Newsletter 158 May 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 ACM SIGLOG ANNOUNCEMENT CSL-LICS'14 VIENNA SUMMER OF LOGIC ANNOUNCEMENT * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS WING 2014 - Call for Contributions LCC 2014/IMMERMAN FEST - Call for Papers LFMTP 2014 - Call for Papers TGC 2014 - Call for Papers UITP 2014 - Call for Papers VERIFY 2014 - Call for Papers FMCAD 2014 - Call for Papers PSC 2014 - Call for Abstracts HOPA 2014 - Call for Papers LOLA 2014 - Call for Talk Proposals GandALF 2014 - Call for Papers RR-DC 2014 - Call for Participation TURING 2012 - Call for Participation AISS 2014 - Call for Papers COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC (DMV-PTM 2014) - Call for Talk Proposals DCM 2014 - Call for Papers PrakashFest 2014 - Call for Participation APLAS 2014 - Call for Papers LOPSTR 2014 - Call for Papers ESSLLI 2015 - Call for Course and Workshop Proposals RP 2014 - Call for Papers DOMAINS 2014 - Call for Abstracts AVOCS 2014 - Call for Papers AAA88 - Call for Participation ICTAI 2014 - Call for Papers LSB 5 - Call for Participation (Student/Postdoc Funding) ISR 2014 - Call for Participation JLAP on Formal Methods - Call for Papers * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Full Professorship in Computer Science at the University of Warwick Software Engineering Vacancy at Radboud University Nijmegen Postdoc at ENS Lyon Postdoc at Queen Mary University of London Two PhD positions in Information Security at ETH Zurich ACM SIGLOG ANNOUNCEMENT * The ACM has just chartered a Special Interest Group on Logic and Computation (ACM SIGLOG). Its first Chair is Prakash Panangaden, the other officers are Luke Ong (vice-Chair), Natarajan Shankar (Treasurer) and Alexandra Silva (Secretary). * The ACM-IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science will be the flagship conference of SIGLOG. It will also actively seek association agreements with other conferences in the field. A SIGLOG newsletter is planned to be published quarterly in an electronic format with community news, technical columns, members' feedback, conference reports, book reviews and other items of interest to the community. The first issue will go out to members in July. * SIGLOG can be joined by filling in the form at http://www.acm.org/membership/sig-pdfs/SIGLOG.pdf The standard membership fee is $25 ($15 for students). 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 and the preliminary schedule are available 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 * WING 2014 Submission deadline: May 1, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/meetings/WING-index.html * 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 * VERIFY 2014 Abstract submission deadline: May 5, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/verify * FMCAD 2014 Abstract submission: May 6, 2014 Paper Submission: May 16, 2014 http://www.fmcad.org/FMCAD14 * PSC 2014 Abstract submission: May 6, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/psc/ * 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 * RR-DC 2014 Application deadline: May 10, 2014 http://rr2014.di.uoa.gr/?q=node/24 * AISS 2014 Submission deadline: May 15, 2014 http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~goeller/AISS14/Algorithmics_on_Infinite-State_Systems.html * COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC (DMV-PTM 2014) Talk proposal deadline: May 15, 2014 PhD Student grants: June 1, 2014 http://www.math.uni.opole.pl/DMV-PTM2014/ * 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 * APLAS 2014 Abstracts due: May 26, 2014 (Monday) Submission due: June 2, 2014 (Monday) http://www.math.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~garrigue/APLAS2014/ * LOPSTR 2014 Abstract submission: May 30, 2014 Paper/Extended abstract submission: June 6, 2014 http://www.iasi.cnr.it/events/lopstr14/ * ESSLLI 2015 Proposal submission deadline: June 1, 2014 http://esslli2015.org * 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 * ISR 2014 Early registration deadline: July 15, 2014 http://isr2014.inf.utfsm.cl * JLAP Special Issue on Formal Methods Paper submission: July 15, 2014 5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON INVARIANT GENERATION (WING 2014) Call for Contributions 23 July 2014 Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/meetings/WING-index.html * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: 1 MAY 2014 Workshop: 23 July 2014 * ABOUT WING The ability to automatically extract and synthesize auxiliary properties of programs has had a profound effect on program analysis, testing, and verification over the last several decades. A key impediment for program verification is the overhead associated with providing, debugging, and verifying auxiliary invariant annotations. Releasing the software developer from this burden is crucial for ensuring the practical relevance of program verification. In the context of testing, suitable invariants have the potential of enabling high-coverage test-case generation. Thus, invariant generation is a key ingredient in a broad spectrum of tools that help to improve program reliability and understanding. As the design and implementation of reliable software remains an important issue, any progress in this area will have a significant impact. The increasing power of automated theorem proving and computer algebra has opened new perspectives for computer-aided program verification; in particular for the automatic generation of inductive assertions in order to reason about loops and recursion. Especially promising breakthroughs are invariant generation techniques by Groebner bases, quantifier elimination, and algorithmic combinatorics, which can be used in conjunction with model checking, theorem proving, static analysis, and abstract interpretation. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from these diverse fields. * PAPER SUBMISSIONS We encourage submissions on work in progress, new ideas, tools under development, as well as work by PhD students, to be presented at WING 2014. Submissions should adhere to the EasyChair document class, and be between 6 and 15 pages. Submissions need not be original. Extended versions of submissions may have been published previously, or submitted concurrently with or after WING 2014 to another workshop, conference or a journal. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Reiner Haehnle (TU Darmstadt) -- chair Einar Broch Johnsen (University of Oslo) -- chair 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 8TH INTERNATIONAL VERIFICATION WORKSHOP (VERIFY'14) Call for Papers in connection with IJCAR 2014 at FLoC 2014 July 23-24, 2014, Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/verify * The formal verification of critical information systems has a long tradition as one of the main areas of application for automated theorem proving. Nevertheless, the area is of still growing importance as the number of computers affecting everyday life and the complexity of these systems are both increasing. The purpose of the VERIFY workshop series is to discuss problems arising during the formal modeling and verification of information systems and to investigate suitable solutions. Possible perspectives include those of automated theorem proving, tool support, system engineering, and applications. * The VERIFY workshop series aims at bringing together people who are interested in the development of safety and security critical systems, in formal methods, in the development of automated theorem proving techniques, and in the development of tool support. Practical experiences gained in realistic verifications are of interest to the automated theorem proving community and new theorem proving techniques should be transferred into practice. The overall objective of the VERIFY workshops is to identify open problems and to discuss possible solutions under the theme * What are the verification problems? What are the deduction techniques? The 2014 edition of VERIFY aims for extending the verification methods for processes implemented in hard- and software to processes that may well include computer-assistance, but have a large part or a frequent interaction with non-computer-based process steps. Hence the 2014 edition will run under the focus theme "Verification Beyond IT Systems". * Submissions are encouraged in one of the following two categories: A. Regular paper: Submissions in this category should describe previously unpublished work (completed or in progress), including descriptions of research, tools, and applications. Papers must be 5-14 pages long (in EasyChair style) or 6-15 pages long (in Springer LNCS style). B. Discussion papers: Submissions in this category are intended to initiate discussions and hence should address controversial issues, and may include provocative statements. Papers must be 3-14 pages long (in EasyChair style) or 3-15 pages long (in Springer LNCS style). * Important dates Abstract Submission Deadline: May 5th, 2014 (extended) Paper Submission Deadline: May 5th, 2014 (extended) Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2014 Final version due: May 27, 2014 Workshop date: July 23-24, 2014 * Submission is via EasyChair: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=verify2014 * Program chairs Serge Autexier (DFKI) - chair Bernhard Beckert (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) - chair INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL METHODS IN COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (FMCAD 2014) Call for Papers Lausanne, Switzerland, October 21-24, 2014 http://www.fmcad.org/FMCAD14 * CONFERENCE The conference includes the FMCAD student forum; it is collocated with MEMOCODE, DIFTS, and the Hardware Model Checking Competition 2014 FMCAD Edition. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract Submission: Tuesday, May 6 Paper Submission: Friday, May 16 Author Response Period: June 23-27 Author Notification: July 25 Camera-Ready Version: August 15 Conference: October 21-24 * SCOPE FMCAD 2014 is the 14th in a series of conferences on the theory and application of formal methods in computer-aided design and verification of computer systems and related topics. FMCAD provides a leading international forum to researchers and practitioners in academia and industry for presenting and discussing novel methods, technologies, theoretical results, tools, and open challenges in formal reasoning. * COLOCATION FMCAD 2014 will be co-located with MEMOCODE, the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Formal Methods and Models for Codesign, in Lausanne, Switzerland. MEMOCODE will take place from October 19 to 20, followed by a joint FMCAD/MEMOCODE tutorial day on