Newsletter 155 February 4, 2014 ******************************************************************* * 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 VIENNA SUMMER OF LOGIC ANNOUNCEMENT * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * AWARDS Microsoft Research Verified Software Milestone Award - Announcement Ackermann Award - Call for Nominations Herbrand Award - Call for Nominations * CALLS RTA-TLCA 2014 - Call for Papers QAPL 2014 - Call for Presentations ETAPS 2015 - Call for Satellite Events STACS 2014 - Call for Participation ICALP 2014 - Call for Papers LOGICA 2014 - Call for Papers UTP 2014 - Call for Papers TAP 2014 - Call for Papers CICM 2014 - Call for Papers NASSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION - Call for Papers TASE 2014 - Call for Papers ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL - Call for Papers KURT GOEDEL PRIZE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - Call for Proposals SETS 2014 - Call for Papers StudEDCC 2014 - Call for Papers ICE 2014 - Call for Papers AiML 2014 - Call for Papers SEMF 2014 - Call for Papers SFM-14: ESM - Call for Participation ITRS 2014 - Call for Papers ASP Competition - Call for Participant Systems LASER 2014 - Call for Summer School Applications ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION - Call for Papers DL 2014 - Call for Papers RV 2014 - Call for Papers ATVA 2014 - Call for Workshop Proposals FORMATS 2014 - Call for Papers HALMSTAD SUMMER SCHOOL ON TESTING 2014 - Call for Participation TERMGRAPH 2014 - Call for Papers FMMB 2014 - Call for Papers TCS 2014 - Call for Papers LCC 2014/IMMERMAN FEST - Call for Papers TGC 2014 - Call for Papers UITP 2014 - Call for Papers GandALF 2014 - Call for Papers DCM 2014 - Call for Papers AVOCS 2014 - Call for Papers AAA88 - Call for Participation ICTAI 2014 - Call for Papers * BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT New Book on Industrial Deployment of System Engineering Methods * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS PhD Positions at ETH Zurich Postdoc in Formal Methods at DTU Postdoc in Proof Theory at Vienna University of Technology Postdoc Position in Verification, Trento, Italy Postdoc Research/Programmer Post in Combinatorial Testing at AIST, Japan Tenure-Track Positions at Universite du Quebec a Montreal CSL-LICS'14 http://lics.siglog.org/csl-lics14/ * Next year LICS and CSL will hold a joint conference for the first time, as part of FLoC 2014 and the Vienna Summer of Logic. Tom Henzinger and Dale Miller are co-chairs of a joint PC of 38 members. The proceedings will be published by IEEE. The submission deadline has passed. VIENNA SUMMER OF LOGIC ANNOUNCEMENT http://vsl2014.at * In the summer of 2014, Vienna will host the largest event in the history of logic. The Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL) will consist of twelve large conferences and numerous workshops, attracting an expected number of 2500 researchers from all over the world. The conferences and workshops will deal with the main theme, logic, from three important aspects: logic in computer science, mathematical logic and logic in artificial intelligence. This unique event will be organized by the Kurt Goedel Society at Vienna University of Technology from July 9 to 24, 2014. * KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Franz Baader (Technische Universitaet Dresden), Edmund Clarke (Carnegie Mellon University), Christos Papadimitriou (University of California, Berkeley) and Alex Wilkie (University of Manchester). Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon University) will speak in the opening session. * LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE/FEDERATED LOGIC CONFERENCE (FLoC) - 26th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV) - 27th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF) - 30th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) - 7th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR) - 5th Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP) - Joint meeting of the 23rd EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL) and the 29th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS) - 25th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA) joint with the 12th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (TLCA) - 17th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) - FLoC Workshops - FLoC Olympic Games (System Competitions) * MATHEMATICAL LOGIC - Logic Colloquium 2014 - Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees 2014 - The Infinity Workshop - Kurt Goedel Fellowship Competition * LOGIC IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - 14th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR) - 27th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL) - 15th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR) - International Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Health Care 2014 (KR4HC) * KURT GOEDEL RESEARCH PRIZE FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION At the Vienna Summer of Logic, the Kurt Goedel Society will award three fellowship prizes endowed with 100.000 Euro each to the winners of the Kurt Goedel Research Prize Fellowship Competition "Logical Mind: Connecting Foundations and Technology." * FLOC OLYMPIC GAMES - CITIUS, MAIUS, POTENTIUS The Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) 2014 will host the 1st FLoC Olympic Games. Intended as a new FLoC tradition, the Games will bring together a multitude of established solver competitions by different research communities. In addition to the competitions, the Olympic Games will facilitate the exchange of expertise between communities, and increase the visibility and impact of state-of-the-art solver technology. The winners in the competition categories will be awarded Kurt Goedel medals at the FLoC Olympic Games award ceremonies. DEADLINES * RTA-TLCA 2014 Abstract submission: February 4, 2014 Paper submission: February 11, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/rta-tlca * QAPL 2014 Presentation Report Submission: February 5, 2014 http://qapl14.inria.fr * ETAPS 2015 Satellite event proposal deadline: February 7, 2014 http://www.etaps.org/index.php/2015/call-for-workshops * STACS 2014 Student funding application deadline: February 12, 2014 Early registration deadline: February 16, 2014 http://stacs2014.sciencesconf.org * ICALP 2014 Submission deadline: February 14, 2014 http://icalp2014.itu.dk * LOGICA 2014 Submission deadline: February 15, 2014 http://www.flu.cas.cz/en/logica2014 * UTP 2014 Full paper due: February 21, 2014 http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/UTP2014/index.html * TAP 2014 Abstract submission: February 25, 2014 Paper submission: March 1, 2014 http://www.tap2014.org * ACKERMANN AWARD 2014 Nomination deadline: February 28, 2014 http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html * CICM 2014 Abstract submission: February 28, 2014 Submission deadline: March 7, 2014 Work-in-progress submission and doctoral programme: April 28, 2014 http://www.cicm-conference.org/2014 * NASSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION Submissions due: February 28, 2014 http://www.nasslli2014.com/ * TASE 2014 Abstract submission: February 28, 2014 Paper submission: March 7, 2014 http://www.nudt.edu.cn/tase2014 * ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL Submission deadline: March 1, 2014 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=festschriftmarkstick * KURT GOEDEL PRIZE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP Proposals submission deadline: March 2, 2014 (midnight PST) http://fellowship.logic.at * SETS 2014 Abstract submission: March 3, 2014 Submission deadline: March 10, 2014 http://sets2014.cnam.fr/ * StudEDCC 2014 Submission deadline: March 10, 2014 http://edcc.dependability.org/ * ICE 2014 Abstract submission: March 12, 2014 Full paper submission: March 15, 2014 http://www.discotec.org/workshops/ice-2014 * AiML 2014 Abstract of full paper submission due: March 14, 2014 Full paper submission due: March 21, 2014 http://www.philos.rug.nl/AiML2014/ * SEFM 2014 Abstract Submission: March 14, 2014 Paper Submission: March 21, 2014 (AoE) http://sefm2014.inria.fr/ * SFM-14: ESM Application deadline: March 21, 2014 Registration deadline: April 20, 2014 http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm14esm/ * ITRS Abstract submission: March 28, 2014 Paper submission: March 31, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/itrs/ * ASP COMPETITION 2014 Start of the competition: March 31, 2014 Participant registration opens March 1, 2014 http://aspcomp2014.mat.unical.it/ * LASER 2014 Application deadline: March 31, 2014 http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2014 * ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION Deadline for submissions: April 1st, 2014 http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/ * DL 2014 Paper registration deadline: April 7, 2014 Paper submission deadline: April 11, 2014 http://dl.kr.org/dl2014 * RV 2014 Abstract deadline: April 8, 2014 Full paper deadline: April 15, 2014 http://rv2014.imag.fr/ * ATVA 2014 Deadline for workshop proposal submissions: April 14, 2014 http://atva-conferences.org * FORMATS 2014 Abstract submission: April 14, 2014 Paper submission: April 21, 2014 http://www.florence2014.org/ * HALMSTAD SUMMER SCHOOL ON TESTING 2014 Registration deadline: April 15, 2014 http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/HSST_2014 * HERBRAND AWARD Nomination deadline: April 15, 2014 * TERMGRAPH 2014 Submission deadline: April 16, 2014 http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/events/termgraph-2014/ * FMMB 2014 Submission deadline: April 25, 2014 http://fmmb2014.sciencesconf.org/ * TCS 2014 Deadline for submission: April 27, 2014 http://www.cyprusconferences.org/tcs2014/ * LCC 2014/IMMERMAN FEST Abstract submission (3-4 pages): May 2, 2014 http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc2014/ * TGC 2014 Deadline for abstract submission: May 2, 2014 Deadline for paper submission: May 9, 2014 http://www.cs.le.ac.uk/events/tgc2014/ * UITP 2014 Paper submission: May 4, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/pages/UITP-index.html * GandALF 2014 Abstract submission: May 10, 2014 Paper submission: May 25, 2014 http://gandalf2014.di.univr.it * DCM 2014 Submission Deadline for Extended Abstracts: May 16, 2014 Submission Deadline for EPTCS Proceedings: September 15, 2014 * AVOCS 2014 Submission (abstract for full paper): June 16, 2014 Submission (full papers): June 23, 2014 Submission (research ideas): August 7, 2014 http://www.utwente.nl/avocs2014 * ICTAI 2014 Paper submission: June 30, 2014 http://ictai2014.cs.ucy.ac.cy 2013 MICROSOFT RESEARCH VERIFIED SOFTWARE MILESTONE AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT https://sites.google.com/site/verifiedsoftwareinitiative/ * The Microsoft Research Verified Software Milestone Award was made to Roope Kaivola (Intel Corporation, Oregon, USA) with regards to the Intel Core i7 verification project. While formal methods were applied within a number of areas of the Core i7 project, the award is being given in recognition for Kaivola's role as intellectual leader of the core execution cluster as well as his leadership of the verification team. The core execution cluster is responsible for the functional behaviour of all microinstructions. The approach taken involved symbolic simulation based formal verification techniques, encompassing full data path, control and state validation for the execution cluster. The formal verification removed the need for conventional coverage driven testing. The project established a "gold standard" for verifying arithmetic functionality across Intel, and propagated it to many other CPU and GPU projects. The scale of the i7 project is unprecedented within the industry, and serves to show the value added that formal methods can bring to the industrial scale verification and validation challenges. The Core i7 project represents some twenty person years of effort so Roope's award also reflects the efforts of his team, both technical and managerial. The full award citation is provided along with further details of the award process at the Verified Software Initiative website. ACKERMANN AWARD 2014 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Call for Nominations http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html * ELIGIBILITY Eligible for the 2014 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 1.1.2012 and 31.12.2013. * SUBMISSION DETAILS Submission details are available at http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html - The deadline for submission is February 28, 2014 - Nominations should be sent to the chair of the Jury by e-mail: email@example.com * DETAILS The award consists of - a diploma, - an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference, - the publication of the laudation in the CSL proceedings, - travel support to attend the conference. The 2014 Ackermann Award will be presented to the recipients at the joint CSL/LICS conference in Vienna (Austria) to be held 14-18 July 2014. * JURY The jury consists of 8 members: - T. Coquand (Chalmers University of Gothenburg) - A. Dawar (Cambridge, U.K., president of EACSL) - T.A. Henzinger (Klosterneuburg, Austria) - D. Leivant (Bloomington, USA) - D. Niwinski (Warsaw, Poland) - L. Ong (Oxford, U.K., LICS representative) - S. Ronchi Della Rocca (vice-president of EACSL) - W. Thomas (Aachen, Germany) The jury is entitled to give more (or less) than one award per year. HERBRAND AWARD Call for Nominations * The Herbrand Award is given by CADE Inc. to honour a person or group for exceptional contributions to the field of Automated Deduction. At most one Herbrand Award will be given at each CADE or IJCAR meeting. The Herbrand Award has been given in the past to Larry Wos (1992) Woody Bledsoe (1994) Alan Robinson (1996) Wu Wen-Tsun (1997) Gerard Huet (1998) Robert S. Boyer and J Strother Moore (1999) William W. McCune (2000) Donald W. Loveland (2001) Mark E. Stickel (2002) Peter B. Andrews (2003) Harald Ganzinger (2004) Martin Davis (2005) Wolfgang Bibel (2006) Alan Bundy (2007) Edmund Clarke (2008) Deepak Kapur (2009) David Plaisted (2010) Nachum Dershowitz (2011) Melvin Fitting (2012) Greg Nelson (2013) * NOMINATION PROCESS A nomination is required for consideration for the Herbrand award. The deadline for nominations for the Herbrand Award that will be given at IJCAR 2014 is 15th April 2014. Nominations pending from previous years must be resubmitted in order to be considered. Nominations should consist of a letter (preferably email) of up to 2000 words from the principal nominator, describing the nominee's contribution, along with letters of up to 2000 words of endorsement from two other seconders. Nominations should be sent to Maria Paola Bonacina, President of CADE Inc. (mariapaola.bonacina (at) univr.it) with copy to Martin Giese, Secretary of CADE Inc. and AAR (martingi (at) ifi.uio.no). JOINT 25TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REWRITING TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS AND 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TYPED LAMBDA CALCULI AND APPLICATIONS Call for Papers July 14-17, 2014, Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/rta-tlca * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: February 4, 2014 Notification: April 9, 2014 Paper submission: February 11, 2014 Final version: April 29, 2014 Rebuttal period: March 19-21, 2014 * TOPICS This joint RTA and TLCA conference is the major forum for the presentation of research on all aspects of rewriting and typed lambda-calculi. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: - Foundations: string rewriting; term rewriting; graph rewriting; lambdacalculi; higher-order rewriting; binding techniques; constrained rewriting and deduction; categorical and infinitary rewriting; stochastic rewriting; net rewriting; Petri nets; higher-dimensional rewriting; process calculi; explicit substitution; tree automata; confluence; termination; complexity; modularity. - Algorithmic aspects and implementation: strategies; matching; unification; anti-unification; narrowing; constraint solving; theorem proving; completion techniques; implementation techniques; parallel execution; certification of rewriting properties; abstract machines; automated (non)termination and confluence provers; automated complexity analysis; SMT solving; system descriptions. - Logic: proof theory; natural deduction; sequent calculi; proof assistants; cut elimination and normalization; propositions as types; linear logic and proof nets; equational logic; rewriting logic; rewriting calculi; proof checking; reasoning about programming languages and logics; homotopy type theory; type-theoretic aspects of complexity; implicit computational complexity. - Types: dependent types; polymorphism; intersection types and related approaches; subtyping; type inference and type checking; types in databases. - Semantics: denotational semantics; operational semantics; game semantics; realisability; domain theory; categorical models; universal algebra. - Programming: foundational aspects of functional programming, object oriented programming, and other programming paradigms; flow analysis of higher-type computation; program equivalence; program transformation; program optimization; program refactoring; rewriting models of programs; rule-based (functional and logic) programming; control operators; symbolic and algebraic computation; system synthesis and verification; XML queries and transformations; types in program analysis and verification; analysis of cryptographic protocols; systems biology; linguistics. * PROGRAMME CHAIR Gilles Dowek * CONFERENCE CHAIR Gernot Salzer 12TH WORKSHOP ON QUANTITATIVE ASPECTS OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND SYSTEMS (QAPL 2014) Call for Presentations 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. * 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 Torino, Italy * SUBMISSIONS: In order to encourage participation and discussion, this workshop solicits submissions of presentation reports. 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. * EASYCHAIR 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 Presentation reports will receive a light weight review to establish their relevance for the workshop. The authors of accepted presentation submissions are expected to present and discuss their work at the workshop. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission: February 5, 2014 Notification: February 7, 2014 Workshop: April 12-13, 2014 * PC Chairs - Nathalie Bertrand, INRIA Rennes, France - Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy 18TH EUROPEAN JOINT CONFERENCES ON THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOFTWARE (ETAPS 2015) Call for Satellite Events London, UK April 11-19, 2015 http://www.etaps.org/index.php/2015/call-for-workshops * ABOUT ETAPS The European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS) is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science. ETAPS is an annual event which takes place in Europe each spring since 1998. The eighteenth conference, ETAPS 2015, will take place between April 11th and 19th, 2015 at Queen Mary University of London, in London, United Kingdom. * MAIN CONFERENCES ETAPS main conferences will take place on April 13th-17th, 2015. They are: - CC: International Conference on Compiler Construction - ESOP: European Symposium on Programming - FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering - FOSSACS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures - POST: Principles of Security and Trust - TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems * SATELLITE EVENTS The ETAPS 2015 organizing committee invites proposals for satellite events (workshops etc.) that will complement the main conferences. They should fall within the scope of ETAPS. This encompasses all aspects of the system development process, including specification, design, implementation, analysis and improvement, as well as the languages, methodologies and tools which support these activities, covering a spectrum from practically-motivated theory to soundly-based practice. Satellite events provide an opportunity to discuss and report on emerging research approaches and practical experience relevant to theory and practice of software. ETAPS 2015 satellite events will be held immediately before and after the main conferences, on April 11th-12th and April 18th-19th, 2015. * SUBMISSION OF SATELLITE EVENT PROPOSALS Researchers and practitioners wishing to organize satellite events are invited to submit proposals in plain text or pdf by e-mail to Paulo Oliva firstname.lastname@example.org). The required format of the proposal is described at http://www.etaps.org/index.php/2015/call-for-workshops The proposals will be evaluated by the ETAPS 2015 organizing committee on the basis of their assessed benefit for prospective participants of ETAPS 2015. Prospective organizers may wish to consult the web pages of previous satellite events as examples: ETAPS 2014: http://www.etaps.org/2014/workshops ETAPS 2013: http://www.etaps.org/2013/workshops ETAPS 2012: http://www.etaps.org/2012/workshops ETAPS 2011: http://www.etaps.org/2011/workshops * IMPORTANT DATES Satellite event proposals deadline: February 7th, 2014 Notification of acceptance: February 28th, 2014 * FURTHER INFORMATION AND ENQUIRIES Please contact Paulo Oliva (email@example.com). 31ST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (STACS 2014) Call for Participation March 5-8, 2014, Lyon, France http://stacs2014.sciencesconf.org/ * SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM The program is composed of 54 contributed and three invited talks as well as a tutorial and miniworkshop. * INVITED TALKS AND TUTORIAL - Javier Esparza, TUM-Technische Universität München Keeping a Crowd Safe: On the Complexity of Parameterized Verification - Peter Bro Miltersen, Aarhus University Semi-algebraic geometry in computational game theory - a consumer's perspective -Luc Segoufin, INRIA, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan A glimpse on constant delay enumeration - Neeraj Kayal, Microsoft Research India (tutorial) Arithmetic Circuit Complexity * REGISTRATION Registration will be through the conference website and will open on Friday, January the 24th. http://stacs2014.sciencesconf.org/ * INFORMATION For detailed information on STACS 2014, visit the conference website, http://stacs2014.sciencesconf.org/ There is a limited amount of modest funding to help students: to apply, write to firstname.lastname@example.org with a letter of your advisor before Wednesday, February 12th. 41ST INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON AUTOMATA, LANGUAGES AND PROGRAMMING (ICALP 2014) Call for Papers July 8-11, 2014 IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. http://icalp2014.itu.dk * SCOPE ICALP is the main conference and annual meeting of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). The main conference is preceded by a series of workshops on Monday, 7 July 2014. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: Friday, 14 February 2014, Submission server: www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icalp2014 Author notification: Friday, 11 April 2014 Final manuscript due: Monday, 28 April 2014 Early registration: To be announced Conference: 8 July 2014 to 11 July 2014 * INVITED SPEAKERS Sanjeev Arora, Princeton University Maurice Herlihy, Brown University Victor Kuncak, EPFL Lausanne Claire Mathieu, ENS Paris * PROCEEDINGS ICALP proceedings are published in the Springer-Verlag ARCoSS (Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science) subseries of LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). * TOPICS Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games Track B: Logic, Semantics, Automata and Theory of Programming Track C: Foundations of Networked Computation: Models, Algorithms and Information Management * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 12 pages in LNCS style presenting original research on the theory of Computer Science. Submissions should indicate to which track (A, B, or C) the paper is submitted. No prior publication or simultaneous submission to other publication outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed. * BEST PAPER AWARDS As in previous editions of ICALP, there will be best paper and best student paper awards for each track of the conference. In order to be eligible for a best student paper award, a paper should be authored only by students and should be marked as such upon submission. * COMMITTEE CHAIRS Track A: Elias Koutsoupias, University of Oxford, United Kingdom Track B: Javier Esparza, Technische Universität München Track C: Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS and University Paris Diderot * WORKSHOPS ICALP 2014 hosts a number of workshops on Monday 7 July 2014 at ITU. Contact the ICALP organisers (email@example.com) if you are interested in arranging a workshop. Registration, lunches, and rooms are provided by the ICALP conference organisation. * TOLA (Trends in Online Algorithms) 2014 The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in all aspects of online algorithms, including classical competitive analysis, alternative performance measures, and advice complexity. 28TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM DEVOTED TO LOGIC (LOGICA 2014) Call for Papers June 16-20, 2014 Hejnice, Czech Republic http://www.flu.cas.cz/en/logica2014 * SCOPE Logica 2014 is the 28th in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic. Contributions devoted to any of the wide range of logical problems are welcome except those focused on specialized technical applications. Particularly welcome are contributions that cover issues interesting both for 'philosophically' and for 'mathematically' oriented logicians. * IMPORTANT DATES - Deadline for submissions: 15 February - Notification of acceptance: by the end of March * INVITED SPEAKERS Dorothy Edgington, Dag Prawitz, Graham Priest and Goran Sundholm. * DETAILS Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON UNIFYING THEORIES OF PROGRAMMING (UTP 2014) Call for Papers co-located with FM2014 May 12-13, 2014 Singapore http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/UTP2014/index.html * SCOPE Interest in the fundamental problem of the combination of formal notations and theories of programming has grown consistently in recent years. The theories define, in various different ways, many common notions, such as abstraction, refinement, choice, termination, feasibility, locality, concurrency and communication. Despite these differences, such theories may be unified in a way which greatly facilitates their study and comparison. Moreover, such a unification offers a means of combining different languages describing various facets and artifacts of software development in a seamless, logically consistent way. * UTP Hoare and He's Unifying Theories of Programming (UTP) is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant such unification approaches. Based on their pioneering work, the aims of the UTP Symposium series are to reaffirm the significance of the ongoing UTP project and to stimulate efforts to advance. The Symposium provides a focus for the sharing of results by those already actively contributing, and raises awareness of the benefits of such unifying theoretical frameworks among the wider computer science and software engineering communities. To this end the Symposium welcomes contributions on all the themes that can be related to the Unifying Theories of Programming. * SUBMISSIONS Papers may be up to 20 pages in length and should be prepared using LaTeX in Springer LNCS paper format. Submissions should be made through the UTP 2014 EasyChair site, see http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/UTP2014 * PUBLICATION Symposium post-proceedings will appear in Springer's Lectures Notes in Computer Science, as in past editions of the Symposium. (To be confirmed.) * DATES Full paper due: February 21, 2014 Notification: April 4, 2014 Camera-ready for pre-proceedings: April 25, 2014 Symposium: May 12-13, 2014 * CHAIR David Naumann (Stevens Institute of Technology) * ORGANISATION CHAIR Jin Song DONG (National University of Singapore) * JOINT EVENT FM 2014, the 19th International Symposium on Formal Methods