyon1.fr * We are pleased to announce the programme "Mathematical Structures of Computation" organised in Lyon, from January 13th to February 14th, 2014. * The programme proposes five consecutive workshops - Recent Developments in Type Theory, January 13-17. - Algebra and Computation, January 20-24. - Directed Algebraic Topology and Concurrency, January 27-31. - Formal Proof, Symbolic Computation and Computer Arithmetic, February 3-7. - Concurrency, Logic and Types, February 10-14. * The program of the workshops 3-4-5 is partially open ; please feel free to propose talks to the corresponding organisers (contacts are available on the above web-page). * Registration for one or several of these workshops is free, but needs to be performed on http://smc2014.univ-lyon1.fr/doku.php?id=registration * Financial support for PhD students and postdocs for accomodation is available upon request to organiser of each workshop, deadline to apply for financial support is October 31 2013. * The weeks Mathematical Structures of Computation are organised in Lyon with the support of the Labex MILYON - Mathematics and fundamental computer science in Lyon. Together with the trimester Semantics of proofs and certified mathematics organised at Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, (http://ihp2014.pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr) they constitute a French Semester on certified mathematics, programming languages and the mathematical structures of computation. * The organisers: Patrick Baillot, Yves Guiraud, Philippe Malbos. INFORMATION & COMPUTATION SPECIAL ISSUE ON IMPLICIT COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY Call for Papers http://dice2013.di.unito.it * GUEST EDITORS Simona Ronchi Della Rocca (email@example.com) Virgile Mogbil (firstname.lastname@example.org) * DATES Deadline: November 1st 2013 Notification: May 15th 2013 * SCOPE The area of Implicit Computational Complexity (ICC) has grown out from several proposals to use logic and formal methods to delineate complexity-bounded computation (e.g. polynomial time, polynomial space or logspace computation). It aims at studying computational complexity without referring to external measuring conditions or a particular machine model, but only by considering language restrictions or logical/computational principles implying complexity properties. * TOPICS Contributions on various aspects of ICC including (but not exclusively) are welcome : - types for controlling complexity, - logical systems for implicit computational complexity, - linear logic, - semantics of complexity-bounded computation, - complexity analysis, - rewriting and termination orderings, - interpretation-based methods for implicit complexity, - programming languages for complexity bounded computation, - application of implicit complexity to other programming paradigms (e.g. imperative or object-oriented languages). This post-conference publication of DICE 2013 (http://dice2013.di.unito.it/) is open to everyone, also those who did not participate in the conference. It follows a series of annual workshop as satellite events of ETAPS : DICE 2010 in Paphos, DICE 2011 in Saarbrucken, DICE 2012 in Tallinn and DICE 2013 in Rome. * SUBMISSIONS Submissions must be sent to us no later than NOVEMBER 1st 2013. Papers will be processed as soon as they are submitted. I&C solicits high quality papers reporting research results related to the topics mentioned above. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, using Elsevier's elsarticle.cls latex macro package, that can be retrieved from http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/elsarticle We encourage authors to look at http://www.elsevier.com/journals/information-and-computation/0890-5401/guide-for-authors * ADDITIONAL INFORMATION See http://dice2013.di.unito.it/ or email inquiries to us (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) 19TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FORMAL METHODS (FM 2014) Call for Papers/Workshops/DOC Symposium Singapore, May 14-16, 2014 http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/ * SERIES FM 2014 is the nineteenth in a series of symposia organized by Formal Methods Europe, an independent association whose aim is to stimulate the use of, and research on, formal methods for software development. The symposia have been notably successful in bringing together innovators and practitioners in precise mathematical methods for software and systems development, industrial users, as well as researchers. Submissions are welcomed in the form of original papers on research and industrial experience, proposals for workshops and tutorials, entries for the exhibition of software tools and projects, and reports on ongoing doctoral work. * SCOPE AND TOPICS It will have the goal of highlighting the development and application of formal methods in connection with a variety of disciplines such as medicine, biology, human cognitive modeling, human automation interactions and aeronautics, among others. FM 2014 particularly welcomes papers on techniques, tools and experiences in interdisciplinary frameworks, as well as on experience with practical applications of formal methods in industrial and research settings, experimental validation of tools and methods as well as construction and evolution of formal methods tools. The broad topics of interest for FM 2014 include but are not limited to: - Interdisciplinary formal methods: techniques, tools and experiences demonstrating formal methods in interdisciplinary frameworks. - Formal methods in practice: industrial applications of formal methods, experience with introducing formal methods in industry, tool usage reports, experiments with challenge problems. Authors are encouraged to explain how the use of formal methods has overcome problems, lead to improvements in design or provided new insights. - Tools for formal methods: advances in automated verification and model-checking, integration of tools, environments for formal methods, experimental validation of tools. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate empirically that the new tool or environment advances the state of the art. - Role of formal methods in software and systems engineering: development processes with formal methods, usage guidelines for formal methods, method integration. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate that process innovations lead to qualitative or quantitative improvements. - Theoretical foundations: all aspects of theory related to specification, verification, refinement, and static and dynamic analysis. Authors are encouraged to explain how their results contribute to the solution of practical problems. * PAPER SUBMISSION Papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the Program Committee. They should be in Springer LNCS format and describe, in English, original work that has not been published or submitted elsewhere. Papers should be submitted through the FM 2014 EasyChair web site at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fm2014 Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, to appear in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract due: November 7, 2013 Full papers due: November 14, 2013 Acceptance / Rejection Notification: February 1, 2014 Industry Track Submission: January 16, 2014 Industry Track Notification: February 16, 2014 Camera-ready: February 25, 2014 Main Conference Date: May 14-16, 2014 Tutorial / Workshops Date: May 12-13, 2014 * CALL FOR TUTORIALS, WORKSHOPS and DOC SYMPOSIUM The organizing committee of FM 2014 thus invites proposals for half- or full-day tutorials in the broad area of formal methods. Proposals from industry practitioners or academics are very welcome; proposals for tutorials on applications of formal methods to challenging problems are particularly welcome. All tutorials should focus on providing participants with the opportunity to learn new techniques, new application domains, and insightful uses of formal methods. Details on the call for tutorials can be found at http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/cft.html We are also inviting people to submit proposals for workshops. The purpose of the workshops is to provide an informal setting for workshop participants to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to discuss and/or demonstrate applications. These workshops may be driven by fundamental academic interests or by needs from specific application domains. We encourage a diversity of workshops relating to different varieties of formal models. Details on the call for workshops can be found at http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/cfp4w.html * DOC SYMPOSIUM A Doctoral Symposium will be held on 12-13th May in conjunction with the FME Symposium FM2014. This aims to provide a helpful environment in which selected doctoral students can present and discuss their ongoing work, meet other students working on similar topics and receive helpful advice and feedback from a panel of researchers and academics. Details on the call for doctoral sympisum can be found at http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/cfd.html * GENERAL CHAIR Jin Song Dong, National University of Singapore, Singapore. * PC CHAIRS Cliff B Jones, Newcastle University, United Kindom. Pekka Pihlajasaari, Data Abstraction (Pty) Ltd, South Africa. Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. * DOC SYMPOSIUM Annabelle McIver, Macquarie University, Australia. * WORKSHOP CHAIR Shengchao Qin, University of Teesside, United Kindom. * TUTORIAL CHAIR Richard Paige, University of York, United Kindom. SIXTH NASA FORMAL METHODS SYMPOSIUM Call for Papers 29 April - 1 May 2014 NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, USA http://www.NASAFormalMethods.org/ * THEME The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission- and safety-critical systems require advanced techniques that address their specification, verification, validation, and certification requirements. The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a forum for theoreticians and practitioners from academia, industry, and government, with the goals of identifying challenges and providing solutions to achieving assurance in mission- and safety-critical systems. Within NASA such systems include autonomous robots, separation assurance algorithms for aircraft, Next Generation Air Transportation (NextGen), and autonomous rendezvous and docking for spacecraft. Moreover, emerging paradigms such as property-based design, code generation, and safety cases are bringing with them new challenges and opportunities. The focus of the symposium will be on formal techniques, their theory, current capabilities, and limitations, as well as their application to aerospace, robotics, and other safety-critical systems in all design life-cycle stages. We encourage submissions on cross-cutting approaches marrying formal verification techniques with advances in safety-critical system development, such as requirements generation, analysis of aerospace operational concepts, and formal methods integrated in early design stages carrying throughout system development. * TOPICS - Model checking - Theorem proving - Static analysis - Model-based development - Runtime monitoring - Formal approaches to fault tolerance - Applications of formal methods to aerospace systems - Formal analysis of cyber-physical systems, including hybrid and embedded systems - Formal methods in systems engineering, modeling, requirements, and specifications - Requirements generation, specification debugging, formal validation of specifications - Use of formal methods in safety cases - Use of formal methods in human-machine interaction analysis - Formal methods for parallel hardware implementations - Use of formal methods in automated software engineering and testing - Correct-by-design, design for verification, and property-based design techniques - Techniques and algorithms for scaling formal methods; e.g. abstraction and symbolic methods, compositional techniques, parallel and distributed techniques - Application of formal methods to emerging technologies * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract Submission: 14 Nov 2013 Paper Submission: 21 Nov 2013 Paper Notifications: 14 Jan 2014 Camera-ready Papers: 11 Feb 2014 Symposium: 29 April - 1 May 2014 * LOCATION The symposium will take place at the Gilruth Center, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, USA, 29 April to 1 May 2013. There will be no registration fee for participants. All interested individuals, including non-US citizens, are welcome to attend, to listen to the talks, and to participate in discussions; however, all attendees must register. * SUBMISSION DETAILS There are two categories of submissions: 1. Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete results (15 pages) 2. Short papers describing tools, experience reports, or descriptions of work in progress with preliminary results (6 pages) All papers should be in English and describe original work that has not been published or submitted elsewhere. All submissions will be fully reviewed by members of the Programme Committee. Papers will appear in a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS), and must use LNCS style formatting. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. * KEYNOTES SPEAKERS - Larry Paulson, University of Cambridge, UK - Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University, USA - Special Guest Talk: "NASA Future Challenges in Formal Methods" * ORGANIZERS Mike Hinchey (General Chair) Julia Badger (PC Chair) Kristin Yvonne Rozier (PC Chair) 11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF MODELS OF COMPUTATION (TAMC 2014) 11--13 April 2014 Vivekananda Auditorium, Anna University, Chennai, India http://www.annauniv.edu/tamc2014/ * IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline: 15 November 2013 (11:59pm EST) Notification of Acceptance: 15 December 2013 Final Camera Ready Version Due: 15 January 2014 * PROCEEDINGS Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science * SCOPE AND TOPICS TAMC 2014 aims at bringing together a wide range of researchers with interests in computational theory and applications. The main themes of the conference are computability, complexity, algorithms, models of computation and systems theory. 