October 21. FMCAD will continue from October 22 to 24, 2014. * TOPICS OF INTEREST FMCAD welcomes submission of papers reporting original research on advances in all aspects of formal methods technology and its application to computer-aided design. * SUBMISSIONS Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format through a link available on the FMCAD web site http://fmcad.org/FMCAD14 Two categories of papers can be submitted: regular papers (8 pages) and short papers (4 pages) containing ideas and results that can be described succinctly. Both regular and short papers must use the IEEE Transactions format on letter-size paper with a 10-point font size. Submissions must contain original research that has not been previously published, nor concurrently submitted for publication. Any partial overlap with published or concurrently submitted papers must be clearly indicated. If experimental results are reported, authors are strongly encouraged to provide adequate access to their data so that results can be independently verified. * STUDENT FORUM FMCAD 2014 will host a Student Forum that provides a platform for graduate students at any career stage to introduce their research to the wider Formal Methods community, and solicit feedback. Submissions for the event must be short reports describing research ideas or ongoing work that the student is currently pursuing, and must be within the scope of FMCAD. Work, part of which has been previously published, will be considered; the novel aspect to be addressed in future work must be clearly described in such cases. Limited funds will be available for travel assistance for students with accepted contributions. More details are available at http://www.fmcad.org/FMCAD14/student-forum.shtml * IMPORTANT DATES FOR STUDENT FORUM Submission Deadline: Sunday, June 08 Acceptance notification: Sunday, Aug 03 Forum date: Monday, Oct 20 * CO-LOCATED EVENTS The following meetings will be co-located with this year's edition: -- MEMOCODE 2014, the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Formal Methods and Models for Codesign ( http://www.memocode-conference.com ) -- DIFTS 2014, International Workshop on Design and Implementation of Formal Tools and Systems ( http://fmgroup.polito.it/cabodi/difts2014/ ) -- We are also proud to host this year's Hardware Model Checking Competition 2014 FMCAD Edition * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE PROGRAM CHAIRS Koen Claessen, Chalmers University of Technology Viktor Kuncak, EPFL LOCAL ARRANGEMENT CHAIR Viktor Kuncak, EPFL PUBLICATION CHAIR Barbara Jobstmann, EPFL, Jasper DA, and CNRS/Verimag STUDENT FORUM CHAIR Ruzica Piskac, Yale University PUBLICITY CHAIR Mitra Purandare, IBM Research Lab, Zurich INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PROOF, STRUCTURE AND COMPUTATION (PSC 2014) Call for Abstracts CSL-LICS Affiliated Workshop July 17-18, 2014, Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/psc/ * HIGHLIGHTS - PSC welcomes submissions of short abstracts: 1-2 pages in LNCS format - Invited speakers: Ulrich Berger and Martin Escardo - Post-proceedings are planned for a journal special issue * IMPORTANT DATES 6 May 2014 ............. Abstract submission (extended) 16 May 2014 ............ Notification to authors 16 June 2014 ........... Camera-ready abstracts for electronic proceedings 17-18 July 2014 ........ PSC in Vienna * SCOPE The extraction of computational content from proofs has a long tradition in logic, but usually depends on a concrete encoding that allows us to turn proofs into algorithms. A recent trend in this field is the departure from such encoding which not only makes it simpler to represent the mathematical content, but also makes the extracted computational content encoding independent. This shift in focus allows us to focus on what is relevant: the computational aspects of proofs and the specification (not representation) of the structures involved. We now have growing evidence that this move from representations (e.g. the signed digit representation of the reals) to axioms (e.g. of the real numbers) is possible. This development largely parallels the step from assembler to high level languages in programming. As a by-product this move has already opened up the possibility to gain computational information from axiomatic proofs in more abstract and genuinely structural areas of mathematics such as algebra and topology. * INVITED SPEAKERS Ulrich Berger (Swansea University, UK) Martin Escardo (University of Birmingham, UK) * SUBMISSIONS We welcome 1-2-page abstracts presenting (finished, ongoing, or if clearly stated even published) work on proof, structure, and computation. Particular topics of interest are - Proof Theory - Program Extraction - Constructive Mathematics - Topology and Computation - Realisability Semantics - Coalgebra and Computation - Categorical Models - Domain Theory - Interval Analysis * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Abstracts are invited of ongoing, finished, or (if clearly stated) even published work on a topic relevant to the workshop. The abstracts will appear in electronic pre-proceedings that will be distributed at the meeting. Abstracts (at most 2 pages, in LNCS style) are to be be submitted electronically in PDF via EasyChair http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=psc2014 Accepted communications