Newsletter 157 April 1, 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 Herbrand Award - Call for Nominations * CALLS GeTFun 2.0 - Call for Papers LATD 2014 - Call for Papers DL 2014 - Call for Papers ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION - Call for Papers RV 2014 - Call for Papers AiML 2014 - Call for Papers RCRA 2014 - Call for Papers ATVA 2014 - Call for Workshop Proposals CONCUR 2014 - Call for Papers FORMATS 2014 - Call for Papers CPS SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 - Call for Applications HALMSTAD SUMMER SCHOOL ON TESTING 2014 - Call for Participation QBF 2014 - Call for Papers QUANTIFY 2014 - Call for Papers SYNT 2014 - Call for Papers TERMGRAPH 2014 - Call for Papers ASL 2014 - Call for Participation VSTTE 2014 - Call for Papers FMMB 2014 - Call for Papers WWV 2014 - Call for Papers TCS 2014 - Call for Papers LCC 2014/IMMERMAN FEST - Call for Papers LFMTP 2014 - Call for Papers TGC 2014 - Call for Papers UITP 2014 - Call for Papers HOPA 2014 - Call for Papers LOLA 2014 - Call for Talk Proposals GandALF 2014 - Call for Papers AISS 2014 - Call for Papers DCM 2014 - Call for Papers PrakashFest 2014 - Call for Participation RP 2014 - Call for Papers DOMAINS 2014 - Call for Abstracts AVOCS 2014 - Call for Papers AAA88 - Call for Participation ICTAI 2014 - Call for Papers JLAP on Formal Methods - Call for Papers CSL-LICS'14 http://lics.siglog.org/csl-lics14/ * This 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 list of accepted papers is posted online. 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 * GeTFun 2.0 Abstract submission: April 5, 2014 http://sqig.math.ist.utl.pt/GeTFun/2.0 * LATD 2014 Deadline for submission: April 6, 2014 http://www.logic.at/latd2014 * DL 2014 Paper registration deadline: April 7, 2014 Paper submission deadline: April 11, 2014 http://dl.kr.org/dl2014 * ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION Deadline for submissions: April 8, 2014 http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/ * RV 2014 Abstract deadline: April 8, 2014 Full paper deadline: April 15, 2014 http://rv2014.imag.fr/ * AiML 2014 Abstract and paper deadline: April 9, 2014 http://www.philos.rug.nl/AiML2014/ * RCRA 2014 Submission deadline for abstracts: April 9, 2014 Submission deadline for papers: April 13, 2014 http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2014 * ATVA 2014 Deadline for workshop proposal submissions: April 14, 2014 http://atva-conferences.org * CONCUR 2014 Abstract Submission: April 14, 2014 Paper Submission: April 19, 2014 http://concur2014.org * FORMATS 2014 Abstract submission: April 14, 2014 Paper submission: April 21, 2014 http://www.florence2014.org/ * CPS SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 Deadline for application: April 14, 2014 http://persyval-lab.org/en/summer-school/cps14 * 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 * QBF 2014 Paper submission: April 15, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/qbf * QUANTIFY 2014 Paper submission: April 15, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/quantify * SYNT 2014 Paper submission: April 15, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/synt * TERMGRAPH 2014 Submission deadline: April 16, 2014 http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/events/termgraph-2014/ * ASL 2014 Early registration deadline: April 19, 2014 http://math.colorado.edu/asl2014/ * VSTTE 2014 Abstract submission: April 19, 2014 Full paper submission: April 25, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/vstte/ * FMMB 2014 Submission deadline: April 25, 2014 http://fmmb2014.sciencesconf.org/ * WWV 2014 Abstract submission: April 25, 2014 Paper submission: May 2, 2014 http://wwv2014.isti.cnr.it/ * 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 Student support application deadline: May 4, 2014 http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc2014/ * LFMTP 2014 Paper submission: May 2, 2014 http://complogic.cs.mcgill.ca/lfmtp14/ * 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 * HOPA 2014 Submission deadline: May 9, 2014 http://hopa.cs.rhul.ac.uk * LOLA 2014 Submission deadline: May 9, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/lola/ * GandALF 2014 Abstract submission: May 10, 2014 Paper submission: May 25, 2014 http://gandalf2014.di.univr.it * AISS 2014 Submission deadline: May 15, 2014 http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~goeller/AISS14/Algorithmics_on_Infinite-State_Systems.html * DCM 2014 Submission Deadline for Extended Abstracts: May 16, 2014 Submission Deadline for EPTCS Proceedings: September 15, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/pages/DCM-index.html * RP 2014 Submission deadline: June 4th, 2014 Presentation proposals: August 4th, 2014 http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/RP2014/ * DOMAINS 2014 Abstract submission: June 15, 2014 http://www.pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~varacca/domains/Domains_XI * 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 * JLAP Special Issue on Formal Methods Paper submission: July 15, 2014 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). 