33RD ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGART SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SYSTEMS (PODS 2014) Call for Papers June 23-25, 2014 Snowbird, Utah, USA http://www.sigmod2014.org/ * The PODS symposium series, held in conjunction with the SIGMOD conference series, provides a premier annual forum for the communication of new advances in the theoretical foundations of data management, traditional or non-traditional (see http://www.sigmod.org/the-pods-pages). * Topics that fit the interests of the symposium include the following: design, semantics, and optimization of query and database languages; data modeling; data structures and algorithms for data management; dynamic aspects of databases (updates, views); query languages for semi-structured data (including XML and RDF); search query languages (including techniques from information retrieval); web services; automatic verification of database-driven systems; incompleteness, inconsistency, and uncertainty in databases; constraints (specification, reasoning, mining, constraint databases); domain- specific databases (multi-media, scientific, spatial, temporal, text); schema and query extraction; mining and learning of data models and queries; data integration; data exchange; provenance; workflows; metadata management; meta-querying; semantic, linked, networked, and crowdsourced data; foundation of "big data"; recommendation systems and social networks; distributed and parallel aspects of data management; cloud computing and distributed query processing; data streams; real-time and sensor data; approximate query answering; privacy; security; model theory, logics, algebras and computational complexity. * Important dates: Abstract submission: November 25, 2013; Paper submission: December 2, 2013; Notification: February 24, 2014 2014 DAN DAVID PRIZE AND SCHOLARSHIPS: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, THE DIGITAL MIND Call for Nominations and Scholarships http://www.dandavidprize.org/prize-nominations * PRIZE Three prizes are awarded annually in fields chosen within the three time dimensions -- Past, Present, and Future. The selected field for 2014 in the Future dimension is Artificial Intelligence, the Digital Mind. The Dan David Prize is awarded to individuals and institutions with proven, exceptional excellence and contribution to humanity in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and business. * DEADLINE Nominations deadline: November 30, 2013 Email: email@example.com * SCHOLARSHIPS Each year the Dan David Prize awards 20 scholarships of US$ 15,000 each to outstanding doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers; 10 scholarships are awarded to students from universities all over the world and 10 scholarships to students from Tel Aviv University. Advanced doctoral and postdoctoral students of excellent achievement and promise studying topics related to the fields chosen for this year are invited to apply for the Dan David Prize Scholarships 2014. Applications deadline: February 28, 2014 For details regarding scholarships, please consult the website: http://www.dandavidprize.org 11TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FORMAL ENGINEERING APPROACHES TO SOFTWARE COMPONENTS AND ARCHITECTURES (FESCA 2014) Call for Papers (Satellite event of ETAPS) April 12th, 2014, Grenoble, France http://fesca.ipd.kit.edu/fesca2014/ * WORKSHOP AIM In recent years, the growing importance of functional correctness and the increased relevance of system quality properties (e.g. performance, reliability, security) have stimulated the emergence of analytical and modelling techniques for the design and development of software systems. With the increasing complexity of today's software systems, FESCA aims at addressing two research questions: (1) what role the software architecture can play in systematic addressing of the analytical and modelling challenges, and (2) how formal and semi-formal techniques can be applied effectively to make the issues easier to address automatically, with lower human intervention. * TOPICS We encourage submissions on (semi-)formal techniques and their application that aid analysis, design and implementation of software applications, including the techniques in the realm of Model-Driven Development. In this context, the topics include (but are not limited to): Modelling - Modelling formalisms; - Models, metamodels and model transformations; Correctness checking - Temporal properties and their formal verification; - Interface compliance and contractual use of components; Correctness of models, metamodels and model transformations Analysis and prediction of quality attributes - Formal prediction and analysis; - Static and dynamic analysis; - Instrumentation and monitoring approaches; Industrial case studies and experience reports. Besides general software systems, FESCA is interested in methods focusing on a specific application domain, such as: - Cloud environment - Mobile and embedded systems - Information systems - Hardware infrastructures We encourage not only mature research results, submissions presenting innovative ideas and early results are also of interest. * SUBMISSIONS Three kinds of submissions are solicited: - regular papers (up to 15 pages) presenting original and unpublished work related to the workshop topics, - position papers (up to 10 pages) presenting ideas and directions of interesting ongoing and yet unpublished research related to the workshop topics, and - tool demonstration papers (up to 8 pages) presenting and highlighting the distinguishing features of a topic-related tool (co-developed by the authors). * PROCEEDINGS - Final versions of accepted regular and position papers will be published in a volume of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). - The tool demonstration papers will not appear in the EPTCS proceedings, but will be included in the electronic pre-proceedings (distributed at the workhop) and made available on the workshop website. * IMPORTANT DATES - Paper registration: December 6, 2013 - Submission deadline: December 13, 2013 - Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2014 - Final versions due: February 10, 2014 - Workshop date: April 12, 2014 * PC CO-CHAIRS - Barbora Buhnova (Masaryk University, Czech Republic) - Lucia Happe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) - Jan Kofron (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FUNCTIONAL AND LOGIC PROGRAMMING (FLOPS 2014) Call for Papers June 4-6, 2014 Kanazawa, Japan http://www.jaist.ac.jp/flops2014/ * GENERAL FLOPS is a forum for research on all issues concerning declarative programming, including functional programming and logic programming, and aims to promote cross-fertilization and integration between the two paradigms. Previous FLOPS meetings were held at Fuji Susono (1995), Shonan Village (1996), Kyoto (1998), Tsukuba (1999), Tokyo (2001), Aizu (2002), Nara (2004), Fuji Susono (2006), Ise (2008), Sendai (2010), and Kobe (2012). * TOPICS FLOPS solicits original papers in all areas of functional and logic programming, including (but not limited to): - Language issues: language design and constructs, programming methodology, integration of paradigms, interfacing with other languages, type systems, constraints, concurrency and distributed computing. - Foundations: logic and semantics, rewrite systems and narrowing, type theory, proof systems. - Implementation issues: compilation techniques, memory management, program analysis and transformation, partial evaluation, parallelism. - Applications: case studies, real-world applications, graphical user interfaces, Internet applications, XML, databases, formal methods and model checking. The proceedings will be published as an LNCS volume. The proceedings of the previous meetings (FLOPS 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012) were published as LNCS 1722, 2024, 2441, 2998, 