must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors. * SPECIAL ISSUE We plan to invite extended versions of selected abstract with original work to post-proceedings in a journal special issue. They will be peer-reviewed according to the standard journal policy. * CHAIRS Peter Schuster (University of Leeds, UK), PC chair Ana Sokolova (University of Salzburg, Austria), PC chair * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Dirk Pattinson (ANU, Australia), PC chair Peter Schuster (University of Leeds, UK), PC chair Ana Sokolova (University of Salzburg, Austria), PC chair * CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org 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 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEB REASONING AND RULE SYSTEMS (RR-DC 2014) Call for Participation http://rr2014.di.uoa.gr/?q=node/24 Sept 15-17, Athens, Greece * AIMS The Doctoral Consortium of the International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR-DC) follows the success of its former editions held in Vienna (Austria) in September 2012, and in Mannheim (Germany) in July 2013. The RR-DC 2014 will take place during RR 2014 in Athens, Greece. The RR-DC is intended for PhD students who are engaged in research in the field of Web Reasoning and Rules Systems and related areas. The aim of the RR-DC is to provide doctoral students with the unique opportunity to present and discuss their research directions and being supported in establishing fruitful collaborations with prominent researchers working in areas related to Web Reasoning. * IMPORTANT DATES - Application Deadline: May 10th, 2014 <<< EXTENDED - Notification: May 24th, 2014 - Camera Ready: June 6th, 2014 * GRANTS RR will be offering scholarships to participants to partially cover registration and/or accommodation fees. An additional number of grants is reserved to US Students to attend RR2014 and the co-located RW2014 summer school. Applications instructions to obtain a grant are available from http://rr2014.di.uoa.gr/?q=grants * SUBMISSION To apply for participation to the RR2014 Doctoral Consortium students are asked to submit 1. Cover Letter (max 1 page) 2. Research Summary (max 7 pages) of their PhD research 3. Letter of Recommendation The exact requirements can be found on the website. * BEST DC CONTRIBUTION AWARD The DC program committee will review student's applications and will assign the "Best RR-DC 2014 Contribution" award among participants. The award-winning contributor will present in the RR 2013 main program as regular (15 min) presentation, and will have the option to have its research summary included in the proceedings of the main conference in the form of a two-page extended abstract. * CHAIR Francesco Ricca, University of Calabria, Italy TURING CENTENARY RESEARCH PROJECT: MIND, MECHANISM AND MATHEMATICS Call for Participation 2nd Workshop, Columbia University, New York City, May 12-14, 2014 http://turing.colorwork.com http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/give-page.php?710 * VENUE The second annual workshop of the Turing Centenary Research Project will be held May 12-14 at the Morningside Campus of Columbia University, New York City. The research project, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, is a multidisciplinary activity focused on a number of issues related to computability in a broad sense - see: http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/give-page.php?704 The first workshop was held in Milan, Italy, in June 2013: http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/give-page.php?709 This more public event is open to all. As well as short talks from the winners of the 2012 Turing Centenary competition, this exciting event features a number of distinguished speakers from a spectrum disciplines. The meeting will be of particular interest to participants from mathematics, computer science, biology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy - extending to those concerned with computability-theoretic issues in the humanities, arts and social sciences. * PROVISIONAL INVITED SPEAKERS ERIC ALLENDER (Rutgers), MARTIN DAVIS (New York University and UC Berkeley), RAY DOUGHERTY (New York University), STUART KAUFFMAN (University of Vermont), BENJAMIN KOO (Tsinghua University), RUSSELL MILLER (City University of New York), KLAUS SUTNER (Carnegie Mellon University), STEPHEN WOLFRAM (Wolfram Research) * REGISTRATION Please feel free to register at http://turing.colorwork.com/Schedule.html for all events you are interested in attending. Registration is free - a small (optional) cash donation on the day is invited. Further information from the Co-Chairs: S Barry Cooper email@example.com, Gautam Dasgupta firstname.lastname@example.org 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 COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC (DMV-PTM JOINT MEETING 2014) Call for Talk Proposals Poznań, 17-19 September 2014 http://www.math.uni.opole.pl/DMV-PTM2014/ Thematic Session as part of the DMV-PTM Mathematical Joint Meeting * Traditionally, logic was a subject of philosophy and later a tool for mathematics. In the last fifty years, however, logic has become an integral part of theoretical computer science and several important subjects in logic are being developed in close interaction with computer science. Examples include