http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/ 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TESTS AND PROOFS (TAP 2014) http://www.tap2014.org Co-located with STAF, York, UK, July 24-25, 2014 * SCOPE The TAP conference is devoted to the synergy of proofs and tests, to the application of techniques from both sides and their combination for the advancement of software quality. * TOPICS Topics of interest cover theory definitions, tool constructions and experimentations, and include (other topics related to TAP are welcome): - Bridging the gap between concrete and symbolic techniques, e.g. using proof search in satisfiability modulo theories solvers to enhance various testing techniques - Transfer of concepts from testing to proving (e.g., coverage criteria) and from proving to testing - Program proving with the aid of testing techniques - Verification and testing techniques combining proofs and tests - Generation of test data, oracles, or preambles by deductive techniques such as: theorem proving, model checking, symbolic execution, constraint logic programming - Model-based testing and verification - Generation of specifications by deduction - Automatic bug finding - Debugging of programs combining static and dynamic analysis - Case studies combining tests and proofs - Domain specific applications of testing and proving to new application domains such as validating security protocols, vulnerability detection of programs, security - Testing of verification environments and reasoning engines like solvers and theorem provers - New approaches such as crowd-sourcing and serious games to infer intended semantics and assess correctness - Formal frameworks - Tool descriptions and experience reports * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: February 25, 2014 Paper submission: March 1, 2014 Notification: April 28, 2014 Camera ready version: May 12, 2014 TAP conference: July 24-25, 2014 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Martina Seidl (JKU Linz/TU Wien, Austria) Nikolai Tillmann (Microsoft Research, USA) * SUBMISSION Please submit your papers via easychair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tap2014 (submission page to be opened in due time) TAP 2014 will accept two types of papers and also tutorials: - Research papers: full papers with at most 16 pages in LNCS format (pdf), which have to be original, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. Research papers should clearly describe the addressed problem, the relevant state-of-the-art, the scientifically-founded solution, and the benefits of the presented approach. - Short contributions: work in progress, (industrial) experience reports or tool demonstrations, position statements; an extended abstract with at most 6 pages in LNCS format (pdf) is expected. The same evaluation criteria apply to short papers as to full research papers. Short papers will be reviewed to the same standards of quality as full research papers. - Tutorials: TAP 2014 further invites one-hour tutorial presentation surveying the state-of-the-art of any research field related to the topics of TAP. Tutorial proposals shall have a maximum length of 3 pages in LNCS format (pdf) and provide information about the content, a short outline, and information about the speakers. Accepted full and short papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series and will be available at the conference. Accepted tutorials will be assigned a slot of 60 minutes during the conference. The contents of previous TAP proceedings is available at: http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/tap/tap2013.html CONFERENCES ON INTELLIGENT COMPUTER MATHEMATICS (CICM 2014) Call for Papers July 7-11, 2014 at University of Coimbra, Portugal http://www.cicm-conference.org/2014 * SCOPE As computers and communications technology advance, greater opportunities arise for intelligent mathematical computation. While computer algebra, automated deduction, mathematical publishing and novel user interfaces individually have long and successful histories, we are now seeing increasing opportunities for synergy among these areas. The Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM) offer a venue for discussing these areas and their synergy. * TRACKS - Calculemus (Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning) Chair: James Davenport - DML (Digital Mathematical Libraries) Chair: Petr Sojka - MKM (Mathematical Knowledge Management) Chair: Josef Urban - Systems and Projects Chair: Alan Sexton * ORGANISATION The local arrangements will be coordinated by the Local Arrangements Chair, Paedro Quaresma (U. Coimbra, Portugal), and the overall programme will be organised by the General Program Chair, Stephen Watt (U. Western Ontario, Canada). * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: 28 February 2014 Submission deadline: 7 March 2014 Reviews sent to authors: 4 April 2014 Rebuttals due: 8 April 2014 Notification of acceptance: 14 April 2014 Camera ready copies due: 25 April 2014 * WORK IN PROGRESS AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMME SUBMISSIONS Submission deadline: 28 April 2014 (Doctoral: Abstract+CV) Notification of acceptance: 19 May 2014 Camera ready copies due: 26 May 2014 NASSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION Call for Papers June 23-27, 2014 University of Maryland, College Park * The North American Summer School for Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI) welcomes paper submissions for presentation at its Student Session. Submissions may be in any of the fields related to the school (logic and language, logic and computation, or language and computation) and should represent original, unpublished work by individuals who will not yet have received their Ph.D. by the time of the conference. The Student Session will co-occur with NASSLLI and provides students an excellent opportunity to present their work to experts in their field as well as to a broader, well-informed interdisciplinary audience. All submissions will be reviewed by at least three specialists who will provide commentary on the paper regardless of its acceptance status. Submissions should be prepared for blind review (i.e., should not contain any information identifying the author) and should be uploaded as a .pdf file to the Student Session's EasyChair site. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages and should be formatted standardly (11 or 12 point font, 1 inch margins). No more than one-single authored and one co-authored paper should be submitted by an individual. (All co-authors should also be students.) Authors whose submissions have been accepted and who intend to present will be required to register for NASSLLI. * IMPORTANT DATES Submissions due: February 28, 2014 (by midnight) Notifications: April 14, 2014 * WEBSITES: Submissions: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=stusnasslli14 NASSLLI 2014: http://www.nasslli2014.com/ 8TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (TASE 2014) Call for Papers 1-3 September 2014, Changsha, China http://www.nudt.edu.cn/tase2014 * OVERVIEW The 8th Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering Symposium (TASE 2014), will be held in Changsha, China in September, 2014. Modern society is increasingly dependent on software systems that are becoming larger and more complex. This poses new challenges to the various aspects of software engineering, for instance, software dependability in trusted computing, interaction with physical components in cyber physical systems, distribution in cloud computing applications, etc. Hence, new concepts and methodologies are required to enhance the development of software engineering from theoretical aspects. TASE 2014 aims to provide a forum for people from academia and industry to communicate their latest results on theoretical advances in software engineering. * TOPICS The symposium is devoted to theoretical aspects of software engineering. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Requirements Engineering - Specification and Verification - Program Analysis - Software Testing - Model-Driven Engineering - Software Architectures and Design - Aspect and Object Orientation - Embedded and Real-Time Systems - Software Processes and Workflows - Component-Based Software Engineering - Software Safety, Security and Reliability - Reverse Engineering and Software Maintenance - Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing - Semantic Web and Web Services - Type System and Theory - Program Logics and Calculus - Probability in Software Engineering * SUBMISSION Submission should be done through the TASE 2014 submission page, handled by the EasyChair conference system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tase2014 As in previous years, the proceedings of the conference are planned to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Papers must be written in English and not exceed 8 pages in Two-Column IEEE format. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: 28 February 2014 (23h59 GMT) Paper submission: 07 March 2014 (23h59 GMT) Notification: 28 April 2014 Camera-ready: 19 May 2014 Conference: 1-3 September 2014 * GENERAL CHAIR Jifeng He (East China Normal University, China) * PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS Ji Wang (National University of Defense Technology, China) Martin Leucker (University of Lubeck, Germany) * ORGANIZING CHAIR Wei Dong (National University of Defense Technology, China) * PUBLICITY CHAIR Yanjun Wen (National University of Defense Technology, China) 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/ KURT GOEDEL RESEARCH PRIZE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM The Logical Mind: Connecting Foundations and Technology Competition (Organized by the Kurt Goedel Society) http://fellowship.logic.at * AIMS The Kurt Gödel Society is proud to announce the commencement of the Kurt Gödel Research Prize Fellowships Program-The Logical Mind: Connecting Foundations and Technology. The program has a particular emphasis on supporting young scholars as previous rounds of Kurt Gödel Research Prize Fellowships showed that the impact on the careers of the young researchers had the most significance. Young scholars are defined by being less or exactly 40 years old at the time of the commencement of the Vienna Summer of Logic (July 9, 2014)! The program will offer: One fellowship award in the amount of EUR 100,000, in each of the following categories: - Logical Foundations of Mathematics, - Logical Foundations of Computer Science and - Logical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence The awards will be based on a categorized world-wide open competition by way of submission of up to three-pages project description, CV and two letters of recommendation. * JURORS The following three Boards of Jurors will choose four finalists from their respective discipline electronically: - Logical Foundations of Mathematics: Harvey Friedman (Chair), Angus Macintyre, and Dana Scott. - Logical Foundations of Computer Science: Franz Baader, Johann Makowsky, and Wolfgang Thomas (Chair). - Logical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence: Luigia Carlucci Aiello, Georg Gottlob (Chair), and Bernhard Nebel The winners will be chosen by all three juries together. Finalists will be obliged to submit a full version of their proposal (up to 20 pages). * TIMELINE March 2, 2014 (midnight PST): Proposals submission deadline March 31, 2014: Jury decision on finalists due May 30, 2014: Full proposals due June 20, 2014: Jury decision on winners due July 17, 2014: Foundations and Technology Competitions Award Ceremony August 1, 2014: Commencement of the fellowship July 31, 2016: End of the fellowships program 1ST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ABOUT SETS AND TOOLS (SETS 2014) Call for Papers June 2, 2014, Toulouse, France Affiliated to ABZ 2014 http://sets2014.cnam.fr/ * AIMS The workshop aims at bringing together researchers interested in set theory, especially to design tools for dealing with set theory, such as interactive or automated theorem provers, proof checkers, theories for general purpose proof tools, constraint solvers, programming languages etc. These tools may be dedicated or general purpose tools. Contributions by theoreticians working on set theories or fragments of set theories in the aim of designing concrete tools, and by practitioners using set-based tools are both welcome. We are also interested by contributions providing some comparisons between set modeling techniques and other formalisms, such as type theory (and variants) for instance. Finally, regarding the domains of application, we mainly expect contributions in the framework of formal methods, but not exhaustively, and contributions reporting formalizations of mathematics using set theory for example could be of interest for this workshop as well. * TOPICS Topics of interest for this workshop include all aspects of set theory and corresponding tools. More specifically, some suggested topics are: - Proof tools for sets - Constraint solvers for sets - Set-based programming languages - Automated deduction in set theory - Set theories for SMT solvers - Encoding of sets in provers - Use of set-based tools in formal methods - Use of set-based tools in mathematics - Comparison of set-based tools - Comparison between set and type theories - Experience reports * CONTRIBUTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS Submitted papers must be 6-15 pages in length, following the Springer LNCS format. These submissions may be: - Research papers providing new concepts and results - Position papers and research perspectives - Experience reports - Tool presentations Proceedings, including all the papers selected for the workshop, will be available electronically at the workshop. No copyright transfer agreement will be required from the authors. For this first edition of this workshop, we would like to put the emphasis on discussions rather than on conventional publications. * PAPER SUBMISSION Contributions must be submitted electronically in PDF using the SETS 2014 EasyChair web site at the following address: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sets2014 * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: March 3, 2014 Submission deadline: March 10, 2014 Paper notification: April 7, 2014 Revised/final paper: April 21, 2014 Workshop: June 2, 2014 * PROGRAMME CO-CHAIRS David Delahaye (Cnam, France) Catherine Dubois (Ensiie, France) STUDENT FORUM AT TENTH EUROPEAN DEPENDABLE COMPUTING CONFERENCE (EDCC 2014) Call for Papers Newcastle upon Tyne, UK May 13-16, 2014 http://edcc.dependability.org/ * THE FORUM The Student Forum featured by EDCC-2014 aims at providing a discussion forum for doctoral students. The students are encouraged to present their work in progress, discuss novel ideas and unconventional approaches (http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/edcc2014/student.html). The submitted papers should be up to three pages, including tables and figures. All submitted papers will be evaluated by the Student Forum Program Committee. The contribution should describe original research (not submitted or published elsewhere), singly authored by a student, and must be formatted in accordance to the CPS 8.5"x11" two-column camera-ready format (see http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting for templates and formatting details).The contributions must be submitted through the EasyChair submission site (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edccsf2014) in the PDF format. * PROCEEDINGS The Proceedings of the Student Forum will be available on ACM CoRR. By submitting to the Student Forum, you are committing yourself or one of your colleagues to present it at the conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Hardware and software architecture of dependable systems; - Safety critical systems; - Embedded and real-time systems; . - Cloud computing reliability and security; - Dependable mobile and multimedia systems; - Fault tolerant networks and protocols; - VLSI dependability; - Impact of manufacturing technology on dependability; - Dependability modelling and tools; - Testing and validation methods; - Characterization techniques; - Dependability benchmarking; - Privacy and Security of systems and networks; - Intrusion tolerant systems; - Critical infrastructure protection - Fault tolerance in databases and transactional systems; - Human factors; - Dependability and security in business and e-commerce applications * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: March 10, 2014 Notification: March 31, 2014 Camera ready: April 23, 2014 * STUDENT FORUM CHAIR Elena Troubitsyna, Abo Akademi University, Finland (Elena.Troubitsyna@abo.fi) 7TH INTERACTION AND CONCURRENCY EXPERIENCE (ICE 2014) June 6, 2014, Berlin, Germany http://www.discotec.org/workshops/ice-2014 Satellite workshop of DisCoTec 2014 http://www.discotec.org * HIGHLIGHTS - Innovative selection procedure - ICE welcomes submissions of full papers, short papers, and brief announcements of already published papers - Invited talks: Kim Larsen and Pavol Cerny - Special issue in a highly-reputed journal * IMPORTANT DATES 12 March 2014...................Abstract submission 15 March 2014...................Full paper submission 16 March - 15 April 2014....Reviews and PC discussion 16 April 2014......................Notification to authors 6 June 2014.......................ICE in Berlin 15 September 2014...........Camera-ready for post-proceedings * SCOPE Interaction and Concurrency Experiences (ICEs) is a series of international scientific meetings oriented to theoretical computer science researchers with special interest in models, verification, tools, and programming primitives for complex interactions. The special focus of ICE 2014 is automation in concurrency and interaction. * SELECTION PROCEDURE Since its 1st edition in 2008, the distinguishing feature of ICE has been an innovative paper selection mechanism based on an interactive discussion amongst authors and PC members. During the review phase, each submission is published on a dedicated discussion forum. The discussion forum can be accessed by the authors of the submission and by all the PC members not in conflict with the submission. The forum is used by reviewers to ask questions and clarifications to the authors, allowing them to better explain all the aspects of their submission. The evaluation of the submission will take into account not only the reviews, but also the outcome of the discussion. As witnessed by the past six editions of ICE, this procedure considerably improves the accuracy of the reviews, the fairness of the selection, the quality of camera-ready papers, and the discussion during the workshop. * SUBMISSIONS We invite for three types of submissions: (1) Full Papers; (2) Short Papers; (3) Brief Announcements of already Published Papers. Full and short papers will appear in the post-proceedings and must report previously unpublished work and not be simultaneously submitted to other conferences/workshops with refereed proceedings. The ICE 2014 post-proceedings will be published in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (http://eptcs.org/). In addition, we invite for brief announcements of already published results, should the authors be interested in discussing their published research with the ICE community and giving a talk. Brief announcements will not be part of the post-proceedings. Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair ( http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ice2014). Full papers should not exceed 15 pages in length, while short papers and brief announcements should not exceed 5 pages with the EPTCS style (http://style.eptcs.org/). * SPECIAL ISSIE We plan to invite extended versions of selected full papers to a special issue in a highly-reputed journal. Such contributions will be regularly peer-reviewed according to the standard journal policy, but they will be handled in a shorter time than regular submissions. * INVITED TALKS Kim Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark) Pavol Cerny (University of Colorado Boulder, USA) * ICEcreamers Ivan Lanese (University of Bologna/INRIA, Italy; PC chair) Alberto Lluch Lafuente (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy) Ana Sokolova (University of Salzburg, Austria; PC chair) Hugo Torres Vieira (University of Lisbon, Portugal) 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 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND FORMAL METHODS (SEFM 2014) Grenoble, France September 1-5, 2014 http://sefm2014.inria.fr/ * AIMS The aim of the conference is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to advance the state of the art in formal methods, to scale up their application in the software industry and to encourage their integration with practical engineering methods. Papers that apply formal methods to software engineering are especially welcome. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract Submission: March 14, 2014 Paper Submission: March 21, 2014 (AoE) Notification: May 19, 2014 Camera Ready: June 13, 2014 * TOPICS OF INTEREST - Formal requirement analysis, modeling, specification and design - Abstraction and refinement - Formal methods for probabilistic verification and synthesis - Programming languages, program analysis and type theory - Formal methods for self-adaptive systems, service-oriented and cloud computing - Formal aspects of security and mobility - Model checking, theorem proving and decision procedures - Formal methods for real-time, hybrid and embedded systems - Formal methods for safety-critical, fault-tolerant and secure systems - Software architecture and coordination languages - Software verification and validation - Component, object and multi-agent systems - Formal aspects of software evolution and maintenance - Formal methods for testing, re-engineering and reuse - Light-weight and scalable formal methods - Tool integration - Applications of formal methods, industrial case studies and technology transfer - Education and formal methods * SUBMISSION We solicit two categories of papers: - Research papers should describe fully developed work and should not exceed 15 pages (including appendices). Authors of papers reporting experimental work are strongly encouraged to make their experimental results available to reviewers. Case study papers should describe significant case studies and lessons learned. - Tool papers should describe an operational tool and its contributions. Tool papers should not exceed 6 pages. Please include the URL of the tool (if available). * CHAIR Radu Mateescu - Inria Grenoble, Rhoene-Alpes, France * PROGRAM CHAIRS Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames, USA Gwen Salaun, Grenoble INP, Inria, France 14TH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON FORMAL METHODS FOR THE DESIGN OF COMPUTER, COMMUNICATION AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS: EXECUTABLE SOFTWARE MODELS (SFM-14: ESM) Call for Participation Bertinoro (Italy), 16-20 June 2014 http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm14esm/ * GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SFM Formal methods are emerging in computer science as a prominent approach to the rigorous design of computer, communication and software systems. The aim of the SFM series is to offer a good spectrum of current research in foundations as well as applications of formal methods, which can be of interest for graduate students and young researchers who intend to approach the field. This year SFM is devoted to executable software models and covers topics such as variability models, automated analysis techniques, deductive verification, and run-time assessment and testing. * COURSES AND LECTURERS - "Design and Analysis of Executable Software Models: an Introduction and Overview" Reiner Haehnle (TU Darmstadt, DE) - "Variability Models" Dave Clarke (KU Leuven, BE) - "Deadlock Analysis" Cosimo Laneve (U Bologna, IT) - "Probabilistic Modeling and Model Checking" Erika Abraham (RWTH Aachen, DE) - "Model Checking of Fault-Tolerant Distributed Algorithms" Helmuth Veith (TU Vienna, AT) - "Reasoning about Recursive Predicates in Specifications" Sophia Drossopoulou (Imperial College London, UK) - "Verification of Concurrent Systems" Marieke Huisman (U Twente, NL) - "Run-Time Analysis" Frank de Boer (CWI Amsterdam, NL) - "Test-Case Generation" Elvira Albert (U Complutense Madrid, ES) - "Model-Based Testing" Ina Schaefer (TU Braunschweig, DE) All participants will receive a copy of a tutorial book published by Springer as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. * ORGANIZATION Scientific directors: - Marco Bernardo (U Urbino, IT) - Ferruccio Damiani (U Torino, IT) - Reiner Haehnle (TU Darmstadt, DE) - Einar Broch Johnsen (U Oslo, NO) - Ina Schaefer (TU Braunschweig, DE) * SECRETARY - Monica Michelacci (CRU Bertinoro, IT) * APPLICATION Prospective participants should send by 21 March 2014 the application form, available on the school website, to the two e-mail addresses below: Marco Bernardo (marco.bernardo AT uniurb.it) and Monica Michelacci (mmichelacci AT ceub.it). A very limited number of grants is available to cover part of the registration fee (no grant can be requested to cover the accommodation fee or the travel expenses). Notification of accepted/rejected applications and grant requests will be communicated by April 10. Registration to the school is due by April 20. 7TH WORKSHOP ON INTERSECTION TYPE AND RELATE SYSTEMS (ITRS 2014) Call for Papers at the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 http://vsl2014.at/itrs/ Deadline: March 31st, 2014 * GENERAL ITRS 2014 (the Seventh Workshop on Intersection Types and Related Systems) will be affiliated with TLCA (Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications, to be held jointly with RTA) as part of FLoC 2014 (the Sixth Federated Logic Conference) and will take place in Vienna on July 18th 2014. FLoC 2014 will be part of the Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL), the largest logic event in history, with over 2000 expected participants. FLoC 2014 will host eight conferences and many workshops. ITRS 2014 workshop aims to bring together researchers working on both the theory and practical applications of systems based on intersection types and related approaches. * SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION (1) Before the workshop, authors are invited to submit an extended abstract (max. 10 pages) in PDF format. (2) Accepted papers will be included on the general VSL'14 Proceedings USB-stick (3) After the workshop, authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit full versions (we foresee inclusion in EPTCS). * TOPICS Possible topics for submitted papers include, but are not limited to: - Formal properties of systems with intersection types. - Results for related systems, such as union types, refinement types, or singleton types. - Applications to lambda calculus and similar systems. - Applications to pi-calculus and similar systems. - Applications for programming languages. - Applications for other areas, such as database query languages and program extraction from proofs. - Related approaches using behavioural/intensional types to characterize computational properties. * DATES Abstract submission: 28.03.2014 Paper submission: 31.03.2014 Author notification: 28.04.2014 Final version: 29.05.2014 * PROGRAM CHAIR Jakob Rehof (Technical University of Dortmund) - chair 5TH ANSWER SET PROGRAMMING COMPETITION 2014 Call for Participant Systems Aalto University, University of Calabria, University of Genova Spring/Summer 2014 Special edition of the ASP competition series -system track- part of the Olympic Games of the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 http://aspcomp2014.mat.unical.it/ firstname.lastname@example.org * AIMS Answer Set Programming (ASP) is a well-established paradigm of declarative programming with close relationship to other declarative modeling paradigms and languages, such as SAT Modulo Theories, Constraint Handling Rules, FO(.), PDDL, CASC, and many others. The ASP Competition is usually a biannual event for evaluating declarative knowledge representation systems on hard and demanding AI problems. Past ASP Competition editions were held at the University of Potsdam (Germany) in 2007, the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 2009, the University