2ND WORKSHOP ON COMPOSITIONAL MEANING IN LOGIC (GeTFun 2.0) Call for Papers July 22-23, 2014, Vienna, Austria http://sqig.math.ist.utl.pt/GeTFun/2.0 Affiliated with the VSL 2014 - Vienna Summer of Logic * After the success of its 1st edition, the Workshop on Compositional Meaning in Logic [GeTFun 2.0] welcomes submissions on all topics related to compositionality of meaning in logic, and in particular to issues connected to generalizations of metalogical notions such as: truth-functionality; nondeterminism in semantics; logical bivalence vs algebraic many-valuedness; analyticity; subformula principle and complexity measures; semantic effectiveness and decision procedures for non-classical logics; cut-free vs cut-based proof formalisms; proof strategies and proof-search; modular logical specification formalisms; rule invertibility, structurality and logical harmony. * Submissions should consist of an abstract of up to 1,000 words, sent by email before April 5, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org. * A post-workshop special issue of the journal Logica Universalis is being planned, with fresh refereeing, in all cases. * Invited Speakers: Arnon Avron (Tel-Aviv University, IL), Petr Cintula (Czech Academy of Sciences, CZ), Nikolaos Galatos (University of Denver, USA); Joao Marcos (UFRN, BR) * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. LOGIC ALGEBRA AND TRUTH DEGREES (LATD 2014) Call for papers July 16 - 19, Vienna, Austria http://www.logic.at/latd2014 * GENERAL Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees is the fourth official meeting of the EUSFLAT Working Group on Mathematical Fuzzy Logic. Mathematical Fuzzy Logic is the sub-discipline of Mathematical Logic that is concerned with the notion of comparative truth. The assumption that "truth comes in degrees" has proved to be very useful in many theoretical and applied areas of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Philosophy. * FEATURED TOPICS - Proof theory and computational complexity - Algebraic semantics and abstract algebraic logic - First, higher-order and modal formalisms - Applications and foundational issues - Geometric and game theoretic aspects We particularly welcome contributions on many-valued and related logical systems. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Silvio Ghilardi, Italy - Melvin Fitting, USA - George Metcalfe, Switzerland - Dale Miller, France - Dana Scott, USA - Alasdair Urquhart, Canada * TUTORIALS - Franz Baader, Germany - Vincenzo Marra, Italy * PROGRAMME CHAIRS - Matthias Baaz (Chair), Austria - Agata Ciabattoni (Co-Chair), Austria * CONTRIBUTED TALKS Abstracts of contributed talks, 2-4 pages, are to be prepared using the ASL abstract template and submitted via Easychair. The accepted abstracts will be available on-line and published in the joint volume of abstracts with the Logic Colloquium. * IMPORTANT DATES - Deadline for submission: 6th April 2014 - Notification of acceptance: 10th May 2014 * CONTACT email@example.com 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 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) 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 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 Abstracts and full papers submission deadline: 9 April 2014 Full paper notification: 19 May 2014 Short presentation submission due: 21 May 2014 Short presentation notification: 2 June 2014 21ST RCRA WORKSHOP: EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF ALGORITHMS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS WITH COMBINATORIAL EXPLOSION Call for papers A FLoC workshop at the Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL 2014) Affiliated with SAT 2014, ICLP 2014, IJCAR 2014 Vienna, Austria, July 17-18, 2014 RCRA group web site: http://rcra.aixia.it/ Workshop web site: http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2014 e-mail: email@example.com * GENERAL The RCRA workshops are organized by the RCRA (Knowledge Representation & Automated Reasoning) group of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence. RCRA 2014 is a FLoC workshop affiliated with SAT 2014, ICLP 2014, IJCAR 2014. It will be held in the Workshop Block 2 ( see http://vsl2014.at/ataglance ) after SAT 2014 and before ICLP2014 and IJCAR2014. As in previous editions (http://rcra.aixia.it/publications), authors of papers orally presented at the workshop will have the opportunity to participate to the selection of a special issue that will appear on an international journal. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline for abstracts: April 9 Submission deadline for papers: April 13 Acceptance/reject notification: May 1, 2014 Camera-ready papers due: May 20, 2014 RCRA 2014: July 17-18, 2014 * AIMS AND SCOPE Many problems in Artificial Intelligence show an exponential explosion of the search space. Although stemming from different research areas in AI, such problems are often addressed with algorithms that have a common goal: the effective exploration of huge state spaces. Many algorithms developed in one research area are applicable to other problems, or can be hybridized with techniques in other areas. Artificial Intelligence tools often exploit or hybridize techniques developed by other research communities, such as Operations Research. * SCOPE Scope of the workshop is fostering the cross-fertilization of ideas stemming from different areas, proposing benchmarks for new challenging problems, comparing models and algorithms from an experimental viewpoint, and, in general, comparing different approaches with respect to efficiency, problem modeling, and ease of development. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Experimental evaluation of algorithms - Definition and construction of benchmarks - Experimentation methodologies - Metaheuristics - Algorithm hybridization - Static analysis of combinatorial problems - Languages and systems for definition and solution of problems - Comparisons between systems and algorithms - Application experiences * WORKSHOP CHAIRS - Toni Mancini Sapienza University, Rome, Italy - Marco Maratea University of Genova, Genova, Italy - Francesco Ricca University of Calabria, Rende, Italy 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for proposal submissions: April 14, 2014 Acceptance/rejection notification: May 19, 2014 Workshop Date: November 3rd and 7th 25TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCURRENCY THEORY (CONCUR 2014) Call for Papers September 1-6, 2014 Rome, Italy http://concur2014.org * SCOPE The purpose of the CONCUR conferences is to bring together researchers, developers, and students in order to advance the theory of concurrency, and promote its applications. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract Submission: April 14, 2014 Paper Submission: April 19, 2014 Paper Notification: June 9, 2014 * INVITED SPEAKERS - Javier Esparza (TU Muenchen, DE) - Jane Hillston (University of Edinburgh, UK) - Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay and LIX, FR), joint with TGC - Vasco Vasconcelos (University of Lisbon, PT) We are also pleased to announce that Tony Hoare (Microsoft Research Cambridge) will give a speech in the occasion of the 25th anniversary of CONCUR. * TOPICS Submissions are solicited in semantics, logics, verification and analysis of concurrent systems. The principal topics include (but are not limited to): - Basic models of concurrency such as abstract machines, domain theoretic models, game theoretic models, categorical models, process algebras, graph transformation systems, coalgebraic models and Petri nets; - Logics for concurrency such as modal logics, probabilistic and stochastic logics, temporal logics, and resource logics; - Models of specialized systems such as biology-inspired systems, circuits, hybrid systems, mobile and collaborative systems, multi-core processors, probabilistic systems, real-time systems, service-oriented computing, and synchronous systems; - Verification and analysis techniques for concurrent systems such as abstract interpretation, atomicity checking, model checking, race detection, pre-order and equivalence checking, run-time verification, state-space exploration, static analysis, synthesis, testing, theorem proving, and type systems; - Related programming models such as distributed, component-based, object-oriented, and web services; - Security issues in concurrent systems. * PAPER SUBMISSION CONCUR 2014 solicits high quality papers reporting research results and/or experience reports related to the topics mentioned above. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. As an exception, 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 identify them to the Program Chairs at the time of submission (by choosing the "Regular paper submitted also to TGC" category in the EasyChair site). Reviews may be shared between CONCUR 2014 and TGC 2014. CONCUR's timeline is ahead of TGC's; submissions accepted by CONCUR will be considered automatically withdrawn from TGC. The CONCUR 2014 proceedings will be published by Springer in the ArCoSS subseries of LNCS. The proceedings will be available at the conference. * CO-LOCATED EVENTS - TGC 2014 7th Symposium on Trustworthy Global Computing (Sep 5-6) - IFIP-TCS 2014 8th IFIP Conference on Theoretical Computer Science (Sep 1-3) * WORKSHOPS - EXPRESS/SOS 2014 Combined 21st Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency and 11th Workshop on Structured Operational Semantics (Sep 1) - BEAT 2014 3rd International Workshop on Behavioural Types (Sep 1) - FOCLASA 2014 13th Workshop on Foundations of Coordination Languages and Self-Adaptation (Sep 6) - PV 2014 Workshop on Parameterized Verification (Sep 6) * PROGRAM CHAIRS - Paolo Baldan (Universita' di Padova, IT) - Daniele Gorla (Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza", IT) 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 SECOND SUMMER SCHOOL ON CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS (CPS 2014) Call for Applications July 7-10, 2014 Grenoble, France http://persyval-lab.org/en/summer-school/cps14 * SCOPE PERSYVAL-Lab and NASA-JPL are organizing the second edition of the CPS Summer School. The broad objective of the CPS Summer School is to explore the manifold relationship between networked embedded systems (« the internet of things ») and humans as their creators, users, and subjects. The format of the Summer School is a five days meeting, organized around different aspects of rigorous engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems. Students participating at this summer school will learn the current state of the art in modeling, monitoring, and learning. Students will be able to apply new techniques coming from various communities and backgrounds to their own domain. The CPS Summer School will be held at Grenoble University. Courses will be given in English by experts from industry and academia working in various fields of CPS. * TOPICS - System modeling. - Monitoring. - Learning. - Medical devices. - Sensor networks. * SPEAKERS - Eric Bodden (TU Darmstadt and EC SPRIDE, Germany). - Olivier Coutelou (Schneider Electric, France). - Radu Grosu (Technical Univesity Wien, Austria). - Klaus Havelund (NASA JPL, USA). - Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark). - Martin Leucker (University of Luebeck, Germany). - Roberto Passerone (Universita' degli Studi di Trento, Italy). - Grigore Rosu (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA). - Mohamad Sawan (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada). - Bernhard Steffen (Technical University Dortmund, Germany). - Andreas Zeller (Saarland University, Germany). * ORGANIZATION - Saddek Bensalem - University of Grenoble, France. - Ylies Falcone - University of Grenoble, France. - Klaus Havelund - NASA JPL, USA. * IMPORTANT DATES - Deadline for Application: April 14, 2014. - Response to Applicants: April 21, 2014. - Online Registration and Fee payment: May 10, 2014. - Summer school on CPS: July 7-11, 2014. Applications can be submitted at https://persyval-calls.imag.fr/en/project/10. Enquiries can be sent to email@example.com 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) 2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTIFIED BOOLEAN FORMULAS (QBF 2014) Call for Papers July 13, 2014 Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/qbf Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 (http://vsl2014.at/) * AIMS The goal of the Second International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas (QBF 2014) is to bring together researchers working on theoretical and practical aspects of QBF solving and applications. The workshop is affiliated to and co-located with the SAT conference 2014, July 14-17, 2014. The workshop will include a presentation of the QBF Gallery 2014, a competitive evaluation of QBF solvers and related tools: http://qbf.satisfiability.org/gallery/ * IMPORTANT DATES - April 15 2014: submission of extended abstracts (max. four pages) - April 30 2014: notification of acceptance - July 13 2014: workshop * Topics of interest (not limited to the following): QBF applications; encodings; benchmarks; certificates; proofs; proof formats; proof checkers; decision procedures; QBF solving; implementation details; structural QBF solving; heuristics; preprocessing; * Please see the workshop website for further information: http://vsl2014.at/qbf 1ST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTIFICATION (QUANTIFY 2014) Call for Papers July 18, 2014 Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/quantify Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 http://vsl2014.at/ * The goal of the 1st International Workshop on Quantification (QUANTIFY 2014) is to bring together researchers who investigate the impact of quantification from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view. This workshop has the aim to provide an interdisciplinary forum where researchers of various fields like QBF, QCSP, SMT, and theorem proving may exchange their experiences. * Important dates: - April 15 2014: paper submission - May 7 2014: notification of acceptance - July 18 2014: workshop * Topics of interest (not limited to the following): complexity results; encodings with and without quantification and comparisons thereof; applications of quantification; implementations of reasoning tools; case studies and experimental results; intersections between the different research communities working on quantification; surveys of state-of-the-art approaches to handling quantification * Please see the workshop website for further information: http://vsl2014.at/quantify 3RD WORKSHOP ON SYNTHESIS (SYNT 2014) Call for Papers July 23-24, 2014 Vienna, Austria (a satellite event of CAV 2014 in the scope of the Vienna Summer of Logic) http://vsl2014.at/synt * SCOPE AND TOPIC The idea of synthesis, i.e., the process of automatically computing implementations from their specifications, has recently gained a lot of momentum in the contexts of software engineering and reactive system design. While it is widely believed that, due to complexity/ undecidability issues, synthesis cannot completely replace manual engineering, it can assist the process of designing the intricate pieces of code that most programmers find challenging, or help with orchestrating tasks in reactive environments. This workshop aims at bringing together and providing an open platform for researchers interested in synthesis. Research on synthesis exists well alongside conferences on formal methods and verification, such as CAV, which aim at improving the reliability of systems. Driven by the vast potential for practical applications of synthesis, we aim at fostering scientific exchange not only within the areas of software and reactive synthesis, but also between them. * IMPORTANT DATES - Paper submission: April 15, 2014 - Notification: June 3, 2014 * SUBMISSION Authors are invited to submit - regular papers (max. 15 pages in EPTCS style, excluding references), - tool papers (max. 7 pages in EPTCS style, excluding references). Submitted regular and tool papers must be original and unpublished. Papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will appear in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science series. Given sufficient interest, extended versions of selected papers will appear in a special issue of the journal Acta Informatica. 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) ASSOCIATION FOR SYMBOLIC LOGIC, 2014 NORTH AMERICAN ANNUAL MEETING (ASL 2014) Call for Participation May 19-22, 2014, Boulder, Colorado, USA http://math.colorado.edu/asl2014/ * INVITED SPEAKERS Libor Barto (Charles Univ., Prague), Barbara Csima (Univ. Waterloo), Valeria De Paiva (Univ. Birmingham), Jeff Hirst (Appalachian State Univ.), Michael Hrusak (U. N. A. Mexico), Alexei Kolesnikov (Towson Univ.), Andrew Marks (Caltech), Chris Laskowski (Univ. Maryland), Sean Walsh (Univ. California, Irvine) * SPECIAL SESSIONS (1) Higher-order computation: semantics and algorithmics. (2) Model theory. (3) Philosophical aspects of games and social algorithms. (4) Recursion theory. (5) Set theory in honor of Rich Laver. (6) Universal algebra and constraint satisfaction. * DETAILS Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 6TH WORKING CONFERENCE ON VERIFIED SOFTWARE: THEORIES, TOOLS AND EXPERIMENTS (VSTTE 2014) July 17-18, 2014 Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/vstte/ Co-located with the Vienna Summer of Logic (http://vsl2014.at/) Submission Deadline: April 25, 2014 * SCOPE The goal of this conference is to advance the state of the art in the science and technology of software verification, through the interaction of theory development, tool evolution, and experimental validation. We welcome submissions describing significant advances in the production of verified software, i.e., software that has been proved to meet its functional specifications. We are especially interested in submissions describing large-scale verification efforts that involve collaboration, theory unification, tool integration, and formalized domain knowledge. We welcome papers describing novel experiments and case studies evaluating verification techniques and technologies. Topics of interest include education, requirements modeling, specification languages, specification/verification case-studies, formal calculi, software design methods, automatic code