finite and computational model theory, automata theory, computer-aided verification, database theory and many other fields. * In many of these fields, there is a strong computational aspect in the logical tools facilitated. German and Polish researchers have taken an important role in this development and work actively on applications of logic in computer science. * We are therefore organising a special session on computational logic as part of a general meeting of the German and Polish Mathematical Societies. The aim of this session is to bring together logicians, mathematicians and computer scientists who use logic as a fundamental tool in their research, especially with a computational component. * For further information including a tentative schedule please see http://www.math.uni.opole.pl/DMV-PTM2014/index.php * CONFIRMED SPEAKERS - Mikolaj Bojanczyk (University of Warsaw) - Wojciech Buszkowski (AMU Poznan) - Martin Hofmann (LMU Munich) - Eryk Kopczynski (University of Warsaw) - Carsten Lutz (University of Bremen) - Martin Otto (TU Darmstadt) - Leszek Pacholski (University of Wroclaw) - Jakob Rehof (TU Dortmund) - Thomas Schwentick (TU Dortmund) * SUBMISSION If you wish to participate and to give a talk, please send an email to any of the organisers by May 15, 2014. * REGISTRATION To register please see http://dmv.ptm.org.pl/index.html. * ORGANISERS - Stephan Kreutzer (Berlin), email@example.com - Lidia Tendera (Opole), firstname.lastname@example.org - Pawel Urzyczyn (Warsaw), email@example.com * We can offer a small amount of financial support to PhD-students. If you wish to apply, please write an email with subject DMV-PTM session to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, affiliation, title of thesis, supervisor and year you are in. Deadline for applications is 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 12TH ASIAN SYMPOSIUM ON PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND SYSTEMS (APLAS 2014) Call for Papers 17-19 November 2014, Singapore http://www.math.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~garrigue/APLAS2014/ * INVITED SPEAKERS Zhenjiang Hu (NII, Japan) Dexter Kozen (Cornell University, USA) Julien Verlaguet (Facebook, USA) * BACKGROUND APLAS aims to stimulate programming language research by providing a forum for the presentation of latest results and the exchange of ideas in programming languages and systems. APLAS is based in Asia, but is an international forum that serves the worldwide programming language community. * TOPICS The symposium is devoted to foundational and practical issues in programming languages and systems. Papers are solicited on topics such as - semantics, logics, foundational theory; - design of languages, type systems and foundational calculi; - domain-specific languages; - compilers, interpreters, abstract machines; - program derivation, synthesis and transformation; - program analysis, verification, model-checking; - logic, constraint, probabilistic and quantum programming; - software security; - concurrency and parallelism; - tools and environments for programming and implementation. Topics are not limited to those discussed in previous symposiums. Papers identifying future directions of programming and those addressing the rapid changes of the underlying computing platforms are especially welcome. Demonstration of systems and tools in the scope of APLAS are welcome to the System and Tool presentations category. Authors concerned about the appropriateness of a topic are welcome to consult with the program chair prior to submission. * SUBMISSION We solicit submissions in two categories: - Regular research papers - describing original scientific research results, including tool development and case studies. Regular research papers should not exceed 18 pages in the Springer LNCS format, including bibliography and figures. They should clearly identify what has been accomplished and why it is significant. Submissions will be judged on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality, and clarity. In case of lack of space, proofs, experimental results, or any information supporting the technical results of the paper could be provided as an appendix or a link to a web page, but reviewers are not obliged to read them. - System and Tool presentations - describing systems or tools that support theory, program construction, reasoning, or program execution in the scope of APLAS. System and Tool presentations are expected to be centered around a demonstration. The paper and the demonstration should identify the novelties of the tools and use motivating examples. System and Tool papers should not exceed 8 pages in the Springer LNCS format, including bibliography and figures. Submissions will be judged based on both the papers and the described systems or tools. It is highly desirable that the tools are available on the web. Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission web page: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aplas2014 * DATES Abstracts due: May 26, 2014 (Monday) Submission due: June 2, 2014 (Monday) Notification: August 6, 2014 (Wednesday) Final paper due: September 1, 2014 (Monday) Conference: November 17-19, 2014 (Monday-Wednesday) * ORGANIZERS General chair: Wei-Ngan Chin (National University of Singapore) Program chair: Jacques Garrigue (Nagoya University) 24TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC-BASED PROGRAM SYNTHESIS AND TRANSFORMATION (LOPSTR 2014) Call for Papers University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, September 10-11, 2014 http://www.iasi.cnr.it/events/lopstr14/ * DEADLINES Abstract submission: May 30, 2014 Paper/Extended abstract submission: June 6, 2014 * SERIES The aim of the LOPSTR series is to stimulate and promote international research and collaboration on logic-based program development. LOPSTR is open to contributions in logic-based program development in any language paradigm. LOPSTR has a reputation for being a lively, friendly forum for presenting and discussing work in progress. Formal proceedings are produced only after the symposium so that authors can incorporate this feedback in the published papers. The 24th International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2014) will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom; previous symposia were held in Madrid, Leuven, Odense, Hagenberg, Coimbra, Valencia, Lyngby, Venice, London, Verona, Uppsala, Madrid, Paphos, London, Venice, Manchester, Leuven, Stockholm, Arnhem, Pisa, Louvain-la-Neuve, and Manchester. LOPSTR 2014 will be co-located with PPDP 2014 (International ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming). * TOPICS Topics of interest cover all aspects of logic-based program development, all stages of the software life cycle, and issues of both programming-in-the-small and programming-in-the-large. Both full papers and extended abstracts describing applications in these areas are especially welcome. Contributions are welcome on all aspects of logic-based program development. Survey papers that present some aspects of the above topics from a new perspective, and application papers that describe experience with industrial applications are also welcome. Papers must describe original work, be written and presented in English, and must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted (please contact the PC co-chairs in case of questions). * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: May 30, 2014 Paper/Extended abstract submission: June 6, 2014 Notification: July 18, 2014 Camera-ready (for electronic pre-proceedings): August 25, 2014 Symposium: September 10-11, 2014 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Maurizio Proietti IASI-CNR, Italy (Program Co-Chair) Hirohisa Seki Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan (Program Co-Chair) * SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIRS Olaf Chitil and Andy King School of Computing University of Kent CT2 7NF Kent, UK * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Emanuele De Angelis, University of Chieti-Pescara and IASI-CNR, Italy Fabrizio Smith, IASI-CNR, Italy 27TH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN LOGIC, LANGUAGE AND INFORMATION (ESSLLI 2015) Call for Course and Workshop Proposals August 3-14, 2015 Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain http://esslli2015.org * IMPORTANT DATES 1 June 2014: Proposal submission deadline 23 September 2014: Notification June 2015: Course material due * TOPICS AND FORMAT Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI'2015 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged. Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-week courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week courses, e.g. as an introductory course followed by an advanced one. In such cases, the ESSLLI programme committee reserves the right to accept just one of the two proposals. * COSTS All instructional and organizational work at ESSLLI is performed completely on a voluntary basis, so as to keep participation fees to a minimum. However, organizers and instructors have their registration fees waved, and are reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses up to a level to be determined and communicated with the proposal notification. ESSLLI can only guarantee reimbursement for at most one course/workshop organizer, and can not guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs for lecturers or organizers from outside of Europe. The ESSLLI organizers would appreciate any help in controlling the School's expenses by seeking complete coverage of travel and accommodation expenses from other sources. * CATEGORIES Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories. FOUNDATIONAL COURSES Such courses are designed to present the basics of a research area, to people with no prior knowledge in that area. They should be of elementary level, without prerequisites in the course's topic, though possibly assuming a level of general scientific maturity in the relevant discipline. They should enable researchers from related disciplines to develop a level of comfort with the fundamental concepts and techniques of the course's topic, thereby contributing to the interdisciplinary nature of our research community. INTRODUCTORY COURSES Introductory courses are central to ESSLLI's mission. They are intended to introduce a research field to students, young researchers, and other non-specialists, and to foster a sound understanding of its basic methods and techniques. Such courses should enable researchers from related disciplines to develop some comfort and competence in the topic considered. Introductory courses in a cross-disciplinary area may