of Calabria (Italy) in 2011 and the Vienna University of Technology (Austria) in 2013. * CHANGES In order to join the Vienna Summer of Logic, which is expected to be the largest event in the history of logic, we this year depart from the "usual" timeline, and the 5th ASP Competition will be run in the first half of 2014 jointly at Aalto University (Finland), the University of Calabria (Italy) and the University of Genova (Italy). Another reason for having an event only one year after the 4th ASP Competition is that in 2013 the new ASP-Core-2 language was introduced, but at that time it was not fully supported by most participant solvers, and/or the submitters did not have sufficient time to support new language features in a completely satisfactory way. Thus, an early event can be an opportunity to push the usage of the new standard, and draw a more complete picture about the approaches that can efficiently solve problems with various features. Participants of the Answer Set Programming Competition will compete on a selected collection of benchmark problems, taken from a variety of benchmark problem domains as well as real-world applications. We welcome the submission of parallel and portfolio systems exploiting multiple cores or multiple algorithms for solving the given instances. These solvers will have dedicated tracks, assuming a sufficient number of submissions in each track. Of course, we also welcome the submission of any kind of solvers, e.g., SAT solvers, SMT solvers, CP systems, FOL theorem provers, Description Logics reasoners, Planning reasoners, or any other that can be adapted/applied to the evaluation of logic programs encoded in ASP-Core-2. * IMPORTANT DATES - March 1st, 2014 : Participant registration opens - March 31st, 2014: The competition starts - July 22nd, 2014 : Awards are presented at FLoC LASER SUMMER SCHOOL ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (LASER 2014) Call for Participation Leading-Edge Software Engineering September 7-13, 2014 - Elba Island, Italy http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2014/ * GOALS The LASER summer school, organized by the ETH Chair of Software Engineering, brings together the concepts and practice of software engineering in the idyllic setting of the Elba Island off the coast of Tuscany, easily reachable by air, car, bus or train. The LASER school is intended for professionals from the industry (engineers and managers) as well as university researchers, including PhD students. Participants learn about the most important software technology advances from the pioneers in the field. The school's focus is applied, although theory is welcome to establish solid foundations. The format of the school favors extensive interaction between participants and speakers. * TOPIC AND SPEAKERS The LASER school is 10 years old! To celebrate this anniversary, we have gone not for a narrow topic but for a selection of brilliant speakers who will describe leading-edge research in a variety of areas of software engineering, both conceptual and applied: - Harald C. Gall (University of Zurich) - Daniel Jackson (MIT) - Michael Jackson (The Open University) - Erik Meijer (Applied Duality) - Bertrand Meyer (ETH Zurich) - Gail C. Murphy (University of British Columbia) - Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University) * HOW TO APPLY Use the online registration form available on the LASER website http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2014. Registration is open until March 31, 2014. The number of participants is strictly limited to ensure quality interaction with the lecturers and the rest of the audience. For more information, visit our website or contact the organizers: email@example.com ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION Call for Papers http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/ Tuebingen, Germany, August 11-22, 2014 * ABOUT The Student Session of the 26th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Tübingen, Germany, on August 11-22, 2014. We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters and will appear in the student session proceedings. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience. * SEPARATE POSTER SESSION Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for the oral presentations and one for the posters. This means that papers can be directly submitted as posters. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present research in progress. More detailed guidelines and policies regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/ Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For general inquiries about ESSLLI 2014, please consult the main ESSLLI 2014 page: http://www.esslli2014.info/. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: April 1, 2014 Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2014 Submission of camera-ready papers: July 1, 2014 Conference dates: August 11-22, 2014 * CHAIRS Ronald de Haan (Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria) LoCo co-chairs: Zoe Christoff (Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Aybuke Ozgun (Universite de Lorraine, France) LoLa co-chairs: Philip Schulz (Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Thomas Brochhagen (Universitaet Duesseldorf, Germany) LaCo co-chairs: Miriam Kaeshammer (Universitaet Duesseldorf, Germany) Ramon Ziai (Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany) 27TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DESCRIPTION LOGICS (DL 2014) Call for Papers July 17-20, 2014, Vienna, Austria http://dl.kr.org/dl2014 * The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. It is the forum at which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences. This year the DL workshop is part of the Vienna Summer of Logic (http://vsl2014.at/), a vast event comprising several major logic conferences and workshops. In particular, DL 2014 is co-located with the International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR) and will share a joint session with the International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR). * WORKSHOP SCOPE We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics, including but not limited to: - Foundations of description logics: decidability and complexity of reasoning, expressive power, novel inference problems, inconsistency-tolerance, reasoning techniques, and modularity aspects - Extensions of description logics: closed-world and nonmonotonic reasoning, defaults, epistemic reasoning, temporal and spatial reasoning, procedural knowledge, and query languages - Integration of description logics with other formalisms: object-oriented representation languages, database query languages, constraint-based programming, logic programming, and rule-based systems - Applications and use areas of description logics: ontology engineering, ontology languages, databases, ontology-based data access, semi-structured data, document management, natural language, learning, planning, Semantic Web, cloud computing - Systems and tools around description logics: reasoners, software tools for and using description logic reasoning (e.g. ontology editors, database schema design, query optimization, and data integration tools), implementation and optimization techniques, benchmarking, evaluation, modelling * INVITED SPEAKERS - Michael Benedikt, University of Oxford, UK - Patrick Blackburn, University of Roskilde, Denmark - Alon Y. Halevy, Google, USA * IMPORTANT DATES - Paper registration deadline: April 7, 2014 - Paper submission deadline: April 11, 2014 - Acceptance notification: May 26, 2014 - Camera-ready copies: June 15, 2014 * SUBMISSION INFORMATION Submissions may be either papers of up to 11 pages (excluding references) or extended abstracts of at most 3 pages (excluding references) and must be formatted in Springer LNCS style. A clearly marked appendix (e.g., with additional proofs or evaluation data) may optionally be appended. Accepted contributions will be made available electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series. Further information and detailed submission instructions can be found on the workshop website. * GENERAL CHAIRS - Magdalena Ortiz, Vienna University of Technology, Austria - Mantas Simkus, Vienna University of Technology, Austria * PC CHAIRS - Meghyn Bienvenu, CNRS & University of Paris-Sud, France - Riccardo Rosati, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RUNTIME VERIFICATION (RV 2014) Call for Papers September 22-25, 2014 Toronto, Canada http://rv2014.imag.fr/ * SCOPE Runtime verification is concerned with monitoring and analysis of software and hardware system executions. Runtime verification techniques are crucial for system correctness, reliability, and robustness; they are significantly more powerful and versatile than conventional testing, and more practical than exhaustive formal verification. Runtime verification can be used prior to deployment, for testing, verification, and debugging purposes, and after deployment for ensuring reliability, safety, and security and for providing fault containment and recovery as well as online system repair. * TECHNICAL RESEARCH PAPERS TRACK Technical research papers can be submitted in two categories: regular and short papers. - Regular papers (up to 15 pages) should present original unpublished results. Theoretical and experimental papers as well as papers on applications of runtime verification and case studies are all welcome. A non-monetary Best Paper Award will be given. A selection of accepted regular papers will be invited to appear in a special issue of the Springer Journal on Formal Methods in System Design. - Short papers (up to 5 pages) may present novel but not necessarily thoroughly worked out ideas, for example emerging runtime verification techniques and applications, or techniques and applications that establish relationships between runtime verification and other domains. Accepted short papers will be presented in special short talk (10 minutes) and poster sessions. * TOOL DEMONSTRATION TRACK The aim of the RV 2014 tool demonstration track is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to show and to discuss the latest advances, experiences and challenges in devising and developing reliable software tools for runtime verification. Tool papers should meet the following criteria: A tool paper should present a new tool, a new tool component or novel extensions to existing tools supporting runtime verification. Each submission should be original and not published previously in a tool paper form. Each submission must not exceed 8 pages in the LNCS/Springer proceeding format, including all text, references and figures. The paper must be written in English and provided in PDF format. Each submission must be accompanied at the time of the submission by a short screencast (between 5-10 minutes), with voice and overlay text commentary illustrating the demonstration of the tool (a link to it should be provided in the paper). * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract deadline: April 8, 2014 Full paper deadline: April 15, 2014 Rebuttal phase: May 18-20, 2014 Acceptance notification: June 10, 2014 Camera ready submission: June 25, 2014 Conference dates: 22-25 September, 2014 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGY FOR VERIFICATION AND ANALYSIS (ATVA 2014) Call for Workshop Proposals November 3-7, 2014, Sydney, Australia http://atva-conferences.org * GOALS The 12th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA) invites proposals for pre- and postconference workshops to be held on November 3 (pre) or November 7 (post). The ATVA conference series covers the spectrum from theoretical results to practical applications of automated analysis, verification and synthesis. Proposals that promise to bring new topics to ATVA, of either practical or theoretical importance, or to provide a forum for more detailed discussion on central topics of continuing importance are highly welcome. Proposals that explore the application of automated tools to real-world problems are especially encouraged. Workshop proposals are limited to 2 pages, and should provide at least the following information: - Title - Description of the workshop topic and goals (Why do you believe this is an interesting and significant topic?) - Intended audience (From which areas do you expect potential participants to come? How many participants do you expect?) - Relevance and relation of the workshop to the main conference - Organisation of the workshop (Describe the intended format (e.g. paper selection process), its expected duration (full day or half day) and its preferred date (November 3rd or November 7th) - Organisers' details (Provide affiliations, backgrounds and contact details of organisers and potential committee members) Proposals should be sent as PDF to the workshop chair Peter Hoefner (email@example.com). * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for proposal submissions: April 14, 2014 Acceptance/rejection notification: May 19, 2014 Workshop Date: November 3rd and 7th 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ON FORMAL MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF TIMED SYSTEMS (FORMATS 2014) Preliminary Call for Papers September 8-10, 2014 http://www.florence2014.org/ * TOPICS The aim of FORMATS is to promote the study of fundamental and practical aspects of timed systems, and to bring together researchers from different disciplines that share interests in modelling and analysis of timed systems. Typical topics include (but are not limited to): - Foundations and Semantics: Theoretical foundations of timed systems and languages; comparison between different models (timed automata, timed Petri nets, hybrid automata, timed process algebra, max-plus algebra, probabilistic models). - Methods and Tools: Techniques, algorithms, data structures, and software tools for analyzing timed systems and resolving temporal constraints (scheduling, worst-case execution time analysis, optimization, model checking, testing, constraint solving, etc.). - Applications: Adaptation and specialization of timing technology in application domains in which timing plays an important role (real-time software, hardware circuits, and problems of scheduling in manufacturing and telecommunication). * SUBMISSION FORMATS 2014 solicits high-quality papers reporting research results and/or experience reports related to the topics mentioned above. Submitted papers must contain original, unpublished contributions, not submitted for publication elsewhere. The papers should be submitted electronically in PDF, following the Springer LNCS style guidelines. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages in length. Papers should be submitted electronically via EasyChair online submission system: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=formats2014 The proceedings of FORMATS 2014 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. * IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract submission: April 14, 2014 - Paper submission: April 21, 2014 - Notification of acceptance: June 9, 2014 - Final version due: June 23, 2014 - Conference: September 8-10, 2014 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Marius Bozga (VERIMAG / CNRS, Grenoble, France) Axel Legay (IRISA / INRIA Rennes, France) * VENUE FORMATS 2014 will take place in Florence, Italy as part of FLORENCE 2014, a one-week scientific event on formal and quantitative methods for the development of dependable and performing systems: http://www.florence2014.org/ It will be held in Florence during the week 8-12 September 2014, and it will co-locate five major conferences in the areas of formal and quantitative analysis of systems, performance engineering, computer safety, and industrial critical applications. All the conferences will take place at the Aeronautical Sciences School of the Italian Air Force, inside the monumental and historical park of Cascine in the city of Florence. * COLOCATED EVENTS - QEST: International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems - SAFECOMP: International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security - EPEW: European Workshop on Performance Engineering - FMICS: International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems 4TH HALMSTAD SUMMER SCHOOL ON TESTING (HSST 2014) Call for Participation Halmstad University, Sweden June 9 - June 12, 2014 http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/HSST_2014 * TOPIC Software testing accounts for a major part of software development cost and effort, yet the current practice of software testing is often insufficiently structured and disciplined. There have been various attempts in the past decades to bring more rigour and structure into this field, resulting in several industrial-strength processes, techniques and tools for different levels of testing. The 4th Halmstad Summer School on Testing provides an overview of the state of the art in testing, including theory, industrial cases, tools and hands-on tutorials by internationally-renowned researchers. * TUTORIALS - Automated Test Generation via Satisfiability Modulo Theory Solvers (Thomas Ball, Microsoft Research) - Model-Based Testing, the Difference between Theory and Practice (Machiel van der Bijl, Axini BV) - Improved Testing of Multithreaded Programs with Dynamic Symbolic Execution (Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University) - Property-based testing with QuickCheck (John Hughes, QuviQ and Chalmers) - Testing and Verifying Software Properties with ACL2 and ProofPad (Rex Page, University of Oklahoma) - Practical Model-Based Testing With Papyrus and RT-Tester (Jan Peleska, Verified International GMBH and Bremen University) - Model-Based Testing - There is Nothing More Practical than a Good Theory (Jan Tretmans, Radboud University Nijmegen and TNO - ESI) * REGISTRATION The registration deadline is April 15, 2014. To apply to the summer school, please send an email to Veronica.Gaspes@hh.se with "Halmstad Summer School on Testing" in the title. * ORGANIZERS Veronica Gaspes (Organization Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org) Mohammad Mousavi (Program Co-Chair, email@example.com) Eva Nestius (Local Organization) Walid Taha (Program Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org) 8TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COMPUTING WITH TERMS AND GRAPHS (TERMGRAPH 2014) First Call for Papers July 13, 2014, Vienna (affiliated with RTA-TLCA as part of FLoC) http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/events/termgraph-2014/ * DATES submission: April 16, 2014 notification: May 16, 2014 final version: May 28, 2014 workshop: July 13, 2014 * SCOPE Research in term and graph rewriting ranges from theoretical questions to practical issues. Computing with graphs handles the sharing of common subexpressions in a natural and seamless way, and improves the efficiency of computations in space and time. Sharing is ubiquitous in several research areas, for instance: the modelling of first- and higher-order term rewriting by (acyclic or cyclic) graph rewriting, the modelling of biological or chemical abstract machines, the implementation techniques of programming languages: many implementations of functional, logic, object-oriented, concurrent and mobile calculi are based on term graphs. Term graphs are also used in automated theorem proving and symbolic computation systems working on shared structures. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in different domains on term and graph transformation and to foster their interaction, to provide a forum for presenting new ideas and work in progress, and to enable newcomers to learn about current activities in term graph rewriting. * TOPICS Topics of interest include all aspects of term graphs and sharing of common subexpressions in rewriting, programming, automated reasoning and symbolic computation. This includes (but is not limited to): - graph transformation - graph-based implementations of lambda-calculus - representation of concurrent systems - models of computation - graph-based languages - semantics and implementation of programming languages - compiler construction - interaction nets and proof nets - pattern recognition - bioinformatics - system descriptions * SUBMISSION There are two categories of submissions: (1) Extended abstracts describing new results, work in progress, or problems. (2) Short versions of articles recently published or submitted elsewhere. Papers in the second category are not considered for the post-workshop proceedings. The page limit for submissions in both categories is 5 pages in EPTCS style. Submissions should be marked with the category (either 1 or 2) and submitted electronically in PDF via the EasyChair submission site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=TERMGRAPH2014 Papers will be judged on relevance, originality, correctness, and usefulness. The proceedings of TERMGRAPH 2014 will be included on the FLoC USB flash drive. Post-workshop proceedings of full versions of selected (category 1) contributions will be published as a volume of EPTCS. * PC CHAIRS Aart Middeldorp University of Innsbruck (co-chair) Femke van Raamsdonk VU University Amsterdam (co-chair) 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL METHODS IN MACRO-BIOLOGY (FMMB 2014) Call for Papers September 22-24, 2014 Noumea, New Caledonia http://fmmb2014.sciencesconf.org/ * AIMS AND SCOPE The purpose of FMMB is to bring together researchers, developers, and students in theoretical computer science, applied mathematics, mathematical and computational biology, interested in studying the application of formal methods to the construction and analysis of models describing biological processes at both micro and macro levels. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to): - representation and analysis of biological systems in formal systems such as: o ordinary and partial differential equation systems, o discrete event systems, infinite state systems, o hybrid discrete-continuous systems, hybrid automata, o cellular automata, multi-agent systems, o stochastic processes, stochastic games, o statistical physics models, o process algebras, process calculi, o rewriting systems, graph grammars, - coupling models and data, inference of models from data, - computability and complexity issues, - modelling and analysis tools, case studies. Application areas particularly solicited include: - environmental biology, ecology, marine science, - agriculture and forestry, - developmental biology, population biology, - epidemiology, medicine, - systems biology, synthetic biology. * KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Pieter Collins, Maastricht University, Netherlands, Saso Dzeroski, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, Radu Grosu, Vienna Technical University, Austria, Steffen Klamt, Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, Germany, Pietro Lio', Cambridge University, UK, Helene Morlon, Ecole Polytechnique and CNRS, France. * PC CO-CHAIRS Francois Fages, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, France, Carla Piazza, University of Udine, Italy. * LOCAL CHAIR Teodor Knapik, University of New Caledonia. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: April 25 Author notification: June 4 Camera-ready copy due: June 25 * SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION Regular submissions of 12-20 pages or short submissions of 2 pages in LNCS style should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fmmb2014 . All accepted papers will be published in a book in the LNBI series of Springer-Verlag. Authors of the most significant contributions will be invited to submit extended versions for a journal special issue. 8TH IFIP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE (TCS 2014) Call for Papers September 1-3, 2014 Rome, Italy http://www.cyprusconferences.org/tcs2014/ * AIM AND SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE Under the patronage of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), since year 2000 the IFIP Technical Committee 1 (Foundations of Computer Science) has organized a series of biannual international conferences in Theoretical Computer Science. After Sendai (2000), Montreal (2002), Toulouse (2004), Santiago (2006), Milano (2008), Brisbane (2010), and Amsterdam (2012), the 8th edition will be held in Rome in September 2014, in cooperation with the IFIP Working Group 2.2 (Formal Description of Programming Concepts) and in conjunction with the 25th Conference on Concurrency Theory. We call for papers in all areas of Theoretical Computer Science: they will be evaluated by two committees: - Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Models of Computation - Track B: Logic, Semantics, Specification and Verification * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of at most 15 pages (LNCS style with at least 11-point font size) to arrive before April 27, 2014. If more space is needed, a clearly marked appendix, to be read at the discretion of the program committee, may be included if desired. Submission will be handled by EasyChair. Further information and submission details can be found on the Conference web page. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences with published proceedings are not allowed. * PROCEEDINGS The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Selected papers from TCS 2014 will be invited to a special issue of the Journal Theoretical Computer Science. * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for submission: April 27, 2014. Notification of acceptance: June 25, 2014. Final manuscript due: July 6, 2014. Conference: September 1-3, 2014. * CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS: - Daniele Gorla, Sapienza Univ. di Roma - Rossella Petreschi, Sapienza Univ. di Roma * PROGRAM CHAIRS - Track A: Josep Diaz (Chair), UPC Barcelona - Track B: Davide Sangiorgi (Chair), Univ. di Bologna 15 INT. WORKSHOP ON LOGIC AND COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY AND WORKSHOP IN HONOR OF NEIL IMMERMAN'S 60TH BIRTHDAY (LCC 2014/IMMERMAN FEST) Call for Papers http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc2014/ July 12-13, Vienna, Austria (Affiliated with Vienna Summer of Logic and FloC 2014.) * DATES Abstract submission (3-4 pages) deadline: May 2nd, 2014 Authors' notification: May 19th, 2014 * THE LCC 2014/IMMERMANFEST WORKSHOP The program will consist of a first day (July 12th) of both invited talks and contributed talks selected by the program committee (based on submitted abstracts), and a second day (July 13th) devoted entirely to invited talks in celebration of Neil Immerman's 60th birthday. * INVITED SPEAKERS Day 1: Sam Buss, Georg Moser; Day 2: Eric Allender, Anuj Dawar, Phokion Kolaitis, Benjamin Rossman, Mooly Sagiv, Nicole Schweikardt. * AIM LCC meetings are aimed at foundational interconnections between logic and computational complexity, including topics such as: finite model theory, proof complexity, bounded arithmetic, implicit computational complexity, complexity of higher types, and logic and complexity aspects of verification and database theory. Neil Immerman has made many inspiring contributions to the connections betweens logic and complexity. This year, day two of LCC 2014 will honor Neil's 60th birthday with a series of invited lectures. * PROCEEDINGS There will be no published proceedings for LCC 2014; we welcome submissions of abstracts (3-4 pages) that can be based on work submitted or published elsewhere. All submissions via Easychair at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lcc2014 For additional information see http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc/ or email email@example.com 9TH SYMPOSIUM ON TRUSTWORTHY GLOBAL COMPUTING (TGC 2014) Call for Papers http://www.cs.le.ac.uk/events/tgc2014/ 5-6 September, 2014 Rome, Italy (co-located with Concur 2014) * SCOPE The Symposium on Trustworthy Global Computing is an international annual venue dedicated to secure and reliable computation in the so-called global computing, i.e., those computational abstractions emerging in large-scale infrastructures such as service-oriented architectures, autonomic systems, and cloud computing. * HIGHLIGHTS - Parallel submission to CONCUR 2014 allowed (see submission instructions) - Keynote speakers: Veronique Cortier (CNRS, France) and Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay and LIX, France) - Deadline for abstract