generation, refinement methodologies, compositional analysis, verification tools (e.g., static analysis, dynamic analysis, model checking, theorem proving, satisfiability), tool integration, benchmarks, challenge problems, and integrated verification environments. * PAPER SUBMISSION Papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the Program Committee. We are accepting both long (limited to 16 pages) and short (limited to 10 pages) paper submissions, written in English. Short submissions also cover Verification Pearls describing an elegant proof or proof technique. Submitted research papers and system descriptions must be original and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be submitted through: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vstte2014. The post-conference proceedings of VSTTE 2014 will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. * IMPORTANT DATES: Abstract submission: April 19, 2014 Full paper submission: April 25, 2014 Notification: June 2, 2014 * ORGANIZATION General Chair: Wilfried Steiner (TTTech Computertechnik AG, Austria) Program Chairs: Dimitra Giannakopoulou (NASA Ames) Daniel Kroening (Oxford University) Publicity Chair: Leo Freitas (Newcastle) 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. 10TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON AUTOMATED SPECIFICATION AND VERIFICATION OF WEB SYSTEMS (WWV 2014) Call for Papers July 18th, Vienna (Austria) * a FLoC workshop @ the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 http://wwv2014.isti.cnr.it/ * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission April 25, 2014 Paper submission May 2, 2014 Notification of acceptance May 30, 2014 Camera ready versions June 20, 2014 Workshop WWV 2014 July 18, 2014 * SCOPE The Workshop on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems (WWV, http://users.dsic.upv.es/grupos/elp/wwv/) is a yearly workshop that aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum to facilitate the cross-fertilization and the advancement of hybrid methods that exploit concepts and tools drawn from rule-based programming, formal methods, software engineering and Web-oriented research. Nowadays, many companies and institutions have diverted their Web sites into interactive, completely automated, Web-based applications for areas such as e-business, e-learning, e-government and e-health. The increased complexity and the explosive growth of Web systems has made their design and implementation a challenging task. Systematic, formal approaches to their specification and verification can permit to address the problems of this specific domain by means of automated and effective techniques and tools. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to: - Rule-based approaches to Web system analysis, certification, specification, verification and optimization - Languages and models for programming and designing Web systems - Formal methods for describing and reasoning about Web systems - Model-checking, synthesis and debugging of Web systems - Analysis and verification of linked data - Abstract interpretation and program transformation applied to the semantic Web - Middleware and frameworks for composition and orchestration of Web services - Software Product Line Engineering for Web systems - Feature-oriented modeling and variability analysis of Web systems * SUBMISSION We solicit the submission of original and unpublished contributions not under review for publication elsewhere, which include full papers and short papers. * PUBLICATION All accepted regular papers will be included in the proceedings, which will be published as a volume of the EPTCS series (WWV publication is indexed in DBLP and Microsoft Academic Research, among other important repositories). Selected short papers will be invited to the proceedings. An open call for a special issue of a high-quality journal on the topic of the WWV workshop is envisaged. This has been common practice for WWV since 2009. * WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS Maurice ter Beek ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy Antonio Ravara New University of Lisbon, Portugal * INVITED SPEAKERS Steve Ross-Talbot Cognizant Technology Solutions, United Kingdom 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 Student support application deadline: May 4th, 2014 2014 Authors' notification: May 19th, 2014 Support decisions 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 * STUDENT/POSTDOC PARTICIPATION FUNDING We have secured grant funding from various sources for student/postdoc participation at the LCC2014 / ImmermanFest Meeting. This includes an NSF grant for funding participation by US-based students, and smaller funds for other students. For information on eligibility and selection criteria, and the procedure for applying for student funding (deadline May 4th), visit: http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc2014/funding.html 9TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LOGICAL FRAMEWORKS AND META-LANGUAGES: THEORY AND PRACTICE (LFMTP 2014) Call for Papers July 17, 2014 Vienna, Austria http://complogic.cs.mcgill.ca/lfmtp14/ Affiliated with CSL-LICS 2014 and IJCAR 2014 as part of FLoC and VSL * DESCRIPTION Logical frameworks and meta-languages form a common substrate for representing, implementing, and reasoning about a wide variety of deductive systems of interest in logic and computer science. Their design and implementation on the one hand and their use in reasoning tasks ranging from the correctness of software to the properties of formal computational systems on the other hand have been the focus of considerable research over the last two decades. This workshop will bring together designers, implementors, and practitioners to discuss various aspects impinging on the structure and utility of logical frameworks, including the treatment of variable binding, inductive