3945, 4989, 6009, and 7294. * PC CO-CHAIRS Michael Codish (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Eijiro Sumii (Tohoku University) * LOCAL CHAIR Yuki Chiba (JAIST) * SUBMISSION Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshops proceedings may be submitted. See also ACM SIGPLAN Republication Policy: http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Policies/Republication Submissions should fall into one of the following categories: - Regular research papers: they should describe new results and will be judged on originality, correctness, and significance. - System descriptions: they should contain a link to a working system and will be judged on originality, usefulness, and design. - Declarative pearls: new and excellent declarative programs or theories with illustrative applications. System descriptions and declarative pearls must be explicitly marked as such in the title. * SUBMISSIONS Submissions must be written in English and can be up to 15 pages long including references, though pearls are typically shorter. Authors are required to use LaTeX2e and the Springer llncs class file, available at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html Regular research papers should be supported by proofs and/or experimental results. In case of lack of space, this supporting information should be made accessible otherwise (e.g., a link to a Web page, or an appendix). Papers should be submitted electronically at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=flops2014 * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: December 13, 2013 Author notification: February 10, 2014 Camera-ready copy: March 7, 2014 12TH WORKSHOP ON QUANTITATIVE ASPECTS OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND SYSTEMS (QAPL 2014) Affiliated with ETAPS 2014 April 12 - 13, 2014, Grenoble, France http://qapl14.inria.fr * SCOPE Quantitative aspects of computation are important and sometimes essential in characterising the behaviour and determining the properties of systems. They are related to the use of physical quantities (storage space, time, bandwidth, etc.) as well as mathematical quantities (e.g. probability and measures for reliability, security and trust). Such quantities play a central role in defining both the model of systems (architecture, language design, semantics) and the methodologies and tools for the analysis and verification of system properties. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the explicit use of quantitative information such as time and probabilities either directly in the model or as a tool for the analysis of systems. In particular, the workshop focuses on: - the design of probabilistic, real-time, quantum languages and the definition of semantical models for such languages - the discussion of methodologies for the quantitative analysis of systems, for instance probabilistic and timing properties (e.g. security, safety, schedulability) and other quantifiable properties such as reliability (for hardware components), trustworthiness (in information security) and resource usage (e.g., worst-case memory/stack/cache requirements); - the probabilistic analysis of systems which do not explicitly incorporate quantitative aspects (e.g. performance, reliability and risk analysis) - applications to safety-critical systems, communication protocols, control systems, asynchronous hardware, and to any other domain involving quantitative issues * TOPICS Topics include (but are not limited to) probabilistic, timing and general quantitative aspects in: Language design, Information systems, Asynchronous HW analysis, Language extension, Multi-tasking systems, Automated reasoning, Language expressiveness, Logic, Verification, Quantum languages, Semantics, Testing, Time-critical systems, Performance analysis, Safety, Embedded systems, Program analysis, Risk and hazard analysis, Coordination models, Protocol analysis, Scheduling theory, Distributed systems, Model-checking, Security, Biological systems, Cyber-physical systems, Concurrent systems, and Resource analysis. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Stephen Gilmore, University of Edinburgh, UK - Oded Maler, Verimag, France - Nicolas Markey, LSV, CNRS and ENS Cachan, France - Enrico Vicario, University of Firenze, Italy * SUBMISSIONS In order to encourage participation and discussion, this workshop solicits two types of submissions - regular papers and presentation reports: 1. Regular paper submissions must be original work, and must not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Regular paper submission must not exceed 15 pages, possibly followed by a clearly marked appendix which will be removed for the proceedings and contains technical material for the reviewers. 2. Presentation reports concern recent or ongoing work on relevant topics and ideas, for timely discussion and feedback at the workshop. There is no restriction as for previous/future publication of the contents of a presentation. Typically, a presentation is based on a paper which recently appeared (or which is going to appear) in the proceedings of another recognized conference, or which has not yet been submitted. The (extended) abstract of presentation submissions should not exceed 4 pages. All submissions must be in PDF format and use the EPTCS latex style, see http://style.eptcs.org/. Submissions can be made on the following website: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qapl14 The workshop PC will review all regular paper submissions to select appropriate ones, ones for acceptance in each category, based on their relevance, merit, originality, and technical content. Presentation reports will receive a light weight review to establish their relevance for the workshop. The authors of accepted submissions of both types are expected to present and discuss their work at the workshop. Accepted regular papers will be published in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). A special issue concerning the QAPL editions of 2011 and 2012 is in preparation and a further special issues related to the QAPL editions of 2013 and 2014 will be considered. * IMPORTANT DATES For regular papers: Abstract (optional): December 24, 2013 Submission (regular paper): December 31, 2013 Notification: February 7, 2014 Final version (ETAPS proceedings): February 14, 2014 Workshop: March 23 - 24, 2013 Final version (EPTCS post proceedings): TBA For presentation reports: Submission: February 5, 2014 Notification: February 7, 2014 * PC CHAIRS - Nathalie Bertrand, INRIA Rennes, France - Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy 10TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON REWRITING LOGIC AND ITS APPLICATIONS (WRLA 2014) Grenoble, France, April 5th and 6th, 2014 http://www.dsic.upv.es/workshops/wrla2014/ (in conjunction with ETAPS 2014 17th European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software April 5-13, 2014, http://www.etaps.org/2014) * AIMS AND SCOPE Rewriting logic (RL) is a natural model of computation and an expressive semantic framework for concurrency, parallelism, communication, and interaction. It can be used for specifying a wide range of systems and languages in various application fields. It also has good properties as a metalogical framework for representing logics. In recent years, several languages based on RL (ASF+SDF, CafeOBJ, ELAN, Maude) have been designed and implemented. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers with a common interest in RL and its applications, and to give them the opportunity to present their recent works, discuss future research directions, and exchange ideas. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline December 30th 2013 Author notification February 2nd 2014 Version informal proceedings February 14th 2014 * SUBMISSIONS The final program of the workshop will include regular papers, tool papers, and work-in-progress presentations. The program will also contain invited talks to be determined by the program committee. Papers must contain original contributions, be clearly written, include appropriate references, and comparison with related work. They must be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Tool papers present a new tool, a new tool component, or novel extensions to an existing tool. They should provide a short description of the theoretical foundations with relevant citations, emphasize the design and implementation, and give a clear account of the tool's functionality. The described tools must be publicly available via the web. All submissions should be formatted according to the guidelines for Springer LNCS papers, and should be submitted electronically using EasyChair. EAPLS PHD AWARD 2012 Call for Nominations http://eapls.org/pages/phd_award/ * AWARD The European Association for Programming Languages and Systems has established a Best Dissertation Award in the international research area of programming languages and systems. The award will go to the PhD student who in the previous period has made the most original and influential contribution to the area. The purpose of the award is to draw attention to excellent work, to help the career of the student in question, and to promote the research field as a whole. * ELIGIBILITY Eligible for the award are those who successfully defended their PhD - at an academic institution in Europe - in the field of Programming Languages and Systems - in the period from 1 November 2012 – 1 November 2013 * NOMINATIONS Candidates for the award must be nominated by their supervisor. Nominating a candidate consists of submitting the thesis to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eaplsphd2013. The nomination must be accompanied by (a zip file containing) - a letter from the supervisor describing why the thesis should be considered for the award; - a report from an independent researcher who has acted as examiner of the thesis at its defense. The theses will be evaluated with respect to originality, influence, relevance to the field and (to a lesser degree) quality of writing. * PROCEDURE The nominations will be evaluated and compared by an international committee of experts from across Europe. The procedure to be followed is analogous to the review phase of a conference. The justification by the supervisor and the external report will play an important role in the evaluation. Members of the expert committee are barred from nominating their own PhD students for the award. The award consists of a certificate announcing the winner to have received the EAPLS PhD award 2011. The supervisor will receive a copy of this certificate. If possible, the certificate will be handed out ceremonially at a suitable occasion, as for instance the ETAPS conference. Apart from the winner, no further ranking of nominees will be published. The decision of the expert committee is final and binding, and will not be subject to discussion. * IMPORTANT DATES 31 December 2013: Deadline for nominations 10 April 2014: Announcement of the award winner * EXPERT COMMITTEE The Expert committee includes: - Gilles Barthe, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain - Eerke Boiten, University of Kent, U.K. - Mark van den Brand, Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Paolo Ciancarini, Universita di Bologna, Italy - Stefano Crespi Reghizzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy - Kei Davis, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S.A. - Mariangiola Dezani, Universita di Torino, Italy - Josuka Díaz-Labrador, Universidad de Duesto, Spain - Marko van Eekelen, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands - Giorgio Ghelli, University of Pisa, Italy - Stefan Gruner, University of Pretoria, South Africa - Kevin Hammond, University of St Andrews, U.K. - Martin Hofmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany - Paul Klint, CWI and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Jens Knoop, Technische Universität Wien, Austria - Ralf Lämmel, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany - Rita Loogen, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany - Tiziana Margaria, University of Potsdam, Germany - Greg Michaelson, Heriot-Watt University , Edinburgh, U.K. - Alan Mycroft, University of Cambridge, U.K. - Catuscia Palamidessi, LIX, France - Ricardo Peña, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain - Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany - Arend Rensink, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands - Bernhard Steffen, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany - Peter Van Roy, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium 5TH WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPMENTS IN IMPLICIT COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY (DICE 2014) Call for Contributions April 5-6, 2014 Grenoble, France (a satellite event of ETAPS 2014) http://dice14.tcs.ifi.lmu.de * SCOPE AND TOPIC The area of Implicit Computational Complexity (ICC) has grown from several proposals for using logic and formal methods to provide languages for complexity-bounded computation (e.g. PTIME, LOGSPACE computation). Its aim is to study computational complexity without reference to external measuring conditions or particular machine models, but only in terms of language restrictions or logical/computational principles implying complexity properties. This workshop focuses on ICC methods related to programs (rather than descriptive methods). In this approach one relates complexity classes to restrictions on programming paradigms (functional programs, lambda calculi, rewriting systems), such as ramified recurrence, weak polymorphic types, linear logic and linear types, and interpretative measures. The two main objectives of this area are: - to find natural implicit characterizations of various complexity classes of functions, thereby illuminating their nature and importance; - to design methods suitable for static verification of program complexity. Therefore ICC connects both to the study of complexity classes and to static program analysis. The workshop is open to contributions on various aspects of ICC including (but not exclusively): - types for controlling complexity - logical systems for implicit computational complexity - linear logic - semantics of complexity-bounded computation - rewriting and termination orderings - interpretation-based methods for implicit complexity - programming languages for complexity-bounded computation - theoretical foundations of program complexity analysis - application of implicit complexity to security * INVITED SPEAKERS - Akitoshi Kawamura, University of Tokyo - Georg Moser, University of Innsbruck * IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract submission: January 5, 2014 - Notification: January 20, 2014 - Final version: February 10, 2014 * SUBMISSION Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of up to 5 pages. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop. Submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, interest and clarity. Preference will be given to abstracts describing work (including work in progress) that has not been published elsewhere before the workshop. Further details can be found at the workshop homepage. 12TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COALGEBRAIC METHODS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CMCS'14) Call for Papers 5 - 6 April 2014, Grenoble, France http://www.coalg.org/cmcs14 * OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE Established in 1998, the CMCS workshops aim to bring together researchers with a common interest in the theory of coalgebras, their logics, and their applications. As the workshop series strives to maintain breadth in its scope, areas of interest include neighbouring fields as well. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: - The theory of coalgebras (including set theoretic and categorical approaches) - Coalgebras as computational and semantical models (for programming languages, dynamical systems, term rewriting, etc.) - Coalgebras in (functional, object-oriented, concurrent, and constraint) programming - Model checking, theorem proving and deductive verification using coalgebraic techniques - Coalgebraic data types, type systems and behavioural typing - Proof principles and (coinductive) definitions for coalgebras (e.g. with bisimulations or invariants) - Coalgebras and algebras - Coalgebraic specification and verification - Coalgebras and (modal) logic - Coalgebra and control theory (notably of discrete event and hybrid systems) - Coalgebra in quantum computing - Coalgebra and game theory - Tools exploiting colgebraic techniques * VENUE AND EVENT CMCS’14 will be held in Grenoble, France, co-located with ETAPS 2014 on 5 - 6 April 2014. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract regular papers 6 January 2014 Submission regular papers 10 January 2014 (strict) Notification regular papers 14 February 2014 Camera-ready copy 21 February 2014 Submission short contributions 23 February 2014 (strict) Notification short contributions 9 March 2014 * INVITED SPEAKERS Ichiro Hasuo, University of Tokyo, JP Marina Lenisa, University of Udine, IT * PUBLICITY CHAIR Alexandra Silva, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL * PC CHAIR Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, NL * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES We solicit two types of contributions: regular papers and short contributions. Regular papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. They should not exceed 20 pages in length in Springer LNCS style. Short contributions may describe work in progress, or summarise work submitted to a conference or workshop elsewhere. They should be no more than two pages. Regular papers and short contributions should be submitted electronically as a PDF file via the Easychair system at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cmcs2014. The proceedings of CMCS 2014 will include all accepted regular papers and will be published post-conference as a Springer volume in the IFIP-LNCS series. Accepted short contributions will be bundled in a technical report. 7TH INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED REASONING (IJCAR 2014) Call for Papers Vienna, Austria, July 19-22, 2014 http://cs.nyu.edu/ijcar2014/ as part of FLoC 2014 - Federated Logic Conference http://www.floc-conference.org/ as part of VSL 2014 - Vienna Summer of Logic http://vsl2014.at/ * 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 2014 is a merger of leading events in automated reasoning: CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), FroCoS (Workshop on Frontiers of Combining Systems) and TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods) IJCAR 2014 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. * TOPICS IJCAR topics include the following ones: - Logics of interest include: propositional, first-order, classical, equational, higher-order, non-classical, constructive, modal, temporal, many-valued, substructural, description, type theory, etc. - Methods of interest include: tableaux, sequent calculi, resolution, model-elimination, inverse method, paramodulation, term rewriting, induction, unification, constraint solving, decision procedures, model generation, model checking, semantic guidance, interactive theorem proving, logical frameworks, AI-related methods for deductive systems, proof presentation, automated theorem provers, etc. - Applications of interest include: verification, formal methods, program analysis and synthesis, computer mathematics, declarative programming, deductive databases, knowledge representation, etc. The proceedings of IJCAR 2014 will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNAI/LNCS series. * PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS Stephane Demri (New York University & CNRS) Deepak Kapur (University of New Mexico, USA) Christoph Weidenbach (MPI-INF Saarbr??cken, Germany) * CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS Christian Fermueller (TU Vienna, Austria) Stefan Hetzl (TU Vienna, Austria) * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2014 Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2014 Notification of paper decisions: March 31, 2014 Final version of papers due: April 19, 2014 Conference dates: July 19-22, 2014 * STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS Travel awards will be available to enable selected students to attend the conference. Details will be published in March 2014. MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS Call for Submissions http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/ccc2013/ * GUEST EDITORS Hajime Ishihara (JAIST, Japan) Margarita Korovina (Novosibirsk, Russia) Arno Pauly (Cambridge, UK) Monika Seisenberger (Swansea, UK) Dieter Spreen (Siegen, Germany, and Pretoria, South Africa) * DATES Abstracts submission deadline: January 31, 2014 Deadline for full paper: February 28, 2014 * GENERAL After a year of successful work in the EU-IRSES project COMPUTAL http://computal.uni-trier.de and an excellent workshop "Continuity, Computability, Constructivity: From Logic to Algorithms (CCC 2013)" in Gregynog (Wales) in June this year, we are planning to publish a special issue of MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. The special issue should reflect progress made in Computable Analysis and related areas and is open for everyone. * TOPICS Computable analysis Complexity of real number computations Computing with continuous data Domain theory and analysis Randomness and computable measure theory Models of computation with real numbers Realizability theory and analysis Reverse analysis Exact real number computation Program extraction in analysis * SUBMISSIONS We want to split the submission process into two parts: Please, first submit an abstract of your paper and then later the full paper. Submit both the abstract as well as the full manuscript to https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ccc2013mscspostproce Papers will be processed according to high MSCS standards as soon as they are submitted. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Please prepare your manuscript using the MSCS style file which can be downloaded from ftp.cup.cam.ac.uk * ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. MAKING AUTOMATED REASONING PRACTICAL: ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL Call for Papers * DEADLINE Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2014 * AIM This is a book of collected articles presenting research in all aspects of automated reasoning, in particular the design of automated reasoning systems and their applications. A common theme behind Mark Stickel's work was developing techniques for building better automated reasoning systems. His discoveries were ground-breaking and include AC-unification, reasoning modulo a theory, term indexing, and thorough development of the SNARK and PTTP provers. In 2002 he received the Herbrand award for all his work, the highest award in automated reasoning (http://www.cadeinc.org/). We would like to honour Mark's achievements by editing a Festschrift comprised of articles in the spirit of his research approach: developing fundamental techniques driven by practical applications and informed by rigorous theory. * SCOPE We invite high-quality submissions on the general topic of automated reasoning and its applications, especially but not exclusively to the design of automated theorem proving systems, with connections to any of Mark Stickel's research areas: - Automated theorem proving, including deductive and abductive reasoning - Implementation of and practice with automated reasoners - Algorithmics for automated reasoners: unification, matching, rewriting, indexing - Integration of general-purpose reasoning with external procedures - Spatial and temporal reasoning - Inference control, theory reasoning, semantic guidance for automated reasoners - Application of automated reasoners in mathematics, logic, program synthesis, natural language, and natural sciences - SAT-solving - Applications related to formal methods * PUBLICATION DETAILS It is planned that the book will be published as an LNAI Festschrift with Springer. * SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS While it is expected that most of the papers will be regular technical papers, a few papers that combine scientific content with recollections of Mark Stickel's work and personality, as can be written by those who worked with him, are also sought. All papers will be refereed by anonymous peer reviewers, and read by the editors, according to the highest standards in terms of originality, significance, technical quality, and readability. Submissions must be in English and standard conforming pdf format. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. However, significantly extended versions of papers published at conferences are welcome. Submissions of any length will be considered, but final versions may be limited by the editors depending on the totality of submissions. Authors are strongly encouraged to produce their papers in LaTeX. Formatting instructions and the LNCS style files can be obtained via http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Electronic submission via EasyChair is open at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=festschriftmarkstick . In order to facilitate the planning of the book, authors are invited to notify the editors as soon as possible of their intention to submit with proposed topic and length. Early submission would be especially helpful for completing the review process sooner. * EDITORS Peter Baumgartner NICTA and Australian National University, http://users.cecs.anu.edu.au/~baumgart/ Richard Waldinger SRI International, http://www.ai.sri.com/~waldinge/ 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MODAL LOGIC (AiML 2014) Call for Papers August 5-8, 2014 Groningen, The Netherlands http://www.philos.rug.nl/AiML2014/ * SCOPE AiML is an initiative aimed at presenting the state of the art in modal logic and its various applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together with volumes based on the conferences. Information about the AiML series can be obtained at http://www.aiml.net. AiML-2014 is the tenth conference in the series. * TOPICS We invite submission on all aspects of modal logic, including: history of modal logic; philosophy of modal logic; applications of modal logic; computational aspects of modal logic (complexity and decidability of modal and temporal logics, modal and temporal logic programming, model checking, model generation, theorem proving for modal logics); theoretical aspects of modal logic (algebraic/categorical perspectives on modal logic, coalgebraic modal logic, completeness and canonicity, correspondence and duality theory, many-dimensional modal logics, modal fixed point logics, model theory of modal logic, proof theory of modal logic); specific instances and variations of modal logic (description logics, modal logics over non-boolean bases, dynamic logics and other process logics, epistemic and deontic logics, modal logics for agent-based systems, modal logic and game theory, modal logic and grammar formalisms, provability and interpretability logics, spatial and temporal logics, hybrid logic, intuitionistic logic, substructural logics, computationally light fragments of all such logics). Papers on related subjects will also be considered. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract of full paper submission due: 14 March 2014 Full paper submission due: 21 March 2014 Full paper notification: 2 May 2014 Short presentation submission due: 12 May 2014 Short presentation notification: 2 June 2014 PHD AND POSTDOC AT UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK * Within the FWF project "Automated Complexity Analysis via Transformations (ACAT)" - a PhD position (3 years) and - a postdoctoral research position (2 years) are available. Both positions are potentially extendable. * The project is hosted at the Computational Logic group of the Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Candidates for the postdoctoral position are required to hold a PhD degree. A strong background in key areas of the ACAT project is an asset: program transformation, program analysis, runtime complexity analysis, etc. Candidates are expected to contribute to research within the project. Knowledge of German is not required. We follow the renumeration scheme of FWF, see http://www.fwf.ac.at/. Applications (including CV, publication list, and two references) may be sent by email, to email@example.com no later than November 30, 2013. Informal inquiries are also welcome at the same email address. Further information is available from the following links: - Project ACAT: http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/research/projects/automated-complexity-analysis-via-transformations/ - Institute of Computer Science: http://informatik.uibk.ac.at/ - University of Innsbruck: http://www.uibk.ac.at/ TWO PHD OR POSTDOC POSITIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE http://fmt.cs.utwente.nl/vacancies/ * The Formal Methods & Tool Group has at University of Twente two PhD or Postdoc positions available in stochastic model checking. * POSITION 1: smart railroad maintenance via stochastic model checking (ArRangeer) Goal of the ArRangeer project is to develop smart railroad maintenance techniques through stochastic modeling, analysis and optimization. In particular, our aim is to extend the widely used fault tree formalism with maintenance models. The scientific core is the extension and refinement of stochastic