submission: May 2 2014 * TOPICS The TGC series focuses on providing frameworks, tools, algorithms, and protocols for rigorously designing, verifying, and implementing open-ended, large-scaled applications. The related models of computation incorporate code and data mobility over distributed networks that connect heterogeneous devices and have dynamically changing topologies. We solicit papers in all areas of global computing, including (but not limited to): - languages, semantic models, and abstractions - security, trust, and reliability - privacy and information flow policies - algorithms and protocols - resource management - model checking, theorem proving, and static analysis - tool support * IMPORTANT DATES - Deadline for abstract submission: May 2 2014 - Deadline for paper submission: May 9 2014 (STRICT!) - Notification to authors: June 27 2014 * SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Contributions must be in PostScript or PDF format and consist of no more than 15 pages in the Springer's LNCS style. Clearly marked appendixes may include additional details and proofs omitted due to space limitations. Submitted papers must describe work unpublished in refereed venues, and not submitted for publication elsewhere, with the exception of CONCUR. Concurrent submissions to CONCUR 2014 and TGC 2014 are allowed, and in fact encouraged, for those papers that may potentially enhance both conferences. Authors of such double submissions should flag them to the program chairs at the time of submission (by choosing the Regular Paper submitted to CONCUR paper category). Reviews may be shared between CONCUR and TGC. CONCUR timeline is ahead of TGC; submissions accepted by CONCUR will be considered automatically withdrawn from TGC. * POST-PROCEEDINGS We plan to publish post-proceedings shortly after the conference, to give the authors the opportunity to take into account discussions and suggestions at the conference. The post-proceedings will appear as a volume in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. * PC CHAIRS - Matteo Maffei (CISPA, Saarland University, Germany) - Emilio Tuosto (University of Leicester, UK) 11th WORKSHOP ON USER INTERFACES FOR THEOREM PROVERS (UITP 2014) Call for Papers July 17, 2014 Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/pages/UITP-index.html * SCOPE The User Interfaces for Theorem Provers (UITP) workshop series provides a forum for researchers interested in improving human interaction with interactive and automated deduction systems in a broad sense. * PAPER SUBMISSION Papers should describe previously unpublished work (completed or in progress), and be at least 4 pages and at most 12 pages. We encourage concise and relevant papers. Submissions should be in PDF format, and typeset with the EPTCS LaTeX document class (which can be downloaded from http://style.eptcs.org/). Submission should be done via EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=uitp14). Papers will be published after the workshop in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS - http://www.eptcs.org/). * TOPICS: - Experiments and evaluation of prover interfaces - Application-specific interaction mechanisms - Interfaces for expert systems - Web interfaces for deduction tools - New designs for prover interfaces - Performance/responsiveness of user interface for theorem provers - Proof scripting languages - Proof formats for authoring, exchanging and presenting proofs - Domain-specific languages (DSLs) for interfacing with reasoning tools - Infrastructure for sharing and using benchmarks for theorem proving - Summarization of proofs - Visualization of proofs - Visualization of large structured deduction problems - User-friendly repositories of formal mathematical knowledge - Mobile interfaces (iPhone or Android clients for deduction tools) - System descriptions * IMPORTANT DATES - Paper submission: May 4 - Author notification: May 25 - Final papers: May 31 - Workshop: July 17 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GAMES, AUTOMATA, LOGICS AND FORMAL VERIFICATION (GandALF 2014) Preliminary Call for Papers September 10 - 12, 2014, Verona, Italy http://gandalf2014.di.univr.it * AIM The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilization. Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in these areas. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome. * TOPICS The topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to: - Automata Theory - Automated Deduction - Computational aspects of Game Theory - Concurrency and Distributed computation - Decision Procedures - Deductive, Compositional, and Abstraction Techniques for Verification - Finite Model Theory - First-order and Higher-order Logics - Formal Languages - Formal Methods for Systems Biology, Hybrid, Embedded, and Mobile Systems - Games and Automata for Verification - Game Semantics - Logical aspects of Computational Complexity - Logics of Programs - Modal and Temporal Logics - Model Checking - Models of Reactive and Real-Time Systems - Program Analysis and Software Verification - Run-time Verification and Testing - Specification and Verification of Finite and Infinite-state Systems - Synthesis * IMPORTANT DATES May 10th Abstract submission May 25th Paper submission June 25th Notification July 25th Camera-ready submission * PUBLICATIONS The conference proceedings will be published by Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science. A special issue of a major international journal to publish an extended and revised version of the best symposium papers is also under consideration. * SUBMISSIONS Submitted papers should not exceed fourteen (14) pages using EPTCS format, be unpublished and contain original research. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are encouraged to make their data available with their submission. Submissions must be in PDF or PS format and will be handled via EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gandalf2014). * PC CHAIRS - Adriano Peron, University Federico II of Napoli, Italy - Carla Piazza, University of Udine, Italy 10TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELS (DCM 2014) First Call for Papers July 13, 2014 Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/pages/DCM-index.html * SCOPE Several new models of computation have emerged in the last few years, and many developments of traditional computational models have been proposed with the aim of taking into account the new demands of computer systems users and the new capabilities of computation engines. A new computational model, or a new feature in a traditional one, usually is reflected in a new family of programming languages, and new paradigms of software development. DCM 2014 is the tenth in a series of international workshops focusing on new computational models. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers who are currently developing new computational models or new features for traditional computational models, in order to foster their interaction, to provide a forum for presenting new ideas and work in progress, and to enable newcomers to learn about current activities in this area. DCM 2014 will be a one-day satellite event of CSL-LICS 2014, in the context of VSL 2014. * TOPICS OF INTEREST Topics of interest include all abstract models of computation and their properties, and their applications to the development of programming languages and systems: - functional calculi: lambda-calculus, rho-calculus, term and graph rewriting; - quantum computation, including implementations and formal methods in quantum protocols; - probabilistic computation and verification in modeling situations; - chemical, biological and bio-inspired computation, including spatial models, self-assembly, growth models; - general concurrent models including the treatment of mobility, trust, and security; - infinitary models of computation; - information-theoretic ideas in computing. * IMPORTANT DATES - Submission Deadline for Extended Abstracts: 16 May 2014 - Notification: 6 June 2014 - Workshop: 13 July 2014 - Submission Deadline for EPTCS Proceedings: 15 September 2014 * SUBMISSIONS Submit your paper in PDF format via the conference EasyChair submission page: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dcm2014 Submissions should be an abstract of at most 5 pages, written in English. Simultaneous submission to journals, conferences or other workshops is not permitted. Please use the EPTCS macro package and follow the instructions of EPTCS, following the EPTCS style: http://style.eptcs.org/ A submission may contain an appendix, but reading the appendix should not be necessary to assess its merits. After the workshop authors are invited to submit a full paper of their presentation. Accepted contributions will appear in an issue of EPTCS. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Ugo Dal Lago (Universita di Bologna) Russ Harmer (CNRS & ENS Lyon) 14TH WORKSHOP ON AUTOMATED VERIFICATION OF CRITICAL SYSTEMS (AVOCS 2014) Call for Papers http://www.utwente.nl/avocs2014 24-26th September, 2014 University of Twente, Netherlands * AIMS The aim of Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS) 2014 is to contribute to the interaction and exchange of ideas among members of the international research community on tools and techniques for the verification of critical systems. The subject is to be interpreted broadly and inclusively. It covers all aspects of automated verification, including model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT constraint solving, abstract interpretation, and refinement pertaining to various types of critical systems which need to meet stringent dependability requirements (safety-critical, business-critical, performance-critical, etc.). Contributions that describe different techniques, or industrial case studies are encouraged. The technical programme will consist of invited and contributed talks and also allow for short presentations of research ideas. The workshop will be relatively informal, with an emphasis on discussion. There are several studentships available in order to support PhD students who wish to participate in the workshop. * TOPICS Topics include (but are not limited to) - Model Checking - Automatic and Interactive Theorem Proving - SAT, SMT or Constraint Solving for Verification - Abstract Interpretation - Specification and Refinement - Requirements Capture and Analysis - Verification of Software and Hardware - Specification and Verification of Fault Tolerance and Resilience - Probabilistic and Real-Time Systems - Dependable Systems - Verified System Development - Industrial Applications * INVITED SPEAKERS The workshop will have three invited speakers: - Laura Kovacs (Chalmers, Sweden) will speak about automated assertion generation. - Alastair Donaldson (Imperial College, UK) will speak about verification of OpenCL kernels. - A third speaker will be announced soon. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission (abstract for full paper): 16th June 2014 Submission (full papers): 23rd June 2014 Notification (full papers): 30th July 2014 Submission (research ideas): 7th August 2014 Notification (research ideas): 14th August 2014 Submission of final versions: 1st September 2014 Workshop: 24-26th September 2014 * FULL PAPERS Submissions of full papers to the workshop must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the workshop. Final versions of the papers must be written in English and not exceed 15 pages. Formatting details are provided on the website. * RESEARCH IDEAS AVoCS'14 encourages the submissions of research ideas in order to stimulate discussions at the workshop. Reports on ongoing work or surveys on work published elsewhere are welcome. The Programme Committee will select research ideas on the basis of submitted abstracts according to significance and general interest. Research ideas must be written in English and not exceed 2 pages. * PROCEEDINGS AND SPECIAL ISSUE At the workshop, pre-proceedings will be available in the form of a University of Twente Technical Report; this report will also include the research ideas. After the workshop, the authors of accepted full papers will have about one month in order to revise their papers for publication in the workshop post-proceedings which will appear in the Electronic Communications of the EASST Open Access Journal. Research ideas will not be part of the proceedings in the Open Access Journal. We will invite authors of a selection of the best papers presented at the workshop to submit extended versions of their work for publication in a special issue of Elsevier's journal Science of Computer Programming. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, Netherlands (co-chair) Jaco van de Pol, University of Twente, Netherlands (co-chair) * ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE Marieke Huisman Wojciech Mostowski (publicity chair) Jaco van de Pol 88TH WORKSHOP ON GENERAL ALGEBRA (AAA88) June 19-22, 2014 Warsaw, Poland http://www.mini.pw.edu.pl/aaa88 * LOCATION The conference location is the new home of mathematics at the Warsaw University of Technology. The meeting falls within the Stefan Banach conference series. The scientific program will start on Friday, June 20, 2014, at 9.00, and end on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 13.00. The conference will be organized by the Algebra Group at the Warsaw University of Technology. Support is provided by Warsaw University of Technology and the Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center. * TOPICS The main topics of the conference are related to the traditional areas of the AAA conferences, with special emphasis on the following: 1. Non-classical algebraic structures; 2. Universal algebra and lattice theory; 3. Applications of algebra in logic, combinatorics and computer science; 4. Classical algebraic structures, especially in connection with universal-algebraic methods. * PROGRAMME The list of invited speakers includes: - Ales Drapal, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic - Mai Gehrke, Universite Paris Diderot, Paris, France - Katarzyna Korwin-Slomczynska, Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland - Jonathan D.H. Smith, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA - Agnes Szendrei, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA and Szegedi Tudomanyegyetem, Hungary - Mikhail Volkov, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia The program will comprise several longer keynote plenary lectures, a number of shorter plenary lectures, and a larger number of 20-minute contributed talks. * FURTHER INFORMATION The conference website has been set up at http://www.mini.pw.edu.pl/aaa88 Further information concerning the online registration and submission of abstracts, conference fee, accommodation, possible financial support, and conference proceedings will be provided on the conference website later. The site will be updated regularly. * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE G. Binczak, T. Brengos, N. Dojer, A. Mucka, A. Pilitowska, A. Romanowska, M. Stronkowski, A. Zamojska-Dzienio, M. Ziembowski * SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE E. Aichinger, A. Pilitowska, A. Romanowska, J.D.H. Smith 26TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOOLS WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ICTAI 2014) (pending IEEE approval) Call for Papers November 10-12, 2014, Limassol, Cyprus http://ictai2014.cs.ucy.ac.cy * AIMS AND SCOPE The annual IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) provides a major international forum where the creation and exchange of ideas related to artificial intelligence are fostered among academia, industry, and government agencies. The conference facilitates the cross-fertilization of these ideas and promotes their transfer into practical tools, for developing intelligent systems and pursuing artificial intelligence applications. The ICTAI encompasses all technical aspects of specifying, developing and evaluating the theoretical underpinnings and applied mechanisms of the AI-based components of computer tools such as algorithms, architectures and languages. * TOPICS AI Foundations AI in Domain Specific Applications AI in Computer Systems AI in Data Analytics and Big Data Machine Learning and Data Mining Knowledge Representation, Reasoning and Cognitive Modelling AI and Decision Systems Uncertainty in AI * SUBMISSION The submissions should contain original, high quality, not submitted or published elsewhere work. Papers should be submitted electronically through the EasyChair system in pdf format and should conform to IEEE specifications (single-spaced, double-column, 10-point font size, up to 8 pages). * PRESENTATION Each accepted paper should be presented by one of the authors and accompanied by at least one full registration fee payment, to guarantee publication in the proceedings. All accepted papers will be included in proceedings of ICTAI 2014 that will be published by the IEEE Computer Society. * IJAIT SPECIAL ISSUE Extended versions of the best papers of the conference will be invited for publication in a special issue of the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT) (SCI Indexed). * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: June 30, 2014 Paper notification: July 30, 2014 Camera-ready paper: August 30, 2014 * CONTACT George A. Papadopoulos Department of Computer Science University of Cyprus george-at-cs-dot-ucy-dot-ac-dot-cy NEW BOOK ON INDUSTRIAL DEPLOYMENT OF SYSTEM ENGINEERING METHODS Industrial Deployment of System Engineering Methods Alexander Romanovsky and Martyn Thomas (Eds.) http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/book/978-3-642-33169-5 * A formal method is not the main engine of a development process, its contribution is to improve system dependability by motivating formalisation where useful. This book summarizes the results of the DEPLOY research project on engineering methods for dependable systems through the industrial deployment of formal methods in software development. The applications considered were in automotive, aerospace, railway, and enterprise information systems, and microprocessor design. The project introduced a formal method, Event-B, into several industrial organisations and built on the lessons learned to provide an ecosystem of better tools, documentation and support to help others to select and introduce rigorous systems engineering methods. The contributing authors report on these projects and the lessons learned. For the academic and research partners and the tool vendors, the project identified improvements required in the methods and supporting tools, while the industrial partners learned about the value of formal methods in general. A particular feature of the book is the frank assessment of the managerial and organisational challenges, the weaknesses in some current methods and supporting tools, and the ways in which they can be successfully overcome. The book will be of value to academic researchers, systems and software engineers developing critical systems, industrial managers, policymakers, and regulators. PHD POSITIONS AT ETH ZURICH http://cme.ethz.ch * As part of our "Concurrency Made Easy" ERC Advanced Investigator Grant project (2012-2017), we are offering PhD positions at the Chair of Software Engineering of ETH Zurich. The goal of the project is to build a sophisticated programming and verification architecture to make concurrent and distributed programming simple and reliable, based on the ideas of Eiffel and particularly the SCOOP concurrency model. Concurrency in its various forms (particularly multithreading) as well as distributed computing are required for most of today’s serious programs, but programming concurrent applications remains a challenge. The CME project is determined to break this complexity barrier. Inevitably, achieving simplicity for users (in this case, application programmers) requires, under the hood, a sophisticated infrastructure, both conceptual (theoretical models) and practical (the implementation). We are building that infrastructure. ETH offers an outstanding research and education environment and competitive salaries for "assistants" (PhD students), who are generally expected in addition to their research to participate in teaching, in particular introductory programming, and other activities of the Chair. The candidates we seek have: a master's degree in computer science or related field from a recognized institution (as required by ETH); a strong software engineering background, both practical and theoretical, and more generally a strong computer science and mathematical culture; a good knowledge of verification techniques (e.g. Hoare-style, model-checking, abstract interpretation); some background in concurrency or distribution; and a passion for high-quality software development. Prior publications, and experience with Eiffel, are pluses. In line with ETH policy, particular attention will be given to female candidates. Before applying, you should become familiar with our work; see in particular the research pages at http://se.ethz.ch including the full description of the CME project at http://cme.ethz.ch. Candidates should send (in PDF or text) to firstname.lastname@example.org a CV and a short cover letter describing their view of the CME project and ideas about their possible contribution. POSTDOC IN FORMAL METHODS AT DTU http://www.dtu.dk/english/career/afa8af12-c781-44f2-af74-d394660981fc * The IDEA4CPS center at DTU Applied Mathematics and Computer Science has a new opening for a postdoc. With this call we are particularly interested in candidates that can interact with our research within one of the following areas: (a) The integration of Satisfaction Modulo Theories with frameworks for quantitative analysis. (b) The development of quantitative models and analysis for security, including methods based on entropy. (c) Model checking for multi-criteria analysis and optimization of safety and security properties, including Pareto efficiency and equilibria. Applications must be submitted by February 10th, 2014 according to the procedure described at http://www.dtu.dk/english/career/afa8af12-c781-44f2-af74-d394660981fc that also point to the center (http://www.idea4cps.dk) and the research group http://www.compute.dtu.dk/english/research/LBT. Contact: Hanne Riis Nielson & Flemming Nielson POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN PROOF THEORY, VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY * A position as post-doctoral researcher is available in the group for Computational Logic (http://www.dmg.tuwien.ac.at/fg2/) at the Faculty of Mathematics of the Vienna University of Technology. This position is part of a research project on the proof theory of induction. The aim of this project is to further deepen our understanding of the structure of proofs by induction and to develop new algorithms for the automation of inductive theorem proving. Techniques of relevance include cut-elimination, witness extraction, Herbrand's theorem. * The sucessful candidate is expected to have (or be close to completing) a PhD in mathematics or computer science and a strong background in proof theory. Experience in one or more of the following areas is an advantage: formal languages, complexity, automated theorem proving, unification theory. The ability to work in a team is an important prerequisite. * The employment is full-time (40h / week). The salary is EUR 37.400,- after taxes per year. The position is initially for 1 year - an extension is possible in case of mutual interest. The starting date is negotiable but should be in 2014. The application deadline is March 7, 2014. * The application should contain: - cover letter (Why are you interested in this position? Why are you qualified?) - curriculum vitae - list of publications - scan of graduation diploma and/or other relevant certificates - preferred starting date - optionally, up to three recommendation letters or references * Send inquiries and your application to: Stefan Hetzl
http://www.logic.at/people/hetzl/ POSTDOC POSITION IN VERIFICATION IN TRENTO, ITALY http://disi.unitn.it/~rseba/WOLF-Recruit-postdoc.txt * One post-doc position in ICT on the research project "Advanced SMT Techniques for Word-level Formal Verification - (WOLF)" is available in Trento, Italy, under the joint supervision of - Alessandro Cimatti, FBK, Trento, and - Roberto Sebastiani, DISI, University of Trento. This is a three-year research project supported by SRC/GRC (http://www.src.org/compete/s201113/), in collaboration with major HW companies. POSTDOC RESEARCHER/PROGRAMMER POST IN COMBINATORIAL TESTING AIST, JAPAN https://www.risec.aist.go.jp/offering/index-en.html * We are looking for one postdoc researcher or programmer at Research Institute for Secure Systems (RISEC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan. The position will be for research related combinatorial testing, in particular, automatic generation of test sets from the formal description of test requirements. The research will be programming-intensive, so the candidates must have good programming skills. In particular, good knowledge of data structure and algorithm are required. Also, the candidates must have general interest in software engineering. On the other hand, speaking Japanese is *not* required. The first term is until the end of the fiscal year, but the project itself is until November 2016, so that the extension is possible based on the performance. The position is available immediately. Interested candidates should apply by sending email with the application materials to email@example.com. * OUTLINE - Test generation using model-based testing and constraint solving. - Develop algorithms on graph-based data structures. - Experience with Java, and/or C, Scala, Haskell needed. - Strong know-how in software analysis and algorithms. - Annual contract but can be extended for up to 3 years. - Start date on Feb. 1 2014 or later. - Office location is in Amagasaki (15 min away from Osaka by local trains) * CONTENT OF WORK - Develop the software of a next-generation test case generator. - Integrate the tool with existing components and products. - The position is open to programmer (employed as technical staff) or post-doc. - For a post-doc, publications about the tool and case studies are also a goal of the work. The Ph.D. degree must have been obtained between 0 and 7 years prior to starting the position. - Details on the web page given in Japanese can be given in English on request. - More information of programmer (employed as technical staff), please refer the information of "software engineer" in accompanying document. * QUALIFICATIONS - Experience with Java, and/or C, Scala, Haskell needed (ideally at least two). - Strong know-how in software analysis and algorithms. - Post-doc: Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. - Post-doc: Ph.D. degree obtained at most 7 years prior to start date. * TREATMENT - Initial contract: immediately - 2015-03-31 (can be extended). - Working hours: Basically 8:30 - 17:15 including a one-hour lunch break, flexible hours possible. Work days: Mon - Fri excl. public holidays and end/start of the calendar year. - Paid holidays (annual leave) based on AIST rules. - Social security/insurance benefits included - Salary based on experience. (e.g. post-doc: from 2200 JPY/hour) * APPLICATION 1. CV 2. Copy of Ph.D. certificate (for post-doc position) 3. Work history 4. Publication list (for post-doc) 5. Cover letter (one page) 6. Apply by sending email with the materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS AT UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A MONTREAL, CANADA http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006546.htm http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006547.htm * The departement d'informatique at UQAM invites application for: - One faculty position in cognitive informatics, in the area of semantic Web and knowledge management (ontology engineering, ontology reasoning algorithms, Web of data, semantic web services, etc.); - One faculty position in theoretical computer science and algorithms (language theory and applications, graphs, computational geometry, data structures, etc.). Teaching at UQAM is done in French and the candidate must have an excellent mastery of this language. The deadline for (electronic) submission is March 10, 2014, 5:00 PM.
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