presuppose general knowledge of the related disciplines. ADVANCED COURSES Advanced courses are targeted primarily to graduate students who wish to acquire a level of comfort and understanding in the current research of a field. WORKSHOPS Workshops focus on specialized topics, usually of current interest. Workshops organizers are responsible for soliciting papers and selecting the workshop programme. They are also responsible for publishing proceedings if they decide to have proceedings. * PROPOSAL GUIDELINES Proposals must be submitted in PDF format via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2015 * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Achim Jung (Birmingham) Language and Computation: Aurelie Herbelot (Cambridge) Stefan Mueller (Berlin) Language and Logic: Edgar Onea (Goettingen) Galit Weidman-Sassoon (Bar-Ilan) Logic and Computation: Hubie Chen (Donostia-San Sebastian) Stephan Kreutzer (Berlin) * QUERIES Please send any queries you may have to A.Jung@cs.bham.ac.uk 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 [ email@example.com ] 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 WORKSHOP ON LOGIC AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY STUDENT/POSTDOC PARTICIPATION FUNDING (LSB 5) Call for Participation A FLoC workshop at the Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL 2014) Affiliated with CSL/LICS 2014 Vienna, Austria, July 13, 2014 http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/russell.harmer/lsb5.html * The National Science Foundation of the United States is providing funds to support the travel expenses of students and postdoctoral fellows attending the Workshop on Logic and Systems Biology. For further information contact James Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org). 7TH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON REWRITING (ISR 2014) Call for Participation August 25-29, 2014 Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria Valparaiso, Chile Co-located with the 21st Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2014) http://web.ing.puc.cl/~wollic * REWRITING Rewriting is a branch of computer science whose origins go back to the origins of computer science itself (with Thue, Church, Post, and many other prominent researchers). It has strong links with mathematics, algebra, and logic, and it is the basis of well-known programming paradigms like functional and equational programming, which are taught at the universitary level in many countries. In these programming paradigms and corresponding languages, the notions of reduction, pattern matching, confluence, termination, strategy, etc., are essential. Rewriting provides a solid framework for understanding, using, and teaching all these notions. Rewriting techniques are also used in many other areas of software engineering (scripting, prototyping, automated transformation of legacy systems, refactoring, web services, etc.) and are implemented in popular systems like Mathematica, Autocad, and others. Rewriting techniques play a relevant role in computing research, education, and industry. * AIMS The International School on Rewriting is promoted by the IFIP Working Group 1.6 Term Rewriting. The school is aimed at master and PhD students, researchers, and practitioners interested in the study of rewriting concepts and their applications. Two tracks are offered, including the lectures and the courses: - Track A: for newcomers in the field, or just for people who want to obtain a new, updated exposure. - Track B: for those who want to get deeper in the most recent developments and applications of rewriting. * CONFIRMED LECTURERS Mauricio Ayala-Rincon, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil Eduardo Bonelli, Universidad de Quilmes, Argentina Claude Kirchner, INRIA, France Helene Kirchner, INRIA, France Aart Middeldorp. University of Innsbruck, Austria Pierre-Etienne Moreau, École des Mines de Nancy, France Camilo Rocha, Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería, Colombia Johannes Waldmann, HTWK Leipzig, Germany Sarah Winkler, University of Innsbruck, Austria * PROGRAMME The detailed programme can be found at: http://isr2014.inf.utfsm.cl/programme * REGISTRATION FEES 300 USD (early registration, until July 15, 2014) 400 USD (late registration, from July 16, 2014) * INFORMATION For more information, please visit our web site or contact email@example.com * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Mauricio Ayala-Rincon, UNB, Brazil Carlos Castro (chair), UTFSM, Chile Nicolas Galvez, UTFSM, Chile Claude Kirchner, INRIA, France Alvaro Luzzi, UTFSM, Chile Christophe Ringeissen, INRIA, France Maria Elena Rodriguez, UTFSM, Chile 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 FULL PROFESSORSHIP IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AT WARWICK http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AIP534/ * The Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick invites applications from candidates with proven excellence in research in computer science for the new opening as Professor in Computer Science. Candidates are required to have a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline, should be able to demonstrate excellent research in computer science, should be capable of research leadership (to demonstrate an ability to secure funded research grants and co-supervising MSc and PhD students in Computer Science), and should have excellent teaching skills. They should also demonstrate the ambition to play a leading role in the Department of Computer Science. Special considerations will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary interests and industrial research experience. Contact Information: Professor Artur Czumaj (Head of Computer Science) at A.Czumaj@warwick.ac.uk. Closing date: 22 May 2014. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING VACANCY AT RADBOUD UNIVERSITY NIJMEGEN http://www.ru.nl/vacatures/details/details_vacature_0?recid=530914 * At the Radboud University we have a vacancy for a full-time assistant professor Software Engineering (tenure track, associate professorship may be considered). Application deadline May 1, 2014. * Responsibilities - to conduct research in one or more ICIS research areas (see below). ICIS’ main areas of research are Security, Model Based Systems and Intelligent Systems. The professorial staff at ICIS includes Bart Jacobs, Frits Vaandrager, Peter Lucas, Tom Heskes and Herman Geuvers. - teaching activities will be in the area of software engineering. A number of courses in software engineering are constructed around a student run 'company', GipHouse, which produces real software products for real clients under the supervision of Marko van Eekelen. You will also be expected to supervise BSc, MSc and PhD theses. Some contribution to our extensive outreach programme towards school children and the general public would be appreciated. Administrative duties will include local and/or national committee memberships. * Work environment The ICIS institute received an excellent rating in the latest national research evaluation exercise for computer science (2010). ICIS has educational programmes in both Information Science and Computer Science. In 2014 the Computer Science Bachelor's and Master's programmes ranked first, both in the Elsevier Magazine rankings and in the Dutch university information guide KeuzeGids Universiteiten, in which the Computer Science Master's programme also received the 'TOP' classification. Specific educational tracks are Security, Software Science, Data Science, eHealth and Mathematical Foundations. * Contact Marko van Eekelen by phoning +31 24 3653410 or mailing M.vanEekelen@cs.ru.nl POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT ENS LYON http://www.ens-lyon.fr/LIP/PLUME/ * A 12-month post-doctoral position is available in the Plume team of the LIP laboratory at ENS de Lyon. The position is cofunded by the ANR project RECRE and the LIP laboratory. Research conducted in Plume team covers various aspects of programming languages semantics and logic in computer science. * "RECRE" stands for "Realizability for classical logic, concurrency, references and rewriting". The project also includes topics relevant to the Curry-Howard correspondence, such as denotational semantics, linear logic, proof theory and type theory. For this position, we will welcome applications in topics relevant to RECRE, as well as at their intersection with other fields of logic and computer science such as program verification or logic and automata. * Salary: around 2000 euros net per month. Starting date: September 1st 2014 Applications: please send, before *May 4th 2014* a CV together with a one-page cover letter to Colin Riba. For any question, please contact Colin Riba. * Contacts: - Colin Riba: firstname.lastname@example.org - Plume team: http://www.ens-lyon.fr/LIP/PLUME/ POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/4740 * Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the area of semantics-based software verification, on the EPSRC-funded project "Program Reasoning with Nominal Game Semantics". We are looking for candidates with a strong background in programming language semantics and/or topics in verification, who can contribute to the design and implementation of program logics for higher-order programs. The project will be led by Nikos Tzevelekos. Other members of the School at Queen Mary working on related topics include Dino Distefano, Pasquale Malacaria, Michael Tautschnig and Greta Yorsh. * Duration: 16 months Salary: GBP 31,113 - 34,626 pa Deadline: 17 May 2014 * Informal enquiries (email@example.com) are very welcome. TWO PHD POSITIONS IN INFORMATION SECURITY AT ETH ZURICH, SWITZERLAND http://www.infsec.ethz.ch/news/positions * The Information Security group headed by Prof. David Basin at ETH Zurich has two open PhD positions in two projects: (1) Formalizing computational soundness for protocol implementations (2) Testing access control systems * We are looking for enthusiastic outstanding researchers with a strong background and interest in one or more of the following areas: - formal methods or mathematical logic, - information security or cryptography, - (project 1) interactive theorem proving (project 2) software testing. Candidates with a strong theoretical background in related areas are also encouraged to apply. ETH Zurich regulations require PhD candidates to hold a Masters or equivalent degree (e.g. Diplom). The preferred starting date for both positions is as soon as possible, at the latest by the end of 2014. * Contact: Andreas Lochbihler and Mohammad Torabi Dashti firstname.lastname@example.org
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