model checking and stochastic decisions techniques to maintenance planning problems. We will extensively cooperate with the RWTH Aachen University, and maintenance engineers from ProRail, Movares and NedTrain. Key project deliverables are efficient analysis algorithms and a workable tool to be used in the ProRail context. For more information on this project, see http://fmt.cs.utwente.nl/vacancies/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com * POSITION 2: Quantitative security analysis via stochastic model checking (EU FP7 project TREsPASS) Goal of the TREsPASS project is to develop an attack navigator to predict, prioritize and prevent information security attacks. We will use a model-based and quantitative approach. In particular, we will develop methods and techniques to expose which attack opportunities are possible; which of them are most urgent; and which countermeasures are most effective. Scientific core of our work is the extension, refinement, and tailoring of stochastic model checking and stochastic decision-theory techniques to quantify risks on attacks, attack scenarios and the effectiveness of countermeasures. Key project deliverables are efficient analysis algorithms and their implementation in a workable tool. For more information on this project, see http://fmt.cs.utwente.nl/vacancies/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com During the whole project, we will extensively cooperate with the TREsPASS partners, most notably with Aalborg University Denmark, Technical University Denmark, University of Luxemburg, and the industrial partners Cybernetica and Consult Hyperion. * MORE INFORMATION AND OUR OFFER - We are looking for a candidates with a strong background in mathematics or theoretical computer science, and the will to apply this expertise in practical case studies. - The projects are supervised by Dr Marielle Stoelinga (both), Prof.dr. Jaco van de Pol (TREsPASS) and Prof.dr.Joost-Pieter Katoen (ArRangeer) - PhD student/Postdoc: Full status as an employee at the University of Twente, including pension and health care benefits. - Gross salary PhD student: ranging from EUR 2083 (1st year) to EUR 2664 (4th year) per month, plus holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus (8.3%). - Gross salary Postdoc: starting from EUR 2919 plus holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus (8.3%) We are looking forward to your application (deadline December 1) via the following links: http://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?PortalID=2537&VacatureID=613409&BedrijfID=55061100 for ArRangeer. http://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?portalID=2537&VacatureID=613321&BedrijfID=55061100 for TREsPASS. TWO SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS AT EMBEDDED SYSTEMS UNIT OF FBK, TRENTO * Closing date: 17th November 2013 Two programmer positions are available in the Embedded Systems "ES" Research Unit at Bruno Kessler Foundation, Center for Information Technology. * The Embedded System Research Unit (ES Unit) of the Information and Communication Technology Center of the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy consists of about 25 persons, including researchers, post-Doc, PhD students, and programmers. The Unit carries out research, tool development and technology transfer in the fields of design and verification of embedded systems. * The ES Unit is looking for two skilled programmers for software development activities in research and industrial projects in the field of formal verification of Embedded Systems. The activities will be carried out within various research and industrial projects, including several projects with the European Space Agency, the ARTEMIS projects SafeCer (www.safecer.eu) and CRYSTAL (www.crystal-artemis.eu), and the FP VII project D-MILS (www.d-mils.org). * Emails should have the following reference code: ES_2013PGM Application deadline: November 17, 2013 For further information, please contact the Human Resources Service at firstname.lastname@example.org. TWO RESEARCH POSITIONS AT EMBEDDED SYSTEMS UNIT OF FBK, TRENTO * Closing date: 17th November 2013 Two research positions are available in the Embedded System Research Unit (ES) at Bruno Kessler Foundation, Center for Information Technology. * The Embedded System Research Unit (ES Unit) of the Information and Communication Technology Center of the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy consists of about 25 persons, including researchers, post-Doc, PhD students, and programmers. The Unit carries out research, tool development and technology transfer in the fields of design and verification of embedded systems. * The ES Unit is looking for two candidates to carry out research activities in the field of target algorithms, methodologies and tools for the design and formal verification of Embedded Systems. The activities will be carried out within various research projects, including ARTEMIS projects SafeCer (www.safecer.eu) and CRYSTAL (www.crystal-artemis.eu), and the FP VII project D-MILS (www.d-mils.org). The successful candidates will be enrolled with a fixed length contract (1 to 2 years), and will be subject to a 6 months trial work period. * Duration: up to 2 years (until the end of December 2015) Emails should have the following reference code: ES_2013postdoc Application deadline: November 17, 2013 For further information, please contact the Human Resources Service at email@example.com. PHD POSITION ON MODEL-BASED TESTING OF SOFTWARE PRODUCT LINES AT HALMSTAD UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN * Software Product Lines (SPLs) have become common practice and have been proven effective in mass production and customisation of software. There have been several attempts to provide a structured discipline for testing SPLs. However, fundamental approaches to model-based testing (based on finite state machines and labeled transition systems) are not yet fully adapted to and adopted in this domain. This project aims at closing this gap by providing fundamental theories and developing tool support for model-based testing of SPLs. * The Ph.D. student will be performing research in a very vigorous and international research environment at the Center for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES) at Halmstad University. The research project will be carried out in collaboration with several internationally renowned research groups including the Verified Systems Group at the University of Bremen and the Dependable Systems Group at Saarland University. For more information on the Model-Based Testing research at CERES, please see: http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/Research_in_Model-Based_Testing_and_Verification For more information on CERES please see: http://ceres.hh.se/ * The position concerns a funded 4-year Ph.D. position (extensible for 1 more year). It offers a very competitive salary (ca. 24K SEK/month gross for the first year, increasing annually to ca. 30k SEK/month for the last year) and attractive employment terms. The application should comprise a single PDF file and should be received no later than November 30, 2013. Informal enquiries regarding the position, the project and the working environment are most welcome and should be addressed to Mohammad Mousavi ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
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