and co-inductive reasoning techniques and the expressivity and lucidity of the reasoning process. * TOPICS LFMTP 2014 will provide researchers a forum to present state-of-the-art techniques and discuss progress in areas such as the following: - Encoding and reasoning about the meta-theory of programming languages and related formally specified systems. - Theoretical and practical issues concerning the treatment of variable binding, especially the representation of, and reasoning about, datatypes defined from binding signatures. - Logical treatments of inductive and co-inductive definitions and associated reasoning techniques. - New theory contributions: canonical and substructural frameworks, contextual frameworks, proof-theoretic foundations supporting binders, functional programming over logical frameworks, homotopy type theory. - Applications of logical frameworks, e.g., in proof-carrying architectures such as proof-carrying authorization. - Techniques for programming with binders in functional programming languages such as Haskell, OCaml, or Agda and logic programming languages such as lambda Prolog or Alpha-Prolog. with encoding programming languages theory will be particularly welcome. * SUBMISSIONS In addition to regular papers, we also solicit "work in progress" reports, in a broad sense. Those do not need to report original or fully polished research results, but should be interesting for the community at large. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper Submission: May 2 Notification: June 3 Final papers due: June 19 Workshop: July 17 * PROCEEDINGS Accepted regular papers will be included in the proceedings, which will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series, available in the ACM Digital Library. Authors are encouraged to publish auxiliary material with their paper (technical appendixes, source code, scripts, test data, etc.). * PROGRAM CHAIRS Amy Felty, Co-Chair (University of Ottawa) Brigitte Pientka, Co-Chair (McGill University) 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 WORKSHOP ON HIGHER-ORDER PROGRAM ANALYSIS (HOPA) Call for Papers 18th July, Part of FLoC 2014, Vienna University of Technology, Austria http://hopa.cs.rhul.ac.uk * The HOPA workshop aims to bring together the various growing communities involved in the analysis of higher-order programs. The focus of the workshop is both on tools and techniques for practical analysis, and on the dissemination of new theoretical results. * IMPORTANT DATES - Submission deadline: 9th May, 2014. - Notification: 21st May, 2014. - USB-ready versions: 30th May, 2014. - Main event: 18th July, 2014. * INVITED SPEAKERS Anders Moeller, Aarhus University, Denmark, Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 5TH WORKSHOP ON SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS OF LOW-LEVEL LANGUAGES (LOLA 2014) Call for Talk Proposals Sunday 13th July 2014 Vienna, Austria A satellite workshop of CSL/LICS 2014 at the Vienna Summer of Logic http://vsl2014.at/lola/ * OBJECTIVES It has been understood since the late 1960s that tools and structures arising in mathematical logic and proof theory can usefully be applied to the design of high level programming languages, and to the development of reasoning principles for such languages. Yet low level languages, such as machine code, and the compilation of high level languages into a low level ones have traditionally been seen as having little or no essential connection to logic. However, a fundamental discovery of this past decade has been that low level languages are also governed by logical principles. From this key observation has emerged an active and fascinating new research area at the frontier of logic and computer science. The practically-motivated design of logics reflecting the structure of low-level languages (such as heaps, registers and code pointers) and low-level properties of programs (such as resource usage) goes hand in hand with the some of the most advanced contemporary researches in semantics and proof theory, including classical realizability and forcing, double orthogonality, parametricity, linear logic, game semantics, uniformity, categorical semantics, explicit substitutions, abstract machines, implicit complexity and sublinear programming. * TOPICS The LOLA workshop, affiliated with CSL-LICS, will bring together researchers interested in many aspects of the relationship between logic and low level languages and programs. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Typed assembly languages, - Certified assembly programming, - Certified and certifying compilation, - Proof-carrying code, - Program optimization, - Modal logic and realizability in machine code, - Realizability and double orthogonality in assembly code, - Parametricity, modules and existential types, - General references, Kripke models and recursive types, - Continuations and concurrency, - Implicit complexity, sublinear programming and Turing machines, - Closures and explicit substitutions, - Linear logic and separation logic, - Game semantics, abstract machines and hardware synthesis, - Monoidal and premonoidal categories, traces and effects. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: Friday 9 May 2014 Author notification: Wednesday 21 May 2014 Workshop: Sunday 13th July 2014 * SUBMISSION INFORMATION LOLA is an informal workshop aiming at a high degree of useful interaction amongst the participants, welcoming proposals for talks on work in progress, overviews of larger programmes, position presentations and short tutorials as well as more traditional research talks describing new results. The programme committee will select the workshop presentations from submitted proposals, which may take the form either of a two page abstract or of a longer (published or unpublished) paper describing completed work. The submissions will be made by easychair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lola2014 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 WORKSHOP ON ALGORITHMICS OF INFINITE-STATE SYSTEMS (AISS 2014) Call for Presentations July 18, 2014, Vienna, Austria satellite workshop of CSL-LICS 2014 http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~goeller/AISS14/Algorithmics_on_Infinite-State_Systems.html * The workshop provides the opportunity to assess recent scientific advances and exchange ideas on the algorithmic theory of infinite state systems. Infinite state systems arise in many areas of computer science. Typical examples are recursive programs, communicating systems with unbounded buffers, and real time systems. Important algorithmic techniques dealing with infinite state systems include model checking, reachability and equivalence checking. * We invite submissions on the following topics (no order) as well as thereto related areas: abstract machine models for infinite state systems (e.g. pushdown systems, higher-order pushdown systems, counter automata), Petri nets, automatic structures, well-structured transition systems, rewriting formalisms for infinite state systems (e.g. ground tree rewriting), higher-order recursion schemes, algorithmic model theory, games on infinite arenas, model checking for infinite state systems (e.g. model checking for MSO, FO, CTL, LTL, mu-calculus), equivalence checking for infinite state systems (e.g. bisimulation equivalence checking) decomposition techniques for infinite state systems, (e.g. Feferman/Vaught decompositions) reachability in infinite state systems * INVITED SPEAKERS Joel Ouaknine (University of Oxford) and Olivier Serre (Universite Paris 7) * SUBMISSIONS Submissions should consist of an abstract of at most 4 pages. We do not plan to have a published proceedings or special issue for a journal. Theorefore, already published recent work is welcome too. Submissions should be made via the easy chair system: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiss2014 * IMPORTANT DATES Submissions by May 15, 2014 Notification by June 1, 2014 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) A CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF PRAKASH PANANGADEN ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 60TH BIRTHDAY 23--25 May 2014, University of Oxford, UK http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/pf2014 * PRAKASH Prakash has made major contributions across a remarkably wide range of topics, including probabilistic and concurrent computation, logic and duality, and quantum information and computation. His work is characterised by the qualities of elegance, clarity and concern for fundamentals, and has been instrumental in making connections between different research areas and communities. Equally important for his many friends has been the infectious enthusiasm and enjoyment he brings to his scientific work, and the generous and sustained support and encouragement he has given to many junior colleagues. * PROGRAMME The workshop will feature talks by many of Prakash's friends and collaborators. We anticipate that this will be a very enjoyable event, blending fun and science - how could a meeting for Prakash be otherwise! We warmly invite everyone to participate. Information on how to register can be found on the conference web page. * SPEAKERS Abramsky / Brookes / Coecke / Danos / de Boer / Desharnais / Duncan / Gobault-Larrecq / Hayden / Jacobs / Jagadeesan / Jung / Kashefi / Knight / Kozen / Kupke / Kwiatkowska / Larsen / Mardare / Mislove / Ouaknine / Palamidessi / Plotkin / Precup / Rutten / Sadrzadeh / Scott / Selinger / Silva / Sorkin / van Breugel / Vicary / Winskel / Worrell / Ying * SPRING SCHOOL This event is twinned with a Spring School in Quantum Structures in Physics and Computer Science, to be held on the dates 19--22 May 2014 at the University of Oxford: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/ss2014 8TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON REACHABILITY PROBLEMS (RP2014) 22 - 24 September 2013 University of Oxford, United Kingdom http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/RP2014/ * VENUE The Department of Computer Science will organize the 8th International Workshop on Reachability Problems (RP'2014). This event will take place at the Department in the centre of Oxford, 22 - 24 September 2014. * TOPICS Papers presenting original contributions related to reachability problems in different computational models and systems are being sought. This will also be the occasion to review recent breakthroughs by renown invited experts and survey emerging trends and emphasize on key open challenges. Participants are kindly encouraged to discuss on core scientific issues that need to be further tackled. The Reachability Workshop is specifically aimed at gathering together scholars from diverse disciplines and backgrounds interested in reachability problems that appear in - Algebraic structures - Computational models - Hybrid systems - Logic and Verification * INVITED SPEAKERS - Byron Cook, UCL and Microsoft Research, UK. - Kousha Etessami, University of Edinburgh, UK. - Anca Muscholl, LaBRI Bordeaux, France. - Sylvain Schmitz, LSV and ENS-Cachan, France. * SUBMISSIONS Papers presenting original contributions related to reachability problems in different computational models and systems are being sought. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Reachability for infinite state systems, rewriting systems; Reachability analysis in counter/timed/cellular/ communicating automata; Petri-Nets; computational aspects of semigroups, groups and rings; Reachability in dynamical and hybrid systems; frontiers between decidable and undecidable reachability problems; complexity and decidability aspects; predictability in iterative maps and new computational paradigms. Authors are invited to submit a draft of a full paper with at most 12 pages (in LaTeX, formatted according to LNCS guidelines) via the conference web page. Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be put into an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion. Submissions deviating from these guidelines risk rejection. Electronic submissions should be formatted in pdf. Simultaneous submission to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed. * IMPORTANT DATES - Submission deadline: 4 June 2014 - Notification to authors: 4 July 2014 - Final version: 14 July 2014 - Workshop: 22 - 24 September 2014 * PRESENTATION-ONLY TRACK In addition to regular papers that will appear in our LNCS proceedings, we invite researchers to apply to give a presentation at RP 2014 without an accompanying paper. Such presentations can be based on work that has appeared (or which is going to appear) in the proceedings of another conference, or which has not yet been submitted. These contributions will be judged solely on the basis of their attractiveness to the workshop. To apply to give such a presentation please submit a PDF file containing a short abstract (up to two pages) by e-mail [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] by August 4th 2014, with subject "RP2014 Presentation-Only Track". This abstract will not be published in the conference proceedings. Notification for the presentation-only track will be August 11th 2014. * PROCEEDINGS The Conference Proceedings will be published as the volume of the Springer Verlag LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) series and distributed at the Conference. We plan also to publish selected papers in a special issue of a high quality journal following the regular referee procedure. 11TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DOMAINS AND APPLICATIONS (DOMAINS 2014) Call for papers September 8-10 2014 Paris, France http://www.pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~varacca/domains/Domains_XI * The Workshop on Domains is aimed at computer scientists and mathematicians alike who share an interest in the mathematical foundations of computation. * Topics of interaction with domain theory for this workshop include, but are not limited to: program semantics; program logics; probabilistic computation; exact computation over the real numbers; lambda calculus; games; models of sequential computation; constructive mathematics; recursion theory; realizability; real analysis and computability; topology, metric spaces and domains; idempotent analysis and domains; locale theory; category theory; topos theory; type theory. A special emphasis will be put on the following topics: quasi-polish spaces; quantitative aspects in semantics. * Important dates: abstract submission until June 15th, notification shortly after. Abstracts should be 1 or 2 pages. Submission on https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=domains2014 * Proceedings: there will be a call for papers after the workshop. The papers will be refereed according to normal publication standards. 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 JOURNAL OF LOGIC AND ALGEBRAIC PROGRAMMING SPECIAL ISSUE ON FORMAL METHODS IN SOFTWARE PRODUCT LINE ENGINEERING Call for Papers http://ees.elsevier.com/jlap/ * SCOPE This special issue of the Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programming (JLAP) is devoted, but by no means limited, to the themes of the FMSPLE workshop series on formal methods and analysis in Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE). This is an open call for papers, therefore participants of the FMSPLE workshop series as well as others working on the themes of this special issue, are strongly encouraged to submit contributions. * AIMS SPLE aims at developing a family of systems by reuse in order to reduce time to market and to increase product quality. The general motivation is to promote and stimulate the application of formal modelling and analysis techniques to problems that originate from the SPLE domain, and to strengthen in this way the ties between the SPLE community and theoretical computer scientists and formal methods researchers seeking to apply calculi, process algebras, type systems, logics, model checking, type checking, theorem proving, constraint solving, and so forth. Recent years have witnessed an increased application of formal modelling and analysis techniques in SPLE and this is starting to make an impact, as is confirmed by the growing number of papers that have been published in a variety of high-profile formal methods, SPLE, and (fundamental) software engineering conferences and journals. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission of papers: July 15, 2014 First review decision: December 15, 2014 Revision due: February 15, 2015 Acceptance notification: April 15, 2015 Final manuscript due: June 15, 2015 Expected publication: Summer 2015 * TOPICS OF INTEREST We solicit original papers on topics within the general scope of applying formal modelling and analysis techniques to software product lines. * SUBMISSION We expect original articles (typically 20-30 pages; submission of larger papers will be evaluated depending on editorial constraints) that present high-quality contributions, which have not been previously published elsewhere and that are also not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English, must be submitted in PDF format and must comply with JLAP's author guidelines. Submissions are handled using the Elsevier Editorial System and can be uploaded via the link http://ees.elsevier.com/jlap/ In the submission process, the authors must select the article type "FMSPLE". * GUEST EDITORS Maurice ter Beek, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy Dave Clarke, Uppsala University, Sweden & KU Leuven, Belgium Ina Schaefer, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany
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